Die Cutting Tips + GIVEAWAY + Discount Code

Hi there! Today I am showcasing a bunch of cards I made with die cutting. In the video I share a bunch of random die cutting tips. Just a warning… this video and post have a TON of card examples!

[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.]

After seeing all the new Birch Press Design dies, I had to buy them! Although the price point is higher on several of the layering die sets (since there are 3 dies sold together), I find they are a good investment for me as I will use them a lot for making lots of fast, ornate-looking cards. My video shows many ways to use these dies along with many random die cutting tips.

For all of my die cutting, I used the Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine because it is excellent at cutting intricate dies. However, I tested these dies on my Big Shot Express and Spellbinders Platinum and they worked great with those machines, too.

THE BASICS OF LAYERING DIE CUTS

My first card features the Birch Press Prem Layering Dies. I assembled the layers on a white notecard and used foam tape behind the center piece for dimension. The sentiment uses the Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die and Birch Press Just Because Stamp Set. Nothing fancy here – just showing how quickly these cards can come together… although it looks like it took a ton of time to make!

For adhering many layered die cuts together, I used Gina K Connect Glue. I highly recommend this adhesive since it dries fast, clear, and strong. It also doesn’t get clogged and comes out easily. Saves me a lot of time!

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WINDOW DESIGN

My next card shows how to create a simple window on the front of a card with a sentiment on the inside showing through. I again used the Birch Press Prem Layering Dies… and a sentiment from the Memory Box Spring Lilacs Stamp Set. Be sure to watch the video to see how this was done!

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DRY EMBOSS

Another great way to get more out of your dies is to dry emboss them using a die cut machine and a Spellbinders Embossing Mat. The Birch Press Prem Layering Dies are excellent for this look. I added layered die cuts in the center of an embossed circle… and a sentiment from the Birch Press Dragonfly Greeting Stamp Set.

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OFFSET LAYERING

You can get new looks from intricate dies by layering several of the same die cut together… but slightly offset. For this card I used one of the dies from the Birch Press Dazzler Layer Die Set and layered four die cuts. The sentiment features the Birch Press Kindness Sugar Script Die and Birch Press Just Because Stamp Set.

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USE SPECIALTY PAPERS

Another very simple way to give your die cuts a new look is to use specialty papers, such as wood paper, vellum, foil paper, and more. I decided to use glitter cardstock today and I love the look!

For this card I used the Birch Press Adi Layer Die Set – such a lovely and unique set! I added a die cut of Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock for sparkle and it gives so much to this simple card. The Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die cut is the perfect sentiment.

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Here is another example using Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock. This glitter paper cuts beautifully! I used it for the Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script sentiment on a background made again with the Birch Press Adi Layer Dies.

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USE “LEFTOVERS”

Many times when die cutting intricate dies, there are lots of “leftover” bits and pieces. These often end up in the trash but instead could be used as confetti for a shaker card or as accents. For my example, I arranged them on a card using the main die cut as a guide.

For these cards, I used the new Birch Press Viva Layer Dies. Before cutting the dies from colorful cardstock, I backed the cardstock with Couture Creations Double Sided Adhesive. This adhesive turns die cuts into “stickers.” I then temporarily held the die cuts onto a white notecard and added the little bits and pieces into the openings. Since the adhesive was already on the back, this took little time! Once all the layered pieces were in place, I removed the big die cut and am left with a fun pattern of little pieces.

The sentiment showcases the Birch Press Kindness Sugar Script Die and Birch Press Just Because Stamp Set.

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ENAMEL PIECES

You can easily make any die cut look like enamel simply by covering with a few layers of clear embossing powder. This is especially lovely when you use layered dies.

After adhering layers of the Birch Press Bali Layer Die cuts together, I pressed my Versamark Ink pad on top and added clear embossing powder. After heat setting it and letting it cool, I repeated the process four times. The dimension and shine looks like enamel. For the card on the left, I added the circle piece to a card along with white cardtock die cuts from the Birch Press Grace Layer Dies… and a sentiment formed with the Birch Press Sending Sugar Script Die and Poppy Stamps Sending Scribbles Stamp Set. The card on the right is simple… with a sentiment from the Birch Press Dragonfly Greeting Stamp Set.

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Here is another example showing both layered die cuts and a sentiment covered with clear embossing. This card features the Birch Press Dazzler Layer Dies, Birch Press Big Sending Sugar Script Dies, and Altenew Quilled Elegance Stamp Set “sunshine.”

