Friday, January 13, 2017

Simon Says Stamp "Hey Love" Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY




Welcome everyone. Today we are celebrating the latest Simon Valentines release "Hey Love".
If you're coming from Kristina Werners blog, then you're in the right place. 

First up, I thought I'd show you some unassuming dies I designed from this release. They are the Partial Cut Leaves. They can be placed anywhere on your card to create little leaves that 
lift off the page.


I die cut my leaves up the right side of a white panel then added a single flower. I stamped the message using Slate ink. Then I placed the panel over a top folding Fog notecard and added Nuvo drops in Oyster.


Next, in an attempt to use up some washi tape, I created a collage with tape, paint and die cuts. I just went for it. I didn't even worry about what hearts were left in the die cut piece


When I was happy with my layering, I used some black Enamel Accents on the painted area as a finishing touch. Creating this way is relaxing and unpredictable! 


Finally... this die.. The Heart of Flowers. It's super fun. I created it with this card in mind. My thoughts of creating a watercolor panel with the die cut on top worked out really well. 
You could use any color theme
really, but I went with a rainbow theme!


To add the greeting, I just white embossed it on a strip of black cardstock for contrast and set it at the bottom of the heart.


GIVEAWAY!!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky winner from each blog on the hop. Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Winners will be announced Monday on the Simon blog. Good Luck!!

Thanks for stopping by... now it's time to get hopping!

Your next stop is to my talented friend 

I've listed all the blog stops for today just in case you find any broken links along the way.




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the Blackbird said...

Adorable cards!!!! Love the Leaves...
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Jan Elmore said...

New products and the way each 'blog hop star' uses them is the best fun ever. I learn so much with each hop! Thank you all! The PS I Love You card is stunning!

Suzanne said...

Wow so many cards, there all beautiful. Especially like the first one, will make beautiful anniversary cards.

Linda T. said...

I love all things "love" and your cards are beautiful examples of hearts, flowers, and love!

Nox said...

Oh my, I did not realize those leaves lifted off the page - what a great idea and a fantastic way to add texture and dimension to a piece. Love the bright splashes of colour on the cards too - beautiful.

angie quinones said...

love the way you use the dies. very simple and yet beautiful.



Kelli Moss said...

Stunning!!! Those lift up leaves and unbelievable!

Alex Hunter Designs said...

Wow, these cards are beautiful! I especially love the watercolor card. The contrast between the rainbow watercolor and the bold sentiment strip is gorgeous!

Cher Marsino said...

They are all so nice! I love the watercolorlook behind the heart die!

Theresa N said...

Love the cards

Emily K said...

Love your designs. They are so pretty.

pcm said...

stunning!!!

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful cards, Shari

parklanediva said...

Absolutely LOVE the "Flower Heart" die!!!!

Marcia McCullough said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but I especially like the Heart of Flowers watercolor card - absolutely stunning!!

Donna Dambrot said...

The watercolor hear card is my absolute favorite!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I will definitely try my hand at this one! Thank you for the inspiration!

Marcia said...

Love the water color panel card! Stunning.

Marcia said...

Love the water color panel card! Stunning.

Marcia said...

Love the water color panel card! Stunning.

Barbara S said...

Your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Laura Gribble said...

Beautiful cards!!

Di Wong said...

These cards are all lovely, but the first jumps out at me. Our daughter just got engaged and it would be a beautiful wedding card. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

Your Partial Cut Leaves die is to die for, Shari. Such a clever and timeless design. Also love your other cards. I'm not big on hearts, but I can see myself using the Heart of Flowers a lot.

Scrapthat said...

I love all three cards! the first because no one would know what those dies really did I don't think unless they saw them in action! The second because well because it's hearts and hearts are a year round good idea in my house! and the third I love because of your gorgeous
watercoloring and again the heart but flowers and a Heart??? double bonus! TFS Shari!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful variety of cards. Like the watercolored background of the lacey cut out heart.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barb said...

I always love the creative cards you make, Shari!

Dana Desmond said...

I love the heart die. I have been wanting a die like this for some time.

Marilyn M. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the heart die with the flowers cut out in the middle, guess I need to do more shopping.

