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.

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

  1. I have several of these dies, and love to use them, but the one I am eyeing at the moment is the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris. And I want the MFT Outside the Box die. Birch press is one of my favorites, though, and I could certainly put $50 to good use on their site. Thanks for the guide, and for the chance to win Jennifer!

  2. I really like Honey bee fluttering hearts dies. They would make a pretty background for a variety of cards, especially for Valentine cards.

  3. What a wonderful list of amazing dies, Jennifer! All so beautiful in their own way. When I saw the MFT Out of the Bos die set recently, I fell in love as I could see so many uses. I love that the back panel allows for a background to the scene you are creating. Thanks for all the information and the chance to check out dies I haven’t found before. Take care! 🙂

  4. You are awesome! My favorite die would have to be the MFT I miss you die. It’s awesome because it’s so large. I just love it! Thanks for doing this series.

  5. Choosing one die among so many is a tall order. Favorites are the World Window die, pinpoint dies (love the delicate detail!), Altenew’s Hello & Hugs, Birch Press layering dies, The World Needs by SSS… I could go on and on…

  6. I like the Birch Press Mod Alphabet Dies (very clean cut letters) although I also like the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Dies (which I bought but haven’t used yet).

  7. Thanks for all the great information, Jennifer! I have a very long list of wishes now & am surprised at how many of your faves I already have. (But a girl can’t have too many dies!) Love your videos!

  8. Thank you so much for always providing such terrific content! Like someone commented earlier….you make me go broke! LOL! My fav die is the Birch Press radial die….already ordered it! Would love to check out more from them! TYFS ❤️🦋💜

  9. Oh I just love dies! My list of favorites are the Stamp Market Hello, Elizabeth Craft Leaf Pattern, Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf and the Memory Box Matinee Reqtanles. BTW, I absolutely love the adorable little elephant in the Mama Elephant Heart die – might just need to add that to my favorites too.

  10. I love the Birch Press Flora Heart Layer dies! They are so beautiful alone and together! What an amazing design!!

  11. It’s so hard to pick a favorite! I love the Concord and 9th All the Letters dies, all the Birch Press dies and the pierced dies! Thank you for the awesome video!

  12. I look forward to this series every year :). Thank you so much for your time and work putting this together. It is greatly appreciated. I love all the birch press dies however the viola one knocked my socks off!

  13. Wow – what fabulous dies. How do you choose? My list is getting longer and longer! Thank you for putting these posts and videos together. I think my favorite is the Birch Press Viola die – just stunning, but the sentiment dies are fabulous too (I just had to buy the Honey Bee Narrow Upper Case dies – I can think of so many things to do with these!)..

  14. thank you for another informative post about dies! I was loving the pin point dies but when I finished my favorite it the pop up easel die, it is brilliant!

  15. All I can say is WOW! I absolutely LOVE the Birch Press Design Plate Layer Set craft dies. They would look great separately and together. It would be such a treat to be able to win this gift card and use it towards this die set. Thank you for making your videos and the opportunity to win this gift card.

  16. it is SO hard to pick a favorite of your favorites! If I have to, I’ll pick the Simon Says Stamp laurel leaves. I really enjoy using leaf dies, for some reason.

  17. My favorites are the Birch Press Dies. Because of your detailed videos I own several. They make quick, elegant cards. The Viola Plate Layer dies is on my wish list! Thanks, your work is inspiring.

  18. Thank you for introducing me to some new products, like Karen Burniston pattern plates and Poppy Stamps Easel die. My favorite this year is probably WPlus9 Lavinia Layers, although there are so many wonderful things here, it was hard to choose!

  19. My favorite die would have to be the Poppy Stamps Adriana Easel set – love the many pieces included and who doesn’t love leafy things!

  20. I usually buy very generic dies so I can use them over and over, but you have convinced me to try some specialty ones and try them in new ways! Thanks for sharing

  21. So many to love! I too love Birch Press. The Cora is beautiful. Thanks for all the great videos you share, Jennifer!

  22. Thoroughly enjoy your “favorite crafty things-videos”; thank you loads for taking the time to make them! I really like the lines die from Studio Katia and the sunshine scene die from Hello Bluebird.

  23. Wow! So hard to choose! I guess my favorite is Trinity Stamps’ slimline envelope dies. Thank you very much for posting these wonderful videos, Jennifer!

  24. Wplus9 Lavinia layered die is my favorite. I love that it embosses without having to run it thru the die cut machine with a rubber mat.your examples are very inspiring.

  25. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for doing this list every year. My favorite dies from this list are: SSS etched laurel leaves and I Really Miss You from My Favorite Things ❤️

  26. I am like you, I love the dies! I think I would have to say my favorite is the My Favorite Things Circle Thin Dies. I really like them all, but that one would be the most useful for me. I am a big fan of all the background dies, they are amazing!

  27. I love the Altnew jumbo garden picks. Love the idea of just of using a die to creat a beautiful realistic flower.

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