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 ericastwilight says:

    I love how you made the snowflakes dimensional in the first card, and the color combs of both are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Avatar Terri Mariani says:

    I love your card and enjoy all your videos!

  3. Avatar Jeanne Beam says:

    Great release of dies. I love your card and tags, such beautiful art. Thanks for sharing….

  4. Avatar Tammy says:

    Pretty card but the tags are awesome. Good job and thank you for sharing your creations with us.

  5. Avatar Becca Yahrling says:

    Very pretty cards and tags. Love this release and want it all. haha

  6. Avatar Sherry Bee says:

    Yes, yes! YES! This is my favorite die of the release and you used it take beautiful cards! Thanks

  7. Avatar Stef Perry says:

    Lovely card with the inlay, it looks spectacular! The tags are so pretty too, with the layers of snowflakes and jewels.

  8. Avatar Elizabeth Motyka says:

    So great when you can find a use for the leftlovers. What a cute set of tags

  9. Avatar Ann Kulseth says:

    Gorgeous – I love snowflakes! Fabulous inspiration — thanks!

  10. Avatar Rissa says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Avatar Donna Thompson says:

    This has been a great experience for me! I am discovering so many more talented people through this blog hop. Thank you for sharing your lovely creations.

  12. Avatar Kij0 says:

    Super cute tags! Simon outdid themselves with this release.

  13. Avatar Cindy Thick says:

    Your card is gorgeous and I like that you used some leftovers to make gift tags.

  14. Avatar Dee Earnshaw says:

    love your card and tag ideas – great inspiration – THANKS:)

  15. Avatar Carmela says:

    I love the snowflake card and this die makes great gift tags. Very pretty projects.

  16. Avatar Deepa Lakshman says:

    The card is wonderful and I also love the tags you put together.

  17. Avatar Toni Keyworth says:

    The tags are my favorite!

  18. Avatar B Prior says:

    You did a great job showing how scraps don’t need to go to waste. Beautiful cards and tags

  19. Avatar Karen A Gault says:

    Love the inlay technique, thanks for sharing

  20. Avatar Louanne Collins says:

    Really loving all things snowflake and the glitter paper from this release! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Avatar Sue McW says:

    Your card is beautiful and I love the tags. What a great way to use all the snowflakes.

  22. Avatar Susi says:

    Love your snowflake creations! This is such a wonderful new release, I want it all!

  23. Avatar Karen Hale says:

    Love the in-lay technique and a great way to use your scraps! The snowflake card and tags are awesome.

  24. Avatar Sheeny Gounden says:

    Love snowflake cards especially when glitter paper is used!

  25. Avatar cyndi morris says:

    Your card is gorgeous…very unique.

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