Marilyn M. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the heart die with the flowers cut out in the middle, guess I need to do more shopping.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, Shari your cards are sensational. So elegant and diverse. Thanks for sharing them with us:)

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

absolutely gorgeous cards! I love what you did with those leaves !

Michelle Mencer said...

Love the tie die peek-a-boo card! Fantastic!

Jackie S said...

Your first card is so elegant. Beautiful.

Glorie said...

Love the heart card with the watercolor peeking through. Thanks for the inspiration.

pamboe said...

You always expand my vision of how to use dies! I love the white card . . . it could also be a beautiful sympathy card.

Melissa said...

I just LOVE that partial cut leaf die. I may have to add that to my collection.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Love the randomness of he collage card. All the cards are beautiful and fun.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Stunning Valentine's cards!!! Love them!!!

Maria Trumbley said...

Oh my I really need to get these supplies thanks for sharing and the chance

Cherri B said...

Oh my gosh Shari, these cards are wonderful! I love all three of them! The first one would make a great wedding card too. Thank you for the great ideas!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Shari--all three of your cards are fabulous!!! The gray, black and white card is so elegant, the collage is amazing and the heart card is...well, I just can't find the right words to described how much I love all of them! I am always so very impressed with your sense of color! Thank you for sharing your techniques and inspiration!!! (Peg)

Chris Handy said...

Each of your cards are so lovely and unique. I love your grey and white one just as much as your multicolored one.

Sandy Meador said...

Shari, you always inspire and give excellent instructions. I especially like the second card that uses (up) washi tape. We all probably have loads to use!!

Susan King said...

love all three cards although my favorite is the jumbo heart in multiple colors! TFS!

Carrie Huddleston said...

I love the all of these cards! I have a ton of washi tape to use and this gives me so much inspiration!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love those lift up leaves! They are gorgeous!! Beautiful heart dies!

D Golly said...

Love, love, love your card with the partial leaves die cut. It's beautiful!

Tammy J said...

O my goodness that top card is to die for. I love how it turned out and of course the others are pretty too. But that first one you nailed it.

Katie said...

Great projects, Shari.

Kristy Hansen said...

Love your cards. BUT the Heart of Flowers card is my favorite. "60s" style is what I see. My oldest daughter would love this card!Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn Burch said...

Shari, I am so glad I saw your post....I would have just passed right over those leaves (I mean I have hundreds right???) These are DIFFERENT!!!! Also LOVE LOVE what you did with the heart of flowers die

Radlady said...

Gorgeous cards!!! LOVE the heart of flowers die!!!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful cards! Love them all, but the collaged one is my favourite!!

Sherri Clifford said...

Fabulous cards! I am loving this hop. So much fabulous inspiration. The leaves and heart dies are a must have.

Nancy Stott said...

Love your partial die cut leaves and the card you made with those dies. Sometimes I need to see how a product is used to see its value and that is the case here. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Varada said...

Gorgeous cards, Shari!!! Love them all !!

BankerJoy said...

Lovely cards love the different guys

BankerJoy said...

Lovely cards love the different dies

Rose said...

Love ALL of your cards!!!

Lovestocraft said...

All of your cards are just beautiful. I love the tone on tone of the leaf card, the intricacy of the layered card, and the heart die which really allows the background to shine thru!

Angela Restad said...

I love the card with the watercolor background, thanks for being such an enabler....lol

Kathy Thisted said...

What fun cards! I especially love the floral heart in the last card. Super effect!

jarobertson6 said...

I don't think there is one single thing you have ever done that I don't like. I get so much inspiration from your art - thank you!

Carol Doggett said...

I love all 3 cards, you are such an inspiration! TFS!

Kim Salito said...

I absolutely love the flower card, it is so simplistic but gorgeous.

Debra Rumpza said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful. I love the whites. Thanks for sharing!

Katie Ingram said...

What great cards! I love the the heart die with all the color in the background. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Susie Sonnier said...

Such a great release. I can't wait to see what everyone makes!!

Laurie West said...

Three different looks. Love them!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are gorgeous! My favorite is the last one, I love the bright colors.

Tami in Texas said...

Love that scattered heart die!!

Dana said...

Wow!! Awesome cards and great new die cut designs!!

