Friday, December 04, 2015

It's a DieCember™ Hop!!!


Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. If you've come here by way of the Simon Says Stamp blog, we're having a hop! I love die cutting...and I love awesome dies! To celebrate Simon Says Stamp's DieCember™, I've created a few dies that can be used all year round. There's nothing like versatile supplies!

Here are a few of my favorites!



Ok, so I went with some pink and coral tones for my cards... I know...Shari used pink? Lol!


I've done three cards in total. The first one is using the roses as a white on white background and a couple colored with Coral Reef and Willow inks. 


I love the look of the texture the roses create! I die cut "Friends" from the Family and Friends set, I just colored the bottom portion of the word with Coral Reef ink.  


This next one uses the Stacked Hearts die which creates the fine line frame and little hearts. I watercolored a quick background using Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks on 
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock. I die cut two of the Stacked Hearts and glued them together for dimension.


I painted a few of the hearts and used a little bit of foam tape to lift them up on the card and mounted everything together.


Finally, I have the Heart of Roses... my favorite! When I designed this die, I wanted a heart that can be used in many ways. This would be great as a shaker card or even cut it from watercolor paper and paint it... you could use glitter or even glitter paper! 


I painted a simple background of stripes, again using the Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks. I die cut three of the hearts, left them white and glue them together to put over the watercolor panel. 


The hop today is informal, you can go to any blog in any order that you wish. below is a list of the creative people who are participating. 

Shari Carroll << That's me :o)

Below is the complete release... Enjoy!!


123 comments :

Gail said...

Your cards are so beautiful - love that stacked hearts very much!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

fabulous cards!

Ruby N said...

oh so beautiful!

lookingoutthewindow said...

Interesting use of the filigree stuff.

jenn shurkus said...

i am writing down this color combo to play with ASAP !!!!!! Love :) awesome cards shari :)

vinita jain said...

So cute and love all the coral themed creations!

Carol Doggett said...

I love all three cards, the colors you used are perfection!

Natasha said...

These are all simply beautiful! Lovely work!

Texas JennyWren said...

Shari, LOVE the colors you picked to go with the hearts. Perfection!! I have a question for ya': Do the single roses dies fit with the Heart of Roses die? So like one cut out single rose on top of the Heart of Roses?? Cant tell the size of them if they do or not. HELP

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the look of the white with a pop of color!!

Donna said...

Lovely cards, Shari. I don;t think I have ever added so many things from a release to my "gotta have" list before. These dies are just stunning and I have them rolling around in my head with lots of ideas. Thanks!

Glorie said...

Beautiful cards Shari! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherrie said...

I love your color choices. I really liked the heart stacked die.

Nathalie Paquette said...

I love your C & S cards ! They are so beautiful and soft.

Deeps said...

Love the soft colors. Very nice.

TK said...

Beautiful! All of them!!!

Deeps said...

Love the soft colors. Very nice.

ionabunny said...

Lovely cards. I like the simple elegance of these cuts. Hugz

Michelle said...

Beautiful.... lovely colors and detail! love!

Tasha Freeman said...

I love the wash effect on the cards!

Shari Carroll said...

Texas JennyWren said...
Shari, LOVE the colors you picked to go with the hearts. Perfection!! I have a question for ya': Do the single roses dies fit with the Heart of Roses die? So like one cut out single rose on top of the Heart of Roses?? Cant tell the size of them if they do or not. HELP

Hi Jenny! The roses dies are quite a bit larger than the roses in the Heart, but they do compliment each other.

Hope that helps!

Vicki said...

I just love these so much. I'm guessing you don't normally use pink, but the coral with it is just incredible. I'm going to have to put all of these dies on my getting longer wish list! Beautiful

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful cards! I love that color combo! :)

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! Love how you used the same pallet for all of them!

Jill Norwood said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects!!! Love your designs! Gorgeous colors too!

Marcie Lovett said...

These three and the bird are my favorites from the collection. Love all the cards you've shown, they would make beautiful wedding or birthday cards, too.

