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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Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

I love all of your cards! So clean and simple, but so elegant... Thank you for sharing!

Hollyk said...

I love the cards, simple but beautiful

Childoftherockgarden said...

I love the washi card and the hearts of flowers die card, in particular-one fun and the other scrumptious colors!

Elaine H said...

i love the leaf dies!

Michelle said...

Love the mixed media design one the best but all are stunning!

Nancy said...

I thought oh, I have so many leaf dies, but then looked again and saw that they were still attached at the end, very cool.
I also liked the "heart of flowers" die too.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful cards! Love the tone-on-tone card with the flower. Gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

P.S. I love this

~Suzanne~ said...

3 WOW cards!!!

Andrea said...

Love the leaves dies. I'm inspired to arrange them like wings for a butterfly or dragonfly... and have them leap off the page into partial flight.

barbara macaskill said...

Holy hearts! What a glorious die the Partial Leaves are! Absolutely fantabulous! Love all of your cards but the one using the Partial Leaves die is my favorite! So awesome!! TFS!

ladyj said...

I just Love the rainbow card. And I can't wait to get that stamp set. Tfs.

Denise Mulkey said...

Very pretty!

Sheryl said...

Super cute cards!! Love the partial cut leaves die. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrapmate said...

Beautiful cards and what innovative dies you have designed. Those leaves though... swoon swoon!

snetram said...

I love leaves in most forms, so that die is intriguing. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

Jeanette said...

Such great cards, I love them all. The hearts of flowers card is my favorite. I can't wait to try this one out.

I Card Everyone said...

Shari, there are few things I love more than white-on-white cards ... and then you go and add these fabulous leaves? Perfection! Pure, and simple - LOVE!
=]

Dot Freel said...

Beautiful cards - all of them but that first one is so gorgeous!!!

Happy Grandma said...

Thanks for showing how to use the leaves! I probably would overlook such a simple die, but your card is gorgeous! I might have to add it to my wish list! All of the cards are beautiful, but the white one really stands out to me. Thanks for sharing!

Loly Borda said...

I love those leaf dies Shari! And how you used them in your first card, wow! Beautiful cards. TFS

Dar said...

Beautiful cards! Love the differences and how unique each one is.

Debbie Vasel said...

That heart is GORGEOUS!
Can't wait for Valentine's Day!

Stampnms said...

Your leaves are so cool. Anxious to try them.

Mona Sen said...

I'm in love with the partial die-cut leaves - beautiful!

Cindy Hansen said...

All are beautiful,but I am obsessed especially with the first one.

Felecia Walker said...

Beautiful!

LaDonna Shelly said...

Love the cards

Michelle Hackett said...

These are so beautiful. The "love you to pieces" card is my favorite.

Christina said...

Such great ideas! Love the tie dye die cut window.

Shirley said...

Such a beautiful use of "white space"! Love the leave distribution on the first card. Elegant!

Marcia said...

Great cards - I really like the partial cut dies but the Heart of Flowers is my very favorite!

jkreucher said...

Oh My Gosh! These are all eye catching, fantastic!
I love playing with dies in every way!
Thanks for the inspiration!
hugs
Judy K

Kathy M said...

Each card is so different love them all

Julie M said...

Oh my what beautiful cards.

Susan Harris said...

I need to remember that the center of the card isn't the only place to get crafty...

KrystaJQ said...

I love those lift up leaves and the watercolor behind the heart! Gorg!

Patty Beers said...

I love the white card. Elegant, as usual.

Jen B said...

So beautiful

Lisa Roettger said...

These are all amazing cards, but I love the Partial Cut Leaves. What a great idea.

Jackie said...

love the heart of flower

Teri W said...

All gorgeous cards! Hard to chose a favorite!

Stephanie Bradow said...

Lovely! The tones are so delicate.

Deborah Moss said...

Your first card has a simple elegance and I MUST get those partial dies! Love that this card!
Your 2nd card, experimental or not...WOW, LOVE THIS TOO!! Perfect option of not fishing the centers out of all the hearts and the addition of the black enamel dots really helps brighten up the pink. Super fun and beautiful.

Tracey M. said...

Love the "Heart of Flowers" die! That is so cool! Very pretty and fun cards!

Beverly said...

These cards are all amazing - I think my favorite is the one with the watercolor background

luv2stamp2 said...

Love the washi tape card! When I try something like that, it just looks like a bunch of stuff threw up on the card!! LOL!!
Beautiful work!
Jeanne

Barb said...

