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Die-Cut Filler

Die-Cut Filler

Hi All,

Today’s card is mostly about die-cutting. I have this Spiral Flower from Simon Says Stamp, which I cut multiple times. I used these flowers to fill an open area backed with dark cardstock. It’s very quick to make – I think the whole card took me 15 minutes.

Here is a close-up of the die-cuts:

Die-Cut Filler

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend!!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
White panel cuts 2 in from bottom, 1 1/4 in from top 5.1 cm from bottom, 3.1 cm from top
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Spiral Flower Die
Spiral Flower Die
Stitched Edges
Stitched Edges
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Squeezed Lemonade
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
Stampin' Up! Night of Navy Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Stampin' Up! Night of Navy Cardstock
Night of Navy Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Masking Tape Roll
Masking Tape Roll
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 6:27 am


    That’s a really sophisticated looking card. I like it. Have you ever used X-Press It double-sided adhesive sheets for die cutting your sentiments? I’ve been told it is very helpful but I’ve never bothered to use it yet. I’m seriously considering buying some though.

    • wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 1:11 pm


      Connie, I’ve never used the X-Press It, but I have used Stick It, which works really well with delicate die cuts, including words! The hardest part I’ve found (and only occasionally) is getting the paper onto the adhesive sheet “correctly.” Sometimes, I’ve had the cardstock stick down prematurely where I didn’t really want it (usually meaning I was “wasting” some adhesive). Not a huge deal, and I’m sure totally user error! LOL It’s really not bad, just my Scottish frugality coming through! ๐Ÿ˜› The thing I like about it, besides it being easy to die cut through, is that it is basically temporary until you really burnish your die cut down, then it sticks really well. I’d highly recommend it personally! Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ˜บ ~ Andrea

      • wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 2:46 pm


        Thanks so much Andrea! I’ve seen Stick-It here too so will get some of it instead of X-Press It. I need all the help I can get (smile). I thought that the user error you described could happen and so I’ll try to be careful but, as you said, it’s not a big deal if that happens. I also like the fact it is temporary until you burnish it into the cardstock. I’m convinced. Thanks. Have a good weekend!

        • wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 5:50 pm

          Carol Mac

          Connie, I use stick it all the time and love it! Andrea is right and the fact you have a bit of wiggle room before permanently adhering it is also a plus! I use my bone folder to burnish. HTH ๐Ÿ˜Ž

          • wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 6:08 pm


            I’m definitely convinced and will try it soon! Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 1:15 pm


    Also when you have something like this that you want to put back on the card like you have it positioned is to use press and seal wrap. Tip from Jennifer McGuire.

    • wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Carol Mac

      I never thought of using masking paper (which I just bought recently) for picking up the flowers. We canโ€™t get Press n Seal in Atlantic Canada so thatโ€™s a great alternative! Thanks Darlene! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  3. wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 1:15 pm


    Darlene, I love the die cut flowers against that dark cardstock! Looks like a pretty patterned paper, only with a bit of added texture. The whole design is great, too–really classy. Thanks for the video, and y’all have a great weekend, too! Our lives have definitely improved, since our plumbing problems are solved now–at least well enough for the time being–and i managed to fix the problem with our washing machine, which saved us a few thousand dollars! Of course, the problem ended up being my fault, for not having put a valve on the drain line right in the first place, but the workaround fix the plumber was proposing was going to be $$$! So things are looking up at our house finally–yay! ๐Ÿ˜บ ~ Andrea

    • wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Carol Mac


    • wrote on March 24th, 2018 at 9:39 am


      Saving all that money should earn you a reward – treat yourself to some new crafting supplies!

      • wrote on March 25th, 2018 at 3:23 pm


        I did get some new Tim Holtz alcohol ink colors yesterday! Now I just need to find time to play. ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Ž ~ Andrea

    • wrote on March 25th, 2018 at 3:15 pm


      Glad to hear it Andrea!

  4. wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 2:36 pm


    Another great technique to try! Love it! Might be a good way to use up some of my scraps. The idea of using the sticky paper is a good one Connie and Andrea!

  5. wrote on March 23rd, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love the flowers on Night of Navy (by far my favourite SU color) and the simple sentiment too! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  6. wrote on March 25th, 2018 at 7:20 am


    What a lovely technique Darlene. Love the Night of Navy card stock and I have about 3 dies I can think of that could used for this technique. Thank you.

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