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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169 Responses

  1. Avatar Derin Thompson says:

    Such a cute Christmas tree

  2. Avatar Subhashini says:

    Love all the cards, especially the first one, love the addition of sequins.

  3. Avatar Chandhini says:

    Totally love the way you have used this die.

  4. Avatar Jeannie says:

    Beautiful cards! The leafy tree die is so fun.

  5. Avatar MARGO O'CONNOR says:

    Love the card! Great dimension with that die set.

  6. Avatar Debbi Smith says:

    Great card. This is my favorite new die. So many different ways to o use it.

  7. Avatar Ann Kulseth says:

    Another fabulous release by Simon Says Stamp! Great inspiration!

  8. Avatar Denise Bryant says:

    So pretty! I love the variation in colors for the tree! Beautiful card!

  9. Avatar Carol B says:

    Beautiful card idea, thanks for sharing your talent!

    Carol B

  10. Avatar Jo Blackford says:

    Beautiful die designs and cards :) thank you!

  11. Avatar Carmela says:

    Just love that leafy tree and the wreaths are gorgeous also.

  12. Avatar Kay mcclurg says:

    Love that Angel card!

  13. Avatar Bonnie Eng says:

    Gorgeous – the use of the varied colours gives that tree so much depth and dimension. I love that die!

  14. Avatar Elizabeth Anderson says:

    Love that tree die!

  15. Avatar Kate Treasure says:

    The Christmas tree card made with the leafy Christmas greens die is beautiful and elegant! But I especially like the way you used the angel die. It is so pretty! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

  16. Avatar Jill Wroble says:

    How brilliant! Such a simple technique, why didn’t I ever think of that?!

  17. Avatar Mary says:

    I love your Christmas tree card! Beautiful.

  18. Avatar Martha Aschenbrenner says:

    Love the tree! Thanks for the ideas!

  19. Avatar Robin Poupard says:

    Looks like it was fun to make. Very pretty!

  20. Avatar Cheriese H says:

    gorgeous – love the layering! great die!

  21. Avatar Laurie Kirk says:

    Love this card with the layers and touches of bling.

  22. Avatar Talitha Wright says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the angel.

  23. Avatar Joanne Martell says:

    How inspiring. Thank you for sharing the techniques.

  24. Avatar Gab says:

    Oh wow, this Christmas tree is amazing

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