Monday, December 2, 2019

SSS DieCember Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop for day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember blog hop! You should've arrived here from the very talented Gayatri and her blog, Handmade By G3. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head to Simon's blog here.


I love DieCember! It's a month long celebration of die cutting with special features, sales, education and inspiration that focus on die cutting and it all starts with Simon's exclusive, new release!

I'm so excited you're here and I can't wait to share my cards with you but first, we need to take care of some important business.



FREE GIFT:
As you can see in the graphic above, Simon is giving away an adorable, exclusive enamel pin, free with any purchase! How fun is that?! You can choose which pin you'd like and use the corresponding code at checkout. This gift is valid until 12/8 at 11;59pm ET, or while supplies last.

GIVEAWAY: 
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure leave a comment below for your chance to win! They'll announce all the winners on Wednesday, December 11th, on their blog.

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

CARDS:
Okay, let's get to my cards because I know that's why you're all here - to see some inspiration. I had so much fun playing with some of the new products!

For my first card, I used the, "Hello Crafty Friend" die set. It's perfect for all your crafty friends, near or far! My background was created using Alcohol Pearl Inks.



I created another card with the same die set but this time I also used the matching background die. This one is clean and simple. Just a bit of shading with some Distress Oxide Ink.



This next die set could be used for so many special people in your life. Whether it's your spouse, partner, a sibling, or a close friend, they'd love to receive a card with this sentiment! It's called, "The Best Is Yet To Come." I used an older stencil, with some pretty shading, for the background.


While I had that stencil out and before I cleaned it, I spritzed the remaining ink with some water, took a watercolor card panel and laid it on top of the wet stencil. It's a fun technique! The die for this one is designed by Cathy Zielske for Simon and I love the simple yet bold letters! I don't know about you but I can never have enough "Thank You" dies! It also comes with a matching background.


Next up is the, "Burst" die and it's a fun one! So many possibilities with this one! I used Alcohol Pearl Inks again for a fun and striking look!


 Here's a different angle so you can see the shimmer from the gold.



Okay, last card, I promise! ;) For this one I used the beautiful "Winter Wishes Circle Die," along with one of the many dies from the "A7 Thin Frames" die set. I also added some leaves from an older set. More Distress Oxide Ink and some white splatters make for a pretty card!


That's it for me. I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration for using some of the new DieCember products. Thank you for your visit! I appreciate it so much!  

Day 2 of the hop will be this coming Friday, December 6th.

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful, Lea Lawson at her blog, Lea Lawson Creates

Enjoy the rest of the hop!
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109 comments:

bkazoo said...

So many wonderful cards. That first one with the pearl alcohol ink is breathtaking. Thank so much for the inspiration

Unknown said...

From: Sandy Great use of dies for greeting cards!

Karen said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me today!

Allison F said...

Love all of those new word dies and how you showcased them. I especially love how you used the winter wishes circle die. Thanks for sharing

Michelle D said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing. LOVE the alcohol inks card. Very eye catching.

Unknown said...

Love all your cards!

PamC said...

Love the variety of cards made from the die collection. My favorite is the yellow The Best Is Yet To Come. So uplifting and positive. I love the idea for a New Year's card.

Sarah M said...

Great cards! Easy techniques that produce lovely cards!

NancyR said...

Beautiful cards! Love the use of the alcohol pearls and the positive and negative of the stencil.

Maureen Reiss said...

Super Fabulous cards!!!

Cardsbymaaike said...

Fabulous set of cards, well done

Craft Room with a View said...

I love these - your alcohol ink backgrounds are awesome!

KristyLee said...

Wow, love your backgrounds, so fun!! Your use of these dies are amazing. Makes me want them all!
Peace,
KristyLee

sharon g said...

YES! YELLOW!!! I see very little yellow. It is so happy and sweet. Love your cards...

Judy M said...

I love the Winter wishes card. It's simple but very pretty with the monochromatic scheme. Thanks for sharing!

