Friday, December 7, 2018

Simon Says Stamp DieCember® Blog Hop Day-2



Hello, there!
I'm so honored to be joining the Simon Says Stamp Dicember®  Blog Hop Day 2, today. Thank you for inviting me to this party, Simon Team. 

As this is Day 2 of Blog Hop, we already had Blog Hop Day 1, last Sunday.  Please be sure to visit the Day 1 Blog Hop Post if you haven't done so far. 
I'm especially excited about the Diecember Release since I'm a Dies person rather than a stamper. I started my crafting journey by purchasing a Big Shot machine a few years ago after I was amazed by so many beautiful paper crafting works. Honestly I even hadn't known stamps before then, lols !! 
So, which one do you prefer between Dies and Stamps? Please let me know!! :) 



If you came here from amazing Karin's  blog, then you are on a right track. Or you can start your hops at Simon Says Stamp Blog , too. 



I started by diecutting Big Picture Book Panda Dies and Little Body Dies out of Ivory Card Stock and coloring the pieces using my Copic Markers. The copic colors I used were W10-W9-W8 for black and R32-R20-R30-R00 for pink. I then assembled the pieces to an adorable panda by using double sided adhesive tape.



For the background, I used Stitched Whirl Background Dies & Lawn Fawn paper 6×6, Leafy Frame DiesIvory Card Stock.  I then slipped a heart I made using Clipping Heart Die on his hands. I really love how Little Body Dies let our critters hold things on their hands . Too cute, isn't it?






I made more hearts and connected them with a string to make a garland. For letters, I used Small Rounded Alphabet Dies set which is also part of new Dicember® release. 

Here's another design featuring Little Body Dies which perfectly matches with any of Big Picture Book critters. I used Fox Dies from Simon's STAMPtember Release.



If you love Big Picture Book  collection, then this Little Body Dies is a must-have!





My next two cards features Small Rounded Alphabet Dies set and I've summarized details breifly below each photo.



Supplies : Small Rounded Alphabet Dies , Nested Talk Bubbles Dies, Neenah Texture CardStock, CZ design Simple Sentiments No.1, foam tape, Twine, various colors of cardstock & copic markers.
Technique : In-laid diecutting





Supplies : Small Rounded Alphabet Dies, Kadyn Snowflake, Wonky Rectangles Dies, Drifting Stitches Borders,  Neenah Texture CardStock, Rainbow Christmas paper, Pearl White Jewels, Midnight Black Jewels, Wink of Stella Clear.





That's it from me for today. 
Now your next stop to hop along isAnna-Karin's blog. Thank you so much for your visiting and be sure to visit all the blogs listed below. I know you will get a lot of beautiful inspiration. Don't miss the sales and giveaway information, too. 

Hugs
Marge ♡

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Use the code DCMBR27 with your purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store. You will get a free Nutty & Bright stamp set (while supplies last!) with any purchase. The code will expire Sunday, 12/9 at 11:59 pm EST.





Visit Simon Says Stamp DieCember Gallery for more inspiration and share your creations there, too. 



Don’t miss our Facebook Live Friday, December 7that 12:30 pm EST! It’s always great to have you pop in and participate, and this time there will be some guests on camera!










91 comments:

Barb said...

Darling cards. Love the panda!

Kelsey Thomas said...

The panda and fox are so cute! :)

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my goodness... so stinkin' cute. I love those giant storybook dies. And that alphabet is on my list!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

You are so very creative! I love how you used multiple dies on the first card. And the last two using the rounded alphabet dies and the colors.... Are awesome cards! The fox is adorable!

Kim Faucher said...

Your cards are just darling!! I love seeing those letters to spell out names or sentiments... great size for personalized cards

Yo Glenn said...

Love the Big Picture Book animal dies. Your fox card is so cute. The letter are perfect for cards.

Joy Meadows said...

Wonderful group of cards! Love this new release.

Barbara said...

I love all of these. They are cute and fun creations from these dies!

Arianna Barbara said...

What a lovely set of cards! Beautiful colouring!!!

Jean said...

Love seeing how you used these dies! Wonderful cards!

Susie Sonnier said...

Oh MY so cute

LmichelleH said...

