Saturday, December 2, 2017

SSS Diecember® Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp DieCember® Blog Hop! The fun starts at the Simon Says Stamp Blog. If you've been following along you should be arriving here from the blog of my sweet and talented friend, Barb Engler. Be sure to comment at all the stops as Simon is giving away a $25 coupon at each stop!


The full Diecember® Release can be found HERE:



I'm sharing a couple of cards today, both featuring Simon's new Sensational Snowflakes Die. Here they are:




For my first card I used the Sensational Snowflakes Die to create a fun shaker card. I die cut a piece of Neenah White Cardstock and backed it with a piece of acetate from Hero Arts. I built up the back of the cardstock with foam tape, being sure that none of it would show through and that the added sequins would be completely trapped inside. The sequins are a mix of Lucy's Cards and some other sequins I had on hand. Once backed with my notecard, I added a white heat embossed sentiment. (Supplies used are listed at the end of the blog post).



For my second card I cut out multiple snowflakes and added them to a background inked up with Distress Oxide Inks, splattered with water, and spirtzed with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray. I added a piece of vellum cut using Simon's Wonky Rectangles to tone down the colour behind the greeting. The sentiment is cut from Simon's Black Cardstock using their Merry and Bright die set and was coloured with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker.

In case you missed it, I shared this card on my blog yesterday featuring Simon's new Evergreen Circle Die:


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The last stop on the hop today is the fabulous Anna Kossakovskaya. Be sure to visit Simon's blog again tomorrow for ANOTHER fun blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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ionabunny said...

Love your cards Sarah. The snowflake shaker is so pretty. Hugz

Erica Brusca said...

So many great ideas for this new release! Love them!

Barb said...

Lovely simple, clean design. great job!

Eve N said...

Love the clean, simple shaker card you made with the snowflake die.

Carrie said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for sharing your fantastic cards! I really loved the snowflake shaker card!

Linda said...

Shaker snowflakes, what fun!

Mary W said...

These would be fun cards to make with my granddaughter! Colorful and happy.

Joy Meadows said...

Very pretty cards, Sarah! Love the shaker card.

Sandy Dasai said...

The backgrounds you have created look beautiful! Gotta love those distress oxides!! Also, your first card is my favorite of the lot. Streamlined and almost minimalist except for the bit of color of the snowflakes peeking out. Great design!

Francine D said...

Love these new dies SSS has presented. So perfect for the holiday! My favorite are the snowflakes and hello.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awesome cards!!! Love your shaker one!!!

Jessica Strider said...

Fabulous cards. The evergreen circle die makes for a great silhouette card. I love the shaker snowflake card too.

Katherine K :) said...

Loving the sensational snowflake dies and your cards are simply gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

Simple and beautiful cards

theinkingarden said...

great projects. I love the snowflake shaker card and the evergreen circle.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. The snowflake shaker is my favorite.

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - love all the snowy goodness. I love the vellum layered over the snowy background the most.

Debra Rumpza said...

Awesome cards today... I love eat shaker.

Tammy J said...

I love all the cards but the merry & bright is my fav. Good job and thanks for sharing.

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all lovely Sarah, I esp. like your snowflake shaker card, just beautiful.

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are just stunning. Each one is so inspiring and creative:)

Leslie L. said...

Lovely cards.

Dori Johns said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the shaker and I also love the sky on the tree card. Beautiful! TFS

Carol Doggett said...

I love all three! Seriously beautiful!!!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love all your cards! Really cute!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love this snowflake die, your shaker card is so beautiful .

Kathy Anderson said...

Lovely cards- beautiful color combinations

Betty Kaldenberg said...

Beautiful ideas for Christmas cards Thank You

jeannieob said...

Beautiful cards! love all the snowflake ones! great dies in this release.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the little shaker snowflakes.
The next card is bold and beautiful.
The winter scene is wonderful.
Clean and simple.
thanks for sharing.

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! Love those scene dies! They make mass producing so much easier! Wish I had them right now. :D Loving this SSS release and blog hop! So much talent and inspiration. Thanks for sharing yours!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful cards. Love the new release!

Hope Mitchell said...

What great ideas you have for this release. Thanks for sharing.

Windy said...

Beautiful cards! I love the shaker snowflakes card and the simplicity of the circle trees.

Jackie Parkins said...

These are gorgeous! I love the snowflake shaker and the beautiful background on the Merry & Bright card. The clean and simple look of the last one gets me every time, it's lovely.

Patty said...

