Friday, December 09, 2016

Simon Says Stamp DIEcember™ Blog HOP + GIVEAWAY



Welcome everyone! I hope you've enjoyed the hop. I'm the last stop and I hope to give you inspiration using some of my designs. 

I'll start off with a card I created using the Circle of Leaves. I die cut 3- layers using different papers and placed them together with a slight rotation so each of the layers would show.


This card is quick to make but looks elegant and involved. 


The die I used for this next card is the Fold Over Tree. The die is placed to the left of center where it only cuts one side and has a score line to help you fold it over. Imagine using this die with double sided pattern papers and it's perfect for shaker cards too!!


I kept things clean and simple with Silver, White and Grey tones of sequins.


Penguins have belly buttons... right? I couldn't resist! This die has two penguins- one big and one small. What a duo! The die cuts the paper altogether so piecing things back together is easy.


I colored my background and penguin pieces with inks and a blending tool and set them onto the Sunrise Border which reminded me of water. 


Simon Says Stamp is letting each of us giveaway a $25.00 Gift card to one lucky winner. I'll be choosing my winner by comments left on my blog by 
Sunday evening at midnight (CST).  Good luck!!!

Below are links to all the stops on todays hop just in case you've encountered any broken links.



Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy!!

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Debra Rumpza said...

Love love love your silver shaker tree card today! Beautiful and elegant!

gma654 said...

Love the simplicity of these cards!

Tammy J said...

The cards are nice but that top card is spot on gorgeous. I love the colors and it turned on fantastic. TFS

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Shari, I love all of your cards but I'm giggling because we must have been channeling each other on the circle of leaves card....right down to the sentiment! ;)

Charyl Hodges said...

I really like the tree and penguin cards the most. All of the cards are pretty but the tree die card is just unique.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Your cards are really stunning!!!

serenity6883 said...

Beautiful cards, adorable penguin. May favorite is the circle of leaves card, it is so pretty. TFS

Sarah M said...

I love everything about these cards - the soft color palette, the use of the dies (the swirly border with the penguin is just precious), the off-set papers with the circle leaves die… Just so pretty!

Anne said...

Cute cards! Thanks for the chance.

Scrapthat said...

Such beautiful cards once again Shari! I was TOTALLY reminded of you and Jennifer when I saw the Circle leaves die and the penguin...totally thought of Melanie when I first saw it!! TFS :D
Dolly

Rebecca Butterfield said...

As always, you do not disappoint , Each card is unique and lovely.
You are such an inspiration, love the new release and the cards you created with it.

Michelle said...

Love all of your cards! The circle of leaves die is so pretty with the decorative paper!! Love the jazzy and clean tree and the sweet little penguin.

Mary Lobo said...

I ADORE the white/silver tree card!

Andrea said...

Obsessed with that penguin card!

Thordis said...

I'm such a big fan of your work. Three amazingly beautiful cards :)

Buffe F said...

Oh boy.... thanks.... I never would have thought about 3 layers of papers with a slight rotation for the circle leaves. It does look elegant. And a belly button on an already adorable penguin.... perfect finishing touch!

Natalie Winterstein said...

That penguin! I have to have it - so cute! :)

Barbara Green said...

Love all your cards.

Anonymous said...

I am new to card making and so excited to stumble into this great blog

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are all so wonderful!!! LOVE your beautiful tree card:)

K Honeycutt said...

Love your circle of leaves card with all those great details! It really made me say, "Wow!" Also pinning your cute penguin card, with the sunrise border die; one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing your creativity. Merry Christmas!

Lisa Silver said...

I'm such huge fan of your style, Shari! Gorgeous!

Roxana Carranza said...

So much fun and elegance in your cards. Thank you for the inspiration. :-)

Nox said...

Love all those cards but I really really love the tree card and the layered circle of leaves card is very inspiring - very elegant!

Jackie Parkins said...

They are all so beautiful! Your use of patterned paper always amazes me, you get it right every time. That white and silver tree is stunning and the little penguin in the snow is adorable.

Laura Gribble said...

