Believe in the Season release hop

believe-in-the-season-600x263-hopHi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp along with several talented designers in a blog hop to showcase the Believe in the Season release!
SSS-BelieveMy card features a few of the new products: the Peyton Ornament die as well as the Believe stamp set & coordinating dies.
SSS-Believe For the background I blended Candied Apple & Mustard seed onto Distress Cardstock and flicked water using my Distres spray nozzle.
SSS-BelieveHere’s a video to show how I made this card.
Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp…woot!

Here is the full blog hop order:
Simon Says Stamp
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Debby Hughes
Kristina Werner
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Suzy Plantamura
Nina Marie Trapani
Nichol Spohrs
Yana Smakula
Wanda Guess
Heather Ruwe
Kelly Latevola
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Barb Engler
Shari Carroll
Heather Hoffman

Thanks so much for hopping by!

921 thoughts on “Believe in the Season release hop

  1. You made a lovely card with this ornament die. I always love the blended color that develops when the colors overlap.

  2. I am with you on adhering die cuts together.. I have used that tip since you first shared it… it makes it so much easier. A W E S O M E card… simply gorgeous… thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win 🙂

  3. GORGEOUS ! And I will add : as usual ! I love to watch your videos, they are educative, inspiring and I always find myself smiling ;-)) ! Cannot wait to see the next ones……

  4. Oh WOW – that card is just stunning! I love it so much. Love the edging, love the warm colour in the background, love the black behind the sentiment. It is just a perfect card!

  5. This card is a beauty ! Great background, I love the colours (with the drops of water on the right place 😉 ) and that peyton ornament die is just great !
    Thank you for sharing your talent.

  6. Wow! Really beautiful use of those new products! That “believe” die cut really is elegant with the black background. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Amazing!! This is my first time here and I am definitely coming back. I am blown away with this card, so ordering the believe. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. a tiddle to make you giggle 😉 lovely colors and the black shadow behind the sentiment is super striking, love it as usual you’ve done super well 😉

  11. This is amazing! Thank you so so much for the tutorial! I was looking at the ornament die set after I browsed the gallery. But after seeing this card I have now gone from I want. to I must get! So So stunning!

  12. Beautiful card – and I always look forward to pushing play on one of your videos. I never know what might come out of your mouth! 😉 😉

  13. Loved this card, and those water flicks are perfect!! You’re right, Kristinas releases are beautiful! She got me in to card making and I always love seeing her releases do well.

  14. Wow! What beautiful cards – as always! Just wish SSS products were sold here in the uk as importing them can get costly with customs and postage charges. 😦
    Kathleen Mc xx

  15. Oh my….that Peyton die is so lovely and intricate. It’s on my wish list, mostly because of your gorgeous card. (Your video made me giggle a little, with the tittle 10-year-old). I really really really love that card. Thanks for your always entertaining and informative videos, and wonderful card.

  16. Don’t you just love this die. So contemporary and elegant! And of course add to that your design and Kristina’s Believe, you’ve created a masterpiece. TFS.

  17. Love the sparkle, the bling, the believe font, the colors, the fun that you bring to making a beautiful card.

  18. Beautiful card. I really appreciate that you include a video. I’m happy to know that I’m not the only wackadoodle. LOL

  19. stunning card miss laura… unfortunately i didn’t order this die with my order…guess i’ll have to now after seeing g this beautiful creation…

  20. Gorgeous card Laura and I really enjoyed your tutorial ( you always make me smile when I watch one of your tutorials)! I love that die and it really looked fantastic in the silver glitter against the yellow and red.

  21. Thanks for showing us: I couldn’t imagine how that ornament die would cut. This is a Super card…great colors and details.

  22. Your card is lovely!
    I love the background-
    reminds me of the beautiful
    fall colors I’m seeing in Northern
    Illinois right now!

  23. Laura, your creative card is beautiful. I especially like how you used the glitter paper with the exquisite die. You’re already making the season bright!

