Born to Sparkle Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp.

So, I’m a big fan of when one technique turns into two cards. Today’s cards are a great example of that…

To create these cards, I inked up my Gel Press with three colors of Distress Oxide ink. I die-cut the coordinating die from the Spring Bouquets stamp set and laid the white die-cut on top of the ink on the gel press. I stamped the remaining ink on a white 5×7 panel. In the white space of the ink panel, I stamped the coordinating image from the Spring Bouquets stamp set. I die-cut the Congrats on the line die from black card stock and added VersaMark on top. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it lots of shine….

I finished off the design with a sprinkling of black enamel dots.

For the second card…

I adhered the colored die-cut piece from the first card and adhered it to a 5×7 black card base. I die-cut the larger congrats from the same die set as the first card and clear heat embossed it just like the first card. This gives it a glossy embellishment look…

I finished off the design with a sprinkling of pearls.

There is much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Sidnie Des Jardins

Suzy Plantamura

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Sandi MacIver

Natasha Vacca


Looking for even more inspiration using THIS release? I shared another project HERE

and HERE

I also have a few more projects featuring this release that I haven’t blogged about yet. Here are some sneak peeks of those projects…

This graduation card features the Party Balloons Background Stamp, Cap and Gown Dies, Class Act Stamp Set, and Virtual Grad Stamp Set…

This Happy Birthday card features the Window Box Bloom stamp set and coordinating dies…

This teacher card features the Organic Fruit stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the Open Grid Background stamp…

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!

Wait, there’s more…

Use the code CRUSH428 to receive a FREE Island Crush Ink Cube Set. Valid while supplies last or until 5/2 at 11:59 EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to the entire Born to Sparkle Release below as well as products used on today’s cards.

(Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.)

(Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.)


  1. tina z
    May 4, 2021

    So beautiful and elegant!

  2. Christine J
    May 4, 2021

    Such fun and colorful cards – I’m inspired!

  3. Momi
    May 3, 2021

    Every card is so unique! “One of a kind” Thank you for sharing so many creations!

  4. Tammy Millette
    May 2, 2021

    I’m new to the gel press, but I’m loving it so far. Your gel press cards are fabulous, thanks for the awesome idea💕

  5. Mirella Rogan
    May 2, 2021

    These are all so fun, thanks for sharing all the inspiration!

  6. Lori Spitzer
    May 2, 2021

    Good heavens, Heather! You made how many cards to share w/ us? I counted 7… two made from one Congrats setup plus five others. Holy smokes, they are all terrific, beautiful, and their variety is considerable. Thanks for sharing your talent; your viewers appreciate it and admire you!
    Lori S in PA

  7. Heather Jacobs
    May 2, 2021

    Wow so much great inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Lyn Huecker
    May 1, 2021

    WOW! Lots of inspiration in this post. Loving the twofer cards. Very nice.

  9. Judi Knecht
    May 1, 2021

    Simply adorable. I loved everything you shared. Thank you!

  10. Dee Earnshaw
    May 1, 2021

    OMG what fabulous cards – so different and so inspirational – thanks for sharing

  11. Jan Mosier
    May 1, 2021

    Love all of these! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Erika Rusch
      May 1, 2021

      The cards are very beautiful. I love the colors!

  12. Gail Spresser
    May 1, 2021

    Beautiful cards, especially the Congrats floral cards. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Helen F
    May 1, 2021

    What a wonderfully creative set of cards, Heather! I love your clever designs and techniques to bring this super new release to life! Thanks for the super inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *