28 December 2015

VIDEO + GIVEAWAY | Craft Favourites 2015 - Die Cutting

Hello there, today for my Craft Favourites of 2015, I am talking about die cutting.
 

I have to be honest and say that I was not that adventurous with die cutting this year. I really did keep to the basics. In the video I share some of my favourite basic dies, as well as a couple of essential die cutting accessories.
 


 
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GIVEAWAY:

** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
 
For my giveaway today, I have a Clearly Besotted Shaker Shapes Diamond Thanks Die up for grabs. All you need to do to enter is to leave me a comment telling me what your favourite die or die set has been this year. The draw will close on the 5th January 2016 at 12 noon GMT. It is open internationally. Good luck!  

121 comments:

  1. Great video! I don't think I could pick just one favorite. Some of the ones I've used a lot this year are the great stitched dies from pretty pink posh and the basic stitched shapes from my favorite things. The stitching just adds the perfect touch to projects. :)

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  2. I love the way you explaining so well about your fave collection! Love SSS stitched dies, in my wishlist!
    Recently I am in love with Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders and YNS dies! And the pierced hole die from YNS is my fave one!

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  3. Hi Michelle! regarding dies...can't say a few...i have a lot of faves this year that will take the whole night to name it but to say some would be the latest of MFT mini scallop frames! SSS hello, thanks & amazing script dies, ME mini tags, Avery Elle card easel die! THANK YOU & many Blessings!

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  4. I honestly only own one die set and it's part of a set with Christmas trees aI recently picked up on a clearance haulI just posted in my channel CountryCouponLady. My goal for 2016 is to pick up some more. I have my eye on several in the Mama Elephant line.

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  5. Great video! Love your round ups. My favourite have to be my SSS stitched shapes - the rectangles especially. Xx

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  6. My favorite has been the heartfelt creations Botanical Rose stamp and Die set !! Thanks for a chance Michelle !!

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  7. i also mostly have basic shape dies, I do like the stitched ones from SSS but as cardsizes are different in centimeters I'm scared to buy them as I wonder if i'd use them, i like to make shakers cards with fun shaped dies like hearts and or stars etc.

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  8. Hi Michelle! My favourite die this year was definetely the small stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Lawn. I used them a lot for my cards. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Hugs

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  9. Hi Michelle! thanks for the chance to win this cute die! I don't have a favourite yet (i'm quite new to card making ) but I recently bought alphabet dies from lawn fawn and I love them!

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  10. My favorite dies have been Poppy Stamps dies..I love all the Poppy Stamps dies I have!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  11. Oooh, tough question. I love my memory box precious hearts - as i find them so versatile. I have recently discovered "lawn fawn" too and they do some amaaaazing sets! Not got any yet, but there's time... :) Thank you for this opportunity... xx

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  12. I love LF basic stitched dies, grass border die, script dies.. Lawn Fawn's dies are awesome....

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  13. I've added so many stitched dies to my stash this year and I think my most used are the MFT Stitched Rectangles. I sooo want to get my hands on the PTI linen plate, I so wish we could buy PTI products in the UK without crazy shipping prices. Thanks for another great video x

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  14. My favourite dies are like you, my stitched frames! I have the lawn fawn squares (because i mainly make square cards!!) and I use them on nearly all my cards!!!

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  15. There have been so many great dies this year and my favorite one that I bought was the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I don't have any of the other shapes yet, but I know I will end up getting them eventually. I just love that double stitching!

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  16. Hi there! I am going to have a hard time choosing my favourite but I would probably have to say either just plain circle dies because they are so useful and have a wide range of use or a butterfly die, that has beautiful detail and is very versatile. I think after this video I am definitely going to have to do and buy some of the stitching does they look really good! Have a good New Years and thank you for the opportunity to win a great die!

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  17. hi, my would be Heidi swap happy die use it all the time.

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  18. I recently bought my first die cutting machine, of the few dies I own I love the stitched squares.

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  19. I love all dies with stitched details. Thanks for this series, it's inspiring :)

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  20. I'm really loving your video favourites, it's great to see them "live" so to speak, it helps for sizing purposes for me......I'm such a visual person, even when given dimensions, I'm much better when I see things, so thanks for that! My favourite dies would have to be stitched dies, all shapes and the femme frames from ME, that was actually the first set of dies I purchased from them when they opened their business. Love them! Thanks for another opportunity to win from your generosity! Cheers, Dotty xx

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  21. Hi Michelle, I am still collecting dies, but so far I loved using Avery Elle dotted die set adds great detail to die cutting and you get a frame and banners :) hugs

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  22. morning. that's easy. i brought the tim holtz tag set. having great fun with them. made lots of tags for xmas and gift card holders too. :)

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  23. Great video series! I love dies with any stitching on it. Especially nesting dies. I don't actually own any myself as they all are pricey and I'm saving up for a nice set, but that will be my first versatile purchase.

