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 Bobby Duehring says:

    Love these cards so much!

  2. Really gorgeous! Love the card and the tags are super cute!

  3. Avatar Maggie B says:

    Your card is gorgeous Nina and I love the way you layered the additional snowflakes to give the card more depth. Using up scraps of paper to make those darling tags is wonderful too. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’ve had a fun weekend. ~HUGS~

  4. Avatar Cecie H says:

    Love your multi-layered snowflakes and use of the glitter paper in the cut-outs. Beautiful cards!

  5. Avatar m says:

    Like the inlaid die look.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  6. Avatar Mary says:

    Amazing tags and cards for the holiday! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Avatar Sally Vega says:

    Love your card and tags!

  8. Avatar colleen moore says:

    such pretty ideas but ooooo so cold

  9. Avatar colleen moore says:

    such pretty ideas but ooooo so cold

  10. Avatar Carol A Harris says:

    I love your cards… that big snowflake!!! Cannot wait to get one! Thank you for sharing!!

  11. Avatar Linda L Rock says:

    I can’t wait to get some glitter cardstock by Simon.

  12. Avatar Cindy Gratton says:

    Awesome cards & tags! Love your video too!

  13. Avatar Cindy Gratton says:

    Awesome cards & tags! Gets me in the mood to create too!

  14. Avatar D.Ann C says:

    Ok, it disappeared and I don’t see it, but you can delete this one if the first one came up.

    I love the layered snowflake tags and the white-on-white background that makes the colored squares pop!

  15. Avatar Christi Conley says:

    Amazing card – and I love how you used up your extras!!!

  16. Avatar D.Ann C says:

    The layered snowflakes on the tags are terrific and i love the white-on-white background that makes the colored squares with white snowflakes pop!

  17. Avatar Melissa B. says:

    Such a lovely card! This is an awesome release!

  18. Avatar Cindy Murry says:

    Very nice cards!

  19. Avatar eileen b says:

    I think I’m going to have to get the snowflake collage die. I just love all the snowflakes.

  20. Avatar Pam W. says:

    Can’t wait to use that glitter paper, so pretty!

  21. Avatar cris hamilton says:

    very cute and very good tips!

  22. Avatar Shawn Bartolacci says:

    I love the tags and your videos are always wonderful!

  23. Avatar Sandy D says:

    There are some really great dies in this release!

  24. Avatar Karen B Walker says:

    Beautiful cards and delightful tags; love them all!

  25. Avatar Stephanie B says:

    I just discovered you work – I love it. Your card and tags here are beautiful. Great release.

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