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, no, I think I’m too late! :(( Nevertheless, I love watching your fun and inspirational ideas everyday. Never a dull moment. 🙂 I haven’t been able to try diecutting, but it looks like fun so I guess I’ll have to say stamping is my favorite–today!

  2. Yes love die cutting! Made a card yesterday with just a bit of watercolour and die cuts, sometimes that’s all you need. Lovely technique to get the most out of the intricate dies. I shall add this to my leg long list of Jennifer techniques to try :-). Thank you as always for showing us the beautiful cards and for the great video! Lisa x

  3. My dear Jennifer,

    You simply never cease to amaze me. Each and everyone of these cards is beautiful! I love how you stacked the die cut pieces and they stood out from the entire card. Brilliant idea on each and every card. Thank you for all the absolutely stunning and brilliant ideas that you pass on to our community. One of your great admirers!

  4. These cards are amazing! I love that you can make two cards out of one die cut! It makes them much more appealing to buy as well

  5. I think I like die cutting more than stamping! BEAUTIFUL cards. Gives me lots of ideas to use with my existing dies. I just LOVE the flower card!!

  6. Yes to die cutting – requires a different type of creativity I think. The texture from die cuts can be fab!

  7. Love the 3-D effect and glossy accents, it really makes them pop. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  8. I don’t even have a diecutting machine! But if I had, I’d love it a lot))) the things you did for these cards are amazing!!

  9. Yes I love die cuts! I had just learned about paoercrafting a little while before the original Quickutz handle and dies came out. When I received it as a gift I was like the happiest woman alive! I couldn’t craft without my inks, dies and stamps. Now there are stamps with mathching die sets I feel my dreams have really come true!

    Thanx for sharing your amazing creations. Simply stunning

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  10. I find stamping harder than die cutting–I’m not as good as stamping. However, my stamping looks a lot better now that I”m using a Misti! Thanks for sharing some really great card techniques today, Jennifer. As always, you cards are AMAZING!!!

  11. Love the dies and it amazes me your creativity and how well you put it on paper. Awesomeness!!! Love your work. Your great at what you do. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I just love using my cutting machine! These die cut cards are just amazing! Now I have a new project to try. 🙂 I love the layered look and the depth it gives. Thanks for sharing these with us, Jennifer!

  13. Thanks for all of your great tips and videos! I always learn something. I do love die cutting just as much as stamping and coloring!

  14. I am a newbie. Just got an old Cuttlebug machine from a friend, she’s no longer with us 😢 Thank you for all of your videos, I’ve been watching them and love every one of them. You are an amazing teacher. I think I will love the stamping and die cutting art because of all the inspiration that you shown us.

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