Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop.
If you have arrived from the kind, generous, sweet and FABULOUS Kathy Racoosin's blog, then welcome.
If you have not, head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to start the hop from the beginning, as there is a ton of inspiration to be had, and a whole lot of prizes to be won.

Today I am hopping along with a load of my stamping friends to celebrate Simon Says Stamp's newest release. And it's another fabulous one. I have created a set of simple Christmas cards to share with you today.
Here in the UK it has become so expensive to send mail that Christmas cards may well soon become a thing of the past. Boo hop. And bulky cards cost a lot more to mail! So while I was designing these cards, I tried to think FLAT. Stencils are brilliant for flat cards. And the lovely Swirls and Dots stencil makes a perfect focal point background. I just combined the stencil with stamps from the Peace on Earth stamp set, added a few non bulky sequins and some glitter cardstock, and voila. :)
Stencilled Christmas Card Set by Lucy Abrams 
The Peace on Earth stamp set has really stunning sentiments… I LOVE it.
Stencilled Christmas Card Set 4 by Lucy Abrams 
For the silver card, I used Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink, and sponged it on with a bath sponge. :) I added  a combination of Neat and Tangled sparkly sequins and some flat silver sequins, along with silver card from THIS pad.
Stencilled Christmas Card Set 1 by Lucy Abrams 
The red version uses Worn Lipstick distress ink, applied with an ink applicator tool. The glitter card is from THIS pad, and the sequins are Doodlebug and Neat and Tangled.
Stencilled Christmas Card Set 2 by Lucy Abrams 
And finally, the aqua version which features Tumbled Glass Distress ink, more Doodlebug sequins, some old Kelly Purkey flat sequins and glitter card from THIS pad.
Stencilled Christmas Card Set 3 by Lucy Abrams
So simple and great for mass production. Oh, and I am pretty excited to have a head start on my Christmas cards. Yay!!
-----------------GIVEAWAY--------------
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack of a selection of items from our STAMPtember® giveaway stash at each stop on the hop! That's 19 chances to win!!
Make sure you leave a comment here before 6.00pm EST on Thursday September 11th.

And finally, it's time to HOP ON.
So head on over to the blog of the unbelievably talented 
and have fun!!
Bye for now.
x
Supplies

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Annette Allen said...

wow those backgrounds are gorgeous.. totally love

Iva said...

Very pretty! I love the sparkle!

Margaret R said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the sentiments!

Katuan said...

I love you card and your style :)

Elizabeth Campau said...

I love this stencil! Fantastic cards:)

Teodora said...

I love that soft background !

dija farukee said...

Loved your cards. I could never get this neat look with my CAS Cards, EVER! Guess i'll have to visit your blog more often to find out your secret recipe. LOL.
Thank you for sharing.
Dija

Lucinde said...

Love those backgrounds!! And the glitter stripes on the left side

~yIpPi3~ said...

Simple yet beautiful!

Laura Turcotte said...

WHat amazing cards---loving them so much!

tycodmom said...

Simply beautiful. The colors in this collection are beautiful.

Laura C. said...

These are simple and beautiful..

very_inky_fingers said...

I love the elegant look of these cards. Beautiful!

Danie Bingham said...

very pretty cards!!! fab giveaway and release!!

Laura C. said...

Simple and beautiful!

Murtuza said...

Lovely use of the stencils to create a brilliant card set. TFS

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards!

Hanne said...

What a great card and what a great blog hop! Thank you for the chance to win!

cardsbymo.com said...

What lovely cards! I love the addition of the sparkly paper!

Kathy S said...

Great use of the inks and stencils Lucy. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Kristie Goulet said...

These are my kind of cards! Simple but pack a huge punch! LOVE!!!

Асель Бапанова said...

Swirls and Dots Stencil is adorable! Such a fabulous cards!

Pippa67 said...

What a beautiful cards Lucy.

Enfys said...

I love these Lucy, and I agree, those sentiments are to die for!

Liz Lumsden said...

That backgourn stamp is fantastic, and your cards are too!

camcas said...

Simple cards but really classy!

Nancy said...

Lucy, What a great quick design for mass greeting cards! I love the colors as well!

cissi said...

That stencil is just beautiful, love what you did with it and the colors look great!

Branka Islentjeva said...

Lovely cards!

Shannon Payne said...

Those are very beautiful cards! I like the classic colors :)

Jen Naus said...

Great way to crank out a slew of beautiful Christmas cards!

Sheila H said...

