Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Nichol Magouirk's awesome blog (wow she's amazing). If not, head to the Simon blog to start at the beginning.
September is a month of mixed feelings for me. The end of the summer is always sad… I love Spring and Summer, and am already missing the long light evenings and pretty flowers… Plus this year, my little Lily starts morning school, so it's an especially nerve wracking time. BUT… there is one thing that is sure to lift me out of my September gloom, and that is STAMPtember. Thank goodness for Heidi and the Simon Says Stamp team!! They make the start of Autumn much happier for me every single year. 
For those of you who do not know, STAMPtember is a month long celebration of papercrafting and stamping that includes awesome new products, fun collaborations, giveaways, sales and blog hops. And the new products this STAMPtember are FANTASTIC. I was so happy to see so many awesome dies… perfect for SHAKER CARDS! Yay!!
So I have two shaker cards to share with you today.
First up, a card featuring the Birthday Frame die. I decided to go outside my colour comfort zone with this one… purple!!! To create the shaker frame, I first inked up some patterned paper from American Crafts Southern Wedding pad with Wisteria ink - the paper had this textured look to it, and the result it really pretty. I trimmed this down to the size of the frame, and used the rest for my die cut 'girl'. The frame was cut from some neutral paper from the pad. I stitched some acetate into place behind the window, then added foam adhesive around the edge of the frame. I piled up a load of sequins from my Delphinium Shaker Selection onto the Wisteria paper, then adhered the frame on top. I stamped a couple of branches from the new Oh Happy Day stamp set with Wisteria Ink onto the same neutral paper as the frame, then die cut with the matching dies. I tucked them into the frame, added the 'girl' with more foam tape, then adhered the frame to more Southern Wedding patterned paper.
Birthday Girl by Lucy Abrams for Simon Says Stamp 
I think Simon's Wisteria Ink and my Delphinium Shaker Selection are a great match. :)
Birthday Girl 2 by Lucy Abrams for Simon Says Stamp
And my second card today features the fab Large Party Die. Isn't it a fun die? I kept this one super simple. I cut the circle from some cute Echo Park paper, then again from Slate Grey cardstock. I stitched the Slate circle inside the patterned paper circle, then added acetate behind the window. I added my Frosted Cupcake Shaker Selection, though I removed the brown sequins to make sure the word Party really stood out against the pink.
PArty Shaker by Lucy Abrams for Simon Says Stamp 
Phew… that stitching took a while. :) I am out of practice with zig zag stitching. :)
Party Shaker 2 by Lucy Abrams for Simon Says Stamp
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created with this awesome new release! There will be many more cards to follow made with these products. I love them. :)

---------------------GIVEAWAY--------------------
Generous as ever, Heidi is offering prizes on every stop of the hop. Leave a comment here to be in with a chance of winning one of the not-yet-revealed surprise collaboration stamp sets for STAMPtember. How awesome is that? Winners will be drawn on Monday 7th September and contacted by the kind folk at Simon Says Stamp.

Right, it's time to hop on. Next up, it's:
Have a fun hop!

(P.S. This is my second post for today. I posted the first of my Clearly Besotted Stamps teaser cards earlier!)
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ddc designs said...

Great cards and your shaker sets are the perfect match! Dotty :)

~amy~ said...

soooooo pretty! Love both of your shaker cards....especially the party one! The stitching is an excellent way to finish off your amazing cards!

Judie said...

Oh my that stitching is breathtaking....seriously how did you manage to zigzag stitch in the round so neatly??? Perfection. Stunning cards!

angelzmom said...

Your shakers are so pretty! TFS

Anne Creates said...

Great colors. Love your stitching!

Happy Stamptember!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh WOW! Awesome stitching and shakers!! Love the purple!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

What a cute set of shakers! LOOSE the sequins you used too, they are STUNNING!!!

Kailash said...

Gorgeous card designs, love the colors!!!

Yiming said...

Cute and fun! Such a good way of using your shaker mix. I bought some of your sequins packs, so might try to do the same.

Michelle said...

WOW and wow.... beautiful colors, A-MAZING stitching, lovely sparkle!

Kit said...

I am so loving the shaker cards. I especially like the party one.

Charyl Hodges said...

