MY FAVORITE CRAFTY THINGS 2020: Dies + Giveaway!

Welcome to more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020! Today is all about dies.

This series shares my favorite crafty products of 2020. 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… and the beginning of THIS video.

If you are shopping, be sure to check out my Crafty Updates and Sales Page HERE for exclusive discount codes and more!

Today I am focusing on dies.

[Warning: Again, 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. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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Let’s do this…


I use word dies on most of my cards. Here are some of this year’s favorites:

Altenew Hello & Hugs Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
Memory Box Hello Script Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Birch Press Handwritten Hello Outline…
[ SSS | BRC | JNN ]
Birch Press Jumbo Lingo Hello Dies
[ SSS | BRC | ELH | JNN ]
The Stamp Market Outline Hello Die
[ THS ]
Altenew Circled Greetings Hugs Die
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
SugarPea Designs Thanks Word Dies
[ SSS | SGR ]
Kat Scrappiness Thank You Die
[ KATS ]
Concord & 9th All The Thanks Dies
[ SSS | C&9 | ELH ]
Altenew Fancy For You Die
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Ellen Hutson Big Scripty Happy…
[ ELH ]
Cas-ual Fridays Hooray Dies
[ SSS | CS- ]
La-La Land Crafts Get Well Soon Die
[ SSS | LLL ]
Simon Says Stamp You Matter Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Die
[ SSS ]
Ink to Paper Long Distance Hug Die
[ SSS | INK | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp The World Needs Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
LDRS Thinking of You Die
[ SSS | LDR ]
The Greeting Farm Love You Die
[ SSS | THG ]
My Favorite Things Really Miss You Die
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
CZ Design With Sympathy Dies
[ SSS | JNN ]
Doodlebug All Occasion Dies
[ SSS ]
Create a Smile Tiny Sentiment Dies
[ CRT ]
Birch Press Mod Alphabet Dies
[ SSS | BRC ]
Concord & 9th All The Letters Dies
[ SSS | C&9 | ELH ]
Honey Bee Bee Narrow Uppercase Alpha…
[ SSS | HNB | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Leas Ornate…
[ SSS | PNK | JNN ]


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:

WPlus9 Lavinia Layers Die
[ SSS | WPL | JNN ]
Whimsy Stamps Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die
[ SSS | WHM ]
Elizabeth Craft Leaf Pattern Die
[ SSS | ELZ ]
Pinkfresh Studio Simply Diamonds Die
[ SSS | ELH | PNK | JNN ]
Mama Elephant Heart Grid Die
[ SSS | MML ]
Studio Katia Dotted Square Frame Die
[ SSS | STD | ELH ]
Studio Katia Halftone Lines Die
[ SSS | STD | ELH ]
Karen Burniston Pattern Plate Flowers…
[ SSS | KRN ]
Hello Bluebird Sunshine Scene Die
[ SSS | HLL ]
Pretty Pink Posh Nature Essentials Dies
[ SSS | PRT | ELH ]
Pink and Main Fancy Floral Die
[ SSS | PNK ]
Birch Press Viola Plate Layer Dies
[ SSS | BRC | ELH | JNN ]
Honey Bee Fluttering Hearts Die
[ SSS | HNB | ELH ]
Honey Bee Fluttering Hearts Pierced Die
[ SSS | HNB | ELH | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Stitching Panel Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Waffle Flower Stitchable Pinking…
[ SSS | WFF | ELH ]
Waffle Flower Piercing Panel Die
[ SSS | WFF | ELH | JNN ]
Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Plate Die
[ SSS | ELH ]
Birch Press Pinpoint Radial Die
[ SSS | ELH | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Detail Ringlet Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate Die
[ SSS | ELH | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Stitches Die
[ PNK | SSS ]


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

Hero Arts Cloudy Sky Scene Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Hero Arts World Window Die
[ SSS | HA | ELH | JNN ]
Paper Rose Sweet Rainbow Dies
[ SSS | PPR ]
Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Heart Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Detail Floral Heart Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Altenew Parlor Palm Die Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Memory Box Verdant Leaf Die
[ SSS | ELH | MMR | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Engraved Feather Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
Memory Box Cherry Blossom Die
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Die
[ SSS | HA | ELH | JNN ]
Memory Box Tall Birthday Candles Dies
[ SSS | MMR ]
Waffle Flower Additional Circle Dies
[ SSS | WFF | ELH ]
Honey Bee Circle Thin Frame Dies
[ SSS | HNB | ELH | JNN ]
Poppy Stamps Brilliant Rings Dies
[ SSS | PPP ]
Reverse Confetti Circle Rays Duo Dies
[ SSS | RVR ]
Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Dies
[ SSS | MMR | JNN ]
Spellbinders Essential Rectangles Dies
[ SSS | SPL | JNN ]
Your Next Die Stitched Rectangle…
[ SSS | YRN ]
Altenew Featured Sentiments Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Mama Elephant Quick Stripes Dies
[ SSS | MML | ELH | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Slim Ornate Banner Dies
[ SSS | PNK | ELH | JNN ]
Sunny Studio Slimline Scallop Frame Dies
[ SSS | SNN | ELH | JNN ]
Birch Press Cora Layer Dies
[ SSS | BRC | ELH | JNN ]
Birch Press Flora Heart Layer Dies
[ SSS | BRC | JNN ]
Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Tile Dies
[ SSS | SPL ]
Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Altenew Craft A Flower Poppy Dies
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH ]
Poppy Stamps Adriana Pop Up Easel Die
[ SSS | PPP ]
Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Dies
[ SSS | ELH | LWN | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Outside the Box Dies
[ SSS | MFT | ELH ]
Trinity Stamps Slimline Envelope…
[ SSS | TRN | ELH | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelope Die
[ SSS | JNN ]


