Mixed Paper French Flair Die Cut Card

You know that saying, "Imitation is the best form of flattery" well if that is true, then today I'm sending that flattery to the very gifted Julia Stainton. I don't know her personally (and I hope I have the right one...as I looked her up on Google!).  At any rate, there is a card in the May/June 2010 issue of Papercraft Magazine entitled "The Carriage Awaits" that she created that REALLY spoke to me... I mean, really, really.  I loved her card so much that I decided to CASE it (if you look that acronym up it means to either Copy and Steal Everything or Copy and Share with Everyone)... either way... I did it.

Thank you so much for the inspiration Julia as I had such a GREAT time creating my version of that card and I FINALLY used a stamp set I bought almost a year ago... a BIG plus. Add the use of that stamp with my MOST FAVORITE dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and I've got a card that I am totally lovin' on today thanks to Julia's creative brilliance! (For the record, I think her card was more of a wedding theme... not so much baby). At any rate, it is just too bad I don't know a SINGLE PERSON to give it to right now...so I'll have to stow this one away (with the other million or so cards I've made) until someone has a baby on the way!

In the meantime however, I want to share information on how I created the mixed paper die cut using Cheery Lynn Designs French Flair Large Stackers Nesting Die! I typically make sure that the projects I create for my Saturday posts here at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog incorporate more than just one product from Cheery Lynn Designs... but today is an exception to that rule kinda in that I used only the French Flair (although from two different sets).  The reason, is that I wanted to show you how FANTASTIC the French Flair die looks when you layer both patterned paper and cardstock to create the cut.

The photo below gives you a closer look at the mixed patterned paper die cut and you just gotta love that embossed edge from the Cheery Lynn Designs French Flair die too!

Cheery Lynn Designs full body dies make it very easy to get this mixed paper look with the die.

  1. Create a 5 x 5 inch cardbase from Kraft Cardstock and ink edges with white ink.
  2. Stamp sentiment at bottom of cardbase as shown.
  3. Cut a piece of scrap paper approximately 4.5 x 4.5 inches (I used white cardstock for this).
  4. Cut strip of pink and white gingham pattened paper and adhere to bottom of scrap cardstock.
  5. Cut strip of aqua cardstock, punch or cut a border onto cardstock and adhere on top of scrap cardstock (slightly overlapping gingham cardstock)
  6. Cut strip of aqua patterned paper and adhere at top of scrap cardstock slighly overlapping aqua cardstock.
  7. Place the scrap cardstock with layered paper face down onto French Flair die and tape to scrap cardstock then run through tabletop die cut machine (die face up) (note: I taped the paper onto the die and ran it back and forth in my machine a couple of times due to thickness of paper and to ensure a nicely embossed edge).
  8. Adhere Ric Rac as shown and Adhere die cut to card base.
  9. Die cut small French Flair die (large enough for your image) and stamp image of buggy onto die cut.
  10. Color buggy with Copic Markers and ink edges.
  11. Tie twine around mini clothespin and clip onto edge of image die cut.
  12. Adhere to card using Pop Dots for added dimension
  13. Tie bow and adhere to card.
  14. Layer flowers and adhere together with glue gun.
  15. Adhere flower to top of bow.
 There you have it, a beautifully layered French Flair die cut to add to your next project!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
French Flair Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies, French Flair Little Stackers Nesting Dies

Visit my blog for a detailed list of the supplies used to create this card and be sure to check back in again tomorrow for more inspiration from Cheery Lynn Designs!


  1. What a beautiful card. I love the layout and the soft colors. Great tutorial for us to try.

  2. Beth, what an adorable card and a great tutorial.

  3. Great colors and fantastic card!


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