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 Kim Klinkovsky says:

    Just lovely. I love your colors, design, and snowflakes. Happy Holidays!

  2. Avatar Sheila Bacon says:

    Kudos to using the cut pieces in making tags! Very creative! Love the cards as they’re very eye-catching!!

  3. Avatar Cristina W says:

    I am loving this snowflakes dies and all the designs one can do with them. Thank you.

  4. Avatar Mary MacFadyen says:

    Lovely card using one of my favourite new releases. Very creative use of extra bits. We never throw away anything. Right?

  5. Avatar Leigh Gardner says:

    Snowflakes are so pretty. Also love the tags

  6. Avatar Cornelia Fulmore says:

    Simply Awesome!

  7. Avatar Kathy Anderson says:

    Very pretty card – The detail, the time, and the colors are great

  8. Avatar Laurie Brouillard says:

    Your cards are wonderful. Love the snowflakes.

  9. Avatar Candy says:

    So pretty— only kind if snow I want to see!

  10. Avatar Darlene Fellows says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the texture the snowflakes creates as a background.

  11. Avatar Kris in Alaska says:

    It doesn’t get any better than snowflakes, eh?

  12. Beautiful card. Very creative to take the extras and make tags.

  13. Avatar MJ says:

    Your card and tags are gorgeous.

  14. Avatar Julie B says:

    Beautiful!! I love the snowflakes and the glitter paper.

  15. Avatar Fd91354 says:

    So many wonderful dies in this release I bet it was hard to choose which to use. Your card and tags are lovely!

  16. Beautiful creations :) Love the embossing and all the sparkle :)

  17. Avatar Carol K says:

    wow! love the depth of this card …

  18. Avatar erica b says:

    beautiful . love the glitter paper

  19. Avatar Eve Nelson says:

    Your multi-layered snowflakes really look beautiful. Love that you show how to use all the extra cut pieces.

  20. Avatar Stacey L Palmer says:

    Such a pretty card…. love the colors

  21. Avatar Jan says:

    Your use of snowflake collage is wonderful!

  22. Avatar Sue LD says:

    Very pretty–I like the dimension and sparkle.

  23. Avatar Alliesmem says:

    Those we tags are adorable!

  24. Avatar Laura Granat says:

    Beautiful cards!

  25. Avatar Shannon says:

    Great idea on the tags – they turned out beautifully!

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