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Simple Die Cutting

Simple Die Cutting

Hi All,

Simon Says Stamp is celebrating their annual Die-cember, so I thought I would join in the fun! You can make a beautiful card with just some simple die cutting – and it’s so fast! Very useful for this time of year, right?

I used this Spinner Trail die for the card, but you could use any border die or an intricate die that can be separated into pieces that can be repeated. Depending on your colors, this design also makes a great masculine card.

Enjoy the video!



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Spinner Trail
Spinner Trail
Simon Says Stamp Striped Greetings
SSS Striped Greetings
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral Cardstock
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 7:51 am


    I love the simplicity of this card and the colour combination you selected. When I saw this new die in the SSS DieCember lineup, I wondered if it was a die for a spinner card. I have the Stampin Up Swirly Scribbles die set and think it would also work but require a bit more fiddling around. I’m going to give it a try anyway though and see how I go (smile).

  2. wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 1:26 pm


    How pretty this looks, I’m thinking of using foil paper in red, gold, green and silver would also look beautiful for the Holidays.
    Super easy and lovely card Darlene, thank you for sharing.
    PS. Instead of using the glue, how about cutting it with that sticky paper instead, just thinking this will avoid having to go and make sure this delicate dies are completely covered with glue, just my .2c

    • wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 2:34 pm


      I think using the foil paper would be beautiful!

      • wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

        Carol Mac

        So do I and stickit on foil is a lot easier as glue shows on foil!

    • wrote on December 11th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Maria. Yes, I think the foil would look gorgeous as a holiday card! I thought about using the adhesive paper, but the problem is that it is very sticky. Once it hits the cardstock, it’s difficult to remove. With how large and delicate these die cuts are, I wasn’t confident I would hit the right spot initially, and then it would rip when I tried to reposition it. The liquid gives you some time to get it in the perfect spot. It’s been several days now, and the card is still looking very stable – the die cuts are all securely in place and aren’t popping up anywhere.

  3. wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 2:35 pm


    Very nice card. Love how simple it is!

  4. wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 2:46 pm


    I really like the color choices and the simplicity of this card. I would like to see how Maria’s foil take on this card turns out. Also wondering how coordinating pattern paper would look. Once again, a fantastic card Darlene!

  5. wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 4:00 pm


    Darlene, you have done it again. Just gorgeous. Adore the colours and simplicity. Thanks Darlene.

  6. wrote on December 9th, 2016 at 6:18 pm


    I really like the simplicity of this card and think it would make a great masculine card!
    Thanks, Darlene!!

  7. wrote on December 28th, 2016 at 8:49 pm


    I just love this card. It reminds me of the geometric retro patterns. Swoon!

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