Friday, October 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop!


I am so excited to be a part of today's Simon Blog hop, celebrating Simon Says Stamp's newest release, so appropriately named Fun and Festive!!  This release is filled with fun and festive new products to make this coming holiday season a wonderful one!!  I am joining a bunch of amazing artists today, to showcase some of the new products...if you're following the hop, you should have come here from the talented Heather Ruwe's blog!
I have decide to use the beautiful new snowflake dies, Alicia and Rina, along with some of the new sentiment stamps and dies, to make three cards...
For all three cards, I die cut and layered the snowflakes, and used the Zig Kuretake watercolors for the backgrounds.  I DID use an older small snowflake, the Maryanne, for the first card.  These new snowflake dies are BEAUTIFUL!!  I am kind of a snowflake snob...hey I'm from Buffalo...I was around a LOT of snowflakes for my first 30+ years of life, so I KNOW snowflakes...hee hee!!  I think these snowflakes are SO very pretty!!  I added a sentiment from the Winter Scene stamp set and added Tonic White Crystal drops.  Here's a close up...

Last year, I had a friend tell me that she tore the snowflake off the card I sent her and put it on her tree.  Soooo... I thought it would be cool to make a card with a snowflake MEANT to be an ornament... 
I die cut the Alicia snowflake from shiny metallic silver cardstock four times, and adhered them together.  I added a silver cord and some of the new Christmas Magic sequins for some pretty.  The snowflake is held to the front of the card with a tiny glue dot, the cord is taped on the back of the card, so removal from the card is super easy!!   The sentiment is from a pretty new set of dies, Holiday Words on a Line, also die cut from the shiny silver metallic cardstock.  Here's a close up...

The third one, I die cut the Rina snowflake and made a line of the super pretty flakes...
I layered each of the snowflakes three times, and again, added the white Tonic Crystal drops to the card.  The sentiment is from the new Critter Sweaters stamp set!  Here's a close up...
THAT was SO MUCH FUN!!!!  
My fun is above, yours is below!!
Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog this coming Wednesday, so make sure you check the blog to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is creative Marge Yoon
 All the participants of today's blog can be found below.  If you get lost, you can head to the  Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!! 

Don't forget the code up above (FEST587), for a free Stickles with any order...for a limited time...have fun...be festive!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

123 comments:

  1. Beautiful snowy cards. I love your clean and simple style, it's very elegant.

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  2. Love these cards! The white snowflakes combined with the soft watercolors and simple embellishments are simply gorgeous.

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  3. Beautiful snowflake cards!

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  4. Love how simple yet elegant all your cards are. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Lisa, I hear you about the 'snowflake expertise'...I'm in Alberta, and we've already had our first snowstorm. As we say: if you don't like weather here, just wait 5 minutes! Today, wind warnings. Sheesh! Anyway, your snowflake cards/ornament are absolutely stunning! Christmas spirit soaring in seeing these beauties...
    ~carol

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  6. Wow - simple & elegant designs!! I have a friend who is a snowflake aficionado too, and she will flip - these dies are great!

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  7. Simple design but super beautiful cards!! Love the snowflakes! :)

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  8. Love the ornament idea!

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  9. These cards are beautiful and elegant. I think a small tree covered in these snowflakes would be a gorgeous decoration, too!

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  10. Very pretty watercolor work.

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  11. Almost makes one want to see snowflakes falling from the sky - I said almost! Lovely cards!

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  12. Love all of the new ideas!

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  13. I love the cards. Love how you used the watercolor background with the white snowflakes, simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  14. Lovely cards and thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  15. Simple and elegant! I love these!

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  16. Gorgeous cards!! The light blue, silver and white are a classic, beautiful color combo and those snowflake dies look sublime with them!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Snowflake snob! I love it! You have a great sense of humor too! Sure makes reading the blog just as fun as looking at your creations! Thanks for making my day!

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  18. Beautiful cards! I always love the snowflake dies!

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  19. Wow love your snowflake cards, I have ordered these snowflakes and love your inspiration.

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  20. Wow! Love your adorable cards!!!

