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 Lisa says:

    this glitter cardstock is so much fun, love the bright colours!

  2. Avatar Trudie says:

    Love the tone on tone. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Avatar Judi Szyndrowski says:

    Very cool. I love the look created with the extra thick card stock. Great job and good use of your leftovers.

  4. Avatar Kathi Best says:

    The tags are SO cute! I am so glad you didn’t toss the leftover pieces

  5. Avatar Kari D says:

    EEK! that background with the snowflakes! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Can’t tell you how many snowflakes I have cut to use the negative space! Thanks for sharing such innovative card designs!

  6. Avatar Kati Caprara says:

    Hi Nina-Marie,

    This is a beautiful card. I just love the snowflake design! I watch your videos all the time. The inspire me. Thanks for sharing. This is a wonderful release! Merry Christmas!

  7. Avatar Shar says:

    Featuring the snowflakes in the squares in a dimensional way is perfect!

  8. Avatar Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the wnowflakes in the little windows.
    Using the shades of blue is a great idea.
    that same technique worked well on the
    Wonderful ideas.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Avatar Laurie Schlichter says:

    Your narration of the card construction makes me feel confident that I can create a card similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiration,

  10. Avatar Glorie says:

    Love the snowflake cute cards and tags.

  11. Avatar Riecy says:

    Your tags are wonderful!

  12. Avatar Deonna S Bemish says:

    Love the in-layed snowflakes. Such beautiful cards.

  13. Avatar Delia B says:

    Very pretty tags. I love them.

  14. Avatar Angela says:

    Hi Nina! The snowflake die card is both elegant and cute! Not sure how that’s possible but it is! Thanks again for sharing your talent!

  15. Avatar kelli says:

    love the snowflakes! so cute!!

  16. Avatar Susan Carpenter says:

    I love the snowflake card with the embossed snowflakes on it. All those layers so pretty!

  17. Avatar Kelly Anderson says:

    Very cute. I especially love the tags

  18. Avatar Carol Tripp says:

    I love the elegant simplicity!

  19. Avatar Kathy S says:

    Beautiful cards. I really like how you made the background with all the snowflakes for the tone-on-tone look.. Cute little tags with the leftovers.

  20. Avatar Regina Davis says:

    The layering created a wonderful faux embossed look to the background.

  21. Avatar Julie H says:

    Your tags are amazing!!!

  22. Avatar Sue McRae says:

    Love all the fabulous shades of blue on these festive projects!

  23. Avatar jean marmo says:

    Lovely! thank you for the inspiration!

  24. Avatar Barbara says:

    Love the tag ideas – I’m always looking for more creative ways to make tags!

  25. Avatar Marina says:

    Beautiful card, I like the inlay technique. And what a great idea to make tags with the leftovers!

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