Simon Says … Clean and Simple Christmas


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


Christmas is only  78  days away so if you haven’t made a start on your preparations then maybe now is the time to think about getting all of your holiday craft products out of mothballs and making a start! Keeping your cards CAS should cut down on the time it takes to make them, you can mass produce and it also keeps the postage costs down too, a definite winner!

We are showcasing MEMORY BOX PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


So this week’s challenge is right up my street!  I LOVE Christmas and I LOVE CAS!  Not to mention I also LOVE Memory Box dies – what more could I ask for?  I adored this Stitched Heart Trio die set as soon as I saw it and immediately pictured them dangling like little ornaments from the EVER-SO-USEFUL Woodland Branch die.  I wanted a sort of rustic, country feel to the card to chose to use a cream card base with a Kraft panel and just to add a wee bit of interest used my favourite Avery Elle die, Wonky Stitches (how did I live before this die??).  I cut the hearts from cream and red card and layered them with some foam adhesive and added some cord.  It was a tad fiddly getting everything to stay in place whilst I waited for the glue to dry!  The sentiment is from the Christmas Florals stamp set from Avery Elle and I embossed it in an off-white embossing powder.

CAS Christmas

Thanks for stopping by xxx

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!



You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw



  1. Bonnie says:

    I love, love, love these hanging hearts and the fun stitched borders! Evidently everyone else does too as both are out of stock! Hope you get a commission! ;>)

  2. Greta H says:

    I have that branch die, but not sure I’ve ever used it. I love your card–thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Jenna says:

    Hi Caryn, I love this amazing X-mas card!!!!

  4. JoAnn B. says:

    What a lovely card. The hanging hearts ar so cute. Love the stitching and the layers.

  5. Gorgeous card Caryn! I love the stitched dies
    Mandy xx

  6. Debby says:

    Absolutely love your fabulous Christmas card.

  7. It’s just beautiful, Caryn! The neutrals are amazing against the red. Very stylish and inspirating!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Love the design and the “peek a boos” of red, Caryn! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. Super sweet card Caryn!


  10. Jenna says:

    Amazing card, Caryn!!! Great design!!!

  11. A gorgeous card Caryn, the heart baubles suspended from the brancg are fabulous and I love the wonky stitches – I keep saying this – I think it’s time I invested to some!!!

    Heather xx

  12. Such a pretty card Caryn, I love CAS! x

  13. Virginia L. says:

    What super SWEET design!! Love the white and kraft combo with the red peeking through! Each placement is spot on, Caryn!

  14. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Caryn 🙂 I love the heart baubles, so cute and the wonky stitched edges are fabulous, love it! 🙂

    Lols x x x

  15. Jingle says:

    This is very pretty! I love the layering!

  16. Caryn, this is darling! Love all the stitching, and those hearts, too, of course!


  1. […] This design was inspired by a fantastic Christmas card created by Caryn Davies a year ago here. […]

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