December 3, 2017

DieCember® blog hop!


Hello and welcome to Simon Says Stamp DieCember® release blog hop! Its Day #2 of the blog hop. Check out Day #1 blog hop here. So excited about the 33 new dies and the glitter cardstocks released. what can I say? It is Gorgeous! You can find all the gorgeous new products here.I am so grateful to be sent a few and I am excited to share with you a project using couple of them.

I am showcasing Arched Stitching Borders die set and the Script Hello die.


The border dies are so pretty especially when they are used together. I started with smooshing distress oxide inks in rainbow colours on watercoloured papers to create textured coloured panels. I used Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Spiced marmalade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. Then I used the two Arched Stitching Borders dies alternatively to die cut the panels. Then I layered the panels glued them in rainbow order. I trimmed the panels to the size of the card front as I adhered each panel. If you layer them all, it is very hard to cut the thick layer of watercoloured cardstocks. So trim as you go.

I adhered the layered panels on Fog card base. Finally I die cut the shadow of the Script Hello die using black cardstock and three Script Hellos using white cardstock. I stacked glued the hellos and adhered on top of the shadow die cut. This sentiment is adhered on top of the Candied Apple layer as shown. Then I embellished the card front using Moonstone sequins and topped the sequins with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in rainbow colours.

I let the details of the arched stitched border dies with the rainbow colours be the highlight of the card by keeping everything else on the card simple. Love love the alternate zig zag and scallop borders with the stitched details.

Blog Hop:

This is part of DieCember® release blog hop. You should have arrived from Anna-Karin Evaldsson‘s blog. Your next stop is Virginia Lu‘s blog.There is no blog hop with out giveaways. simon is giving away $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. So don’t forget to leave your comment below. Winner will be chosen over the weekend and announced on Wednesday.

Here is the list of all the participants from today’s hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani

Amy Rysavy

Heather Ruwe

Kelly Latevola

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Gayatri Murali

Virginia Lu

Lorraine Aquilina


All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


If you like to bookmark my card, here is the image to pin.

That is all from me today. Enjoy your hop.


  1. Daniela May says

    Lovely colors – a bit of rainbow presented in a different way – beautiful contrast with the die cut sentiment

  2. Pennie Glasser says

    Beautiful card! Love the colors.

  3. I really like this card – easy but so very eye catching. I’m always surprised to see what designers do with dies like this one and yours is great!

  4. Your layering is AWESOME!
    Thank you.

  5. Susana Lacy says

    the colors are beautiful

  6. Gayatri, I love the way you used the inks to create your rainbow layers. It adds so much more interest to your die layers. tfs

  7. Laura Buehler says

    I like the way you layered those border die cuts.

  8. What a fun and cheerful card – I always am a big fan of rainbow colours!

  9. I love your card and the use of the border die.

  10. great way to make a rainbow and a stand out card with minimal supplies

  11. joy meadows says

    Lovely rainbow, Gayatri! So pretty and such a great use of the border dies.

  12. Love your card! it’s bright and fun and a little shot of color in my rainy winter is much needed!! TFS

  13. Very cute. Love that rainbow palette and your layered dies. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. That’s such a cool way to use those border dies and I love the rainbow of colors!

  15. Cynthia Cole says

    Neat idea using the border die!

  16. Andrea Hastilow says

    Ooow, beautiful borders, rainbow distress inks & a friendly greeting, all my favourite things, thank you, I want a go at this card myself now x

  17. That’s such a cool way to use those border dies and I love the layered rainbow of colors!

  18. Color, glorious color! Love this card!!!

  19. Fantastic use of the border dies and I love the textural look of it. Those lovely colours set off that die beautifully!

  20. Lori Ritchie says

    Great card and an unexpected use of this die, many great dies in this new release from SSS!

  21. Nicole Nardi says

    Fun & festive. Love the bright colors.

  22. susan a Lorio says

    beautiful card!

  23. Debbie Rumpza says

    Love your card! The colors and texture you got on them is so cool… Thanks for sharing!

  24. Dawn-Marie Manning says

    Love the rainbow effect. Those edge dies are fantastic. I have to get this set.

