Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Simon Says..........Christmas


Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


This week our theme is Christmas or Happy Holidays!  I'm thrilled to be able to get some Christmas cards started now and save on the stress when the Holidays get closer!  I just received some new Penny Black Christmas stamps and made 2 very different cards for you today:

SSS Oct 16 Christmas


My first card uses a new woodblock called Holly Concert, and I paired it up with this wonderful sentiment from the Season's Wishes clear set.  First I stamped the birds and holly on white cardstock, embossed it, and then colored them in with markers.  After cutting out the panel carefully I popped it above the blue snowflake paper background, then stamped my sentiment and added some new Snowflake Trio dies.  I love how this turned out, and love the pairing of the image and the sentiment!

For my 2nd card, the design couldn't have been simpler, thanks to the tree image, also from the Season's Wishes set:

SSSOct16 Christmas

I stamped it right onto my card base with Hero Arts mid-tone Forever Green ink, and used Simon's Holiday Shapes to cut out a red star to cover the stamped star underneath it.  Then I added some candy-striped dps, and some metallic decor to decorate the tree.  Couldn't have been simpler!

Our generous Heidi has provided us with another $50.00 gift voucher


to the Simon Says Stamp store!  I know you'll fill our gallery with some dazzlers this week!

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15 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! I really love that tree!!!!

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  2. Ooo! I love both cards, Lin! I especially love the one with the birds on it! I just LOVE cards with birds on it! :) xo

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  3. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) Both of them are fabulous ! I love the birds and the trendy tree is FAB too :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Both beautiful cards Lin but I love those gorgeous little bird on the holly branch, fabulous papers and snowflakes!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  5. Both of your cards are so beautiful Lin, I just love those birds on that sweet snowflake background!

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  6. Love both of these cards, Lin!

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  7. Both cards are wonderful. My mouth dropped open when I saw the birds card. That is so beautiful. Nicely done.

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  8. Love that tree but those birds really tug at my heart:)

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  9. Not ready for so much Christmas, Lin, but you have got my heart in the right place. Love those sweet birds (but can't believe you did all that cutting) and the great graphic style of the second one. Both are amazing!

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  10. What beautiful cards Lin! I love those birdies so much!

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  11. Stunning cards, Lin! The sweet birds perched on the holly branches are just gorgeous, and your patterned papers on your 2nd card are perfect with the tree! Love them both!

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  12. Gorgeous Christmas cards! It's difficult to pick a favorite between the two :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  13. Beautiful cards! You must have loads of patience to fussy cut that large stamp with the bird!!!

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  14. Beautiful cards Lin! I especially love the 2nd one!! Love that tree!!

    hugs...

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  15. Love both your wonderful cards Lin x

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!