Simon Says Stamp Make Merry Blog Hop Day 1

Hello hello crafty friends and welcome back to another tutorial. I’m extremely excited to be apart of  Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for their latest release Make Merry. If you are hopping along then I am guessing you are coming from the very talented and amazing Suzy Plantamura.  She is sooo amazing isn’t she?   Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from their blog comment section. They will pick a winner from each blog and post the winner on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. So make sure you leave a comment below. There’s also a free gift!!   Make sure you use the promo code when you check out.  It expires 10/11 at 11:59pm EDT…So let’s get started with my first card.

I started my first card with an A2 size card panel using Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I inked up my SSS Old Letter background stamp using SSS Dark Chocolate ink. I used my Misti to make are I got a good enough impression.

When I was done with stamping my panel, I trimmed down my panel, then grabbed my Antique Linen distress ink and applied the ink around the edges. I put that off to the side to start on the other items for my card.

I stamped my SSS Autumn Leaves set on some Neenah cardstock using SSS Clear embossing ink. (make sure you treat your cardstock before you ink it using your anti static tool) After i inked up my leaves, I used SSS White embossing powder and heat set it.

I used my distress inks Crackling Campfire, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and applied it on my embossed leaves. When I was done blending, I used the coordinating die to cut the leaves out. (using my die cutting machine)

I used my distress inks Crackling Campfire, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and applied it on my embossed leaves. When I was done blending, I used the coordinating die to cut the leaves out. (using my die cutting machine)

I got some SSS Schoolhouse Red cardstock (my favorite) and used it to cut out the SSS Vibes die. I did this approx 4 times and I glued them for dimension.

I used SSS Dark Chocolate cardstock and used it as a card base. I adhered my panel to some fun foam and attached it to my card base. I arranged my leaves and sentiments and glued it using GinaK connect glue. I finished off my card with some SSS Stay Gold embellishments. And that’s what I did for card #1

Card #2 I started by cutting out some SSS Lipstick Red (my fav color cardstock) using SSS Nested Slimline Rectangle frames.

I treated my slimline panel with my anti static tool because I’ll be embossing my panel. I inked up my SSS Slimline Scene Builder stamp set with some clear embossing ink. Once I stamped my trees, I used some gold embossing powder and heat set it. I also inked up the “Merry” image from SSS Holiday Sparkle Greetings, stamped it on my panel, used some gold embossing powder and heat set it .Then I inked up the snow stamp (that’s in the same stamp set) and used some white embossing powder and heat set it.

I got a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock and applied my embossing ink all over the paper. I added some gold embossing powder and heat set it. (I did this 3 times total to get a smooth result) I used SSS Slimline Christmas die and cut it out with the gold embossed cardstock. Then I cut out the shadow in vellum. Adhered it under my “Merry” sentiment. I attached my panel using the same color Cardstock for the card base. I finished off my card with some white embellishment gems.

That’s it! 2 fun and simple cards using products from Simon’s newest release Make Merry. I’ve listed all of the brand new items in the release below for your convenience. There’s no extra charge for you to use the links below. Thank you for stopping by. Be sure you come back tomorrow (8/8) for even more inspiration from some talented designers. Theres a list below on who is next on the hop…..have fun and good luck!


Blog Hop Order:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Jennifer McGuire

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Lawson

142 Replies to “Simon Says Stamp Make Merry Blog Hop Day 1”

  1. The coloring on your fall leaves is wonderful. And that Christmas card – WOWZER – it’s is gorgeous.

  2. Love your inspiration! I definitely have. The fall vibes and your slimline Christmas is simple yet very professional looking and lovely.

  3. i can almost hear those beautiful leaves crackling…..and that background is perfect! So warm and wonderful. The Christmas card is simply elegant and timeless. You knocked it out of the park. Thanks.

  4. The background for the leaves is just wonderful. I love fall, so this card is amazing to me.

  5. I love the slim line Christmas card. It really stands outs and the red is my favorite color.

  6. I just think your card is so fall with all the beautiful colors and it looks like I can make it too! Love it

  7. Beautiful cards! The autumn one blows me away! Thanks for the inspiration for fall and Christmas cards.

  8. Love the slimline card.
    The first card would make
    a pretty decoration for a
    fall arrangement.
    thanks for sharing
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  9. Love your colours, and that red ‘vibes’ delivers the punch. Thank you for rhe inspiration!

  10. Amazing cards! Love the layers of the Autumn vibes card, and colors are so warm! I can feel that fire burning.

  11. I really like the Merry Christmas card – red and gold are just stunning! Your fall card is also very, very pretty!

  12. I’m feeling the fall vibes but I also totally love the Christmas slimline card. Awesome job!

  13. Gorgeous cards! Love the pretty fall leaves with the script background… the Christmas card is so elegant and clean looking! Thanks for the inspiration! Be safe and God bless!

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