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. Avatar Sonia W says:

    Love the color combo of your card

  2. Avatar Lori Ritchie says:

    Beautiful card and tags, I love all the snowflakes in this release, the glitter paper is amazing and so many colors! Another great Diecember from SSS!

  3. Avatar Bonnie says:

    I love the shades of blue used, they make for lovely, frosty snowflake cards. The layered snowflakes on the tags are beautiful too – lovely inspiration all around!

  4. Love your work, love this sweet snowflake card too!

  5. Avatar Carolyn says:

    Card and tags are awesome thanks for sharing them

  6. Avatar Jackie P says:

    Your card is gorgeous and I love all of those cute tags!

  7. Avatar LaNell says:

    Fantastic projects. Always nice to have tips to use scraps. So excited to have such a selection of glitter paper in the release!

  8. I love the way you layered the snowflakes on your tags. Lots to do with these wonderful dies!

  9. Avatar Mary W says:

    I just love looking at your ‘pile o tags’! What fun to have these all ready to go. Website looks great!

  10. Avatar Cynthia Cole says:

    Sweet card but my fave is your gift tags!

  11. Avatar Carrie T. says:

    Your card was beautiful. Hadn’t noticed how tiny some of the pieces were until watching your video. Thanks for the great ideas!!

  12. that inlaying sure was a labour of love ;-) but the result is aweome, love the glitter combo with normal card, quiets down the shimmer factor

  13. Avatar Nicole Nardi says:

    Wow. Beautiful card and tags.

  14. Avatar Andrea Hastilow says:

    Such a stunning, jaw dropping card, so much tiny details, stunning & the tags where as amazing, thanks for sharing x

  15. Avatar Lynne T says:

    I love your beautiful card and the inlaid technique.

  16. Avatar joy meadows says:

    Lovely card and the tags are so pretty, too! Can’t see myself making too many of the inlaid cards, but for a special person it would be fun. Thanks for the video, Nina-Marie!

  17. Avatar Colleen Howell says:

    Love these tags, the card is pretty too

  18. Super fun, love both the card and all the tags!

  19. Avatar sano says:

    Wow! Your card ideas are fab! Love the new products.

  20. Avatar Carolyn S says:

    The cards is sparky and beautiful and would be lovely for a special someone in the family. I love the tags and they seem much simpler to create – but still just gorgeous!

  21. Avatar Susana Lacy says:

    beautiful release

  22. Avatar Laura Buehler says:

    I never would have guessed that you inlayed the background pieces when I first looked at the pictures. Wow. That must have taken a lot of time.

  23. Avatar Helen says:

    Love these projects with their beautiful silver, white, and blue colors. tfs

  24. Avatar Pennie Glasser says:

    Your card is amazing! And the tags are adorable!

  25. Avatar Lori pusz says:

    All so very cute.

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