Have I mentioned that I absolutely love cutting dies? I'm almost to the point where I only buy stamp sets that have coordinating dies, and I rarely make a card anymore without using a die in some way. My favorite tool is the Big Shot, a sturdy hand-cranked desktop contraption that enables one to take paper crafting far beyond the conventional approach that stamps, ribbon and punches previously provided.
In the following card, I used three different dies, an embosslit and a paper punch:
The Big Shot has taken my card creating to a whole new level. I don't know how I ever made cards without it!!
All products, except the "hello there", are from Stampin' Up! "Hello" is from WPlus9, which has a coordinating stamp set.
Have a great weekend...I'm sure you'll find some time to create during it!