Friday, November 20, 2015

Simon Says Stamp "From All of Us" Blog Hop!!!


Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. Today we are having a little blog hop to celebrate and give you inspiration for the Simon Says Stamp "From All of Us" release.

I've created a couple cards, the first one using the Thanks Scallop border die. I wanted to make an everyday thank you card so I added small flowers and used light tones of papers. You could use this die to create your holiday thank you cards by adding a small tree in place of the flowers.


I die cut a panel of white card stock, added a little piece of pool colored pattern paper just under the "thanks" and used fog card stock as my base to create a top folding card. The flowers are die cut from an older Sizzix die set that I have from Neenah card stock. I colored them with Coral Reef ink using my ink blending tool and topped them off with wood dots. 


My next card uses one of the Holiday Watercolor Cards. I painted the card with my Distress inks Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Hickory Smoke, Spiced Marmalade and a touch of Ripe Persimmon


I did something a little different with the card. Once the panel was dry, I cut out around the snowman and tree then mounted it (with foam tape) to a top folding fog card. I even included the snowballs. 


To finish it off, I colored in the small dots and tassels of the scarf and cap with a silver signo pen, then added Rocky candy glitter to the snowballs an d puffy ball of the cap by using a bit of Multi Matte Medium as the glue. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the inspiration along your way! Also, be sure to leave comments on all the hop blogs because Simon Says Stamp will be drawing a winner on each stop for a prize package valued at approximately $50!!

Your next stop on the hop is to my friend and amazingly talented DEBBY HUGHES

If you happen to find any broken links along your way of the hop, please visit the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE.

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Judie said...

These cards are simply wonderful! Love the clean look of the first card, and the snowman is adorable!

BreAnn Loveland said...

Love these cards!

Janie said...

Awesome cards. Love that Thanks die.

BreAnn Loveland said...

Love these cards!

Ellen said...

Beautiful cards

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE the thanks card!! That die is going right into my cart!

Kit said...

I love your snowman card. That set is on my list. Happy Friday!

Brenda in IN said...

Lots of pretty detail on the cute snowman and I love the scallop border die.

Jennifer Hay said...

LOOOOVVVVVEEEE the CAS thank you card!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card too.

Tammy J said...

seeing your cards makes me want the products. I wanted the pack of watercolor cards already, now I know I want them. Thanks Shari

~amy~ said...

So wonderful...love both of your cards!

Lexi Wirtas said...

Love your watercolor card. Thanks for the inspiration

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your snowman is so cute!!! Your first card is elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the flowers for wonderful dimension, the scallop edge for border & THANKS silhouette look. Like the coloring & arrangement of the wintry snowman scene.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Shawninaz said...

I adore both of these cards, your work is always so pretty and inspiring!

Sandy Robin said...

Pretty. That extra step, cutting out the snowman really kick it up a notch. AWSOME.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the designs on these 2 cards. The CAS 'thanks' card is so elegant whilst the snowman card is just so adorable. Love how you added the snowballs:)

deesdesigns said...

Absolutely breathtaking! love, love the scalloped die!

Rebecca Lynch said...

Very sweet and adorable cards. Thanks for sharing.

QuilterLaura said...

Your snowman card is awesome, that set is on my wishlist already!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are lovely - I love that snowman!

Bobby said...

That's a lot of fussy cutting, especially to include the snowballs, but it was worth it, Shari. That snowman is just precious.

Varada said...

Oh what adorable snowman!!! And suh a versatile Thank-you card. Thanks for sharing :-)

CinnamonSally said...

WOW your cards are fabulous, I love your cute snowman!

BeverlyBL said...

I love Pool and Peacock Feathers. Beautiful cards! And that snowman is just the cutest.

vinita jain said...

Love the scalloped edge die with bold Thanks and peeping of cool blue paper underneath, great floral embellishments with wooden dots, so soft and elegant! And I adore your cute Snowman creation too!

Cindy H. said...

Your THANKS card is CAS perfection - just gorgeous! The snowman card is so adorable! I love how you cut around not only the main image but the snow balls - very dimensional and fun!

Leslie said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Vicki said...

So cute! I love the new thanks die and I ordered it yesterday! Gotta have it!

Carolyn Steele said...

The 'Thanks' card is beautiful - and it looks like something even I could do!! The snowman is amazing (but I couldn't pull that one off!). Thanks for sharing these lovely cards

Maaike Uijthoven said...

genius idea to cut out one of those cards and pop it on a cardbase, never thought of that, so thank you for sharing

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you cut around the snowman on your second card and included the snowballs as well!!

pcm said...

these are awesome! i love snowmen. and i need that thanks die!

Robyn G said...

Those detailed dies are gorgeous! Really made for some pretty cards!

Gail said...

