Saturday, May 30, 2020

SSS Crafty Hugs Release!

Hi everyone!

I'm honored and excited to be a part of day two of the Simon Says Stamp, Crafty Hugs release blog hop! Welcome to my stop on the hop!


It's such a fun, fabulous release with so many awesome products and I can't wait to show you my cards! 

If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog. If you missed yesterday's hop, with so much inspiration, click here.


FREE GIFT:
As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil with any purchase, until supplies last, if you shop during the blog hop! Use code HUGS4U at checkout. Code will expire on 5/31, at 11:59pm 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 3rd.  


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 Crafty Hugs Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS:
All products used are listed below in the compensated affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.
Let's start with some flowers, shall we? Because you all know they're my favorite and this fun-to-color cling stamp called, So Beautiful, is no exception! I colored it with Copic markers and added some black and white splatters for a bit more texture.


This next card showcases the awesome, Hibiscus Bloom die. I simply cut it out and added color with my Copics. A bit of shading in the background helps it pop even more. The sentiment is from the Hexagon Greetings stamp set.


And speaking of the Hexagon Greetings set, here are two cards I created using the stamp set and matching die. The first one is a simple but colorful card. I cut lots of hexagons from white cardstock and added colors using Distress Oxide Inks, before stamping the three sentiments, which are from the stamp set. Then I just popped them all up on foam tape and adhered them to the card base.


Then I got my Alcohol Inks out and had some fun making a slimline card!


And my last card uses my favorite product from this release. The Crafty Bunnies stamp set is seriously adorable! The different scenes you could create with this set are endless! I colored all the images with Copics, then did lots of fussy cutting. I also created a handmade frame to add to the wall because crafty friends really ARE the best! I cut little slits in the craft cart so I could add the smaller images inside the shelves of the cart.
 
Okay, that's it for me. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I've given you some inspiration for using some of the products from this awesome release.

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148 comments:

Isabel Z said...

So many amazing new products! I love Simon Says and the designers on the blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you.

Sandy Spielberger said...

That hexagon greeting set is amazing. I didn`t want to spend more on craft stuff as I bought too much during self isolation.But I simply can`t resist this set. A big shout out to Simon Says stamp:please bring out a die that cuts that hexagon shape into triangles!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the inspiration! The bunny card is so cute.

Christine said...

What a wonderful array of cards! I love the florals!!

stamp500 said...

Love the colouring and paper piecing.

Karen said...

Great cards; love your take on the Beautiful Flowers stamp and the hexagon die!

Tami B. said...

Thank you for sharing all these beautiful cards with us.

Debbie said...

Love how colorful the cards are. Thank you

Tammy said...

Your cards are amazing! That "Crafty Friends" card is adorable!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are all stunning! I LOVE the first one with the flowers! Great colors!

Nicole Bell said...

What fun and colorful cards!

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful variety of cards, Barb! The first one is my favorite.

Judy Inukai said...

Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration. The coloring on the hibiscus is awesome. Love what you've done with the hexagons. And your bunny card is just darling.

Mrsh1212 said...

Such a beautiful bunch of cards.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful flower coloring. Especially like the color & detail of bunny craft scene.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Mary Holshouser said...

the hexagons are fun.
Love those bunnies.
Darling scene.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deb Selby said...

I thought I didn't need another "crafty" stamp but the Raskog cart is killing me as are what looks like Fridge Binz holding the stamp sets. OMG

Patty said...

OMG! You hit it out of the ballpark with so many awesome cards! I sure wish I could color as beautifully as you do! I seriously love all of these!!

Robin said...

Your cards are beautiful, Barb. They always give me inspiration and get me excited to cards too!

Megan said...

Your coloring on the "So Beautiful" card is truly lovely :) I don't think to do the splatters when I copic color, but I love the interest it added!

Gayle M. said...

These cards are simply stunning!! I love all the colors and the bunnies are just precious!! Thank you for sharing these with us.

Barb Martin said...

Oh my gosh! You made so many gorgeous cards with this release! Amazing!

sharon g said...

I LOVE the look of the wildflowers in a meadow. It makes me REALLY want to go camping.... SO PRETTY!

C Aguirre said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sweet Sarah said...

Great inspiration!!

Tina Marie said...

Your cards are beautiful and inspirational!

Barbara said...

These are all beautiful. Love the flowers and the bunnies and the hexagons too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leni said...

Love your first card! I already ordered that stamp. Hope it will take not that long as my last order ( 1 and 1/2 month) to get here. Via track and trace I saw my order travel all over the US, before it came to Europe �� And your last card is so fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the crafty stamps on your bunny card!

Kandice J said...

Your first card is so classic and beautifully colored! Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Mirella said...

These are all so lovely, Barb! Wonderful designs, all of them!

Lisa Chin said...

That bunny card is just so cute! Love the hibiscus one too.

Ann K said...

Great cards, Barb --- so much inspiration from a great new release from SSS.

Jade said...

