Friday, December 2, 2022

SSS DieCember Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, DieCember release blog hop! Have you seen the new DieCember release? It's awesome and I'm excited to share some inspiration with you!

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog. This is day one of a two-day hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for lots more inspiration!


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the hop, you'll receive Simon's "Merry on a Line" die for free, with any purchase of $25 or more! Use the code: MERRY at checkout. This promotion ends at 11:59 pm ET on 12/4.


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 7th.


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


My first card showcases the beautiful, Fanfare Border die. I also used Simon's new, Pawsitively Velvet Cardstock to cut two of the images. I thought an older, congratulations die was perfect in the center. It's a simple card but pretty too! Wish you could see the velvety texture!

Next up is a set of thank you cards. It was so easy to whip these up using the Thank You Cover Plate die! Just choose some fun colors and layer it all up!

Okay, this next die set is called, Leafy Teardrop. I used alcohol inks on a panel of Yupo paper before cutting it out and pairing it with an older embossing folder.

Up next is this beautiful stamp set called, Holiday Florals. I chose to only use the leaves and berry images from the set and I love how this turned out! Pink and green are my fave colors for Christmas! I paired this one with a snowflake embossing folder from a previous release.

For my last card, I played with this stencil set called, Layering Poinsettias. I thought it would be fun to use blues/aquas for the flowers, instead of the traditional pinks/reds. I added a few frosty sequins in the centers for a bit more interest. And by the way, Simon's inks are awesome to use with stencils!

I hope I've given you a few ideas on using some of the new DieCember products! Up next on the hop is my sweet and talented friend, Heather!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Jennifer McGuire

Amy Rysavy

Suzy Plantamura

Keisha Charles

Barbara Tarayao

Bibi Cameron

Lisa Addesa

Vicky Papaioannou

Barb Engler <<you are here

Heather Ruwe