Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

Hi there my crafty peeps! I’m so very excited to be participating in the Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop. There’s so many cute things in this Fun and Festive release I had so much fun creating the cards I’m sharing today.

In this first card I used the Critter Sweaters Stamp Set and created a pattern on my card base using my Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Inks. The scene is created with the Winter Scene Stamp Set and I stamped the images in Memento Desert Sand Ink and Stamped onto my Copic Xpress it Blending Card. I used my Copic Markers to Color all the images and I just love the way the sky turned out.

Here’s the Copics I used:

  • Snow- C00, C0, C2, C3, C4
  • Mountain – W00, W1, W3, W5
  • Trees – G97, G95
  • Stars and Moon – Y000, Y02
  • Deer – E37, E33, E31, W3, W5
  • Sky – B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG09, BG07, BG05


Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

I made a card set using these super cute Snowflake Tags. I used the little puppy and kitty faces from the Critters Sweaters Stamp Set. The distressing really makes the tags pop on the kraft card stock. These cards are so cute and are simple and quick, too! Perfect if you are making lots of Christmas Cards.

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

This last card is also another quick, fun card. I used the new die cut, Dancing Deer, then I cut him out in the white 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and then distressed the white piece using my Distress Ink, Walnut Stain, then I glued a piece of kraft card stock to the back of the white distressed card stock and then added the white deer border from the die cut deer. I love the way the white border pops! The sentiment is from the Critters Sweater Stamp Set.


Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and this hop has inspired you to get Fun and Festive!

Use the code FEST587 and you will get a free festive Stickles with any purchase. The code will expire Sunday, 10/14 at 11:59 pm ET. So have fun Shopping!

One lucky comment from all the blogs on the hop will be chosen to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! So leave your comments on all the blogs for your best chance to win.

Here’s the Hop Order so you can continue on your merry way!

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Debby Hughes

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Amy Rysavy

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Marge Yoon

Lea Lawson

Kristina Pokazanieva

Cheiron Brandon

Mindy Baxter

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

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Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Blog Hop

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This Post Has 142 Comments

  1. Steffi H.

    Your snowy winter scene is amazing. I adore your coloring skills.

  2. Debbie Rumpza

    Super cute! I love your creative use of those little faces!

  3. Carol R.

    Your winter scene card is beautiful!

  4. Karthikha Uday

    Wow!! Gorgeous scene in the first card!! Totally in love with the sky, stars and snow!! <3 Fabulous coloring!

  5. Mary G

    Love your cards; they are awesome. The scene builder is really cool.

  6. DGolly

    Beautiful and creative cards. Love seeing how you color with copics. Always a learning experience. Thanks.

  7. Jackie Parkins

    These are beautiful! That snowy winter scene is just stunning.

  8. Jennifer Scull

    All of your projects are fabulous, but the winter scene card truly takes my breath away! So peaceful and serene. 🙂

  9. carol

    Mindy, your cards/tags are delightful! I’d love to bundle up to wander through your wintry wonderland. Your kitty/puppy snowflake tag cards are incredibly sweet; the dancing deer, pretty! Christmas spirit soaring in seeing your showcases…Thank you!

  10. Kelsey Thomas

    I like how you put the bear and cat faces onto your tags. So cute!

  11. Heather Hinds

    Wow, what a peaceful Christmas night scene.

  12. Shanna

    Love all of the new ideas!

  13. Beth Myers

    Love the color choices for the snow and blue sky.

  14. Linda Duensing

    Great cards and thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  15. Janice

    I can almost see and feel the snowflakes floating down – your scene card is so realistic. The tags are cute and the dancing deer soft and subtle.

  16. Johanna T.

    Wonderful cards. I love how you incorporated kraft paper into your designs. Combined with the colors and distress inks, each card turned out beautifully.

  17. Bunny

    Lovely work.

    The card you made with the Winter Scene is unbelievably beautiful especially with the background you created. I’ll take that card for Christmas, please!!!

  18. Cindy

    Such a fun way to combine the critter faces with the snowflake dies. I love these.

  19. Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Awesome set of cards!!! Love your colouring!!!

  20. Sharon Gullikson

    Your tag cards are especially wonderful. Loving what I see…

  21. CINDY Aguirre

    Beautiful cards! Absolutely am amazed with the coloring and design of the first card! Thanks for sharing ykur cards!

  22. barbara lassiter

    Your cards are great inspiration and I love each and every one. This has been a great blog hop for giving us good ideas and a good start on Christmas card creations.

