This tutorial assumes you have a basic knowledge of using your individual cutting machine and appropriate settings for the papers you are using. If files are not cutting at the correct depth, please see instructions for your cutting machine. If your cutting machine does not use one of the file formats included in my card cutting designs, the cutting files may not work with your machine.
For the purpose of this tutorial I am using my Happy Birthday Opa Card Cutting file available in the Design Bundles store. Check it out along with several more of my cards which I will include links for at the end of this tutorial.
Cutting the Card Place your chosen cardstock on your cutting mat and insert into your machine. Open the best file for your software and choose the appropriate settings for your chosen cardstock to ensure the cut lines cut appropriately for your cardstock. Send the file to your machine for cutting.
Once your machine has finished cutting the cardstock, eject from your machine and weed the cardstock to reveal the final cut card.
At this point you can fold the card along the score line and add the insert cardstock or paper for cutting into your machine. Ensure appropriate settings are chosen in your software and send the file to your cutting machine for cutting. Once your insert has been cut, remove from your cutting machine and weed the insert for use inside the card. Fold the insert along the score line.
Open the card and place glue to suit your preferred opening experience. It is best to only glue on one side of the card to prevent problems with opening. Some people might prefer the front side of the insert be glued down completely to the front of the card, but others might prefer the back side of the insert be glued down. It is entirely up to you and your preferred style.
My cards are designed to be quick and easy to make. I am not someone who enjoys making intricate cards due to health issues and associated time constraints, but I do love being able to give people a hand made card.
I also have envelopes available which allow you to cut envelopes with custom cardstock to suit a large range of sizes.
Square Card Envelopes Cutting Files in varying sizes
A6 & C6 Card Envelopes Cutting Files
Some more of my cards available.
Happy Birthday Opa
Floral Happy Birthday Card
Thank You Card
Good luck with your card making! I hope you enjoy my designs.