Layered Modern Christmas Card + Simon’s Fun & Festive Release

Hello creative friends! Happy Fun & Festive Blog Hop day! Today Simon Says Stamp is celebrating the release of their latest collection of exclusive products with day one of a two day blog hop. I am very excited to be part of day one’s celebration and I hope you will hop along to see all of the other gorgeous inspiration that is being shared!

If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the amazing and oh-so-sweet, Laura Bassen’s blog! You can reference the entire hop list at the Simon Says Stamp blog.

This festive card features many of the products included in the latest Simon release, such as: the Ornamental CZ Design stamp and die set, sentiments from the Critter Sweaters and Tiny Words Christmas sets, a background stamped with the Outline Snowflakes cling, and even some star sequins that I pulled from the Christmas Magic mix.

I stamped the ornaments with WillowLipstick RedRosie CheeksMint Candy and Sea Glass inks from Simon. They are arranged onto a white card base that is white heat embossed using the Outline Snowflakes cling; with the emboss resist technique, I blended Mint Candy and Sea Glass inks around the edges for some soft, subtle color.

The greetings are embossed too; I used Rosie Cheeks ink and Singing in the Rain glitter embossing powder from WOW for the Merry Christmas. The smaller sentiment strips are white embossed on black cardstock with the Tiny Words Christmas set.

Finally, I added embellishments around the ornaments; a mix of silver confetti stars, stars from the Christmas Magic mix, and Clear Droplets.

I really love the modern feel of this card, as it carries both a fun and festive vibe that is fitting for this release and blog hop! I hope you will watch the video to see this card come together, and be sure to participate in the hop to see even more FUN and FESTIVE inspiration!

Thanks so much for visiting me … Happy Thursday!


There is lots more inspiration to be seen along this Fun and Festive blog hop! Your next stop is the ever-amazing, Amanda Korotkova! You can visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog  to see all of the stops in this hop.

Simon is generously giving away a $25 gift card at each stop of the hop! Simply leave a comment below for a chance at being a randomly drawn winner! Winners  will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.

There is also a FREE GIFT offer valid while supplies last! Use code FEST587 at checkout to get a free bottle of Festive stickles!

193 Responses

  1. Such a fun release! And I love the inspiration card! The scattered sentiments look so gorgeous!

  2. Beth Puckett says:

    Thank for great inspiration

  3. Jackie Price says:

    What a beautiful card!! This ornamental set is one of my favourites from the release and you showed it off beautifully!! Love the combination of colours and the soft blending adds so much. The different layers of ornaments adds so much depth yet it’s simple. The Merry Christmas sentiment is a nice touch done in the rosie cheeks as it ties in the same coloured ornaments that may otherwise be lost. And I love how you placed a Tiny Words Christmas sentiment with each cluster of ornaments. Such a different and great idea!!

  4. Tina says:

    Lovely design and color selection…. Your card makes me want to stamp!!!

  5. Terrie D. says:

    Your card is beautiful! I love all the ornaments and tiny sentiments. :)

  6. Iris Esther López says:

    Great card. Love the colors you chose.

  7. Marisela Delgado says:

    What a cute card

  8. Kim Faucher says:

    These colors rock!!! Love seeing all your creations with the new stuff!

  9. Lisa Byers says:

    Beautiful color choices!! I love the 60’s vibe to it. Great job!!

  10. Marianne says:

    So fun! Love the addition of the black sentiment strips.

  11. Steffi H. says:

    I love all the soft colored ornaments on your card.

  12. Rosann Barnes says:

    Oh so fun … I love the colors you used and the layers are fabulous!!

  13. Haley says:

    I like how you did the sentiments on the Christmas card very nice

  14. Such a soft and pretty Christmas card! :)

  15. Denise Ward says:

    The fun ornaments on your card are so pretty and festive, I am now in the mood to start unpacking the Christmas decorations and turn on some vintage Bing Crosby!! I love the colors you chose, too, Nina!

  16. Marillyn says:

    Love the layers and textures and colour choice on your card.

  17. Deborah Kaye says:

    Your cards are wonderful. I especially love the modern ornaments! The colors are so fun!

  18. Laura Jata says:

    Absolutely adore the color choices. Beautiful!

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