Friday, December 9, 2016

Birch Tree Winter Wishes - SSS DieCember Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Good morning! Super excited to be joining in with a fabulous blog hop this morning to celebrate the brand new DIE-cember release from Simon Says Stamp!


I just adore everything in the DIE-cember release from Simon Says Stamp - I am absolutely in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this new Birch Column Wafer Die - I loved the Birch Tree Window that released in STAMPtember, and so happy that they followed it up with a couple more! So fun to have something that makes an amazing card with minimal effort!


The detail on this die is amazing! This is a Standard A2 size card, and I simply die cut the window then picked a pretty pattern paper for the background.


I did attach the front panel with some foam adhesive for dimension - ran it down each side, then a thin strip behind the largest tree for some stability.


Sentiment is from a previous release called Ready Set Snow - and seemed like the perfect accompaniment to this card. I embossed it on white on a simple strip of black cardstock.




Here is a tiny look at another card I posted yesterday using some more of the the fun dies in this release - you can check out that post HERE:


Now...there is a super fun prize up for grabs! Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift certificate at each stop along the hop! I will draw a winner on Sunday December 11th in the evening from comments left here on the blog - make sure and leave an email address to make it easier for me to contact you if you are the lucky winner! 

Here is the entire blog hop line-up:

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Latte Love - LID Special Release and Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to a tiny hop and mini release for Lil' Inker's Designs in honor of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that starts today! Lil' Inkers is releasing a special new stamp and die set today (a couple days before the rest of a new release that is coming on the 12th!), there is a free shipping coupon, and a chance to win a set for yourself! 


Here is the card I made with the new Latte Love stamp set and Coordinating Latte Love Dies - as well as a tiny sneak peek of a new cover plate that is releasing in a few days as well! :)


I stamped the solid image of the cup, and added the pretty foam in the cup - love how perfect a fit these are! I used the new (soon-to-be-released!) cover plate on the strip of white, and tucked some black cardstock die cut with Stitched Scallop Border Die underneath.


I heat embossed my sentiment in white on black cardstock, then mounted everything with a foam layer in between for dimension.


Finished off with a bit of jute twine wrapped around and tied in a bow!


There is also a prize up for grabs from Lil' Inker Designs!

You can find the info to join in on the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop HERE:
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Stay Strong - SSS DieCember

Good morning! Are you excited for the brand new DieCember release from Simon Says Stamp? So many fun new goodies - I put some of them to use on this card using mostly dies:


I die cut the new Sunrise Border Wafer Die from white cardstock, and then used the new Stay Strong Wafer Word Die to die cut a window in another panel of white cardstock. There is a strip of gold washi tape behind the words going halfway up to give a gold dipped effect to the words as well!


I did some ink blending with Abandoned Coral distress ink adding some water splatters and white pain splatters for texture.


Finished off by die cutting that panel with a Stitched Rectangle Die, added a sentiment from Uplifting Thoughts stamped above, used a Mint cardbase, and tied a bow with a bit of black jute twine!


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