Friday, October 9, 2020

SSS Make Merry Release Blog Hop Day 1!

Hey guys!


Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Make Merry release blog hop! 

If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog.

I'm excited to share my cards with you today! This release is amazing with so many fun products to choose from! First, let's get some business out of the way.


FREE GIFT:
As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away a free bottle of Stickles Festive Glitter Glue, with any purchase, while supplies last. Use code FSTV25 at checkout. Offer expires on 10/11, at 11:59pm ED
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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, October 14th.
 
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 Make Merry Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.
 
MY CARDS: All products are listed below in the affiliate links, at no cost to you.
Gosh, I had fun playing with some of the new goodies from this release! On my first two cards I used the Falling Snow Acetate Sheets. They are so cool! I own a cheap laminator and I was worried that it would ruin the acetate sheets but it worked beautifully! I love how the first card turned out, so I used the negative portion to make another one. So fun!

 
My next card is simple but it makes an impact with the gorgeous Bold Merry Christmas stencil! I just used some Distress Oxide Inks and splatters.
 
Next up is is the adorable Feline Like Christmas Spinners stamp set. I didn't make a spinner card but I did enjoy creating a cute outdoor scene with a skating rink and falling snow. Eeeeep!
 
Now for some beautiful leaves. This cling stamp is called, All Leaves. I scribbled some different colored Zig markers directly onto the stamp, spritzed it with some water and then stamped. I love the organic results!
 
Last but not least is the adorable Deco Hat Gnome. This die set is delightful! I decided to create a gift tag with it. Isn't he the cutest?! So many possibilities with this set of dies!

I hope I've given you a few fun ideas on how to use some of the new products from this awesome release! Don't forget to check out Simon's blog tomorrow for day 2 of the hop.
 
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

It's a STAMPtember Blog Party!

Happy STAMPtember, you guys!!!

It's the best month of the year! Let's party! Let's celebrate our collective love of stamping! Let's have fun, be inspired and enjoy this wonderful hobby of ours! I'm ready and I hope you are too!

 


WHAT IS STAMPTEMBER?

If this is your first STAMPtember, I am so excited for you! STAMPtember is a month long celebration of our love of stamping. There will be a blog post every single day of the month over on Simon's blog with contests, prizes, exclusive collaborations with your favorite stamp companies, special promotions, announcements, and more!

STAMPtember always starts with a bang, with Simon Says Stamp releasing a HUGE number of amazing products on the first day! I had so much fun playing with some of them! I'm excited to share my cards with you but first here's a code for a free stamp set! 

 

 

FREE GIFT:  

There are codes for lots of different free products at every stop of the STAMPtember blog party! It's like a scavenger hunt, so be sure to keep your eye out for all the codes! Head over to Simon's blog if you want to start at the beginning of the party, and for a full list of participating blogs.

 

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 STAMPtember Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

 

MY CARDS: All products are listed below in the affiliate links, at no cost to you.

Okay, let's get to the inspiration! First up is a pretty set of three cards I created using the Floating Leaves stencil. This stencil is a big one, so it can be used on a slimline cardbase, as well as an A2 size card. Love that! I used some yummy Distress Oxide Inks for an easy blend of colors!


 

 


 


 

My next two cards showcase the beautiful, Etched Laurel Leaves die set. For a bit of added texture in the background, I used an older stencil and some clear embossing paste to create the circles.

 

And I paired the same die with the gorgeous, Detail Ringlet Plate for this card. Love the elegance!

 

Okay, this next one is just plain fun! I love the Mix and Match Circles stamp set! The possibilities are endless with the many images in this set. I only used four of them for my card and stamped them with some of my favorite Simon ink colors!


 

And last up is this cutie. The Halloween People stamp set is adorable! And I created the background with the Circle Pattern Cling stamp. I white embossing it and added some Halloween colors with more Distress Oxide Inks. So fun!

Enjoy the rest of the blog party! I hope I've given you some inspiration using some of the new STAMPtember products! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


 

 


New Release products and other products used: 

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