I love all of these, but the fold over tree card is my favorite!!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

Oh Caroll, your work is fabulous as always, I didn't know how the leaf circle would cut from the image of it, but now i;ve bloghopped I think i;m in love with it, your triple stacked card is amazing, the penquin is adorable and the tree is gorgeous, thank you for sharing

noodles said...

Gorgeous and elegant cards.

Cindy Aguirre said...

Great cards! Love the cute penguin card!

Brenda said...

Love the penguin! Wonderful cards, Shari!

Chris Handy said...

Love all your cards. Each is unique and stunning.

SherylH said...

The Circle Leaves is one of my favorite dies from this release so love to see a different way to use this -- so quick and yet elegant.

Kyle Eddings said...

Fantastic cards! Loved each one of them!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Stunning look of tree card in crisp white. Like the cute penguin.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Crafty Little Peach said...

So beautiful! I just love all of these!

Rosiemary Leigh said...

I HAVE to make that beautiful beautiful leaf card!!! So lovely, thanks for your artistry.

Suzanne said...

All your cards are beautiful, but the card made with the circle of leaves die is stunning. Love the paper made with, so many great ideas.

Joanne Chung said...

Love your cards. That Penguin die is way too cute!

JMcKnite said...

Your Circle of Leaves card is just gorgeous! That is one of my favorite dies from the release. I watched Jennifer show the whole release which gives me a great idea of which things I want.

Lisa Roettger said...

Love the penguin card! I don't know if they have belly buttons or not but it looks cute.

Celina said...

I love the use of patterned paper on the first card!

Hema said...

I love your designs . The circle of leaves is beautiful!

Michelle MMMM4 said...

Love, love love your cards. I really like the circle of leaves die, I'm already imagining all the cards I can make. :)

WeiLin Hu said...

How could you be so talented!
Super love your awesome cards!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Such Gorgeous and Fun cards!!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Very creative cards, I love them all in their own way! Great job creating them!

Joni said...

Of course penquins have belly buttons..how cute! Love your cards today! Saved some of the best for last!

Ansari Fouziya said...

The cute penguin is just sooooo cute love it great for fun projects for kids
Beautiful cards for inspiration,thank.

Marina said...

All great cards! I really love them all. Thank you so much for sharing.

A said...

Just wow.

Abby said...

Great cards!

mplsbetty said...

Adore all of your cards. I have to have that penguin die and the circle of leaves.

Hey Jude Cards said...

These are so cute. Love them.

Karthikha said...

Wow! Adorable cards! Love all of them :)

Kristie Maynard said...

Great cards! You used my favorite on too, that Circle of Leaves is just too gorgeous! TFS

Hannah said...

Stunningly beautiful! This was my last stop for the inspiring blog hop and wow...your cards have captivated my heart. Absolutely can't get my eyes to peel away from that circle leaves card. It is quite simply my most favorite out of all the cards in the hop. I definitely wasn't excited about that tree die UNTIL I saw your card. I wasn't a fan until I saw how you laid out the sequin on the right side to match it! I love it. I was on the fence about the penguin just because I wanted the other dies in the release that much more, but I can't get enough of how cute he is. Thank you so very much for sharing today. I feel so inspired and happy after seeing your cards.

Marcia McCullough said...

The penguin card is my favorite, but all of the cards are awesome!!

Patsy Hattori said...

Ooh! I need to try all these tricks right away! The penguin is so cute!

Denise said...

Great cards! Love your work!! Congrats on that wonderful circles die! I bought it as soon as I read you created it. I knew I better have when I see your work today:)

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards and so many inspirational ideas

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Great cards. Love that penguin.

Wil Chean said...

Beautiful cards. I really love your card made using the circle of leaves die. So simple but elegant.

Anonymous said...

I like how you stacked the circle of leaves die.

Saltlakerenee said...

Hahaha! Penguins are hatched from eggs so no belly button..but it is super cute anyway! I love the triple layer leaves die card the best, simply stunning!

Spoo said...

The fold over Christmas card is SO pretty! <3

Barb Anderson said...