This party die is definitely great for shaker cards.

Aubrey Myers said...

These shaker cards are so fun! It makes just wanna shake shake shake!

Jerrie said...

Love your shaker cards!!

Laurie Brown said...

Awesome cards!! Love your sequins and that lavender color is just gorgeous!

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome cards and these dies are perfect for your shaker sequins love them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

My daughter would love that purple card! Just so beautifully purply!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love your cards!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

both of these cards are great with your pretty sequins but I think the Wisteria card is a wow !

Ms Scrapmess said...

That stitching looks perfect! Just amazing :D

Tamara said...

I love shaker cards. These two are so beautiful. I'm totally in love with the colour of the first card. Tamara

lookingoutthewindow said...

You seem to be riding the shaker card wave.

Robyn W said...

Love these shaker cards! I love the patterned paper you chose for the party die.

sumo said...

Love your choice of colors! So pretty!

Jackie Andino said...

Love your shaker card! Very fun card , happy STAMPTEMBER to everyone :)

Cherie Bozell said...

LOVE shaker cards!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the softness of the purple card and cheerfulness of the "party" card! :)

stampwithsandy said...

I LOVE shaker cards and these are both amazing, Lucy!

walchowDesign said...

Great shaker cards and your zig zag sticthing is amazing!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

What pretty cards!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful and stunning cards, Lucy! The colour combos are awesome! That wisteria card is gorgeous!
Thanks for a chance at winning some new Stamptember goodies!

Aslín Santiago said...

BEAUTIFUL shaker cards!! Those are my favorite cards!! this is my very FIRST STAMPtember and I am LOVING it!!!!!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Cute shaker cards. I love your bits and bobs to fill the windows. That party card rocks.

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these shakers are lovely, Lucy!!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are gorgeous! I love the sequins and your zig zag stitching on the Party shaker is amazing.

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Love! Those sequins are incredible mixes and the shaker cards are awesome.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! These are ALL AMAZING Products!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Bright and Happy Shaker Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Maninunina said...

Shaker cards are my favorite! :)

Janie said...

Your cards are so pretty.

Nancy said...

Beautiful shaker cards!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the shaker style cards. Lavender is a fav color of mine. Like the wonderful stitching. I'm just learning to sew. Had a 1998 Kenmore sewing machine that was incredibly hard to thread & use. Hubby bought me a Brother sewing machine that is easy to thread, it even threads the eye of the needle for you & is so much easier to use.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

bev said...

Love your shaker cards!

SabineV said...

love the shaker cards! beautiful colors, how fun!

LesLee said...

You really shook things up today... what great ideas... and color combos.. I am sorry your little one has to go to school.. it can be gloomy when the wee ones are not around... but hopefully it will give you craft time. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations and the chance to win :)

Mandy Ashley said...

Wow, Lucy - you've created two stunning cards there! I love both designs & colour choices and that zigzag stitching, OMGosh - you have it so perfect!

Sarah said...

I love the lavender, so pretty!

rachelvass1982 said...

Love both cards but especially the lovely lilac shaker card, it's a beautiful colour combo with the sequins

Villa said...

Your cards are just gorgeous! I love the purple one! Great job!

Susan Lang said...

The stitching around the card just makes it. Perfect too I might add. Love the dies for shaker cards.

Krysia said...

The lavender card is so elegant and the Party one is so fun and happy! I love how your colours change the whole feeling of the cards and those sequins are to die for...

Amy Lou said...

Great shaker cards. I love the stitching!

sueincanada said...

Love your shaker cards. The die used is great and you sequin colours are fantastic.

theCook said...

Great shakers!

Lori B said...

Lucy-love your shaker cards! They are both so pretty & your use of SSS products is perfect!

Karine said...

Both shaker cards are simply amazing! Love the soft color for the first one so much!

ßeulah ßee said...

Nicely done! I think stitching adds so much to cards and your's is so perfectly executed.

Nandini said...

Love the soft purple hues of the first card. And the lovely pinks of the second. The stitching on the second is absolutely genius!

Sue Martin said...

Incredible and beautiful!! Perfection!!

Monica said...

Great shakers!

Tatiana Peraldi said...

