Friday, December 3, 2021

SSS DIEcember Blog Hop Day 2!

 Hi everyone!

Happy DIEcember! Welcome to my stop on day two of the Simon Says Stamp Diecember blog hop!

I’m excited to share a few cards with you today, created with some of the fabulous dies from Simon’s new release! If you want to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here to be taken to the Simon Says Stamp blog. This is day two of the hop. If you'd like to start on day 1, click here.


FREE GIFT:


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the DIEcember release blog hop, you'll receive Simon's exclusive, Little Angel die FOR FREE, with a purchase of $30 or more! Just use the code: GLOW54 at checkout. This promotion will expire 12/5 at 11:59 pm EST.


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 8.

 

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.

 

MY CARDS:

On this first card, I used the, Foil and Cut Die set called, Sketched Rosebud Bundle. It comes with a foil plate and the matching die! Seriously, you guys, I was determined not to start foiling but I couldn't resist after seeing so many beautiful cards with this fun technique! So, I bought a foiling machine and am loving it! After foiling the roses and leaves, I inked them up and love the results!


My next card features the, Kaleidoscope Medallion Die. There are endless possibilities with this one! I decided to keep it simple by just adding some Distress Oxide Ink and a bit of sparkle. 

 

Next up is the, Birthday Candles Die. This adorable die is so fun to play with! I used some fun, bright colors for a festive card.


On my last card, I used two new dies. The, Dancing Snowflakes Die and the, Just Because Die set. I embossed the background with an older embossing folder. I then added a double layer of the snowflakes die cut, using sparkly silver cardstock, backed in white and offset a bit. I used vellum for the background of the sentiment. Sparkle all the things please!


That's it for my stop on the hop. 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 thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it so much! ♥




BLOG HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog  

Laura Bassen

Keisha Charles

Bibi Cameron

Vicky Papaioannou

Kulbir Kirkland

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Norine Borys

Emma Williams

Bobbi Lemanski

Dilay Nacar


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: 

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82 comments:

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! I love them!

Tammy said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I think you used all of my most favorite dies from this release!

Peg Frushour said...

Absolutely beautiful cards - especially the blue snowflake one!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful variety of cards. Not able to choose a fav. Like them all.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards. My favorite is the snowflake card.

NancyR said...

Wonderful cards! I love the new geometric dies...so many ideas!

CandyraeT said...

These are all so lovely!

Roblyn said...

What wonderful examples for these new releases! I love your creative ideas!

sharon g said...

So many cute cards. I especially like the I'm Thinking Of You one.

S Lang said...

Your cards are beautiful. Great color combos.

dtilt1 said...

like the choice of pink shades for the flower and the added touch of gold which makes it very classy, flowers are the my favorite thing to stamp and color

Teri S. said...

Four cards - you've been busy being creative using the fabulous dies in this release. All of you cards are wonderful! That kaleidascope die sure catches my interest.

Kathleen Fink said...

Love all your inspiration and thanks for the idea of visiting the gallery!

Maureen Reiss said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards!!!! And yes I agree!!! Sparkle all the things!!!!

Dfrank said...

Love all the cards! Beautiful!

Eve N said...

Great cards! Like you, I was trying to avoid foiling, but so many lovely cards, like yours, finally convinced me to get a Glimmer machine.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Dee Earnshaw said...

loving your cads - so well designed

Lady Penguin said...

The softness of the last card's background and the pop of sparkle...I am envisioning making a set of note cards as a gift for someone next year! Stunning. Also, the second card with that subtle background and kaleidoscope die...I saw it as a snowflake and thought how beautiful is that. Such versatility.

Lara Read said...

Love them all but that gold card is WOW. Great job!

Nancy R. said...

Such a wonderful variety of cards Barb! Lots of neat techniques!

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous card designs, the first is just exquisite. I, too, am committed to not start with foiling but it's so hard to resist when the results are this stunning.

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Barb - As usual, your entries are gorgeous. I love that first one w/ the roses and foiling. The bday candles sold out before I picked it up. No matter; I will get it next month or whenever it's restocked. I really like the Dancing Snowflakes, too. All your cards are beautiful!
Lori S in PA

Cindy said...

