Simon Says Stamp DIEcember Release Blog Hop - Day 1

December 2, 2019


Happy Monday, crafty friends! It's a super happy start to the week, as we are celebrating the start of DIEcember with Simon Says Stamp! The 2019 DIEcember release is live, and FULL of amazing dies! SSS is giving away an enamel pin of your choice with any purchase - just be sure to use the corresponding discount code when you check out! The codes are valid while supplies last, or until 12/8 at 11:59pm EST.
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This is day 1 of the DIEcember release blog hop, and we've got quite a lineup! I will put all of the blog hop details at the end of my post, but how about we get to my cards first? For my card set today, I've paired some of the new DIEcember dies with the Rainbow with Splatters washi tape from Pinkfresh Studio. I love to create watercolor and ink blended backgrounds as much as anyone, but it is also SO nice to have them already done for you sometimes! So many of these new dies work beautifully with this A2 sized washi tape!

On this first card I featured the brand new Birthday Wishes Circle die, with the previously released Bixby Wreath die. They combine together perfectly, and I love when a newer product helps freshen up an older product. This really helps you get the most out of the products you purchase!
HOW TO CREATE:
1. Adhere the washi background to white cardstock, then trim to 4"x5.25".
2. Diecut the Bixby Wreath from the center, then adhere the panel to an A2 white cardbase.
3. Diecut the Birthday Wishes Circle 3 times: once from gold glitter paper, and twice from white cardstock.
4. Adhere the diecut layers together with a Zig glue pen, then mount to the card front with connect glue.
5. Diecut the stitched frame, and mount to the front with thin foam strips.
6. Accent the card with the Essentials: Jewels mix.

I have a little tip which makes adhering these wide panels of washi tape a bit easier. I use this stencil tool to help me smooth out air bubbles & wrinkles that can happen, just be sure to take it slowly. I also find it easier to trim the full background from the washi tape before adhering, as you have more control over the piece of tape.

This card was created exactly the same way as the first one, but I used the Shimmer Oval die on the background and the Proud of You die for the sentiment. This is the same washi tape, just a different background. (There is one more background not shown, and it is a beautiful rainbow gradient).

I've used the Essentials: Stitched Rectangles to create my framed borders for each card, but you can really use any background/frame die you might have in your diecut stash. To adhere such a thin border frame to my card fronts, I use these tiny foam strips from Darice. They are a must have in my adhesive collection, and I reach for them all the time.

There are SO many great new dies in the 2019 DIEcember release! What are your faves?

That is everything I have for you today! If you have any questions about my card, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply. 
How about we get to all the fun blog hop info now?!

PRIZES:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post them to the SSS blog by Wednesday, Dec. 11. Winners will email SSS to claim their prize.

BLOG HOP LINK LIST:  
Be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way for your best chance to win one of the prizes!


Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!
Finally, if you'd like to see even MORE inspiration from this release, check out the 2019 DIEcember Gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations too!

Before you move along to the final stop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media before you move on with your day. I would love to be crafty friends online!

Alright friends! Happy hopping, and have a great start to your week!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below, including affiliate linking when possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. I only support legitimate retail sites, that are true partners to stamp, die and scrapbooking wholesalers. Today I will only be linking to Simon Says Stamp.

103 comments

  1. Clever way to creat a background. Thank you for the inspiration

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  2. From: Sandy. Wow! You are a busy lady! Very interesting website.

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  3. Your cards are beautiful! I love the colors in the washi tape!

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  4. Beautiful cards. I had not seen this washi tape before now - it's gorgeous

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  5. Lovely cards. I've always passed up purchasing super large washi, but now I'll have to go find some. Love the use of it on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I never would have thought to use the two dies together: Birthday Wishes & Bixby Wreath. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Love the use of the Washi tape for the background and yet the sentiments really stand out, too. Very different.

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  8. Fabulous cards, that washi is so handy

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  9. Oh my gosh that washi tape roll as backgrounds, so clever I have the hardest time trying to use washi tape. I have it, but don't use it. Great inspirations! Thank you.
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  10. Oh these are so pretty - I love the backgrounds and the colors. Beautiful cards.

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  11. I have never used the HUGE washi tape before. It looks amazing. I might need to get some. I like that it is die cuttable.

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  12. The washi tapes add so much to these wonderful dies! Loved your two cards.

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  13. Wow. Your cards look amazing. Every time I see the rainbow washi tape I wonder why I haven't purchased it yet! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards, I especially love the Proud of You card.

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love the washi tapes. Your cards really look cool, thanks for sharing!

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  15. lovely cards, Lea -washi tape background so pretty!

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  16. LOVE, love, love the backgrounds on these cards!

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  17. Love your beautiful and colorful backgrounds on all of your cards! Each card is a delight! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. Love these die cuts against the colourful backgrounds. Very showy. A great job Lea.

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  19. A M A Z I N G cards and I am in love with this release! There's no way I can choose a favorite...I want them ALL!! LOL

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  20. Love your cards, and the way you used the new dies!

