Friday, 6 December 2013

Simon Says Stamp Valentine's Blog Hop


Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Valentine's 2014 Blog Hop. If you've arrived from my sweet and incredibly talented friend Debby's blog, then welcome. If not, I advise you to start HERE at the beginning of the hop for some seriously fab cards and LOADS of opportunities to win SSS gift certificates!
Today Simon Says Stamp release their Valentine's line - and it's FABULOUS!!! So many amazing products to choose from…
Valentine's Day is my favourite card making event. So I am always happy to see lovey-dovey products. I am all about the pink hearts. :)
So my first card features the new Repeated Heart Stencil. And I played with my first ever Embossing Paste too!! I cut the stencil up and adhered it to a piece of SSS's new Khaki Cardstock (think this might just be my new favourite colour of card stock!!!) which I had die cut with one of the new Postage Stamp Edge Frames dies. Isn't this die FAB - makes a perfect card front, and this isn't even the largest one in the set. Then I added the paste with a knife. It's so much easier than I thought it would be - if you've not already tried it - I recommend it. (Thanks to the AMAZING Debby Hughes for the email tutorial and continual enabling!!)
Next, I die cut the gorgeous Big Love You sentiment from Sea Glass Cardstock (another must have colour) and again three times from white. I layered them up to create a thick chipboard effect.
Finally, I spritzed the whole thing with a LOT of Calico Shine Mister Huey's. It shimmers!!
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Look at the detail this paste gives… it's FAB. Even my husband was impressed (and that's saying something). I think stencils might be my new favourite toy. :)
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My next card also features Embossing Paste, this time with the cute Falling Stars Stencil. LOVE this one. I added my stars to more of the yummy Sea Glass Cardstock, then when it was dry, I added Star Dust Stickles to each star for a bit of sparkle.
I die cut the new Big Thanks (LOVE it…) from cream and white card stock, and adhered them together only in the centre so I could twist it a bit to create this shadowy effect. Something a bit different… 
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I can see this stencil being a very useful one - it works for so many different themed cards… new baby, graduation, congratulations, birthday… anything really. Love it.
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Do you want to see all the new products??
Well here they are!! So many favourites...



AND
Now for the giveaway...
Now, if you don't already know, SSS is generously giving away a $25 gift certificate on EVERY blog on the hop. They ROCK right?? Just leave a comment here by 6pm EST on December 12th 2013 and you could win this awesome prize and get yourself some of these yummy new products!
……..Keep Hopping…….
Your next stop is the sweet and talented Lorraine.
And have fun!
Supplies


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emmmaleigh said...

Great use of embossing paste! Such a neat effect!

Annette Allen said...

wow wee these are stunning.. loving all the hearts.. great release..

CinnamonSally said...

Lucy your cards are fabulous. I have never used embossing paste, after seeing these I am definitely buying some!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Soooo many new and amazing goodies! Love your cards. Embossing paste and stencils are sooooo fun!!!

Rachel W K said...

very pretty cards! i do love all that shimmer!

Jo Ham said...

Loving the new stencils. Everyone has done something a little different with them.

m.tabori said...

Great card, so many cute new stamps/dies/stencils in this release. Can't wait!!

Pop's Cards said...

These are just gorgeous I love the colours on the first one and the little hearts the second card is stunning I love stars, hugs Pops x

Tami B. said...

Oh yea, this card's a winner.

Donna Whitten said...

Your cards are just lovely! I've never used embossing paste and I'm not a big fan of stencils, but, y'all are tempting me!

Laura Jane said...

The off set THANKS die is a good idea!

Tami B. said...

I've already commented, but I had to come back to say great cards (plural) only the thanks card was showing up when I first looked at the post. You did a wonderful job on both.

Bonnie said...

Your cards are great! Definitely need some paste!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful

joy said...

Your cards are so nicely done. I love that new sea glass cardstock. Such a nice soft color! Great new products!!

Barb said...

Love the dies and stencils in the new release!

{VICKI} said...

LOVE
O
V
E

LO
VE

all the stars on the Thanks card

VARedGem said...

Love these cards... great ideas for thank you cards! Tks for sharing.

Angie Linton said...

Beautiful cards!

Silver Lips said...

Wow both these cards are stunning! The falling star stencil makes the Thank You card pop. so pretty! Thanks for sharing:-)

Danielle R said...

The stacking of the title is brilliant, makes the card really stand out!

Laura C said...

Those stencils are just stunning. Your thanks care is gorgeous!

Marie said...

