Tear Strip Card Tutorial with Tya

Hi there Lori Whitlock fans! It’s Tya here to share with you a super fun tutorial. If you are looking to spice up your handmade cards – look no further! I am going to share with you how to make a card with a tear away strip on it. It is so fun and easy! Let me show you how I did it!

 So I was looking on a Pinterest board for cool and creative card ideas and I stumbled upon this cool business card and knew I had to see if I could do the same on a regular card.

And imagine my surprise when I found that Lori had designed a file for the Silhouette with not one but FOUR different tear away strips! I was so excited to try it out and share with you how to do it –




First off – find a card base that you like – I used a scalloped edge card – add the card base and the tear strip cut files on the workspace-

I added the tear away strip to the bottom right edge of my card base. Make sure that you get the edge of the tear away strip right flush with the edge of the paper so that it will tear all the way off. (See below)

Now let’s choose a sentiment. Using the draw a rectangle tool (the rectangle shape on the top, left side of the side toolbar) draw a rectangle about and inch high and as wide as your card base. Type out your sentiment. (I used the print and cut feature, but you can use your word processing program instead if you prefer). Cut this out.


Now to make sure it lines up with your tear away strip, I like to lift up the edge slightly as shown and then lay the sentiment down to the inside of the card base.


Now that we have our sentiment down, its time to decorate the front. I used Lori’s darling I Love Sunshine line from Echo Park to make my cards.

This technique is really quite easy, but I think it packs a lot of punch and is a fun way to add an interactive element to your cards. Kids will love this!

Here are the cards close up – Before the tear strip is torn off –

And after!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a great day!

Supplies used:

I Love Sunshine Collection

Scallop Card/ Envelope Set – LW Store, Silhouette

Tear Strips- LW Store,Silhouette 

Circle Square Card Bases- Silhouette, LW Store

LW Jumbo Font- Silhouette, LW Store

LW Lizzy Font – Silhouette

by Tya Smith

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Anne - July 9, 2016 - 1:18 am

Has anyone done this using a craft robo or a scan and cut?
Would love to try this but don’t have a silhouette.
Thanks for sharing the idea, it’s super cute.

Cheryl - July 18, 2015 - 8:57 am

Are you using cardboard to make the card?

Cathy Harper - July 18, 2015 - 7:34 am

love this….can’t wait to try it!

Tya - July 17, 2015 - 8:53 am

Great question Barbara! I didn’t,but it would make totally sense to do that! Great tip!

Barbara - July 17, 2015 - 7:01 am

Do you glue down the top of card to bottom section so they don’t tear the card apart when pulling on the strip?

Mendi Yoshikawa - July 16, 2015 - 12:19 pm

These turned out super cute Tya! Everything made with this collection is so happy and sunny–Love it! :)

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