My Favorite Crafty Things 2019: DIES

Welcome back to My Favorite Crafty Things 2019! Today is all about dies… my favorite!

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2019. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

I have lots to share, including big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts (some are exclusive!) from several of my favorite stores. I will be updating this list if more offers come in…

Let’s go! Today I am focusing on 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 at no cost to you. Please note that I purchased most 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 and am not on any design teams. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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 word dies on most of my cards. They add fun dimension! Here are some of this year’s favorites:

Stamps of Life Words4Jar Dies
[ THS ]
Birch Press Big Hello Sugar Script Dies
[ SSS | ELH | BRC | JNN ]
Gina K Hugs Die
[ SSS | ELH | GNK | JNN ]
Heffy Doodle Sunshine Die
[ SSS | ELH | HFF ]
Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Thanks Die
[ SSS | ELH | PPP | YTB ]
Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Altenew Fancy Thanks Die
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
The Stamp Market Handwritten Thanks Die
[ THS | JNN ]
Hello Bluebird Thankful For You Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HLL | JNN ]
Ink To Paper Sweet Blessings Dies
[ INK ]
WPlus9 Welcome Dies
[ SSS | WPL ]
The Greeting Farm Birthday Wishes Die
[ SSS | THG ]
Paper Smooches You Are a Blessing Die
[ SSS | PPR ]
Pretty Pink Posh Thinking of You Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Paper Smooches Thinking of You Die
[ SSS | PPR ]
Picket Fence Always Dies
[ SSS ]
The Stamp Market Skinny Upper…
[ THS | JNN ]
Create A Smile Cherry Lowercase Dies
[ SSS | CRT ]
Pinkfresh Studios Kelly Alpha…
[ SSS | YTB ]


Background dies tend to be higher priced than most crafting products do to the amount of metal used. Therefore, you want to be sure you invest in those that can be used creatively in many ways! I recommend checking out these:

Reverse Confetti Stitched Circles Die
[ SSS | RVR | JNN ]
Brutus Monroe Tile Die
[ SSS | BMR ]
Crafter’s Companion Clamshell Horizon…
[ SSS | CRF | JNN ]
Studio Katia Grid Die
[ SSS | STD | JNN ]
Concord & 9th Hexagon Designer Dies
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
The Stamp Market Lots of Dots Die
[ SSS | ELH | THS | JNN ]
Lawn Fawn Portrait Heart Backdrop Die
[ SSS | ELH | LWN | JNN ]
Altenew Radial Hearts Die
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Hero Arts Flower Garden Die
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Birch Press Lumina Layer Dies
[ SSS | ELH | BRC | JNN ]
Birch Press Epiphany Layer Dies
[ SSS | ELH | BRC | JNN ]
Birch Press Grandiose Layering Dies
[ SSS | BRC ]
Altenew Dotted Swirl Die
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Reverse Confetti Diagonal Stitches Die
[ SSS | ELH | RVR | JNN ]
Mama Elephant Scales Die
[ SSS | ELH | MML ]
Avery Elle Quilted Frame Die
[ SSS | ELH | AVR | JNN ]
Reverse Confetti Stitched Burst Die
[ SSS | RVR ]
WPlus9 Stitched Ironworks Die
[ SSS | WPL | JNN ]
Hero Arts Crafting Border Frame Die
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Altenew Delicate Mandala Die
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]


Here are a few other dies that I thought you might like…

Birch Press Adora Die
[ SSS | BRC | JNN ]
Memory Box Bright Hearts Die
[ SSS | ELH | MMR | JNN ]
Concord & 9th Sew In Love Dies
[ SSS | C&9 | ELH | JNN ]
Studio Katia Half Tone Dots Circle Dies
[ SSS | STD ]
Newton’s Nook Speech Bubbles Dies
[ SSS | NWT ]
Neat and Tangled Skinny Strips Dies
[ SSS | ELH | N&T ]
Honey Bee Straight Slider Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HNB ]
Altenew Polish Papercuts Dies
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Poppy Stamps Cottage Window Dies
[ SSS | PPP ]
Creative Expressions Sunflower Edger Die
[ SSS ]
Paper Rose Gum Leaf Border Die
[ SSS | PPR ]
Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Rounded…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Poppy Stamps Shaker Heart Die
[ SSS | ELH | PPP ]
Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Eucalyptus Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
The Greetery BotaniCuts Sunflower Dies
[ THG ]
Spellbinders Floral Hi Etched Dies
[ SSS | SPL ]
Your Next Stamp Feathers Dies
[ SSS | YRN | JNN ]
Reverse Confetti Stitched Hex Tag Dies
[ SSS | ELH | RVR | JNN ]
Lawn Fawn Just Stitching Double…
[ SSS | ELH | LWN | JNN ]
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Border Dies
[ SSS | ELH | STD ]
Whimsy Stamps Stitched and Pierced…
[ SSS | WHM ]
Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Rings Dies
[ SSS | PPP | JNN ]
Pink and Main Thin Fish Tail Banner Dies
[ SSS | PNK | JNN ]
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Dies
[ KATS ]
Waffle Flower A7 Layer Dies
[ SSS | WFF | ELH ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]


