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5 Best Die Cutting Techniques (and SSS Diecember Close-Up)

Hello. Today I am sharing my five favorite die cutting techniques! I also am showing lots of card examples and giving a look at the new Simon Says Stamp Diecember release. It is a fun one!

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting these videos!]

I share a lot of techniques and examples in this video. Be sure to watch it to learn how each card is made!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post. I also share links to additional technique videos.

Here are my five favorite die cutting techniques:

1. SCRAP INLAY TECHNIQUE

One of the best ways to use dies is along with scraps for an inlay look.


THANKS CARDS – showing a scrap inlay technique
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Large Outline Thanks Die
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
• Cardstock scraps

For a video sharing more on the scrap inlay technique, head HERE.

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


YOU – showing a scrap inlay technique
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Lined You Dies
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
• Cardstock scraps

For a video sharing more on the scrap inlay technique, head HERE.

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink 5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

2. STAINED GLASS TECHNIQUE

These cards give the look of stained glass, thanks to layered die cuts, markers, and Glossy Accents.


COLORFUL – showing a stained glass die cutting technique
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Art Supplies
Simon Says Stamp Thin Circle Dies
Simon Says Stamp Crafty Friends Stamp Set
Glossy Accents
• Cardstock scraps

For a video sharing more on the stained glass die cutting technique, head HERE.

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

3. EMBOSSED IMPRESSIONS TECHNIQUE

I love using intricate dies to make an impression and heat emboss… instead of cutting.


THANKS SNOWFLAKE – showing a embossed impression technique
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Snowflake Dies
Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks Die
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
• Die Cut Machine and Spellbinders Embossing Mat
Versmark Ink and Silver Embossing Powder

For a video sharing more on the embossed impressions technique, head HERE.

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

4. DIE CUT MONOPRINT TECHNIQUE

One of the coolest ways to use die cuts is for a faux monoprint look. And it results in three pieces to use for three cards!


HELLO CRAFTY FRIEND – showing a die cut monoprint technique
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Detailed Leaf Cluster Die
Simon Says Stamp Hello Crafty Friend Die
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
• Gold glitter cardstock and gems

For a video sharing more on the die cut monoprint technique, head HERE.

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5. SHAKER TECHNIQUE

Shaker cards are fun to make… and dies make them easy.


THE WORLD NEEDS – showing a shaker technique
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp A7 Thin Frames Dies
Simon Says Stamp The World Needs Die
• Gold glitter cardstock, cardstock scraps and gems

For a video sharing more on the shaker technique, head HERE.

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

5 Best Die Cutting Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


I will be back soon with a sixth favorite die cutting technique. Stay tuned!

DIECEMBER

Today is the start of Simon Says Stamp Diecember… a month long celebration of die cutting! I hope my five die cutting techniques above help you kick start the month. I also shared a look at the products in this Diecember release… and you can find them all HERE.

CRAFTY SALES

By the way, there are still lots of great Crafty Sales happening this weekend! You can find an updated list HERE.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS branded products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Diecember Release
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Simon Says Stamp Large Outline Thanks…
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Simon Says Stamp Lined You Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks Die
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
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Simon Says Stamp Art Supplies
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Simon Says Stamp Blessings Die
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Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Butterfly Die
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Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Weath Die
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Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Oval Die
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Simon Says Stamp Filigree Message…
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Simon Says Stamp Hello Crafty Friend
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Simon Says Stamp Detailed Leaf…
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Simon Says Stamp Burst Die
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Simon Says Stamp Stylized Angel Die
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Foliage Frame…
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Simon Says Stamp Flower Swag Die
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Simon Says Stamp Ornate Alphabet Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Leafy Christmas Tree…
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Simon Says Stamp Circle Thin Frame Dies
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Simon Says Stamp A7 Thin Frames Dies
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Simon Says Stamp A2 Thin Frame Dies
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Simon Says Stamp The World Needs Die
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Simon Says Stamp The Best Is Yet Die
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Wishes Circle…
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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Proud of…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Thank You…
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Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Mocha Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Fortune Cookie Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp Holly and Berries…
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Simon Says Stamp Crafty Friend Stamp Set
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Stick It Adhesive Sheets
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Altenew Adhesive
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Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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VersaMark Ink
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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Tim Holtz Haberdashery Scissors
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
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Spellbinders Embossing Mat
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T Ruler
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Mini Glossy Accents
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Lucy’s Cards Iridiescent Jewels
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Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz
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Hero Arts Acetate Sheets
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
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Couture Creations Creative Detailer Tool
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25 thoughts on “5 Best Die Cutting Techniques (and SSS Diecember Close-Up)”

  1. What wonderful techniques. I’m going to be trying that monoprint technique soon, that one is totally new to me and I love the look it gives. Thanks for another fabulous video, cards and techniques.

