Friday, November 12, 2021

SSS Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop, Day Two!

 Hi guys!

Welcome to my stop on day two of the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release blog hop! If you missed day one of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. If you want to start at the beginning of today's hop, that post from Simon is here. I'm really excited to share my cards with you, showcasing this fabulous release! It's filled with lots of fun, new products that you're gonna love! But first . . . . . . . 


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Handmade Holiday Release blog hop, you'll receive a Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink pad FOR FREE, with ANY purchase! Just use the code: HDMADE4U at checkout. This promotion will expire 11/14 at 11:59 pm EST.



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, November 17th.



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



First up is a simple but elegant design, using some neutral colors, vellum, a bit of sparkle and the new, Etched Berry Branch die.


For my second card, I kept it simple with the Large Thank You Swirl Hot Foil Plate. I just added a strip of gold cardstock and a few gold, heart sequins.


Here's one using the Ornament Builder stencil set. What a fun set this is! Soooo many possibilities with this one! I went for a fun design, with a pink and silver color combo.

Okay, this is exciting! Simon now has their very own Glitz Glitter Gel! The colors are seriously GORGEOUS! I used two of them (Amethyst and Surf) on my next card, along with the beautiful, Holiday Boho Circle stencil. Look at that sparkle! 


For my last card, I used two new products. I thought the Santa and sleigh from the Night Before Christmas cling set would be so fun to use with the Snowy Path embossing folder. I love how it turned out! It's a larger card, so I'll be making my own envelope for it. The bit of color you see, on the embossed area on the bottom of the card, was created using some colored pencils and a soft touch. I cut along the embossed lines and adhered that snowy panel onto my ink blended card base.

I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products in this awesome release! Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate every visit and comment! 



Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Bibi Cameron

Keisha Charles

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Vicky Papaioannou

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler you are here

Miriam Prantner

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Sandi MacIver

Adelle Emery

Emma Williams

Yoonsun Hur


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Tami B. said...

I've noticed something about you over the years. You always go above & beyond in sharing lots of beautiful projects and ideas. These are all wonderful. Thank you.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards as always Barb, really love the first one CAS and so elegant!

Jenna casserly said...

So many beautiful designs. You are brilliant.

Cindy C. said...

Barb your projects are so beautiful and elegant! So enjoy seeing them!

LIsa S said...

Lots of beautiful inspiration! My favorite is the glitz glitter boho stencil:)

sharon g said...

The metallics are just gorgeous. So fancy...

Miesje Flach said...

Love, love, love this!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Barb! I'm just loving the newest botanical dies - your card, the vellum, and neutrals just gives me all the good feels!

DebbieT said...

So pretty!

Daria Z. said...

Wow, Barb, you've been busy! Love all of these beautiful cards - from elegant to fun and festive!!

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are lovely - thanks for the inspiration

Lindar C said...

Wonderful cards! Fantastic release!

Beatrice Lawson said...

The first card is sheer elegance- i love it, and the last one is pure nostalgia. Your cards are amazing.

Susanbcards said...

You made so many beautiful cards! The large thank you foil plate is outstanding.

LBudke said...

So elegant and pretty. I just love these cards!

Becky said...

I just love the simple but elegant style of the first two cards! They are absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Fonda said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful sparkle/shine and variety of creations.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gardenrose said...

That glimmer card is gorgeous!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the golds and silvers!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one -- so elegant!

phlower said...

Wow! You have made so many beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Jennifer B said...

These are beautiful cards! I love to see so many different techniques and color options, I love the silver with the die cut. Simple, elegant. Love it!

Alexandra Y said...

So many stunning cards! I love them all!

Mrsfish02 said...

I love the shimmer of the first card. The Night Before Christmas stamp has all the good stuff. Santa and the roof tops. I love it. TFS

Sra. Spitzer said...

Dear Barb - You always spoil us rotten with the plethora of gorgeous examples to look over! Wow! I love the silver one at the start and was thinking it would be a good way to do a silver anniversary card if I could layer things to minimize the berries and maximize the leaves. It's love as is for Xmas! The gold one - wow! - I don't foil but that sure makes me want to! Love that font! The rest of the cards are also beautiful! I'll have to check out those gels - your Boho Circle is fabulous! And I love the Xmas ornaments you stenciled - very pretty! All of these are top-notch!
Lori S in PA

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the CAS look of the first two!

