Hello and good morning!! September has STAMPtember but December has DieCember!! Simon Says Stamp is kicking off an exciting month with a brand new DieCember release! Here’s a quick look at all the fabulous new products!
I’ve got lots to share this month but I’m starting off with a video and a second card using two of my favorite products from this release: the Big Picture Book Otter and the Deco Heart!
You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel here.
To start I die-cut the soft navy cardstock using the Tickle Breeze die from a past SSS release! I die-cut it three times to resemble bubbles in a ocean background. Then I die-cut the Big Picture Book Otter using oatmeal cardstock from WPlus9, black, and kraft cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I blended the edges of the otter using tea dye, gathered twigs, ground espresso, and worn lipstick distress oxide inks.
Then I adhered soft navy background over a piece of silver glitter paper. I adhered the otter using foam mounting tape and tucked a die-cut silver glitter Rina snowflake into his paws. Next I stamped the sentiment from Punny Animals onto cotton candy cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I die-cut it to a thin label using the Sentiment Label dies. Finally, I added a few accents with a white gel pen, spectrum noir clear sparkle, and nuvo crystal glaze.
My second card uses the gorgeous Deco Heart along with an older stamp that coordinates with it perfectly!
I started by stamping the Center Cut Heart background stamp onto white cardstock (with the center removed) with versamark and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder for a tone on tone look. Then I die-cut the Deco Heart with blue glitter paper. I used liquid adhesive to adhere it to the center of the panel and it fits perfectly!
Then I die-cut the older Kind die with black cardstock three times and adhered them together to form a thicker sentiment. I stamped part of the sentiment from a Tiny Words stamp onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the Sentiment Label dies to die-cut it down to a thin label and then adhered it to the card with foam mounting tape. I used liquid adhesive to adhere the word die and that was it! Super quick to put together and you could use a variety of sentiments or word dies to change up the occasion! I just love how that Deco Heart fits in the center of the background stamp!
And that’s it! I’ll be back to share more Sunday but make sure you shop DieCember soon for the best selection! All the products will be restocked but I have a feeling some are sure to sell out this weekend! 😉
I’d love to know what your favorite items are from the DieCember release! Leave a comment before 11:59PM EST Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 and I’ll choose a winner and send them their favorite item! If you are chosen I will send you an email so please make sure you include your email address in your comment! Thanks and good luck!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate disclosure can be found here). Your purchases help keep my blog running and I thank you for the support!
Dana M says
Beautiful and fun cards Jessica! So many amazing die designs! I think the Holiday Knit Background die is my favorite.
Beata Ng says
such beautiful cards! thank you for sharing Jessica. the line wafer dies are my favorite 🙂
Bessie Phillips says
So very beautiful. I really like the the Holiday Knit and the Holiday Knit border. I am so in love with pointsetta flowers. They can be done in so many colors and sparkles!
Hi Jessica I love both of your cards and the deco heart card is so pretty! A few of my favs from the release are the poinsettia background and the floral frame. So happy to have more dies to add to my wish list, lol! Sew7752@aol.com
Can I say that my faves are all the new SSS dies, dear Jessica? : D
Some of my faves are Holiday Knit, Ice Skating Girl, Tree Frame and Holiday Candy Cane. It’s really hard to choose only one!
Carol (HB) says
That otter…. so cute!!! And the simple and yet oh so beautiful heart… LOVE! At first glance my favorite is the outline floral frame, but that may change by the time I get through the blog hop. LOL
I’m really loving the picture book dies, they are just so adorable and great for cards for kids.
Love the deco heart.
Isabel Z says
I think the Santa pup is adorable.
mandi chau says
Love them all. Thank you for sharing 🙂
I’ve gotta have the Deco Heart Die. I already own the stamp that it goes with. Beautiful!
SOOOO CUTE! I love all the critters the most… my favorites are the Panda and the Dog with the Santa Hat (email@example.com)
Love all of this kit!!!
I love both the cards you made for this release. So many fun dies to choose from. The second I saw the deco heart I knew I wanted it! I use the coordinating stamp all the time.
Joy Meadows says
I love the Bixby background wafer die, but all of the dies are so beautiful! Loved the video today, Jessica!
Mary Holshouser says
I love the Santa pup and Santa cat. Of course,
I’d need the body to go along with them. I’m
a sucker for animals and these are so cute.
Love your cards. thanks for sharing
Dee Earnshaw says
lovely project – love the nested banners:)
Carol Doggett says
I love that bear! How darling!!! My favorite die in the release has got to be the Outline Floral Frame…that thing is gorgeous! Thanks for your generosity!
That little otter is adorable! My favorite is the set of Nested Banner Dies, they’re something I could use all year long.
Denise Bryant says
Fabulous cards! Love that cute otter and the beautiful heart!
My favorite item from the release is the Bixby Wreath Wafer Die!
Denise Bryant says
Kim F says
Hi, Jessica. I love your otter card. The otter die is my favorite . I love animals and otters are just the cutest. Super cute card. I love how the ink blending made the little otter come to life.
Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com says
I’m in love with the new Holiday Knit background die from the release! I love the stitched detail on it!!! Love your cards, especially the background on the heart card 🙂
Sue D says
Cute and pretty cards. Love the shading on the otter and the glittery bubble background. My fave is the big Picture Book Bunny.
Crimson Owl Creations says
There are so many really good dies I love from this release! My favorites are the Big Pucture Book Kitty and the beautiful decorative Hamsa! So pretty, and I love the details! Thanks for sharing your inspiration today!
I 💕 the wrought iron border and the background wafer dies. The otter is super cute!