Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Joy to the World Card, Giveaway, and New Knitting Affiliate

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share another card made using the fabulous new Simon Says Stamp December 2015 Card Kit: Gifts of Love

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I'm loving the red/aqua colour combination and it's perfect for Christmas! Simon's Gifts of Love Stamp Set is absolutely adorable! I'm also excited about the TWO packs of Jillibean Soup Adhesive Back Sequins that come in the kit and the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder. The Pinkfresh Studio puffy stickers and patterned papers are fun and whimsical...and Simon even included a mini Versamark Ink pad!

Here's the card I'm sharing today:




I felt like I was making a statement with this card. The red and white patterned paper in the background includes terms related to a more commercialized view of Christmas while the patterned paper I have front and center speaks of the true meaning of Christmas: 'Joy to the World'...the LORD has come! I emphasized the 'Joy to the World' by drawing over it with a Versamark Watermark Embossing Pen before heat embossing it with Simon's Rainbow Embossing Glitter. I then added some of the Jillibean Soup Red Raspberry Self Adhesive Sequins and teal stars from the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes Puff Stickers. I matted this front die cut square panel with Simon's Black Cardstock (also cut using one of Simon's Stitched Squares Dies). I then used White Fun Foam to give it some dimension before adhering it to the red and white Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes Paper (which was die cut with the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches Dies). The card base was made using some of Simon's Fog Cardstock.

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If you're interested, you can pick up the Simon Says Stamp December 2015 Card Kit for just $29.95 + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for only $24.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.


Heidi, the sweet owner of Simon Says Stamp has given me an extra December Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my December Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Friday November 27th.





Before I go, I wanted to mention to any knitters out there that I've just become an affiliate with Knit Picks! They have a HUGE selection of yarns, patterns, tools, etc. At the moment they have a sale running with 85% off over 700 yarns! Sale ends November 23rd at 11:59 pm PST. I've been waiting for them to restock their Felici Rainbow Sock Yarn (pictured above, not on sale) for quite some time and it's back!!! I've placed my order and can't wait to get knitting again! Their shipping to Canada is very reasonable. Yay! I just started knitting a year ago and have a couple of pairs of socks: some other rainbow socks and some knee highs. I'm hoping to making a scarf and hat with this beautiful Felici Rainbow Sock Yarn...and some more socks if I have enough left over. :) I'll try and remember to share my progress here from time to time (if anyone is interested).

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

28 comments:

ionabunny said...

Great card Sarah. Good luck with the knitting. Would love to see your rainbow makes. Hugz

Miriam Prantner said...

I love how you put the real meaning front and center and love that embossing powder!

Sheri Elmont said...

I like how you blended the 2 together. And also how you used a busier background paper and made the focal point stand out.

Birgit said...

this is so fun! I like how you did the sentiments and the sequins are the perfect finishing touch!

pcm said...

i never would have thought to use sentiments like that! awesome!

{VICKI} said...

great card
love the stars!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the sparkle and the sequins and the stars! I am so in love with this SSS card kit! I want one so badly! I am loving all the cards I'm seeing that have been made with this kit! Really hoping to see my name in your Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner post! Thank you!!! Enjoy your day!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW your card is so beautiful! I love the sparkle and shine you add on it. This kit is just bringing joy and cheers!

Alanna said...

Super cute card. I love all the bling and sequins.

Patt H. said...

Love all the layers & the combined patterned papers on this one. The rainbow yarn is awesome too!

byAnnette said...

Would love to see what you make with your yarn!
I like to crochet

ScrapaDiddle said...

Sarah I love the simplicity and hidden meaning of this card! Good luck with the knitting! It's a hobby I would love to try.

Mary-Anne V said...

Ha you did make a statement with this card...love how you emphasized the true meaning of Christmas with the embossing. I would love to see your knitting. Tried it long time ago and alwaus marvel at the beautiful knit items people are able to make.

Sue McRae said...

Very festive and happy card and I love the rainbow embossing!

Dana said...

Super cute card!! Love the sequins and stars!!

Denise said...

Very nice card and I like the embossing that you've done.

Ann K said...

Pretty card ... what fun yarn. I would love to see what you make. I haven't picked up my knitting needles since I made 3 Olaf hats last year. :)

Ger said...

Love the card, fabulous use of sentiments! Ger x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so awesome! Love the way the sentiment is done!

Amy Williams said...

Love this card! And I love the look of this kit - the colors, the stamps, the stickers...

Tona said...

Fun card!
I'll have to pass the knitting info on to my sil who is an avid knitter.

Kailash said...

Love the festive and fun design of your card!!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Sarah! How do you take simple things from the kit every month and make them look like $100 bucks? I want to craft with you. LOL It might cut down on the amount of stamps and dies I buy. ha ha Beautiful Card, thanks, Paulette S.
craftqueen417 at yahoo
http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, I love your stamped central panel :)

Shona Chambers said...

Love the look of the rainbow embossing powder and didn't know that SSS was making their own. And sequins with their own adhesive.....how fabulous is that!!!

Cheryl H said...

I love it! Love the emphasis on the Joy to the World sentiment.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Such a pretty card.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love this card. The colors of this kist are beautiful