Friday, October 16, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Create Joy Blog Hop! & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Create Joy Blog Hop! You should be arriving from the very talented Yoonsun Hur's blog. If not, you can start the hop at the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Be sure to comment at each blog along the way for you chance to win one of the prize packages valued at about $50. Winners will be be chosen this coming Monday and announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

In case you missed it, here is the fabulous Create Joy Release in it's entirety:




Here are the cards I'm sharing for today's hop, both using the stunning new So Very Merry Stamp Set created by Tammy Tutterow for Simon Says Stamp.


For both cards, I die cut a rectangle from some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock using one of Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies. I then scribbled some Colbalt Blue Zig Clean Color Marker on them, spritzed them with water, and let them dry. Once dry, I stamped the So Very Merry images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and used my Copic Markers to colour them.

For my first card, I added some Glossy Accents to the Christmas ornaments and a touch of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to the 'noel' sentiment and the star at the top of the tree. I then added the panel to a Hero Arts notecard stamped with Simon's Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp using Simon's Lipstick Red Ink.


For the second card, I finished off the panel with some die cut stars from Simon's Holiday Shapes Dies (which I covered with Glossy Accents). I used one of Simon's Wavy Scallop Stitches border dies to create some grass on my pool coloured notecard and used foam adhesive to adhere the stamped panel to my card.

Supplies:



To see what I created with Simon's wonderful new Lattice Grid Stamp look HERE.

You're next stop is the fabulous Yana Smakula's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Birgit said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Sarah! I love the scripty style of the sentiments!!

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous cards, both of them! I love your wonderfully CAS style, Sarah.

Tami B. said...

Both of these are so pretty. I'm going to try your background technique, I really like the way it looks.

Mary Guikema said...

Beautiful cards.

Ann Horn said...

Very pretty cards. Love the tree with noel.

Nicky Chamallow said...

Beautiful cards !

Holly Saveur said...

great cards!!

sparkle5ms said...

Very pretty cards!

Mary said...

I love your beautiful cards. Both wonderful but the Under This Roof card touches a sentimental cord in me!

Kathy M said...

Love your cards

Jen Carter said...

Very cute! I love the house card! The sentiment is so fun and original!

Carolyn Steele said...

Just lovely cards! The tree is SO pretty and the cobalt blue is gorgeous

D.Ann C said...

Oh, that second card just sings serenity!

Connie said...

So cute!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunningly simple cards Sarah, I love them both!

Bobby said...

Beautifully watercolored cards that show off the stamps perfectly.

Carol Doggett said...

Such cheerful cards, both are wonderful! TFS!

cheryl l. said...

VERY nice cards!

pamboe said...

The font on Noel really is eye-catching. I love that you watercolored.

Jessica said...

Love how the colors pop against the red background. Very pretty!

Rachel Groner said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Team Clark said...

What awesome cards! Gotta love these great products!

BeverlyBL said...

Love your backgrounds. Both cards are so pretty. Thank you.

Julie Curtis said...

The way the So very merry stamp set has the curves and swirls to the script is fantastic! Your cards are beautiful!

Teresa Montalvo said...

love, love this stamp set! THANKS for sharing!

Ashley said...

Lovely examples!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Two wonderful cards : great highlight of the new release.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the backgrounds as stages for the gorgeous sentiments!

Magda said...

Super nice cards!

Aslín Santiago said...

This cards have such a romentic feeling to them...I just LOVED them!! Beautiful work!! LOVED the Noel stamp!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Kelly Bee said...

Beautiful cards. Love the clean look.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love the modern feel of your cards! the tree with the red guirland is fab!

Chrissy Oliver said...

Pretty cards!! Very classic. :)

Cindy C. said...

Both really beautiful and trendy!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful watercoloring backgrounds. I have a lot to learn when watercoloring.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Brenda Gordon said...

I love this time of year. Your cards are beautiful and the new Simon release is fabulous.

Eva Jura said...

Beautiful cards created with beautiful stamps. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jackie Parkins said...

These are just beautiful. I love this stamp set, it's so whimsical and cute.

Sonya said...

Beautiful cards! This release is awesome!!

becky stone said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing x

Roxane Geen said...

Lovely christmas cards!

LauraB said...

well done. great looking cards. love the look of the watercolor backgrounds

Stephanie Savidge said...

Such pretty cards. I'm loving this blog hop!

angelzmom said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards. :-)

Marie said...

Love your beautiful Christmas cards. THANKS

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Awesome job of highlighting the release. Both cards are nice. I did take a look at your two cards created yesterday using that neat background grid to single out making a heart from it. I like it.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!

Lydine Arriola said...

Lovely cards made!!

Cathy Homan said...

I simply love both of these cards. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Jen Timko said...

These are really lovely! Your tree is is so pretty with the watercolor wash behind it.

Danielle Dietz said...

Your CAS style really allows the stamped images to pop. Love both of the cards!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Love your cards! Beautiful!

