Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen, Hello Monday

Letterboard Tips & Hacks

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T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for Julie making a last-minute card… Actually she’s also sharing some fun hacks for working with the Letterboard and Letterboard Large Alphabet Dies…

You get a gold star if you know which holiday movie her quote references!

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  • To bulk cut alphabets, keep the letters themselves tined* together and separate only the punctuation or symbols that you don’t need as many of. *Tines are the little pieces of metal that keep the dies joined together.
  • Store letters in alphabetical order (like a bead organizer or a pill organizer with individual compartments) so you can quickly pull together a card when needed.
  • Mount the interior of the Letterboard first to your card front, then the outer frame.
  • Align letters as desired, using a straight edge, then use strips of Post It Tape to position and mount to card.


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  • Reply Maureen Reiss December 24, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Super cute!!! Happy Holidays too everyone at Ellen Hutson

  • Reply Debra Anderson December 25, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Great card! Love your “ELF” hat! Can you give a link to the container you used for keeping the letters organized?

    • Reply Julie EbersoleJulie January 4, 2019 at 10:44 am

      Thanks, Debra! I actually bought my storage container when I was in Japan last year at a Japanese “dollar” store.

      After some “bead storage” searching on, I did find this which appears to be very similar???

      It says its for “diamond embroidery”/“diamond painting”—I don’t know what that is. There appears to be different brands of these, and they come in a variety of configurations—mine is a box of 28 small containers, connected 4 boxes to each other, making up 7 rows that fit into a larger/main box. Each of the tiny containers on mine appear to be just under 1” or so in size.


  • Reply GiniK January 2, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Julie – you’re a genius – how did you know my daughter was going to give me a letter board for Christmas?! What a perfect Thank You card I can make with this die set – I’m SO excited!!!

    • Reply Julie EbersoleJulie January 4, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Gini, So glad you found this project inspiring! Have fun with your Letterboard and with this die set! •hugs•

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