You all know I love my Stampin’ Cut Emboss Machine, especially when I can make a classy card with metal dies in just minutes! I’ll show you how in my short video.

And if you don’t tend to use your die cut machine all that much, get prepared to start!


Three words…


How to Make a Classy Card with Metal Dies
Use Metal Dies for Easy Card Making

What’s the first thing you notice about this card?

Maybe the overall bold black and white? Perhaps the pop of gold with the glitter dots?

Or maybe that awesome flower? Isn’t it pretty? It’s from the Dandy Wishes set of dies, new this spring.

And while you might think it’s just a white dandelion on a black background, it’s not at all! It’s what we call in die cutting a negative shape.

That means the flower die cut was cut and removed and the hole left behind is awesome as a design element too!

Let’s take a closer peek before we get to the video.

VIDEO How to Make a Classy Card with Metal Dies from Stampin' Up!
Negative Shape Die Cuts Make Stunning Cards

Can you see the edges of the cardstock? It really is a wonderful way to get two cards from one zip through your die cutting machine.

Let’s see how!

Make a Classy Card with Metal Dies

Just click on the little triangle to watch the video to see how you can make this card!

Cuttin’ It Up!

What a short supply list!

  • Basic White thick cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, scrap
  • Basic Black cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 5 3/8″, scrap
How to Make a Classy Card with Metal Dies
Classy Card Making That’s Quick & Easy

Now It’s Up to You!

I know you’ll have at least one die in your card making toolkit to make a stunning negative shape. And I bet you’ll be looking at all of them with fresh eyes now!

Pick one and see what kinds of cards you can come up with. Or add any of the supplies I used into your own craft space by clicking on any of them here.

Very Few Supplies to Make This Card

They’ll Love It!

I just know whoever gets this card from you will absolutely love it! What do you think it might be best for?

A wedding? Graduation? A job promotion? Let me know what you would send it for!

Click here to leave a comment.

If you’d like another idea for using negative shapes, take a peek at this card I shared a last week. It’s totally different!

How to Make a Classy Card with Metal Dies
Make a Quick Card with Negative Die Cut Shapes

So go ahead and make a classy card with metal dies, then throw it in the mail to see what rave reviews it gets!

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