Wow, Shari! I'm swooning over your cards! Just gorgeous - all of them! ♥

Purple Princess said...

pretty cards!!

Kelly said...

Can't tell which I love more. The first one or the last one. They are both so beautiful.

dlofdahl10@yahoo.com said...

love these!

Teri Smith said...

These three cards couldn't be more different from each other & each one has it's own beauty. Wow!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards and
I love the Heart of
Flowers die and card!
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Love the leaf die! Beautiful Cards!

Laura Joyce said...

I love layered cards. The watercolor background heart is my favorite.

Heather Doran said...

Wow stunning cards, Shari! Fabulous designs and so many gorgeous details! Love the must have dies you've designed!

Julie Milliron said...

Love Blog Hops! I love all the inspiration. That die that cuts the leaves and makes them come off the page. Love.

Lillian Child said...

Your designs are nothing short of fabulous ... love the partial leaves, but I think my favorite would be the Hey Love hearts diecut ... that is on my "must have" list now ... thanks so much for sharing with ys!!

Janeen said...

SHari you are the queen of layering. So pretty. Interesting leaves. Glad to see them in action.

g said...

these are all so fabulous!! you always make me want to buy everything lol!! i love the idea of the washi tape and the watercolor cut out heart is gorgeous too & your leaf card is just stunning- someone lucky is going to feel so loved to receive one of these!!

Vera Matson said...

Three completely different card styles and I love all three!

Sandra James said...

You've got talent lady! Great cards!

April said...

Fantastic cards and dies! Love them!

Unknown said...

I wouldn't have thought to use leaves for a love theme but I quite like them! The watercoloured rainbow with the heart die is a favourite, it's just so happy looking!
--Kelly

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the delicate details on each card. The die cuts are so pretty. I love the bright colors behind to accent the details. Beautiful cards.

M R Leech said...

Wow! What gorgeous cards!!! All three!!! I especially love the washi collage look! Very unique! Thanks!!

Hannah said...

Before your card, I was going to pass on those leaves die set, but wow..I love your card so much I will be getting those leaves after this post. Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful and absolutely sweet and pretty cards. Love them!

Kimberly Merritt said...

All your cards are amazingly beautiful!

Mrsfish02 said...

YOu have a great eye for color Shari. I love all the cards, but I am partial to the Love you to pieces! Thanks for sharing

Robyn said...

These cards are so pretty -- I love the lift-off leaves one!

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful projects created using those beautiful cutting dies!

Olessya K said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Shari! I love the leaves die cuts you designed so much!

Satori said...

Stunning! Great cards! Love the tone on tone of your first card.

joyceglee said...

I especially love your second card!

nola said...

I really like your heart card with the watercolor background showing through!

sawgy44 said...

Of the cards you created, my favorite is the one that uses washi tape... Really liked the design.

Silvia P said...

Your cards are so wonderful, I love the Last one

Tammy B said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm glad you showed the leaves die. Sometimes you can't really tell what a die looks like until you see a sample.

Unknown said...

Beautiful and exquisite cards!

Brittany Price said...

I love all of these! That white flower is gorgeous!

Beth Merrill said...

Love the result of the card where you "went for it". Inspires me to give it a go, too!

Candy B said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love the dies, I love their versatility, and I love, love, love the brilliant use of these products in your cards. Thanks so much!

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

Love these Shari!

noodles said...

Stunning cards! Especially love that first card.

Nives K said...

Awesome cards.

Anonymous said...

I just adore all three of your cards. The first is elegant with the single rose and the half leaves. As we get to the last card they become a bit more whimsical and fun. However, all three are beautiful.

Cheryl L. said...

Great cards, Shari! Though I always love what you do.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love all your cards, the white on white with the dimensionl flower sis awesome, but my favorite is the heart of flowers one, and whilst i was waiting for it to come in i tried to do your colored background, one was too busy and others too intense and not happy and bright, so i went for ombre for now ;-)

Vada said...

Shari, As always LOVE, LOVE your work!
Hugs Vada

Jeremiah Leary said...

I loved your cards. That card you made with the heart of flowers really sold it for me. Thanks!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards - I am totally loving the 2nd card with all the luscious layering!

Jeanne Beam said...

Love the cards. The dies are amazing.

Ellie said...

Such elegant cards!

Kathie Dobbins said...

Your cards are so pretty. I especially like the leaves down the side and the white on white.

Unknown said...

Adorable cards

Peggy Pride said...

Great set of cards. I agree that just doing what comes to you often works out great.

