There I was humming along making my Stampin’ Up! Best Birds card. The humming stopped and the frustration started when no matter how many times and ways I moved the die for the branch stamp, it just wasn’t working. It finally dawned on me where it had all gone awry. Watch to learn my quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps to prevent this from happening to you too.

Click to watch my quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps tutorial here if the video is not playing on your mobile device.

Quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps tip by Shelly Godby of

My quick tip when die-cutting with clear stamps (photopolymer) is something we all probably knew but can be easy to forget while in the midst of designing a handstamp card. Well, it was for me. 🙂

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Did you watch long enough to see my Best Birds card? The measurements and supplies are listed below.

Best Birds Card Measurements

4-1/4″ x 11″ Tranquil Tide Cardstock

4″ x 5-1/4″ Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper

3-3/4″ x 5″ Tranquil Tide Cardstock

6″ x 1-1/2″ Whisper White Thick Cardstock

4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock


Did you know the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is one of the ten background papers in the July 2018 only Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale? See all ten selections HERE.


All the supplies to make my Best Birds card are pictured below and available to order now in my online store


Best Birds Card Supplies

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