Stack and Cut Quilt Cards

by Betty Traciak

Make a set of backgrounds at once by cutting stacked papers together.


  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Garden Green, Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock used here
  • Scrapbook paper (SU Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Snail or sheet adhesive
  • Heavy duty paper trimmer or rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used here: Christmas Quilt stamp set, Real Red, Basic Black Stamp’ n Write Marker, Versamark ink, Stitched Felt Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Black Vintage Crochet Trim, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Folder, Quilt Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Classic Label punch


  1. Step 1

    To make 5 cards, cut five of each of the following:
    Scrapbook paper: 3-3/4” X 5”
    Cardstock layer for gluing base: 3-3/4” X 5”
    Accent layer: 3-7/8” X 5-1/8”
    Card base: 4-1/4” X 11”

    Stack the five pieces of scrapbook paper. Hold them firmly together and insert a corner in the trimmer. Cut through all five layers. Keep the layers of the cut pieces in order and set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Rotate the stacked scrapbook paper. Reinsert the stack into the trimmer and make another cut. Keeping the layers in order, place the cut pieces next to the previously cut pieces to recreate the original rectangle.

  3. Step 3

    Continue working, rotating and cutting until you have five sections.

  4. Step 4

    Pick up one stack and shuffle the top layer to the bottom of the pile.

  5. Step 5

    Pick up the second stack and shuffle two layers to the bottom. Then for the third stack shuffle three layers and for the forth shuffle four layers. Keep the fifth stack as it is.

  6. Step 6

    Add adhesive to one of the 3-3/4” X 5” piece of cardstock. Using the top layer from each stack, reassemble the pieces.

  7. Step 7

    For the second card use the second layer from each stack, and so on to create the five quilted pieces.

  8. Step 8

    Trim a tiny bit from each side to even up the edges.

  9. Step 9

    Layer each quilted piece on the accent layer and then on the card base. Have fun decorating!

  10. Step 10

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

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Questions and Comments

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What a great way to make pretty Christmas cards! I am going to use this with my stamp group next month. Thank you so much for this tutorial!
Nicole  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 6:02 AM
This was such an informative tutorial! I used to quilt many years ago, which attracted me to the stamp and die set this year. I need to retry this technique to make all occasion and Christmas season cards. Thanks!
Diane  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 8:25 AM
Lovely tutorial, Betty!!
Joanne Travis  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 9:21 AM
Enjoyed watching your tutorial! TFS!
Jeanne Spaulding  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 11:16 AM
I have been making quilt cards this fall and will add this
Idea to my stack! Thank you for a super video and idea.
janice crissman  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 11:39 AM
My friend at work and I just watched your video and we both LOVE this smile tfs!
Stacy Sheldon  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 12:13 PM
What a fun way to get five cards done quickly! Great tutorial!
muscrat  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 12:57 PM
What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Linda Brooks  |  Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 6:07 PM
I love this card and will make it today. I would like to know
if Stampin Up still make this paper trimmer you are using
in the tutorial.
Karren Robinson  |  Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 6:23 AM
Hi Karen,
Unfortunately, the Stampin' Up trimmer that I used is not longer available. I have had mine for a while quite a few years and it is still going strong. I know other companies do make cutters that are similar.
Betty Traciak  |  Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 4:44 PM
Looks like fun! I haven't made any cards for quite a while but I am making these tomorrow.
Jeri Price  |  Sun Oct 29, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Beautiful cards and a great way to make multiple cards in coordination too. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
Deepika Singh  |  Mon Oct 30, 2017 at 6:06 AM
That gives such great results, yet is is SO simple! Thanks for the tutorial. It's simple, buy I never would have figured it out on my own! LOL
Judi 'Stamparooni'  |  Tue Oct 31, 2017 at 8:03 AM

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