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! 


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! 


< 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! 


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