Thursday, December 3, 2020

Friends Far Apart - Simon Says Stamp DIEcember Release Blog Hop

 Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an epic blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW DIEcember Release from Simon Says Stamp! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Gallery created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive a FREE American Crafts Christmas Tag Kit with the coupon code below through December 4, 2020 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


Since this is DIEcember - of course I have a card featuring LOTS of die cutting!


The new gorgeous Snowflake Frame die is stunning! And perfect for a card focal point too! I die cut it from white, and layered over some Sea Glass cardstock to help it pop.


Next up, I used the fun new Friends word die - die cut from gold for the main layer, and vellum for the shadow layer. A bit hard to see, but helps it pop a bit from the background.


I added a Christmas sentiment that seemed appropriate this year underneath from Sentiment Strips Slimline Christmas popped up on foam, and a few white jewels sprinkled around to finish off!


And...while I haven't finished it yet - here is a sneaky peek at another card I'm working on using the gorgeous new Detail Bohemian Cover Plate - stitching is taking longer than I thought, so I'm still slowly working on it - but thought it would be fun to share the work in progress anyway!


And a bit more inspiration for you - here is a card I shared a couple days ago using more of the new release - you can check out the post HERE for more details:


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Debby Hughes

Laura Bassen

Amanda Korotkova

Yoonsun Hur

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Bibi Cameron

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Bobbi Lemanski

Vicky Papaioannou

Gayatri Murali

Keisha Charles

Dana Joy

Daniel West

Preeti Chandran

Kath Stewart

Kim Hamilton

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


120 comments:

  1. Love the cards and all the snowflakes!

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  2. Such a pretty card! Love what you did with the snowflake frame.

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  3. Lovely cards. I love the snowflake with the shadow die. The snowflake frame is lovely too. Your stitched card will be awesome when finished - a real labor of love.

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  4. Love that red snowflake and can't wait to see the finish stitched card.

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  5. Any CZ die does it for me. Great card!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the stitching is fantastic!

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  7. Gorgeous cards, I really love that snowflake frame die!

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  8. Wonderful creations. Your stitching is bee-utiful. You have more patience than I do with stitching.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Love that new snowflake frame. Great card!

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  10. Beautiful cards. The snowflake frame is so pretty.

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  11. I love the snowflake one with the glittery sentiment!

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  12. Love your cards! The snowflake frame die is so pretty! Can't wait to see the final creation with the stitching! You have so much patience to tackle a project like that! I would have given up after the first two stitches! :)

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  13. Everything is so pretty! Love the snowflake one. Thanks

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  14. All three cards are beautiful. Particularly love the snowflake card!

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  15. Love your cards especially the first snowflake one - very pretty and quite appropriate for the current times.

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  16. I love clean and simple cards..your snowflake is really striking on the card. And I love your colorful stitching! so pretty
    happy Holidays!

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  17. The sewing is a nice extra touch. I wouldn't have thought to do that.

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  18. LOVE these cards, Heather! The snowflake frame is a favorite.

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  19. Lovely cards and great messages, too.

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  20. Ooooooh! Glitter! Lovely stitching too!

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  21. Love the framing with the snowflakes.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished
    stitching project. Great colors in
    the background. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Your cards are beautiful. Love the snowflake frame.

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  23. Beautiful cards!!! Love the idea of stitching with that die!!!

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  24. Beautiful cards. Love the soft colors.

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  25. OH MY WORD....that stitching is AMAZING!! Absolutely adore that and the die!!

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  26. Beautiful snowflake card. Love the frosty blue and white.

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  27. Heather, your cards are just gorgeous!! I'm completely sold on the snowflake frame and the large snowflake dies! Your inspiration is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  28. Beautiful cards!! That stitching is awesome!

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  29. Really like how you did that card with the stitching. Thanks for the card ideas.

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  30. Wonderful work!! The snowflake frame is to die for (get what I did there lol) Seriously, I love your cards and I really do love that die, I've seen so much done with it and yours is one of the top!!

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  31. Fantastic cards! I can't wait to see the finished stitched panel!!

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  32. Really sweet cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Your cards are so beautiful and elegant! And I am dying to see the completed stitching card.

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  34. Everything is gorgeous, but that project in progress with the stitching is mind blowing!

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  35. all of your cards are wonderful. I am intrigued by the stitching on the details from the die plate.
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  36. Gorgeous cards!
    The stitching and colors on the second card are so pretty.
    I hope you will post it again when it's finished.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. What wonderful cards, love the snowflakes.

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  38. Love your cards. The sentiment on the first one is so perfect for 2020! Thanks.

