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 Harmony Rose Lane says:

    Snowflake Spectacular!

  2. Avatar Lori Kobular says:

    All your beautiful snowflake cards and tags look amazing! I love how you in-laid the snowflakes and how you popped them up, it gives so much great dimension to your projects! I am in love with the Sensational Snowflake Collage die, it is a must have for me!! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  3. Avatar eliza d says:

    Those tags are so cute!

  4. Avatar Laura says:

    Gotta love leftovers. Beautiful And great tutorial. Thanks!

  5. Avatar Pami Ballington says:

    Just beautiful!

  6. Avatar Jodi Warren says:

    Tone on tone cards are very elegant, but adding just a pop of color is a great focal point.

  7. Oh my goodness….all the dies are sooooo cute and your card and tags are stunning…I have to admit that I want ALL of the Picture book dies…they are just too cute….

  8. Avatar Stacy V says:

    Love your snowflakey cards!!!

  9. Avatar Candace W. says:

    very pretty card! I love it….and I love die cut inlay also :)

  10. Avatar Betty says:

    beautiful card and tags, Nina – thanks for the video – always so good to see how it’s all put together!

  11. Avatar Natalie Winterstein says:

    Gorgeous card and tags! Love.

  12. Avatar Pat Gasko says:

    Beautiful cards. Plenty of sparkle

  13. Avatar Janet says:

    Beautiful work, love this release!

  14. Avatar Barb Housner says:

    beautiful card and glad you used those leftovers on your tags, thanks for sharing

  15. Avatar Terry D says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the snowflakes

  16. Avatar maria f. says:

    Loving all those glitter CS colors!

  17. Avatar Lindar C says:

    Those tags are adorable! I love this entire release.

  18. Avatar Lynn A says:

    I love the inlay idea. The mix of glitter and plain paper was perfect.

  19. Avatar Deborah Kaye says:

    Beautiful cards!

  20. I love your card, that snowflake die is so pretty and the tags are so adorable, love them!!!!

  21. Avatar Angela Myhre says:

    Really pretty card and tags!

  22. Avatar Isabelle says:

    Your card and the assorted tags are really beautiful ! The inlay is really great, making a nice effect we see very well on one of your photos. The card you created the other day is also fantastic. I never have the idea to create a paper for my die-cuts…. thank you for the inspiration.

  23. Avatar Lisa Kind says:

    Love all the detail in your beautiful card and tags Nina!

  24. Avatar Melissa Watson says:

    Beautiful cards! I can’t get over how stunning these snowflake dies look on cards! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Avatar Debbie Selby says:

    Lovely cards. I appreciate you mentioning that the the sensational snowflakes are the exact same as the collage die. Sometimes it is hard to know just from the picture.

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