Saturday, November 19, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Special Holiday Release Blog Hop!


Thanks for stopping by today! If you've come from Tim Holtzs' blog for the Simon Says Stamp Special Holiday Release BLOG HOP... then Welcome!!! 
We are celebrating three releases in one week!! 

First, we have the December Card kit (Santa's helpers just informed me that it has already sold out)!! But, many of the kit components (including lights) are available for individual sale in the 
Simon Says Stamp store. 

Secondly, there is the Advent Plus release... super cute stamps and dies to create your 
very own holiday Advent Calendar plus new envelopes and tags!!! 

And finally, The Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card kit for 2016. It's a doozy... absolutely packed full of so many goodies!!!

For my card, I used some of the items from the Limited Edition Holiday card kit. I wanted to make a white on white look by using the basic neutrals. I started off with white cardstock and the Stitched Oval and Stitched Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp.


I tore white cardstock to create snow banks and added the tree from the Sugar Plum foam stickers along with the Retro Deer die cut from one of the Simon Says Stamp kraft tags. To finish off with a pop of color I added the green and red Stickles as ornaments and red nose 
for the deer. 


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to one person from each blog in this hop. Remember to leave a comment telling us about your holiday crafting along the way f
or a better chance to win. 
I'll be choosing a winner by comments left on my blog before midnight (CST), Sunday. 
All winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Monday. Good Luck!!

The hop starts at the Simon Says Stamp blog, below is a list just in case you 
encounter any broken links. 

Your next stop is to the incredibly talented and my good friend Kristina Werner!

Happy Hopping!!

Tim Holtz   

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Denise Ward said...

Such a "dear" design!!! :) Seriously, I really love it. It is simple, tasteful, and oh-so-lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole Scholet said...

I am making a "advent calendar" for my grandparents where each day they open a different letter from a child or grandparent saying how much they appreciate them, can't wait!

Heather M said...

Love the reindeer and tree!! Beautiful card!

Kelle said...

I love what you did with the green sticklers to decorate the tree. Also, I love how well the deer came out.

Kelle said...

I love what you did with the green sticklers to decorate the tree. Also, I love how well the deer came out.

Kathy Thisted said...

Well, my personal xmas crds are done. Just finished last night and now we have more goodies I want to play with . Thank goodness for the Card drive. I have an excuse to buy more goodies.

Teri W said...

Love the white and craft combo.

Vickie Sanders said...

What a cute card. Thx for sharing & Merry Christmas!!!

suzanne chalk said...

Very simple and elegant.

Linda S. said...

Love a hop :) I've been having fun making cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Judie said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Marina said...

This is a beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing!

Kleri F said...

Super cute card!Thank you for sharing

Valerie Doyle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Ldybg93 said...

Such a pretty project. The green Stickles really pop against the neutral background too.

SandiB said...

I love this card. The white is stunning and love the touch of the stitching. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle Dietz said...

Love the Kraft and white together. :)

Lady Fair said...

Love all of the new products. I did purchase the Holiday kit before it sold out so seeing all of the DT projects will provide oodles of inspiration. I plan to make many different cards this season as well as tags for gifts. Looking forward to using the deer die, it's adorable.

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Love your card, its so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

sotama14 said...

Super cute card !!

TLady said...

SO ADORABLE SHARI!!!! I LOOOOVE EVERYTHING about your card! That little reindeer is SO SWEET & makes me think of Rudolf with that SWEET LITTLE NOSE! I also LOOOVE the tree & the little SPARKLES you've used on this!!! You're HELPING ME get into the Christmas MOOD to START my Holiday Crafting! LOL (I DID get the tree up today! Not decorated just yet!Waiting for our daughter to come home from College.... LOL) ;)

Roz M. said...

Nobody does neutrals like you - you are an inspiration! Holiday crafting for me centres on making Christmas cards, tags and some wrapping paper. However, many of my friends and family also have birthdays during this period so I also have some birthday cards on my to-do list! I'm a stamper but also enjoy gelli-priniting and like to combine the two in my projects :-).

Pk Marchand said...

Love your card and other cards you do...so many wonderful ideas not sure what card I want to do for my Christmas Cards but I love all these wonderful ideas.
Thanks

Liz Gessner McAllister said...
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Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Excited to have the limited edition kit. I have wonderful memories of crafting special gifts for Christmas. It would be some kind of new craft ever year, etched glassware, dough ornaments, the list goes on. Such fun

Connie MacFarlane said...

