Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project is part of a blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp…

For both cards, I stamped the adorable dog images from THIS stamp set on to pieces of THIS card stock. I chose that particular paper because I colored in the images with THESE markers and the color goes down great on that paper. I masked off the images and added a scene with Distress Oxide inks. I used THIS stencil on the sun rays card and added flicks of water and THIS for some added interest. I added sentiments from THIS stamp set.

So I’m always looking for ways to stretch the use of my coordinating dies. For these cards, I wanted to create a pocket that would hold a gift card. To achieve this, I partially die-cut the top of THESE coordinating dies and slipped an ice cream gift card inside.

For the second card, the opening would not be wide enough so I cut with my trimmer to the left and right of the image creating a wider slit…

I die-cut a couple of THESE tabs and stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and adhered them to the gift card with THESE to let the recipient know what to do.

These cards were created for some of the staff at my son’s school for part of an end of the school year gift. I hope this inspires you to stretch the use of your coordinating dies and create gift card pockets.

There’s lots more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the awesome, Bibi Cameron. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Yana Smakula

Amanda Korotkova

Yoonsun Hur

Vicky Papaioannou

Heather Ruwe

Bibi Cameron

Karin Äkesdotter

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Kristina Pokazanieva

Looking for even more inspiration? Click HERE and HERE to see other projects 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. Good luck!

Also, I have a special code for you…

Use code BTF842 with your order to receive a FREE Butterfly Adornments with any purchase. Valid until 5/19 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.




    June 8, 2019

    Love the Frenchie’s!!! So cute

  2. Denise Ward
    May 22, 2019

    These cards are SO STINKING CUTE!!! Anyone receiving them in the mail will be THRILLED!

  3. Annette Gordon
    May 21, 2019

    Oh my goodness! Out of all the cards so far in the blog hop these are the best! I love the cute images and the pull tabs. Love Love Love.

  4. DJ Doss
    May 20, 2019

    How clever to make gift card holders. Your cards are so sweet. I love the colorful pups.

  5. Kathy McCluskey
    May 20, 2019

    Heather, your cards are super cute…love that Frenchy dog! They are so colorful and happy…perfect gift card holders!

  6. S Jameson
    May 20, 2019

    These are super, Heather! How clever and fun for the recipient!

  7. Annalisa
    May 20, 2019

    Well aren’t these just bundles of fun? I like your color schemes; they feel very summery, and the gift card idea is great. Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Arianna Barbara
    May 20, 2019

    Oh my! Your cards are totally sweet and funny!!! Love them!!!

  9. Stacey Kowbel
    May 20, 2019

    Fabulous gift card holders. So creative and I love the bright colours!

  10. June Swart
    May 20, 2019

    Beautiful cards! Love those adorable pups!

  11. Amy Martin
    May 20, 2019

    Super fun cards!!!

  12. MandaLJ
    May 19, 2019

    What fun colourful cards! I love the way you made them gift card holders.

  13. Deb A.
    May 19, 2019

    Good ideas for gift cards.


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