Joy Shaker Ornament Card

Even when they’re made to use a specific way, dies have SO many possibilities. Today’s post is all about finding and stretching those possibilities!


Guess what die I used? Well, that might be clear enough – the Paper Layering Ornament die – but how I used it might not be so much.

First, I took a piece of kraft paper, and die cut the ornament once, making sure the long edge of the die was near the center of the kraft panel. Then, I ran the die through the machine again, but this time on the back side of the panel, and again, placing the long edge of the die near the center of the panel, but not quite. I didn’t want the entire shape to come out of the panel, so I needed to keep a little line in between the die cuts to keep everything together. Here’s what that looks like…


To cover up that line between the die cuts, I cut very small little slits right above and below the ornament. Then I threaded some silk ribbon through, and tied it off.

For behind the panel, I heat embossed the Hand Drawn Snowflake Bold Prints background in white on red cardstock. Then I created a little shaker pouch filled with red sequins to go right on top of the background. I used dimensional adhesive to layer the kraft panel on top of the embossed cardstock and shaker pouch.


To finish everything off, I heat embossed the sentiment in white, cut around, and adhere to the kraft. A black gem and some ink splatters finish off the card.

This layering die isn’t limited to simply die cutting on one side – there are so many possibilities! You could make a 3D ornament with it, create your own stencil mask – give it a try!




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