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. Such a stunning card and then BONUS super fun tags. I am really loving those snowflake dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Avatar Cynthia D says:

    I have a soft spot in my heart for tags, and these are so cute!

  3. Avatar Brenna Kohlhase says:

    Love the tags using leftovers-I always bag em up and then don’t use them…gotta get in to the habit of using them up right away.

  4. Avatar Christa Hamilton says:

    Cute card and tags!

  5. This ia really festive and fun! I love these beautiful snowflakes!

  6. Avatar Catherine Nowak says:

    Love the cards, thank you for the tags ideas,too!

  7. Avatar Heidi says:

    Supercute cards, love the colours you used!

  8. Avatar Mateja P says:

    Love those tags. They look adorable :)

  9. Avatar Wendy O'dell says:

    Love the card! I’m a big fan of white cards with just a pop of color. Also love the snowflake tag, the gem is the perfect touch to set it a part from everyone else’s and it definitely won’t be mistaken for store bought.💜

  10. Avatar Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow!!! Awesome card and tags!!!

  11. So wonderful snowful…Great colors and sparkle.

  12. Avatar Shelly Ray says:

    Beautiful cards. I love how you used both snowflake dies on one card. So pretty.

  13. Avatar Cathy Lillie says:

    There are so many beautiful glitter papers, and pairing them with the snowflakes is a perfect combination! Great idea to use the left over snowflakes for tags!

  14. Avatar Silvia P. says:

    Awesome card! Thanks for inspiration

  15. Avatar Debbie Cornish says:

    Love the dimension you gave to your card and tags.

  16. Avatar Crystal says:

    This is such a great release…thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful work! I really love all the snowflake dies this December; there’s no such thing as too many snowflakes. :-)

  17. Avatar Susan Phillips says:

    Absolutely love the card and tags

  18. Avatar Jeanetta says:

    The snowflake card and tags are fabulous! Thank you for the tutorial on how to create them.

  19. Avatar Carla Hundley says:

    Love the glitter behind
    the snowflakes and the
    tags! All are so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  20. Avatar Kavita says:

    Lovely festive card and the tag. Gorgeous colors.

  21. Avatar Teresa McKiearnan says:

    Love the card and tags. The dimension is so pretty

  22. Avatar gail says:

    love the tag ideas

  23. Avatar Kathy Thisted says:

    very lovely cards. Really the feel of these cards

  24. Avatar Kay Tanaka says:

    Sooo adorable and creative. I’m really digging that snowflake die.

  25. Avatar Laura Zepeda says:

    Great card and I love the tags !

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