  23. Janet D.

    You created amazing cards, and I love your scene card!

  24. Heather Nelson

    Your snowy winter scene is amazing. I can almost feel and see the snowflakes falling around me. Fabulous coloring skills. The tags are so fun! Love the snowflakes and critter faces. 🙂 Your deer with the soft colors is so pretty!

  25. joy meadows

    what a pretty winter scene! Love it.

  26. Isabel Z

    I love what you created!

  27. Maureen Reiss

    Wow!! Your scene card is Amazing!!! Love them all!!

  28. Dee Earnshaw

    oh my your cards are so creative, Mindy – thanks for sharing:)

  29. Helen Curtis

    This is the most elegant card I’ve seen.

  30. Bonnie Eng

    Those are all fabulous cards! Love the tags on the kraft paper card base, and really really love your gorgeously coloured deer scene!

  31. Mirella Rogan

    WHOA! These are simply amazing, all of them! But the first one made my jaw drop – it’s an absolutely stunning PIECE OF ART! Your colouring is something else! Just WOW!

  32. Denise Terry

    I really love those tag cards you made! And the color combinations (I mean, teal and kraft…love it!) are perfect!

  33. Debi Berk

    I really like the tags!

  34. Melinda

    I love the rustic look of the brown reindeer card and your winter scene is beautifully done!

  35. DebbieC

    Beautiful cards. Your blue background just pops on the kraft card stock.

  36. Cindi F

    Beautiful cards! The little cat face and polar bear. So cute!

  37. Aimee LaCroix Slocum

    Your scene card is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring. Those tags are so adorable adding the critter faces! Love it!

  38. susie sonnier

    WOW!!! These are beautiful

  39. Jewel Allen

    Oh so pretty!

  40. Robin K.

    Your winter scene card is simply gorgeous. Love, love, love it!

  41. Cynthia Cole

    Your holiday cards are fantastic!

  42. Jan Weston

    I just love the animal faces on the tags – very inventive!

  43. Jan Elmore

    I enjoyed your hop post. What fun and pretty cards! I like the kraft & blue colors!


    Your cards are just beautiful. Love the scene you created; love the deer.
    And the tags are precious; so cute.

  45. Titus Debbie

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  46. Arissa

    Wow what a beautiful card…

  47. Shirley A Hutchins

    Love the night scene with the deer. It looks so peaceful. The tags are super cute. Thank you for sharing.

  48. Benessi

    Great cards!

  49. Teresa

    Every card … beautiful!! Love your combination of colors! ❤️

  50. Dawn Young

    Very cute cards!! Love the browns on the reindeer!!

  51. Louanne Collins

    Love the card you created with the Winter Scene Stamp set – just wonderful!

  52. Katrina Espejo

    I love how real your winter card is. I love your ideas on the tags. its unique and very cute. thank you for sharing.

  53. Rema DeLeeuw

    Lovely projects!

  54. Katrina Espejo

    I love how real your winter card is. The tags are unique and cute. Thank u for sharing.

  55. Julie

    Great variety of projects, but the snowy winter scene is my favorite.

  56. Michelle Hackett

    Wow! These are amazing. The colors in your scene card were so beautiful. And I love that you added the animal faces to the tags, that’s so cute. Very inspiring.

  57. Katrina E.

    love how real the winter card is. love your idea on the gift tags. thank u for sharing.

  58. Cathy Lillie

    Amazing cards! Your winter scene looks like a painting it’s so beautiful! Love the night sky! Your other cards are fabulous, as well. I like how you incorporated the gift tags into your card design. The faces on them are adorable. The deer card has a nice vintage feel with the distressing on it. Thanks for sharing!

  59. Super Stick Chick

    Wonderful cards, love how each is so different, lovely and festive!

  60. Vicky C

    Stunningly beautiful cards! Love the Winter Scene card, looks absolutely magical! The tag cards are super adorable, and I love the vintage feeling on the Dancing Deer card!

  61. Trisha L Jensen

    Such great ideas! I love your scene card, so pretty. Using the face stamps on the tags is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

  62. Teresa Godines #6857

    Fabulous projects. Thanks for inspiring me today

  63. Janelle H.

    What a beautiful night sky! Love your blue & kraft color combo AND the ‘gingerbread’ reindeer!

  64. Meghan Kennihan

    These are SOOO gorgeous! I love the scene you created! And the little tag!

  65. Dana M

    Gorgeous and sweet cards! Lovely designs and so wonderfully festive. Amazing inspiration.

