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. Hi Jennifer,
    My favorite would be my circle dies. I love any type of dies. I don’t why they think of dies long ago instead of fussy cutting. Word dies that you can stack to make them taller and stand out are just beautiful.

  2. I have to say my favorite dies are the stitched rectangle dies. Once you have the stitched base, the add-ons to make the card are endless. Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway!

  3. I can’t remember life before die cutting! While I don’t have a favorite die, I do love word dies and have been building up a collection of them!

  4. I love the word dies. Its great to see how you stack them to make them more dimensional. I also just ordered the stitched shapes & look forward to playing w them. I love your videos but then I want almost everything you use! your awesome Jennifer!
    marcia m

  5. I have a die that is script “hello” that I just love and keep reaching for and I am really loving all of the stitched circles, rectangles, etc. anything stitched.

  6. I always reach for my hello and thank you dies! I also like the dies with the stitched look around the edges.

    Thanks again for the giveaway! Enjoy all your videos!

  7. The stitched die sets look so fun. I think these are going to be my next purchase and most used dies. Thanks for the recommendations.

  8. I have a little ladybird one that is my favourite one at the moment. The stitched ones you have above though are pulling my heart in another direction.

    That Lawn Fawn bag would be a great wedding favour bag for a mini tea kit <3

  9. I love your videos. They are so informative. I think right now the stitched die sets are my favorites but that can change at any moment!

  10. Wow!! Hard to pick just one die!!! But I would have to say my favorite die is the Mama Elephant Femme Frames and the trio one I forgot the name of!! I use these all the time!! I love the stitched border dies they add just the littlest touch of detail to your cards!!

  11. My favorite dies are those that can be used in many ways… currently I am loving my circle dies. A close second is the “hello” die from Lawn Fawn.

  12. I love dies, have several types of them and love them all but my all time favorite has to be my circle set. It’s probably my most used and it is one of the first I ever purchased

  13. I think the new stitched dies are great. Word dies add a lot to a card. The machine I use the most is my Vagabond. I think it is the best cutting machine and it definitely does a wonderful job of embossing. The magnetic platform is wonderful because of the way it holds the dies so you don’t have to tape them down.

  14. I use Sizzix but could not tell you one specific set because I absolutely love when a die set matches my stamp set! I hate having to fussy cut so punches and dies are a must for me. I am very interested in trying other companies does. And having the Vagabond would absolutely change my life! No exaggeration there! Lol. I remember when the magnetic platform came out and I bought it right away. I had friends that thought it was to pricey but I knew it would be awesome and I was right. So I think the Vagabond is a wonderful next step for me. Thanks for all the great info.

  15. Is it possible to pick just one die? In addition to all the great stitched and word dies, I enjoy the flower dies from Cheery Lynn, the pop-up dies from Elizabeth Crafts, and many of the great dies from Impression Obsession and Memory Box. I also just ordered some of the new dies from Ellen Hutson to try. And all the new shaker dies from Papertrey ink are a lot of fun. I’m making Christmas ornaments from some of them to give as gifts.

  16. Thank you so much for all the good tips and tricks. It is so near getting to see all the things you use for all different things. I personally really liked your organizing video the best. But all of them are my favorite videos of he whole year. Thanks for everything. I would really love to win dies though. Thanks

  17. This is a REALLY HARD one to answer!! I think my MOST used Dies are my Circle Builder Sets (MFT/Lil’ Inker Designs)!! I have also been LOVING the Framing Set (Simon Says Stamp/Mama Elephant/Paper Trey Ink/MFT) Can’t use them enough!! =) THANKS for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!! =)

  18. My favorite is definately the Pick a frame set by Mama Elephant… so many to choose from!!! and they all look so beautiful

  19. I’m a huge sucker for the stitched look and anything with that is amazing. I’m very excited for the stitched set Simon Says has brought out and am just waiting for them to send my order out to me now! I also love the Lawn fawn thanks die. That looks beautiful with wink of stella on it too!

  20. I like my word dies and backgrounds, well and images, and oh heck I LOVE all my dies! Wish I had more…Santa, oh Mr. Santa….
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