Oh like so much the Thanks and I am in love with the snowman creation - TFS and for the hop!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Such great cards! The snowman is adorable! :)

Lillian Child said...

I simply adore clean and simple cards that really pop ... LOVE the teal behind the word "thanks" ... and that snowman card??? AMAZING !!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Jackie Lic said...

The snowman card is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!! <3

Rachel Groner said...

Love how you cut apart the watercolor card to make it dimensional! Both cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing :-)

Sandy S. said...

Those 3D snowballs? Awesome!

Nana Griffin said...

These are both lovely. The snowman looks so much larger than in the set. Is this a smaller card size?

Sabrina said...

Both cards are simply beautiful!! I really love the colors on your snowman!!

Anonymous said...

Really like the cut out snowman. Great use of the product.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

the little thanks border is so cute

Elizabeth Bielicki said...

I had a feeling I was going to love this die cut. You've convinced me to purchase it :-) Your water coloring looks awesome.

Caralyn said...

Love what u did w the snownan! It almost looks freehand. Great job!

Amber McGary said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the Thanks one!

BankerJoy said...

Love the card

Jan Pufall said...

I love both of the cards you made. That thanks die would get a lot of use!

Peace said...

I love how the snow balls look like they are floating above the card and the rock candy details. I also appreciate the versatility of the thanks die.

Nicki Wong said...

The scallop border die is adorable. Love both cards.

Angel Estes said...

Wow. Your thanks card is so simple and classic and Beautiful!!

And your snowman card is showing my why I might need those watercolor cards...

Lisa Zurek said...

So darn cute!

Glenda said...

Love these cards and that die!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

your snowman is soooooooooo cute! Love that shadow effect too!

Rita said...

love the snowman card! Very cute.

Doris said...

I love that die, and the snowman card is so darn cute!

Debstamps said...

that snowman just makes me smile Shari--always a pleasure to see how you put your own stamp on things!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Both cards are wonderful. That thanks die has a lot of potential for it usage. And the adorable snowman....not just for Christmas cards....snow lasts around here for about 5 months.

KimCreate said...

Lovely cards, the curved thanks die is cool and your snowman is adorable! Hugs.

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love the Thanks die that really makes a quick and beautiful thanks card!

Karen D said...

I love both cards the snowman is incredible, I love him!

Michele Henderson said...

I love that adorable snowman! The colors are so bright and festive!
Take care!
Michele

Tammy Paul said...

wow, I just love snowman. we get lots of snow here. incredible colors and layout
thanks for the ideas!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous! (As always!) Loving this release - especially the snowman!

Kathy M said...

Love the cards

Maj G said...

Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jaana said...

Beautiful cards! Love your snowman!

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Such fun cards , happy Thanksgiving

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

I really LOVE the snowman card! I never would have thought to use fog cardstock!!

Neha said...

Loved the release! awesome variety! Loved your cards too!

Ina Nelson said...

Love the cards. The snowman is so cute.

Cathy Homan said...

Both cards are wonderful. I absolutely love the simplicity of the first card. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Selby said...

Your Thanks card shows how the new thanks die can be a staple in your stash. So simple yet so versatile.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards
love that thanks one - that would be such a versatile die
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Katrin said...

Yummy! Those water color cards are amazing! Your Thanks card has so many ideas simmering in my mind.. Thank you!

Jana Millen said...

Oh my goodness Shari -- awesome as always.. all of it!

Debbie A said...

Love that snowman. Simply adorable!

KimS said...

The simplicity of the Thank You card is perfect!

jintyoo7 said...

LOVELY :-)

angelzmom said...

Absolutely adorable!

Carol McCready said...

Love your simple and elegant thank you card. Great colors on the fun snowman.

Marie H said...

Oh my goodness, waaay too cute! That snowman!

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Adorable!

Pam Cain said...

I really appreciate the blog hop. I have NO imagination and the cards inspire my creativity. For example, I had no idea how to use the new Thanks die. Now I have to have it! Your card shows how unique the scallop border can make a card.

Olive M said...

Love the CAS lines of the thank you card. So pretty.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! The small flowers are very cute!! Love the snowman.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Gorgeous snowman and wonderful card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Loved both of your cards... but especially the paining on the snowman!

Amy C. said...

Your two card designs are so pretty! I'm loving this new line of products.

Anonymous said...

Shari, LOVE, LOVE, that Snowman card.. so amazing, also love the "THANKS" on the first one, awesome job.

Angie Linton said...

I just love snowmen and this one is no exception. I love the details you added. And the clean and simple thank you card is just beautiful also.

Deepti said...

Oh so pretty! Love the thanks die :)

Barbara said...

Love the thank you card. I always know I'm going to be in trouble when I look at your cards because I usually end up purchasing something! :)

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous! Love the pretty scallop edge on the first one! Just lovely!