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  21. So beautiful. And easy to make a bunch, I think. Some great ideas here!

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  22. Gorgeous Snowflake cards! Love how simple and elegant your cards are. The ornament idea is fabulous!!

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  23. These snowflakes are so beautiful and your cards are simply stunning!

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  24. Love the simple background featuring the beautiful snowflakes!

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  25. these cards are just gorgeous - so elegant!!

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  26. I have a strong love for snowflake cards and yours are gorgeous. That large snowflake die is so elegant. I know I am going to have to get it for myself!

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  27. Loving these beautiful snowflakes!

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  28. Simple, but so lovely and elegant. I love the second one most - simply gorgeous!

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  29. I absolutely love the simple, classic watercolor look on these cards! And putting the ornament on the front was such a great idea!

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  30. Beautiful, clean and stunning! And I
    do love snowflakes!

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  31. Gorgeous cards and a neat idea to turn one of the snowflakes into an ornament.

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  32. So many fun uses for the snow flake die. A must have!

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  33. Your card with the string to resemble an ornament is gorgeous! I love that pop of silver :)

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  34. Love this look, very pretty!

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  35. These are so gorgeous! I love the snowflake ornament.

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  36. Very pretty. Love the watercolor background.

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  37. Beautiful card! The snowflakes are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. I love the simplicity and beauty of these cards. And the idea to include a snowflake ornament is perfect!

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  40. I have to say I am not a specialist on snowflakes so I will take your word for it. Being from south TX I have seen very few flakes in my 72 years. Your cards are so very special. I would love to receive a card like yours any time. And your cards would be so easy to reproduce with the watercolor backgrounds.

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  41. I love the white/blue/silver color combinations! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. These gorgeous snowflakes and your pretty blue
    backgrounds make for some very elegant cards.

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  43. Wonderful wintry snowflakes in that soft blue water coloring, so elegant!

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  44. Love these cards. So Christmasy elegant!!!

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  45. Super cute card!! I have friends who would also take the snowflake off!! Might as well make it easy for them!! I think that I may have to copy your idea!!

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  46. Beautiful set of snowflake cards! We definitely see our share of snow here in the Midwest too. I like the ones on your card much better! Lovely, simple design but so stunning!

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  47. very cute and simple. thank you for sharing.

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  48. Gorgeous trio of cards! Stunning clean designs. Perfectly festive.

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  49. I love the simple elegance of these cards! Such great ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  50. Your watercoloring on these cards is beautiful. I really like the snowflake die designs in this release.

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  51. These cards are simple and elegant! The snowflakes look beautiful against the blue watercolor!

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  52. Your cards are always my favorite. Love the watercoloring!

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  53. Wonderful cards, love the dimension with the snowflakes.

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  54. These cards are all so beautiful. Love these snowflake dies.

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  55. CLASSIC Christmas! So pretty. Copy-worthy.

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  56. Yep I would agree you do know your Snowflakes lol, all 3 cards are gorgeous! Very cool that you made the one as an ornament, I have done what your friend did before too hehe. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration, I can't wait to get started making with some of this release. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  57. So simple and sweet! Those snowflakes are GORGEOUS!

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  58. Simple and elegant! Gorgeous work. xo

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  59. These cards are beautiful! So elegant and clean looking! These snowflakes are a must have!

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  60. Such beautiful cards -- so lovely, but so simple. Love the backgrounds

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  61. Beautiful cards, I love the new dies.

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  62. Beautiful snowflake cards. I love the idea of the ornament.

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  63. Love the snowflake cards and especially the one done as an ornament. <3

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  64. Wonderful snowflakes & wonderful artsy background.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  65. Your cards are elegant, just gorgeous!

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  66. The snowflakes are so beautiful! Love.

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  67. Just love those snowflakes. Your card is so soft and delicate.

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  68. Love this Fun & Festive release! Gorgeous detail to these beautiful snowflakes!

