I am so thrilled and thankful to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp's Blog Hop, celebrating the Simon Says Stamp DieCember® release! This is the 10th year that Simon has had a DieCember® release...a month long celebration of dies and die cutting. I can remember creating cards when dies did not exist...what an amazing and, for me, much loved, part of card making that came to be, when dies came to be! I have used one of the beautiful new dies as my constant on all four of my cards, showing you how it can be used in different ways on a card, for different occasions...
I have used the beautiful new Whirl Leaves for all four cards. The first one, I simply die cut the leaves in white and in gold and adhered together. I die cut and layered the new wonderful Flourished Merrry Christmas, and adhered both to one of the new Color Blend Cardstock pieces. Can I just say...I LOVE these papers!! They are beautiful!! I love that the color blending is already done for you, no ink necessary(and are done more beautifully than I could probably do them!!), cardmaking made a little easier...I am really in love!! I have already ordered a number of them😄😄! Here's a close up...
The second one, I used the leaves die cut in white with some vellum behind them...
I used some Simon Vellum for the leaves behind the white leaves, and another piece of the Blended paper for the background, this time, teal/blues. I used the letters from the cool new Thanks Frame die for the sentiment. I also used the Simon T Ruler to make certain that my letters were straight...love cool tools! Here's a close up...
The next one, I added some flowers to the leaves...
I had die cut the Whirl Leaves in white cardstock, and colored with two green markers. I then layered the leaves with an extra set of leaves. I tried to figure out ways to allow the pretty green leaves to go solo on the card, but they just "needed" something! When searching through my flower dies, I discovered that I already had some layered Etched Flower Buds die cuts in their envelope, and I loved how they had lines that just "went" with the lines on the leaves...so done! I cut them apart and adhered both flowers and the green leaves onto the card. I die cut the new Fancy Birthday die in white for the layers and silver for the top layer, and adhered that over the flowers and leaves. Here's a close up...
The last one, by my sister's request, I made the beautiful leaves into a sympathy card...
I used the leaves, die cut in silver, and added some of the also beautiful new Winsome Branches die cut in white and vellum cardstocks. I adhered them to a piece of textured olive cardstock. I added a white embossed sentiment and popped up the panel on the card. Here's a close up...
I had SO much fun making my cards...now it's your turn for some fun!
Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comment sections, so the more hop blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, December 7th, so make sure you check the Simon Blog on the 7th, to see if you are a winner!! If you are a winner, you can email Simon to claim your prize.
The list of participants in today's hop are listed below...
Lisa Addesa<----You are HERE
A couple things before I go...don't forget the offer in the banner at the top of my post! Simon is offering a free Merry on a Line die with any purchase of $25 or more! Simply use the code MERRY when checking out, to get this gift! Just remember, the offer is only good until the end of the day on
December 4th, OR until supplies last!
Second...there is another blog hop tomorrow! So please visit the Simon Blog tomorrow, for another day of celebration and inspiration!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and keep on hopping!!
Simply breathtaking! I love all 4 cards and now am inspired. That leaf die is the best especially with vellum behind it. These are all amazing!ReplyDelete
Simply breathtaking! I love all 4 cards and now I am inspired. That leaf Die is the best expecially with vellum behind it. These are all amazing.ReplyDelete
These new leaves and flowers dies are so beautiful. When I first saw them, I wasn't too sure about them, but the more I see them in action, the more I love them. The silver cardstock is just perfect for them.ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Do I really need another leaf die?? After seeing your cards, I think I do!! They are beautiful!ReplyDelete
I have been resisting this leaf die, but it may have to go into my next order. Lovely cards!ReplyDelete
I am having a problem posting. Love the vellum whirl leaves in case this one goes through.ReplyDelete
Love these cards. I will have to get this die and background papers. You have shown how beautiful they are.ReplyDelete
Elegant creations! Love the use of vellum in your cards!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, I'm loving the new leaf die that you used several times, especially on the Sympathy card. Sympathy cards are difficult to make, yours is elegant and tasteful and one that would be heartfelt at a sad time for whomever received it.ReplyDelete
Wow, those leaf dies are to “die” for!!!ReplyDelete
Such elegant cardsReplyDelete
Beautiful color combinationsReplyDelete
Versatile, wonderful foliage creations.ReplyDelete
Wow - those cards are beautiful! I love the contrast in your cards.ReplyDelete
Love these cards - especially the birthday card!ReplyDelete
Luscious texture!!!! Wow! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous works of art.ReplyDelete
I like the simplicity !ReplyDelete
The cards and color combos are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I love these cards. Simple and elegant.ReplyDelete
I like the leaves and flowerscwith added ribbed look.