A fabulous card Shari! Love the kraft with white and that little deer die cut is adorable. Haven't started my holiday crafting yet (yikes), I usually try to make all of my Christmas cards, guess I better get on that. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful little scene. I love how you framed it and the color scheme is perfect. The stickles were the perfect finishing touch and look extra sparkly against the kraft. Well done.

Martha Berry said...

How neat to tear white cardstock to create snow drifts. They look great! Just got my thanksgiving cards mailed yesterday and ready to shift gears for Christmas! I love deer so this little cutie pie-die will get a workout.

Cheryl L. said...

So sweet, simple and elegant!

Val said...

I love your card...beautiful! My holiday crafting, besides cards and tags include little treat bags that I place at each place setting for our Christmas dinner...just little things that I can find. We use these instead of Christmas crackers.

Rachel B. said...

Gorgeous card!

Colleen Howell said...

Such a elegant card, love the white and kraft together. I will be making cards of course but trying some bath sets with essential oils this year too.

Marianne said...

So pretty. Love the look of the kraft cs. I have just printed a digital image onto grey and kraft cs to be coloured in with pencils.

Tammy B said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you framed the tree.

Danijela Ralovic said...

So elegant card! Love this card!

Sally Greiner said...

What a lovely, peaceful card! I love your neutral tones.

Carolyn Herring said...

I've been making deer cards myself this season. I love yours!

Chookarooni said...

love the color scheme on your card - making cards for Christmas card exchange

Tona said...

I so love this sweet card!

Jenn Paci said...

I've already started some of my cards for this year but I havent done close family and friends yet. I am waiting until my holiday kit arrives. That retro deer die is so stinkin cute!

Tory E. said...

I love the simple design of the dies and the kraft and white card stock. Great Card!

Terri Mariani said...

What a lovely card!

Rema said...

Super cute!

kari said...

This is an adorable card

cma21317 said...

The light bulb went off DOH! Combine oval and rectangle dies, cute card LOVE the red nose!

SusieQ said...

As always, a beautiful card. Love the kraft and white.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love hopping while working on my Christmas cards,
Tags are next on my list!

Rose said...

The white & kraft together is really lovely. Highlights the little pops of sparkly colour perfectly! I'm just putting the finishing touches to my Christmas cards before starting on some tags.

carly pool said...

I love this cute little dear! Its such a nice way of displaying snow if the person doesnt have a die that does it for them! This turned ut really cute!

Pam said...

This kit really "does it" for me. Love the silver sparkly stickers and the deer die.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Shari. Love the oval frame with the deer and the sparkly tree.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, I love your sparkly tree! I'm busy making my Christmas cards :)

KimCreate said...

Love your card. I,m working on a December mini album and cards.

Kathy W said...

This kit looks like lots of fun. I'm busily making my Christmas cards - having finally sent my Thanksgiving cards earlier this week.

Jackie said...

Oh love this..having fun blog hopping!!

Joan said...

Shari, your card is simply beautiful. I love creating cards and projects for Christmas presents, and right now I am using the SSS Christmas card kit from last year to make some great gifts. Thank you for inspiring me.

Rene Price aka gabbysews said...

Love your card!! Rudolf is so adorable!! I've ordered both holiday kits and am looking forward to incorporating some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Very pretty card. I love Christmas cards with deer on them.

Cindy said...

Lovely card!

loulou said...

Fabulous card. Love the kraft and white and little pop of glittery colour. I'm busy making summer themed Christmas cards to send to friends and family overseas.

cards by cara said...

Oh, my - this card is absolutely STUNNING! I love it! You knocked this out of the park!

Elvira Anadón said...

Nice cards!
I'd love to do an Advent calendar... Thanks for the inspiration

Streetscrapper said...

Neutrals always make me smile! Simply beautiful! I need that reindeer!!

Wanda M. said...

Cute deer with the red nose. I am making all my gift tags this year.

Lindar C said...

A very sweet card, I am liking kraft card stock more and more for Christmas cards. It really makes the white elements pop.

Malina Falkner said...

What a beautiful clean and simple design! I will be making Christmas cards and gift card holders this year :o)

Marcie Lovett said...

This is an amazing collection! Love seeing what everyone's done with it.

Tina Anglin said...

Love the subtle colors and stitched details of your card. I am working in New Year's Cards.

C Gray said...

Simple and beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet scene! I love the use of glitter paper and the torn paper snowdrifts!

Cynthia Jackson said...

Great card! I just sent out my Thanksgiving cards and have a little idea of what I might do for Christmas but have not really started yet. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration and creativity.

Margery C said...

Great card! I love the deer and how you showcased it using the white theme. This would be a perfect holiday Christmas card which could be mass produced. I enjoy making our Christmas cards although I'm always racing to finish them so they won't have be changed to New Years cards.

Nancy Dempsey said...

I LOVE this card! So peaceful.

maureen said...

love the card and would love to win the kit

Deeps said...

I am excited to see all this inspiration. I am going to have a lot of fun making Christmas cards for my kids' teachers. I made some ornaments last year, not sure what I want to make this year though.

BeverlyBL said...

Love the brown and white, with the touch of green.

Jamie Patsilevas said...

So, so pretty!!, Kraft and white are fabulous!! Great inspiration for making holiday cards for friends and family.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Just made 20 Christmas cards today and hope to make more tomorrow

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Just made 20 Christmas cards today and hope to make more tomorrow

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Just made 20 Christmas cards today and hope to make more tomorrow

lynn holt said...

This card is just my style. Thanks for sharing

Susan K said...

What a great simple card. Love the little deer and tree. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea1702 said...

What a beautiful card! I love the neutrals with the glitter!

Anonymous said...

Love your little card, it's simplicity is so elegant! I'm going to make some little tags this year with my cricut!

Krock said...

Gorgeous card. So simple and elegant. I love sending homemade cards to family and friends for the holidays.

The Altered Paper said...

I love the look of white and kraft together, beautiful and elegant. I'll be waiting until after Thanksgiving to really do some serious crafting for Christmas (right now my dining room table is doubling as my craft space, and I will have it cluttered with my stash until I am done!)

Susan Wareham said...

Love this kit can't wait for it to arrive and all this great inspiration on the hop Thanks

Denise Fonda said...

Shari, love any card made with neutral colors. The torn paper snow banks are great!

Siobhan Burtlow said...

Fantastic start to holiday crafting! Thank you for the hop candy chance!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is so pretty! I love the touch of color with the stickles and of course he had to get a red nose!

Flo said...

Love your card, especially that tree. The stickle ornaments are cute.

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created--so beautiful.

Denise said...

What a sweet card. I have been making Christmas tags, gift card envelopes and cards.

Christy J said...

Such beauty in the simplicity of the tree and deer! I love making my own Christmas cards and gift tags...which I am behind on for sure! Thank you!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the little scene and his nose is FABULOUS!!

Mary W said...

The tiny stick tree is such a simple but adorable embellishment. I plan to make ornaments and cards and a tiny village for my mantle. SO MUCH FUN!

Stacy said...

I love this design. I recently made one of a similar template, but the die would make it a quicker cut :D Back to work on the Caring Hearts Card Drive :)

Cindaku said...

I love your card! I hope mine turn out half as nice as yours.

khjune64 said...

Love the kit. I love to make cards, wreaths and scrapbooking. I like to make photo gifts for my family.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your creativity! Tags, tags and more tags for me!!

Lori G in PA

Sue McRae said...

What a sweet little scene! Right now I'm making a bunch of gift tags for Christmas and plan to make some gift card holders next.

Daria Z. said...

This is just beautiful, Shari! Love the white and kraft with just a touch of color. That little deer is just so sweet!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are always so charming - I love everything you make! Thanks for the chance to win and for all you share!

allison kulka said...

Love the neat and simple look of this card!

David Kossa said...

So cute! I love your card. I think I need those stitched dies. I am almost finished with my Christmas cards. I hope to get them mailed the week after Thanksgiving.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

I'm currently making some Christmas cards and I can't wait to get my kit! The Santa stamp will be perfect for the card I'm making for my niece!

Valerie McEowen said...

I make Christmas cards for family and friends every year. I’m excited to use my Simon Says Stamps Winter Flowers stamp this year!

Preety said...

Love this cute card! the simplicity is stunning. I love that you have kept it at 2 colors only, it really works beautifully. I love the new card kit. Enjoying making christmas cards these days :)
cheers
preety

Paula Bynum said...

