Blossoms and Butterflies Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is part of the Simon Says Stamp’s Blossoms and Butterflies release Blog Hop celebrating THIS release. I have two cards to share today that both incorporate using acetate…

For the first card…

I stamped, colored, and cut out the images from THIS stamp set. I also cut THESE coordinating dies from THIS fun foam to place behind the images for dimension as well as white card stock to adhere behind the images to hide the adhesive through the acetate window.

I stamped a gray piece of card stock with THIS background stamp using THIS ink for a tone on tone look. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the stamp set. I temporarily adhered it to a white note card and cut a two inch section from the center of the card. I removed the gray stamped pieces from the note card pieces and sandwiched a piece of acetate between them. This way it hides all of the adhesive. I adhered the stamped pieces on top of the window and adhered the extra card stock pieces to the back of the images inside the window to hide the adhesive. I adhered small black strips on the top and the bottom of the window for a finished look. I added THIS and THIS to some of the make up for some shine and added a piece of THIS patterned paper to the inside of the card to peek through the window.

For the second card, I started with one of THESE acetate cards and stamped THIS new background using THIS white Stazon ink.

I die-cut THIS word die from a strip of black card stock and a piece of THIS patterned paper. After adhering all of the layers in place, I covered the entire piece with THIS and heat embossed it with THIS clear embossing powder to give it some shine. To hide the adhesive on the back of the strip, I added the same size strip of card stock on the other side of the panel.

For the inside of the card, I added a strip of that same patterned paper for a place to write a message to the recipient…

To hide the adhesive from the rainbow strip, I added another strip to the very back. It’s a perfect spot for your “handmade by” signature…

I chose to use a strip of card stock throughout the design, but you could use any die-cut shape.

The biggest tip I have when working with acetate is to cut several of the shape to hid the adhesive and to use a permanent ink (like StazOn) when stamping.

I hope this inspires you to incorporate acetate on your next project.


There is lots more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the talented, Amy Rysavy. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Heather Hoffman

Lea Lawson

Looking for even more inspiration? Click HERE to see another project I created using this new release.


Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. I would love to hear which is your favorite card I’ve shared today. Good luck!

Also, I have a special code for you…

Use code BLSM999 with your order to receive a Free Unicorn Dust Glitter. Valid until 4/14 at 11:59 ET or while supplies last.

You can see the entire release HERE. I’ve also linked it below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

Thanks so much for visiting today.




  1. Jan Arnold
    April 16, 2019

    Fantastic, unique cards! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  2. sabinevdk
    April 16, 2019

    I absolutely adore the look of acetate in the cards. Great job!

  3. Sue D
    April 16, 2019

    Gorgeous and pretty cards. Love the butterflies.

  4. Annalisa
    April 16, 2019

    I like the second card, because the acetate comes as such a surprise. And the makeup is so much fun. But let’s face it, receiving either of these cards would brighten anyone’s day. Thanks for sharing these great ideas with us!

  5. Annette Gordon
    April 15, 2019

    I love the acetate cards. Its been a while since I have made any, but your cards are so inspiring that I hope you don’t mind me trying to copy some of your designs!

  6. Connie Magar
    April 15, 2019

    Thanks for sharing. Very cute!


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