Bonus Favorite Die Cutting Technique + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! A couple days ago, I shared my five favorite die cutting techniques. Today I am showing number six!

If you didn’t catch my “5 Favorie Die Cutting Techniques” Video in my last post, be sure to watch it HERE. I have a 6th favorite technique that I couldn’t’ fit in that video, so I decided to share it here today.

This technique is partial die cutting. With partial die cutting, you can change the look of any die! I don’t have a video for today’s card (sorry – my footage was corrupt! boo!) but I have a video showing the process HERE.

For the partial die cut border, I used use the new Simon Says Stamp Leafy Christmas Tree Dies. This set can be used to create a layered tree. But instead I used one die along with partial die cutting to create a border. I then added a silver glitter cardstock Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks die cut and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set.

On the background, I used another of the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Christmas Tree Dies to cut a bunch of die cuts to glue down tone-on-tone. That blue cardstock is Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock. Love it!

I hope you will try this 6th technique along with the others I shared in my last video!


Today I am participating in a blog hop celebrating the new Simon Says Stamp Diecember Release. I used a few of these products in today’s video… and many in yesterday’s video. To see all the fun products, head HERE.

And… you can get a free enamel pin when you order! Ends 12/8/19 or while supplies last. Shop HERE.

  • Use code “DR584” for a reindeer pin
  • Use code “STA882” for a Santa pin
  • Use code “PUP328” for a Santa pup pin
  • Use code “SNW554” for a snowman pin
  • Use code “MCA785” for a mocha pin

The next stop in this hop is the blog of one of the most awesome humans out there – Cathy Zielske.


I am giving away a $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/11/19. (To leave a comment, head to my blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog.


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS-branded products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Leafy Christmas Tree…
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Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks Die
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Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words…
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Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
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Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
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