Simon Says: Christmas/Winter Holidays


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Icy Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to create something for the winter holidays!

Christmas/Winter Holidays

It could be a last minute Christmas/New Year card, a creation to decorate your home. Whatever you decide to create we will be looking forward to seeing it!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love



Valerie made a wreath for her door. The substrate was made with twigs from a willow tree, soaked in water to make them more pliable and then bound into a circle. The leaves were recycled from old decorations, and sprayed with silver. I used hot glue to hold things together. I used ribbons and decorative wires to wind around it. The cherub was cast in a mold and the flowers were cut using a Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die.

Andrea made a collection of colorful Christmas tree cards to mail out to her friends.  She used Simon Says Stamp’s Falling Snow stencil, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, and lots of Dylusions Ink Spray.

Anna-Karin made wintery watercolor notebooks this week, using Tim Holtz’s Great Outdoors and Flurry stamp sets. The background was painted with watercolors.

Barbara this week chose an Etcetera Tag Small  by Stampers Anonymous as a base to create a decoration for her home using  Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowflakes Duo, Paper Dolls Christmas version, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous mini Swirly stamp set and her favorite color Cracked Pistachio Distress paint.


Cathie created a Christmas card using Tim Holtz Doily #2 and Winter Wonderland die sets. Atop the tree sits a Fluted Star and the background features the Tim Holtz Mini Swirly Snowflakes stamp set.

Emma created a very special Christmas card using Tim Holtz’s Ice Skates die as the focal point. She added a selection of Festive and Holiday Greens and completed the card with the beautiful Vintage Tidings wording cut from silver metallic kraft card.

Kath created a Christmas card for a special friend using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Swirly Snowflakes, Holiday Drawings and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Merry Christmas, Winter Wonderland and Festive Greens Thinlits

Lols made a Christmas card using a Memory Box Deer Trio Die, a Tim Holtz Woodlands Die, Distress Oxide Ink Pads and a Great Outdoors Stamp Set 


Macarena opted for traditional Christmas colors making a very glossy card using Sizzix Dashing Deer die and putting it inside the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes Frame die and covering almost everything with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder.


Maura’s been thinking of joyful snowmen dreaming of giant snowflakes. She made a simple Christmas card using Penny Black’s Snowman Joy die and Simon Says Stamp’s Felicity Snowflake, along with Tim Holtz’s Starry and Holiday Script layering stencils.

Meihsia was inspired to create a holiday decor using Idea-Ology Vignette Box Structure and decorated it with Tim Holtz Decorative Deer Findings and Mini Woodland Tree Lot Findings.

Sandra has made a Christmas card for her lovely friend that moved to Australia, the Miss You Script die from the Simon Says Stamp Diecember release is just perfect to tell her sweet friend she misses her already.

Zoey used a bunch of Distress Paint and Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock to create this mixed media card


So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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  1. Wow, these are beautiful! I want to CASE several of them, especially want to know how to copy Kathy Stewart’s. Thanks Ladies.

  2. So many beautiful projects! When I grow up I want to create projects like you ladies do, lol, just wish I had a little bit of your talent – they are stunning!
    Thanks for the fun challenge and beautiful inspirations Karen x

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