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. I loved all the cards. The very pretty colors. The dies used, the stencils. The cards were beautiful, the way they put together everything. Thank- you for showing them alot of good ideas! I loved all the stamps and dies!🙂❤

  2. Beautiful cards! Loved your clean and simple (and stunning) red card with the cosmos die. Beautiful!

  3. Awesome cards. I love how you’ve colored the cosmos. The the navy diecut background really makes the flowers pop.

  4. The daisy card is stunning! The way you cut and embossing the background is gorgeous; thanks for explaining how you created it.

  5. Love, love, love those Cosmos!! The yellow flowers are beautiful & the gold embossing is such a great detail.

  6. I’ve wondered how to use a metal die for heat embossing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. They’re inspiring.

  7. Black and yellow is my favorite color combination, so I tend to not use it for fear that I always am. This card us absolutely gorgeous and by golly my next 2 cards will be black and yellow!! The poppy is very calming and sweet. Lovely cards!

  8. Lovely cards. Clever idea to use embossing ink on the petal plate. Makes that beautiful plate more versatile. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Your cards are stunning, Sydnie! I love your use of strong colour and design to make them really stand out!! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  10. wow – love your cards – the color combo on the first card just POPS! – thanks for the ideas

  11. Beautiful cards! I love the items you chose to showcase and the cards have such a clean, elegant feel. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I’m not usually a fan of yellow, however, I’m in love with your stunning first card–so many terrific details and it’s yellow! Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. I love all your beautiful cards! These are great products. . .added them all to my wishlist! Lol.

  14. Beautiful cards, Sidnie! Love the navy and the yellow on the card and the way you used the cover plate. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Your cards are beautiful!! I love the colors! Thank you for sharing Sidnie and have a wonderful day!

  16. Beautiful cards! I especially like the first one, especially the colors. You can barely tell that the background was embossed. Never knew you could do this with your dies. Love this look and the colors.

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