Love all these cards. The roses are beautiful!

Paula H. said...

Fun and pretty cards! My favorite is your gorgeous snowflake card.

NorthShore Photography, Chattanooga said...

Your cards are stunning. I particularly like the one with the heart cut out in gold foil cardstock.

Giselle said...

So many beautiful cards! I really like them all!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one -- gorgeous and elegant!

The Firth Five said...

Love all your cards, all so different but beautiful!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful cards, colors, and ink blending! I just LOVE THEM!

Lisa A said...

Love all your cards. Such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Janet D. said...

OHHH...I love all of your cards!

Jeanne Rice said...

So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

DebbieC said...

A wonderful variety a cards to showcase some of the DieCember products.

JKB said...

So many wonderful cards with such sparkle. Great inspiational ideas. Thanks.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the simple medallion die.
Simple but beautiful.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Isabelle said...

Your cards are beautiful and very inspiring !

Alexandra Y said...

Such lovely cards! Wonderful inspiration!

Jenni King said...

beautiful cards!! love the sparkle!

Diane z said...

Love the last card with the sparkling snowflakes.

hvluv2ski said...

Love Love Love the cards.. TY !!

Keri said...

I love snowflakes!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards and great inspiration. Love the variety of designs.

Shar Zar said...

I am inspired by how you used the new dies.

Leigh G said...

Thanks for the variety of ideas

C Aguirre said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Paola said...

Great cards. Very inspiring. Thanks!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! The snowflake die is my favorite, and I love the candles too!

Megan R said...

lovely cards - I love the silver and white combination

Ann Apolito said...

Lovely cards, the gold on the first one makes it look very elegant.

Kathy Raker said...

Fabulous cards! Love the new release!

I Card Everyone said...

Barb, all of your cards are wonderful! But, as a child, kaleidoscopes had a very special place in my heart - I LOVE that die! I'm already putting my brain to work on how to make it move - think I'll put Tom on it! lol
=]

$mart Girl said...

Wow! What a beautiful selection of creativity! Inspired!!

Stacy said...

Beautiful cards Barb! I'm loving the snowflakes. They're always so festive :)

Becca Yahrling said...

Love the different styles of cards here. The first card is so pretty & my favorite - would be a perfect card for an anniversary or even a Valentine just by changing the sentiment. Or a wedding. ;-)

K.E. said...

Love these cards, very beautiful

Mitzi said...

Nice cards. My favorite is the "Just Because" card. So soft and lovely.

Lindar C said...

Love these unique designs, very original.

Lagene said...

Awesome creations, I love the dies and especially your heart and roses card!

L said...

Spectacular cards!
Thanks for sharing.

Mirella said...

These are great, Barb!

Becky said...

What wonderful cards!

Kristina "Tina" said...

Wow. You had so much fun with these. Look at all the inspiration and ideas and creations. Simon blew it out of the park again with another fabulous release.

Unknown said...

Love your cards. Wish I coyote play with everything too!🤭

Karen L K said...

Pretty cards! Love the Just Because snowflakes card! Nice color combo on the birthday candle card.

Melanie said...

Barb, these are all so pretty! I especially like the last one!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the subtle text background on the slim line!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so pretty and all so different. The snowflake one is fabulous!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jenny S said...

Such beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

thank you so much for the inspiration

Pauline said...

Lovely cards! Lots of inspiration here, thank you!

Patty said...

All fabulous cards!! Love your first foiled card the best!

Angie Cammack said...

Barb, love ALL of your cards, but the "just because" is just somehow speaking to me! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. ;)
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

cjknick said...

They're ALL stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

Joy Meadows said...

Each one of your cards are simply gorgeous, Barb! I love the new dies from SSS and you have really outdone yourself with these designs.

Nioki77 said...

Great cards!

SandyK said...

Pretty

Karen Baughman said...

Very pretty. I love the dancing snowflakes for.

Patricia said...

Such lovely cards, thank you for sharing!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful and cute card designs.

Tina Z. said...

Beautiful design and colors!