Glitter Inlay Die Cuts + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello. I am back (finally!) with a video showing how to create glitter inlay die cuts. I also am part of a very special blog hop with giveaways!


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Many people like the look of glitter, but don’t like the mess that results. However, I find if you use super-fine glitter, strong double-sided tape, and Swiffer dusting cloths for clean-up, glitter can be fun. Especially when you can create your own colored glitter and add inlaid die cuts.


After covering white cardstock with Be Creative double-sided tape, I added my favorite super-fine Elizabeth Crafts Design Diamond glitter. This glitter is so smooth – like velvet with lots of shine. I then added color on top of the glitter with Copic Markers. The colors blend effortlessly on the glitter! (I found my marker tips held up just fine doing this. If you are worried about your tips, just be gentle and you should be ok.)

Glitter Inlay Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I die cut the colored glitter panel with the Hero Arts “thank you” die. (This die is an add-on to this month’s My Monthly Hero Kit. More on that below.) To get the smooth inlaid look, I pieced a black “thank you” die cut into the glitter panel on a piece of adhesive-covered craft foam. The pieces fit together like a puzzle. Love this look.

Glitter Inlay Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

On a couple of the cards, I covered the inlaid black “thank you” die cut with Glossy Accents for more shine. I also scattered some gems for added fun. I wish the photos could capture how gorgeous this glitter is in real life!

Glitter Inlay Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

While I had my supplies out, I created another quick project. Using the folding envelope die from the My Monthly Hero Kit, I created a little holder for a gift card. The front has a inlaid heart with a “thank you” die cut.

Gift Card Holder by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also decorated the back and inside with the My Monthly Hero stamp sets.

Gift Card Holder by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Gift Card Holder by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Die cut inlay is a favorite technique of mine. I have always liked puzzles! Hope you give it a try.


Each month, Hero Arts releases a My Monthly Hero Kit. I am very excited about this month’s as it was inspired by my Share Handmade Kindness challenge. The kit contains everything you need to say thank you, make someone’s day, or spread a little kindness. The stamps and die were all designed by my friend Kelly Rasmussen. Here is a look at the kit, along with the add-ons that are available.

MH106 CL981 copySweet kit, isn’t it? The kit contains: a 4×6 clear stamp set, a gift card envelope die, four half sheets of cardstock in tiffany blue and green apple, four half sheets of vellum in turquoise and iridescent white, ten white tags, .5 oz silver embossing powder, gray twine, and gems. There are 2 optional add-on items: The Happy Mail Stamp Set and Thank You Pair Fancy Dies.

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Hurry!


To celebrate this new Hero Arts kit, we are having a fun blog hop! The next stop on the hop is the wonderful blog of Kelly Rasmussen – HERE. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head to the Hero Arts Blog.)


Hero Arts is giving away a Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit to a lucky reader! For your chance, leave a comment below (and on all the blogs on the hop) by 11:59pmEST on 5/8/16 telling me if you like using glitter on your cards. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. 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), etc.

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769 thoughts on “Glitter Inlay Die Cuts + Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. I like the idea of using glitter, but was concerned about making a giant mess. Your tips and tricks make it much more likely that I will be using glitter in the near future. Thank you.

  2. Hi Jennifer! What a great idea using glitter. I normally don’t add glitter to my crafts. Maybe because I hadn’t found one that looked this good… I will give it a try using Sharpies 🙂

  3. Love this technique – you make it look so easy! I love glitter but hate the mess it leaves behind. This is why I only use Elizabeth microfine glitter with double sided tape 🙂

  4. I do like glitter on cards, but I don’t use it very often. Thanks for reminding me to get out the glitter!

  5. Jennifer, no matter how long it takes…I hope all is well…but even sporadically your videos are fantastic and I look forward to each one every time it’s posted to my email. I found your website a little over a year ago and am slowly building up my stock and stash…I haven’t tried glitter but I plan on getting this Hero Arts monthly hero kit and I will definitely be trying this fantastic selection of cards and envelopes! Thanks again for all you do!

