One Die, Three Techniques + Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to my crafty place! Today’s video is going to share some ideas on creating three different techniques using one die set; the Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament die from Memory Box.

This video and post is also part of a special celebration blog hop hosted by Julia Altermann! Julia just recently passed 10K Youtube subscribers… I testament to her wonderful talents which she kindly shares with all of us on her blog and YouTube channel! If you haven’t seen Julia’s work before, I encourage you to go check it out!


As I mentioned above, I will be using the Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament in this video to create all three cards today; this die is available in the new Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box collection, but not yet available for purchase individually (will not be released until later this year). The Masterpiece Box is full of so many fantastic, new products by so many of your favorite brands… and even more exciting is that the products included in the collection have not yet been released, which means you get to have them FIRST! Pretty cool, huh? If you want to see more inspiration using the Masterpiece Box collection, check out my two other video posts HERE and HERE.

Now let’s check out the cards I’ve made today!

My first card may look a bit familiar to those of you that follow my blog on a regular basis; that is because this card is remake of a card I did for the Masterpiece Box Release Blog Hop; I had many followers ask for a video showing how I created the card, and so it is included in today’s video along with the other two cards!

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This card uses the die in the way that it was originally intended, and the result is stunning, don’t you think?

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My second card uses the poinsettia flower die to create a bold and more graphic-styled background. I love making use of the negatives of my dies – as well as the positives- as this let’s me make sure nothing goes to waste!

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By popping the panel up off the card base, the drop-shadow effect makes a huge impact on this otherwise clean and simple card.

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My final card features the poinsettia flower die again, but this time the positive pieces! I also added additional detail to the die cut flowers with Copic markers, which helps them come to life even more.

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I also paired the poinsettia flowers with Hero Arts Cardinal Color Layering stamp set (also a Masterpiece Box item; not yet available for individual purchase); another thing I really like doing is making use of smaller/supporting images in a stamp set. This extends the use of a stamp set in so many more ways, which is always a big bonus!

To see how I created all three of these cards, and the techniques involved, be sure to check out the video below. Bear in mind that these are just three ways you can use this die set; there are SO many more things you can do with not only this die, but all of the other dies you have in your collection. Honestly, you’re only limited by your imagination! :)

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If you hear the words “blog hop” there is almost always a giveaway involved! Well how about 13 giveaways???  Yes! There are 13 different prizes being given away as part of Julia’s celebration blog hop! To qualify for the giveaways, leave a comment on any/all of the stops in the hop by midnight on July 31st; the winners will be announced August 1st on Julia’s blog, Just One More Card. Now get hopping! The next stop is Sonja Kerkhoffs!


And let’s give a big shout out to all the fabulous companies that have sponsored Julia’s hop!



If you enjoyed today’s video, be sure to check out these two other videos featuring the Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box collection! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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  1. Rachel A July 31, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards and such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. karenajo July 31, 2016 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Great Christmas inspiration – love all your pretty cards !!!

  3. Marta July 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    beautiful work!

  4. Marta July 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    beautifully done!

  5. Maxine July 31, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Oh I’m not ready for Christmas…but when I’m ready usually too late to make cards. thanks for the inspiration

  6. Angie Hall July 31, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Terrific cards and super video. Thanks

  7. Jane McGill July 31, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    great use of the negative space on the 2nd card

  8. Sharon Tate July 31, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    A lovely selection of cards, I really like the poinsettia card.

  9. Megan July 31, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Such cheery coloured cards, they make me smile!

  10. Andrea La Vigne July 31, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    These are fabulous cards, Nina! I especially love the Copic detailing you did on the poinsettias on the third card. Thanks for sharing, and also for the video! :) ~ Andrea

  11. Anja July 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Great and wonderful cards! :-)

  12. safsafdesign July 31, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    great design!

  13. Marsha Thome July 31, 2016 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Great cards and such wonderful ideas for Christmas! Must start on them soon!

  14. raggiodiluce82 July 31, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Oh wow! Your cards are really gorgeous!!! I love the bright colours you chose!

  15. The Crafty Den July 31, 2016 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards Nina-Mari. Thanks for sharing your awesome tips x x

  16. Angela W July 31, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    What a great idea to use your poinsettia dies to make a background for your card! All three of them are beautiful!!

  17. Carina Schneider July 31, 2016 at 6:05 am - Reply

    I always follow your videos! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Mirella Rogan July 31, 2016 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Fabulous selection of cards, Nina-Marie! I especially love the last one – the wreath of poinsettias is just perfection! They’re all lovely, though – perfect Christmas cards!

  19. Marie July 31, 2016 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Great cards! TFS =)

  20. Milka July 31, 2016 at 3:42 am - Reply

    WoooW!!! Nina, your Christmas cards are GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing. :o)

  21. Amy Davis King July 31, 2016 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Thank you for your inspiration on using the same die in multiple ways. I am actually thinking of starting my Christmas cards early this year!

  22. Betty N July 31, 2016 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for the tips!

  23. Carollee July 30, 2016 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Such great cards, wow three. You rock. Also, you had some really good tips I am going to try. Thank You for sharing.

  24. Emma July 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous cards! Fab ideas – I’m a little behind with Christmas cards… I have approximately…. 1 ;)

  25. Stephanie in Corralitos July 30, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Love your Christmas cards. It’s a reminder that I need to get working on mine.

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