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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Lindsey said...

That's it! I have got to get me some stencils and paste. Love that your husband was impressed....sounds like his reactions to cards are quite similar to my husband's....it's a big deal when he's impressed, too.

Denise Luscan said...

These are gorgeous! LOVE, LOVE how you layered the thanks!!

Kris in Alaska said...

Uh, yeah...ALL the new products! That sea glass cardstock is FABULOUS and so are your cards!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

maryps said...

Great cards, Lucy! I really like the khaki & sea glass combination. I was looking for exactly that pale blue color today while making a holiday card. And that big Thank You die is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks to SSS for the chance to win some shopping $$$. =^..^=

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your cards...and I especially love that "THANKS" die....so fun!!

Miriam said...

Love the new stencils, very cute cards!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love both of your cards!

C Wu said...

love both cards. beautiful shimmer.

Pam said...

Sweet cards! Love the way you used the thanks die.

byulgzr said...

I love love love the second card!!! That stencil, the glitter, the way you arranged the big thanks die cuts, everything!!!

Veronica said...

Love your cards.

lilymay said...

Both cards are just fab but my favourite is the falling star card, the embossing paste gives an amazing effect

Diane said...

Loved your cards and seeing the stencils used, just getting into them myself so loved seeing your techniques!!

Pippa67 said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards Lucy.

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards, really adore the thanks one its gorgeous!

Wendy McKeown said...

I love that stencil too! Love the way you've used it on this card.

Bunny TaiL said...

The cards are so lovely, have a eonderfull weekend

F said...

I gotta get those dies...Great cards!

Heather B. said...

Gorgeous- love the falling stars card. SSS cursive word dies are growing on me.

Aimes said...

You know you're on to a winner when your guy likes your projects (well, that's certainly the case for me anyway!)
Fabulous projects, Lucy! :)

Bori said...

I LOVE this shadowy effect. Thank you for sharing this great idea

Асель Бапанова said...

Adorable! I love these cards

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, really pretty cards! Love the soft colors!

Designs By Sky said...

Cute cards! I have been wondering about the embossing paste and stencils. I think you've convinced me! TFS

Mary said...

Love how you layered the die cuts. Wow, more embossing paste. Have to try that.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely. I always love dimensional texts!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Love both cards, Lucy. I have some gesso waiting to be played with..maybe next nap time! x

Gigracer said...

Love how your cards look. That embossing paste and stencil are seriously cool!

Skraperella said...

Such beautiful cards Lucy! Thanks for the chance to win

Sheila H said...

So pretty! I really want to try stencils.

Lillian Ostergaard said...

Gosh, this is a great set of products! I love all of the dies.

stamping sue said...

two fabulous cards. I am really liking the postage dies!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Maureen Chandler said...

Beautiful glittery cards - thank you so much for sharing!

Angela Restad said...

OMG I love the thanks card with the falling stars it is so cute.

aileen (mum) said...

I love your cards. Love that Simon says have come out with more big words

Josée said...

This release is so awesome. I love your cards

jintyoo7 said...

AMAZING cards, Lucy and I am so glad you had such fun too :)

nancybabb said...

LOVE that you did something other than red for "love". May have to do something "none red" myself, thanks for that!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the stencils with embossing paste.

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous cards. It may have been a chore to adhere all those hearts and stars. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

SimplyJenn said...

These look lovely!!! :)

CountryTwinkle said...

Wonderful cards! Love those stencils.

Crafy64 said...

ADORABLE!

Marie said...

Such a pretty effect with the thanks die =) TFS!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the word stamps. Glad your hubby was impressed which does say something when they notice.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

jenway9 said...

So many items I want!!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card- love the paste & shimmer!

Angela said...

Your cards are so wonderful! I love the way you used the dies!

Angel Estes said...

I love all the embossing paste I'm seeing on this hop. It's everywhere! :) Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing!

Cindi said...

Perfect! Love these cards.

Carolyn said...

Really love the way you used the word dies! Beautiful!

Patricia Barber said...

very sweet!

