Friday, 21 February 2014

Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release Blog Hop.
If you have arrived from the incredible May Flaum's blog, then welcome. If not, I suggest you head to the Simon Says Stamp blog and start at the beginning. There's going to be a LOT of inspiration AND a TON of prizes.
So… today's the day SSS release their new products. And it's another FAB release. I've come to expect great things from them and have never been disappointed! I just love everything they make. :)
So, on to my card. I used a number of new products on this one. First I used the new Large Dots Stencil. I taped it to some Khaki Cardstock then misted it with White Mister Huey's. After adhering the panel to a card made from Sea Glass Cardstock, I stitched vellum over the top for a softer effect.
Next, I created my shaker balloon. I used one of the AMAZING Ballon dies and cut a balloon from both Sea Glass Cardstock and vellum. Then I cut a load of tiny stars from white card using the Star Border die. After stamping and heat embossing the birthday sentiment from the new Birthday Balloons stamp set, I stitched the balloons together, leaving an opening, then filled with the stars and some chunky white glitter. Finally, I die cut the Daughter (from the new Sisters, Daughter, Niece die set) from glitter card stock and adhered to the balloon. Some silver thread finished it all off.
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This is one of those "better in  real life" cards. You can't see the glitter so well in the photos but it's a lovely soft effect under the vellum.
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------------ GIVEAWAY ----------
Time for the giveaway news. Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every blog. That's 17 different chances to win! Make sure you leave a comment below by 6:00pm EST on Thursday February 27, 2014… their goody bags are pretty awesome.
And now it's time to hop on.
Next up is super talented Suzanne Dahlberg.
Bye for now.
x
P.S. If you get lost on the hop, a full list of blogs is available on the Simon Says Stamp blog. :)
P.P.S. Check out the new line of inks and cardstock they are releasing today too… mine are on the way already!!! All my favourite colours… so excited about these.  You can get them individually or in multi packs like these:
   
Awesome!

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Janet Zeppa said...

I love the shaker balloon!

Maryann Laursen said...

So gorgeous.

Franziska Langer said...

what an elegant shaker card! Thanks for sharing.

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful card Lucy ♥ love your new blog make over too ♥

Anja (scrappie) said...

Amazing love that shaker balloon. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Tracey said...

Oh man, I love this!! What a gorgeous card!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect shaker card!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

OMG, what can I say? Love the vellum, the balloon, the vellum, and the shaker card. Such a great idea for a birthday card.

Dana said...

Oh wow! So awesome I love that you made a shaker out of the balloon!!!

Quiche said...

Your card is so...dainty! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Leanne said...

Love how you made your card, with the confetti in the balloon.

DoubleH said...

I bet it does look much better in person but even on here it is amazing! Thanks you for sharing.

Kritos said...

Cute card, great stuff. Me wont. ;-)

CinnamonSally said...

Your card is fabulous Lucy, love how you created the shaker!!

adele holcomb said...

Such a soft and pretty card!

Geri said...

How beautiful...the balloon is brilliant!!!

Karen said...

I absolutely adore this card! Such a girly, elegant card!

stamping sue said...

Creative card! shakers are one of my favorite style cards.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

jackelien said...

Great card i love this.
Huggs jackelien

Smita Satish said...

love the new dies!!very nice card

theCook said...

Love your use of vellum and sewing!

Barb said...

Darling card!

Cindy C. said...

I love the translucent quality of the design! That shaker balloon is brilliant!!

Karen said...

I love this card! So elegant and soft!

Kailash said...

Such a beautifully crafted card, love the shaker design!!!

Michelle said...

So soft and beautiful! Love the bit of sparkle!

Becky S. said...

I sew...and I cannot see at all where you stopped and then finished sewing the vellum on after putting the glitter in... wow. It's really cool. Thanks for the instructions and the chance to win!

Carol Doggett said...

I am loving those 'relative' die cuts....plus the new colors are divine! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

Elle L. said...

Very subtle and sweet. I like how it's not using traditionally feminine colors, but it looks feminine nonetheless. Thank you for sharing! :)

Elizabeth Krumins said...

So beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win

Gayatri said...

