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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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. Henriëtte October 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    It’s gorgeous Nina-Marie, I love the modern look. Sometimes you must see something first before you can like it, that was with this colour combination also, but it’s gorgeous. Thank you for so much for your time and effort.

  2. Laraine R October 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Fabulous card! And fabulous release!

  3. Amy Brown October 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Love your card, as always! Your style is so fun and happy :)

  4. Kristine Reeves October 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I love ornaments on cards!

  5. Jessica Monte October 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Love your ornament card its stunning.

  6. Mary Holshouser October 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Love the scattering of the ornaments.
    Having them pop off the card is a good
    idea and the colors are great.
    thanks for sharing

  7. Patty Eifert October 13, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Very pretty ornament card!!

  8. Sheila Mick October 13, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful card.

  9. Teresa Medeiros October 13, 2018 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed your video. Your card is so lovely. I’m glad I ordered that snowflake background stencil. It’s beautiful!

  10. Miriam Prantner October 13, 2018 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Love the colors you chose for your ornaments and the subtle background!

  11. Colleen Beamish October 13, 2018 at 7:14 am - Reply

    LOVE this card! The bright colors just make it so fun and festive. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Becca straub October 13, 2018 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Love the color scheme

  13. MBFairySky October 13, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I love your card Nina ! Just perfect for christmas gift ! I love !
    Thanks for sharing

  14. Denise Bryant October 13, 2018 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Love this Fun & Festive release! Love those pretty ornaments! Awesome card!

  15. Marsha Segard October 12, 2018 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    I love the colorful ornaments! They remind me of my youthful decorations

  16. Jennifer Faustino October 12, 2018 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Love how you embossed this entire card. Very clean and modern.

  17. Jeanne Beam October 12, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing…

  18. Sue Symens October 12, 2018 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Love all the layers but still comes out clean and crisp. Nice work.

  19. Kim Salito October 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Great card! Love your colors.

  20. Connie Hinkle October 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Love your card and the colors you used 😍

  21. Helen F October 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    A super card! A clever way to use those smaller baubles which look great against that subtle embossed background. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  22. RobiW October 12, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card — it’s a very happy card!

  23. Mary Kay Ross October 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    This card is fantastic! I love the color combinations!!!

  24. Carolyn Keierleber October 12, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Darling! I like the way you colored the Merry Christmas.

  25. DebbieP October 12, 2018 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Love the ornaments….

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