So so cute! I love that the floral frame looked like bamboo leaves on the Hugs card with the Panda. And that Fox........adorable.

Jen said...

Adorable! Love your critters the word art cards so fabulous and fun!

Heather M said...

Fabulous critters! I really like you alphabet cards that you create. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Gail said...

Stunning work - the fox is the tops - but I love them all

B. Poteraj said...

I love how you gave them rosy cheeks!!!!!!!!!

Kathy B said...

Your critter cards are adorable! Love the Panda!!!<3

Jackie Parkins said...

These are beautiful The new picture book dies are adorable.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the cute Panda. Ordered & the Panda die was out of stock. Hoping it gets replenished soon. Foxy cuteness.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa Byers said...

I love the animal cards, so adorable!! That fox is so cute!! The alphabet dies would come in handy for so many cards and projects!! That would be a must have!!

Unknown said...

Love the panda bear die! Must be my name. Thanks for sharing!
Karen Berry

Mirella said...

So cute and creative with the letters! The fox is definitely my favourite, though! Simply adorable!

Lee said...

Cute letters, some wonderful backgrounds! TYFS.

Sue R said...

Loved all your cards. Really fun!

Mary said...

Wonderful! The storybook animals are so cute. It was really fun how you used the alphabet dies - I really liked the "word Christmas tree"... The actual alphabet would be cool to send to a child learning their letters! :-)

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Cute! Love the fox card!

Andrea Hastilow said...

So stunningly cute creatures, they make you smile instantly, wish I got cards with pandas sending me hugs. Your other two cards are also stunning like the colour themes & the fun font.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE your Creations!! So BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Those storybook character cards are just adorable! I love their poses and their little accessories!

Robin said...

Great cards, especially love that panda!

Maureen Reiss said...

Your cards are all so cute and Fun!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I always love the way you showcased new products, What adorable cards!!!

Isabel Z said...

You are so talented!

Brenda Kuder said...

Love your cards. The animals are adorable!

Linda Kunsman said...

such delightful, cheerful cards!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

TrainWithMeghan said...

You did an amazing job on the critters! THE PANDA IS MY FAV! So cute!

Deb Hardy said...

Marge, your picture book critters are adorable! Love how you used the small alpha dies. Very cute!

Sue Smith said...

Terrific job on all your cards. My favorite is the panda. What a darling little die that is :) TFS Merry Christmas

Yasmine said...

Adorable cards and lovely release! Thanks for the inspiration.

Roberta Thome said...

Your cards are so cute, love the fox! I have to confess that I started out years ago as a rubber stamper but once I got my Big Shot I have become more of a cutter than a stamper!

Helen Budz said...

What a great collection of card designs, Marge. That Panda stole my heart! tfs

Nox said...

Those are all wonderful cards - all so cute and colourful. I love the colourful alphabets and the word tree, and I adore the little hearts banners with the panda, and love the fox - LOVE him!

Janet D. said...

Your cards are adorable and clever!

Kaye Thrasher said...

Love what you did with the alphabet die set. Those cards are very unique and similar. The color book dies are just adorable. All of you do something different with them and the cards are always beautiful. They must be fun to use. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

Ann Kulseth said...

Great use of the new dies - I love your examples.

Unknown said...

I love the fox. ADORABLE!!!

Cheriese said...

Gorgeous cards - I really love big picture book dies!

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Wow! That was an array of beautiful cards. Love the way you have used the fun images in traditional colors

Teresa Doyle said...

Marge these cards/critters are adorable and this alpha die set is totally awesome, such a useful set to have in our stash.
I love stamps AND dies, I'm not gonna lie. LOL

Eve N said...

These critter cards are adorable! It is fun to see how you used the leafy frame die, which I feel is so elegant, with the panda to create a light-hearted design.

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so cute and cheerful!

Annalisa Young said...

Oh, those picturebook die cards are just too cute. I also really like all the fun ideas you shared with us using the alpha sets. You really showed off their versatility. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Lana said...

