Hello! Can you believe it is already mid-October? (where did the time go!) Since we are only 2 months or so away from Christmas (gasp!), I thought it would be fun to create some holiday cards to celebrate this fun release from Altenew!You should be coming from Amy’s blog if you are hoping along with us. If not, no worries – just start from here and go through the hop list! There are giveaways too, so make sure to scroll all the way down!

altenew-october-blog-hop-720x450 Ever since I received the October release stamp sets, I’ve been eyeing on the Simple Flower Stamp Set and thought it’d be fun to use a non-holiday stamp set for holiday cards.


The metallic themed holiday cards can work as both feminine and masculine cards – if you need to, you can easily make a bunch of these and send it out to your loved ones. And how fun is it to see metallic flowers on a holiday card? To learn how to create this card, make sure to watch the video tutorial above!


I also created some fun background to bring more attention to the focal point of the card – which you can totally skip it if you want to keep it more simple and clean. I think it adds a fun interest to the card, don’t you think?


For the sentiment, I used the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set from the release. I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial and today’s project! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll be back to answer them for ya! Next stop on the hop is Yoonsun – she is a great designer and you will love her projects! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway before heading over to her blog. Thanks for stopping by!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click  SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. All the products were personally purchased, otherwise noted. Enjoy shopping and happy creating!


#1. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please ask people to leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Wednesday, October 19th at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Thursday, October 20th on the Altenew blog.

#2. You can win another prize – $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Leave a comment below by October 19th, 5PM EST and I will pick a winner on the 20th and announce it right here. Good luck!!

UPDATE: Winner has been announced!! Congrats, Izzy!



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  1. GORGEOUSNESS! I lovelovelove this silver/gold/bronze (?) confection! It makes my heart happy! TFS!

  2. I love this stamp set and your design shows just how versatile a set this is. A lovely card.
    Best wishes

  3. Im really excited about this Simple Flowers stamp set, and im so happy to see it in action! Lovely card, thank you so much for sharing xx

  4. Love how you have used a not Christmas set to create a Christmas card – you have really shown us the versatility of this set – many many thanks for that! Thank you for the blog hop and wonderful inspiration Karen x

  5. I really enjoy a blog hop and seeing how everyone uses their stamps. I like the metallic look of the images on your cards. I use metals mostly for sentiments but after seeing your cards, I’m going to try them with my stamped images. TFS

  6. Love seeing the transformation of the flowers into a ‘holiday-themed’ card! Gorgeous…and, as always, your video is a source of inspiration!

  7. love the use of the flowers to make a Christmas card, and the back ground stamping so simple but makes the card.

  8. Hi Nicole,
    Oooh, I love the clean & modern look of your card, with the elegance of metallic shine! TY for the inspiration!

  9. Love the way you made the simple flower design into a Christmas card. It takes a good designer to help us all see how to stretch what we have.

  10. Beautiful!! Love the metallic flowers you’ve created, and yes, your background definitely adds a gorgeous dimension to the card. Love it!

  11. OMG, this is gorjuss. I love silver and gold you used and such a simple, yet gorjuss design. Simple Flowers are my favourite from this release. Great HOP. Thanks for inspiration. Hugs, Keti

  12. I adore your holiday take on this flower set, Nicole – shows how very versatile it is, and that I MUST HAVE IT! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  13. What a great card – thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful video!! Lovely use of colors and stamps!!!

  14. Beautiful card Nicole. I love how you used the gold and silver with this stamp set. Thank you for the video – love it. 🙂

  15. So so pretty! Love all the metallics. I was thrilled to see that you used two of the stamps that I just ordered—love them even more, seeing your work with them! Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. This is an unusual holiday card Nicole and I love the gold and silver together with the sentiment in white on dark blue which works beautifully. x

  17. This is a nice clean card design. Well done video! lots of tips made it well worth the time spent. Thanks

  18. What a great twist on a holiday card! Love that embossing! Thanks for sharing a great out of the box idea! Everyone here on this blog is so talented.

  19. Awesome card. The Simple Flowers and the Holiday Wishes stamp sets on my wish list. Thank you for making the video, sharing your ideas and being part of the blog hop giveaway.

  20. Wow. Love the use of the flower stamps as a holiday stamp. The metallic colours are beautiful.

  21. Lovely silver and gold. Perfect for the holidays. Some really great new products from Altenew. It’s hard to pick just one.

  22. Wow, I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the metallics on your card, so pretty with these simple flowers set! Love the mica spray details too!

  23. I love the Simple Flowers stamp set so it was great to see how you used it for holiday cards! Super idea to stamp them in the metallic colours to give them a holiday feel.

