SSS DieCember® Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2020 Release Blog Hop. I’m super-duper excited to be a part of this fabulous blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Amanda Korotkova’s blog you are on the right track!

For my first card, I used the Turtle Doves die set as my main supply. Oh, isn’t this couple so lovely?!! I die cut the turtle doves from watercolour paper first, and then ink blended them with several Distress inks. I also die cut mistletoe from green apple cardstock, ribbon & tiny hearts from lipstick red cardstock. I used glitter gold cardstock for beaks because it’s Christmas, lol!

For the background, I heat embossed the Holiday Words background onto watercolour paper panel in white first, and then made circle on the centre of the panel with the Circle Masks stencils & Distress inks: (from the largest circle) Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I tore up the top & bottom parts of the background panel, mounted it on Neenah Smooth Desert Storm card base, then added all elements as shown in the picture using foam tape. I also decorated the card with clear snowflakes in the Snowy Pines sequins.

For my second card, I used the Paper Hugs & the Detail Bohemian Plate dies. I started by making a beautiful patterned panel using the Detail Bohemian Plate die. I then made circle patterns (like the first card) with the Circle Masks stencils and blue coloured Distress inks.

For the sentiment, I used the Paper Hugs die – it is so adorable sentiment die!!


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 9th of December. ONE MORE! Get a FREE American Crafts Christmas Tag Kit with the code JINGLE (This promotion will expire 12/4 at 11:59 pm EST) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes
Laura Bassen
Amanda Korotkova
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Heather Hoffman
Bibi Cameron
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Bobbi Lemanski
Vicky Papaioannou
Gayatri Murali
Keisha Charles
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Preeti Chandran
Kath Stewart
Kim Hamilton

Enjoy this DieCember Release Blog Hop and happy holiday crafting!!

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


139 thoughts on “SSS DieCember® Blog Hop – Day 2

  1. Beautiful backgrounds. They really stand out and provide a wonderful focus for the doves and the kitties! Such great ideas and lovely colors and stenciling.

  2. Thank you thank you thank you. I love the coloring over the embossing folder background. Why not? So simple but so pretty and very effective

  3. There ya go…my new reason is…. well, because it’s Christmas. Love that! Thise kitties.. super cute! But those turtle doves background is wonderful, love the texture so much!

  4. Oh my word these cards are amazing, love, love, love your turtle doves and that background… awesome technigues ( I ‘ll be revisiting 😉). Love the texture background as well. And paper hugs is so adorable too !

  5. Both cards are wonderful. Gotta say, after seeing Debbie Hughes and now your turtle dove card, so different but both terrific, a set I barely looked at now seems essential and maybe even doable.

  6. Pingback: Simon Says Stamp DieCember Blog Hop Day 2! | Bobbi Hart♡Design

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