Hi crafty friends! Welcome to the Believe in the Season Blog Hop! We're introducing the new stamps, dies and inks for Holiday 2016 from Simon Says Stamp! Yahooooo! I love new stamps... And I love a good blog hop! Today is sure to be loads of fun. There are many great designers joining me today for this event. I hope you have a great time looking at all the inspiring projects and getting some good ideas for Winter and Christmas creating.
PRIZE INFORMATION! Each stop on the blog hop today is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner! Be sure to leave a comment here on my post for a chance to win the prize. Leave your comment before 7pm EST on Monday October 24th. I will notify my lucky winner via email. Good luck!
There is soooooo much to love in this new release. I literally could not stop making cards! I shared two in my blog post yesterday using the new Poinsettia stamps... And I will share two more cards over the weekend. BUT, if I had to pick a favorite I would pick the Magical Christmas stamps and dies! The images spoke to me right away and ideas popped in my head faster than I could grab an ink pad! LOL. So I hope you enjoy these cards also... They are woodsy, and textured, and vintage inspired! Thank you for visiting my blog today!
I made the first card using the stag head image from the Magical Christmas stamp set. I stamped the stag and the word banner in rich black ink onto kraft cardstock. Then I die cut them out using the matching dies. The black and kraft together is so striking. I went through all my new Christmas paper pads and found the gorgeous floral paper in the Comfort & Joy pad from MME. So, you probably think that pretty red and black check is patterned paper, right? Nope! I made it myself using black ink and red cardstock along with the awesome SSS Gingham Background stamp! LOVE this, because you can make any color gingham your heart desires. I am very partial to red and black buffalo check in the winter time. I used my MISTI tool to get a good impression. I ended up inking it twice to get a good, solid black on the red. After I had my layers ready I had fun embellishing the card with snowflakes, charms, pine twine (from Tim Holtz of course) and a bell. (All supplies are listed at the bottom of my post)
The stag head is attached to the oval using foam squares. This gives the pine twine some wiggle room behind it. The pine twine is wired so it's easy to wrap around and easy to secure. The snowflakes are from one of the new die sets - called Snow Flurries. It doesn't get more Christmas than that!
The images in this stamp set have words inside them - it's so pretty! And the word banner is simply perfect. I will use that on a lot of cards this season - so many colors you could use with that to make it pretty!
To make the next card, I used all the same supplies, but made a simpler version of the first card. I used the other half of my gingham image and combined it with the pretty border image from the stamp set to make a really masculine card. This card makes me want to go back to Alaska! LOL.
Again, I layered on just a few snowflakes and red enamel dots for a pop of white against the darker colors.
THANK YOU for stopping by as part of this fun Blog Hop day! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 SSS Gift Certificate! Have a blessed day, and enjoy the rest of the hop. Next up is the lovely and talented Heather Ruwe! Full Hop list is at the very end of this post! XOXO
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