9 Die Cut Inlay Techniques

9 Die Cut Inlay Techniques


– [Jennifer] Hi there, and welcome. This is Jennifer McGuire, and
I appreciate you stopping by. So I do die cutting on my cards almost as much as I do stamping. I think there are so many great things that you can do with die cutting. But I always am looking for more. I always wanna find ways
to stretch my products to find new looks. Well, today I’m going to
share lots of techniques for die cut inlay. This is where you place die cut pieces back into its original shape, or you mix and match them. I have like nine techniques
I’m going to share today with even more cards. Now, I’ve done some of these techniques in past videos, but I thought
I’d pull them all together and add a few new ones in this video. Now, I’ll be using a
variety of dies today, different ones that I’ve been
wanting to use for some time. However you can use dies
that you already have. So I encourage you to watch this and then look through your stash to see what you can
use for the techniques. Okay, for all of my die cutting today, I will be using my Gemini
Junior die cutting machine, simply because it’s a workhorse, and it cuts beautifully through any die. You can use any die cut machine you have, keep that in mind. But I did want to show you how
I like to arrange my plates for my Gemini Junior when I’m
die cutting intricate dies, like I’m using on most of today’s cards. And I have a fun trick to share with you. I start with the clear cutting plate, then I put down my metal adapter plate, my plastic shim, and
then the magnetic shim. Now, you can just keep
these piled this way and always keep ’em in this order, but what I like to do when I’m doing a lot of die cutting is I take some tape and
tape these together. That way I don’t have to worry
about them sliding apart, or getting out of order. So I just put tape around the edges, and now I can pretend that’s one plate, and I can continue to do my die cutting. For my regular everyday die cutting, I don’t use the metal adapter plate, so I just slide that out from the tape. But for the intricate dies I’m using on these upcoming cards, I
like to put that in there. You’ll just have to test it out and see if it’s needed for
whatever die you’re using. Okay, let’s start with my first example. This is my first technique
for die cut inlay, where you put pieces back into a die cut. And this technique is to
just do partial inlay. So instead of filling
in the entire die cut with the inlay pieces,
I’m just doing some. My first example uses the
Crafters Companion Clamshell Die. On this card I decided to use Stick It double-sided adhesive. I’ll show you other
options during this video. This adhesive is nice
because you can put it onto your cardstock before you die cut, and then you basically
have a sticker die cut, it’s got the adhesive on it. So I placed the adhesive
onto my cardstock. Use a bone folder to
really rub it in place. And then I put my die onto this, onto the cardstock side. I decided to put a little
bit of tape on this, just so it doesn’t shift as I run it through my die cut machine. I then place this on to
my clear cutting plate so that the cutting edge of the die will go up against the cutting plate. I then put my magnetic shim
onto the back of the die, run that through my die cut machine, and it’ll cut beautifully. Again, use whatever die
cutting machine you have. If you have trouble die
cutting with an intricate die like this one, you just wanna put a metal adapter plate in there. But I’m telling you, I
love my Gemini Junior, it cuts beautifully. Next, I’m using a Spellbinders Tool, just to knock out some
of those little pieces before I pull the background out. Now I can remove the release paper, and we have a sticky-back die cut. I’m gonna go ahead and add that on to a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch white note card, and there we’ve got a beautiful
background design already. With Stick It double-sided adhesive, you want to make sure
to press it in place. It gives you a little wiggle room until you’ve pressed it firmly in place. Okay, now it’s time to do
the partial die cut inlay. So we’re going to inlay those
colorful cardstock pieces to create those four rainbows. So I went through my cardstock scraps and I picked out different scraps that were just the right size to die cut those few rainbows. Ran it through my die cut machine, and I kept the little curved pieces that we will inlay into
our white background. So I just run a little liquid
adhesive into the opening, then I place my die cut into that opening. So this is a die cut inlay technique. It presses into those openings and ends up with a smooth finish. Now I could do this entire background, but that would take me a long time, that’s why I decided to
do partial die cut inlay and only inlay some of the pieces. So after I’ve done my
pink parts of the rainbow, I went ahead and die cut
from an orange scrap, and I placed in the orange
part of the rainbow, and I continued that
until I had four rainbows going across my card. Each time, you really wanna press down with the bone folder to make
sure they stay in place. Now I white heat embossed the
sentiment on black cardstock and I trimmed it down, and