Acccckkkkkkkkkk! Your fox card is to die for! Love, love, love it so much!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Marge, I am not doing the Hop, I am just stopping by to tell you how ADORABLE all your cards are, wow you were busy girl with this collection. My favorite is the Panda bear because I think you did an amazing job on it, love the heart garland you did, so cute ad because my nickname for my husband is Pandall Bear, so I love Panda bears :) I love the in laid card, that looked so beautiful but looked like so much work, I will have to look that technique up on youtube to see if it is as hard as I am thinking it is, but I love the out come. I also really love the last one with the words forming the Christmas tree, great idea, zi think I am going to steal that idea from you, I just love you and your blog I ALWAYS get at least one if not more tips or ideas from you, you are such an inspiration to me, Thanks Marge, Big Hugs:)

CinnamonSally said...

Fabylous bright and cheerful cards Marge. Love all the bright colours!!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of creations!! :)

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Love these cards with cute critters die cut, so fun and cheerful, sure to brighten up one's day.

Bev Page said...

Hi there. I think your cards are so sweet and cute - the animal ones just make me say "Awwwwww" and I really love the others using the alphabets, so bright and cheerful. I'm going to have to pull out all my alphabet dies and try some of these ideas - very refreshing. I really enjoyed all of them. TFS. LOVE this new release from SSS - so many fabulous products!

Cynthia Cole said...

So many cute cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the little animals that
have "hands" to hold something.
The alphabet is a good size.
Have to check into it.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cyndi Morris said...

Love these fun, colorful cards. Simon's Picture Book animals are the cutest.

Sherry Butcher said...

So cute and fun. Kids and big kids would love them. Thanks for sharing these great cards

Denise Bryant said...

Wonderful cards! The panda and fox are just adorable!

bzyPTmom said...

Love your terrific cards--my favorite is the fox--just adorable!

Barbara S said...

Great use of the new dies. I love your alphabet die cards. So creative.

Nandini said...

Very cute and sweet cards. Love the new release. It is fantastic!

Henriëtte said...

Gorgeous cards Marge and so very cute are the Picture Book dies, the whole serie makes lovely cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the creativity of your lovely cards:)

colleen said...

so cute

Paula Miller said...

The panda cards are adorable

Laura J said...

Such sweet cards, love the picturebook creative dies!

Cathy Lillie said...

The picture book critter cards are adorable! I love how you've strung the hearts with a sentiment through the panda's paws. Your cards using the alphabet are so fun and colorful. I like stamps and dies equally, but I like using dies more since there's less coloring involved.

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTENESS GALORE!
LOVE your sweet panda and fox, LOVE your perfectly placed alphas, such FUN designs!
Thank you for sharing your A to Z of AWESOME INSPIRATION for DIECEMBER :)

Debbie Cornish said...

These cards are all so adorable.

Debbie Cornish said...

These cards are all so adorable.

PaintedGardens said...

Adorable! really really cute! ♥ thanks for sharing your ideas :) Anni Imburgia

Dawn Jones said...

What a great way to use the alpha dies, love the tree.

Rosali said...

Adorable cards, Marge!! Especially those with the critter!!

Teri Smith said...

Marge, you've been busy creating! Those critter dies are so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marge, I love all your cards but the panda is my favorite, you’ve inspired me to use my Big Book panda head and hugging body to create a few, our young granddaughter will be thrilled!

JamieShallUTA said...

Hi Marge, I love all your cards but the panda is my favorite, you’ve inspired me to use my Big Book panda head and hugging body to create a few, our young granddaughter will be thrilled!

Jeannie Fannin said...

Oh my goodness, those critter cards are so cute! I also appreciate how you used the alphabet die. Great work!

Misty Elam said...

Oh my gosh, that FOX!!! I haven't seen that one used yet. I LOVE it!! I love the panda too, of course. All of your creations are gorgeous!!

D.Ann C said...

These darling little critters are just too cute!

Annette Gordon said...

Those animals are too cute! I love the adorable cards you made with the images.

Pennie Glasser said...

I love these cards! So so cute!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such adorable critter cards!

Denise Ward said...

Your cards featuring the Picture Book critters are so cute! I love how creatively different people have used these cute dies, and I am always amazed at how many different animals SSS has been able to design!!

Heather said...

Wow!! This is a fabulous collection of cards! I LOVE those adorable little critters!

theresa rasmussen said...

That fox is so cute! Love all your creations, but the fox - best ever.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, so festive! Love this new release!