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Video Series: One Die, Four Ways – Card #3

One Die Four Ways

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Hi All!

Welcome back for card #3 in my series! I’m happy to report that the die is in-stock at Simon Says Stamp. You can still get $5 off your order through when you purchase the die (use code darlene).

I used the die in 2 ways today… as a die cut and also as an embosser:

One Die Four Ways

I used a special sandwich in my Big Shot to create raised areas from the die, instead of actually cutting it. Here is a close-up:

One Die Four Ways

I pulled out one of my absolute favorite sets, Papillon Potpourri. I also have the large and small matching butterfly punches. I added some Wink of Stella glitter to jazz them up a bit:

One Die Four Ways

I hope you’re enjoying the series – I have one more card next week. It’s actually the first use that popped into my mind when I saw the die, but I saved it for last. 🙂


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Embossed Panel 4 1/4 x ~5 1/4 inches 10.8 x ~13.3 cm
Black strip ~1/4 inch ~6 mm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Copic sketch markers used: Y11, Y15, Y17, E43

Wandering Vine
Wandering Vine
Papillon Potpourri
Papillon Potpourri
Stampin' Up! Elegant Butterfly Punch
Large Butterfly Punch
Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly Punch
Small Butterfly Punch
SSS Sketchy Banners
SSS Sketchy Banners
Wink of Stella, Clear
Wink of Stella, Clear
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Adhesive Remover
Adhesive Remover
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Rubber Pad
Sizzix Rubber Pad
Sizzix Mylar Shims
Sizzix Mylar Shims
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 6:24 am


    This card is my favourite one so far because I like those butterflies with the die. I’ve used the butterflies and punches so many times too and they always give great results to a card. I especially liked the way you walked us through things today and showed us how you made changes when required but that it all came together in the end just like it was supposed to do. This seems to be what happens when I’m making a card too and so it was reassuring to realise that it happens to the best of us too.

  2. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Brenda L.

    This is my favorite way you have used this die Darlene! I love how your card came out and I love those beautiful butterflies! Hugs, Brenda

  3. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 2:10 pm


    Hello Darlene: Love this series of videos, I just couldn’t pick a favorite, this die is so pretty and you had showed us how to make the most of it.
    I also have the Papillon Potpourri set and the matching punches, I think it’s one of the first purchases I’ve made from Stampin’ Up! It’s beautiful, I love it.
    When I saw you struggling a little to get the card stock out of the die, I was wondering why you didn’t use wax paper, I’ve tried the dryer sheet but, for me at least, the wax paper works better.
    Anyway, thank you so much for showing us all of this different ways to use this die, I can’t wait to see the last installment on this series.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Shirley H

    Hi Darlene, This is my favorite of the series and I love how you used the die to dry emboss the background, it adds so much to the card. I also appreciate seeing how you thought of ways to create changes on the areas you didn’t like. I always learn something from every one of your videos. I admire your creativity and appreciate you sharing it with us.

  5. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 2:39 pm


    Beautiful as usual Darlene…I love when you post a new tutorial..kind of exciting, really…I get myself a cup of coffee or tea and sit down and just relax. Watching you make a card is so relaxing, your voice is soothing. I have not fallen asleep yet…LOL!
    Thanks for this video, loved the card. I also have that set of butterflies and the punches…love how it does not leave a white outline.

  6. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Barb M.

    I think this card is my fav so far in the series. I saw someone else had mentioned using wax paper when cutting out the intricate dies. I use it also and find it does a great job.
    Love the butterflies and I think I may Have to get that set!!

  7. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 3:47 pm


    This is my favorite of this series so far. The embossing really makes this card standout. I’m always nervous about using the dies to emboss because I think I will cut into the rubber mat. I also like the way you use black borders on your cards.

    Looking forward to #4!

  8. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 4:57 pm


    Well Darlene you have done it again!! Love this card but I still think I love card 1 as my favourite so far. Looking forward to card 4.

  9. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 6:15 pm


    Like many others above I think this is the fave so far. I really love the two uses of the die on the same card it gives such a subtle yet elegant background. The yellow
    Copics are the only yellows I have and they are much loved and well used
    Thanks for such fab inspiration.

  10. wrote on March 24th, 2017 at 6:23 pm


    Great card Darlene. I like the usage of the dies too. I hope SU! never retires the butterfly set.

  11. wrote on March 30th, 2017 at 9:09 am


    I cannot pick a favorite from the first three cards – I like them all! I am going to a crop this weekend and plan to use this die. I will be using your cards for inspiration to make a few Easter cards.

    I appreciate that you share the little “challenges” you encounter as you create. Thank you!

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