Interactive dies are popular right now, and here are a few fun ones…

Honey Bee House Builder Card Base Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HNB ]
Pink and Main Holiday Scene Builder Dies
[ SSS | PNK ]
Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer Dies
[ SSS | ELH | LWN | YTB ]
Mama Elephant Wiper Surprise Dies
[ SSS | ELH | MML | YTB ]
Ink To Paper Pencil Gift Card Holder Die
[ SSS | INK ]
Honey Bee Gift Card Present Dies
[ SSS | HNB ]
Karen Burniston Photo Collage Pop Up…
[ SSS | KRN ]


This list of Favorite Crafty Things could also make a great gift guide – just pass along this link or print the page. Don’t forget the discount codes above!

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2019. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2018, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Altenew! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/20/19 telling me your favorite die set 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! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon with more from this series!


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437 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2019: DIES”

  1. I’m practical so my favorite is the Waffle Flower A7 dies which will be used for years to come. I’m ordering it today!!

  2. Thank you so much Jennifer for all your time on these videos. We do love them! I am digging The Stamp Markets Talk Skinnies Alpha.

  3. Wow! There are so many amazing dies showcased here. I keep coming back to the Hero Arts Secret Garden die… must have. Thanks Jennifer.

  4. I love the ink to paper pencil due (because I am a teacher!), but I also love the Altenew radial hearts die! Once again, it’s hard to choose one!

  5. I absolutely look forward to this series every year! My favorite are the layering dies by Birch Press they are all so beautiful and unique.

  6. Wayyyyy too many I love! Well I bought the Karen burniston after watching this! Haha i think that is so cool!!!! I also bought the stamps of life set! Never seen that before I watched your video!

  7. I bought the Fawn Lawn stitched rectangles since watching this video. Love them! Thank you for all the information and inspiration.

  8. I love your die video. And my favourite die was the pencil from ink to paper. Also, I didn’t even know SSS carried ink to paper until I saw your link! How awesome! although the pencil die is already out of stock, so must be popular. THanks for the discount codes! What an extra great surprise!

  9. I always look forward to your series videos. So many wonderful dies and different looks! The birch press dies are just gorgeous!
    Thank you for all the hard work you out into making your videos!

  10. So many wonderful dies, love the Waffle Flower A7 dies but that is just one there are many more on my list. Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

  11. I LOVE all things altenew! I always enjoy the floral stamp and die sets they produce. I do love the Hero Arts floral cover die above. Would be so fun to piece that with different papers!

  12. I love die cutting, it is my absolute favorite thing to do! I love using the layering dies to build dimension. Have you ever tried Anna griffin’s dies? They’re absolutely gorgeous and they cut and emboss in one pass.

  13. I am hooked on dies! Thanks for showing me some I have never seen before! I think my favorite is the Honey Bee House Builder Card Base – it looks like fun and has so many possibilities!

  14. Waited too late to get present card die for Christmas, hoping it comes back un stock for some birthday gift cards! And video is not too LONG…Happy Holidays!

  15. My favorite of all of your videos is always the dies…and the Birch Press are among my favorites. Adding your artistic eye to the possibilities gives us the jump start to run with many ideas. Thank you so much!!

  16. I love dies, so many of these have already found a happy home in my craft room. The one I haven’t managed to bring home yet, but I really want, is the Concord & 9th Hexagon Designer dies.

  17. My favorite is the Hero Arts Infinity Circles. They can be used in so many ways and are incredibly versatile. Fortunately, I have a set from another vendor. I think they are the ones I reach for the most. Secondly, I would choose the squares or rectangles for the same reason. Thanks again, Jennifer for all you bring to the craft.

  18. Thank you for today’s video. I have started buying a few word dies after watching your other videos because other than stacking dies I don’t seem to venture out of my comfort zone. New goal for 2020!

  19. Thank you for sharing your favorites! Lots of winners here, but I love all geometric dies, so the Concord and 9th Hexagon Designer Die speaks to me.

  20. My favorite die is Karen Burniston’s Photo Collage Pop Up Dies – I used to be a scrapbooker.

    Thank you for the video series and the giveaways!

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