Thursday, December 5, 2019

SSS DieCember-The Best is Yet to Come

Hi, friends!
I hope you are enjoying the new Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release and the Blog Hop which is going through the whole week. 

Today, I'm going to share another card featuring The Best is Yet to Come Dies from the DieCember Collection. Since I wanted to create festive moods on my card, I used gold as the main color. 


I started by die-cutting it out of white card stock and Harvest Gold Mirror cardstock and set them aside.



Next, I prepared a piece of Bristol paper, and then I ink blended it using some Distress Inks : Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, and Carved Pumpkins. I then die-cut the panel again using Stitched Whirls Die to give a unique texture to it.




I splattered with White Gouache all over the panel, let them dry, then I trimmed the panel into 3.75x 5 inches. In turn, I applied embossing ink on the four edges and heat embossed them with Gold embossing powder


To finish my card, I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base made with 110LB Neenah White, then foam mounted The Best is Yet to Come die-cuts, and added some sequins. 


That's it for today. Thank you for reading today's post. I hope you enjoyed it!
You don't want to miss the Simon Says Stamp DieCember Gallery for a lot of new design inspirations. Also, please visit the SSS Blog on Friday morning to look around the Day2 Blog Hop for DieCember Release.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release Blog Hop Day-1


Hi, everyone!
Welcome to my blog and I'm so honored to join the Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2019 Blog Hop. Before we start, here's the list of promotion codes for you in the graphic below to celebrate the new DieCember Blog Hop.


All my cards for today are focused on using various old and new dies from Simon Says Stamp, which I hope you'll enjoy. I'll give you short information on the main techniques and major supplies I used with clickable links in the text for each card. 

< Card 1>

My first card features Blessings Wafer Die from the new release. I simply put the sign on the Christmas wreath.


Supplies: Wreath Tag Dies, SSS Ivory Card Stock, SSS Midnight GreenCopper Glitter Cardstock, Neenah Desert Storm 100LB, Raspberry Jewels, My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm 6x6 paper pad, Olive Green paper, 



I love how simple it is to make a holiday card by using the beautiful dies from Simon Says Stamp, and I also love the dimension that the wreath and sign created with the aid of foam adhesives. 



< Card 2, 3 > 

These two cards feature both the Shimmer Oval Wafer Die and Blessings Wafer Die from the new release.



 For the left one, I used in-laid die-cut technique and for the right one, I made a shaker card using the Shimmer Oval frame.








< Card 4 >

The fourth card features The World Needs Die from the DieCember Release.
I die-cut it from brown cardstock which is part of the Neenah Texture paper set, and then I added more shades using Copic Marker E44 & E43.


I made this card from an imagination that an old and wise Gnome is whispering this magic words to all of you :) 




< Card 5, Card 6 >

My last two cards feature the bran new frame dies set, which is A7 Thin Frames, as well as Proud of You and The World Needs Die. The A7 Thin Frames set consists of 9 nesting frame dies and the largest one is 5x7 inch. But then, I picked the 3rd largest frame for my cards because it matched well with a 4x6 inch size card base, which you can create easily by trisecting 12x12 paper. 



For Card 5, I cut Fog Gray Cardstock with the 3rd largest frame die first, then I dry embossed it by running 6 smaller frames together on the paper through the machine. 
I foam mounted SSS Big Picture Book Fox and the Proud of You was cut from blue paper and was inked with blue dye inks. 



I really loved the unique shape and holdable size of the new 4x6 inch card thanks to the A7 Thin Frames dies. I would strongly recommend you to try this if you wanted something new on your card design. 


Lastly, here's the simplest one that I made by combining World Needs Die and A7 Thin Frames as well. For the background, I used pattern paper and vellum paper which were cut using the A7 Thin Frames. The letters were cut from deep gray paper, and I added shades using Copic markers W10-W7-W5. 


That's it from me for today. Thank you so much for visiting here. Your next stop to hop around is my talented friend Gayatri's Blog! Here's the full list of the blog hop, in case you've missed. 

<HOP ORDER>
Marge Yoon ( You are here)


Please, leave a comment below for a chance to receive a $25 coupon. Winners will be chosen and posted on Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, the 11th of December.