  6. I love glitter and all kinds of embellishments! Thanks again for a great video! Your website is just the best!

  7. Love your cards and the technique you used. The only glitter I use is Wink of Stella, which I love. TFS

  8. Your cards are beautiful! Can’t wait to try this glitter technique! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  9. I have only used glitter once on a card, after seeing your double sided tape tip! I liked it!

  10. These are lovely, I love the inlay. I have a question I was wanting to make some shower invitations for my daughter and am looking for a large Oh Baby die or the words can be separate. I did find a “baby” die from Clearly Besotted however, the Oh has me stumped…any ideas? Thanks♥

  11. Those cards are so pretty. I will have to give the technique a try. It would be awesome to win the kit and recreate what you have made.

  12. What a fun kit. Love your easy glitter papers, Jennifer! I rarely use glitter on my cards because it gets EVERY WHERE. LOL I have the same issues with embossing powder. :0 I’ll have to get some swiffer things for my craft room. Thanks

  13. I’m not a fan of glitter and have never used it but I really like your techniques. Makes me want to try it!?

  14. Are you kidding? Like using glitter in card making? There’s hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t remark that I have glitter on my face, LOL!

  15. I started loving glitters in cards when I saw your techniques with it. the way you make it stick and it doesn’t fall off is awesome! I love how these cards turned out, the ombre effect, omg! the rainbow… aaaahhh I’m speachless!!

  16. WOW!!!! I so enjoyed this video. I am 84 yrs. old and trying to make cards like yours. You challenge me every time Thank you for sharing your God given talent.

  17. WOW!!! Your techinque adding glitter and coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing it! I never add glitter on my card but I used glitter washi tape in the past 🙂

  18. Stunning! I am beginning to use glitter once again…but it was hard to break out of the glitter-free-zone that came with making OWH cards 🙂

  19. I love glitter and I’m always looking for new ways to use it. I love this technique and can’t wait to try it. Thanks! As always, I get plenty of ideas from watching you.

  20. I’ve never tried this technique, but have tried this fine glitter & I love it. Love the look on your cards, also that great envelope die. That’s awesome, I love making note cards!

  21. As ALWAYS… this technique. If it sparkles I will make it!!!
    My thoughts are with you …..I am sorry you are having a challenge in your life. I think you are lovely and send you happy vibes!!! I appreciate you SOOO much for sharing your talent with all of us! I spend every Saturday and Sunday morning with you….it’s the highlight of the week! You never need to apologize for anything….you are always thoughtful and generous. You do you……I’ll be here when you’re ready!!!!

  22. I have not used glitter like this on my cards–I definitely need to give it a try! I do use glitter paper sometimes, though.

  23. Such a beautiful card. I had not tried the glitter as of yet….was sitting in my supplies because it seemed hard. You inspired me to try and I love the result! THANKS for the encouragement.

  24. Yes, love glitter and thanks for the tips for reducing the mess ! Great video and love the color your own glitter and this fabulous kit!!!

  25. well, I can say you have stretched my creating. I have not had alot of success with glitter yet but I am still giving it a try. Eventually it will work as effortlessly as you make it look!! Hope you feel God sustaining you thru whatever it is that threw you a curve ball. Keep hope alive and for Christians hope is the assurance that better days are ahead. Remember that he works all things for good for those who love him. Hard to see sometimes when we are in the midst of it. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  26. I love using glitter on my cards, I think it adds that little extra pop to them. Thanks for the great video and I can’t wait to try the glitter inlay idea!

  27. I have actually never used glitter on my card besides glitter tape. Have actually never used glitter on my cards besides glitter tape. But after watching the video I might give it a try.

  28. I am very new to die cutting. I enjoy watching your videos. Thank you! I look forward to trying some glitter techniques soon!

  29. I love using glitter and found these cards gorgeous…everything is better with a little glitter. Thanks for sharing your videos are so excellent and helpful.

  30. Hi Jennifer!! Like your work a lot. Its very crisp.
    Love sparkle on my cards but more than me worrying about the glittery mess, i think it should not bother the recipient of the card. This technique of using sticky tape and burnishing the glitter is great and will try it. Thanks for allowing international viewers to participate in the giveaway 🙂

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