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


444 comments:

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Gwen said...

Love your cards ! Wonderful die cuts!

Sarah Scales said...

Love the shadow effect with the word dies, and that amazing falling stars stencil. Yum!

The ShyS said...

Great cards! The falling stars was the first thing that hit my gotta have it list!

michii said...

Love the cards! I definitely need the falling hearts die!

Dottie J said...

love the stencils and all the soft, almost neutral colors. My favorites!

KindredEsprit said...

I love the shimmer from the first card (and the layered sentiment) and the sparkly embossing paste background is so pretty! I also love the shadowy effect

Nancee Purdum said...

Both are so cute! Love how you offset the die! :) Nancee

paperandflair said...

I really need to get my hands on some embossing paste. The stencils from this release are too irresistible!

Amber Sheaves said...

That Falling Stars stencil is already on my wishlist. I can't wait to play and get messy with it! I love what you did with it.

Kari V. said...

I think I *Need* those stencils! Love that shimmer you added, too! Beautiful!

di said...

Great cards. I am going to have to break down and buy some embossing paste and stencils I really like this new trend!

Torrie said...

WOw. Great cards.

Wendy Y said...

Ok, now I want everything! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Small T said...

I absolutely adore both of your cards! I just ordered some embossing paste and stencils myself, and I cannot wait to try them out! :) xo

Janet Ireland said...

That khaki card stock is a must have! I really love your creative use of the die cuts on your cards. Thanks!

Dolores Holloman said...

I love the 2 bottom Cars using the paste and stencils. Espciailly like how u layered the Thanks in different colors and using the stars so cute.

Barbara said...

These are fabulous cards. I am very impressed too.

Melfina said...

Absolutely amazing cards!!! I love them both! The backgrounds look perfect with the stencil technique (it's one of my fav techniques too) and the die cutted sentiments...perfect! I will definitely try that stacking...! Thank you for sharing such inspiring projects!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow - both cards are gorgeous! Love how you offset the die cuts on the stars card. Beautiful!

susieqhersh said...

Love the stenciled hearts...so. Versatile.

Robyn said...

Beautiful cards, Lucy. Great way to use the big word dies from Simon!

sharon l-s said...

Great colors and love the slight offset on the "thanks". Both cards are truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing and happy Holidays

Alicia Merline said...

Ok, now I'm going to have to break down and try embossing paste. The results are just too tempting.

Laura M. said...

Beautiful cards! TFS :)

lynda said...

The embossing paste is a new product to me. It looks great the way you used it!

Karyna Zagers said...

OMG so much talent! i just love them!

Cheryl C said...

Love the non-traditional Valentine colors and the THANKS die is over the moon! What a creation you came up with, love the offset layers and the stenciled background. So glad you used the stars, I wanted to see it in action! It's a keeper.

Jessica Leung said...

These cards are beautiful!

Brenda Spa Gal said...

cute!!

Vanessa said...

the embossing paste is a definite go-to for me. Stunning effect, on beautiful cards. Love the die-cut words

karenelr said...

LOVELY CARDS! I am getting so excited for those stencils! I love the BIG word dies too!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to add the paste to my "must have" list. I love the effect it gives with the hearts. Great card.

Steffi said...

Wow - those cards look amazing esp. the double die cuts and the stencil/paste backrounds

Amanda said...

Great cards. I love the way you loosely layered the large Thanks die.

Michele said...

Super fun hop!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two gorgeous cards, falling in love with those stencils.

Renuka said...

love the layered look on your second card. awesome work. TFS!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh so pretty! LOVING all the dimension!!!

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Lucinde said...

These cards are awesome!

Johanna (JP) said...

All the new products are amazing... I love die cuts b/c I can cut them out over and over and stack them so perfectly... or offset them for that shadow affect! SO COOL!

Malini C. said...

Each release is better than the last. The offset diecut is amazing :)

Flo said...

Love both of your cards. That blue looks great with the kraft and the white. Thanks.

Karin said...

So Pretty, Thank You!

Katie said...

Fabulous cards! Just love the hearts on the first card!! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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