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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop: Various ways to use Die Cuts

Welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop! There are TONS of ways to win prizes so keep on reading!  If you get lost along the way, please head to the Altenew blog! You should have arrived here from Lilith Eeckels‘s blog!

I am using the Altenew Leafy Wreath Die for my  cards today!!! I watercolored some cardstock with Altenew Ink Cubes and then ran the leafy die thru my die cutting machine. I paired the wreath with a sentiment from the Super Script Stamp set.

For my next card, I tinted some embossing paste with the Altenew inks, ran it thru a stencil, die cut it and adhered it to a woodgrain card panel. I adore the Label Love stamp set. I use it often.

A close up look of that tinted embossing paste design.

For my next card, I watercolored a card panel, ran the wreath die thru my die cutting machine and adhered both the negative and positive panels.

I adhered the die cut flat and adhere the negative space with foam dimension. The sentiment is from the Goals  mini stamp set.

I did some dry embossing on my next card. I ran the Stone Wall stencil thru my die cutting machine using the embossing mats and inked it up with some Altenew inks. Then I did the same with the leafy wreath die thru my machine using the same embossing mats. The sentiment is from the My Family mini stamp set.

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  1. Lynne Ingram says:

    So many ways to use a lovely Altenew die. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. kelli cool says:

    I love those wreaths! what unique ideas!

  3. love those wreaths!!

  4. Very pretty cards. It’s amazing how many different looks you can get from one product!

  5. jlingraham says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for showing all the techniques

  6. Marilynn Solis says:

    Great cards. Thanks for sharing

  7. Wow I love those leafy wreaths!

  8. cinnamonsally25 says:

    Lots of lovely cards using different techniques,

  9. Love the muted colors!

  10. Kailash says:

    Lovely ideas, thanks for sharing!!!

  11. That die is beautiful all by itself. I especially like the yellow card with the sentiment in the middle.

  12. Cindi Hall says:

    Laurel-thanks for showing us other ways to use dies! I love the ideas.

  13. mjmarmo says:

    Loving that wreath and how you used it!

  14. Sharon O says:

    So clever in your multiple techniques with that beautiful wreath die!

  15. Beautifully done cards with love!

  16. Mary Jo Stewart says:

    Love seeing the different ways to use the same die.

  17. leigh p. says:

    I love all the textures! So pretty

  18. Very pretty wreaths!

  19. Jennifer White says:

    So many ideas! I especially love the positive and negative together. Thank you.

  20. Beautiful projects…

  21. JuLie L. says:

    Your cards inspired me to make wreath cards!

  22. Janet Wise says:

    All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous. The “You are my happy” card is my favorite although I do love them all. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!!

  23. So gorgeous Laurel; love the softness of each!!

  24. Barbara M. says:

    Love the soft colors!

  25. Very cool and unusual designs – really lovely, thanks for sharing them!

  26. Beautiful use of dies – love your design.

  27. Mariana Flores says:

    Love the hop, so much inspiration. Love your work.

  28. Christie Brooks says:

    I love the yellow card. The frame really makes the simple statement stand out! Very cool.

  29. Pennie Artz-Glasser says:

    Beautiful, I love the texture on all the cards!

  30. Teresa Selby says:

    Love! Love! Love! Your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  31. LeAnne L says:

    Great ideas for the die cuts. Thank you.

  32. Rachel Vass says:

    Absolutely stunning cards, love love love them.

  33. Hello Laurel, This is my first blog hop as I am a newbie cardmaker, the inspiration you give is fantastic, you have introduced me to another way to use my stamps and dies that I never imagined in the beginning. Thank you and I will be looking out for your work in the future.x

  34. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love how you made these delightful card. So unusual:)

  35. sentsue says:

    Loved the third yellow card. What a striking and beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  36. Carol Godfrey says:

    Very beautiful cards I’m having so much fun on this hop would love to give altenew a try

  37. Such a pretty batch of cards and I just love how you cut the ‘be who you are’ card and put the die cut onto the base but raised the outside – really nice!

  38. Wow! You have been busy! I love all of your cards! They are all unique and lovely in their own way! TFS!

  39. Sweet cards. I bought that wreath die and was unsure what to do with it… thanks for the inspirations.

  40. Great ideas!

  41. Beautiful cards showing different ways to use that die!

  42. Laurie Page says:

    Wreaths are so popular now and yours are beautiful . Great inspiration

  43. Donna Ligon says:

    I love the very soft beautiful colors

  44. Annette J. says:

    I am inspired by all the ways you used those die-cuts. I will have to look at different ways to use mine.