I’m using a foam strip, these are great foam adhesive strips, right on the back, but I still
like to put liquid adhesive on the foam strip, that
way I can move it around, see I’m sliding it around, until I get the perfect placement. And I use a T-ruler to
make sure it’s straight. Then I can press it down,
and that liquid adhesive will dry, and it’ll stay put, and has great dimension. I’m using my Creative Detailer Tool to remove some extra embossing powder. This tool is good for
that, but also for removing some ink boo-boos. It’s an electronic
eraser that works great. I also used a Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen to add a little bit of
shimmer to those rainbows. So here’s a look at the final card, and how we have that smooth die cut inlay for the rainbows. And I saved a lot of time by only doing a partial die cut inlay. It woulda taken a lot of time to do that entire background. This is a great time-saving technique, but still allows you to get more creative with your dies. By the way, that sentiment is from this Mighty Hands Blessed Words Stamp Set. Okay, my next die cut inlay technique idea is to do set-back inlay. You can see how the negative space, the white die cut stands up, and the color is set back. There are a few ways to do this, and I will link here to another video that doesn’t involve inlay itself, but looks like it does. So you can check that out if you want to. For this card, I’m putting
Stick It double-sided adhesive onto the back of a piece
of white cardstock, as I did before. This time, however, I’m
not going to die cut this. Instead, I’ve already die cut a doily from white cardstock,
and I’m going to lay that into the adhesive. That way, all of those
tiny little openings have adhesive in them already. I’m putting the release
paper back onto it, so I can really press that
die down into the paper with the bone folder, without
causing my bone folder to stick to it, so that release paper is very handy to keep. I then am trimming all the excess away from the outside. So now I have this die
cut with all the openings with adhesive in the inside. Okay, now I’m going to cut the same die from pink cardstock, but
I’ll leave the die cut in the die, and here’s a great trick for making die cut inlay more simple. I’m laying this die over our die cut, the white die cut. Remember, all of the open
area has adhesive in it, so from the backside of my die I’m using a craft pick to
press through any holes that I want the paper to transfer. So I’m pressing the pink paper, the little tiny pieces of pink paper out of the die and into
the adhesive on my die cut. This is a huge time-saver. If a few don’t transfer, that’s okay, you can do those by hand. But in general, a lot
of them will transfer. So I continued this with other colors. Here I am with the blue, I
die cut it from blue paper, lined it up with our white die cut, and I’m pressing through the
holes on the back of the die to press those tiny bits of blue paper into the openings on the white. Sorry, I put on a
sweatshirt here that’s huge. It was freezing, and I didn’t realize it would look so big in the video. Okay, so there you can see how I’ve inlaid all of those colorful pieces, took me about 20 minutes to do. I also die cut another white doily and I’m gluing that right on top. So this is where we’re
creating that set back look. So all those pieces were inlaid, and now we’re setting it back by creating dimension on the white. This doily is beautiful, and I plan to make more cards with it. Lila even did a bunch and
kept all the little pieces to make a shaker card. So here’s a completed card. I stamped hugs in the center. and then added it to a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 inch white note card. I love making square cards. Now, that hugs sentiment is from This Clearly Besotted Stamp Set, it’s such a beautiful set, and I like the small sentiments included. They’re great to put at the center of dies like this one. Okay, my next technique
is to use pattern paper for your die cut inlay. This is a favorite technique of mine, as I’ve collected some
pattern paper over the years, but never really use it. So this is a great way to put any of those favorite
pattern papers to use. So this is the Poppy Stamp Summer Blossom Sidekick Frame Set. It comes with this large frame die, and a stencil that matches up, so you can do fun inking
techniques and layering. There are also those
additional flower dies that I’ll use to create layered flowers on my final card. I have a piece of white cardstock here that I’m going to, once
again, back with Stick It double-sided adhesive. I promise to show some
other options for adhesives later in this video. I now am going to remove the release paper to expose all of that adhesive. I have a white die cut that I
created with that frame die, and I’m placing it
right onto the adhesive, putting the release paper back in place so that I can press it down firmly. Now we have all of those openings with exposed adhesive. Next, I die cut the frame again, but this time from patterned paper. I’m not going to use the
frame piece on this card, but rather the little pieces left over, and I will inlay those
into our white frame and press it right into
the exposed adhesive. From the rectangle piece,