Carol Didier said...

Shari - your designs always blow me away! My favorite is the washi collage - so artistic and free!

Suzan D. said...

Stunning cards. All 3 are amazing.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, these are just wonderful designs. I really like those dies that just lift off the page and your leaves are so pretty. I love how you used them all together and made a border. The watercolor card really caught my eye and the hearts and love is a fun, happy card with just pops of color.

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Shari! They're magnificent! I love those partial cut leaves - brilliant die concept! I am in love with rainbow-licious floral heart. Stunning creations!

LucieGCards said...

I love this release! The clipping heart and the heart of flowers are gorgeous!

Krock said...

So beautiful and inspiring. Love the way you put seemingly random things together to make beautiful pieces of art.

Meghan Peterson said...

I love the way you use mixed media in your cards - it's gorgeous! I am so excited about this release, thank you for sharing!

Paula Wolfe said...

Shari your cards are beautiful! I love the variety and seem like something I could do. Thanks for the inspiration.

Late Blooming said...

Oh so nice...all three

Denise said...

Love all your cards! These are beautiful! Always inspiring - Thanks, Denise

Marmite Mum said...

Congratulations on a fabulous die design. The white card with the partially cut leaves is gorgeous but I have to admit that my favourite is the collage with the washi tape and black accents.

ellyscard creatief said...

Love the watercolored heart.

Tracey Mallaghan said...

They're all lush but my fav is mist definitely the relaxed just go for it one...tho I think it shows your inate talent ;)

A said...

All cards you've made are gorgeous.

Elise Smith said...

Wow, these are great! The first one is so pretty and would be perfect for an anniversary or wedding. And I also love the fun tie die heart you created :)

Rachel Groner said...

Wow! I looked right past those leaves without even considering the possibilities- may have to get it now lol. Other two cards are gorgeous too!

Lorie Brunner said...

Your first two cards are so elegant! And your third is why I bought that die. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for your inspiration!!

blaze said...

You always inspire me with your unique talent!

Melissa Phillips said...

Shari, I just love your cards. They are so inspiring and bring a smile to my face each time I see one!

Tracey Magner said...

love all 3 of your cards, especially the 2nd one that you just went for it. It was so adorable. I love your style. This looks like a great release. Tracey Magner

Beth H. said...

Wowzers! Your cards are awesome! Love each one for specific reasons - the first is so elegant, the second so graphic and the third is a beautiful rainbow of colors.

Janet D. said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! You have an amazing talent!

Hilary said...

These are gorgeous! Love the encouragement to just go for it!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Wow! I don't know which card I like better. The white card is stunning and would make a beautiful wedding card too. Love the collage. It is Faso fun. And the your rainbow heart is gorgeous! Your work always makes he happy! Thanks.

Donna said...

Love the collage card, but they are all amazing, thanks for the great ideas!

Shelly said...

Oooh, these are all gorgeous!

Sue Brown said...

Your rainbow watercolor heart is my favorite from the whole collection! Just stunning!

Elaine said...

Pretty awesome cards!

Cindy Aguirre said...

beautiful cards! Really nice dies! Love the leaves!

mes10doigts said...

Love them all, but I especially love the first one. I just think that the white is so elegant. Love those leaves dies! Thanks for sharing!

KimCreate said...

Oh gosh, all your cards are beautiful! TFS

Crafty Little Peach said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!!! You've really made these cards shine! I just love the rainbow heart and painted love one the best!

Tami B said...

Three great cards, and what did you do to get moved to the top of the hop list? You used to always be last.

Teena said...

I think the partial leaves dies are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!!

Serendipidadedepapel said...

I love the flower card

Celina said...

I love the last card. I need to try something like this with my dies.

Stef Perry said...

I love all three of your cards, they are amazing! The partial leave dies are a very clever idea, especially since the are all separate so one can create a unique pattern. Lovely!!

Barbara said...

I've loved your design style from the very beginning...whatever you created was amazing.I must say that your style has evolved over the years and I think it is even better now. All three cards are stunning and the dies you created are probably going to end up at my house, too!

Alice Saulnier said...

Beautiful cards!

Nancy Fletcher said...

