Saturday, November 12, 2022

Joyous Wishes - Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle Release Blog Hop Day 2

Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Holiday Sparkle 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 Galleries created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive a FREE Holiday Zipper Pouch with any purchase of $50 or more and the coupon code below through November 13, 2022 - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


Today I'm sharing a fun snowflake card, but adding some plaid, gold foiling, and subtle glitter for a more stepped up and elegant card!


I featured the beautiful new Sparkling Snowflake Frame and Trio wafer die on this card - die cut from subtle Champagne Glitter cardstock. It's just barely ivory, so it sparkles, but in a slightly understated way that was just perfect for this card. I die cut the extra trio of snowflakes as well, and used them on a card I shared a couple days ago (you can scroll to the bottom to see that card as well!)


If you know me, you know I love a good pattern paper. And this pattern paper from the Pinkfresh Happy Holidays 6x6 paper pad was just the perfect backdrop for this card.


I chose a sentiment from the Bold Christmas Acetate Sentiment Strips - I added foil to them using Deco Foil, and my Pinkfresh Solid Hot Foil Plate. If you want to see how to do that, you can check out this video HERE that I created a while back showing this technique. These sheets are toner based, so normally you would use them with a laminator or Minc machine - I love that I can use my Solid Foil Plate and reduce one appliance in my limited craft area!


I trimmed some white cardstock using the previously released Scallop Stitches wafer die on both sides to create a strip to add my foiled sentiment. I adhered it with tiny bits of liquid glue so it wouldn't show through the acetate - and hid it behind the foiling, not in the open areas where the words are.


I used thin foam adhesive strips around the outer edges of the die cut frame to give it a bit of dimension, and then tucked a few other tiny strategic pieces under some of the parts of the snowflakes to add stability.


Finally, I embellished with a few sparkly Glitter Drops from Pinkfresh Studio in Gold, Leaf, and Aqua - I can't get enough of these beautiful embellishments right now!


If you are looking for a bit more inspiration with this fun release - I shared this simple and elegant card a couple days ago when the release went live. You can read all the details for these cards HERE if you want more info:


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.

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!!!


58 comments:

  1. I love the touches of gold! Gorgeous cards!

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  2. So delicate and pretty. And I love the church. So homey

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  3. I love the beauty s well as simplicity of both cards.

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  4. Beautiful cards. I especially love the church.

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  5. Great cards! Love the church one!

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  6. Beautiful snowflakes and I love the embossed church! Such pretty holiday cards!

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  7. love the ivory sparkly cardstock you used for the snowflakes and plaid is always enjoyed...beautiful together! The church scene is lovely too.

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  8. I love these cards. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love both of your cards! Seeing the plaid behind your snowflakes gives a rustic feel and the church card is simply amazing.

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  10. These are both Amazing!!!! I love the llok of the plaid behind the snowflakes!!!

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  11. Love both your cards, the plaid behind the snowflakes looks so pretty.

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  12. Well done! The second card from earlier this week is my favorite!

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  13. I love plaid and that background makes the snowflakes really pop!

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  14. Pretty cards - love the plaid background.

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  15. Oh Heather, this is so pretty! I love the plaid background and how you did the sentiment strip. Your others card is gorgeous. I just love white on white - so elegant.

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  16. Your cards are very lovely! But that plaid made me "ooooh" right out loud. Your colors and design are so cool!

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  17. Very cute, love the die cut dimension and gems!

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  18. You had me at plaid...love the gorgeous snowflakes and the glittery touches are perfect. The champagne glitter cardstock is really perfect for wonderful holiday cards. TFS

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  19. The Plaid looks so striking and really shows off those pretty snowflakes!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  20. WOW!! Heather your cards are gorgeous. I love the simplicity of the snowflake card and the Church card is over the moon. I love it.

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  21. Both of your cards are beautiful.

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  22. Love the snowflake card. Beautiful.

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  23. Both cards are gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. very pretty way to use the snowflakes, I like them going off the card

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  25. Love the plaid paper background. Really makes the snowflakes pop.

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  26. Snowflakes are a favorite Christmas staple and I love how you used this die you used for your lovely cards.

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  27. That snowflake border die is on my wishlist. Love it paired with the plaid background. Also love the elegance of the church card.

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  28. Beautiful cards Heather. I love the snowflake die on the plaid DP and the church card is super elegant.

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  29. Oh so pretty! I love the plaid with the snowflake frame. And the embossed card is stunning.

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  30. Stunning, gorgeous & simply beautiful.

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  31. This is such a pretty die and I love how you added the plaid to the back.

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  32. Both cards are great. I knew that embossing folder with the church was wonderful but your treatment made it extra special.

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  33. Oh wow I love how striking that first card is with the patterned paper

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  34. Beautiful cards! I love the plaid background!

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  35. Stunning is a good word to describe the soft elegant side of Christmas. This card exudes luxury sitting by a warm fire with a chenille throw around my legs, a fine China tea cut on coaster while a resd a book. Lovely, simply lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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  36. So pretty. Love the background. This die is so versatile, isn't it?

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  37. Beautiful cards! The white on white is so elegant! And I love the pattern paper on the first card with the gorgeous embellishments!

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  38. Almost skipped by the white church card-but caught it and went back to it-very elegant. Guess I missed that the other day. But I also love the plaid behind the snowflake die. Simple but effective. thanks for sharing.

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  39. Lovely cards! I think blue compliments snowflakes perfectly, and you have to have a little sparkle. Love your glittering choices.

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  40. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous way to showcase some of our favorite patterned papers. This card gave me an idea to place a photo in the middle beneath that gorgeous snowflake frame too, now wouldnt that be great!

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  41. Stunning cards! Love them both, but that church steals my heart!

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  42. Oh I LOVE The snowflake card! Adding this to my must try list!

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  43. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards--I love the plaid background but the white on white is amazing!

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  44. I wasn't sure of the plaid but it works! I love it. Love the snowflakes added to the country church card.

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  45. I love this card! The plaid, the dainty snowflakes, and the glitter drops--it all works so well together.

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  46. Two beautiful cards! I like the plaid. Love how you just added a few touches to the church!

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  47. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card making techniques. I look forward to your next creation!

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