Simon Says STAMPtember® Stamp It BLOG HOP

Simon Says STAMPtember® Stamp It BLOG HOP

Hello everyone! Today I am designing for the Simon Says STAMPtember® Stamp It Challenge and Blog Hop. As you know, I was on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog Design Team but I had to step down due to school work. However, today I’m joining them for their special STAMPtember® “Stamp It” Challenge and Blog Hop in honor of the big Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® event.

We’re all using the new STAMPtember® goodies for this challenge and blog hop. It’s a huge release with lots of stamps, dies and stencils. Since this challenge is called “STAMP it” you must create a project using rubber or clear stamps, add your creation to the link up and hop around on the designers’ blogs to qualify.
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I made a card using the brand new Presents and Ornaments stamp set. This set is great to make quick and easy Christmas cards since it has a bunch of stamps such as presents, snowflakes and greetings. 

First, I heat embossed lots of snowflakes on a piece of white cardstock using my favorite white embossing powder. Then, I created a winter background using two different Distress Inks. Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean together make a beautiful frosty background. 🙂

For the sentiment, I heat embossed two greetings from the stamp set on a piece of black cardstock. I looped some white thread behind the black banner and adhered it using foam tape. Finally, I finished off the card using a mix of Pretty Pink Posh sequins


From here you need to hop on over to Caryn Davies’ blog. You have until Wednesday, 8 a.m Ohio time to join in! 🙂

As always, Heidi is giving away a $50 gift voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp store. To qualify you must create a project using stamps, add your creation to the link up and hop around on the designers’ blogs.


There’s another reason to celebrate! Today is Heidi’s birthday! (Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp!).  Happy birthday, Heidi! Have a fantastic day filled with lots of joy, laughter and cake!!!! 


I also have a winner from the Winnie & Walter August Tour of the Stars Blog Hop. The winner is Kimberly Rendino. I sent you an email! 🙂 Thanks everyone for your comments!



  1. Absolutely adorable Laura (as always) – love the background – so pretty xxx

  2. Very pretty card, Laura! So glad you are part of the hop with us today!

  3. This is such a pretty card, Laura! I love the beautiful background you created and the way you’ve added the thread and sequins!

  4. Hi Laura, this is sooooo pretty! Love that shade of blue with all the pretty snowflakes!

  5. Hi Laura, this is a beautiful card I love the way you incorporate a twine in your layouts. TFS

  6. I love your card Laura, the icy blue color is perfect with the embossed snowflakes.

  7. Gorgeous card Laura 🙂 the embossed snowflakes and background colours are beautiful and I love the sequins with the twine too, very pretty 🙂

    It is lovely to have you back with us for this special STAMPtember hop, we miss you xx

    Lols x x x

  8. Love the feel of this lovely card… so light/airy. The touch of sequins and thread add to it beautifully. Thank you!

  9. Love the snowflake BG in soft blue with embossing and I love the sequins with the twine too,gorgeous creation!
    TFS CU hellerlittle

  10. Beautiful card. Love the color and snowflake background. So very nice. The seqins and thread add such a soft looking touch. Lovely

  11. Great card – love the background and the sequins.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  12. Such a cute card! I love how simple it is. Great idea for mass produced cards for this Christmas!

  13. I love the beautiful blending in the background of this card. Thanks for sharing.

  14. A lovely card- I love the frosty look of those two colors of distress ink together, and how you left it lighter in the center

  15. Eeeep!!! Love the snowflakes and how you did the sentiment. Salty ocean is one of my fave colors!!

  16. It’s gorgeous. I love the little sequins around the sentiment.

  17. Hi Sweetpea – hope you are well – I’m back in the UK now so you might have to shout a bit louder to hear me across the Channel!!
    Your card is gorgeous – fabulous embossed snowflakes, beautiful inking and such pretty details!!!

    Heather xx

  18. Wao, Laura this card are so beautiful. The texture its amazing, love the color combo. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the school!

  19. A really beautiful Christmas card! Love the stamping and the black piece of card with a white embossed sentiment is fantastic! TY for the hop Karen x

  20. beautiful creation. love the combo tumbled glass/ salty ocean/ it does give a frosty appearance xx

  21. Oh this is just stunning! I love the blues with the emboss resist background. The embellishments are fantastic!

  22. Beautiful background Laura, your snowflakes really stand out! I love the thread und the bold sentiment and your sequins add such a festive touch!
    Happy birthday Heidi!

  23. Oh my gosh, is this pretty. So simple and elegant. This is a pin-worthy card for sure!

  24. Such beautiful snowflakes and beautiful sponged background! Love those sequins too!

  25. Very beautiful card Laura (as they always are from you). I can’t wait to get my snowflake stamp set. It is so pretty.

