Welcome to DieCember® at Simon Says Stamp! (Yes, this is my first official DieCember participation and yes, I’m happy to join in the die cutting fun!)
Today we’re celebrating with a blog hop featuring some of the newest die releases from Simon Says Stamp. I created a simple card featuring the brand new Sweet Tulip die and one of the banners from the Nested Banners Set. I decided to create a sympathy/support card, and take a wee break from all of the holiday cardmaking of late.
Check out my video to see how I created this simple card project:
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: Simon is giving away a free Nutty & Bright stamp set with any purchase if you use the code: DCMBR27 at checkout! Code expires on Sunday, December 9 at 11:59 EST.
BLOG HOP DETAILS: Check out all the inspiration today as you follow along on the hop! Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon at every stop along the hop. Winners will be chosen from the comments section of each blog and the winners will be posted on the Simon blog on Wednesday, December 12. Here are the designers in today’s hop!
Cathy Zielske—you are here!
Thanks so much for hopping along!
Ann Meyer says
Congrats on your first Diecember! I am loving your entry into the cardmaking world!!
A beautiful sympathy card. I really enjoy the small sentiment.
Debbie P says
Great card. Love the new release.
Debra Hardy says
Love the tulip die. The white is very striking against the background. Super release!
Simple and sweet! TFS
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your card is so pretty! Love the water color! I would love to have this pretty graphic flower in my stash!
Natalie Winterstein says
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Janice Carl says
It’s the perfect sympathy card!
Lupe Rocamora says
I love the flower die. Love your projects.
Nancy Dempsey says
How pretty! I love the colors you chose and how quickly the card came together.
its so very nice card!
Nancy Roth says
I love your card. Simple yet says so much. Can’t wait to see more of your creations.
Beautiful card! I love the white tulip against the water color background
Lori Roberson says
Beautiful card! I love that tulip die, love the oxide ink colors you chose too. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful card! I love the white tulip against the water color background!
Melanie Allen says
Such a pretty card! I love the coloring especially.
A soft, delicate, gorgeous card; one that will be deeply appreciated…
Love the water color
Debbie Rumpza says
Love your pretty card! The colors are perfect.
Patty Eifert says
Very pretty!! I have my eye on that pretty tulip die!!
Denise Terry says
I clearly to check out that spray adhesive. I spent too much time yesterday trying to put Connect glue on little die cuts I was trying to stack! Love your finished card…the colors look great together!
S babcock says
I love the 3 distress inks you use. Not usually in my palette, I’ll have to try them.
joy meadows says
Such a sweet die cut and the colors are so pretty!
eileen bochsler says
Beautiful card. Love the yummy, spring colors
Love the die, the background, the card! This tulip is one of my first picks from this release.
Tina D says
Shirley Robelotto says
Love the colours and love this die!
Robin Ramirez says
Love the card! I just added more colors to my Distress Oxide stash. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the soft colours used. Sometimes simplicity shows the best!
Meghan Kennihan says
What beautiful colors and simple design! Love it!
Debbie Selby says
like the simplicity of this card.
Barbara S says
Great new dies. Thanks for sharing your card and showing the way you layer dies.
barbara lassiter says
This card is beautiful and could be the inspiration for many other types of cards because of it’s simplicity. Thanks and you were great with your first DieCember!
Titus Debbie says
I love the background on this card. Pretty
Kelsey Thomas says
Beautiful card! Love how that delicate die cut looks. 🙂
Titus Debbie says
I love the background on this card! Pretty.
Mary G says
Very nice and effective sympathy card. It is unfortunate that we all need them at some point, but it is nice to have samples we can draw from. Thank you.
Debbie Corker says
Such a beautiful and simple card!
Sabrina Radican says
Very pretty card!!
Robin Mayfield says
Beautiful card, love the colors you used!
Distress Ink backgrounds are my favorites to create. I love the Mod Leaf Oval die and Holiday Knit background die in this release.
Barbara Walborn says
Love those small sentiments. Your card is simply elegant.
Annette Gordon says
I love the colour combo, and how your card makes the die the focus of the whole card. Very pretty.
Kelly B says
Love your work as always!
Vicki Gersey says
Beautiful sympathy card.
Melony moore says
Love this design.
Sharon Beattie says
Love the colors. Suits the tulip die.
Sharon O says
Beautiful, delicate card today! Love it!
bea swere says
So pretty! Love the colors.
Karthikha Uday says
Simple and beautiful card!! Love it 🙂
Dee Earnshaw says
sweet card – love the soft background:)
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee says
Like the variety of pretty creations. Like the silhouette look to the Tulip die.
