Die Cutting 101 – How to Easily Cut Complicated Dies


Don’t be frustrated by detailed die cutting – these simple tips will make your die cutting a dream! Plus in the video tutorial I’ll share versions of today’s card that feature a variety of Designer Series Papers, to help you take advantage of the July DSP Stock-Up offer. I’ll feature the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (back in stock at the start of August) and the Artistic Dies (in stock now) plus the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack (back in stock now). AND – I’ll teach you how to adapt the card to use what you have on hand.

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If you love the look of the Blended Alcohol Background Technique, this Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper will save you the time and mess – just layer the paper and you’re set! The front and back of this paper has a terrific contrast, too. The gold foil really stands out and the Ephemera Pack elements are the ideal complement.


This gorgeous paper (I’ll be using it in my other July LovenStamps Monthly Tutorials projects) is scheduled to be back in the warehouse the first week of August. So watch for it to be available for ordering again very soon. And the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack (I used it for the gold strip and the gold leaves) was out of stock for awhile and is back in stock now. Moral of the story… order what you like when you see it — and know that the rest will be back shortly 🙂 

Remember to stamp inside your cards, too.


A simple masking technique can be used to add the leaves to the flower on the inside of the card. Stamping with the same ink color (coordinating with the DSP) really ties the whole project together.

And here’s a quick sneak peek of the 3 versions that I present in the video tutorial (also featuring the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and the Pattern Party Stampin Rewards Exclusive DSP):


Love the look of this project? Be sure to check out this month’s Artistically Inked stamp set tutorials and the supply list. If your order is at least $50, then you’ll also receive LovenStamps Card Kits “To Go” – two ready-to-stamp card kits mailed to your home for 2 of the monthly projects. Just add your stamps and ink, and I’ll supply the pre-cut papers and embellishments. 

EDITED 9/20/21 TO ADD: Love these projects? Want the downloadable PDF tutorial? Good news!! The month may be over and I have a new tutorial available for free with purchase now, but the LovenStamps Expressions in Ink PDF Tutorial (4 projects, including this one) is available for purchase in the LovenStampsCardMart on Etsy!

Artistic Dies Card Idea – Die Cutting Video Tips:

View below or use the link to view directly on my LovenStamps YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there!

Add items to your cart with July hostess code Y36NGNHH for LovenStamps Perks Points and Tutorials. **Orders over $150 should not use the hostess code since those orders qualify for Stampin Rewards selected at the time of the order. Don’t worry, you’ll still qualify LovenStamps Perks Points and tutorials!

Supplies you’ll want for stamping at home:

Use Meg’s 1-Click Add-to-Cart Shopping Link for Stamping Supplies (Hostess code Y36NGNHH) 


Don’t forget that your order can qualify you for LovenStamps Perks Points and LovenStamps Card Kits “To Go” when you use a hostess code! Check out the details on earning Perks Points and Card Kits with your order. July Artistically Inked Tutorials are available through July 31.

Happy Stamping!

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Stampin Up Designer Series Paper SaleDESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE!

  • We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog!
  • Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!
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  • Want a little? Place an order!
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