SO CUTE! I MUST HAVE THE KIT!!

CathyL said...

Very sweet little reindeer card, Shari!

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful natural looking card. Great idea with the stickles. Love them on your tree. Thanks for sharing!

Patt H. said...

Adorable card! I love the design, the clean simplicity & that darling deer!

Cindy Thick said...

I love the stitched dies for cards. Really cute deer. Making quite a few new Christmas cards this year. It is fun learning new techniques.

Abby said...

Great card!

Leslie said...

So beautiful and simple. Thank you for sharing!

Daniela said...

I mostly do Christmas cards and tags, but I do handmade gifts too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rea' said...

Oh so cute ... loving those stitched dies and your textured deer !

Sandy Small said...

Adorable card, love the neutral colors! It looks so elegant yet playful, with the adorable deer die cut.

Clara K said...

Such a beautiful serene looking card. I thought the deer was cut from cork. great look.

Christi Conley said...

I love the white on white look - I can never seem to get the "classic" look I'm going for, but I keep trying! Your card is so fresh and crisp - like the snow we just got :)

Sandra Scheer-Clark said...

Love that deer die. Adorable card

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet scene! Love the tree and deer!

Linda Carson said...

I adore this beautiful, peaceful scene!

Denise said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I just love your tree and ornaments, not to mention the snow. Thanks Shari, Denise

Dandydo said...

Love your card! I'm really starting to get into the stitched dies - they add such a nice finishing touch. I'm working on Christmas cards to send out - 44 so far and 31 to go. :)

Anonymous said...

Such a simple but pretty card. I have been using a lot of deer in my Christmas cards this year, and this one has definitely given me some great ideas.

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Love the stiched look and that you placed the deer outside the frame. Gonna use that idea, thanks!

Dar said...


such a simple but pretty card. I have been using a lot of deer on my cards this year and this one has definitely given me some great ideas.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Love, love, love the deer die! And he's so cute with the red nose!

Amy C. said...

I love all the cute glittery accents!

Tasha Freeman said...

I love that little deer die!

Littlefeet's Card's said...

Love love love your snow banks!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Shari!!!
LOVE your SWEET scene, LOVE your white, Kraft and SPARKLE, such an ELEGANT design and dimension!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
PS - I am busy making Christmas cards and gift card holders, hoping to get them done by December 1st, as the cards will be going to family & friends all over the world.

cindybearj said...

I love the white on white and Kraft you used on this simple card. And what a cute little red stickles nose on Rudolph!

Deonna said...

want, need got to have!!

Lisa said...

I love the simplicity of this card! I have just started on my Christmas cards and am hoping to make enough for all my friends and family.

PatriciaD said...

Lovely card. I do mostly journals but may have to start doing some cards. Such inspiration.

Cath Sheard said...

This is so clean, and sparkly...love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great design. So so pretty!

Sarah hc said...

koala/bc Barb...Wonderful looking Deer card you made..Someone will be so touch to be given this cute Deer card.I would love to win this fun kit , with seeing what you made with yours..Thanks..

Scraplea 1 said...

I love this! Looks easy, but you have such fabulous details. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

Nancy said...

My holiday crafting is usually just cards... I LOVE LOVE LOVE to make Christmas cards!

Annmarie Demotto said...

Such a beautiful card simple and yet elegant at the same time

Nichole Wade said...

Great card. Love the neutral colors and clean lines.

Tracey Landt said...

Thank you for sharing your very elegant card. A wonderful idea to use
these wonderful products.
Thanks again

nancy said...

Great card. I hope to finish all my Christmas cards this week and I am getting loads of inspiration from this hop.

Sylvie said...

So cute! I love doing Christmas cards!

Katherine K :) said...

Such an elegant card. Thanks for the inspiration. 😊

Regina girardi said...

Beautiful card,love it.

cghundley said...

Oh wonderful card
and the deer is
adorable.
Carla fron Utah

beadgurl said...

I love that this card is vintage looking!

Cynthia Clark said...

I taught myself to crochet this year, so I'm making hats and scarves for everyone this year. I have half of my cards done.

Debi Vintinner said...

Beautiful card, love the white and craft together. Clean & classic!!

Debbie Vasel said...

Such a great blog hop! Inspires my creativity.
I make a lot of cards every December.