A beautiful range of cards featuring these leaves, I hadn't see these new papers before!ReplyDelete
gorgeous cards - you have really captured how beautiful that leaf die really is. thanks for sharingReplyDelete
love the size and the detail in this leaf, adds so much interestReplyDelete
Gorgeous backgrounds for the lovely leaves!ReplyDelete
Your cards really show the elegance of this beautiful die.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Such a great showcase of that die!ReplyDelete
These cards are amazing! You give me so much inspiration! Thanks! Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
Wow! Beautiful designs! I love all the detail in the leaves!ReplyDelete
These are all beautiful and elegant! What wonderful use of the leaf die!ReplyDelete
I love these cards, Lisa. I am bummed the dies are all gone though😔. You do beautiful work.ReplyDelete
Love the Whirl Leaves die... it is nice to see a different take on leaves!ReplyDelete
Wow! Gorgeous cards. I don't think you can never have too many leafy dies, so glad I ordered this one. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!ReplyDelete
Love what you created with these leaves.ReplyDelete
OH MY GOSH!!! Fabulous blending on your backgrounds. I love the simple style which also is packed with wow punch. TFS. Happy Holidays 🤗ReplyDelete
Such great ideas for the swirly leaf die. Really helps spark my imagination and see what's possible to create. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. That die is so versatile.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards! I love how many different looks you created with just one die!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors and textures! I love the design of the Whirl Leaves!ReplyDelete
So glad I ordered the leaf dies cause your cards are beautiful!!ReplyDelete
These cards are so striking! Love the designs!ReplyDelete
Lovely cards! Love your use of the swirly leaves die.ReplyDelete
Your cards are always so beautiful and these are no exceptions! So elegant!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards and dies 😍ReplyDelete
Wow. What beautiful cards and wonderful ideas to use one die! Love it!ReplyDelete
Such pretty and elegant cards.ReplyDelete
I love your elegant cards. So pretty.ReplyDelete
That green card is really appealing.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Fabulous array of looks from the same die set - GREAT JOB!ReplyDelete
Lori S in PA
Lovely cards! Their simplicity placed focus on the die cuts!ReplyDelete
Love this die! And they are all beautifully done, but especially love the vellum!ReplyDelete
I really love your cards, I feel the need to acquire that leaf die. Darn temptation.ReplyDelete
I must agree with the others here...that leaf die must be acquired! You have shown its versatility in your beautiful card collection...thank you for sharing your love of cardmaking!💜ReplyDelete
So simple and elegant. I love them.ReplyDelete
You did so much with the simple leaves and beautiful colors! Your cards were truly inspiring!ReplyDelete
Marisela Delgado said: Absolutely gorgeous colors! Fabulous! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I am excited I bought this die and the colored papers. You have showcased them beautifully.ReplyDelete
Fantastic use of the leaves.ReplyDelete
So elegant. thanks for sharing
So very pretty! TFS!ReplyDelete
I really like the Rich colors of the first two cards and all of the detail on the leaves!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your talent.
That leaf die definitely caught my eye when I saw it! You showcase it superbly!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Love the sympathy card. Beautiful design and colors used.ReplyDelete
Stunning cards! Beautiful, elegant designs. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
WOW!!! Just wow!!!ReplyDelete
These are so simple, yet Soooooo Beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
These are so elegant yet simple! Love that! I especially love the sympathy and Thank You cards!ReplyDelete
Love those leaves! Great cards!ReplyDelete
I'm loving the new leaf die, all your cards are simple eleganceReplyDelete
I'm glad your sister requested the sympathy card, that one is my favorite, stunning!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, and I want to say thank you for also including the sympathy card. It is sometimes so hard to come up with ideas for those, and I absolutely love the sympathy card you made for the Hop.ReplyDelete
Stunning cards! My favorite is the first one--such gorgeous colors!ReplyDelete
What beautiful cards! Simply stunning! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Wow those are gorgeous cards.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. Those leaves are so elegant.ReplyDelete
Wow! Amazing cards!ReplyDelete
Whirl leaves is my favorite die out of this Diecember release! I love what you've done with it.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I thought these were your own blends on the backgrounds and I was like - whoa, that's some blending! I had no clue such paper existed, thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful cards! Love the leaf die.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! Love the vellum layers.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! I really like those leaves.ReplyDelete
I LOVE all of your cards. I wasn't going to buy the Whirl Leaves die but I am now. You have given me tons of inspiration. Like you I love that Color Blended Cardstock Assortment. I like that the blending is already done for me. That being said, I think I've liked all of your cards best for this Hop. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Simple but elegant! I love your compositions!ReplyDelete