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Simon Says Stamp – Diecember 2016

Are you ready for a great new month long adventure? It’s SSS Diecember!! It’s the month to celebrate the art of die cutting.

A big thanks, Heidi, for sharing one of the new die sets with me. This is a set with three word dies, all saying ‘missing you’ in three different fonts. Today, I have a card made using one of these three.

Here’s a closer look at this die set. {I apologize for the photos in this post. Skies have been all gray for last several days in TN and I had to use artificial lights to take these pictures.}


It’s a simple card, perfect for someone-special who is away from you during this Christmas.

Missing you at Christmas

I started with my favorite stitched rectangle panel cut out from a patterned paper. This is from the the Pink Fresh Studio Christmas Wishes 6×6 paper pack. This came with SSS Card kit last December (yes, I still had a few papers remaining in my stash!).

Because the font in this die is not a scripty one, each letter gets die cut separately. So instead of using each individual letter to adhere on the card front and make words, I chose to use the negative die cut area as my sentiment.

I combined the ‘missing you’ die cut sentiment with another heat embossed one – ‘in the magic of Christmas’, so together it reads – ‘Missing you in the magic of Christmas’. The latter part of this sentiment came from another stamp & die set – Believe, also from SSS. (I am so in love with this stamp and die set. I am sure you will see me creating with it soon.)

Missing you at Christmas

To accentuate the die cut sentiment I added silver glitter tape on the back side and attached this panel to the front of a A2 black side folding card with a piece of foam in between. Adding foam behind some large panels or pieces like these not only gives it a finished look, but also gives a consistent thickness to the card (great for mailing!).

I heat embossed my ‘in the magic of Christmas’ sentiment using silver embossing powder on a red square piece left over after cutting my card’s front panel. Then, I trimmed it down to a banner, foam mounted this piece and added matching sequins to finish off the card.

Missing you at Christmas

This is a great card for mass producing as the same design will work great with another sentiment, another sentiment stamp and another patterned paper. I hope you feel inspired to try something like this.

Keep watching this space for card making ideas. There’s lots more where these came from :-)

Hugs, ~Varada

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