  24. absolutely beautiful! I didn’t plan on ordering but once I saw your video, I now want it all! Thank you for the great video!

  25. Laura YOU nailed it! Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for showing that die ornament- I overlooked how great it is. Yes Kristina- you definitely are awesome with your lettering… I have to have the believe die and stamp too!!!

  26. Thank you for sharing your ideas, that is a lovely card. It’s my first time seeing your video and I enjoyed your commentary. Very en-tittle-taining. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.

  27. Lovely card. The ornament die is really gorgeous, it caught my eye right away when I first saw the new release. Love your background, it looks awesome.

  28. This card is wonderful. Your use of color on the right is fabulous and really sets off the simplicity of the die.

  29. I love the addition of yellow compared to traditional green. Great idea popping the sentiment with a black background. You always rock it lady !

  30. ❤️ ur card !! Thanks for sharing the wonderful tip about the Elmers spray adhesive . I saw it at my local dollar store …. will have pick up several .

  31. Love watching your videos…you make me laugh every time! Great color combination for the ink blending and I love Kristina’s hand writing. What an amazing stamp and die set!

  32. Oh Laura, I’ve missed you! Either I haven’t been keeping up with your blog lately, or you haven’t posted much over the summer. Either way, you always give me a laugh and your creations are always AWESOME!

  33. Laura, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I ALWAYS ENJOY listening to you! You make me SMILE! AND TODAY, I NEEDED that SMILE! 😉 THANK YOU!!! I LOOOOOVE ALL of the details you’ve done on this GORGEOUS CARD & I’ve even written down a few pointers from your video! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIPS, YOUR SWEETNESS & FOR MAKING ME SMILE TODAY! (((HUGS!))) 😀

  34. Beautiful beautiful card, you showed a few things that I didn’t know about: the Elmers spray glue, when you sniped the die cut just a lil on both ends and it popped right out. Thank you so much for this video.
    Rachel H.

  35. Beautiful card. I love everything about the card….however, now I need to purchase a few items. I was trying so hard to avoid purchasing anymore Christmas dies….that ornament, and how you have presented it just “blows me away”. Definitely on my list now! Do I say thank you?

  36. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the video!! I’m picky about my water splats, too. Although, I am a newbie at them.

  37. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!you said “Kristin Werner you nailed it!” The font is so beautiful and elegant. Truely a work of art and hope to make one using your inspiration. Thanks you. And keep colouring he world with colour!

  38. I love it. I would have never blended those two colors but the results are gorgeous and you sold me on the ornament diecut, so excuse me while I go order that now 😉

  39. Beautiful card Miss Laura! Have I told you lately how much I love you and your videos……it’s because you always….always make me laugh and smile! Thank you!

  40. I’m so glad you used the “believe” die. I am making princess and fairy cards for little girls right now and I think the “believe” die would work perfectly! Great card and thanks for the inspiration!

  41. Once again you have made an amazing card! Love how you used the ornament die! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  42. PLEASE tell me there are no more blog-hops coming up! I did this one in reverse order. (made it seem less time-consuming, somehow! ) I knew I saved the best for last. That die is just amazing, as is KW’s wonderful script. I am so glad they are doing the word shadow outline dies. It’s honestly a wonderful way to highlight a sentiment. Of course, I could glue it then fussy cut, but I flunked scissors in kindergarten and am not much better now! Thank you for stretching my skills, as well at informing me and entertaining me! And all boys are easily tittilated by words that seem “naughty!”

  43. Laura, You absolutely nailed it!!! Love all your cards and videos, I will never get tired of your creativity ever…

  44. Very beautiful ornament Laura. This release has some very great things. Love it when Kristina does her amazing writing. So cool. That for sending us off on this hop and for your sense of humor. Ta Ta for now….

  45. Oh drat, I meant Thanks for sending us off on this hop and for your sense of humor. Fat fingers, little keys……

  46. Beautiful card! After watching you, I have my eyes on the ornament die cut and the Believe die. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  47. The word “believe” just POPS off your card … going to try that technique for sure! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us and for the “how to” video!

