Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today to celebrate the Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I created two cards using THIS new background die.

I used THESE markers and scribbled them quickly in rainbow order on a piece of THIS paper. I used a paintbrush with water to blend the colors. After it was dry, I die-cut it using THIS new background die. I also cut the same die from a piece of black card stock.

After running it through my die-cutting machine, the pieces stayed in tact because it’s such an intricate die. I used this to my advantage and covered the front of a top folding note card with adhesive. I laid the black outline piece down on the adhesive and then laid the rainbow piece directly on top. I used THIS tool to poke each piece and push it into place directly into the adhesive.

I was left with a beautiful rainbow background and wanted to make a card with it so I adhered it directly to a piece of black card stock using THIS adhesive.

To finish off the cards, I cut two vellum circles to create a focal point for THESE butterflies to sit on. I cut the butterflies out of white card stock so it wouldn’t compete with the colorful backgrounds. I added THIS fun foam underneath for dimension. I also added a white heat embossed sentiment from THIS new stamp set.

Oh, and I added a couple coats of THIS on top of all the black areas on both cards for some sparkle. Check out that shine…

Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit Amy’s Blog. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the blog hop. Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Debby Hughes

Laura Bassen

Yana Smakula

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Barb Engler

Jean Manis

Bibi Cameron

Yoonsun Hur

Vicky Papaioannou

Lea Lawson

Olga Direktorenko

Kelly Latevola

Looking for even more inspiration? Click HERE and HERE to see previous projects I’ve shared using the new release products. Also, Simon Says Stamp has a gallery HERE.

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift certificate at each stop on the hop! Comment below for your chance to win. I would love to hear which product is your favorite from the release. Winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday. Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to all the new products as well as the card supplies below. Happy crafting!

Also, Simon is offering a special promotion until May 20th…







  1. Jean Marmo
    May 26, 2018

    Wow – love the bold colors!

  2. Beth Merrill
    May 22, 2018

    These are bold and beautiful and not too complicated to make. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Vicky C
    May 22, 2018

    Such a fun and vibrant card set! Beautiful!

  4. Sherri
    May 22, 2018

    Cool way to create your own rainbow paper.

  5. Annalisa
    May 21, 2018

    These are fabulous! The first one in particular looks like a stained glass window on a bright day, especially with the vellum circle outlining the butterfly. What lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. Stacey
    May 21, 2018

    Beautiful colors and I love that stencil; great card!

  7. Lizz
    May 21, 2018

    Love the rainbow and the use of both peices of the diecut.

  8. DUMONTIER Marjorie
    May 21, 2018

    Oh wow !!! What an extraordinary design !!!

  9. Amy Cooley
    May 20, 2018

    I love the bright colors!


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