Catherine Pooler Die Cutting Techniques Videos

Video: Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Blog Hop Day 4 with Giveaways: Partial Die Cutting

It’s our final day of blog hops celebrating the latest Catherine Pooler collection, Zen Garden Release!    All week we have been showcasing our new Zen Garden Ink Pads along with the stamps, dies, stencil and brand new cover plate. I’ve got another video to share with you today. Actually, I have two. But instead of posting two on the same day, I will post one today and the other one tomorrow!!! Have you seen the Stained Glass Coverplate? Oh my!!!! It was designed by Julie Mogford, who is absolutely brilliant (side note: she also designed my blog and logo). I learned a technique by Lydia Evans and thought it would be perfect to use with this die cut! I have SO MANY cards created using just this Stained Glass Coverplate to share! Just wait and see…. It’s amazing.

Let’s take a look at the video so you can see how I made this.  You can head over to my youtube channel and watch it in HD by clicking HERE. And if you aren’t a subscriber, I’d love it if you would subscribe by clicking HERE. The exact supplies used are linked below! And I am over the moon excited that Ellen Hutson is now carrying the Catherine Pooler line!!! A match made in heaven I tell you.

Thanks to Lydia and her spiffy technique, it took me under 5 minutes to make this card!

And I couldn’t resist another rainbow background….

I also wanted to share a card using the new Faithful Flutterings stamp set. I have a card/video using this set (and also showing how to heat emboss with WATER) but I am going to wait and share that tomorrow so you don’t get stuck with two videos in one day!  I did some unusual ink layers but I love how it turned out! The big butterfly has a white overlay over the top. The stamp set has 3 layers per butterfly! I’ll show you are more in depth look at the set tomorrow.

I also added some score lines to the background for some added texture.

Can you guess which ink color combinations I used?


What’s a hop without prizes?  For each day of our four days of blog hops, we’ll be randomly picking two people to win their very own Zen Garden Ink Pads.  (If you already have them, not to worry! A $45 Gift Card will be issued).


How do you enter?

***Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite color is!

Here is the line up of our super talented, amazing Creative Team!  So honored to design along side them!

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  1. Karen K. says:

    So stinkin’ creative with that coverplate Laurel! Love it!!

  2. becab33324 says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the butterflies (ok, who doesn’t?!). Love how
    you added score lines – genius (& a lovely detail!).

  3. Wow! Simply gorgeous!!!

  4. I love the extra detail you added on the butterflies! LOVELY!

  5. Gorgeous cards. The partial die cutting with the cover plate is a nice touch.

  6. Diane Loughrey says:

    Love the colors you used on the butterfly.

  7. Donna Williamson says:

    Loving that coverplate and all the different takes along the way on how to use it! Just stunning!

  8. Alison Hilburn says:

    I love the coloring on the thank you card!

  9. Robyn R says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, your cards are amazing.

  10. Brilliant die cutting and love the butterflies. Gorgeous cards ♥

  11. I watched you on YouTube. The partial die cut and leaving some of the inlays in there. It totally worked!

  12. susan a Lorio says:

    i love the party dress ink pad color. they are all so pretty! beautiful cards!

  13. ANN GREENE says:

    I love, love, love how you used the partial die cutting. I have the mini plates. I don’t know how I ended up with them. I’m still trying to figure out that one. Who care’s now that I can use them in this way. I don’t have the cover plate yet but, soon. Thanks for spreading your crazyness to your crazy fans. Woohoo!

  14. Melinda Lowry says:

    Great technique. I’m going to have to try the partial die cutting. Thanks for sharing on the video!

  15. Tina Perkins says:

    I’m really liking those ink pads!

  16. Elise Smith says:

    Wow! I love how colorful these are!

  17. Thank you for showing how to cut the panel!! I love it! Your color combinations for the butterflies are gorgeous as always…never get tired of your videos…you always make me smile!

  18. nurse6b says:

    I love the mixed up colors on your butterflies!!!