Esther said...

I love the simple watercolor backgrounds of your pretty cards!!!!

Tamara said...

Wonderful!!!! Love your inspiration.

Saila said...

Lovely christmas cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are beautiful.
The second one really caught my eye the most.
thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

Love the subtle background colors! Great use of the products…love the designs and colors.

Nana Griffin said...

Both are very lovely.

KimCreate said...

Such beautiful cards!

JanetB said...

Your watercolor backgrounds are lovely and your cards are so sweet.

Pam said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

LauraBean said...

Terrific cards!

Linda Gorman said...

Your cards are amazing!!! Great work!

Frenette Family said...

So many wonderful ideas for Christmas cards, thank you.

Karon said...

Two fabulous cards and love the sentiment on the second! TFS

Dot Freel said...

Very lovely cards both!

Donna said...

love your cards

Betty Keefe said...

lovely cards - wonderful sentiments!

Dixie Cochran said...

Sarah, your cards are lovely. Perfect designs to showcase the images and sentiments.

Teri Ann said...

OH! The vibrant colors!

Delphine K. said...

ces cartes sont fabuleuse, exactement le genre de cartes qu'on l'on aimerai recevoir pour les fêtes de fin d'année

Susan White said...

Two super cute cards!! I love your clean and simple style!!

martha said...

Thank you for sharing 2 beautiful cards!

lgw said...

Cute cards!

TiaKeas said...

Both cards are beautiful and colorful!

Barb Robinson said...

Wow! Such nice cards with so many possibilities!

Denise Terry said...

Loving the Noel tree. The colors are bright and happy, and it looks so effortless (even though I know it had to be a lot of work!).

Jeannine W said...

I love your cards! The background on the first one was perfect and colors on the second too :)

I Card Everyone said...

LOve them both ... but OH how I LOve card #2 - fabulous sentiment!
=] Michele

Mary Johnson said...

So very cute!! They are wonderful....!!!

Cheryl Soule said...

Very nice.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are fabulous and beautifully watercolored!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Fabtastic cards!! Soooo Pretty!!

maria f. said...

Such sweet cards. I didn't realize Tammy was designing stamps for SSS. How cool.

unsainctified said...

You have great style! Love the cards.

Janet D. said...

I love this stamp set and the cards you created with it! I am definitely getting this set!

Kristie Belton said...

Love the script work!!

Carmen said...

Love what you did with the lattice grid stamp. Really thinking outside the box!

Mermaid said...

Cute cards!

Laurie said...

I love both cards. I didn't realize the sentiment on the second card was in the release. I absolutely love it!!

Daria Z. said...

Sarah, your cards are simply beautiful!

LisaBee17 said...

Super cute cards!

RedGem said...

Love both of your cards. I just love this new release.

Deirdre said...

Amazing creations Sarah - am loving that wavy stitched border - stunning.

Kailash said...

Beautiful card designs, love them!!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your cards... especially the striped tone on tone background!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh These are so sweet! Nice work!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Great cards. This release is fabulous.

Ann Gibbins said...

Beaitiful this release is gorgeous i want it all

Satori said...

Both cards are beautifully and simply crafted! Well done!

Sue In't Veld said...

Very cute cards as always and so colorful!

Naveen said...

Love the deep red background! Very nice cards, thanks for sharing

Cynthia Daugherty said...

The So Very Merry stamp set makes such simple but pretty cards. Thanks for showing these!

Kathy H said...

I really adore your second card. The sentiment is wonderful!

Michelle Simone said...

Great release. Thanks for sharing your cards! The are amazing!

momyeung said...

Very nice cards! I especially like your second one!

Christine Broderick said...

Very nice job

Sarah said...

lovely!

L. Webb said...

The cards are so sweet, anyone would be lucky to get them. I love that you took stamp sets I haven't seen yet on cards and made them look fun.

PJ Stewart said...

Thank you for sharing both lovely designs! I especially love your use of the sentiment on the second card!

NanW said...

Lovely sentiment and cards.

bev p said...

Lovin' it! Thanks so much. I really like the first one with that sentiment on the red background. I saw the stamp and wondered how it would look colored. It's beautiful.

Sue McRae said...

Both cards are charmingly delightful!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Beautiful cards.

Mary W said...

Beautiful cards and color combos!

Lizzie Stoltz said...

Love that you used the "So Very Merry" stamp set! Beautiful cards! :)

Jill Norwood said...

Love these sweet cards! Such wonderful sentiments!

DaniDItaliana said...

Super cute cards!

Diana Looking said...

love the house one.

Nicole Scholet said...

Beautiful! I especially love the look of the watercolor on the second card, so lovely!

Ann Jobes said...

I like how the sentiments are the focal point of your cards - very lovely!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your card designs - the wide, brightly colored edge and the central image panel. Thanks for the ideas:)

Tammy Tutterow said...

I absolutely love the cards you created! Love, love, love them!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love the backgrounds you made!

