Saturday, July 27, 2019

Simon Says Stamp August Release Blog Hop : Believe in You

Hi Everyone!

I am super excited to be part of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop - So many WONDERFUL goodies in this release! Be sure to hop along (names and links below) for amazing inspiration. When you are done hopping - make sure to visit the Believe in You Galleryfor even more inspiration. When you have your goodies ordered don't forget to share your creation there too so we all can see it! There are different galleries for all the SSS releases so you can share your old designs there too if you haven't already!!!!

You can view all the beauties in the release HERE 



For my first card I started by inking a piece of cardstock with distress ink to use for my bg. I then diecut the beautiful    SUNFLOWER-STEM die from Arches-COLD-PRESS-WATERCOLOR-PAD. I used DS watercolors to color it before adding it to my inked cardstock.





I used Neenah cardstock for my frame and for the mom sentiment.





The customized frame was made by using the two largest inside out stitched square dies.. 





As always there's a lot of fun things going on whenever SSS has a new release: This time A free Tim Holtz mini Distress Resist Spray when you shop!
  • This gift is while supplies last.
  • This promotion will expire on 7/31/19.


ALSO: 


  • SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our blog comment section so be sure to remember to comment (-: . They’ll choose my winner over the next week and post the winner on our Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 31st of July.  If you are the lucky one you can email SSS to claim your prize :)



For my last card I  created a totally different style of card - bright colors are usually not my thing but I think the cool sentiments from Lunchbox notes inspired me to take out the brighter colors: I started by stamping the cool   STRIPE-JUMBLE-BACKGROUND in white on light blue cardstock. It created a soft but textured and interesting bg without interfering the rest of the design. I then diecut lots of mum (Mom and Dad dies)  from four different bright colors and two different shades. I used my Creative station to get the adhesive on before arranging them to my stamped card panel.  



I then stamped one of the cool sentiments from  LUNCH-BOX-NOTES  and cut it apart before adding it to my card.  I hope you agree with me that mums can be Out of the World too and not just kids with lunch boxes (-:
Since I was already going all in (for me that is)  with bright colors I chose to finish my card off by giving it a black cardbase/ frame to enhance the colors even further. Hope you don't find it too loud (-: To add a bit cuteness to this card you can use the MINI-FLOWERS-AND-LEAVES .




For adhesive on these projects I used my new love - the Xyron Creative Station.  If you are interested I had a short post HERE  about it on my blog yesterday.

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129 comments:

Nandini said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the elegance of the first card. And the second is so much fun!

Lisa Byers said...

Love both of your cards!! Your flower is so pretty!! Your Mom card is very lovely!! Love the pastel colors!! Thank you for sharing!!

Cardsbymaaike said...

love both cards, the traditional mom and the fun and bright mom card. I would love to get the fun bright one although I;m not a mom

Karthikha said...

Wow! I love your cards!! The first one is so gorgeous! <3

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Karin, what great designs! I am especially fond of the sunflower card. You blended the background for it perfectly and the white frame really makes it more pronounced. Well done!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love what you did with the mom die and the way you colored and shaded the flower die! WOW! Great cards!

SD pooja said...

First one is so beautiful and second one is pure fun !

Debbie said...

your cards are so different but each is wonderful in its own way. awesome!

colleen said...

great ideas

Jo Malicoat said...

Well, I love both of these cards, but I'm always on the lookout for cards that my grandkids can make, and your second card is perfect for them since they have die cutting down pat! Brilliant :-)

TLady said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Karin! LOVE your first card with the sunflower die (THE ONE DIE I REALLY fell in love with when I saw it this release!), & your extending a square frame die! It REALLY SHOWS HOW to get the most out of your dies! BEAUTIFULLY DONE! AND your second card is BEAUTIFUL AS WELL!!! I wouldn't mind getting a card like this one at all! A SUPER JOB, Karin!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards I love the Mom one very good. Thanks for sharing.

ladydi said...

Love your Sunflower card, and your Mom card is very sweet.

Dana M said...

Beautiful, classic and fun card designs. Wonderfully creative and amazing inspiration.

Angela S said...

Oh wow, that sunflower! You are so talented when it comes to coloring, and cards in general - these are all so pretty!

sentsue said...

Lovely water coloring!

