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!

171 Responses

  1. Avatar Dawn Miller says:

    I so love your cards! Thank you for the inspiration.
    xoxo~Dawn

  2. Avatar Megan N says:

    Your angel card is so elegant and gorgeous!

  3. Avatar Sharron Moerke says:

    Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!
    Hugs, Sharron♥

  4. Avatar Linda Mazzola says:

    Those dies for the layered tree is amazing. Love your cards.

  5. Avatar Jeanine Gonzalez says:

    Love your angel card! Good job.

  6. Avatar Claudia says:

    Truly elegant these cards.

  7. Avatar Betty Hannah says:

    If I had to choose just one die, I don’t think that I could!

  8. Avatar Meghan Kennihan says:

    That angel and tree are GORGEOUS! Sooooo elegant!

  9. Avatar Gayle says:

    That layered tree is awesome. Beautiful work!

  10. Avatar Roblyn Henry says:

    It is so helpful to see the stamps and dies “in action”. Your examples are inspiring!

  11. Avatar Vicky C says:

    Love the cards, and love that Christmas Tree!!

  12. Avatar Gloria H says:

    Beautiful– love your clever use of the dies in the angel card! Think I need that tree die!

  13. Avatar Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Great cards! I love the Angel!

  14. Avatar Andrea Ahlin says:

    Lovely cards! I really like the tree die! Thank you.

  15. Avatar Barbara Chmura says:

    Loved the cards and the release!Yay, SSS!

  16. Avatar Carol McCready. says:

    Love your cards. My favorite is the angel.

  17. Avatar Naghma Husain says:

    love that tree!

  18. Avatar Katherine Delozier says:

    Beautiful cards. LOVE the angel!! Wow.

  19. Avatar Alice says:

    Beautiful card, good for anything. Love it!

  20. Avatar Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow your cards are amazing love them all especially the angel

  21. Avatar Keiren Dunfee says:

    Loving that tree die and card but they are all beautiful!

  22. Avatar Jina Winston says:

    All your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Avatar Mary Myers says:

    Beautiful cards! Each so unique and lovely…
    I really love how you used the dies!!!

  24. Avatar Robin Mayfield says:

    Beautiful cards, the tree is gorgeous!

  25. Avatar Rebecca RamirezBarnes says:

    Your cards are so amazing. I am always inspired by your projects. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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