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 Jenny N says:

    Gorgeous cards especially loved the Christmas tree (great video too)

  2. Avatar Esther Allison says:

    Great die design! Very creative.

  3. Avatar Germaine says:

    That Angel Card is simply elegant.

  4. Avatar Yasmine Omar says:

    Your cards are so Gorgeous! I especially love the tree card, it’s so elegant and beautiful.

  5. Avatar Kris Reeves says:

    Love your tree card but it’s the angel card that made me gasp!

  6. Avatar Denise Ward says:

    Not only do I get some great designs featuring the newest from SSS, but I get the exciting news that more will be happening on the sixth!! Woohoo! This DIEcember keeps getting better and better!

  7. SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Die-cember Release!! Such a FUN Card Design!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to Win!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

  8. Avatar nancy f says:

    Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to get the angel die.

  9. Avatar Heidi Rees says:

    Wow what a beautiful card! I love the dimension!

  10. Avatar Barbara-Jean says:

    all of the cards are beautiful! Hard to pick a favorite!

  11. Avatar Marisela Delgado says:

    What fabulous cards! All are so beautiful.

  12. Avatar Cyndi Morris says:

    You’ve done a fantastic job showcasing this wonderful release! That Christmas tree is so beautiful. Love all your cards.

  13. Avatar Kathy Bowen says:

    I love the combination of the angel and the burst die…stunning card!

  14. Avatar Shauna Avery says:

    Super cute! Love that tree!

  15. Avatar sabinevdk says:

    Beautiful cards – the angel is stunning!

  16. Avatar Debbie Selby says:

    This tree die set is my favourite of the release and I have already ordered it. Now I wish I had ordered the winter circle as well.

  17. Fabulous cards!! Love the first one a lot, the tree with the leaves is just awesome! :)

  18. Avatar Kaitlyn says:

    It’s neat how you can use all the same color or mix and match greens for the tree to have such depth.

  19. Avatar Kit A says:

    Your cards are all lovely. The tree card with the lighter background is so cool and the angel card is just stunning.

  20. Avatar Melissa says:

    I like the non-traditional colors behind the tree and the dimension from the hidden foam tape. I also really love the dry embossing that is peeking out behind the foliage on your third card.

  21. Avatar Deepa Lakshman says:

    Wow, these foliage dies are exquisite.

  22. Avatar Mary Webster says:

    I like the tree. A little less traditional.

  23. Avatar BILLIE SUE WOOLLEY says:

    I am so impressed with your cards and this release. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Avatar Annette Reed says:

    Your cards are lovely. I like those backgrounds. The tree looks lovely against those soft colors-especially with all the lovely accents. I really like the angel die. I think it’s my favorite of the release. That burst looks really cool behind it. I think your wreath looks great too work all the colors.

  25. Avatar LaRae Prentice says:

    All are beautiful, but my favorite is the layered leaf tree…not just because of the different colors, but also the different leaf shapes.

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