Saturday, October 12, 2019

SSS Cheer and Joy Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am happy to take part in the Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy blog hop to celebrate the brand new release. You should have arrived here from the very creative Vicky Papaioannou.


The Cheer and Joy release contains wonderful dies, stamps, stencils, sentiment strips, sequins and pins, perfect for holiday crafting. Many of the products are very versatile and can be used all year around. You can see the whole release here.

There is also a free gift that you can get with any purchase, if you use the code HPYML9. It's an Simon Exclusive Post Office Box enamel pin. The gift is while supplies last and the promotion will expire on 10/13/19. 

I made three projects, one art journal page and two cards, and there are step photos for all three.

Layers of ink - Colored Pencils on Kraft Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Let's start with the art journal page. I thought the Leaves and Berries stamp would look great on kraft paper, colored with colored pencils. It was stamped on one of the kraft pages in Dina Wakley's Media Journal. I wanted the stamp to take most of the space and just embellished the page with some die cut, stamped and printed words, and sequins. You can easily turn this into a card instead. 

Layers of ink - Colored Pencils on Kraft Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

Start by stamping the Leaves and Berries on kraft paper with black ink. For a different look, white emboss the image instead.

Layers of ink - Colored Pencils on Kraft Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color with Prismacolor pencils.

I colored  the leaves with Prismacolor pencils. Since I wanted a clean and graphic look today, I didn't add any shading or graduations of color, which I normally would have done.

Layers of ink - Colored Pencils on Kraft Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. White gel pen.

 Add some life with a white gel pen. Use the pen on the berries and here and there on the branches. Don't worry about perfection.

Layers of ink - Colored Pencils on Kraft Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

'Thankful' comes from the Lunch Box Notes 2 set and was stamped with Melon ink. I used the same ink for the stamped sentiment below the die cut square, which comes from the You Got This set. Today will be awesome was die cut from SSS glimmery paper, and once from red paper. I only used the frame from the red die cut.
 Layers of ink - Colored Pencils on Kraft Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This sentiment comes from the SSS Sentiment Strips 4. I also added a frame with the white gel pen, and some dots.

Layers of ink - Colored Pencils on Kraft Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I just love this stamp with all the movement and all the leaves. You can also do the same technique on white paper, for a brighter look. If you want to do a spring time project, use shades of green instead.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

The second project is two quick cards. I only meant to do one, but die cut the snowflake twice, so I did two cards instead. It is always good to have more Christmas cards. They are about 4.6 in square.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

The Holly & Pine Frame is so pretty and has fantastic details. If you struggle to get a clean die cut when using heavier paper, place a piece of wax paper between the paper and the die. I also used the Sizzix Precision Base Plate. Die cut from watercolor paper.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

Mist with Dylusions Postbox Red Shimmer Mist. I placed one of the snowflakes on a piece of watercolor paper when misting, to get a background to use for another project, and to avoid wasting the pretty shimmery mist.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

For the background, I embossed watercolor paper in the Winter Snowflake 3D folder.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

Ink with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and mist lightly with water.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.
Distress the edges of the embossed panel and mount on red card and then on folded white cardstock. The sentiment was adhered with foam tape.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

The Pine & Holly Frame is so pretty with the holly and the pine shapes forming the snowflake. 

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

The center of the snowflake is a perfect place for a sentiment. I die cut circles with the Repeating Circles die. Some of the sentiments from the Clean Line Christmas set just fit the circle. 

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

The snowflake on the second card has a more speckled look.

Layers of ink - Snowflake Cards Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

And the sentiment is stamped with several small stamps, also from the Clean Line Christmas.

Layers of ink - Tree Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.
Finally, I wanted to make a quick card with the trees from the Clean Lines Christmas set. This card could easily be done in a big batch for Christmas cards. The trunks were drawn with a white gel pen.

Layers of ink - Tree Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

Start by white embossing the three trees on watercolor paper (4.5 in).

Layers of ink - Tree Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

Mist with the gorgeous Dirty Martini Shimmer Spray. If you are making many cards and want some variation, use different mists.

Layers of ink - Tree Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

Mount on two shades of green paper, distressing the edges, and finally on white folded cardstock. The mist is very shimmery, as you can see here.

Layers of ink - Tree Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy.

I stamped the sentiment with green ink and mounted it on the gorgeous SSS glitter paper. I just love how glittery this paper is, and it doesn't give off any glitter at all. Stamp a second sentiment and cut into a thin strip.

