Layered Die Cuts + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi! I am back with a video sharing a fun way to layer intricate die cuts for lots of dimension. I am also part of a blog hop with giveaways!

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I enjoy die cutting as much as I do stamping. Especially when I get to play with gorgeous, intricate dies like the ones I use today! These techniques are such fun and give lovely dimension.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my first example, I layered up 3 green layers of leaves from the Simon Says Stamp Corbel Wreath Die. Be sure to watch the video for a trick on how to do this easily! This die is stunning.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

In between the leaves, I added a rainbow of Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Jewels. The Simon Says Stamp Script Thanks Die Cut sentiment is covered with Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer and Mini Ranger Glossy Accents.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my next example, i used the Simon Says Stamp Heart Sprinkle Wreath Die and colored the layered die cuts with my Copics. (Again – watch the video to see how this was done!)

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And check out that dimension! The added white dots to the wreath with my Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The Simon Says Stamp Foral Burst Collage Die also works great with this layered die cut technique. I layered each of the flowers on this next card… but varied how many layers on each. The pink flower has 3 layers, the orange has 4, the yellow has 1, the green has 3, and the blue has 5.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I colored the layered die cuts once again with Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer and Mini Ranger Glossy Accents. I also added a cluster of Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Jewels to the centers.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Isn’t that Simon Says Stamp Thanks Script Die Cut classic? Love! I am so glad it comes with the word itself and it’s shadow.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my last example, I used the Simon Says Stamp Heart Sprinkle Trail Die as a template for layered die cuts and lots of Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Jewels. This is SUCH fun in real life… I wish I could capture it in my photos!

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And by the way, i used a matching Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelope stamped with a Simon Says Stamp Envelope Greeting for each of my cards.

Layered Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Today’s post is also part of a fun blog hop celebrating Simon Say Stamp’s new “One of a Kind” product release. You can see the whole release HERE. If you missed my Product Release Close-Up Video yesterday, be sure to check it out HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my sweet friend Kristina Werner. You can always start at the beginning of the hop over at the SSS blog.


How would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? I have one for a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 6/24/17 telling me if you also like die cutting as much as stamping. I DO! (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be posted on the SSS blog.)


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those that are SSS branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)

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1,085 thoughts on “Layered Die Cuts + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. What a super cool technique!!! I can’t wait to give it a try…I love diecutting too! Thank you for the great videos, Jennifer! I ❤️your cards, they are always so beautiful!!

  2. I love, love, love your videos!!! I have had my Sizzix for a few months now, and I really appreciate you sharing different techniques for using it!!! I love die cutting!!!

  3. I love die cutting too! Just wish I could make it go faster! Your beautiful designs always give me great ideas to try them with things I have and add a few things to purchase!

  4. I love die cutting. I am amazed at what a difference an intricate die makes. You always offer so many ways to use ALL the products. I’m so inspired, thanks!

  5. I love making cards for my friends that pray for me, and do special things. You give me great ideas. Thank you for all your help.

  6. Because stamping and die cutting can go hand-in-hand or do their own thing, there are so many different ways they can be used. Doesn’t matter whether I’m using them together or by themselves, I know I am going to have a blast using them!

  7. I love die cutting– always looking for new and amazing techniques. Thanks. Love your videos

  8. Yes, Jennifer, I do like die cutting, and I love what you ‘ve done on these cars. Stacking these tiny cutouts was a wonderful idea to add dimension and interest to the design. I never would’ve thought to do this technique and am so thankful you gave me this idea!!

  9. very pretty, love the way the flowers and the hearts seem to leap off of the card! die cutting and stamping go so well together 🙂

  10. I love die cutting, I love these fabulous dies, & now I need them ALL. Way to enable, Jennifer. Your cards are stunning.

  11. Love the layered look, especially the varying levels of the flowers! I like die cutting, but for me it will never compete with stamping. I think its just too cost prohibitive in comparison. For that matter, you can invest once in an electronic die cutter and usually adjust most of the ‘die’ techniques for use with it. I own a ton of Spellbinders dies cause I love the stenciled die look, but I only have a dozen or so other dies.

  12. Die-cutting is such a great addition to card-making. I use both, sometimes at the same time! I could never begin to afford to get all the dies I like. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  13. Oh my goodness! I do love die cutting as much as stamping!!! I love this technique and these new dies!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. These cards are amazing. They all look like gems. You showed some patience getting all those pieces stacked up. No favorite, They all speak to me. I love the rainbow color theme. I can never decide on a color.

  15. Your cards are wonderful – fun and sparkly – and thank you so much for sharing this technique!

  16. I like die cutting more than stamping. I can cut shapes and letters etc. from colored cardstock and not have to worry about my not so perfect coloring.

  17. I really like die cutting, but I don’t have as many due to the price point. Nevertheless, I love the effects one can add to a card with them – from backgrounds to sentiments, they make a world of a difference.

  18. These die cut stacks are amazing! The tiny details are so fun! Plus, I can never resist a beautiful rainbow of colors! TFS!!

  19. Oh YES! I love stamping AND die cutting! I have so many of each that my craft room could be a star for a crafter’s hoarders show! LOL Thanks for a chance to win an awesome prize! 😀

  20. Gorgeous cards! Your videos are so inspiring. Love the layering look, especially the different levels of the flowers.

  21. Another amazing project and creative inspiration from you! Love your work and thank you so much for sharing all of your talent with us through your blog and videos.

  22. As always, Jennifer, you’ve shared a great technique to add special touches to card designs. The cut out layering for these cards along with color and shimmer/gloss is amazing. Adding the jewels and dotted accents just puts these cards over the top. Thanks for sharing all of this in your video on the blog hop.

  23. I love die cutting! My little Cuttlebug gets a lot of use! My poor neglected electronic cutter is gathering dust. ?

  24. I love die cutting, especially for wedding cards. I love to die cut a lot of fancy swirls and lacy stuff in whites and super light pastels. These cards that you have done are way above awesome! I love the texture, sparkle, and shine!

  25. Love your samples and the cool technique. Who does’t love die cutting-you would have to be crazy not to like it!

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