Such a pretty card! Love the colors and simplicity. Elegant!
Bonnie Eng says
Lovely soft colours and the wash of colour behind that fabulous die cut is beautiful.
Jackie Parkins says
Beautiful! I love the watercolor background.
Pretty card-like the colors!! Sweet die too!
Lindar C says
This card is truly lovely. Simon always hits it out of the park for Die-cember.
simple and effective. your specialty. I like the watercolour backgrounds. nope, not managed to do any yet. stuff keeps getting in the way, if I have spoons I have to do some work – which is sewing, not papercrafts. but I still like it, everytime you do one of these!
Sue Symens says
Love the watercolor behind the die cut.
Lovely card. This tulip dye is my favorite of the release. I love tulips. Thanks.
Love your card!
Carolee McCaslin says
LOVE your pretty card and this new release!!!
Mary Kay Ross says
Beautiful card! Love this new release!!!
Michele K. Henderson says
I love this pretty tulip card! The colors are so bright and fresh, and already has me thinking about spring!
I love this card. So simple but elegant. Thanks
This card is fabulous! I love your colors and it is so soft and subtle.
Candie Cahill says
JUST LOVE IT
Greta H says
Pinned this! So far, this is the only die from the release I’ve ordered & you’ve shown me I made the right choice!
Isabel Z says
Love all of the new dies and what you created!
Your card is beautiful and very elegant !
This is the kind of card I would love to receive as support card. Because you never have the right words. Perfect.
JoAnn Burnham says
Beautiful card. The white die cut shows up so well against the pretty inked background. TFS
Kathy McCluskey says
I love your sweet card, Cathy! That tulip die is the best!!
Barbara Chmura says
Tracy Timm says
What a great idea and pretty card!
Rema DeLeeuw says
Beautiful CAS card!
debbie d says
your beautiful background really makes that die pop!
Jane Sirak says
Cathy, I love that flower card. It is very pretty
Christy Malone says
This is such a pretty card. I love the colors.
Pamela Selinski says
You say the card was easy but it says beautiful. Lovely colors that background that gorgeous tulip. Congrats on your first December.
Judy Skeel says
Thanks for the great demos!
Kandice J says
Love the simplicity of the card, very peaceful!
Karen S says
Thanks for providing inspiration & sharing your talent on the Diecember blog hop!
Kandice J says
Love the simplicity of the car. Very peaceful!
Laura Corkill says
That is actually a really cool die and I love the card! I purchased a birthday card recently and just about hit the floor at the price. This was quick and to think about the many color schemes you could use to make this so versatile. This is a must have die.
I really love that tulip die and the card is simple and beautiful.
Bernice Janssen says
What a lovely and soothing card, Cathy!
Karen Andrews says
What beautiful card. This die can be used for so many occasions.
Linda Edwards says
Love that tulip and your card!
Wendy Dillon says
I’m new to your work, but I must say I like your style!
Sheri Kempke says
Lovely card to share while you’re enjoying the winter snow! Thanks for inspiring us with your easy watercolor background–many of us just need to let go and let art happen!
Lisa Wack says
Simple, elegant and serene. Great sympathy card. 🙂
Karen Kunz says
Great kiss card – I love the soft colors!
Taasha Blevins says
This card is beautiful. I love the color choices. Thank you for the inspiration.
Kandice J says
Love the simplicity of the cards. Very peaceful!
Stevye Shumway says
Love this card! You’ve sold me on the die; now I have to buy it.
Cheryl L says
Beautifully simple! Already ordered this die!
Kathy G. says
Beautiful card. The tulip die looks greats with your color choice. The Tiny Words sentiment is just perfect for a variety of reasons. I really like it. I will definitely have to try Elmer’s Spray Adhesive – you made it look so easy using it.
Nancy Ward says
Such a lovely wat to use this beautiful die!
Melanie A says
Thank you for the reminder that sometimes a die in all white works out to be beautiful! This was one thing I hadn’t thought of with this die.
Sharon Gullikson says
So simple and cute. I don’t think that I have just used a white flower die cut on a gorgeous background before. NICE
Ginni Virginia) Berg says
A lovely card!
Kim Faucher says
Such pretty colors! Really showcases the die well!
Karen Walker says
CAS and just lovely!
Such fun dies.
Sandra Bonagura says
very pretty – love the color combination!
Love the new dies!
Mary Ann says
Simple elegance. Love it!
Cheryl S says
What an elegant and versatile die. I love the Sweet Tulip die and your terrific card.
Lisa Achilles says
Love the card. Sweet and simple.