I like how you stacked the circle of leaves die.

Trina P. said...

Love the soft colour palette. So pretty and serene. Love the dimensions of the stacked circle leaves. The prnguin is adorable.

Lisa K said...

Gotta love that penguin. Of course, they have belly buttons! Love the inspiration.

Cat Craig said...

darling.

Nancy Reynolds said...

I love your idea of cutting out 3 from different papers and off-setting them -lovely!

Isabel Z said...

OMG, your creations are fabulous.

Amber Acker said...

These are really lovely cards! What a great way to showcase some awesome new products!

ART JUNKIE said...

Love the penguin card and the beautiful Believe card. tfs. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just lovely. Love the new dies and very creative.

Becky S. said...

I love your cards, especially the circle leaf die one and the penguin! So cute! Thanks for inspiration- I need to go make more cards!

Marty B said...

Awesomely creative cards! The penguin with the sunshine border is absolutely adorable...I'm smiling over here....

Terri Mariani said...

Wow! These are cards are amazing!

Christi Steinbeck said...

just totally stunning! thank you for sharing!

Sue said...

Wonderful cards! Love that penguin and word dies!

Laura (Castle50@fuse.net) said...

of all the cards, the flower circle dies of your example was my favorite. Thanks for sharing so creatively with this community.

Linda Talley said...

Incredible cards! Very creative and cute ( love the penguin!). Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Geri Stuart said...

Great cards - love the elegant Circle Leaves one best!

Julie O'Neil said...

Wow! Just wow! I'm in awe! all of these cards are stunning! Should I give you my address so you know where to send them?lol

Queen Diva said...

LOVE what you did with the sunrise border! So cool!

Mary W said...

Love the fold over tree and think it would look really great with double sided papers, also. Your first card is beautiful! (They all are.)

Lorie Brunner said...

All of your cards are so adorable!! And such an inspiration!!

M DelValle said...

Absolutely love these designs!! Stunning!

Anja said...

Such wonderful designs. Your cards are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

gardener said...

As usual Shari, your cards are beautiful. Who designed the penguin. He's soooo cute!

Kathy M said...

Love the penguin

Stef Perry said...

All three cards are fabulous! I am especially smitten with your penguin. So cute!!

Jackie Andino said...

beautiful cards . this is an awesome release> love your penguin card.

Anonymous said...

These dies are so wonderful. Your card using the circle leaf die is so gorgeous! It is so elegant, I can't say enough. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Niccole said...

Your cards are beautiful as always Shari. I absolutely love the sunrise border wafer die on the penguin card. Thank you for sharing!

katherine said...

just lovely!

Suzan D. said...

Great cards - great release.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

All these dies are is cute. Love the leaves circle!

Wendy Pannell said...

The circle-leaves die is my favorite and I love your card!!!!

Janet D. said...

Thanks for all the different ways you featured these dies. Your cards are amazing!

Donna said...

Such an amazing collection of new dies and something for everyone. It's quite difficult to decide which ones I want and my list has gotten longer throughout the hop. Fun cards, Shari. It's great fun hopping through to see the varied ways that everyone uses the dies. Thanks for the inspirational hop!

Karen in Texas said...

Love all these cards! I really like your use of patterned paper on the first card.

Billie A said...

Awesome cards. love the dies and images. Great look to each.

LizG said...

Beautiful!

(and of course penguins have belly buttons on holiday cards! :) )

Debbie Scassera said...

I love the different ways you use the dies.

Stacy said...

Love how you used the Christmas tree die!

Nancy said...

Such beautiful and unique designs!

Sheryl said...

The cards give a great impression of winter and that penguin is just adorable.

A thinker and creator said...

Wow! These are very unique!

Pat Neville said...

Love the Circle of leaves card.

Michelle Rickard said...

That penguin card you made with the dies is just precious!!!!!! How adorably lovely. Thanks for sharing your gift and talent.

Jessica Haines said...

Love the penguin!!

Lee Newton said...

I love the three layered vines and I agree that it looks elegant and complicated. Paper and color choices wonderful, of course.

