There are quite a few die sets in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022/2023 Annual Catalog that are considered stand-alone sets. This means that there is not a specific stamp set that coordinates with them. I showed you a card w while ago where I used the die set called Split Card Textures. That is a die set that stands alone. There are also the Mini Pocket Envelop Dies, Cracker & Treat Box, Dots & Spots, Deckled Rectangles, Brushed Shapes, Give It A Whirl, Fancy Frames, Designer Tags and a few others. These sets can be used with a variety of stamp sets in all the catalogs. You can tell which sets are stand-alone sets because the index for the die sets says “You can see these dies in use on page” so and so. Whenever I get a new catalog, I always look for this kind of dies.
I made this card using the Designer Tags. The tag outline, the inside of the tag, the branches and the butterfly are all part of this set. I first layered a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock on a Basic White card base. Then I adhered a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper to that. Next, I added a 3 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ of Fresh Freesia card stock with a 3.5″ x 2.5″ piece of Basic White card stock on top. I cut the butterfly and branches from Pool Party card stock. The first layer of the tag is Fresh Freesia and the patterned piece on top is Basic White.
Next, I used the stamp set called Charming Sentiments with their coordinating set of dies called Sentiment Silhouettes. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. The embossing powder is part of the Basic embossing group which also includes black and clear along with white. After embossing I cut it out using the coordinating die. By the way, each of the sentiments in the Charming Sentiment stamp set has a coordinating die. It always took a long time to figure out which die went with each sentiment. I ended up stamping every sentiment on a piece of Basic White card stock and layering them along with the dies on a magnetic sheet. Below is a photo of this. It helps to quickly find the correct die. If you look closely, you will see that the dies look like they do. not match the sentiments correctly. That is because the dies stick better on the magnetic sheet when the cutting side is up and in order to match the stamps exactly the cutting side would have to be facing down.
The last thing I added to this card is 2021/2023 InColor Opal Rounds.