Laura Peddicord says
Simple cards, like yours, sometimes says more than a card that is very decorative. It’s a beautiful choice for the tulip die. Congratulations on the success of your first SSS blog hop!
Andrea Hastilow says
Great, fun video Cathy, you always make me smile listening to your video’s. This card is stunning, love the style & colour mix.Thank you.
Jane hoffman says
How pretty! Such a simple stamp made beautiful with the background! Love it!
Elaine Dunton says
Such a pretty card, I love the die.
Suzi Metcalfe says
I haven’t painted with distress oxide inks, but I’m gonna now! Cuz I love what you did! TFS!
Ruth Dupchen says
I like how you layered the die cut.
D.Ann C says
What a lovely little die and your pretty background makes it even moreso!
Maureen Reiss says
Just Beautiful Cathy!!! I love the soft colors!!!
Connie Hinkle says
Because of this card, I have the die in my basket ?
Wendy Little says
I have so enjoyed following you on your blog and youtube this year. You always make me smile. Thank you for sharing your talent. This is a great card! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Roberta Thome says
A very pretty card, simple yet elegant.
Johanna T. says
Lovely card! The soft colors are a perfect background for the simple white flower.
Billie A says
Beautiful card. Love the watercolor background and the awesome die. Perfect sentiment.
Nancy-Anne Rockwell says
That flower die makes a lovely card
Karen B says
Simple yet beautiful
Your blog posts on You Tube are very inspirational! Nice use of Distress Oxide colors in this one!
Your card is really pretty and perfect for spring or Easter. It prompted me to go right to the site to purchase this die. But then I get there and see so many other things that distract me. Too many choices.
Jamie Schallon says
Welcome to your first DieCember, Cathy! The colors you chose for your card are gorgeous, really makes that tulip pop.
Lovely card. That die is so pretty and open that I can see mass producing this card with variations of watercolor colors. Beautiful.
Love the colors for that delicate background
I love your style, Cathy! I always have. I am always inspired by your work and how ‘clean and simple’ you keep it! So glad to see you on the blog hop.
Marcia Mroczynski says
Great card! Simple & elegant for a hard time.
There’s something about a tulip in winter that gives one a bit of cheer and the ability to face another dreary winter day. Beautiful colors!
Sheila Bacon says
The background of the variations of watercolors really made the white flower die cut pop. Very eye-catching!
I love the abstract background and the colors. Thanks for the video. Ann
Anne Sturgeon says
Sympathy cards can be tough, I feel like less is really more in this case. Love the simple tulip die. Your background is so lovely. Lots of great stuff in this release. Thanks for sharing.
Sue R says
A very simple yet elegant card. The die is great.
Stef Perry says
Very pretty card! Love that tulip die, it’s on my shopping list!
Marisela Delgado says
Super cute card
Janet Durbin says
Lovely card and and colouring. I like the use of the white die cut
As always, simply beautiful. So happy that you dove into the card making pool.
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
What a beautiful card! The background really makes that die cut POP!
Tami R says
The card is beautiful in its simplicity.
Teresa Doyle says
This is such a pretty card Cathy, I love this die.
Amy Lombardo says
Such an elegant card! Love it
Jennifer Roberts says
I like the soft colors and the design looks quick and simple. The sentiment dies are so helpful to have for any project! I feel confident that I could make this!!
Twila M Ormsby says
Beautiful, I too love that die. You chose super nice colors too. Thank you!
Jennifer Roberts says
I love the soft colors and quick and easy design. The sentiment dies would be so helpful for any project!
Mary Zana Lawson says
I love the colors and the die. It’s simple but graceful and elegant.
Kaye Thrasher says
Beautiful card. Love that die, it may be my favorite. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing your art.?
What a great way to showcase the spring we are all looking forward to
This is so soft and elegant. I the simplicity of this card. So peaceful.
Michelle Hackett says
Tulips are my favorite flower, so I will definitely be getting this die. This is such a beautifully simple design. Thank you for sharing this.
Karen Benedict says
Love the Tulip, but the light pastel colors behind it really show it off. Beautiful work!
Kathy S says
Your card is elegant with the soft colors and the stacked diecut is remarkably simple. Thank you for the inspiration.
Rachel Peck says
Such beautiful colors! I love the watercolor in the background!
Bev Page says
Hi Cathy. Just love your oh-so-pretty and delicate card. I keep forgetting to use my inks as watercolour, so thanks for the reminder. The delicate colours are just made to pop by using that gorgeous pink as your card base and for the sentiment. Am loving all the new dies for the release, but December isn’t a good month for that, LOL! Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas. TFS. Love your work.
