Video: Making the Most of Your Dies


Today I am a guest over on the Simon Says Stamp blog… showing some fun ways to make the most of wafer thin dies

I shared two cards in the video. Here is the first…

For this card, I used the outline of the hearts from the Heart Parade die just as a guide for where all the floating hearts were to be placed. Worked perfectly! This works with any die that has lots of inside space, such as doilies, etc.

This is also a great way to use up scraps. For shimmer and shine, I covered the pieces with a few layers of Wink of Stella shimmer and finally Glossy Accents.

Oh, and that greeting? It is from Kelly Purkey and I love it.

Here is another card using the same Heart Parade die

This card shows two techniques. One is to use the die to create impressions on watercolor paper (because I love it’s texture and thickness) using an embossing pad. The other technique is to paper piece the die cuts and pop them up… and cover them with Wink of Stella shimmer.

Oh, and I used the same awesome Kelly Purkey stamp set.

Here is a look at the Heart Parade die and Kelly Purkey stamp set I used – both from Simon Says Stamp. Look closely – that stamp set has lots of good and unique messages in it.

Be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog for more projects! Also, check out THIS card my friend Lucy did with the same die just yesterday. Great minds think alike! Love hers.

As always, thanks for visiting my little stamping world.



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40 thoughts on “Video: Making the Most of Your Dies”

  1. Super cards & video Jennifer. I have fallen in love with the heart parade die. I can see me using this a lot.

  2. GORGEOUS Cards Jennifer! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and techniques….you’re so talented! Take Care & have a great weekend! 🙂

  3. Just love both of these, Jennifer, and wanted you to know that you are responsible for moving that heart die from nowhere to the top of my wishlist! Love what you did with it, and I’ll be CASEing your ideas for my Valentine’s cards this year!

  4. My goodness Miss Jennifer you’ve done it again!!!! What a clever die idea I love it and how in the world you come up with a technique like this just literally blows my mind. To watch you do this was so amazing I watched in awe as you created. You sure are one super talented gal thanks for explaining everything so well you really provide great tutorials.
    Love both of your cards they are so beautiful. YOU ROCK!!

  5. Stunning cards Jennifer! I had seen that die, almost bought it, but didn’t in the end.. it’s going into my next SSS shopping cart!

  6. Jennifer
    What a wonderful tutorial and demo.. You’re so good at teaching. You’re cards are always happy and light hearted and just fun to look at.
    thank you so much for being such a great teacher.. I’m a senior and I can understand all you’re tutorials. Love the way you explain things.
    A grateful senior

  7. LOVE!!!!! Can’t wait to show this video to Jonathan–he’ll love it! (Which also means he’ll ask me to buy all the stuff so we can make a card like yours!) 😉

  8. Jennifer, the card are lovely. Your video is making me take another look at my dies for new creations.
    The part of your video I liked most: your stamping mistake. I think letting us see that it’s possible to fix a mistake, and not panic, is very helpful! I’ve been stamping for over twenty years and sometimes I still get this feeling of, “I MUST do it right, or all is lost” and I forget to have fun. Thanks!

  9. Its funny – every time I watch your videos…I am like “Got to buy that” Love the heart die…Adding it to my ongoing wish list! lol 🙂

  10. Love this particular Heart die set and will be buying it at my LSS this weekend! Hopefully, they have NOT already sold out, like SSS!! I’m so excited the my store is now carrying Heidi’s exclusive dies! WOOHOO!!

    I also love the the OUTLINE cuts it’s own shape….a nice plus!!

    See you on Friday in Class!!

  11. These turned out awesome! Loving both techniques! Floating the negative portion of the hearts with foam tape is really a cool look! 🙂

  12. Wow – gorgeous. I will have to take a good look at the dies I own to try to duplicate this. But I think I need (?) that heart die!

  13. totally love these cards. I am so going to try these techniques. Thanks for sharing Jennifer, I don’t know how you come up with all these great ideas!

  14. Love your cards…you do wonderful cards…love your videos love the way you explain are such a wonderful teacher….I was watching your video on all your favorite thing you use…I have about 80 % of your favorite things,myself they are gr8 products

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