  48. Laura, What an absolutely beautiful card! Love, love,love it! I’m 70 yrs old I don’t believe I ever knew there was a name for the dot over the “i” tiddle I just cracked up when you said that. Lol. Thank you for that and the card.

  49. Very pretty, I like the black outline the white Believe die cut. Laura, you always make me laugh, I enjoy everything you do.

  50. This card is really an attention grabber! Very elegant, and I love the way the glitter ornament is offset from the glittery side border cut-out of its form. So creative!

  51. Oh my gosh. This card is gorgeous! Watched the video. And of course, as usual, I was thoroughly entertained. lol. I love that you’ve used beautiful colors in the background. And using the silver to cut out this Peyton Ornament die was the perfect touch. I especially love the way you did the “believe” sentiment. I agree…Kristina Werner all the way! Thanks for sharing your wonderful design techniques, sense of humor, and gifts for creating with all of us!

  52. Beautiful card Laura! Loved your video as well. I laughed pretty hard when you said you were like a “10 year old boy”. Too funny! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂 P.S. I don’t know if you read all the replies or not, but how is your son doing at school in Calgary? Hope you’re doing well now. Our momma hearts just have too much to care about..

  53. This is gorgeous, Laura! I love the sparkle against that beautiful background. Everything looks so magical – just like the wonder of the Christmas season.

  54. This is absolutely the most gorgeous card. Everything in the Christmas release is off the charts. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  55. I soooooooo enjoy watching your video’s, knowing I am going to learn something. Your card is be-u-tee-ful!!!!

  56. This is so gorgeous, Laura. That believe die is a necessity, I’m sure, & now I’m wanting that ornament die. Great video, as always; you’re like sunshine on a cloudy day( do you know that song?). Thanks so much.

  57. This is amazing! I never thought of that color combo for the holidays, but it really works so well, especially under that silver glitter paper. Great design, too. Tfs! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  58. Gosh lesson 1 watch were you put your splats!!! What a beautiful combo with those colours and silver and of course a couple of sequins. Going to buy that die.

  59. Love the die, love the colours, love the technique; I just love this card!!! The Christmas season is coming and this is lovely.

  60. Thanks for always providing us with such wonderful inspiration! You are a true talent to the papercrafting industry!

  61. Laura your card is absolutely stunning, stunning, stunning! What a great job with the die and colouring. Thank you for sharing.

  62. Always love your chatty, informative commentary on your videos and your ink blending skills are A.mazing!! Lovely card – thanks for sharing.

  63. Beautiful card! Love the colors you used and the ornament die. The believe stamp and die sets are on my list. Love your videos, always fun spending crafty time with you.

  64. Not a color combo I would think about on a Christmas card. A standout. Thanks for the tips about watercolor paper.

  65. Exquisite! That ornament die is amazing and the believe, well it’s just gorgeous. Great job with this card. And I have to tell you, a couple weeks ago at a crop we had quite a discussion about tittles, they laughed because I knew that, told them I learned it from you. Then I told them another word everyone should know, nurdle. A nurdle is that little blob of toothpaste you put on your toothbursh. Really it is! There are a couple other definitions, but this one is my favorite. Just thought I’d keep you informed.
    Thanks for sharing this card and video with us.

  66. Wow this is gorgeous – the way you have created this card has made me rethink the colours that I would normally use for Christmas. Thank you so much for the chance to win

  67. Gorgeous card!! I’ve been trying to figure out how that die works. Also, you are very entertaining!! I love your videos!

  68. Oh my gosh. I thought you were saying tiddle…but it’s tittle…both make me laugh. For a Brit, tiddle is just as bad (as a noun). Beautiful card as always. Love that die…it’s original. The believe is gorgeous.

  69. I love this card – really elegant, but simple enough for people to make a number of them quickly. I’ll be making some of these to send out.

