Friday, March 9, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Best Days Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!


Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Best Days Blog Hop! You should be arriving from sweet Heather Ruwe's blog.



What are your favourites? I'm eyeing all the new picture book goodies and the Suzy's "It's a Dog's Life" Watercolor Printables amongst others.

Yesterday I shared these cards on my blog showcasing some of the new release:



Initially I was going to share them as part of the blog hop today but Wednesday morning creativity hit and I spent the morning making the cards I'm sharing now. I stamped Simon's new Reverse Polka Background onto Neenah White Cardstock with Simon's Steel Blue, Pale Blush PinkSpring Rain, and Smoke Inks. I then diecut each piece with one of Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies. I thought the polka dots would be perfect for creating patterns with various Lucy's Cards Sequin Mixes.


For this first card, I added sequins to the Reverse Polka Background in a horizontal pattern. I die cut Simon's new Welcome, Little One sentiment from black and white cardstocks, pieced them together and adhered the sentiment to the panel with Darice Foam Adhesive Strips. These adhesive strips are perfect for somewhat intricate dies.



For this next card, I added my sequins diagonally to the Reverse Polka Background, leaving every other row open. I die cut one of Simon's Nested Heart Dies and stamped a sentiment from their previously released Loving Hearts Stamp Set. I adhered the heart with foam tape, trimmed the edge off and added a few sequins to the heart.

  
  
This third card has sequins added to the Reverse Polka Background in a vertical pattern. The sentiment from Simon's Handlettered Encouragements Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of cardstock diecut with one of Simon's Stitched Circles Dies.


  

For my final card I added sequins diagonally to the Reverse Polka Background to create a rainbow. The sentiment from Simon's Thoughtful Messages Stamp Set was stamped onto one of Simon's Nested Talk Bubbles.



Each panel was matted with white cardstock before being adhered to cardstock that matched the stamped background. These were then adhered to notecards made from Neenah 110 lb White Cardstock.

Supplies (with affiliate links at no extra cost to you):



Simon is giving away a $25 coupon for every stop on the hop. Winners will be chosen over the weekend from the Blog Hop bloggers' comment sections and announced on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. 

The next stop on the hop is the wonderful Lorraine Aquilina.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Shanna said...

I love all of these wonderful ideas!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! I'm loving the picture book elephants from this new release.

craftjunkiesc said...

marvelous cards. So many of these new products lend themselves to new baby cards. And we always need more of those!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love your cards!

Laura Pyle said...

Loving the sentiments in this release ... and you totally made them come to life!

Paula Desmarais said...

Super idea with the sequins I love it!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - Love your sparkly cards - very creative:)

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful and sweet cards!!!

Mindy Eggen Design said...

amazing cards and what a clever idea to use the polka dots as a base to lay down sequins!

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing such nice projects. This release is so much fun.

Jackie S said...

Adorable baby cards!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for using sequins on a card! Thanks x

CinnamonSally said...

Great cards Sarah, really love the sequins so pretty.

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are beautiful! Great ideas for using the polka dot background, which is one of my favorite from this release. I also love the "you da best" die and the Even More Spring Flowers.

Carol Doggett said...

So many pretty cards...its hard to pick a favorite! TFS!

Mirella said...

So many beautiful and cheerful creations, but I absolutely adore the one with the little elephants - they're my favourite in this release!

Danielle Dietz said...

Love all the sequins! Great cards.

Terribly Great said...

Love how you used all those sequins!! So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Very cute. Love so many of the new products. Jan D., FL

Angela Lunn said...

Love these ideas!

Connie H. said...

I love sequins! Great ideas.

Maggi Minneman said...

Thanks for showing me some things to do with sequins

Linda Kunsman said...

fab cards and such a clever way to make those polka dots shine!

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards and so cute!!

Susan Wareham said...

Cute Idea that is just a lot of sequin gluing LOL

ljcasselman said...

I really like what you did with the polka dot background!

Sherri Little said...

I love the herd of elephants!

Purple Princess said...

I love the rainbow of sequins!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such adorable cards and my favorite is the elephant card!

Haley McTaggart said...

I LOVE that rainbow card!

TheSunshineCrafter Kelly Butler said...

Very creative! Nice job on all of them!

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE the polka dot background! And, your cards are just gorgeous.

Jen said...

Terrific cards!

Heather M said...

WOW!! Great creations!!! I love all the sequins! :)

Annette Gordon said...

Just love those first few cards that are baby themed. So very very cute. Loving those new elephant dies. Looks like I have another item to add to my shopping cart!

