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. My hands down favorite, the Birch Press Viola die. Each layer on its own is gorgeous but together, they are beyond stunning! And I am intrigued with the Elizabeth Crafts Design Leaf background die. I love your Favorite Crafty Things series and find it a wonderfully normal way to end 2020. Thanks so much!

    1. My favorite die from these would be the Pinkfresh Studio Lea’s Ornate Lowercase Dies. I love how there is an outline of the letters and they can be used separately or together.

  2. Hi I absolutely love the Birch Press stitch and the layered dies because they are so versatile and beautiful.

    Delia from Secaucus, NJ

  3. Thanks again for a wonderful video! I would have to say my favourite die is the Memory Box Leaf Plate Die. It looks so versatile and fun to use.

  4. There are so many dies that I love! Some I have, but others I may need to have! I love I Really Miss You. But, I have wanted to get the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris, since I saw them at Creativations. I don’t do many interactive cards, but love that concept! Thank you for all you do for our community and your generosity of your time and giving to others. I admire that the most about you!

  5. I don’t know how you can only pick one! I think the Pinkfresh Studio Simply Diamonds background die would be great for making masculine cards. I tend to lean towards florals so this would be great to go in a different direction. I appreciate the tips you have for storing supplies as well. I have been working on craft room organization and can now (usually) find what I want. 🙂

  6. Thanks so much for sharing with us your great picks on dies. I really like those birch press layer dies, it really creates a statement and a focal point on the cards.

  7. Thanks so much for sharing these great products! My favorite is the Hello & Hugs die from Altenew, which is currently sold out everywhere! I think that may be a result of what I call the Jennifer McGuire effect!

  8. I really like Simon Says Stamp Stitching Panel Die. Loved the video and this series of video and have found them so helpful especially the origination ones

  9. Being practical, I think my favorite is the Altenew Sentimental dies. I have such a hard time with sentiment strips. You showed some beautiful dies, hard to choose. Thx.

  10. Decisions, decisions… dies, all dies……..If I had to choose, I’d pick Birch Press Viola Press Layering Background Dies….so beautiful and versatile!

  11. I loooove background dies! My favorite product on your list is the Honey Bee Fluttering Hearts Pierced die.

  12. I too like sentiment dies and my favorite today is the Doodlebug All Occasions dies. Thanks Jennifer for the chance to win.

  13. So many amazing dies to choose from but I would have to pick Lawn Fawn’s Magic Iris, because it’s like nothing I own.

  14. Thank you so much for your time and efforts in doing these videos each year! I always look forward to them. There are so many of these that I love & have had in my wish list for a while. The rainbow heart die, the mama elephant sentiment strips die, the honey bee Circle frames die. I love the layering dies and of course all the word dies. But one that I had not seen that I super love is the Adriana pop-up easel die. I love every piece of that. The smallest piece that you put as the stopper I totally saw cut out and different colors and they look like wrapped candies to me. Also I meant to say on the stamps video one that I just fell in love with was the Postmates turnabout stamp. I’m not typically been a huge fan of the turnabout’s because they end up looking busy to me. But I absolutely love that one and I love that so many of those can be cut up easily and used individually after they were stamped.

  15. I love dies as well. It makes card making easier. The Birch Press layer dies are gorgeous. Thanks again for putting this video together. It is so helpful.

  16. First things first Jennifer….Thank you for doing these videos. You are so wonderful to do all this and I love watching them., You have taught me so much over the years and I hope you continue to do them. I know that your life is crazy busy doing what you do for everyone, not just those of us that craft but all the people you care about is so uplifting. You, specifically, brought my life back to God, and I thank you. Without him and his blessings, I don’t think I would still be here. But because of your faith. without your knowing, you lifted me….thank you!
    I absolutely love the Birch Press Viola Layer Dies. I just love layering dies and this particular set is stunning. I can’t wait to get it!!!

  17. My Favorite die is hero arts Cherry Blossom. I like a lot of them and it is difficult to choose just one. Thank you so much for all your time and all the information it is much appreciated.

  18. Oh, so many ideas! I can’t pick a favorite yet, but because I love dies so much, I’ll have to watch again and again to see what I absolutely have to have, thanks for all the research.

  19. My favorite die set from above is the Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks die set! What a clever idea to make die cutting with color layering easier! 🙂

  20. Thank for all the inspiration. I really love a lot the dies, but the favorite must be the “you are missed” die. I really sums up the year 2020 perfectly.

  21. I love all the Birch Press layering dies. They are so beautiful and versatile. I also really like the Altenew sentiment strip dies with the rounded corners. It really gives it a softer look! I hadn’t seen these before so am excited to get these!

  22. I love background dies especially layering ones. I ordered Viola from birch press and some thin frames from honey bee. Cant wait to try them.

  23. It’s hard to choose just one, but I love the cloudy sky die and the world die. But truly, I love them all! 😁

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