I always love your stitching detail, Lucy! Such an elegant card. Love it.

Helen Barker said...

Great idea love the shaker balloon x

Jan G said...

Love the card! Very feminine feeling. Can so see giving this to a young lady for her birthday

Brenda Gordon said...

I think sea glass is my new favorite color!

Marilyn Webb said...

Such soft colors, and so beautiful!

Sonja said...

Love your blog and the new release!!

PiecesByEmily said...

Oh the shaker balloon is so fabulous! Love the color scheme too.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Pinning this stunning card!

Chookarooni said...

thanks for opportunity to win!

BeverlyBL said...

Love the lovely soft colors and the darling shaker balloon. Great job.

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Such a beautiful card!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Wonderful card with such beautiful soft colors...it almost has a delicate feel to it! Thanks for sharing :)

Patricia Barber said...

Super lovely!

Camilla said...

Beautiful!! :-)

lulu said...

great card

Michele F. said...

Love your card! Love the silver thread - where might I find that, if you don't mind telling me, please?

Daniela in KY said...

Very beautiful! Not only is it soft and feminine, but also fun with the shaker balloon!! I wish I had a sewing machine and knew how to use it! Every time I see real stitching I swoon :-) Thank you!!
~Daniela

Ashley said...

I'm loving the more muted colors I've seen on some of the cards in this hop. That is really beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Caitlyn Rickey said...

All of the stitching is my favorite part of this card! Great job.

Kris Van Allen said...

Such a lovely card! So feminine and glittery!

cm said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
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Rita said...

Beautiful card! Just stunning!

Dana Yaacobian said...

just beautiful

Chitra Nair said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

sarah.boirin said...

this is such a pretty card Lucy ! thanks for the chance to win.x

Mary Mac said...

Love the white on white/softness of this beautiful card.

grandmato19 said...

Love the glitz and the vellum -- the vellum gives a soft look and the glitter is oh, so pretty! Fabulous card!

mae said...

Beautiful and elegant! I love the shaker balloon!

Kamala said...

What an elegant card. I love the shaker.

Jamie said...

OMG this is awesome!!

Scrapthat said...

It looks BEAUTIFUL!!! TFS!!

pookiepea said...

I really love the soft opaque colors and stitching on this card. Beautiful work and detail!

Heather said...

Shaker cards never fail to put a smile on the recipients face! Beautiful.

Thordis said...

So stunning!! Love it!

Brenda Hobdy said...

Never tried a shaker card before. Great idea. Love the stitching which is something else that I need to try.

Auror Willow said...

What a soft and beautiful card!

Angelique Vela said...

lovely card! Love the balloon!

CJefthas said...

Love how it is delicate - like a daughter...lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Melinda Ferraz said...

Loving all the new SSS products, really loving all the new dies. TFS your card is really cute!

Amy C. said...

What a beautiful and delicate looking card! Shaker cards always make me smile. They're just fun!

JMcKnite said...

Loving the balloon dies and how you've all done something different with them. Yours is very pretty.

Debbie said...

Love the new Daughter die especially when cut from the sparkly glitter paper!

shannon said...

I love this card!!!! It is so beautiful

B said...

Love the muted background! So beautiful

Rachel B. said...

Very elegant card!

Amy McCue said...

I am really loving those balloons!

Penny Nichols said...

Beautiful card and just love the pale colors! This balloon die set is so versatile! Thanks for sharing.

Silvia Borges said...

WOW! Love the colors!! Love the card!!

Andrene said...

Love this soft, feminine card. The vellum was just the right touch! And the glitter shows beautifully in your photos!

Linda said...

Perfect card for a birthday-little change up and good of young or old - now I got to get those die...lol

Anja said...

Your card is just beautiful, Lucy! I'm a big fan of your gorgeous creations!
☆Anja☆

Elizabeth said...

Such a pretty card. Love the stitching.

Cara said...

I love your shaker card. It is so beautifully done. Great job!

Andrea D said...

What a gorgeous card, wow.
Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Betty said...

Oh, I just LOVE that card! Good job.

Michele Washburn said...