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  24. my favourite dies are the stiched frames

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  25. Hey Michelle!!! Another great video!! I need that PTI impression plate!! Thank you for the recommendation!!

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  26. Great choices, Michelle! My most used die is the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle set or Mama Elephant Femme Frames. Some of the SSS stitched shapes are on my wishlist.

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  27. Hi Michelle. Thanks for the video. My fave dies are the ditched frame dies - particularly the circle one. I would love a shaker die! Have a happy new year!

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  28. Thanks for showing all your great works. Love them I also do love the Clearly Besottet stamps and dies.

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  29. there are so many dies on the market so it's great to hear what your favorites are! thanks!

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  30. My favorite dies are all basic shapes from Spellbinder's ..I really love all SSS stitched dies too and they are so on my wish list !!

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  31. Some great choices there Michelle! I have tried and tried to get those Femme Frames from Mama Elephant, but they now come with a tag set of theirs that I already have and I have doubled up on far too many items!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this die! Hazel xx

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  32. Love the stitched rectangle. I finally got one. Thanks for the Fav. Videos. Lisa

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  33. The stitched shapes dies are my favourites, use them a a lot.

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  34. Another fab vid Michelle, my favourite die I think so far has to be spellbinder basic rectangles set A and B but I am so tempted to get the stitched one but there is so many makes and so many sizes I am a bit lost as to which to buy and worry about buying from abroad.
    Your videos help me loads , look forward to your next one
    thanks Mel

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  35. Thank you for all your inspiration. You are the only UK you tuber that I will watch as you're projects are so simple and elegant and really lovely. Good luck everyone with the giveaway X

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  36. I enjoyed your list - it's fun to see what other people like using! My favorite dies right now would be word dies - I like when part or all of the sentiment pops out!

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  37. thanks for the chance an the great videos. my fave dies at the mo are the simply graphic-a french make that are truly gorgeous

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  38. My favourite die(s) are the intricate sentiments from Simon Says Stamp, this year I really likes the You're Amazing die. Great video, Michelle!

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  39. hi Michelle , I love my stitched dies use them loads :) xx

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  40. I have mostly basic dies (squares, circles, etc.), but I use them a lot!

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  41. Another fab video Michelle, my favourite dies are the Die-namics stitched squares, I combined these with my favourite stamps (elves) to make this years bulk Xmas cards. You saw the pic on Instagram. Hope you liked it xx

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  42. I'm a very practical person so I always reach for the stitched circle and square dies!

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  43. Hi Michelle its a great video. I like the SSS stitched dies. Thanks!

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  44. There are so many dies out there and so many I love but I do love the stitched dies...also love the textured die you showed in your video another one to my wish list...lOl... .

    Anne

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  45. I LOVE that quilted Stitched die and the linen die you showed! They have been added to my the top of my wish list :) Currently my favorite die sets are the Stitched Squares & Rectangles from My Creative Time. They are basically like the Simon Says Stamp dies you showed in your video. I like them for the same reason, it has double stitching :) Thanks so much for sharing these products and for the generous giveaway!

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  46. I've got quite a few of the dies featured in your video and I love them all. My favourite dies of the year though, are probably the Snowflake Trio Die Collection from Clearly Besotted. Karen xx

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  47. Thank you again for another great video, Michelle! My favorite dies are my stitched mats from Lil' Inkers :)

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  48. I think my favourite die set this year has been the dienamics stitched rounded rectangle stax.

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  49. Another great video Michelle. My favourite die at the moment is the WPlus9 sunshine layers die set as I really love the large scalloped background panel x x

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  50. I love my stitched flag dies very useful for sentiments on cards. Thanks for your videos have a happy new year X

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  51. It is always nice to watch your video's, Michelle. Thank you for sharing all of those nice goodies with us.
    My favorite dies are MFT Stitched Tag die, Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 Die Collection and I love the CBS dies as well (-:
    The Papertrey Ink Linnen and Canvas die you've showed us is new for me, I like it!!

