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Simon Says Stamp - DieCember® 2023 Release Blog Hop, Day 1

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp's DieCember® Release Blog Hop! The Elegant Ornament Dies stole my heart and so of course I had to make a pair of cards with them!

I was overthinking the color palette for at least an hour and somehow ended up here after seeking some inso on Pinterest. :-)

I have a special place in my heart for statement dies that are easy to assemble like this ornament and the sentiments that adorn each card. The joy card is just lot's of easy layering of Die-cuts so I won't focus on that as much, instead we will walk through the Celebrate card.

But first, let's review the key supplies for today's cards:

Supplies are linked throughout the post and then again in the Supplies Section at the end of this post. Check out the entire DieCember® release by clicking the image below:

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Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Pink Die-cut Layer - Joy Card: 4" x 5 1/4"

Dark Green Die-cut Layer - Celebrate Card: 4 " x 5 1/2"





Simon Says Stamp Cardstock - Cotton Candy, Lipstick and Midnight Green


  • Trim Midnight Green cardstock to 4" x 5 1/2" and a piece of Clear Acetate to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"

  • Use the outline layer of the Elegant Ornament Wafer Dies to create an opening for the ornament-shaped shaker "window"

  • Die-cut the cardstock using the Snowflake Burst Pinpoint Plate

  • Use double-sided tape to adhere the Clear Acetate over the back side of the opening

  • Adhere foam tape as shown to the back of the window

  • Trim and score Cotton Candy Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

  • Place sequin Embellishment Mix Champagne on top of the front flap of the folded card base

  • Center the popped-up die-cut layer with the window over the card base and adhere


  • Die-cut each layer of the Elegant Ornament Wafer Dies as shown on the Celebrate card out of the selected cardstock colors (retain the red petals that fall out of the outline layer as you will be inlaying them on the ornament)

  • Adhere the layers with craft glue and pop-up with Foam Tape

  • Die-cut the sentiment out of Midnight Green Die-cut the sentiments out of Midnight Green and Glitter cardstock (for the Celebrate sentiment under-layer)

  • Adhere the sentiment layers with craft glue and slightly off-set the Celebrate glitter layer so that it peeks out from the right at the bottom

  • Adhere the ornament and sentiment to finish



I adore the magic that a pinpoint plate can make on a blank piece of paper!

The ornament is inlaid on this card and then adorned with the Florence Medallion and a red pearl.

Layering the Joy die-cut in the same color almost makes it looks like the sentiment has been embossed.

A very festive addition to your Holiday Card options!



I am really happy about this color palette, so I hope you like it too, but go ahead and switch up the colors and make it your own!

Layers of ornaments with a little shaker action!

That peek of glitter allows the sentiment to stand out against the matching background.

A very festive addition to your Holiday Card options!

Last look!


I want to make sure that you get the most of today's blog hop, so please take note Lovelies:

  • Be sure to explore the All The Joy Gallery that is packed with inspiration from this release!!!

  • Don't forget to snag your Aidan Snowflake Die by following the steps below:

  • Comment to on this post to be eligible to win a $25 coupon from Simon Says Stamp. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 13th of December. Winner should email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize

  • Check out the full supply list below for your shopping convenience

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon Lovelies! Now, do go and check out what the marvelous Mindy Eggen has in store for you!




I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Simon Says Stamp's DieCember® Release products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with

92 comentários

Wowsers!! You went to town with these fabulous ornament dies and I'm loving them!! So much fun to see the various ways to use it and am inspired!!


Gorgeous Cards. Thank you for doing this.


10 de dez. de 2023

I love the shaker card. The second card is also beautiful with its cool color combo!


Jeanne Rice
Jeanne Rice
10 de dez. de 2023

I love the snowflake cover plate used in the background.


Beautiful cards! Love this ornament die.

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