Wow! What terrific cards I love the floral card using the Copic markers! Fabulous! The

Mary Kay Ross said...

Fantastic cards! Each so different and I love them all!

Cheryl H said...

Barb, loved all your different ideas for using the products! The coloring you got on the hibiscus is so rich... Simply stunning!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, colorful, fun cards. I love this release so much -- something for everyone!

Joanne said...

Beautiful cards! All sunny, happy and warm. Guaranteed to bring a smile and joy!

lou said...

Love your flowers! Very pretty!

Li said...

Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!

Li said...

Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!

Jan said...

Love the Simon says new products. Cute and wonderful cards made from the new releases...

Renee V said...

Great mix of cards Barb!!!!!

Laurie said...

Cute cards!! Love the flower one and the crafting bunnies! So cute!1

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing you tips and beautiful cards!

Lindar C said...

Great cards, I do love those bunnies!!

DebbieC said...

All your cards are so pretty. The colouring on your hibiscus is wonderful.

Unknown said...

Such colorful cards that Hibiscus is a definite WOW, love the colors.

PoJo said...

Love your bright colors!

Gayle said...

Wonderful collection of cards. Super cute bunnies.

Anne M. said...

I love your coloring on the "I wish we lived closer" card! Thanks so much for sharing all your cards!

Maureen Reiss said...

Fantastic cards!!! I LOVE your bunny scene!!!!

Laurie K. said...

So many great cards and I love all the bright and cheerful colors.

NancyR said...

Wonderful cards! The bunnies are adorable, but I really like the alcohol background slimline card. Simple but yet striking! Thanks for sharing.

Miesje Flach said...

Wonderful samples! Can't wait to get mine so I can create with them as well.

Laurie said...

Beautiful, vibrant cards! Thanks for sharing.

Linda E said...

Beautiful cards! So colorful. Thank you!

Janet D. said...

Love what you created, each unique in its own way!

ckd said...

I love all of your cards, thank you for sharing.

Stef Perry said...

So many beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Susie Province said...

So very cute. Great job. Thank you. God bless and be safe.

northernchica said...

Lovely cards. I admire your colouring on the flower card, ( that is my favorite). That stamp is on my wish list now that you gave inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

Toni Kwaiser said...

So many cards!!! They're all awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanine said...

The bunny crafters are perfect!

Johanna said...

Some great ideas and wonderful colouring here.

gail said...

loving the bunnies!

Brenda Kuder said...

Beautiful cards! Great coloring!

momaimp said...

Such beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing the link for the card gallery!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love your cards, that hibiscus one is gorgeous
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Mona said...

I'm thinking I need to buy the So Beautiful stamp now! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

Cindi said...

Great use of bold, bright colors with the release products.

Sonja said...

You have given TONS of inspiration to me. All your cards were amazing & each one was different. Thanks for sharing your designs!

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful collection of cards - thanks for all the wonderful ideas

craftylady1952@gmail.com said...

Your cards are so beautiful and colorful. I love them all. Great job.

Christine said...

I love all these cards but the slimline one is my favorite!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your topic colored flowers are the BEST! Absolutely amazing!

La Rae said...

My favorite of your gorgeous cards is the Hibiscus...it is absolutely stunning.

DorothyA said...

Your cards are all so wonderful! I especially like the first wildflower card- that image and your coloring make me happy and smile! And the last one with the bunnies creating is just too cute.

Jennifer Sears said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is your hibiscus. I love the intensity of the color!

Gemgrrl said...

Oooh, that slimline card is a winner! All five are terrific 💖

Carol Wortman said...

Very nice cards. This release has so many wonderful parts I dont know how you would pick which one to do and then how can you ever stop the fun!

Kristina "Tina" said...

So much cuteness in this release. And all your samples are so amazing!!

Claire Barrette said...

Beautiful cards.

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful examples. I like the look of the alcohol background.

Bonnie K. said...

This really is a great release. All your cards are wonderful - I think the slimline is my favorite.

CatherineD said...

Beautiful cards, I love the bold colors you used.

Becky Moore said...

Your cards are so varied and I love each of them! I can't wait to try to attempt them.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! The So Beautiful floral design is a favorite!

MaryH said...

Yes, let's start with the flowers. You not only brought that stamp to light you made my heart happy! How could you not smile when you see those happy colors! What a gorgeous array of cards and the coloring is wonderful. My favorite is the crafty friends; they are so cute and you went the extra mile to make the scene be a charming, crafting dream. I appreciated your presentation of the art and narrative explanations. Such a lovely job on the cards and presentation. Thank you!

Dawn T. said...

I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Eve N said...

Nice to see your ideas for so many products from this new release.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the first one, that background is just so simple and lovely and perfect!

Lisa Byers said...

Beautiful cards!! It's hard to pick a favorite!!

Cheriese said...

so pretty - i LOVE how you used alcohol inks on that slimline card wow!

blaze said...

All of your cards are so lovely -- so different, but lovely!

Kathy Dippner said...

