Thursday, October 11, 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Fun and Festive Release



Hi Everyone!

I am super excited today to be part of Simon Says Stamp's Fun & Festive release blog hop! So many AMAZING products in this release I simply can't wait to see what everyone created with them! Crafters have already started uploading their projects to the Fun & Festive Gallery  so that is a great source of inspiration! It would be awesome if you to shared your projects there too! 🎉




I absolutely ADORE the cute Simon-Says-Stamp-BIG-PICTURE-BOOK-BEAR-Wafer-Dies. 
Here I made him into a little ice bear for a kid's Christmas card but soon I'll have a cute little baby card with him in brown to share too! The sentiment is from Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-WINTER-SCENE


BTW - If you want to you can check out the full release HERE:




will be one of my favorites for making Christmas cards this year! It is so beautiful and you vary it in so many different way!


Also I have to point out that SSS has a great promotion code FEST587 to use when you shop!
The code will give the reader a free festive Stickles with any purchase.
The code will expire Sunday, 10/14 at 11:59 pm ET.

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/





For my last two cards I used the beautiful Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-MELE-KALIKIMAKA 
stamp in two different ways. The first one is stamped and colored with copic markers and the second I stamp and heat embossed the wreat. I colored the bow with copic markers and then added lots of GLOSSY-ACCENTS to give it extra dimension The sentiment is cut with the lovely Simon-Says-Stamp-MERRY-CHRISTMAS-Craft-DIES. 


https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

 


Make sure to comment because Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the comment section. They will draw the winners over the weekend and post to the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. 


Make sure you hop to all these talented designers for both inspiration and for the chance to win giftcards!:



Copic Markers
Ranger's Distress ink
Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock
 (120 lb) (cardbase and die cuts)
Jet Black Archival ink (for watercoloring)
Scotch foam adhesive
Tombow Tape dispenser
Glue Dots


Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 50 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!



Hope to see you there!








I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram








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Have a great day, hugs, Karin 






135 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your cards... that sweet bear face is killing me.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards and your colouring on the wreath card is spectacular!!!

Michelle Daigle said...

Karin,
Your cards are gorgeous. I especially love that purple background. Just beautiful!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous cards! I adore the little scene, so cute!

Jackie Parkins said...

So many beautiful cards! I think my favorite is the winter scene, I just love it.

Michelle H said...

All of your cards are really lovely. I especially like the seashell wreath. I live in Florida, so when I saw that stamp set, I got really excited. We always associate snow with Christmas, which is something we don’t get here, so that set will be a must have for me, and you did a beautiful job with it.

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created!

Mirella said...

Beautiful cards, all of them! My favourite is the first one - that sweet bear won my heart, and I love the colour of your background! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful inspiration!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your holiday cards are fantastic!

Susie Sonnier said...

Oh such great cards and new ways to use the new release items

Nancy said...

So sweet! I love the way you colored the bear!

Michele K. Henderson said...

All of your holiday cards are so pretty! I love that pretty winter scene with gorgeous blue background! That big bear face is ADORABLE too! So many really pretty ideas today!

Kari S said...

I love how you colored the shell wreaths! Such cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Melanie Stassen said...

Your colouring and shading is spectacular! The backgrounds of the first two cards, and then that bow....i'm in awe!

DebbieC said...

Beautiful cards. I love the background colors of your first two cards.

Lori R. said...

I love your cards, simply gorgeous!!! That bear face card is too cute, I love the colors you used on all your cards. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Mary W said...

I really like the shell wreath cards! They are very common down here in FL.

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! I especially liked the winter scene card!

Deb said...

You do such nice work! I love them all!

Linzi Conners said...

OH, now a polar bear!!! LOVE your cards!!

Heather M said...

Love your polar bear and your lovely background!!

Your night sky and winter scene are gorgeous!!

Great Hawaiian wreaths!! Lovely coloring.

Unknown said...

Really nice cards!

Krista Knight said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration

Karen Sanville said...

great inspiration great cards

Jo said...

Your wreath and bow cards are phenomenal! Your coloring is beautiful!

Kelsey Thomas said...

That bear card is so cute! :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Jaw droppingly beautiful cards, Karin! Jo x

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! The bear is adorable!

Debbie said...

Love all your cards!!

Jill Buysse said...

Super cute cards.
Thanks for sharing!

tjscrappin said...

Such fun cards, the polar bear is just adorable, the night sky deer scene is so pretty, and I just love the seashell wreath! It's got to be one of my favorite images in the release! Thank you for sharing your talents and giving us some inspiration!

Dee Earnshaw said...

super cards _LOVE the color blended backgrounds:)

D Golly said...

