Cards with metal dies

Hello, Sanna here today. I like to create cards in advance for different occations. I keep them in a box at home and that is my go-to place when in need of a card for a special occation.

I really like the Metal Dies as they the perfect size for cards. Here are four different cards I created with the dies.

Life is good - Sanna LippertSONY DSCFor this card I first created a misted multitoned background, then stamped some stars with a black ink over the misted paper and finally added the “Solace” die cut pattern over it all. The sun in the middle was exactly the right size so I made it a centerpiece of the card. Then I just added the sentiment.

Happy Birthday - Sanna LippertSanna Lippert - Happy birthdayThis card is made using the same ideas and techniques, I just changed the colours and left the die cutted white paper uncolored. I used the “Dots” metal die for this card. Next I just added a bold sentiment in the middle of the card and some small embellishments for additional detail.

Sanna Lippert - celebrateSanna Lippert - CelebrateFor the third card I cut the white cardstock in two half and replaced the lower part with a misted and stamped paper. The upper part is cut using the “Circle Dots” metal die. Some ribbon and a small enamel heart are the only extra decorational elements on this one.

Sanna Lippert - beautiful daySanna LIppert - beautiful dayOn my last card I used the “Circles” metal die and colored the white paper with Distress Inks light blue. Then I made yet another background pattern with spray inks and stamps and glued the two pieces together. Next I chose matching glitter glue colours and covered the circles with glitter glue. When the glue was all dry I added a sentiment banner and tucked a little blue flower behind it.

I hope you get inspired to create some layered, die cut cards yourself! Have fun!!!

The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Cardstock: American Crafts (white), Bazzill Basics (kraft)
Metal Dies: The Crafter´s Workshop – Solace, Circle Dots, Dots and Circles.
Spray inks: Tattered Angels and Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps, Studio AE by Technique Tuesday
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries – Stickles
Stamp ink: Ranger Industries – Archival Ink, Jet black & StazOn, St. Valentine
Enamel Dots: My Mind´s Eye
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Flower: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: Webster´s Pages & Maya Road
Pen: Staedtler
Glue: Aleene´s Tacky Glue

Simple Project Life Cards with The Crafter’s Workshop.

Hey there.  I am back again this week sharing some really easy Project Life Cards to use as filler cards or just backing cards for your Photos in your Pocket pages.  Of course they can be used a number of ways, but this is what I am creating mine for.  They can also be used as card fronts, or layers on your Layouts, what ever you like. My main objective while doing these was to just have a play.  Play with different media, open new stencils, see what worked best, play with different colours, and have a stash of cards for what ever at the end!…And that I did.  So much fun.  I loved every second.  I have not finished them off completely, as they will need papers to match and photos that work with them, but that will come when I actually sit down to complete a Project Life week in the future.  For now I just played!  Absolute bliss! I got out my supplies. My Templates, My paints and inks, sprays and watercolours.  Sponges, Paintbrushes, and palette knives, the Big shot and my collection of The Crafter’s Workshop dies.  (All of which can be seen HERE.) and this is what I did…… TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo1

(TCW462 Stained Glass) HERE  Using distress PaintTCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo2 TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo3

I die cut,  I painted, I sponged, I spread, I inked and I stapled! TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo4 Die cut using THESE DIES Horizontal Chevron TCW1025 and Horizontal Love Bunting TCW1024 TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo5 TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo6

Both these two are created using a new product Shimmerz Has coming out this month ….Inklingz …… Very cool!

TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo7  Distress Paint, Shimmerz Inklingz and Distress Ink

TCW454 Specimen and TCW344 Picture Perfect


TCW261 Art is Using Shimmerz Dazzlerz

TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo8  TCW347 Kaleidoscope with Distress paint


TCW422 Dartboard  and TCW462 Stained Glass with more Distress Paint

Then I got out my black pen!

TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo10  TCW450 Art Deco Leaves with Shimmerz Inklingz

TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo12  TCW417 Starfall and TCW219 Punchinella with Distress Paint

TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo13  and again with Shimmerz Inklingz

This Template (TCW439 Retrobursts)


TCW359 Microbial with Golden Acrylic Fluid Paint

I think this might be one of my favourites! TCW-Lydell-Quin-PL-cards-Photo14 I could have spent hours doing this.  It was so nice just to play.  No pressure, working out what works best, finding new ways to use product.  Now I cant wait to use and further embellish them!   Thanks for stopping in today.  Great to see you! signature  The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member


Sweet Way to Start the Day

Jean Okimoto-The Crafter's Workshop Hi, Jean Okimoto here today as an OGB – occasional guest blogger.  This combo of great designs – Cafe Latte, Coffee Splotch, Texturized and the Sweet die – could be the perfect way to start your day.

The Crafter’s Workshop Products

  • Ronda Palazzari Designs Mini Cafe Latte TCW 434S
  • Ronda Palazzari Designs Texturized TCW 437
  • Rebekah Meier Designs Mini Coffee Splotch TCW458S
  • Sweet Die

Other Supplies

  • Imagine Crafts Craft Mat
  • Spray Bottle and Water
  • Radiant Neons Inkpads – Electric Pink, Electric Orange
  • Brilliance Starlight Black Inkpad
  • VersaMark
  • Imagine Crafts Gold Embossing Powder
  • Heat-tool
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Plates
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Gray CardstockA
  • Ivory Cardstock (top-folded A2 card)
  • Iron
  • Orange Sequins

Press splotches of Electric Pink and Electric Orange onto the Craft Mat.  Spritz them with water and allow the colors to start blending.  Press the smoother side of the watercolor paper into the blended inks and let any excess drip off.  Air-dry the paper for a few minutes, cover it with printer paper,  then press it with a dry iron on the cotton setting.

Stencil the coffee cup background with the Radiant Neons and dry the ink.  Stencil the details and steam with Starlight Black and dry the ink.  Stencil the heart on the coffee cup with VersaMark and emboss it with gold powder.

Stencil some of the dots from Texturized with VersaMark and emboss them with gold powder. Stencil the Coffee Splotch circle onto the card with Starlight Black.

Diecut ‘Sweet’ from the inked watercolor paper and gray cardstock.  Layer them for dimension.  Attach the sequins. Lots of details here - but trust me, it’s easier done than said.  Thanks for visiting – enjoy your day!



Jean’s sweet dies!











Did you know that we have dies?? Yes, it’s our well-kept secret! Actually, we’ve been so busy getting them to every store near you that we didn’t even have time to properly put them on our website. But not to worry, they’re up there now.  Here.  And luckily too, we sent a few out to Jean Okimoto (TCW1020 4×6 Dots and TCW1037 Sweet) who has had waaaaay too much fun punching them out of all sorts of paper and layering them with stamped images.  To see more dies, click here.  Thanks as always Jean!!


TCW1020 4×6 DotsTCW1037Sweet