Add to Favorites

Video: Double Die Cutting + BIG Giveaway!

Good morning! Yesterday, I shared on Instagram a photo of Thanksgiving place settings I made as a gift. Many people asked if I had a video showing them, so here it is! I think you might like the double die cutting technique…

Double Die Cutting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

So a teacher at my son’s school asked me for ideas for making place settings for her Thanksgiving dinner of 40. Me – being who I am – I decided to make them for her as a gift. I think teachers do SO much and get too little recognition. So if this makes her feel appreciated, then the time spent making them was well worth it!

I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Grand Maple Die to cut 80 total leaves from Gina K Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard, and Cranberry Tart cardstocks… and wood paper. I then double die cut half of the leaves to make them smaller/shorter… simply by shifting the die slightly and cutting again. This is a great technique for getting the most out of your die cuts.

Double Die Cutting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I then gold-glitter heat embossed a mix of sentiments on the smaller leaves. (I used sentiments from the Winnie and Walter Happiest of Holidays, Reverse Confetti Walk by Faith, Lil Inker Designs Leafy Greetings, and Hero Arts Joyful Thanksgiving sets.) The MISTI stamping tool is very helpful when doing this! Finally, I used an Ink Blending Tool to quickly add a bit of matching Distress Ink to the edges.

I also used the MISTI and it’s magnets to hold the leaves while I added a twine and ribbon bow. Worked like a charm!

Double Die Cutting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

CHALLENGE UPDATE

We are still in Week 2 of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge… focused on giving to those who serve or work in our community. There is still time to participate! This set of place settings is a great gift to a teacher. And to all you teachers out there – THANK YOU. I admire each and every one of you! I hope you all get spoiled by appreciative parents.

GIVEAWAY

Guess what? I have a MISTI Stamping Tool for one lucky winner!

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 10.26.50 PM

For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/17/15 telling me if you ever hand-make decorations for the holidays. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too. Thank you for donating, My Sweet Petunia!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | AMZ )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( AZ )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | AZ )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | AZ )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(SSS | EH | AZ)

 

 


Leave a Comment

1,192 thoughts on “Video: Double Die Cutting + BIG Giveaway!”

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Well, in my first post I was so busy saying how wonderful your leaves were and how great it was to have the chance to win a MISTI as they are not for sale here in the UK, I totally forgot to tell you about my Christmas crafting lol. Last year I made my sister and myself some balls for the tree made by dipping string in PVA glue and wrapping it round and round a balloon to make a ‘skeleton ball’ then dipped them in glitter. I made a tree topper fairy out of a card cone, strips of ribbon and a foam ball for her head and this year a lace Christmas tree is being made. What fun 🙂
    Bejay x

  2. That technique was so cool and easy! Thanks! I have made holiday decorations from wood but not paper. Usually just getting my cards made is a challenge. Thanks for the chance to win a Misti!!

  3. I’ve made some decorations over the years, depending on what time I had available. Not papercrafting, though. I painted some candleholders one year and made some wreaths out of old garlands that we still hang. There are some handpainted stockings somewhere, too.

  4. The leave place settings you did are absolutely beautiful!!! I know the teacher will be or was extremely grateful. I occasionally make decorations but more cards and gifts.

  5. First, your leaves are fabulous! So very festive 🙂 I make place cards for our work Christmas dinner each year, and I’ve also made personalized ornaments for our Christmas tree! I am also addicted to banners and make them for the holidays as well. Looking around the house during the holidays and seeing things I’ve made with my own two hands makes me feel so great!

  6. I do not typically make decorations, but I do of course make invite and thank you cards for holiday occasions! That’s about all I have time for – but I love love love sending out thank you cards, even if it’s just after a family gathering!

  7. I made Christmas wreaths last year for the holidays and for a few ornaments with my daughter for her softball team. I have made her birthday invitations and some party decorations (her birthday is Dec 19.). Does that count? The MISTI looks so cool. I have been drooling over one.

  8. I have made Christmas ornaments in past years. I love to craft and make cards with stamping and watercolor for different occasions. These include holidays,birthdays,special days ,and everyday cards. I have made decorations and banners for my grandchildren’s birthday parties and children’s church.I love watching your tips and ideas for different projects. It inspires me to create my own versions. Thank you ! ?

  9. Too cute!

    While I have never handmade decorations for the holidays before. I was considering creating some centerpieces and small decorations for our Young Adult Ministry’s upcoming Christmas party. This video just gave me the inspiration and push that I needed to move from consideration to planning!

