Celebrate Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards are part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release…

For the first card….

…I started with the background. I applied three colors of Distress ink through THIS stencil on a piece of THIS watercolor paper. I went over the design with the same colors to add color to the entire background. I spritzed it with water to create some texture…

I added THIS die cut sentiment along with THESE printed sentiments and finished off the design with THESE die cut stars. I added one of THESE die cut frames. I also used the same stencil to dry emboss the flap of the envelope by using THIS embossing mat in my die cut machine…

For the second card…

I spritzed the leftover ink on the stencil from the first background and laid it on another white panel of watercolor cardstock for a watercolor look. I stamped and copic colored THIS image and used THESE coordinating dies to cut it out. I adhered the image to the background along with THIS die cut sentiment and another one of THESE printed sentiments. I finished it off with the same stars as the first card as well as the same frame die cut.

Here’s a closer look…

There is much more inspiration to see…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Barbara Tarayao

Cathy Zielske

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Miriam Prantner

Heather Ruwe

Bibi Cameron

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Heather Hoffman

Dilay Nacar

Lorraine Aquilina

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

I have a few more projects that I created with the new release that I haven’t shared yet. Here are some peeks at them…

The first card features THIS stamp set…
The next card features THIS stencil and THIS stamp set and THIS word die…

This one features THIS stamp set…

This one features THIS stamp set and THESE dies…

This next card features THIS stamp set and THIS embossing folder…

The last one features THIS stamp set…

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…

Follow the three steps above to receive a free Groovy Happy Birthday die with any purchase .  Valid until 4/21 at 11:59 ET.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to the new release below as well as products used on today’s card.

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Click HERE to see the entire new release.

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  1. Amy Solovay
    April 25, 2024

    Your cards are all fantastic!! The coordinating envelopes are so creative!!

  2. Jade
    April 24, 2024

    So many amazing and stunning cards! Great assortment.

  3. Deborah Hellman
    April 23, 2024

    So fun… I love them both!

  4. Shar Zar
    April 22, 2024

    I marvel at your creativity and all your amazing card designs.

  5. Angy Hughes
    April 22, 2024

    So many wonderful cards. I especially love the 2nd card where you reused the stencil after spritzing- such an amazing effect!

  6. roxanne tellini
    April 22, 2024

    So many cards! I love that you used the wedding set in a different way. Versatility for the win.

  7. Lori
    April 22, 2024

    You have been busy creating!
    Thanks for showcasing this hop with so many fabulous cards!

  8. Reiko F.
    April 22, 2024

    So many great cards and I love the texure on them. The taco Tuesday card is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sara Emily Barker
    April 22, 2024

    You look like you had a great time playing with all your new goodies! I particularly love the Father’s Day card where you used the monoprint technique. What a great background and wonderful inspiration throughout!

  10. Dawn Tooley
    April 21, 2024

    I struggle with father’s day cards and masculine cards in general. And then I saw all the other cards. You shared so many great card ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Connie Hostak
    April 21, 2024

    Wow! Thank you for all the inspiration! You’ve been busy!

  12. Dee Earnshaw
    April 21, 2024

    great cards – LOVE the sentiments

  13. B Dixon
    April 21, 2024

    Great backgrounds! I love this stencil and it was fun to see it used this way. It’s also nice to see Father’s Day inspiration!


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