  24. Holiday wishes stamp set is on the top of my list! Will have to watch your video later after I complete the hop, can’t wait 🙂

  25. Nicole your card is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I already ordered this set because I thought it was so cute, but you made it stunning!

  26. Oh my, that gold and silver is just stunning. In thinking if I get this stamp set, I’ll use my new Nuvo glitter on the flowers!

  27. How inventive to use this Simple Flowers Stamp set to create whimsical focal images! I love the Holiday Sentiments. so lovely!

  28. This is a beautiful card and so clever! I love the pop of navy against the metallics. Thanks for a chance to win a gift certificate.

  29. Lovely use of metallic embossing. With an different sentiment this card could be used for any occasion.

  30. Nicole, thank you so much for taking time to make a video to show how you made this card as I’m a visual person and learn more from seeing. I love the silver and gold and it is so festive. Great holiday card from a non-holiday stamp set!

  31. Your background really did pull the elements together. The gold and silver embossing powders made the ‘flowers’ very holidayish! Awesome

  32. Gorgeous, gorgeous. This is my favorite set in the release and I love how elegant it looks using like this on a holiday card.

  33. Excellent video, Nicole, and thanks for all the tips you shared! Beautiful Christmas card with the metallic gold and silver embossing and the dark navy sentiment strip. Love the dotted background!

  34. I love your card! I’ve been hearing the song “Silver & Gold” from that Christmas cartoon sung by Burl Ives. I know the flowers aren’t Christmas but because you did them in silver and gold they are! How cool is that? What a great idea! I want to win so bad! I hope that I do.

  35. Who knew you could have so much fun with little circles and dots? It’s a great background and thanks for showing how you work with a video. It makes trying out new techniques so much easier.

  36. loved this card!! such an innovative way to use non-holiday stamps for holiday cards! thanks for sharing 🙂

  37. I love this card. Those metallic embossing powders are beautiful and I definitely have to add them to my stash

  38. GORGEOUS card!!!
    LOVE the Simple Flowers and metallic embossing – WOW – such a WONDERFUL design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing … these stamps are definitely on the top of my wishlist, with the Geometric Flowers, Holiday Wishes, Bells and Bows … and much, much MORE 🙂

  39. What a very unique card and great idea for using the bold flower stamps set in a different way. Way to think outside the box! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Gin K.~

  40. This is so beautiful.. Really love the combination of gold & silver and I totally agree with you. The Simple Flowers set is really so amazing. It’s on my wish list 🙂

  41. This card is gorgeous, love the silver, gold and navy they go so well together. The new stamp set is fab.

  42. I really like how you use the flowers by giving them a completely different look. I’m getting great ideas from the blog hop for the Simple Flowers stamp set. Thank you!

  43. I agree metallic works so well with all the bling of the holidays. I so like your dots to surround your beautiful flowers.

  44. How beautiful! The metallic embossing just took the simple flowers stamp set to another level!! Beautiful card!!

  45. Fantastic card. I’m really loving how versatile the simple flowers stamp set is. Thank you for your great video.

  46. Beautiful! Love how the card has a really classic feel even though you used contemporary style images, such an interesting combo!

  47. I love that you used the simple flower set to make a holiday card, it really turned out beautifully and I love the gold and silver metallic flowers mixed together! Thank you for the great tutorial too!

  48. Great idea to expand your stamp set to use for a holiday card. The metallics on the card are really gorgeous!

  49. Your card is very unique. I love that you took something that was not made for the holidays and used it. Great reminder to think outside the box.

  50. What a great card, I like the silver and gold together. I enjoy seeing projects made with the new release!

  51. What a gorgeous card Nicole ! Great video too ! So nice to see how a non-theme stamp set can make a spectacular Greetings card ! Your design is fabulous and the colors you chose too ! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Congrats, Izzy! You are the lucky winner of the giveaway! Please see my post (giveaway section) to see how you can redeem your prize. Thank you for watching and stopping by!!

  52. I love your card!! The Simple Flowers set is my favorite from the new release and now seeing them in metallics….I’m sold!!

  53. the card is so pretty.
    The design could be used anytime during the year.
    Items expressly related to Christmas are not
    always necessary for Christmas cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  54. I love the well-loved box top you used when applying the mic spray drops. It looks like what I use too 🙂

  55. What a festive and elegant but simple card, Nicole. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  56. I love this card. its so clean simple and elegant. I am curious about why the navy cardstock instead of black. I love that idea for a pop of color, but without thinking I would have used black. Thanks for making me think through and see alternatives for using black always!!

  57. This is my first video from Scraps & Stamp….very impressive. I am not a red/green holiday person so loved the gold and silver and the creative use of non-holiday stamps to create a beautiful card. Thank you.