What a great release! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Pamela said...

Love the embossing paste... and how you used the huge dies!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your cards, and all of this release!

Deborah said...

All the cards are lovely but the1st one is very striking thanks

Anne-Mette List said...

WOW love the dimensions you get on these cards!

Anonymous said...

Sharon c. I loved the shadow die tip. Looks great.

Diana said...

Beautiful card! The new release has some great stuff!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

You always make the most amazing cards. Just beautiful!!!

Annamarie Jones said...

Omgoodness! I love the Thanks card with the falling stars! Gorgeous!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your cards and all your embossing looks so cool!!

Jamie said...

Love this!

Gaby Seminario said...

Lovely cards!!!

Nancy L. said...

Adorable!!! Love all the new dies!!

Scrapthat said...

Oh I really like your cards! TFS

Lisa Geraty said...

A-dor-able cards Lucy! TFS. I looooove that heart stencil!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your star card and that stencil! DFMorgan

Rachel B. said...

Great cards!

Jennifer Greer said...

I REALLY have to get some embossing paste!

Caitlyn said...

That embossing paste looks really cool. I'm going to have to try that soon!

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart! Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, Lucy! I love how you used the stencils, and how you added dimension to your die cuts...so pretty!

yillyleon said...

Niceeee cards

Sukey Brown said...

I want to try the embossing paste...I just love the look!
Thank you!

marianne said...

Omg! Those dies are great! Andyour cards too!!!!

adele holcomb said...

Your stenciled hearts look so pretty, and I like the stamp edge as the card front. I also really like the "thanks" being offset on the next card!

Maeghan M. said...

This post just may have changed my mind on not getting embossing paste... TFS!!!

Donna Brown said...

I've never tried embossing paste but now I might. Thanks!!

Nancy K said...

oh my goodness, Lucy, your cards are amazing! Beautiful color palette and I love the layered die cut greetings!

Allison said...

Love this release and I just got my first embossing paste in the mail too, can't wait to play with it!

Joan Smith said...

Your cards are amazing I love the ways you used the stencils and dies.I think it's so cute what you said about your husband I love little stories like this. Love this whole release.

Adriana Reyes said...

Love the new dies and stencils!!!

Marce Esquivel said...

love the 3d effect in both cards!!!

gabriella said...

Simply beautiful. Ilove your elegant look

donna mikasa said...

Aren't we just spoiled with dies? LOVE your cards, Lucy! Hope you are well. xx

Efrat said...

Wow!! great cards.

Brenda Hobdy said...

Love the cards. Love the star stencil. It is a must have. Thank you

Biancie Jelle said...

The little stars are beautiful! This is a great card.

Louise said...

I noticed the Thanks die and so glad to see you used it. Loving the new SSS product release.

Carol Doggett said...

Amazing cards...love them both!

Charne aka Meisie said...

Lovely cards. The stencils sure look like fun and I really like your color palette!

BeverlyBL said...

Cute cards. I love all the stencils and dies and the embossing paste. It is all so cool. Big Thanks;)

Vikki Hein said...

love that sea glass cardstock, the falling heart, repeated heart stencils ---too much goodness!

Kailash said...

Simply breathtaking, LOVE both your cards. Such soothing color palette!!

Kards by Karen said...

Your cards are awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on these products!

Carol Perry said...

I know exactly what you mean about stencils and embossing paste and your cards are so striking good. Love both. Those stencils are on my wish list.

Colleen said...

that paste is in my shopping cart! Great card!

Sonja said...

Love your card!!

JanLee said...

Oh Wow! Love these die cuts! Great cards!

Patricia Swagler said...

I love your cards and I love how you used the dies.

CathyL said...

Great cards, Lucy!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Lucy! I've never tried using embossing paste or stencils on my cards but after seeing yours they are on my shopping list!

jennifer mitten said...

I am loving all this embossing paste with these stencils...I need to try these techniques!

kathy said...

I am just so in love with stencils and embossing paste right now. thx

cardsbymo.com said...

I love both of your cards. But the one with the sparkly stars is my favorite!

jimlynn said...

Loving those big sentiments! All the new products are fantastic and love your cards.
Lynn

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my goodness! First your embossing paste details on these cards = FABULOUS! And I think Sea Glass card stock is GORGEOUS! And that thanks die with its swirl is lovely!!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Lucy, these projects are beyond amazing!! Love every single detail!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Wow - gorgeous cards!!!

Sue McRae said...

Such pretty sparkly cards today! I'm loving the large "thanks" dies and how you off-set them.