The colors are fabulous - beautiful cards.

Beth H. said...

Stunning cards! Love the simplicity; however, they are so elegant!

Marika (MeandMinimegrafting) said...

Lovely cards, Lucy!

the primitive country bug said...

Such pretty cards! Love the glitz!

Pam A said...

Oh, I love this stencil!! Your card designs are really great.

Elisabeth Bowring said...

So excited SSS has sequins! I love the stencil as well, great cards Lucy!

Ruby N said...

really creative backgrounds!!!

Ela G said...

A great set of cards. Lovely

Bye
Ela

Jan G said...

Love that you made a bunch of cards with different colored backgrounds. Makes for such a colorful array of cards. Love the sequins on the cards.

Jingle said...

I love how you used this stencil to make such pretty cards that won't be too difficult to mass produce! Gorgeous!

Leslie said...

These are beautiful in their simplicity! I love that stencil.

Beth Noble said...

Gorgeous cards! The stitching on the side is a great accent!

danni reid said...

BEAUTIFUL cards and love that they are flat! You showcased the stamps beautifully

Holly said...

I LOVE LOVE your creations!

Deborah Danese said...

Stunning cards...so very elegant. Thank you for sharing...am enjoying the blog hop. Love your cards!!

Sherrie said...

I like the frosted sparkle effect you used on your cards. Very pretty. Love this releas from SSS.

Jayell said...

These cards are just beautiful. Love the stencil ( and I didn't give it much attention when I saw the release yesterday!)

Marylène said...

I love them all but my favourite product is the news dies. So wonderful !!

Barb said...

Great card for mass production. Thanks, Lucy!

Stacey Heath said...

pretty

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this new stencil! Your background is beautiful and I love the addition of the sparkle strip! Wonderful beautiful sentiments in this set...the whole release :)

Imke said...

Lovely cards and i like the stitching on it.

Lucy said...

These are really cool cards, I love the stitched detail you have added to the stencilled backgrounds and the extra sparkled to make them Christmassy! I also think the donut cards you have made are hilarious :D googly eyes just make everything better!

Tammy Mohr said...

I love your cards. I saw that stencil and knew I had to have it. I think it lends itself to a lot of different styles.

Sandie said...

Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing with us. cheers :)

sueincanada said...

I love to use stencils and these cards are a great inspiration.

Cecilie said...

These cards are really really cool! Looks perfect for mass producing while still being detailed and beautiful.

Tammy Applegate said...

Very sweet cards. Love the colors.

Amy McCue said...

Three beautiful cards with one design. It is so elegant looking!

CraftyPaws said...

Wonderful flat cards! I love the idea of these cards being easier and less expensive to mail. Yet they have a very luxe look with the sewing and the beautiful damask stencil! TFS Hugs, Kristina

Judy Hall said...

Oh, these cards are attractive an doable!! I like this idea for mass production. Thanks for the inspiration.

tolebear lucy said...

Thank you for sharing and giving inspiration for this holiday. Love your designs!

Tricia Newcomer said...

Simple yet beautiful

Lauren said...

These are really lovely, with the soft background!

Kailash said...

Absolutely fabulous set of cards, love the designs!!!

Tammy Applegate said...

Such a fun card. I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

After seeing these cards, I really need to give sewing a try on my cards....your cards are simply beautiful!

Julie H in MN

Kim Mc said...

Love how simple and elegant this is. Perfect for my massive Christmas card list! Thanks for the fantastic idea!!

mbchetti said...

Like how you did your cards monochromatic. Thanks for the chance...

louann said...

Love that die, great ideas. Thanks

Cassandra Duchaine said...

What simple, elegant cards!

Tami B. said...

I love the simplicity of these. They are really pretty.

Holly Harrison said...

These are beautiful! TFS

bbp said...

Love it any time I see a way to use stitching on a card. This would be a lovely set to give as a gift. I will have to have that stencil soon.

Dee dee said...

So elegant.

Marlene Raygoza said...

Beautiful cards!

Dee dee said...

So elegant.

Mary Duffek said...

Fun beautiful and sweet set of cards...:)

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Simple, beautiful and elegant!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Lucy. Love the stencil, the pretty colors... the stitching looks great.

Natasa Kazmer said...

Just stunning... I love how simple it is and as you say, perfect for mass production. Will definitely give it a go. Beautiful.

Lyn said...

Love your cards! You are one of my top favorite card designers. I always get so inspired by looking around your blog.