Those cards are so sweet, and well done on the zigzag stitching :)

Scrapthat said...

Pretty and FUN!! TFS Lucy!
Dolly

Sabrina said...

Both of your shaker cards are absolutely adorable!!

pam said...

VERY pretty !!

Allison CB said...

Love the sequins!

Cindy said...

Great fun shaker cards. I love your sequins!!! Thank you.

chocolateswirl said...

I love shaker cards! Beautiful use of colors :)

Kari Webster said...

Beautiful shakers Lucy!!!

Donna Dacy said...

WOW! Great shaker cards. Love the one using the Wisteria ink. Love all those beautiful sequins .. match the card so well. And the Party shaker is just yelling out FUN!! This release had so many great dies. Love your designs .. great job!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous Shaker cards -- That first one is so pretty with the colors~

greenthumb said...

colors are so fun

sandy said...

i love the lavender color!

cissi said...

Love your shaker cards!

Mary W said...

Oh that purple card is gorgeous!!!!! The second card reminds me of a frosted cupcake with sprinkles and is yummy!

Ruby N said...

Beautiful! Love the purple!!

Marcie Sharp said...

SUCH gorgeous cards. So feminine and fun!

kelli green said...

Your cards are awesome!!! SERIOUSLY, that stitching, it would take me FOREVER and it wouldn't look near as good as yours!!! LOVE the shaker cards!!!

Lori B said...

Lovely cards! I just love the color of that wisteria ink!

Becky said...

I love how you did the stitching on the Party shaker card. Can't wait to get my hands on that die and try it myself!

Lissette Santana said...

Oh, may God, these card are beautiful, I really loved.

Leslie said...

Love your cards!! Hope to learn to stitch that well someday:) Just lovely. Thanks!

Vicki said...

Beautiful! I just love your colors.

Jaana said...

I love the monochromatic purple card... seriously so pretty. Happy Stamptember!

Jordan Rippy said...

love it all!

Denise Terry said...

I would so love to receive either of those cards for my birthday. But I am especially in love with the first one...since purple is my favorite color! Thank you so much for sharing!!

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous shaker cards - you always do them so well, and great way to showcase your lovely sequins!

Joy Moody said...

Really like the shakers want these dies.

Candy B said...

I want someone to send me a party card!I could make a dozen of those and would hear oo's and ah's every time! Thank you!

LesleyS said...

Gorgeous! Love the color combinations!

Eva said...

Great card - it definitely looks like a party card!

Debbie said...

I really like shaker cards so your cards are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Smith said...

Gorgeous shaker cards, and love the stitching around the party one, love the purple/lilac colours on the first one too, not everyone uses purple enough these days !! love them TFS

CandyW said...

So pretty!!! Shakers was what I thought of as soon as I saw these dies!!

Jamie said...

Stunning card, I love the stitching!

Amy C. said...

Wow, these shaker cards really pop! I love the colors and the shimmer. This is such an amazing release from SSS!

Kelly Szafron said...

Very pretty! I love the colours.

Rita Kegg said...

Great cards. Love the colors and dies. Thanks for sharing.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love both of these cards so much... the stitching.. wow! I really need to get my sewing machine back from my daughter. I think it adds so much to a card! TFS!

Amber McGary said...

These are beautiful cards.I love this release and I love to see what you all do with the products. Thanks for all the inspiration you give me.

Sonya said...

Great shakers!!! Love them. That zigzag stitching was worth the effort, looks GREAT!!

Leslie said...

Fun cards, thank you for sharing.

Janet D. said...

I LOVE the colors you chose for your cards, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

stamping sue said...

Oh my! all the wonderful shaker cards!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

jjwoolz said...

Your cards are just beautiful! AND your sewing is excellent!

Betty Keefe said...

love love your shaker cards!!

Marlene B said...

Love your two shaker cards.

Donna said...

Wow, beautiful shaker cards!

Teresa said...

I can see myself making a pink shaker card just like you did. The card is just my style. Thank you for sharing.

Marie said...

Love the color combos you used on these FAB shaker cards.

joy said...

These are two of the prettiest shaker cards I have ever seen! I love the overall designs of the cards, but your sequin mixes are just the perfect match for them. Love, love the delphinium mix!!

