Hello!  Tricia here today to share with you a tip for stretching your dies with partial die cutting!  This works great for square shaped dies.   I used the Scalloped Squares Confetti Cuts and changed the square shape to a rectangle.   See below for how I did this.  


Starting with the top left, place your die cut onto the card panel and position the die on your plate where you want your initial cut to end.  What is under the plates will be die cut and the portion hanging out will not be die cut.   You will end up with the top right corner, the top half of your panel is die cut.   Bottom left corner, flip your paper and die over and position your die where you want the next die cut.  This die works well because it has the scallops and I can line up the die along the scalloped edge.  Bottom middle, position your die and cardstock that you want cut under the plates. Bottom right corner is the final result! I have a rectangle instead of a square frame! 

Here is a close up shot of the final partial die cut Scalloped Squares Confetti Cut.   I stamped out the images from Rain or Shine and Hop into Spring onto Premier Polar White cardstock and colored with my Copic markers.  I die cut the images out with the Rain or Shine Confetti Cuts and the Hop into Spring Confetti Cuts.

For the main panel, I stamped the images from Rain or Shine with white pigment ink onto a kraft card base.  I repeated the images across the panel to create my own patterned paper.   I then die cut the panel with the Along the Dotted Lines Cover Panel. 

The sentiment is from Hop into Spring stamp set.   I layered a white panel underneath the frame and added the sun and rainbow with liquid adhesive.   The cloud and bunnies were popped up along with the frame with foam tape.  To finish it off, I added some details with a white gel pen and crystal glaze.   I hope you give partial die cutting a try!