Wednesday, December 2, 2020

SSS DieCember Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hey guys!

Today, I'm excited to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember release blog hop!
 
DieCember is such a fun month and Simon always starts it out with a dies-only release. It's filled with so many amazing dies! There's something for everyone! 


FREE GIFT:
As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away a free American Crafts Christmas Tag Kit, with any purchase, while supplies last. Use code JINGLE at checkout. Offer expires on 12/4, at 11:59pm EDT.
 
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, December 9th.
 
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.
 
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I had lots of fun playing with some of the new dies! For this first card, I used the Paper Hugs die. I cut out two of them so I could create a shadow effect. Then I just did a little ink blending and paired it with an embossed gray background. So quick and easy!
 

 
For my next card, I used the Sneaky Kitties die. It's a "line die" so it cuts all the way across. It's difficult to see in the photo but I actually took the negative portion of the die and then cut away each kitty, quickly colored them with Copic markers and then I paper-pieced them back into the negative spaces. So fun!
 


I must admit, this next one was tough for me. And it was not because of the product, it was me! I think I made three cards and threw them all away before deciding that this one was okay. (still don't love it) Does that ever happen to you? It was frustrating but it's a beautiful die when you use it correctly! *cough, cough* Anyway, It's the Sunflower Petals die set and I have seen some AMAZING cards done already from some of Simon's other designers!
 
 
 
Can ya see a theme here? I guess I've been on a gray kick recently. Not sure why but I'm loving all the grays lately. And even though this next card doesn't have any gray, the blues I used are definitely grayish-blues - ha! I used the Simple Stem die and cut it out several times to create a sprig of leaves. I colored the white diecuts with Copics. The hugs die is also a new release product and is from the Small Script Trio die set. That set also comes with a "thanks" die and a "loved" die.
 
Okay, so that's it for my stop on the hop. Don't forget to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for day 2 of the hop! There is so much more inspiration coming your way!
 
I hope I've given you a few ideas on how to use some of the awesome products in this release! Next up is the fabulously talented Lea Lawson! 
 
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

 
 
 

 

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147 comments:

Daniel D said...

Wow so much inspiration and amazing cards ❤️

Judy Inukai said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you colored the kitties to make them all look different. Great idea.

Titus said...

How creative that was to use Gray for your cards. They are beautiful

Laurie D said...

Love all the amazing inspiration!

Susie Sonnier said...

Blown away! Such awesome cards

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the soft colors and darling little kitties!

Kari said...

All of these cards are so pretty. Thank you.

paperplay said...

Love all of your cards to day. I'm not a "kitty" person but your card makes me want that die anyway.

Carey said...

The kitties you colored are the best, I love them!

Lisa Reber said...

Beautiful cards but I love the sneaky kitties! So cute!

Leora said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Barb said...

Love your cards, Barb!

Audja said...

Paper Hugs! Just love that die! Great cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the kitties looking over the
fence. Sweet. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
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Barbara said...

Beautiful cards. You are adding to the fact that I want the kitties and the paper hugs dies. LOL

Janet D. said...

Well,,,I think all of your cards are fantastic! And I have rejected cards that weren't quite what I envisioned even though my husband have said they look great! lol Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Carol said...

Love your cards especially the two-toned paper hugs. Thank you.

vickie said...

Love each of your cards! You are very talented.

Gayle said...

Lovely cards and your cats and coloring are a WOW.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Beautiful, creative inspiring card projects...LOVE

Larissa Heskett said...

Such AMAZING Projects!! I LOVE the Sunflower Card especially!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Ab7699 said...

Love the cat card!! So cute.

Dawn Hueser said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Robin Morris said...

Love the way you colored the kitties

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the soft colors in your creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marilyn said...

Love that kitty card - it’s my favorite!

Lisa Brussow said...

Beautiful cards. I love the kitty card - so adorable!

bertay said...

Those sneaky little kittens peeking over the top are too cute!

Charlotte said...

All of them are really pretty!

Mary Kay Ross said...

OMGoodness! I love all of these cards and the colors that you used.

JE said...

The Snowflake Frame, the Kitty border and Paper Hugs dies are my fave...so far!

Angie Cammack said...

Barb, your cards are beautiful, and I love the chance you took using grays on the large flower. It's perfect!! I think I have to have those sneaky kitties and the floral stems dies! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

gabriella said...

The mistletoe card is my favorite

Grace Bullen said...

The grey is great. I love the cats -- hadn't noted the cat die before now. Thanks for showing it! Really really cute!

Caroline said...

Loving this release, cute kitties!

Miesje Flach said...

Oh how fun - love the kitties!

Tina Marie said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Patty said...

Love the monochromatic cards. Very striking. And I like the simple stems card.

Patty said...

Love the monochromatic cards. Very striking. And I like the simple stems card.

