Hi there! Happy Weekend! Welcome to the Holiday Release Week Blog Hop from Simon Says Stamp! There are so many new and fun products that launched this week! So, we had to have a blog hop to share it all with you! The projects on each blog today were made from the three new product lines that came out this week. Yahoo! Lots of creative inspiration for you today. You should have arrived here from Jessica's blog! The full link list of bloggers is at the bottom of my post! Thank you for coming by today - happy to have you here in my creative place!
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I'm sharing two cards with you today. Both cards were made with the supplies from the Limited Edition Holiday Card Kit (supply links below). I really love the stamp set that comes in the Holiday Kit. It's called Swell Christmas! It has the cutest retro Santa in it! And the best vintage inspired sentiments!! Oh, and I reallllllly love plaid paper! LOL.
All the papers for this card are included in the kit. I started with a pretty red card base and layered kraft cardstock on top. Then I layered the plaid paper and one strip of holly paper. I layered pretty Lawn Fawn Cord to make a pretty red and white bow. The sparkly stickers are part of the kit! I die cut a piece of cream cardstock with the Stitched Squares Dies to stamp on. I stamped in brown ink instead of black. That gives more of a vintage feeling to the project. I colored Santa with my Copic Markers and then gave him a glitter makeover! I used the tiny accent stars stamps in Antique Linen Distress Ink to give a soft background.
These stickers are puffy and delicious!!
A close up of my paper layers....
Next up is my second card, which I made using the enclosed Tim Holtz stencil and the included texture paste! I made a little forest scene and then embellished with more sparkly stickers and the included shimmer paper (in red).
I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Dies to make the bottom polka dot border for the trees. I edged everything with a sponge dauber and distress inks.
So this got kind of messy!! In the Holiday Card Kit you will receive beautiful green Stickles and two green mini Distress Inks, and texture paste! Yeah! So, I got this crazy idea to mix a bunch of stuff together! I mixed the inks, the Stickles and the texture paste into a pretty green goo. I used this along with the stencil to make my trees! FUN. It was a good experiment! (They don't always turn out good!)
For my last step I used the included red Stickles to add ornaments to the trees!
Okay, that's it for me today! Thank you again for coming by! I just know you are going to enjoy the rest of the hop. Next in the hop lineup is my Simon Says Stamp partner Nina Marie!!
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