  45. Linzi Conners says:

    Beautiful simplicity in these cards! Love them!

  46. Thanks for the inspiration! stunning cards!

  47. Laura J says:

    Thank you for sharing so many card ideas!

  48. Awesome cards .. love them all!!

  49. Barbara Leonard says:

    Thanks for the great ideas for this die cut. Love these!

  50. Nelissa Winters says:

    Beautiful, unique inspiration.

  51. Nice variety of cards.So pretty.

  52. Beautiful cards Laurel!! I love the different ways you have used the leaf wreath die. Very pretty.

  53. What awesome cards Laurel, the wreaths are lovely (I am a huge wreath fan.) and I love the sentiments on these cards as well, Just lovely!

  54. You TOTALLY rocked these cards!!! <3

  55. Audrey Clark says:

    Lovely dies! Great work. 🙂 I was thinking of making a wreath themed card today and this popped up! Hooray!

  56. Jeannette says:

    How clever and wonderful. Thanks for showing us that we can use our stuff in numerous ways,

  57. Great ideas! I love trying to use die cuts in different ways. Thanks!

  58. Rania Kourtidou says:

    Love all of them!

  59. Renuka says:

    Gorgeous cards..I loved the idea of different techniques using same die!!

  60. Marcia K Designs says:

    What a beautiful set of cards – so soft and pretty!

  61. I love the ideas you shared for die cutting. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  62. Tammy B says:

    wow! I never would have thought to use the die under the negative space, super effective.

  63. Tara Prince says:

    Lovely cards!!

  64. Rose Mary Smalley says:

    Wow….this blog hop is so fun. I love seeing all of your teams talented works. Thank you so much for sharing and offering a great prize. Hugs

  65. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    I love the variety of cards with the one die, they are all beautiful and unique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  66. I absolutely love how differently you’ve used the wreaths dies! It defys tyw mainstream and gives it an aesthetic look! Thanks for sharing your cards and the process! It’s gorgeous! 🙂

  67. Sabine says:

    What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the inspiration and this gun hop.

  68. I just love what you did with the wreath! Especially love the yellow one and how you did the dimensions to it!

  69. Donna Hanson says:

    Thanks for sharing multiple uses of a die. Beautiful. Love the sentiment choice as well.

  70. Char Borgmann says:

    Wreaths, so many different ideas, thanks

  71. Benthe Nygaard says:

    Thank you for so many great ideas for cards. This is of course what crafting is all about – sharing your ideas and letting others use them and build on them. Love your cards.

  72. Beautiful cards….I couldn’t pick a favorite! Fun crafty friends and fun blog hop. Thank you!!!!!

  73. Janet Robson says:

    Beautiful simple artistic cards. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a prize.

  74. Martha Yeater says:

    I love how you use both the positive and negative die cut pieces.

  75. Karen Hale says:

    The Altenew Leafy Wreath die is now a favorite of mine. Thanks for showing all the different, brilliant design ideas. Love all your cards especially the one using both positive and negative pieces.

  76. Lindar C says:

    Oh my gosh! Your cards are so pretty! Lots of inspiration!

  77. Rachel says:

    Such interesting techniques, really showcases completely different looks from a single die

  78. Isabelle says:

    Awesome cards !

  79. DGolly says:

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea. I love samples that think outside the box.

  80. Lynn Brown says:

    I LOBED all of the cards, especially since I have that die cut of the leafy greens myself. They were all really fun and simple the more you looked at it the more poped out at you. It was very dimentional and simple and beautiful. And thank you for the last card, how’d you know pink is one of my favorite colors? 😀

  81. Fantastic technique, thanks for sharing!

  82. Daria Z. says:

    I love the various looks you got from just using that one die! All of the cards are absolutely beautiful, but my fave is definitely the third one. Just love it!

  83. Patt H. says:

    Beautiful cards! Love that wreath & how versatile it is. The soft colors on your cards is awesome & the Crafty friends sentiment is wonderful!

  84. Judie Attard says:

    What an amazing set of cards! Love how you used the wreath in different ways!

  85. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Stunning creations!

