Free Interactive Die Cuts: Zip Strip

A secret message only the recipient can read – what a fun element to add to a handmade card! I had fun designing these free digital die cutting files for my Silhouette die cutter and I hope you enjoy using them too.

I’m calling it a “zip strip” and the cool thing about this is that you can customize the file to the length you need to fit the secret message beneath. Here’s a sample so you can see what I’m talking about:

Here I die cut the zip strip from pale blue cardstock. I stamped on the die cut piece as well as the card base. Before adhering my die cut strip, I marked the position of the zip strip (using the cut lines on the left end) and stamped a message. When the zip strip is pulled…

The message appears! The sentiments are from my Daffodils stamp set which is available from Paper and Such. The other stamps are from Papertrey Ink.

Here’s another card that I made and gave – obviously, once the zip strip is torn off, it can’t be replaced, so this one you’ll be seeing unopened.

This card is 5″ x 7″, but I shortened the zip strip before I die cut it so that I could stamp on the end of the strip. Stamps are from Papertrey Ink and Close to My Heart.

The message under the zip strip proclaims, “You’re one in a million.” Oh, I am just excited about the possibilities! Just imagine what you could do for Valentine’s Day!

The download link for the Silhouette Studio file is below. I am happy to share my cutting files with you for your own personal use. Please do not sell these files or post them online for others – you are welcome to share the link to this post for anyone wanting to download the window slider Silhouette cutting files for free from me.

I’ll be posting more Silhouette files in the future – lots of ideas brewing – why don’t you subscribe to my blog and be the first to download the free digital cutting files I’ll be sharing for free?

Download the zip strip Silhouette Studio file here.




Free Interactive Die Cuts: Zip Strip — 7 Comments

  1. Love these interactive card files, and thank you for sharing them for free! I was wondering if you would consider emailing them to me or possibly use another method of delivery, the Filebox site that hosts your downloads require installation of their file manager, which I am hesitant to do. I understand if you don’t want to go through this trouble though, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask! :-)

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  3. Love that first card. So pretty and the secret message is very cool. I know my kids would love getting a card like that.

  4. The zip strip would add a very cool touch to a card. Hidden messages are so much fun. Thanks for sharing the cute file though like Katarina I’m a bit hesitant to install the file manager as well.

  5. love the zip strip – the link doesn’t work though is there somewhere else to download it or purchase the file?

  6. I would love to make these for my class for their Valentine’s cards. Is there a way you can email the file to me please? Thank you!!