Nana Griffin said...

These are all very nice.

Jean McNulty said...

Love all of your cards!!

Paula Wolfe said...

I love your cards. They are very unique. I love them all.

joy said...

the circle of leaves card is so beautiful - I love the soft colors. And, the penguin dies are just so adorable. Love this new release.

Debbie said...

love the elegant look of the card with the circle leaves die
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Angela said...

Wow! Your cards are all great! The Circle Leaves Die became my favorite die on this hop, so I love your first card. I probably wouldn't have thought of cutting it and layering it with patterned paper, but your card is gorgeous! The penguin is super cute and I love your embellishments on both sides of the Christmas tree. Wonderful job on all three cards!!

Jane Luxem said...

Awesome designs and loving SSS's new dies!

Isabelle said...

You make beautiful card, all of them so different one from the other. They are all really awesome. I'd love to be able to put so much variation in my cards.

April said...

All of your cards are super! Just love them. Great job!

Laurie Liebich said...

OMG I love all three of your cards! Some day I only hope to be as talented.

bev p said...

All three are lovely! The penguin is just adorable, I love how you used the sequins to create the mirror effect on the tree as well as the simple color pallette, and I am totally crazy about the circle leaves card. The colors are just amazing, and it is simply elegant, even with a little bit of rustic feel. Thank you so much. (My only disappointment is that you didn't do a video. I would have loved to learn from your process.)

Barbara said...

The Circle Of Leaves was one of my favorite dies at the beginning of this hop and it still is. Your card using it is amazing and I love it. The Christmas tree card is so elegant and the penguin is so cute. What a great way to end the blog hop with your beautiful designs! Thanks!

Rebecca C. said...

I love the circle of leaves and the penguin is so cute!

Suzanne Ogden said...

I especially loved your fold over tree and penguin cards. Thank you!

White Star Light said...

Wonderful!!

Custom Crafty Lady said...

I love all the cards and the dies. Also, I like the card where you used your scraps.
Thanks,
Erica K.

Cari Jewett said...

Elegant, classic and adorable....love the cards!!

Michelle Daigle said...

Your cards are gorgeous as always. That penguin is adorable.

Magic Mom said...

Love them all!

mandalj said...

Three wonderful cards! The cute penguin is my favourite!

Evelyn said...

Love all three cards. The three tier of the leaves in the circle are great! The tree is lots of fun and the penguin is really cute!

Angela Brown said...

I'm really liking that tree and penguin!

Torie Ford said...

love the penguin. so cute!
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Jennifer Moyer said...

So pretty! Merry Christmas!

Karen Carlson said...

Love all of your cards, but my favorite is the one using the Circle of Leaves die!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Oh my word! Don't make me decide which I love more! The circle leaf, no the tree, no it has to be the penguin! Oh I give up, I'm just going to case them all because I love everything you do. And now I'm officially broke with this release. Thanks for sharing.

Tami B said...

The tree is so pretty and I love, love, love the penguin!

Susie Sonnier said...

so many great new dies. Love this card

Nancy Dempsey said...

Shari, your creations never disappoint. The first card is stunning and I love the shaker card, too. Thanks for sharing!

Ann Place said...

All of your cards are delightful! The corbel border die is my favorite, but that penguin is painfully cute!

pamboe said...

You have made me realize that the Sunrise Border has some great uses!
I love that you think outside of the box. You are an inspiration.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. TFS

TLady said...

LOOOOOVE YOUR CARDS SHARI!! I saw the first one & thought, OOOOoooOOOOooo!! Then, I scrolled down & MORE!!! ;) SUPER JOB on your creations Shari!!! I ALWAYS ENJOY your cards!!!!!!!!! ;)

Dori Yannatone said...

I love all of your cards! That penguin is adorable and your tree one is stunning!

Klio0315 said...

Amazing cards! I especially adore the "thank you" card, simply gorgeous!

sandie said...

love that circle of leaves die and how you used it

Bev C said...

Your card using the circle of leaves is beautiful.

Grace Tolman said...

