It’s DieCember! Alleluia!

Simon Says Stamp | 2023 DieCember Release


Hi there!

It’s DieCember!  Simon Says Stamp’s month-long celebration dedicated to… dies!  Of course, there are also lots of other items in this release and throughout the month you’ll see me share some of my favorites.  I’ve got projects featuring embossing folders, stencils, dies, and stamps!  

For today, I’m sharing this wintery “Alleluia” card I made using the new Fanciful Flurries embossing folder from this release.  NOTE: if this embossing folder is sold out and you can’t wait for a restock, this folder will give you a similar look). This embossing folder is just stunning and makes the perfect backdrop for a simple die-cut sentiment and a tiny bit of embellishment.  In this case, I used the “alleluia” sentiment die cut that was released a while back, along with the Eliza snowflake die that I’ve had forever (and is still my favorite)!

This card is super easy and comes together quickly:

  1. Ink-blend a cardstock panel using shades of blue Distress Oxide inks – going from darker on the edges to lighter in the middle.
  2. Lightly spray the panel with water and dab off right away to add to the snowy look.
  3. Once dry, spray the panel with shimmer spray and set aside to dry.
  4. Die cut the sentiment and the snowflake.
  5. When the ink-blended panel is dry, trim it and mount it with foam tape to a matte silver cardstock panel and then directly to a card front.
  6. Cut a short length of silver thread, twist it up, and adhere it behind the snowflake, then use liquid glue to adhere it to the cardfront.
  7. Use foam adhesive to add the sentiment to the card front, slightly overlapping the snowflake.

I hope you are able to check out the DieCember release – you won’t be disappointed!  There’s so much in it that I’m sure will inspire you!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Reeann R Bahde

    WOW Beautiful card. Love the blue ink blending and love the sentiment

  2. Michelle Hackett

    Absolutely beautiful. Excellent ink blending

  3. Trish S Cox

    Oh my, I love ink blending and embossing. This is a beautiful card!

  4. Deb Stelter


  5. Lila W

    Cute card. Love the shade of blue for Christmas cards.

  6. Sandy Y



designer & content creator

I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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