Sunday, December 2, 2018

It's a DieCember Blog Hop With Simon Says Stamp!

Hey Guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, DieCember Blog Hop!


If you're following along, you should've arrived here from the amazing, Heather Hoffman and her blog, Houses Built of Cards. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to go to Simon's blog.

I'm so glad DieCember is here! It's an awesome month, filled with inspiration, fabulous fun and lots of brand new dies from Simon Says Stamp!

I was sent some new dies to play with and I'm excited to share my cards with you but first, we need to take care of some important stuff! 

Right now, through December 29th, 11:59pm EST, and while supplies last, Simon is giving away this adorable stamp set FREE with ANY purchase! Whoop! Just use code: DCMBR27 at checkout.



Also, did you know Simon has card galleries on their blog where you can link up your cards for everyone to see? There is so much inspiration in each gallery and there's a new one just for DieCember products! You can find that one here. If you've used any Simon brand product on your creations, head over to the galleries and choose the one that coincides with the products you've used, then link it up! You can link to your blog, Instagram, Flickr or even Facebook, as long as your post is set to "public."

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And one more thing. Simon is giving away a $25 gift card from the comment sections of every stop along the hop! Just leave a comment to enter! They'll announce the winners on their blog December 12th!

Whew! Now that all the business is taken care of, let's get to some inspiration! By the way, I recently realized, I've totally become a clean and simple cardmaker. Or maybe I always was? Lol! You'll see what I mean when ya start scrolling down.

All products used are listed below in the affiliate links at no cost to you.

For my first card, I used the adorable new, Big Picture Book Otter. He is just the cutest! I first tried coloring him with Copics but didn't love it, so I made another one, using the same design but with sparkly cardstock instead.


My next card uses the beautiful die called, Ice Skating Girl. I love her! I die cut her three different times, in neutral cardstocks and offset them just a bit to give her some motion. And do you see that pretty edge on the right? That's another new die called, Bixby Border. I thought it was perfect for the skater.

 
Here's another Big Picture Book die - the Cinnamon Bun. Gah! Isn't it fun?! I left this one really simple too, just adding some embossed lines on the bottom and a large sentiment at the top. I did a bit of coloring with Zig Markers and used Glossy Accents for some shine on the frosting.

 
I love how this next one turned out! Very CAS again. The Bixby Background die is so pretty! And blue and purple always look beautiful together, don't ya think?

 
Okay, last one. This die is called, Mod Leaf Oval and it's a beauty! I used two Distress Oxide Inks for the background - Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage - love how pretty they look together! Once again, I offset two dies, one cut in white and one cut in a light blue cardstock.

That's it for me - I hope I've given you some inspiration for DieCember! Next up on the hop is the very talented, Laurie Willison and her blog, Soapbox Creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥






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170 comments:

Ann Meyer said...

Lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Bunny said...

Your cards are beautiful. My favorites are ALL of the Bixby dies. Love them.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Barb you have been busy. I love the way you create your shadow effect with the dies. Your skater looks amazing!

Deb Hardy said...

Hi Barb. Beautiful cards! I love how you layered the die cuts. Loving the Bixby dies!

Fikreta said...

so gorgeous projects!
love them!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Oh my goodness, all of your cards are SO CUTE! That otter!!! :)

Melanie said...

Your skating girl card is amazing!

Lori R. said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the skater and love how you did the border and the shadows. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

cm said...

My CAS-loving heart is completely captivated by your wonderful designs/showcases here! That cinnamon bun...oh my! Sweet tooth tingling! Sudden urge to bake a batch (I found a 45 minute recipe that I've been waiting to try; perhaps a 'trial' run before Christmas *grin*).
~carol

Debra Rumpza said...

That otter... he makes me giggle. Love how you made him sparkle!

Denise Terry said...

Been looking forward to this post since you shared a sneak peek! Worth the wait!

TrainWithMeghan said...

AMAZING! All of them! I really like the ice skater! Great idea!

Susan B. said...

The 3 different colors used for the skater die really does give it motion! Thanks for the ideas for the cute dies!

Joy Meadows said...

Love these gorgeous cards, Barb! The last one is so beautiful; love the colors you used for it.

Connie said...

These are all amazing. I really love the “Feel better soon” card. I am always looking for inspiration for this type of card.

srob said...

The cinnamon bun looks good enough to eat!

Patty said...

Awesome cards!! Love you you offset the skater with a second die cut!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Barb, your cards are simply stunning! Love each and every one, Jo x

Robin said...

Great cards, so many new fun products!!!

Debbie Selby said...

A little of everything, but everything perfect.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely cards! :) Awesome sparkly bear.

l rekroc said...

Great cards!!

Mary said...

