Avery Elle – Signature Dies

Hi there!  Sharing some simple cards I made using the fabulous new Summer release from Avery Elle.  I’ve used the Signature dies to emboss a “frame” onto the front of the card panel and (one of my favourite stamps from this collection) the diamond from Many Thanks to create cards for those “milestone” anniversaries (emerald, sapphire and ruby).  The sentiment is from  So Happy.

Signature dies 1If you haven’t used your dies to emboss before then it’s very simple to do.  You will need to get yourself a rubber or silicone mat and then play with the levels of your die-cutting machine to see what combination works best (I have a Bigshot so I use the multi-purpose platform (top layer off), a rubber mat and then the two cutting plates as a sandwich). What you will end up with is the shape of the die embossed rather than cut all the way through.  It opens up all kinds of new possibilities with your dies – I squealed the first time I used this technique!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Caryn xxx


  1. These are stunning and unique caryn. Love em.

  2. Connie says:

    Hi Caryn – Love this idea, but I’m new to so much of this, so I have a dumb bunny question…in your Big Shot sandwich, where does the die go (face up or down) and the paper? Thanks so much for sharing the darling example.

    • Caryn Davies says:

      Hi Connie – it’s not a dumb question at all!! In my Bigshot I fold over the top layer of the multi-purpose platform and lay the first of the cutting plates down, Then I lay down the rubber mat and the card on top. Then place your die, cutting edge down (as if you were going to cut through in the usual way) and then finally the second cutting plate on top. You should then get a perfect embossed shape imprinted onto your card!! Good luck.
      p.s. hope you come back to read this as there was no link to your blog – sorry!!
      Caryn x

      • Connie says:

        I read it and so appreciate your response. I was afraid if I put the die down, I’d cut the mat. I’m learning!

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