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Wednesday’s Card: Partial Cut Flowers

Partial Cut Flowers

Partial Cut Flowers

Hi All!

Today I used Simon Says Stamp’s Partial Cut Flowers dies. The card is pretty simple to make, yet it looks like you put more effort into it. Sounds good right?

A twist for me today – I used colored cardstock! Except for black and occasionally brown, I hardly ever use anything but white. And believe it or not, I actually just purchased some patterned paper in my last Simon Says Stamp order. I’m living on the edge this week. 🙂

Every summer I take my girls to Colorado for two weeks. My poor hubby stays home to work – he just can’t take the time off. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity, yet I wish he could come with us.

While I am away, I will be having some very special guests filling in. I hope you will come back to visit and see what they have in store. I’m sure it will be great, as I invited some fantastic designers. Enjoy and I’ll be back in a few weeks!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Partial Flower Dies
Partial Flower Dies
Altenew Sentiments and Quotes
Altenew Sentiments
Hero Arts Flourish Background
Hero Arts Flourish
Stampin' Up! Rhinestone Jewels
Clear Rhinestones
Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet Ink
SSS Blue Violet Ink
Simon Says Stamp Black Ink
SSS Black Ink
SSS Rainbow Cardstock Pack
SSS Cardstock Pack
Stampin' Up! Linen Thread
Linen Thread
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat


  1. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 9:16 am


    Love that you colored the largest flower, Darlene! Such a fun die and a gorgeous card!

  2. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Anita Holmes

    I love todays card, so beautiful, especially with the tone on tone…Love that! Glad for you to be taking a holiday break, not so good for me as I will miss you next Wednesday! Now I wish I had taken my time watching all your u-tubes…LOL!
    Have a fantastic time with your kids and look forward to your return!

  3. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Robin in WA

    I like that you colored only one flower. I would have felt it necessary to color all of them, but I like it with only one flower colored. Nice card!! Have a good vacation!

  4. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Valerie Gee

    Great card this week Darlene! I love the way the petals lift so you can see the green under them. It really looks stunning.

    Have fun in Colorado… if you’re wandering around and suddenly get accosted by a fan, it means I ran into you somewhere! I just might be star struck! 😉

    XXOO from CO.

  5. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 12:27 pm


    I love this card so much! Great job, it looks beautiful! I love how you stamped the swirls onto the blue cardstock, and I love those cool flowers that aren’t all the way cut! 🙂

  6. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 1:05 pm


    What a wonderful die set. Very fun! Love your card!!! Patterned paper? You are becoming such a rebel!
    Have a great vacation!

  7. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 1:21 pm


    I love it a lot too!

  8. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Joanne Beck

    OK, this is just an awesome card. I have the die and haven’t used it. Now I MUST!!

  9. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Marianne Grimbly

    Just gorgeous! I love the whole thing, colours, flowers, placement, all of it! TFS. I love your videos btw.

  10. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    What a beautiful card Darlene, I love this die, never seen one like that so, on it goes to my ever increasing Wish List 😉 I love it that you only colored one of the flowers, the big one, that makes it stand out so much but at the same time, the smaller flowers are also noticed.
    Have a blast with your daughters Darlene, it’s fantastic that you are taking time off to be with them. When my girls were young, we used to have a “Mother/Daughters” day, it was great, we went shopping, grab a bite to eat or went to see a movie, just us girls. We also took vacations with their dad but, this particular day was dedicated to us. Your little daughters will remember this time spent with their mother, always.
    I can’t wait to see who will be your guests while you are away.
    Have fun!!
    Till you return, many hugs 🙂

    • wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you so much Maria! 🙂

  11. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene – such a lovely card. That blue is an amazing color. On my wish list for certain!! I love how you added the thin stripes along the side. Your “tailoring” is such fun to watch. Thanks for sharing.

  12. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 2:31 pm


    Gorgeous! Love how you’ve made that one flower pop.

  13. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 4:29 pm


    Oh, I’m in love! Really! I love this card. Beautifully done Darlene. Thanks for the awesome video. Happy travels.

  14. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Donna S

    Beautiful card! I love the colors and appreciate the video of how you did it with these dies!!! Think I will have to get these!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 5:22 pm


    Love this card darlene. Might need to head over to Simon to do some buying!!!

  16. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Doris Cote

    Really different and yet relatively simple, well, at least you make it look simple. Love it.

  17. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Sherry W.

    I love this card!

  18. wrote on July 30th, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Laura in CO

    Beautiful card as always Darlene! I’ve been remiss in commenting and letting you know just how much I enjoy each of your cards, and how much I enjoy watching what you create. Your videos are timeless, I refer back to SO many of them for various techniques all the time, and sometimes just because I need a ‘Darlene card/video fix’ = ) in between Wednesdays! Just last night, I came to your blog to specifically watch (again) the video you did on ink comparisons, always such great information, thank you so much for all that you share with us. And your blog set up (I don’t know the techy term?) is organized so great for navigating around and finding just what I’m looking for so fast. How sweet of you to set up guest designers for us while you take a break, have a great vacay with your girls!!

  19. wrote on August 1st, 2014 at 7:04 am


    Darlene, this is a DELIGHTFUL card design …. so different and so elegant! Your cardstock/ink color choices really make your design pop. Hope your vacation with your daughters is a lovely one!

  20. wrote on August 1st, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Gloria Taylor

    Wow, Darlene another great idea for a card. Love the idea of the color green in the background. Also the pop-die cuts of flowers were a interesting touch. Can’t wait to see what u have for us next week.

  21. wrote on August 1st, 2014 at 1:43 pm


    This is lovely. Great use of this die and the colored CS.

  22. wrote on August 3rd, 2014 at 3:31 am


    Pretty card, neat dies! Thx for the video. 🙂

  23. wrote on August 5th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Teresa R.

    This is such a lovely card. I ‘ve never seen a die like this, but the results are dramatic and beautiful.

  24. wrote on September 5th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Natalie Alberici

    Beautiful card. I just got that die and wasn’t entirely sure what to do with it. You can bet I’ll try something like your demo. Thanks for all your inspiration. Enjoy your vacation.

  25. wrote on November 10th, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Latonya Lytell

    This can be the finest site for the data My partner and i was hunting via the internet. Carry on the favorable function.

  26. wrote on March 17th, 2016 at 1:32 pm


    Love the way you put a card together. Thanks for the wonderful techniques.

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