SSchmidt said...

What a great idea to combine the Santa stamp and the embossing folder!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Barb. Love the ornament card the best... I am traditional. :) The berry branch is so pretty and so elegant with the touch of silver... the sparkly gel pastes are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

juneroses said...

The simple elegance of that first card... perfection.

Janet D. said... all the glitz and your designs are amazing!

Ann Apolito said...

Wow, you've been busy. All the cards are great, my favorite is the first one; its very elegant.

Bonnie K. said...

Wow - lots of beautiful cards! Absolutely love the first one. Perfect Christmas elegance.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love the simplicity of the first two.
Thanks for sharing.

M Ceriale said...

I love your use of silver sparkle and white. So elegant!

Janet Ingraham said...

Such a fan of tone on tone simplicity. Great cards!

CandyraeT said...

Pretty cards. The first one is my favorite. Such a classic look!

SherylH said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. The silver card is so elegant and understated. And have the glitter gels on my wishlist!

Dfrank said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards.

Denise Bryant said...

Wonderful cards! I love the way you combined the products to make the scene with Santa, using the Snowy Path embossed design!

Kathy Raker said...

They are all fabulous! The elegance of the first two, adorable santa card with embossed scene at bottom,perfect touch. Of course all the colors of glitter gel really complement the stencil design.

Helen said...

What a stunning set of Christmas card Barb! I love the clever designs! I love them all but the first with the stimple elegance of layered die cutting is so eye-catching!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Maria said...

These cards are all beautiful. The glitz gel is gorgeous!

Susan Richter said...

Beautiful cards. I love all the glitter - from card stock to gel!

Nita said...

Love your use of the new release. Simple and clean. Love the use of the Santa and embossing folder together.

Mirella said...

These are all beautiful, Barb! So elegant, and I love the sparkle and shine on the first designs!

L said...

Very elegant cards!
Thank you for showcasing this new release with so many wonderful examples.

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful cards, Barb. I love that you didn't put the halo on the santa flight.

Carol Wortman said...

Elegant and very Christmas. Every card was beautiful. Really like the ornaments, very different and gives me ideas! Thanks

Unknown said...

Lovely and elegant.

Patty said...

Love your cards!! I especially love the clean & simple elegant ones!!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are so elegant and beautiful! Love the variety in this release.

Patricia Coleman said...

Absolutely stunning card inspiration!! Love this release!

HP said...

Love, love, love, your cards!

Karen said...

Wonderful cards! My favorite is the Etched Berries; love the "shadow" done in glitter paper!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous mix of clean and festive designs!

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beth Merrill said...

Thank you for sharing inspiration using so many different products from this release. My favorite is the first card. Stunning!

Janice said...

lovely cards, I really love the silver glitter on the first one!

Megan said...

They are all lovely, but that first monochromatic card is just stunning!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!!! These are all Stunning cards!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The first couple cards are so elegant.
Refined and simple and wonderful.
Love the Santa flying through the
sky. Beautiful shading.
thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

I like the pretty variety of cards you created.

Tammy Hanson said...

Oh my goodness. You have been very busy and very creative. Lovely cards. I initially wasn’t at all interested in the ornament builder set but your card has definitely changed my mind.

Claudanzer said...

I love your ornament card and your super classy simple gold card!

Cheriese said...

wow gorgeous!! love that sparkle!!!

Jill said...

Your cards a just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

cindybearj said...

I love that your cards run the gamut from elegant to fun!

Shar Zar said...

The white and silver card is sensational

Debbie T. said...

Wow, you have been busy. I love the simplicity yet elegance of your first card. I’m impressed by your talent using the Snowy Path embossing folder with the Santa sleigh stamp on the last card. Thanks for the tips & thank you for sharing! I appreciate it 😊❤️

Tina Z. said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards.

Marianne said...

What a fabulous line-up of cards.
I especially love the elegance and simplicity of the first two cards.

Linda said...

Amethyst and surf...fab

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