Lovely, lovely cards! The color on the Hibiscus is so vibrant, I love it.

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

I love the cards you created! The florals are so pretty and I love the adorable scene with the bunnies. :)

Karthikha said...

Beautiful and cheerful cards! Each one is different and awesome :)

Julie W said...

My goodness you got busy creating for all of us! I'm in absolute awe of your coloring skills and design aesthetic. Each card is so unique, but equally stunning, and your bunnies scene is adorable. Thank you!

Carol R. said...

Such creative cards. I love the different ways you used the hexagons.

Julie Miller said...

I seriously love all of your cards. My faves are the flowers and the crafty bunnies.

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful coloring on each card. Love them all!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

You're on a roll. Wonderful cards. I particularly like the colourful garden.

Dawn T said...

Beautiful samples Barb.

Helen said...

A wonderful set of cards, Barb! Great designs! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful and lovely cards!!

Carrie said...

These are all so awesome...my favorite being the first, So Beautiful, which is exactly that! So bright and cheery!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Gorgeous card(s)...so creatively inspiring!! I'm gonna go broke with this release!!

jeanneragan said...

Such great cards! Just lovely!

Helen S said...

Love all those happy colors !

craftingaplannedlife@gmail.com said...

Your crafting scene card is adorable.

Teri S. said...

Such a wonderful array of cards Barb. I love your slimline card with the alcohol inks.

Nandini said...

The cards are beautiful. My favorite is the hexagon card. The colors are bright and cheerful. And I love the clean design.

Chandhini said...

All the cards are beautiful, but my favourite is the last card with Crafty bunnies. They are super cute.

Anushree Vaish said...

Barb,these are amazing !!

Giselaine said...

Beautiful cards, Barb. The bunny crafting card is so cute. Great Crafty Hugs release from SSS. The designers created stunning cards.

Henriëtte said...

Awesome cards Barb, my favorite is absolute the Hibiscus, that card is stunning!
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

Brenda Rohlfing Simpson said...

All of your cards are fantastic. I especially enjoyed the hibiscus and was amazed with your work using that die. The colors are fabulous, and I really like the dark shade in the center. Impressive!

Barbara-Jean said...

Your cards are delightful! Such a clever use of the hexagon die! and vibrant coloring on them all!

Debby Green said...

Great cards! You were busy!

Annette Gordon said...

All 4 cards are amazing. I think my favourite was the crafty hugs one with the bunnies! What a fun a cute card all at the same time! I was also drawn to your slim line card. I really like the background and how vibrant those colours were! Plus I am going through a slimeline phase right now. I can't wait for my slimeline dies from SSS to come in the mail... The longer the wait the greater the anticipation!

Melanie said...

These are all very pretty cards, but I am so in love with the floral background stamp, and the colors you used are some of my favorites!

Hannah Driscoll said...

Wow! So many ideas. You creativity is fantastic and such a beautiful eye.

Bunny said...

Great cards. I love the flowers. [Bunny]

Pam S said...

I love the bright colors you used on all your cards. Very bright and cheery.

TR said...

So much inspiration in this blog hop! On this new release. So many possibilities. Your crafty critters so cute!

Denise Mlady said...

Wow, all your cards are so different and all wonderful! I really love the floral background stamp and the way you colored it is so pretty. What a great way to use the hexagon die, such a fun card.

Diana Johnson said...

Great cards, especially love the flowers!

Vikki H said...

Beautiful designs, Barb. Your first Blooms card is exquisite and also the hexagon cards caught my eye!

Jeanne Beam said...

Absolutely fantastic cards! Love the flowers, hexagons and the adorable bunnies...
Thanks for sharing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your coloring on the bunnies card!

Tammy Hanson said...

Wow lots of examples showing the versatility of these products. Each one beautiful and unique.

Holly's Handmade Card said...

So many beautiful cards!! Love all the designs and colors. Thanks for the inspirations!

Create with Danielle said...

Love your cards, Love the alcohol one the most I think!

Ava Gavloski said...

Great colorful tones to show case the stamp set.

hilhashi said...

This hop just gets better and better each at each stop! I am loving everything I see!!!

Sophie Farah said...

Oh I just LOVE your slimline alcohol inked card! That was so creative of you to use the hexagon dies in a new way!

Lois said...

Very nice. You are so creative.

Sindhu said...

Wow...what a array of beautiful cards...Love the crafting bunnies...

digeomea said...

Love the Hibiscus

MBFairySky said...

Wow Barb, I'm in love with your first card! She is very fabulous!
Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us and giving us the opportunity to win a fabulous prize!

Tina Z. said...

such beautiful cards.

Gab said...

Really great cards ... you've showcased this release so well!

Barb Martin said...

I love your cards! They’re so colorful and beautiful! What an awesome release!

teacherk said...

Beautiful cards

L said...

All of them are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing them.

Unknown said...

Awesome cards, thank you for sharing so much inspiration!!

Melanie said...

I just got the You Are So Beautiful stamp today! I can't wait to make a card with it! I love yours!