  25. AWESOME Products! Awesome cards! I especially love the gorgeous colors!

  26. What a clever and unique way to use the die. It’s beautiful and such a great idea!

  27. Deanna Hayes says

    I love how you added so much color and then the little drops. With the added edges & layers it’s really pretty!

  28. LaVonne Smejkal says

    Layering the curved dies is brilliant! Nice cards!

  29. Cute card

  30. Harmony Rose Lane says

    Beautiful use of layers!

  31. Beautiful! The dies in this release are just wonderful.

  32. Beautiful rainbow colored and layered card. I love dies.

  33. Beautiful card! I love the colours you used.

  34. Denise Bryant says

    Love your beautiful rainbow card with those pretty border dies!

  35. Great card!

  36. Thanks for the inspiration – never thought about using a die like this. Something i am going to try

  37. Very pretty card, reminds me of the dresses from New Mexico

  38. I love the layering idea and the colors you chose are super pretty.

  39. Melissa Watson says

    Love the layers! Great colors too! Thanks for sharing these cards with us today!

  40. diane bolton says

    Very clever use of border dies! Thanks for sharing!

  41. Teresa Selby says

    What wonderful cards! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

  42. WOW Beautiful cards. Great way to use the border dies.

  43. I love the border layers. I wasn’t too sure about those dies but now I think they should go on my list.

  44. A rainbow is always a great idea : your card is beautiful !

  45. Angela Myhre says

    Beautiful! I love all of the bright colors.

  46. beautiful card, love how you stacked the dies
    thanks for sharing

  47. Great use of dies!

  48. Natalie Winterstein says

    Love the rainbow! So beautiful!!

  49. That’s some great layering in your card!

  50. Really love the cards and your creativity!

  51. Deepa Lakshman says

    Gayatri, this is a wonderful card. Love the rainbow look and these dies are really fabulous.

  52. Patricia Dunbar says

    Oh my goodness….all the dies are sooooo cute and your cards are soooo cheerful…I have to admit that I want ALL of the Picture book dies…they are just too cute….

  53. Henriëtte says

    NIce rainbow, the dies are gorgeous in this way. Thank you for this inspiration.

  54. such a pretty rainbow card and so unique!

  55. I love the texture you were able to get with the distress oxides! I’m looking forward to getting some for Christmas! 😀

  56. Beautiful! And great tutorial. Thanks!

  57. Lorraine Turner says

    Gayatri, I am pleased to see another designer using one of the curved dies in their design. I love rainbow colours put together and with a large sentiment it just makes this ‘pop’. I too, have started adhering at least 3 or 4 layers of a sentiment on top of each other in order to give this dimension. I have only recently purchased a bottle of black Nuvo drops (I love them though) and I need to add more to my stash from what I see from the effect you have got with other colours on your design.

  58. Such a colorful and beautiful card! I love those arched border dies and layered together the way you made it is so stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  59. Jodi Warren says

    The dies seem to be really versatile. Thanks for the great example.

  60. Karen A Gault says

    Love the simplicity and colors. The layers are very eye catching

  61. I love this idea! I would not have thought of layering this!

  62. cyndi morris says

    Love the rainbow colors. Great card.

  63. I love the rainbow you created with the die cuts! Very cool idea.

  64. Wonderful combination of these border dies, brightly featured Sin rainbow colours!

  65. Dee Earnshaw says

    such a colorful card – love the design:)

  66. Love the colors! It reminds me of a piñata! Fun and playful!

  67. Deborah Kaye says

    I really like how you used the dies on the watercolor paper. Lovely card and definitely an idea I want to try.

  68. Such a beautiful rainbow card. Love how you used the border die.

  69. Karen Hale says

    Beautiful layered rainbow stitched borders, very cheerful and fun.

  70. Ann Kulseth says

    Pretty colors – love that pinked edge die.

  71. I love the colors of the inks and the way they are layered. Very good job. TFS.

  72. Cindy Thick says

    I like the rainbow colors of your card.

  73. Rainbow colors and cute dies…. I love your creativity.

  74. Your card is so beautiful, I adore the way you used the die to make the layers, it came out so awesome. The colors are so bright and pretty, amazing job.

  75. Terri Mariani says

    Love the rainbow! Very pretty card!

  76. Becca Yahrling says

    Love the rainbow of colors you used; very pretty!

  77. Sue Symens says

    Lovely layers with a rainbow of fun.

