My Favorite Crafty Things 2014: DIES + Discount Codes + Giveaways

Welcome back to My Favorite Crafty Things 2014.

In this series, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2014. Each day will have a different topic with lots of videos, big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts:

  • Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers 15% off the products I feature (shown HERE) using the code “JFAVES? from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 12/5/14.
  • Ellen Hutson is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “jensfav14” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14. (Includes in-stock items.)
  • My Favorite Things is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “FAVORITE” from 11/19/14 until 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14. (Excludes products in the “brand new” category.)
  • Stay tuned! More discount codes will be announced as the series continues.

Today’s focus includes dies and die cutting essentials. There are two videos and the first is on favorite dies…

Warning: This video is pretty long. You can instead just check out the dies below.

[To watch on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AZ for Amazon, or the manufacturer’s abbreviation.

BASIC SHAPE DIES

Dies are tools that can be used over and over for crafting. Therefore, let’s start with some must-have basic shapes:

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | MFT)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | MFT )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | LI )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | LI )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

WORD DIES

I am completely head-over-heels in love with word dies. I can’t get enough! Here are some favorites, but I recommend you check out other word dies from these companies, too.

CLICK A SHOP:
( SC )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | POP )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | PS)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | ME )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | LF)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SC )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | WP9)

 

OTHER MUST-HAVE DIES

Here are some other must-have dies from this past year:

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | HA)

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | ME)

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | AE)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | MB)

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

STAMP & DIE COMBOS

Many stamps have matching dies available now. And sometimes the combo of products has so much to offer that you can’t pass it up…

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | WF )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | WF )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | WF )

 

DIE CUTTING ESSENTIALS

This second video shares a few die cutting essentials that may be helpful to you.

[To watch on YouTube, click HERE.]

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | AZ)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | AZ)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | AZ)

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | AZ )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( AZ )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( AZ )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( MFT )

 

 

Are you creating a wish list for Christmas? This list of Favorite Crafty Things could also make a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you hope to see under the tree.

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2014. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2013, click HERE.

GIVEAWAYS

Time for more giveaways! Today’s prizes are big, thanks to many generous companies. I have giveaways for FIVE more lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

For your chance, just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/7/14 telling me what your favorite die is. Good luck! (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)


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2,067 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2014: DIES + Discount Codes + Giveaways”

  1. Well, right now I have to say I am limited to my Silhouette for dies-simply because I have the original Sizzix machine, and there is not an adapter for the thin wafer dies. What really catches my eye though, are Lawn Fawn’s stitched rectangles. I would love to play with those!

  2. There is no way I could pic just one brand of die, they all are great. To be honest I haven’t come across a die that I don’t like.

  3. My most used die is a Tim Holtz tag die, but I bet those stitched rectangles could become my favorite once I have them!

  4. My newest dies are fast becoming my favorites. They’re the stitched rectangles and the stitched circles from SSS. Love them!

  5. My favorite die set is stitched journaling card by Lawn Fawn. Love the hearts, stars, chevrons and banners that go with the stitched card!

  6. I just purchased my first die cut machine. I only have 1 die set at the moment. Love the Little B Hearts. That would be perfect for Valentine cards I want to make for my daughter. Definitely would love to add that to my collection.

  7. I love the My Favorite Things PIERCED CIRCLE STAX Die-Namics because I always need to cut out a circle the sad thing is that I actually don’t have a die cutting machine I use the circle die by tracing it on the paper and cutting it.

    I am 11 years old,but I love crafting

  8. I can’t decide my favorite! I can tell you I’m buying more 🙂 and more and moreeee :). Love the details on most of those die. I’m in love with lil inker now but everything is so GOrGEOUS! I want moreeee… 🙂

  9. I’m using lots of bold word dies right. Hard to choose a favorite. I’m looking forward to the new Simon stitched dies and the new Waffle Flower Santa tag die. Thanks for doing this series and offering the give aways!

  10. Hi , is to hard to choose which is my favorite one but the one I like are all the stich dies they are just so fun to work with and you give me more ideas to use them with all your great videos . Thank you for sharing with us

  11. I love all my dies! It’d really hard to choose! But I do love dies with the stitching around it!!

    Thanks again for the great giveaways!!!!

  12. I don’t have any dies yet, as I am using silhouette cameo for cutting. But I am fascinated by SSS stitched dies – this is something a Cameo would not know to do!

  13. I don’t have a particular favorite die at this point, but I love when companies have matching die and stamp sets, because I *hate* fussy cutting. I love that TCP has FREE matching svg cutables for their new release stamps… problem is I now need an electronic cutter to avoid fussy cutting them!

  14. Love your idea for keeping one of your cutting pads clean. I will be replacing mine soon and I will be using your tip. TFS

  15. I don’t have a die cutting machine yet, but I’m hoping to get one soon, and I would love to try out the rectangular stitched dies! Or the tag dies 🙂

  16. Currently my favorite die is Lawn Fawns Love you A latte stamps and die set. I am not a huge Christmas sort of card maker but I find this set to be super cute for gift cards and what not. It says winter without being all Christmasy… I recently just bought a die cut machine and am loving it. Your videos have been a huge inspiration.

  17. My favorite dies are from Tim Holtz and they are the bigz dies Alterations, specially the Tattered Florals and the Hardware findings because they cut like butter into hard cardboard and they are so versatile for so many craft projects. And then for really intricate designs I really like the Tattered Lace dies, I have the Mask and the Chandelier and they look stunning in any card or mixed media project. Only bother is you have to cut several and layer them if you need them to be think but it’s worth it. Thanks for all your tips, they have been a huge help since I got my own Big Shot machine.

  18. Don’t have a favorite but I like large handwritten words and shapes that can be used for multiple occasions (balloons/easter eggs).

  19. I love my Vagabond, too! My favorite die is Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Floral. I want the “Jumbo” one, now : )

  20. Dies are probably my favorite crafting items and I especially love word dies but I’m becoming a quick fan of the stitched shapes. The SSS stitched rectangles is my favorite right now, I think.

  21. I’m still trying to decide if it’s worth it to try and sell my cuttlebug and replace it with a Big Shot mostly so I can get a magnetic platform. Or should I just go ahead and get a vagabond. So many choices…

  22. I don´t have die cutting machine neither dies, yet, but I like all kind of stitched dies 😀
    Thank you for great tips, videos and amazing giveaway 😀

  23. Hello Jennifer, I always have to refrane myself from calling you Jenny, it was my best childhood girlfriends name, but would never want to offend you. Ok I haven’t received them yet because I ordered them on Thanksgiving but I think they’ll be my favorite, Simon Says stitched rectangle and circle dies. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  24. I love stamp and die combos,but since you only asked about dies-I would have to say stitched layering rectangles.I use them a lot.

  25. I started off using mostly shapes, but lately I have been using words (happy birthday and thanks) a lot.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  26. My favorite die is the heart from joycrafts. During christmas season it works perfect with my “sending christmas love” embossing folder for christmas tags.

  27. Imam absolutely crazy about dies but I must admit some of the words dies are so intricate that are not so easy to handle when you need to glue them to a card. Thanks for the tips about stroking actual cut out on the plastic storage bags

  28. Thanks so much for your neat videos with your favorite products – it sure helped me put my Christmas list together!

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