Stunning cards. I can't pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Annabelle said...

very nice! I love the shell wreath!

Cindy said...

Great cards! Thank you.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Wonderful cards! The bear is adorable and the background is absolutely gorgeous.

Bunny said...

Beautiful and cute cards. Love the Winter Scene card. [Bunny]

Angela R said...

Nice cards. Love the colors on the Hawaiian shell wreath.

sharon g said...

The little scene is just wonderful. Deer are one of my favorite images...

Cheryl S. said...

what wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Becca Yahrling said...

So much pretty inspiration. Love them all.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous release! So fun! Love your cards, Karin, esp. your beautiful backgrounds.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute use of the Bear die. I may need to order the Bear die. Like the Winter scene card. Placed an order for the stamp/die set & look fwd to receiving.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Mary said...

Love your cards... bear's background is lovely. And I am in love with the seashell wreath! The idea of putting die cut words over top is great.

cma21317 said...

You are a fabulous designer. Love your work!

Judy W. said...

Wonderful cards! Love the winter scene you created!

Barbara said...

All your cards are lovely and I love the seashell cards the best.

Janice said...

Beautiful cards. And that sweet bear face...

dianasdragon said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

I'm wow'd by your cards! I'm a beach girl, and I usually include a family beach photo in my holiday cards, so I was especially inspired with the wreath you created! I need this stamp!

Tami B said...

There have been some beautiful cards in this hop and you made several outstanding ones as well, but your little polar bear has stolen the show in my book. Absolutely adorable (& definitely pin-worthy).

Janet D. said...

All of your cards are lovely, but I just love the bear!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

YOU so ROCK!!

Sue Smith said...

Oh my !! The bear card stole my heart right off the bat. Darling card. I loved the other cards as well. The sea shell wreath is amazing. TFS

Jean said...

Such lovely cards!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Dana M said...

Wow, you bring such richness and depth to your creations. Absolutely stunning!

Kat E. said...

so adorably cute. love the bear. love the background.

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love all these but that BEAR is just too cute! Great background!

Dar said...

Your cards are all so great. That bear is adorable!

Cheriese said...

Aw that bear!!! CUTE!

Cathy Lillie said...

Fabulous cards! The bear card is just adorable and such a sweet idea for sending to a child. The Winter Scene is one of my favorites from this release and your card is a perfect example of why. The cards you created with the shell wreath are so beautiful! I love the idea of a warm weather Christmas!

Memories by Manda said...

I really enjoyed every one of your cards. They are all so lovely.

Karthikha said...

Wow!! Gorgeous backgrounds and fabulous cards!! Love the first 2 creations a lot! :)

Gab said...

Oh wow, you have outdone yourself! Really really great cards!

mindy1414 said...

Your Bear card is too cute (I love the background blending also), I can see using that for all the little ones in my family. Your Shell Wreath cards are stunning, both are works of art truly. I will definitely be trying both of those soon. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Jodi Warren said...

Love the look of the scene with the deer. That night setting was perfect. Great job

mom2five said...

Beautiful. The bear card is adorable

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas and the bear card is adorable.

Dot Freel said...

I love your cards. Very cute all!

Daniela May said...

wow Karin - your coloring and composition is great - beautiful cards - I'm subscribing to your blog xx

Pennie Glasser said...

Lovely cards!

godzilla gamer the animator said...

Wow, awesome coloring job! Your night sky and 'ice bear'😉 background are amaze balls!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Great cards! Love that polar bear with the beautiful colors in the background. Your scene has amazing coloring and your wreaths are fantastic!!

Heather Hinds said...

Such a cute bear!

Linda said...

These cards are so cute and I absolutely love that bear. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Lee Newton said...

Love the two first cards with lots of white space, perfect composition, cheery and perfect Christmas cards. But also think the wreath card is gorgeous. All good!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Awesome set of cards!!! Love your colouring!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That bear is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your fabulous projects today

Unknown said...

Oh, I love the ways you used the MELE-KALIKIMAKA wreath!!!

Denise Terry said...

So all of your cards are amazing, but I think the last one, with the white heat-embossed wreath, is my favorite. That big red bow will do it for me every time!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really Fabulous cards!!!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous work on
all your cards.
So festive.
Carla from Utah

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards! I love your designs. So creative!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love how you used the picture book bear!

Linnea S said...

terrific ideas! thanks for sharing them here

Nox said...

Oh wow - your inked backgrounds are so intense and gorgeous. I love that night scene card so much!

Andrea Murdock said...

I am in love with your cards!

Stanlee Runner said...