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  21. Gorgeous cards Leah--love that Birthday circle die.

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  22. Beautiful cards! Love the designs.

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  23. Love how you used these products together to create such beautiful cards!

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  24. Those filigree dies are so beautiful and your cards are so creative!!

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  25. Your cards are both delicate and beautiful!

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  26. Love your cards, the washi tape makes a beautiful background!

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  27. your cards are gorgeous - LOVE how you made the wonderful backgrounds

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  28. Beautiful use of the dies. Great card ideas.

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  29. Great cards! The birthday wishes is my favorite.

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  30. Great cards! I have some of that beautiful washi tape.

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  31. Fantastic cards! I love the backgrounds.

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  32. Appreciate all the tips--beautiful cards!

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  33. What a beautiful set of cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  34. I love your rainbow backgrounds! Great sentiments!

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  35. I like all your examples, and I can't pick a favorite!

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  36. I wasn't sure about those two dies... it always helps to see an example. You did good! I love them both.

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

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  38. These are just gorgeous - love the idea of using that wide washi

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  39. beautiful! All those colours together is so pretty.

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  40. Such fun diecuts and great cards from you! I especially love Birthday Wishes.
    xoxo~Dawn

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  41. beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Beautiful cards! Absolutely gorgeous backgrounds...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Beautiful cards. I like your usage of the Washi tape.

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  44. All these are gorgeous and a perfect use of dies and beautiful washi tape backgrounds!

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  45. pretty cards! wow those backgrounds are sooo cool!!

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  46. Gorgeous! I love the idea of the full size washi tape. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. What lovely cards! The backgrounds are wonderful!

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  48. So lovely - I love the washes of colour and the way the glittered sentiments look over the backgrounds.

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  49. Gorgeous cards! I love the way the Birthday Wishes Circle die works with the Bixby Wreath! Great combo! And the Shimmer Oval is another fave! Beautiful backgrounds too!

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  50. Beautiful coloring on the backgrounds ... great inspiration.

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  51. Absolutely beautiful! Love the backgrounds that showcase the dies.

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  52. Very pretty. I love that the backgrounds are washi tape. Great idea.

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  53. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. First time seeing that washi tape and boy is it amazing, thanks for sharing your cards!

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  55. Very pretty. I didn't realize washi tape came in that width. Nice way to use it!

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  56. Wow! The washi tape backgrounds look amazing! And I love the new sentiment dies.

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  57. Wow! Love all your colourful cards!And the glimmer sentiments! So pretty!

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  58. Love the Washi background!! So colorful!! The sentiments look spectacular against them. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  59. Gorgeous cards! I love the washi tape.

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  60. Totally fabulous, I love the rainbow backgrounds (that washi!!!), and all your additions and embellishments look great on them.

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  61. Lovely cards and excellent instructions.

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  62. Love the backgrounds.
    The combination of colors is
    great and the directions
    they are applied add interest.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Gorgeous! I love the way you combined 2 dies for such a neat look!

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  64. Thank you for sharing your awesome cards.

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  65. Gorgeous! What a clever way to use washi tape to create a background. Love how you paired them with the fabulous dies! Thank you for sharing and creating!

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  66. These cards are beautiful! I have the washi tape but have been intimidated to use it, now I'm going to just jump in with it

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  67. What a great way to make quick and easy cards that look awesome!

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  68. Wonderful cards and inspiration!

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  69. Yep, I'm loving that Birthday Wishes die too! Thank you for your detailed instructions. Beautiful work!

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  70. Really like the diagonal striped Washi backgrounds on these great cards.

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  71. Great backgrounds! I wouldn't have thought to use wide washi with the dies. Very cool.

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  72. Love the use of washi tapes, creates unique look.

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  73. These washi tapes work wonders with the dies!! Absolutely stunning

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  74. Lovely cards. The washi tape background is a great idea.

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  75. Wow!! Fantastic cards!! I love the washi tape backgrounds, they are perfect for using the intricate dies with! <3

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  76. Beautiful cards. I love these wonderful dies and that washi is gorgeous.

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  77. Very pretty cards. I love how you used the washi tape.

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  78. Beautiful! What fun products to create with!

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

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  80. Wow, beautiful colors on these cards! I love that sequin kit from Pinkfresh also.

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  81. Beautiful cards, love these new dies and the washi tape is so colorful.

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  82. You have beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your tips on washing backgrounds!!

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  83. Love that washi background! Beautiful cards!

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  84. Your creative talents are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  85. Very pretty cards. I love how you used several died together, especially on the Birthday Wishes card.

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  86. Great combination. Washi background.....well, I'll be, good idea.

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  87. Love your cards! And yes, that washi is going in my cart!

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  88. very pretty, having the die cut circle centered in the wreath. very nice and pulled together effect.

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  89. Beautiful!! These fabulous dies look awesome against those gorgeous backgrounds!

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  90. What nice colorful cards! I like that you used the circle birthday die, I have my eye on that. Nice combination of dies on each card.

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  91. Beautiful cards! Those backgrounds are so fun. :)

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