Ho3 – And a Blog Hop!

Simon Says Stamp | 2023 DieCember Release

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Hi there!

Today I’m super excited to be participating in a Blog Hop to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp 2023 DieCember Release that just went live yesterday! 

If you’re following along on the hop you probably got here from Barb Engler’s blog – but if not, you can start from the top at the Simon Says Stamp Blog!    

From now until 12/8 at 11:59 pm EST you can use the code FLURRY and get the gorgeous Aidan Snowflake die FREE with a purchase! Be sure to follow the instructions on the graphic below to claim your free gift.

Be sure to leave a comment below (and at each stop on the hop) because Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to one commenter on each blog!  Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, December 13th. If you’re a winner, just email Simon Says Stamp to claim your prize!

This release is primarily about the dies (it is DieCember, right?), but there is so much more to it!  That’s why, for my stop on the hop, I’m sharing this clean and simple holiday card I created using the Festive Candy Cane stencil from the release – along with a few extras from prior releases and from my stash.  

To make this card:

  1. Die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock.
  2. Stencil the Festive Candy Cane in the lower right corner of the panel.
  3. Die cut the Simple Ho die – use red cardstock for the letters and white for the shadow.
  4. Use twine to attach a gem that is the number 3 to the “o” in “ho”.  I used a gem from my jewelry-making stash.
  5. Attach the stenciled panel to a trimmed piece of red cardstock and then to a white card base.
  6. Use foam adhesive to attach the gemmed “ho” to the card front.

I just love the clean and simple – but super festive and fun – look of this card!  I hope it inspires you to create something wonderful!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for joining in on our Hop!  I’m the last stop for today but if you haven’t seen them all, I hope you’ll start at the top: Simon Says Stamp Blog!  

Here’s the full list of stops:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Barbara Tarayao

Emily Midgett

Keisha Charles

Mindy Eggen

Miriam Prantner

Cheiron Brandon

Heather Ruwe

Bobbi Lemanski

Barb Engler

Jean Doeringsfeld. <– you are here!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!  

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Jeanne Rice

    Beautiful card.

  2. Berina Rajakumar

    Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ann H

    Fun simple card!

  4. shawna

    That’s gorgeous. I wish I’d thought of that!

  5. Nancee Purdum

    What a great card! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sherry R

    Love the super clean lines of this card!

  7. Patty A Eifert

    Oh I love your card! Clean and simple is definitely my jam!

  8. Ms. Tamp

    Fun design share.

  9. Amy Solovay

    That’s a super creative idea for a card! So fun!

  10. Steffi H.

    CAS perfection, love your clean card.

  11. Dee Earnshaw

    LOVE the design of your card – so pretty

  12. Shar Zar

    Your HO-3 is priceless.

  13. Mary Roberson

    Interesting way to say Ho Ho Ho. Pretty colors in your card.

  14. Laurie Black

    Cute card!

  15. Kathy J in Ellicott City

    Great card!

  16. Mary-Anne V.

    What a fun unique card with the 3 on the sentiment!

  17. Cindi Green

    Great idea! The candy cane is done beautifully.

  18. Dorothy A

    Love your clean and simple holiday card!

  19. Laura C. Budke

    absolutely lovely. I like your “ho” with a 3 next to it. Really talented, thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  20. Sandy Anderson

    I absolutely love your card! So simple, yet a big statement! Thank you for sharing!

  21. Melissa Leftrick

    Love this!! The candy cane is so cute

  22. DebbieP

    Clever design with the Ho3! I like simple cards like this.

  23. Karyn K Petrick

    Clean and simple is a great way to go for Christmas cards, especially when you’re planning to make a ton! Love it

  24. Stacey Kowbel

    Wonderful card! I really love your candy cane design!

  25. Mirella ROGAN

    Love your fun CAS design – very clever!

  26. Sheri Kempke

    Lovely card–I love all the details–the stitching, the layers and the #3 on the Ho! Great job!

  27. Zlatka

    Love this card design! So beautiful!

  28. LaChelle Unger

    Love this card!

  29. Janet D.

    This is so fun, love it!

  30. Maureen Reiss

    This card is tooooo Cute!!!


    I can’t believe I almost missed your blog! So beautiful!

  32. Sharon Gullikson

    Really cute. I like the 3 added–HO HO HO

  33. Donna Tuschoff

    Adorable and clean card!!

  34. Audrey

    Nice card, it simple and sends a happy message

  35. Rosemary D

    Clean, simple and so very pretty!

  36. Lauryne Cunningham

    Great card! Love the witty sentiment!

  37. Kris Pagenkopf

    Very nice simple card. Thanks for showing it.

  38. Debbie M

    Lovely card. Clever design.

  39. Orit Viderman

    Beautiful card.

  40. Toni Kwaiser

    I love this! Very fun!

  41. Donna Phelan

    Ho to the 3rd power….love it! Cute and creative! (may have to case it) 🙂

  42. Lin

    Being a math teacher; I am in love with HO to the Power of 3! LOL!

  43. Connie Hostak

    Love this cute card!

