Layered Die Cutting + Simon’s DieCember Release Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Welcome to my stop in today’s DieCember® release blog hop, hosted by Simon Says Stamp!

If you have been hopping along with us already, you should have arrived from my sweet friend, Cathy Zielske’s blog.

WATCH THE VIDEO

In today’s video, I will be showing you how I created this simple and elegant Christmas tree card. The large 5×7 card size is perfect for framing the Leafy Christmas Tree layering die that I designed for the DieCember® release.

The background behind the tree is ink blended with some toned Distress Oxides, and I gold embossed the edges of the background; which happen to match the gold snowflake “star” and the gold embossed sentiment I layered onto the tree too.

If you want to learn how I made this card, be sure to watch the video at the top of this post!

MORE INSPIRATION

Want to see a couple other cards I created with the DieCember® release?

I’m LOVING the Stylized Angel die – which I felt paired perfectly with the new Burst die. The angel is layered onto an ink blended background, which features flecks of Finetec watercolor and silver Nuvo Drops. The sentiment comes from the Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set (another set I designed for Simon!).

I had so much fun designing the new Winter Foliage Frame die, which I was really excited to use on a card! I colored the die cut with watercolors and layered it onto a background that I dry embossed with the Snowflakes stencil from Simon. A few snowflake dies and a simple greeting finished off this classy Christmas card!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp LEAFY CHRISTMAS TREE…
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Simon Says Stamp STYLIZED ANGEL Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp BURST Wafer Die…
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Simon Says Stamp WINTER FOLIAGE FRAME…
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Simon Says Stamp A7 THIN FRAMES Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil SNOWFLAKES…
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Simon Says Stamp GRACE SNOWFLAKE…
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Simon Says Stamp SNOW FLURRIES Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Finetec MICA WATERCOLOR PEARLESCENT…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Ink…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Tonic SILVER MOONDUST Nuvo Glitter…
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Honey Bee HOLIDAY TRADITIONS Gem…
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Tonic GOLD PEARL Mirror Card Satin…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SURF…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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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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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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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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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOM DIE CUT MACHINE…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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KEEP HOPPING

Simon Says Stamp is super generous and is giving away a FREE enamel pin with any purchase (now until 12/8). All you have to do is use one of the codes that corresponds with the pins pictured to get one of these cuties in your order!

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift card at every stop along the hop! Comment on this post and all the others to increase your chances of winning a Simon shopping spree!

Your next stop in the hop is Amy Rysavy. If you want to reference the entire hop list, check out the Simon blog.

Don’t miss the SECOND blog hop Simon is hosting, on Friday, December 6th! You’ll be inspired by all the gorgeous projects everyone will be sharing during that time!

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164 Responses

  1. Avatar Heather Mills says:

    Ooo . . . all three cards are fabulous!! Love how you used the dies!

  2. Avatar Lee Miner says:

    Love your tree dies. They make a wonderful card. Had to see it to really get it, that’s the joy of video demonstrations. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Avatar Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Your cards are really gorgeous! I love all the layering with the foam tape- the dimension is awesome! The Winter Foliage frame card is beautiful!

  4. Avatar Sally M Sanford says:

    I really loved your card, especially your tree with the simple message of peace. Really special.

  5. Avatar Stephanie D. Spacy says:

    That tree is so creative and cool, all of them absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Avatar Carrie Carver says:

    A definite Home Run in designing those dies. It’s beautiful and so versatile! Your cards are lovely, and what you did with that wreath makes me want to get that too! Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Avatar Hannah Driscoll says:

    Cute idea. Keep them coming

  8. Avatar Kathleen Darroch says:

    The tree is the bomb. Love the dimension you added with the layering and colors

  9. Avatar Eva N says:

    Great variety of cards. 5×7 cards are my go-to size so it’s nice to have dies that can fill up the cardfront.

  10. Avatar Beverlee says:

    Nina – Beautiful cards and examples. I love the gold embossed edges.

  11. Avatar Susan Young says:

    Love the dimension on the tree! What a gorgeous angel and wreath!

  12. Avatar Diane C says:

    Beautiful card! Love the different colors of the layers.

  13. Avatar Jessica S. says:

    Love your beautiful cards! Always a pleasure to gather inspiration from you!!

  14. Avatar Shirley Desrochers says:

    Your tree is so cool and your angel is pretty.

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