Barb said...

Your designs are always my favorite! These dies, and your cards, are GORGEOUS, Shari! ♥

Katie M said...

Looking at the rose die, I didn't think I really like it, but your card is beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

It has been FAR too long since I've visited, Shari!!! I'm so blown away by your talent! LOve that heart of roses!
=]

Doudou said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely colors!

Satori said...

Your cards are fabulous! Love the layout and delicate colours! Wonderful die release, too!

Doudou said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely colors!

Cindy C. said...

All so charming!! Swoon!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

All 3 cards are absolutely gorgeous, but the one with the small hearts & watercolor is fabulous!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Fabulous cards and your really make such romantic ones at that! Loved them but it really makes me love the roses wafer die so much more than I already did! Thank you for sharing!

Holly Saveur said...

gorgeous cards..love the color combo!

Mary Mac said...

Just love the texture of your cards and the coloring is just goregous.

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness.. Your cards re absolutely gorgeous!!

Danielle said...

I love these!! The colors are beautiful

AZ Lyn said...

Love your cards. Love the dies!

Nox said...

Love the gentle watercolour effects and the ombre tone in the die cut friends!

April said...

Such pretty cards! I love the flower dies!

sentsue said...

Beautiful cards. Loving the soft watercolor.

Karen said...

I love them all!

Mom Cheryl said...

I just love all the cards...the rose die is my fave! Love all your originality! Thanks always for the inspiration!

Maria Pilar said...

So cute cards. I love your style and the colors you use!

Barbara said...

Wow! Just Wow! The colors are so gorgeous and the designs of your cards are beautiful. I love the stacked hearts die and think it is my favorite of all these wonderful dies. They are all winners, no doubt!

zgagi said...

Great cards. Love how that watercolor background pops out from beneath those die cuts.

Sue Smith said...

I love the soft colors that you used on all three cards. Beautiful. Also, I liked how you inserted a few hearts in the stacked hearts card. ;)

BunnyD said...

Love your colour choices and your cards are beautiful! I'm falling in love with that Rose die even more every time I see it used. Your Rose Heart is stunning.

Shirley said...

BEAUTIFUL cards. I love all your card designs, colors and how you used the new dies....AWESOME.

Diane Stricker said...

So pretty, love the soft pinks and corals. You cards are fantastic.

Carol McGregor said...

I love the simplicity of these cards and yet they look hard to do. Your designs are fantastic. Love this release.

D K Keels said...

Your beautiful beautiful cards have finalize my decision. I have to have get these beautiful heart dies. They will be very versatile all year around.

Tammy J said...

Awesome cards. I love all the colors and the swirls are great. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle Dietz said...

Love the pretty, soft pallet of colors!

CraftyPaws said...

Gorgeous soft and pretty!

TLady said...

OH MY SHARI!!!! As I told Debby, the Stacked Hearts are what caught my eye! You have done them WELL!!!! I LOOOVE the watercolor backgrounds you've created on all of your cards!!! (JUST ordered some more watercolor paper myself! ;))
SUPER JOB as usual!!!! WOW!!!

Irene Grau said...

I'm glad you noted your "few" faves, 'cuz I don't know that I could pick just one either. Beautiful!

Denise L-V said...

Beautiful cards. Love the layering.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us 3 wonderful cards. And no there is not too much pink.

Janet D. said...

WOW! These are stunning!!

Daria Z. said...

OMG, Shari - your cards are gorgeous! I love the soft colors.

Patty said...

All three very pretty cards! Love the soft colors on all of them!!

diana said...

Lovely cards! ;-)

Pattie J. said...

Two of my favorites roses and hearts gorgeous.

Kim Faucher said...

Beautiful colors! Great designs!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE those roses....and that delicate heart die! So pretty!

Teresa Doyle said...

Shari, these are ALL stunning. Beautiful shade of pink, I might add... (These dies are amazing!)

Jean Bullock said...

Great job with the dies. I especially enjoyed all the hearts cards.

Denise said...

What beautiful cards and colours.