Peg Robinson said...

Love it all.

Holly M said...

Gracious! I love how you used the stencils and die cuts on these cards.

Brenda Gordon said...

My favorite cards! So classy.

Brandy Duncan said...

Love the thanks die!

rubbergranny said...

Offsetting two die cuts is a nice idea. It gives a bit of a shadow effect which is nice. Thanks.

Susan Lang said...

Very clever way to display the die by twisting the two cuts. These stencils and paste are the new in thing.

scraphappy4067 said...

Love your cards! I really like the second one! Great idea!

Billie A said...

Wonderful and beautiful cards. Love the special touch you always do. that layered thanks is a great idea, the sparkle on the paste just everything. Brilliant.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Such pretty cards and thanks for the inspiration.

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds and the 3D sentiments.

Funky Finds said...

great cards!

Dawn F said...

nice cards!

Gail said...

Yes - stencils on my Christmas list and love how you doubled the die with a twist - TFS Thanks for the hop and opportunity to win a prize - http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

bzyPTmom said...

Love your cards--love that heart stencil. The word die cuts are awesome too.

Mildred Mildew said...

Two very classy cards! Love your style Lucy!

Judy R. said...

I love the effects you created with the stencil and paste and the shine mist. I thought it surely was glimmer paper!

Karen said...

Love the layered thank you and the falling stars.

Barbara said...

Both cards are lovely and I love your treatment of the thanks die. It's unique and special. I think I'm going to have to purchase some of the embossing paste and a stencil or two. Wow!

Arlene D said...

That star stencil is a must have!

Anonymous said...

I love your use of embossing paste, I can't wait to try it too! I also love the stacked "thanks".

Cheryl H said...

I always love your cards... absolutely beautiful!!

Jayell said...

I love how you used the embossing paste too. Cute cards

Baroque duJour said...

Such pretty cards, love them, and aren't those stencils gorgeous. Gotta get them. Thanks so much.

Michelle said...

love the blog hops...you guys are so talented. thanks for sharing.

vmcm said...

Very nice! I think I need embossing paste too!

Sheila_G said...

Wonderful cards. Loved the falling stars.

m said...

Embossing paste - I'm going to have to try that. Lovely cards as usual!

Anonymous said...

So love those die cuts, love all the products on this release

Valerie said...

The stencils are soooo fabulous and versatile!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

A Crafty Person said...

So many great dies, stencils, and stamps in this latest release!

Carol said...

Love both cards, Lucy! Simply lovely.

Karenladd said...

Wonderful showcasing of the stencil and die cuts. Gorgeous and striking!

Vesna said...

Both cards are so lovely. TFS.

Shirley N said...

Simply beautiful! Love those new SSS dies!

cheryl l. said...

That THANKS card is just too cool! The other one is great, too, of course, but THANKS is my favorite.

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous cards! I definitely NEED that hearts stencil :)

SHartl said...

I have never tried stenciling with embossing paste but wow what an artsy effect!

conil said...

The neutrality of your first card makes it perfect for a big heman...and the second card, well, golly, it's gorgeous. I'm lovin' these stencils.

Rebecca said...

Cute Card!

Anne S. said...

Great release! It's interesting to see how all you great crafters use the stamps/stencils differently.

Demonica said...

Love both cards!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful cards, love the sea glass cardstock :)

Margaret R said...

Love the huge words dies and Falling Stars and Falling Hearts stencils - fabulous cards Lucy.

Kathy W said...

Those cards are so cute! Love the Sea Glass color.

hellerlittle said...

Such beautiful cards, they looks stunning!
The 2.nd one Looks bit x-masy for me ;o)
Thanks for always sharing such inspiring creations!
CU hellerlittle

Nina said...

Love your cards! I love the colour pairing of the khaki and sea glass. I'm loving the "thanks" die cut too, so adorable!

Traci said...

I love the falling stars! They are my favorite! Tfs! Hugs Traci

Rena Sawatski said...

Great cards. The second one is my favourite- love the soft colour palette.

