Friday, November 12, 2021

SSS Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop, Day Two!

 Hi guys!

Welcome to my stop on day two of the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release blog hop! If you missed day one of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. If you want to start at the beginning of today's hop, that post from Simon is here. I'm really excited to share my cards with you, showcasing this fabulous release! It's filled with lots of fun, new products that you're gonna love! But first . . . . . . . 


FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Handmade Holiday Release blog hop, you'll receive a Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink pad FOR FREE, with ANY purchase! Just use the code: HDMADE4U at checkout. This promotion will expire 11/14 at 11:59 pm EST.

 

GIVEAWAY: 

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, November 17th.

 

SIMON GALLERIES: 

Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new, Handmade Holiday gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

 

MY CARDS:

First up is a simple but elegant design, using some neutral colors, vellum, a bit of sparkle and the new, Etched Berry Branch die.

 

For my second card, I kept it simple with the Large Thank You Swirl Hot Foil Plate. I just added a strip of gold cardstock and a few gold, heart sequins.

 

Here's one using the Ornament Builder stencil set. What a fun set this is! Soooo many possibilities with this one! I went for a fun design, with a pink and silver color combo.


Okay, this is exciting! Simon now has their very own Glitz Glitter Gel! The colors are seriously GORGEOUS! I used two of them (Amethyst and Surf) on my next card, along with the beautiful, Holiday Boho Circle stencil. Look at that sparkle! 

 

For my last card, I used two new products. I thought the Santa and sleigh from the Night Before Christmas cling set would be so fun to use with the Snowy Path embossing folder. I love how it turned out! It's a larger card, so I'll be making my own envelope for it. The bit of color you see, on the embossed area on the bottom of the card, was created using some colored pencils and a soft touch. I cut along the embossed lines and adhered that snowy panel onto my ink blended card base.


I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products in this awesome release! Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate every visit and comment! 



 

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Bibi Cameron

Keisha Charles

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Vicky Papaioannou

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler you are here

Miriam Prantner

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Sandi MacIver

Adelle Emery

Emma Williams

Yoonsun Hur


PRODUCTS:

Products are linked below - including affiliate links. This simply means that if you use one of my links when making a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting my blog! More affiliate info here.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Peace on Earth release blog hop! I'm excited to share my cards with you today! It's a fabulous release with lots of wonderful products for all your holiday card making! To start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here.

FREE GIFT: 

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Peace on Earth blog hop, you'll receive a Pawsitively Everything Tool FOR FREE, with a purchase of $25 or more! Just use the code: LUCKYU at checkout. The code expires on 10/10, at 11:59pm EDT. I have several of these awesome tools and LOVE using them in my craft room!

SIMON GALLERIES:

Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new, Peace on Earth gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS:

My first card is a bright and festive one! I love that Simon now carries their very own Matte Silver Cardstock! (and gold too) It die cuts so beautifully! I also used the Geometric Snowflakes Cling stamp, along with the die set called, Merry and Bright. I white embossed the background, then did a watercolor wash with Distress Oxide inks.


More Silver Cardstock!. Love this stuff! This card showcases the Holiday Messages Ornament stamp and die set. Stamping the solid ornament image is so easy when using Simon's new inks! Love them too!



Next up is the Berries and Leaves Stencil. I also used a sentiment from the must have, XL Christmas Greetings stamp set, embossed in gold. I added a few gold star sequins to finish off the card.



For my last card, I used the Geometric Snowflakes Cling stamp again, with a more tone-on-tone effect this time. That sentiment is another one from the XL Christmas Greetings set, embossed in white.


That's it from me! I hope I've given you a few fun ideas for using some of the awesome products in this fantastic release! Thanks so much for the stopping by! I appreciate every single visit and comment! ♥ ♥ ♥





HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Debby Hughes

Yana Smakula

Lisa Addesa

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Sidnie Des Jardins

Heather Ruwe

Keisha Charles

Bibi Cameron

Barb Engler You are here

Cheiron Brandon

Mindy Eggen

 

NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: (affiliate links used at no extra cost to you)