SSS Yay You Release Blog Hop – Day 1

Hello crafty friends, happy Thursday!
Welcome to Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Yay You Release Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be a part of this awesome blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Cheiron Brandon’s blog you are on the right track.

For my first card, I’m featuring brand new Arched Greens Background stamp & Happily Ever After dies.

I started by making floral background with the Arched Greens Background stamp. I heat embossed floral images onto watercolour paper using white embossing powder, ink blended the stamped paper with Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw Distress inks, and then trimmed it down with A2 sized Basic Rectangle Panel die.

I die cut the word “Happily Ever After” from thick white cardstock, shadow from vellum paper, and then glued them together. I mounted the floral panel on white card base using Dot Runner Adhesive, added the sentiment die cut on the centre of the card using foam tape, and then decorated the sentiment with tiny butterflies and wedding ring.

For my second card for the hop, I used the new Arches stencil along with other SSS products.

I made 4 different coloured Arches pattern stripes – applied Distress inks over the stencil, then cut each stripe using the largest sized stripes die in the Strips 2 die set. I also die cut thin stripes from Matte Silver Mirror cardstock using the Strips 1 die set. I adhered all stripes on the Woodgrain White card base as shown in the picture.

For the centre of the card, I added Etched Delicate Frond & black sentiment banner using foam tape.


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 18th of May. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Beautiful die set with the code BEAUTY (This promotion will expire 5/15 at 11:59 pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Nina-Marie Trapani
Caly Person
Nichol Spohr
Cathy Zielske
Suzy Plantamura
Sidnie Des Jardins
Lisa Addesa
Keisha Charles
Heather Ruwe
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Mindy Eggen
Barb Engler
Cheiron Brandon
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)

Be sure to see what other ladies are sharing today. I’m sure you really love them all!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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