Making Shaped Cards With Creative Dies Plus

Creative Dies Plus with projects by Kim Dellow

I’ve been making lots of cards this week. Article work has been keeping me busy but I have also had the opportunity to try out the Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced nesting dies from Craft Stash. Have you seen these dies? I’m not sure how long they have been on the market for but they were new to me and it’s totally perfect timing for me as I’ve been meaning to update some of my nesting dies.

I have to keep my stash current with what is available on the market for my article work but unfortunately some of my Spellbinders dies are no longer easily available, well at least here in the UK. So, well it’s great excuse to go shopping, right? Luckily, Craft Stash asked if I would try out some of their accutane accutane products so I jumped at the chance and picked some dies including these two nesting die sets (thank you Craft Stash!) but I might have also bought some other dies as well that I will share with you later (*wink).

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heart shaped card by Kim Dellow

I know! I could not resist, they have this amazing large Hexagon Panel die from the Apple Blossom collection that I have just fallen in love with, but more on that in another blog post!

I do have to admit I’ve never actually had a set of nested heart dies before as I usually cut my own heart shapes but check out the stitch and pierced dot details. Well, you’ve got me there, I can’t do that easily so this set had to drop into my basket.

The stitched and dot details are a lovely touch that I really like but if you are looking for some plain nesting die shapes they also have a large collection of just shapes to choose from including some heavily discounted bundle deals worth looking at (just thought I would give you a heads-up in case you were looking for some!).

star and heart shaped card by Kim Dellow

You guys know that stars and hearts are probably amongst my favourite go-to motifs, we have talked about our favourite motifs before here on my blog. I do use them again and again and I am naturally drawn to those shapes first but there were lots of other shapes in the Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced range too including tags, scalloped shapes, circles, ovals, banners, rectangles and squares.

Both these cards, that I am sharing today, are shaped cards using Kraft and cream cardstock and some old papers from Studio Calico. It’s the Brighton Pier collection in case you were curious but I expect you can’t find them any more. Sorry! I’ve hand-written the sentiments and mixed and matched the die-cut shapes to make a matching pair of cards. 

star shaped card by Kim Dellow

The sentiment on the Stitched and Pierced Heart card says ‘Wishes’ and on the Stitched and Pierced Star card says ‘Besties’. 

So thanks again to Craft Stash for sending me these dies to try out and you might have noticed that I am also an affiliate of theirs too as it just makes sense – I like their products, I am a big fan of their in-house designers and as they are part of Practical Publishing International they have most of the latest magazines that you can sometimes spot me in (*cheeky grin!).

By the way, if you are a new Craft Stash customer make sure that you join their newsletter as you can get 20% off your first order if you do.

So which are your favourite shapes in the Creative Plus Stitched and Pierced Nesting dies range? I’m curious as to which will be the most popular. What nesting die shapes do you use the most or what shape would you like to see but haven’t yet?


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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

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  1. Ruth

    Oh these are great. I have seen these dies and need to sit down and decide which might be s good addition to my stash. I have the hexagon panel and it's greet for embossing and die cutting. I put the spare die cut hexagons in a little cellophane bag to use another time and my then 2 year old found it and I spent ages picking them up from the floor – it was like Hansel and Gretel and bread crumbs! Xx

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