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. Wow! I loved your fall card with it’s gorgeous colors. The Christmas one really popped and was equally as beautiful.
    John 3:16

  2. The leaves on your first card just glow!! Love their vibe! And the second slimline card – very sleek & classy! Thanks for sharing your creative artistry!

  3. ooooooh, that Merry Christmas card is to die for! And I love the autumnal feel of the first card, too!

  4. Love the use of the Distress inks. They look like so much fun. Thank you for the inspiration! I’ll have to learn more about these inks.

  5. These are beautiful! I especially love the fall card, love the stamping on the background and the bright vibrant colors.

  6. The Old Letter & Leaves stamps/stencil/dies are my very favourites out of this mega fantastic release & I love how you’ve used them in your card. Fabulous!

  7. Beautiful cards, I don’t know which one is my favorite, I love them both. Thank you so much for sharing 😊

  8. Both cards are great, but I especially love the simplicity of the slimline card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I love that each of you find a different element in the release that I hadn’t noticed and make it a focal point. The trees in the Christmas card is a great example of this. That one is my favorite of the two.
    So elegant!

  10. SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Your Cards are So HAPPY and BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  11. I love the way SSS includes so many wonderful ways to celebrate the Fall to Christmas time. Love your fall colors and beautiful cards!

  12. Your autumn card is my favorite from the sneak peeks, so lovely with the letter background & beautifully colored leaves

  13. Wowsers! Both of your cards are simply fabulous. I really love the colours of your autumn card. They really pop!

  14. This release has products for everyone, and you showcased them so well! Your first card is so dreamy but chic, and I love the slimline. That red and gold just pop. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  15. The colorful fall card is so pretty! The red Christmas card is stunning! Great idea to cut the Christmas word from cardstock you embossed in gold, I will have to remember that trick!

  16. I would not normally think to use red for a background with snow and a christmas tree, but it works! lovely!

  17. Your two designs are very different from each other, one mixed-media style and the other simple and graphic. Both show off the Simon products beautifully!

  18. “welcome autumn vibes” yes, exactly! You picked the perfect sentiment! I love you used red and gold for the christmas card. Very festive!

  19. Your cards are both beautiful. I really like how you used the “stacked” method for your sentiments. The fall colors in your fall card are beautiful!

  20. Thanks for your great ideas. These cards make it easy to welcome fall and winter without getting the blues.

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