Crafty Cutts Dies


 
 





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:
     
Circle Cage Sample Never-Ending Hexagon Sample Card Loom Sample


IAD-001 Circle Cage Die
IAD-002 Never-Ending Hexagon

IAD-004 Card Loom Die
IAD-001 Circle Cage Die - NEW!
$19.50
Die Measures 3" Diameter
IAD-002 Never-Ending Hexagon Die - NEW!
$34.95
Die Measures 2" x 12"
Finished Project Measures 3 3/4" x 4 1/4"
IAD-004 Card Loom Die
$19.50
Die Measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"




Never-Ending Square Sample

Iris Folding Sample
Square Cage Sample
IAD-005 Never-Ending Square

IAD-006 Iris Folding Dies (Set of 2)


IAD-008 Square Cage Die
IAD-005 Never-Ending Square Die
$21.95
Die Measures 2 13/16" x 5 1/2"
Finished Project Measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
IAD-006 Iris Folding Dies (Set of 2) - NEW!
$19.50
Each Die Measures 1 1/2" x 4"
IAD-008 Square Cage Die
$19.50
Die Measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"


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





IAD-001 Circle Cage Die
$19.50



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
$34.95

The Never-Ending Hexagon looks like a piece of cardstock that has been folded into a six-sided shape. But the decorated front isn't the only thing you'll see. As you open it from the center, two additional sides are revealed. Similar to the hidden panels in the Never-Ending Square, you never quite know what is coming next!

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
$19.50



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
$21.95


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-006 Iris Folding Dies (Set of 2)
$19.50





Originating in Holland, iris folding is an attractive paper craft technique that involves folding and placing strips of colored paper onto a pattern to form a layered design, which is then adhered behind an opening cut into the stamped cardstock so it shows through. The finished project looks like an iris — a shape reminiscent of a camera lens, hence explaining the name.

Our Iris Folding dies come in a set of two dies (with the pattern included, as well), which makes the process of cutting and scoring the paper strips both convenient and very efficient. In just a few minutes, you'll have all the strips you need for your project, so you can get to the enjoyable part, which is making the iris design.

Click here to download a PDF file of instructions on how to make the sample cards, which were created using the stamp sets below.


11267SC, Tallulah Turtle Clear Set

11267SC, Tallulah Turtle Clear Set

$7.95




11268SC, Mitten Mouse Clear Set

11268SC, Mitten Mouse Clear Set
$7.95





IAD-008 Square Cage Die
$19.50



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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