  66. MP

    I like the starry night card – beautiful!

  67. Christine M

    Your cards are fantastic, excellent job!!!!! So clever faces on the tags and that sky WOW.

  68. Jacki

    That first card is amazing! You’re super talented!

  69. Mary Kay Ross

    Absolutely adorable cards! The deer in the snow is stunning and my favorite!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  70. Robiw

    Amazing coloring and beautiful cards. I love your shading, especially.

  71. Ana B Cardentey-Perez

    Beautiful cards, the winter scene is one my favorites… I love the new collection.

  72. Pauline Godfrey

    WOW! Mindy these are all such beautiful cards. My favourite is the first one, just gorgeous!

  73. Kim Salito

    Your cards are wonderful!

  74. Erica Loscalzo

    A beautiful card

  75. Cheriese H

    Love that you turned the tags into little critters – GREAT idea!! Too cute!

  76. Deborah Kaye

    Your cards are beautiful! I love the deer scene. Absolutely gorgeous! The Critter Sweater tag cards are adorbs! I love those little faces!

  77. Natalie Winterstein

    Lovely cards! The starry scene card is breathtaking!

  78. Deb

    Too too cute. Thank you for sharing

  79. Gail Plaskiewicz

    Wow, you made some amazing things! You made a whole lot of amazing things! I love how you did the deer out at night in the snow. It’s so beautiful! It really does look like it’s out at night. I want those adorable dog & cat tags with the snowflakes but I don’t have a die cutter. However, I do have some paper punches but they are small. I might have to get some bigger ones to make those tags. They are just way to cute! The deer looks nice too. We were traveling to The Big E, which is the 5th largest fair in the country, when 5 deer ran across the road & we had to stop the car. Your card reminded me of them. Thanks for showing us everything you created & for giving us the chance to win something.

    1. Gail Plaskiewicz

      I see now it’s a bear, not a dog. My bad! LOL

  80. Carolyn Keierleber

    The color of the night sky in the first card is gorgeous.

  81. Barbara Walborn

    My favorite is the deer scene landscape. Love the colors!

  82. Mindy Drummond

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards today, this release is amazing! I love the little critter faces on the tags, adorable touch and that Winter Scene is frame worthy just stunning. As always your inspiration is off the charts, thank you. (

  83. Colleen Beamish

    Beautiful cards!

  84. Denise Bryant

    Magical card with the Winter Scene stamp set! Your coloring is fabulous! Love all your beautiful cards! The tags are adorable, and the Dancing Deer die is at the top of my wish list! Love it!

  85. Darlene Fellows

    The animal faces on the tags is such a cute idea. The way the outline of the deer pops is a great touch. Your winter scene card is gorgeous. 🙂

  86. Shelly P

    Oh my gosh, your winter scene card is glowing! You brought it to life with your coloring…it looks so real! Just stunning! I love vintage look of your other cards too! Just so creative! Thanks for all the inspiration- it’s clear you had fun creating with all the new stamps from this amazing SImon Says Stamp release! Way to go! ❄️??

  87. Helen F

    Gorgeous cards, Mindy! They are so fresh looking! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  88. Becca4296

    Love the animal faces on the card

  89. Teresa Medeiros

    Wow your cards are so lovely and your colouring on the deer scene is so amazing!

  90. Miriam Prantner

    The coloring on the scene in the first card looks amazing! So deep and rich and the animal tags are so cute!

  91. Teresa Doyle

    These are ALL so awesome Mindy. I have to say the snowflake cards with the puppy & kitty faces are my fave. What a clever idea. ♥ it!

  92. Maria V

    Love the sky and the tags with faces are so cute!

  93. Yoshiko Glenn

    Your cards/tags are some of the best ones I’ve seen using this new release. Your sky on the deer card is fabulous, and the use of the animal faces on your snowflake tags are so cute. Loving this release.

  94. Haley’

    Your coloring is perfect and makes the first card gorgeous and my fav

  95. Deb A.

    Your winter scene is beautiful, the tags are adorable and I love the distressed dancing deer!

  96. Jeanne Beam

    Beautiful cards. Absolutely love the winter scene with the deer.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  97. Stacey Kowbel

    Wonderful cards! Your scene card is gorgeous!

  98. Barbara Bennett

    Your coloring is truly amazing! The snowflake tags are more my speed. I love how you added the little faces to the tags. So cute!

  99. Paula Gentry

    OMG, the snowflake stamped critters are absolutely adorable!

