Inlaid Die Cutting + Blog Hop!

July 17, 2017

Happy Monday! 🙂 Today’s video shows how to create cards with a fun die cut inlay technique using small dies pieced together. I am also joining the talented SpellBlogger team in a fun blog hop (more information at the end of the post), so expect to see more work using their awesome products in the future!

For both of the cards, I aligned the dies in the center of the card and marked their place. Then, I cut them out one by one using the Platinum machine to create a solid cutout shape. After shading the die cuts using Distress Oxides, I inlaid the pieces into the background making sure to cut some edges off to make them fit together.

When using these adorable dies, I instantly thought of little kids and their stuffed animals to match the hop’s fun theme of summer/kids!

Watch the full tutorial HERE in HD!

For the first example, I used the Ella-Fant die set and inlaid them into a watercolor background using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. Lately, I have been obsessed with using Nuvo Crystal Drops and I added them on top of the eyes and water splash for some dimension and shine.

I created a second card using the Some Bunny die set and inlaid it in a softly ink blended background using Broken China Distress Oxide. I also added some Glossy Accents on the background for a subtle texture and embellishment.


Want to win your own awesome Platinum Die Cutting Machine? Keep hopping along and entering for a higher chance of winning! 🙂


All For the Memories
Inklipse < you are here
Love Create Celebrate
Mine For The Making
Tinsel and Wheat
Houseful of Handmade
Jazzy Paper


All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. Affiliate links used when possible (at no cost to you). I appreciate your support!

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  • Reply Jennifer Schuler July 18, 2017 at 8:33 am

    These are so adorable!

  • Reply Melissa B. July 18, 2017 at 8:49 am

    These are darling! I love how, even though they are inlaid, you made them pop! The added demention is awesome!

  • Reply Barbmac July 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

    These are totally adorable! These would make awesome note cards for kids to send thank you notes or a letter to the grandparents! So cute! TFS!

  • Reply Miranda Edney July 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    adorable cards! <3

  • Reply Carol H. July 18, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Totally cute!!

  • Reply D.Ann C July 18, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    They’re both darling!! Terrific backgrounds, too!

  • Reply Valerie Breingan July 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Aww,these are so adorable.The elephant grabbed my 💓.Well done Simon.

  • Reply Sue ld July 19, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Both of these cards are adorable!

  • Reply Annette Allen July 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    heehee these are so totally cute.. thanks for sharing

  • Reply TracyM #6773 July 19, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    LOVE your elephant and bunny inlaid into their lovely inky backgrounds!

  • Reply Carla Hundley July 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Wonderful idea and
    too cute!
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Charlene MacLellan August 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Love the simplicity of some of your cards. Also the techniques you show give your cards a special “WOW” effect. Thanks for sharing.😄

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