Amazing cards! I love the different ways you used the shell wreath, they are both gorgeous!

Judy h said...

Love your cards, especially the wreaths. So pretty.

Robin said...

Your cards are all beautiful!! Love this SSS release!

Teresa said...

Love the Winter Scene Card Karin!! What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Virginia Ellison said...

Everyone has made such pretty cards. I love all of them....

Cheryl Rigney said...

You have created such a lovely set of cards!! I love the Winter Scene.

Sharon Allison said...

Beautiful cards. Love the wreath such a beautiful idea for those of us that don't have snow for Christmas!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely projects!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Your cards are fabulous!!!! The bear is such a cutie!!!

robiw said...

Beautiful cards! I love your backgrounds.

Connie Hinkle said...

Wow, beautiful cards 😍😍😍

Kim Salito said...

Your winter scene is fabulous.

Shelly said...

Wow! That darling bear card doesn't have to be just for kids! I would love receiving it! 😉 Your wreath cards are so pretty and love the peaceful wintery scene - so lovely! Thanks for sharing and showing is all the possibilities available with Simon Says Stamp's new release! ❤️🎄💫

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Love the cute bear and the cute deer.

Denise Gutshall said...

What a lovely set of cards! You have the most wonderful backgrounds on the first two cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this Fun & Festive release! Awesome cards! Your pretty Winter Scene card is a favorite! Beautiful coloring!

Annalisa Young said...

Oh wow, these cards are stunners. The background behind your bear is stunning; something about those colors is the perfect way to bring attention to your amazing bear. And then your coloring is phenomenal, particularly the ribbon on the all-outline shell wreath. I could stare at that for hours. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful ideas with us!

Helen said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Karin! So beautiful and fresh! Love them all! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

MB Fairy Sky said...

OMG these colors ! Just i love it !
Thanks for sharing !

Becca4296 said...

Love that seashell wreath

Teresa Medeiros said...

Such pretty cards and wow that white embossed wreath is stunning!

Miriam Prantner said...

That bear is the cutest! I just love him!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all fantastic Karin, good job! The Big Picture Book Bear is adorable.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such amazing cards. Love the embossed wreath.
Thanks for sharing...

Patty said...

Oh wow!! What a stunning collection of cards!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The wreath is amazing.
Fun choice of items for it.
The face of the bear is
striking. Love the
winter scene. Great
cards. thanks for
sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laurie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the scene one!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards! really love the two you created with the shell wreath... so lovely!

Alaska .Kris said...

Love your gorgeous blending!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous!

Amy Brown said...

Lovely!!

Laura J said...

Captivating. I follow you on IG, and love the content!

Deborah Kaye said...

Your cards are great! The seashell wreath is gorgeous!

Denise Ward said...

Great cards. The wintry night-time scene with the deer is my favorite!!

Marie Bingaman said...

Wow, your cards are all so pretty, but I am in love with that bear card! :)

MMA said...

Loved your bear with a unique coloured background. He really stands out and anyone would love to receive him in the mail, but kids especially. Your wreath cards are special. You make the bows pop in a 3D look.

Rea' said...

WOW the heat embossed wreath is gorgeous !!! The wreath cards are pretty but that embossed one is my favorite!!

Denise Mlady said...

The little bear face is so adorable! I agree, I think this Winter Scene set is so versatile, so many ways to use it and I think it could be used all year.

Henriëtte said...

What a great cards did you made Karin, they are gorgeous. I fell instantly in love with the first one with the Big Picture Book Bear.
Awsome card and greatd blended background. Thank you so much for sharing all these great ideas with the new SSS release.

Lisa Byers said...

All of your cards are spectacular!! The winter scene is amazing and your bear is awesome!! The colors in your shell wreath are just gorgeous!! Kudos to you!! You did an amazing job!!

Kim Faucher said...

Already ordered some of this stuff ( the bear) but now I’m really loving that she’ll wreath... so pretty as I live in Rhode Island on the Coast and would be a great unique set to have for Coast cards

irisesther54 said...

Wow! Fabulous cards.

StarSpry said...

All of your cards are beautiful! I really love the background and cute bear on your first card. :)

Tina Richards said...

What and artist...! I love the water colored images especially the dog!

Jackie said...

What wonderful creations! I absolutely love the night sky on your winter scene card. It's just stunning!! Your wreath cards are gorgeous. I like how they're so different from each other and yet both of them are so beautiful. Really shows the versatility of the stamp!

Beth Puckett said...

Very nice

Nandini said...

Such a fun release! And I love the inspiration cards! My favourites are the two wreath cards. They are absolutely amazing!