Hi! Today I share 5 techniques you can do with your dies. Just one die can create so many different looks all the way from clean and simple, to vintage and grungy or even happy colorful style! Hope this video will give you lots of ideas on how you can stretch your supplies and use them more.
I am using a new die from the latest “LOVE YOU TOO” collection by SimonSaysStamp and this is part of a blog hop as we celebrate the new release. Join the hop to see the products in action, to get inspired and to win prizes.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
technique 1: look through window
For this technique you use the die to die cut the lovely design that can be used as a window. You can have that window at the front and look through the inside of the card, or use an inked backgroud, glitter cardstock, alcohol inked background… whatever works!
technique 2: multiple die cuts
Use another die to separate the design from the paper, so you can stick multiples on top of your card. Use a fancy cardstock and you have a special card in to time!
technique 3: dry brushing
Work with black paper and stick layers one on top of the other. Then do the “dry brushing” technique to bring everything to life. Check the video on how easy this technique is and on alternative mediums you can achieve the same look.
technique 4: make a stencil
Use your die to create a stencil, then it opens up a whole new world of techniques…. use your sprays, your inks, your pastes over it….
technique 4: shaker card
Dies create the perfect windows for shaker cards.
supplies & coupon code
Use code HUGS4U2 to get a free stamp set with purchases of $100 or more.
Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.
SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 20th of January.
Blog hop order
Hi Vicky, love the 3rd card look, I think is great masculine card too. I want to send big virtual hugs ? I think everyone needs them in this period. Ciao from Italy/Texas.
Thank you for showing us the multiple ways we can use this die, it is a beautiful design. Love all of your cards!
I really like the fourth tip about using the die to create a stencil. The card looks beautiful. The third card technique would be great to use for those friends that need something a little more masculine. Overall, I enjoyed watching your video and reading your blog. Thank you for sharing.
What a great way to show the different use of one die. I an going to have to try the black and copper one.
Such versatility with just one die. I love the grungy one!
So many gorgeous ways to use that die! I especially like the pink one!
Funtastic to see what different looks you can achieve with one die. Can’t want to try it myself with the one I already ordered.
Thanks! Great use of one product!
I really like how different in style your cards are.
Stay healthy, Nicole
So much inspiration here! Love all the ways that you used this intricate die!
Wow! I love every one of these!! Thank you so much for all the great ideas with just one die!
Wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.
So beautiful! Love all the color choices!
Love the way you showed the versatility of how to use this die!
I really enjoy using my dies and stamps in a variety of ways and you certainly accomplished that! Your cards are wonderful.
I am blown away by the many ways you used this die! All of the cards are stunning!
Wow – you used my favorite product from this release and showed so many great ideas. I love the rainbow square card and the holographic card too. The copper and black card is also so rustic and beautiful.
So many ingenious ideas. Love them all. Thank you for sharing all these techniques.
Such a versatile die! Great ideas!
I love all your examples. So many great ideas. Thanks!
I love seeing so many different ways to use one die. Thanks your cards are beautiful!!!
Wonderful look to the cut out of the dies. Especially like the Boho.
Thanks for sharing your ideas! I am new to card making and I am grateful for all the tips you share!
Wow!! They are all so fabulous it would be really hard to pick my favorite. I really love the dark one with the copper, it would be perfect for more masculine cards, or for anyone, really.
Oh, Vicky! These cards are gorgeous! I always look at your blog first to see what you have made! Love your beautiful creations!
wow- super cool is techniques – thank you for sharing..
Wow! I love your cards! The dry brushed one is one of my favorites!
I watch your videos all the time and I think this one is one of your very best. I am incredibly impressed at how much you got out of ONE die. Holy smokes!!! I love the rainbow card and the iridescent sticker paper card and the shaker. Those three are my favorites. But I also like the ones you did with the glacier paste and the copper paint. You are one of my crafting heroes. I continue to be absolutely blown away at your level of English. Wow!! I wish you happiness and health in 2021 and hope to see much more from you as the year goes along. Again, congrats on stunning pieces of work and a terrific video!
Lori S in PA (USA)
Love your cards and the inspiration on your post today. All the cards were beautiful and I loved the look of the airbrushed card, especially for making masculine cards! Thanks!
The dry brushed card is so tough
and masculine – fantastic.
The glow and colors of the multiple
die-cuts is wonderful. thanks
for the different techniques.
