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. Thank you for sharing these lovely cards made from products in the new SSS release! I just ordered the SSS Slimline Scene builder and I can’t wait to start creating with it!

  2. I was really enjoying the fall card and then I scrolled down to the red Christmas card…my jaw dropped, how GORGEOUS!

  3. Beautiful fall leaves… My favorite time of year. This release is so loaded with goodness. Love the Merry Christmas with the gold embossing… perfect for the holidays!

  4. I just love that Christmas card. The gold really pops against the lipstick red cardstock. I need to try some slimline cards.

  5. I liked the VIBES. The old letter background was a great idea. It sets off the leaves, etc., on top

  6. Absolutely love the fall leaf card. Those reds are so bright and vibrant. I will definitely be trying the embossing on the leaves.

  7. Love your cards from this great new release. Those leaves are so vibrant against the background panel.

  8. I almost missed that there was another vibes die! I like this one better than the Good vibes retro look

  9. Both cards are very lovely, love the long slim shape of the second card. Thanks for sharing your talent

  10. I’m new to distress inks and this card feels very doable to me. Love the simplicity; understated yet classy.

  11. I love the background stamp on the first card and his you so beautifully used so many of the new products on the second card!

  12. I don’t make Autumn cards as a general rule, but it doesn’t mean I can’t admire the great work!

  13. Your cards are gorgeous! Especially like the Fall leaves card- very bright and colorful! Likes how you embossed them with white! Nice accent!

  14. Wow, these are beautiful! I love the bright red vibes sentiment on you first card! And the gold with red on your slimline card is stunning!

  15. Lovely Autumn card! Love the simple and elegant lines of your slimline Christmas card. Thanks for creating and sharing!

  16. I love the warm colours on your fall card and all the gold on your Christmas card. Both are gorgeous!

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