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.

Watch the Video
How I Made It

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 Willow, Lipstick Red, Rosie Cheeks, Mint 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!

Supplies Used

CZ Design Clear Stamps ORNAMENTAL…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER MINI STAR…
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Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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WOW Embossing Glitter SINGING IN THE…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Ink…
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Tsukineko Delicata SILVERY SHIMMER…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Keep Hopping

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!

2018-10-10T21:32:08+00:00October 11th, 2018|Cardmaking|193 Comments


  1. Linda Partch October 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Just not enough supplies and time to make all the different ideas that you great card makers create….but I try. LOL

  2. Crystal O. Minkler October 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Fabulous and festive!! Love your card!!

  3. Titus Debbie October 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I love the colors of the card you made! Very festive.

  4. Kelsey Thomas October 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Love your card. All of those ornaments make a pretty background. :)

  5. Cathy Lenda October 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Great card!! Love your color choice.

  6. Dianna Sroka October 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I love the sentiments, and this can be used for anyone not just those who are of faith

  7. Carol R. October 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card, Nina! I love the cascading ornaments.

  8. Anne Hathaway October 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Adorable card! I love it!

  9. Beth Myers October 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Really like how you added all those sentiments~

  10. Jill October 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Love the use of non-traditional Christmas colors along with the red.
    Adorable card!! . I love the look of dimension on cards.

  11. Jo Clayton October 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful muted shades and the glitter letters are gorgeous!

  12. Johanna T. October 11, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Wonderful card! The ornaments are so sweet. The subtle background looks great as do the embellishments.

  13. Barbara Chmura October 11, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Love the modern colors of the card!

  14. LMY October 11, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Lovely color scheme!

  15. Katherine Herbert October 11, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Cute card! Love the colors!

  16. Trisha L Jensen October 11, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    What a fun, cute card! I love the non-traditional colors and layout! I love using pink for a Christmas color!

  17. carol October 11, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    very nice card, love those colors and die cuts.

  18. Jenell October 11, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Love the card – glad to see Cathy’s products in use, too. And the embossed snowflake background? LOVE it!

  19. Heather Nelson October 11, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Lovely ornaments! I love the subtle color of design of your background and the glittery bling.

  20. Karen Chupka October 11, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Love your beautiful Christmas colors!

  21. Lisa A creations October 11, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Beautiful card! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  22. Linzi Conners October 11, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I so love the non-traditional color palette! GREAT card!!

  23. Karen Sanville October 11, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Awesome ornament card

  24. Michele K. Henderson October 11, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Nothing is more fun and festive then loads of bright holiday ornaments! I LOVE your pretty card!

  25. Sue kelly October 11, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Love your card. The ornaments are so cute and pretty.

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