  100. Cheryl Rigney

    Your cards are amazing!! I love the addition of critter faces to the tags. That’s such a creative idea. The Winter Scene card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your coloring!

  101. Cheri

    Love your cards! I especially love the whimsical look to your snowy, deer scene card!

  102. Nerdosaurus Riss

    Shut the front door! Your copic coloring is AMAZING!!!!! What a beautiful card!

  103. Kitty Tatman

    Great job coloring the winter scene. I love the color combo on your tag cards; i’m big into the pink, red and teal Christmas this year. I think the deer die is one of my faves from this release. SSS never disappoints.

  104. Laraine R


  105. Kris Reeves

    Those are all just darling!

  106. Henriëtte

    What a great bunch of awesome cards did you make Mindy. I love them all but have a favorite….the first one, that one is so gorgous, the background on the white card is genius and the scene is awesome. Thank you so much for your time and effort to show us these great examples with the new SSS release.

  107. Mary Holshouser

    there is so much depth to the winter
    scene. Fabulous. Love the little
    tags. Using the facial features is
    a fun idea. thanks for sharing

  108. Laurie

    Cute cards!! I love the scene one and the reindeer one. The Reindeer looks like a gingerbread cookie!!

  109. Marillyn

    Love your creative scoop! Your copic colouring is amazing! The creative use of the tags and the stamped faces topped with beautiful bows makes my head spin.

  110. Linnea Sundstrom

    such a magical scene you created on your first card

  111. Marie Bingaman

    Beautiful cards! I love your take on that dancing deer die! 🙂

  112. Annalisa

    What a beautiful color palette you’ve used for these cards. I usually go with grays and silvers when I use blues, but I really like the browns with the blues. Also, your idea to put the animal faces on the tags is great. It adds such a fun touch of whimsy. Thanks for sharing!

  113. Lauryne Cunningham

    I love the kraft card stock that you incorporated into all of your cards! Kraft gives them such a warm feel for the holidays.

  114. Rosann Barnes

    YES I sure did pin this , LOVE, love, love the color combo you used, the little tag cards are ADORABLE; the deer in the snow just so pretty … even made me shiver (snow scene so realistic) 🙂

  115. Leni

    Wonderful work. Love that deer die card. And the tags are so fun!

  116. Denise Mlady

    Wow, the sky is actually glowing in your Winter scene! And your other cards are so fun. I like the Snowflake tags.

  117. Rosemary D

    wonderful set of cards… love the way you added the little faces to the tags! so cute!

  118. Denise Gutshall

    I am in awe of your creativity! What you did with the Winter Scene stamps is amazing— just stunning! Loved the face stamps on the tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

  119. Stacy V

    Gorgeous! Love your technique, love your scene, love it all!

  120. Marisela Delgado

    Such a sweet card. So lovely.

  121. Lisa Byers

    I love your Winter Scene. It’s absolutely gorgeous!! Your tags are so cute, I love the kitty—MEOW!!

  122. Kim Faucher

    So many great projects… the scene is super cute and the Kraft with the deer is so pretty!!!

  123. Terrie D.

    Your cards are beautiful! I love the winter scene you created on the first one. The snowflake tags are so adorable. 🙂

  124. Denise Ward

    Really love your fun and creative cards! The way you used the animal faces on tag shapes is fabulous!! 🙂 Soooo cute and unexpected!! Your two deer cards are wonderful. I love the way you colored everything.
    Thanks for the fun “stop on the hop!”

  125. Jackie Price

    Looks like you’ve been busy playing and having fun.You’ve created some beautiful cards! The sky on your winter scene is gorgeous and the glow around the stars makes it truly captivating. The dancing deer card is another gorgeous card. I love the white border on the kraft deer and, I agree, it does make it pop. Beautiful work!!

  126. Jenine

    I love the winter scene with the deer you’ve made from the new stamps! I’ve seen cards sold in sets that don’t look this good! Beautiful!

  127. Sue D

    Fabulous projects. My fave is the first one with the moonlit scene.

  128. Tina

    I love the constant and color selection…absolutely beautiful cards…all of them!

  129. Sue D

    Beautiful deer cards and cute tag cards.

  130. Patty Eifert

    Wow, Wow, Wow!! Such amazingly beautiful coloring on your Christmas scene card….I am so jealous!!! Your tag cards are so cute…love the kraft & white with that touch of blue!!

  131. Holly Klingensmith

    Beautiful cards

  132. andrea murdock

    your colouring blows my mind. I need to look into your classes

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