Simon Says Stamp Cheer & Joy Blog Hop - Day 1

October 11, 2019


Happy Friday, crafty friends! It's always a happy day when we are celebrating a brand new release from Simon Says stamp, right?! Their latest collection is called Cheer & Joy, and it is full of lovely products which are mostly Christmas themed! SSS is also giving a cute Post Office Box enamel pin free with purchase using the code HPYML9. This is valid until Sunday, 10/13 at 11:59pm or while supplies last.
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This is day 1 of the Cheer & Joy Blog Hop, and we've got quite the lineup for you! I will put all of the blog hop details at the end of my post, but how about we get to my cards first? I LOVE creating Christmas cards in non-traditional colors. Today I felt like getting my rainbow on, and both backgrounds were ink blended with Distress Oxide inks! I've linked the specific colors used on my cards in the link list at the end of my post.

For my first card, I used the new Snowflakes Stencil on the background, the Grace Snowflake die, and the Clean Lines Christmas by CZ Design for my sentiment. This is a fantastic sentiment set - I always love the clean & graphic font choices in Cathy Z.'s stamp sets! (BTW - did you see that they have a LEA snowflake die too?! I didn't get it in my package, so I am definitely going to have to order it. It's SUPER cute!)
HOW TO CREATE:
1. Ink blend the background to heavyweight white cardstock with distress oxide inks.
2. Diecut (3) snowflakes from matching cardstock, then cover in chunky iridescent glitter.
3. Stamp & heat emboss the word jingle to white cardstock in Gilded embossing powder.
4. Stamp the second part of the sentiment in onyx black Versafine ink.
5. Diecut the sentiment with a label from the Essentials: Basic Label Frames diecut set.
6. Adhere the ink blended background to an A2 red cardbase with a full panel of foam adhesive.
7. Adhere the sentiment to the front with foam tape, then trim off the excess.
8. Add the snowflakes to the front, then accent the middles with iridescent jewels.


This card features the new Reindeer background cling stamp, which is SO cute! I've ink blended the rainbow background with a previously released stencil called Nautical Stripes. This card also features the Grace Snowflake die, and Clean Lines Christmas stamp set.
HOW TO CREATE:
1. Ink blend the background to heavyweight white cardstock with distress oxide inks.
2. Stamp & heat emboss the Reindeer background in WOW! opaque bright white to the front, masking off the bottom.
3. Stamp & heat emboss the sentiment to the bottom in Gilded.
4. Diecut the snowflake from matching cardstock, then cover in chunky iridescent glitter.
5. Adhere the ink blended background to an A2 teal cardbase with a full panel of foam adhesive.
6. Add the snowflake to the front, then accent with iridescent jewels. 


I hope you enjoyed my rainbow colored Christmas cards today! I try to make my process explanations as clear as possible, but if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. I will be sure to reply! Finally, I did want to mention that the jewels I've used are from my crafty stash, and not available at SSS. They will not be linked below. I also realized after the fact that they don't carry the glitter I've used, but the Lawn Fawn chunky glitter would be a perfect substitute. :)

That is what I have for you today! How about we get to all the fun blog hop info now?!

PRIZES:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Winners can email SSS to claim their prize.

BLOG HOP LINK LIST:  

Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!

Finally, if you'd like to see even MORE inspiration from this release, check out the Cheer & Joy Gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations too!

Before you move along to the final stop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media before you move on with your day. I would love to be crafty friends online!

Alright friends! Happy hopping, and happy Friday!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below, including affiliate linking when possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. I only support legitimate retail sites, that are true partners to stamp, die and scrapbooking wholesalers. Today I will only be linking to Simon Says Stamp.

132 comments

  1. An amazing collection of cards from this wonderful kit!!

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  2. I love how you used non traditional Christmas colors. Very nice.

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  3. What a great collection, and the love that you used different colors.