Kilcha Goos said...

Love the way that you used the open dots on that stamp to fill with fun bling! A simple sentiment, and you've got a work of art!

abhoneyab said...

Adorable cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Karen H said...

FABULOUS cards! Great designs. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

Cindy Aguirre said...

Really fun cards! Thanks for giving us a feel for that new background stamp! Very cute!

Cacia said...

This is such a fun idea! I love the detail and variety that the sequins add to the cards.

Rubeena I. said...

Adorable!

Cards by Maaike said...

nice and sparkly cards

Cyndi Morris said...

Very sweet cards. I love those Picture Book Elephants.

Cindy Thick said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the sequins.

M DelValle said...

Lovely and colorful cards!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful cards. Love the colors and dots with the stamped.

Cassie said...

Wow! These are amazing, Sarah :)

Jan Schul said...

Love these cards! Clever uses of the reverse polka stamp!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards. Love how you used the sequins. Thanks for sharing....

Wendalyn said...

Love your cards too dang cute.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful projects!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are fantastic ! I love how you played with the dot background stamp and the sequins, it's really a great idea.

mtscrapgal said...

What a great way to enhance the polka dot pattern. I like the other cards too. Thanks

Sandy M said...

This is a way to use up some of the thousands of sequins in my stash. Very cute cards.

Barbara said...

Lovely and what a great use of the stash of sequins! Awesome idea!

Debbie Scassera said...

I love sparkles. The cards are so cheerful.

Sam B said...

Love all the sequins and how you used the polka dot background as a guide for placement - clever! Great cards!

Marcie Lovett said...

These are great! Can't wait to get the polka dots, the new baby stamps and the dogs.

sotama14 said...

Great cards !! Very colorful !!

Annette Reed said...

Great cards! Love the bling of the sequins and the patterned paper on those elephants.

Becky S. said...

The sequins are a great addition- I love love love the elephant die

Memories by Manda said...

Wow you made lots of great cards with the new release.

Retta Lutte said...

such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Vicky C said...

Beautiful set of cards! The sequins add a perfect touch!

Mimi M said...

Your elephants are adorable. I like the way you switched the pink and green around. Also very clever to use the polka dot bkgrd. as you did. I have a ton of sequins, so now I have to put that stamp on my "wish list".

Betty Keefe said...

what fun designs with the sequins and glitter!!

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with sequins!

Billie A said...

Great cards and I am loving your creative mind on each card.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I really like the polka dot set.

jeannieob said...

Very cute cards!!!

Gail said...

The use of sequins is amazing - tfs

Diane said...

All your cards are gorgeous, but I love the Reverse Polka Background cards.

phlower said...

Beautiful cards! Love your idea to decorate the polka dots with sequins. I just purchased the polka dot stamp and will definitely incorporate your idea on my creations. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Craftyhugs said...

Loving these cards. Polka dot is gorgeous and love the colours you've used

Teri Smith said...

Look at all that bling! Wow! This is a great release.

Lady said...

I really like the reverse polka dot cards. It must have taken a long time with all of the sequences. So cool. Thanks for sharing.

Renate Harrison said...

Great use of all the sequins. Very creative

MJ said...

All your cards are beautiful but the ones with the sequins have that bit of WOW factor! TFS

Kathy Johnson said...

Wonderful release! Love the cards!

Janet D. said...

Amazing cards, thanks for sharing!

Angela R said...

Love how you used the sequins on the cards what a great idea!

Catherine Loveless said...

I'm so impressed with how many different things all of you do with the same items in the release. I do love the bling with your sequin cards!

Linda Talley said...

Your cards are wonderful! I am always looking for was to use my sequins and now I have a way!

Meghan Kennihan said...

WOW! The amount of time to do the sparkles... just incredible!

patti said...

What a cute variety of cards

Jill D. said...

We all love sparkle and you nailed it with the sequins. We do need baby cards lately.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Love how you used the dots! Great cards!

F. Andre said...

These cards are so creative. Love the use of the sequins.

Miriam Prantner said...

Those baby cards are so sweet and I love how you used the bling!

Cindy C. said...

So creative, love these bright sparkly cards!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving those sequins.

Merrill P

Rita Swanger said...

So colorful and sparkly.

Nox said...

Beautiful cards - I love the stork card the most!

Suzan D. said...

I like sparkly. Great cards.

Debra Rumpza said...

Awesome cards! I love the bling.