  19. So beautiful and creative!

  20. Laurel, I love all of your projects, but that partial cut is so clever – what a fantastic quick card. Thank you for all of the lovely words too! You are a gem! Sending you a big *hug*!!!

  21. Cindy Pratt says:

    Enjoyed your video, pretty card.

  22. Robin Howe says:

    I must say Party Dress which surprises me because I’m not a pink person, but it is so bright and beautiful.

  23. Do so pretty. I love the first card. How you just did the center of the syainglass cover plate. Simple but pretty. 🙂

  24. Lindar C says:

    What a great idea, using the smaller cutting plate! I love both cards.

  25. Joanne Guarino says:

    I love how you only used part of that cutting plate. Genius! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Sue McRae says:

    The partial die cutting of the cover plate is brilliant! I will definitely give this technique a try!

  27. Susan G. says:

    Great idea with the Coverplate die, love the card.

  28. Vicki Smith says:

    All of your cards are stunning!

  29. Karen Roberts says:

    I am in love with this butterfly and cover plate. Can wait for my order. It is on its way.

  30. Beautiful card. Love this new collection.

  31. lilola66 says:

    Love the shape of the overlay on this card

  32. Char Hauser says:

    Just when you think we’ve seen it all, you create these beauties.

  33. Love your cards and video!

  34. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love those butterflies. they are more free-form and fun.
    The colors behind the coverplate are fantastic.
    that is going to be a fun die to use.
    thanks for sharing

  35. Camilla C says:

    Interesting laying combinations with the butterflies. Love it

  36. Cynthia says:

    Beautiful cards. I’m going to have to figure out how to do partial die cutting with full plates…..mmmmm Love how you did the background on the butterfly card. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s video. Thank you for sharing.

  37. Rhonda Price says:

    Great colors on the butterflies!

  38. Teresa Cherka says:

    Gorgeous! Love the color combinations.

  39. It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed playing with the new stamps, inks and dies!

  40. Donna Hawkins says:

    Love the color combinations and designs. You rock thrse cards.

  41. nancy y says:

    oh, clever way to do the partial die cutting! Great cards!

  42. Jill D. says:

    Beautiful cards! This release offers so much for creativity. We can all be blessed for for awhile.

  43. S Lynn Beaumont says:

    Wow! Love the partial cutting technique. I don’t have the smaller plates, any suggestions on a substitute? I’m looking forward to getting my hands on that coverplate. Thanks for sharing!

  44. First off, my favorite color is blue. Never met a shade I didn’t like. As for your cards, I love how you did the partial die cutting. That’s a really nice look. And I also appreciate how you went with non-traditional color pairings for the butterflies. That’s a totally different look than I’ve seen in the other ones, and I like it. I wouldn’t have thought to do it; I like my color wheel, and I stick with it! Thanks for sharing. 😀

  45. Kathy Doyle says:

    Love your partial cut on the cover plate layer and the colors under it are stunning!

  46. Angie Andrews says:

    Both of your cards are stunning. I really like the sympathy card the butterflies and embossing really make this card stand out. Thank you.

  47. Thanks for sharing!

  48. Debbie Maguire says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the colors!

  49. Marlene Diefendorf says:

    Very clever and out of the box ideas. Love what you did with the cover plate and butterflies… sure wouldn’t have thought of any of those ideas.

  50. Gorgeous cards! Love the video showing how to make the first one. It is awesome.

  51. Barbara Brennan says:

    Background of the cover plate piece….GORGEOUS!

  52. Shawn Burdge says:

    Love the cards and Thank you for the YouTube video. They really help me understand how everything comes together. Aquatini and Pixie Dust so far is my favorite color

  53. Wow! I’m in love with the technique you used with the Stained Glass Coverplate die!! SO COOL! And your card turned out so pretty…and yet you were able to get it done so fast!! Wow!