  86. Very elegant cards! I love the soft colors.

  87. Laurel, all of your cards were stunning but my favorite is the yellow card using both positive and negative die cuts. So pretty and the color is soft and buttery.

  88. Sharon Jones says:

    Nice cards. I like the variety you used with the wreath. Thanks for sharing.

  89. Sandy M says:

    I love all your cards but I am in awe of the card using both positive and negative cuts. Stunning! I can’t wait to play with that concept.

  90. Lindsay says:

    Beautiful cards! Thank you for all the inspiration with using die cuts!

  91. Heather Nelson says:

    So many amazing ways to use the lovely Altenew wreath die. Thanks for the fabulous ideas!

  92. LauraJane says:

    Great use of the LEAFY WREATH die Laurel!
    I LOVE the one with both negative and positive panels washed in soft yellow:)) Fabulous sentiment.

  93. Gabriella B says:

    I like that you showed something different with the dies!

  94. Becca Yahrling says:

    I have a thing for wreaths so I adore all of your cards using them.

  95. I absolutely love the softness and beauty of your leafy wreaths cards! And the stamp, of course…

  96. Jennifer C says:

    Such great ideas and gorgeous cards too!!😍

  97. Pam Marchand says:

    Love your cards and the use of the wreath die. Wonderful colors. Thanks

  98. I love all the inspiration with these blog hops and you have given us loads. Thanks your cards are beautiful.

  99. Steffi H. says:

    I love the soft touch of your water colored cards.

  100. Love your yellow card.

  101. kathi korn says:

    awesome cards. i love the different looks you achieved while only using the one die.

  102. Marsha D says:

    What beautiful cards you made with this wreath die. So glad you shared this with us. The blog hop is such a good way to make us aware of some wonderful products.

  103. So many great uses of the same die! Thank you for the inspiration.

  104. barbara lassiter says:

    Love all your beautiful cards from that one die. Love the sentiment, too! Love my crafty friends with whom I create cards and love those I only know by way of the internet. Thanks everyone! 🙂

  105. Thanks for sharing your different ways to use the same die. Very creative!

  106. Michelle Seward says:

    So very Beautiful and the sentiments are perfect! The yellow one is my favorite!

  107. WOWZERS! Absolutely gorgeous cards! I especially love the one you layered with the negative portion popped up over the wreath! I love crafting and making crafty friends!

  108. Corina says:

    Lovely cards. Really liking the wreath die now 😉. Thank you for sharing your talent

  109. Angela V says:

    Excellent use of these dies, embossing folders and stencils! I love your unique approach to create these wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us to move outside our limited style box and try something new.

  110. I love all the different techniques with one die! Beautiful cards. Thanks for a chance to win.

  111. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration! Such a great way to get the most out of your dies. TFS!

  112. All of them are very creative and very interesting. If I got a card like that, I would be instantly wondering “how did she do that?”! Thank you so much for inspiring me today.

  113. Tina Wilstrup says:

    Love all of these cards, they are beautiful

  114. All of your cards are just so beautiful. Love how you watercolored the paper and then used the die cut. I will have to give that a try. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week. Crafty hugs, Shan

  115. Debbie Niemeyer says:

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us Laurel! I like the stone wall stencil card the most!

  116. Jolande Poel says:

    I love that you have so many example cards. Lots of inspiration along this hop, very nice.

  117. wonderful card designs! That wreath die is-yes- on my wish list:)

  118. Terri Mariani says:

    Great cards!

  119. Margaret says:

    Beautiful cards, and I just love those sentiments!

  120. Di Caldwell says:

    The wreath die is so versatile! Thanks for sharing.

  121. Julie Booker says:

    I love how you have shown different ways to use the wreath die. It makes it more versatile and value for money. Your cards are beautiful. My favourite card is where you used the die and the negative space. I love the look created with the die and the sentiment is beautiful.

  122. Gorgeous cards! Love them all.

  123. Starr Patrick says:

    Stunning cards and I can always use help on new ways to use my dies. thank you for sharinb

  124. Vicki Smith says:

    Great job on both cards!

  125. Teri W says:

    Love the unique ways to use dies

  126. LOVE your pretty wreath cards and all the techniques you did with the wreath as a focal point!

  127. Sue LD says:

    Thanks for sharing this variety of wreath cards.

  128. Leann Duff says:

    Absolutely love the colors! So soothing….thank you for your inspiration!

