Saturday, December 2, 2017

SSS DieCember Release Blog Hop!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to my blog! I'm excited to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp's DieCember release blog hop!


If you've arrived here from the talented Heather Hoffman's blog, Houses Built of Cards, you're in the right place. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head to Simon's blog here. It's a two-day hop, so be sure to visit Simon's blog again tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!

PRIZES!!!
Simon will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate for every stop on the hop from the blog comment sections! Yay! They'll randomly choose the winners over the weekend and will post them on their blog on Wednesday!

Products from the release, along with other supplies used on my cards, are listed below in the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.

I was sent some really fun dies to play with and I actually used four of them on ONE card - **fist pump!** I'll share that one in a minute but first up is a card using the cute, Loop the Loop Border Die.



Every once in awhile, I like to change it up and create a square card - just for fun. I cut all the loops from white cardstock, then quickly colored them with different Copic markers. So easy to do! (You could definitely cut them from colored cardstock too.) Then I just adhered them, evenly spaced at an angle, to the card base, added the sentiment from an older Simon set and called it done. A simple, happy and bright birthday card.

My second card is very clean and simple too but I love it!



That is the wonderful, new, "Oh, Hello There" die! I used the inlaid die-cutting technique on Simon's Fog Cardstock and also cut around the panel with one of their, Stitched Rectangle dies. To finish it off, I added a few little hearts. 

Okay, here's the card I created using four of the new dies.



That, "Picture Book Secret Penguin" is soooo cute, isn't he? And you should recognize the Loop the Loop Border die from my first card above. Just another way to use it - it's so versatile! Another die I used on this card is the "Script Hello," which comes with both the word and outline. Love it! I also used one of the dies that comes in the, "Nested Talk Bubbles" die set. There are six different sizes of talk bubbles included in that set! Gonna be using those a lot!

Okay, that's it for me. Next up in the hop is my sweet, talented friend, Sarah at her blog, My Impressions.

Enjoy the rest of today's hop (and tomorrow's too!) Thanks for stopping by! ♥





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Erica Brusca said...

Simple yet super cute ! love them

Larry Lipkovitch said...

The "Oh, hello there" card makes me so happy. I used to put tons of stuff on a card. Now I really appreciate clean and simple. All of your cards are perfect.

Brenda in IN said...

I like the happy loop card and the penquin card but my favorite is the clean Oh Hello There. I love that die.

Barb said...

Love that little penguin!

Eve N said...

These cards are so fun! Love how you used the loopy die in different ways.

Carrie said...

Hi Barb! I love your cards, they are so simple yet so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Toni said...

Didn’t think I needed that penguin, lol! Cute!

Bagheera said...

Nice cards - love the little pengu :)

Marsha Guskey said...

Super cute cards! Didn't think much of the loop die until I saw your card cute,cute cute. Thanks!

Mary W said...

It is fun to see how a simple repeating design works so well on a card background. Your loopy card is so joyful!

Joy Meadows said...

Very pretty cards, Barb! Love them all, but the last one is so adorable.

Sandy Dasai said...

That penguin is so adorable! Love the simplicity in design.As a new carmaker this is a design I can manage to replicate.

Francine D said...

Love these new dies SSS has presented. So perfect for the holiday! My favorite are the snowflakes and hello. Cute cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Jessica Strider said...

Lovely cards! I really like the loop border die and how you've used it on your birthday card.

Unknown said...

Cute cards, my favourite is the one with penguin

Katherine K :) said...

Oh I really love all 3 of your cards. Such fun, clean designs. Thanks for the fabulous ideas!

Teresa Doyle said...

Love your clean and simple cards Barb and YES, that penguin is way to cute. Love them all. TFS!

theinkingarden said...

Great projects. the penguin one is my favorite. those 3 penguins from the release are just adorable and I need all 3 to add to my stash. I love the loop the loop too, thank you for showing 2 totally different ways to use it.

Cyndi Morris said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the Loop Border die. This release is going to cost me money...

Tammy J said...

The cards are so cute but O I love the happy birthday card. That is sweet. Thanks.

Nox said...

I adore that penguin card - that penguin die is adorable for one, but I also love that layered die cut sentiment.

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your cards! Especially the Loop the Loop card. I didn't even notice that die on the SSS blog.

Leslie L. said...

The penguin is adorable and I live the birthday loop card too, such bright colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the CAS designs of your lovely cards. So inspirational :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Such sweet cards, Jo x

Carol Doggett said...

That penguin is too stinkin' cute! TFS!

Pennie Glasser said...

Really cute cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Barb as always, really love your penguin card though soooo CUTE !!! Love all the new dies in the release!

rustyblue85 said...

I love how CAS your cards are!! They are gorgeous Barb!!

jeannieob said...