Vikki H said...

Love your variety of cards and especially the two stenciled ones! Your alcohol pieces shimmer under the die cuts!

Susan B. said...

Beautiful cards! I really like The Best is Yet to Come die, so many different uses for this sentiment!

Pennie said...

Awesome cards!

CardsTaylorMadebyJodie said...

Your cards are beautiful, so many different looks. Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

WOW! what a fantastic array of cards, Barb!!!

jesusislord said...

I have been wondering if I should add alcohol inks to my craft supplies. Now I may do just that after seeing your card!

Molly Lecheler said...

Love your use of color on the burst!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Lori Kobular said...

OH MY!! You made so many beautiful cards that I can't pick a favorite! I love the backgrounds you made and I am in love with all the awesome sentiment dies! So many wonderful ones to choose from! I don't know if my favorite is The World Needs More People like you or The Best is yet to come!! I want them all!~!

Teresa Doyle said...

Such awesome cards Barb, they are all so beautiful. Nice work all around.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

A M A Z I N G cards and I am in love with this release! There's no way I can choose a favorite...I want them ALL!! LOL

Janet D. said...

Great cards, and love your backgrounds!

Lura said...

Your backgrounds are to die for. The first one covers my all time favorite colors and the monochromatic are so pretty to look at. Great use of dies!

Zlatka said...

Beautiful cards! Love the alcohol ink background.

Gardenrose said...

Your backgrounds are so creative - really love the sun burst die!!

Robin said...

Love all your cards, but especially the yellow cards made with the leaves stencil, so pretty!

Van said...

Just beautiful work - love them all!

Unknown said...

All the cards are incredibly beautiful. Really love the alcohol pearl backgrounds

TheWinstonFamily said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your beautiful cards - so many great ways of using these dies - thanks for the inspiration

Naghma said...

winter wishes is my favorite!

Kathy DeLozier said...

Beautiful cards! Love your sense of style.

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are fantastic!! My favorite is the burst die card.

Andrea A said...

Wow! Awesome cards. Thank you for sharing!

Brenda Kuder said...

Great cards! I love your alcohol inked background!

gloria h said...

You most certainly have inspired me with your lovely cards. Thank you!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards! Love your amazing backgrounds...
Thanks so much for sharing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Your backgrounds and designs are stunning!

Betty said...

Great cards and so diverse!

Mrsfish02 said...

Great stuff for diecember... your cards are very nice. I especially love the winter wishes...

Roblyn said...

These cards are so creative, and it's so inspiring to see the different dies and stamps put on paper.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!
Hugs, Sharron♥

paperplay said...

All of your cards are beautiful but I especially love your fantastic backgrounds that let the focal points shine.

Megan said...

Love when you can get 2 cards for 1 :) Lots of fun ideas!

Gab said...

Oh wow so many gorgeous cards!!

No Formalities said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Paula B said...

I love all of your cards. Nice use of Distressed Oxide Inks.

Talitha said...

Beautiful backgrounds! Love your cards.

Barbara said...

I love all of these. You aced it for this DieCember blog hop. Every card is beautiful!

Cheriese said...

wow your alcohol pearl background is stunning!!

Denise G. said...

What fantastic backgrounds! They really brought the dies to life! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nox said...

Beautiful series of cards! I especially love your warm wishes card and that gorgeous marbled background with the first card!

jmliverm said...

I love each of your cards. Very beautiful.

Carmela said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the winter wishes. Love the soft color.

Carol said...

Beautiful card ideas, thanks for sharing your talent!

Carol B

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Your 'Hello Crafty Friend' card is so pretty with the alcohol ink background! Great color combo!

Ann K said...

Gorgeous inspiration ... Another fabulous release by Simon Says Stamp!

Annette Reed said...

These are beautiful. I love the alcohol inks. It looks like I need to invest in some pearls. Your last card is so pretty with the colored background and lovely florals.

My Ink Spots said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

I love the first card the most, but they are all terrific.