So much inspiration! I can’t wait to trysome of these techniques!
Oh my goodness, this was so fantastic. I am always searching for ways to use my supplies to make more masculine looking cards, and I feel that I found a fantastic option here with the grunge style dry brush over a die cut technique! (And for the record, I loved all of the other techniques as well!) Thank you for sharing your ideas.
These are amazing ideas and card from the same die which is a must have addition. Thank you
Vicky it’s always so interesting what you come up with. Very inspiring!! All these cards were very simple and gave me lots of ideas! Thank you.
So much inspiration! I am glad you chose this die, I was lacking a visual on how to use it.
Wow! Each card is very different look! Thank your sharing so many creations.
I have to check out how you made that leather effect. That is insane! It would make a great technique for a masculine card or even quilted to make it softer. So well done Kudos!
Wow! Love the variety of looks! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!
WOW! These cards are all awesome. I didn’t think I needed this die until I saw all the amazing ways you used it. The shaker card is gorgeous. I love how you did the rainbow effect on the first card. Thanks for including the video with all the great details.
Great presentation of the Love you too release.
I like the way you show different ways to use the same die. These projects are all great.
Beautiful cards and all so different! Love it! Thanks!
I love all the different techniques you used to get very different cards from just one die. I really love that third one it would look great for a masculine birthday card.
What great ways to use this die. All your cards are fabulous!
Wonderful use of materials! Loved the colors!
Always love getting ways to extend product uses! Thanks for sharing!
I too think the copper dry brush card would be a great masculine card and appreciate the tip on how else I can use some guilding wax in my stash. And then you turned around and made a totally feminine, dainty card. Amazing!! Thank you, Vicky!
This die is high on my wish list, and I loved seeing all your interpretations for using it. Can’t pick a favorite, but I certainly appreciate all the inspiration.
Vicky you always impress me and I find myself returning to your videos many times.
Thank you for the inspiration! It’s a beautiful die.
Love all the different ways you used the die.
WOW your cards are amazing!!!
Love your cards – each one so unique & wonderful!
Beautiful cards and great creative ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Amazing cards Vicky!!!! Soooo many different looks!!!
Great use of the Boho die!
Oh Vicky, you have been busy creating all these beautiful cards. Your mind must have been buzzing with ideas. My particular favourite is the pink shaker card, it’s really beautiful. Thank you for your amazing inspiration.
Just amazing cards, so now I am going to buy this die. Gorgeous work! So inspiring!
Great inspiration for using a die (this one is an investment) in many ways. Lovely cards.
I love the grungy card. It gives me an idea for cards to send my brother!
Holy cow! So many fantastic ideas for using dies! Thank you for your creativity & inspiration! Love your cards! Gorgeous!
Wow! such wonderful cards from this one die! Amazing what you can do when you have some creative inspiration to watch! Thanks, Vicky.
I’m going to need some holographic paper! Love the ideas!
I love that die, almost bought it the other day. I’ll be heading back to SSS for sure. So fun to see so many techniques and looks with one item to start with.
Gorgeous cards with this die–so many ideas! Thanks for your terrific video and all you do to inspire us! Great release from SSS!
Love the shaker cards. Lovely
You amaze me every time! I will give this a try with a doily die I have.
Love them all , my favorite is the copper one!
Hello Vicky! I love how you got 5 different style of cards with 5 different techniques. I love the “Sending Love Your Way” because I love shaker and girly cards, but I also really like the look of “Just Because” card. The results are so cool.
Wonderful cards. I love your techniques and I love the Boho Circle die.
Oh my gosh, I just love every single one. And I love to see different ways to use the same product. I need ideas. THANK YOU!!
I really liked the boho circle die when I saw it but now I love it! You have shown just how beautiful and versatile it is! Thank you for showing so many techniques.
Thanks for the great ideas on ways to use this new die from SimonSaysStamp. While they each have their own charm, my favorites are the first one you made and the pink shaker card. ?
I keep forgetting products I have like holographic papers and shimmer powders! Thanks for the reminder!
I love how you got so much out of one die!
These are all really beautiful and unique cards, fantastic release.
I LOVE your tips and techniques on how to utilize our dies in different ways…your cards are amazing!!
enjoyed watching your video and how different each card was and only one die.
OMGoodness. I am a first time visitor from the blog hop but now I am subscribed to your youtube channel. Every single one of these have major WOW factor. Thank you for showcasing this great BoHo die in so many ways.
