Hello there! Happy Wednesday! I am excited to share a new project with you, a card that is almost completely done using die cuts. This is a great way to get more use out of your dies and hope you enjoy today’s post!

I am joining a fun blog hop to celebrate Altenew’s June 2018 release. They are some amazing stamps and dies to play with, and they also have yummy colored envelopes! Make sure to check all the links below, everything is laid out in the supplies list for you to check them out easily. Also, there are giveaways! So stay with me and scroll down to see more details.

My baby sister’s friend is getting married at the end of this month, so I had an idea to create a wedding card for her to give along with the wedding gift. “H” represents the new last name the bride will be getting so I decided to create a project around that. What a perfect use of the new Mega Alpha Die H!

I cut the H die with the Gold Foil Cardstock (one of my favorite specialty cardstocks to work with) and placed it on a Navy cardstock. On the card base, I used the Pinstripe Stamp Set with Desert Night Ink to create a subtle background for the focal point.

Around the letter H, I cut out a few of leaf-shaped die cuts using the Leaf Canopy Die Set using some light gray cardstock and Vellum Cardstock. I wanted to keep everything clean and simple, so no stamping was involved here.

The only stamping other than the background I did was to create a sentiment for the card. The bride has chosen burgundy red as her wedding color, so while keeping the sentiment very clean and simple, I wanted to match the wedding color. So this was done using a sentiment from the Sweetest Pea Stamp Set with Grapevine Ink.

That wraps up the card! This can be simply done using a few die sets you have, to create clean, simple, yet dimensional cards. Hope you enjoyed it!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by June 19th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 20th. Good luck!!


Congrats, Barbara! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 6/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!


As I mentioned above, I am a part of a release celebration blog hop! Next stop on the hop is Mona Tóth! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.

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  1. Wow! Simply lovely, and what a great idea, using them as wedding cards! I would need one each of every letter!

  2. Beautiful card, Nicole! Love the contrast and a subtle background! Thank you for inspiration!

  3. I have not visited your website before! I like this wedding card that you made using dies. I am not into dies, but I know I can improvise and make this lovely card! Thank you for the idea!!!

  4. Love the elegant simplicity of your wedding card. This is a terrific way to use the bold alpha dies and pinstripe background stamp. I have several weddings to attend and you’ve given me great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  5. your cards are awesome and give me such great ideas! thanks for taking the time to be creative!

  6. What a brilliant idea to come up with using the initial of her married name. It relates to both of them then. Clean, simple & elegant.

    • Congrats, Barbara! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 6/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!

  7. This is really lovely. It’s simple and beautifully designed with enough color to create interest. I can see the value of the large dies in creating something like this!

  8. Beautiful wedding card, love the gold foil H with the soft gray and vellum leaf canopy leaves. The subtle stripe on the navy card stock is a pretty detail too.

  9. Beautiful card, a lovely idea to use the initial. Love the colours and think this collection is fantastic. Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. I love the way you use simplicity to make your cards really stand out! Georgeous. Love the black on black! Wow, really impressive. Congrats on another great release. I love looking at each post to see the originality of each artist!

  11. A beautiful, very elegant card! Love the pinstriping on the dark background. That would translate very well as a masculine card too.

  12. I love those big and bold letters. Great job on how you’ve showcased them.. Perfect for a wedding card!

  13. Another great card with the large letters. Love all the different ideas that are supporting those large letters. Great Card.

  14. Love your card, and your great blog. First time here. Altenew is one of my very favorite companies!

  15. this is an amazing release and your cards are great. thanks as always for sharing.

  16. Beautiful card! Love the pinstripe stamp in the background and really love the leaf canopy die in vellum!!! I enjoyed this blog hop immensely !!!♥️♥️♥️

  17. Lovely wedding card. The vellum leaves are gorgeous and give the card a softness that makes you think of weddings. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Love a monogram wedding card and this one is a beaut! The gold H really showcases against the navy and the vellum leaves is a real beautiful addition. Great job Nicole!

  19. I’m in love with everything! There’s literally nothing I don’t want in this release :-p

  20. What a stunning card. Perfect for a wedding. So classic. I really didn’t think I needed big alpha dies but now you’re making me rethink that decision. Thanks so much for sharing.

  21. Another wonderful release with some really unique stamps and dies. Love it! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Your is beautiful!

  22. You always make the most beautiful, unique cards, and this is no exception. Those Mega Alphabet dies are perfect.

  23. What a gorgeous, elegant card. I love all the textures you brought into this card with the vellum and the gold foil cardstock and the grey cardstock and the tone-on-tone pinstripe. It all comes together to create a really beautiful, seemingly simple card. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m sure your sister’s friend will love it.

  24. First time on your blog ! I love how you make something simple in a really beautiful card ! Really good job and source of inspiration ! thanks

  25. I love the way you used the vellum and gold to lighten the deep blue card stock! Great idea for a wedding card 🙂

  26. Your use of Navy, gold and vellum together are so very elegant. Stunning card!

  27. What a striking card! I love the gold against the navy. And, the vellum leaves provide just the right amount of “pretty”. Fantastic for a wedding!

  28. Love the dimension of the Leafy Canopy die cut in vellum! Gorgeous Mega Alpha in gold against the black!

  29. I love the initial done in gold, it really does give the card an elegant look! Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. Love that gold foil cardstock with the large letter die! It looks so elegant. The vellum canopy cuts also finish it off perfectly.