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your card. This sure shows that there don't have to be traditional colors to make a beautiful card. This card is stunning. Thanks for sharing. So far I've only made some Christmas cards, but hopefully will have time for more crafting.

Marianne C said...

Just the deerest little Christmas card, so sweet. This kit looks amazing!

Hey Jude Cards said...

Love that little reindeer. So cute.

Mary Aragon said...

This is a beautiful card. Very clean and simple.

Ann K said...

Such a beautiful winter scene - love it.

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a pretty card! Love the torn paper as snow!

Heather North said...

Such an elegant card, Shari. I plan on working on Christmas cards & tags, then trying to finish a Christmas card I started 2 years ago. ;)

ann drummond said...

what a gorgeous card!

Carol Ann said...

Love the tone on tone look of your card. All the layers make it really interesting. I am excited to start making some tags with this kit when it arrives!

Multiplicity Crafts said...

How sweet - I love his little red-lit nose!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your card is fabulous! I just love the neutral colors of your card! Thank you for sharing more wonderful tips and techniques! Merry Christmas!

Caren Char said...

Such a clean card!

A said...

Beautifully simple, simply beautiful. Kraft+white=♡

Anonymous said...

Nice card!

Karla Yungwirth said...

This is lovely!! What a great card! I'm getting some cards completed over the next week and starting on some Xmas projects for my family!

Susan Mac Donald said...

beautiful!! thank you for having the chance to win.

Trisha said...

I love the card! You always do such a fantastic job!

Brinda said...

Such a gorgeous card!! I am trying to finish all my cards.

Toni C said...

Your card is so sweet. Love the neutrals and the reindeer.

Carol said...

Gorgeous little winter scene, Shari! I just love that little retro deer - too bad it is out of stock. I guess I'll just have to wait to get this little gem.

Kitty Crafts said...

LOVE this simple card - beautiful!

Leanne said...

Love the look of your card especially the tree. I'm making lots n lots of tags.

Irene said...

Fabulous card! I appreciate the inspiration from the blogs to help me along with my holiday card making!

Cathy Potosky said...

Adorable card! The green stickle ornaments are the perfect touch!

Eva Jura said...

I love your clean and elegant looking card. The card kit looks like a lot of fun. I just create some Christmas ornaments :-)

Branka said...

It is interesting to see what suplies you chose from the huge kit. I was not expecting such simple card but you did it again! And those thorn paper pieces for hills- sooo great!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Oh so "dear"!

Wilma said...

Such a cute card, love te bling!

Linda T. said...

So simple, yet so stunning!

Aleta Childs said...

I simple love the card. The neutral colors give it a calming feel.

Marcia said...

Gorgeous!! So soft and lovely. Love the frames!!

kiram said...

I make tags to give away. The advent kit has items for tags. Can't wait to get this.

Maureen H. said...

Beautiful card Shari! My holiday crafting this year is making my cards. In other years I have made ornaments and journal, but I am having health issues so keeping it simple this year! Thank you for the chance to win!

Toni Gillette said...

Thanks for sharing this darling card. Love the white and craft together. I love making any and ALL things Christmas. So many fun things in the kit, can't wait to get one!!

Skrater said...

Beautiful card!

Cherri B said...

What a beautiful card! I am making homemade treats and cards again this year. I am getting so many ideas from the blog hop and I just can't wait to get my kit! Thank you for putting all these fantastic products in one kit!

Maggie Dudley said...

Just darling card, love the deer.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Maxine M. said...

Love the simplicity of the design TFS

Poverty Masher said...

This year I'm making an assortment of cards not just one card massed produced. I did that last year but it felt like a job not fun for me.

Leslie Kiley said...

Your card is just my style! I love that white on white look! You make it look so easy to pop out cards!

Lucie Aspirot said...

As always, you make the most beautiful cards. This year, I'm ahead in making my Christmas card since I'm home on sick leave due to an accident last September. I'm taking the time to renew with older stamp sets, but also discover new kits like the limited edition which I love and just bought.

cassie said...

Wow! Beautiful card. I'll definitely get this die since the kit is already sold out :(

Varada said...

Lovely card! Busy making holiday cards for the caring hearts card drive ;-)

Jacque Harmon said...

Simple but elegant card. Love it!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Shari!! I'm still making cards to send out to family!!

SharonS said...

I love the simplicity of this card!

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