Hey there crafty friends! Welcome to my blog, and to the Simon Says Stamp Diecember 2016 new release blog hop! Yeah! So happy to have you here today with me! You may have arrived from the lovely and talented Jessica's blog. I hope you enjoy the entire hop - I love these crafty women and their amazing designs. I can't wait to do the hop myself. Yesterday SSS released this AMAZING new line of die cuts for all occasions. Diecember is the month to celebrate the fact that we love using die cuts on our cards and other projects. There are some awesome new word dies, and some really innovative new designs. Hope you have fun today! CLICK HERE to see the entire new release!
PRIZE ALERT: Each stop on the hop will be awarding a prize of a $25 GIFT CARD to SIMON SAYS STAMP! Yay! To enter to win here on my blog, please leave a comment below telling me about your Christmas cards! Are you done? How many did you make? Are they all the same? I'd love to hear what your tradition is, and I know everyone will enjoy reading each others' comments.My Christmas cards are done and in a box on my desk...I do not like the addressing part so I am procrastinating right now! I write a Christmas letter every year too! Good Luck. I will pull my random winner Sunday night and notify you by email on Monday!
If you've visited my blog before, you know that I usually can't stop myself at one project... And today is no different. I am sharing a Christmas card first, and then some all-purpose general greeting cards to keep on hand in my studio. You can never have enough thank you cards or hello cards! Supply links are at the very bottom of my post.
First up, I reaaalllllyyyyy wanted to use this cool Fold Over Tree Die! It's the perfect size and scale for the front of a card and would also fit beautifully on a gift tag. I die cut the die along the fold of my green cardstock to get an entire tree. I cut two of them this way and layered them together. Take a look!
Once my trees were die cut, I sprayed them with white spray and set them aside to dry. Next I stamped my stars background stamp in crisp white ink onto kraft cardstock. And set that aside to dry. My finished card is 5 x 5 square. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of cream cardstock and hand cut that into a banner to go across my tree.
For my accents I used a Tim Holtz Mirrored star and some Doodlebug Enamel Dots for ornaments. SO festive!!
I adhered the ends of the word banner with some clear glue. I keep some little clips in my studio to hold things like this together while they are drying. Makes it nice and secure!
It's almost time to put away all the Christmas crafting items and so I wanted to share a non-holiday related project today too! I used pretty rich gray cardstock with the gorgeous new Circle Leaves Die. I love this look! I added a layer of vellum behind the die cut and then layered colored cardstock behind that. It seems very elegant and could be for a man or a woman. These new word dies are going to get a LOT of use in my studio! LOVE.
I am seriously loving spraying everything with white ink right now! Ha! It's very hard to photograph the vellum - it looks prettier in person I think. I accented the cards with some matching sequins too. This would make a lovely card set to use as a gift in a box! The new Handlettered Greetings dies are so delicate and pretty. My prediction is that these will be the first item to sell out!!!
These die cuts cut like BUTTER! So crisp and pretty!
THANK YOU friends for coming by on the hop today! Happy Diecember! I hope you have an amazing weekend! I will be up on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Sunday with a colorful and fun ensemble of cards using Hero Arts Products! Hope to see you then. XOXO
SUPPLIES FOR TODAY'S PROJECTS ARE BELOW!