    Thank you for the chance to win! Have a nice evening,
    Judith

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  52. Fantastic list of dies! I love Hero Arts and SSS dies this year /)

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  53. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. I have the stitchd rectangles from lawn fawn and i use it a lot too. I am trying to get my hands on the Femme Frames but it seems to be always sold out. I'll get it eventually, I am sure.

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  54. I have been loving the Tag set from Lawn Fawn, it was great for labelling all my Christmas presents this year!

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  55. I use the lil' inkers stitched circles on a lot of my cards. A considered purchase but I definitely get plenty of use from them.

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  56. The favorite in my scrap room are the MFT stacked dies and the Blueprint #13 set. They are just the right sizes for card making and pocket pages!

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  57. I love your choices in dies. I love the basics like this too! Loving that tag and that Mama Elephant set have been on my wish list. I have another border set by them that I love! :)

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  58. Hi Sweetie,

    Thanks for sharing your favorite dies. I am like you, I tend to go with basic shapes. I had the LF stitched rectangles (both sizes) before th SSS double stitched came out, so I never invested in the SSS, although I do like the double stitching. I have never seen the cute quilting plate you showed by Lil Inker, but I love it, I am enjoying your crafty favorite series, thanks for doing them.

    Hugs,
    Maureen

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  59. I love the background/cover a card dienamics from MFT. thanks or a chance to win.

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  60. I don't have many dies, but my favorite this past year, based on usage, was WRMK "party" nesting dies. Made various shaped flags & banners with these.

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  61. Helpful video! My favorite dies this year have been the Lil Inker stitched rectangles. I LOVE them! thanks

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  62. My favorite dies are the stitched ones from Sss.

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  63. My favorite dis set this year has been the lawn fawn cloud die and stitched rectangle dies. I absolutely love, love, love them.

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  64. Great video. My go to dies are the stitched frames from lawn fawn and their scripty dies as well.

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  65. Mine has been the Mama Elephant Pandamonium Creative Cuts which coordinates with the Pandamonium stamps!

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  66. I don't use many dies but my favourites would have to be the stitched stars from Little B designs, I've used those the most this year.

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  67. My favorite die has been the stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn dies.

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  68. Some excellent favourites you have there Michelle! I would have to agree with you on the Femme Frames front. They come in so handy! Apart from that set, I would have to say the Tag Along It Die collection from clearly besotted or one of Pretty Pink Posh's stitched Duo's, I just love them!

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  69. Hi I think my favorite dies have to be the stitched rectangles set I have from Lawn Fawn, the stitching just adds a little zing to clean and simple designs without being distracting. Ive never used any clearly besotted products but they have some lovely designs. I'm keen on that little pooches set but I have to find someone who sells it in the US. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  70. Thanks for the video Michelle. I think my most used die set is my MFT stitched rectangles but I love the look of the MFT diagonal inside and out square dies that I bought this year. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway :)

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  71. The die I seem to grab most is my rectangles from Simon Says Stamp.

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  72. My favorite dies this year are Spellbinders TIMELESS RECTANGLES Dies. I used them quite a lot and I love that elegant look! Hugs xx

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  73. Hi Michelle, i love the Lawn Fawn Dies and MFT Dies.
    Thanks for the Chance to win!
    Andrea

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  74. I have the stichted circle from SSS and I really like that one. I wish I had all the shapes.

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  75. The SSS stitched rectangle die set

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  76. My favorite and most used die set this year has been the femme frames. I absolutely love it! Thanks for another great video and post!

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  77. I am a big fan of dies. I really enjoy using all of my Memory Box dies. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the Yorkshire tree by Memory Box. It provides numerous ways to dress up a card. Thanks for the video.

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  78. I have been loving the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut dies, especially the sentiment ones.

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  79. The dies I use the most seemed to be anything with stitching lines. I don't really have a favorite. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  80. I splurged and got SSS stitched rectangles and have used it a lot!!!

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  81. I love all different kinds of dies! Especially Memory box, Poppystamp, Cheerylynn Designs, Spellbinders, Heartfelt,Elizabeth Crafts and Simon Says stamp dies. Just to mention some of my most favorites!

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  82. The double stitched dies from SSS are on of my all-time favorites (I own the circle ones). Other than that, I use stitched rectangle dies on almost every card!

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  83. I just love double stitched dies! One of my all time favorites!!

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  84. Great informative video Michelle! Wow, it is a hard choice to pick just one favorite die, but I would say the SSS stacked hearts die....just beautiful! But, also in first place for me is the ME All Prettied Up die set....love that box die so that you can fit critters inside of it! Loving this series Michelle!

