Friday, November 11, 2022

SSS Holiday Sparkle Release Blog Hop - Day 1!

 Hi everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Holiday Sparkle release blog hop! 

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog. And don't forget, the hop continues tomorrow with so much more inspiration from this fabulous release!

FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the hop, you'll receive Simon's adorable, Holiday Zipper Pouch for free, with a purchase of $50 or more! Use the code: CUTEBAG at checkout. This promotion ends at 11:59 pm ET on 11/13.

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, November 16th.

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

MY CARDS:

First up is this pretty stencil set called, Retro Layering Christmas. I love, love, love pink and green for Christmas and used Simon's Pawsitively Saturated Inks with the stencils. I added bits of highlights with both a white and black gel pen.



My next card showcases three new products. I die cut the adorable, Layered Cheery Penguin with Simon's new, Pawsitively Velvet, Black cardstock. It's not easy to tell in the photo but it is so soft and fuzzy! I added the sentiments using the new, Bold Birthday Acetate Sentiment Strips. Yes, they're acetate! The colors from my alcohol inked background show through the letters! So cool!



Okay, next up is the gorgeous, Refined Snowflakes Embossing Folder and Die set. I just had to emboss it on Simon's Rose Gold Metalic Cardstock! It's such a beautiful color! And can you tell the die cut snowflake is cut from some more velvet cardstock? This time in white.



My last card uses the pretty, Holiday Greens stamp set. I stamped and colored the floral image twice so they would mirror each other, with enough room for a sentiment in between. It's a clean and simple card but I love how it turned out!


That's it for me and I'm your last stop on the hop! Remember to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for day 2 of the hop!

I really appreciate your visit today! I hope I've inspired you and given you some ideas for using a few of the new products from this awesome release!

Hugs,





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80 comments:

Susan Richter said...

What a wonderful release and you've showcased so many of the products in such a beautiful way. Thank you for the inspiration.

Deb G said...

Amazing cards!
I love the way you used these fabulous new products!

Leah W. said...

The variety here is SO GOOD. :) Love it!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards Barb, love all the new products. This hop has showcased them brilliantly.

Steffi H. said...

I love your pink berry card, and the snowflake embossed card looks amazingly frosty.

DoNnA said...

Oh I love all of your creations! Now I have to go get the Holiday Greens stamps & dies. LOVE that card you did with it!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the Holiday Greens. Makes
a beautiful card. The snowflakes
are gorgeous. all was great.
thanks for sharing

SelenaB said...

Wow love all the inspiration. I was like wow at the first card colours and then I saw the next and the next beautiful work💜🤍❄️🎄🤩

Sharon said...

I'm lovin the pink in the Christmas cards

Erica Most said...

I loved your watery ink background behind the penguin. When I looked close to see the color name I realized it was alcohol ink, which I have not tried. Definitely on my list of techniques to learn now.

Joy Meadows said...

Really pretty cards, Barb! You have used the new products beautifully!!

Virginia L. said...

ALL beautifully designed, Barb! Love your super cute penguin card with alcohol ink!

Doris Shubert said...

Very nice card

Jennifer B said...

I love your cards! I also love the new acetate sentiments. I will be purchasing those for sure!

Jenni King said...

Such great cards!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Wow!!! I love everything!!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful showcase, Barb! I'm especially impressed with your AI background for that cute penguin!

Conniead420 said...

The cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

sharon g said...

Your colors look just wonderful. I especially like the first one!

Brenda said...

What a nice assortment of cards showcasing your talents. They are all lovely.

Seester2T said...

I love the use of that rose gold cardstock and that penguin is too cute!

Patty said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the colors you used on your stenciled card and that adorable penguin card!

L said...

Thanks for highlighting this new release with so many wonderful cards!

Miesje Flach said...

So cute! Love the softer colors on the one and using the penguin for a birthday card. Brilliant!

Alexandra Y said...

Wow! So much wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful backgrounds! I LOVE the pink snowflake one!

corky.kay@verizon.net said...

I've never seen acetate sentiments before! They were perfect over the alcohol inked background (which was the perfect color in my opinion). Great job!

GreeneGoddess said...

This release is amazing! It has something for everyone. No matter your style, or who the recipient may be, this one has us covered! My favorite is the Penguin, swimming in the water...oh!my... And the rose gold snowflakes are so rich & luxurious. INSPIRATION leads to CREATION! Thanks for that:)

$mart Girl said...

