With this tutorial, you’ll learn how to offset shapes with craft dies to create beautiful handmade cards that will impress your friends and family! Craft dies are an easy way to add eye-catching depth and dimension to your paper crafts and Stampin’ Up! gives us soooo many awesome dies to choose from.

I have two whimsical cards to share with you today. I know for a fact these cards are going to brighten someone’s day. Let me show you how to make them with craft dies from Stampin’ Up!


Why Is It Called A Die Cut?

You may be new to die cutting so let’s go over a few basics….

Craft dies are manufactured from metal to create certain shapes, letters, and numbers; those dies can cut different types of paper, certain fabrics, and other thin materials. When one of these shapes is cut from the metal die it is called a die cut.

In the paper craft world dies are common and one great thing about them is they can give precise cuts very quickly; cuts which would be impossible with scissors alone.

What Are Die Cuts Used For?

Die cuts are commonly used for a variety of crafts and definitely for creating cards & scrapbook pages. For today’s project, we are using them to create stitched frames. With die cuts, you can add texture and dimension to your projects for added interest.

So, now that you understand what die cuts are let me show you a fun way to use them.

Offset Shapes With Craft Dies Frames | Video

Choose the die shape you want to use – Square, Circle, Rectangle…whatever you want. Next, you’ll create a frame by placing your dies with the ‘line edge’ down onto your cardstock and run it through your die cutting machine. The video shows you everything you need to know.

Now for the fun part! Once you have your frame shapes cut, it’s time to stamp and assemble your card.

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⭐️ Have you been looking for new ways to use your shape dies? Are you going to give these offset frames a try? Let me know.

Looking to Create my Cards?

The offset look of these dies lends itself to whimsical cards and these cards are just that! Both of these stamp sets can be found in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Which is your favorite?

Share a Milkshake Stamp set, Stylish Shape dies, and Metal Plate Embossing Folder
Silly Goose Stamp set, Stylish Shape dies, and Into the Clouds Embossing Folder
  • Bermuda Bay: 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 5 ½”
  • Real Red: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White: 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
    • 1 ½” x 4 ¼”
    • 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Tahitian Tide: 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 5 ½”
  • Melon Mambo: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White: 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
    • 1 ½” x 2 ½”
    • 3 ¾” x 5”

See the full supply list for these cards. You can order here too!

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Thank you all so much for joining me today! Go create a card and pop it in the mail. The card you send is going to bring a BIG smile to someone’s face.

See you next week!