Your cards are simple but beautiful, love the little penguin one. great dies in this release.

Mary Holshouser said...

The loops are fun and different.
Have to add that one to my
shopping list.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

Debbie B said...

Fantastic cards! So clean and simple and sweet! Makes me feel like I can do this! Some times we try to be too complicated and it's so refreshing to see something simple have such an impact! Love your style! Thanks for sharing! Fantastic Diecember release! Loving it!

Nandini said...

Very cute cards. Love the sweet little penguins!

Windy said...

Cute cards...Love the loopy background.

Lori Meyers said...

Such great ideas! Love the colors, too!

Hope Mitchell said...

Penguins make such cute cards. All of yours are great. Wonderful release! I need to hit the lottery!!

Jackie Parkins said...

The colorful loops are so pretty and the little penguin is adorable, but I love that clean and simple "Oh, hello there" card.

Patty said...

I LOVE these CAS cards!! Your inlaid OH Hello There card with the fog cardstock is awesome looking!!

Nunzia Carusio said...

How do I love that loop?! A lot.
Great cards.
Nunzia

Kari Webster said...

Love your examples Barb using these dies!

Lisa from TX said...

Simple, but very cute cards.

Melissa Watson said...

I love the simplicity of your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Psychomak said...

Cute cards

Cynthia Cole said...

Such lovely cards!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

great idea to make a rianbow with the die and i love the penguin card cos he;s too cute

Jen Scott said...

Your cards are delightful! I think the little penguin is my favorite.

Sue in Grapevine said...

Love the rainbow loopy border card

solarj said...

Great cards!Love the b-day card.

Dee Kepler said...

I worked for a company whose logo was a Penguin! This is adorable. THank you.

Sue McW said...

Such great cards. Love the simplicity of the Hello There card.

Linda M said...

Love your CAS cards!

Stef Perry said...

Wonderful CAS cards! The loopy die is very playful and I like the two ways you used it.

wolffman said...

So much fun.

Angie Iacobazzi said...

Such cute cards!!!! Love them all!! Thanks for sharing them!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your penguin card is the cutest! I love how cheerful and festive it looks!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

3 great cards .. but I love the rainbow loops the best!

K Honeycutt said...

Love the penguin and your use of the border die, but the diecut inlay is my favorite. Thank you for inspiring me.

Susi K. said...

Love these CAS designs - great inspiration and variety too!

Lindar C said...

Such fun and pretty cards! Love this release!

Carol Henderson said...

Oh that penguin to so cute! And I think I've become addicted to anything that has stitching on it. That stitched loop d'loop border is darling!

Janet D. said...

I love the loop die, so versatile! Great cards!

Kati Caprara said...

Your designs are so clean and simple. I just love that. Your penguin card is so cute!! This is such a wonderful release. I had already put lots of snowflakes in my cart, but have to go back and put in the penguin too!!

judy said...

Cute cards and great ways to use the new dies! I love the colorful loop border on the first card!

littlen said...

Love the clean simple look of these cards. TFS.

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, that penguin card is adorable. Love the way you used the dies!

Deborah Kaye said...

Wonderful cards! That penguin card is so cute! Your loopy-de-loop card is fabulous!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Barb - love how you used the loop die - very creative!

Michelle H said...

Great job on all three cards. I especially like the simplicity of the Oh hello there card.

Constance Hildebrand said...

Love these dies...especially the loopy one/card! Thanks!

Oliev said...

Lovely cards!

Carmela Hubler said...

The swirly die is so fun! Love your first card with the rainbow swirls. Thank you for sharing your lovely projects.

Debbie Scassera said...

Great cards. I love the colors that you used. Your right, that penquin is adorable.

vdoyle8 said...

Awesome cards! This release is going to be bad for my credit card.

Becky S. said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! Love the loop-de-loop!

forpahl5 said...

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

stephanie said...

Love the hello card my favorite...

Bunny said...

Very nice CAS cards. That loop is great.

donna joy said...

beautiful work-thanks for the inspiration!

Suzan D. said...

Great cards, very creative.

eliza said...

These all look so great. I love how you were able to keep the cards so simple yet with a great impact.

Stephanie said...

What fantastic projects!! You showcased the versatility of these dies so well!! Love that Loopy birthday card. I'll have to remember that technique. The CAS Oh Hello there has an elegant look to it. And that penguin! So adorable!! TFS

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards, love the one where you used all the dies on one card - I would fist pump also.
thanks for sharing your talent
Barb Housner

Terry Deason said...

Love the loops and the penguin is adorable

Iva Pekov√° said...

Cute cards.

D.Ann C said...

The penguin hello and the inlaid Oh Hello There... Must Have!!

JudyofNV said...

