Monthly Archives: February 2019

Three Die Cut Sets For Your Crafting Tool Kit

By | February 25, 2019

Stampin' Up! Large Letters with Fable Friends | Just Stamp


Do you find it challenging to decide which tools and supplies you must have as a cardmaker? With the infinite choices offered, I think it is possible to have too many choices.

The tools I’m sharing today are definitely three die cut sets every cardmaker and sender should have. They can be combined with the stamp set du jour to create handmade greetings for every obligation, occasion or opportunity — all the reasons we create and send cards.

Large Letter Framelits

It’s a pricey set. While the price might push it down the Wish List ahead of smaller sets with smaller price tags, this alphabet set should be on your “Need,” not “Want” list. The beautiful, timeless font is the perfect size for cards, scrapbook pages and packaging. The 37-piece set is an investment that you will never regret buying. I can honestly say that of EVERY alphabet set I own, despite the hesitation to place them on my purchase orders on account of the price.


Stampin Up! Large Letters Framelits

Well Written Framelits Dies

Creating a handmade card for every obligation, occasion or opportunity is made easier when you own a set of dies with just about any sentiment. The scripty font pairs beautifully with Large Letters to say what needs to be said on your greeting card. Joy, gratitude, sorrow or “just because” are kindly expressed with heartfelt craftiness.


Stampin Up! Well Written Framelits Dies


Take a look. I paired the alphabet with the greeting and added the adorable bunny from the Beatrix Potter-esque stamp set Fable Friends to craft a sweet Baby card. The yellow gingham for the letters and lace texture in the background add softness without overpowering the design. One itty bitty bow finishes off the card.


Stampin' Up! Large Letters with Fable Friends | Just Stamp


Celebrate You Thinlits

A different greeting die cut set for celebration cards is Celebrate You Thinlits. This 3-die set is the epitome of “good things do come in small packages.” I love the three precise words and the different fonts. Paired with the Large Letter alphabet, it’s easy to bring cheer via snail mail.


Stampin Up! Celebrate You Thinlits


Take a peek. I paired the alphabet and greeting with the home decor from Country Home and Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder for country charm ala Fixer Upper.


Stampin' Up! Large Letters with Country Home | Just Stamp


There they are. Three die cut sets that are staples for every craft cupboard. Stamp sets and art styles will come and go, but these timeless letters and greetings will never wither.


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Tutorial: How to Create a Bold Background for Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies

By | February 14, 2019

Just Stamp | Beauty Abounds Bundle | Wow! Background

The new Beauty Abounds Bundle is stunning. The 13-piece Cling stamp set combines both pretty images AND pretty sentiments using the trendy mixed font design.

The show-stopper, however, is the 20(!) piece Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies set. There are two main thinlits that feature a kaleidoscope or swarm of five butterflies. They were designed to be layered, and there’s a multitude of ways to layer. You can even snip them apart.

Included are also smaller, single butterflies in multiples. Love this! Cutting multiples of the same die cut simultaneously means fewer passes through the Big Shot.

I’m happy to share that I’m thrilled with this beautiful set, and I’m thrilled with the projects that I created using this bundle.

Just Stamp | Beauty Abounds w:3-Step Background

The bold, vibrant colors create a smashing background for the butterfly beauties. I love each color scheme I attempted, even the one (and I won’t reveal which) I didn’t care for as I was creating. I was ready to chuck it early on, but I persevered and wound up with a keeper.

I’ve created a PDF Tutorial to walk you through the techniques to make the bold, colorful background. Click here to learn more.



Just Stamp | Beauty Abounds | Wow! Background



Just Stamp | Beauty Abounds Close-Up


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