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  4. Rainbow Chrismas cards, brilliant! Super cute cards and I love how you made the gnome for fall and winter. I'm imagining a Valentine's Day gnome already!

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  5. Love your cards! This collection is awesome!

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  6. The rainbow cards are lovely! They standout and love the gnomes. My favorite!

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  7. I'm so pleased you got your rainbow on for these wonderful Christmas cards, Lea! I just love them! Thanks so much for sharing and giving such clear instructions on how they were created!

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  8. Wow love your bright cheerful cards, so pretty!

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  9. Rainbows for Christmas? I say YES!

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  10. What a colorful set of cards!! Love your work Lea! :)

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  11. I like the non-traditional holiday look using rainbow colors! Cheery

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  12. Great idea to create the rainbow stripe background and then emboss the reindeer on the card, it looks like fancy paper!

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  13. Love your colorful Christmas cards, so pretty!

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  14. Rainbow Christmas cards! I really like the stripes with the Deer in a Row background stamp. Thanks.

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  15. Creative use of rainbow colors! Love it!

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  16. I love the colors! And those gems in the center of the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Nice colors on these cards. Nice to see some different color schemes for the holiday releases.

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  18. Very cute cards... love non-traditional colors too!

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  19. Very pretty cards! Great colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Liked the clear directions, very helpful.

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  21. Beautiful cards!! So bright and colorful!!!

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  22. Gorgeous cards. Love the ink blended background!

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  23. Nice cards. This is truly a great release!

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  24. love the choice of colors and use of the reindeer background!

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  25. You always hit it out of the ballpark!!!! So CUTE~~~!!!!

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  26. I love the colorful snowflakes!

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  27. Love the colors! So pretty and another take on Christmas cards!

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  28. Beautiful cards! Really great ink blending!

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  29. Fabulous! I love your reindeer rainbow card! So amazing! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  30. Love these beautiful, unique cards. The colors are fantastic.

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  31. Love the bright colors! Especially like the stripes with the reindeer on top.

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  32. LOVE how you sued these products to create these delightfully colorful cards

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  33. Love your color choices and the stripes. Perfect!

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  34. How fun! I LOVE the rainbow colors!

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  35. Rainbows are just so cheerful!

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  36. Oh what beautiful and festive cards! Love your happy color choices. Fabulous texture and dimension - amazing cards!

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  37. Lovely cards and great new holiday products from SSS!

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  38. fun release. great ideas. thanks as always for sharing.

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  39. Ooooh, that fun reindeer stencil! LOVE it!!! Your cards are so cute.

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  40. These cards are gorgeous! Love the colors.

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  41. Love your cards. I also love to use non-traditional colors on Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  42. WOW Lea, you DID get your rainbow on and you did a fabulous job at it! I wouldn't have thought to use those colours for a Christmas card but I have to say, I WILL now! ♥

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  43. These are beautiful with your rainbow colored theme and I like them very much! I have to ask....are you friends with Laura Bassen? Lol!

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  44. Love the rainbow Christmas cards.

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  45. These are beautiful Lea! I love the clean line pieces in this release and how you've paired the simple sentiments with such beautiful colours. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  46. I love the nontraditional look of your holiday cards, so bright and cheerful!

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  47. The reindeer background is a great stamp. I love the colors that you chose for your cards. [Bunny]`

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  48. Excellent use of color! nice to see in holiday cards

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  49. I really like the use of non-traditional ink colors for your Christmas cards. I always seem to be a bit afraid to try that, but you give great inspiration.

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  50. What bright and colorful cards! Love them!

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  51. Love this fresh take on Christmas cards, love rainbow themed cards.

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  52. Cute and colorful and festive!

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  53. Beautiful cards! Love
    the colors and the
    stenciling done. The
    jewels always look
    fabulous.
    Carla from Utah

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  54. Your cards are so happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Lea, I am CRAZY about these two cards. WONDERFUL designs!

