Holiday Card Series 2014 – Day 23

Hi all!

Today I have the 23rd card and video in this years Holiday Card Series. :) And since it’s a Wednesday, that means I get to do a bit of coloring.

The image on today’s card is Holiday Anya 4 from The Greeting Farm (available from Simon or from The Greeting Farm directly), and I colored her with Copic Markers. This card is a super simple card that lets the coloring be the center of attention. It’s basically just the image and then a greeting stamped on the inside of the card.

Hope you enjoy! :)

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How to Heat Emboss (Simon December 2014 Card Kit Blog Hop)

Happy Tuesday! Today I am taking part in the Simon Says Stamp December 2014 Card Kit Blog Hop

This card kit is all about heat embossing! So much fun! In fact, when I designed the Sparkle & Shine stamp set for the kit, I was specifically thinking of using the stamps for heat embossing.

When I was planning my card, I thought it would be nice to do a how-to video on heat embossing at the same time. So be sure to watch the video below for tips and tricks for heat embossing, including a comparison between Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink and my old standby VersaMark Ink.

You can pick up the December 2014 Card Kit HERE, subscribe to receive card kits every month, or even pick up the stamp set on its own. :)

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Blog Hop Giveaway!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a grab bag loaded with fun products to try on every stop on the hop! So be sure to leave a comment for 10 chances to win. The giveaway for the goody bags will close at 6:00 pm EDT on Saturday, November 29. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Sunday, November 30.

Good luck!

Get Hopping!

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful and kind Jennifer McGuire. :) And if you encounter a broken link on the hop, you can go back to the beginning.

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Holiday Card Series 2014 – Day 22

Hi, everyone! Today for Day 22 of the Holiday Card Series, I created a shaker card. In fact, it’s my first ever shaker card!

I learned quite a few tips and tricks while creating this card, so be sure to watch the video below. :)

To create the foam frame for the shaker area, I used EZ Mount Thin Foam and die cut it with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies. I used Lifestyle Crafts Plastic Sheets to die cut the rectangle window piece to close off the shaker area. The candies and greeting were stamped using Simon’s new Candy Cane Christmas stamp set with different ink colors: Soft Cantaloupe and Greens Hills from Hero Arts, Surf Blue and Smoke from Simon, and Mimosa from Avery Elle.

The clear dots on the card were created with the Tiny Dots stencil from Simon and Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste.

I hope you enjoy the card and video! :)

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