Crafty Cutts Dies


Card Loom Sample Never-Ending Square Sample Square Cage Sample

IAD-004 Card Loom Die
IAD-005 Never-Ending Square Die

IAD-008 Square Cage Die
IAD-004 Card Loom Die
Die Measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
IAD-005 Never-Ending Square Die
Die Measures 2 13/16" x 5 1/2"
Finished Project Measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
IAD-008 Square Cage Die
Die Measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Thanks so much for your interest in our brand new Crafty Cutts Dies collection! We're excited to show you fun projects that you can quickly and easily make using our dies. We're still working on expanding our array of sample cards, downloadable instructions, and video tutorials, so please continue to check back for updates.

Currently, we offer three different dies from which to choose. Click on the links below for resources:

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. Fpr 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

The Never-Ending Square opens continuously to reveal four different stamped panels. Take a look at how it works:


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 versatile die.

To make the envelope shown above, we used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and followed the chart for a 3" x 3" card. The top flap was cut off, and a small circle punch formed the thumb notch. The envelope was then assembled and attched to the card.

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:

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:

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:

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-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.

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