  78. Maureen Reiss says

    Soooo Pretty!!! Rainbow yummyness!!!

  79. Gail Anderson says

    Fun way to use border dies!

  80. Iris M Soscia says

    So colorful – love the stitching border die.

  81. Such festive colors! Beautiful!!

  82. Fun idea. Love the colors!

  83. Teresa Doyle says

    How PRETTY Gayatri, good job! Love these border dies.

  84. Jeannie Boudet says

    Love the colorful card, very unique!

  85. Bright and beautiful!!

  86. Cindy Schwager says

    So cheerful! Inspired to use this die!

  87. What a bright and cheerful card! Love the way you used the new arched stitched border die. That is one neat card to brighten someone’s day.

  88. Pam Alexander says

    Love the stacked backgrounds

  89. I LOVE your colorful, happy card! Great use of those cool Dies!

  90. Debbie Selby says

    Simple die resulting in stunning design.

  91. What a fabulous way to use the arched border dies! Beautiful card!

  92. I love the colorful way that you used the border die!

  93. Love all the bright colors! What a fun card

  94. I have no words, this is a awesome card!

  95. Love, love, love the bright colored paper & the wonderful card design! I need those dies!!

  96. Absolutely fantastic!

  97. WoW….fantastic idea! Love the rainbow of colors! I have border dies that would work for this, and I never thought! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Loving this blog hop with all it’s talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

  98. Love the hello script and the stacked border. For nice idea!

  99. Becky Reynolds says

    Great use of the border die. Very cool effect.

  100. Total Fabulous!!!

  101. I’m glad to see how to use those arching border dies. I wasn’t sure when I saw them in the release. This is such a great card!

  102. The smooshing technique made such interesting inked panels, I love how your card turned out!

  103. MARCIE LOVETT says

    What a great way to use the die!

  104. Arlene Waddell says

    Love the rainbow effect, thanks for the inspiration!

  105. Love the bright colors, thank you for sharing!

  106. Clever use of these dies. Beautifully colourful. Thanks!

  107. Very nice colors….I like the way you layered the black and white die cuts of the hello die.

  108. Heather Nelson says

    Fabulous! I love the bright rainbow colors!! Great card!

  109. Great ideas! Very clever

  110. Jennifer Stanley says

    Very cute card!

  111. This design could be so versatile!

  112. Fantastic card. Great use of the 2 border dies and I really like the font of the “hello” die.

  113. Rhonda Miller says

    Beautiful. I love the rainbow pattern.

  114. Very pretty!

  115. What a fantastic way to use the border dies. I’ve never thought to do this and I appreciate showing this lovely creation.

  116. Diane Clark says

    Your work brought a smile to my face and a sense of joy to my spirit which when you think about it is why we make and send cards to those we care about…..
    Thank you

  117. Jeanne Beam says

    Great card. Love the way you used the dies. Thanks for sharing…

  118. Karen Campbell says

    amazing what can come from a very simple die. Great colors also.

  119. Memoriesbymanda says

    Lovely colourful card! Love how you used the Dies.

  120. The distress oxide inks make a great background for the Arched Stitching Borders dies!

  121. Karen B Walker says

    What a fun, colorful card!

  122. Sooo fun. I love your use of the dies and the colors really pop. Thanks.

  123. Elizabeth Motyka says

    really fun card. Almost looks like a birthday cake. Will have to give that idea a try

  124. Stephanie B says

    What a cool card! Nice and bright, so many layers, I love it.

  125. Gorgeous colors, gorgeous design.

  126. So colorful and cheerful

  127. Janet Ingraham says

    Deceptively simple and so beautiful. Thank you

  128. barbara lassiter says

    This is really unique, colorful and definitely beautiful!

  129. Wow! Stunning card!

  130. Christi Conley says

    Beautiful card – I love how you alternated the dies and made that sentiment POP!

  131. Lovely card, I love the colored layers!

  132. I really like these color layers! So pretty!!

  133. Carol A Harris says

    I just love this card…. all the colors and the die cut hello… too too cute. thanks for sharing.

  134. colleen moore says

    so colourful and cheery

  135. Like the rainbow of colors with the edging borders.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  136. Quite a cute card & great idea for using borders! Thanks.

  137. Pami Ballington says

    Love the card!

