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 Gab says:

    Really great card … it has a cool 50s vibe with that fun colour scheme!

  2. Avatar Pam VanVelsen says:

    Such fun colors! What a fun card!

  3. Avatar Memoriesbymanda says:

    Pretty Christmas card.

  4. Avatar Cheriese H says:

    So festive! Love those colours!

  5. Avatar Julie says:

    Love the variety and placement of sentiments, esp the white embossing on black.

  6. Avatar Linda Miltzow says:

    So cute, fun and festive! Popping the ornament up in different levels really made them float against the beautiful snowflake background!

  7. Avatar Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love how you popped up the ornaments! Great sentiments too! Beautiful design!

  8. Avatar Denise Mlady says:

    I love how you used all the different sentiments on one card and the subtle snowflakes in the background! So fun. This release has some great products.

  9. Avatar Katrina Espejo says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing. Very creative.

  10. Avatar Mindy Drummond says:

    I do love that this card is Fun & Festive and is in non-traditional (my favorite way) colors. I am always inspired by your projects and this one is no exception, I love it! Thanks for sharing it today and for the how-to video. (mardy14 at bellsouth dot net)

  11. Avatar Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love your festive card! The colors are so beautiful and I like how you created the background!

  12. Avatar Jean Marmo says:

    Just lovely! This is a wonderful release!

  13. Avatar BarbaraF says:

    Great card. Love the use of all the different sayings.

  14. Avatar Barbara-Jean says:

    Great decorations on and arrangement of the ornaments.

  15. Avatar Sue Smith says:

    Very festive fun card. I love all the sentiments, but especially like the “Merry Christmas” font. The snowflake background stamp is absolutely stunning. I have to get that for sure. :) TFS

  16. I love these. So much fun!!!!!

  17. Avatar Janet D. says:

    Great card, love the color scheme!

  18. Avatar Tami B says:

    Very pretty & I really like the subtle background using the snowflake outline stamp.

  19. Avatar Diana Johnson says:

    Cute card, thanks for sharing!

  20. Avatar PAULA GENTRY says:

    Your card is a work of art! Love the blend of colors. Thanks for the video!

  21. Avatar Janice says:

    Lovely card. Thanks for the video, too!

  22. Avatar Deb Selby says:

    What a lovely looking card. Fun and playful

  23. Avatar Barbara Walborn says:

    So many great stamps and dies in this release. Your card is great!

  24. Avatar Cheri says:

    Pretty & fun card – LOVE it! I love watching your tutorials – thank you!!

  25. Avatar barbara lassiter says:

    Love the sentiments from this stamp set and I love how you created this card.

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