Please visit the DieCember Gallery where you can add your own projects featuring the new DieCember Release as well as you can get lots of new inspiration.

There's will be another fabulous DieCember Blog Hop on Friday, December 6th, so please be sure to come back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh October Release - Stitched Poinsettia on the Winter Frame Card

Hello, friends!
We are closing in on the full reveal of Pretty Pink Posh October Release, which will be officially available on October 15th! Although many of you have already enjoyed the sneak peek posts for the last whole week on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog, I'm adding another card to tease you today. I hope you will like it :) 



This big flower is the brand new Stitched Poinsettias Dies and I made a deep wine red poinsettia using the dies set. Blossom was cut from deep violet paper and I added more shades using red and purple inks. The leaves were cut from gold metallic vellum paper in my stash. I also added some sprigs using the Pine Sprigs Dies. The gold touch all over the card was from Metallic Accents


I created a clean design by making a white background other than the blossom. I diecut the Winter Frame which is also part of the new October Release and adhered it onto the same white paper. The sentiment was chosen from Holiday Greetings Stamp Set


I added Metallic Gold Jewels on the blossom, 6mm Gold Metallic Sequins, 4mm Gold Metallic Sequins, and 6mm Champagne Sequins on the background and finished off my card.



Thank you for reading this post. There will be a lot of fabulous Winter/New Year items in the PPP's October Release so please stay tuned. Have a great day! 

Marge. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Cheer & Joy Blog Hop Day-1

Hi, everyone!
I'm so honored and happy to join the Day 1 of Blog Hop for Simon Says Stamp Cheer & Joy Release.


All my cards for today are featuring the Gnome Wafer Dies from the Cheer & Joy Collection. I think this Gnome Wafer Dies set is very versatile with basic design and shapes, so you could use it for any specific holidays throughout the year. This time, I made a Halloween card and two Christmas cards.

< Card 1. Halloween Gnomes >


I started by die-cutting and assembling lots of Gnomes using colored card stocks. Nose and beard were colored with Copic Markers on white card stock. I used E13-E11-Y00-Y000 for the nose and W6-W4-W2-W0 for the beard. Aren't these gnomes so cute? I just couldn't stop making them, lols! 




For my Halloween theme card, I ink blended violet & purple inks on a piece of violet-colored paper, then I splattered white acrylic ink over the panel. Then, I created a Halloween night scene with pumpkins, bats, and a spooky fence.  I embellished my gnomes with small bats and mini stars and I love how they look so fun!


The little sentiment block is from the Fall Frenchies set which is part of the SSS STAMPtember 2019 release.



Who wouldn't love to go Trick or Treat with these lovely Gnomes!


< Card 2. Christmas Gnome >

This is sort of classical holiday design where red is the main color. I die-cut Gnome from Lipstick Red, added more shades with deep red inks, and assembled the pieces.


The background panel was ink blended with Star Light and Autumn Blaze. Then I foam mounted Holly Oval Frame on the panel, and then I put my Gnome in the frame. Tiny Christmas Words were heat embossed in white on Schoolhouse Red Cardstock and I glued the thin strip in arch-shape on the bottom of the frame.


I used white Pom Poms, metallic rose gold sequins, and 3mm clear sparkling sequins for embellishment.


I love how simple it is to design a classical holiday card using the Gnome Dies set.


< Card 3. Winter Gnome >

Here's today's last card where I made a blue Gnome using the SSS Island Blue paper.


To make a snowy and frosty background, I heat embossed snowflakes from Comfort And Joy set using Sparkling Snow and White Fine Detail powder on Bristol paper, then I ink-blended the upper part with blue inks. 


I stamped the sentiment from the same comfort And Joy set and I also added Ivory Twine and a Big Bliss Snowflake which was colored with gold metallic ink


That's from me for today. Thank you for visiting here. I've shown four Gnomes in three cards to you and I wonder how you would like to color yours :) I hope my cards gave you some new inspiration. You can also get more inspiration and share your creations with us at  the Cheer and Joy Gallery

Here's the full list of the blog hop, which you don't want to miss! 

