Friday, October 7, 2022

Guest Designer Post for Cut It Up Card Challenge

I'm excited to be the GD over at the Cut It Up die cutting challenge that runs from September 7-20! If you've never participated, feel free to join the fun! All you need is to follow the theme and use die cuts. Here's the link: Cut It Up (

The theme this time is "Big," and I think this is the biggest card I've ever made in terms of length! I used the Enchantment layering dies set by Birch Press Designs and added tiny paper hinges to each layer to create an accordion style card. It stretches really big, but it folds flat to mail. 

I chose some pearlescent cardstock for the top layer and then metallic red and metallic turquoise for the middle and bottom die cut layers before die cutting all the layers with the Enchantment dies. I then cut a base layer from black card stock and die cut a half circle on the right side of it. I adhered the black card stock to a white A2 card base. Then I proceeded to make and adhere the tiny hinges to create the accordion-style card (they had to be less than a quarter inch wide so that they wouldn't show through on the front). Then I added some rhinestones to the places where the die has tiny circles cut out for decoration. I also wanted something more decorative for the back black panel, so I added pearls in a half circle around the cut out where the sentiment is. I used an Our Daily Bread stamp and die cut it with a Gina Marie stitched circle die I had cut in half. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape so it has a little dimension. Last of all, I then adhered 3 small flowers I stamped and die cut from the SU! Dahlia Days stamp and die bundle to add a little color to the sentiment panel.

Here's a look at all three dies from the Enchantment set next to examples of the small half circles they cut in addition to the larger pattern (you can check out the card I made earlier to see what the die cuts look like nested together when using the half circle die cuts: Carrie's Custom Cards: Blessings Card (

Challenges I'm entering: 

Monday Greetings Challenge ( Good luck (but the DT is graciously allowing alternatives like "Praying for you" or "blessings," etc.). (3/3; ends 10/9)

613 Avenue Create ( (2/8; ends at the end of the month)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (3/5 for this week; 8/10 for the challenge period; ends October 12)


  1. Beautiful card, love that die set and the sentiment!

    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up as a guest designer.


  2. Oh, Carrie, this card is amazing! I just love all of the wonderful layers you have here and it's so cool how they layer together when closed. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping

  3. Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for being our guest designer at Cut It Up for our Big challenge.


  4. What a beautiful design! Layer after layer of gorgeous die work! Thanks so much for sharing with us as a Guest DT here at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

  5. This so fabulous! I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge! Nan, DT

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the Polkadoodles challenge - good luck!

  7. Fabulous card thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create hugs Sue x

  8. Carrie, your card is so unique. The recipient will keep it on display, I'm sure. Thank you for entering the Creative Creases Challenge.
    Karen, DT

  9. Beautiful layers and fold Carrie. Love your die set and they way they layers together. Your colors are perfect.

    Thank you for playing along with us this challenge. Hope to see you next time.

  10. This is beautiful!! Love the layered dies you used; so elegant! And then . . . you open it up and it's fun, too! So glad you were able to be our guest designer for this challenge.