Love your cards!! Those snowflake dies are so cool...so many possibilities & techniques to use them for in cardmaking!

Nunzia Carusio said...

Great cards.
I like the effect of velluum and your background-color combination.
Nunzia

Kari Webster said...

My favorite is the snowflakes! Love your cards!

Melissa Watson said...

Great cards, they are so beautiful! And those snowflakes are gorgeous!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are adorable!

Psychomak said...

Love these cards.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love CAs cards and your shaker sure is CAS. Also the evergreen circle die really showcases the beautiful die, for sure my favorite now ;-)

Jen Scott said...

The cards are awesome! The shaker card is my favorite. So cool.

Sue in Grapevine said...

Nice cards! I always love a good snowflake die.

Dee Kepler said...

I am really impressed with the snowflake cards you ladies are making. The shaker is beautiful. Thank you for your input!

Sue McW said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the shaker card.

Linda M said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for the great ideas!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I just love the snowflake card! So Pretty!

Stef Perry said...

Both cards are so lovely and festive! Love seeing the die used 2 ways.

wolffman said...

Love it all!

Angie Iacobazzi said...

Love all the snowflakes and the peek a boo sequin is my favorite!!! So cute!!

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

Love your snowy cards. And another great release from SSS.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful and very classy! I love its elegant simplicity!

Lindar C said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love Diecember!

Susi K. said...

Love how the sequins peek out from behind the snowflake border die. As I have my eye on the Evergreen Circle die, I admit your CAS design is my favourite!

Janet D. said...

Love your cards, your shaker card is fantastic!

Carol Henderson said...

Your cards are great and very original. Each one is unique unto itself. Thanks for taking the time to share your creativity with us.

Kati Caprara said...

Hi Sarah,

These cards are all so different and yet all so pretty. I love the colors you used and the designs, especially the shaker card (I'm partial to shaker cards). The last card is so serene, just lovely. This is a wonderful release and you have given me lots of inspiration!!

judy said...

Beautiful cards-- I especially love the CAS snowflake shaker!

littlen said...

Great cards. This release with the snowflakes and glitter papers is beautiful.

K Honeycutt said...

Love the merry & bright card, but the evergreen circle is my favorite! Thank you for sharing these inspirational projects.

Cindy Beach said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards, Sarah. I'm also loving the Evergreen Circle die.

Deborah Kaye said...

Beautiful cards! I like the use of the vellum over the snowflake panel. Lovely! The Evergreen circle card is wonderful!

Betty Keefe said...

thanks for the lovely Christmas card inspiration, Sarah - all these new dies are so fantastic!!

Michelle H said...

I really like the designs on these cards. Wonderful job

Oliev said...

Beautiful cards!

Carmela Hubler said...

All your cards are lovely! I especially like the one with the tree silhouette.

Debbie Scassera said...

The cards are beautiful. They give you a sense of peace.

vdoyle8 said...

So pretty!

Becky S. said...

I love your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

forpahl5 said...

Love the cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

stephanie said...

Great cards I always forget to use vellum....

Bunny said...

Lovely cards. Beautiful dies.

donna joy said...

beautiful cards!

eliza said...

I love the different ways to use the snowflakes!

Suzan D. said...

Great cards. The tree cards looks very serene.

Stephanie said...

All of your cards are beautiful!! What a great way to showcase different ways these dies can be used!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards, loved the use of the vellum on your oxide ink background
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Terry Deason said...

Love the cards

Iva Peková said...

Love simply snowflake card.

D.Ann C said...

I love it when you can get a two-fer like that! COOL shaker and gorgeous night sky!!

Craftyretiredlady said...

Love the snowflake die and Merry Christmas card!

JudyofNV said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards. Hard to pick a favorite die but would have to say Felicity snowflake....or maybe the collage dies...just want them all!

Monica Bartz said...

Your cards are very nice and I love when we are shown how to use the dies and left over pieces in more than on way. Inspiration is always helpful. Thank you for sharing

Karen Campbell said...

There are so many different ideas with your cards, but I love the one with the tree and wishing a season of great joy. Simple but has a pretty softness to it.

Cindy Thick said...

I like your snowflake cards. So beautiful. And the one with the trees was gorgeous.

croppergal said...

Beautiful cards, Sarah! Love all the dies - so much fun!

Karen said...

Beautiful cards; those snowflakes are wonderful, but so is that last card!

Mindy Berardi said...

So beautiful>>> too bad Diecember only last this month!

Janelle said...

