Simon Says Stamp: Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop


Hi guys!

Super excited to be invited by my friends over at Simon Says Stamp! to join them today for blog hop celebrating their new Cold Hands, Warm Heart release. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go. Go see. So, so many neat stamps, dies and stencils. All perfect for holiday projects.

I’m excited to share with you a few projects I made with some of the new products so let’s do this.

Please give it up for card #1.


I created this guy with the new Ring Frame dies. In full disclosure: I’m a bit of a circle addict (… wink!) so it’s totally right up my alley.I die-cut the ring from white and black cardstocks and then layered them together. Then I cut out the ring a couple more times (from orange, pink and blue cardstocks) and used the inner circles to decorate the rings up.

(By the way, the words and snowflake are from a couple stamps from SSS’s last release. The words are from Peace on Earth, while the snowflake is from Lots of Snowflakes.)

I couldn’t stop with just one circle-themed card. I had (just had) to make another with the Ring Frame dies.

Please meet card #2.



I used somewhat the same technique as the first card. Instead  of filling all the circles with paper circles, I added a few sequins to a couple of them and left a few empty.

You might be wondering about that background. It’s not patterned paper. Nope. Sure isn’t. It was die-cut from white cardstock with the new Triangle Pattern plate die. I removed a few of the triangles to just add to the visual interest a little.


Kinda fun, huh?

Can you handle another card? Hope so because here is card #3.

I wanted to put something together on the simple + graphic side so that’s what I was going on here.


Everything stamped on this guy is from the Winter Warmth stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies to die-cut the scarves. I fussy cut a lot of stamped images and I sometimes forget what a time saver dies can be, especially when you are planning to make lots of projects. Die-cut + stamp + plaster on card = boom! You are good to go.

So, in addition to my cards, I also whipped up a couple pocket page cards. I am fairly passionate about pocket page memory keeping and like to make cards ahead of time so I can just kinda grab them when I am in a scrapbooking zone.

For both of these little cards, I used watercolor pencils to trace the tree patterns from the Four Trees Stencils. I spread the color with water and then used one of the stencils to trace the outer tree pattern This is where things sound all complicated, but you are going to have to trust me here. It totally wasn’t. I used the tracing a as a stitching pattern to stitch floss for the trees’ outlines.


The words I used on both pocket page cards are from the  Peace on Earth stamp set.  I think they turned out pretty dang cute.

Alright so that’s what I have. You’re next stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp! blog. Ok. You’ve actually reached the final stop in the blog hop so technically I’m sending you back to the start. And the start is the Simon Says Stamp! blog! (Hey there, Simon friends!)( By the way, if you get lost at any point while hopping today, just hit the Simon blog for a complete list of who is hopping.)

Oh, and one more thing, be sure to comment on my post as well as the rest of the blog hop stops. That’s because  (…. you are going to love this…) there’s a Simon Says Stamp! Grab Bag Prize on each hop stop. Yep, even this one! Hooray!


A complete winners list (of Grab Bag prize winners) will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday, October 10, 2014. Hot diggity!

So with that, thanks for swinging by today, friends! I hope to see you again soon!

567 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp: Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop

  1. COOL, creative cards! As always, love the colors and the triangle plate is neat. Lovin the Winter Warmth set w/dies, too. 🙂

  2. Teri, you have really stretched the way these stamps can be used. Such great ideas are now percolating in my head..and hands!

  3. WOW, Teri!! You really knocked this one out of the park. These cards are stunning– love #1 with the circles and #3 with graphic use of those colorful scarves!! Just love your fun take on cardmaking!

  4. Very cool! Loving the new release! That first card of yours is a show stopper–Love the way you offset it and the way it looks popped up with the black underneath! 🙂

  5. Just have to order the ring frame die – so versatile. Your cards are so bright and cheerful! The scarf card is just adorable!

  6. Teri,
    These are all totally outstanding. I’m glad I don’t have to choose a favorite because each time I scrolled down, I gasped in delight.

    You have a style all your own and I love it!

  7. You have been a very busy crafter for this hop Teri! I like anything non-traditional for the holidays, so your circle cards really fit the bill. But my favorite is your scarf card – it is just so fun! Nice work!

  8. I really love those circles! So fun and great for all occasions as well as man cards which are so hard to come up with.

  9. Love the colors used in these cards!! Definitely not traditional for this time of year but they definitely work.

  10. Such different cards, Teri!! Fun to see what you created with the new ring die and your lively color palette!! 🙂

  11. So cool!! I love the way these turned out! Thinking outside the box gets me super excited about ordering this set and creating my own fun cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. The vibrant colors really make your cards stand out! I am in love with how you used the scarves as a flowing border. So creative.