Tanja said...

lovely cards, lots of detail :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wonderful cards. so much creativity! Thanks for the inspiration.

Viki Banaszak said...

What a wonderful batch of cards! I love the colorfulness.

Stef Perry said...

Fun idea with the sequins! Love the baby cards too!

Teresa Doyle said...

Sarah, your cards are ALL fantastic and quite honestly, I cannot pick just one fave from this release as there is SO MUCH I L♥VE (and want!)I would seriously have to pour over every single one for hours to come to a decision on my #1 fave.

Amy C. said...

I love these sparkly designs!

Amy C. said...

I love these sparkly designs!

Cathy Lillie said...

What a great idea for jazzing up the reverse polka dots backgrounds! I love your stork and elephant new baby cards, as well!

Jennifer said...

That croc is so cute!!! Can't believe how adorable

Beverly Perdue said...

Love how you used the sequins on the reverse polka background. That's brilliant!

Gwen said...

Lots of cute cards! Love the baby cards, so many new babies at our church these days, you give great ideas.

brenda said...

Your cards are adorable!

Tracey Magner said...

OMG you were a busy little girl making all these wonderful cards, they are all so beautiful. I really love the end ones with all the sequins, wow those are gorgeous, loved them, awesome job and thanks for sharing.

Linda M said...

So pretty! Love all the sparkle!

Candace Vitulano said...

Sparkling sequins. What a great idea

justasiam said...

All of these are so cute, but the stork card is so adorable!!

Peggy M said...

Very cool! Thank you for sharing!

charlsie smith said...

Love All the sparkle on the dots background. Thank you

Cathy said...

Loved the different backgrounds you used. So clean looking. Thank you for sharing! Blessings. rancat6@verizon.net

Cheriese said...

LOVING the elephants!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Great designs ... love the bling!

Diane K said...

Perfect timing, I’m in need of a couple of baby cards. These are awesome. TFS

Lori said...

Great cards! I'm in love with the reverse polka dot background stamp

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love how festive and gorgeous your cards look!

aquablues said...

All I can say is WOW! I especially love the sequined cards.

Melissa Watson said...

The reverse polka dot background cards are very creative! I would have never thought to use them like that! Love them!!

Maryam said...

Love this dotted background.

Camille O'Donnell said...

The bling cards are amazing on whole new level. Wow, just wow!!

M Strach said...

Great ideas!! Lovely cards!

d alessi said...

Love all of the cards. So creative and inspiring. TFS.

Tina Nelson said...

What a great idea with sequins! Love the elephant card.

Theresa said...

love the sequins.....

M Samuelson said...

WOW WOW WOW!! your cards are amazing and that rainbow sequin card I adore.. Fabulous inspiration, thank you

Busy Faith said...

Great ideas

Christa said...

Cute cards! Great way to use up some of those embellishments!

Denise Gutshall said...

What sweet baby cards! I am loving the elephant dies. The sequins cards-- thanks for the inspiration for a different way to use sequins.

Beth Truex said...

Love the ideas for the background stamp!

ChristinaLabbe@aol.com said...

Love how you used this stamp Sarah! Your birthday rainbow card especially caught my eye... great work on all of them. Love seeing your designs!

Karthikha said...

Adorable creations :) They are so different and lovely!

Cynthia Hess said...

Thank you for giving me great ideas to use my huge supply of sequins! I buy them for a specific card and then they sit in a drawer, lol....now I know I can make an entire card around them...

Anja M. said...

Adorable ideas!

Patty said...

Your baby cards are so sweet and I love how you used the sequins on the polka dots!!

Nana Griffin said...

So many wonderful ideas.

Nancy said...

So sparkly and FUN!

Shatiel said...

really simple and cute cards :D love them!

Dona Green said...

Wow! Simple but very unique. The bling...! I can see myself CASing your ideas for making my own. TFS

Debby Prutzman said...

Many versatile cards, great for many occasions. Thank you for sharing your work.

Julie Bodenheimer said...

How very clever!!

Amber Lindsey said...

I absolutely love what you did with the polka dot background. Everything turned out so cute!!!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Wonderful cards!

Lindar C said...

What an awesome idea for the Reverse Polkadot stamp!! Your cards are so pretty!

Mary Gillmarten said...

I love seeing the versatility of a single stamp! Absolutely fantastic! Thank you!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the arrangement of the sequins.
Great way to add lots of color and
glitter. Great cards.
thanks for sharing. The elephants
caught my eye. Fun parade.
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Gayle Bartholomew said...

