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. This three are perfection! Colors, sentiment everything is great. Exactly what I like. Thanks for sharing how to achieve these.

  2. Love all these beautiful cards. What great creativity in using these amazing products. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. As usual. . . your color choices are gorgeous!!! Yum! I just LOVE the happiness collection! Such fun and encouraging stamps and dies! Thank you for your examples of how to use them.

  4. Thought you couldn’t top the first card – that background really made me happy! I especially love all your backgrounds. Just perfect!

  5. Wow so many beautiful works! I really like those word die/stamps of I Love You and Happy! Great blog hop!

    1. What awesome cards! Ink blending is one of my favorite things, and yours are great!

  6. What fun, beautiful cards! Thank you for your inspiration. This Send Happiness release is fantastic, as well as the artists on this blog hop!

  7. Wow, thanks for the colors I am always afraid to blend colors you did an amazing job

  8. Your cards are fabulous!! All of my favorite colors!! That mermaid card is my absolute favorite!! It’s beautiful!!

  9. Wow the chunky flower stamp with your amazing colors looks amazing. Your work (and this release) has me inspired!!


  10. Love your “love you” card. The background is so soft and restful as is your choice of the deeper blues you chose for the flowers. Beautufl desigm.

  11. Your cards are sure to spread happiness with their bright cheery colors and themes.

  12. Wonderful cards! Can never go wrong with rainbow colors. The glitter and color palette of your second card are the perfect choices for a mermaid theme. I love, love, love the blues and greens of your third card. The blue flowers really stand out.

  13. Wow~I love rainbow but I didn’t realize until I saw the two cool color cards that they had my heart! Thank you for all the tips and inspiration, Sidnie!

  14. I love all your cards. The first one screams “HAPPY” with the colors used and who wouldn’t love the mermaid’s tale against a glittery scalloped background? The bubbles stencil is the perfect backdrop for your last card. Thanks for inspiring me with your creativity.

  15. All the cards were outstanding! But I was particularly drawn to the mermaid card. I love how the coloured showed through the glitter paste. WOW! Is that ever pretty!

  16. I love this new release and your beautiful cards! You’ve given us so many ideas!

  17. Very gorgeous cards. It is very hard to say which one I like the most, maybe the mermaid tail one. Love the ombre!

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