  54. Carol Hardie says:

    I’m quickly becoming a fan of the partial die cutting. It took me a while but with this coverplate it looks awesome. Your layouts are fantastic!!

  55. I really love the graphic look of your first card !

  56. Really like the partial die cut technique, it adds more texture and interest to the card. It is a bit unexpected. I love the different styles showing off the new colors and products. Thanks for sharing.

  57. Your cards are fantastic. If you don’t have mini plates, how would you do this? Also I hope I am subscribed to you on YouTube so I see those color combos on butterflies.

  58. Beautiful use of color and the face plate. Love your cards.

  59. Diane Durbin says:

    The partial cutting with the cover plate looks great. Without going out and buying a small machine how do you do that with a regular size die cutting machine? I love the color combinations on the butterflies. Want to watch that video tomorrow.

  60. Sharon Gullikson says:

    That’s a cool effect on the butterfly. You can be so inventive..

  61. Terri Mansfield says:

    Love these cards Laurel!!! I think the mixing of colors on the butterflies is kind of a genius idea. Also love the rainbow behind the cover plate die. All these things should be arriving at my house tomorrow so I can’t wait to give these techniques a go!!

  62. The partial die cutting interests me. Thanks for sharing.

  63. Michelle P. says:

    Oh. My. Gosh! I absolutely love this card!! The watercolor background, the cover plate cover, the whole card

  64. Vickie Buehler says:

    Beautiful cards! Love your videos!

  65. Iris M Soscia says:

    So pretty and colorful – love the butterflies.

  66. Oh, what fun you must have had!

  67. Fabulous cards colors.

  68. Teresa Doyle says:

    Beautiful cards, my fave colour here is Aquatini.

  69. Kathi Ormsby says:

    The little pieces are like quilting. Beautiful effects & love the colors.

  70. Patt H. says:

    Your cards are so beautiful!! I love that Stained Glass cover plate & how you utilized it! A must have for my crafty space!

  71. Denise Bryant says:

    These are gorgeous! Love the butterflies!
    My favorite color is yellow!

  72. Wanda Radler says:

    Love your rainbow background and the cover plate die card. My favorite color is blue and all shades of it!

  73. Danielle Gibson says:

    Ok, I know it was probably a little thing, but the scoring on the butterfly card was just genius to me to add that extra something. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. And, I’d always reach for an embossing folder and never had thought to just reach for my score board instead. Thanks so much!

  74. Love these cards! I think they are two of my favourite cards of yours Laurel! Wonderful designs.

  75. Your cards are beautiful. My favorite color is Rose Petals. Actually, I love all the pinks that Catherine has.

  76. Beautiful cards! I love the rich colors and how smart is that partial cutting technique!

  77. Janie S. says:

    So many great cards. I love that big thanks. It is my favorite card to send. We could all thank each other more often! I like this diecut technique.

  78. Jennifer Meister says:

    You cards that look so complicated to make yet the actually are not thanks so much for sharing

  79. Janie S. says:

    Hi Laurel. I just watched your video where you made the partial diecut of the cover die and I loved it. I can’t wait to try it I might have to try it with a cover die than I already have until I can order one from Catherine news and collection I know I’m going to get the Feather, and the stained glass window and the thanks…for starters. I have commented everywhere for four days please please please pick me for the inks please.
    If you don’t… I will still love you and there’s always next time …

  80. Dana Martin says:

    All the cord are so fantastic but I think the Tutti Frutti is my #1.

  81. Lynn Lipchak says:

    Laurel: Love your style and speed. That’s my kinda stampin’.

  82. awesome cards, Laurel!

  83. Marty Harris says:

    How quickly you made the elegant stained glass card. It is beautiful!

  84. Cathy P says:

    Beautiful cards as usual! Waiting patiently for the new ink colors & stamp set & also cover die! So far my favorite color is the aquatini but can’t wait to see the new ones!

