Monday, October 24, 2016

100+ ways to use dies (Die cutting technique round up!)

You won't believe how many ways there are to use die cuts! Given the proliferation of die ideas out there I thought it was high time that I put a little work into curating another round-up post to share with you. I learned a trick or two...

Over 100 ways to die cut! (videos, tutorials & inspiration) - at mel stampz.

Perhaps you don't have very many dies? Or you prefer machine die cutting?

The majority of these techniques would also work beautifully with machines: Silhouette, Cricut, or Brother scan & cut - whatever you've got goin' on. Most are material based, using ink, paint, glitter and so on for their oomph factor. :)

Many of these ideas have video tutorials included while some are simply photos of gorgeous ideas. Hope you are as inspired as I was by all these clever people!

Just click on the links or the images to go see the associated project...

Basic Die cutting Tips:

Drier sheet holds tiny die cut pieces - Kelly Griglione

Sizzix Die Brush and Foam Pad (remove small bits)\  Anna-Karin

Separating fused dies (to use individually)  -  Amber Kemp-Gerstel

Using wax paper for clean die cuts  - Meg Loven

 All sorts of Die cutting Ideas:

Wax paper resist with die cuts  - Anna-Karin
Watercolour under die cuts
Partial die cut border video   - Jennifer McGuire
Partial die cutting video zig zag fold  - Jennifer McGuire

Partial die cutting using letters  - Pamela

Die cut impression heat embossing - video  - Julie Ebersole
Dies as masks (with Distress Paint) video  - Kristina Werner
Colorful die cut inlaying 3 ways video  - Jennifer McGuire

Die cut inlay look using punches! - video  - Sarah-Jane
Glitter Inlay die cut - video  Jennifer McGuire
Stained-glass effect die inlay video  -  Emily Leiphart

 Shrinking die cuts - video  - Jennifer McGuire

Floating Inlaid and Embossed Die Cuts video  - Catherine Pooler
Sizzix white Transfer Film Inksheet (resist)  - Anna-Karin
Patterned inlay die cutting video  -  Emily Leiphart

DIY stencils using die cuts  - Kylie

Glitter & Color on Intricate die cuts   - Julia Altermann

Easy gilded silver-leaf paper die cut resist  - mel stampz

Die cut distress ink panel  -Mayuri

Brushed velvet technique (fine glitter)  - Carolyn Peeler

Inked & layered die cut positive & negatives - video  - Laura Bassen

Die cut Distress Ink background  - Kristina Werner

DIY embossing plate video (die cut cardstock)   - Yana Smakula

DIY embossing folder video (die cut recycled board)  Betty J
Glitter & colour on die cuts  Anna-Karin

Glittered & layered die cut scenes  - Kittie Caracciolo

 Colourizing die cuts - Kittie Caracciolo
Add foil borders to dies with Minc machine video  -Becca Feeken

Use Shape dies as a cut edge  - Laurie Schmidlin
Die cut inlay & overlay (ink-blending & stamping)  - Daria Grushina

http://staWatercoloured die cuts  - Joni Andaya
Shape cut from grouped die cuts (K Werner technique)  -  Kimberly Jensen

Masking & sketching using dies   - Yoonsun Hur

On the edge die cutting - video  - Jennifer McGuire

Spotlight Die Cutting  - Kara Vrabel

Metallic heat embossed die cuts video  - Kristina Werner

Layered coloured die cuts   - Mayuri

use die cut remainders (negative pieces) - Mayuri
Pop up die cuts - partial die cutting - video  - Betsy Veldman
Sculptural die cut layering  - Kitte Caracciolo
Multicolour die cut inlay - Leigh Penner
Die cut toner paper & foil - video  - Jennifer McGuire
Hand cut & layer die cut pieces - Mayuri
Creative die cut scene  - Yoonsun Hur

Stamped & inked die cut scene  - JJ Bolton
Die cut frames to modernize character stamps  - Joni Andaya
 Watercoloured die cut borders - JJ Bolton
Die cutting different materials  - Melody M. Nuñez

Die cut paper strips - video - Wendy

Faux metal die cut embellishments - Jennifer McGuire

Inked die cut with sequins - Christine Drogt

Shaker card using dies & fuse tool - video - Kristina Werner

Inlaid die cut (with glitter) - Debbie Hughes

Inked and DIY embossed backgrounds - video Yana Smakula

Using negatives of die cut pieces - video Yana Smakula

Copic colouring on Sentiment die cut - JJ Bolton

Glitter die cuts - video - Jennifer McGuire

CAS white die on ink blended background -  Marion Vagg

Die cut watercolour stamp scene - video  Yana Smakula

- Therese Calvird:
Over the edge die cuts  - Therese Calvird

96) White on white single die cut shape repeated
White on white single die cut shape repeated - Karolyn Loncon

 Layered die cuts - Yana Smakula

Tips for die cutting minc foil - video - K Becca

Die shape as a sliding card holder - Lou Kitzelman

Adding foil to vellum die cuts (toner pen) - Carly Tee

Die cut sentiment from floral stamping - Concord & 9th

Die cut wood veneer sentiment - Concord & 9th
Hope you guys enjoyed this eye candy. I'll add more die cutting technique tutorials etcetera as I come across them.

With Love,

P.S. Have a die cutting fave to share with us? Please link it up in the comments! ♥


Hannelie said...

Amazing inspiration! Thanks Mel!

mybonnetbee said...

WOW! Thank you, Mel ^_^

Giorgia Rossini said...

Thank you so much for this useful list!

Jane Willis said...

What a brilliant list - just scrolling through it has given me loads of ideas and I'm sure following all the links will give me many more. I've bookmarked this post as I'm sure I will refer back to it over and over again. Thank you so much for putting it together

the Blackbird said...

OMG!!!! Amazing post! TFS!

Dawn said...

Whew! Info, thanks for putting this together! Definitely lots of tips to try!
Hugz, kiddo!

Dotty said...

Thank you soooo much! You are generous and ambitious to gather up all those fabulous videos for us. Must have taken a lot of your time. You are a true trooper. We now have a wonderful reference, thanks to you!!!

cal8007 said...

Aww, Mel, thanks so much for this treasure of die cut tips! You are amazing!

I will certainly watch the tutorials to make my life easy!!


Domi said...

Coucou, un grand merci pour ces bonnes idées

Colleen said...

Thank you for compiling this list, Mel. Amazing resource to stimulate my mojo.

vdoyle8 said...

WOW! This is such a great resource - thank you SO much!!

Kathy V. said...

Big thanks Mel! This will be a super useful resource, and your efforts to put it together are really appreciated.

Wies said...

This is great Mel. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas with us.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awesome compilation of ideas and fab inspirations! Thank you very much!
Your blog is a golden pot! :)

BSI said...

Hi Mel. It's been awhile. Hope all is going well. Just wanted to say hello and wish you a happy day. :)