I’ve die cut a hello die, that’s from Birch Press,
and I white heat embossed a sentiment underneath
it, and I’ll put that right into our frame background. I then die cut hello from white cardstock and I’ll place that into the opening. So now we have a completely
smooth background. It’s all even because
of that inlay technique. It’s such a beautiful look,
and it looks so much better than just sticking the die cut on top of the pattern paper. Another advantage of doing a die cut inlay is you have lots of leftover
pieces for other cards. In this case, I have my
patterned paper die cut frame, and my patterned paper hello die cut, so I can actually make the
same card, but reverse. It’s a great way to really
stretch your supplies and make more than one card at a time. Here I’m taking some of those extra for white flower die cuts, and adding them with foam
tape for a layered look. I also die cut three more hello die cuts, and I’ll stack those on top of the hello die cut on our card. I felt like that hello got lost with everything on this card, so this will help to
make it stand out more. This is another one of those little things that doesn’t take long to do, but makes a big difference in the end. So I added that on to
a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch white note card, and then
also added some white pearls to the center of my flowers. So there you can see a fun way to use up your pattern paper scraps for
a die cut inlay technique. And, by the way, that white
heat embossed sentiment is from this My Favorite
Things Well Hello There Stamp Set, which I use
a lot in this video. Okay, my next idea for die cut inlay involves using layered dies to
do a layered inlay technique. Layering dies are becoming very popular. There are a lot of them on the market, and I will say they do
have a higher price point. In this case, you get three
background dies together. So you gotta find creative ways to use it to get lots of different looks, because you wanna make sure
that the investment is worth it. If you don’t have background
layering dies like this, I will link here to a video where you can get the same kinda look using one background die. However, I will admit, I’m a big fan of these layered background dies because I use them in many different ways. Now, as I mentioned, for this one, I’m going to do a layered die cut inlay. So I have cut all three dies from three different
shades of yellow cardstock. This time I decided to
use Gina K liquid adhesive to glue the layers together. I just put dots of
adhesive here and there, and it’s a super-strong adhesive, so I know it won’t come apart. I could’ve used Stick It
double-sided adhesive for this, but it would go through
a lot for one card, so I felt like this was more economical. Okay, now it’s time to do some inlay. So I’m putting some liquid adhesive into some of the openings
on our background. I’m taking a die cut that still has the little pieces in place, and I’m pressing through the die cut. See how I’m pushing each
of those little pieces into the adhesive on our note card? This is another easy way
to do a die cut inlay. Before, I pushed it through the die, because the die cut was stuck in my die. In this case the die
cut came out of the die, so I did this process instead. After I did some inlay pieces, this time I’m going to layer some pieces. So notice how I’m, just by hand this time, popping in a few of these little pieces into the second layer of
my layered die cutting. So you can do these by hand, it really doesn’t take as
long as you think it would, it’s kinda like putting a puzzle together, and I really enjoy doing it. After I have those pieces in place, I’m actually doing some layering here. See how I just put some adhesive on top of our little pieces, and then added another
piece on top of that. So this part isn’t actually inlay, but it’s layering. So I’m mixing inlaying with layering, and just getting a really
cool-looking background. Now I know this process
isn’t for everyone, but for me, I’d rather
do this over coloring. I enjoy this, and find
it kinda therapeutic. For the sentiment, I’m
using the Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Hello Die. I really like the style of this one, and the die set includes
both the word hello and its shadow. So I decided to use black
and white cardstock for that. I’ll glue that onto my card, and then I stamped a sentiment below it. Notice on my background,
I have inlay and layering, and I even used gold metallic paper for some of my die cut pieces. So this example shows that
you can be really creative and do whatever you want
with all the little pieces that you have left over from die cutting. And by the way, that sentiment that says hope your day
shines as bright as you do, is from this Altenew
Bright Blossoms Stamp Set. I thought that sentiment worked perfect with that layered background. And by the way, I had those
leftover rounded pieces, and I decided to use them
to create this simple card. I didn’t do any inlaying
or any layering with this, I just put the three die cuts together, stamped a sentiment below it, and then added a few gold gems. So you can see how you can
