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!


  1. Amy Cooley December 4, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Your layered snowflakes are so pretty!

  2. josaksi December 4, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    great cards, love the tags

  3. Barbara S December 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I love the layering on your card – so classy!!

  4. KT Fit Kitty December 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Happy Die-cember! I always enjoy your creations, Nina-Marie! Today’s are no exception! Gorgeous card and tags! Snowflakes are one of my favourite things to include on my cards! LOVE these new dies!

  5. Annalisa December 4, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Three blogs into the hop, and I’m running out of superlatives for all these cards. I just love snowflakes and the things you all are doing with them are delightful! The teals and blues look just like the costumes of the snow dancers from a production of The Nutcracker I saw this past weekend, so now I have that music going through my head (which I’m fine with, btw). Thanks for sharing such great card and tag designs with us!

  6. Gina Thornton December 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I love the blues!!!! Great card!

  7. Peggysue December 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    My favorite are the tags; so simple yet so stylish.

  8. Linda Hyden December 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    How clever and soooo elegant.

  9. JaneenK December 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    it’s so much fun to use up left overs.

  10. Lee December 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Very very cute cards and I adore the tags!

  11. pai December 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    lovely card and tags!

  12. Julia D. December 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Lovely card and tags! Love how you used the glitter paper!

  13. Dayle S December 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Always love your cards, and these are just sparkly spectacular! thanks for sharing!

  14. cindi hansen December 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I love the dimension on this beautiful card!

  15. Jenny December 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I love these! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Nan Mack December 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    The cards are gorgeous but I totally love those super-cute tiny tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Tami B December 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Anyone who knows me would send a card just like this one. It is beautiful, and the tags are really cute too.

  18. Amy Bishop December 4, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    gotta try that layering die idea!!! thanks!

  19. Cristina Bacchi December 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Absolutely lovely tags, and I like the colours you used to emboss the sentiments.

  20. Martha H. December 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    wow.. those snowflakes are so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Annette Gordon December 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    So Pretty. just love the snowflake card

  22. stephanie December 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    It’s the cute little tags that got me to stop and check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Kari C December 4, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Great Ideas for left overs! Love the tags!

  24. Luci Manos December 4, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

    What a great idea, loving the snowflakes!

  25. F. Andre December 4, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Fabulous card and tags. Thanks for sharing.

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