Holly Jolly Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release. I have two cards to share that have a peek-a-boo opening that holds a gift…

For the first card…

I laid out sentiments from THIS, THIS, and THIS stamp set on a gray A2 panel in my MISTI. I used THIS to help me align all of the stamps straight. I stamped all the sentiments at once using THIS ink creating a text background. I die-cut THIS die from the center of the panel but I left out the top part of the die from the top cutting plate…

This prevents the top from cutting and I was able to score there instead, creating a hinge for the piece to open…

I adhered the panel down to a one of THESE notecards that I covered in green patterned paper using THIS foam tape. It gives a pop of color to the inside of the opening. This creates a spot to place a gift for the recipient. For this card, I used money as a an example…

I finished off the card design by stamping and coloring one of the snow globe images from THIS stamp set. I used THESE coordinating dies to cut it out and adhered it towards the bottom of the opening to give a good place for the recipient to open the flap. I also adhered one of THESE sentiment strips underneath.

For the second card…

I did the exact same process as the first card, but switched up the colors and the snow globe image. I stamped the text using THIS ink on THIS card stock.

For both snow globe images, I added “snow” using THIS white gel pen and added THIS on top for some shine…

Another gift idea for the peek-a-boo opening is a gift card…

You could also put a photo inside!

I hope this inspires you to do some partial die-cutting and create a peek-a-boo opening. The Holidays are just around the corner and it’s a perfect way to make your gift extra special.

Also, try using sentiments or small images from different stamp sets to create a custom background.

There is much 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 hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Amy Rysavy

Amanda Korotkova

Yana Smakula

Lisa Addesa

Yoonsun Hur

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Looking for even more inspiration using THIS release? I shared a couple of other projects HERE

and 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 the code SPGKN7 to receive a FREE exclusive Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink Pad with any purchase. Valid while supplies last or until 11/8 at 11:59 EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your support.

I’ve linked to the entire release below as well as products used on today’s cards.




  1. Vickie Leaf
    November 10, 2020

    Great ideas for the giving of a gift card or money or just creating a beautiful card!

  2. Denise Mlady
    November 10, 2020

    These cards are so much fun with all the sentiments and the cute snow globe! I especially love the fun pink one.

  3. Sunshine HoneyBee
    November 10, 2020

    Wonderful way to tuck away a surprise gift card or money or photo.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  4. Helen F
    November 10, 2020

    Wow!! So many wonderful cards from this great new release! Wonderful use of colour and clever designs, Heather! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! 🙂

  5. Dawn Cooksley
    November 10, 2020

    Soooo sweet these will be a big hit at Christmas and not just for the gift card or money inside…

  6. Giselaine Ellison
    November 9, 2020

    Very creative, Heather. Such a great idea to use partial die cutting to make peek-a-boo cards for gifts or photos. TFS. Awesome SSS release.

  7. Jenni King
    November 9, 2020

    super cute!! the gift card holders are great!!

  8. Patty A Eifert
    November 9, 2020

    Those gift card holders are super cute!

  9. Connie Johnson
    November 9, 2020

    Hi Heather 🙂 I love seeing this new release in different settings!!! These peek-a-boo cards are the bomb! So bright and cheery too! Love’m!!! TFS 🙂

  10. Terrie D. (StarSpry)
    November 9, 2020

    These are such fun cards! I love the text background you created and the different gifts you can add to the cards. 🙂

  11. Anneleise Hampson
    November 9, 2020

    So many gorgeous cards. I love your pink card with the red ink. Stunning.

  12. Ashley Cortez
    November 8, 2020

    These card’s are stunning love how you made your own pattern paper with these new stamps and love how you show the different ways to use them that really show’s how versatile these new stamps really are

  13. Jeanne Beam
    November 8, 2020

    Such wonderful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  14. Debbie P
    November 8, 2020

    Great cards. Thank you. Love the new release.

  15. Talitha Wright
    November 8, 2020

    So creative! Love how you incorporated a space for a gift.


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