Crafty Adventure Series: Dies (+ Giveaway)

Hello friends! Welcome to part five of the Crafty Adventure Series. If you missed out, here are earlier links: #1 Personal Development#2 Planning & Journaling#3 Handlettering, and #4 Stamps.

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In today’s post, I will cover some of the craft dies I use most in my projects. 🙂


I think everyone has some shape die sets in their collection. I have mostly rectangle, square, and circles. I don’t use oval shapes as much. Although we can use a trimmer to cut down card bases, I love that some of the shape dies have extra details like pierced dots or stitched lines. One of the latest trends has been scalloped shaped dies. Oh, I’m so in love!



Sentiments can be added with stamps, but word dies are quite popular, too! You can get really creative with word dies. Die-cut a few to stack them for dimension. Create shaker cards. Add die-cut word over dark or colored backgrounds. Alphabet sets are great for creating your own words or personalizing cards.

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Some popular border dies include clouds and grass for scenes. I also love the scallop pattern ones!



I LOVE COVER DIES! Just like I love background stamps! 😉 My two favorite uses for cover dies are shaker cards or using with specialty paper (like glitter or metallic)

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Some other dies I love include butterflies, stag, wreath, skyline, and starry night.

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  1. Svitlana Shayevich

    March 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Great posts ! my favorite dies are DIES haha. Love them a lot. If needed to choose one – it’d be sentiment ones I think. Or alphabet.

  2. craftmommy

    February 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    my favorite craft dies are words and borders. i love hero arts dies. They are awesome.

  3. conil

    February 27, 2016 at 11:46 am

    The dies I’m just smitten with now are the faceted ones Neat & Tangled or Winnie & Walter are coming out with. Both the shaped and the cover dies.

  4. Lynnette Hallbick

    February 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I don’t have favorites. I love them all. I have a lot of SU/sizzix, Spellbinder’s, lawn fawn. I love the basic shapes, the matching stamps, borders, backgrounds, words, everything

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    February 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

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  10. Mary-Anne V.

    February 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Very fun to see all these dies.My most used are Lawn Fawns journalling die and Paper Smooches Quote tag die.

  11. Joan VanCourt

    February 24, 2016 at 9:04 am

    My hottest craze is stitched dies. Yep, I think I am always a year behind the trend. I love word dies, banners, rectangle and circle stitched dies. My other favorite dies are Blueprints from MFT. But, I must admit, I love buying stamp sets that have coordinating dies.. I just love ’em all.

  12. LC

    February 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Like many others, I LOVE stitched dies. I also really like word dies. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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    February 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm

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    February 17, 2016 at 12:02 pm

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  15. Amye

    February 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I love word dies. They help make the sentiment stand out!

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    February 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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    February 16, 2016 at 12:58 pm

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    February 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

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  21. Amanda Christensen

    February 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I love my set of circle dies from Quickutz and my MFT heart dies. I also like to use my Lawn Fawn dies that match their stamp sets.

  22. Helen Gullett

    February 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I am just starting using dies recently and I love the CTMH, Neat and Tangled, MFT, and AveryAlle collections.

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