Simon Says Stamp Let’s Connect Blog Hop Day 1

Hello hello crafty friends and welcome back to another tutorial. I’m extremely excited to be apart of  day 1 of Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for their latest release Lets Connect. If you are hopping along then I am guessing you are coming from the very talented and amazing Suzy Plantamura.  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, August 12, 2020. So make sure you leave a comment below. There’s also a free gift!!   Make sure you use the promo code when you check out.  It expires 8/9 at 11:59pm EDT…So let’s get started with my first card.

My first card I used SSS Cosmos Bloom and I ran it through my die cutting machine, using Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock, and then I colored them using my copics. YR27, YR24, Y08, Y04. Once I finished coloring my blooms, I put them aside.

I started on my background so I grabbed some Simon Soft Navy cardstock. I treated it with my anti static tool. I grabbed my SSS Detail Petal Plate and lightly inked it up with my embossing ink. I carefully placed it on top of my cardstock panel and ran it through my die cutting machine. I used some SSS Gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.

Once I was done with my panel, I began to assemble my card. I used a piece of SSS Bright Yellow cardstock as my card base. I got my panel and used some foam adhesive on the back and adhered it to my card base. I also used some foam tape on the flowers and adhered them on my panel. I used a sentiment strip and finish it off with some embellishments from Simon. And that’s card #1.

My second card I used SSS Poppy Stem die and I ran it through my die cutting machine approx 4 times using Neenah solar white 110.

I got a very trimmed down panel and used my distress inks on it. I started ink blending Candied Apple then Worn Lipstick and finally Spun Sugar. I went back and forth with my ink blending sponges until its properly blended.

Once I was done ink blending, I adhered 2 of the flower dies to each other to a slight dimension. I used foam tape on the flower part of the die and glued the bottom to my panel. I used a sentiment from the sentiment strips and finished my card off with some icy embellishments from Lucy Cards.

That’s it! 2 fun and simple cards using products from Simon’s newest release Let’s Connect. I’ve listed all of the brand new items in the release below for your convenience. There’s no extra charge for you to use the links below. Thank you for stopping by. Be sure you come back tomorrow (8/8) for even more inspiration from some talented designers. Theres a list below to on who is next on the hop…..have fun and good luck!


Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Yana Smakula

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Kathy Racoosin

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Bibi Cameron

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Lawson

151 Replies to “Simon Says Stamp Let’s Connect Blog Hop Day 1”

  1. Lovely cards. Who knew you could heat emboss with a coverplate! Love the effect and will be trying it for myself.

  2. Beautiful cards. I especially like the first card. I love the cover plate with the yellow showing through the dots. And the yellow flower is lovely. So inspirational!

  3. I recommend using an old bone folder or even the dull edge of sone sort to pop out all of the pierced pieces. It looks way better if you get rid of all of the little tini tiny dots. I use thus for every piercing die and now they are always so clear.
    I hope it works for you.
    Great cards, I love your great ombré.

  4. Beautiful card. I’m glad I read all the way through the post. I thought it was the yellow peeking through the die. Lovely.

  5. Interesting navy background…NEVER would have thought to emboss the pierced holes! Turned out pretty. Your ink blending on the next card is to die for!

  6. These are gorgeous! Hard to pick a favorite but I will definitely be using your cards as a tutorial.

  7. Hi Sidnie 🙂 Both of your cards are lovely!!! Wonderful color palettes and compositions! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

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