Simon Says Stamp. Fun And Festive Release Blog Hop + Gieveaway

Hi dear crafty friends!

I’m super excited to join today’s Blog Hop from Simon Says Stamp and celebrate amazing Fun and Festive release.

Simon Says Stamp prepared a gift for you. Use code FEST587 while purchasing products in SSS shop and you’ll definitely get a Festive Stickles for free. The code will expire Sunday, 10/14 at 11:59 pm ET.

And now let me show you two cards I created using Critters Sweaters stamp set from the last release.

For these two cards I used the new set of stamps. I really likes tiny patterns from the set and wanted to create the background for my cards which remind a sweater with christmas patterns. So I stamped several patterns  on the piece of cardstock, rotated it and stamped the same patterns one more time, leaving some space for the sentiment.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set on the piece of cardstock and foam mounted it onto the card.

These cards are really easy to make. You should give this idea a try in your cards.

You have a chance to win $25 coupon on every stop as well as on my blog, just leave me a comment here. The winner will be annonced in a week on Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Blog Hop Order:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Cathy Zielske

Laura Bassen

Nina-Marie Trapani

Amanda Korotkova

Nichol Spohr

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Suzy Plantamura

Heather Hoffman

Elena Salo ←  You are here

Ankita Gupta

Karin Åkesdotter

Emma Williams

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Cathy Zielske

Laura Bassen

Nina-Marie Trapani

Amanda Korotkova

Nichol Spohr

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Suzy Plantamura

Heather Hoffman

Elena Salo

Ankita Gupta

Karin Åkesdotter

Emma Williams

Dont’t forget to join Simon Says Stamp Gallery if you create cards using products from this release.

So glad to be with you today and share the inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Good luck to everyone!

See you soon!

  1. I was waiting for someone to use those sweater stamps alternatively without the dies! They look as great as I knew they would!

  2. Love your card. You may have sold me on that stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow so simple but soooo effective, love these!!!

  4. Gorgeous cards! I love how graphic and cool the patterns are!

  5. Gorgeous cards!

  6. The colors you used for these cards are just gorgeous. The cards have a great nostalgic feel.

  7. Elena, your duo of beautiful Critter Sweater pattern cards has sent my Christmas spirit soaring. These small images certainly have mega impact, used in the fashion you have! Incredibly pretty! Thank you for the smiles and inspiration.

  8. Love what you created!

  9. Lovely contemporary card designs, and your photos are great, too! 🙂

  10. Sweet holiday cards using the new stamps!

  11. I love all of your pretty cards! They remind me of holiday sweaters! Love the fun holiday colors too!

  12. SO great! Perfect “Man” cards

  13. Love the sweater look. Beautiful cards!

  14. What a great way to use this stamp set. Great cards.

  15. I love what you did with the Critters Sweater stamp set. This is why I love these blog hops. Great cards. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  16. The stamp and color choice really added to the sentiment feeling. Nice card!

  17. Sweet way of using the stamp set! Thanks for sharing your cards!

  18. Great simple cards!

  19. Great color scheme!! Beautiful cards!

  20. Perfect way to use those little stamps!! I love the simplicity and clean look of both your cards!! Fabulous!

  21. Sweet card!

  22. great card

  23. Clean and simple. Really like the color choice.

  24. Loving the border stamps ! Your use of unexpected coral was a nice touch!

  25. Love the simple elegance of these cards. Great job! 🙂

  26. Awesome color combination! I like those non-traditional Christmas colors.

  27. I like your color choices for your cards. The sweater stamp set is great.

  28. Nice clean impressive card!

  29. Such a simple, clean and fun way to make a sweater card! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

  30. super cards – love the simplicity:)

  31. nice use of the stamps on these!

  32. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

  33. I like the simplicity of your design and way you used the “sweater” stamps. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Your awesome sweater cards warmed my heart!

  35. Makes me want to snuggle up in a warm sweater – although its still in the 80s here, so I probably won’t. 😉

  36. Love your beautiful cards Elena!

  37. I love both of these cards. A card without the sweater but with a nice comfy sweater look.

  38. Love the sweater pattern used on the cards without the dies. And great cardstock colors used.

  39. What a great idea. You could make a ton of these!

  40. Lovely cards! Great design.

  41. Fabulous release! So fun! Love your cards, Elena, esp. how you did the design on colored cardstock.

  42. I absolutely love your cards! The images, designs, colors – everything!

  43. Like how you used the repeated stamping.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  44. Simple and elegant; love the color changes between the 2 cards.

  45. Very much love the contemporary look to your cards – great ideas!

  46. Love the patterns

  47. These make me want to put on a winter sweater!!

  48. Very creative use of the Critter Sweaters set! Love the colors and design of your beautiful cards!

  49. Love your elegant take on the sweater designs on your cards. BRAVO!

  50. Fresh idea for the sweater border stamps! Lovely.

  51. CAS, but lovely. What a great idea if you have lots of cards to make!

  52. Love your card – simple yet so striking!!

  53. Looks like a sweater! Lovely!

  54. Great card and design.

  55. good cards, thanks for sharing

  56. Elena, both of your cards are so cool! What I love is that for someone with my skill level and limited crafty time, these cards are so do-able!

  57. The simplicity of this look makes it so striking and classy.

  58. Love the look of this, so clean!

  59. Great cards. Love this stamp set!

  60. You did a creative job here!!!!

  61. Fantastic cards. I love the critter stamp. Fantastic release from Simon Says Stamps. TFS

  62. Darling cards! What a fun release!

  63. I love the colors you chose-very different for Christmas, but they give the cards a warm and cozy feel. I love the sweater stamp set.