Beautiful cards!

tjscrappin said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely love all of the dies used, all of the cards were amazing! What great inspiration, thanks so much for sharing your talents!

Victoria Milam said...

Loved all the cards! But the first time I saw the floral heart, I bought it! It is just BEAUTIFUL!

kirsten brindley said...

Your cards are all so beautiful but I love the one with the washi!

Kari Lightfoot said...

Love all the cards they are so beautiful thank you for sharing

Annette Reed said...

I absolutely LOVE these cards!! I am going to have to invest in these dies. I love those leaves and your watercolor backgrounds. Fabulous!

Donna Dacy said...

All three of your cards were nice. I love the PS I love you....it is stunning. I love rainbows too so loved the floral heart one too. Great designs. TFS

StarSpry said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the card with your partial cut leaves :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Oh My!!! These are all soooo Beautiful!!!

Sherry Lee said...

I LOVE all of these dies!! I'm really intrigued by the leaves! Thank you for all the cards... as usual you did a wonderful job!!

gwendolynanne said...

Loved these cards- beautiful and inspiring!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

oh My God.. wowwww.. such beautiful cards.. I cannot stop staring at them.. loved loved and loved all of them.. the 3rd card is my favourite. Thank you so much for the inspiration

jill dachroeden said...

Always love your cards, but I especially liked your washi tape idea. I have way too much. :)

Tomiko Bishop said...

All the cards are gorgy. I especially am in love with the leaves card .. wow wow wow

Cyndi Morris said...

Your card with the partial cut leaves is gorgeous. I absolutely love the Heart of Flowers die, and your card is so colorful and elegant.

Mildred Mildew said...

Lovely cards Shari! Choosing a favorite is just too hard.

Olga V. said...

Awesome cards, my fav is the one with the die-cut leaves, very subtle and calm :-) Thank you for sharing, Shari!

kbgirl said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the all white one, so gorgeous! Hugs, Leslie

Barbara said...

Love these cards. The die cut leaves card is subtle and elegant.

Debbie Scassera said...

Outstanding cards! Each is so different from the other.

ionabunny said...

Love those lift up leaves and the hearts collage is lovely. Hugz

Greta said...

You come up with the best ideas, Shari! Love them all, but the first one is a jaw-dropper! Those leaves are going on my wishlist!

PinkGlitterScrapper lisa said...

Your use of the dies on each card is amazing! Beautiful x's 3!

Mary Jane said...

While all your samples are lovely I really liked the first one the best! Thanks for sharing!

gardener said...

All cards are lovely and am thinking the partial cut leaves die will be in my next order. Yum!

Nandini said...

Wow! The dies are amazing and the inspiration cards are simply fabulous! Especially love the partial leaves die.

Bev Hill said...

Awesome cards, especially LOVE the Heart of Flowers card.

Sugar N Spice N Little Boys with Dirt N Noise said...

Shari...I LOVE THE WASHI TAPE CARD! Love it. Time to get out my washi stash and duplicate this. The colors and layout r so fresh. Love it!!!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Wow... LOVE all three samples... love the elegance of the first card, love the layers on your second card and love the clean and fun colors in the third. Absolutely inspiring.

Candy said...

Love the mixed colr example. I have hat die so will defintely try it.

Cherie Bell said...

I love the Love You To Pieces card. It's fun, creative and colorful!

Tink said...

Beautiful cards! I so need this release set!!

Felecia Walker said...

Love the leaves! What an awesome card!! I am putting the leaves dies on my wish list now!

Diane Phillips said...

These cards are just so beautiful!!!!!!!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards and I love them all especially the second one, so many interesting elements to look at. And the colors in the last one are so happy and beautiful.

Pam McKenzie said...

The clipping heart die card is my favorite. And I am SO glad to know I'm not the ONLY one with a washi tape stash I really need to use . . . Thanks for this!
Pam

Brenda said...

These are all so creative!

Evelyn said...

what a beautiful card, simply elegant.

Laura Beck said...

I love all 3 cards and they are all so different. The leaves on the first are really interesting and create such a pretty card.

Maryanne said...

Stunning and I love your vision for card making

Beverly said...

The heart of flowers is my favorite! And I love COLOR. The rainbow colors are perfect. Love the card.