Don't miss all the inspiration along the hop and of course there are prizes to be won too. SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop and all you need to do is comment. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 16th of October.

Your next stop on the hop is Bobbi Lemanski, who has cheerful cards to share with you.

These are all the stops along the hop:














Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)



This is day 2 of the blog hop, and for more inspiration, don't miss yesterday's hop. For even more Cheer and Joy inspiration, check out the SSS Cheer and Joy Gallery. You can also  link your own projects made with the release and there are galleries for all SSS releases, and for the card kits too. 



Thank you so much for stopping by here today! Have a lovely weekend!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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108 comments:

  1. I love the way your sentiment on the journal page lets the wonderful bg show though. so cool! and that snowflake die is fabulous! great cards with it and the tree stamp set.

    have a most amazing weekend! :)

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  2. Fabulous journal page and love those cute snowflake cards!

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  3. Today will be awesome and don't worry about perfection. I love that. Your projects are lovely. [Bunny]`

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  4. The gel pen adds such a nice touch to the stems. Thanks for the idea.

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  5. Love the wreath out of holly leaves.
    Getting a two-fer is always wonderful.
    The leaves in the first card are
    fantastic. Wonderful collection
    of cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. These are sooooo creative! I love your colored pencil on kraft and the Christmas ones are gorgeous!

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  7. The colored pencils on the leaves is amazing. Beautiful work.

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  8. Beautiful projects. I've never been good with Shimmer Spray but I may have to give it another "go." It's stunning on your cards.

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  9. Gorgeous color palette on the autumn card. Beautiful work!

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  10. Love the journal page, inspirational!

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  11. Love how creatively you used the new products, so gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful journal page and cards! Love the page and the pretty stamp you used! Love all that sparkle on your cards! The Holly & Pine Frame is just beautiful!

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  13. I love the journal page in kraft and your beautiful and artistic cards. It's so much fun to see the different and creative uses for this release!

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  14. TFS all your projects using so many SSS new products!!! I especially loved your art journal book with the pencil colored background leaves.

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  15. Love the one in your art journal! The colors are stunning!! Especially beacause the craft color has a tint of orange to it! Amazing work <3

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  16. Loved all of your projects. New follower here.

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  17. Your journal page looks amazing! And I love that Holly & Pine frame!!

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  18. I absolutely loved the background stamp and that you colored it the way you did - it was beautiful - thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  19. I like the fall colors in your journal page, I think this background stamp can be used all year. Fantastic holiday cards too.

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  20. Snowflakes make me so happy & now I have got to get that snowflake embossing folder thanks to you. Your projects are wonderful.

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  21. Lovely projects!!! Your snowflake card is stunning!

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  22. These are beautiful! I love the contrast of the bright white against the green in your last card, and how you've used the clean lines stamps overall. Stunning!

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  23. Love your journaling layout and those cards are very pretty!

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  24. Oh what fantastic projects! Incredible details and designs. Simply stunning.

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  25. wow what a wonderful collection of gorgeous cards - so many wonderful designs and layouts - thanks for sharing

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  26. Oh I love these ”messy” works of arts....so different from the other blog post I’ve seen. I love the way you paired the organic freeness of the spray with the crisp clean lines of the sentiment such an awesome balance. I have that embossing folder and you have inspired me to pull it out. Loved your journal page too! Beautiful colors.

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  27. WOW, what fantastic cards. This release is awesome !! I love the red wreath die card you created. Stunning :)

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  28. I love the journaling page; the colors are fabulous!

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  29. So many projects. I love them all. My favorite I the journal and I can picture it done on a leather cover rather than the kraft paper. It would be so beautiful.

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  30. Your journal page is Fantastic!!! And your cards are really Beautiful!!!

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  31. I really like this background stamp. You can use it so many ways. Love the colors you used for the journal page

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  32. Love the style of your cards! Stunning!

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  33. Pretty cards and layout! It was fun seeing the sprays in your projects! Thanks for sharing them!

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  34. Beautiful cards using the traditional Christmas colors. Love the shimmer.

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  35. Beautiful cards! Love the white pen accents on the journal page and the shimmer spray on the die cut is lovely.

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  36. Great cards!! So unique and different! Wonderful job!

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  37. That journal page is so unique!

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  38. I love all the colors and your use of layers, giving everything dimension. TFS!

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  39. Beautiful cards! I love the shades of reds and pinks for the snowflake cards.

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  40. Such pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Lovely cards. I like the designs of your cards. The glitter paper is lovely behind your sentiment and I love the shimmery look of the spray.

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  42. Great cards. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  43. Great techniques producing wonderful cards!

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  44. All your cards gave us so many different ideas, thanks!!

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  45. I love your cards. Great techniques to learn. Thanks for sharing

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  46. Love the art journal page with that BG stamp, so cool. Your cards are beautiful with the Holly & Pine Frame die it is gorgeous. Your "bonus card" is awesome as well Anna-Karin. I can see how easy it would be to get carried away and make many, such a fun release.

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  47. fun release. beautiful cards. great ideas . thanks as always for sharing.

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  48. Such a wonderful journal page and gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing..

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  49. All of your cards are lovely.

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  50. Looks like you had a lot of fun - good for you - thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Fantastic cards, your projects are unique and clever!

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  52. Fabluous projects. Thanks for the detailed photos, loved your inspiration.

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  53. What a neat journal page. Love the cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Your work is very beautiful. I enjoyed seeing both fall and holiday inspiration.

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  55. I simply adore your green Christmas tree card!!

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  56. You have really shown how to use the leaves & Berries background stamp in a different way. It could be used at any season or holiday just by changing the colors. Your use of the CZ trees is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. I love your snowflake embossed an colored background. Great coloring.

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  58. Lovely cards and techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Beautiful ! Especially love the use of thé background in your journal ; beautiful coloring.

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  60. What a fantastic idea to use the stamps in your journal! So versatile - thanks Anna for sharing

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  61. Very different cards, I love the techniques you used.

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  62. Love the idea of the different colors on the page, not just for Christmas!

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  63. Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!! Love the look of the Prisma color pencils against the Kraft paper

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  64. WOW AMAZING creations! You are so talented! Love all the different colors too!

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  65. Love the journal, especially white lines add so much details.

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  66. I love your journal page and your cards. That shimmery mist is so yummy!

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  67. I love your wonderfully creative projects, Anna-Karin! Your journal page is super with the negative die cut words as the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic ideas!

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  68. I love how you changed up the background stamp!

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  69. Great release! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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  70. Your art is gorgeous! This is a fantastic release

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  71. Love, love the art journal page - that's a CAS look that I can get on board with! The colourful berries and white accents are so simple yet so effective on the kraft page... the sequins and spots are a wonderful finishing touch. Great cards too.
    Alison x

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  72. Whoa, awesome! So different! I am especially loving the art journal page!

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  73. Very nice cards! My favorite is the leaf background one that you colored. So worth the extra time!

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  74. The cards are gorgeous! And the art journal page looks awesome. Great inspiration for an amazing release!

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  75. Love seeing an art journal page!

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  76. Cute and festive cards and love your journal page.

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  77. Yipes! So much variety with these - I love each and every one!

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  78. I love this stamp with all these leaves, and this dies is probably one of my favorites! This workbook is also great, I love the rendering!
    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

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  79. I LOVE what you did with the leaves and berries stamp on the craft journal page! It really pops!

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  80. So many different ideas and techniques, thanks for sharing them. x

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  81. Very creative! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  82. Love, love, love all your cards. The embossing, the mist--everything came together in a beautiful way. Thanks.

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  83. Love how festive your cards feel!

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  84. Love your ideas for this new release at SSS!

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  85. I like the way the coloring on the background stamp in the journal (kraft cs) looks so different than on white or cream. Also the suggestion of using different colors for different seasons gives lots of versatility.

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  86. Love the leaves and how you used the white to accent some of the stems!

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  87. These are all such fun cards! I really love these shimmer sprays used for Christmas cards, so festive.

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  88. omg that journal page is so lovely!! wonderful inspirations!

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  89. Your journal page is coloured so beautifully! Your cards are so lovely!

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  90. Ooh fantastic work!! And very creative! <3

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  91. Your cards and journal page are so pretty! I especially love the distressed look you gave the cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  92. Beautiful journal page! The new leaves and berries background stamp is really cool! TFS

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  93. Very lovely journal page and love your cards with all the shimmer! Thanks for sharing!

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