Make Merry – Simon Says Stamp release

Hi Crafty Friends! I hope this post finds you doing well! I am hoping to get back on track with my blog… I am excited to be here today to share a brand new release with you from Simon Says Stamp! It is an awesome and FESTIVE release – Make Merry! You can see the release here !

Today I am sharing 3 cards using the beautiful new stamp set Holiday Sparkle Greetings! I love this new stamp set – it has 4 beautiful greetings, they are perfect for an A2 sized card, as well as a slimline card. This set also has fun stamps to add more embellishments to use on your cards!

Card 1 – Holiday Sparkle Greetings

I had so much fun creating my cards today! My first 2 cards is a 2 for 1 card! I love when I can create 2 cards out of 1 background! In one of my recent orders from Simon Says stamp I ordered the Round and Round Background stamp! I love the versatility of this stamp and thought it would be a fun stamp to create a festive background! I started by stamping the image on Canson Water color card stock. I heat embossed the image using Gold embossing powder. To create the red background I used Nuvo Shimmer powders – in Catherine Wheel. I love these powders and when working with them you do not need very much. I added a bit of powder to my paper and then sprayed my paper with water. It is so fun to see the powders and water do all the work! I then set this aside to dry! I find these work best when you allow them to dry on their own.

I then chose a sentiment from the set – Joy! I prepped my area using my embossing buddy. I then stamped the Joy sentiment and all of the dot embellishment stamps and heat embossed these in gold. Once everything was dry, I trimmed down my Round and Round background panel and cut this in half. I then adhered my card together. I added a strip of glitter cardstock between the layers as well for added interest! My card was complete!

Card 2

For my 2nd card I followed the same steps as above. This 2nd card came together very quickly. I did add strips of gold cardstock to change this card up a bit. I still think it is fun and festive!

Card 3

For my last card I am using the Holiday Sparkle Greetings stamp set and 2 sets from Stamptember (Laugh in Flowers and Long Stem Flowers). I love the different sentiments in this new set – I chose to work with the happy sentiment to create a birthday card! I was so excited to use Laugh in Flowers – I have had this in my stash now for a couple weeks and I couldn’t wait to use it! I hope you enjoy it!

I started by creating a rainbow background using distress oxides. I then added splatters to the background using water and gold metallic watercolor. I then set this aside to dry. Once everything was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment Happy – Holiday Sparkle Greetings. I added a couple flowers from Laugh in Flowers and a birthday sentiment from the Stamptember collab/Long Stem Flowers. The flowers were stamped using Altenew ink cubes and a gold pigment ink.

I then trimmed down the panel using a Gina Marie Designs scalloped slimline die. I added a few sequins (September card kit – Simon says Stamp) and a bow using twine.

I hope my cards inspire you today to check out the amazing new release!

Have a great week!

Crafty Hugs,


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