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, thank you for doing the product “showcase” video for the new SSS release. I’ve seen a couple of “haul” videos on YouTube, and was never impressed, because they didn’t have any suggestions on what to DO with the products. In fact, I now avoid that sort of video. But I’m glad I watched yours–it was much more helpful. I haven’t seen the video on the butterfly card yet, but love the look of it, and am looking forward to seeing your process. Tfs!

  2. I love watching your videos! And it works… I buy more stuff!! I have really fallen in love with the Simon Says Stamp products and Hero Arts following you. I also love the way you pull all this together as a busy mom!!

  3. Yep, I enjoyed the video. Much better than a “haul” video, although it is always valuable to see the product “IRL” compared to just the image in the store. I’d love to see you work with various ways of using those tiny images included in stamp sets. Thanks for always looking out for our best interests!

  4. Wow, so many new products; thanks for sharing your review of the new SSS release. Love the butterfly card and could definitely see the benefit of the clear stamps with matching dies. Again, thanks for sharing.

  5. Enjoyed the ideas for the new products and would love to see more videos like it. I think if you keep telling us about the products you love (or love to use) it would be great. Wouldn’t want you to get bogged down trying to review every release though…I’d rather see your amazing technique and project videos. Thank you for sharing with us..

  6. I liked seeing the new releases and suggestions for use as I do not have a local scrapbooking/card making store anymore so now I have to rely on ordering through the mail. Watching the new releases makes my decision to purchase a little easier. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  7. I LOVED this video. It is great to see the products in your hands to get an idea of how they really look. Please do more!

  8. The butterfly card is beautiful, Jennifer! Thank you so much for the inspiration and great videos. I enjoyed the new release review video. it was interesting to hear your ideas for things to try and do with the new products, than you!

  9. Jennifer, what a great review, I enjoyed hearing what you would do with all the items, you have so many great ideas, can’t wait to see your next review. Thanks!

  10. Love the look of the partial die cutting – can’t figure out why I haven’t gotten around to trying one yet. So big thanks for reminding me to try out that technique!! Sweet & simple card – very cute!
    Thanks for the tour of the release too!

  11. Wow! I love your work and videos! Thank you for sharing with us how to get more out of our dies and stamps. And the partial die cutting technique is great for making that special card. Thank you for sharing.

  12. love the butterflies diecutting and your videos help sooo much thankyou Love the new releases!

  13. A HUGE thank you for the wonderful “walk through” video of the latest Simon Says Stamp release. I thought it a great idea to showcase the new products this way, and your ideas and suggestions for different ways to use the new products were inspirational: thank you!

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  15. Wow, Jennifer, that is THE best video on partial die-cutting I’ve ever seen! Thank you! And what a beautiful card (just love ALL your work)! Thanks! Hugs!

  16. Enjoyed seeing all of the products and would love to see any of the techniques you talked about. Over time I am hopeful that we will see many of them. I am going to try a few of them myself in the meantime. I always enjoy your videos as I learn so much. Thank you

  17. New to your website and I am enjoying watching all of your videos. I love this card because it is so simple and pretty.

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