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  85. My favourite and most used dies this year are the stitched rectangles dies from lawn fawn. I have both the large and the small set, and seem to use one on also every card.

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  86. Hard to choose but I have really enjoyed my stitched circle dies.

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  87. Hi Michelle,

    Great video! I have a "stash" of more than 500 hundred dies, from Spellbinders toMFT,PTI.TE,ME,WP9,Sue Wilson and many more brands, but the ones that I keep going to and using more often are Spellbinders and PTI, although my new "baby" is the tiny bow from ME, as we say in my Country,Puerto Rico "una chulería", loosely translated,the cutest thing ever! Thanks for the chance to win! I don't have that brand but it will look great in my "stash"!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  88. Great video Michelle,
    I love to cut with my favorite dies.So easy and funny with my lovely Big Shot.A big hug to you for this lovely giveaway -love it!
    hugs Sylvie

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  89. Well this is a difficult decision, but I have to say that I've used my Altenew Layed Lily die along with its matching stamp set! Thanks for sharing your video. :-)

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  90. My most used dies this year is probably the circle frameldtes from Sizzix.

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  91. I think my most used dies were my CBS word dies this year! I love die cutting, I think it's my favourite card making technique. Thank you for the chance to win x

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  92. Hi Michelle. Hope you had a great Christmas. Love your videos. My favourite die is my MFT Stitched Circles which I use all the time followed by my Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag

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  93. Recently I fall in love in die cutting. It looks great specially on dimmensional card.

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  94. To be honest, my #1 die cutting tool is my Cricut Explore Air. While I do like using metal dies for some things, my Cricut is me go to die cutter. Like you though, I use the both the dotted & stitched rectangle dies quite often for card making.

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  95. I have very few dies so far, but my favorites are the stitched border dies from lawn fawn. I'm amazed how much I've used them, on all kinds of cards!

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  96. oh I really like the look of the impression plate - I have really loved the Waffle Flower circle doily die

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  97. I use the SSS Stitched shapes a LOT.

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  98. I love alot of different shaped doilies and pretty nesting dies....

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  99. Although I do own too many dies, I tend to use the basic shapes most often.

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  100. Great video Michelle, I think my favourite die is my good old basic circles from spellbinder.

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  101. The favourite dies i have bought this year are some cogs, there are five in the set, but i have forgotten the brand. They have been used often for masculine cards.

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  102. It has definitely been the stitched rectangles from Simon Says Stamp. I think I use them on half of my cards or more!

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  103. Definitely the stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp, I seem to always be reaching for those!!!

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  104. I am relatively new to die cutting, so I don't yet have a favorite but I do have my eye on some of those stitched dies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. I do t have any stitched dies but after watching the video they are now on my list!! I love my xcut basic shapes xlarge dies and I love the framelits too

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  106. I like my basic shape dies. I seem to use the rectangle set the most.

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  107. Great series of films. Thanks for all the advice. My favorite dies to Die-namics - Basic Stitch Lines.
    Happy New Year.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  108. My favorite die this year is my favorite things homespun stitches as it adds interest to any card. Tks for the vidz.

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  109. Great ideas...I did not know that about the tan matte...thank you for sharing!

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  110. Love your choices, I must get that tag die from clearly besotted. I can't pick a favourite I don't think... I appear to be slightly addicted to buying dies.

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  111. Happy New Year! I'm new to die cutting & love the stitched squares of the few dies I own.

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  112. I'm sorry, but I don't really have a "favorite". Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  113. I love all my dies but particularly the basic shapes from Spellbinders xxx

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  114. I don't have very many dies but I have a Cricut machine that I use quite often and it does a lot of my cutting for me. I would love to have more dies as they are so easy to use.

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  115. My favorite die is a die that cuts a spiral of paper and with that and a quilling needle I can make a rose out of it. I bought a papercrafting magazine and it came with it. I just love making little roses in all the colors of the rainbow with it!

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  116. My favourite die this year has definitely been the stitched landscape die, probably again because of the versatility of it. I've used it again and again and I still love it.

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  117. I like Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Squares Die..

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  118. I love the mama elephant index card dies mainly for the stitched rectangle and scallop rectangle dies they end up on most cards. I am also really into word dies at the minute like the happy stamp and cut from hero arts :) only had my die cutting machine for a year but it's had so much use!

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  119. I seem to not be able to create a card lately without using the lawn fawn stitched shape dies. I love them.

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  120. My faves are probably... Balloon dies for birthday cards to make shaker cards with.

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