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  39. Your friends card is so simple and elegant. I really like it. I like the snowflake card as well and can't wait to see your finished product on the stitched card. My daughter has been doing stitched cards recently and I am sure she will enjoy seeing this as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Beautiful cards. Love the die selections you used. thank you

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  41. I appreciate the simplicity of these cards. Even a beginner like me can be inspired

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  42. Love the snowflakes. The snowflake edge is very nice.

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  43. love the varied designs on your cards - thanks for the ideas

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  44. Delightful! I like all three cards! They are different from each other and lovely!

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  45. Love that snowflake frame die! Beautiful cards!

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  46. i love snowflake dies!.. i am obsessed with them!.. these are gorgeous cards!!

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  47. Snowflake dies are you kidding me? I love it...thank you

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  48. You stitched that star! Wow! What a unique look it gives to your card. I happen to really like the red snowflake die on the white card stock.

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  49. Truly fabulous! Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  50. Beautiful cards! I love the snowflake frame!

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  51. I love that frame and the soft colors.

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  52. Wonderfully sweet CAS card and I can't wait to see your finished stitched card!

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  53. Pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. Lovely cards! The first card is so elegant looking. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. Beautiful cards! I can't wait to see the finished stitching on the Bohemian coverplate. I had to order that one. Love it!

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  56. That snowflake frame die is so pretty and versatile. Love!

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  57. The Detail Bohemian is my favorite die from this release. Love it. [Bunny]

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  58. Beautiful cards! Love all the snowflake dies!!

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  59. Love the snowflake on the sea glass cardstock! Pretty!

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  60. I love the Friends die! Your cards are lovely!

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  61. Amazing cards thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  62. All of your cards are great! I really like the red shadow die on the last card - makes that snowflake pop! Thank you so much for sharing all of your cards! :)

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  63. Beautiful cards! I'm loving that snowflake frame die.

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  64. Fabulous cards! Can't wait to see the finished stitched one.

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  65. Beautiful cards, I love the snowflake frame!

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  66. Your cards are perfect for so many of us this year! The sentiment is so fitting. Great job!

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  67. Beautiful cards! I lovethe Snowflake Frame & your card really shows it to perfection. Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Love the Bohemian background. Your card will look amazing when the stitching is complete. Your snowflake cards are so lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  69. Beautiful cards! The Snowflake Frame is a favorite! Your stitched card is going to be fabulous, and I love the red and white snowflake card!

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  70. Gorgeous snowflake
    dies and frame!
    Carla from Utah

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  71. Loving the Bohemian plate and those colors - wow!!

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  72. I just love that snowflake frame die and is a wonderful focal point for the sentiments.

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  73. Super pretty cards! I love the snowflake frame die, I think it’s super versatile!

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  74. Beautiful cards. Can't wait to see the completed card with the Bohemian plate teaser. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  75. I love your cards Heather. I just ordered the snowflake frame. So thank you for the inspiration! ❤️

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  76. Wonderful cards and I agree with you ..the snow flake die is stunning.

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  77. Wow, the stitching on your card...patience & love. It will be treasured by someone dear!

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  78. I love your bright and beautiful cards! SO creative!

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  79. Love the clean look of the friends card.

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  80. Wow you were sure busy! Your cards are so gorgeous and so very creative looking too!

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  81. I have fallen in love with this snowflake die! It is so beautiful. I love the colors you chose, very elegant.

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  82. Beautiful cards Heather! I’m so in love with the bohemian die, love love love the stitching you added!

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  83. Great winter themed friendship card!

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  84. Lovely snowflakes and frame and a gorgeous rainbow on the stitching card!

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  85. Beautiful card! Love the soft color and focus on the sweet sentiment.

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  86. Pretty cards Heather. These would be great mass produced Christmas cards.

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  87. Oh my love that snowflake frame... I think it was 1st on my list 🤗 your work with the bohemian die... OMG amazing...that stitching against that background is beautiful hope you share when finished 😉

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  88. I agree, the snowflake frame is beautiful and I love the way you used it. I wondered if that background could be stitched! Good for you! And the simplicity of your striking is gorgeous -- Stunning!

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  89. Simply beautiful designs....I love stitching on cards but I am waaay to impatient to do it!!!

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  90. Lovely cards, I love the simplicity.

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  91. Love your cards & can’t wait to see the stitched one when you’re done!

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  92. Your snowflake frame card is incredible. What a stunning card. Well done!

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  93. Such nice cards! That snowflake frame card has such nice colors.

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  94. Hi, Heather - I love all of these! That first one w/ the snowflakes around it is just gorgeous! I know this is a SSS product promotion, but I also love seeing you for PF.
    Holiday blessings on you and yours,
    Lori S in PA

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  95. Gorgeous cards. Love the snowflakes.

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  96. Loving how you treated the friends die. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  97. Such beautiful cards. What a wonderful hop!

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  98. Terrific cards. Love the simplicity of the third card and the way your embroidering is starting to look.

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