Sue D said...

Very pretty trio of cards.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards, Shari! Love the stacked hearts one especially & the clever way you colored just the bottom of the sentiment on the first one is awesome! thanks for sharing.

Tona said...

These cards are all fabulous! I love all of the dies in this release.

Janeen said...

Wow to all three. My fave is the white on white with coral

Cynthia Powell-Cobb said...

I love the color combination used on these cards and simplistic elegance. These cards are stunning.

Shari said...

Beautiful cards.. Love the stacked hearts. ♥♥♥

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love your cards, watercolor is beautiful and stacked hearts die is my fave!

Linda T said...

Such beautiful cards. So simple and beautiful. I just love the stacked hearts die.

aknancy said...

As always.. simple yet elegant.. Love them...

Super Stick Chick said...

Love how you add all the unexpected, fun details and textures.

Donna said...

So pretty! I really like that you added just a few hearts to the die cut. Pretty, pretty!

kristinasartcorner said...

Beautiful cards with Beautiful new dies by SSS. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia Clark said...

Beautiful cards. I love the flower dies.

Nandini said...

Wow! All the cards are stunning! I especially love the ones with Single Roses and Heart of Roses since those dies are at the top of my wishlist!

Anja Curvers said...

Love all your beautiful cards so many new great dies it's hard to pick a favorite.

Dotty Jo x said...

So, so beautiful! Jo x

Nikki C said...

Stunning cards

Nancy Lynn said...

Shari, you continue to amaze me my dear! These cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! If I had one-tenth of your talent, I would be one Happy Stamper! The color palette is so soft and warm and cuddly and I can't wait to get that stacked hearts die when it is available again. You are so blessed Shari to work for one of the best Art Supply stores in the world, IMHO and I'm from Canada but eh, that's what our community is all about, isn't it - sharing, caring and inspiring!

Hippymom83 said...

Lovely!!! The soft colors are just gorgeous!

Diana Johnson said...

LOVE the new dies, your cards are beautiful!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh these are all fabulous! Your floral one is my fave, love how you used your dies!

Rufred said...

Beautiful....love the colors.

Heather M said...

Stunning! Love your color selections and the amazing dies!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Amazing! Great work!!!!

Birgit said...

These are all fabulous!

Amante del Papel said...

all your cards are amazing and dies so beautiful!

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness gracious! These cards are GORGEOUS!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome new dies and gorgeous cards! Love your colors!

Diana K said...

All three are swoon-worthy in those delicious colours. Love.

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Carol Happy Expressions said...

The cards are all so pretty.

Rose said...

Three very pretty cards. Love all these dies!

staceylovespaper said...

The cards are so pretty. I love the color combs, pinks and peach are just so refreshing!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I love the water colors on here!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a beautiful set of cards! I love the one with the little hears the best.

Judy said...

Nice cards for Valentine's day. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Sabina F. said...

I love your elegant cards! And these dies are super cute! :)

sharon said...

I am not a pink person and now I am! Each card is so different. You amaze me

Carol Happy Expressions said...

These are fabulous cards.

Carmela said...

All the cards are lovely. I really like the heart die!

beaverphyllis said...

Love your cards and these new dies!

Ruby said...

Stunning cards. Love the dies and what you did with them.

Unknown said...

I can envision many uses for the beautiful Heart Breeze die. Thank you for your ideas.

Joan said...

Beautiful cards...

Hattie Hatcheck said...

I love those stacking animals! Really creative use of the stamps.

Evelyn said...

Roses are so pretty - love the pink and coarl

Cyndi Morris said...

Very pretty cards. That heart die is gorgeous.

Donna Streagle said...

Looks like lots of good cards for Valentine's Day.

Vonnie said...

Love all the die cuts on the cards!

Susan said...

Would love a spot in your class! #class

Sandra Frutchey said...

What awesome dies and definitely can be used all year for so many occassions. Love them all.

sunshine said...

Love the cards Shari beeing new to ddtamping I can't wait to try them OMG they are great