SSS Send Happiness Blog Hop


Hello hello crafty friends and welcome back to another tutorial. I’m extremely excited to be apart of  day 2 of Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for their latest release Send Happiness. If you are hopping along then I am guessing you are coming from the very talented and amazing Heather Hoffman.  She is sooo amazing isn’t she?   Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from their blog comment section. They will pick a winner from each blog and post the winner on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 1st of July. So make sure you leave a comment below. There’s also a free gift!!   Make sure you use the promo code: SDH44/LVSM54/MBH28/SNML92 when you check out.  It expires 6/29 at 11:59pm EDT…But let’s get started with my first card.


My first card I started off with an A2 size panel.  I used my anti static tool to prep my panel for embossing.  I inked up my CZ Design Chunky Flower background stamp with Simon’s clear embossing ink.  I stamped the image on my panel, used Simon’s clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.


I grabbed my Distress Inks to do a bit of a rainbow theme for this card.  I started in the middle with Squeezed Lemonade in a circular motion.  Then I switched to Spiced Marmalade.  I added Festive Berries to the outer layer of my panel.  I went back and forth between the colors until it was blended the way I wanted it.


Once I was done blending, I trimmed down my panel to get those clean edges. My sentiment came from CZ Design’s Happy Days stamp and coordinating die set.  I used the same process I did with my panel in prepping it for heat embossing.


I added my panel to an A2 size card base using Simon’s Fog cardstock.  I added some fun foam to the back of my panel and adhered it to my card base.  I also added some fun foam to my Happy sentiment and adhered it to the middle of my panel.  I finished off my project with some Icy embellishments from Little Lucy.  And that’s card number 1.



My card number 2 started off with getting an A2 size card panel.  I grabbed my SSS Mermaid Scale Stencil and attached it to my panel using low tack tape.  I used my distress inks again for this card and used Wilted Violet at the bottom.  Then I blended in Blueprint Sketch…Mermaid Lagoon and finally Cracked Pistachio.  I went back and forth until it was blended the way I wanted it to me.  I wiped off the stencil but don’t take it off,  I used GinaK Glitz Glitter gel all over my panel.  Make sure you don’t dip your knife back into the jar without wiping it off first.  Once I was done with the gel, I carefully removed it from my panel and immediately clean it off and set my panel to dry.



While my panel was drying, I stamped the mermaid tail on 80lb cardstock with embossing ink from the SSS Be A Mermaid stamp and coordinating die set.  I used clear embossing ink and heat set it.  I used the same colors of distress ink that I did on my panel.





When my panel was completely dried, I trimmed down the side to get those clean edges. I attached some fun foam to the back and adhered it to a white card base. (110lb cardstock)  I also added some fun foam to the mermaid tail and adhered it to my panel.  The sentiment is from the mermaid stamp set.  I used white embossing powder on black cardstock and used fun foam on it is well.  I finished off the card with some Little Lucy Icy embellishments.  And that’s card number 2.


Card number 3 I started off with an A2 size panel and I lightly used some Cracked Pistachio all over.  Then I grabbed the SSS In the Round stencil and attached it to my panel with some low tack tape.  I used Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch in various areas on the stencil.


Once I was done with the ink blending, I added some Ranger Transparent Gloss paste in the areas I ink blended.  When I was done with applying an even coat of paste on my panel, I carefully removed it and washed it off immediately.  I set my panel to dry.


While my panel was drying, I grabbed CZ Design Chunky Love You die cut and ran it through my die cutting machine using Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock.  I did it 3 times for a little dimension.  I used some vellum for the shadow piece.  I’m going to use additional foam adhesive underneath so I’m not going to stack it up too much.  Then I cut out SSS Etched Flower Buds die approx. 4 times.  I used my distress inks as watercolor and used Blueprint sketch  with some Mermaid Lagoon and added color to the buds.  I colored the stem with green from my watercolor paints…When I was done, I stacked the buds to each other using glue.


When my panel was dried enough, I began to assemble my project.  I attached my sentiment to the vellum with some clear glue.  Then I cut out tiny pieces of foam tape and attached it to the back of my sentiment making sure I hid it behind the words.  I trimmed down my panel so I can have clean edges.  I also used a piece of SSS Cornflower cardstock. I adhered it to an A2 size card base using Neenah 110lb cardstock.  I finished off my project with some Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Confetti embellishments.


That’s it!  So many fun ways to use the products from the new release.  You should definitely see so much more at .  Below you will find the products I used for my projects.  Please keep in my that if the items you’re looking for are out of stock, make sure you hit the little button to notify you when it’s back in stock.  Simon is very good about making sure you know when everything is in stock.  All you have to do is click on the images and go shopping.  Vicky is next on our hop and I promise you she’s got something really fun.  I’ve listed the link below to see her and everyone else on this hop.  Have fun hopping along!












































148 Replies to “SSS Send Happiness Blog Hop”

  1. It’s so hard for me to talk about liking just one! I love all of them! Man that mermaid scale one is pretty awesome though!

  2. You’ve shared a fantastic trio of card, such sweet colours used on each. My fave is the mermaid scale, it’s just so pretty. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  3. Beautiful cards! I am really loving the mermaid’s tail card! Great background with pretty colors and sparkle!

  4. Hello! Your cards are awesome! The one with the chunky Love You & the Buds is just fabulous ( my favorite)! Thanks for inspiring creations, Denise

  5. I truly enjoy when a crafted shares multiple cards used with multiple products. It gives us a better idea of how versatile they can be. That love you die is great!!! Great blending!

  6. Sidnie, I’m blown away by your cards, especially the last one! The colours of Distress Oxide that you’ve blended/watercoloured with so seamlessly are fabulous colour combinations that I have to make note of. I love the In The Round stencil.

  7. Love the blue and green colored card. Something about that combo draws me in! Thank you for the inspiration.

  8. Loved all of your cards using the SSS new release, Sidnie. I checked out the blog post and older and newer posts and loved all your creations.

  9. That mermaid scale baclkground is so pretty. Also love your colour combinations .

  10. Your cards are stunning! I love the colours you’ve used and the addition of sparkle and shine really brings them to life! The last is my favourite with those beautiful blue flowers and chunky work die!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Take care! 🙂

  11. Your work is always so fabulous! I’m so glad I found you on Instagram via CZ. So excited to see you on here as part of the blog hop! Thanks so much for sharing your work. 🙂

  12. Hi Sidnie 🙂 Love all this texture you’ve given us on your cards!!! Wonderful! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  13. Love that In the Round background with the little extra gloss . . . simple and elegant! Terrific.

  14. Bright and colorful cards, they are all beautiful. I like the way your have shared the products you have used, thanks for sharing.

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