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

  1. I love the SSS Detail Ringlet background and the Birch Press Viola layering die. Thanks for your hard work on this.

  2. So hard to pick a favourite, even just within each category! The ones that are really grabbing me this year are any of the pinpoint-style background dies — they just add so much visual interest. Thank you for this eye-popping round-up of great dies from this year!

  3. I love so many of these dies, but my favorite has to be the Magic Iris-have been wanting this since it came out…just budgeting 🙂 Thank you for again sharing so many companies and for sharing your time.

  4. Hello Miss Jennifer,

    Happy Holidays! Thank you for making these videos. I like 2 dies! I like the hero arts world die and the Kat scrappiness “thank you” because they are perfect to make thank you cards for the donations I receive for a children’s orphanage that I support.

  5. My favorite is the Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Tile Dies. I don’t have any dies like this. Ordered one and am excited to try it out.

  6. I love the thin circle dies by honeybee. I’ve been wanting them for sometime and they are finally in stock. My mind is racing with possibilities of awesome designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. My favorite die is the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf. I think it is so versatile and could be used for almost any occasion. Thank You – these are my favorite videos every year.

  8. Bonjour Jennifer,
    Mon die préféré (euh ! il y en a beaucoup) est Simon Says Stamp ENGRAVED FEATHER Wafer Die.
    Merci de nous permettre de rêver en cette triste période sanitaire.

    Hello Jennifer,
    My favorite die (er! There are a lot of them) is Simon Says Stamp ENGRAVED FEATHER Wafer Die.
    Thank you for allowing us to dream in this sad sanitary period.

  9. I believe I’m wanting the I Love You die from Greeting Farm. I have three granddaughters who live out of state and I can’t say it enough how much I love them.

  10. So inspirational. Thanks. I think of it as a toy catalog. Use to give my kis something similar. Asked them to circle what they liked. Now I’ve created my own modern wish list. Lawn Fawn MAGIC IRIS Die Cuts is still on mine …. maybe one day

  11. Thank you Jennifer for all your crafty ideas. My favorite is the waffle flower rectangle stitching die.

  12. Jennifer I love your videos! Thank you for being clear and well organized. Love so many of your favorite things.

  13. My favorite dies are the multi-layer background dies. I use dies for multi media projects.. I enjoy your videos, even though I don’t make many cards.

  14. Love your MFCT videos! Thank you for doing what you do! My fave is the Birch Press Viola Plate Layer Dies! So pretty and versatile. I love anything that can be used in many ways! I do love several others too! Hard to pick just one!

  15. I love the Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Die and the Altenew Parlor Palm Die Set! Thanks for sharing, as always!

  16. I definitely have the Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Die on my wishlist, so amazing and easy to use. Thanks so much Jennifer for doing this series again this year, so fun!

  17. Thank you for all your hard work on this project. I have plans to try the layering dies like the Birch Press Floral Heart Dies.

  18. I love so many of the word and background dies, but the first time I actually stopped the video to put a die on my wishlist was for the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Heart die. So quick and easy with such a huge impact.

  19. I am just getting started in scrapbooking and love all of your work. So hard to pick just one. I love the background dies, especially amour arch layer set. Because of you I have added several items to my cart at Simon Says Stamp. Lots of wonderful ideas and supplies. Thank you for all of the inspiring work you do.

  20. So many dies that I love but I think my top choice is the Altenew Parlor Palm! But several others are going on my wish list too!

  21. So many fun ways to use the Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Plate Die. Thank you for your continued inspiration and contributions to the crafty world!

  22. I love all of the dies from your list, but the one I plan to get next, and have lived for a long time) is the Memory Box Matinee rectangles.

  23. I always look forward to your favorite things videos, they are so informational. I start your video, get my pencil and pad, and make my wish list.

    Thanks for all you do.

  24. My favorite die from this video is the Studio Katia Halftone Lines. I watched where you use up your paper scraps to create beautiful backgrounds out of strips of paper. I think this die will help me achieve this. It will be the next die that I purchase. Plus I can use it for sentiment strips.

  25. I think I’ll have to choose the Memory Box Tall Birthday Candles! I’m always in need of a quick birthday card and these would make it super fast and easy!

  26. The Birch Press Flora Heart Layer Die is so beautiful! I just ordered my first layer die and can’t wait for it to get here.

  27. As usual, so many great dies and ideas on how to use them. I just love Cathy Z’s clean style so I’d have to pick CZ Designs With Sympathy die.

  28. Thank you for taking the time to do this series! Not only to I get to see your favorite items, but it reminds me that I have some of these things that need to be used. I love the Hero Arts World Window.

  29. I love all of the dies that you have included in your my crafty things video and blog. You are so inspiring. Thank you

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