Kimberly Eddy said...

Love the die cuts!!! I am wanting them all, ha ha!!

Janet said...

Lovely card love all the sparkle! ~God bless~

aknancy said...

such pretty sparkle-y cards. thanks for sharing

Daria Z. said...

Love what you did with the stencils, Lucy! Both cards are fabulous!

Shannon R. said...

I love the falling stars. Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Your cards are lovely! Great color combinations.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

These are beautiful!

judy said...

sweet cards!

Shawn de Oliveira said...

I like how you doubled-up the die cut. This gives me a few ideas.

NatQuebec said...

Nice cards indeed !

Irene Grau said...

Too cute! Love the falling stars stencil, too!

Ninch said...

Those cards are just adorable!!!

artjunkie2 said...

Fabulous cards! The Thanks card is amazing! I love the dimension you get with the embossing paste and stencils!!

grandmato19 said...

Love the out-of-this-world look -- thanks for sharing!

Ellie Fraser said...

Excellent products , even better cards :-)

jeanine said...

I love the way you used the thanks die!

Chark said...

really love the colors you chose for these!

Coralynn Murray said...

Love both cards!

Helene said...

love the double thanks die! thanks for a chance to win!

Pat said...

These cards are so lovely! I'm a big fan of your work...great job!

Lee said...

Lovely cards! I need some embossing paste!!

Carolyn Picken said...

Great card, just wonderful thank you

Heather M said...

Beautiful card!! Love the new stencils!! Super fun!!

Carolyn Picken said...

Just wonderful cards thank you

pcm said...

love everything about that thanks card especially the double die cut!

Denacline88 said...

lovely cards today thank you for sharing

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh wow, these are both simply gorgeous, Lucy ... I particularly love the second, it's swoonable! Anita (in France) :)

Carolyn Picken said...

Wonderful, great inspiration thank yiu

Dori Yannatone said...

Your cards are fabulous! I haven't tried embossing paste yet but really need/want to. Really love the "falling" stencils!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Amazing cards, love all the new products..

jcappetta said...

Fabulous cards - can't wait to own some of the new products!

Jen said...

I love the hearts with embossing paste! It's so cool - can't wait to try it!

sumo said...

I just love this whole release. The words are fabulous. Great cards!

Laura Turcotte said...

Great cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

Omg!! An awesome set of cards for today's hop!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Lane Cermak said...

Cute cards!

cghundley said...

Love both of your
cards. The stencil
and paste are great.
I'm going to have
to get some paste!
Carla from Utah

Ciacchina said...

Queste cards sono veramente bellissime! Mi piace molto l'effetto dato dallo sfondo fatto con lo stencil e anche l'uso dei die cut sentiment

patty said...

Both these cards are so freaking pretty! Love the shimmer on them.

Milan L said...

Love both your cards...so excited about the new release too!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Isabel Rivera said...

I love the big dies for greetings. Nice! Thanks.

Michelle said...

Oh, Lucy! These cards are so beautiful! The pale blue thanks card is spectacular! Wow!

Diana said...

Beautiful cards. Loved the different techniques you used on the cards. Thanks for sharing.

@iLing said...

The stencils are gorgeous!!!!

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness, Lucy! These cards are really beautiful! LOVE them both! Those large dies-cuts look so awesome and love the backgrounds too!

Iapo007 said...

I love all the new products!!! Great cards too!

Izolda said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Very pretty cards. I'm starting to drool over those stencils!

Debbie Selby said...

I like that big thanks die. Lovely cards

Anonymous said...

Yes, I must break out the embossing paste. Lovely card.

Sandra said...

Love both of the cards- love the postage stamp card - and the look with the embossing paste.
thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra ltb

Amy C. said...

Very cute cards! Love the dimension.

sotama14 said...

Great cards !!

Mary Locke said...

Love these cards! So gorgeous!

Inks4fun said...

Fabulously simple and elegant a the same time, beautiful. You always seem to amaze me with your talent.

Janet said...

Beautiful cards! I love what you did with the embossing paste. It's so pretty and elegant. I think that's going to be on my wishlist this Christmas!

Ms Chang said...

I soooooo want the stencils! The card is gorgeous!

Robin said...

I have to use my paste!!! Great ideas!

Alexandra Smith said...

That star card is gorgeous! Looks like that stencil will be added my cart.

Unknown said...

love the star stenciled background!
thanks
Holly

Amy Lou said...

I just love the new word dies!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the thanks card. Pinning it!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful!!!!