Great ideas and cards. That little elephant is so cute!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh! Such a clever way to use the polka dot pattern! I especially love the rainbow sequins!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

All your cards are so sweet !
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Sandy said...

These all turned out very nice. I really like what you did with the polka dot backgrounds. They turned out beautifully.

kelli horger said...

Love your cards - those circle cards with the sequins are just so awesome!!!

Marie B. said...

Oh wow, what a great idea for that reverse polka dot background stamp! I love these cards! 😀

Keely Jones said...

Love your cards! The way you used the reverse polka dot stamp and embellished with the sequins, put it over the top!

Paula H. said...

Love the sequined polka dots - clever!

Lee said...

Love your cards! Pretty with all the sequins!

Debbie B said...

FANTASTIC CARDS! Love the use of all those embellishments! So pretty and fun! Fantastic new SSS release and I'm love this hop! TFS!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Awesome cards!!! That rainbow sequin card is Amazing!!!

Amy M. said...

So many great cards, I don’t know where to start the compliments!!!

Laurie B. said...

These are all beautiful, such a clever use of the polka dot die. Love the rainbow effect on the last card!

Gayle said...

Love those sequin cards. Very cool.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Wow, what awesome and fun cards! Love the use of sequins!

Denise Ward said...

Not only do I like the designs, but I also like the way you photographed them. You have the ink pad beside the card so I know exactly what color is featured in the design!! Great idea that I very much appreciate!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Great ideas for that polka dot background.

Stefanie White said...

You have made so many great cards with this release!!

Karenajo said...

Super idea for using all the colorful sequins on your card backgrounds - very pretty !

byAnnette said...

Really like the dotted cards!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Brilliant cards, Sarah! I love all of them! My favorite is the final card with the rainbow of sequins and the sentiment in the word bubble! Super cute!

Down Home said...

What a great idea!!! How fun!

Anonymous said...

Love your use of sequins.They are so cheerful. This is the best release ever. So full of creative ideas from everyone who worked so hard to make it fun. My favorites? The elephants, the crocs and, of course, who could resist those bunnies?

ReNae Allen said...

Very unique cards! So sparkly and fun! I am truly inspired ❤️

Dar said...

Wow! Such simple but creative backgrounds.

Lynnie said...

Such beautiful work!!!

Debbie Cornish said...

Wow what fun cards. I love the reverse polka dot.
DebbieC

Dana M said...

Such fun and fantastic cards! Those sequins are amazing!

Loly Borda said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love the creative ways you used for the polka dots background stamp. TFS

Beadster said...

I'm seeing spots! Clever & fun ways to do the dots. Thanks

Laraine R said...

Great cards! Fabulous release!

lulyg said...

what wonderful ideas to use 1 background! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jackie said...

Love what you did with the reverse polka dot background stamp!! So creative! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Yasmine said...

Fabulous cards and amazing release! Thanks for the inspiration.

Crystal said...

Great cards. All thae sparkle thanks top i well placed sequins!

Gayle Hill said...

A stamp, some sequins, done! Easy, peasy!! Love the beauty of simplicity in this diagonal rainbow card. I don't always have time for an extended therapy session and need the power nap version! This simple card packs the punch of a complex card. Thank you for showing that simple is beautiful too!

Greta said...

Boy are you patient--wonderful results! If the Darice strips ever come back in stock I'm going to place an order.

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet cards! Love all that sparkle!

Sharon youngblood said...

Really love the different polk a dot back ground!

Janice said...

I like how you used the sequins and the color sequences through the die cuts. Nice!

Kathie Zimmerman said...

thank you so much for sharing, these are lovely!

Henriëtte said...

Thank you for all these gorgeous cards with the new SSS release. Great work with all the sequins! My favorites from this release are for sure the Ever More Spring Flowers Stamp and Die sets.

blaze said...

That polka dot BG stamp is a winner!!!

michiganderintexas said...

nice affect but i'd never have patience for doing the sequins

StarSpry said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love how you used the Reverse Polka Background to add sequins to your cards :)

Irene said...

Great ideas for the reverse polka dot background! And your previous cards are also so fun!

Marianne said...

Fun cards!

Sandy Alex Yavor said...

Love your cards. So cute.

ciny m said...

love the birthday card so much!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, these are all fabulous! Love how you embellished your dotty background :)

happyscrap said...

Wow! You brought your cards to another level with the clever use of sequins! Very pretty and I love your elephant card. Thank you.

jules said...

LOVE the reverse polka dot stamp and with the bling these cards are spectacular!

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