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Die-namics are lightweight steel dies that cut cardstock, felt, acetate and cork.
- >Light-weight steel plate dies
- >Work with various die cut machines
- >Scalloped borders are 6" in length
- >Largest cloud measures 2.51" wide x 1.41" tall
- >Medium cloud measures 1.89" wide x 1.06" tall
- >Small cloud measures 1.25" wide x .70" tall
My Favorite Things introduces Die-namics, our very own exclusive, American made line of steel dies. Die-namics dies work with most major brands of tabletop die cutting systems, including the Big Shot and Cuttlebug. Die-namics steel-plate dies cut through cardstock, felt, acetate, cork and much more.
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Dieing Never Looked So Good!
By Beverly Rousch
I was so excited to learn we were going to try something new from My Favorite Things! They are a great company and their stamps are a real treat to work with, so I was expecting greatness. I was *not* disappointed!
These dies are fantastic! I love that they went for these scallop and cloud shapes starting out.
First, the scallop is a nice large size - each scallop measures 1.5" and is 6" in length - perfect for card making, and of course you can just continue the cut along a 12" edge if you're scrapbooking. The end scallops work wonderfully too for rounded corners if you are going to cut all four edges of a card or page.
Second, the CLOUDS! Little clouds really make a scene instantly cute. It's a popular detail in papercrafting right now, so MFT's timing is right on. This die is wicked smart in that it punches out a large, medium, and small cloud all in one cut, but it's small enough to not be a storage issue. These thin dies are magic!
I ran it through my Big Shot with the same sandwich as I would other thin dies, and it cut perfectly.
I'm so excited to continue using these dies, I feel like they are a MUST HAVE. They are a really clever choice for MFT to provide, and I can't wait to see their future offerings for this line!
The New Die-Namics Dies are To-Die-For!
By Julie Campell
My Favorite Things (MFT) has a new product on the market that is sure to excite any paper crafter! The new Die-Namics dies come in a variety of fresh, trendy shapes, as well as some traditional go-to designs. I was able to work with the cloud trio die and a large scalloped border die for my review.
Upon first inspection, the dies appear to be crafted from a lightweight but sturdy metal material. The dies are solid and are for cutting only (they do not cut and emboss like some other dies on the market). I tested the dies with a few different materials using a Cuttlebug. The dies produced very crisp, detailed cuts when I paired them with heavy weight cardstock. I also tested the dies with a wool-blend felt, which cut through just as smoothly as the cardstock had. I really wanted to see what these dies were capable of, and attempted to cut a heavy chipboard coaster. The die made a deep impression in the chipboard, but didn’t cut through the entire thickness.
The cloud die comes with three puffy cloud images of varying widths all on one plate. I love how current and trendy this shape is. The cloud image is great to use just as intended, but I could also see crafters using these shapes to create frames for sentiments or in other unique ways.
The scalloped border that I received is sure to be very popular. It measures 6” wide, with each individual scallop measuring 1.5” wide & .5” tall. These are a great size to use when making cards or for creating a decorative edge on any project.
Overall, I’m very happy with the new Die-Namics dies. I can’t wait to see what other shapes are being released.
Amazing new dies!
By Beate Johns
I was thrilled to have the chance to review a new My Favorite Things product, the newly released Die-namics die templates. I received the cloud die and a scalloped border die.
I had so much fun playing with these dies. I cut cardstock in both my Wizard and the Big Shot. For the Wizard, your sandwich will be Cutting Plate, cardstock, die, magnetic mat and Cutting Plate. For the Big Shot, the sandwich is Cutting plate, the big piece, cardstock, die and a second cutting plate. Each machine works great with the dies.
The scalloped die measures 6" in length and creates beautiful borders. You can also use it creating hills or waves - the sky is the limit. And then there is the cloud die. I LOVE it! It is so much fun. Use them as clouds or cut them as stencils and sponge over them. Fun!
I can't wait to see what other shapes My Favorite Things will come out with next. I will definitely get some more when they do.
By Lisa Lara
I got to play with the Jumbo Scallops and Clouds Die-namics. We weren't told what would be coming in the mail, only that it was a new product from My Favorite Things. So when it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. I think I actually squealed with delight - no surprise to my family, since they already know I am addicted to paper crafting. These clouds are the cutest and I've been wanting some large scallops. So it was like Christmas came early.