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

Beautiful cards, I like very much the Noel one, thank you!!!

Jo Ann said...

Great make and I love the stamps you highlighted. God bless!

sentsue said...

Cute cards. Love the little home.

Karen King said...

Very sweet cards!

Karen King said...

The thin, scripty style of these stamps is very unique. Lovely cards.

Brooke said...

Two very pretty cards Sarah. I like seeing the stitching on them.

J & J said...

Sarah, these two cards a charming and CAS which is important when mailing a lot of them for Christmas. Very good job. TFS

Nancy Richards said...

Your cards are just wonderful!

Lori B said...

Very sweet cards!

Anja said...

Great cards! I really like the tree with the sentiment in front. Thank you for sharing.

~amy~ said...

super pretty, love them!

Krysia said...

Lovely cards! Very understated but they are both adorable!

Anonymous said...

Cute

Alyssa said...

Great cards! I love how you made the center the focal point and left the rest basic, yet complimentary. :) thanks for sharing.

Bev Hill said...

Both cards are awesome, love your colors.

Marise Nyberg said...

You could truly frame this and hang it on the wall, so beautiful!

Robyn W said...

Beautiful cards!

Lindsay Weber said...

Cute cards!

Carolyn Burch said...

very nice....really like the first one, definitely my style.

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Sarah,
Such cute cards I love them.

Lynndee Georganas said...

Beautiful cards! Love that sentiment on the second card!!

Michelle Quinno said...

Lovely cards!

Amye said...

I really love these cards! I didn't even notice the stamp for the second one before and NOW it is on my REALLLLYYY WANT list!

Becky S. said...

thanks for sharing these lovely cards!

Julia said...

Great cards!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful cards!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sentiments for both cards and your coloring is so pretty.

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Super cute cards. tfs!

Linda M said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah Vasel said...

Both cards are just so perfect.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Simple yet very pretty.

Vicky C said...

The cards are so sweet and adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Geri Stuart said...

How fun to see such different ways to use this new release. Thanks!

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love the sketchy stamps, love what you created with them

Shirley N said...

Great card designs with this fabulous new release!

Sandy Meador said...

Great sentiment on the second card...pleasant colors, too.

snetram said...

I love the striped background. So glad you gave the directions for that. These cards are super. Thanks.

Nancy Lynn said...

Sarah, thanks for sharing both of your stunning cards with us. You had me when I say the diagonal stripes as I love incorporating those into a lot of my cards. Your second card is so heartfelt to me and I absolutely love it! It really made me appreciate "family" and if you can bring out emotions in people from your designs, well dear, that says it all as an artist! Thank you Sarah

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh your cards are fabulous! I've been looking for a 'new 'home' set and I think I just found it!

funkycrafter said...

both cards really are attention catchers. great job.

Oni Ruane said...

beautiful cards. I particularly love the first one.

Marty B said...

Such pretty cards & the watercolor background really makes everything pop!

Margie Higuchi said...

I loved that you created these cards to let the sentiment/design stand out - makes a great impact!

Kamila R. said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the colouring on both and these great red baubles on the tree make it pop!

cghundley said...

Such pretty cards
and lovely water
coloring.
Carla from Utah

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both so beautiful and magical!!

Sue Smith said...

Great cards. I love how the Noel pops out from the tree :)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the christmas tree. The font on the second card is pretty!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Debbie Pereira said...

fantastic cards!

Ginny Diep said...

Another great release! I absolutely love it!

Mimi Brewer said...

Beautiful work! Your creativity is such an inspiration.
Thank you

Cheryl said...

What great cards .. thank you for sharing.

Chris :) said...

LOVE your cards...very nice!

AZ Lyn said...

Love the cards!

Katie said...

Great cards!

mary said...

Great cards. TFS.

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards!

Betty said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!!

Betsey Woodward said...

Excellent cards using stamps and dies from the new create joy release!

Jean McNulty said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

B MacNutt said...

Beautiful cards. I like these stamps and dies.

Shannon said...

So simply stated. I can't wait until I get my set!! You are truly an inspiration!

Michelle said...

The new SSS release is just great. The cards you made are so lovely!

Petra Raams said...

your cards look so cozy, wonderful! greetings Petra

Colleen Howell said...

Great cards, the 2nd is so cute

Cee said...

Lovely cards. Great use of non traditional grrens!

sunnee63 said...

ok, I'm getting in the Christmas-card spirit! thanks so much for your inspiration!!

Karen V. said...

Lovely cards! Really like the fonts.

Brenda said...

Lovely cards. Realy nice.

Barbara said...

Both cards are lovely. It's fun to see what you and all the other talented artists have created from this SSS release!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards love the saying.

Andrea A said...

I really like the second card.

Ann Kulseth said...

I love both cards - that is definitely my favorite stamp set from the new release. Well done! What a fun new release from SSS.

Melinda Ferraz said...

Your cards are so cute.

Connie Odom said...

Love your cards. I love the watercoloring.

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