christmas card

Welcome to a fun blog hop! The new release Cheer and Joy by SimonSaysStamp is here with fun holiday products! Today we celebrate this release with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

giveaway & FREE gift

  • SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp  blog on Wednesday, the 16th of October.
  • Use code HPYML9 at checkout to get the Simon Exclusive Post Office Box enamel pin for FREE. This gift is while supplies last. This promotion will expire on 10/13/19.


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NEW RELEASE – Cheer and Joy
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Simon Says Stamp MERRY FRAME Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps HOLIDAY…
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Tonic SUGAR CRYSTAL 8.5 x 11 Glitter…
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Tonic LUCKY SHAMROCK A4 Glitter…
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Tonic RUBY RITZ A4 Glitter Cardstock…
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Tonic WELSH GOLD A4 Glitter Cardstock…
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Neenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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  1. Love this card Vicky – I’ve not made any Christmas cards yet, but this is the first one I will do! Thank you x

    1. “Hey Sharon, I love that you write such sweet comments but we all know that you and your husband are not sitting side by side at the computer and typing your comments one after the other. I’m sure your husband isn’t even a card maker, you just using his name. It’s kinda silly to use your husband’s name and other aliases just to get extra entries and win, don’t you think?”

  2. Beautiful. There is a glow behind
    the embellishments. All of the glitter
    and the gold is a wonderful addition.
    thanks for sharing

  3. A beautiful card Vicki, and one that give so much inspiration to recreate. I didn’t think I needed those tree embellishments but I am thinking I was mistaken. Love your vintage vibe and of course those splashes.

  4. This card is gorgeous! The colors all go together so well and just make the whole card so visually appealing.

  5. Such a stunning card. Kraft with the colored embellishments looks so comforting. Putting it on the red glitter background was a perfect choice!

  6. This is so beautiful. I love the combination of kraft , white and glitter card stocks. The white spatters are the perfect final touch, I think! 🙂

  7. Gorgeous card! I love the Christmas Foliage dies…. my favorite of the release! Pretty details and colors on your beautiful card! Love it!

  8. Beautiful card Vicky. So simple and so effective. It’s easier to create simple cards with such good quality products and beautiful products too. Loving that red glitter card.

  9. Absolutely loved the card – as always – love all your cards and your talent, enjoy watching you create your art.

  10. Wonderful card, Vicky (as usual). I love the simplicity that turns this into a very elegant classic card. Thanks so much for all you share. I always look forward to your videos.

  11. Absolutely beautiful and stunning card Vicki. I always love watching your videos. I learn a great deal from you. What a WOW packed release this one is from Simon Says Stamps 🙂

  12. Beautiful vintage card. I had forgotten about my stash of glitter card stock—what a great idea for foliage dies.

  13. I just LOVE your MERRY card! It is so beautiful. Possibly it is easy enough to make 100 of them. Thanks, so much for this video~Marsha

  14. This is my favorite card from the 2-day blog hop. I love the colors, design and the “feel” of this card. Thank you for sharing – I will definitely be making this card for someone special!

  15. Love the textures from the glitter cardstock to the metallic cardstock, from the paint splatters to the ink blending. Well done.

  16. Vicky, this card is gorgeous (as I said on your Youtube channel), it’s simple, elegant, and fun, all once! I love foliage die and the huge sentiment set!

  17. I never would’ve thought to use brown as a holiday color but it goes so well with traditional colors. TFS

  18. I love seeing all the new product and the fun things that can be made with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B

  19. Wow this is gorgeous ! I love the inked edges for that rustic look. Your use of the foliage is lovely and the sentiment is fantastic. And of course the glitter is perfect.

  20. Dear Vicki
    The card is simply wow. Love it. I am only peeping at your blog as my schedule is achoc a bloc today but however i cannot turn away from your beautiful creations.Blessings to you and your family

  21. I really love all your cards Vicky. I look forward to seeing what you create with all the new releases and the kits. Then I am inspired to go create myself. TFS

  22. Your card has such a vintage feel. I love how you used the Desert Storm cardstock and added the Distress inks to give the rich, warm color to your background. The background complements the golds, greens and reds you used for your design.

  23. Vicki, Your cards are so sophisticated! This MERRY card will be a great one for mass producing. I love the glitter card stock colors, leaves &the Merry die. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. I love how you used the glitter cardstock to make your die cuts! The sparkle is perfect on your fun card. Thanks for sharing your video!!

  25. Beautiful card Vicky. Love the use of the Christmas foliage and the rustic look to the card. Thank you for sharing your tips and inspiration.

  26. Such a beautiful vintage looking card. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and inspiration with an outstanding new release!

  27. Stunning Creative Work of Art! Simply Elegant with a Rustic Vintage twist. Great Job! Well Done! Will give this go.

  28. This is the type of card I would buy or make to send out to my friends & family. I love it Vicky! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards & how you create them!

  29. Every detail of your card is stunning, the combination of a neutral card stock base with glitter paper, the die cut sentiment and leaves, and the snow splatter. A perfect card!

  30. Love your card, Vicky! It is absolutely gorgeous and you show how to make it so clearly. I have pinned it for inspiration. Thank you!

  31. This is a very beautiful card Vicky. It got my attention immediately I saw it, and reproduced it as best I could with products from my stash. I do love the MERRY and the particular foliage you used however, so they are now on my wish list along with most of this SSS release. Love the vintage look you’ve created. Thanks so much for sharing as I always love your designs.

  32. Love this beautiful Christmas card. I really like the glitter card stock for all the die cuts and the way you tucked them around the sentiment.

  33. I just registered for the SSS card kit subscription and found your blog on the blog hop. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Vicky you make such beautiful cards. I so enjoy watching your videos and listening to your lovely voice. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
    ~Ginny K.~

  35. You are so good at coming up with beautiful, yet simple card designs. Makes me think I, too, can create something beautiful!

  36. Gorgeous card! I love when you blend Vintage Photo on your backgrounds. I always keep that tip on mind when I’m creating.

  37. Really lovely card!! Looks very vintage. You always know just the right amount of “finishing touches” to put on a card that makes it absolutely perfect! 🙂

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