Welcome to DAY2 of the DieCember® blog hop! The new die release by SimonSaysStamp is packed with wonderful dies so join us on an inspirational blog hop with lots of giveaways.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Today I am sharing 3 cards using just one die! The LARGE OUTLINE THANKS die gives you so many options to play with and it’s one of those dies you will be using again and again through out the year. I also grabbed my distress oxides, both inks pads and sprays and had a lot of fun creating backgrounds.

Watch the video above for a step by step tutorial on how I made all these cards and check out below some close-up photos

the card with the bold letters

the card with the negative space

the card with the skinny outlines

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SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp  blog on Wednesday, the 11th of December. Make sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win !!!

DAY 2 blog hop order

(For DAY1 of the hop click HERE)

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Debby Hughes

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Suzy Plantamura

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Hoffman

Vicky Papaioannou  <– You are here

Cheiron Brandon

Preeti Chandran

Karin Äkesdotter

Anna-Karin Evaldsson



  1. This is my favorite die from the release! I love your cards!! I think this is a very versatile die!! Can’t wait to get mine!! Thank you for sharing, Vicky!

  2. These are all fantastic Vicky, its hard to pick a fave from anything that you do but I do love the shaker. The Oxide spays intrigued me so that may be why I chose that one but they really are all awesome. Well done as always.

  3. I need this large THANKS die in my life, thanks to you Vicky. You always inspire me with your awesome creativity. Happy Holidays to you and your family. ; )

  4. You take something simple and turn it into something amazing. These are all beautiful, but the last one is my favorite because of the background and the colors you used.

  5. wonderful video – thanks for sharing how you added the colors to the card backgrounds – very inspiring

  6. WOW! Loved the video and although, all three cards are so nice… I did love the third one the best! They are my two fav distress colors anyway, so I was partial to them!

  7. I can imagine endless card designs using that THANKS die and cannot wait to get my hands on it. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  8. I loved all 3 of your cards…so different and colorful. A very versatile die!! I think my favorite card is the shaker. Thank you for sharing.

  9. I liked all the cards but the blue/green one hit a note with me! You always create with great ideas that inspire us. Thanks Vickie

  10. Such a great use of this die in all three cards. Lovely color combinations and fun to see a shaker card. Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas.

  11. Awesome cards! I definitely do like your last card the best- love the blue/green colors against the black card!

  12. I just watched your video and was very impressed! I ordered this die and can’t wait to try your techniques!

  13. Your creativity knows no bounds. I am totally impressed by how many shaker cards you make and how beautifully they turn out!

    1. OMG! STOP YOURSELF! The DTs worked very hard on their cards! Why are you copying and pasting the SAME comment on everyone! You aren’t going to win that way! It’s silly and they KNOW!

  14. GORGEOUS backgrounds!! Love how you used the die for three unique and fabulous cards!

    Thanks for sharing and your creativity!

  15. My favorite is the 3rd one too! Love the artsy look. I’m guessing it was Ginger’s favorite too!!!!! Thank you, Vicky.

  16. Vicky, these cards are absolutely wonderful! I really love that thin outline! Your backgrounds are amazing!

  17. Thank you for showing the different Distress Oxide techniques! I just started using them, so it was fun to see how you used them. The cards are so pretty!

  18. Oh how I love all three of these cards. You make the process look so simple. Now I just have to have that die and try your techniques of making those backgrounds.

  19. Always beautiful Vicky. You are a true professional and have been given some God given talents. I always enjoy watching you create. My favorite is the blue/green one, just like yours. The black offset does make it stand out perfectly. Merry Christmas.

  20. Youdefinitely got three different looks with the same die. I liked the card with the skinny letters the most out of the three, but all are great cards!

  21. Perfect time to start using a THANKS die, many thank you notes will be needed after the holidays. I love your blending and the way the Thanks was used on your cards!

  22. Stunning cards Vicky, my favorite is the same as yours, the last card you made in the video.
    I love the black shadow on the white letters, what a great idea.
    Thank you so much for sharing your stunning inspiration and have a great week.

  23. I was so excited when I wasn’t able to sleep and saw your YouTube video pop up as I was already on the site. I got to be your first comment, 6th like, and I got a personal like on my comment. You are my muse! I started watching you a few years ago for the art journaling pages, but I love all of your work. Thank you for sharing.

  24. I agree, I really like the last one best. Although you did a great job will all of them its easier to read and digest in groups of three letters than of two. And I like the thin outlines best also. Looks like definitely worth trying!

  25. I love the one cared with the letters all cattywompas!!! Its great and different!!! Thank you for a great card idea!!!

  26. As always when we go through here, there is inspiration! The three cards are wonderful, and I love the idea of making three different ones with the same dies! Bravo Vicky!

  27. Love seeing this die in action. I had not idea it had three option to use, plus many more depending on what you inlay back in for a look. Great video and instructions

  28. I love the artsy background and the shadowing detail on the skinny letters card best, but all three are beautiful!

  29. Aaaaaaw Vicky!!! You’re the best! Thanks for helping us streeeeeeeetch our crafting $$$. Delightful cards! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  30. Three fantastic cards! I love that one die set can give you so many options! And how you used very different techniques to showcase them. 🙂 Loved the video and the cards@! Thanks so much for sharing them.

  31. Great cards! My favorite is the third one too. I just love your smooshed background.
    You really have me wanting that die now 🙂

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