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First Look with Pamela - Creative Cuts for Polar Pals!

This is a FIRST LOOK post. New products shown here will be available for purchase September 15th at 12:00AM EST.

Good morning everyone! This is Pamela here with a project to share.

Mama Elephant will be releasing 2 standalone creative cuts as well as 4 coordinating creative cuts for some of the older sets this month. Today, I will be giving you a first look at the coordinating creative cuts for Polar Pals. All the die used here will be released on September 15. Lately, I've been addicted to partial die-cutting and today's project is no exception :) I have a partial die-cutting video that will come up later during the month, but in the mean time, I have some step by step photos so that you too, could perfect this useful technique! I first stamped the two snowmen holding onto a garland of stars. And here begins the die-cutting magic.

Step 1: Secure the middle die with some washi tape. Position the top cutting plate so that it covers most of the left side of the die. Position the bottom cutting plate so that it is under most of the right side of the die. Roll it across the machine.

DS - Polar Pals 2

Step #2: Secure the first snowman die. Position the top cutting plate so that it does not cover where the hand meets the stars. Roll it across the machine.

DS - Polar Pals 4

Step #3: Secure the second snowman die. Position the top cutting plate so that it does not cover where the hand meets the stars. Roll it across the machine.

  DS - Polar Pals 3

Step #4: This is what you are left with after all the cutting. Using a craft knife, carefully cut apart any places that are still connected (ie: the section where the stars meets the hand)

DS - Polar Pals 5

Step #5: Colour!

DS - Polar Pals 6

I adhered die-cut using some foam tape onto a piece of cardstock that was cut using a die from Peek a Frames that will also be released on September 15. I stamped a sentiment from Polar Pals underneath snowmen and mounted it onto my card base.

DS - Polar Pals 1

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Beautifully done and the card is so very sweet and clever.

  2. Super cute CAS card! Love the partial die cutting!

  3. Super cute! And totally, awesome!!! Love!

  4. Absolutely adorable card, Pamela! Love your partial die cutting so much...perfect way to connect the cute little snowmen!

  5. Thanks so much for
    sharing this! I'll be
    trying it out!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Darling card and fabulous creative cutting! TFS!

  7. This is so cute and I think I am started to be influenced by this partial die cutting the final look!

  8. I have trouble with step 5, but this idea is pretty clever! Excellent coloring

  9. Awesome!!!! I have to have it!!

  10. Great use of selective cutting. Sizzix embossing diffuser plates are quite helpful when doing this. Will have to give it a go. The middle cut is the tricky one I think. Too much chance of twig fingers going missing. Ouch!!


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