Remember – this list of Favorite Crafty Things could also make a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you are interested in. The series can be found HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Birch Press Designs! (I LOVE their dies.) For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/20/20 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! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon with more!

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787 thoughts on “MY FAVORITE CRAFTY THINGS 2020: Dies + Giveaway!”

  1. There are so many I love, but if I had to pick one it would be the Pinkfresh Studios Stiches background die. It’s so pretty! I also love the Birch Press layered dies, the Pinkfresh alphabet dies, the Memory Box pinprick background dies, and the Altenew Mumbo Garden dies.

  2. I just discovered your favorite die series from Altenew’s blog for 2020. I look forward to it each year. You do such a fabulous job! I always pick up one or two very loved products for these videos! I don’t have the time to go to all the blog hop’s and releases, and you do such a good job of picking the best of the best! You are amazing Jennifer!

  3. Jennifer is it fair to say all the die cuts are gorgeous. My is the beautiful flower die cut by Birch absolutely gorgeous.

  4. Like you I am finding myself using more and more dies. They are easy and make an impact. Thanks for putting the yearly sets together for us to see.

  5. So many wonderful dies and ideas for using them. I’ve really enjoyed using the Rainbow Heart die. It is so quick and fun to color.

  6. The Mama Elephant quick stripes die is my favorite. I will be buying it. I love stripes for guys, teens, children and behind my florals. I can’t cut equally straight stripes so I really need this.

  7. Wow! There are a lot of great dies here! I have a particular fondness for word dies, and I love the Sugar Pea Design’s Thanks die!

  8. Your videos are always so helpful because I forget what products I’ve seen through the year and you refresh them for me! Christmas is a time when I consider treating myself, so thank you! I need more word dies – I use my alphabets a lot, but they aren’t as good for card sentiments. Unfortunately, the one I need the most, and thus the one I’ll list here, is “with sympathy”.

  9. I am pretty fussy with diies as they are a higher price point but do lovoe those Mama Elephant quick stripes – probably my favourite!

  10. Thanks so much for this helpful video! It’s always difficult for me as a new papercrafter to buy a new die without getting some first hand information first regarding how to use it and what others like to do with them. You gave me such great ideas! However, at this point many of the dies are out of stock and I’ll have to wait a little longer for the one’s I really want!

  11. Jennifer, can I borrow $10,000? I want every one of these dies. I had so much fun watching this video!!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to sharing with all of us!! You are amazing!!!! I have a little crafting group where we meet every Friday on ZOOM to create together. We always talk about what we’ve learned from you. If you ever find yourself in Albuquerque, New Mexico…we would LOVE to have you join us. If you ever want to join one of our ZOOM calls, we would be over the moon to chat with you!!! You’re our creative idol!!

  12. I love the Art Deco feeling of the Elizabeth Craft Leaf Pattern die, as well as its versatility. Although it’s a “background die”, you could creste a lovely card in no time simply by cutting this design from gold or silver cardstock and adding a sentiment.

  13. I really like how you introduce us to new companies. Some of the ones in this video, I’ve never heard of. It makes me happy to see that our industry is still alive.

  14. Sorry, I forgot to say this one more thing. I really like the For You dies.
    I think it is a universal sentiment for cards.
    I’m excited to go check out these new to me companies to see what they have.
    Thanks again.

  15. Hello! My favorite die is the My Favorite Things I Really Miss You die. What a perfect die for these crazy times. I have so many friends that I miss. Thank you!

  16. I wish the My Favorite Things I REALLY MISS YOU Dies Die-Namics wasn’t my choice, but I like it’s message right now as I haven’t been able to see my 2 sisters since last February because of COVID.

  17. Hi Jennifer! I’ve recently gotten back into papercrafting and your videos have been wonderful inspiration!

    My fav die from above has to be “the world needs more people like you” OR “Sending a long distance hug”

    You’ve helped me learn new things… like die cut inlay ^^ I’ve be having so much fun.

    Thx! -R

  18. they are all fantastic and it’s hard to choose, but, for me right now, my daughter has been away at college earning her PhF in biology for so long, so it has to be the I miss you!

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