Crafting Mama said...

The snowman card is my favorite!

jarobertson6 said...

Shari, you inspire me - always. I love your choice of colours, your designs, and your easy to follow instructions. I have been watching you for many years (not in a creepy sort of way - LOL) and one of your older posts you did making an art journaling page showed me the way to go with my art. I gave up trying to do the dark kind of page because they never worked, and switched over to lighter colours. Thank you!

Mildred Mildew said...

Both your cards are so pretty Shari. I especially like that new 'thanks die'.

Cora Lewis said...

I just love that snowman card, SUPER CUTE!!

Diane Bruce said...

Such cute Christmas images and I decided I need that scalloped thank you die the minute I saw it. Thanks for the ideas.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

the Thanks Scallop Border is an eye-catcher!

Susie Sonnier said...

That snowman is a lumpy little dude!

Donna said...

Love the snowman card, great idea cutting it out all together

Crystal said...

Love those cards! I'm rather addicted to the coral, blue, and gray color palette and love the simplicity of the first card. I also like the idea of watercolor cards...who doesn't like to paint? Your snowman looks great cut out and popped up on his background card!

Sandra Corkrey said...

Love your cards, especially love the thanks die!

Kathryn A said...

Love your cards! Cute snowman!

Marsha said...

Beautiful curved scallop edge. Simple and yet so lovely. Snowman is just plain cute!

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful cards. Love the snowman..and the colors you used!

Marianne said...

Such a cute snowman card and that curved thanks die is so pretty. Too bad I don't make enough thank you cards to warrant the purchase of this die.

Debra said...

You never disappoint...thank you for a day filled with inspiration!

Elaine said...

Both cards are adorable!

Karen King said...

That scalloped border is so pretty!

Susan Shrader said...

Your cards are lovely. I really like the scalloped border...it adds so much with such a simple step. These new sets are so much fun. Thanks for the project ideas.

Connie G said...

Oh I must have that thanks die - a quick card with a WOW!!! Love products like that!

Cat Craig said...

So glad I already ordered the die, its gonna go fast I think. Fabulous colors, and coloring.

Amy s K. said...

Love the Thanks card!

Andrea Garland said...

Love the simplicity of the first card and the snowman card is so cute.

Ronda said...

I always LOVE your cards. These are awesome: not too complicated, but plenty interesting.

Jayell said...

Love these cards.

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Shari! Love the fussy cutting on the second card.

Daphne Baker said...

Love this release! You're cards are very nice, thanks for sharing.

Rachel B. said...

Great cards!

Bunny said...

The thank you card is so delicate and pretty. I really like that border die. This would be great to make a set of these.

I do love the coloring on that cute snowman. Love the silver signs pen you used.

asianmom07 said...

I love the cards and a great idea about the coloring picture :)

Iris Esther Lopez said...

These cards are amazing. Love the watercolor.

lookingoutthewindow said...

Love the thank you card best of all

{VICKI} said...

Love both your cards

TaeEun said...

Beautiful cards! love the CAS design of the cute first card!

Joanne H said...

Love that scallop border die!

Mary Johnson said...

Simple and sweet! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Brandi R said...

CUTE snowman! And the thanks card is precious. Love them both ♥

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS! My FAVORITE? The snowman card!!!! HE'S SO CUTE & I LOOOOVE that you cut him out & popped him up, including the snowflakes!!! (LOVE the little shadows!) ;) JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Karen Petitt said...

Both cards are beautiful and so classy. Seriously would struggle to pick a favourite but I do love those little wooden dots on your coloured flowers and that scallop die is just gorgeous. The snowman is super cute and I love that you have attached him to a grey card base, fabulous ideas and inspiration as always, thank you for sharing Karen x

Marty B said...

Great cards & love the look you achieved by popping up the snowman~so cute!!!

Andrea A said...

I love the snowman!!!!! Thanks.

Danielle said...

Love these!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the colors you chose for the snowman.

Terri said...

Absolutely love the 3D snowballs. What a cute idea.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I love the delicate flowers and the colors on the snowman are so pretty!

Holly Saveur said...

Both so gorgeous!

Doudou said...

Adorable projects!! Lovely colors

Vicky C said...

Such adorable cards, another fabulous new release!

Lucie Aspirot said...

As usual, your cards are wonderful. Just love the new products.

Anonymous said...

Such sweet cards! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Patti. tpatti@twc.com

Nancy Lynn said...

As always Shari, your cards are gorgeous and nice touch with the wood dots! TFS

cedarrapidslea said...

Great ideas! So little time!

Khasiyat Volganova said...

Fun and adorable cards! Thanks for sharing!

Jannette Davis said...

Love the cards. I have a soft spot for snowmen, love them all. Thanks for the inspiration!

christi said...

love both of the cards. I wish I could come up with such cute designs.

