PTI 11th Anniversary: Day 7 Dies Only

Hey there!  Have you been as busy as me creating lots of fun cards and projects along with the PTI 11th Anniversary Challenges?! I love this time of year and sure do get a LOT of projects done during the anniversary week.

So today's challenge is to use Dies Only.  No Stamping.  That is a FUN challenge and one that isn't too foreign to me.  While teaching my Senior Tuesday Card Class, I often use only dies, becuase the ladies really just paste and chat.  Once in a while I throw in a technique or art principle, but they just want to have fun, so I make sure that each class is low stress, lots of fun!

I needed some quick Valentine Cards for tomorrow's class, so I broke out the die cut machine and made these fun cards to give to the ladies.

I used the Cover Plate: Hearts Die and lots of different colored PTI Cardstock to make these pretty cards. I die cut the sentiments from the Swoosh Dies and used Rainstones and Sequins to add some bling and interest.

I did also try something new.  I love the layering dies that are out there, but I just don't have $75 to spend on them.  Soooo, I thought, maybe I can just shift different layers of the Cover Plate around to make a similar look.
And voila!  It actually worked.  No there isn't as much detail and difference as the other layering dies.  BUT, it does add visual interest using what I already have.  And isn't that what we are all trying to do once in a while?!

Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know what you think in the comments below.  I hope you have a great day and Happy Crafting!


  1. What wonderful results from a crafting session. Love those offset negatives.

  2. Cool! Way to go on the “layering!”

  3. Great idea for the shadow layering!

  4. So very sweet, this die does a lot all by itself! Great variations.

  5. So clever with the layering and modifying your group of cards! This die goes on my wishlist!


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