Happy Christmas Creative Uses

Hi readers! Happy FRIDAY to you! Can you believe it’s less than a week until Christmas?! My goodness time flies! As always it’s a great treat to have the amazing Debby Hughes back as a guest on our blog with some fun creative uses of Simon Says Stamp exclusives! Enjoy!


Hello it’s Debby here popping in to wish all who celebrate a Happy Christmas! Today’s post is all about using your supplies in creative ways and I have to stick my hands up and say that this isn’t the most creative I’ve been with my supplies but this card makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile too :D Eternal Simon favorites of are the cat and dog that Kristina Werner designs. I absolutely adore these two and wanted to include them in my holiday card. I started with two non-holiday sets though – the dog is from You Are Pawesome and the cat is from the Halloween set, Trick or Treat. A little selective inking and few simple accessories bring these guys into the festive season. The dog is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black apart from his nose which is selectively stamped in Lipstick Red. He’s colored with Copics and then accessorized with a pair of antlers created using a couple of the tips from the Melody snowflake colored with brown Copics. The antlers have been given a little festive bling with some Star Dust Stickles and his nose a good dose of Glossy Accents.


The cat (otherwise know as Mannie after Kristina’s own cat) is selectively stamped in Memento tuxedo black – I omitted the mask and eyes from this Halloween set and then afterwards drew in my own eyes. It was too fiddly to try and ink the eyes and not the mask. Mannie is Copic colored with a red Santa coat and accessorized with a black belt (slither of Black card) and gold buckle (hole punch from Y35 colored card). I couldn’t resist adding a fake beard to Mannie and tried various options. The tip of a Fall Leaves die was promising but in the end I borrowed Santa’s beard from the Ugly Sweater set, trimming it slightly to fit Mannie and then blacking the edges with a Memento marker so it looked stamped.

These two Christmas Critters are then mounted onto the sledge from the Home For The Holidays set cut with its matching die from Holidays At Home with a backdrop of Stitched Slopes and Hills and a sentiment from Winter Friends stamped in Black on a banner again from the Holidays At Home dies.

As this is my last post before the Holidays I want to wish all the fabulous folks who make up the Simon family and all the wonderful readers here at Simon’s blog a happy Christmas and an awesome New Year!


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Debby for always providing such fun + creative ideas!

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  1. Debbie, this is absolutely adorable! I love the clever use of your supplies and, most of all, the deer antlers on the dog!

  2. So cute! I love this card–the trick or treat stamp set has been on my wish list ever since it was released. This card is just one more reason why I really should purchase it–I need it, right ;)

  3. Cute characters make a lovely card. It’s great to see how our stamps can be altered in such an easy manner. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Oh my word!! I LOVE cards that use stamps in such a different way. I LOVE how you adapted these adorable stamps to make this card. FABULOUS design!!

  5. Even though I am a Christian and with more and more businesses taking Christ out of Christmas, I’ve been trying to at least keep him in through my cards. This one, however, is just adorable!
    May you All have a very merry Christmas and blessing for an Industry rebound in 2015 that will make sugarplums dance thru our heads at the thought!

  6. This is such a sweet card. I think the cat and dog are adorable. And I absolutely adore the snowflakes in the background.

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