Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly Blog Hop

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Hello hello crafty friends and welcome back to another tutorial. I’m extremely excited to be apart of Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for their latest release Holly Jolly. 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, November 11th, 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 11/8 at 11:59pm EDT…So let’s get started with my first card.

My first card is really simple. I started with an A2 size panel of SSS Mega Thick white 130lb cardstock. This cardstock is fantastic to use in embossing folders. Provides great dimension and texture because it is so thick. So I ink blended my panel using Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar distress oxides. I tried to focus on making sure my Spun Sugar area stay within the area the flowers are on my embossing folder.

Once my ink blending was done, I carefully placed it in my SSS Peony Bundle embossing folder. After I placed it, I ran it through my big shot just like any other embossing folder sandwich. I took my panel out of my embossing folder and fixed a little ink blending around my panel.

I stamped my sentiment on some SSS Cotton Candy cardstock after I used my anti static tool. I used SSS Clear embossing ink and their gold embossing powder. I heat set it with my heat gun. I used some fun foam to pop my sentiment up. I got some white gouche and splattered it on my panel and some gold perfect pearl. Then I adhered my sentiment. I also adhered my panel to a card base that’s bigger than my A2 size panel. I finished my card off with some embellishments. That’s it for card one.

My second card is super easy too. I started off with an A2 size panel of Simon’s new 130lb white cardstock. I then grabbed my SSS Fall Foliage embossing folder, put my panel in it and ran it through my big shot on the normal embossing folder sandwich setting.

I took my panel out of the folder and grabbed my Barn Door, Crackling Campfire and Mustard Seed distress oxide inks. I inked up my Pink and Main blending brushes with the different oxide inks. (make sure you use the lightest blending motions)

Once I was done with my ink blending, I trimmed down my panel so that I have a really nice border. I used SSS Warm Wishes die cut and cut it out in their gold glitter cardstock. I cut the shadow in vellum and adhered it to my panel. Then I carefully adhered my sentiment on top of the shadow cut. I adhered some fun foam to my panel and added it to SSS Lipstick Red card base. I finished my card off with some Stay Gold embellishments from Simon.

See! Easy, right? 2 fun and simple cards using products from Simon’s newest release Holly Jolly. 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. Theres a list below of the participants in the hop so you can make sure you got to see everyone…..have fun and good luck!


Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Amy Rysavy

Amanda Korotkova

Yana Smakula

Lisa Addesa

Yoonsun Hur

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

134 Replies to “Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly Blog Hop”

  1. What amazing colors and blends on your cards. The distress inks have really changed blending as we knew it. Your combinations are amazing. The cotton candy card with lipstick might be the winner for me. The warm hugs card is beautiful as well. Thank you for sharing with us

  2. I’m amazed at the detail of these embossing folders. The large sentiments really set off the backgrounds perfectly! Gorgeous cards!

  3. These cards are lovely!! I especially love this peony embossing folder and love the soft pink you used with it.

  4. I love the color and feel of these beautiful cards. Great color combos! Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. The highlight and colors of the fall foliage embossing folder is just gorgeous! A lovely and striking effect! What a holly jolly and beautiful release!

  6. Sidnie, these cards are simply stunning. The first Peony (one of my favs) was so sweet the ink blend made your card’s dimension pop. But the second… the Warm Autumn Hugs was such a delightfully cheerful pop of color. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Beautiful! I love that you showed inking both before and after! There is so much dimension in the floral embossing folder I had to double check to see if the berries on the top were your addition or part of the folder!!! (and PS, silly – but I never thought about inking the paper before its embossed!)

  8. Beautiful cards. I’m blown away by the amazing 3D embossing folders in this release and you’ve showcased them beautifully.

  9. These 3D embossing folders are a brilliant idea someone came up with. I’m glad SSS is making some now. I think the ink blending on each of your cards is superb & all the colours play so nicely together.

  10. Your color choices caught my eye immediately, the first card is so delicate and the second one is nature at its best. Great cards!

  11. The different colors you used on the Warm Hugs card look just gorgeous. YAY, Autumn is here, with its cooler temperatures and pretty colors. And don’t we all need real hugs, bare faces, and hand shakes? I DO!!!!

  12. Absolutely loving your first card, definitely am inspired! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  13. Just going to have to try this ink blending technique. My previous attempts with alcohol inks were less than spectacular unsatisfactory for the most part (muddy/icky color combinations). Usisng the distress inks gives the much softer look that was hoped for. Thank you for opening my mind to a new way.–motherbirdd Robin

  14. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you can add color to an embossed card and make it look so stunning.

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