Great cards! The skater caught my eye - really like that shadow effect.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are very creative and inspiring - thanks for sharing

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I love them all...especially how you created movement with your ice skater...so clever!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards!! Each one is awesome! :)

Debbie said...

Super nice cards...great inspiration!!

Shirley N said...

So many wonderful and inspiring card designs. TFS!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nox said...

Wow - what a marvelous melange of cards - so many different styles! I love the glittery otter, and that layered skater card. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful ideas. I ordered the ice Skater and like how you cut the die 3 times in neutral cardstock for motion.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lindar C said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful!

Greta said...

The oval & background dies were 2 I immediately put on my wishlist & your cards show me I made a good choice! Gorgeous projects, Barb!

sentsue said...

Beautiful work!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Beautiful cards! Love this new release!!!

Isabel Z said...

Love all of the new dies and what you created!

JoAnn said...

Great cards and ideas. I love the last one with the layered die and the pretty background you created. TFS

TT said...

beautiful cards!

Pennie Glasser said...

I knew you would create fabulous cards! The siloette card is amazing! Thanks for all your sharing of your creativity. You are one of the best.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are fantastic ! The idea of the glitter paper for the otter is awesome, I'm going to keep it in mind.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Great projects!

Barb said...

You always have so many great ideas!

Debbie said...

great ideas!

wackymama said...

Such beautiful cards! I LOVE the skater girl one. Your simple layering and color scheme really do make her look like she is in action! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kandice J said...

Very sweet cards. Very nice!

Brenda Kuder said...

Really nice cards. I love the bear!

Laura said...

What a great collection of cards you've made. I love all of the different ideas.

maspag said...

The skater was pure genius!

sharon g said...

I like how you shifted the silhouette of the girl. The shadow looks cool...

Cheryl L. said...

These are all so great! Love that cinnamon roll!

uncbballfan said...

Gorgeous projects!

Karen said...

What a wonderful collection of cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Annette Gordon said...

All the cards are fantastic. But my favourite is the skating girl. I love the sparkle and the different layers. Beautiful!

sharon g said...

I like how you shifted the silhouette on the girl card. It looks great with a shadow

Seester2T said...

This Otter just gets cuter and cuter!

Lisa A said...

Love all the cards. So cute.

Wendy Dillon said...

Wow! So many great ideas here! I think you have the cutest otter idea I have ever seen. My favorite is the Ice Skating Girl. You have given her such great motion with your technique!

Pamela Selinski said...

Wow! So many cute ideas. I couldn't figure out how to use the cinnamon roll die but your idea is great. I have several sweet friends that I could use both die cuts for. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome cards!!! I love how you shadowed your die cuts!!!

Kim Faucher said...

An amazing assortment of cards... that skater girl with shadows is awesome!!!

janegirl said...

Oh I love the skater! She’s so sweet!

Pauline Abeysekera said...

The cinnamon bun really is sweet and I love the Bixby background die card as well. Definitely inspired by your choice of colours.

Andrea Hastilow said...

These are all amazing. The bun just made me smile so much, so fun & your skater idea blew me away. I've got to keep these pinned to my inspiration board, hope you don't mind . Thank you for sharing your work.

Elaine Dunton said...

I love your use of the Bixby die, the colors go together so nicely.

WJ said...

Great cards. I especially like your girl ice skating card.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Soooo much inspiration!!!! Love them all!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are all wonderful!!!

Laura Peddicord said...

All of your cards are beautiful and showed wonderful ways to use them. My favorite is all of them! Thanks so much for sharing.

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards. Awesome papers and dies. Love them.

Unknown said...

Such amazing cards. You bring great ideas!
Karen Berry

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your beautiful CAS style! That happy cinnamon roll is my FAVORITE!

Patricia said...

You have given us 5 beauties today! That Otter is just adorable! I love the motion you gave the skater, too, with the shaded and shifted layers!

Connie Hinkle said...

Beautiful cards and I LOVE the shading on the ice skater 😍

Becky H-Leas said...

I love how you gave motion to the skater! Beautiful cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

You used two of my favorites... the skater is so beautiful and that oval leaf frame also. Really beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Becca Yahrling said...

Lots of beautiful inspiration here. Love the blue & purple and the bundled sage & tumbled glass color combos; they really are very pretty.

Emma Rose said...

Love the ideas here, very clever. :)

Roberta Thome said...

Your Clean And Simple cards are beautiful, thank you sharing them with us!

PrairieChick73 said...

I love how simple your cards are. The sparkly otter is my fave! Thanks for sharing and being part of the blog hop!

Janet D. said...

Your cards are amazing!

JmB said...

Love these designs. That Bixby background is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Christi Conley said...

