Monday, November 5, 2012

Mondays with May: Holiday Edition!

November in my house means that I get started creating cards, tags, and decorations for the holidays. I delight in playing and enjoying the process, and I'm excited to bring you four weeks of ideas here at the Simon Says Stamp blog!
The first thing I get out when I am getting prepared for the holidays is my collection (both old and new) of Hero Arts holiday stamps. From sentiments to cute images, backgrounds to small designs I love the amazing designs for my holiday crafting!
One of my favorite uses is to let my girls have a cute stamp + colored stamp pad and stamp the backs of envelopes of our Christmas cards. It's fun for them, and adds an extra level of cute to my greetings! Today I'm going to share three projects that I've created with you.
First, a sparkly blue card! Using my favorite new stamps (the Hero background and sentiment), a doily, some perfect pearls mist, and a bit of stitching I have a quick card I could mass produce - or create different variations of in different colors!
Next up, I used a few stamps to decorate a package! Taking the backside of a tag, stamping (and clear embossing) both the heart (which I cut out) and the sentiment, then using another background stamp I  stamped a bit on my package as well.  
Finally, I mixed new + old to create a tag that I can use on a package, or to decorate a card.
The reindeer stamp is one of my all time favorites and most used - as is the holiday post stamp. I paired them with more perfect pearls (I do love how the mist adds sheen!), and my new snowy nights stamp. It is hard to see in the photos, but I did coat the stamped areas with glossy accents and perfect pearl mist to add even more sparkle and holiday magic.
Whether you chose to keep things simple, create artistic layered tags, go whimsical and cute, or get into stamping all kinds of things this holiday season I encourage you to look at your stamps! My love of Hero Arts for the holidays is the first thing that came to mind when I sit to create and hand craft things for my holiday celebrations - but I'm just getting warmed up.
I hope that you'll join me here each Monday in November for another installment in my holiday series - and be sure to come on over to my blog for more ideas as well.

Happy Crafting!
May

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29 comments:

  1. Brrr! That blue you used is making me cold. ;-) What nice projects. What fun to get your girls involved in the process, too. You picked the perfect stamps to use. I'm not a "heart person," but the chevron heart is wonderful.

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  2. Beautiful holiday cards, i especially love the cute reindeer stamp!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  3. What a lovely card and projects the reindeer on the tag is just so Adorable :)

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  4. Thanks for showing us how to make some simple and quick Christmas projects. I can hardly believe that Christmas is next month!

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  5. How fun to get the girls involved too. I like how you tore the bottom of the reindeer tag.

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  6. Can't wait to see what each Monday will bring. Your cards look great. Simple to mass produce even for me. Thanks May

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  7. Thanks for sharing your holiday projects. Just love the wrapped package!

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  8. so pretty. love the backgrounds!!

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  9. Wow, May, these are all amazing!

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  10. Love each one, May! And I love Hero Arts' holiday stamps too! Looking forward to more Mondays this month! :)

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  11. Great projects, May! Way to get us inspired!
    Hugs and smiles

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  12. Thanks for sharing these ideas and inspiration! I need to get started asap. ;-)

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  13. Wow--these are all such fun and adorable ideas! Thanks so much for sharing your talent :)

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  14. Great tags for packages! I just bought a Hero Arts background stamp from Simon Says that I will also use on my cards. Great ideas. Thanks.

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  15. LOVE the BEAUTIFUL card!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  16. Lovely projects, May. I adore that background stamp on your card.

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  17. Wow, lots of beautiful stuff here! Your embossing is amazing, can I ask what type of embossing powder you used?

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  18. These are beautiful and festive for the holidays. I love that you use a combination of old and new stamps. So do I! I can't bear not to use some of my old favorites, especially the Hero Arts ones that I love!!!

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  19. Great projects, all of them! I especially love the innovative way you used the background stamp! NJ!

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  20. Love your wrapping with those tags! Looking forward to your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  21. Love the blue! And the background on the reindeer tag is fab.

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  22. Nice work and I love that your girls help decorate the envelopes. They will remember that forever.

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