DieCember 2023 Release Blog Hop-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card set is part of THIS fun blog hop celebrating THIS new release. My card set features hot foiling using regular dies…

Did you know you do not need Hot Foil Plates to hot foil? You can do the same process with regular dies!

To create these cards, I started by hot foiling THIS background die on three colors of cardstock. I also hot foiled THIS cozy wishes die on THIS cardstock for each card with a coordinating hot foil color. I die cut THIS snowflake die from vellum and heat embossed THIS sentiment. I die cut THESE rectangle thin frames to create a border around each card. I finished it off with some of THESE embellishments.

For the first card…

I used THIS glimmer foil for the background and THIS glimmer foil for the sentiment.

For the second card…

I used white glimmer foil for the background and THIS glimmer foil for the sentiment.

For the last card…

I used white glimmer foil for the background and THIS glimmer foil for the sentiment.

For all three envelopes, I embossed THIS snowflake embossing folder on the flap to tie everything together.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope this inspires you to hot foil using your regular dies.

There is much more inspiration to see…


Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Barbara Tarayao

Emily Midgett

Keisha Charles

Mindy Eggen

Miriam Prantner

Cheiron Brandon

Heather Ruwe

Bobbi Lemanski

Barb Engler

Jean Doeringsfeld

Looking for even more inspiration using THIS release? I shared another project HERE

…and HERE

Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. Good luck!

Wait, there’s more…

Follow the three steps above to receive a FREE Aidan Snowflake die.  Valid while supplies last or until 12/8 at 11:59 EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to the entire new release below as well as products used on today’s card.

(Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.)

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  1. Steffi H.
    December 7, 2023

    The stitched snowflake background plate is such a great die. And I really like your colorful birdies.

  2. Dee Earnshaw
    December 7, 2023

    your cards are so pretty – thanks for sharing

  3. Lindarub
    December 6, 2023

    Cute cards

  4. Shar Zar
    December 5, 2023

    I am always inspired by your variety of beautiful cards.

  5. Laurie Black
    December 4, 2023

    Beautiful cards! I love the detail on the envelopes.

  6. Mary Roberson
    December 4, 2023

    I like the embossing folder snowflake. It looks like you pin pricked it. Very pretty effect.

  7. Kathy J in Ellicott City
    December 4, 2023

    Great cards, I love the colors!

  8. Mary-Anne V.
    December 4, 2023

    Such great cards…love the cute birds on the last one.

  9. Cindi Green
    December 4, 2023

    Wow. Thanks for decorating the envelopes as well. I love this beautiful extra step.

  10. Karen Walker
    December 4, 2023

    Love the backgrounds! Thanks for the tips!

  11. Sheri Kempke
    December 4, 2023

    Gorgeous cards Heather–they all look amazing! I love the foiling, the colors and those cute little birds!

  12. Dorothy A
    December 4, 2023

    What beautiful cards! I love the different colored backgrounds with that lovely piercing die. And I really like you additions- snow flakes, frames, die cut sentiments. Perfect!

  13. Melissa Leftrick
    December 3, 2023

    Your cards are awesome! They have different looks just by using the different colors

  14. Sandy Anderson
    December 3, 2023

    One card; so many colors!! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  15. Karyn K Petrick
    December 3, 2023

    Wonderful cards designs!


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