On Using Focal Point Die Cuts

Do you have any of those?  You know, those AWESOME dies that you just HAD to have because they are THAT awesome!  And then you realize they are kind of big and they can TOTALLY take center stage!  Yup.  Totally love those.  Today I have two cards showing off a couple of focal point dies from Simon Says Stamp!

Amazing Birthday

Ummm...I love this card. Sorry. I just can't even help it. HA! I used the amazingly fabulous Life Bubble Vertical 1 Craft Die. I LOVE this die!!! Seriously. What could be better than a giant rectangular speech bubble just WAITING for something fun inside? I know, right? Right. Totally. And I did warn you yesterday that I did a lot of playing with my Simon Says Stamp April card kit, right? Those Fancy Pants Park Bench papers and that awesome stamp are from the same kit, but you can totally get them individually! LOVE!

Amazing Birthday (detail)

I used the chalkboard technique (white embossed the sentiment on black and then stamped off to the side with VersaMagic white ink) for the speech bubble sentiment and I LOVE how cute it looks! That sentiment is SO perfect for this technique! LOVE IT. What is particularly nice, is that this card was so easy to design because that die totally takes center stage and holds it well! Love that!

Thank You

This die is not only an awesome focal point die, but it is also a focal point SENTIMENT! Woot! Woot! It's the Thank You Heart Craft Die Pair (yup...two dies...background heart and thank you heart) from Simon Says Stamp. My tip with a focal point sentiment die is to keep it simple! Don't feel like you have to over compensate for how EASY it was for you to cut and adhere that die cut! LOL! Let it shine all on it's own!

Thank You Heart (detail)

Have you used focal point dies in your crafting? I am really loving them! It almost feels like cheating! HA!

If you would like to see the products I have used on these fun cards be sure to check out the links below.

Have a Happy!!!


  1. I agree, very FUN cards and I love the speech bubble!

  2. Awesome cards!!! I love how you used the dies on each of these are your focal point!!!

  3. Fabulous cards, that is a great technique, looks amazing!

  4. These are great! Love the faux stitching under the heart in the second, but that first one is my fave. Love the chalkboard effect and the big confetti circles.

  5. Totally cute cards - love the speech bubble die!

    Deanne :)

  6. These definitely deserve the spotlight and you showcased them perfectly!

  7. I love both of these cards Jingle, fabulous designs!

  8. Great cards!
    Love the chalkboard technique on the first!

  9. gorgeous cards--love the die as focal point!

  10. These are both awesome!! Especially loving that giant speech bubble die! Definitely need to pick that up the next time I go shopping!

  11. Love these both but the second one...the one with the heart that just POPS out at someone to say thank you...I love it!!!


  12. Total love for big dies over here too!! Must get those speech bubble ones - loved them the minute I saw them!! Great chalkboard look to the first card! Second one is great too but I'm too busy gushing over the first one!!


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