Step 1 Trim and Score Card
Step2 - Align the Score Lines to the Outer Cutting Die NotchesIf you look closely at the cutting edge die from the Header Fold Dies, you will see that there is a tiny notch on each side just up from the open edge. You need to align these notches to the score lines you’ve made. For the purposes of this tutorial, I have marked the score lines in pencil so that you can see it (but you don’t mark it with pencil when you do this). See below, with a really close up shot of where you need to align the notches. Tape the outer cutting die into place and cut using your die cutting machine.
Step3 - Align and Cut the Detail DieNext remove the cutting edge die and line up the detail die, tape this into place, then cut and emboss the die through your cutting machine. Again, don't forget the only reason you can see my score lines so clearly is becuase I've marked over them in pencil but you won't have done this.
Step4 - Fold and Trim to sizeFold the card over along the 2 scored lines. At this stage your card will not be the same size front and back. Trim your uneven edge by aligning the folded edge to the 14.5cm on your trimmer (note - you are aligning the folded edge, not the top of the card) and trim the uneven edges. You now have a perfectly cut and trimmed header fold card base. This can either be a tent-card with the header element at the top as shown or a traditional side opening card. You are now ready to decorate your card however you wish.
I have a printable PDF of these instructions that you are welcome to save and use, please just pop over to my own blog DipsDesigns - link here.