Beautiful card! Love the shaker balloon and the understated colours!

ridethefreedomtrain said...

I love the details on the balloon. Great card.

Andrea D. said...

What a gorgeous card you made.
Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Melissa S. said...

So delicate and understated! Really a nice use of these great SSS products!

Hippymom83 said...

Really sweet and pretty card! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

chera said...

this card is stunning…so soft and serene!

Dani said...

That shaker balloon is awesome!

Jayne said...

Such a great card. I love the new SSS products!

Anika's Papercrafting said...

Omgosh. I love using vellum to make a shaker card. How cute is that?

Nikki said...

Oh that's so pretty - and the stitching is just perfection!

Tanja said...

Such a subtle and sweet card. Thank you for the giveaway.

Yours,
Tanja

jj said...

How elegant.

Katie said...

Such a WOW card!

Elektra Tropeano said...

I love love this so delicate card!👍

Sue in Grapevine said...

I love the effect of the glitter under the vellum.

Joan Smith said...

Oh boy I love your card my goodness you sure did achieve one clever and creative card and your shaker is awesome. Love how you stitched on the vellum too great effect & look.
You sure are one very talented gal!

Julie said...

Smitten! What a beautiful card!

Dee said...

This card is very beautiful! Great job!

Beastybunny said...

Absolutely loving the balloon dies! Going to get those for sure!

Denisse said...

I love the soft and subtle beauty of this card! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

THUD! I love this card and see so many possibilities using this technique. Thanks!

Barb said...

Oh, Lucy, the vellum on this card makes it even more special! So soft and beautiful! Love it!!

Shelley C said...

Love the shaker, and amazed at how even your round stitching is!! This is a really fun new release.

Jannette said...

I love this card. Beautiful. Great new products.

Janet said...

Yay, card reveal day. Beautiful card. I just love the stitching around the balloon (that's so hard to do!) and also the word cut dies. Thanks for the inspiration Lucy.

Annheidel said...

This is beautiful! I love the stitched vellum balloon full of confetti.

JanLee said...

This is such a pretty card, so soft and delicate looking! I love the technique you used on the balloon! Great card!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Love your card. The new releases are so amazing. Can't wait to get some of them! nlundeen at catt dot com

Rubycat said...

Such a very pretty card. Loving it.

Bori said...

Such a BEAUTYFUL card! Thanks for sharing!

Camilla K said...

Great card! The subtle background and the balloon on top... I love it

Lenny said...

oh my GOD!!! what a stunning card! I love how you stretch the use of vellum here!! gonna give it a try soon! TFS

JanLee said...

Your card is lovely, I like your shaker balloon!

Laura Jane said...

Such a pretty font on the DAUGHTER die.LOVE the new soft pastel ink & cardstock colors!
Great stitching on your card:)

kdnjoh said...

This is such an elegant card! Love it!!

Bev Hill said...

Beautiful card. Love the shaker with the vellum and sewing. Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen a/k/a StampingRooster said...

Beautiful! thanks for the inspiration.

Lauren said...

Beautiful card. love the softness that the vellum gives it.

Bobby said...

A shaker card from a balloon? You're a genius! This is one I think I'll try.

ScrapaDiddle said...

I really love vellum on cards but don't often think to do it, thanks for the excellent reminder!

Linda T said...

What an adorable card. Love the shaker balloon and the colors and stiching. Love everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas.

Debbie said...

This card is great!1 Any girl would love it!!

Amare said...

Absolutely lovely! I would love to receive that card!

Janice Roberts said...

I completely love this card, great use of the balloon dies!

vilma said...

perfect card I love it thanks so much

Alexa Cook said...

Beautiful card!

Jayell said...

Just gorgeous, the colours and the vellum make this so beautiful

Angie Linton said...

Beautiful card - love the elegant shaker balloon!

Theresa said...

What a great card idea! This would make such a great baby card, too. Thanks for sharing!

Lysa said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Holly said...

The shaker balloon idea is over the top! Very pretty card

Henriëtte said...

WOW, this is just beautiful!
LOVE all about it.

Kim A said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the shaker!

Anna Chora said...

Time to break out the sewing machine! Great idea and cute card.