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WATERCOLOR DIE CUTS

You can also make die cuts look more interesting by adding color with watercolor. And it is simple!

I started by layering Birch Press Kaleidoscope Layer Die Cuts created with watercolor paper. I then scribbled my Arteza Real Brush Watercolor Pens over the die cuts and sprayed them generously with water. (You can use any watercolor medium for this technique.) Finally, I added several sprays of Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for shimmer. I used the Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Dies for a quick sentiment.

And by the way, this card was inspired by the cover of the Craft a Life You Love Book. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves to be creative!

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ARCH WORD DIES

A fun way to use word dies is to add them at an arch on your card instead of straight. Here, I added the Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die to follow the border arch created with the Birch Press Kessa Arch Layer Dies.

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I also added little drops of Tonic Crystal Glaze into the holes along the border. This is another fun way to add a bit of shine to die cuts.

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CREATE FOAM STAMPS

You can also use any dies to create stamps. Simply die cut shapes from White Craft Foam and temporarily adhere the foam shapes onto an acrylic block. I like to use dye inks, but any inks should work.

For this example, I used the Birch Press Sparkler Butterfly Layer Dies. It is fun to stamp with the foam die cuts from a layered die set… it looks like you have a layered stamp set! This is excellent for one-layer cards. I created additional butterfly foam stamps from the Birch Press Butterfly Garden Layer Dies and added a Birch Press Dragonfly Greeting sentiment and pearls.

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My next two cards feature the amazing Birch Press Butterfly Garden Layer Dies. Those backgrounds are so incredible!

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The Birch Press Just Because Sugar Script Die Set is such a great sentiment for any occasion.

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ALTER WORD DIES

This second card shows how you can easily alter word dies to create new words. Here, I cut the Birch Press Big Wishing Sugar Script Dies to make the word “wish.” This is a great way to stretch your supplies. All the other pieces are from the Birch Press Butterfly Garden Layer Dies.

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COLOR DIE CUTS

Colored cardstock often costs more than white cardstock. So one way to make colorful dies is to color white die cuts. You can do this with paint, ink, markers and more.

For my card, I die cut the Birch Press Sparkler Butterfly Layer Dies from white cardstock and then colored the die cuts with Copic Markers. Although I colored them solid, you could instead create shading and such. I also added a single layer from the Birch Press Butterfly Garden Layer Dies to the background… and I used foam adhesive for dimension. (That makes a big difference!) The sentiment is a Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die cut.

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NEW COLOR COMBOS

Die cutting is a great way to test out new color combos. I really wanted to try the newest colors of Gina K Designs Cardstock so I put them to use with the Birch Press Grace Layer Dies. Since the colors were bold, I used a kraft cardstock notecard and a simple Birch Press Celebrate Sugar Script Die sentiment.

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METALLIC EMBOSSING

Covering layered die cuts (or any die cuts) with metallic embossing powder is a great way to change up a card’s look. Here, I used the same colors of cardstock as the last example, but covered it with a few layers of Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. The metallic shine with a touch of color is such a unique look. I used the outside portion of the Birch Press Grace Layer Dies along with a sentiment from the incredible Gina K Designs Lettered and Lovely Stamp Set.

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COLOR PEEK-THROUGH

Whenever you have an die cut with openings, it is fun to add lots of colors behind it. Be sure to watch the video to see how to easily determine where the colors go!

For my card, I used the Birch Press Grace Layer Dies and quick coloring with Copic Markers. Oh – and I added a sentiment to my envelope from the The Ink Road Stamps I Made a Thing Stamp Set.

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SPARKLE AND SHINE

To make word die cuts stand out more on my cards, I like to cover them with a layer of Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and Tonic Crystal Glaze. This gives rounded dimension and makes it look like a sparkly puffy sticker! Most of my cards today use this technique.

This card features a black Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die cut covered with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and Tonic Crystal Glaze and a background from the Birch Press Grace Layer Die Set.

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USE SCRAPS

I had lots of random die cuts leftover from all of the cards I made. So I covered the background of a white notecard with them for a fun look. Easy and fast to do! The sentiment is from the Birch Press Love Sugar Script Die and Birch Press Just Because Stamp Set.

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DIE CUT BACKDROPS

Simple white die cuts make a great background for a focal image. You can add anything on top including a sentiment, stamped image, or another die cut.