Tammy J said...

O I love you cards both of them. They turned out great.

Doris said...

I'm totally awed by the effect you all are getting using embossing paste! So cool!

jj said...

Love the 3D look and the wonderful die sentiments!

sara said...

Love your cards love the new stencils and dies

Sueli said...

Super cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Michele Washburn said...

Your "Thanks" card is gorgeous! Love the Falling Stars die!

Pam said...

Love your cards! I have to have the new stencils!

Judy Tuck said...

Love the new khaki cs. Your layering of the big thanks die really sets the card off!

Martine Dubé said...

Very beautiful card !!!

Gay Johnson said...

I love your simple but elegant card.

Marilyn C. said...

I like the shadow effect of the Thanks word. It's impressive! I think the stars stencil is one of my new favorites.

missy said...

Love the shimmer on your first card and that falling stars stencil is a must have.

Barbra said...

Your "Thanks" card makes me feel like I'm flying through the sky! Love it!

Lisa Page said...

Such beautiful cards! I really love the soft blue 'love you' on the first one! Both use great techniques!

Lagene said...

I'm sold! gotta get the embossing paste!!!! Love both of your cards!!!

Cheryl Fricker said...

I love how you stacked the love die cut sentiment to get more dimension, and how you off set the two thank you die cuts. Amazing cards Lucy!

mariangel said...

beautiful card

Gina D'Urso said...

Absolutely love your cards, and I just got the embossing paste and can't wait to try it. Great inspiration, really love what you have done!!!!

Kathy H said...

Oh yes! Love those word dies!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love what you did with the embossing paste! I also think the offset greeting is so neat--may have to "steal" that idea myself!;)

Donna said...

I love the way you used the dies. Such awesome cards.

Synderai said...

Awesome cards, love your colour choices.

pamboe said...

Oh, that falling stars card is just perfect! I'm expecting a grandson and think this card perfect for his thank-you cards I plan to make for my daughter.
Thank You so much!

Colleen said...

Both of your cards are just great, love the thank you one best.

Heidi May said...

Both of these cards are so elegant. Can't wait to use these new stencils. Thank you for sharing.

brenda said...

These are such gorgeous cards! I haven't tried stencils or embossing paste but am definitely thinking I need to give them a try.

Maureen said...

These are both fabulous - the paste looks great!

Amber said...

Gorgeous cards, love the backgrounds you created with the stencils!

justasiam said...

I am really enjoying the non-traditional colour scheme you used!

Therese said...

Beautiful cards! Love embossing paste too! Such great products from SSS!

SheriE. said...

I so love that stencil and can't wait to jump on the embossing paste bandwagon! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Cara said...

Gorgeous cards!

kimberly said...

I so love these cards amazing Job!!!!

kimberly said...

These are super super cuteee!!!

Trexxann said...

How cool are those shadowed dies! Love it!!

Kristen V said...

Great hop!

Diane said...

Both your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl B. said...

Both these cards are so joyful! TFS.

Alice Wertz said...

love the dimensions on the backgrounds and your treatment of the die cut sentiments. such pretty cards, Lucy!

Gail A said...

Love the simple elegance of your cards!

melania scalfaro said...

very nice :D

Amy McCue said...

Those die cuts are beautiful!

AmandineC said...

Wow ! It's simply fabulous ! I adore your cards !

wroberts2 said...

I like how the swirl on the thanks gives a nice place to tuck a few stars - great cards.

Robin B. said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous! I really love those falling stars, thanks for sharing.

Anja (scrappie) said...

These cards are amazing gonna have those stencils. Thank you for showing.

kathyc said...

Cute cards, thanks for sharing! :)

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! Love the falling stars thanks card!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool cards. My favorite is the second. It must have been hard to make sure all the star points came out right. I love that big Thanks die. Must get that.

Carmen M. said...

Two fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing your techniques

Debra said...

Beautiful. Thank you for the inspirations!

Стокли said...

I've never used Embossing Paste, it has to be a nice product.