  129. Bridget says:

    Great ideas with the die cuts! Tfs💕

  130. love all the ways you used the wreath die – wonderful inspiration, Laurel!!

  131. sharon clark says:

    I liked seeing how many different ways you used your dies.

  132. Becky Thomas says:

    Always wonderful finding new ways to use your dies! Beautiful cards!!!

  133. Linda Witherspoon says:

    Love these cards; the textures and dimension.

  134. Cynthia B. says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the ways you’ve used this die.

  135. Your cards are wonderful!

  136. So much inspiration with these dies! And I love the softness of your colors.

  137. These are all so gorgeous!! I love the designs of each one!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  138. Maggie Miller says:

    Great use of the wreath on your cards! I love them all!

  139. María Alba Negrón says:

    Lovely Cards!!!

  140. jpscraps says:

    Awesome cards!!

  141. Betty Sue says:

    Love these cards! Thanks for always sharing your talent!!

  142. Sophie F says:

    I love the rustic feel to these cards… So elegant and timeless. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  143. Michelle Rickard says:

    Thanks for participating and the inspiration!

  144. Michelle Hackett says:

    Your cards are wonderful. I like the use of the negative and positive dies together.

  145. LARA CARSON says:

    I love the wreath. Very subtle coloring completes it!

  146. Your choice of colors lends a soft look to each of the cards. It is a wonderful combination with the wreath die.

  147. Karen B Walker says:

    Love all the beautiful ways you’ve used this die!

  148. Maria B says:

    I like your subtle coloring.

  149. Karen P says:

    Laurel really enjoyed your cards and all the different colors and textures you came up with. Awesome!

  150. ahappyscramper says:

    What a gorgeous range of inspiration Laurel.

  151. Carla Hundley says:

    Love all the ways you
    used the wreath! All
    are so lovely.
    Carla from Utah

  152. Diana Dersley says:

    So many looks for one die! TFS

  153. Great wreath cards! so very pretty.

  154. Wonderful designs Laurel, love the sentiment from the goals set, thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

  155. I love how versatile your cards are. They can be tweaked for many occasions. Thanks for the inspiration.

  156. Kim Faucher says:

    Fun ways to use my die cuts! Love seeing the versatility

  157. Maggie B says:

    Hello My Crafty Friend ~ I love the many ways you’ve used this beautiful wreath die. Your cards are clean, simple and creatively done. I absolutely love them. As a “crafty friend” I have to say that through your cards and videos I have learned so much and have tried many (MANY!) techniques that I likely wouldn’t have tried without your encouragement….or friendly shove (like the HUGE Gelato collection I now own, thank you very much!! LOL). And laughter. You’ve shared so much laughter with me (hiding from your daughter in the closet to do voice-overs, buahahahaha!!!). Through my treatments for skin cancer, the unexpected death of my brother this year, and the joy and craziness of planning my son’s wedding, you are one of the crafty friends I constantly turned to to escape. Thank you for sharing yourself, your creations and so much joy and laughter. You mean more to me than you’ll probably ever know. ~BIG HUGS~

  158. I like seeing different ways to use dies. It helps me to see my supplies in new ways.

  159. Janelle says:

    Your techniques are So Creative! I especially like the yellow card with the lifted wreath above the inset wreath (and the sentiment, too!)

  160. Beautiful cards beautiful designs.

  161. eliza d says:

    I love how light and fresh your cards are!

  162. These cards are so lovely.. thanks for sharing

  163. Deborah Kaye says:

    Great cards. I really like all the ways you used the wreath die.

  164. Kim Salito says:

    Great cards, thanks for sharing.

  165. Debbie. Hristensen says:

    Creative ways to use existing products (or just chance to buy more) love the wreath using the dies.

  166. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Lots of inspiration to love on your blog post!
    Thanks for the bonus giveaway too.

  167. I love the mutes colors and the dies, just stunning. Thank you

  168. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the different ideas for creating with dies!

  169. Thanks for sharing your designs. I love seeing how you used your die cut pieces. It really inspires me.

  170. Mary M. says:

    Great Hop with GREAT prizes….thanks for all the inspiration

  171. Love, love your cards!

  172. Such lovely cards!

  173. great ideas! i love that popped-up negative wreath one the best.

  174. Christine says:

    I love the inspiring things you do with texture and layers. Great cards.

  175. jthstamper says:

    Love your use of the die. Beautiful cards.