Today's cards are no exception...GORGEOUS! I love that you always add the stitched detail to your cards. I am going to give that a shot on some of my creations!

Stephanie R/S said...

These backgrounds are so pretty great cards

Gabriela Seminario said...

Cute set of cards!

Althea said...

Great idea for mass production! LOve the awesome colours!

Natalie said...

OOO OOO OOO!!! these are so so so beautiful! love the strip of glitter paper down each edge!

Katrina McElhinney said...

I would be so sad to see Christmas cards become a thing of the past. I love your cards and that they are beautiful but thin. Thanks for sharing.

Brianna Richardson said...

Looks like a card I could easily repeat several times. I love it :)

dedesu3 said...

Lovely cards. They are so pretty.

Di W said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing them.

forpahl5 said...

Great card-you could make a lot of these with different themes! Love this!

marsha said...

Simple but beautiful cards!

Marthe F Mathisen said...

Love the aqua color card and a great way to make the cards flat ;) Have a nice day!

Almutz said...

What classy cards, I love them !!

candlesinthegarden said...

Gorgeous cards Lucy! The stencil pattern looks awesome in every single one of them!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

chera said...

BEYOND beautiful!!!!!! So simple but so stunning!

Lenora Clark said...

Love the way you used the new stencil!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely cards!!
The Swirls and Dots stencil is so much useful!
Thanks for the chance to win, I cross my fingers

luluvision said...

ooooh!! I absolutely am taken with your cards!! I love them in all the colors but esp. the silver one. I must get that Hero Arts silver ink pad! Thank you so much for sharing this!

115923955452299135538 said...

These look great and seem quick to make with just the stencil and some sequins. That glitter strip adds a great touch!

Laurie Jonas said...

Very pretty cards!

Barbara M. said...

Love your cards, I am so obsessed with stenciling right now!

Sam Olden said...

Love the clean look. Thx for a chance to win

karen said...

Such beautiful backgrounds on your cards Lucy! Perfect for the holidays : )

Betty Keefe said...

all three of your cards are fantastic, but love the silver one the best!!

SueZee Alg said...

Thanks for much for sharing this card which would be so easy to mass produce for the holidays. By simply changing the greeting and/or colors you can use for many different occasions.

Bev Hill said...

Perfect cards for mass producing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Louise said...

Love the new release. Your cards are just great as always. I am such a fan of all your work.

Jacki said...

I really love what you did with the swirl and dots stencil. I have to get this now! Thanks for the inspiration,!

Tracy Hiatt Grice said...

They look like the nicest composition book ever! Thank you.

Glorie said...

Lovely cards and simple to boot. Great for mass production :)

Margie said...

Beautiful cards-loving those sequins!

Alex said...

Very sweet cards !

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love that the background doesn't scream "traditional" Christmas. These cards are great!

Tammy J said...

Your cards are really pretty and I love that back ground stencil. I can see it used for many different cards. TFS

Bev said...

Such pretty cards!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

These are all beautiful!

mikeslittlesis said...

These cards are clean but elegant. Love them.

Sharie said...

love your creations so elegant

Tanja said...

this stencil is so versatile and you used it to create such pretty cards

Vesna said...

I missed that stencil but it is so beautiful. Thank you for showing it on the card so I can buy it next time. (sorry for bad english) :-)

Anonymous said...

So very pretty -the stencil has pretty detail
Laurie B

Amy Pjura said...

i love your sponged backgrounds! beautiful card - and great card to mass produce!

Rosemary said...

all three cards are just beautiful!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Katy said...

WOW! I didn't even notice this stencil in the new releases until I blog-hopped my way onto this post! Fab fab fab! xx

Christy said...

I love the monochromatic tone of each card. I plan to lift your idea! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Simple and beautiful- just right for mass production.

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful! Simple but beautiful!

Lynsey S said...

Lovely backgrounds. Something different for Christmas.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

What a lovely stencil and cards!

Annan said...

What a great fast and easy card idea. Very elegant!

Laura in CT said...

I love seeing that stencil in action--and what lovely cards!

Ginny Diep said...

This is such a neat idea! What a great way to make multiple cards for the holidays but still be different!

Robyn G said...

Oh I was hoping someone would use that stencil! It's beautiful!

Eva Mcr said...

These three cards are just beautiful :) Each one is special :)

Susi Kelly said...

That Swirls & Dots stencil looks wonderful! Love the fonts on those sentiments too!

Rita Wright said...

I love these! I can't pick a favorite color as they are all great.

Sue McRae said...

