Saturday, October 17, 2015

Meowy Christmas

A couple weeks ago I received a surprise package in the mail. It was the adorable Christmas Cats Stamp and Die sets that are part of this week's Simon Says Stamp Create Joy winter release. You can buy the Christmas Cats stamp set and dies separately or in a bundle. To see the entire amazing collection of stamps and dies click here.

I'm still sort of new to creating scenes with my stamped and colored images but this set really makes it pretty easy.  The kitties were colored with Copics to represent two cats we had when the kids were younger and still at home. I used the coordinating dies to cut out all the colored images. I ended up fussy cutting the scarf and tree just because I didn't want white borders on them. I'm really wanting to put some polka dots or stripes on that scarf and some small snow dots in the sky but, for some reason I already packed my white gel pen. Why I didn't leave it out with my other essentials I don't know. ugh!

I used the My Favorite Things Snow Drifts Dies (also available at Simon Says Stamp) to create the snow drifts for the cats to sit on and to anchor the Christmas tree. I popped up the top snow drift for some dimension. Small rhinestones accent the snowflakes in the background paper and are scattered in the night sky. A Wink of Stella brush glitter marker in clear was used on the tree ornaments, the star at the top of the tree and on the items the cats are holding. This just adds a little subtle shimmer.

These stamps would be fantastic on Christmas gift tags as well. The cats and several of the other small accent images would be good all year round. Being able to use this set for occasions all year helps stretch those crafting dollars. If you are looking for a great place to purchase your crafting supplies that has good prices, quick shipping and great customer service, then I would highly recommend Simon Says Stamp!

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (blue)
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Stamp set & Coordinating Dies: Simon Says Stamp (Christmas Cats)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versafine (Onyx Black)
Copics: Black Cat (N0, 3, 5, 7; C1; R20), Yellow Cat (E11, 31; YR20, 21; Y21, 32; N5; C0; R20), Scarf and Mittens (R22, 24, 27, 29), Star (Y13, 15, 17); Yarn Ball (B000, 21, 23); Antlers (R20; E33, 35, 37); Gift (Y13, 15, 17; B21, 23, 26); Tree (E25, 29; G03, 07, 09; Star-Y13, 17; Fish - YR07, Y38; Yarn - B000, 21, 23; Fancy Ball - Y11, 13, 15; Solid Balls - R24, 27, 29; Striped Ball - Y13, 15, 17, B23, 26; Small Star - B000, 21, 23)
Tools/Embellishments: Queen & Co rhinestones, My Favorite Things Die-namics (Snow Drifts), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (Clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Winter theme using a die
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Tic-Tac-Toe {Glitter or Sparkles (Wink of Stella), Stamped Image, Patterned Paper}
Sweet Stamps Challenge - October Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #221 - Favorite Cutting Tool (my all time favorite is my Cuttlebug available here on Amazon.)

Thanks for visiting. Moving Day is 2 weeks from today. We'll be so happy to be moved and settled!!

Disclaimer: Simon Says Stamp provided me the stamps and dies free of charge. However, they did not require me to write a positive review. I truly love this set and will reach for it often.


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I Love the scene, colours and everything else.

Unknown said...

ADORABLE! Those kitties are so fabulous and I LOVE the sentiments--purrrrrrfect, sorry I could not resist! I think you did an awesome job of creating this wintery scene--well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Blog!

kReN said...

Stephanie, your card is really darling! TFS! Tell Simon Says Stamp they can send me happy mail anytime, LOL! kReN

Nancy said...

Super cute, Stephanie! I always enjoy winter scenes on cards!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

Cindy said...

Super cute. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a great card, Love the images!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM


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