  176. I’m in awe of how you used the wreath die 4 ways. All the cards are spectacular for the different effects you created. Very lovely! So glad to see your cards in this special blog hop!

  177. Laurelin Andrade says:

    Where would we be without our crafty friends – they inspire us, encourage us, and give us excuses to continue making ever more cards!! Thank you for celebrating them with this fabulous blog hop!

  178. Your cards are so pretty, I love your style. You really showed the versatility of the wreath die.

  179. Really lovely cards! My favorite is the yellow card that has the double wreath. It’s really stunning.

  180. Love all the ways you used the wreath die!

  181. I love any kind of wreath! Yours are simply beautiful.

  182. I have just been loving all of the cards that I have seen so far. It gave me so many good ideas and I JUST LOVE YOUR CARDS! I will be trying the techniques that I have seen. Thank you for the inspiration.

  183. Roberta S. says:

    I live the various colors of wreaths you used in your cards. Thank you for sharing.

  184. Sara Wright says:

    You have a talent for this! I’m new to the world of card making (2 months in) but I’m already thoroughly addicted! I’m amazed at the many ways you can use the tools (dies/ink etc). My little newbie mind is blown! Thank You!

  185. meloleary says:

    All of your cards are lovely, but the yellow one is extra special. I love the way you used both the positive and the negative of the die cut together. Thanks so much for sharing!

  186. Lovely set of cards! Thank you for sharing the different ways 🙂

  187. Liz mca says:

    This hop is full of great ideas. Such a sweet idea for a hop too!

  188. Love the sentiment you chose for you yellow wreath card. Saying is so true! Be Yourself! Great work of Art with Inspiring Sentiment. Well done!

  189. Lilian Smith says:

    This wreath die is so useful and I love the way you have used it, especially the colours

  190. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Love the colouring!!!

  191. Ishita says:

    Its so pretty ! Thank you for sharing ❤

  192. I adore your cards and the techniques used. Thank you for sharing, I have learned so much! I’m delighted!!!!

  193. Awww you’re so sweet for making us a card!!! I love all of these cards, your coloring is so soft and perfect with the wreaths!

  194. Beautiful cards with great diecut ideas, thanks for sharing

  195. The cards are so beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me!

  196. Cathy M says:

    Such gorgeous cards – I love how you used the same die in so many ways!

  197. Beautiful use of soft colors! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  198. Taasha Blevins says:

    Beautiful cards. I love all the different options with one die.

  199. Corliss says:

    Love the different use of embossing and dies!!

  200. I love your cards Laurel, the colours are so pretty

  201. Love the softness of your projects. I truly appreciate your creativity and the projects you have shared with us!

  202. Laurel, all these are cards are Awesome!

  203. Donna Gourley says:

    Thanks for sharing your cards and tips for using die cuts.

  204. Marcie Lovett says:

    These are wonderful, Laurel!

  205. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  206. Eloise says:

    So many ways to use these products and so little time!! Thank you for sharing; gets my brain thinking about how to use my dies and stamps better.

  207. What a fabulous theme for a blog hop and I agree: crafty friends are the best! Meeting several in person has been one of my highlights of card-making! Your cards are gorgeous; wonderful ways to see the flexibility of dies/stamps. Thank you for being part of this heart-warming celebration!

  208. Very pretty cards showing the versatility of this Die! I love the dimension and texture you have created with this die!

  209. Barbara S. says:

    I really enjoyed seeing multiple ways to use one die. Thanks for the inspiration.

  210. Angela Rice says:

    Love your work. All the cards are beautiful! I reall like the colors used.

  211. Love this hop. Your cards and techniques are stunning.

  212. Jo Ann U. says:

    So many inspirations for using the great leafy wreath die. I especially like the one with the tinted embossing paste. I would not have thought to use the paste and then run it through the die cut machine. Really great idea! Also, a big Thanks for the chance to win one of these awesome prizes!

  213. I loved the third card the most. Using both the negative and positive cuts. Going to give that a try. I really
    like the look it gave. Could use that with so many dies! Love getting new ideas and this one is a winner. Off to the craft room as soon as I finish this blog hop! Thanks for being so crafty!

  214. Love the texture and dimension to your cards.

  215. Love all the ways that you used the wreath die. Thanks for the inspiration.

  216. Thank you for sharing these techniques and just in time for fall!

  217. Sobia Shahab says:

    love the shading inside the wreath

  218. pipwink says:

    Stunning cards. I absolutely love more understated cards and yours are just beautiful.

