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
T.
 
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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128 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are awesome! I LOVE the gnome! And your bright blue cards!

Lisa Byers said...

Your Joy cards are fabulous!! Love that blue!! The Catmas is just plain adorable!! That stamp set is a must have!!

Judy Inukai said...

What great and inspiring cards That gnomie is darling.

Karyn said...

Your inspiration was fun! I especially loved seeing those acetate sheets used!

NickiB said...

Love the gnome card! such great colors

Zlatka said...

Beautiful cards! The gnome is so cute!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning cards as always Barb and I adore your gnome tag, that gnome is definitely on my wish list,!!

sharon g said...

The cat is SO CUTE!!! I'm going to have to get that stamp set. Great job on all of your cards :)

Susan said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but that first one with the acetate foilable sheets - all that glitter took my breath away! Gorgeous!

Evelyn said...

I especially love the Merry Christmas card. I would imagine it would be a good one to mass produce.

Peg Frushour said...

Love your projects! Those acetate sheets are gorgeous! And I love Merry Catmus!

Maureen Reiss said...

Amazing cards!!! I love the spritzed leaf background!!!!

Joyce said...

I Love love love the blue and white Christmas cards. I like the way you reversed the colors.

Gloria said...

All the cards are sooo beautiful. You’re great. Makes me want to buy everything,

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the two cards from the acetate sheets. Not too sure what that product is, so I need to find more examples of use.

Migdalia said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!! The tag is just so Adorable!! I love the gnome!! Beautifully done.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

jakemem said...

the cat card is fun

Nancy R. said...

I'm loving the organic look of the leave background! Beautiful card and color choices!

Paola Cubillo said...

Beautiful cards!

Nandini said...

All the cards are really beautiful. The All Leaves one is my favorite. I love that stamp and I love the artsy look you have achieved.

Lisa H. said...

I really love that adorable gnome! Beautiful cards and tag!

Kit A said...

I love this release! So many possibilities. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love two-fers. Both are
spectacular. The skating
kitty is cute and the gnome
tag is fun. thanks for
sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety with wonderful coloring, whimsy of cat and more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lindar C said...

Fantastic cards! I like that you used the negative foil sheet to get a second card!

SueB said...

Adorable cards. Love the Catmas card.

Gayle said...

Awesome cards and tag! Thanks for the inspiration.

lunnacreates said...

Love these. They are so fun!

Glenda Demorest said...

I love that you can use the Slim line stamp for A2 cards. Every one was stunning.

Leslie S. said...

Your cards are beautiful and the Gnome tag is adorable!

KJ said...

I love the variety of these cards. That catmas card is purrfect!

DorothyA said...

What a wonderful set of cards! I really like the first foiled acetate cards. Shiny and bright is so fun for the holidays.

Becca Yahrling said...

The first two cards are so elegant. Love the gnome and the kitty card ... sooo fun!!

Miesje Flach said...

These are all so unique and pretty. I am glad that you did the acetate card - love how that turned out. I also love the gnome - I was too late to order it but hope some more come in soon.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

What a great set of holiday cards!! Creatively inspiring and so much fun!!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful projects -- beautiful, fun -- a great showcase of this fantastic release.

Lisa Reber said...

I keep telling myself I don't need the Meowy Christmas set....:)

Sue McRae said...

Fun mix of card designs Barb! Loving the cutie gnome!

Barbara said...

These are great cards designs. I especially love the Merry Christmas and the Autumn leaves cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the foil backgrounds... so so pretty! The gnome is super cute! Love the paper pieced hat! SWEET! Thanks for the inspiration! Be safe and God bless!

tamilou said...

Love the Catmas card & the gnome tag is so cute. Terrific job!

Scrappysue said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love that gnome tag!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christa said...

Beautiful cards. Love them all. I like how you did the blue snowflakes on white. Good idea.

Unknown said...

Can you ever have too many gnomes, so cute!

Karen said...

What a diverse group of cards---all beautiful and creative!

Karen said...

What a diverse group of cards---all beautiful and creative!

Needlearts Kelly said...

Great using the positive and negative acetate sheet images!

Noreen said...

What a great wintry look on the deep blue cards!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Love that cute gnome tag too!

Tami B. said...

Great collection of cards. I wish I could see the first ones in real life. Are they glittery? It looks like they are, & they are beautiful.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What striking cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

This release is loaded with goodness! I was wondering how the acetate sheets would work. Lovely for sure. The leaf background is wonderful. Great Job!

Kailash said...

Such fabulous colors and that gnome card is just too adorable!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow Barb you can tell you had fun with this release!! Just love all of your cards, especially the sweet little gnome tag, the colours are fabulous!

Starr said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing.

Sheri L. Waddell said...

Love your cards!!!

Diane z said...

Love all of your cards.

scrap118 said...

I never used the acetates but the look is great. I may be very tempted to try. Of course the gnome tag is fab. Never enough gnomes.

Cheriese said...

Beautiful cards - love that Catmas hehe!!

Nancy said...

I love the All Leaves card. Very creative

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Nice cards, especially love the gnome.

Carol said...

All your cards are so pretty but I have to say I think my favorite is the fall leaf card. That technique with the leaves turned out great.

Jessie Scott said...

I am so in love with this gnome die!

Phyllis said...

You've created so many great cards using products from this new release. I want them all! Thanks for sharing some inspiration.

Jennifer D said...

What a lovely Stash of Christmas Cards and all so different from one another. Love everyone of them xxxoooo

Dawn Cooksley said...

Fabulous cards..you have been very busy...

Karen Baughman said...

Thanks for all the great ideas. I want to try the zigs on a cling background.