  85. Jan Arnold says:

    Fantastic cards, Laurel! The blending on that last card is beautiful!. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  86. Tami Orr says:

    Pixie dust and Tutti Frutti are my favorites but I am not sure which of the ink set that is. Wonderful change on the use of the cover plate and the colors stood out so vividly

  87. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Fantastic cards, Laurel! Great idea how you used the coverplate something I sure would give a try. Waiting on my Faithful Fluttering stamp set and some inks to come. My next order with be the coverplate . Thank you for another wonderful video.

  88. Lori A Walker says:

    Partial die cutting….WHAT?! I need to learn more about that! I’m going to stalk your blog Laurel!

  89. Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing!

  90. Denise Kasbohm says:

    I think that rainbow background is my favorite!!

  91. lorraine turner says:

    Wow what a fabulous card design Laurel using the smaller cutting plate. I want one now! You are my type of crafter, quick, simple, clean looking designs. Fabulous technique to get coloured background, the die cut image and the sentiment. Fab..u..lous! :O)

  92. Sheila Bacon says:

    Standout Cards! You’re very talented!

  93. Maggie B says:

    This partially die cut card is FABULOSO!! Love this technique (and that die!) and will definitely be trying this one out. Thanks so much for sharing Laurel and I hope you’re having an awesome weekend! (We’re getting more snow….I am over IT!) ~HUGS~

  94. canadiancaroline says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the “Lydia-partial-cutting” technique! Most ingenious and great results. I loved your easy rainbow background, too. Its softness sets off the more defined regularity of the coverplate very nicely. I’ll check in tomorrow for the embossing with water tutorial… TTFN 🙂

  95. Shannan Bunch says:

    How incredibly FunFUNFun you are Madame! I’m really enjoying your permission-to-play attitude, fearless & can-darn-well-do! I’m utterly in love w/my PaperArtStudio JunkNStuffs, too! Many new projects on the horizon…Thanks for the good cheer you!

  96. Norine Mueller says:

    Just love these so pretty

  97. These are both fantastic Laurel! Super fun!

  98. Jeanne Beam says:

    Love your cards. What a great way to use the coverplate die. Thanks for sharing

  99. Christy Borfitz says:

    Gorgeous cards, Laurel! This is a fabulous release!

  100. Trina Chaska says:

    I love all the different ways the Stained Glass Cover Plate can be used.

  101. These cards are Awesome! Love that embossing ❤️

  102. Awesome work! I really like the way you trimmed the cover plate.

  103. My favorite color is All that Jazz and Melon ice. I use them on almost every card. Love Lydia’s technique. I’m always looking to get more out of my supplies. Gorgeous designs.

  104. Laurel,
    You are light the energizer bunny with this blog hop. You just keep going. Beautiful creations!
    My favorite color is yellow because it seems like a happy color.

  105. Paula Desmarais says:

    Your card are gorgeous , I just love the butterfly one 🙂

  106. Jane DeJesus says:

    Beautiful. Great technique.

  107. Beautiful cards as always Laurel.

  108. Gorgeous cards Laurel, your style is so unique and awesome!

  109. Laura Miller says:

    Thank you for the video and the shared technique to cut out the middle of that stained glass plate – – love the colors underneath.

  110. susan r wareham says:

    Very nice card designs, Love the cover plate

  111. Melody M says:

    I love both your cards! I am going to have to try out both of those techniques.

  112. Your cards are beautiful. I love the partial die cutting. So much talent and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  113. kimkmom4 says:

    Just beautiful. I LOVE that coverplate and those butterflies and ink set are amazing. Great cards.

  114. I do need that coverplate die. Sigh…

  115. Denise Mlady says:

    Wow! The color combos on the butterflies are so pretty and unique!

  116. Nana Griffin says:

    Great ideas with these products.

  117. JoAnneR says:

    Lov, love, love the quick and easy beautiful card. What a great idea.

  118. pat smith says:

    Your work is lovely! That stained glass coverplate is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your work!

  119. love, love love the die cut card!

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