Hello friends! I am so excited to be taking part in the Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop today! What a great way to share what we are grateful for and share some creative ideas for expressing gratitude. I am so grateful to be able to share projects with you all year long. I'm thankful for the wonderful friends I've made through this amazing hobby and how it brings people from all over the world together with a common interest in all things paper + stamps + ink!
To share my gratititude for each and every one of you, I created not one, but three projects to share with you today plus a little video tutorial on how to make this first card!
This card was inspired by THIS card share from a few days ago.
Instead of "hanging" hearts, I created a more winter/holiday themed card using a snowflake stamp from one of Simon Says Stamp's Exclusive Stamp Sets by Kelly Purkey!
I went with a more fun and funky color scheme rather than traditional holiday red and green.
The greeting is from the December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit exclusive stamp set.
SUPPLIES for Holiday Cheer Card:
This next card features one of my most favorite color combinations for holiday projects: kraft + red + white.
I stamped the background with hexies from Simon Says Stamp's Exclusive Holiday Labels Stamp Set. I started in the center of the card and worked my way out from there, completely covering the front of the card.
Next, I die cut 3 hexies from kraft cardstock using the coordinating die and stamped a hexagon design again in each and adhered them to the card with foam adhesive.
The greeting was die cut and stamped using stamps and dies from Simon's Small Holiday Folded Banners Stamp Set with coordinating small banner dies. I used foam adhesive with it as well.
Finally I die cut the tall tree and felt hearts/stars (Simon Exclusive Dies) and adhered them to the card as shown. I tied ribbon around the tree and embellished with wood veneer and gems.
SUPPLIES for Merry & Bright Card:
This last project is for my Project Life album. I mostly used images from Simon's Exclusive Kelly Purkey stamp sets and incorporated a few phrases/images from other SSS stamp sets. I can say enough how much I love stamping my own journaling cards!
SUPPLIES for Project Life Journaling Cards:
I think you can tell after looking at all these projects that I am a big, big fan of Simon's Exclusive Stamps + Dies! The quality is amazing and the images/phrases are so fresh and right on trend. I highly recommend picking up a set (or two or three!) and trying them for yourself if you haven't already. You won't regret it!
Now here's an opportunity to share your gratitude with others. I will be giving away a $50 donation to the charity of a commenter's choice.
Just leave a comment sharing what you are most grateful for and you will be entered in the drawing. After the winner is chosen Simon Says Stamp will be in touch with you to find out the charity you have chosen.
We will draw winners on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
[the winner will also be receiving the following 2 Hero Arts stamp sets from me. I had duplicates of these sets and want to share!]
[Hero Arts Untitled Word Shadows & Hero Arts Border Messages]
This Friday Simon Says Stamp will offer a Black Friday discount code to its customers for 35% off selected items in the store. But blog hoppers get the code early for stopping by my blog!
Click here to see the items that are included in the sale.
Enter SIMONBF35 in the Promotion Code box (be sure to use all CAPS) and you will get 35% off of those items.
The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop is my dear friend:
the amazing, talented and generous, Jennifer McGuire.
If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.
Thanks for visiting and we will see you tomorrow!