Deanna Williams said...

Love your cards. Especially the white one with the flower. So simple but so elegant.

DeNel Brister said...

Awesome cards!!!! Love all the hearts!!!💖💕

Leah Marie said...

I love them all, I just can't pick a favorite!

Unknown said...

I love the variety of what you have done with the cards. I just started crafting cards this past month and am finding examples really helpful as I learn what's possible. For the first card for leaves, I'm guessing you used one piece of paper and then die cut it several times?

debnlaptop said...

Loved the cut leaves and I ordered it! Too bad the hearts don't ship until February 10th 🙁 but I ordered it anyway!

Debbie Niemeyer

Sue LD said...

Great cards. My fave is the first one with the leaves--so elegant.

Super Stick Chick said...

Stunning cards! All of them so unique and so beautiful."Hey, love"this release.

Unknown said...

Great Card but a lot of work

Sherry W. said...

I love that Heart of Flowers card!

kim Smith said...

Wow your cards are just stunning. I love the white one the most.Thanks for sharing.

Joanna Moore said...

Love, love, love that last card. So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

White on white cards are always beautiful...yours is stunning!

MomPanda said...

These are all lovely cards, but I especially like the first one!

Marcia said...

Very pretty! Love the bright colors!

Tammy B said...

I. Can't. Even. All three cards are fantastic!

Sharon said...

Love ... love ... love the heart of flowers!

brenda said...


love all your cards!

Annie Solomon said...

Such pretty cards! Your dies are great and I love what you did with them.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Great cards, especially love the heart of flowers one.

Linda said...

As always your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Sophie G said...

Great, those cards so different but very cute. I like the colors and techniques you used

Andrea A said...

So much beauty! I love the white card with the flower and then the other card with the subtle yet somehow bold stripe of water coloring! Brilliant.

Corinne Whidden said...

Your cards are amazingly!

Barbara-Jean said...

What great cards, all are wonderful. I especially like love you to pieces, it's so colorful and cheery and loves like something even I could make!

Billie A said...

Your cards are always eye popping stunning. I love your style and color choices. Beautiful work. I want every die and stamp..LOL.

Katy said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the hearts with the rainbow background.

mtk107 said...

Those leaves are amazing and I also love the other cards!

Nana Griffin said...

I especially like the last card.

Unknown said...

Great ideas and great execution!!!

Laura Buehler said...

P. S. I love them all!

T Simmons said...

Loving the leaves. All of your cards are beautiful.

Anne Henderson said...

That tie-dye looking card is the best! So fun :-)

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards. Such talent.

Christine Lazarides said...

Love the cards, love the partial cut leaves, it adds an elegant dimension to it.

Tamara Haverkamp said...

Really love the card with the heart of flowers😍

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!!! These are ALL Awesome and Fabulous looking!!!

Barbara Feldmann said...

I love the heart of flowers card...

Valerie Doyle said...

Beautiful cards!

Renee M said...

Great cards and dies! I really like them all—they look like so much fun to create with.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Valentine cards, especially 'Love you to pieces!'

Bre said...

Love the second card, especially the black polka dot washi tape. The strip of color with all the black and white is beautiful.

Lynn B said...

I NEED the Heart Of Flowers die! Of course, I am already planning cards using the awesome leaf dies as well!

sheron Egolf said...

I love all those cards! You do really nice collages and mixed media. I've always been afraid to try it.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

beautiful and inspiring projects

Lindar C said...

Great cards, great release from SSS.

Deeps said...

Your cards are so elegant. Love the partial leaves and the heart of flowers card with the colorful background underneath it is beautiful.

turk1002 said...

Am loving all three cards! Thank you for your inspiration.

Simply AJ said...

Fantastic cards! You are so creative and your cards and projects are always so amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen Tamoro said...

I like the use of washi tape ... cause how else can you use it up? Thanks for the ideas.

Linda Kunsman said...

I am positively IN LOVE with all three of your elegant cards-wow!! I can see a never ending wish list at SSS:)

Sandy D said...

I really like all three of your cards. The first card w/the partial cut leaves is beautiful. What a unique set of dies. Also like what you did with the other two cards.

Tina Thomsen said...

Love the partial cut leaves and the texture they add.

Annette P. said...

I adore your leaves card, it is perfect.

mooch said...

Love your cards. Especially the last "Love you to pieces". I love making cards like that. The leaf die was very creative by the way... seems like something I should add to my wish list ;)

Melissa Edwards said...

I love the leaves on the first card and have been wanting the heart cutout die! LOVE!