  70. Pretty card – and Christmas truly is “magic” … my future son-in-law at the time was the first one to ever say that Christmas at our house was magic. Loved it then, love it still.

  71. Beautiful. I always look forward to your videos. You are so entertaining to listen to. My husband listens too. He doesn’t make cards, but he thinks you are funny. Thank you for sharing.

  72. Love the card Laura! It is so much simpler to make that it looks! Also in lov with the Candied Apple & Mustard Seed.

  73. What a striking BOLD sentiment! Thank you for the tip on quickly adhering the layers together. Great video mixing humor and inspiration.

  74. Wowzers……amazing card! Love the die cute word! I bought all the word dies that had that back ground piece in stamptember release from Simon, but I couldn’t find any ideas on how to use it……that is until today!
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

  75. I love how you’ve used that die in silver Laura with that stunning ink blending behind – you always delight me with your cards – thank you!

  76. Just gorgeous Laura! Stunning card! That die is amazing! Can’t wait to see all the talent on this blog hop! Thanks so much for sharing!

  77. You have no idea how delighted I am when I see that you’ve posted a new video! I love your enthusiasm and humour so much, Laura. Spectacular card – I love everything about it!

  78. Such a unique die and I also love Kristina’s handwriting. Thank you for sharing your talent and sense of humor – love it!

  79. Wow- this is gorgeous ! ( I actually said that out loud when I saw the card). I love the contrast in the sentiment. Really pretty. Love it!

  80. Very gorgeous card Laura ! As always you made a wonderful background which highlights so well the new products ! This ornament is so gorgeous and I really love the writing of this big sentiment ! Thanks so much for sharing.

  81. I am not familiar with distress cardstock, but I use distress markers all of the time and love them. I have to check out the cardstock next. I love the silver glitter paper on the border and for the ornament. I like the colors in the background, too!

  82. Laura, thanks for the video! I love what you had to say about your favorite colors and the spray adhesive — although I’m not ready to switch — :).

  83. Love the border made by the Peyton ornament — between that and the Believe die, you have a simple but gorgeous card.

  84. Didn’t think one would have a use for the outline die to go with the sentiment, but you totally convinced me the two go together perfectly! Also love the ornament die and the blended background (as always).
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Marianne x

  85. You always do a great job on your cards, and your videos are always a treat–fun and informative with the right balance of concise but useful explanations. That die is awesome.

  86. You made me LOL with that “I just made that up.” comment!!! Priceless to those of us who watch a lot of these videos and “get it”.

    Beautiful card, you made blending look so effortless…well done!

  87. Laura, I always love your cards and videos and today’s is no exception. I’m seriously trying to refrain from buying right now but this example is making it incredibly difficult.

  88. I originally passed by the Peyton Ornament die, since seeing it used in your card, I have moved to the top of my list. beautiful card.

  89. Laura, I just love your projects. I would not have picked out the Peyton Ornament before I saw your video. Thanks!

  90. I didn’t know that die was a partial cut die! So glad you highlighted it! As always I love your card and your perfect blending for the backgrounds.

  91. Great video and gorgeous card! I hadn’t really been sure about that die until I saw the way you used it. Now I love the die. Thanks for the inspiration!

  92. I really like this card! You always know just what pop of color to add to make the whole design come alive! Love the bit of glittery silver, too!

  93. This is absolutely PERFECT, Laura! I think my OCD is what has kept me from getting on the flicking bandwagon – I can’t control flick placement. Glad to see/hear that we OCDers CAN still flick. 🙂

  94. Oh wow! Love just love everything about this card! It’s somehow both simple and detailed at the same time, and the ornament die adds so much – beautiful 🙂

  95. Your card was absolutely fabulous. Loved your video, very informative and entertaining. Really inspiring and enjoyable. Thanks.

  96. The sign of a good blog hop is to make you want to buy all of the things. Well played SSS! Thanks for a chance to win!

