SSS Make Merry Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Make Merry Release Blog Hop. I’m especially excited to be a part of this amazing blog hop because it’s Christmas hop, woohoo!! If you arrived here from super talented Heather Hoffman’s blog you are on the right track!

For my first card, I am featuring the new Center Cut Holiday Floral background stamp & the Deco Hat Gnome die. As many of you know watercolouring is my most favourite way to play with in my craft room! With these awesome goodies, I made a no-line watercoloured card.

I stamped the holiday flowers on A2 sized watercolour paper panel using Antique Linen Distress ink first, and then coloured the stamped image with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens:
(Flowers & Berries) Red Apple, Wild Phlox
(Leaves) Sliced Kiwi, Aqua Splash, Indigo Batik
(Stems) Yellow Ochre, Caramel Pecan
I coloured with Aqua Flow Pen first, then added water using water brush.

Once the watercoloured panel was dry, I cut the centre of the panel using Stitched Circle die.

For the Deco Hat Gnome, I die cut Deco Hat from several colour cardstock – Lipstick Red, Sunshine, Mint and Green Apple. For the sentiment, I used the CZ Design Joyful dies.

Isn’t this gnome so cute?!! :D

For my second card, I used the Falling Leaves layering stencils & the Warm Hugs dies. with the first leaves stencil, I inked with Green Apple dye ink. The second leaves stencil, I inked with Green Leaf dye ink. The berries stencil, I inked with Lipstick Red dye ink. Lastly I laid acorn stencil over the panel, then inked with Rusty Hinge & Gathered Twigs Distress inks.

For the sentiment, I used the Warm Hugs dies.

It is so easy to make pretty card with layering stencils! :D

For my last project for the hop, I made a very simple Christmas ornament ball with Warm Hugs dies. I made thick white “Warm Hugs” word die cut, then glued firmly to the bottom of the clear plastic ball using multi medium matte. I filled a clear ball with lots of clear sparkling sequins & glitters.


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 14th of October. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Stickles Festive Glitter Glue with the code FSTV25 (this promotion will expire 10/11 at 11:59 pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Amanda Korotkova
Heather Hoffman
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Laurie Willison
Bobbi Lemanski
Preeti Chandran
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Keisha Charles
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Bibi Cameron

Enjoy this Make Merry Blog Hop and, as always, happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


148 thoughts on “SSS Make Merry Release Blog Hop – Day 2

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  2. Fun projects! Loved the coloring of your poinsettia and then surprise…there’s a cute gnome :-). The snow globe is a fun idea too

  3. Love the ornament. So elegant.
    The first card is a riot of color but
    so much fun. The gnome peeking
    out is cute. thanks for sharing

  4. So much to love about these cards and the gnome is adorable so many new ideas learned from your creations. Thank you. The poinsettias are gorgeous as well.

  5. Great cards! I especially like the “joyful” card and all the items you chose to showcase. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow, the coloring on your poinsettia card is stunning! This Fall stencil is one of my favorite things from this release and the ornament looks so elegant.

  7. The first one… it’s truely amazing! I love it so much! I can feel very festive and positive vibes from your cards. Fabulous job!!!

  8. I love both of your cards and the ornament! They are all so inspiring! And I love the colors especially the card with the flowers and tne gnome. I am in awe!

  9. I really ador the Gnome card! This my favorite and I realy love the way you use the watercoloring of the flowers. You gage me such a great inspiration.

  10. The first card is excellent of course but when I scrolled down to the second one I broke out a huge grin. What a fun, happy card. Love it!

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