Dawn T said...

Amazing cards Barb. Totally stunning use of the new products. Love them all.

jeanneragan said...

What great cards! I love how you used the "re-used" the inky stencil for a completely different look!

kittym said...

Beautiful cards! I love all your different creative backgrounds.

Nandini said...

The cards look amazing with beautiful backgrounds. I really love the new sentiment dies in this release.

Lisa Byers said...

Your backgrounds are phenomenal!! I love them all. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration. I really need it this Christmas!!!

Sabrina said...

I absolutely love all of your backgrounds!!!

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are gorgeous, as usual, Barb! Love the new SSS dies.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely ideas.

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards!

Mirella said...

These are amazing, Barb! I especially love the first one with the pearly background, and the Winter Wishes one - simply fab!

Jeanine said...

Your cards are lovely especially the first with the alcohol pearls!

Mary Holshouser said...

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the background colors as
an important feature of
the cards - not adding
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Heather M said...

Lovely cards!!! Such fabulous creativity. Love you stunning Alcohol Pearl ink background! Love the bits of shimmery gold on your sunburst!

Jen P said...

What a delightful collection of cards you created and shared! Each one so beautiful! Thank you!

Heike said...

Very nice cards, especially like the winter wishes card.

Louanne said...

Awesome cards - especially love your winter wishes! Thanks for sharing your creations!

Patty said...

Fantastic cards! My favorite is the one with the alcohol ink ba
ckground!

Lindar C said...

Your cards are fantastic and I like that they aren't all Christmas, I especially like the Burst card.

Jean said...

Wonderful cards and inspiration!

La Rae said...

Gorgeous cards...my favorite is the first one with the background made with Alcohol Pearls.

They call me Mimi said...

Love the alcohol pearl background and the stenciled designs. That best is yet to come would be a wonderful die to add to my stash.

Chandhini said...

All the cards seem awesome, love the various techniques used. Love the alcohol pearl ink background.

Subhashini said...

Love the array of wonderful cards, my personal favorite is the one with play of alcohol inks

Billie Sue Woolley said...

What a wonderful variety of cards. The alcohol ink background is beautiful!

Karthikha said...

Wow! So many amazing cards!! I love each one of them! <3

Deb Selby said...

Love alcohol ink backgrounds and was happy to see them in your cards.

SabineV said...

Love the alcohol ink background! Great cards...thanks for sharing!

Shauna said...

Super cute!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the first one. I love playing with Alcohol Pearl inks and that background is gorgeous.

Barbara-Jean said...

a beautiful collection of cards. So many great ideas!

Heidi Rees said...

Looks like you had a great time creating these beautiful cards! Such great products and inspiration!

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Die-cember Release!! Such AMAZING Card Designs!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to Win!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Kris in Alaska said...

That burst is one of my favorite of this release!

JMN said...

Wow, thanks for your amazing inspiration, love all your cards. Fantastic Die-cember release.

Jessica S. said...

Love your cards and all the different backgrounds you use on them! Thanks for sharing :)

Susan Y said...

So many wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Love this release!

Beverlee said...

I LOVE the alcohol inks and your backgrounds - the dies are perfect too!

Kentucky Daisy said...

Thanks for sharing so many great ideas on how to use items from the new collection. I like that you even included some things from earlier releases like the Leafy Frame Stencil; it works as a great background for the new CZ die! I also really like the Winter wishes die and the way you used it. The color makes it feel very "cool" like a winter's day would be. :)

Eve N said...

Great card ideas. Love how your backgrounds show off the new sentiment dies.

Kathleen said...

Not sure which one I like best - brilliant - but love love love the alcohol ink background - the colors are dreamy

Hannah Driscoll said...

Holy cannoli, definitely showing off your God given talents. They are absolutely fantastic in their own way. WHo could pick a favorite, not me!

Stephanie said...

All of these are beautiful, but that alcohol ink background is card is just stunning!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous cards and such wonderful background ideas!

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