Die-Cuts are areas of the material that are partially or completely cut, shaped, or cut out in a variety of forms. The die is a steel blade used to punch out the desired shape.

Die-Cuts include simple slits designed to hold a tabbed shape or the circular cuts to create a hole. Die-Cuts on the outside of a piece can allow the contents to show through from the inside. It can also be used to create rounded corners, flaps, holes, windows or pop-ups.
An entire piece may even be cut into a unique shape.