Loving the Boho Circle design! The die is fabulous! Beautiful cards!
Fabulous ways to use that BOHO die! Love them all!
I liked the die when I saw it, now I really like the die when I see how you used it! Thank you!
They are all amazing but I love the holographic one ❤️❤️
WOW! Your cards are amazing. Thank you for the great video. Love that die. Great release.
Lots of possibilities with this pretty die!
Your cards are GORGEOUS!
Beautiful and so creative… thank you! 🙂
Great ideas—I especially like the dry brushing technique with copper paint.
Your cards are just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing these awesome techniques.
Fun ways to use a die! Makes me think of lots of possibilities.
Just Wow! These are all beautiful and so different, yet with the same die. Wow.
Thank you for sharing different ways to use the die!!!!
So many wonderful designs with just one die!
WOW these are awesome! So much detail in that die and great papers like the holographic!
You really show the versatility of the dies.
Wonderful cards, Vicky! It’s amazing how different all the cards look using the same die! Great to get ideas for stretching your supplies!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Take care! 🙂
Wow, Vicky you gave us so much creativity and so much to admire. My fave is the hello card. Excellent!!!! ❤️
Gorgeous cards and wonderful techniques. So nice to see different ways to use the same product with different results. I love the dry brush card – gorgeous!
Great technique shares. So many ways to get different looks. My top pick is #3.
I love all the different ways you used the one die! Now I want the die so I can try your ideas!
Wwwoooowww! Great ideas,
Love your blog Vicky. Have to say the grunge card and the soft pink are my favorites, talk about opposites!
Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing these inspiring ideas!
Oooh I love the dry brushing!
Lovely cards, I especially loved the iridescent one and the copper one. So creative.
super pretty creations!
Great ways to use
the die. Makes for
Carla from Utah
Your all design are good and specially cuts and lines. I live your color combination of your art work. Good work you have created
Thanks for sharing all your projects. They’re beautiful!
Beautiful cards. I always love to see the many different ways you come up with for using the same stamp or die. Thanks!
Fantastic! These are some ideas I can use! My favorite are the rainbow under the die and the shaker card!
Great cards! Nice variety.
Thanks for sharing these die cut ideas.
The Just Because card is stunning, and a great masculine card. I love your videos. Thank you for doing them.
Fantastic cards! I love the dry brushing card – would have never thought to use this die for a masculine card, but it’s fabulous!
beautiful cards 🙂 thank you for the video and showing us the versality of this die
You always inspire me. These are great cards and techniques.
Great projects and techniques, I especially love the dry brushed one!
Amazing techniques and cards! All are wonderful! I like all of your ideas! Very creative. Thank you.
Always love your creations,.
Great dies looks fab using the mirror card thanks for the video tute.
. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
hugs Christine x
Gorgeous cards, every one! Can’t wait to try them out. I had to have that die!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Your cards are so creative, love them!
I recently discovered your beautiful U tube videos. You are so talented and I am inspired to make cards after watching. Love the ideas for the Boho circle die.
Love the copper and iridescent cards. Great techniques. I will have to try the dry brushing. Thanks for sharing.
So many great looks at this card! My favorite is the dry brushing, such a wonderful masculine look!
I love when crafters show us how to use something in multiple ways. I like to get as much bang for my buck as possible. Thanks,
What an absolutely fabulous set of cards from that one die!! The last one is my favorite.
These are amazing! What great techniques for great variety.
Love all your cards! Thanks for the inspiration on how to use the die more!
Your video was so informative – so many technique that I want to try out now especially the masculine black and copper card – thanks for the inspiration
WOW!! Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your techniques.
So good to have different ways of using one die. I love all of them.
You always have beautiful cards with great techniques.
Such gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing…
Love this Boho die! It looks reallllly cool in the holographic paper and where you made it coppery- that one looks azrec
Thank you for sharing your Boho creations and your video, Vicky. All of your cards were beautiful. Love this SSS release.
Five beautiful examples from one die. I love being able to stretch my supplies!
all of these are gorgeous!
so creative and absolutely stunning.
I love all the beautiful card but have a favorite, the stunning card with the dry brushing technique, wow. That card blown me away and evenmore the way it is made, so easy , at least it seems very easy, I realy have to try this.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.
Beautifully outside of the box. Thank you.