The penguin is just adorable and love your card! Hard to pick a favorite die but would have to say Felicity snowflake....or maybe the collage dies...just want them all!

Monica Bartz said...

I really need more ideas like these for quick and simple cards. And that penguin is just too cute. Thank you for sharing.

Craftyretiredlady said...

love the oh hello there die~

Karen Campbell said...

Your cards are so much fun to look at. The Loop to Loop die card with different colors is one I would choose to try. Just ordered that die in fact. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with all the new dies, Barb! My fave is your 'penguin' card...you did an amazing job combining 4 dies on one card, and it still has a CAS feel...way to go!!!

Cindy Thick said...

Really nice cards. I like how you used the doodle die.

Karen said...

You've convinced me---I NEED that Oh, Hello There die! Love your cards.

croppergal said...

I especially love the colourful loopy birthday card, Barb!

Mindy Berardi said...

So nice clean & simple love love it

Janelle said...

Terrific cards! Happy colorful birthday, Happy penguin and sweet and simple Kraft. Great variety.

conil said...

Well, you've certainly been a busy bee...but you knew that. These are all so fun and happy. Amazing work, as usual.

Diane Stricker said...

Very nice cards. Love the first card with all the colors.

Kathy Thisted said...

love your basic cards using the dies but your final card with four dies is awesome!!!

D Orr said...

Precious penguins, cute cards!

kuma's design said...

Love the “oh, hello there” card!

Heather M said...

Love the rainbow swirls! So simple and so fun, perfect for a birthday! Your Hello There is perfect! I love the little hearts. The penguin is adorable!!

motomom said...

Love the loop, might have to get that one

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Loops and words, how can you go wrong? Such cute cards!

MiamiKel said...

Yessss *fist bump* indeed! Absolutely delightful line up of cards on your blog - from cute to whimiscal to stunning and elegant - you covered it all! Love it!

Stefanie Staniak said...

These cards are so dang adorable! I love every one. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie Winterstein said...

So cute! Love the colorful curly cues on the birthday card! :)

Janeen said...

the colorful loops are such a fun touch

sparkling stamper said...

Love the loopy card! Cute!

lritchie said...

Lovely cards all of them, more great dies from SSS! I'm going to go broke!

loceanjo said...

The penguin hello and the inlaid Oh Hello There die are really cute. I love that prnguin!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loved all your cards especially the loopy coloured card brilliant x

Henri√ętte said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the square card with the colorful loops, that's my favorite.

craftygal1 said...

I just love what you did with the loop the loop die card.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love your CAS cards, especially that cute penguin card.
I also love the rainbow of color on the first card.

wendance said...

Your cards are so pretty.

wendance said...

Great cards!! Awesome!

Donna said...

Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

E F said...

Fun cards. So cute.

R. Hill said...

All the cards are so cute, but I especially like the penguin card and how you incorporated the Loop the Loop die for a mountain. Very cute, and very clever!

janlesiak said...

All the cards are nice. I like a lot of colors so the birthday card with the loops is my favorite.

Amy C. said...

Very cute cards! Love the new dies from SSS.

Lori Kobular said...

All your cards are wonderful and fun! I love the penguin die and that Loop the Loop is great too! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Lori Wisneski-Wenger said...

You did a wonderful cards and even with penguins its elegant!

Kristen Olsen said...

Bright and cheery cards! Great colors and composition! Thank you for sharing!

KathyF said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous and I am obsessing over the penguins.

Karen Baughman said...

Great cards. I love the penguin and the inlaid oh, hello there cards the best.

Christy Malone said...

I love all your cards! Great use of the loopy border die!

pcm said...

great cards barb!

Lee Newton said...

ALL good, so good. Especially love the penguin (too cute) and die inlay. Both were so well done. TY!

Barbara said...

Simple and beautiful designs....each a standout in it's own way. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Chmelar said...

I just love that swirly braiding die. It's great seeing it used on the cards. Looks great!

Sue LD said...

Great cards. Love the colors on the first one.

Katherine A Scales said...

I love your cute cards thanks for sharing.

Memories by Manda said...

Great cards. The penguin on the last one is super cute!

Lee said...

Really liking that loop die now! Cute cards!

Karen H said...

Really like that "Loopy" die, made a bright and cheerful card. The card with the little penguin stole my heart.

Caren Char said...

Adorable cards!

sotama14 said...

Super cute cards !!

LSmith said...

I love the loop to loop card! thank you for sharing

cinmar said...

Love your cards.

Tracey M said...

Loved all of your cards, so colorful and pretty. Thanks for sharing Tracey Magner

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! The penguin is adorable!

Holly Graham said...

I love the simple yet striking cards! I can't get over how cute the penguin is!

Sandy Meador said...

Love the varied colors of the Loop the Loop card.

