Fringed Cut File Cards by Elsie Robinson

Monday, July 20, 2020

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson back here again with a few cards using some of Paige's cut files and a super fun fringe technique using patterned papers from Bloom Street! Once I started making these cards, I couldn’t stop! These are the perfect cards to create in bulk, and the fringe will look great behind almost any cut file. Let me talk you through them…
I used the same technique to create the fringe for each card. I cut several strips of patterned paper at 0.5” and simply cut into them using some scissors. Even though I don’t have specialty fringe scissors, these didn’t take too long to make at all! Although I do suggest that you use a comfy and sharp pair of small scissors.

To create my fringed papers to back the cut files with, I adhered a strip of the fringe onto cardstock by putting a thin line of liquid adhesive along the top of the strip. I repeated this several times; always making sure to slightly overlap each strip. This meant that I could ruffle up the fringe to create lots of texture! I also varied the combinations of papers so each card had a different color palette.

For the sausage dog and butterfly cards I used the Dogs Set and Layered Butterfly cut files. I cut the outline of these shapes into a 5.5” square piece of white cardstock and hand-stitched around them. I popped each card front up with foam tape and backed with the fringed paper and then adhered to my square card base. For the sentiments I used foam Mini Thickers from Whimsical and a fussy-cut phrase from the 2x2 Paper Pads.

For the Hello and Shine Bright cards, I had to cut them a little differently. I still cut the cut files from white cardstock, but I made sure that the openings of the cards were slightly smaller than the cut file. This meant that I could layer the cut file onto the card front so the sentiment would show up against the colorful fringe. Again, I hand-stitched around each shape, popped it up onto some foam tape, and backed it with the fringed papers. Super easy, fun, and effective!

These are such easy, textural, and cute cards to create so I hope you give them a try with some of the cut files Paige has available!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers: BLOOM STREET; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: DogButterflyHelloShine Bright and by Paige Evans; white cardstock
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  1. Wow!! These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and the fringe!!!!!

  2. I'm so in love with the doggy !! These are all just so fun and beautiful Elsie! You put the sweet into everything you make. Each one is paws-atively brilliant ! 🥰😍xK


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