Layered & In Lay Die Cutting + Using Leftovers + Simon’s DieCember Release Hop

Hello crafters! Welcome to my stop of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember release blog hop! Today is day 2 of the DieCember release festivities and we’ve got lots of inspiration to share with you. If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the talented Nichol Spohr’s blog.

Today I am using the new Sensational Snowflakes and Sensational Snowflake Collage dies. Both of these are so much fun and work perfectly together! I also put some of the new glitter paper behind my snowflake collage, which adds tons of gorgeous sparkle and shine to the card.

Another fun way to use the Sensational Snowflake die set is to cut the snowflakes out and use them to create texture. On this card I adhered a whole bunch of the snowflakes onto the background surrounding the Sensational Snowflake Collage. I made sure to use the same cardstock as the Collage die cut for the tone-on-tone texture style.

After creating this card, I had a bunch of leftover die cut pieces. At first I was just going to toss them, but then I had the idea of using them to make mini gift tags! Simon recently released a set of gorgeous new dies called Fanciful Tags; I used the largest die to create the tags in a couple cardstock colors.

Also recently released was the Handmade Christmas stamp set that I designed for Simon’s Limited Edition tag kit. There are lots of holiday sentiments in the stamp set that are designed specifically for tags. I used a few of them on each of the tags.

I hope you will be checking out the video below to see how I created both the card and the tag set! Also keep reading for more details on the Simon Says Stamp DieCember release blog hop!




There is lots more to see in this DieCember blog hop! Your next stop is the awesomely-talented Amy Rsavy’s blog! Or you can find the entire hop order below:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here! 

Amy Rysavy

Heather Ruwe

Kelly Latevola

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Gayatri Murali

Virginia Lu

Lorraine Aquilina

Simon is generously giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop, randomly selected from each blog comment section. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog, Wednesday, December 6th.

Thanks for hopping along with us today!

296 Responses

  1. Kellie Klupfel says:

    Really loving the tags!

  2. Leslie Scholes says:

    Very cute card and tags!

  3. Susan R K says:

    Love the snowflakes and the way you’ve them on your cards. Such clean designs. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Liisa says:

    Great way to use the leftovers – love the tags!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Judie Attard says:

    Wow amazing creations! The tags are beautiful!

  6. Holly says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the idea of the glitter paper inlay around the snowflakes!

  7. Jeannine H says:

    Really pretty cards and great idea to use the extras on tags.

  8. Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    Your set of tags is just awesome !

  9. Carrie Erickson says:

    Gorgeous tags and cards Nina-Marie! Thanks for sharing this technique of layering!

  10. jan says:

    All of the new dies are beautiful and versatile. Great designs and projects.

  11. Sheri K says:

    Gorgeous tags and cards, these new dies are fabulous!

  12. Stef White says:

    Great cards and the tags are adorable!

  13. Loly Borda says:

    I love your in laid card. And thanks for the inspiration on the tags. They are lovely! TFS

  14. Sarah Nelson says:

    Such cute projects! Love your use of the glitter paper. And I really like the dark blue snowflake tag. That dark blue really makes the snowflake pop!

  15. Gab says:

    Just gorgeous- love all the glittery shades of blue

  16. Sam Burnett says:

    Love the idea of the snowflakes creating texture….and cool tags! TFS!

  17. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful projects! I love the dimension to the card.

  18. Tracy A says:

    Great projects. I love all the dimension.

  19. CINDY Aguirre says:

    Great tags and cards!

  20. Wendy Fisher says:

    Wonderful cards and tags!!! Love love snowflakes everywhere!!

  21. Barbara Greve says:

    Reallly clever use of the snowflake dies! Thanks for sharing!

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