Friday, October 9, 2020

Make Merry Blog Hop!

I'm thrilled to be joining a number of amazing cardmaking artists, to celebrate Simon Says Stamp's latest wonderfilled release, Make Merry on the Simon Blog today...day one of two!  There are some wonderful stamps, dies, and accessories, for making your Christmas cardmaking and gift giving merry!!  This release celebrates not only Christmas, but one of my favorite times of the year, Fall/Thanksgiving!  I have used the beautiful new stamps, Autumn Leaves stamps/die set,  and All Leaves background stamp, to make a couple cards to share with you today!

This first one, I used both the Autumn Leaves stamp/die set and the All Leaves background stamp...

I sponged distress inks on a piece of card stock, then stamped with versamark, gold embossed,  and die cut from select places on the card stock for my leaves.  I layered them and adhered them to a card panel that I had stamped the All Leaves stamp in light gray.  I used the CZ Design Clean Line Gratitude stamp/die set for this, as well as the second card's sentiments, stamped with versamark, gold embossed, die cut and layered, like the leaves.   Here's a close up...


For the second card, I simply colored the All Leaves background stamp...

I had so much fun coloring the leaves....nothing fancy...just coloring, but the gold embossing adds the fancy!  I used my MISTI, and stamped the image with fog ink.  I colored the leaves, then put the paper back into my misti and stamped with versamark and gold embossed.  I LOVE this technique...such magic when you emboss with the gold after coloring!!  I did color the background of the stamped images with a light gray, also.  I then used my stitched rectangle die, in keeping with the stitched leaves, and die cut the

 background stamp with the rectangle and layered. 

Here's a close up...


The fun for me was above, the fun for you is below!

Not only is there an offer of free glitter glue for a purchase during this hop, using the code in the banner at the top of this post, but Simon will be giving away a $25 coupon to one reader's comment for every stop on the hop!  The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 14th, so make sure you check out the Simon Blog on the 14th,  to see if you are one of the winners!!  

Here's a list of all the participants of today's hop....


Simon Says Stamp Blog  

Jennifer McGuire

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Amy Rysavy

                                   Lisa Addesa<-----YOU ARE HERE

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Lawson

Remember to check back tomorrow for day two of the Make Merry Blog Hop, for more inspiration!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

132 comments:

  1. I love these leaves! What gorgeous colors!

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  2. What beautiful fall cards. The coloring on your leaves is wonderful.

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  3. Love the fall inspiration from this hop! such gorgeous colors

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  4. Beautiful Fall cards!

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  5. These are beautiful cards. I love your layers and color choices.

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  6. Beautiful cards! Love the fall colors.

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  7. Beautiful cards, always love the autumnal colours, so pretty!

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  8. These leaves have such great dimension! Love the colors and it all comes together with those perfect sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love the color palettes you used, so pretty! I like how SSS made these products to coordinate.

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  10. I especially love the first card. I love that background in gray.

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  11. How pretty your leaves are. I really like both cards. Nice job

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  12. Absolutely beautiful leaves in this collection. Thank you for sharing your amazing cards.

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  13. Your fall cards are simply beautiful! Love these leaves!

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  14. These cards are Sooooo Beautiful!!!!

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  15. I just really love the Fall cards. Fall is My most favorite time of all.

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  16. The colors are beautiful. Love all the cards, the first one I must have,,,

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  17. So totally in love with the leaves this season. Great share.

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  18. Love fall colors as well as the gold details!! Beautiful cards!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  19. So elegant and inspirational. Love these cards!

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  20. Beautiful and elegant! Autumn Leaves is my favorite set in this release!

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  21. These are gorgeous! I love the gold embossing with those colors!

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  22. Beautiful cards. The first is
    simple, the second is an
    explosion of leaves (like my
    back yard). thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Beautiful cards!! I love all the leafy things!!!! Fabulous release!

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  24. Autumn is wonderful with gold on leaves.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. Lovely fall leaf colors and cards.

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  26. Fall colors, leaves and gold embossing - perfection!

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  27. Lovely Fall cards! The gold heat embossing adds a very elegant touch to the cards. Such pretty colors! Thanks for the inspiration! Be safe and God bless!

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  28. These are so pretty. Love the fall colors.

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  29. Love the colours on this card!

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  30. Lisa, both of your cards are stunning! I love the autumn leaves designs in this release.

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  31. Your cards are so elegant. I love the fall colors.

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  32. Fabulous fall cards! This is an amazing stamp and your coloring and composition is so inspiring!

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  33. This is beautiful! I love fall color cards - I live in Florida and we don't actually get to see them but I LOVE to color them.

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  34. Autumn in all its glory!! That's the feeling that is portrayed in your gorgeous cards...

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  35. Beautiful cards. I love the Fall colors.

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  36. Love these stitched leaves, beautiful card!

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  37. Looks like so much fun. Your cards are beautiful.

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  38. Fabulous leafy goodness!

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  39. Your cards capture the beauty of fall colors!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Amazingly Fall splendor! Makes me want to go see fall leaves as I don't have any Fall time here in Florida.

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  41. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Fall card with us! I love the new SSS release. It is full of so many fabulous Fall and Holiday products!! I can't wait to start creating with these lovelies!

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  42. So beautiful! I love the gold embossing and your ink blending is lovely!

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  43. The gold embossing on the leaf veins really makes them stand out!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  44. Pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. How pretty! The gold embossed "grateful" card is exactly what I envisioned when I first saw the Autumn Leaves stamp. You did a wonderful job on both cards.

