Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Bulbs Card. Cheer & Joy Release. Handmade Greeting Card by Yana Smakula featuring SSS102042 Outline Christmas Bulbs and SSS202037 Holiday Greetings Mix 1 stamps

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Bulbs Card. Cheer & Joy Blog Hop. Giveaway

Hello, stampers! Happy Saturday! I’m joining Simon Says Stamp blog hop today celebrating the release of their Cheer & Joy collection. I think it’s one of my favorite product launches from them to date, there are a lot of great products with incredible designs, I have many favorites and I’ve already shared some in a previous post HERE.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Bulbs Card. Cheer & Joy Release. Handmade Greeting Card by Yana Smakula featuring SSS102042 Outline Christmas Bulbs and SSS202037 Holiday Greetings Mix 1 stamps

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CARD DETAILS

I love the big Outline Christmas Bulb background stamp. It makes creating a fun card background an easy and enjoyable task. The minute I saw it I fell in love with the design because it reminded me of a card I shared last year – Calligraphy-like Christmas Cards where I used a single bulb image to create a partial background for a card. I’m really looking forward to trying this background in the same colors – gold and deep blue with just a hint of shimmer.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Bulbs Card. Cheer & Joy Release. Handmade Greeting Card by Yana Smakula featuring SSS102042 Outline Christmas Bulbs and SSS202037 Holiday Greetings Mix 1 stamps

For the card I’m sharing today I heat embossed the background in Antique Gold embossing powder on Sea Glass cardstock. I picked a light blue background as I prefer to have colored backgrounds for my cards and I often tend to stay away from plain white.

I used several Copic markers to color the bulbs green and red. The colors are used are YG03, G94, G99; R22, R24, R27, R39; C5, C7, C9. I can’t say I did anything special in terms of coloring, just added some shading around the edges and kept the center lightest.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Bulbs Card. Cheer & Joy Release. Handmade Greeting Card by Yana Smakula featuring SSS102042 Outline Christmas Bulbs and SSS202037 Holiday Greetings Mix 1 stamps

To create a sentiment for this card I heat embossed “Wishing You A Merry & Bright Christmas” in the same color embossing powder on the same color cardstock and foam mounted on my colored background. The background was trimmed down just a bit and adhered to an A2 white side folding card base revealing just a hint of white border around it.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Bulbs Card. Cheer & Joy Release. Handmade Greeting Card by Yana Smakula featuring SSS102042 Outline Christmas Bulbs and SSS202037 Holiday Greetings Mix 1 stamps

Finally, I used my Tonic Studios shimmer pen (I love it!) to add a generous amount of shimmer to each of the bulbs and coated select bulbs with glossy accents. My plan was to coat all of them, but I actually run out of glossy. Those that have been coated look a lot more vibrant on the card. I do like that not every bulb was coated providing a difference in color.

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

I have 2 more card ideas featuring products from the new Cheer & Joy Release as well as a video tutorial. You can check them out here or watch the video below.

Simon Says Stamp | Cheer & Joy Release. Modern Christmas Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring SSS202037 Holiday Greetings Mix 1 and SSS102039 Leaves and Berries stamps #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #christmascard Simon Says Stamp | Cheer & Joy Release. Modern Christmas Cards. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring SSS202037 Holiday Greetings Mix 1 and SSS102039 Leaves and Berries stamps #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #christmascard

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

BLOG HOP

Join Simon Says Stamp blog hop for loads of additional inspiration!

If you arrived from Laura Bassen the next stop on this hop is Nichol Spohr. You can also start over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

GIVEAWAY

Comment below for your chance to win a $25 coupon to Simon Says Stamp store. Winner will be posted on Simon Says Stamp’s blog on Wednesday, the 16th of October.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Rubber Stamp Outline Christmas Bulbs
Simon Says Rubber Stamp Outline Christmas Bulbs
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Greetings Mix 1
Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Greetings Mix 1
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
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Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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204 Comments

      1. Absolutely love the Christmas bulbs! Takes me back to my childhood and my grand parents tree! You made the bulbs look so real.

    1. These Christmas Bulbs are so pretty, love how you used the shimmer and the gloss!

    1. especially luv the simplicity yet rich look of your second set of cards

    1. Love your bright and cheery Christmas lights card! So fun and festive. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

    1. Love both cards, but the second is so different, it really stands out.

    1. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the video on creating the Merry Christmas card.

    1. Your talent is amazing! I love your use of traditional Christmas colors. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I really like the look of the vertical “Merry” with the holly sprigs.

    1. The background stamps from this release are my favorites. I love the cards you made using them.

    1. Gorgeous cards. Your colouring is perfect. Thank you for the inspiration.
      T x

    1. I am loving this Xmas bulb stamp and all the different ways it can be colored up. I love the old sentiment you paired with it.

    1. Beautiful cards and inspiration! Love so many elements in this wonderful kit!

    1. Beautiful cards! I love the traditional colors and embossing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Your cards are simply gorgeous!! I love the mix of vibrant colors with the gold in your card featuring the lightbulbs! The other cards are equally wonderful, too! I will be sure to watch the videos!

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