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. Oh my gosh, you make the most beautiful cards! You put mine to shame and people like mine. They would like yours better if they saw yours. Yours are so colorful and I see lots of yellow, which is my favorite color. I can’t wait to get my die cutter and so far I haven’t gotten it yet but when I do, I will be able to make cards like yours. You know me and colors and yours are so colorful! These are my kind of cards! Thank you for showing us your beautiful cards and for giving us the chance to win something. I can’t wait to win!
    I have a favor to ask you and you can say no but my mom has a birthday coming on July 29th. She will be 90. How many people reach that age? It’s going to be sad now that my dad isn’t with us for her day and I was wondering if you and people on this site could make her a card for her special day? Can you imagine if she got a whole bunch of cards on her day? I know how happy I would be. Let me know please if you can do this.

  2. Bless you for the chance to win! I’m trying to get more die cuts when I can but they’re so expensive. I’m a Cricut user and instructor but I really wish I would have gotten a big shots and dies instead of investing so much in Cricut. I’m saving now for a set of the stitched rectangle dies. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I don’t love it as much as stamping but it is growing on me. I DO like to see what you and others do with dies. Thanks for all your great ideas.

  4. Thank you Jennifer for your wonderful videos and sharing such amazingly beautiful ideas with us! I have never commented before, but wanted to take the time to. I really loved your idea on layering the cut out pieces from the die cut pattern. What a beautiful look it gives. I immediately went to Simon Says Stamp and ordered my Floral Burst Collage Die and by the next day when you showed us how you did it, I looked back over at Simon Says Stamp and it was sold out. That is what an impact you have on all of us who watch the magic that you make with paper and cards. I have enjoyed watching and listening to your voice explain so beautifully what you do and how you do it for quite a long time and just wanted to say thank you! God’s Blessings! Rita

  5. I love the simple techniques that you have shown and how a single beautiful die and some patience can produce such a beautiful result.

  6. Beautiful cards! What a striking look you get from that technique. Love them all. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wowza! These are gorgeous! I only have a few dies and haven’t really got into die cutting because I love getting messy with inks! However this technique is tempting me away from the inkpad…… !

  8. These cards are just so lovely….can’t wait to get my Big Shot so I can start making some… your ideas
    Kind Regards Pattie☺

  9. Beautiful cards!!!! Yes I love to die cut!! Almost every single card I make has something on it that is die cut

  10. I like die cutting but I only have about a dozen dies. I’ve been using an electronic cutter for 8 years , but appreciate the smaller and intricate detail that can be achieved with dies.

  11. I just love die cutting.. i love the way it adds dimenision to my cards. Thanks Jennifer i learn so much from you.

  12. No one does color quite like you, Jennifer. Your creations are so full of life, light, and happiness!

  13. I thought those dies were gorgeous, but didn’t know how you would handle all those tiny pieces. Thanks so much for your video – now I just might need that heart wreath die, LOL!

  14. Jennifer! What a great way to use all of those embellies! I especially love the first wreath with the sequined berries! Beautiful work from you as always!

  15. Such beautiful cards, especially the one with the rainbow Heart Sprinkle die! I wish I had a die-cutting machine – I think I’d like using it as much as stamping!

  16. I really love using die cuts. They add so much to my projects. Thanks for your great tips as usual.

  17. This is such a cool technique…I’m wondering if I have already have some dies I can try with this technique. Thanks for the great ideas Jennifer!

  18. I love learning to use dies in new ways. I only have a few dies mainly to match stamp sets but this gives it a whole new use!

  19. I love dimension and laying the die cuts is such a great idea. Plus I love the shimmer, gloss and sparkle you always add to your cards. Can’t wait to try this out with an intricate die.

  20. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, you come up with this. Can’t wait to give it a go. Thanks Jennifer 🙂

  21. Your cards are amazing! I love all of the added dimension each layer adds. Adding the jewels to the trails was the perfect touch. Jil

  22. I just have DIE CUTTING machine at 2015
    since I knew it I love to used it
    it no needs stamping and coloring
    you cut the paper and you get a card its faster
    hope my comment still count 🙂

  23. Jennifer I am amazed at your die cutting and layering your color combinations! I have very few dies and would like to have a chance at owning the hearts. Thanks for sharing your cards with us.

  24. I love diecutting!! Your cards are just beautiful! I don’t know if I could go to such detail like you 🙂 . I love your cards, you have a great gift, and such a talent!!

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