LC Lamothe said...

Both cards are fabulous! The first is absolutely beautiful. The second, cheerful and fun. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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Diane said...

Both are beautiful and totally FUN!!

DeniseHB said...

I think I would take your first card and put it in a frame it is just so pretty. Love your fun second card and how you showcased the most magnificent person in a family...MOM! thank you.

Becca Yahrling said...

The first card is so very sweet! And I love the awesome & fun design of the 2nd.

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all, specially the sunflower one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanne Beam said...

Both cards are gorgeous!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love both cards - the first one is beautiful and so realistic and the second one is just fun and playful! Love them!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, I especially love the sunflower card!

Barbara said...

Two different looks with one theme and both are wonderful!

Linda Branch Dunn said...

Nice use of text in front of color.

Anushree Vaish said...

Love your style...Both cards are adorable!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your fun cards - the first card is so elegant:)

Mrsfish02 said...

I love a good sunflower and yours is an awesome one. I also think the font for Mom is great.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful cards !! I love the sunflower card so cheery!!

Kelly B. said...

Love your cards!

ArlaMo said...

Beautiful card - love the watercolor on the first one. And the second card is just fun and bright. Thanks for sharing.

Heather M said...

Gorgeous. Love the elegance of the first card. Your sunflower is so pretty. Your second card is so bright, cherry and fun!

Karen H said...

Love both cards. Beautifully colored floral and the MOM card is bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

Shar Z said...

So lovely.

Shirley N said...

Both cards are beautiful but I especially love your first card, absolutely stunning!!!

maspag said...

You could use these cards any time of the year. Love that!

Janet D. said...

Beautifully colored sunflower and your second card is amazing!

phlower said...

Two great cards! Love the elegant simplicity of the first and colorful exuberance of the second.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. The colors are wonderful and I love the layouts. The floral stem dies from this release are gorgeous.

Nana Griffin said...

Very nicely done.

Gardenrose said...

That MOM card is so creative in design and colors! Of course I love sunflowers too! Thank you for sharing!

Shelly said...

Just love your designs! They’re just so happy and cheerful! I want to make something just like these for my mom! Thanks for the inspiration and for showcasing Simon’s new release so beautifully! 🎉✨💛

Linda said...

I absolutely love this sunflower and your project. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really FABULOUS cards!!

Ann K said...

Super cute and colorful... thx for sharing.

La Rae said...

Terrific cards...TYFS

Nox said...

Wow - that first card is so fresh and sweet - I love the graduated blue background, and the colouring on the sunflower is wonderful - it is like looking at that one sunflower on a clear summer day.

Brenda Kuder said...

I love your first card! Very pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

The sunflower is gorgeous - looks
just-picked from the garden.
The mom card is fun. thanks
for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Zlatka said...

Beautiful cards!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous cards!

Nouveau Chef said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kerry M said...

Both cards are great. I love the bright colors on the mom card

Kristen Snoozy said...

Very cool and different takes on Mom cards, love these, they are very different but equally as awesome

Phyllis said...

Your sunflower looks so realistic in your first card and I love the bright colors of your mom card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Della Cluff said...

Just WOW! I really love the sunflower!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful sunflower cards. I love sunflowers.

Gail said...

Both cards are great but I love the sunflower card!

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great cards! I love the one with MOM in different colors!

Linnea S said...

wow! your flower on the first card can definitely stand alone! great designs both!!

Julia said...

Gotta love Mom.

Migdalia said...

Lovely cards!! Beautifully done!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

Megan said...

Your sunflower is beautiful!

Andre M. said...

You've shared two lovely cards with these fun products, thanks for the inspiration.

Pink Bunkadoo said...

I love your mom daisy card a lot!

Laura said...

The contrast of the blue background and golden sunflower is striking.

Stefanie White said...

You are so talented! The sunflower is awesome ! And I’m completely loving the graphic design of the mom card.

McCoko said...

These are gorgeous but the mom card is my favorite.

Denise F. said...

Great Sunflower card, love the coloring. Great colors on the MOM card. TYFS

Mary-Anne V said...

Fabulous mom cards...love the bright designs.

Debbi Smith said...

Love both cards but especially like the sunflower! Beautiful watercoloring.

Tracy Chambers said...