  219. Robin P says:

    Such lovely cards. Thanks being an inspiration to so many.

  220. M Selby says:

    Love your cards! The sentiments are the stars of these designs. They make such an impact.

  221. Pam Wells says:

    Fun techniques to try! Great cards.

  222. gwen long says:

    A refreshing take on using negative space for such a positive card. This really helps me look at my diecuts and stamps in a new way. Thanks

  223. Wow! What beautiful cards! I love this crafting community and the fact that it can bring people together from all over the world. I have “met” some wonderful friends in places like Florida (USA) and even New Zealand!

  224. Michelle Semak says:

    So many beautiful cards with such new and interesting techniques! I love the yellow wreath one. The negative and due cut together. Thanks for letting us see your talents

  225. Lieve S says:

    Beautiful cards. What a great idea to adhere the negative space with foam dimension ! Thank you for the inspiration.

  226. FD91354 says:

    thanks for sharing with all your crafty followers this great idea for the various ways to use dies! They can be so versatile, but I think we forget the ways.. Thank you

  227. Linda Walter says:

    I really liked the card where you used the die cut and the negative space together with foam tape. What a clever idea. Can’t wait to try that with one of my dies! That you for the inspiration!

  228. I really need to save up and invest in a die cutting machine. It would open so many doors for things to create. I love these cards, so fun and intricate.

  229. Lynda J says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  230. Amy Ferrier says:

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  231. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards. Really like the die cut wreath. Thanks for sharing…

  232. geri S. says:

    Terrific ways to make lovely cards with one die!

  233. Keiren Dunfee says:

    The soft colors in those wreaths are very pretty and delicate!

  234. Angie Hall says:

    Thanks for showing so many ways to use the wreath die. My favorite is the negative-positive one. That was very clever. I enjoy the laughter and fun you share in your videos. You are a treasure.

  235. I find so much inspiration here!!!

  236. Jane Sirak says:

    I Love all the different ways to use that wreath and put it together. I am inspired thank you

  237. Jennifer says:

    Great cards, love the wreath

  238. Wow !! All your cards are very pretty !!

  239. lolyborda43 says:

    So many ideas with the same die! I love4 all of them, especially the one where you used the positive and the negative space (3rd one iI think). Thanks for the inspiration!

  240. Sabrina says:

    Lovely to see all the different designs you were able to do with the same die.

  241. Miriam Prantner says:

    Loving all the ways you used that wreath! Great cards!

  242. It’s hard to believe that all of these cards are made from the same die! They are all so different!

  243. Cheryl says:

    Love your use of the die with paper that has been watercolored! Very Nice!

  244. Lori Ritchie says:

    Beautiful cards and so much creativity!

  245. susie sonnier says:

    Love the vintage feel

  246. Carol K says:

    nice how you used both the negative and positive

  247. Robyn Ikemoto says:

    I love how you used these wreaths! I never thought to layer multiple wreaths besides each other — great idea.

  248. Lisa Coville says:

    Such unique techniques. These cards are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing ♥️

  249. Amanda Hays says:

    I love this idea! What a great way to use dies differently.

  250. Judith McGoodwin says:

    Such great inspiration for using our dies. Your cards are beautiful.

  251. Wonderful texture on your cards!

  252. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful die ideas! Your cards are so pretty.

  253. wow, great ideas!

  254. Nicole B says:

    I love all the different uses for the wreath die! And I particularly like all the texture you added to your cards!

  255. Annette Hindes says:

    Like seeing different techniques with same die!

  256. Kari Mayo says:

    I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  257. Diane Maki says:

    Thank you for suggesting variety in using dies. We all love to get extra mileage out of our supplies!

  258. Harmony Rose Lane says:

    So glad I’ve found you via this hop. Your artistry and perspective has inspired this beginner!

  259. Maixee Lor says:

    love the effect!

  260. Love your creative ways to stretch our supplies!

  261. love the die cuts, so pretty and CAS. great blog hop:)

  262. Beautiful cards. I love the different uses for that gorgeous wreath. Thank you for sharing.

  263. Lovely clean and simple designs. I will have to try the tinted embossing paste idea! Thanks.

  264. Chris Baker Cox says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the textures.

  265. Thanks for sharing these ideas for using die cuts!

  266. Love the subtle coloring on your cards and the way you’ve combined the various elements and techniques. It’s so inspiring. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  267. Deborah Rikard says:

    I love all the creative ways you used the leafy wreath die. It is very inspiring.

