2 Videos: Partial Die Cutting + Release Close-Up + SSS Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! I am back with lots of fun for you again, including TWO videos — one on partial die cutting with a zig zag fold card and one with a product release close-up. I also have a Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop and giveaway! Let’s get started…

[All supplies are linked below in the thumbnails. Click HERE to watch on YouTube.]

Partial die cutting is a great technique for getting unique looks from your dies. All you have to do is only have part of your paper and die between the cutting plates and having the rest hang out… allowing the cutting pressure to only be applied to part. I combined this with a zig zag fold to create a fun butterfly “pop up” type of card.

I used the new SSS Friendship Butterflies stamps and matching dies for the partial die cutting and a two-tone stamping technique on the butterflies. (You can see another video showing this type of stamping HERE.) Zig zag fold cards are always a fun surprise and unexpected.

On the back of the card, I used the new SSS Made By stamp set for personalization. On the front, I added super cute and super tiny flower sequins with Multi-Medium.

So I tried a new type of video and I would love to hear what you think of it. It isn’t your typical “look at these products” video but rather a “here is a close-up look at these products AND ideas for using them.” I thought this might be helpful and inspiring… at least I am hoping it is. Please let me know what you think! I am always trying to think of new ways to inspire in videos. (Click HERE to watch on YouTube. If you don’t see the links mentioned in the video, you can find them in the YouTube description.)

Here is a look at all the new products. (The supplies I used are at the end of this post.)


This post is part of the Simon Says Stamp Pure Sunshine Release Blog Hop where we are celebrating their newest release of stamps, stencils and dies. SSS will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every blog in the hop. That’s 15 different chances to win! Be sure to next hop on over to Nichol Magouirk’s blog HERE. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, click over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog.)


Want to win an awesome goody bag? Just leave a comment here by 6:00pm EST on Thursday May 22, 2014 for your chance. (There will be a giveaway on every blog along the hop!) Winners will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday May 23, 2014.


Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below the picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS)…


























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936 thoughts on “2 Videos: Partial Die Cutting + Release Close-Up + SSS Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Jennifer, your card is a smash hit again! I love it and thanks for reminding us about tri-folds–I had forgotten that technique! Also, I am heading over to SSS to get me some of those little flower sequins–I never saw them before!

  2. Jennifer thanks for sharing these videos and techniques! I am always so inspired by your videos and the online card classes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Thank you so much for your video. It was so good to see the products up close and hear your ideas for getting the most out of each product. Your card is beautiful too 😉

  4. I have done something like this before, but not with 3 butterflies. You are always such an inspiration.

  5. I love seeing all of the items with your ideas… made me put some of the items on my wish list that I might not have at first.

  6. I love your cards as always. I appreciated the extra video that you added which helped to see the new products and get suggestions on how to use the product as well. I enjoy visiting your blog b/c you’re so great to show us new techniques or perhaps even techniques we may have forgot about.

  7. Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing the new SSS products and your creative thoughts and ideas on how to use them. I loved this video, it was truly inspiring. It was fun to see the new products up close and hear your thoughts on each one. Your partial cut butterfly card is gorgeous and your thorough explanation and video make it a must try technique. I am in awe of your creativity. 🙂 Thanks again and have a great day.

  8. I watched your product release video and it was very interesting to hear what you would do with all these supplies. The “made with love by” stamp caught my attention as well. I love the bar code idea and that you could place your initials into it, like you mentioned.

  9. Thank you for the second video, I loved listening to your ideas. All the products are great.
    I also loved the first video, I want to try the idea.

  10. Jennifer,
    You are certainly the Technique Queen. I try to channel you through my hands in everything crafty…sometimes it’s like you’re right there with me for sure…lol. Love your videos and this card. I’m going to have to try this because I love me some butterflies.

  11. I loved seeing all the new products! I’ve just become obsessed with stencils and am excited to try some new ones! I also desperately want to get a die cutting machine now 🙂

  12. Enjoyed the product video very much. You mention a couple times that you usually do not get the matching die set for a stamp set and I’m curious why not. Hope you explain why not in a future video..

  13. OMG ! Jennifer! Best video ever! I don’t even want to finish the hop now, I just want to go shop! I loved being able to see all the products like this. I hope you do more of these videos, but my bank account begs you not to !!

  14. Thanks for the tutorial on how to partially cut with the dies! Cute card! Nice to know about the medium and quick stick tool to adhere the sequins! I learned a lot from your video!!

  15. Jennifer – You constantly inspire and amaze me 🙂 I love the partial die cutting butterfly z-folded card !!!! So awesome! Way to go 🙂

  16. I love the card you made. Thanks for showing a different technique. I also like the video of the new products & sharing your ideas too. Ofcourse I would love to see all the techniques you mentioned but I am more keen on seeing the gingham stencil in use & the layering stencils too. I think they will be fun.

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