Oh I love these.... always looking for ideas to share with my MUM how much she means to me

TeresaC said...

Love your cards, Karen!!

Sara said...

Love your cards and the colors!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW - love all your cards - the coloring is beautiful as are your designs!!!

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Nice cards and interesting contrast in styles between the two!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! I really love the sunflower!

Helen said...

Super cards, Karin! I love your sunflower card, which looks so real! Your 'mom' card is so much fun and so bright and happy! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are fabulous and very pretty!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Stunning design's. Both of these are awesome, so vibrant & fun, would never have done the second card idea off my own head but it's amazing, thank you for so much inspiration x

Carrie said...

Beautiful designs, and the watercoloring you did on that Sunflower is amazing!

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Brenda in IN said...

Stunning water color that makes this sunflower look so real. The mom card looks wonderful with all those bright, cheerful colors.

Debbie Rumpza said...

LOVE your Mom cards! They are perfect for making a mom feel special and loved.

Dena J said...

Beautiful work with shading and coloring on the sunflower! That is a such a lovely card. Fun precision with the mom card. It's unique.

V. K. said...

Very special cards for Mom and what Mom wouldn't want to receive these. Creative and colorful designs.

Chandhini said...

Love the gorgeous flower, great coloring.

colleen said...

really like the frame idea

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards!!!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you colored the sunflower!

Audrey said...

The sunflower is gorgeous!!!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Beautiful watercoloring on your first card!!!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Great idea using your squares to create a custom rectangle. Love your cards.

bluemoon said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. They're happy, bright and yet very pretty at the same time. Any Mom would love to receive one of your cards. Thank you for sharing.

Nora Noll said...

Both of your cards are great. I LOVE the pretty coloring of the first card. The way you used the die cuts on the second is so fun!

Carol said...

Delightful cards, Karin! Love that sunflower - on my must have list.

Fonda said...

Wonderful cards!

Darlene DeSario said...

Mom card pops. Pretty cards. Tyfs

Unknown said...

Your cards are so sweet! I am in love with that sunflower die! Thanks for such great inspiration!! :)
Angie
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Eve N said...

Both styles of your cards are so appealing. Seeing your clean & classic sunflower card makes me "need" this die. The mom card had me thinking of using all kinds of word & letter dies to create different versions of this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy R. said...

I love the choice of inked background for the sunflower. Calming. I also love the playfulness of the Mom card!

mandalj said...

Your sunflower is stunning and the second card is so bright and cheerful!

bzyPTmom said...

Thanks for sharing your great Mom cards with us--love that sunflower die!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colorful mom background you created with die cuts.

Kentucky Daisy said...

Absolutely love the first card. My mom's favorite flower was the sunflower and she loved blue! :) She would've LOVED your card!

Kyle4143 said...

Your sunflower card is gorgeous! Love the painted flower and background. The mom card is a very fun way to use a word and shadow die. I will for sure be trying that technique.

Stacy said...

Aww..what mom wouldn't love these? Great cards. I really love that sunflower.

Sue D said...

Wonderful Mom cards. I really like the sunflower.

Kelsey Thomas said...

So beautiful! :)

Amy C. said...

Love your cards for mom!

JMN said...

Gorgeous, love what you created.

Mirella said...

Both cards are truly lovely, but the first one is a stunner! That colouring! Wow!

lunnacreates said...

These are beautiful!

Linda Kunsman said...

wonderful card designs, and that sunflower-simply beautiful!

Patty said...

Your first card is just beautiful and your second is so much fun!!

Art Conquers said...

What a pretty cards.. love both of your cards! thanks for sharing

love2stamp said...

Wonderful cards, Karin! I especially like the way the colors on your sunflower card pop within the white frame - gorgeous!

Gab said...

Beautiful cards

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the watercoloring on the sunflower!

DJ said...

Your sunflower is so beautifully colored it looks so real. Beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Terrific cards! I love the idea of creating a custom window for the sunflower. Beautiful!

Sophie Farah said...

WOW! These cards are beautiful! I especially love that sunflower. The colors you chose are so bright and summery! Love everything :)

Alexis Mikayla said...

Aw, what beautiful idea!

Teri S. said...

Karine, your Sunflower card is CAS & elegant. Beautiful!

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