Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Using Border dies to create round borders

Hi! It is Kylie here with an easy way to create a pretty border around your favourite circle or oval die cut shapes using the fantastic Whiff of Joy metal border dies.

What you will need is:
  • Whiff of Joy border die (I am using Heart Lace)
  • A coloured Whiff of Joy image (I have Willow Dressing Up from the City Girls collection)
  • A personal die cutting machine ( I have a Cuttlebug)
  • Two strips of cardstock 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and 12 inches long (30.5 cm)
  • Some removable tape
  • Craft glue
  • Sharp scissors

Have a look at your die to ascertain which edge is the cutting edge

Align this with the top of your cardstock strip and use some tape to hold in place. Run this through your die cutting machine.

Remove your die and carefully line it up matching the pattern on the first cut, adhere in place,

 If you like, you can check from the other side that your pattern is matching, then run this through your die cutting machine again

Once cut, remove the die and using your scissors, carefully cut a slit on the strip, close to the edge of the valley, but be careful not to cut right through the cardstock.  Repeat this with the remaining strip.

Put some clean scratch paper down, and place your coloured image face down. Starting at the lower edge inthe centre, apply some glue, about 2 inches (5 cm) at a time

Attach your first scallop of your die cut lace, press in place to adhere. Carefully curve your strip around the oval, pressing the die cut strip to the oval for each scallop.

 Apply more glue as you continue around your shape

It is likely that one strip will not be enough,  as you can see I didn't quite have enough of my first strip to meet at the end. Take your second strip and measure how many extra scallops you require.

I only needed two, so I have the remaining piece of die cut strip to use else where on my card. Adhere the last two scallops to your oval

And this is what it looks like finished on the front. If the ends of your strips don't quite match up, this can be easily hidden with a flower or ribbon embellishment on your card

And this is what the reverse side of the image looks like:

And my finished card!

To complete my card I also used:
I hope you found this tutorial useful :)
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Kylie x


  1. Great tutorial thanks for sharing =P

  2. Amazing!!! Thank you for such great tips!

  3. Totally wicked, guess what I'm cutting now....thanks heaps for that tutorial
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. WOW Kylie so clever !!
    love Debbie xx

  5. What a great tutorial. Love this idea. Thank you.

  6. What a great tutorial. Love this idea. Thank you.

  7. what a great way to use these dies !! thanks for sharing this great idea with us ! greetings marion

  8. What a great idea, thanks for sharing :-)

  9. Beautiful cards! Great idea! Congratulations and thank you for the tutorial.
    Hugs, Luciana.

  10. Super façon d'embellir une carte! Merci pour ce superbe tuto! Bises. Nadine

  11. I love it!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Best regards

  12. Oh wow! That is so clever and yet so simple. I would never have thought of that. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.


  13. That's pretty clever!!!!.....never thought to do this.....thank you for sharing....

  14. OMG another great tutorial x
    Thanks for thinking outside of the box for me !!
    Can't wait to have a go !
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  15. WOOOOOW Kylie this is amazing! Your always such an amazing inspiration and this just shows again!


  16. Fantastic tutorial! Thanks so much for explaining this is such a simple easy to understand manner. Can't wait to give it a try!

  17. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I'm off to practice !!! Love these wonderful tutorials to be able to use the dies for more than one look.
    Hugs, Janie

  18. Oooh, that's given me some ideas now, thank you xx

  19. This is brilliant Kylie! I am definitely going to try this out, especially since there are so many gorgeous WOJ border dies!
    Hugs Jeanette xxo

  20. Great tutorial. Love the way it turned out!!

  21. OH wow! How wonderful is this! I have some very intricate border die cuts that would look wonderful curved but I hadn't a clue how to do it! Thanks for the tip and your card is stunning!

  22. Great tutorial! Thanks

  23. That's so clever, Kylie, thanks for the tip, and your card is WOW!

  24. Amazing tutorial!!! Thank you for making this, it is easy to follow and really gorgeous how it works out.
    Hugs Yolanda

  25. Such a clever idea and a brilliant tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Denise x

  26. A wonderful tutorial Kylie! Thanks so much for sharing. Love your finished card!
    Katharina xx

  27. Thanks so much for that Kylie. I had been thinking about trying this as I cannot get SMALL doilies anywhere. If I had tried it myself I wouldn't have thought to leave such a wide margin behing my edging and so I would probably have encountered 'breaking' problems as I shaped my edging around my circle. So a very big thanks for saving me time and frustration.

  28. Thanks for this great and clear tutorial!

  29. Thank you very much for a really fabulous tutorial. I have a few border dies but would never have thought of doing this, thanks again.

  30. this is fabulous Kylie! thanks for the tutorial! i'll have to try this!

  31. Gorgeous card and beautiful tutorial!
    Hugs and smiles

  32. WOW Kylie this is fanastic, I have already used it twice on my cards, your tutorial is really easy to follow thank you very much!

    here is the link for the first card I made with your technique


  33. What a clever idea!! I LOVE this site!! Jaqui x

  34. thank's for this tutorial!!! is a great idea!!!


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