take these layered dies and get a lot from them, you just gotta be a bit creative. Okay, my next idea is to do die cut inlay with metallic paper. If you die cut your main
die with metallic paper and then inlay regular cardstock, it looks like you have a metal frame. Now putting this together was very similar to my early example, so
I’m gonna skip through a little bit of it, but
show the main parts. I used the Paper Rose
Rose Frame Die for this. I bought this a while ago,
and been wanting to use it. I die cut the frame from gold cardstock. I like to use Tonic gold cardstock, has a beautiful mirror shine to it. And then I added it onto
a piece of white cardstock that was covered with Stick
It double-sided adhesive. I then die cut the frame from
other colors of cardstock, laid that die right onto our background, and again pressed through
the die with my craft pick to press the colored cardstock pieces into the adhesive on our background. So this is just like I did on my setback die cutting technique, where I had that doily. This is just a faster
way to push all of those tiny little colored die cut pieces into our background. So here I have a completely
inlay background. I even inlaid that white piece. Once I was done, I added
it to a blue note card, and also added some blue
gems here and there. I really like how that gold paper die cut looks like a metal frame. Now for the sentiment, I
used the Janes Doodle Kind Stamp Set, really like the sentiments of kindness in this one,
and I thought it was perfect at the center of the frame. Okay, my next example
for doing die cut inlay involves doing embellishments for inlaying instead of little cardstock pieces. And, of course, since I’m
addicted to using jewels and gems on my cards,
that’s what I decided to do with the inlay. I’m using this new Birch
Press Layering Die Set. Again, this is a die set that has three large
background dies included, and those three large background dies cut these pieces. So you have the outline, which is the size of a note card, this open circle that
I’m putting glue on now, and then the circle element that’s smaller at the top of the screen there. So you can use these
pieces separately on cards, or use them together, which
I decided to do today. What’s neat is Birch Press
designs all of their dies so that the circle opening
is the same between dies, so you can switch out the pieces if you have multiple sets. What I did, is I die
cut each of the layers from white cardstock,
and glued them together. And i’m putting them on a Simon Says Stamp FOG note card, that’s a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. Once I have that all glued down, I’m putting little drops of
Gina K Connect liquid adhesive in some of the openings. So I decided to use some blue,
purple, and green gems here, any kind would work. If you don’t have any jewels, you could also use sequins for this, little beads, or even
drops of like Nuvo Drops, or Perfect Pearls would be great for this. And since I’m setting these gemstones into the die cutting,
they’re kinda protected when you put it through the mail, because the die cutting surrounds them. So here’s the finished card that I did. You can see how it really
catches the light nicely. Wanted to go for a soft color look and then I put a bold
sentiment in the center. I’ll be making more
cards using this die set in future videos, because you
can use it in so many ways, because you can switch all the pieces out and use different elements. I used a Birch Press Hello
die cut for the sentiment, and also the stamped greeting from the My Favorite Things
Well Hello Stamp Set. Okay, my next technique
idea is to do glitter inlay. Now, there are a few different ways you can use glitter for a die cut inlay. One of the ways you could do it is just put adhesive
into the little openings of your die cut, and
then sprinkle glitter on, but I decided to use
glitter cardstock instead. This is the Birch Press
Regal Peacock Layer Dies, which are really beautiful, and I thought would be fun
with a touch of glitter. I die cut the solid die
from white cardstock and I’m covering it with my tape runner. This is Gina K adhesive, so this shows you you can even use your regular tape runners for the die cut inlay techniques. I then have my layers
here in different colors of green and blue cardstock, and I’ll layer those on top also. Really, you can use any adhesive here, but with this, all of
those little white openings that you see, have adhesive on them, so they’re ready for the
glitter paper to be added. Now, I couldn’t find the
perfect color of glitter paper, so this is a trick I like to do. I like to buy silver glitter
paper or white glitter paper like the one you see here, and then color it with permanent markers. You could use alcohol inks, Copic Markers, Sharpies, whatever you
have that’s permanent. You color your glitter cardstock, heat set it so it’s dry,
and then you can die cut it, and you have custom
colored glitter cardstock. I’ve decided not to buy
glittered cardstocks anymore, instead just get white, and I can make it whatever color I want. So I die cut one of the layers from that blue glitter
cardstock that I created. I left the paper in the die, and I’m doing that
trick where I line it up with my layered die cutting, and I poke through the holes in the back, which pushes those little
