“HOPE” a simple & black card

Another very minimalist design – I really enjoy making cards like this!

For some messages you really don’t need much. A single word can carry all your wishes, as it does for me with this simple hope card design.

In a twist of the intended use of cutting dies I used the inverse for this card. I thought of using the “leftovers” when I was cutting letters out of paper before and for this card I went ahead with the idea. The card feels quite different, but the gold paper keeps it interesting.


A few months back I bought a small cutting & embossing machine, and I’m still very happy with that purchase. However, I have noticed that I like it most when I use few supplies for one card. I’m still building a small, curated collection of cutting dies, and I love sets the most which are super versatile. I consider geometric shapes and alphabet sets my staples, and easily use them the most. Novelty shapes are beautiful, but they can be hard to combine.

Since cutting/ embossing aren’t very popular where I live and I’ve seen only few sets at local art and craft stores, I mainly buy new supplies via the internet. It can be a bit hit and miss, and I definitely triple check any measurements of dies to make sure they will fit my small machine. I’m glad I got this super versatile docrafts (wedding) alphabet, which includes extras like numbers and punctuation marks. I’ve used it for a couple of things by now & really like the typography.

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