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.

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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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CZ Design Wafer Dies ORNAMENTAL czd42…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps CRITTER…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp OUTLINE…
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Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS MAGIC…
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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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 Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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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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Simon Says Stamp Premium 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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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOM DIE CUT MACHINE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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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!

193 Responses

  1. Avatar Linda Partch says:

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

  2. Avatar Crystal O. Minkler says:

    Fabulous and festive!! Love your card!!

  3. Avatar Titus Debbie says:

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

  4. Avatar Kelsey Thomas says:

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

  5. Avatar Cathy Lenda says:

    Great card!! Love your color choice.

  6. Avatar Dianna Sroka says:

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

  7. Avatar Carol R. says:

    Beautiful card, Nina! I love the cascading ornaments.

  8. Avatar Anne Hathaway says:

    Adorable card! I love it!

  9. Avatar Beth Myers says:

    Really like how you added all those sentiments~

  10. Avatar Jill says:

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

  11. Avatar Jo Clayton says:

    Beautiful muted shades and the glitter letters are gorgeous!

  12. Avatar Johanna T. says:

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

  13. Avatar Barbara Chmura says:

    Love the modern colors of the card!

  14. Avatar LMY says:

    Lovely color scheme!

  15. Avatar Katherine Herbert says:

    Cute card! Love the colors!

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

  17. Avatar carol says:

    very nice card, love those colors and die cuts.

  18. Avatar Jenell says:

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

  19. Avatar Heather Nelson says:

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

  20. Avatar Karen Chupka says:

    Love your beautiful Christmas colors!

  21. Avatar Lisa A creations says:

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

  22. Avatar Linzi Conners says:

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

  23. Avatar Karen Sanville says:

    Awesome ornament card

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

  25. Avatar Sue kelly says:

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

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