Oliev said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing!

Monica Rohr said...

Love the cards!

Branka said...

When a blog hop comes along and Shari is one of the participants - I know that her project will stand out from all the others. Really amazing talent!

SpindleandDistaffCreations said...

How lovely! Thank you for sharing your inspiration :)

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome cards. Love the leaf dies, those are on my wish list. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

I just love all of the new VD products. I'm so tickled!!

Patricia Sullivan said...

absolutely gorgeous! love the leaf dies, and the flower heart

CERMIN (reflection...) said...

Love them! They are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

froggers said...

wow! love all three cards. I love the dies in the first one so pretty and fun. The second card I love the use of washi tape. I really need to figure that stuff out better. My washi tape never looks right. Sigh! The third card has such fun colors peeking out.

Bonnie Peffer said...

Gorgeous cards. My favorite is the heart of flowers cards.

Gloria Reynolds said...

Shari, WE love you to pieces. Your designs are always so memorable and quite remarkable. Thanks so much for this inspiration. I am loving this new collection of dies.

Ruthless said...

Gorgeous!!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh, Shari, your partially cut leaf border looks fabulous. Fun way to use washi and love your sweet rainbow heart, too! You are SO creative!

Kathy E. said...

What a great set of cards!! Each having something different "say" while
all could send the message of LOVE! Thank you

Mary Morgan said...

Love those leaves... never thought of doing that!
MARY

Laura Peddicord said...

The partial die cut leaves are really interesting and give a great effect to the card. All of your cards are fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

Lydia E. said...

Absolutely love your cards, especially the first one.

Diane said...

Love your cards and the leaf dies you created! Just beautiful!

Kay said...

Such pretty cards! The first one is my favorite, it would make a beautiful wedding card!

Jeanette Ford said...

Beautiful card!

Sandy C. said...

Amazing!!! Each one of your cards is fabulous!!!! Thanks so much.

kerry myers said...

Fabulous cards. I had my eye on that flower heart die & thought it looks fantastic on your card! I am super excited to get it and start using it. The sentiment is perfect - something I can use all year round.

yvonnew said...

I love the cards. I feel inspired

scrapbookingmom said...

Love all of the cards, especially the white leaves one. who knew a white card could look so elegant! lol

Calvin Rutherford said...

Hi Shari!
Love these partial cut dies! They are lovely!
Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my goodness. These are just gorgeous!

Janice Hubbell said...

Lovely cards. The first white-on-white card and the last card are especially nice.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, you are a fabulous designer! :-)
Love them all! Such pretty designs. I love the
2nd card for it's mixed media design, which I want to try.

Martha Harris said...

Lovely cards! I love how the leaves do not cut through at their base--a lovely touch.

n56leiker said...

I loved the cards that you posted! So delicate. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori Padilla said...

Love these designs. I always love your stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Marsha said...

These are jaw dropping gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Everything here is so pretty, love the bright and cheery colors, so needed for this winter!

Betty Keefe said...

three wonderful cards but love love the first one the best!!

AlannieDawn said...

Love the heart of flowers one!!

Back Porch Smiles said...

oh my! love, love, love them all! thank you for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Shari, I love your card with rainbow colors.

auntjen4 said...

Gorgeous cards! My favorite is the 3rd one!!

Leta Ingmire said...

I am in love with the Flowers heart.

Anonymous said...

Love all of these cards! Thanks for the ideas!

Angela said...

To be honest, I have never liked pink. However that being said, I love the use of the shades of pink you used and how it is not overpowering. The collage card is great!

Susan Fyfe said...

So much to love about each of these cards! Neat how the leaf dies are still attached at the one end!

Shanna said...

All of your cards are amazing!

Marci Collins said...

Shari, thank you so much for sharing your talent and art with us all! This is just the inspiration I have been waiting for! I purchased most of the 'Hey Love' release and am now ready to spread some love!

Lee Newton said...

Love it -- especially your peek thru heart.

Hey Jude Cards said...

Wow - so beautiful and classy and those second two are just so bright and fun! Love it.

Tiffanie said...

WOW! These Valentine Cards must have worked because I am in love!!! Absolutely Beautiful!

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