  26. The snowy background looks beautiful, and I love those sequins and loopy thread! The black sentiment is perfect!

  27. I don’t know how you keep up with it all, Laura! Another fun card!

  28. Your card is so lovely! The white snowflakes against the blue background
    are so vivid.

  29. Such a beautiful card sweetie. Love your design, the texture and the use of those inks is amazing. The clutter of string in the center is something that I notice is starting to show up in cardmaking and you did a lovely demonstration of that here today. Your snowflakes look magical. Thanks for sharing.

  30. A beautiful card, Laura! Love the inked background and pop of black from the sentiment. I always struggle to get my looped thread to behave but yours looks fabulous 🙂

  31. Lovely elegant card . I like the way the black and white sentiment pops on the pretty blue

  32. Pretty card. I like the texture and whimsy that the string adds.

  33. Wow! I also sew and now I know what to do with stray do not like to throw anything away.

  34. Another beautiful card, Laura! I really like how you made the background dark on the edges and lighter in the middle. It really pulls the eye toward the sentiment.

  35. What a gorgeous card. I love all the snowflakes and sequins. The loopy thread is a wonderful addition.
    darbaby on scs

  36. Wonderful distressed blues as well as embossed snowflakes! The sequins are so perfect, shiny and fabulous! TFS!

  37. I really like your card – It’s like understated elegance! Love these new products…fun to work with.

  38. Gorgeous card Laura, I love all of the snowflakes and the added sequins!
    Tammy x

  39. Great background and sparkle card! Thanks for the HOP – Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day Gail Scott

  40. Two of my favorite things: the color blue and sequins – my new go-to embelly. Lovely card. The addition of thread makes me think of those blowing winds that often come with snow. Not ready for that yet!

  41. I like the idea of using a small stamp to do a background. Nice card.

  42. Laura, you always have pretty cards! Love how you done the background, snow flakes are so pretty 🙂

  43. There’s so much hoppin I can’t keep up with it all! Haha. But I sure do love your snowflake card. Great idea, I’ll have to try sometime.

  44. Love the background, the colors, the thread, the sequins, and the sentiment…I guess, I love everything.

  45. The background you create is just beautiful, and I love that sentiment!

  46. This is so beautiful! I adore the heat-embossed snowflakes and inked background. The flurry of sequins are such a marvelous touch and the sentiment font is lovely! Gorgeous creation! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  47. Beautiful card! I love that blue, it is so bright and festive and the white snowflakes and black Merry Christmas background really set it off. The thread and sequins really give it that polished finish.

  48. Such a pretty card, soft as falling snow. The thread nest is a very nice touch, along with the sequins. Very good card!

  49. Wow, your card is really beautiful! If you are sending it to someone for Christmas, that receiver is one lucky person!

  50. Laura these blues are SO pretty – blue is my FAV color! Gorgeous card!

  51. Cool card (pun intended)! You’re right, those blues do give a frosty look. And you blended them really well–not always easy! Love the contrast of the black-&-white sentiment panel against the background. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  52. I love the versatility you show in using the stamps. I love the background and the cherry on the cake for me is that you decided to use Black cardstock for the sentiment. most would have used blue or white.. Thank you for sharing.

  53. So glad you were able to GD for this hop! You are so creative and inspiring 🙂 your card is gorgeous – I love that background! Good luck with your studies & I hope Heidi had a Happy Birthday.

  54. DELIGHTFUL card Laura!!!
    LOVE your snowflake background with the BEAUTIFUL embossed snowflakes & inking!!!
    LOVE your sentiment panel, the fonts are SO PRETTY, it really POPS on the black with the threads underneath and your sparkling sequins finish it off perfectly!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  55. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery & as soon as I saw your beautiful card I wanted to try making one like it. It is just gorgeous 🙂

  56. Your card is my favorite. I just love the soft blues and the way you laid out the colors. I must buy the tunbled glass ink.

  57. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the colors and embossed snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration.

  58. Beautiful card Laura. The sponging looks awesome with the white embossed flakes and the black panel with the greeting.

  59. The twine, sequins and that amazing background all combine to make a beautifully stunning card.

  60. Pretty style! I’m enjoying the sequin trend;thank you for another idea using them!

  61. Your card is gorgeous! I love the background and all things snow 🙂

  62. Laura your card is totally crisp and modern I love the sequin and the yarn on your card and great white embossing too…really Adorable winter card…I LUV IT

  63. Lovin this card… and recently subscribed to your you tube channel. You are so talented for such a young lady. Keep up the excellent work as you are such an inspiration!

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