Suzanne said...

Ohhh. Love the colors and the designs you used on both cards.

Karen said...

I love both of these cards. I need to get more of your sequins they all are just perfect. Thanks for sharing

Carol Perry said...

I love shaker cards and these are fabulous. Love the colors!

Nancy Richards said...

These shaker cards are just amazing! Thank you for taking the time to share them!

Jan and Dawn said...

I love these cards! I want to get my shake on! Jan Wallin

Bunny said...

Great cards. I love the sequins and the stitching. Real or faux. Wish I could do the real.Hah! I tried and ruined. Not good.

lindagk23 said...

Love your awesome shaker cards! And love the colors! This whole release is just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day!

cheryl l. said...

I love your stitched cards!!

Louise said...

Great release. Love patterned papers.

Joanne M said...

Love your cards especially the purple

Dotty Jo x said...

Two beautiful cards, Jo x

Bev Hill said...

Absolutely amazing shaker cards. Your gorgeous sequins and sewing are the perfect touch.

Holly Saveur said...

Great Cards!

Cindy H. said...

What pretty and fun shaker cards!

Janet Nelson said...

I love both cards. The wisteria color is so beautiful. Reminds me of a pair of suede heels I had in high school and the color was called periwinkle blue. So pretty. Wish you had made a video. I learn so much better watching rather than reading.

Mildred Mildew said...

Two great shaker cards using two wonderful new dies. Thanks for the inspiration Lucy.

tiffani pool said...

I love the stitching around the shaker card. Also the photo die cute is really cute too!

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! I am not usually a purple lover but your first card is AMAZING!!! LOVE the second one also!! So fun and festive!! Must get all of the goodies to make these!!!! TFS!

bethany b. said...

Very pretty

BunnyD said...

Holy Cow your zigzags are amazing! That's impressive! Gorgeous cards, both of them.

Jill said...

Great shaker cards----LOVE both of them!!!!!

{VICKI} said...

lovin the shakers!

Yvonne Vansickle said...

great card!

Justin Fouche said...

Love the shakers!!!!

Barbara M. said...

Great cards!!! Love shakers!!

Dawn B said...

Fantastic shaker cards! I think you knocked it out of the park!

Tami B. said...

These are both so fun and so cute. I am really loving the Party die.

An Onymous said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors. Love the layering. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Great shaker cards!

Lee said...

Love all the new products and the clever way you use them on your cards. Love shaker cards.

Tracy Lustick said...

Very nice shaker!

Ann Kulseth said...

Perfect dies for perfect shaker cards - and yours are perfect examples. WELL DONE! Love it all!

Brandi R said...

Two STUNNING shakers! Love the sequins, love the papers, and love the colors! Great cards ♥

Kim Faucher said...

So beautiful! The lavender one is really making me want to color!!

sandie said...

love the lavender one the most

CathyL said...

Adorable shaker cards, Lucy!

rockinrobin721 said...

Love these shaker cards. I just love the color purple.

KariL said...

Lucy your shaker cards are amazing! I just love the colours that you chose. Love them both!

Nancy Lynn said...

Lucy, I am so happy to meet you!

I am fairly new to blogging as well as card making and I gotta say I am having a blast seeing all this creativity and inspiration!

Lucy, to be completely honest, I don't know which one of your cards I like best!! The colors you choose for each one of your cards are absolutely gorgeous - aren't you glad you went out of your comfort zone!!!

You my girl will be added to my "Card Diva list" and I look forward to learning more from you!

Oh, and I love that intricate Party die!

Congrats to SSS for a stunning and spectacular release! However, I know for a fact that the hubby will "not" be too pleased with you....if you catch my drift! Off to shopping I go!

Lucy, thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Leslie Brown said...

Gorgeous sequin cards!

Dori Shelton said...

These are beautiful and fun! Love the Party shaker card!

Anonymous said...

Your shaker cards are fabulous. My daughter would love the lavender card...she's all about purple. The designs are great. Thanks for the ideas. And thanks to Simon for this great hop and generous giveaway.

T Daley said...

I LOVE that first card...purple is my favorite color! And the second card is so much fun!

Karen said...

