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

  1. Thank you Jennifer for the great showcase video! It is hard to choose a favorite die from this group : ) I do love the Altenew DELICATE MANDALA Die ALT3360, Creative Expressions SUNFLOWER EDGER, Altenew FANCY THANKS and Hero Arts Fancy Die FLOWER GARDEN. But I’m still working on collecting the basics, so I would have to choose the Waffle Flower A7 LAYERS Dies.

  2. Thanks for the video. My favorite die is without a doubt the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture die. It is so cool and I think anyone of any age would be happy and amazed to receive it.

  3. SWOON!! Several of my FAVORITES from the year made your list!! I think my most favorite would be the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture changer die, the Newton’s Nook Speech Bubbles Die Set and the Paper Smooches You Are a Blessing Die!!

  4. Pick just one – impossible! So many great ones! Love the Bright Hearts and the Words4Jar, and that’s just the beginning of my list!

  5. Thank you for sharing all these great products and for taking the time to show their value to the crafter. A holiday treat for your followers for sure. I am fascinated by the Karen Burniston Photo Collage Pop up dies – it looks like a fun product.

  6. Ooh there’s so many wonderful dies, so hard to choose! Three of my top favs are the Pinkfresh Kelly alpha, Simon Says Leaf Cluster and the Eucalyptus dies!!! Thanks for sharing so many great products!

  7. Again, thank k you for creating these videos showing your favorites. I love so many of them, tha tall skinny alphabets, the layered background dies, the house builder die and the gift card die are among my faves! I would be so appreciative of anything I would win!💕💕

  8. This was an easy choice. I love the cards circle cards you make. I’ve know for months the Hero Arts Infinity Circles die would be my next big purchase!

  9. I’m loving the Diagonal stitches background die! I also love the Wiper surprise. The layering does are another favorite. I will be checking into getting some of these.

  10. I love Wplus 9 dies and have been loving the Wecome Dies that go with the stamp set. This set has a great label that can be used with a lot of sentiments!

  11. I love word dies. I really like trying the techniques you teach. I have really up’d my card making game with these new techniques. Thank you!

  12. Thanks for the dies video. I love any of the Birch Press dies. They are just beautiful. Of course you make all the dies look wonderful but the layering dies are just great.

  13. I really like basic shape dies with different edges, scallops, stitches, etc, and can’t craft without word dies (well, almost!), but that photo collage die, blew me away! What a fun one!! Thanks for sharing all these. I’m sorry I can’t follow all your links and help support you more, but I know that so many people do that products often sell out after you’ve shown them. You are the best advertisement these companies can get! You rock, sweet lady!

  14. I’m glad you showed the Pinkfresh Studios Kelly Alpha Lowercase Dies. They are so cute! The list is quite long on how many are great! 💞Thanks for all you do!

  15. I’m in love with everything Birch Press does, but I also love the Eucalyptus Die from SSS thanks to the cards and uses you shared !

  16. I have been asking myself why I have no background dies since watching this vid! That altenew mandala, the lawn fawn heart backdrop… they need to come and live with me!

  17. Thank you so much for the time you put into your videos, and for being so incredibly generous with giveaways. You’re such a doll.
    I am stupid crazy over the Birch press layering dies, I just can’t afford them lol. So many fabulous companies, and I want all the things. lol. I need to go play with what I have now. lol

  18. Never apologise for these videos being long, I’m so grateful that you take time out to do these & I’m sure many others are also. I’ve recently found Karen Burniston does myself, she has so many & all give so many options from one set. I really liked seeing so many options on the fonts for word dies, these have become my this year’s new style to add on after watching so many of your video’s showcasing some.

  19. Choosing is impossible! I’ve always wanted the Hero Arts infinity circles but they’re rarely in stock. But I love the whimsy stitched/pierced circles for the detail.

  20. Well, if I have too pick a favorite I’ll go wit the cluster leaf die from SSS. I love the scroll design. I’m hoping to get my first Karen Burniston pop-up die for Christmas, but the one on your list is not on my wish list. She has a lot of great ones to choose from. I also need a set of layering rectangles. I have the stitched ones but I need some regular ones.

  21. My favorite are the infinity circle by Hero Arts. I am just getting started with die cutting, and the ideas seem endless for that set. Thanks, for all the inspiration, Jennifer!

  22. I really love the Hero Arts Fancy Die Flower Garden! I’ve never used this type of die in my cards and I think this would make an awesome Mother’s Day card or even a Birthday card for an older lady. It looks so lacey. You could use it as a background or use it like a peek-a-boo top or even a shaker card. So many ideas flowing in my head as to what I could use this for.

  23. All the ones I wanted to buy were sold out in what I call the Jennifer effect😉 I really wanted the Skinny Strip Dies because while not as exciting as some others they would be a daily used staple. As soon as they’re back in stock I’m getting that set!

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