< HOP ORDER >


< More Information >

Use a code HPYML9 with your purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store to get Simon Exclusive Post Office Box enamel pin ðŸ“® for free while the supplies last. This promotion will expire on 10/13/19 .


Please leave a comment below for a chance to receive a $25 coupon. Winners will be chosen and posted on Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, the 16th of October. Good Luck, everyone! 

Marge


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Standing Pop-Up Thanksgiving Card


Hi, friends!
Here's a fun pop-up card celebrating Thanksgiving day. I made this using various stamps, stencils and dies from Pretty Pink Posh. The details had already been shared on the PPP blog, so if you are interested in how I made this, please visit HERE


Happy Fall! 
Love from Marge


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Fall Borders Watercolor Card

Hi, friends!
Today, I'm going to share a very simple watercolor card made with Fall Borders Stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. This week, Pretty Pink Posh is offering 15% discount for all the items in the Fall category at the same time with the Fall Theme Week going on the PPP blog where beautiful autumn cards inspiration is shared every day. You don't want to miss both of them! 



I stamped Fall Borders on watercolor paper using Distress Ink Tea Dye, then I colored the images using the Karin Brushmarkers. I loved some colors from the set including Burgundy, Olive Black, Sepia, Lush Green and etc.  The birthday sentiment was chosen from the Cupcake Critters Stamp set. Recently, I find that the Metallic Rose Gold Sequins look very well on the autumn color palettes, so I used them again this time. I also added some 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins




Now I finished my card. Doesn't it look so easy and simple to make? I love the Fall Borders Stamp set which makes it possible for anyone to do CAS designs. 



Thanks for your visit!
Hugs

Marge




Monday, September 16, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Giving Thanks Card


Hi, everyone! 
Here's another Autumn Greetings Card I made using several products from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Similar to my previous card, I created a stenciled background using the Pumpkin Background Stencil, then I added lovely images from various sets.


Two signboards from Fall Signs Stamp set, and a cute little mouse from Pumpkin Patch Critters Set were used. I chose a great sentiment from Giving Thanks Stamp set. It is all about Thank YOU! 


In order to give some visual interest to my simple looking panel, I splattered with pearl white and gold inks. I wan't sure which color of sequins wood look good on this autumn scene, but I finally found that the rose gold sequins did look perfect together with the autumn colors! I used 6mm Metallic Rose Gold and 4mm Metallic Rosd Gold Sequins



That's it from me for today. Thanks for visiting!

Marge


Friday, September 13, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh BOO! Halloween Cards


Hi, friends!
The BOO sets from Pretty Pink Posh's August Release have been very popular and they are back again at the PPP Store
Until recently, I've had no idea on how to design cards with this set. Just a few hours ago, I found a gorgeous Halloween palette on the Pinterest, which gave me new design inspiration instantly. So I ran to my crafting desk and finished two cards. So here's the first one. 


To begin, I cut a piece of violet- pink card stock that I had bought at the local store in my neighborhood, then I added more deep colors using the dye inks shown in the picture. I die cut BOO and set the script cuts aside. 


I made the negative die-cut into the front panel of a shaker. In each well created by the letters, I put purple, gold, and black star confetti from the Fall Confetti Bundle.


For the shaker background, I sponged some colors on SSS Sunshine Card Stock with Altenew inks Caramel Toffee and Paper Bag



After I assembled my shaker, I glued Spooky Fence, which was cut from brown card stock and ink blended with Altenew inks Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag, and Dark Chocolate. I then adhered cute images from Boo Stamp Set and Halloween Pals Stamp Set


I splattered with white gouache all over the panel, let them dry, added some clear sequins and finished off the firsr card.

***

Now it's time to use the left-over BOO script diecuts!


 I sponged on the top of each letter the same colors to give more shades. The background panel was created with the same way as of the first shaker card. I gave to it a little bit diffetent look by adding olive green color on the bottom. 




Except for using the positive diecuts, most processes are quite similar with the first one. 


Now, I finished two cards from one diecutting and same color palette!! It was so easy and FUN! 
Which one would you prefer? I'd love to here from you;) 



Have a great day!
Thank you.

Marge