|Thanks so much for your interest in our Crafty Cutts Dies collection! We're excited to show you fun projects that you can quickly and easily make using our innovative dies:|
|We offer several different dies from which to choose.
the links below for resources:
Circle Cage Die
IAD-001 Circle Cage Die
Just like our Square Cage die (shown at the bottom of this page), the Circle Cage die allows you to hide a secret image or message underneath the pull-up area.
The sample above shows this unique die in action on a cute chicken card (although it can be customized for any occasion with a variety of other stamps). Click here to download a PDF file of instructions on how to create this card.
IAD-002 Never-Ending Hexagon Die
For instructions on how to make this project, click here.
The unfolding action of the Never-Ending Hexagon differs from the Never-Ending Square. We've created a separate webpage containing the "how to open" video by itself. If you wish, you can print and cut out one of these labels, and give it to the recipient along with your Never-Ending Hexagon.
IAD-004 Card Loom Die
You can be an expert paper decorator with paper using the Card Loom die. Create pretty basket weave-style elements on your card, either as a whole background or a clever frame. We like to use 1/4" wide paper quilling strips since they come in a variety of colors, but you can also cut your own from copy paper (i.e., text weight paper).
Placing a bamboo skewer or flattened straw "in and out, in and out" between the die-cut lines makes it easy to weave the strips though. For complete instructions on how to create the woven background, shown in the cupcake and petunia cards above, click here. To view directions for making the woven frame, shown in the wheelbarrow kitty and tulip cards above, click here.
Want to see a totally unusual way to use this die? Here's a fun alternative:
That's right, it's a shadow box-style card that stands on its own but then folds flat for mailing. And, yes, it's also made using the Card Loom die. Click here for a PDF file that explains how to make it.
IAD-005 Never-Ending Square Die
Stamp four 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" panels, cut each one into equal
fourths (i.e., 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" each), and adhere to the base piece.
Watch our video below for details on making the base piece using this
Download a PDF file of step-by-step instructions with photos by clicking here.
This video tutorial shows how to use the Never-Ending Square die to create the base piece for your project:
After completing your project, you may wonder if others will know how to open the Never-Ending Square. We've created a separate webpage containing the "how to open" video by itself. If you wish, you can print and cut out one of these labels, and give it to the recipient along with your Never-Ending Square.
Would you like to see another way to use the same Never-Ending Square die, but in a completely different project? Take a look at this Birthday Birdy Peekaboo card. Just pull the lower right corner to reveal the adorable little birdy:
Guess what, that's not all! Here's another terrific project that you can make with the Never-Ending Square die, which we call the Lift Up/Pop Out card:
Click here to download a PDF file of step-by-step instructions with photos for the Birthday Birdy Peekaboo card, and check out this video tutorial showing how to make it:
Learn how to make the Lift Up/Pop Out card by downloading a PDF file of step-by-step instructions with photos; click here for the file. Or watch our video tutorial showing how to create this project:
IAD-006 Iris Folding Dies (Set of 2)
11268SC, Mitten Mouse Clear Set
IAD-008 Square Cage Die
The Square Cage is based on a vintage paper engineering technique, now updated for today's contemporary paper crafting projects. Pull the ribbon or string, and discover a hidden picture or sentiment inside.
If you plan to die cut the front panel, stamp and color as desired before using die. After front panel has been die cut, pull open cage and tie a piece of string or 1/8" wide ribbon through the center holes.
Position front panel over base card, pull open cage, and mark the inside opening with a pencil. (These marks will be your guide to show you where to stamp onto the base card, so the image/saying will show through in the correct spot once you assemble the card.) Remove front panel and set aside. Stamp and color base card as desired.
On the reverse side of the front panel, place 1/8" Scor-Tape (or a very thin line of liquid glue such as Scotch Quick-Dry Tacky Adhesive) around die-cut area. Carefully place front panel onto base card, and press down to adhere.
The sample below shows a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" square piece that has been decorated and attached to the cage itself. Click here to download a PDF file of instructions on how to create this card.
For a delightful variation using the Square Cage die, open the card to reveal three bunnies in this unique pop-out card. Click here for a PDF file of the directions for our V-Fold Pop-Out project.
IAD-010 Revealing Oval Die
As with our other interactive cards, the Revealing Oval card looks
complex but is a snap to make with these dies! This series of cards
contains sliding pieces that reveal a stamped panel when the card is
The original version is shown above in the flower basket and teacup otter examples. The bumblebee card is the same thing, but with acetate windows in the front flaps. For even more variety, the shoe ladies and hippo cards utilize the same die, but the side panels pull apart and open differently.
Learn how to create all of these cards by downloading a PDF
file of step-by-step instructions with photos by clicking here.
The second video tutorial covers the basics of the original Revealing Oval card, as shown above in the flower basket and teacup otter samples, as well as the bumblebee card:
The third video explains how to make the shoe ladies and hippo card variations, with pull-out sides:
IAD-012 Flip Flop Die
Pull the tab on the Flip Flop card, and a panel opens to reveal a hidden image or message beneath. It's a fun interactive element, and this card is really simple to make! Download a PDF file of step-by-step instructions with photos by clicking here.
This video tutorial shows how to assemble the Flip Flop card mechanism for your project:
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