glitter die cut pieces into the adhesive that’s exposed on my layered background piece. This is really a time-saver as opposed to putting all those tiny
little pieces inside. And there you can see how
they all transferred in place. And you can use a craft pick to kinda move them into place
if they’re a little off, and then you use a bone
folder to press ’em down so they don’t come out. I also cut the body from
that custom blue glitter cardstock that I made. Now, notice on the
background of this card, I used one of the Epiphany layer dies from my last card example. I just die cut one from white cardstock, and glued that onto a white note card. It just adds a little bit of interest, but doesn’t distract from the peacock. I also added a hello friend sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp
simple Sentiments One Stamp Set. So keep in mind, you can use
glitter for die cut inlay. It makes it a lot easier
to use glitter cardstock, but you could use loose
glitter if you prefer. Okay, my next technique
I call shadow inlay. So a lot of word dies these days come with the word die and the shadow die to match with it. Instead of layering like we normally do, I think it’s fun to do an inlay. So here’s a Poppy Stamps
Luscious Script Thanks Die. So you’ve got the word die
itself, and then the shadow. I cut the shadow first, then line the word die
with the shadow die cut, run it through your die cut machine, and then you get this outline. So you see that thanks outline there? I’m going to inlay with that. So I die cut thanks from white cardstock, and glued it on to a solid
blue colored thanks shadow. I put adhesive around the edge, as you can see I’m doing here, liquid adhesive works great for this. Then I take that outline die cut and put it right around it. So now instead of a layered thanks, we have a shadow inlay. So it’s all nice and smooth. It really gives a fun different look. Subtle things like this look
pretty subtle in a video, but in real life they stand out, and make for a really interesting card. So there you can see how
you get a smooth inlay look. I wanted to show you the
rest of the card, too. I used the decorative dies
Pretty Floral Branches die set, really like the
style of these flower dies. I used the larger one for this card, and I die cut it from white cardstock. I’m putting liquid adhesive on the back and adding that to a note card that I’ve stamped with a
Gina K background stamp. I went with soft colors here, so I have soft pool colors,
and I’m adding that in place. I wanted to make some of
those flowers pop up a bit, so I die cut the flower die,
again from white cardstock, and I’m cutting some of those flowers out. You can see me doing that kinda on the bottom of the screen there. And then I’ll glue them
on top of the die cut on our card. I did this three or four times, and then had a stacked look to my flowers. It took that plain, simple flower die cut that’s nice and flat, and
added dimension to it, which really makes it pop and stand out against the background. Okay, so let’s look at the final card. I did add some soft pool jewels to the center of my layered flowers. And you can see here how
layering those flowers really added a lot to it. We also have our smooth die
cut inlay thanks die cut on the bottom. It’s actually a pretty
simple card to create, but it has a lot of interest thanks to all the die
cutting tricks that we did. And one little tip, when I go
to buy word dies these days, I usually only buy the ones
that include the shadow with it, so I can do fun techniques like this one. Okay, my next idea is to do colored inlay. This is super simple,
but it does save time over searching for all the
perfect colors of cardstock. With this card I also used
another adhesive option. This is the E6000 Spray Adhesive. Now I normally don’t like
to use spray adhesives, in fact, I usually take this
outside when I spray it, but I wanted to show you in a video. What you can do is lay
your die cut into a box, spray the adhesive over it, I
just do kind of a light spritz over the entire thing, and
then you can pick it up and add it to your project. It holds well, and it’s very quick to use. So I just wanted to show you
that that’s another option. Now it’s time to do the inlay. I used a hello die cut that has the shadow and the word hello, too. I die cut the shadow three
times from black cardstock and glued those together
for a layered dimension. I then die cut the word hello itself from white cardstock,
but I left the letters in its negative space. On the back I put a piece of tape so that the letters would
stay in the negative space as I added color to them. I find it easier to add color with the negative space around it as opposed to adding color
to each individual letter. I then quickly added Copic
Marker over each piece, but you can use any markers, or paint, or anything you want here. This gives you the
option to make your paper any color you want, and
you don’t have to search for the perfect colors. I then went over it with
the Tonic Shimmer Pen, so that would have a little bit of shimmer to each of those letters. Now it’s time to do the inlay. I die cut the shadow of the word hello from black cardstock, and