  44. Elizabeth

    Thank you for sharing your card – it’s fun and festive!

  45. Suzette Thoeni


  46. Susan Pens

    Pretty card

  47. Beverly Sizemore

    Pretty and festive card! I love this new release! Happy Holidays!

  48. Tami B

    Cute and clever! This one made me smile as soon as I saw it.

  49. Geri S

    HO3 – love it! Always enjoy something different that makes me smile. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  50. Lori Spitzer

    What a beautiful and uncomplicated card! I love it!
    Lori S in PA

  51. Marisela Delgado

    Lovely card!

  52. Marisela Delgado

    So pretty!

  53. Janet

    Thanks for you and all the inspiring bloggers !

  54. Deborah Hellman

    Adorable, CAS Christmas card 😍

  55. Angela

    Your card is cute! Thank you for sharing it!

  56. Judy Inukai

    What a great card. Love the Ho3.

  57. Kim M Jacobs

    Too cute! Love the clean simple design ❤️

  58. Amy Hart

    I love simple, elegant cards like this!

  59. Merrill P

    I like the classic colours used for the candy cane.

  60. Linda BL

    How clever. Love the card!

  61. Faulba Dorsett

    Love your cards. I like to use stencils but never happy with the finished result. More practice is required.

  62. Carol Ross

    Clever CAS card… love it!!!!

  63. Nancy R

    The little 3 for the win!

  64. Joy Meadows

    Super sweet card! Love the 3!!

  65. Lorraine Durgee

    What a great simple card that’s just perfect for the holidays — that’s so much .

  66. Deborah David

    A nice simple Christmas Card with a smile.

  67. Susan sonnier


  68. Elizabeth G

    Love this card!

  69. Deana Hayes

    A simple but lovely card.

  70. Cate D

    I love your stenciled candy cane, so cute, what a fun card.

  71. Sharon Lynn White

    Love your color choices! They really pop! Thanks for sharing!

  72. Kay Furnish

    Ho Ho Ho! Love the little ‘3’ you added! So clever!

  73. kathy dumpert

    I like the added candy cane!

  74. Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE your CAS design! TOO CUTE!

  75. Denise Bryant

    Love the dimension and layering on your card! Pretty candy cane design and details!

  76. Karen F.

    This is a very cute CAS card design! I love how you made it your own with the “3” added to it! The candy cane stencil is one that I will be adding to my stash!! Fabulous new DieCember release!

  77. Karen Walker

    I love all your CAS designs, and this one is especially great! The 3 tied onto the “HO” was a brilliant idea!

  78. Andre M.

    So pretty and elegant in this traditional palette.

  79. Tijana Zivkovic

    Love the clean design!

  80. Lynn

    Such a fresh, clean design – my fave on the hop! Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Linda Kleback

      I love the simplicity of your design!

  81. Lorie Ehmer

    Simple and elegant.

  82. Cathy Doerr

    Love the simplicity of your card.

  83. ionabunny

    Simply lovely. Love the 3 shorthand. So cool. HUgz

  84. Gayle I.

    Very sweet and delightful!

  85. Virginia B.

    Haha cute idea of adding the number 3! Love it!

  86. Angy Hughes

    So pretty. Simple yet stunning.

  87. Lempicki Toni

    Great clean and simple card that could easily be mass produced. Thanks gor sharing.

  88. Deb Stelter

    super cute going to have to try this one

  89. Chris

    Very simple and elegant

  90. Sue Symens

    Who would think that tiny, little stencil of this much cuteness! Nice work.

  91. Karen s

    Beautiful card!

  92. Kelly A,

    Such a striking, clean and simple card! Love the candy cane.

    • Alexandra Young

      Lovely card design!

  93. Lynn Chan

    Haha almost missed the 3 until saw what you wrote! Cool!

  94. Amy

    love the cubed “ho” idea…great card.

  95. Michelle Bethel

    Very clever with the 3. Love the card.

  96. barbara lassiter

    Simple, elegant and so beautiful!

    • Sharon Liss

      I just love simplistic cards. The 3 tag on the Ho is so clever. Such a great card. Happy Holidays.

  97. Cyndi Morris

    Love that beautiful, fun card! So cheery!

  98. Sandie Scott

    Simple candy cane goodness brings back so many memories. Great job

  99. Jann

    Very cute!! Love the simple and clean look.

    • Stephanie Bauling

      Beautiful…love the candy cane! Thank you for sharing 💗

  100. Carol Doggett

    OOH, love the clean and simple look, this is a must try! (Who you callin’ a HO? LOL) Sorry my weird brain went there! Great card!

  101. Gayle M

    I love this little candy cane card…you did an amazing job. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Dawn

      That candy cane is adorable. Glad you highlighted a stencil that was included in Diecember!

  102. Debra Keane

    I just love the crispness of this card design!

    • Stef Perry

      Such a fabulous CAS design! Love it!

    • Beverly Jordan

      You are so clever!!! Hilarious!! “Hox3” So ingenious! Love it!!!


designer & content creator

I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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