Carolyn Steele said...

That penguin is just beyond cute!! Love all your projects but that guy.......ahhhhhhhh

Maureen Reiss said...

I just love all your super Adorable cards!!!

Jill said...

Super cute cards! Love them!

Diane Clark said...

enjoyed your blog post...loved your cute penguin card and your simple oh hello there card.
thank you for sharing your talent with each of us.

sunnee63 said...

one card, 4 dies. YOU WIN!! :D

Robin said...

Beautiful, sweet cards. Great release.

Lyn said...

The birthday card makes me want to make a ton of loops too!!! ooh, just color them for the occasion! Possibilities are endless! easter, xmas, 4th of July, halloween..

~ginny said...

Fun to see the different uses of the same die - and you are right about the speech bubbles!
~ginny
RubberMAD

Celeste Goff said...

Love your cards! The first one is my absolute favorite. It's so clever how you created such a fun background with that die!!

Shannon said...

Love your creations! The little penguin is adorable and the birthday card was so festive!

AndreaH said...

Good morning. Lovely 3 cards. I love them all and I like that you've shown us how versatile the dies are. TFS xx

Cynthia Clark said...

Great cards. I love the loopy loop background. Clever.

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the rainbow of loops card!

cindy lou said...

Such wonderful colors. Your loop card just puts a smile on my face. Here I did not think I needed that die. But oh no, off to order. Thanks for sharing

Quillish said...

The loop card is so pretty.. And i loved how you incorporated 4 dies in one card... Lot of thought into that one!

Teri Smith said...

I love the simplicity of your cards. They are each so appealing in their own way.

Teresa Selby said...

Loved your cards. Great job. Have a wonderful weekend!

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh these are nice! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with this fun new release!!

Candy said...

Very cute cards!

nightowl said...

Great use of the loop de loop border for the birthday card! Wonderful colors!

kathymcc said...

I love your cards...that clean and simple look is very appealing to the eye. That little penguin is just the cutest! The "Oh hello there" card is perfection in its simplicity! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Beth B. said...

The rainbow loops on the birthday card are great and thanks for showing us a different option for cutting them.

Madeleine Trainor said...

Really great cards and great inspiration.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the CAS with style.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Laurie Brou said...

Your loop card is so cute. Was not sure how to use it on a card but, now I have seen yours I have some ideas.

Sheena said...

So cute especially the penguin.

StampinLouie said...

Very cute cards Bard. Thanks for sharing!

craftyd said...

Beautiful cards!
Dolores

Nicki Wong said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love this new release and I was excited to see how you used the loop the loop die.

Turtle said...

Awe, the penguin!

craftyd said...

Really cute cards
Dolores

Cecie H said...

Adorable cards! I especially love the way you used the loop die on your birthday card and how colorful it is.

Teresa McKiearnan said...

Love the colors you used! Just beautiful

Peggysue Turner said...

Very clean look and all are lovely.

Annalisa Young said...

What a smart way to switch up how to use these dies! I wouldn't have thought to go birthday with those, but they do make some perfect streamers!

Also, I admire people who can control the urge to keep adding things and just trust the blank space of cards, because the cards always end up looking so classy. Thanks for sharing. Maybe next time I'll leave a card overnight before I embellish to see if I really have to. :)

Carol Tripp said...

Sweet and simple! I love your cards!

ericastwilight said...

I wasn't sure if I needed the stitched loop border die, but the more I see it used the more I'm sure I need it. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Stacey Palmer said...

What a cute penguin. Love your clean and simple cards.

Debbie said...

Love these cards that can easily be mass produced. Thanks for the cute ideas.

Beth Merrill said...

These dies really do foster simplistic designs, don't they? Yours are lovely!

Deeps said...

These are all beautiful cards. Love the first one a lot, so bright and cheerful,

Virginia Polson said...

So great that you used the new dies for something other than just Christmas so we could see the versatility of them. Love the bright colors.

Dar said...

Love the loop the loop birthday card! And that penguin is just too cute for words. :)

Nichol said...

So simple and yet so cute

Ann Kulseth said...

Super fun cards, Barb - thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

Sheila said...

Especially like the loop the loop card...just makes me smile. All the cards are eye-catching!!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Fun cards!

amee said...

Love your cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your cards are Gorgeous!!

michiganderintexas said...

love it, penguin that is not a xmas card

cindler@verizon.net said...

Nicely done using four new products on one card. they all work well together!

Carole Pelletier said...

I just love the ways you used loop the loop die. Thanks.

Mirella said...

Barb, these are really lovely! Such cheerful designs, and some classy ones, too! Love them all!

cindybearj said...

Very pretty cards. I love that penguin!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous cards Barb. You are such an ambassador for Simon.

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