I've recently rediscovered my Framelits for the Big Shot die-cutting machine, and I have a fun and easy shaped card idea to share with you today. I know this can look a little complicated, but it's actually pretty simple! I don't DO complicated!
Let's start ! You can do this technique with any large Framelit or Bigz die.
These cards start by folding cardstock in half to form a card. The size of the card will depend on how large your Framelit or die is. Then run the card through the Big Shot with your Framelit (I used the Circles Collection, the largest scalloped circle in the pack) with one edge of the Framelit hanging off the folded edge of the card. If you have the Magnetic Platform, it will really help you keep your Framelit in place as you crank the handle. If you don't have that in your collection yet, just keep an eye on it as it rolls to make sure it isn't shifting.
By leaving it hanging over, it will not cut through the folded edge at that one little area, and you'll have a ready-made "hinge" for a card that opens like this:
I put the bow on the outside of the card to kind of camoflauge where the pattern of the scalloped edge is broken by the hinge area.
THAT was easy enough, right? Told ya! Stay tuned for a super-quick Easel Card using all the same supplies. If you didn't think Framelits were versatile before, you will after that!