Picture This Dies Alternates

Picture This Dies Alternates

In my last blog post, I featured a host of card samples using Stampin’ Up!’s Picture This Dies. (Find this set of two dies on page 164 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. It sells for $34.)

These dies offer a multitude of options when creating peek-a-boo cards. However, I also found a way to use the leftover circles and a way to use one piece as a stencil. I call them my Picture This Dies alternates.

In the card above, featuring the Sweet Strawberry bundle, I glued the circles to a piece of Basic White Card Stock. I then ran this piece through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder, trimming off any pieces that hung over the edge. Do you see that I used another leftover circle as a background for my strawberry?

Stampin' Up!'s Picture This Dies

I love the stitching on the dies as well as the two choices of circles and rectangles.

And, in the card below, I found a way to use the cut as a stencil.

Picture This Dies Stencil

To achieve this look, I cut a piece of card stock to 5 1/4 x 4 inches, die cut with the Picture This Dies (circle). After removing the circles, I placed the die cut on top of another piece of card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches. With the Blending Brushes, I applied Daffodil Delight ink until I got the right look. The sentiment comes from the Sunny Sentiment stamp set, and I constructed a frame using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Here’s a video showing how I used the dies in this collection.


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Picture This Dies Card Samples

Picture This Dies Card Samples

Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog has been live for six weeks now. So much new product to play with. I ordered the Picture This Dies and just recently started playing with them. Find them on page 164 of the catalog.

The card above uses the Sweet Strawberry Bundle and the 6 x 6 Brights Designer Series Paper. Be sure to watch the video below showing card samples and how the card above was created.

I thumbed through the catalog, marking pages of stamp sets that would work well with these dies. Today, I share a few other card samples using these dies.

Picture This Dies Card Samples

Picture This Dies Card Samples

This card features the Snowflake Wishes stamp set, Evergreen Embossing Folder, and the Pearlescent Specialty Paper. The coordinating colors are Balmy Blue and Night of Navy.

Picture This Dies Lovely You

The images in the Lovely You stamp set fit perfectly in the circles created by the Picture This Dies. I also used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (a hostess choice available for $18 with Stampin’ Rewards. This is a great value: 48 12 x 12 sheets of double-sided paper with black and white designs on one side and colorful images on the other).

Picture This Dies

Here, I show a sample using the rectangle version of the dies using Stampin’ Up!’s Nothing Better Than stamp set and Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.

Picture This Dies Hats Off Bundle

All of the little die cut images from the Hats Off Bundle fit perfectly in the circles. It creates a great masculine card that uses the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Picture This Banner Year

Looking ahead to Halloween with this design and the Banner Year stamp set.

Picture This Dies Card Samples Video

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Hats Off Card Tutorial

Hats Off Card Tutorial

Hats off to Stampin’ Up!’s Hats Off Bundle! I love all the ways this baseball cap can be changed and personalized. Please enjoy this free tutorial for this fun card.

Hats Off Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Hats Off Bundle (158361)
  • PAPER –Basic White (159276), Misty Moonlight (153081), 2020-2022 6 x 6 In Color Designer Series Paper Assortments (DSP) (155230)
  • INK – Misty Moonlight (153118), Bumblebee (153116), Memento (132708)
  • OTHER –Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Misty Moonlight – 11 x 4 ¼” scored at 5 ½”, 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” (2)
  • Basic White – 5 ¼” x 4” (2)
  • DSP (Bumblebee design) – 3 ½” x 3 ½” & ½” x ½”


  • Fold the 11” x 4 ½” Misty Moonlight card stock in half.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink near the bottom of the Basic White card stock. Use the Bumblebee ink to stamp three stars near the sentiment, as shown in the sample above.
  • Using Stampin’ Seal, glue the white piece to the Misty Moonlight base.
  • Attach one of the 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” Misty Moonlight pieces on top of the white, at the top, leaving an equal edge on the top and sides.
  • Center the DSP on top of the Misty Moonlight piece.
  • Stamp the hat from the Hats Off Bundle in Memento Ink on the remaining Misty Moonlight card stock.
  • Die cut the hat and the star from the Misty Moonlight and the crest from the small DSP.
  • Add the star to the crest and adhere all to the hat with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to “pop” the hat up on the card front.
  • Stamp a star with Bumblebee ink on the remaining 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White card stock piece.
  • Adhere to the inside of the card.

See these other posts for more ideas using this bundle:

Father’s Day Card

Spiral Dye meets Hats Off

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How to Stamp on Embossing Folders

How to Stamp on Embossing Folders

Looking for a fun technique? Try stamping on embossing folders! I admit I’m not the first one to try this cool stamping trick, but it’s a wow! It’s especially fun with Stampin’ Up!’s Woodland Embossing Folder. This great folder is being retired from the product line and is on sale for $7.65. As of Tuesday, April 27, 2021, it is still available for purchase. Get it while supplies last or before May 3, whichever comes first.

In fact, be sure to check the Last-Chance Products Sale to see which products are leaving (some are on sale up to 60 percent off). We need to make room for brand-new goodies available May 4 when the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes live. Shop soon to get the products you want!

I used two other retiring products on this card: the Winter Woods stamp set (trees) and Butterfly Gala (sentiment). In addition, I created the background with Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes and Balmy Blue ink.

Be sure to watch the video below for a look at how the great technique works! You’ll want to purchase this folder just to try this. It also works well with the deer from the current Nature’s Beauty stamp set as well as old trucks from previous sets.

How to Stamp on Embossing Folders Video


You can also add any sentiment to this card and make it work. I like it for a masculine card and lends itself to a wintry scene for holiday cards, too.

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Butterfly Brilliance Mother’s Day Card

Butterfly Brilliance Mother's Day Card

Welcome to the Team Stamp It April Blog Hop. We’re featuring a host of Mother’s Day and spring card and project ideas. Be sure to visit each blog on the hop and leave a comment for the chance to win a free card kit. Use the hashtag #stampitcontest. We love hearing from you and hope we’ve inspired you in some way.

My card today features the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set with the emboss resist technique. This big butterfly background stamp and its coordinating dies are available as a sneak peek product from Stampin’ Up! Look for them in the new upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that goes live May 4. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent.

Butterfly Brilliance Mother's Day Card

Butterfly Brilliance Mother’s Day Card

The emboss resist technique provides awesome results. Here’s an outline of how this card comes together.

  • Place the Butterfly Brilliance stamp onto the Stampartus.
  • Ink the stamp with Versamark ink.
  • Stamp the image onto Basic White card stock.
  • Pour White Embossing Powder on the card. Shake off the excess.
  • Heat the image with the Heat Tool.
  • Choose an ink color. Use the Blending Brushes to apply ink to the image. With a paper towel, gently rub off excess ink. (I used the new In Color of Fresh Freesia.)
  • The images should “pop” on the paper leaving you with white butterflies.
  • Add any sentiment and embellishments you choose. For this, I embossed the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Dressed to Impress stamp set in white on Basic Black card stock.

This card works for a variety of occasions. I can see it as a sympathy card, a birthday card, thinking of you, and more.

Blog Hop Winner and Giveaway

Be sure to visit all of the blogs for your paper crafting inspiration. Leave a comment for your chance to win the Simply Citrus Card Kit. Congrats to last month’s winner: Wanda Yagla

Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know if you need additional information on this fun technique.

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