Love this simple and elegant design!

Carol Doggett said...

Lovely cards! I almost bought the swirls and dots stencil...but didn't! :( Will be putting it on my wish list now! TFS!

Marcela Mock said...

WOW!!! <3 <3 lovely!

obee said...

Elegant is what comes to mind looking at your cards! A time when there are no Christmas cards... I sure hope not!

Camilla said...

Love your Christmas cards, clean and simple. yet stunning!

tanzi blue said...

Lovely holiday cards.

Christine R. said...

Simple, yet beautiful cards. I love the stitching detail on all the cards.

Chruss said...

I really like this kind of cards!

kristinbfiore said...

Nice collection of cards!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and I like that they are flat.

Michelle said...

Just beautiful cards.... love the Swirls and Dots stencil and the perfect bit of sparkle!

Melfina said...

Your cards are beautiful, simple to make for massive production but yet beautiful! The new products are amazing! Thank you for the great idea and inspiration!

MMSacca said...

Love that stencil... The cards are so pretty..

Roxanne Anderson said...

Oh I hope the tradition of sending cards does continue, especially ones as cute as yours!

AScrapOfKindness said...

Oh my, how stunning are these cards! A bath sponge, really? I will need to try it because the texture is gorgeous! I also love the strip of glitter papger along the edge. Makes the cards look like journals. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

judy said...

I love this stencil and the cards that you created using it!

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Thanks for the inspriation. Great to see the same stamp in different colors.

Kari V. said...

So wonderfully beautiful!! I love that stencil.

Vikki Hein said...

love the stencil ideas - thanks.

Judy Parma said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

Noreen said...

So simple... yet so meaningful!

Noreen said...

Quietly elegant.. I love the simplicity!

Eva said...

These are just gorgeous!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

My favorite in the new release is the Presents & Ornaments stamp set.

Susan Lang said...

That stamp is beautiful in any color!

Nicole Schick said...

Cute cards!!!

Sue McW said...

How beautiful!! What a great background..

Cathy Homan said...

CAS at its best. Love the use of the background stamp!

MaryAnnHT said...

Beautiful cards--love the choice of colors and designs on these elegantly simple cards. Definitely will do these to produce a bunch of cards. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

These cards are so pretty!

Debi Galloway said...

Great backgrounds and colors.

Diana Hadler said...

Love the cards very fun and easy to do!

*Vicki* said...

Such beautiful work with the stencil and your bit of sparkle and stitching makes this really stand out nicely! :) Thanks for sharing! Hugs - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Diana Hadler said...

LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Your cards are so cool...using a bath sponge is great idea....love the sparkle on the cards...Great job!!

Yukari Y. said...

Beautiful card set! I'm sorry to hear mailing cards is so costly in the UK :/

Terrie said...

Love, Love, LOVE them!

Cathy Barbera said...

Great cards. Love the technique!

Diana Hadler said...

So elegant and beautiful!

Rhandi D said...

These are some gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Phyllis Freese said...

Always love a glittery card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Michal Chapman Ramsey said...

Sweet cards - thanks for sharing!

Tekie Tai said...

These are beautiful! I could see these in a gift set.

Sharon Hayes said...

I like how you used the stencil and changed the color and the sentiment.

gypsyrover2006 said...

Thanks for sharing this, very pretty. :)

Susan C said...

I love the background! Great stencil!

Hannah Means said...

What a good idea for backgrounds for almost anything! Thanks for sharing!

BunnyD said...

What a pretty stencil! The shimmer on the silver card is lovely.

Sweet Kobylkin said...

Lucy, thank you for demonstrating the new products. Love your stencilled cards, Swirls and Dots stencil goes on to my wish list!

Valerie said...

Lovely CAS style. Your cards are beautiful.

Patty said...

Beautiful cards!! An excellent way to mass produce..thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Melissa F said...

Love your FLAT CAS Christmas cards, elegant stencil, greeting don't and that hint of glitter paper!

Tari Kendall said...

This design is exactly what I needed to help me create the 110 Christmas cards I need to make

Sharon Humber said...

Wow! Very beautiful! Great job!

Terri said...

Very pretty backgrounds on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Keely said...

So cute & easy to produce. Thanks!

Monica P said...

I love monochromatic cards, these are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your work.

happyscrap said...

Wonderful color choices and the stitching is a cool technique.

Cindy Lovell said...

These cards are SO pretty! I love the texture from the bath sponge,looks great!!
Have a fabulous day,
Cindy

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