My first example shows layered white die cuts behind a Birch Press Big Thanks Sugar Script sentiment. I covered the “thanks” with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and Tonic Crystal Glaze for shine. I like how soft this card is.

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I have been wanting to use this sentiment from the Cas-ual Fridays Supercalifragistic Stamp Set for some time and wanted to keep it in focus. So I added it to the center of a simple layered white die cut background. Perfect!

Die Cutting Tips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I share a ton of other tips in the video – so be sure to watch it. I hope it is helpful!

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a layering die set from Birch Press? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/1/18 telling me if you like die cutting or stamping better. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post 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! Prize personally donated.)

DISCOUNT CODE

So my friend, Dave, is the owner of Birch Press, Memory Box, and Poppy Stamps. I have used a lot of his dies over the years… they are the best designs in the industry. And now he has another company – – the Old School Chocolate Company! (After all… not much goes better with crafting then chocolate!) He sent me a box of treats and I am in love. I am not a big sweets person, but the peanut butter and mint are perfection. Unique, cute, and perfect for gifts.

If you want to try the Old School Chocolate Company, you use the code “YUMMY” and to get 50% off their order through 4/30/18. Yum!

SUPPLIES

Want to find 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. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store.

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BIRCH PRESS LAYERING DIES
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Birch Press Kaleidoscope Layer Dies
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Birch Press Dazzler Layer Dies
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Birch Press Bali Layer Dies
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Birch Press Adi Layer Dies
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Birch Press Viva Layer Dies
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Birch Press Grace Layer Dies
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Birch Press Butterfly Garden Layer Dies
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Birch Press Sparkler Butterfly Layer…
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Birch Press Kessa Arch Layer Dies
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Birch Press Mandala Card Frame Die
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Birch Press Mandala Circle Base Die
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Birch Press Dazzler Base Die
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Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Sending Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Hugs Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Kindness Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Just Because Sugar Script…
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Birch Press Love Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Wishing Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Celebrate Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press You Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Big Thanks Sugar Script…
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Birch Press Smile Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Dies
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Birch Press Big Wishing Sugar Script…
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Birch Press Big Senging Sugar Script…
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Birch Press Big You Sugar Script Dies
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*Birch Press Just Because Stamps
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Memory Box Spring Lilacs Stamp Set
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Poppy Stamps Sending Scribbles Stamp Set
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*Birch Press Dragonfly Greetings…
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*Gina K Designs Lettered and Lovely…
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*Altenew Quilled Elegance Stamp Set
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Cas-ual Fridays Supercalifragistic…
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*The Ink Road Stamps I Made a Thing…
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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Spellbinders Embossing Mat
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Lint Rollers
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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Gina K Connect Glue
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3M Foam Adhesive
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Birch Press Time to Celebrate Stamp Set
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Couture Creations Double Sided Adhesive
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Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
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Kokuyo Long Dot Liner Adhesive
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Gina K Designs Cardstock
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Lawn Fawn Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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SSS 40lb Vellum
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Grafix Platinum Vellum
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Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
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Lucy’s Cards Jewels
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Jewel Picker
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Bead Tray
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
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Tonic Crystal Glaze
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Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
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Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Arteza Real Brush Watercolor Pens
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*Craft a Life You Love Book
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White Craft Foam
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Acrylic Frame
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* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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851 thoughts on “Die Cutting Tips + GIVEAWAY + Discount Code”

  1. Oh my stars – all of these are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
    I am new to crafting – about a year long love of this hobby. I like die cutting to stamping b/c it is so detailed. They look like mosaics! Just stunning.

  2. I love die cutting better than stamping. All of your samples are beautiful! I love that even in monochromatic cards the layers are so beautiful! TFS

  3. Oh my. I could look at these cards all day. I am definitely a die cutter. In fact, I feel bad I don’t stamp more often, as I have so many great sets! The dies you have used are so awesome. I would have overlooked the circular ones (in favour of the full sized background dies) but now I see how much more versatile they are and how impactful they can be. And they aren’t as expensive!

  4. This continuing creativity amazes me! … ‘regular’ die cutting with all its possibilities is wonderful enough, but this stuns me … and I am saving up now to treat myself …
    Jennifer, your fountain of ideas also blows me away … and it is so lovely that you so willingly share your skills … thank-you

  5. I’ve been a stamper for over 20 years and still love it! But, just this year, I received my first die cut machine: a Big Shot. There’s nothing like making others feel special with beautiful, intricate, layered cards.
    Coming up soon for me will be using the cross stitch die for sewing on cards
    So which are better dies or stamps? Thre Best is Een they are used together1

  6. I enjoy die cutting more than stamping, especially Dave’s Memory Box, Poppy Stamps & Birch Press since they are so detailed and elaborate! So beautiful!

