Snowy Scenes + Simon STAMPtember Release

Hi friends! HAPPY STAMPtember!!! Today is day one of the annual month-long (and much anticipated) stamping party hosted by Simon Says Stamp, and we are kicking things off with a HUGE release of amazing new products!

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Today I am featuring a few of the newest stamps and dies included in the STAMPtember release, one of which is the Arctic Christmas stamp set that I designed for Simon! Here’s a look at the stamp set:

an arctic christmas

This set I designed is inspired by the huge coloring addiction that has swept through crafty-land! I love coloring myself and look for every excuse to do it! :)  This stamp can be used either horizontally or vertically, which makes it perfect for any type of card!

I also designed three other stamps in this month’s release; Forever After (an anniversary/wedding themed sentiment set); Running with Your Heart (as the name suggests, a runner-themed set); and Henna Patterns (inspired by the Henna designs that are common in Middle Eastern cultures, this set is meant to be used to create intricate backgrounds). Here’s a look at all the other stamps I designed:

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I wanted to show you how you can use the Arctic Christmas stamp set in both the horizontal and vertical card formats. Here’s a look at the vertical version first…

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For this card, I stamped the image onto white cardstock with Simon’s Intense Black ink (because it is Copic-friendly, since this is what I used to color my images on this card). The colors I used are as follows:

  • mountains: BG0000, BG32, E70, E71, E74
  • penguins: BV0000, BV31, BV11, R01, R20, Y28
  • tree: G09, G14, G19, Y17, Y19, BG32, BG15, RV55, RV09
  • scarves & hats: BG32, BG15, RV63, V06, N1, N3, Y17, Y19,

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I fussy cut the entire scene out, as I wanted to pop this up off of my background. The background was created by ink blending a few Distress Ink colors together and then adding white embossing paste over top to create snow.  The effect is super fun, don’t you think???

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I added the sentiment onto my card using the new Painted Believe die; this was cut from Doll Pink cardstock and I added a coating of Spectrum Noir glitter overtop for some shimmer and shine. The last piece to this card was adding a simple white frame around the scene, which I created using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.

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My second card features the stamp used in the horizontal format! In this one I used Zig Clean Color markers to do some watercoloring; I’ll be walking you through the building of this card in the video below.

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I hope you’ll check out the video to see how this card came together (and get a closer look at the stamp set!). If you enjoy the video, please give it a big thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more weekly inspiration!


Have you checked out all the new products from this month’s release???? Be sure to grab your favorites… here are a few of mine!



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Be sure to stop back on Sept. 2nd, as I will have a new card video to share! AND  in a few days the STAMPtember release blog hop will be kicking off and I’ll be back with even MORE inspiration for you! Stop back soon to see!!!



If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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14 Responses

  1. Lurdez Castello says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing

  2. LaNell says:

    Already started my Christmas cards. These are so cute!

  3. Linda says:

    These cards are just as sweet as can be. When I saw them I new I had to order them. The colors you used on these little penguins made them super cute. Love love the cards!

  4. Ruby Marchand says:

    Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your work.

  5. Erum says:

    THAT bacckground is why I came here! LOL! It looks so gorgeous and what a beautiful stamp set Nina! Congrats!

  6. Izzy Scrap says:

    Beautiful cards ! This stamp set is so fun ! I love to watch you coloring, it seems so simple…but it is not for me ! And also Congratulations ! Your other stamp sets are also great, I especially love the Henna patterns, it is so gorgeous ! Can’t wait to see a card from you with this stamp set ! Another one I have to add to my wish list ! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Lisaerica says:

    Hi Nina, your new sets are adorable! Love watching you work your magic.They really do look like different sets just by changing the landscape. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  8. hobbitnoll says:

    Your new sets are a delight!! I LOVE the pretty cards!!

  9. Jennifer K says:

    Hi Nina, I love your cards and I love your stamp set so much, it actually was the vey first product I bought when the products were released at midnight last night! I can’t wait to get it and start making my Christmas cards, I will be using this set a ton.

  10. Bot of your cards are absolutely incredibly! You created such adorable winter scenes :)!

  11. Tatiana says:

    Congrats on your new stamps, Nina-Marie! Love your gorgeous coloring and amazing cards!

  12. Teresa Doyle says:

    Love your cards and your sets are awesome!

  13. GrammyP says:

    This is a beautiful card and a very fun stamp set! Thank you for all the great inspiration!

  14. Esther says:

    Beautiful cards, and the stamp sets you’ve designed are gorgeous! I love the versatility of being able to stamp An Arctic Christmas for portrait or landscape cards – great touch. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration! Esther

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