Pamela said...

CUTE cards! Love the new line for Valentine's Day!!!

mewTilman said...

Is it any wonder we all love dies and stencils? Two amazing cards with just some paper, embossing paste,and die cut sentiments. Love the Khaki cardstock with hearts.

Christy Beans said...

Diecut stacking and embossing paste are definite must-do's on my crafty playtime list -- so much fabulous depth and texture! =)

Olivia said...

The shimmer on the khaki cardstock is amazing. I thought it was a shimmery vintage gold cardstock until I read your description. Beautiful cards!

Heather Parry said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Sonia White said...

I just love the new releases. I don't think I can pick a favourite.

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards--I like the shimmer.

Bonnie said...

Love that big thanks die.

sue welper said...

You have me sold on the embossing paste. I just have to have it!!! Great cards!

Yulisa said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Little T said...

Awesome cards!

Danielle Near said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the cards. I hope I get lucky.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your cards are stunning! It looks like I'm going to have to get some embossing paste. I was trying to hold off, but your cards make me want to try it!

Brandi Beyer said...

Both cards are very beautiful but Im digging' the second the best.

Valerie said...

I love the texture on your cards.

Auror Willow said...

I am in love with the Thank You card with the cards! It's so pretty!

jeannine said...

Beautiful cards! Love the falling star stencil, so glad I ordered it and the sea glass cardstock is beautiful...got that too! Can't wait to play with the new goodies!

Cindy Lou said...

Very elegant cards! I've gotta try embossing paste!

Shona said...

Great work with the embossing paste and the way you placed the "Thanks" on that card is a super idea.

paperandflair said...

I love the embossing paste backgrounds. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Dawn said...

Love the stencils!

Dixie Cochran said...

I love all the layers on these cards. Well done!

scrapper-at-heart said...

I'm trying to get through Christmas and SSS is focused on Valentine's Day already! Very cute card! Love the new products!

Penny said...

Those letters are totally fab 3-d!


Penny H

Dana said...

Oh my gosh blown away!! Love the second card!!

Hippymom83 said...

Ooooh....I love those sparkly stars! Super adorable!

Pat McCleary said...

I love your placement of the thanks die cuts-a stunning card.

Cat Craig said...

Sweet cards Lucy. I just picked up some paste.

Richell Martin said...

Wow! Yours may be my favorite on this hop! Love your cardstock color! Thanks for sharing!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the sparkle!

Kristen said...

Wow--so pretty! TFS!

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration for the new stencils on my wishlist. ;-)

Tricia said...

Beautiful cards, Lucy! That embossing paste is amazing, isn't it?

Marsha said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love these Simon Blog Hops; I just can't decide which items I need first!

jp said...

OMG the star stencil! I want that!

Kate said...

that "thanks" die is amazing....love it! Your use of the stencil/embossing paste with that kraft cardstock is really lovely!

kartelene said...

very nice card on both design
Helene

Dana Joy said...

Amazingly beautiful cads.

Terri E. said...

Great use of dies!

Ann Kulseth said...

Fabulous cards - I love the "shadow" on the die cut. Great technique.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your die cut words on those stunning backgrounds. TFS

Gina said...

The "love you" one was my favorite :)

nancy said...

Wonderful cards!

Nitasha said...

Yep, when the Mr. is impressed with scrappiness then you know you've done well! How awesome- love these cards!

lyzamae said...

Amazing cards! Love that sea glass card stock can't wait to get some!

Patti Senter said...

That embossing paste is really something. I love the detail on the Thanks die. Wonderful cards.

Michelle Simone said...

Beautiful cards and great products in this release.

Janeen said...

I love those big dies.

Sharron said...

LOVE how you used the stencils and the die cut sentiments---really great cards!

Annie Wills said...

Love the textured backgrounds you created here...thanks so much for sharing these!

bjmartin said...

Embossing paste is so much fun!

Marion said...

Great cards and fun new products :)

Elizabeth Villarreal said...

Love the second card with the lovely shadow effect using the die. Just ordered some embossing paste and am looking forward to creating with it.

Linda T said...

You're both cards are just beautiful. Love the stars background.
Just love your design and colors you choose. I love how you doubled the thanks. Thank you for sharing you're great ideas.

Laura said...

I can hardly wait to try the embossing paste and love the new stencils in this release!

Carolee said...

Love the falling stars stencil - wow! What adhesive do you use when you are layering the word die cuts! They look so precisely stacked - love that look.

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