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Sat 19

Multi-Purpose Dies

Thought I'd show you a way to use a die as a stamp. 

Here are the supplies I used:

To make the "patterned paper" , first cut the die from fun foam.  I cut it twice so that I didn't ink the wood block when stamping.  Glue your "stamp" to a scrap wood block.  (I photographed the stamp before I cleaned it so that you could more easily see it.)  Stamp with Fired Brick ink on Parchment card stock.  Sponge with Wild Honey and Scattered Straw.  Cut strip of "patterned paper" and attach a strip of Truffle card stock to edge. 

For the glittered piece:  Cut a piece of cardstock the size you want for your image.  Cut a piece of Sookwang tape the same size and attach to cardstock.  Peel off top release paper and cut a fern with the Meadow Leaf die.  Place the die cut fern on the cardstock covered with sookwang tape.  Pour on Harvest Gold glitter and remove excess (burnish with your fingers also).  Remove fern die cut with tweezers.  Pour on Burnt Sienna glitter and burnish with your finger.  Die Cut Distressed Tag from Truffle card stock.  Add ribbon and mount tag on card with foam tape. 

  • 98244 Distressed Tag
  • 806 Meadow Leaf (Poppy Stamps)
  • Crimson Note card
  • Parchment card stock, Truffle card stock
  • Glitter Ritz glitter
  • Sookwang Tape, fun foam, ribbon, Distress inks

Hope this gives you ideas for using your dies in a little different way!  If you have any questions, I'd be glad to help if I can. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thanks so much for looking!



Great idea of an alternative use of a die. I am sure the glittered piece is prettier in person. Glitter Ritz is an awesome glitter.


Cool idea - thanks for sharing!!!

What is the thickness of the fun foam and what die cut machine did you use? This is a nice idea and I would like to give it a try.

Merrylioness - I used 2mm fun foam - but I cut two layers so that it was thick enough not to get ink on the wood block. I used a Grand Calibur. It cut very easily, so I think most machines would work. Hope this helps -


As usual, your work is outstanding! I love the idea of using the die as a stamp! Thanks so much for sharing:)

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