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. Firstly …a HUGE Thankyou for putting this series together and for everything else that you do…I know I’m not alone in thinking this. My favourite die in there would have to be the Birch Press Viola background layering set…all three of them are beautiful…but together? STUNNING!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  2. I am in love with the Poppy Stamps Adriana pop up easel die!! So feminine and versatile. I can’t wait to see how you use it.

  3. Thank you for continuing your Favorite Crafty Things lists! I find them very helpful. My favorite die is the Big Scripty Happy Birthday die from Ellen Hutson.

  4. My favorite might be the tall birthday candle dies from MB! I can totally picture these in bright colors for a simple but striking card!

    Thanks for all of the work that went into this post!

  5. I have been happily enabled by your awesome videos through the years. I enjoy having many of these featured dies in my craft room. I love the birch press dies and have a few of the smaller dies. My favorite from this video is the Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks. Thanks so much for all your clear techniques you share.

  6. My family & I visited Japan last year and fell in love with the country! Although we missed the height of their Cherry Blossom season, we did get to see a few trees in bloom. Hero Arts’ Cherry Blossom die reminds me of our trip to Japan.

  7. I love the magic iris die- such a fun way to create an interactive card! Especially because there isn’t really a way to create something like this without the die.

  8. I think my favourite (so difficult to choose) is the Kat Scrappiness “Thank You” die. I love the font and the size of it! Thanks for another great video!

  9. So many to choose from! I guess my favorite is the Birch Press Viola Plate Layer Dies! So beautiful and fun. Thanks for this great video! I see some dies that I definitely plan on getting.

  10. I loved the Birch press viola die. I’m new to card making. And I thought that looked very pretty and you make everything look so easy. Thank you for all your hard work that you do.

  11. Thank you so much for all you do to share the love of crafting! Your videos are so helpful and you are one of our most trusted resources.

  12. After watching this I want to get a background die and play around with that. I have a Birch Press layered one but need to work on putting the layers together better. Time to go back and watch some older videos of yours. Thank you for this series and your videos. I enjoy them and appreciate the creative ideas.

  13. My favorite is the Karen Burniston Pattern Plate Flowers Die. I’m adding it to my Christmas list today. Thanks for sharing!

  14. After watching this I have a list of dies that I want, thank you so much for putting this together. You are the best!

  15. I appreciate the big word dies. They’re a great way to show off backgrounds. I have the You Matter die – so useful this year with the ministries my church works with.

  16. Thanks for this, I forgot how many of these are so versatile. I think my favorite is The World Needs, just because the world needs a little more kindness and humanity right now. I also love Lea’s lower case script alphas by Pinkfresh.

  17. I Love the heroarts sky die,followed by SSS leaf die, they always look so pretty on a card. I really admire your generous & kind spirit — kind words always cheer the heart ( prv 12:25b) It is truly a great gift you have….

  18. WOW! So many amazing dies were shown in your video. How can I choose just one favorite, but I would have to say I am most intrigued by the easel card/frame die set.
    Thank you for taking the time again this year to make these videos, I know they take A LOT of time to make.

  19. I have been wanting to get a good set of basic shapes die sets. They are the one thing I keep putting off buying because of the price point and the fact that I will want to get ALL the sizes at once.

  20. I love the pinpoint background stamps and how much they add to a card. My favorite of those is the Pinpoint Leaf by Memory Box.
    I agree, Birch Press is awesome with their wonderful layering dies!

  21. Thank you Jennifer for this great second video in the series.
    I was impressed by the Altenew sentiments die set, so handy, I never thought about buying a strips die set for my sentiment stamping but it looks so handy.
    Stay safe and have a great day.

  22. I have seen so many wonderful and new to me dies in your video, Jennifer. A few dies that made it to my wish list are the Altenew Hello and hugs dies and several of the pierced/pinpoint dies because of their versatility.
    Thanks again for the time and effort you have put into these videos.
    Marianne x

  23. I have had my eye on the Altenew poppy die. I keep talking myself out of it with “How many poppies are you really going to need.” You certainly have given me some ideas though!

  24. I love the Poppy Stamps Adrianna dies. Thank you so much for the video because I haven’t seen hardly any of these dies before. There are many going on my wish list!

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