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 Pooja says:

    Lovely idea to use die-cuts for creating texture, the card looks very nice and the tags are wonderful !

  2. Avatar Teresa Selby says:

    Lovely cards! They are wonderful. What can I say about your super duper cards? Love them and keep up the great job. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Avatar Kim F says:

    love that snowflake die, your projects are awesome.

  4. Avatar Sharon Brand says:

    LOVE all the snowflakes!!!

  5. What a beautiful way to use leftovers! Love the snowflakes!

  6. Avatar Henriëtte says:

    Gorgeous card and great tags. I love all those stunning Snowflake dies of this new release. Thank you for the tutorial video, it inspired me a lot.

  7. Avatar Robin L says:

    Love the snowflakes. The shiny glitter paper is perfect. Love it!

  8. Avatar Bunny says:

    Love the snowflakes and how they add an embossed look when you glued them to the card. Very pretty. Awesome dies in this release.

  9. Avatar Ashlyn says:

    Gorgeous use of the snowflakes! I love the card and the tags!

  10. Avatar Denise Bryant says:

    Scrumptious colors and sparkle! Love the card and tags!

  11. Avatar Oliev says:

    Lovely cards and cute mini tags:-)

  12. Avatar Amy Brown says:

    How pretty! I have an obsession with making gift tags so I’ll definitely be trying your technique! Love the inspiration — thanks for sharing!

  13. Avatar Teresa Doyle says:

    How pretty Nina, I love this release, esp. all of the beautiful snowflake dies.

  14. Avatar Michelle Hackett says:

    These came out awesome. Beautiful card and tags.

  15. Avatar JAS42 says:

    I was baffled at how to make this type of card, so I was ecstatic to see the video tutorial. Thank you so much.

  16. Avatar Jess S says:

    Such a great card and wonderful tags! I love the colours you used.

  17. Avatar Christy M says:

    Beautiful! I like the tags as much as the card!

  18. Avatar Megan N says:

    I love the tags! Great way to use “leftovers!”

  19. Avatar Patricia Wilson says:

    Love the snowflake and snowflake collage dies. They’re so pretty when used on a card. Have myself on a waiting list for that glitter paper. Cards are outstanding that are made with it.

  20. Avatar Leslie L. says:

    I really like all of the snowflakes in this release. Your projects are great.

  21. Avatar Lagene says:

    Awesome card & tags! AWESOME Products!

  22. Avatar Sandra M says:

    Love all the layering of snowflakes on the card. Your color choice for the tags is striking.

  23. Avatar Carole says:

    Just beautiful. Love the tone on tone. Thanks.

  24. Avatar Nancy Ward says:

    Just gorgeous! Love all the beautiful details!

  25. Avatar Debbie Rumpza says:

    Very pretty! I love the tags!

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