now I’m taking the hello word die itself, and die
cutting from that shadow. So you can see how I’m lining it up here, super easy to do, and I’ll
use little pieces of tape to hold it in perfect placement. I then run it through my die cut machine and I end up with that outline, like we did before with the thanks. Now, this is the layered
black hello shadow die cut I created earlier, and I’m covering it with lots of liquid adhesive. I’m then putting the outline around it so you can see how
there’s an outline there, but the center is open, and there’s still adhesive there. I can take all of my
colored die cuts down here and add them onto the adhesive. So we’re inlaying each of these letters into the negative space of that hello. So I’m doing that shadow inlay technique that I showed you before, but this time I used a marker to
color all of the pieces. Since this is the focal point of our card, I think it’s worth it to take
that little bit of extra time to do the inlay technique. Now, I added it to that die cut note card that I showed you earlier, and then I added a simple
sentiment strip underneath it. There you can see that smooth inlay that we get with that word hello, and also the bit of shimmer that I added with the Tonic Nuvo Pen. You could also have used glitter paper for each of those letters,
or any specialty papers that you may have. Now that little sentiment strip is from the Simon Says
Stamp Tiny Word Stamp Set, which I’ve used multiple times in videos. I wanted to show another example of this color inlay technique,
where you use your markers to custom color the little
pieces that you inlay into your main die cut. In this case, I did some
blending with Copic Markers. This is the Birch Press
Lotus Flower Die Set. I really like this, so I’m
actually going to show you two card examples. There are three dies and
they layer together nicely. For this, I wanted to show you how I usually use my Gemini Junior plates. I usually don’t use the metal adapter. I only put that in if
it’s an intricate die. I start with a clear cutting plate, then the plastic shim, the magnetic shim, and I tape those together. These always stay together, and I don’t have to worry about it. I then can do my die
cutting with regular dies. This is how I usually have my plate set up for normal die cutting, and I only add that metal adapter plate in if I have intricate dies
like the ones I used earlier in this video. But this one cuts
beautifully, and do most dies with the plate set up this way. I wanted to keep all these
little white die cuts in place, so I’m putting some tape on the back. And now we can color all
of those little pieces, as I did earlier with my hello die cut. This time I decided to do some blending. You really could do anything here, you could do inking techniques, you could paint whatever you want. Once I have my pieces colored, it’s time to do the inlay technique. Now this time I’m doing
it a little bit different. I die cut the same die
from white cardstock, and I’m putting liquid
adhesive on the back. And I’m gonna put this right on top of our colored die cuts, so all that extra scribbling
we did is covered up. I then decided to pop
out the two big pieces, the one at the top, and
the one at the bottom, and now we can add the other layered lotus flower die cuts on top. So this one has a little more opening, so we get that layered look. And then I put the third one on top also. I use liquid adhesive for this because it seemed the easiest, but any adhesive would work. I then removed the tape from the back and glued that to a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 Simon Says Stamp FOG note card. And now I’m going to glue
in those white pieces I took out before. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep ’em. I decided to add them in the end. I also stamped hello
friend with black ink, and then I used my Tonic Shimmer Aqua Pen to add a little bit of shimmer to each of the colored pieces. So there you can see
the fun blending we get with the Copic Markers, and we
get that fun inlay technique with the layering. By the way, that hello friend is from the Simon Says
Stamp Simple Sentiments One Stamp Set that I’ve used
many times in this video. Now I have one bonus card
for you before we go. It uses that same lotus flower die. No special technique here, but I had some leftover green cardstock
pieces I wanted to use, so I thought I’d make this. On the background I did
some subtle stamping, which is something fun
that you could incorporate into die cut inlay if you want. This is the Simon Says Stamp
You Matter background stamp, which is one of my most used stamps. And then the thank you sentiment is again from the Simon
Says Stamp Simple Sentiments One Stamp Set. Okay, there you have a
way to stretch your dies by using them with different
die cut inlay techniques. I hope you’ll give them a try. All of the supplies
that I talk about today are in the youtube description below. In the middle are a couple other videos that might help you to look
at your dies differently, and get more from them. Up at the top you can click to subscribe, or head over to my blog to learn more. Thank you again for watching. We’ll see you again soon, and have a wonderful week.