  7. I have a question about paper weight for layers. Would you consider mentioning that in your videos oreven doing a viseo about what weights you use for layering and various techniques? Thanks agin for your excellent presentation! As far as whic I enjoy more it is too soon to tell.

  8. I love die cutting but stamping is how I started out and it still prevalent in all I do. Cards are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your designs.

  9. Wow, gorgeous cards Jennifer. I watch your videos all the time, many older ones too and I always learn something from you. These dies are beautiful, I plan on getting a set one day. Stamping or die cutting? That’s difficult because you have to use stamps, if not for anything else, for sentiments, but die cutting took my projects to a whole new level. My first die cutting machine was a Brother ScanNCut2 my husband got me for Christmas in 2016, last year I got a manual die cutting machine and this year, 2 small die cutting machines. If I have to chooose, die cutting is my favorite. Keep up the great work, I think I can speak for many that we love and appreciate you.

  10. This video is fantastic. I wish I could get all of these dies. I do like stamping but using dies really make an impact and dimension on my cards. I prefer using die cuts for quick cards too.

  11. I started out as a rubber stamper and moved into scrapbooking. I still love to make cards and am always inspired by your work. I am slowly moving into the did cut area but am in LOVE with these designs. Now I know what I need to put on my wishlist!

  12. I absolutely love to die cut…..there is something soooo satisfying about being able to cut something out and have it be just perfect.

  13. I stamp more than I die-cut. However, with these dies, I would definitely die cut more. They are beyond awesome.

  14. I use a lot of stamps and I’ve been trying to use them more to make backgrounds lately… but I LOVE die cutting and making designs with the shapes!

  15. I have never really thought about the versatility of die-cuts and now that I’m addicted to your blog a whole new world has opened. So I love background stamping but I think the dimension that can be achieved with die-cutting goes so much further!

  16. I love the Birch Press Dies. Sometimes it is more enjoyable to make a card with only die cutting and no stamping.

  17. I am tickled to find your site, your video and all of these die cuts and stamps. I totally love both stamps and die cutting and have shared your video with all my crafting friends. The lint roller was my fav tip, though each and everyone of your tips will be so useful in my stamping /diecutting world!
    Thank you so very much for creating this wonderful video sharing these products and wonderful tips!

  18. These are breathtakingly beautiful! The color combinations are all so perfectly blended. I love to die cut much more than stamp (it’s more exact for me but working at improving). Thank you and please keep creating and sharing – it’s an amazing gift!

  19. I find that I like cards that I create using dies more than just stamping with no die cutting. I love the birch press die layering sets, but after looking at the price I don’t believe I can afford to buy them. It would be great if they were more affordable. Thanks for all your videos.
    Chrissy

  20. You are so inspirational. Can’t tell you how much product I’ve bought after seeing your work. Since I have hand issuea, I MUCH prefer die cuts to stamping. And I’ve loved Birch Press for several years, but too rich for my blood.

  21. Definitely die-cutting! Its so cool to be able to creat in your home whast was previously on!y available at a card store! I Love creating!

  22. I live both die cutting and stamping. Just depends on my mood for the day. Lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Which do I like better? Egads, that’s a hard choice. I think I’d have to answer die cutting. The cards made in this video with the Birch Press dies are beyond gorgeous; they’re stunning. If a piece of metal can help me do that and bring smiles to my friends’ faces and let them know that I really do care, then I’m all for it. Of course the same could apply to stamping, but after watching your video on applying glitter to the Be Creative glue strips and then die cutting and then applying glitter, I fell in love with die cutting again today. Tomorrow I get to assemble all my pre-cut pieces and make cards. I’m getting better by watching your videos and reading your blog – thank you for sharing all of your hard-earned experience. I appreciate the kindness.

  24. Wow! All your cards are so beautiful – your choice of colours are fantastic and they all show off the layering dies perfectly! I don’t actually have a die cutting machine so I’d have to say stamping is my preference!

  25. Which do I like better, die cutting!! It is easier! You are inspiring! I love your work! Thank you so much for the videos and sharing!!

