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. 
KEEP HOPPING
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…

GIVEAWAY
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! 

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287 Comments

  1. Blunix
    January 16, 2018

    So beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. D.Ann C
    January 16, 2018

    Oh, these are just pure yummy sweetness!

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  3. Daria Zender
    January 15, 2018

    Love these bright, beautiful colors. Gorgeous cards.

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  4. Heather P.
    January 15, 2018

    Rainbow colors and shimmer….it doesn’t get any better!!

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  5. Melody_W
    January 15, 2018

    WOW ! Thank you for sharing 3 different ways to use one set of dies ! They are all very pretty !

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  6. Larissa Heskett
    January 15, 2018

    WOWOWOWOW!! SUPER BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  7. Lisa A creations
    January 15, 2018

    Very cute and colorful cards!

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  8. Nuala
    January 15, 2018

    So many fun techniques! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. scrappyrat
    January 15, 2018

    Cool card! SO shiny. 🙂

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  10. Tammy Chapman Pavlik
    January 15, 2018

    WOW. Beautiful dies and cards.
    Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

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  11. justMarie
    January 15, 2018

    Very clever how you used the dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Judie Attard
    January 15, 2018

    Awesome bold and colourful cards!

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  13. Jennifer Stanley
    January 15, 2018

    Very beautiful cards! Love this release! Thanks!

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  14. Kristina Gentle
    January 15, 2018

    Those colors remind me of beauty and the beast. Great choices!!! Need this die set.

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  15. jenny stratton
    January 15, 2018

    I like your use of colors on the flower card that looks like stained glass. The card with the flowers embossed on the front is is really pretty and would be great for a birthday or valentines day.

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