Thank you for sharing.
see mary stamp says
This little tulip is so delicate. I love it. The colors you chose for the Distress Oxide background are perfect.
see mary stamp says
The tulip die is so delicate. I love it. The colors you chose for your Distress Oxide background are perfect.
Denise Mlady says
Simple but beautiful! Love the wash of color you achieved.
Linnea Sundstrom says
beautiful in its simplicity. perfect for sending wishes of peace/comfort
Kristie Goulet says
Your card is so beautiful! The watercolored background is stunning!
Denise Fonda says
Cathy, I love the simplicity of this card and to be honest I overlooked the simple beauty of this die. I think I have to have it now, depending on the sentiment it could be used for many different occasions. TY
Kirsty Vittetoe says
I love that beautiful card of yours!
Teri S. says
Wonderful soft colours to compliment that beautiful delicate tulip die on your card!
Jennifer Williams says
Sweet peaceful and beautiful card
Perfect as a sympathy card but also. Could be used for so many other occasions
Beautiful color scheme.
Deepa Lakshman says
I like how the simple background showcases the diecut.
Linda I says
The Tulip die is so useful, Easter, spring, birthday, just because, etc. Beautiful card!
Great give away too!
Ruby Marchand says
Lovely card. The design is perfect for the this card.
Mindy Drummond says
The Sweet Tulip is my favorite die from The DieCember release. Your card is beautiful, I love the background and the sentiment with this Tulip. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration, I think I’m getting “spring fever” already lol.
Monica Schalk says
A simple, yet elegant card. The colors are so uplifting. Great job!
Maggie E says
A beautiful, simple card. I love sending encouragement cards to friends and this is a great inspiration for that purpose. Love it!Maggie
Cat Kelley says
Love your card. I can see these being used for many occasions. Beautiful!
Drena Putz says
Cathy, you’re tulip card is beautiful with the pastel background. It’s simple and refreshing. Congratulations on your first DieCember!!
Cindy Thick says
Pretty card. Love the colors.
Darlene Fellows says
Love the simplicity of this card. Works beautifully as a sympathy card with the paler colours, would be lovely as an Easter or Spring card too.
Carol R says
Such a lovely card yet so simplistic. Thanks for sharing
Carol Roberts says
Such a lovely card yet so simplistic. Thanks for sharing Nice to get away from the holiday theme.
This card caught my eye right away on the sss blog. I love it! And I really need that nested banner die set?
Megg Morin says
Simple and elegant, really lovely. Nice visual break from the holiday cards for sure!
Holly L says
Beautiful card! Love your design!
Sue T. says
Wow that card is beautiful. It looks just like Spring.
Carol Doggett says
A beautiful lil spring card! TFS!
Neha Mahajan says
A very clean and beautiful card. Love the distress oxide colors in the background. The Tulip die is just gorgeous!
Joanne Rich says
Beautiful card with my favorite die from the fun new release. Thank you for your inspiration!
Vicki H says
Hello Cathy! The oxide colors you chose are so pretty and fresh looking! The tulip die is one of my two favs from the release! Thanks for the inspiration! P.S. Love your videos!
Cheriese H says
Gorgeous oxide painting!
I like the simplicity of your awesome card.
Denise Ward says
This Sweet Tulip Die is one of my (many) favorites of Die-cember. It looks so “simple’ but it really makes an impact when put into a design. Cathy’s background really brings the focus to this delicate outline and it looks FANTASTIC!!!
Jeannie F says
Beautiful card! Love the colors.
A truly beautiful card. Love the colors. So gorgeous!
Melanie Perz says
Such a soft and pretty card. Very peaceful. One of many wonderful new dies in this release!
Carol Jones says
Pretty card Cathy! I love the clean & simple graphic design of this Die too. I think this Die would also make a great shaker card too.
Anni Imburgia says
Beautiful card Cathy, one of my favorite dies 🙂 ♥
Caren C. says
Tracy Lustick says
Lovely display Cathy !
Monia Lisa says
Just stunning – love the background
Arianna Barbara says
Congrats on your first Diecember participation!!!
Love your tulip and the gorgeous background colors!!!
Beautiful simple card, love it.
Lana Lepinski says
Very soft colors!
Very cheery and happy. Great encouragement card.
Nandini Karmarkar says
Sweet Tulip is one of my favourite dies in this release. And I love your gorgeous card design. I would love to do this in different colours to create a card set for gifting.
Wow – I’ve gotta get this doe too! :-). Such a cute card.
carol ann says
Clean and simple. Excellent card!
Lisa A creations says
Wow! Your card is simply stunning! Now I want that Sweet Tulip die!
