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Using word dies in place of sentiments

Today I wanto to share two cards made using word dies from the Simon Says Stamp release “Hey Love!”


Using Word Dies in place of sentiments

Both these cards have no stamping on it what so ever. The die cut words take place of the sentiment. Also, the die cut sentiment is on the inside of the card so it does take place of the message too. The sender only has to write the To (/dear) and From (/With love).

For both my cards, I used the patterned papers from Crate Paper’s Hello Love collection for the sentiment itself as well as the card front. These came in one of SSS card kits in 2016 and I had 2-3 of them still left :-) I combined these papers with a couple fun foiled / glitter paper and even some packaging material for some punched out shapes.

For my practice piece I created a see-through frame / window on the card front.


Window card - Practice piece

For my next card, I took it up a notch by making the card front a shaker window.


Window Shaker Card

I am also trying to improve my video making skills so here’s an attempt at that too. I hope you will enjoy the tips I share in this video and also give me feedback on what I can improve upon :-)

These cards use several different techniques

  1. die cutting – how I line up all the layers (patterned paper, fun foam and card front panel)

  2. making a shaker window card – a see through window in the card front that also doubles up as a shaker

  3. and most importantly, using word dies in place of sentiments

Watch the video below as I explain these techniques and share my tips.


Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!






Simon Says Stamp HEART SMILE Wafer Die SSSD111680 Hey Love



Hero Arts Nesting CIRCLE DIES DI199



My Favorite Things TAG BUILDER BLUEPRINTS 5 Die-Namics MFT845



Martha Stewart Martha Stewart Medium Punch 3-in-1 Hydrangea



Martha Stewart Crafts Punch, Five-Leaf Branch



[Amazon] Hot Off The Press Heat Resistant Acetate



[SSS] Hot Off The Press HEAT RESISTANT ACETATE 5 Sheets 8.5×11 042348



Darice 106-118 40-Pack Foam Sheets, 6 by 9-Inch, Assorted



Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# COTTON CANDY CC16



Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120 LB Base Weight 12 Pack



Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Powder Blue & Teal 657900



Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042



[Amazon] Scor-Tape



Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape

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Hugs, ~Varada

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