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Basic Border Dies: 4 Amazing Ways to Make Creative Handmade Cards

I love making creative handmade cards and it’s extra fun with basic border dies! I’ve got 4 super fun ways you can use these dies. These dies are pretty hidden in the catalog as they are not part of of bundle. They are just border dies and the possibilities are endless!


There are 6 different dies, each to create a different type of border. You can use them on layers, or on the actual card base itself. I have 4 different cards to share today–each using a different border die.

Basic Border Dies: Give Your Cards Interest

Check out the video tutorial for lots of tips for using these dies, as well as for stamping the card made with the Art Gallery Stamp set (one of my favs!)

I hope you picked up a few card making tips and enjoyed the video and the 4 cards I shared. Keep reading for the measurements and supply list for each of the cards.

This post is a little different than normal, as each card uses different supplies. Usually I like to focus on just one stamp set, but I really wanted to show off these dies and share the many possibilities. They will absolutely work with any stamp set.


I’ve used this stamp several times before because I love how big and bold the images are. Make sure to watch the video for my stamping tips to get the different color shades.


Card Measurements

Here are the cutting dimensions to make this card:

  • Basic White Thick: 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Basic White: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (for top border cut layer)
  • DSP: 4 1/4″ x 3″

When you click the button above for the supply list, it will contain all the different supplies for all 4 cards. See each card below for some of the details.

Quiet Meadow Stamp Set

Another favorite…. Many of you have this bundle, so thought it was perfect to share another idea using these items. This was actually my featured tutorial this month. It’s too late to get it for FREE, however you can purchase the tutorial in my tutorial store.


Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black: 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (cut down with die)
  • DSP: 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

See this card in the video for tips and to better see how I used these border dies.


This was fun to play with the zig zag dies. I just cut several strips and layered them together. Stamp set used is Happiest of Birthdays.


The above card uses the Forever Blossoms stamp set and coordinating dies.

  • Basic White Thick: 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • DSP: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Basic White scrap: 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (emboss with embossing folder, then cut with border die.

Do you like the projects?

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Thanks for stopping my today. I hope you like the card ideas. If you have any questions, make sure to reach out to me. Leave me a comment or send me an email–I love to hear from you and help you if I can.


27 thoughts on “Basic Border Dies: 4 Amazing Ways to Make Creative Handmade Cards”

  1. Waiting on these dies in my next shipment – should be here next week. This video just makes the wait harder, lol! Love these cards.

  2. Totally sleepers! How wonderful of you to not only point them out, but to demo all these ways to use them too. Thanks Jackie for beautiful cards & lots of stamp happy ideas.

  3. Thanks Jackie for pointing out the border dies. I totally missed them. I can see that they will be a set of dies that can be used in so many ways and they will get lots of use at my house, once I get them…
    Beth from Ontario, Canada

  4. Jackie, these are great! I have lots of border dies from long before I ever heard of Stampin’ Up that I never use! I have that stamp and die set. Now I know how to put them together for some fun new cards. Thank you, thank you!

  5. Love your ideas! This border set was my first purchase from the catalog. I especially like how you used the triangle die – that will be the first idea I copy from you. Thanks!

  6. I like all the cards you made showing these border dies. Could you tell me what ink color was used on the ‘Wishing you the happiest of birthday’ sentiment? Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

  7. i ordered the border dies after watching your video. It’s arriving the day after tomorrow and i can’t wait to play with it 😁 The zig zag card is awesome, Jackie!


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