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.




  1. Heidi Rees
    October 13, 2019

    Beautiful cards! Making Christmas cards are my favorite! I love send Christmas cheer!

  2. Barbara Lambe
    October 13, 2019

    Thank you for the inspiration for this wonderful release.

  3. Marisela Delgado
    October 13, 2019

    SO awesome and beautiful.

  4. Laraine R
    October 13, 2019

    Gorgeous cards! Love the white on white & the foiling!!

  5. Cathy Morris
    October 13, 2019

    Love your cards and the mirror card stock that gives each one sparkle! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Isabelel
    October 13, 2019

    Your cards are beautiful and very elegant !

  7. Kelsey Thomas
    October 13, 2019

    Such pretty foil cards!

  8. Nandini Karmarkar
    October 13, 2019

    These cards are gorgeous! I especially love the snowflake card. It is very, very elegant.

  9. Mirella Rogan
    October 13, 2019

    Oooooh how wonderful The first and the third cards are my favourites!

  10. Cindy Holmes
    October 12, 2019

    Fantastic cards! Love the foil use for them too!

  11. Noreen Kirk
    October 12, 2019

    Love your cards.

  12. Carla Hundley
    October 12, 2019

    Love how you used
    the dies and the foil
    on your gorgeous cards!
    Carla from Utah

  13. Amy Cooley
    October 12, 2019

    Your cards are very pretty and clean! Thanks for sharing some of this great release.

  14. Tonia
    October 12, 2019

    Those reindeer! Love, love, love!

  15. Kathy J in Ellicott City
    October 12, 2019

    Beautiful cards, I love the foiling accents!


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