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  1. Jennifer, you are the most patience person I have come across. Your love for crafting, coupled with your patience and awesome talent indeed makes you an outstanding crafter. May God continue to abundantly bless you always. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are all so amazing! I love all of the techniques you shared! The bright yellow one is my favorite! I think I'm going to add a Burch Press die set to my stash. These are awesome. Thank you for sharing all of these great ideas! 💕

  3. I always enjoy your videos. I am amazed at your constantly clever ideas and the wonderful way you present them. May you be blessed with the strength to continue sharing your talents with us.

  4. Beautiful results. Keep making the longer videos because watching you create each card enhances the learning experience. Many thanks for your artistic inspirations.

  5. Gorgeous techniques 😍
    Thank you so much for sharing 🤗
    You are always such an inspiration 💕💖💕

  6. You are so talented, I can’t believe how you come up with these amazing techniques all the time, your brain must never shut down. Amazing cards as always, thanks for sharing.

  7. Jennifer, I'm totally with you preferring intricate inlays to coloring any day!  

    Since you have connections with stamp makers, would you be willing to ask them for correct grammar? For example, "Hope your day shines as bright as you do" should brightly. You see, I spend a good chunk of my time proof reading work in public relations, printing, web content, media outlets, etc. for clients. I could never send a card with incorrect grammar. I know I'm probably the odd duck and only one in a million who cares, or even knows, but I do. This is only one example and there are others too, most brands have them. I don't mean the trendy slang stamps, just serious sentiments. A simple grammar check is all that would be needed and very appreciated. (I'd be willing to proof them for free, lol.) Thank you!

  8. Wow I have a ton of background stamps now I know to stretch my stash. Great ideas I love the one white one with jewels the best…

  9. Hi Jennifer, thank you for this tutorial I think this could be a wet day project, I love watching longer videos as sometimes you just need to sit, watch one that will be a cup of coffee length without having to keep stopping and load another. Hugs and Luvs xxx

  10. Jennifer, you have totally rocked my crafting world!! This video was just what I needed. Thank you so much for all you do for US!

  11. Jennifer, I just got my Gemini Junior and am wondering about taping those plates together. Doesn't that put too much pressure around the edges of the plates? Could it eventually affect how well it works somehow? I know it exerts more pressure than my Cuttlebug. Just wondering… 💙

  12. I have so many dies that I'm thinking could be used for these gorgeous techniques! My brain is going immediately to Christmas, TFS!

  13. Wow! Leaving the tiny pieces in the die and poking them through to the adhesive below is just brilliant! What a time and energy saver. Thank you so much for always sharing these wonderful tips and techniques with us. I have fallen in love with inlay die cutting! 💙

  14. Where is the "Love" button?! I love these techniques! YouTube should remove the "Dislike" and replace it with "Love". I think I'll start with using up some patterned papers that I've collected…awesome ideas! Thanks Jennifer!

  15. Thank you for the video on this beautiful, artistic technique! What is the name of the tool that you use to pick up items, such as the pearls for the Hello card?

  16. This video is incredibly creative! I don’t have a single one of these products to use myself but just watching your creativity flow has been very inspiring!

  17. Oh How much fun., These examples are phenom —as usual, Jennifer. Thank you for extending my stash (and my understanding)!

