Welcome to the DieCember® release blog hop! Have you seen the dies released by SimonSaysStamp?! Today we celebrate the DieCember® release with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

For my card today I combined 3 of the new die sets. My focal point is the Ice Skating Girl that I cut out and covered in Glitter. You can also used glitter cardstock instead.

For my background I used the Holiday Knit Border to create a lovely design. At the back of the this design I also added glitter paper that shows through the openings.  I used my distress oxide inks to add color to my panels and of course I did some water splatters too!

The sentiment comes from the Tiny Words Christmas stamp set, that I absolutely love. It’s packed with pretty much any stamp set you will need for the holidays! Finally I used the Nested Banners die set to cut it out. I used the smallest of the fish tail ones.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

supplies & coupon code

Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Use the coupon code DCMBR27 to get a free Nutty & Bright stamp set (while supplies last!) with any purchase.The code will expire Sunday, 12/9 at 11:59 pm EST.

Simon Says Stamp ICE SKATING GIRL…
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED BANNERS Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Dylusions 8.5 X 11 MIXED MEDIA…
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Studio Katia JULY Crystals sk0718
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Tonic ICE WHITE Nuvo Pure Sheen…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. So leave me a comment below! They will choose the winners over the weekend and post them on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 12th of December. Make sure to check out there if you won!

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Karin Äkesdotter


  1. I am a sucker for ice skaters so this is a must have for me! Your card is beautiful, as always! God bless and Merry Christmas!

  2. The deep red background and border die really set off your focal point.
    The Mod Leaf Oval and the Holiday Knit background die are my favorites in this release.

  3. Your talent speaks for itself and your creations never cease to amaze me. I love this card and I love all your work. I look to you for inspiration.

  4. Awww!!! Your card is totally cute! This scene is adorable and your colouring simply amazing!!! Love it!!!

  5. Beautiful card! That gorgeous ice skater fits perfect with the vintage look of the card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. This is a stunning card. It looks very vintage and I love that. The red color is so perfect. Great job! Merry Christmas.

  7. Tis the season to be … covered in glitter!!!! I was working with glitter last weekend and when I went to bed that night … I found glitter in my bed. Have NO idea how it got there. (Sigh.) Thanks for sharing how you made yet another simple, fun vintage card.

  8. Vicky, I really love this card. I am in awe of the border die and can’t wait to order one for me. The skater girl is also terrific. Merry Christmas. TFS

  9. I’m completely in love with the holiday knit pattern, and it paired nicely with the skater. Beautiful card!

  10. What a pretty card! Love how you added the glitter underneath the die cut opening – neat trick, that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Very pretty!! Love how you added the glitter behind the border die, and how you glittered the skater. Thank you for sharing!!

  12. Vicky your skating girl is awesome ! Colours used are fabulous, real warm winter feeling from your card. Thank you for sharing such fabulous inspiration.

  13. Lovely card, great new die from SSS! Love your video’s, I’m off to go watch them while I work on my Christmas cards! Making 76 this year!

  14. Thank you for all your inspiring videos. I just put in my Simon order because of your ice skating girl card.

  15. I love all the layers & dimension on this card. Thank you so much for showing how you made your own glitter paper with the double sided tape. I had not thought of doing that before.

  16. This is a delightful card, Vicky. I like how you used the sweater die cut in the background to add a unique touch. tfs

  17. Great card! Love how you do the glitter paper for this card. Will have to give that a try, I have seen that technique before, but always forget about it. Thanks for another fun video.

  18. Great cards! They’re each beautiful in their own special way. Love the use of glitter on them. The girl is just so special.Thanks so much for sharing your art and yourself.?

  19. I like the white skating girl silhouette on your pretty background. A little contemporary, yet kind of nostalgic. Very nice idea!

  20. The skater girl would also look great with some crackle finish and a Distress paint. Lots of fun ideas with these dies.

  21. What a gorgeous card. It looks deceptively simple, but the more you look, the more you realize all the beautiful details that you added to round out the composition. Thanks for always sharing all your great ideas with us!

  22. .Hi Vicky
    A super Xmas card from you!!!Loved how you combined that gorgeous die with glitter paper underneath!!! Such a great tip , as I never have glitter cardstock on hand , however with this handy trick , you can create your own!!! A really stunning card…Always admire your creative talent, and am so glad you share that with us!! Thank you indeed.!!

  23. Hi Vicky. I never seem to get that fabulous blend of colour that you get, but perhaps I’m just not using the correct paper. Love everything about this sweet card, the gorgeous red background and the pretty, glittery little girl. It’s a lovely card. Of course, like everyone else I NEED everything in this new SSS release, as all the products are great. Do you have hot weather for Christmas like we have here in Australia? Whether it’s hot or cold, I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. Thanks for sharing so much with us this year – it’s been so much appreciated and enjoyed.

  24. Absolutely beautiful. Love the ice skater die, and the border die. They really go well together. Thank you for sharing. ???

  25. Love silhouettes. The skater in the
    white is great. Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing

  26. I love the way you used the border die and the ice skater…what a delightful combination. Thanks for sharing.

  27. I learn something from you every time I watch your videos. I loved this! Festive without being Christmasy. Thank you for continuing to share your talent.

  28. I’ve made Christmas cards before using a pair of ice skate’s and a sled but I just love the silhouette of this little girl!!

  29. Beautiful vintage-looking card! I love the border cut out of the gorgeous red background and the glitter shining through. Looks amazing with the skater silhouette!

  30. DIE-LIGHTFUL card!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design, such a pretty new die combo!
    Thank you for sharing your creative inspiration and video 🙂

  31. Vicky, I love the colour of the background on this card! The skater done with glitter just takes it over the top. Wonderful dies in this release.

  32. Vicky, I love the technique you used with the double sided tape and chunky glitter, it’s just gorgeous! You’ve given me so much inspiration with the cards you’ve made, I love watching your creativity come to life!

  33. Isn’t this silhouette of a girl skating so much fun!?? I love how it looks in your design, too. My list of favorite dies from this release just keeps growing and growing, and this is definitely one on the list.

  34. Love Ice skating Girl die !! Your card is sooooo pretty… love how you created her burr I feel the ice LOL !

  35. Such a gorgeous card!! LOVE the distress ink background, the sparkle on the skater and that fabulous border die!

  36. Vicky,
    Your work is absolutely amazing. I’m blessed that you share your ideas and wonderful video’s of your techniques and ideas. I’ve learned so much from you. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

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