Maye M.L said...

Lucy: Fabulous work in staking the diet cuts together. The cards are beautiful and balanced to showcase the big sentiments. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

Aida said...

So hard to pick which one I like the most! Great Cards!

Olessya K said...

I love the falling stars stencil, it will look great on many projects! Thanks for awesome cards Lucy!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving all this gorgeous embossing paste and how you've used those big word dies, which are some of my very favorite items from the release! Wonderful cards!

Yvonne B. said...

Beautiful! Love the backgrounds on both of your cards. The postage stamp shape is so great on your first card and I love all of your star details on your second card! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

Lisa G. said...

The thanks die is amazing, great cards!!

Debbie said...

love the elegant look that you achieved
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Louise said...

Love this new release. SSS has really been releasing some great products lately. Your cards are beautiful. Love them. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Rachel K said...

Beautiful cards! I love that falling stars stencil...so versatile!

Louise said...

wow....gorgeous cards. It made me smile to read that even your husband was impressed!!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous cards!

ionabunny said...

Love those stencils used with embossing paste. Fantastic

Grace said...

Love the cards and the stencils. The dies are so versatile. Love them all

Rosie Espinoza said...

What a CUTEST card, so clean & simple & sooo beautiful!! Thank you for the inspiration! already placed my order w/ a few new releases!!! Blessings!!!

IlianaM said...

I love the shadow effect on the thank you card.

Betty Meyskens said...

OMG - 2 amazing cards! I hope Christmas comes really quick - I want some of these products so, so much!! I love how you offset the thanks - looks so amazing. The falling stars stencil is so cool!

Andrea said...

LOve the way you used the dies!

Phi said...

Wow the falling stars are just as cute as the falling hearts stencil. Love the new release.

Anonymous said...

I really like your cards, the die cuts are really nice, simple and elegant.

byAnnette said...

Pretty Cards!

Bethany Lau said...

Great cards! I love the raised die cuts on your first card.

Mary e. said...

love the offset thanks.

CynLiRawr said...

cant wait to try those stencils ;)

Young Mi said...

Cards came out beautiful!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!!

Marianne Oar said...

Beautiful cards! The embossing paste and stencils are on my must have list!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely Card - love the layering of the word die cut and he heart stencil. Thanks for sharing.

Diane Bolton said...

love the resurgence of embossing paste, also the stacking of die cuts!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Wow, you really went to town with both of these cards. Love this Big Dies... they are certainly a must have.

Andrea Garland said...

Both cards are amazing Lucy, love how you used the stencils and the die cuts.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, there is a falling stars stencil too?!! I love it, love it, love it! I love your style Lucy, I may have to sub again.

Karen Wade said...

Just beautiful!!!! I want them all. Thanks Lucy!!!!

Kendra H said...

very cute. i like the colors!

Kelsey Lu said...

I LOVE IT!!! Love the way you created your card.

Tant Brun. said...

You all, are so creative!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

That falling hearts stencil is too fabulous! Gorgeous cards!

Janie said...

Such beautiful cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...love how you layered the dies and also off set them.

Lisa Savini said...

Embossing paste might be my new fav technique. Thanks!

Message Keeper said...

These simple and clean cards are just amazing and easy to produce as well!

Kris Van Allen said...

That postage edge is so cute!

Robin said...

Stunning cards, love the paste and stencil look!

Anika's Papercrafting said...

OMGosh! I just love this card! It is so beautiful. This design and color scheme would be perfect for a baby card. A.Dor.Able!

cm said...

Love x Love! Fabulous showcase of the new release!
c

Beth L. said...

Love your cards and the way you offset the words to give that unique look.

Celise McLaughlin said...

I really like the use of the subdued colors on your cards. After the bling of the holidays, the quiet calm is so refreshing.

Marianne said...

Fabulous cards Lucy. Cannot wait to try some embossing paste myself. Love the texture and colour combo of your first card!

Michele Clay said...

Fantastic ways to use the dies! Sweet cards! Would love to win the SSS gift certificate!!

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