Saturday, September 3, 2016

Easy Die Cut Inlay cards inspired by Jennifer McGuire video

Jennifer McGuire inspired cards

When I woke up this morning, I grabbed my phone and checked my notifications. I had one for a Jennifer McGuire video and if your anything like me, you watch ALL of her videos (BIG craft girl fan So I have tried many of her techniques, but this one I really liked...and it worked out great the 1st time I tried it (that doesn't happen

This is the video by Jennifer McGuire for Easy Die Cut Inlay Background 

After I got done, I went into my craft room and tried this out. I had some 12x12 paper I had gotten from JoAnn's that was similar to the glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp. I had a You die from my Stamp of Approval Beautiful World  kit (you can get them only in Catherine Pooler online store now, follow this link: )

I then looked through my stash to see what kind of dies I have that would work. I found MFT Modern Morocco background, Paper Smooches Roses & Dainty Flowers, Darice Butterflies & Craftin Desert Divas Scribbled Circle dies that I wanted to use. 

I cut 2 of each color of the glitter card stock, into 4"x5 1/4" pieces for a total of 8 pieces.  I then used some Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives (I got 10 packs of this when a store when out of business for $1 each-great deal) to use as my double sided adhesive for sticking my glitter paper to Recollections 110lb card stock cut to the same size as my glitter paper 4x5 1/4. 
I then got to work using my Cuttlebug to use the dies to try the above technique. I'm not going to go into great detail on how this was done since I've linked the above video on how to do it. 

Once the die cutting was done on the glitter paper, I then cut out the word You from some white glitter paper 6 times. I also cut the You 2 more times on white 80lb card stock and then glued them all together with Ranger Multi Matte. I then used the All About You stamp set to stamp out the Happy Birthday To & Are Awesome and stamped it with Versamark on some black cardstock (from JoAnn's) and used Wow Metallic Plantinum embossing powder. I heat set, then used my Tim Holtz Tonic paper cutter to cut out the Happy Birthday & used a CC Designs banner die to cut out the Are Awesome. 

I then started putting the cards together. I didn't use any fun foam to put my glitter card onto my card bases, i just put it directly on the card base. I used my ATG gun to put them on. 
Once I got done putting these all together, I realized I only cut 6 You's out & had 2 more card bases left (My DUH moment of the day-so 
I decided to change it up and got out a LOVE die from Lawn Fawn & the You from All About You stamp set. I went with Black glitter card stock and cut it out 2 more times with black card stock. I stamped the You on white card stock and cut out with my trimmer again. 

Here are my cards. 

Look at all that GLITTER!!!

These were so much fun to make! My favorite ones are the Modern Morocco & the Scribbled Circle backgrounds, they came out looking great! Give this a try with some of your dies & have some fun! 
I hope everyone gives this technique a try and please make sure & share your creations with me. 

See below for total supply list.

I'm off to try my hand at some fall & Halloween cards!


Supply list: Glitter paper by Cor'dinations (JoAnn's), White Recollections paper, Black Recollections, 2 You's dies from Cas-ual Fridays for SOA kit, All About You stamp set by Cas-ual Fridays for SOA kit (only sold at link at top of page), Love die from Lawn Fawn, Ranger Multi Matte glue, ATG gun, Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives, Versamark ink, WOW Metallic Plantinum embossing powder, Recollections heat gun & Cuttlebug


  1. Beautiful cards. I too, watched Jennifer make her cards yesterday.

  2. Great cards! I Love Jennifer! I blame her for my stamping and card addiction!

  3. Great cards! I Love Jennifer! I blame her for my stamping and card addiction!

    1. Thank you. Jennifer & Gina K are the ones I blame for my stamping addition! Your videos don't help me at all