  138. Heather Mash says

    Love the colors!

  139. Love the rainbow colors. Love the Hello die. Love the card!

  140. Laura Granat says

    Beautiful cards

  141. Love this card idea–great colors.

  142. Jane T Owel says

    I love the colors you chose, and the stitched borders are very nice. I like that the card looks modern and clean.

  143. Now you made me want to get that die. Might as well get the whole collection, even if it takes me 3 months. Thanks for sharing.

  144. Donna Shannon Hawkins says

    Great cards and colors! Thank you for sharing.

  145. rainbow of delight ….

  146. That’s a beautiful and colorful card!! 🙂

  147. Bobby Duehring says

    Egad! I placed an order from the first of the DieCember blog hops, and now I HAVE to have those border dies. I love them. Thanks for all the ideas!

  148. Love your use of color and border die cuts to create such vivid designs!

  149. I love love love the layers and the colors!

  150. Melissa Larose says

    Your card is so bright and cheerful!

  151. Stacey L Palmer says

    Great colors, love the layers and use of the dies.

  152. Such beautiful colors. This card really says Hello!

  153. such a cheerful card! nice !

  154. What a cheerful card! Love the colors.

  155. Kris Reeves says

    Love the rainbow effect!

  156. Laurie Brouillard says

    Love the way you layered the dies and the rainbow colors.

  157. You can never have enough rainbow!! Lovely card!

  158. Kathy Anderson says

    Sometimes I look at the die and think, what would I ever need that for? Thanks for your talents and imagination to show us all what I could use that die for.

  159. Cornelia Fulmore says

    Great colors1

  160. Janine Kreikemeier says

    Very creative!

  161. So beautiful! What a clever design!

  162. Very clever. Love your colors, patterns, and design. And those dies are amazing. Just lovely.

  163. creative use of die and layering it!

  164. Laura Zepeda says

    This is just such a great idea and the colors blend so good together!

  165. Denise Ward says

    Thanks for sharing this colorful and creative card!

  166. Erica Marroquin says

    This card is gorgeous, so much color and just makes you smile. TFS!

  167. Very colorful card! I really like the script dies with background accent. Really makes the word pop. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  168. Kathy Thisted says

    Very nice colorful cards

  169. Very pretty.

  170. Lovely rainbow colored card.

  171. What a colorful and festive card. I love the rainbow colors.

  172. Teresa McKiearnan says

    I love the way you stacked the dies. So pretty

  173. Mary MacFadyen says

    Great use of colour and the die. Tfs.
    Very inspiring.

  174. Cute card with wonderful colours

  175. Shelly Ray says

    Such a bright and cheerful card. It could work with so many occasions. Thanks for sharing

  176. Charming card! I like the colors, layering, and design.

  177. Arianna Barbara says

    Wow!!! Awesome card!!!

  178. Such a cute card! Love the raindow 🙂

  179. Wow, gorgeous, love your design!

  180. What a fun way to use the new SSS die, love it!

  181. Wendy O'dell says

    Looks like you had fun playing with the new die and the distress oxide inks. Your card is bright and cheerful, just how I like ’em. Thanks for sharing💙

  182. Christa Hamilton says

    Cute colorful Hello card!

  183. This is so beautiful and colorful! Love your fun style!

  184. Such a fun way to showcase those borders. Love the bright beautiful colors you used!

  185. jean marmo says

    So very pretty! Love that die!

  186. I like that you used multiple colors – very pretty!

  187. That die looks like it could be very versatile! Great Card!

  188. I love the bright colors and the die gave the perfect amount of texture. Great project.

  189. Susan Carpenter says

    Pretty rainbow card!

  190. so pretty!

  191. So pretty. Using the border dies to decorate with is so cool!

  192. Deonna S Bemish says

    gorgeous layering of the border die. I love all of the colors. Great inspiration!.

  193. Great card and to think is was made with a border die. Wow!

  194. Mary Holshouser says

    Love the card.
    It’s fun and colorful.
    The layering is a wonderful
    thanks for sharing.

  195. Love the rainbow colors and your use of the die! Thanks for the inspiration!

  196. Kati Caprara says

    Hi Gayatri,

    I just love the rainbow effect of the stitched borders! Beautiful card! My cart is full of dies, papers, etc. Thanks for sharing. This is a wonderful release! Merry Christmas!