  64. very cute simple card. thank u for sharing.

  65. So unique! I love the CAS and the unique colors!

  66. Simple but so pretty! What a great use of the Sweater Stamp set. 🙂

  67. LOVE your cards!!

  68. Great design and fresh take on this stamp set. Your sweater cards are so cool and I like the nontraditional colors you used.

  69. Your cards remind me of warm cozy hiking socks

  70. I like what you have done with the pattern strip stamps!

  71. Great idea!

  72. Wonderful cards!! 🙂

  73. What a great way to use this stamp set! Love your cards!

  74. Very cool design, I wouldn’t have thought of doing that but I love it! I will definitely be adding this to my Christmas cards this year, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing. (

  75. Love the cards! Perfect Christmas card

  76. Love the look of the stamp set in the format you set them in. Great looking cards.

  77. Your cards are so elegant, very beautiful!

  78. I am all about cute and easy, and these cards nailed it! I think the sweater stamp has lots of versatility, and I can’t wait to play!

  79. Great ideas using the sweater stamps in a different way. Nicely done.

  80. I wouldn’t have thought to do that. Cute cards.

  81. Interesting choice of stamp and colors – love the cards Elena – great job

  82. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose.

  83. I love the different use of these stamps to make a non-traditional Christmas card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  84. Holy crap, I LOVE your cards!! Love the simplicity and coziness of them. That you for the inspiration!

  85. I love these cards. They look like samplers or stitching. Very different! What a great idea.

  86. Wow, I love these cards! Simple and elegant.

  87. Great cards and thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  88. Wow! Love your gorgeous cards!!!

  89. Awesome projects. Thanks for inspiring me today

  90. Nice holiday collection.

  91. I love, love, love these cards! So simple and a unique color for a Christmas card. Love them!

  92. These cards are really Pretty!!

  93. Great way to
    use the stamps.
    They look awesome.
    Carla from Utah

  94. Beautiful cards! I love your background.

  95. What beautiful but simple, holiday cards! I love how you used the Christmas sweaters and the color combinations are wonderful!

  96. Such fun cards! I love how you used the stamp!

  97. how fun is that sweater stamp set! great to see your cards!

  98. I love your unusual seasonal colours and those are lovely warm and cozy-looking cards!

  99. love your card and the colour combo!

  100. Great use of the sweater stamp. Love the cards.

  101. These are so cool and mod looking. Very clever.

  102. Soooo cute and yet so simple! And I love the non-traditional colors you chose!

  103. Excellent idea for “male” cards!!!

  104. Great idea with the sweater stamp set….

  105. Fabulous cards!!

  106. Your creative cards evoke a cozy feeling just like a warm sweater on a winter’s day. Just a brilliant way of using this stamp set! : ) ❄️✨❄️

  107. Lovely projects!

  108. A very adorable set of cards, very clean and simple. The white little accents really made it pop!

  109. Gorgeous cards! I love the color combinations!

  110. Love the color combinations on these cards! So lovely.

  111. Love your cards

  112. Wonderful card!

  113. So cute with the sweater pattern.

  114. Love this Fun & Festive release! Awesome use of the sweater designs to make your backgrounds!

  115. I was hoping someone would use these patterns independent of the dies! And what a lovely card duo you’ve created. I think your white penwork is what take these to the next level, and I’m kind of terrible at figuring that out, so I appreciate seeing how you add the extra details. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you,Annalisa! I just forgot to mention that I added white dots with white gel pen))

  116. Lovely soft delicate cards, Elena! I love the non-traditional colours which are so fresh! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  117. Elena, i adore your c&s cards ! Sincerely, they are just perfect !
    Thanks for sharing !

  118. Love the colors you used

  119. Fun festive cards!

  120. What a wonderfully CAS way to use those sweater stamps! Love the kind of vintage feel to these!

  121. Another great way to use this sweater set. Beautiful cards.

  122. Gorgeous cards. Love the sweater stamp set.
    Thanks for sharing…

  123. Awesome card!! I really love that sweater stamp set….so many possibilities!!

  124. Love the sweater patterns.
    They show up so well on the colors
    you’re chosen for backgrounds.
    thanks for sharing

  125. What a clever way to use this stamp set! Your cards are absolutely adorable!!

  126. super sweet set of cards!

  127. Love these!

  128. Beautiful!

  129. I love the “sweater” look to your cards. So simple and beautiful

  130. These are beautiful. Reminds me of cozy sweaters!

  131. Great cards! That Critter Sweater set is so versatile!

  132. I love how you used the sweater designs in a different way!! They look great in these design!

  133. These cards are really cool! I love the colors you used. 🙂

  134. It’s nice to see clean and simple card ideas where dies are not necessary and you still get beautiful cards. Non traditional colours are also a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

  135. Critter sweater is just so darn cute… and your two cards are cute I love the color combo !!

  136. Fun cards! I really like the way you used the border stamps and the colors you used.

  137. Your pattern cards are looking very festive.

  138. It’s gorgeous Elena how you used the awesome new stamp set. I love also the beautiful colours you used. Thanks for showing an other way than using these beautiful stamps than with the dies.

  139. I love your cards, very pretty!!

  140. Really love the texture this set adds!!!

  141. Great cards.

  142. I really like the colors you selected!

  143. Your cards are beautiful! I like the color scheme you used, and the Critters Sweaters stamp set looks so great. 🙂

  144. FabulFabulous cards!! So simple yet so effective. They really do remind me of a christmas sweater. U like how you left the space behind the sentiment blank as it lets the sentiment pop. Thanks for the inspiration!

  145. Very nice clean and simple!

  146. Such a fun release! And I love the inspiration cards!

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