  2. Dear Jennifer
    oh my my I am going to try the stained glass technique. I love it so much. I bkmark all your videos under your name so that referring si much easier.
    God is really living and i expeienced his love and kindness to me and my family today. Isnt it amazing. Ysterday i got to know that my grand daughters visa was rejected and we have to appeal again. My daughter just went into full time employment and though i earn abt 2000 $ a month i dont hv savings as i invested evrything to educate my daughter. Today when i got up i was feeling really down. I wanted to pray but i cudnt and with the greatest difficulty i prayed asking God to show me a way as i didnt hv any money with me. ONce i finished praying everything was clear to me I decided i was going to get the services of the immigration lawyer and he is expensive. Believe me I spoke to my husbands friend and to two of my frineds and tehy all promised to help me and everything will be sorted. I sent messages to my closest friends asking them to pray. I went to church and closed my eyes and just said thank you over and over again and how greatful i was for his kindness and love to me. Our pastor spoke and it was on the same lines.
    I dont know to pray like youll as i came to the Lord recently but i just share all my happiness, hurt, pain, sorrow with him first and ask for his guidance and i am really blessed by him. I thought of sharing this story with you as i know how committed you are to the Lord. You and your family are in my daily prayers.
    May you and your family be blessed wuith gd health and happiness always.
    With Loads of Love and Gratitude

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    This was a wonderful technique video.Im so glad you shared.
    I’m in love with the A7 dies.
    I really wanted to start making larger cards,and these are perfect.Have a blessed day and thank you.

  4. This release is wonderful and shows SSS’s taste. Your mind must work all night long to think up all these techniques that you used in the video. Thanks for all you do!

  5. Thanks for the reminder to use these great die cut techniques! Had forgotten about the stained glass so will be going through my stash to see which dies I have that would work.

  6. Loved the video. You mentioned you can foil the sentiment strips from SSS? I tried it thinking they were printed from a toner based printer but it didn’t work. What am I doing wrong? I have a regular laminator, parchment paper and Deco Foil.

  7. You never cease to amaze me, my crafty friend!! Holy Moly! These techniques are amazing and to have your favorites in one video…this girl is doing a happy dance!! These are absolutely gorgeous…the release is gorgeous and how do I pick the dies I NEED to HAVE??? LOL Thanks for being such a blessing! You are incredibly special!!!

  8. Thanks for reminding us about all these great techniques! I’d completely forgotten about some of them but will now be giving them a try.

  9. Wow! Wow! These cards you made are awesome!! You continue to amaze me, and inspire me!! I really loved the Stained Glass look, and I will have to try it out myself. Thank you so very much for all the information you send to all of us! God bless you!

  10. I especially love the inlay technique. It IS like working a puzzle, putting all the pieces together! Fun and relaxing. I really love those scrappy rainbows! I’ve got to do that! Thanks for always inspiring!

  11. love all these techniques. The die cut mono print was amazing! Thanks for all your work and for sharing with us.

  12. I get so excited when I see crafty themed anything! Loved the paint set! Most of all I loved the reminders of all the different ways to use our dies! Thank you I’m ALWAYS inspired and grateful for you and your videos! Hugs!

  13. Firstly, thank you for showing us all of these techniques. My favourite is using the scraps to create the inlay, followed by the shaker card and the stained glass technique. I am yet to make a shaker card and never thought you could do it the way you just showed it, as I’ve only ever seen foam tape used, so thank you for that. I really want to make a shaker card soon as I think it’s very innovative and fun.
    You’re so innovative and inspiring. Thank you again for the time to take to create and share all of your talent with us.

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