  10. Yes, I have made gift card holders, ornaments, cards and more! I have been dreaming about getting a MISTI tool for awhile now. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hi Jennifer- YES! I love making crafts for the holidays. I have many cross-stitch ornaments and I always make cards for family and friends. Thanks for the chance to win a misti! Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas

  12. Would love the opportunity to play with the misti tool for all my thanksgiving and holiday projects. Thank you for the wonderful prize giveaway. Misty Away!

  13. Love the leaves Jennifer, such a generous gift.
    I used to make some decorations as fun kiddie activities, but not so much any more as my son has grown older.
    Thanks for the chance to win a MISTI, high on my Christmas wishlist : )

  14. I’ve never made name cards, but I’ve done other handcrafted items to decorate for the holidays. Mostly Christmas, but Halloween is probably a close second!

    Using the Misti tool to help tie the ribbons/twine is genius!

  15. I’ve made hand-painted ornaments; fabric coasters for Thanksgiving, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, door hangings; and seasonal placemats.
    What a great prize–I’ve been wanting a MISTI but it’s well beyond my limited budget.

  16. Your Leaf idea is wonderful and they are so pretty. My Mother use to make place cards for every family Holiday dinner. They make holiday dinners so special. I always manage to make some holiday decoration for Christmas. When my husband and I got married I made a seat of Xmas ornaments using sequins and lace trim. They are the first thing to go on the tree and they always add that festive touch to the Holiday Season. Memories -they make Christmas!

  17. I love the tips, this would be fun for a double balloon. I don’t hand make ornaments for the holidays but like to hand make frames and things to decorate the wall. I would love to own a MISTI, looks like an amazing tool to have. thank you for a chance

  18. I make place cards for every holiday we host (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.). I also make other decorations, usually to make our front windows and our mantel more festive. I love doing this!

    Thanks, Jennifer!

  19. I always make place cards for Thanksgiving for between 12 and 20 people and I always make all of my Christmas cards. Anything else (and there is usually something) depends on what catches my attention or what someone asks me to make. And, of course, I bake a lot and give almost all of that away.

  20. I have always been creative and loved to make homemade things, from sewing for me and my kids, crosstitch, then on to scrapbooking and finally rubber stamps and cardmaking. I love it all. I have made wreaths , stockings, clothes and last year I made a JOY banner to hang on the fireplace. In my earlier days all my gifts were handmade.
    I would love to win a Misti, but who wouldn’t. What a great tool!

  21. Hi Jennifer,
    I love it when you show us how to use our tools is different ways to get more out of them. My 4 year old granddaughter is interested in crafting and we made a couple of things last Christmas. It is such a great way to spend time together . Thanks for the opportunity to win a Misti.

  22. I make place cards for everyone at the table a handmade card with something that I’m thankful for for each family member and an altered pine cone for their tree at Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win ❤️?

  23. Hmmm… I haven’t made place settings- but I love decorating cupcakes with cut wrappers and toppers. I also love embossing and die-cutting for champagne tags! Makes mimosas so much more festive.

  24. This will be my third year of making all my Christmas cards. I colored pointsettias with Copics the first year, a simple baby Jesus in a manger with His hand reaching out for a star last year, and this year I’m stamping a snowy birch tree night scene with die cut “Peace” on it. Sandy Allnock at OWH and your Online Card Classes have taught me most everything I know about card making. I love your kindness challenge and your giving spirit.

  25. I like to make place cards and also ornaments. This year I’ll be making a stocking for my new grandson! Thanks for the pretty leaf decoration idea. I love leaves on the Thanksgiving table.

  26. Thank you for the video. I didn’t know that double die cutting to alter the shape was possible. Thank you so much for the tutorial My children are grown but when they were small we would string popcorn and cranberries together and decorate the outside pinetrees so the birds could have a Christmas treat. I am now doing the same with my Grandchildren. And they enjoy it too

  27. Since I was a child, I have made decorations for the holidays: a turkey made from construction paper & a toilet paper roll; egg carton ornaments, popcorn garland, & a macaroni Angel tree-topper for Christmas, etc. Then as I got older, I did similar things, but more “grown-up “versions, LOL. Finally, I became a teacher, & had the “best,” most-decorated room in the high school. They used to use it for tours! 😀

  28. I love making Christmas decorations! My Mum and I like to do this together. Last year we did some colouring in for a homemade Jessie tree. I’m already starting to think about what I could make for this Christmas!

  29. I’ve made various decorations. Fresh pine arrangement for the front porch, cranberry and popcorn garland for the tree (that was tedious). One year I made so many wreaths I had to go door to door to sell them-rather humbling. This year I’ve started making my own gift tags. Very fun! Thanks for all your inspiration. You’re blessed with energy and organizational skills.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *