My Favorite Crafty Things: Dies

Welcome back to the second day of My Favorite Crafty Things 2017! Today is all about dies.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2017. If you haven’t checked out THIS quick video, please do so – it explains quite a bit. I likely won’t post another MFCT video until after Thanksgiving. It’s family time!

I have lots to share, including giveaways (below) and even store great discounts:

  • Simon Says Stamp is offering my readers $10 off purchases of $75 or more! Use the code “JENFAVES” through 11:59pm ET on 11/22/17 when shopping HERE. 
    (This code will be updated after the Thanksgiving holidays. Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Ellen Hutson is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JensFaves17” through 12/3/17 when shopping HERE.
    (Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Excludes BCRF Fundraiser set and Mama Elephant releases within the last 90 days. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • For other great sales, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales post HERE.
  • Gina K. Designs is offering a FREE stamp set to my viewers!! Shop HERE.
    (Good for orders over $50 – just add “JENNIFER” into the instruction box at checkout.)

Let’s get started! Todays focus is dies.

[Warning: This video is long. You can instead just check out the dies below. All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the store icons under the product images. Also, if you are interested in seeing the videos of the projects I have done using particular products, click the heart icon under the product.

Let’s get started…


I use a word die on most of my cards. With stamped sentiments, you have to find a smooth place on your card to put them. With die cut sentiments, they can go anywhere and add dimension. They are fun! Here are some of this year’s favorites:

Poppy Stamps Big Luxe Hello Die
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Little Halo Hello Die
[ SSS ]
Create a Smile Thanks Twice Dies
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Large Thanks Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HNB ]
SSS Script Thanks Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Pretty Pink Posh Thank You Die
[ SSS | ELH | SHP ]
My Favorite Things Happy Greetings Dies
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Honey Bee Hugs Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HNB | JNN ]
Impression Obsession Hugs Die
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Friend Die
[ SSS | GNK | JNN ]
Your Next Stamp Fancy Awesome Die
[ SSS | YRN ]
Sugar Pea Teacher Die
[ SSS | SGR | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Miss You Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Papertrey Ink Thinking of You
[ PPR ]
Paper Smooches With Sympathy Dies
[ SSS | ELH | PPR ]
Hero Arts Share Handmade Kindness Die
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Hero Arts Bit of Kindness Die
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Memory Box Days Blessings DIe
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Hooray Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HNB | JNN ]
WPlus9 Basic Greetings Dies
[ SSS | ELH | WPL ]


Background dies tend to be higher priced than most crafting products. Therefore, you want to be sure you invest in those that can be used in many ways! I think these all have a lot to offer:

Birch Press Avalon Layering Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Fiori Plate Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Amour Layer Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
Neat and Tangled Scalloped Cover Die
[ SSS | ELH | N&T | JNN ]
Altenew Layered Plaid B Die
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Diagonal Sentiment…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Reverse Confetti Vertical Stripes Die
[ ELH | RVR ]
Tim Holtz Paper Cut Bird Die
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain Die
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Lil Inker So Knotty Die
[ LLN ]


There are a few dies that I find work on just about every card, and therefore are on my “must-have” list…

Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
[ SSS | ELH | AVR ]
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Square…
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Poppy Stamps Pointed Circle Frames
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Pinpoint Single Frame
[ SSS | JNN ]
Birch Press Hearts Aglow Dies
[ SSS ]


And last but not least, here are a few other dies that I thought you might like…

Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Echo Park Script Alphabet Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Caprice Heart Layer Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
Hero Arts 12-Point Star Infinity Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Paper Smooches Cross Stitch Die
[ SSS | ELH | PPR | JNN ]
Your Next Stamp Rectangle Stick Frame…
[ SSS | YRN ]
Concord & 9th Many Thanks Dies
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
Poppy Stamps Stitched Cloudline Dies
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stitched Trails Dies
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Waffle Flower Pull Tab Die
[ SSS | ELH | WFF | JNN ]
Pink and Main Large Bow Die
[ SSS | PNK ]
Mama Elephant Favor Bag
[ SSS | MML | JNN ]
Papertrey Ink Bulk Mail Envelope Die
[ PPR ]
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up Dies
[ SSS | ELH | LWN | LWN ]


This My Favorite Crafty Things list makes a great gift guide. Print it… circle your favorites… and hand it to a loved one. 🙂 Don’t forget the discount codes above!

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2017. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2016, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have man prizes! Today I have giveaways for TWO lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

  • $25 to Simon Says Stamps (personally donated)
  • $20 to Altenew (thanks Altenew!)

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/17 telling me your favorite die from above. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

See you again soon!

[Please note that I purchased many of the products in this post personally, but not all. Regardless, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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659 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things: Dies”

  1. AMAZING dies and I can make a list of reasons to NEED them ALL!
    I’m torn between the Hero Arts Nesting Rectangles and the Altenew Bold Alphabet … thinking of all the time I spend measuring and cutting panels on my craft mat and KNOW the the nesting rectangles are ESSENTIAL, maybe even a crafty life changer 🙂

  2. So much fun was had squeezing out the time to watch “Your Favorites” series. Love it and I find them so helpful as well as inspiring. My favorite was the Lawn Fawn Scalloped pop-up box dies.

  3. I don’t yet own a die cutting machine so I have never used one before. I just found out what it was 2 weeks ago and found your blog when I was doing research. I went crazy and watched a TON of your videos to find out how you use them. I don’t have one yet, but when I do my first purchase will be for those infinity circles! Those are the hardest shakes for me to cut out and getting a machine and die cut that would do it for me makes me want to weep with joy!

  4. I use the wink of Stella pens in some way on almost every card. It adds a small or larger amt of sparkle to almost ever card. It is my go to embellishment.

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