I did not know that Simon Says Stamp had card galleries!! As soon as I'm done hopping {and drooling} that is where I am going - thanks for the tip!! I used to figure skate, so your Skater Girl card has a special place in my heart - but they are all lovely!

Amy Lombardo said...

Very neat cards! The otter is my favorite!!!

Ann said...

Those are all so cute. I really like the mod leaf oval, and could imagine many occasions it would work with in creating a card or project. I like the skater card too, and the way you layered and offset with a different color. I am going to give that technique a try. Thanks!

Teresa Doyle said...

Wow Barb, these are all fantastic. Love the otter done with the glitter cs, looks great and I love how you did the skater to show motion. Very clever. ALL of your cards are awesome.

Tami R said...

Love each one of your cards! I like how you created a shadow using the skater die. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Wendy said...

So many lovely designs! I’m loving all of the storybook characters. They’re adorable. Thank you for sharing

Sabrina said...

WOW!!!!What beautiful and adorable cards!!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely in love with the last two cards! The pastel colors and the white are gorgeous together! Nice job!!

LmichelleH said...

All of your cards are amazing, and I especially love the staggered skater card. Really beautiful.

Karen B said...

I love all of your cards and am unable to choose which I like best. The movement you gave to the skating girl is really cool. Great art work!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very sweet cards, Barb! I love them all!

Kaye Thrasher said...

Love your cards. They are all beautiful. The otter is precious. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

Sheila said...

Love how you positioned the die cuts of the skater so that the illusion of her moving has been created. Clever!!!

Linnea S said...

I especially luv your design with the offset skater. very eye-catching!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards from these dies. Love them all!

see mary stamp said...

Your cards all have such a different look and feel. Just lovely.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are so beautifully designed.

MiMi said...

All your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Fonda said...

Absolutely love your use of offset in the Skater Girl card. The little cinnamon bun is adorable. TYFS

Ruby said...

Wonderful cards. THanks for SHARING YOUR CARDS WITH US. THEY ARE VERY INSPIRING.

marcia mroczynski said...

Amazing! Love all your cards but especially the skater & the otter. thank you so much!

Linda Imler said...

Love your cards! Gives me some great ideas. Thanks!

Drena Putz said...

I really love your figure skater girl card. The way you created the shadow effect with layering three different shades is so fun and gives it a nice sense of depth. Thanks for sharing!

Stef Perry said...

Oh Lisa, every card is so fun, they are all CAS delights! I especially love the otter, the sparkle body is divine!

Cindy Thick said...

I like all of your cards. The otter card is so cute.

catz 312 said...

Never would have thought to use sparkle paper for the otter. He looks so huggable! Great job!

Christy Malone said...

All of your cards are wonderful. I can’t decide if the otter or the ice skater is my favorite. I really like the way you offset the three shades of paper on the skater. Beautiful!

Carol Doggett said...

I really like the iceskater....kinda overlooked her...may need to re visit!

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! Love them all! I love the ice skating one....amazing!

Cheriese said...

Gorgeous cards - what a sweet sparkly otter!!

Sandra Bonagura said...

very nice - love your style!

Kathy Krepsky Schoening said...

Adorable cards with the offsets but the sparkly otter is the best. Thanks for the inspirations.

Gab said...

Oh wow, these are just amazing!!

Lana said...

I love all of your cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Adorable and sweet cards!!!

Monia Lisa said...

Wow! Adorable cards!!

Shirley A. said...

Super cards! My favorite is the skater. I love the movement it shows!

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Lovely cards. The simplicity of the skater girl and CAS card make them my favorite.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful cards. I love the new release. Especially the frame dies. They are fantastic!

Lisa A creations said...

Fun cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such BEAUTIFUL Projects!! I LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Teri Smith said...

Barb, you've been busy creating wonderful cards with this release! The motion you gave the skater girl is perfect with the neutral cardstock underneath. Great tip. Those picture book animals are so fun too. Thanks for your time & inspiration.

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful cards! Love your techniques with the die cuts.

Debbie Bauder said...

The otter is soooooooo adorable. If I had to pick I think my favorites would be the ones that were offset, I just love the ice skater.

Carol Rossouw said...

What an amazing release of dies! Oh dear, what to choose?:) Your cards are gorgeous - especially love what you've done with the skating girl!

Lisa Byers said...

Oh my, your cards are amazing!! That cinnamon bun is just so sweet!! Love all of them!!

Anne Lee said...

The Bixby Border really does go well with the skater! I love that you layered the greys to give that motion look - what a beautiful and clever effect. Pinning it!

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards. Love the cinnamon bun!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Beautiful job Barb , the ice skater looks like it’s in action !

bzyPTmom said...