  18. Jennifer,I just love your YouTubes. They are so informative,the trouble is I want to make
    everything, but run out of time. Thank you for sharing your techniques with us.

  19. I’ll be watch this again and again! Everything is beautiful. Can’t wait to try some of these techniques with my dies. Thanks Jennifer.

  20. Hi Jennifer 👋 Thank you so much for sharing your very helpful tips your cards were so lovely and pretty my personal favorite was the doily card looking forward to watching your next lovely tutorial …. Have a nice weekend Lin in South Wales uk 🦋 💞

  21. Once again you have made beautiful looking cards look easy to make. I always learn so much from you and this time is no different. (Just when I think I have all the dies I need, you show me some I simply must have!) LOL Thank you for sharing your time and talent.

  22. Thanks, these are great ideas. I always seem to lose a piece of the color I am inlaying doing this, did not think of tape on back. I used micro beads in one die cut with little tiny holes, it did great too. I love the glitter card stock idea. Beautiful cards as always, thanks Jennifer.

  23. everything that you made and taught us turned out beautiful. tfs. i love and wear huge sweatshirts all of the time 🙂 yours looks comfy too.

  24. Oh my gosh…so simple yet brilliant suggestion to tape the plates together when doing lots of cutting! Love you Jennifer!

  25. You are truly brilliant!!! I so enjoy your videos and the way you teach is so easy to understand and follow. I want to be you when I grow up as well. Thank you for sharing your vision with the rest of us.

  26. Jennifer, do you know how to use the Winder cut n emboss folders for the Gemini die cutter? What is the sandwich, I haven't been able to find out anywhere. Thanks in advance. KB

  27. Thank you for all of your inspirations you share with us. You are amazing. Where do all of these come from?😊❤️

  28. These cards are all just absolutely gorgeous! I was frankly shocked when I saw you were wearing a sweatshirt, and when you said it was freezing. We're facing 100-degree temps here in East Texas (outside, of course!) with even higher heat indexes. Thank heavens for air conditioning, and I feel truly sorry for those who live in the south/southwest and can't afford to have that! So I can only assume you were inside when it was freezing. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations. I honestly can't pick a favorite–I love them all! Take care, and have an awesome day! 🙂

  29. What a fabulous video, The cards were beautiful with all the different techniques. Thank you for sharing, and giving us such inspiration.

  30. Always excited to see what you have for us! Educational, and so much Fun. Can barely wait to head for my craftroom. Here I go again….. THANKS

  31. Thanks for an interesting idea for using the word shadows…inlaying looks like something I'll try. I personally do not like the shadows and never use them….but will try your spin on them!

  32. Jennifer you cards are so gorgeous plus your crafting talent is a rare gift , There is a u k mag.they OFFER a free die, anyhow the techniques they rave about arnt any better than what you taught in your video, I'm seriously confused .I wish some crafting items like you use was more accessible, you must use the best, and your tastes are really great!

  33. Dies are soooo expensive. I look at them often online, but I always click out because I can't afford them. But I am sure other people will be able to find this tutorial useful and will enjoy it.

  34. Oh my gosh! I just got back from a beach trip where I took die cuts and did inlays in the evenings. Wish I’d seen your tips and tricks beforehand. I just love when your ideas match up with my stash at home and I can go to my craft room and try them out. The sentiments inlay technique will be the first I try.

  35. You are so INCREDIBLY AMAZING, Jennifer!! Awesome tips and techniques…love, love, love these ideas! Gotta dig thru my dies and see what I can use! Beautiful cards, as always!

  36. Love the setback inlay. It's really pretty with that die cut. (You wear whatever you want to wear. It doesn't look bad..just warm.) You have such awesome ideas. I really appreciate you taking the time to share all of this with us.

  37. I would hesitate to recommend loose glitter. Apparently it’s causing a lot of environmental
    concerns. Glitter is floating around in many of our water sources including the oceans.

  38. Jennifer, you are truly the master of creative card making! I SO love those cards. Thanks for sharing all your designs, tips and tricks!

  39. Wow! That lumina layer is so expensive, but I think in may need to get it. I know making a peacock out of it is so ordinary, but I bet it would be beautiful

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