Thursday, November 11, 2021

Joy at Christmas - Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release Hop Day 1

Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 1 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Handmade Holiday 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 Art Supplies die set with the coupon code below through November 14, 2021 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


Today I'm sharing a bright, but also clean and simple Christmas card design using a new die and stamp set - and a large word die from another recent release!


I love the pretty First Night die - and had fun piecing it together. I die cut it first from a panel of white cardstock to create the main cardfront, then die cut it from some solid blue paper to piece in the top section. I then layered some yellow paper behind. I could have just ink blended or used one color - but I really wanted to utilize those fun stars in the sky background portion!


I die cut the Large Joy die, using black cardstock for the detail layer, and vellum for the shadow layer. I adhered that at the top, making sure to arrange it around those stars so I didn't hide them under it.


Added the extra sentiments from the new Love Joy Peace Rainbow stamp set, curving the sentiments around the circle to accent that shape! Finally, mounted that panel with foam on a white cardbase, and this card is finished!


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

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Lisa Addesa

Amy Rysavy

Sidnie Des Jardins

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Yana Smakula

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Lea Lawson

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!!!

 

90 comments:

  1. Very nice card.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful card. I just love the nativity scene silhouettes :D

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  3. Love your card. I have had my eye on that Nativity die!

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  4. Wonderful card! I love the colors you've used. Very beautiful

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  5. That first night diecuts is perfection. I love your color combos and the big joy at the top.

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  6. Love the Joy die. It makes the card!

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  7. Nicely done! I love how you have used this beautiful die. The colors and curving of the sentiment. Beautiful!

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  8. Wow gorgeous CAS card using that fabulous new die!

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  9. I LOVE the nativity. That's what it's ALLLLLLLLLL about.

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  10. That is so pretty, I love how you did the sentiment around the nativity!

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  11. So nice…and easy to mass produce! Thanks for the inspiration!❤️

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  12. I love how you chose to make your card

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  13. Lovely card. Such great inspiration.

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  14. Beautiful card! I love the design and the pop of yellow on it!Thanks for sharing it!

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  15. What a beautiful, timeless card. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  17. How pretty, and what a great idea to back the image/die cuts like you did.

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  18. Beautifully done, such great use of the JOY die.

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  19. Beautiful and bright with your blue and yellow gold. Almost has a logo look.

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  20. My goodness, such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Gorgeous card. I really love that beautiful sentiment.

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  22. I love how simple this card is, yet so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your idea!

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  23. The reason for the season.
    Wonderful card. thanks for sharing
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  24. love the CAS design of your card - very sweet - thanks for the inspiration

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  25. So pretty! I love that nativity die! The way Mary put it! The reason for the season! :)

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  26. Absolutely wonderful in my favorite CAS style.

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  27. Just perfect for this special holiday

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  28. I love the colors you chose for your card!

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  29. Beautiful card. I'm loving the First Night die.

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  30. The perfect Christmas card IMO. Lovely.

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  31. Hi, Heather - This is simple but stunning... love the gold layer and the rustic quality of this Nativity. The reason for the season! Amen!
    Lori S in PA

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  32. I love this die as well & the blue & deep yellow/gold you've used is great. I also really like the font of the Joy & the way the rest of the sentiments curve around the circle. Wonderful!

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  33. This is such a lovely nativity scene. Definitely the reason for the season!

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  34. A lovely card, I really like the joy die.

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  35. So beautiful and elegant! I love the new release!

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  36. Beautiful nativity scene and love the color combinations!

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  37. Unique color combination, it works!

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  38. Beautiful card! Fantastic release.

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  39. Beautiful card, I love this nativity die set. Love this new release from SSS!

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  40. Lovely card reminding us of the true meaning of the season. Interesting how many different parts there are to this die.

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  41. Very pretty! Love the clean, graphic look of your card!

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  42. What a pretty CAS card! I love the colors you chose.

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  43. Love the modern take on a traditional theme.

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  44. Beautiful! I love this pieced together look and curving the sentiment looks amazing.

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  45. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing…

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  46. Very nice CAS card-I like that the sentiment is curved around the main image. And I love the creche scene. A nice "reason for the season" card.

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  47. Very lovely nativity. I'm a bit confused with the position of the holy family, but it is very pretty.

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  48. This is beautiful! Great color blocking. CAS and beautiful!

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  49. I really like your simple "less is more " take on this card, it makes a powerful impact.

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  50. Beautiful card!! I love how you curved the sentiments around the die cut!

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  51. Such a beautiful and inspirational card!! Love this release!

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  52. Love this die and your clean design!

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  53. Love this card, simple and elegant. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  54. Love this--perfect for Christmas.

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  55. The design of this card is fabulous! Love everything about it!

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  57. Nice design share. I like the arrangement for the elements.

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