Today I’m using word dies for handmade greeting cards. Where the DIE is THE focal point.

And not only that, I’ve combined three 😬 different dies for this stunning but really SIMPLE card.

Normally I try and stay away from dies for my Keep It Simple Sunday feature. But…once I’d designed it, this card just begged to be showcased.

And it certainly meets my simple requirement. It just has a couple more tools involved than usual! Here’s everything I used so you can see there’s not soooo many items at play here 😜.

Word Dies for Handmade Greeting Cards

Using Word Dies for Handmade Greeting Cards

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Whisper White thick cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″, piece about 3″ x 4″
  • Noble Peacock Specialty DSP – piece of Old Olive about 3″ x 4″
  • Perennial Essence coloured vellum in Olive – piece 4″ x 4″
  • Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8″ reversible ribbon – about 10″

Let’s Make It

1.Cut the three dies with your die cutting machine:

  1. the Thank You from Old Olive speciality DSP
  2. 1 label from Wild Rose dies in Thick Whisper White and
  3. 2 feathers from the Detailed Peacock dies from the Old Olive vellum

2. Arrange the two feathers so the bottom parts of the feather is in the middle of the card facing each other. Turn over and dab on a few spots of liquid glue, turn over and adhere. TIP: Don’t glue down all the way to the top so they rise up a little from the paper.

3. Turn the Thank You over and dab liquid glue on then adhere to label. TIP: try not to get glue on the very TOPS and BOTTOMs of letters as they will stick out over the edge of the label.

4. Add dimensionals to back of label and position in the middle of the card, on top of the feathers.

5. Fashion a bow with the ribbon and attach with a glue dot at the bottom right, under the label. Add a few rhinestones.

I love how the light catches the foil paper and the rhinestones and the reversible ribbon. It’s so pretty, especially in real life!

Now It’s Your Turn!

Simplicity is the key to this design. A large word, a large label and a larger detailed die are all it takes.

Here’s another idea with this Thank You die I simply love. And one where you can see I CASE’d my own design!

Which dies do YOU have to create a simple 5 Step card like this one?

Thanks So Much

Thanks for joining me today. I hope this idea jump started some creativity for you and you’re going to try this at home.

Leave me a comment and be sure to let me know how it goes. I’d love to know if you find a whole new love of simple card making when using word dies for handmade greeting cards.

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