  13. Such pretty cards. I love the way you’ve showcased these circle dies. The stitching on the little cards is wonderful.

  14. Oooh. Great graphic look to your first two cards and the stitching on the journaling card makes me swoon. That scarf card though, just takes the cake. Made me giggle.

  15. Your first two cards, highlighting the circles are great, and of course I would say that since circles are my fave shape. I love the humour in the Winter Scarves as well as the flow of the card. And the last two…. well, I can’t imagine me not putting them first because the more I look at them, the more they warm my heart because of the way they are colored, and how they convey love toward the receiver. Great job on all.

  16. Wow, so many creative ideas here. Love your circle cards. Also love the cute scarf card with the pretty colors.

  17. Wow, love the way you used the circle die and the background die- just a few punched out for contrast! Not your usual Christmas colour palette- a wonderful Surprise for the last blog on the hop!

  18. Your the last stop and I guess they saved the best for last. Teri, you are so creative. I am in love with that scarves card-like they are blowing in the wind. All your projects are so creative as always.

  19. Super cards ideas and such bright colors ! My personal favorite is the one with the scarves – love how it is put together. Thanks for sharing !!!

  20. OMG!! LOVING this FUN New Collection of Goodies!! =) SQUEAL!! The New Ink colors make me HAPPY!! =)I LOVE your AWESOME Card Designs for today!! Whoop Whoop!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  21. I think it’s great how unique you were in creating your cards. They aren’t your typical Holiday looking type cards. I love that!

  22. I just knew you’d do something cool and you did! I love those circles, I would never have thought to use them for Christmas but they’re perfect.

  23. I did not want to like the triangle die but you just made up my mind that I really need this one. Thank you. The cards are absolutely amazing.

  24. I just love these cards – they are so bright and fun :))) and creative :))) Like the idea to use stencil with pencils – such a fun effect :))) Thanks for sharing :)))

  25. The use of the circles is a cute idea. Reminds me of impressionistic art. The stitched tree are so cute. I like the scarf card. It is fun and light hearted. The colors are bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Your scarf card is a lot of fun. It only got to 45 degrees today and we could have snow tomorrow, so scarf weather is coming!

  27. Love, love, love all your cards! The bright colors are wonderful! I can’t pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  28. I was not convinced about the Ring Frame die at first, but after seeing it used a few times, I am really liking it. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Let me see…creative, unique, fun, colorful. All these apply to the cards and project cards you made. This has been a fun blog hop and this was a fun way for it to end! Thanks!

  30. Although I “dig” the retro look and feel of the first card, and the card with the scarves is adorable, it’s the pocket page cards that grabbed my attention. They are free-spirited and fun, exactly what the holidays should be. Thank you for sharing with us!

  31. Terri, your cards are amazing! The Ring die is really versatile but I think the Winter Wishes card is my very favorite. Adorable card!

  32. I was on the fence about this die, but your projects convinced me it’s a must-have! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

  33. Oh My Goodness ~ how creative you were with the rings die ~ LOVE the colors that you used for the inner circles ~ AMAZING! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  34. What great cards! I just love the circles background die and love the colors you used. Just love you’re scarfs card. So, so sweet. Great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  35. You definitely have a flair for color and I am loving it! The new stamp and die sets are truly wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  36. You make me want to get that circles die! So many new products…all of which I want! Thanks for sharing such great cards!

  37. Very creative cards. The circle ones are cool but my favorite is the scarf card. I love how you used the brightly colored scarf dies to divide the white space on the card. Super job!

  38. Wow Teri you’ve been busy! Love that Die Cut Triangle background. Your two smaller cards are super cute too.

  39. My favorite card is the one with scarves and “best wishes”. Very creative and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

  40. 😀 Amazing projects Teri 😀 Like them all, but first one is my favorite 😀 Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend 😀

  41. So glad to see someone use the ring die because I was hoping to see it in action! I’ve been coveting it! Love all your cards!

  42. My gosh…this ring frame is so wonderful and I love how you used it! The colors are perfection!!!

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  45. Love how you offset the dies just a tad on your first circle card. The scarves are nice, too. And, outline stitching? A whole new world opens!

    p.s. I’ve been a fan since your first stapled card hit the newsstands… 😉

  46. Wow Teri, you have been a busy girl. Thanks for giving us so many cards using the new set and dies. Lots of possibilities for great winter cards. I’m feeling warm and toasty already.

