Stack, Cut, and Shuffle Technique

Let’s play around with the stack, cut and shuffle technique again! It’s one of my favorite techniques as it enables me to make 3 cards layouts all at once!

The cards feature the Country Birdhouse Bundle and other products from the NEW Country Woods collection from Stampin’ Up! However, keep in mind that you can use any patterned paper or supplies you have on hand with this technique.

Stack, Cut, and Shuffle

First let’s talk about the technique! It’s often referred to as the cut and shuffle technique or the stack, cut and shuffle technique. Basically, you stack together 3 pieces of patterned paper and cut them all at the same time.

For the cards I am sharing today, I started with three pieces of patterned paper measuring 4 x 5-1/4 inches. Place all 3 pieces in the paper trimmer, on an angle. Make a cut from the upper left corner of the paper to anywhere on the right side of the paper. Set the triangular piece aside.

Next, take the remaining papers and make a cut from the lower left corner to somewhere in the middle of the opposite side of the paper. Shuffle the papers around so you end up with 3 different patterns for each of the 3 cards.

Stack, Cut and Shuffle Technique

The beauty of this technique is that all the pieces will fit together perfectly to create the background design. You can adhere them directly next to each other or spread them out a bit so the card base color shows through in between the pieces.

I recently shared this technique in a previous post so be sure to check out the other designs HERE.

Country Woods Collection

Once you have created the background designs with the stack, cut, and shuffle technique, you are ready to decorate the cards. For these cards, I am featuring a variety of products from the NEW Country Woods collection from Stampin’ Up!

The Country Woods Designer Series Paper creates a distressed look for the background. The focal point features a variety of stamped and die cut shapes from the Country Birdhouse Bundle. Be sure to watch the video to learn more.

Notice how each of these cards have the same layout yet they all look different. The stack, cut and shuffle technique enables you to easily change the look of the cards without having to come up with a different design.

Video Tutorial

Now you have another fun way to use the stack, cut and shuffle technique in your card making. I hope you are inspired to give it a try with patterned papers and supplies that you already have on hand! Be sure to check out the video tutorial below to see this technique in action!

The Country Woods Collection is one of my favorites in the NEW catalog! As such, I am featuring it in this month’s card making tutorial. Here’s a little sneak peek of the 6 different card ideas.

Shop with this month’s host code JN9ZBZ3Z at and you will receive the Country Birdhouse tutorial as a little gift from me. The tutorial is also available for purchase HERE if you prefer that option instead.

I hope you enjoyed this technique and a look into some of the fun things you can do with the Country Woods Collection. Have a fun and creative day my friends! ~ Lynn

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