Happy snowflakes cards and dreamy trees card. Wonderful!

Xen - Xènia Crafts said...

Very pretty cards!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful cards. Love the simplicity of the last one.

Kathy Thisted said...

love the way you created two cards from one die cut session using the negative and the positive of the die. Very fun cards.

D Orr said...

Such a wealth of ideas for this release.

kuma's design said...

Loving the snowflake dies!!

motomom said...

love the snow flakes

Heather M said...

Such a pretty shaker snowflake card. I love the background of your Merry and Bright, such a pretty card. Love the simpleness of your Christmas trees! So pretty!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

The evergreen tree circle with that spectacular background is a winner!

MiamiKel said...

OH so much beauty on your blog with this line up of holiday cheer! I love the forest card with the winter snowy sky - sensational!

Janeen said...

that circle tree die is stunning with that background.

Stefanie Staniak said...

Love your cards. The simplicity enhances the adorable dies in this release. Thanks for sharing.

sparkling stamper said...

Love the merry & right with the vellum. Stunning!

lritchie said...

Great cards, all of them, I love the snowflake strip but many many great new dies from SSS!

justasiam said...

That Sensational Snowflake Die shaker card is so cute, Sarah!

Lori Pus said...

Cards are beautiful

Andrea Hastilow said...

Really enjoyed seeing your cards, the background on the second card is stunning x

Henriëtte said...

Great cards, I love especially your first card, just gorgeous. Thanks for this inspiration.

craftygal1 said...

You created very beautiful cards.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So pretty, all three, and I can't pick a favorite.
I think they are all CAS elegance.

wendance said...

Love the snowflakes die. Your cards are beautiful!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards and great dies. I love them all. Thanks for the inspiration!

E F said...

Beautiful cards.

janlesiak said...

Nice cards. I like the one with the snowflakes.

Rita Swanger said...

The cards are so pretty. Shake a flake!

Lori Kobular said...

Such lovely cards! The snowflake shaker card is really great! And I love that Evergreen Circle die! Oh I want all of this wonderful DieCember Release!!

Kristen Olsen said...

I've got to try shaker cards! You all are making such beautiful ones. I love the way you used the diecuts as well. Wonderful designs!

KathyF said...

Beautiful cards!

R. Hill said...

Those are all very, very, VERY nice! I can’t even choose a favorite (which is unusual for me!).

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards! Love that shaker card.

Karen Baughman said...

Great cards. I love the snowflakes!

Christy Malone said...

I love your cards! The snowflakes are so pretty.

pcm said...

love that shaker!

Lee Newton said...

Wonderful cards (but I really love your tree too!) Nice job with all these fabulous new dies.

Barbara said...

All of your cards are beautiful. I really love the evergreen circle die from this release and I especially love your card!

mom2five said...

Your cards are beautiful. The one using the evergreen circle is so stunning.

Sue LD said...

Pretty snowflake cards and I like yesterday's card with the evergreens.

Isabelle said...

Your three cards are really beautiful.

Michelle Chmelar said...

Love these oxide dies and snowflakes!

Katherine A Scales said...

All your cards are beautiful but my favorite is the snowflake shaker card.

Memories by Manda said...

Wow, lots of lovely cards you've made with the new release.

Lee said...

Beautiful cards! I love the trees!

Caren Char said...

So pretty!

Karen H said...

Both cards are lovely, love the snowflake shaker card.

sotama14 said...

Lovely cards. The snowflakes shaker card is beautiful

cinmar said...

Very nice cards.

Tracey M said...

Your cards were so pretty, that last one was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the snowflakes and the pretty tree scene!

Bobby Duehring said...

Very creative cards, and very cute!

Holly Graham said...

Beautiful cards, love the shaker!

loceanjo said...

Love that snowflake die shaker card. It is so beautiful!!

Jill said...

Very pretty cards!

Carolyn Steele said...

Your cards are all beautiful but that shaker card is amazing!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful cards!!! I love the tree card!!

sunnee63 said...

extra luv your second card!

Diane Clark said...

loved your cards. the shaker card was amazing....the colors of the sequins were gorgeous. loved the evergreen circle card. you are very talented...keep on inspiring all of us.

Robin said...

Beautiful cards. I so love snowflakes. Great release. Have to have MORE SSS snowflake dies. HA!

Lyn said...

The stitched vellum gives it a nice touch!

~ginny said...