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  69. Your cards are beautiful and the idea of making one of them an ornament for the tree is brilliant. :)

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  70. Wow! Your snowflakes are beautiful! I definitely would have hung those on my tree too...so great idea to make it easier for someone to do! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations! Love this new release by SSS! ❄️💛✨❄️

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  71. A gorgeous card, Lisa! So soft and delicate looking. Such a clever idea to use the snowflake die to create a tree ornament! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  72. Love these cards. So simple and beautiful

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  73. What beautiful cards Lisa, these snowflakes are the most beautiful snowflakes I have seen yet. Simply gorgeous!

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  74. Oh wow, your cards are so beautiful! So classic and elegant. Love them all!

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  75. Those snowflakes are just so delicate and lovely! Gorgeous elegant cards!

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  76. luv the colors you used. a frosty feel for those beautiful snowflakes!

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  77. Snowflake dies are some of my favorite ones to use. Your cards are so delicate. Loving this release.

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  78. Gorgeous, elegant cards! Love them!

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  79. Such a great idea to make one of the cards an ornament! I love the simple elegance of your cards.

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  80. Gorgeous cards using the snowflake dies.

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  81. Love the idea of the card + ornament, and the lucky receiver will always remember you for it!

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  82. Simple and beautiful cards!!

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  83. Beautiful cards! Great for mailing!

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  84. Lovely cards but I can wait for snowflakes!

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  85. Clean, simple but awesome cards. Love the beauty of the new Snowflakes and how you simpel let them be the star of the cards. Thank you very much Lisa for showing.

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  86. Love the snowflakes against
    the cold blue. Great winter
    cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. Gorgeous cards!! I LOVE SNOWFLAKES!! I love the idea of making one an ornament. That is such a cool idea!!

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  88. I’m enchanted by your snowflake cards! I have so many snowflake dies but I may need these as well! You have a way of making beautiful cards that are easy to put together. Thanks!

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  89. Those snowflakes are gorgeous!

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  90. Gorgeous snowy creations, Lisa, especially the wonderful ornament card!

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  91. These are great cards, and I love the ornament one! So cool! :)

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  92. These are simply perfect. The light blue and white and silver is one of my favorite palettes. And it's a great idea to make a card with an ornament ready to detach. I love giving people ornaments, so I might have to take this idea and run with it. Thanks for sharing!

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  93. Your cards are simply beautiful. What a great idea to attach the snowflake for an ornament! As a matter of fact, I have that die ordered and I think I'll make myself some ornaments.

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  94. Your snowflakes cards are so pretty, I like how you used the crystal drops; I think it's a classy touch but I haven't gotten brave enough to try it !

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  95. I spent my 1st 30 years in Florida, so I'm picky about my snowflakes at all. IRL, I'll take as many as I can get now that I live in Georgia. We don't get snow every winter so its a real treat when we do! I am pickier about my snowflake dies, if only for the cost, but these are beautiful and your cards are drop dead gorgeous!

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  96. A little watercolor with those snowflakes is the perfect amount! Beautiful card.

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  97. Your friend is going to love her snowflake ornament card! The watercolors look so pretty behind the snowflakes on each of these. Beautiful, peaceful looking cards!

    I am not that far from you, over in the snowbelt of Ohio, so I hear you about the snow! I am very excited for winter each year because it's so pretty.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  98. Love the blue behind your snowflakes. It looks very wintery. I have several snowflake dies, and some are better that others. It looks like SSS has great ones by the look of your card!

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  99. Love the clean classic watercolor that showcases these snowflakes!!!

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  100. I like seeing three different cards using the same elements yet each having its own distinctive beauty and message. Very nice set of cards!

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  101. Your cards are gorgeous! I love these snowflakes, and your ornament idea is perfect. :)

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  102. Beautiful, simple, and elegant!

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  103. Very pretty cards with these beautiful snowflakes.

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  104. Love the simple elegant look on all your cards!

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  105. So beautiful and elegant! Love the soft washes of blue.

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  106. I love these so much!

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  107. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these cards. They are absolutely gorgeous!

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  108. Beautiful cards!! I love snowflake designs for Christmas cards and the new dies are exquisite. Love the idea of making a removable ornament to embellish your card. TFS ALL your ideas and inspiration!

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  109. Beautiful wintery cards. From your neighbor in Rochester, NY :)

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa