Art Supplies Die Set (A Simon Says Stamp Diecember Exclusive!)

Cathy ZielskeCards204 Comments

Welcome to Day One of the Simon Says Stamp Diecember Blog Hop! It’s a magical time of year in general, friends, but Diecember makes it just a bit more crafty with all the wonderful exclusive dies from Simon Says Stamp!

I had so much fun creating this tiny little paint palette and brush. I’m thinking of a few crafty friends who just might dig this design!

I have a video showing you how I created this card, including how to create a matching square envelope, which I learned from watching the Gina K. Designs YouTube channel! Here’s the video:

Now onto the blog hop details…

BLOG HOP FREEBIE: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a free pin of your choice with ANY purchase while supplies last. Just be sure to use the appropriate code to snag your pin at checkout!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift certificate for every stop on the hop! Just leave a comment below on this post (and all the others!) to increase your chance of winning. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, December 11. Winners will email Simon to claim their prize.

DAY ONE HOP PARTICIPANTS: Here are today’s list of card makers sharing projects featuring Diecember exclusives! Be sure to check out Day Two of the hop on Friday December 6, for more inspiration.

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske—you are here!

Nina-Marie Trapani

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Bibi Cameron

Marge Yoon

Gayatri Murali

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Crystal Thompson

Betty Wright

Bobbi Lemanski

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Cathy ZielskeArt Supplies Die Set (A Simon Says Stamp Diecember Exclusive!)

204 Comments on “Art Supplies Die Set (A Simon Says Stamp Diecember Exclusive!)”

  1. #4

    That card is SO me! Artist! Super, super cute! Unless I’m mistaken, the name for the silver part of a paint brush that holds the bristles is the ferrule. Happy painting!

  2. #17
    joy meadows

    Love this die set! Your card is very nicely done, too. The envelope trick is one I have used for quite some time; thanks for sharing it today.

  3. #20
    barbara lassiter

    This is so adorable and someone might be tempted to use that realistic paint pallet on your card. DieCember looks like it’s going to be fun! Just sayin!

  4. #22
    Kristina Deyette

    I am loving this die set, it’s so cute. This would make perfect cards for any occasion to send to my crafty friends. I need this, thanks for the video!

  5. #23
    Miesje Flach

    Just way too cute! I love your sample as I love everything that you do. This card is adorable.

  6. #26
    Maaike UIjthoven

    Already sai it on YT…your card is so cute Cathy, I think in white you could make that palette look like a aspirin strip for a get well card…maybe…so many ideas already 😉 Need to get it first though haha

  7. #29
    Jackie Jones

    Excited for the dies! I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I recently started to get all of your stamps and dies, it will take a while to collect all. I have always enjoyed your clean and simple designs.
    I am wondering how do you store and organize your clear stamps and dies?
    Thanks for sharing your work!
    Jackie J.

  8. #37
    Jodie Taylor

    This card is so cool! Love how you made the paint palette with the colors and silver on top looks so real.

  9. #45
    Lori Kobular

    I love the Art Supplies die set! Your card is so fun to look at and it makes me want to head straight to my craft room! Love all your clean and simple projects!

  10. #47

    Another simply beautiful card. I love the designs of your card and the final product is worth the effort.

  11. #49

    Squeee! This is so darn cute – and so realistic looking. Worth the effort you put in. Just love your cards and videos and products Cathy. You are a fairly new fave for me and one that I hope will be around forever and ever…

  12. #51
    Joanne M Hoffmann

    A M A Z I N G cards and I am in love with this release! There’s no way I can choose a favorite…I want them ALL!! LOL

  13. #55
    Michele W

    Adorable card! Love the use of embossing powder to create your palette. Thanks for showing me how to make a square envelope from an A2 size envelope!

  14. #57
    Cathy Loveless

    I love thee triple embossing on the paint case. It adds so much dimension. This card is darling.

  15. #67
    Mary Myers

    You have the most gorgeous style ! I always love your cards and appreciate so much how you show your techniques on video for everyone to learn. I love how you used the die and the colors and design of your card! Just beautiful!!!

  16. #72
    Dee Earnshaw

    OMG LOVE the video and this card is sensational – LOVE the dimension on it and how REAl the brush looks!!!!

  17. #74
    Katherine Delozier

    Wish YOU were MY crafty friend… 🙂 But I am happy to enjoy your videos and your blog… great card idea. Simple and colorful.

  18. #81
    Roblyn Henry

    I love your card with the paint palette! Your video is so helpful to see how you put everything together!

  19. #89
    Anne Sturgeon

    Love your card Cathy. Several of my friends are also crafters so this set would be put to good use. Thanks for sharing this…

  20. #91
    Sharron Moerke

    How cute is that!!! OMG! You’ve inspired me to get out my Zig markers that I haven’t touched in forever!
    Hugs, Sharron♥

  21. #92
    Linda Mazzola

    I love these new dies. That paint palette looks so real. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  22. #98
    Joanne Martell

    Wow. What a beautiful card. I love how real the paint tray looks. Thank you for sharing.

  23. #105
    Jill Wroble

    Ahhh….nice to see someone embracing a simple and elegant card design. This is totally my style! Thank you for sharing.

  24. #106
    Kate Treasure

    This card looks so life like! I could get out my brush and some water and start painting! Thank you for sharing ideas for using this die set.

  25. #111
    Kitty Mauger

    I love the realistic look to the paint box using the layered embossing powder! Adorable card!

  26. #123
    Patricia Wilson

    Love this stamp and die and this would have been great for when I was volunteering in the kindergarten class. Your card is so cute.

  27. #124
    Derin Thompson

    Such a cute card I love the envelope tutorial. Never thought of cutting down a regular one.

  28. #125
    Angela Robertson

    I love how you kept the card with a clean classic looking background and let the paint palette be the “Wow” factor!!! Also, using markers make the paint palette look more realistic and useable! Thank you for an awesome card!

  29. #127
    Jeanne Ragan

    What a cute card, I love it and all of your designs! That paint pallet and brush are adorable! Thanks for the great video!

  30. #128
    Lisa Byers

    Your paint palette looks so real!! I love your design and the colors painted inside the palette. Beautiful!!

  31. #133
    Nana Griffin

    A wonderful card. The paint pallet looks so real. Also thanks for how to make a envelope for that size card.

  32. #141
    Mary Holshouser

    The palette is a fantastic idea.
    Looks more realistic than trying
    to stamp one. Great card.
    thanks for sharing

  33. #142
    Heather Nelson

    FABULOUS card!I love how real the paint tray looks. Thanks for the great how to video! Love your square envelop! Thank you for sharing.

  34. #143
    Jen Petersen

    Love your card! The embossing on the paint pan was brilliant! Plus the square envelope trick – mind blown 🙂 I can’t wait to give that little tip a try. Thank you for sharing this with us and your how to. I always appreciate that!

  35. #144
    Louanne Collins

    I LOVE this card and have many crafty friends I would like to send one to! Thanks for sharing your card and envelope tips!

  36. #145
    Lindar C

    This set is so cute, and your card is adorable! It would be neat if they made a Daniel Smith card to line up with the circles, then you could have a mini on the go adorable paint palette that actually worked, ha ha

  37. #148
    Mel H

    I love the paint pan. Such a great coloring job and they look exactly like lovely pastel watercolors!

  38. #151

    Delightful card. Not sure I have the patience to color such little circles, but you did a great job.

  39. #156

    I really like that you painted the watercolor paints with watercolor markers. It looks great and it’s a clever idea. I like the clean design as well.

  40. #164
    Cyndi Morris

    I LOVE that fun, colorful card. The Paint Palette die is so unique with so many wonderful possibilities.

  41. #171
    Amanda Steele

    Wow, I’ve seen you on Instagram but didn’t realise that you were part of the SSS team. This is a very fun and beautiful card and thank you for the tip on amending the envelope. Very smart indeed.

  42. #172
    Denise Ward

    This card is positively delightful! I really like the way you created a “metal tray” for your paint. Your style is so clean and classic! <3

  43. #181
    Jessica S.

    You made that paint palette look so lifelike, as of the receiver of your card could pick it up and paint right from it! Love your talent!!

  44. #189
    Carrie Carver

    Thank you for the inspiration! Another awesome release by SSS! I love the multi-layered heat embossing, it always gives such a cool look!

  45. #191
    Lee Miner

    Love your CAS card. Nice to see that extra coats of embossing powder will smooth out the texture. How could I not already know that? Anyway, great job.

  46. #195

    Wow Cathy 🙂 Your card is sooooooo stinkin’ realistic I actually thought you’d set your watercolor palette and brush down on your card!!! Coooooool! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  47. #200

    I adore this new die. It will work with some many of my Art & Create stamps. Thanks for the beautiful examples

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