Ash Kay said...

Love the balloon shaker! So cute!

Maeghan M. said...

love love love the softness of this card! tfs!!!

Becky_478 said...

The balloons! I've been searching for months for a stamp/die set. And today I've found one! Love love love it! Beautiful card!

Adoree said...

What a great idea on the balloon shaker card!

Amanda Soule said...

Love the colors on this card as well as the stitching! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carisa said...

so gorgeous!!!

Amber Marino said...

I am in love with this card.

Sabrina said...

Fantastic and beautiful shaker card!!

Trish said...

Anybody, daughter or not would love to receive this card. I love its subtle layers of color and texture. Yea, Lucy + SSS!

CarlaM said...

Just beautiful!

C Wu said...

gorgeous card, love the softness.

Martine Dubé said...

Great card love it!!!

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful card. I love the use of vellum. Thanks for sharing!

bearsmother said...

Beautiful card. So soft and feminine. Love the balloons.

Jennifer Bedo said...

Beautiful card!!

nancy y said...

what a great card! It's soft, but packs a punch.

Meghan said...

Some cards just make you catch you're breath, this is one - how beautiful!

cheryl l. said...

Love the design and the soft colors!

Jill Norwood said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it!!

Deb said...

Looks great to me! Very pretty!

mtscrapgal said...

Great use of vellum to make a soft and sweet card for a daughter. Thanks, Lucy.

Allison said...

Pretty! I am really loving this release.

Marie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Margaret Schuering said...

I love all the cards made from the SSS balloon die. Thanks for such a beautiful card.

Nicole Picadura said...

AWESOME project!!! Love the new colors!

michii said...

That vellum shaker balloon! I LOVE IT!!

Erika Winterlia said...

All I can say is WOW!

Franca said...

I love the ballon dies

Franca said...

Love the ballon dies

Lindsay Weber said...

Very pretty!

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty. I wish I could see it in person.

Susan B said...

What a gorgeous card. So soft and elegant. Very creative making a shaker out of the balloon, and with sparklies inside! Yum.

Cheri said...

I love the little details in your card. It is soft and gorgeous!
Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com
John 3:16

Julie L. said...

What a lovely daughter card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Veronica said...

Amazing!! Love this card, like how you made the balloon into a shaker.

Caryn said...

OH MY WORD - this is stunning Lucy - that glittered word die cut looks stunning!

Celine Blacow said...

That is sooooooooo pretty!!! I love it! And adore SSS products too.

Liz said...

Such an elegant pretty card

Fran said...

What a pretty card.

Debra said...

Oh my gosh, I soooo love the shaker balloon! So much fun!

Froggie said...

Such a light and pretty card. Like the white detail at the bottom of the balloon.

Gillian said...

Onlyjustfound you! How did that happen? Spent ages on your blog the other day. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win the fab SSS goodies.

Lisa K said...

Fabulous card!

Ashley Harris said...

Super cute card! Love the balloon!

Twigs said...

Great ideas and wonderful new products!

Megan said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft colors and the shaker idea is fabulous!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

What a pretty card.....so soft and feminine!!! Great job!!!

Olya Kotlyarova said...

This one is my fav!

Eva said...

The background makes the card look so different from any other ones I have seen made with this balloon die. It definitelly makes it look more elegant.

jasann said...

Love the card and the colours!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Wow, I love the soft look of this card. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl H said...

How beautiful and elegant yet fun :)

Kanan Pandya said...

Love your beautiful card. The soft colors and shaker balloon look so pretty and so perfect for a daughter card. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

Jennifer Greer said...

I am seriously craftlifting this card. Thanks!

Jo Manna said...

Soft and delicate, just like a daughter, THX

scraphappy4067 said...

I love your card!!...so soft and femanine!!...very, very pretty!!

m.tabori said...

Lovely card. I always admire you cards/style. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Beautiful card! I think that large dots stencil is a must have!

conil said...

Love the delicacy and femininity of this card. It's gorgeous.

Donna Cala said...

I love the soft colors and the shaker balloon is terrific!

Leticia Landers said...

Love your card!! ThANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!!!

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