Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Simon Says.......Traditional Christmas

Happy Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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This week our theme is Traditional Christmas, and the team is highlighting Tim Holtz goodies!  

I paired some Funky dies with a Simon sentiment and a lovely cling background.


supplies: cream, Schoolhouse Red, Green Leaf, kraft, yellow, brown, various other green cardstock, Tim Holtz Funky Festive dies, Simon's Rejoice die, Impression Obsession Joy to the World cling stamp, antique linen distress ink

These pieces are on the small side for these old eyes, so it took me a little bit to piece some of the elements, but I love the results. Using Press 'n Seal really helped me to make my arrangement, too.

My next card is a bit more whimsical.


supplies: kraft, Peacock Teal, Schoolhouse Red, and gold foil cardstock, Tim Holtz Gingham Layering Stencil, festive berries distress ink, Mini Holiday Greens and  Holiday Words dies, twine, jingle bells

I used Tim's new Gingham stencil, and added a touch of peacock instead of the more usual green.

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!  

Monday, December 2, 2019

Tweet Holidays Cards

Happy new week, everyone!  I have 5 Christmas cards today, all using the same Tweet Holidays images.  At this time of year, when I need so many cards, I've taken to making multiple variations of a card.  So I stamped these birds, colored them either as robins or bluebirds, and then built a card around them.


supplies: white, Audrey Blue, and Peacock Teal cardstock, MFT Tweet Holidays birds, PTI Mix & Mat frame die, Wplus9 Woodland Wreath and Hand Lettered Merry die, stamped sentiment from Simon Merry & Bright, Audrey Blue ink, Nuvo Creative pens to color images

This next one is a CASE of a card by Karolyn Loncon.  I love her idea of adding them to an ornament!


supplies: white and Audrey Blue cardstock, Tweet Holidays birds and holly, sentiment from (retired) Simon Yuletide Holiday, Audrey Blue ink, Stitched Circle die. red and white twine, Nuvo Creative pens

In my next examples, I colored my birds to be bluebirds.  The first one uses the littlest bird in the set, and I think this one is my favorite card.


supplies: white and Surf Blue cardstock, a bit of snowflake dp, Tweet Holidays bird and holly, Echo Park Snow Flurry embossing folder, PinkFresh Studio Adore Alpha dies, Wplus9 Hand Lettered Holiday sentiment, Nuvo Creative pens to color



supplies: white, Lipstick Red and Schoolhouse Red cardstock,  Tweet Holidays birds and holly leaves, the same Snow Flurry embossing folder, Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Die set stamped sentiment and die, Nuvo Creative pens



white and Cornflower Blue cardstock, Tweet Holidays birds, holly, and sentiment stamps, a holly embossing folder, Nuvo Creative pens 

There are matching dies for the Tweet Holidays set, if you'd like.

Thanks for sticking with me today - how goes your card making for the holidays?  I think I'm ready!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's DieCember!

Simon's annual DieCember event is now live!


I received a die set called Art Supplies, and here's how I used them.


supplies: white, black, Surf blue, teal, Green Apple, and silver metallic cardstock, Avery Elle Brushed and Simon Crafty Friend stamps, Art Supplies dies, distress inks, Zig markers

I stamped my background in distress ink colors that appealed to me, then cut out the watercolor set, brush, and scissors.  I used my Zig markers to color the individual pans in the watercolor set.

Be sure to visit THIS PAGE to see all the wonderful products in this release - there are 34 new products, plus some enamel pins!  And for ideas on how to use them, I hope you'll visit our Gallery HERE.