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  46. Beautiful leaves both cards are pretty.

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  47. So wonderful with the gold embossing... I just love Fall, this background stamp and die are so perfect.

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  48. Beautiful! I love Fall and all the lovely colors.
    Thank you for sharing

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  49. I love autumn cards and yours are amazing!

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  50. Such pretty cards!! Love the gold embossing!!

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  51. Love your cards. The one you colorés in is my fav.

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  52. Loved the embossing treatment on the leaves!!

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  53. Loving all the Autumn inspiration!

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  54. These cards are so pretty with their vivid fall colors. the gold embossing on the leaves is really se sensational.

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  55. Hard to go wrongs with leaves, but you did them proud. Lovely cards, elegant and simple. Thanks for sharing

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  56. I love all the fall leaves. I think fall cards are my favorite to make. They are beautiful!

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  57. Awesome cards, love the way you coloured the leafs and then went in and stamped again and embossed them........stunning!

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  58. Gorgeous Cards and love your Inspiration xxxooo

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  59. Great cards...love the embossed details

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  60. Love all the detail on those leaves!! Stunning cards!

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  61. Beautiful cards. I love the gold!

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  62. Oh gorgeous! Love
    the different looks
    and that gold embossing
    is wonderful.
    Carla from Utah

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  63. Gorgeous leaves and beautiful cards!

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  64. Two beautiful cards. Your first card is my favourite ..classy and simple.

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  65. Beautiful Autumn cards!

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  66. These cards are so beautiful!! I love this technique.

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  67. I love your awesome fall creations!! The simplicity & gorgeous colors on the first one are so pretty!!

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  68. Beautiful fall cards. Just love the colors and gold embossing.

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  69. Beautiful cards! I love Fall- these cards are perfect!

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  70. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us

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  71. beautiful ! Love the color choices for these beautiful leaves!

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  72. Beautiful card!! I love the gold embossing!!

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  73. Love this clean fresh look. Beautiful card.

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  74. stunning cards - love the seasonal colors

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  76. Lovely Autumn leaves! So pretty! Thanks for creating and sharing.

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  77. I loved both of your cards Lisa. Thanks for sharing. Great Make Merry SSS release and blog.

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  78. Beautiful! I love how the clean sentiment and gold embossing powder elevate the dies you used!

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  79. The gold embossing powder really makes these pop. I love what you did and the simple sentiment added the perfect touch to pull everything together.
    John 3:16

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  80. What gorgeous leaves. I really like the gold embossing. It makes the whole card pop!

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  81. These look great, I especially love the first one!

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  82. Those autumn cards are so lovely!!

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  83. Beautiful card. I love Fall colors.

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  84. Wonderful Fall cards!
    The Gold embossed look really makes the card "pop"

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  85. Perfect fall cards. I have a hard time with fall. Love the colours but it is a reminder of winter to come. Beautiful cards like these ease the transition.

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  86. Thank you for sharing your technique. The fall colors are great, I love this time of year! Still new to card making, so this is great inspiration

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  87. Wonderful cards! I love these leaves and you really made them special!

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  88. I love these leaves stamps & dies! Anything showing part of nature, but especially leaves, appeals to me. I like the variety in sizes, shapes & colours. The colours you chose to use are just lovely.

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  89. Beautiful card. I always love gold embossing with fall colors. Thank you so much for sharing 😊

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  90. Beautiful cards! Love the designs and colors! No wonder fall is my favorite season!

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  91. The colors you chose for the leaves are just beautiful with the gold embossing powder. Love it!

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  92. Both of these cards are great. The one with the background stamp is very clever. It really pops with the stitched leaves. That one is my favorite. Now, I want the fall leaves too!

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  93. SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Your Embossed Designs are just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  94. Beautiful! That gold embossing does make it fancy for sure. So glad you kept fall around a little longer. Lovely colrs!

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  95. These fall leaves are so fun and I love they way you bring them to life!!

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  96. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful colors!

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  97. Beautiful coloring, love the embossing on top!

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  98. Gorgeous cards! Love that embossing. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. Your Coloring is lovely! The subtle gray leaf background in your thankful card is so pretty! I need to try stamping and embossing after Coloring to see the difference. Thanks for the tip, and for sharing your take on some of these great release products.

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  100. Pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  101. Great release! I love your creations, especially the colored full background of leaves!

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  102. Your cards are fantastic! I love the gold embossing!

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  103. I love seeing all these great ideas, and how each of you come up with such different ideas, all amazing!

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  104. So pretty--love the Autumn leaves.

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  105. lovely! i haven't tried gold embossing after coloring, will have to try that!

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  106. I am going to have to try your technique of embossing after coloring, since your cards are so beautiful!

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  107. Love that you left the background white so that the leaf color could boldly stand out alone. Fabulous project

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  108. Happy fallen leaves <3

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  109. Beautiful autumn cards! Using gold embossing powder for the leaves is great idea.

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  110. The fall colors and gold embossing are simply STUNNING!!!

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  111. The autumn cards are gorgeous and just so fun to send right now to those we love most!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  112. The autumn cards are gorgeous and just so fun to send right now to those we love most!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  113. The autumn cards are gorgeous and just so fun to send right now to those we love most!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  114. The autumn cards are gorgeous and just so fun to send right now to those we love most!! Thanks for the inspiration

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