Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Altenew Online Workshop: Easy Die Cutting Techniques

I found some much needed die cutting inspiration!

Do you find yourself falling into the same old routines with die cutting? Stamp, die cut, repeat. I am excited to say I found some much needed inspiration in the Altenew Online Workshop Easy Die Cutting Techniques!

The class is full of fresh ideas on how to get more out of your dies. I was inspired by the class to use my die cut foiled sentiments as faux charms on a tag! I am so happy with how these tags came out.


First, I used mica spray stains to create a shimmery, colorful background. Once dry, I die cut the background into two tags using a die from my stash. Then I ran the tags through my embossing machine using the Spellbinders Forevergreen embossing folder.

Next, I used the gorgeous Altenew Holiday Greetings Hot Foil Plate Set to hot foil two greetings on white cardstock. To cut out the sentiments, I used the coordinating Altenew Holiday Greetings Die Set.

Here’s where I really felt inspired. Instead of glueing the sentiment to the tag, I decided to glue a small rectangle of cardstock (that was hole punched) to the back of the sentiment. Now I had a sentiment charm to attach to my tag!

To finish, I used some pretty twine to tie everything together!

Easy Die Cutting Techniques


Lightly mist the back of your tag, or rub it with a baby wipe, before you run your embossing folder through your die cutting machine. A little bit of moisture on the back of the paper will help the fibers of the paper stretch and reduce any chance of your paper cracking.


Holiday Tags

Want to see how I made these bonus tags? Check out my video tutorial below and learn how!


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