Monday, December 2, 2019

Simon Says Stamp DieCember® Release Blog Hop!


Happy DieCember®!!  December is the month that Simon Says Stamp's release is simply made up of dies, and Simon, being the amazing company it is, has actually registered the name of this release, DieCember®!!  Today, I am so thrilled to join a number of creative and talented artists, to showcase and celebrate this new release, via this Blog Hop!!  I have chosen a couple word dies with "you" being the main intent of both these amazing dies...oh, and yes, made with rainbows:)!!...
This first one, I chose the very cool Lined You die, and made the strips in each letter a simple colorful rainbow.  I used the die cut letters without the strips taken out as the base.  I then put tombow adhesive all over them, and next put another die cut over the adhesived one, this one with the strips REMOVED.  I then die cut four different colors of each letter and took strips from each colored die cut letter , placing them into each letter, to make a rainbow.  I popped up a panel with the shadow of the "YOU" die cut from it.  I used a black panel at the base of the letters and used a sentiment below the "YOU".  Here's a close up...
The second one, I used the very cool new The World Needs die to make a rainbow filled card of encouragement...
 I used 1/2" strips of striped patterned papers, adhering them to a thin cardstock.  I die cut the World Needs die from the strips, then layered and adhered them to an also layered set of shadow die cuts cut in black.  I used the You Matter background stamp to give some "backup", words of encouragement sentiments to this very cool sentiment die!  Here's a close up...
OK...my fun is above, your fun 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 on Wednesday, December 11th, so
make sure you check the blog on the 11th, to see if you're a winner!

   The list of participants of the hop are 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!! 

TWO things,before you go...Don't forget the Blog Banner!!  The banner includes the free gifts with any purchase at Simon, for the hop...you get to choose one of five wonderful Christmas-themed enamel pins!  The codes are listed on the banner, these gifts are available while supplies last, and the promotion ends on December 8th at 11:59pm!
The second thing...the second blog hop!!  There will be a second DieCember® blog hop on Friday, December 6th, so hope you will check back to the Simon's Blog for more DieCember® inspiration!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's DieCember®!!

It's DieCember® over at Simon Says Stamp!!  As you probably know, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, dies!!  This is the month and release that Simon Says Stamp has no stamps, only dies in their release!!  I have used three of the BEAUTIFUL new dies from what I'm calling the Shimmer Collection, to make some cards to share with you , and celebrate this new release!...
 This first card is made using the Shimmer Snowflake...gorgeous die, right?!!  I made all my cards today the same way, so one explanation.  I die cut but did not remove the pieces from one of the die cuts.  I used my Sharpie and Mark It markers to color.  I then adhered a die cut layer over the colored die cut, removing all the die cut pieces.  I added a layer or two behind the two layers of die cuts, depending on how raised I wanted the image.  Here's a close up of the colored snowflake...
I decided to make this beautiful flake into a Christmas ornament, so in mailing, I would add some string, twine, or ribbon, and tell the receipient that they could use the string, poking it through one of the green circles, and the snowflake can be used as an ornament!  I have had people want to use die cuts I send them at Christmas as ornaments, so I am starting to make that option available, before sending.  I love it on a tree...
Then, I used the beautiful Shimmer Wreath to make a Christmas wreath...
 Here's a close up...
Then, with the beautiful flowers in these shimmer dies, I wanted to show you a way that this beautiful flower filled wreath can be used beyond Christmas, and throughout the year...
 I again used my Sharpie and Mark It markers in 12 different colors!
What I love about doing it this way is that you can color outside the lines and when the white die cut is adhered over the colored one, it doesn't look it!!
 I die cut the Birthday sentiment from black cardstock, then used my wink of stella glitter brush, to give the birthday a little sparkle...
 And lastly, I used the Shimmer Butterfly to make a birthday card...
 I used two shades of sharpie markers, black and gray...loving the combo of colors!!  Here's a close up...
OK...this was SERIOUS FUN!!!!  I hope you'll join me, Simon, and a bunch of wonderfully gifted artists as we celebrate this new release with a Blog Hop tomorrow!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa