SSS Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop – Day 2

Happy New Year, crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be a part of this amazing blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Amanda Korotkova’s blog you are on the right track!

Today, I will share 4 cards using Love You (December-released) products only because Love You, Too products arrived late but don’t worry! I will post new projects using Love You, Too products from next week. So, shall we get started? :D

For my first card, I used the You Have My Heart & the With All My Heart along with other SSS goodies. I die cut A2 sized rectangle panel from watercolour paper using the Basic Rectangles die set first. I stamped flowers using Antique Linen Distress ink, watercoloured the stamped images using Distress inks:
Red flowers: Festive Berries, Candied Apple and Fired Brick
Leaves: Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive
Flower buds: Wild Honey / Branches: Vintage Photo

I die cut the sentiment from thick white cardstock, shadow from vellum paper using the With All My Heart die. I also die cut bird couple & wedding ring.

Once the watercoloured floral panel was dry, I added sentiment & lovely bird couple as shown in the picture using foam tape. I love this adorable bird couple. :D


For my second card, I used the Splendid Leaves embossing folder & the Floral Card Front die. I applied Distress inks to the inside of an embossing folder first, and then spritzed the inked area with water. After that, I ran it through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cut machine – Ohhhh, I love a watercolour look!!

I die cut the Floral Card Front from thick white cardstock and added onto the background panel using foam tape.



For my second card, I used the Mini Interactive Envelope, the Detail Swirls Plate and the Mini Hearts Party dies. I simply prepared 6 red-coloured mini envelopes, a mini love message card, and a wedding ring, and then made a simply Valentine’s Day card. :)

The new Mini Hearts Party die is so handy. We can make many hearts with a single cut, yay!

For this lovely “XOXO” message, I used the Love Greetings MIX stamp set.


My last card for the hop, I used the Layering Hearts stencil, the With All My Heart and the Love Birds die. I laid the heart stencil on an A2 sized white paper panel in place, applied (from the top) Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Fired Brick Distress inks using blending brush.

I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock using the With All My Heart die, the Love Birds from red cardstock, and then adhered them over the panel using foam tape. I decorated the card with red heart die cuts & clear jewels.


GIVEAWAY & BLOG HOP EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION!

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 20th of January. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Faraway Hugs 6×8″ Stamp Set with the code HUGS4U2 (This promotion will expire 1/18 at 11:59 pm EST) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Amanda Korotkova
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Heather Hoffman
Bibi Cameron
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Bobbi Lemanski
Vicky Papaioannou
Keisha Charles
Kath Stewart
Kim Hamilton
Dilay Nacar
Lorraine Aquilina
Misty Elam

Enjoy this lovely Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop and happy crafting!!

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

SSS DieCember® Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2020 Release Blog Hop. I’m super-duper excited to be a part of this fabulous blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Amanda Korotkova’s blog you are on the right track!

For my first card, I used the Turtle Doves die set as my main supply. Oh, isn’t this couple so lovely?!! I die cut the turtle doves from watercolour paper first, and then ink blended them with several Distress inks. I also die cut mistletoe from green apple cardstock, ribbon & tiny hearts from lipstick red cardstock. I used glitter gold cardstock for beaks because it’s Christmas, lol!

For the background, I heat embossed the Holiday Words background onto watercolour paper panel in white first, and then made circle on the centre of the panel with the Circle Masks stencils & Distress inks: (from the largest circle) Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I tore up the top & bottom parts of the background panel, mounted it on Neenah Smooth Desert Storm card base, then added all elements as shown in the picture using foam tape. I also decorated the card with clear snowflakes in the Snowy Pines sequins.



For my second card, I used the Paper Hugs & the Detail Bohemian Plate dies. I started by making a beautiful patterned panel using the Detail Bohemian Plate die. I then made circle patterns (like the first card) with the Circle Masks stencils and blue coloured Distress inks.

For the sentiment, I used the Paper Hugs die – it is so adorable sentiment die!!




GIVEAWAY & BLOG HOP EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION!

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 9th of December. ONE MORE! Get a FREE American Crafts Christmas Tag Kit with the code JINGLE (This promotion will expire 12/4 at 11:59 pm EST) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes
Laura Bassen
Amanda Korotkova
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Heather Hoffman
Bibi Cameron
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Bobbi Lemanski
Vicky Papaioannou
Gayatri Murali
Keisha Charles
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Preeti Chandran
Kath Stewart
Kim Hamilton

Enjoy this DieCember Release Blog Hop and happy holiday crafting!!

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

SSS DieCember 2020 Release

Hello crafty friends!
Today is the first day of December, oh, I can’t believe it’s already the last month of 2020, which means we can meet the Simon Says Stamp DieCember! YAY!!

For my cards today, I’m featuring the Detailed Rose die setI loooooove it.

For my first card, I collected the patterned papers that were left here and there. I don’t know why but as soon as I saw this rose die, I thought of patchwork. I die cut the Detailed Rose from thick white cardstock & several patterned papers first. I then assembled all pieces using fine tip glue pen. I also die cut the detailed leaves from green cardstocks.

For the background, I die cut stripes from patterned papers using the Strips 1 & the Strips 2 die sets, then adhered them as shown in the picture on white card base using double-sided tape.

Doesn’t this tiny butterfly make the rose look more beautiful?!!


For my second “Thanks” card, I just used detailed leaf die in the Detailed Rose die set. I applied several Distress inks behind the Thanks sentiment panel in rainbow order – I used Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon and Seedless Preserves.

I die cut detailed leaves (in the Detailed Rose set) & solid leaves (in the Christmas Foliage set) from thick white cardstock, then decorated the Thanks sentiment panel with them.

I will share more of my DieCember cards on Thursday. Please look forward to the 2 days DieCember 2020 blog hop starting tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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

SSS Holly Jolly Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends, happy weekend!
Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly Release Blog Hop. Woohoo!! If you arrived here from super talented Lisa Addesa’s blog you are on the right track!

For my card today, I’m featuring the Scattered Stars stencil along with the CZ Design Joy Script die. First, I die cut snowflakes from thick white cardstock using the Lea Snowflake & Daphne Snowflake dies. I carefully applied glossy accent onto both snowflake die cuts, and then sprinkled Unicorn Confetti Glitters onto them. Woo hoo, I love, love, love these sparkling snowflakes! I left them aside to dry.

Ohhh.. I love star shapes! First, I applied several dark coloured Distress inks onto A2 sized watercolour paper panel using the new blender brushes – I used Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves and Black Soot Distress inks. I laid the Scattered Stars stencil over the panel, then applied Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel. Super shiny, isn’t it?!!

I want to show you a little closer! :D


For the sentiment, I used the CZ Design Joy Script dies – it is definitely one of my favourites among entire new products.



It is that I posted yesterday, the release day, but just share it again for those who haven’t seen it. I used the Holiday Words Background stamp. Please click HERE if you want to know more details. :)

GIVEAWAY & BLOG HOP EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION!

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 11th of November. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink Pad with the code SPGKN7 (this promotion will expire 11/8 at 11:59 pm EST) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Cathy Zielske
Nina-Marie Trapani
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Caly Person
Nichol Spohr
Amy Rysavy
Amanda Korotkova
Yana Smakula
Lisa Addesa
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Heather Ruwe
Suzy Plantamura
Sidnie Des Jardins

Enjoy this Holly Jolly Blog Hop and, as always, happy crafting!!

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

SSS Holly Jolly Release

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!
We have another awesome Christmas release from Simon Says Stamp called “Holly Jolly” today! YAY!!

For my card today, I used the Holiday Words background stamp along with the Sentiment Strips Slimline Christmas. Oh, I love this modern and fashionable diagonally holiday words background so much.

First, I die cut an A2 sized panel from watercolour paper using the Basic Rectangle panel die. I then stamped Holiday Words onto watercolour paper panel with Fired Brick Distress ink. Some part I stamped with Candied Apple & Vintage Photo Distress inks – I used MISTI stamping tool for stamping several times.

As you already know, Distress inks react with water so I roughly stamped, and then brushed each letter using water brush. Of course I added water drops here and there.

Look! with Distress inks & water brush, we can easily make a pretty watercolour cards!

I will share more bright & shine winter holiday cards tomorrow!
So stay tuned. :D

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy a safe and restful weekend!!

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