Friends Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of this blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release. I have three cards to share today that feature THIS new die set…

I thought it would be fun to share three different ways to use the same die set… 

1. Create your own DIY cover plate. 
I love the look of a die-cut background, but cover plate dies can be expensive. Instead, I created a die-cut background using a set of dies…
I die-cut the flowers from THIS die from a piece of black cardstock. I adhered colored cardstock underneath the openings and adhered the intricate die-cut on top for an in-laid look. I stamped a greeting form THIS stamp set on a circle cut with THIS die. I adhered the piece to a top folding pink note card and added THIS on top of the flowers for some sparkle. 
2. Create stamps from your dies. 
I used the same flower die set and cut it from THIS fun foam. I temporarily adhered it to an acrylic block and stamped the images on a piece of white cardstock. The fun foam stamps beautifully…
I colored in the images with THESE markers and added a white heat embossed sentiment from THIS stamp set. 
3.Create foiled accents using your dies. 
I die-cut the flowers from THIS toner paper and added colored foil on top. I placed them in a carrier sheet and ran them through THIS machine to apply heat and seal the foil. I love the shine it gives….
I finished the card off with a white heat embossed sentiment from THIS stamp set. 
I hope this inspires you to try one of these techniques using your dies. 
There’s much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit, Justine Hovey. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here is the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp is so generous and is giving away a $25 coupon at each stop along the hop, so be sure to leave a comment at every stop. The winners will be announced on the Simon Blog on January 17th. 
You can find the entire Friends Release HERE. Happy Shopping! 



  1. susie sonnier
    January 10, 2019

    Happy cards hold up year after year

  2. Gina Y.
    January 17, 2018

    Bold, bright colors are my jam! This made me pull out the zigs!


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