Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon’s DieCember® Release

Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon's DieCember Release

Hello everyone! Have you seen the brand new, DieCember® release from Simon Says Stamp that was revealed today?? It’s full of fun dies, which I couldn’t wait to create with.

In today’s project I am altering one of the Picture Book dies; plus using other dies in unique ways, creating a cozy and festive Christmas card!

Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon's DieCember Release
How I Made It
Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon's DieCember Release

The darling Picture Book Latte die is simply charming! I am a big coffee person, so this die is totally up my alley! The cup has a cute smile; but for this design, I wanted to make something with more of a classy appearance. I altered the die cut adding a small heart die cut over the face. Instantly, this changed the feel of the mug to exactly what I was looking for!

I further enhanced the mug with some simple Copic marker shading and Moxy clear Glitter Glue on the milk foam.

Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon's DieCember Release

Next I worked on the background; using some white cardstock and embossing plates for my die cutting machine, I embossed the Holiday Knit Background die (instead of cutting it). This creates a soft, quilted effect that looks perfect with the mug! With some Tumbled Glass Oxide ink, I blended color on the edges for a frosty look.

Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon's DieCember Release

To finish up the card, I started layering all my pieces together. Layering die cuts add a lot of interest to your design and help complement the main elements of the card. To accent my wintry mug, I adhered a few of the Rina Snowflake dies from Simon behind it.

I also added greetings from the Christmas Cheer and Tiny Words Christmas stamp sets, plus sequins from the Sparkling Sea and Holiday Jewels mixes.

Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon's DieCember Release

I hope that today’s project has inspired you to create with some of these lovely, new dies from Simon Says Stamp! Be sure to come back tomorrow, as I will be participating in a blog hop and sharing even more inspiration using this DieCember® collection!

Thanks for visiting me today!

Supplies Used

Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp HOLIDAY KNIT…
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Simon Says Stamp SHINING HEART Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp RINA SNOWFLAKE Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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American Crafts Moxy GLITTER GLUE…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Studio Katia SPARKLING SEA Confetti…
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Pretty Pink Posh HOLIDAY Jewels Mix
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Tim Holtz Distress BLENDING BRUSHES…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Sizzix TEXTURZ SILICONE RUBBER…
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Sizzix TEXTURZ IMPRESSIONS PAD 655120
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Copic Sketch Marker W00 Warm Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker W2 WARM GRAY NO.2…
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED…
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New Products

Simon Says Stamp THANK YOU SCRIPT…
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Simon Says Stamp YOU’RE THE BEST…
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Simon Says Stamp YOU’VE GOT THIS…
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Simon Says Stamp EVERYDAY WORDS ON A…
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Simon Says Stamp HOORAY Wafer Die…
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Simon Says Stamp CELEBRATE Wafer Die…
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Simon Says Stamp YOU’RE DOING AWESOME…
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Simon Says Stamp ROUNDED ALPHABET…
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Simon Says Stamp FRIEND OUTLINE Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG FOR YOU Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp HOLIDAY CANDY CANE…
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Simon Says Stamp ICE SKATING GIRL…
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Simon Says Stamp DECO HEART Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp WROUGHT IRON WIDE…
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Simon Says Stamp OUTLINE FLORAL FRAME…
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Simon Says Stamp SWEET TULIP Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp DECORATIVE HAMSA…
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED BANNERS Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp GRASSY EDGES Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp TREE FRAME Wafer Die…
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Simon Says Stamp AWARENESS RIBBON…
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Simon Says Stamp MOD LEAF OVAL Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp MOD POINSETTIA OVAL…
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Simon Says Stamp BIXBY WREATH Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp BIXBY BACKGROUND…
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Simon Says Stamp BIXBY BORDER Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp BIXBY ARCH Wafer Die…
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Simon Says Stamp HOLIDAY KNIT BORDER…
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Simon Says Stamp HOLIDAY KNIT…
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Simon Says Stamp SHIMMER BURST…
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Simon Says Stamp THANKS AND LEAVES…
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Simon Says Stamp SPINNING CIRCLE…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG PICTURE BOOK…
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9 Comments

  1. Tara Prince December 6, 2018 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    So sweet! The mug is adorable!

  2. Teresa Doyle December 3, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Wow, this is beautiful Nina, this is such a great release, I hope to get a few of these myself…Lol
    Thanks for sharing how you made it.

  3. Teri S. December 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Nina, you created a wonderful card with all of the depth & dimension & I love the bright red against all that white & then the bit of dark blue adds such a nice touch.

  4. Marcia Mroczynski December 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Love your card, the changes, the additions, just everything! Good enough to drink!

  5. Pamela Selinski December 2, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    This card is so stinking cute. Want to buy everything and make one. Love the background you used embossing the cardstock and then adding the snowflake. I also like the glitter added to the whipped cream.

  6. Kathy G. NJ December 2, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Ooh I love this card. Using the Holiday Knit Background die to emboss the cardstock is just perfect. You picked a sensational color combination too. Can’t wait to get my order and use this die

  7. Julie December 2, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Love this card. The Mod Leaf Oval die and Holiday Knit background die are my fav in this release.

  8. Eileen Bochsler December 2, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I just love this card… the background with the mug is so warm and cheerful

  9. Carla Hundley December 2, 2018 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Oh how gorgeous this
    card is! I love the die
    cutting and embossing
    in the background.
    Carla from Utah

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