I used these dies in my Cuttlebug. Here is the sandwich I used: A plate, C plate, die (cutting side up), paper, B plate.
I tried out my cloud dies using a felt square from my local craft store. I found it cut better when I put a piece of copy paper on the die first then the felt. I ran it through the cutter back and forth a few times. The die did not cut through the felt completely, but this was not a problem. I just followed the perfect outline with my scissors. It was easy and worth the effort. I loved the felt clouds. Since my project used the largest clouds, I cut and put the others away for future use.
With the jumbo scallop die, I lined the die up on my paper , cutting side down. Then I took two small pieces of scotch tape and tapped them on my jeans a few times to get some of the sticky off. This way the tape comes off easily when removed and does not tear my paper. I taped the die down then ran it through my Cuttlebug. It was kept in place with the tape and cut beautifully. I did find when I used a lightweight cardstock with the scallop dies I got a light line that showed through like a score line.
We received some stamps from My Favorite Things also with the Die-namics. They are so cute. I loved creating with the stamps and dies together.
I was impressed with these dies. They cut and store easily. The clouds are my favorites. I know I will use them both frequently.
A Die-Namic Duo
By Lydia Fiedler
After I got all the squealing out of my system at having a cloud die to test out, I started putting the new Die-namics dies through their paces.
First of all, I have to say that quite possibly my favorite thing about these dies is that they are made in America. My hat is off to My Favorite Things for making that decision. Bravo, MFT.
My second favorite thing is how lightweight, thin and sturdy they are. Space is really an issue for me, so it's nice to have small, easily stored dies. I popped these on the magnetic strip that I store other dies on, and they stuck, so no new storage is necessary for me.
I used my dies in my Big Shot. I used the sandwich that is on the base plate for Sizzix wafer thin dies. It worked perfectly. First I tried cardstock, then felt, then fabric. All of them cut like a dream. I was especially impressed with my felt cut. It was perfection! With all fabric and felt cutting, there will be areas you have to snip, but I saw no difference between this die and my Sizzix dies in how they performed on felt and fabric. With all thin dies, you have to cut fewer layers, however, so keep that in mind.
The long scalloped die (I received the smooth scallop) is really fun. If you line it up at the edge of your cardstock, it cuts you a nifty border, or, if you use the negative space side, some really fun waves. For one of my samples, I stacked up six layers of white tissue paper for a soft, ruffly little wedding dress. It cut through six like butter so it could probably take more. Again, no warping of the die after multiple uses, even though my top cutting plate is bowed, these dies do not warp!
I used cardstock that I cut with these dies as sponging templates too, which is fun. The scallop is larger than anything I have in the way of a punch or a die, so it makes for fun layering. And who doesn't love sponging around fluffy little white clouds to make a sky?
I thoroughly enjoyed using these and look forward to more.
MFT Die-namics are 2 Die 4!
By Jimmi Mayo
When I found out what our top secret MFT item to review was I was so happy! I love using cutting dies in my Cuttlebug, so new and adorable Die-namics dies to play with were such a treat!
I received the Clouds Trio and the Scalloped Scallop border and could not have been happier with these dies. I used them on cardstock, patterned paper, cork and thin chipboard (the kind from a cereal box) and they worked perfectly with all three. In my Cuttlebug, the recipe for running them through is A, C, die, paper and then B. This combo worked for me with all of these materials. If the chipboard was a tiny bit thicker, I would have changed the C to a B, but for the chipboard I had, this worked. I can’t wait to try them on some felt, but alas, I don’t have any yet. That will be on my to-buy list in the near future.
Let’s talk about the Clouds Trio…oh how I love thee! These clouds are SO CUTE. You can use them as clouds, parts of trees, to stamp a sentiment on, layer with or just to cut out and say “OMG these are so cute!” Yeah, I did that, I’ll admit it.
The Scalloped Scallop border - well, who doesn’t love a scalloped border? A scalloped scallop border is just double adorable! You can use these along the bottom of a card or page layered for a grass/ground effect or anywhere else you need a little adorableness on your project.
One thing I really, really hope MFT comes out with is matching stamps to the dies! I am such a matchy-matchy girl that I would just adore matching stamp images. Maybe that’s to come, we’ll see! But if they don’t, I will still buy whatever they do come out with - they are totally 2 die 4!
See a gallery of creations made by our review team using products and materials from My Favorite Things.