  47. Your cards are soooooo different from the others, but with the same products. I envy your creativity. Thanks for sharing it.

  48. Great cards!! I also love having those pocket cards on hand. And why not create them while all the stuff is out and you have leftovers, right?

  49. Love the circles die. SSS always has great retro looks. The fabulous DT always makes them look indispensable.

  50. OMG! Your first card with that Ring Frame die is AH-MAZ-ING!!! Love it!!! I must have that die now!!! I love your bright and fun cards and the non-traditional colors you used!

  51. Amazing use of polka dies or ring frame ………but still I love ur scarf one…’s just awesome thanks for sharing

  52. Oh my stinkin’ goodness! Your cards are out of this world! I am seriously in love with that circle frame die–you used it so uniquely! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  53. Now that I’ve seen your first two cards, I have to say: I have GOT to have that ring frame die! Loving it!

  54. Love everything in this release, I want it all. How creative and talented everyone is on the team, I loved all of the cards I can’t pick a favorite.

  55. I always love your color combinations, off the beaten path! I love the ring frame die and the cards you made with it. thanks for sharing

  56. Isn’t this a fun release! I have not seen the Winter Warmth set used yet and I think it’s my favorite Teri card in this post! I love how you made the scarves look long, brilliant!

  57. I’ve loved all the hops in this blog hop – seeing how the new products can be used, sometimes seeing the same product with a different take – so much fun. I really like the ring frame die that you have used I can see lots of possibilities with that one with both the frame and the circles (and who doesn’t love a circle?) and then the triangle pattern as a background WOW! thanks so much for sharing.

  58. Love how you used the scarves. Cute and colorful. Two musts for me. Thought your circles were very creative and I really liked the snowflake on the one circle. Great job, as usual.

  59. I love what you did with the ring frame die. All those bright colors are beautiful!! Really loving your little scarf card too. I have my eye on that stamp set. Very cute!

  60. well its obvious that soooooo much can be done with these new products. Thank you for the fab ideas and inspiration.

  61. Eeeeeek!! You’ve used the scarf stamp and die! I love, Love LOVE it! Such an effective card with beautiful clean lines!

  62. Really neat graphic designs! These are very different cards from many of the others on the h. Well done!

  63. Wow! Great colours. Contemporary with a bit of retro thrown in! These would brighten up any winter’s day.

  64. Wow and wow again – that is what I said with each new card I saw on your blog -!! WOW and then WOW!! You used colors that are non-traditional and made some of the coolest cards ever!! Way to go – you rock!!

  65. Wonderful cards. I love the first one. Great card with all the colorful circle die cuts and a snowflake taking center stage. Love the cheery colors too!

  66. WOW wow WOW
    Your cards are so BRIGHT & CHEERY Teri – LOVE the colors & designs!!!
    I’m a circle addict too, so I cannot help but ADORE the Ring Frame Dies and LOVE your FABULOUS circly cards!!! Oh my, this die is sure to bring hours upon hours of circle FUN 🙂 The triangle die looks SERIOUSLY AWESOME too!!!

  67. Love your ideas on those rings! I didn’t think I would be able to use them but in your work and a few others, I have gotten a few ideas of my own! Thank you for sharing your work with us and we look forward to seeing more 🙂

  68. Love your choice of colors on your cards; whimsical and bright for the holidays. Beautiful cards and thank you for the inspiration.

  69. So happy I hopped all the way to the last stop! Your cards are great and I especially love card #2. You are very talented and creative.

  70. Hi Teri, Your blog may have been last of the list, but you surely are not last! I love all of your cards. I love how you really showcased the circle die. It looks so good in all of your stamps! I am totally amazed that I now feel that it needs to be in my collection of card making tools. :O) I really love how your first card is made up of so many colors, yet it just really sings. Great job. I hope you get this email or comment as my computer is being an old hag this week and at this very moment all I can see is the very top of each letter. Grrrr…. Oh well, I just head off to bed and dream of all the goodies in the SSS release. I am sure I NEED to pick a lot of it up. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful works with us. Hugs Lisa G

  71. Teri, you truly are a unique artist! All that creativity is for our benefit and we thank you. Love that rings die and how you used it. Good use of color and so fun.

  72. Wow, five cards! You have been busy. It must be such fun working with the SSS items. I really like the cards you made – my favoutire is the second circles one, with the ornaments. I just adore circles! Tfs.

  73. The Cold Hand Warm Heart SSS blog hop has been so much fun. Awsome release and awesome cards from very talented designers! Teri, my fav is your scarf card… goes perfect with the sentiment.

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