Diecember Release Blog Hop-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of the Diecember Blog Hop in celebration of THIS new release and all things die-cutting.

For the first card, I die-cut THIS new die from THIS card stock as well as THIS and THIS card stock for the paintbrush. For the paint palettes, I dipped the die-cut circles in a variety of Distress Oxide colors mixed with a bit of water. Since there was some ink left over, I smooshed each color and layered them to create a background…

I sprayed it heavily with THIS for some shine and added some of THIS on top of the paint for dimension. I finished it off by adding THIS sentiment.

For the next card, I created a background by added a circle of color with a couple of Distress Inks and water…

I did the same process for the paint palette and added the same sentiment above. I adhered three of the sentiment pieces together for stability and dimension.

Here’s a closer look…

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

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Bibi Cameron

Marge Yoon

Gayatri Murali

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Crystal Thompson

Betty Wright

Bobbi Lemanski

Looking for even more inspiration using this release? Click HERE to see a project I’ve previously shared.

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 one of the above coupon codes with your order and receive a FREE enamel pin with any purchase. Valid until 12/8 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. Dana M
    December 8, 2019

    Fun and playful cards! Such happy designs – awesome!

  2. Connie L.
    December 8, 2019

    Hi Heather 🙂 I love the way your cards look like you just paused what you were working on to visit with us and placed your color palette on top!!! So stinkin’ cute! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  3. Kelsey Thomas
    December 8, 2019

    Love how these turned out!

  4. Karen L K
    December 8, 2019

    That paint palette is such fun and yours look great! I like that colorful background!

  5. Heather Mills
    December 7, 2019

    These are fabulous!! I love your palettes (they look so real) and the cool backgrounds to go along with them.

  6. Lauryne Cunningham
    December 7, 2019

    Awesome cards! I love your watercolored backgrounds- they really compliment the paint palette image!

  7. Stephanie
    December 7, 2019

    I’m really liking the “smooshed” background! Well done!

  8. Carrie Carver
    December 7, 2019

    Love you colorful cards! What a great release by SSS!

  9. Hannah Driscoll
    December 7, 2019

    Cut and fun, they definitely lend to inspration!

  10. Kathleen Darroch
    December 7, 2019

    What vibrant colors – certainly perfect for a crafty friend

  11. Eva N
    December 7, 2019

    Cute cards with great backgrounds!


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