Simon Saturday- My favourite Simon Products of 2017……so far

Hey lovelies, Welcome to Simon Saturday

The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching and I wanted to share what my favourite Simon Products of 2017 have been and why.

So grab a cuppa and get comfy as we start….items are in no particular order.

All items are listed at the bottom of this post, if an item is out of stock then i encourage you to sign up for stock notification.

 

Word Dies

Now I know Simon Started releasing these dies last year, but they have continued to release these and I for one love them. I love the fonts and that they can be used on their own on a project, or with some stamps/other dies. I have slowly been collecting them and they have fast become one of the most used range of dies in my collection. I also love the size.

Here is some of my projects featuring word dies.

 

Artsy Flower Parts

This stamp set is a set I haven’t seen receive a lot of love and I have no idea why as it really is a fun set and is that something a little bit different. It was part of the new beginnings release which was an AMAZING release so I think it may have been overlooked for that reason.

I love the build ability of the set and also the flexibility. If you are looking for a different floral type stamp set then you should check this set out.

 

Simon’s Stencils

There is no denying that Simon has knocked it out of the park this year with their stencils, I used to love working with stencils but have neglected them for a few years but Simon has changed that and I hope they continue to wow us with their stencil designs.

I have been VERY impressed with the sturdiness of the stencils, especially considering how detailed and delicate some of them are, mine have been used a lot and show no signs of wear or tear.

 

 

Cherished Release

I decided to mention the Cherished release as a whole because it was, for me at least the best release of the year it had a fantastic mix of dies, stamps & stencils and so many items from this release have quickly become my all time favourite Simon products.

I especially love their Wonky Stitch dies and Twisted Stitch Borders dies.

If The Hat Fits Stamps

As much as I love Halloween I am very fussy with Halloween themed stamp set but as soon as I received this set I loved it.

It is just something slightly different to other sets and i love the different styles of hats within the set.

Making Spirits Bright Release

Yep another great release from Simon. I loved the mix again on this and some of holiday sets are just brilliant and my wish list is pretty much the whole of this release.

I do have the FA LA LA stamps and dies and love them. I also love that Simon did a few different sequin mixes for this release.

 

Ink Pads

Simon now has an extensive range of their own ink pads and have released more colours this year.

If you haven’t tried their ink pads I highly encourage you, I don’t have many but I am slowly building my collection and have never been disappointed they give great colour and Id be lost without their Intense Black Ink which can be used with Alcohol markers, Pencils & Watercolours.

I LOVE that so many people liked the Ink swiping projects I created with Simon’s Ink cubes.

 

 

Simon Says Kitsย 

Simon has not only had their usual monthly card kits this year but also they have released some amazing limited edition kits.

I had to mention their kits as this year they have released a fantastic mix of kits, I know this has meant that some people won’t like every single month but the fact they have tried to cater to wider range of tastes has been great and it has also been great to create with things I wouldn’t normally purchase or work with.

For those who don’t know about Simon’s Kits you can subscribe to the kits and save $5 per month and as long as you are subscribed you will get the kit each month (their kits sell out FAST) or you can buy month by month, or whenever you want and each kit costs $29.99 plus shipping. Simon tend to release sneak peeks on social media so you can normally get an idea if you would like that kit or not.

 

Together Stamp set

As with every year this years STAMPtember was another great one with a huge mix of stamp sets and fantastic collaborations with other companies. I loved all the collaborations but won’t share them as they are all sold out and as always with STAMPtember collaboration sets once they sell out thats it.

One stamp set that came out during STAMPtmeber was Simon’s Together stamp set. this is a sentiment based set and is beautiful and has a nice mix of sentiments and fonts. A great “stable” set to add to your stamping arsenal.

Envelopes

A stable of any card makers inventory is the envelope, yet I have struggled to find nice good quality A2 envelopes and then Simon started to release their envelopes and I love them.

They come in some fantastic colours (I highly recommend their metallic ones) and are lovely quality and a good price too.

 

So there you are my favourite list (so far ) of Simon’s 2017 products. This list is of course my own opinion and Id love to hear what your favourite Simon Product of 2017 has been so far.