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards
and I love the
darling Gnome
in the hat!
Carla from Utah

Dawn T said...

what a great set of cards Barb. You really look like you had fun with this release.

Debi Vintinner said...

Love your cheer blue Christmas card! Beautiful!

Cy Lee said...

Love the gnome card

Chandhini said...

Love how you have showcased the release beautifully. My favourite is the card using Feline like Christmas spinners stamp set.

DebbieC said...

Wow you showed us wonderful designs using so many products from this release. Your blue cards remind me of the gentle snowfalls and the blizzard days we sometimes have where I live.

Holly Mahoney said...

The blue and white card is gorgeous!

SabineV said...

I love everything you created! That gnome tag is so cute!

Tina Marie said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy B said...

You look like you had fun playing with the release! Beautiful cards with lots of variety and techniques!! Thanks for the tip about the gallery, too!

Cindy C. said...

This is an awesome release indeed! And your cards are so beautifully created, thanks for the inspirations Barb!

Kathy A said...

The Bold Christmas stenciled card is lovely!

slbt17 said...

what fun ! love the gnome - and thanks for the tip about scribbling the markers on the stamp ... great way to make a quick wonderful card!

Patty said...

OH MY! You have been very busy!! All your card are awesome!! My favorites are the first ones with the acetate! I love how you can use them to get two cards! And I think your leaves background card using the zig markers looks so cool!!

Bunny Dobbie said...

You’re the only person to use the kitty stamps I love! How adorable!

teacherk said...

cute cards, love the cat!

Heather M said...

Love your Joyful cards! It's so fun when you can get two cards with the negative! Your other cards and tags are great! Thanks for creating and sharing!

Giselaine said...

I agree, it is an awesome release. Loved all of your cards and tag, Barb. So many fun products.

sotama14 said...

Lovely cards.. Love the colors of the gnome and the merry Christmas blue card

Giselle said...

Wow! So many gorgeous cards! I love the blue foil cards, no waste and stunning results!

Cheri said...

You have been very busy with all these great cards. I really like the block letters in the Merry Christmas card. Great job!
John 3:16

Becky Moore said...

You have given me so many card ideas, to bad there is so little time! Thank you!

Susan Carlson said...

So many fun ideas Barb! Impressed with the acetate & reverse snow scene cards - will have to put those on my list for my next order! Loved the leaves & the kitty cards & the gnome tag - I’m going to come back to these as I craft this season. Thank you so much!

Mirella said...

These are so much fun, Barb! Love the two first ones especially!

Gardenrose said...

That gnome card is adorable!

Janet D. said...

Your cards are wonderful, and I love two for one cards!

Fab said...

Awesome cards. SSS hit the ball out of the park on this release!

L said...

The cat card is adorable!

Deb Selby said...

All different ............all wonderful

Unknown said...

Thank you for the inspiration, so adorable!

Miriam Prantner said...

In love with those bright vibrant Christmas cards, especially the bright blue one, gorgeous texture on that background. And LOVE that cute gnome tag!

Teri S. said...

I am so impressed with your cards Barb!!! The snowflake acetate looks absolutely stunning & I like how you get a two for one out of it. So sparkly & beautiful. I also love the card with the leaves. Delicate outlines in those soft inks look wonderful.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards and tag! I love the two cards you got from using the Falling Snow acetate sheets!

Jill said...

Gorgeous cards, and they are all so different. Thank you so much for sharing 😊

Cindaku said...

So many great cards! I love the simple Merry Christmas card!

Laurie said...

Sweet projects!! The gnome tag is adorable!

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! I just LOVE all of the BEAUTIFUL Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Carol Wortman said...

What a cute bunch o cards! I'm still lovin those gnomes! Great release!

Shauna said...

I just love that Falling Snow cards!! What a great idea!!

Marianne said...

Fab projects! Love how you’ve used the leaves stamp, and the gnome is adorable.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Beautiful variety of cards! The blue Joyful card is stunning!

Katherine K :) said...

Wow so many great examples from this release. Your cards are all fabulous Barb! I have to say though that Norm is my favourite and I absolutely love the tag that you created.

Megan said...

The acetate sheets turned out so fabulous! Love those leaves, too!

northernchica said...

Wow, what a diverse set of cards! They are all so gorgeous! I am a new crafter and am intrigued with zig's....thanks for the tip on using them on the leaves background stamp, as it turned out so well. Thanks for sharing.

Irishtiger06 said...

Such beautiful cards, I think the leaves may be my favorite but really they’re all wonderful!

Karen Williams said...

Wonderful cards, thank you for sharing.

Jenrescuemama said...

The All Leaves background stamp is beautiful, and I love how you used it!

Lagene said...

Great release! I love your creations, especially the Joyful snow scene card!

Fonda said...

Love your cards!

Denise Mlady said...

All your projects are lovely! I just love the foiled Christmas card and how you used the leftover to create another card. And that Gnome is just too cute! Fun products in this release.

Sue D said...

So pretty, cute, fun and festive!

jamie mastin said...

Lovely cards! I really want to try to laminating trick

Shar Z said...

You have so many attractive designs.

Pepita933 said...

They are all keepers! I’m really becoming a gnome girl!

gabriella said...

Love your gnome card.so very cute

Tina Z. said...

Wonderful projects!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing

Beth Merrill said...

Yay! Someone use the Catmas stamp set. How cute? And the gnome die is so fun and adorable!

momi said...

Great idea using positive and negative portions out of one product! Both turned out really perfect!

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Wow...so many beautiful cards, Barb!

craftingaplannedlife@gmail.com said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I really like the colors you used in the fall leaf card...so original.