  26. I am new to you and I am addicted! You are so amazingly creative. I have tried a few of your techniques and have to say, you make it look waaaaay easier than what it is! I have always been a lover of stamping more than die cutting, but after watching a few of your videos have picked up the cool dies and now love them too. I seriously cant choose between the two!

  27. I prefer stamping just because I don’t have much experience with die cutting —-but these are gorgeous so I might have to try it!

  28. I love all your cards Jennifer! I like die cutting and stamping equally. It also depends on what kind of cards you plan on making. Thank you for sharing all your awesome ideas & tricks with us.

  29. These are so gorgeous! A lot of my cards have a combo of stamping and die cuts, but if I had to choose one, I’d likely go with stamping just because I have more variety. These Birch Press dies could easily make me change my mind, though. 🙂

  30. I guess it depends on my mood! I like die cutting more some days, and stamping more on others. The layering dies from Birch Press are beautiful, and I have to admit that stamping is more fun now that I have a stamping platform. Thanks for sharing your ideas and positivity with us!

  31. Dies have won my loyalty: ones I can inlay for simply elegant CAS cards, and pop-up dies for elaborate and amusing cards. Thank you for so many ideas in one video. I appreciate your generous creativity, and this chance to perhaps win a new die!

  32. Lately I have become a huge die cutting card maker! I love stamping still, but dies are fantastic! Such amazing cards, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing–I now own several Birch Press dies because of you!

  33. You amaze me 1st of all with your creativity & the way you look at dies, stamps or really any technique in different ways to make the most of all of them! Thank you for teaching 2nd of all & reminding me how much I too love to think of different uses or techniques to apply to all of my crafting. You’re the best & I mean that from the heart!
    I’m thrilled at a chance to try these amazing Birch Press dies out in fun colors as well! I will always hold a special place in my craft world for stamping. I love it & I have fun getting inky!! Especially now with my stamp press, it’s awesome! But I do have to say dies are definitely stealing my heart with the ease of them & the versatility of all the different techniques you can do with them! So hmmm it is the love of the old & the love of the new for me. 😉

  34. Great examples!!! so many inspiration as always. … a bout the question….. die cutting or stamping.. hard decision… but I thing that die cutting although i don’t have so much die-cuts, less than I wanted, in Spain is hart to find the layer die cuts. (almost impossible)

  35. Your cards are just stunning! I love the variety you have showcased. It’s just amazing to me how you keep coming up with more techniques and a vast array of samples. Such a difficult choice to decide between stamping or die cutting. Both add so much to a card or project. Actually, I usually use both on every card. But I think die cutting is just a lot more fun! It’s always a little magical when you take the die cut out of the die. Sort of like watching embossing powder melt, it’s irresistible! Thank you for all you do!

  36. WOW!! Just WOW!
    I love die cutting and creating with them, but these layered dies take it to another whole level.
    I havent seen layered dies until I saw your video. I am just starting my die collection as up until recently I have been a stamper.
    Love your videos and I can see a new die addiction incoming! lol!
    Thankyou for sharing your creations and how tos 🙂

  37. I don’t really have any of these gorgeous stand alone dies, so I wouldn’t know if it’s fun do work with. So, I would have to say that I like stamping better because that’s what I have.

  38. I was going to say I like stamping better becasue I love to color. But after seeing these amazingly intricate and beautiful die cuts, I think I’m being swayed. I really hope I win the die cut. And then I hope my husband buys me a Gemini junior! I have a lot of hope! Thanks for sharing these. I am always inspired by your posts.

  39. Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing your tips & design ideas, what an inspiration!!! I honestly cannot decide what I like more – diecutting or stamping, or coloring, to that effect… I use stamping and die-cutting all the time, I don’t think I made a single card without either of these two, ever… That’s a really tough question! Like, really!!! But if I think of whether it’s easier for me to discard a faulted stamped image or a die-cut piece, I’d hold on to a die-cut piece and try to find a way to reuse it. Looks like diecutting is winning this impossible battle 🙂

  40. I love both stamping and die cutting but since die cutting is the newest of the two for me I am spending more time with it at the moment. I love how you use the two together to make such beautiful creations. I especially appreciate all the helpful tips you share on making the most of dies and stamping. While watching you make the cards I always pick up on helpful ways to use tools and creatively use the things I already have. Thanks so much!

  41. Jennifer, you make it so much fun to watch, then try the ideas after, and then create more ideas. You make me want each and every die, stamp and all the other things. (Pocket book says otherwise.) So much fun! Thanks again for sharing your amazing Talent!

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