For those who don’t know DIecember kicks off on 1st December and I have had some of the new release land on my desk this week and know you are going to love it.

Diecember is all about dies and Simon has a month long celebration for all things die wise (similar to stamptember but based around dies)

I will share a number of projects throughout the month and of course some giveaways too.

GIVEAWAY

It’s time for another $25 Gift certificate giveaway just comment below with what your favourite Simon product of 2017 has been and also what you would like to see from Simon in 2018.

Winners will be announced on the next Simon Saturday

Good luck

Please note that any giveaways are not sponsored by Simon Says Stamp in any way and are paid for and chosen by myself.

As always thank you for stopping by and your continued support and comments.

Happy Crafting

 

The supplies list below is long but I have tried to include as many products that I have talked about above, as well as some possible alternatives.


18 comments

Gorgeous projects, all of them! I really love the Snowburst collage wafer die, and other dies like it. I would love to see more of these types of dies.

Thanks so much Melissa. The snow burst Collage die is beautiful and yes I agree the other collage dies are too….wait until you see some of the diecember release !

I love, love the variety of stencils that SSS provides in one place!!!!! I can’t say what I want to see it 2018 but I know I need to get me some SSS inks! At least start with the minis. And yes your mini SSS ink swipe project is great!!!

Thanks for sharing your favorites Tracy!!! I didn’t even know about the Artsy Flowers Parts…must have missed that somehow. It’s so pretty and no coloring so it’s perfect for quick and easy cards. Thank you!!!

Thanks for the great post, Tracy! I’m one of those people who just can’t make up their mind what to get, so end up not ordering. Silly, I know! I don’t like being pressured into a purchase, so stay away from the limited editions by all companies, even when I like something. I have some of Simon’s word dies, but none with the included outline mat. Been debating about “Joy” but I already have several other joy word dies. I loved the Ornate Leaves set when I first saw it & still might end up with that. Bought one of the new stencils & just need to use it as I suspect they may be my favorite new products of 2017! However, I absolutely love your “with love” card, so maybe I’d get the most use out of those type of dies. Forgot about Diecember, so now I need to wait again to place an order–haha! Wishing you a wonderful week!

Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Yes I totally get where you are coming from about limited editions I like to take my time ordering so really do get that. Sending hugs lovely x

Thanks so much lovely. It’s a great set and I’d love to see what you could create with it x

Thanks so much Kristina. Yes I highly recommend their inks.
Totally agree about the stencils x

zsofia molnar

I am a big SSS fan and waiting for every release eagerly. My faves for this year were the stencils and they came out with some gorgeous background stamps as well. What I would love to se next year? Hmm….I love cutesy critters and flowers too. I would love to see also extension to their cardstocks and matching envelopes. My favourites too.

Janet Ingraham

I love the mandela stencils, stitched borders and stained glass sentiments. Couldnt pick one

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie)

You showcase a lot of awesome products here! I think the release that struck me the most was the fingerprint doodles stamp set. It is so simple but unique, and the possibilities are endless!

I don’t actually own that set but do keep looking at it because it is a fab and like you said unique set x

They are gorgeous aren’t they x

They have killed it with their stencils and background stamps i have to admit. Id love to see more cutesy and flowers too ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi Tracy,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and these amazing products. I have been loving what I see and learn from SSS and have bought so many products this year it’s hard to pick a favorite, I love the sets and stencils released. Honestly what I use ALL the time is the Intense Black ink. My request for next year is a practical one. Sell a reinker for that color.
And thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy I have asked the same thing as I do love the black ink, it’s my go to each and every single time.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

Marjorie Dumontier

This is such a great post, very helpful for those of us who don’t know that well Simon’s products. I’ve started the kit subscription around spring, so they’re kinda new to me. But so far, i always love their stamps, wether they are cute characters or intricate designs. Thanks for your generosity ! And love from France. Marjorie
margessw@icloud.com

I found you via Instagram and loved reading this post, the word dies have been sitting in my basket for a while now. I really liked the whole easter release from them, some very pretty floral stamps have also been released this year. Thank you for the giveaway.

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