Cheer and Joy Release Blog Hop-Day One

Hi there, crafty friends. I have three cards to share that is all about die-cuts. I’m using products from THIS new release.

There are so many things you can do with your dies. I really like to create backgrounds with them. My favorite is to do white on white. This would work with any color, but I love the simplicity of the white on white. It adds so much texture without being too distracting.

Another way I like to use my dies is to cut them from THIS toner paper. You add foil on top and run it through a laminator/MINC  machine. I added pops of color with foiled die-cuts on the white backgrounds.

For this card…

I die-cut THIS snowflake and used THIS foil for the center snowflake. I added a sentiment from one of THESE printed sheets as well as one of THESE hearts.

For the next card…

I die-cut THIS foliage die and used THIS and THIS foil. I die-cut one of THESE stitched ovals and stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set on it. I added some of THIS on top of the berries for some shine.

For the last card…

I die-cut THIS reindeer border die. I used THIS foil and stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set.

I rounded the corners of all the cards with THIS.

I hope this inspires you to create a tone-on-tone die-cut background as well as adding foil to your die-cuts.

There’s lots more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Amy Rysavy

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Gayatri Murali

Karin Åkesdotter

Barb Engler

Crystal Thompson

Marge Yoon

Lea Lawson

Betty Wright

Looking for even more inspiration? I shared a project yesterday HERE.

Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. Good luck!

Wait, there’s more…

Use coupon code HPYML9 with your order and receive a FREE post office box enamel pin with any purchase. Valid until 10/13 or while supplies last.

Again, you can see the entire release HERE. I’ve linked it below as well as today’s project supplies.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day.




    October 16, 2019

    Great background technique. I love the subtle look of white on white.

  2. Sabrina Radican
    October 16, 2019

    Very adorable cards!!

  3. Tammy Hanson
    October 15, 2019

    I love the white space with the great shimmer and shine. So elegant and simple.

  4. Heather Mills
    October 15, 2019

    Gorgeous, specially that snowflake!!

  5. S Jameson
    October 15, 2019

    This looks like such a fun technique! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

  6. Robin Buchholz
    October 14, 2019

    Pretty cards! I love the simple and elegant look of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Stacey Kowbel
    October 14, 2019

    Fantastic cards! I love the foil!

  8. Juel
    October 14, 2019

    Simple and so much fun!

  9. LaRae Prentice
    October 13, 2019

    I really like the use of foil on holiday cards.

  10. MandaLJ
    October 13, 2019

    I love the texture of the white-on-white backgrounds! Beautiful cards!

  11. karenajo
    October 13, 2019

    Love the way you used the dies on the backgrounds – add so much interest and dimension! Beautiful cards – thanks for sharing!


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