Nandini said...

The new dies are fantastic. And your inspiration is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

Carol Scheevel said...

THOSE KITTIES! Oh my! So cute! Great copic coloring!

Deb B. said...

Great cards! I especially love the daisy.

Unknown said...

Oh my cuteness! Love love love these cards! Thanks for hopping. That font is so Wow!

Carol R said...

Such great cards. I love your sweet coloring of those cute kitties! adorable. thank you for sharing.

Barb Martin said...

Oh my gosh, so many beautiful cards! They’re all gorgeous! I have a long Christmas list!

Mitzi said...

I love the soft subtleness of your cards. Your kitties are adorable! I like the way your sunflower card turned out, but I don't think I'd work well doing one petal at a time.

Bunny said...

I, too, have flung a few cards in the recycle bin. Operator error because we know it's not the die. I think the gray/blue one came out beautiful. By the time you're on number 4 they all start to blur. Look at in a few days and you'll like it much better. The kitties look great after surgery and coloring. [Bunny]

Becca Yahrling said...

Oh, those kitties!! They are sooo adorbs. Love all your pretty cards. tfs!

I Card Everyone said...

I, for one, am thoroughly thrilled by the grays, and gray-ish colors you've used today!! All four are really wonderful, Barb... but you totally had me at that sunflower: she loves it!!
=]

Tracey Randolph said...

I love how you used the grays for all your cards! Very different & I love them!

Susan Y said...

All so different, love them all! Thanks for sharing your card designs!

NancyR said...

Love the simplicity of your cards. Love the sunflower one.

Cheryl S. said...

So much great inspiration for

Jnett said...

I don't have kitties and yet that card takes my heart. So cute!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

fun cards, your sunflower card was very nice - it may have been the color theme you chose that was throwing you off. thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Unknown said...

I love all your cards, they are beautiful!!
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Lisa A said...

Love all your cards. The sunflower card is so pretty.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love your kitties!

Tammie J said...

Thank-you for sharing your work. I especially like the Miss You card!

Kerry said...

Hello little kitties!

Denise G. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Holmes said...

Wow I am truly speechless with how amazing your cards are! I especially love the cats card! I really love how you colored each one of the cats a different color!

MavisK said...

I appreciate your grey palette. It's restrained, but not bland. I especially like what you did with the Simple Stem die. I have a thing for leaves - I seem to keep buying them in stamps and dies, no matter how many I have. Lovely composition.

Maureen Reiss said...

These are Amazing!!! Your coloring on the kitties is Fantastic!!

Barbara-Jean said...

Such a wonderful assortment of cards and colors!

Katya said...

Love the simple stem it looks beautiful! 😍

Lindar C said...

Wonderful cards! Love your peeking kitties!

Lara Read said...

So great! Thank you!

anni said...

Loving all your cards! Favorite though is the one with the Simple Stem die. Love the clean and simple look!

C Aguirre said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing them!

sharon g said...

Each card I came to I thought--ohhhh, I love that!!! So different, and so wonderful. The kitties are so sweet peeking up.

Karen said...

Love your beautiful cards! The CAS Paper Hugs card is my favorite.

luvhymns said...

the cats blew me away....

Giselle said...

We are always our own worst critic! Your daisy card is lovely and so are the others! I like to leave a card I don’t like and then come back to it a little later. I often only need to make a tweak or two to like it.

Sherri said...

The cat card is adorable.

Laurie Black said...

Wonderful cards, I love those adorable kitties!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Barb -
First, let me say that you did amazing things with grey! I love the Simple Stems card... just gorgeous!! But my favorite has to be the kitties. The way you colored them is superb.
Thank you for sharing your considerable talents with all of us. You sure did SSS proud!!
Lori S in PA

Megan said...

Love your sweet kitties!

Judy said...

Your color choices and designs are right up my alley!!! Gorgeous!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the kitties and all the different gray shades on the daisy card!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful cards , Barb! Nice way to showcase some of the new dies. Love the bloom

IdeaGal said...

Love your style! Thank you for sharing.

Christy Malone said...

Lovely cards. The kitties on the birthday card are so cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

I absolutely love these, especially those adorable peeking cats!

Patty said...

Wow!! So many fabulous cards!! Love them all!

Judy M said...

I love the paper hugs card. So simple but elegant and the message doesn't need anything more.

mirella said...

The negative kitties card is so clever. You're copic coloring skills are on point, girl!

Michelle Noto said...

Love, love, love your cards!! Beautiful!!

cindybearj said...

All your cards are beautiful but the kitties stole my heart! They are sdorable.

Kailash said...

Simply gorgeous cards, love the gray tones. The sunflower is my favorite:-))

Missugrbear7 said...