These are beautiful cards. I love the Christmas tree shaker card. The colors are so divine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carmela Hubler said...

All absolutely beautiful cards! Love the layered circle leaf die!

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your first card is simply elegant and who doesn't adore a penguin with a cute little belly!

Cindy Thick said...

I love the cards. Simple and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amber said...

I love all of your projects with this release - beautiful!

Kristen Olsen said...

Love your cards. The swirl diecut looks great with the penguin as water...great idea! And of course your other two cards share with us wonderful creativity! Thank you

Susan said...

All of the cards look awesome. I think my favorite has to be the penguin just because he's just so darn adorable! All of the cards turned out great! Thanks for sharing

Tracy Lustick said...

Love this die of flowers !

Teresa Doyle said...

Love your cards Shari. The first two are so elegant and beautiful. The penguin card is way too cute right down to his cute little belly button! LOL ♥ it!

sotama14 said...

Love your first card. The penguin is super cute !!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love all the designs. Great creativity.

Lindar C said...

love, love, love that christmas tree card

Laura Ricketts said...

I really like some of these dies! Some are so elegant and some are so adorable!

Brenda Gordon said...

They all are beautiful but the silver shaker tree card is my fav!

A Crafty Person said...

Stunning Diecember projects!! Love them all.

Helen Budz said...

Like each of these cards--each one so unique. How clever to use a patterned paper with the circle die cut. It gives it an awesome appearance.

JanTink said...

Lovely! My list is getting longer!

Linda Dotson said...

I love your cards!

Karen said...

These are among my very favorite cards on this hop. Love them all!

Tammy said...

Love love love your cards. The first one is gorgeous!

eliza said...

Wow, all your cards look so clean and effortless! Nice job!

Martha Harris said...

All great cards! I particularly like how you've layered the Circle of Leaves die.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!

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Stacey said...

Such wonderful cards. So hard to choose a favorite, but the birch trees tug at me a little more.

nailgirl said...

Omg! That penguin card is toooo cute! Also love the black and white fold over tree card!

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Love the cards, love the soft colors, love you! 🎄❤️

Cheryl L. said...

That tree card is so fun!

Studio at 215 said...

Love all the dies!! My order is in!! And as always I love your cards!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and these AWESOME Cards! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Bunny said...

The penguin is a real cutie pie. Love that tree, too.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Elegant, beautiful and super cute cards! Love them all especially the Circle Leaves one with the layers, my favorite die

Deeps said...

The circle of leaves card is very elegant and also love the other 2. The penguin is very cute.

Pam D. said...

Love all your cards. The simple color scheme on the tree card is beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Elegant, pretty, cute...you've covered all the bases here. I especially love your white tree card.

Rema said...

Fabulous cards!

Kathy Thisted said...

VEry Cool cards. So much fun!

Z Sullivan said...

Lovely cards. Love the idea of rotating the layers to add interest and depth. This was a fun hop; the release is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy said...

The cirlce of leaves die just jumped out at me when I first saw it. The triple offsetting you did looks amazing.

pcm said...

love that white tree!

Heather M said...

Very lovely cards!! Love the sequins on the tree. The penguin is adorable!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the earthy, but feminine tone of the first card; that penguin is just adorbs and the tree is simply elegant.

Candy T said...

All the cards are super cute, but I love the use of pattered paper with the circle leaves die.

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing! Each card is so very different and unique. I was initially underwhelmed with the tree die but amazed at how beautifully your card turned out! Seeing some of these dies in action has really changed my initial impression of them. All of the designers on this hop did an awesome job. Happy Holidays.

Barb H. said...

Love all the cards...circle of leaves and penguin are my favorites

Marsha Wagner said...

Love all your cards. I'm a newbie so its fun to see what everyone is making. thank you for sharing them with us....

Tammy B said...

Fantastic cards! I love the little penguin and his belly button!

Lee said...

Totally love your first card. It looks so classy

Megan Russell said...

I love the layering on the circle leaves die and the penguin card is just adorable.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are beautiful! I love the tree with the sequins!

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