Saturday, July 24, 2021

SSS Make Magic Release Blog Hop Day 2!

 Hi Friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Make Magic release blog hop!

You should've arrived here from the super talented, Mindy Eggen's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. And remember, this is day 2 of the hop. To check out all the amazing inspiration from yesterday, click here to start day one's hop.


FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Make Magic release blog hop, you'll get a FREE Art Supplies die set with a purchase of $40.00 or more! Use the code ARTMAGIC at checkout. This promotion will expire on July 25th, at 11:59 pm EDT.

GIVEAWAY: 

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, July 28th.

SIMON GALLERIES:

Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new, Make Magic Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS: 

I had lots of fun playing with some of the fabulous products from this amazing release! My first two cards showcase the beautiful, Sun and Moon Mandala cling stamp set. This set is so cool!

I gold embossed the sun image before adding watercolors with my Zig markers. Had to add some splatters too!

 


A little ink blending and white embossing for this one with the moon.

 

More ink blending and splatters for this next card. I used the Sunny Days Ahead die. Love this large die!


Here's a card I created using a panel from Suzy's Tropical Foliage Watercolor card pack. I really love coloring these cards! I kept this one soft, using Copic Markers. Plumeria flowers are one of my faves! The sentiment is from the, Most Valuable Player set.

 

My last two cards showcase the beautiful, Hibiscus Blooms stamp set. You all know how much I love coloring floral stamps. 

I went for a pretty pink on this one. I used Zig Markers for a watercolor look.

 

And on this one, I did a more traditional Hibiscus color, using Copic markers.

Okay, that's it for my stop on the hop! I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products in this fantastic release. Up next is the very talented, Norine Borys!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!




HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Bibi Cameron

Keisha Charles

Emma Williams

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Norine Borys

Sandi MacIver

Tina Smith

Adelle Emery


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS:
(affialiate links used at no cost to you)

Friday, June 4, 2021

SSS Rainbows Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi friends!

 

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp Rainbows release blog hop, day 1! I'm so glad you're here! You should've arrived here from my friend, the amazing Kathy Racoosin and her blog, The Daily Marker! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here

 

FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Rainbows release blog hop, you'll get a FREE pack of holographic envelopes, with any purchase! Use the code ENVIES at checkout. This promotion will expire on June 6th, at 11:59 pm EDT.


GIVEAWAY: 

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, June 9th.

SIMON GALLERIES:

Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new, Rainbows Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS:

For my first two cards, I used the gorgeous, Vine Canopy 3D Embossing Folder. I used a brayer and some Distress Oxide ink on the first card. Very simple with beautiful results.

 

On this second one, I used a little white paint and embossed with vellum. Then I adhered the panel to some fog cardstock. Makes for an elegant wedding card! The sentiment happens to be from the new, Reverse Wedding Sentiment Strips.

 

This next one is so fun! I used the new, 3D Card die set, designed by my sweet friend Nina Trapani. Believe it or not, this card folds down to fit into a normal A2 size envelope! So cool! To decorate the die cut, I also used the fabulous and adorable, Sundae Afternoon stamp set. I colored the images, then fussy cut them out (because I didn't have the matching dies.) The sentiments are included in the set.

 

Next up is the Slimline Wave Stencil. So many possibilities with this one. I chose to create a mini slimline card and used some ink blending and a sentiment, for a clean and simple encouragement card.

 

For my last card, I used the beautiful, Delicate Outline Flowers Cling stamp. This one is my fave. You all know I love floral stamps and couldn't wait to color this one! I used Zig Markers to watercolor the image. The sentiment is another one from the Reverse Wedding Sentiment Strips.


Next up on the hop is the talented Lea Lawson at her blog, Lea Lawson Creates!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I've given you some ideas on how to use some of the awesome products in this new release. Remember, this is day 1 of a 2-day blog hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for tons more inspiration!




HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Kristina Werner

Amy Rysavy

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Amanda Korotkova

Sidnie Des Jardins

Suzy Plantamura

Yana Smakula

Kathy Racoosin

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

 

 Links to New Release Products (affialiate links used at no cost to you)