Love all of the cards and yes I have had quite a few dive into the circular file, LOL!! I like the grays and blue grays. TFS

Dawn T said...

what delightful cards Barb. You have showcased the dies beautifully.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the Paper Hugs and those adorable kitties too!

Lotte Jessen said...

So many georgeus cards. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing ❤️😊

Cheriese said...

uper pretty creations - love the negative kitty card!

Holly Mahoney said...

I love all the grey that you used. The kittens are adorable and I think your sunflower turned out beautiful.

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful cards!!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Belle série de cartes.
J'adore les deux premières (gris et rose un beau mélange et les chats).
Bises.
MaryannG

Nice set of cards.
I love the first two (grey and pink a nice mix and cats).
Kisses.
MaryannG

Andre M. said...

Those sneaky kitties are darling on your card. I know exactly what you mean about not always loving the cards we make. Sometimes the idea is so fab in our minds, but the execution falls short. I adore the monochromatic sunflower, your work will always resonate with someone! Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

Heike said...

I totally adore the gray sunflower petal card. Those kitties are very cute as well.

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful cards as always Barb.

Melanie said...

LOVE your ideas! Makes me think I can do this!!!

Joy Meadows said...

Each one of your cards is simply lovely, Barb! The sunflower one is very pretty; what's not to love?? The sneaky kitties die is my favorite of this release.

Avra Williams said...

Great cards!

Donna said...

Amazing cards! I love those sweet peeking kitties. Just too cute. Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your cards are fabulous. I LOVE the kitties!!

Mirella said...

Wow, Barb, these are all fantastic! Love those cute kitties!

LmichelleH said...

Stunning cards, love the cats

Dee Earnshaw said...

love these cards - so simple and creative

jeannieob said...

absolutely love that kitty card!!

Alli Marie said...

I love the monochrome daisy! Thanks for the blog hop giveaway!

Mrsfish02 said...

The paper hugs is my favorite. This one could be used a lot!! Great selection this release.

Peg Frushour said...

Your cards are great! I absolutely love the cat card!

Tamra B said...

Love those kitties!

Ana Karen said...

So cute! I love what you did with the kitties in that card! So much work and it turned out awesome!

Anne M. said...

I think your sunflower card is beautiful! I love that it's monochromatic and grey. Different. Different is good. I like all of your cards! Thanks so much for sharing all your work! :)

DorothyA said...

I really like the pink and gray together (It's almost winter and it is a gray time of year after all). The kitties are so funny and cute. And I like the blue leaves together- almost mistletoe LOL!

Scrappy Chick said...

Absolutely amazing cards! Love them!

Carol Lokhorst said...

Such wonderful cards!! Love them!

Carol Lokhorst said...

Those kitties!! Great cards and great inspiration!

Melanie said...

So pretty, Barb! I especially love the paper hugs one!

Katherine K :) said...

Your cards are all so beautiful, but the paper hugs one stole my heart. Love the soft grey and pink color combo - simply gorgeous!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!

Cherry Robinson said...

I love everything you created Barb...excellent and so creative. My fave has to be the kitty cat card! ❤️

Jade said...

Very pretty and inspirational! I especially like the kitty card. The kittens against the gray background is great.

Teri S. said...

I really appreciate the CAS design of all of your cards as well as the shades of grey with white. I have no idea why you aren't particularly happy with the sunflower card. I'd be thrilled if I'd made it.

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love the paper hugs card. This is a great die!

Rea' said...

Yes I see your gray trend... it's awesome even the sunflower petalls 😉I love the kitties ... I must try that technique !

L said...

Love those adorable kitties peering over the top.
So cute!
Thanks for sharing.

Shar Zar said...

Lovely soft hues on these cards.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors...
Thanks for sharing.

Giselaine said...

Loved all of your cards Barb, even the one you didn't like. Thank you for sharing.

Carol Wortman said...

Well I liked them all! But those kitties have stolen my heart. I want to try that cut apart color and paper piece thing... I love that. Thanks for the ides!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Beautiful cards! The monochromatic sunflower card is very striking.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Amazing cards! I really like those cats.

Karen L K said...

Nice cards! The gray sunflower I think is very nice. I also like the monochromatic branch card.

Helen said...

Wow! I just love this set of cards, Barb! But as soon as I saw those sweet cats - it was the winner! Love it!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Those little kittens are just too cute.

Marianne said...

Love the CAS look of your cards as well as the soft colours.

scrappykate said...

Great cards! I especially like the Simple Stem die colored with soft shades of Copic.

Tina Z. said...

so creative!

Kelly said...

Love all your cards, but that hugs one is perection

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful cards! So many great ideas and great products!

Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

Such a clever idea to color blend the inks on the "paper hugs" die cut! Wow!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I ADORE your backgrounds and that St. Pat's Card!

~Laura said...

Love the leprechaun card!

Denise J. said...

Great inspiration!