Phyllis Beaver said...

Love all three cards! Great release!

amy cortez said...

I am in love with these cards! I do not know how to use the identity so will include my email here.(I am on a shared computer and so glad the previous person left this blog open!) I will follow the blog hops and get some great ideas. I am so excited to start making cards! Amelianicolecortez@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

Very pretty cards, great design and I love the fonts on the sentiments, too!

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous cards Shari! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Holly Fictum said...

Oh how I want that Heart of Flowers die!!!!

Lindsay S said...

Love the third card - so bright and colorful!

Ma. Karla Ligaya Castro said...

Marvelous inspiration! The washi collage is particularly suited for my style and personality! Who would've thunk? Cheers!

Carolyn Steele said...

I have to admit that I had overlooked the leaf dies and I'm so glad to see how they work. They are just gorgeous and can be used for SO much. Thanks for the lovely cards and your unique designs!

Lisa Smith said...

Oh wow your cards are gorgeous!!

Anna Marie Price said...

Simply gorgeous!

Sabrina said...

Your cards are sooooo beautiful!!!

Designs By Sky said...

Love, love, love the cards... but I definitely need to get those leaves die, They are fantastic! TFS

Buffe F said...

What can I say but I love your style. Always have. It's clean, yet it's complex.... good texture, wonderful use of color (or not color!)... just so pleasing to the eye. Thanks you.

Jane M said...

Beautiful cards.

Jana said...

Can't even choose a favorite! They are all wonderful!

Candi R said...

All three are so beautiful!

greggers said...

All of your cards are masterpieces, they are stunning. Love the new release!

Denise Ward said...

While I really like all three cards, the last one has to be my favorite! The intricate heart die is just amazing! And to use it over such pretty colors is a wonderful way to show it off to full advantage!

Helen Budz said...

Wow! what a wonderful collection of such diverse cards. They are all so lovely I want to try my hand with each design. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Regina girardi said...

Very femenine cards, beautiful all of them.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card designs! I especially love your first card, so very elegant!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are all so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

KOScraps4u said...

What beautiful cards. I really love that first one with the white and the flower leaf die cuts. So beautiful!!!

M Strach said...

Fab inspirations!

MOI said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Loved all 3 cards but my favorite was the second one with washi, dies and enamel dots. All so different. Thank you so much for sharing.

Cathy Troy said...

Very pretty! love your techniques!

Jayell said...

I love all your cards but the first one is especially stunning

cmoch said...

I love cut out cards and you did such a beautiful job with all of them.

Martha Herrera said...

The leaf card is gorgeous!
Classy cards!

Mary W said...

The colorful heart die is wonderful! I adore the all white card, also. Ordered the heart die and can't wait to play.

Suna Stirk said...

I am in love this these dies! Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

Delana Lyman said...

You make it look so easy! Gorgeous designs!

Sandra Colebank said...

I love the heart die.

Carrie Maritato said...

Awesome cards I can't even pick a favorite so beautiful. Thanks for the blog hop and a chance to win

Garner's said...

Love the heart of flowers die cut!

Rose said...

Three beautiful cards! My wishlist is steadily growing! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Celeste Goff said...

Shari, your cards are amazing! That first card is especially stunning...so elegant!

KattyKelley said...

I'm loving the heart card with show through color.

Rose W said...

My favorite is The Heart Of Flowers. Wonderful color. Would be fun to make them all.

Carrie Clark said...

Beaut Cards. Love the popped up leaves!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Three gorgeous cards. It must be so much fun to have an idea, design a die or stamp and be able to use it once it's released. I love your partial die-cut leaves. Your cards are classy and interesting. Lots to discover.

Barbara said...

Wonderful mixed media card and I like the white on white also.

Colleen Howell said...

All 3 cards are pretty but my favorite is the Heart of flowers, this die is awesome, I love the heart shape and all the cut out flowers, so pretty

Cath Sheard said...

Oh my, LOVE the diecut with the rainbow background in behind; so pretty!

Mom and wife. said...

I fall in love with your first card.

loudowning54 said...

Amazing cards, but I especially love the one with the watercolor in the background.

Denise Gutshall said...

Wow! What a beautiful set of cards! The first card is simple and stunning from the wonderful leaves to the perfect font! I didn't realize the leaf stamps were partial die cuts! Your collage cards are also an inspiration with many great ideas!

unifantasy07 said...

What a great idea to use up washi tape! I love your cards. Thanks for sharing ^_^

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are beautiful!

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