Good idea about the vellum and that stitched die for it Sarah. My fave is the circle with the evergreens against the starry night... wonderful!!!
~ginny
RubberMAD

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, what beautiful cards! I especially love that last one. Such a beautiful winter scene you created!

Shannon said...

These are fantastic - thanks so much for sharing!

Linda Fredrick said...

These cards are so pretty, very nice

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the Merry & Bright snowflakes card!

Cynthia Clark said...

Great shaker! I love the little evergreen tree card.

Patt H. said...

I love your cards, Sarah!! The shaker card has my heart!

Quillish said...

Such a clever way to use dies.. I always tend to waste the negative space!

Teri Smith said...

I just love the clean & simple elegance of the two white cards & then the bright exuberant colours on the middle one you showed. Thanks so much!

Tona said...

Wonderful cards!

Teresa Selby said...

Super easy cards are very nice to have if you run out of cards to send. I love your cards. I think I will be able to recreate them when I get my dies. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Scraplea 1 said...

Nice cards! This is such a fun release from SSS. Thanks for sharing!!

Candy said...

Gotta have this die!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards, Sarah! I especially love the shaker! You've just reminded me I haven't made one in a while and I think I need to remedy that! Great release for Die-cember!

nightowl said...

I really like the card using the new evergreen circle die. I've got that die on my wish list along with the snowflake dies.

Madeleine Trainor said...

Very inspiring. Love these cards ♥️

Beth B. said...

Great Distress Oxide backgrounds.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the shaker style, use of the vellum & glitter and more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

kathymcc said...

Sarah, your snowflake shaker card is so clean and fun! Your tree card is really beautiful and I love the sentiment. Unfortunately, I can't find that set of sentiments on Simon Says Stamp. The background for the tree card is so pretty! thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Sheena said...

The cards are beautiful.

Nicki Wong said...

What wonderful cards. I love the snowflake shaker card. Unique.

Turtle said...

Snowflake shakers!!

Cecie H said...

I love your snowflake shaker card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Teresa McKiearnan said...

So pretty! I just love the snowflake dies. Very pretty

Peggysue Turner said...

Nice and clean, very pretty!

Annalisa Young said...

I'm so glad you used the evergreen circle die, because I was wondering how it looked in proportion to a card. And while I enjoyed all your cards (those green/teal sequins were a particularly nice touch), I think I liked the evergreens the best. It's so perfectly winter for me: snow-covered trees on a dark night. I can almost feel the cold, but in the best way.

ericastwilight said...

There is just something about inked backgrounds that I just love. You can do so much with those and you've done a great job using that combined with great SSS products. Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Palmer said...

Pretty cards. Love the shaker card!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Beautiful cards!

Beth Merrill said...

I love these designs!

Debbie said...

Great cards with simple ideas that don't overwhelm me. Thank you

Carol Tripp said...

I really love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Deeps said...

These cards so magnificent. I love the design here.

Virginia Polson said...

Very pretty cards!

Nichol said...

Love the new release from SSS

Dar said...

Simple but stunning cards!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Love the new dies!

Ann Kulseth said...

Fabulous cards, Sarah - I love that evergreen circle die. :)

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards, but as I live in Maine the card made with the evergreen trees die is my favorite!

amee said...

beautiful cards! TFS!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Totally Gorgeous!!

emagine said...

So pretty

michiganderintexas said...

love the shaker card!

Lucy Schmidt said...

It looks like I'm not the only one loving the shaker card...but, then again, I love vellum. What's a girl to do? CASE both, I think! ☺ I really like the non-traditional blues in the cards. It's fun to mix it up a bit. Thanks for the great inspiration.

cindler@verizon.net said...

I like your cards but my favorite is Merry & Bright because you stamped on the vellum. I can't tell how you attached the vellum.

Carole Pelletier said...

I can’t get over how the Evergreen circle die made that simple card so stunning. Thanks.

Mirella said...

That circle with the trees is simply stunning (one of my favourites of this release), and your card with it is beautiful! I also love the shaker with the snowflakes - very effective!

cindybearj said...

All your cards are amazing but my favorite is the last one. The white trees against the dark night sky is gorgeous. Love that sentiment too.

Kristine McIntyre said...

I love the snowflake background and that tree die cut is perfect for Christmas.

Pam Lewers said...

Lovely cards. I love your background on the tree card.

Christine said...

Lovely cards.

Marianne said...


Gorgeous cards, Sarah. I particularly like your CAS shaker with a pop of teal peeking through.

Sue McRae said...

I really like the clean designs of your cards, especially the simple elegance of the shaker card.

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