  97. You’re right Laura… Kristina nailed it with that “Believe” die and stamp set! My absolutely favourite… but apparently everyone else’s too… it’s already sold out!!

  98. Hi Laura. Love the video and this card is wonderful. Made me laugh when you speak about how you are when it comes to your flicks….I am too. The color combo is beautiful and the love the dimension of the die cut. I didn’t know about the elmers spray. Will have to find it and try it. Great idea. I didn’t know the dot on the “I” had a name….I do now…LOL. yup…makes me want to laugh too

  99. Laura, you never cease to amaze, or amuse, me. Love your work and yes, I too, giggle EVERY time I’m in search of that little tittle that goes missing on my mess (craft) table. Thank you for sharing!

  100. A really pretty card Laura…one of my favs out of this release is that “believe” die, which of course I’ve already ordered! TFS

  101. Love your videos! You always crack me up and brighten my day. I’m glad you used this die–makes much more sense now, and now I must add it to the collection… Beautiful card!

  102. Wow…what a pretty card….I love that ornament die….sometimes, I think you need to see the dies made into a project to get you started. Just lovely…thank you so much….

  103. This is such a beautiful card! The distress ink blending is amazing and the design is lovely. And that ornament die is so fresh, but that believe die is just gorgeous.

  104. I love these stamps and dies. I am making bunches of Christmas Cards for the holiday season and some Halloween Cards for close friends. I love to use different papers and dies. I also did some organization of my toys!

  105. You were the main inspiration for me to finally commit to learning how to do ink blending – which has become one of my favorite things to do in card making! I always love seeing what you do with it. These shadow dies are really appealing, and since I DO believe in the magic of Christmas, I may have to incorporate this one into some of my holiday creations!

  106. If I had not watched your video I would never have ordered the Peyton Ornament die but it was awesome and now I will be watching for it in the mail. Can’t wait!

  107. What a beautiful and different Christmas card! I don’t have a die cutter so I can’t make a card like yours but I love the silver glitter and the colors you used in the background. Yellow is my favorite color and I see you used it too. Great card!

  108. I love the shadowing of the word believe. It just stands out beautifully on that backdrop. That ornament is gorgeous to boot. Thanks for your video Laura.

  109. so pretty and I did remember the name of the dot over the i. I am not a fan of warm colors but I like this card.

  110. Another winner, Laura! Yup, remember the earlier discussion of the tittle! Love the ornament die, so unusual. And yes, Kristina DID nail it! Love that set and matching dies.

  111. I Tittley loved this card!!! every little flick of water was perfect, i totally get ya on that! love the glittery paper. oh it is so near and dear to my heart- I hoard the stuff like chocolate or something! another home run with your video

  112. I don’t know how you do it Laura, your cards are ALWAYS stunning! This is so gorgeous, I love the way the “believe” curves over the paper and the beautiful glitter cardstock, and then the warmth of the distress inked background – it’s perfect 🙂

  113. Beautiful colors ……striking layout. The glitter ornament is such a nice contrast to the black and white believe

  114. Laura – You are always so fun and creative and I love how you made this new die COME ALIVE! Keep inspiring us, we need your Whimsy! You are awesome!

  115. Laura, your card is simply stunning. I love the silver ornament and what a wonderful die it is. The word ‘believe’ is fabulous and I’m with you when you say Kristine Werner’s writing is magnificent!! You are the best and I always love your videos. You make me laugh 🙂

  116. Hi Laura ~ Your card is “magic” and your coloring perfection. I’m a Distress Ink junkie and love watching you use them. This ornament die is stunning and the results you’ve gotten with that gorgeous glittery paper is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your card creativity and your grasp on the English language….Can’t ever forget to add the tittle! 😀 ~HUGS~

  117. That card has got to be one of the top ten favorite cards! Love the believe die cut, the ornament outline, and the colors! Spot on!

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  119. I am using the Peyton ornament die. Cutting it out on silver glitter paper. Problem with it cutting through. What platforms did you use? Help!

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