Jodi Keefer said...

Love the THANKS die. Great cards

becky said...

love the colors and love the snowmen!!! thanks for the inspiration!

cm said...

Such a wonderful way to breathe life into these new products! The snowman and snowballs: crushing over those!
~carol

TK said...

So awesome! I love the coloring, but the dimension as well!

Gail Owens said...

I love the snowman and tree! Also think the thanks die is so so nice!
Thanks for sharing.

Mary Kay Ross said...

Love these cards! Coloring is beautiful!!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty scalloped edge on the first card and the snowman is adorable.

Kamila R. said...

Such beautiful cards and great release!

Pam Crusberg said...

Great cards! They're both wonderful.

Satori said...

Both cards are excellent! Love the simplicity on the scalloped edge card, and how you've changed the snowman card to give it dimension!

Terrie said...

Love the snowman card, beautiful and cute!

ART JUNKIE said...

Adorable Snowman. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

joy said...

The scalloped thanks border die is just beautiful and I love that it can be used any time of the year. The snowman card is just too cute!!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards...love the curved border on the first and the cute snowman.

Michelle Curran-Borrego said...

I love the snowman!
The wood accent as the flower center is a great idea!

Ruth Hansma said...

Love the border die!!!!!!

Michelle said...

love the new products...great job.

Donna Whitten said...

Love your pretty cards! I really like the curved border on the first and the popped up snowman on the second!

María Pilar said...

So elegant the CAS card. The border is beautiful and the flowers give it the perfect touch of color.
The snowman card is really amazing.

Deana P said...

I love snowmen, such a cute card!

Linda H said...

Beautiful cards! Love both of them, especially the snowman!

Beth K said...

Love the snowman card! I love "fussy" cutting. Great way to make the card pop!

Carol McGregor said...

Adorable cards. Love the snowman and this collection of products. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Taub said...

That snowman is perfectly adorable! I just love the awesome coloring you did on it!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Great cards. The thanks die is must have for sure.

Deeps said...

I love both the cards. The snowman is so cute. Love the coloring.

Design Inventions said...

Fabulous cards and I love all the details on the snowman, including the floating snow.
Nancy

Kayla Marie said...

I love the snowman card! I always make my mom a snowman card every year as they're her favorite.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Beautiful work! I love how gorgeous and clean that first card is!

haemma said...

I am a lover of all things snowmen, and this little guy is adorable. I really like the techniques you used, and this card is absolutely fantastical.

Kay said...

Cute cards! I love the new thanks die, it's always nice to see how these are used. Love your coloring on the snowman card!

Maureen Hayes said...

Shari,

I love the elegant simplicity of the first card, and how many ways you could use that die throughout the year! I absolutely adore that water colored snowman, and the details you added with the silver gel pen, on the snowballs and the hat just bring it over the top! Thank you for the great ideas and bringing a smile to my face on a bad day!

bzyPTmom said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, I especially love the thanks card, love how the stitching line and words blend so perfectly.

Eve U said...
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Eve U said...

Shari, I posted before but put your last name first, sorry. This is what I meant:
Shari, I love your cards, especially the snowman. He's really cute. I really enjoy watching you create your magic. It is inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

RedGem said...

Your cards are fantastic, as usual! I love your watercoloring. Must get some rock candy glitter.

Diana Johnson said...

Great cards Shari!

Marjorie Ashcraft said...

The first card is so very classy, and the snowman is just so fun,it makes you feel good about the winter😉Great job!

Cindy C. said...

I love the CAS Thank you card! And the snowman is really cute!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Two fabulous cards, Shari! I love the versatility of the thanks die, the card you made with it simple but lovely! Wonderful idea too to cut out the snowman, I'm loving Suzy's new holiday card set!

Greta said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I especially love seeing what the thanks border die looks like when used & now it's going on my wishlist!

Shona Austin said...

Wonderful cards and Love your coloring ideas. Thanks.

Patty Beers said...

As usual beautiful color choices. I love the way you cut out the snowman. It looks so much better than just the flat card.

Anita in France said...

What an adorable snowman, Shari ... the dimension is fabulous ... and oh my, that thanks die ... didn't realise how pretty it would be ... it's just lovely! Anita :)

Mercedes San said...

I like both cards but I like the snowman more. I'm new to cardmaking but it's awesome to see all the designs that are posted.
Mercedes s

Mercedes San said...

I like both cards but I like the snowman more. I'm new to cardmaking but it's awesome to see all the designs that are posted.
Mercedes s

Lori Prince said...

I usually don't like snowmen, but this one is darling!

Brenda Lee said...

These are fabulous cards! I love how you added dimension on each card.

Rita Kegg said...

Your snowman came out so so cute!! Thanks for all of your inspiration.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful Cards! Love all the great little touches.

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