  268. Thanks for sharing all the ways that you use your dies. It’s always great when you can come up with a new reason to play and also to stretch your supplies. I think my favorite card is the 1st one with the multiple wreath die cuts and the hello in the middle. Stunning!

  269. Royleea love says:

    Amazing work! I love what u did

  270. Tracy A says:

    I love the beautiful simplicity of your cards.

  271. Your truly an inspiration!!!! I LOVE how you displayed many different ways to use your die cuts!!! Beautiful cards!!!

  272. Kristina Gentle says:

    These cards are a great inspiration.

  273. Mary Ann M says:

    These are drop dead gorgeous. All 0f them..

  274. Athena B. says:

    Love the soft colors! So beautiful!

  275. WOW! Your cards are not only pretty but fun too! I love the one where you used the negative of the die! Thanks for the inspiration!

  276. Dawn Jones says:

    I love how you layered the vellum between the muted colored cardstock. Very pretty.

  277. Anna-Lena Blomkvist says:

    So much idees in my head after the visit to this post!

  278. You always make the most unique cards Laurel! Lovely!

  279. Susanne W says:

    I love those wreaths! Very pretty cards!

  280. All very pretty cards, but I especially like the stone wall stencil one!

  281. Theressa says:

    Interesting use of soft color and dimension.

  282. Michelle Varol says:

    I love the ‘you are my happy’ card.

  283. Wow!! your card ere fabulous! <3

  284. So many ways to use the same die cut. I love when crafters demonstrate ways to expand the use of what you already have! Love these ideas.

  285. Sharon Jaeger says:

    Oh I love your use of paste and the negative and positive die cuts! So inventive.

  286. thank you for making such great design

  287. One die, paper ,stamps , and ink can make so many different designs. What comes forth is all in the eye of the crafter. Thanks for sharing.

  288. Doris B. Barrow says:

    Really love your wreath designs. So cool to see how many ways you can use something. Thanks for sharing

  289. Talitha Wright says:

    Love all the different ideas for using the wreaths. Thanks.

  290. Lindarub says:

    Love your cards.

  291. Laura Chiesa says:

    Really lovely cards!!

  292. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration on how to use the wreath die in so many ways!

  293. Sharon Block says:

    Love the different uses for the wreath. Thanks for the inspiration.

  294. Mary Locke says:

    Love the colors and textures…so gorgeous!

  295. Carol Blaisdell says:

    Such interesting textures and colors! Very unique use of dies!

  296. HelenK says:

    I have that awesome wreath, thanks for showing some fun ways to use it!

  297. Jean Arizona says:

    Beautiful soft cards. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

  298. Jan Arnold says:

    Laurel – great cards as usual! Im always excited to see what new card you’re created. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  299. LIBBY UETRECHT says:


  300. Margery C says:

    Wow, so many elegant cards. I really like your clean and simple style.

  301. Kelley Freeman says:

    I admire the clean and simple look of your card designs. Do you ever make videos? I would love to watch your techniques. Great suggestions for using stencils and dies in different ways to create beautiful soft backgrounds. Thank you for sharing!

  302. trishden says:

    Lovely cards, I particularly like the leafy wreaths. Thanks for sharing!
    Trish F

  303. Jean McCurry says:

    Beautiful and inspiring.

  304. Beautiful cards! Such stunning and unique techniques.

  305. ✨Beautiful! ✩ ♡🌟 Love all of the colors. 😊 Totally made me smile. ✩ 🆒

  306. Lori Hefner says:

    Wow, so beautiful!! I love how you can do so many cards with just the wreath die:) Love your creativity and ideas, thank you so much!!

  307. Tanja Souter says:

    I like your cards, my faves are the first 3.

  308. Love these fabulous die cut cards, great design!

  309. Sharon L. says:

    So many ways to use dies and stamps, so little time to do them all. Thanks for sharing.

  310. I really enjoyed seeing all the various ways to use dies and stencils. Some I world never have thought of myself. I especially liked the layering of the positive and negative dies together.

  311. Great ideas Laurel. Altenew stamps are so complete that you are sometimes stumped of ways to enhance them. 🙂

  312. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the wreath on the wood grain.
    I didn’t know you could use the paste and
    then run it through the cutter. Good tip
    to know.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful
    cards using the die cut.