Super Stick Chick says
Beautiful card! Love your technique with the die cut.
JoAnn Burnham says
This is so pretty. Love the colors and that pretty die cut. Thanks for sharing the video.
Mona Sen says
Such a pretty card! And it makes me think about my favorite part of winter – when it’s over! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa Byers says
Such a lovely sympathy card. The pastel colors behind the flower die are soft and cool. Very nice.
Barbara R says
I love the colors of this card. Thank you for showing how to make a beautiful card with just a simple die.
Lisa Byers says
I love your card. The colors are so beautiful under the flower die. Very soft. It would be comforting to receive such a card.
Carol Rossouw says
What an amazing release of dies! Oh dear, what to choose?:) Your card is lovely! So simple yet beautiful!
Great that this is your first time Cathy, with the gorgeous inspiration you make it will certainly not be the last I hope. Thank you for showing and sharing.
Michele W says
I wasn’t sure I needed this die but it is now on my wish list. I love the soft and simple watercolor background and the way it seems to bring life to this die. This layout would be perfect for so many occasions. Thanks for the inspiration!
Anne Lee says
Beautiful background. I love thin dies as they stand out perfectly against watercolour backgrounds!
Debbie Bauder says
The colors used are perfect for the tulip die. I love clean & simple. The watercolors make such a nice, soft background.
Linda L says
Love this! I ordered this die as I thought it was just lovely for sympathy cards. Simple, yet elegant and soft.
Tara Prince says
So very pretty!!
Cheryl Rigney says
Sue Smith says
Such a stunning card. I love the soft, simplicity of your card. Fabulous release for December.
Great color story!
Mary Holshouser says
The card is simple but gorgeous.
thanks for sharing
Heather Nelson says
Lovely new Sweet Tulip die! Your color wash behind is so fresh and pretty!
Donna Kay says
love how simple this card is,
Marisela Delgado says
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful card and great dies!
Thanks for sharing…
Sara Braga says
Pretty! I love the look of stacked cut outs!
Angie Cammack says
I absolutely LOVE your cards!! Thank you for sharing!!
Erika Hayes says
Just beautiful colors are perfect!
Kathy Ferguson says
Beautiful card. Your soft background watercolors highlight the tulip so well. I love how you added dimension by stacking your die cut three times. Thanks for inspiring us.
Merrill P says
Those pretty colours make me forget the snow outside.
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful card with this pretty tulip die! Love the colors!
Mirella Rogan says
This is so beautiful, I love the design and colours – so, so gorgeous!
Dj Doss says
I love this card. The die is lovely and the background is so tranquil. TFS!
colleen moore says
spring is near???
Stacey Kowbel says
Fabulous card! I love the background extending beyond the boarder of the tulip die!
Mary-Anne V says
Very pretty card…the tulip die is so pretty and so are the colours.
Amy Peyton says
What a fun and bright card!
Welcome! What a beautiful card. I love tulips.
This is so soft and pretty. It has a definite feel of peace, so the sentiment works especially well. I think these delicate die cuts are particularly perfect for this kind of card that we never want to need but always do. Thanks for sharing you CAS style with us!
Annette Reed says
Very pretty! You’ve done a great job showcasing the die. It looks wonderful against your colored background.
Beautiful card…..now I have to order this die. Thanks for the inspiration
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
It might be simple but still such a beautiful design !! I love the graphic die-cut of the flower and that loose background… ? Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Marjorie
Jennifer Petersen says
Beautiful card! Love that die cut too! (Also hooray for using scraps)
Cathy Lillie says
Lovely card! The simple sentiment paired with the single flower is perfect for a sympathy card. The wash of color gives a brightness to the card without being too much.
BrendaLea Abbott says
I like the simple elegance of this card!
Gail S says
Stunning work TFS
Kathy Baids says
That’s one of my favorite dies in the release! Elegant card!
Laurie VanDerLinden says
Pretty card and a great Diecember release!
Your card is pretty, love how the die pops out against the soft colors.
Love the soft colors in the background, makes the tulip stand apart.
Miriam Prantner says
Wonderfully sweet and CAS!
TracyM #6773 says
LOVE the delicate tulip panel, ADORE your GORGEOUS design and colour combo. I really struggle with sympathy cards, so I’m feeling especially INSPIRED!
Misty Elam says
This is gorgeous!! I love the colors.
How exciting your first Die Hop! Your sympathy card is so pretty !
I love the water colored background for the lovely tulip die!
Heather Mills says
What a beautiful card! That tulip die is stunning and the background you created for it is just perfect!