  197. Such festive colours. Love this new die set.

  198. Judi Szyndrowski says

    Love, love, love your card. Awesome job.

  199. Great use of die. Love rainbow colors.

  200. The laying of the paper dresses up the card, but adding the stitched border to the layers, that takes it up a notch! Your card will brighten someone’s day!

  201. I think this might be my favourite card in the whole bunch, thanks for the great idea!

  202. Color choices were stunning. Loved your card. Thanks for sharing.

  203. Love the colors thanks so much for your inspiration!

  204. Robin Frechette says

    I love the way the Nuvo drops look on top of the sequins! Thanks for the beautiful card!

  205. Sarah Campo says

    Love the colors

  206. Nancy Ketcham says

    The hello really pops on the black. Nice!

  207. Love rainbow color cards!

  208. Darlene Fellows says

    What a happy card! It would certainly make anyone smile when they got that in the mail. 🙂

  209. MARY neubauer says

    Love the smooshing effect!

  210. Lovely card! Love the bright, happy colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  211. Love the rainbow of colors. I’m always looking for reasons to step up my watercoloring and this is great inspiration. Thanks!

  212. Nice cards!

  213. What a great way to use the dies! Love the colors you chose!

  214. what a fun way to use those borders!

  215. beautiful display of these scalloped edges

  216. What a great idea. It has such a nice flow to it and useful for any occasion.

  217. Gina Thornton says

    I would have never figured out how to use these dies if it weren’t for the blog hop. Love your use of them!

  218. Very fun and colorful card!

  219. Jen Finley says

    I really like the Hello card. the layering reminds me of decorative stitching on a piece of clothing. So pretty!

  220. KT Fit Kitty says

    very pretty and I love the gorgeous colours!

  221. What a fun and happy card! Love all the colors.

  222. Love your rainbow – Great card.

  223. cindi hansen says

    I LOVE it!!!

  224. no matter how hard i try i cant get my smooshing to look like that. i LOVE this.

  225. You created a lovely rainbow, great job!

  226. Wendy Fisher says

    Just so bright and lovely!!! Will put a smile on anyone’s face!!! Thank you!!!

  227. CINDY Aguirre says

    Creative card!

  228. Great design and so wonderfully colorful.

  229. Stacey Kowbel says

    Fabulous card! I love the rainbow layering.

  230. I love the look of the watercolor with those crisp die edges. Such a study in contrasts that makes a beautiful whole. And so smart to use the fog cardstock in the background! I always default to white, but I think that would have been too much. Thanks for the inspiration.

  231. Kathy Ferguson says

    I love how you layered the die cuts to achieve so many colored panels for your card design. Thanks for sharing.

  232. Love your card! Beautiful colors, and very imaginative way to use the border dies! Love it!

  233. What a clever use of the dies

  234. Amanda Lanager says

    Love the rainbow sun shape! lots of fun!

  235. Loly Borda says

    Such a fun way to use the die! Lovely card! TFS

  236. love the idea of rainbows on this cold, almost-winters-day. lol

  237. Sam Burnett says

    Such a cheerful card and another great way to use that die! TFS!

  238. The layering effect is really highlighted by the the fabulous use of color. And easy too!

  239. Love your card, so bright and cheerful!

  240. Carrie Erickson says

    Loved the way you used the border die on this card and the colors are beautiful!

  241. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says

    Fun card!! I love the multiple colors and the way you used the border die.

  242. Chiara Trezzi says

    Like this colored card

  243. Marjorie Dumontier says

    Oh my goodness ! Your card is just amazing ! So creative !

  244. Beautiful card! I love how you layered the dies!

  245. Judie Attard says

    Stunning card!!

  246. Love the different watercolored look to each of the layers of the die. Great use of it.

  247. Stef White says

    These border edges are such a great idea, love your card!

  248. Cathy Lillie says

    Such a fun and colorful card! I think the black and white hello die really sets it off!

  249. Layered border dies – great idea – thanks for sharing your wonderful design

  250. Such a bright and cheerful card. I love ideas on how to use border dies in other ways.

  251. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing!

  252. Lisa L. Cleary says

    Great use of the dies!

  253. This is awesome!!

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