Thanks for sharing all of these lovely cards with us--they are all to "die for"! Happy Diecember!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a great set of cards!! I love the Ice Skating Girl. Fabulous!!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards! I love the skater!

Jeannie Fannin said...

So many awesome cards! Thanks for sharing.

Sue Smith said...

Oh my Gosh !! Such wonderful display of how you used the DieCember products. I love the girl skating card especially. TFS

Henriëtte said...

Wonderful cards Barb, love them all especialy the one with the awesome ofsetted skating girl. Great idea! Thank you so much for showing.

Mary Holshouser said...

The dimension to the skater card
is fantastic. Love the offset
so it looks like she's moving.
the little otter is darling.
Great cards. thanks for
sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather M said...

Fabulous! I love the glitter paper otter! The skating girl offset is lovely with the border die. I can understand why you love the border die so much. Thanks for all the great ideas and creations!

Jen said...

Beautiful creations! Love the colors and look on your CAS card with the Bixby Background.

Denise Ward said...

Wonderful cards!!! I especially like the way you created the look of motion in the skating card. Great idea. I also think the other cards are really lovely. This release has so many creative dies to choose from and I appreciate your featuring several of them in your designs!

D.Ann C said...

What great projects! I especially like the triple layered skater and that cute bear!

Jeanne Beam said...

Fantastic cards Love the last one!
Thanks so much for sharing ...

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Spectacular cards and absolute genius to shadow the skater like you did! (my fave)

Erika Hayes said...

I just love these cards. The one you used the Hero Arts die with is just beautiful I saw it earlier today on the Hero Arts blog. Just love how it shows motion. It's perfect

Unknown said...

Your cards are absolutely wonderful!!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your cards are fantastic. You gave us so many examples using the new Simon Says collection that it is hard to pick a favorite. I love how you used the cute critter and skater dies for the adorable card designs, Thanks for all the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Love all the dies you used! The otter is a fave!

Mirella said...

Barb, these are fabulous! That skating girl is simply amazing!

DJ said...

Your cards are lovely but that cinnamon bun is just too stinking cute! TFS!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fabulous cards! I love the sparkly otter and the shadows you created with multiple layers of the die cuts are fantastic!

colleen said...

classy and fun too

Mary-Anne V said...

Fabulous collection of cards...love the cute donut die!

Amy Peyton said...

What fun cards! They all have such unique looks to them. I really like how you layered the Ice Skating Girl and I. love the backgrounds on the last two cards. The Bixby Background die is so elegant looking!

Annalisa Young said...

What a lovely collection of cards! I really like your use of shadow dies in your cards; that's such a pretty look. And the bundled sage/tumbled glass combo is so nice. I wouldn't have thought to put those together, so I appreciate the tip! Thanks for sharing with us.

Cathy Lillie said...

Fabulous card ideas! The cinnamon bun with the clever sentiment is adorable. (Now I'm hungry!) I also love the Bixby background with the blue and purple - simple but beautiful. Great job on all of your cards!

Melanie P said...

So many great ideas!! Love what you did with the skating girl! Truly inspirational!!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

You created some amazing cards! Love how you layered the skater. And the picture book dies makes some adorable cards. The softness of the sweet friend card. Great job!

Gail said...

Otter wonderfully created!

Kathy B said...

You are new to me- a bonus of blog hops besides great inspiration is meeting new crafters!! ♥ Such a clever name for your blog, too!
Love the Otter card- beautifully done!! All your creations are great!

Laurie V said...

Great cards! Lots of creativity in this blog hop.

Denise Mlady said...

All these cards are lovely! I especially love how you used the sparkly cardstock for the otter and how the ice skater looks like she is moving. So great!!

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

All these cards are adorable, thanks for the inspiration.

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Wonderful inspiration. Love the CAS card and the layering of dies to give a dimensional look to the skating girl.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great set of cards! I love the otter, but my favorite is the skating girl, what a great way to get the feeling of motion!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

What a fantastic set of cards you made ! Thanks for sharing. Love, Marjorie
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

TracyM #6773 said...
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TracyM #6773 said...

WOW
WONDERFUL cards Barb!
LOVE your variety of DIE-lightful designs!
Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING with these fabulous new dies :)

Misty Elam said...

All such sweet and lovely designs. That otter!! I love him (or her)!! I love the ice skating girl too. I love them all!!

Rea' said...

So many inspiring cards, yes I have visited the gallery too !! Love the Ice skating girl die (it's ice skating season :) ) And your get well card love, love, love those ovals... I think I need them all ;)

Heather said...

Oooo . . . what a fabulous collection of cards!!! I really love that adorable, sparkly otter!!