  313. Kristen says:

    WOW! Talk about technique! Love the way you used the stencils, coloring and “embossing” and the diecuts with the negative space. A veritable treasure trove of possibilities! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

  314. Jane Crisci says:

    I just love any card with a wreath motif! Beautiful!

  315. So many gorgeous cards! I especially love the embossing with a stencil and those lovely colors!!

  316. Debbie Barba says:

    Lovely soft cards! Its always wonderful when the designers give us more ways to use what we have on hand. Thank you!

  317. You made so many beautiful cards! I love your style, these all go together so nicely.

  318. Linda B says:

    Thanks for showing examples of techniques to get more out of our dies!

  319. Tammie Koehnen says:

    Beautiful cards and different ways to use this Altenew wreath die! Thanks for the great inspiration and wonderful blog hop!

  320. Sandy Small says:

    I love the way you used the same wreath die to create different looks!

  321. Megan N says:

    Way to stretch the supplies! So artsy and creative!

  322. Becky Reynolds says:

    I love all the different looks with one die. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards and ideas with us.

  323. Beautiful cards! Love the textures you created. So pretty!

  324. Betty J says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the sentiment you used on the second card!

  325. Holly Graham says:

    I love the wreath! The cards are all beautiful, I love the softer colors, and yet they still pop and draw your eye.

  326. I love how you used the die cuts to make your cards, they turned out amazing.

  327. These are so pretty! I LOVE using die cuts so I’m loving your inspiration too!
    Take care!

  328. Denise Gutshall says:

    What an amazing set of cards! They are all gorgeous but my favorite is the yellow card with the positive and negative images use! Great design and a wonderful sentiment!

  329. Great use of the wreath die cut to make stunning cards

  330. deb pereira says:

    Stunning ways to use the die cut creatively!

  331. Catherine says:

    I love the use of the negative cut! All the cards look amazing!

  332. Danielle Dietz says:

    So cool! Lovely cards.

  333. What a beautiful cards and what a lot of inspirations.
    Thanks for this blog hop.

  334. Henriëtte says:

    Wow, you made gorgeous card and I learned a lot about how to use dies on different ways. Thank you to be crafty friendly.

  335. michelle sullivan says:

    lovely cards. thanks for the inspiration of using die cuts from Altenew!

  336. Kathy McCluskey says:

    Your wreath cards are really beautiful. I love the different techniques you used to achieve the wonderful look of each card!

  337. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Great use of the wreath die.

  338. Thank you for sharing the different die techniques! Its a great way to stretch our supplies? And, your cards are beautiful.

  339. What an amazing showcase! Your cards are beautiful and I love the soft colours!

  340. Kris Reeves says:

    I just realized I don’t have a wreath die! We will have to change that!

  341. Neat cards!! So many ideas to use die cuts. I have to get busy!!

  342. Beautiful cards…Thanks for sharing…

  343. Carol Henderson says:

    What a wonderful collection of cards. Altenew has so many great choices of stamps and dies to choose from and your creativity has shown me some great ideas on how to use just one.

  344. Stacey Kowbel says:

    So many beautiful cards! I love how you popped up the negative space on the one card to add dimension.

  345. Ronda Jenkins says:

    I love your cards! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  346. Stunning cards…love the soft colors and variety.

  347. Teresa Godines says:

    Lot of wonderful ideas from today post. Thanks for sharing

  348. Such clever uses of die cuts and stencils! Nice looking cards too!

  349. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Thanks for your fantastic ideas.

  350. Love Love love everything about all these cards! That wreath die is to “die” for! (Pun intended! LOL)

  351. Romaine says:

    I love how you used the negative cut out, great job.

  352. Very beautiful cards. Love the gorgeous colors.

  353. Cassandra C Cauble says:

    Love the texture and dimension. So pretty!

  354. Hanna Persson says:

    Beautiful cards!

  355. Gorgeous cards!! Love how you used the die for your cards. 🙂

  356. Jackie Price says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the one where you glued the die cut down and then added the negative around it. Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  357. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love how many different ways you’ve used the wreath!

  358. Traci Luckadoo says:

    Thanks for sharing all of your creative ideas! Your cards are beautiful!

  359. Valerija says:

    Gorgeous cards, love your choice of sentiments.

  360. ymomar says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the colors.

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