Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays from the Simon Says Stamp and Show team!

The Simon Says Stamp and show would like to wish you all the best this holiday season! We hope it’s merry, bright, and filled with joy. We are taking the week off from a challenge this week [since balancing festivities with family and friends is likely to keep our hands full!] - but we are each sharing something special with you, our lovely readers this week.

Making Christmas cards is one of the most important, and fun, parts of Christmas to me. I love the idea of my cards travelling across the globe to their destinations, bringing happiness. These are some of my cards for this year, they are all different, but have the same post card design and colouring method. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

One can never have too many Christmas ornaments! Especially the unbreakable handcrafted kind, the kind that kiddos can help make and hang on the tree. These little vellum and twine stars are perfect for last minute holiday decorating or tying onto a little gift. Wishing you and your family a blessed Holiday!

For me, Christmas crafting is all about memories; either ones you have from Christmases past or ones you will be making this holiday season. So from Tim Holtz' Santa and Tick Tock die cut to all of the beautiful vintage ephemera from Fancy Pants Saint Nick and Kaiser's Turtle Dove; I wish you and yours a memorable Merry Christmas!

It's a rule in my house that anyone who enters the house when the Christmas tree is up has to bring an ornament with them to hang on it - I don't care if it's old or new, big or small, bought or homemade. It's only fair that I give them something in return, so I make bags of white/milk chocolate bark to give out, and a bow cut from the Retro Grunge paper stash makes a perfect finishing touch. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, surrounded by friends, loved ones, good food and good cheer!

May Flaum
My Tim Holtz Blueprint stamps are helping me keep last minute wrapping fun as always. It has been fantastic working here with the Simon team in 2012, and I look forward to an amazing new year sharing crafting ideas and being inspired by this wonderful community. I wish you all the best for a glittery, bright, and utterly fantastic Christmas!
I started making Christmas cards for the first time last year, and I had so much fun making them. I used my favorite Distress Ink colors once again, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive and Walnut Stain. I like to wish you and your family a Joyful Christmas!
I lived in Holland for many years and each Christmas we visited the famous German Christmas markets. Every year I would scour the stalls for the prettiest most unusual baubles and glass work and now 15 years later they are my prized festive decorations. Wherever you are, however you celebrate, I wish you all a wonderful holiday filled with warmth, love, light and hope.

Christmas Eve our children get to open their gift of Christmas pajamas. To help out with packing these gifts I have gotten in the habit of using gift bags This year I re-cycled paper bags using scraps form my Merry and Bright papers and a tag using the Artistic Outpost Frosty and Friends. Sending you Christmas Wishes that your holidays are happy!
Lots of stars, Utee and Bling and Metallic Distress Stains were used to make this ATC especially for you to wish you a Merry Christmas and I hope you will have lots of loving time with your family and loved ones and for the New Year lots of luck and happiness.
I love giving at Christmas and ATC's are the perfect way to send a little special piece of art to a crafting friend. This is one of three ATC's using many different techniques included the embossed background using the Snowflurries Texture Fade adding pitch black Paint Dabber to age a little. Wishing you all peace, joy and happiness at Christmas and The New Year.

For me Christmas has me thinking about family memories more then ever, and that includes our furry critters too. Authentique's 6X6 Paper Pack Lively is so pretty is was purrrfect! Wishing you and your loved ones the Happiest of Holidays!
Please feel free to visit our team member's blogs to wish them happy holidays and to see more holiday greetings from each of them as well as see more of their beautiful work. Thank you to Simon Says Stamp for a fantastic year of sponsored challenges! We will be back on the 31st with a new challenge - and ready to begin a new year!


  1. What beautiful projects from the team - I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to a New Year of fabulous challenges. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration this year - I hope to join in with more of them next year!! Helen xx

  2. Merry Christmas to you all! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful projects!

  3. Merry Christmas to everyone he at Simon Says Stamp.

  4. Merry Christmas to all of the "Simon Says Stamp and Show" family! Love the inspiration and fabulous projects from all the DT!

  5. Ahhhh maaaannnn, you make me want to bring it all out of hiding, and get inky instead of doughy!

    Merry Christmas. See yea in the New year.

  6. Very beautiful projects from the team.
    Wish you all A Merry Christmas and a Happy ,Healthy and Creative 2013.

    Greetings Janny

  7. Adore the little metal ATC. BJ

  8. Thanks so much for your kind wishes and comments. Tracy x

  9. Thanksss so much for you sweet and kind wishes everyone, hope you had a great Christmas
    Merry Christmas guys xxx Terry

  10. Great ideas, as always...looking for more great inspiration in 2013. -Happy New Year!

  11. Fabulous projects by the design Team! Thanks so much for the beauty and the inspiration! Happy New Year!

  12. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration all year long! :)

  13. Merry Christmas to all!! Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful projects!!!

  14. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, creative, 2013.


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