I'm a huge fan of shaker cards and these are fantastic!

Satori said...

Gorgeous shaker cards, especially the tone on tone Birthday Girl!

RedGem said...

I just love shaker cards and these are so great.

Kristina Kosyakova said...

Awesome cards!

Irene Grau said...

Fantastic shaker cards. Gotta love that beautiful lavender card. We don't see people use purples much anymore. Thanks for that!

Stephanie Walter said...

Have yet to make a shaker card - after seeing these - this is on the top of my to do list

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Gorgeous cards!

kristinasartcorner said...

Wauuu. Fabulous shaker cards.First with beautiful color combination and second with amazing die on it and stiching. Just adorable.Thank you and SSS for the chance to win!

Jessica Strider said...

Wonderful shaker cards. I especially love the colour scheme of your first card (I just LOVE purples!).

acons said...

Fabulous shaker cards! Love the monochromatic sequins inside and have to say I'm impressed with your sewing skills as well as your card making skills - perfection!

chera said...

Love the shaker cards! But purple is my ultimate fav colour!!!

Neha Tulsyan said...

Wow.. i could never do that clean stitching to the cards, as yours.. And love the purple color.. its awesome..

Debbie Roberts said...

Very cute and simple cards! Love all the new dies with this newest release!

LauraBean said...

Super fun cards!

Susan Fichter said...

Wow! Both cards are beautiful. I love the colors used.

Shan said...

Both of your shaker cards are beautiful. I have been wanting to try one but haven't yet. You have inspired me to give it a go. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful and blessed week.
Hugs,
Shan

LisaK said...

Those shaker cards are gorgeous and the stitching on the Party one looks just perfect to me :)

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Lucy, your cards are so adorable! Wonderful job on them both!

Linda T said...

Happy Stamptember! What beautiful shaker cards. Just love the dies and am so loving the Simon inks. Beautiful color of purple. Thank you so much for sharing your great work.

dianasdragon said...

Adorable shaker cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

These shaker cards are delightful. Especially love the colors you used on the first one:)

Cindy C. said...

Exquisite shaker cards!!!!!!

Carla Preston said...

Stunning inspiration!

Suzan D. said...

These are gorgeous. Loving shaker cards.

sunnee63 said...

beautiful stitching! beautiful cards!!!

Marilyn Falcone said...

I love these shaker cards! More inspiring work.

Martine Dubé said...

beautiful cards !!!

Lorraine said...

Wonderful shaker cards! They are so much fun!

HML said...

These shaker sequin cards are just gorgeous. Love the stitching on the one too.

Katie said...

I'm so in love with that purple card. Beautiful!

pcelamaja said...

I am so in love right now....

Sam said...

Having a hard time trying to pick my favorite card. I may have to go with the second. Holy cow, that stitching!!! I have yet to try stitching on a project. Maybe one day. You sequin mixes are amazing. So perfect.

LauraJane:) said...

Jaw dropping stitches on that PARTY circle die!!

engedisgate.com said...

Simply adorable colors and patterns! Just love them! Thanks!

Paula Cohen said...

Wow, that stitching is incredible!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your shaker cards and the stitching!

Carol said...

Love how a simple change in color affects the overall look of the card.

The shaker cards are such fun!

Valerie Serfozo said...

What beautiful cards, and your stitching is perfect!

Juli Meyers said...

Just beautiful! Shakers are so much fun.

Melynn Long said...

the cards ar fabulous-thanks for the great ideas and showcasing lots of fun stuff.

Torrie said...

You know how to rock the shakers girl.

rjhrt1 said...

I'm Rachael Harrison. I love pink and purples so both of these cards would be perfect for me!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Seriously, your stitching is flawless! I'm blown away :-) Both cards are just beautiful!!!

Vicky C said...

Beautiful and fun cards! Love the shaker element, and the stitching is so awesome!!

Tasha Freeman said...

Awesome cards! Love the color combos!

cma21317 said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Parker said...

With the Birthday Frame die, the monochromatic look--including the wonderful sequins--is spectacular. The zigzag sewing on the large Party circle die is a grand added bonus. Great job.

Velvet Pearson said...

It's definitely a party with all those sequins. Love the color combinations!

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