Ahhhh SO GOOD! I love your colors!!

Roberta said...

Beautiful!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards! I really love the rose gold embossing folder card. Stunning!

Sue Smith said...

You have created a great variety of cards from this new release. The penguin background you created is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. 🤗

Anonymous said...

That rose gold snowflake card is a showstopper.

Merrill P

andrea said...

Wonderful ideas! Inspiring!

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh my gosh! I love all of your cards!

Maryanne D said...

Love the non-traditional colors of the first one

Andre M. said...

Lovely range of card designs, the stencilling and embossing are so pretty. Fab use of the border for a CAS card!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards.

Veronica said...

Love the way you color your cards. Really popping.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Variety, coloring & more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jeanne Beam said...

Such fantastic holiday cards! Love all of them.
Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Reiss said...

Sooooo many Beautiful cards!!! I love them all!!!

Rosemary said...

Super pretty set of cards.

Kris in Alaska said...

I love this release! Your projects are awesome!

Heidi said...

thank you for all the creative ideas. I especially love the colors that you used on the first card with the stencil.

Gab said...

Really great cards

DorothyA said...

Wonderful cards! The penguin is darling and I really like your alcohol ink background. I also like the embossed metallic card- so pretty!

Unknown said...

I love your cards - so pretty!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

So many beautiful cards! I love the non traditional colors on the first one!

Holly Mahoney said...

What fun and festive cards! I love that you used the velvet paper for the penguin. What a wonderful idea.

Judy Inukai said...

Great projects. The last card is so elegant in its simplicity. That border looks like it would be fun to color.

Terry Deason said...

Love the snowflakes! I have a weakness for snowflakes.

Gayle I. said...

All beautifully designed cards! Love the snowflakes!

Greta said...

Love the variety of cards you made, Barb! I love the idea of the velvet cardstock--onto my wishlist!

bzyPTmom said...

Great cards--I love the colors used on the first card and the rest of your cards are cute and pretty--so many of them! Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Wonderful cards! I love the layering stencil and the colors you used with it! Your snowflake card is just gorgeous!

Mitzi said...

I'm impressed with the soft green and pink on your first card; colors I need to try on a Christmas card. I also like the rose gold snowflake card. Beautiful work!

NPurdum56 said...

What great cards! They are all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Janet D. said...

So many great cards, thank you for sharing!

Shar Zar said...

All your card designs are enchanting.

Bunny said...

You have inspired me. Thanks for all of the lovely ideas. I didn't know there was a gallery until a few blogs back. It really was a Gorgeous Gallery. [Bunny]

Unknown said...

All these cards are great! The alcohol ink background with the penguin is perfect!!!

Candy said...

The Warm Wishes card is a stunner! And it soooo gets me in the mood too. Thanks for inspiring!

Anonymous said...

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Jenna Chapman said...

I love, love, love that you used the velvet. Such cool texture on the cards. I also think the inky background you did behind the penguin is perfect. It made it look icy.

Jenna Chapman said...

All of the cards are great. I especially love the penguin card with the icy inked background and the velvet die cutting.

Ann Apolito said...

Pretty cards Barb. The Happy holidays card is my favorite.

Carol Wortman said...

That would be a gorgeous gift box of cards! Love the different textures and colors all showing off how cute this release is.

Karyn said...

Fabulous projects! Especially Love love the snowflake one

Mirella said...

These are gorgeous, Barb - I especially love the last card & the one with the snowflakes! :-)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love your penguin and snowflake cards!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the one with the snowflake background - so so pretty!

Linda P said...

Nice variety of cards. The embossed front with the smowflake is perfectly simple but elegant. And I especially like the Holiday Greens card. I was drawn to those sentiments but wasn't sure about the floral stamp part so I appreciate you example to help me.

Heather Jacobs said...

Great cards Barb! Especially love the snowflake card!

Leigh G said...

Great cards - love the penguin - I can see him for so many occasions

sarascloset said...

Great samples and such a wonderful variety! My favorite is the alcohol ink background--makes me want to pull mine out! Thanks for your inspiring post!

Lara Read said...

so many great ideas thank you! love the color on the holiday card

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

JHixon said...

Wow! You have used the products from this new release beautifully. I especially like the nontraditional colors of the stenciled card and the embossed snowflake card. Great job!

Bo Gilmore said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card making techniques. I look forward to your next creation!