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  56. Beautiful cards! Love the technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. The tiny deer on stripes--so cute!! Nice job.

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  58. Your bright cards are fun. Love the stripes and tiny reindeer.

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  59. Love these Modern clean and simple cards. Love the colors you used. you inspired me to try.

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  60. I love your bright & colorful cards!

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  61. Your cards are so colourful and bright! I love that!

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  62. Like how you used non traditional colors for Christmas cards.

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  63. These are fabulous. They remind me of sparkling Christmas lights! What a great, different type of card!

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  64. What fun to see rainbow-inspired Christmas cards!

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  65. Beautiful cards, love the colorful backgrounds. thank you

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  66. I love the rainbow theme of your cards!

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  67. Love your brilliant rainbow Christmas cards! The reindeer products are some of my favourite from this release.

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  68. Bright and beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Love your cards. The use of
    multiple colors is great.
    So colorful and fun. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Very pretty rainbow cards! Love them!

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  71. Love the bright beautiful colors you used on your cards! Very pretty!

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  72. Christmas AND rainbows - win, win!!!!

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  73. Lovely cards. Love the Reindeer Rainbow.

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  74. Your rainbow holiday cards just make me happy!

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  75. Love the rainbow of colors that you used for holiday cards! These are so unique and so wonderful!

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  76. Wonderful cards and great colors!

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  77. Love your creations and your beautiful color choices.

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  78. Really pretty and bright colors for Christmas. It's an idea to try

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  79. I like the happy colors you chose for your awesome cards.

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  80. Fun and delightful holiday cards, love your bright colors!

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  81. Beautiful cards!! I am new to cardmaking and learning so many things from you

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  82. Beautiful cards!! I am new to cardmaking and learning so many things from you

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  83. Wonderful cheery and festive cards with your rainbow of colors!

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  84. Beautiful cards! Love the rainbow stripes over the reindeer stamp. Really makes them pop.

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  85. Love these rainbow colors! These are fantastic cards. The snowflake die is lovely and I really like those sentiments.

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  86. Beautiful cards. I love how you created that striped background.

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  87. Lea, your bright color choices make such fun cards. I like the non traditional colors you used. :) TFS

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  88. I love how colorful everything is!

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  89. So colorful, not your traditional Christmas colors. Just Awesome!

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  90. I love seeing Christmas cards in non traditional colors - even though I typically use traditional colors. Maybe it is time to try something different. Thanks for the ideas.

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  91. Pretty color combos! Love the snowflakes and the reindeer! Awesome release!

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  92. How fun are these rainbow Christmas cards!!! So pretty and colorful!!!

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  93. Love the nice bright colors colors you used! It is so great to see all the different ideas people have. Thanks

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  94. Pretty colors! Not your ordinary Christmas cards.

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  95. I really love the rainbow of colors for your two cards!

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  96. Cute cards!! Love the nontraditional colors!!

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  97. Wonderful, Lea, love the colours

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  98. The cards are gorgeous! Love the bright colours. Great inspiration for an amazing release!

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  99. Your cards are so pretty! :) I love your snowflakes.

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  100. Love the bright and mutiple colours that you used in your cards. Very pretty and love the non-traditional look of them.

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  101. Your cards are so bright & cheerful! Waiting for the snowflake stencil to get started!Thanks for the inspiration.

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  102. Fabulous cards! Love this release!

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  103. Thank you for the colorful inspiration with this release.

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  104. Fun idea to do a rainbow Christmas. My granddaughters will love them!

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  105. I love the colours you've used for your cards - so cheerful!

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  106. Very fun and colorful cards from this new release - thanks for sharing!

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  107. Fantastic cards! I love the rainbow palette!

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  108. What fun cards!! I love the layering and bright colors, thanks for the inspiration.

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  109. The colors of your cards are so bright and fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  110. These are so pretty! Love the stripes; so fun!

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  111. Love your combination of colors.

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