Saturday, July 28, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic Relesse Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hello and welcome to my blog, crafty friends!
You've finally reached the last stop of Friendly Frolic Blog Hop Day 2, Yay! Thanks for your visiting.
 Most of you might have come here from talented Mindy's blog, but in case you get lost your way, here's the full list of Blog Hop designers.


The New Friendly Frolic Release from Simon Says Stamp is full of fabulous supplies as always and I love that Simon's new products just don't stop to amaze me.
Here are my projects for the release. I have 10 cards to share with you, which come with brief instructions and products links in the text.

< Card 1 >




I stamped images of Plantiful Puns Stamp set on 80lb Neenah White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink then I cut them out using my Scan N Cut Machine. I then colored the images using alcohol markers and set them aside. For my background, I trimmed a piece of yellow pattern paper from Really Rainbow 6×6 pack, and I adhered Leafy Frame that was cut out of 80 Neenah White paper.


After adhering background panel onto a Card Base, I foam mounted my images as shown using Adhesive Foam Squares. A sentence in the same set was heat embossed in white on black card stock using Wow Embossing's White Super Fine powder, and was foam mounted, too. I added Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins as a final embellishment.

< Card 2 > 



I made a similar card with the first one in a little different color palette, so basicially  supplies are the same as above except for blue paper from  Plaid Spring 6×6.  Since I wanted my bouquets look luxuriant, I added one more branch from Wreath Greetings set in both the cards.
I love the dimensional look created by using foam tapes & adhesives.



< Card 3 >



I used the same Plantiful Puns Stamp set and Wreath Greetings set for my third card. To ground my images, I cut a white panel using  Diamond Pattern Dies from the new release, then foam mounted it on a piece of A2 size green paper from  Really Rainbow 6×6 pack.
To embellish the card, I used a vellum circle diecut, May Arts Natural TwineSpring Meadow Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix.




< Card 4 >




I trimmed a piece of Bristol paper into A2 size, then I ink blended it in rainbow colors using distess inks(Chipped Saphire, Seedless Preserve, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover, Salted Ocean, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry) . I then cut the panel using the Diamond Pattern Dies and foam mounted it onto a card base.
I added a Big Happy diecut that was cut from Simon Gold Glitter Cardstock & white cardstock and small sentiment from Messages for Everyday set using Adhesive Foam Squares.

< Card 5 >




A very similar one to the card 4!
I used Seedless Preserve, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge for ink blending.  For Big Happy diecut, I used Simon Silver Glitter Card Stock, and small sentiments from Four Seasons set.  For both of the cards I used Ivory card stock as a card base and finally I added 6mm and 4mm clear droplets to embellish them.

< Card 6 >


This is a soft, elegant design featuring 
Diamond Pattern Dies & Big Happy Dies. I got some hint from the name "diamond" so I embellished the card using Ivory Jewels. Other supplies I used for this card are 120lb Ultra Thick White Card Stock, Cotton Candy Card Stock, Beautiful Flowers Stamp set and Foam Adhesive Mini Square.


< card 7 >


Very similar to card 6 and I used Diamond Pattern Dies, Ivory JewelsBeautiful Flowers Stamp set and Cotton CandySimon Rose Gold Glitter cardstock. 

I love this Diamond Pattern Dies that it lets us make cards very quick and easily . 


< Card 8 >


This time , I used Diamond Pattern Cling Background Stamp instead of dies. I heat embossed the patterns using Wow Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder and then I  adhered Metallic Rose Gold Jewels. I then matted a piece of Gold Card Stock under the panel then I foam mounted it onto card base. A sentiment from Beautiful Flowers Stamp set  was heat embossed in white using Wow white embossing powder super fine on black paper then I matted the block using Simon Copper Glitter Card Stock





< Card 9 >


I used Diamond Pattern Cling Background Stamp once again. I heat embossed the pattern in white on 300g watercolor paper then I ink blended the panel using distress inks : Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. I made a shaker card by cutting a circle window out of the panel using some circle & scallop dies I had in my stash. I also stamped Diamond Pattern on the shaker background using Simon Barely Beige Ink.  



After I assembled shaker, I adhered my colored Plantiful Puns Stamp set images and sentiments. I added 6mm and 4mm clear droplets as a final embellishment.


< Card 10 >



Today's last card! 
I heat embossed Folk Dance Cling Stamp on navy card stock using Rose Gold Embossing Powder then I trimmed the panel a little. 
I foam mounted the panel onto A2 top folded card base that I had made using 120lb Ultra Thick White Card Stock, then I placed  Big Happy dircuts using foam adhesive





That's it from me today. Thanks for reading this. If you want to share your projects with Friendly Frolic Release as well as to get some more inspiration, be sure to visit our Friendly Frolic Gallery.

Don't miss the giveaway and sale information below :)

Happy Crafting!
Marge ♡

< Giveaway >

Please leave a comment here to be eligible for chance of winning a prize. Simon Says Stamp is giving away $25 coupon to each lucky person from every blog. If you write comments to all blogs, then you will have 14 chances to win. The winners will be randomly selected by Simon Says Stamp over the weekend and will be announced on Simon Says Stamp Blog.

< Sale Code >

Use a code FREEG when you order at Simon Says Stamp Store. A mystery gift will be added on every order. Remember the code will expire Sunday, 7/29 at 11:59 pm E.T., so hurry !









172 comments:

Heidi Crowl said...

WOW! You made so many beautiful cards! Thank you very much for inspiring all of us with your art and taking the time to share it :) Love seeing what you create!

Sabrina said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!!

pamboe said...

TEN cards???? I love all of the plant puns.

sylvia g said...

One busy lady, thank you for all the work The puns are clever. Shaker card was my favorite

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fantastic set of cards! Such a great variety, and your coloring is just stunning!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous set of cadrs. Love all the wonderful colors.
Thanks for sharing...

Joy Meadows said...

Such beauties! Love each one of these cards. The new release from SSS is just fabulous.

Nathalie Paquette said...

All beautiful cards, I especially love the ones with the plants.

Olivia said...

The gemstones on the diamond die backgrounds really make your cards stand out. Love how that looks! I wasn't sold on the plant stamps, but your coloring makes me definitely reconsider my initial wariness. ❤️

Laura Buehler said...

You have been busy! Great use of all those different product. I especially like the hanging plant in the glass planter.

craftyd said...

Gorgeous cards, you've been busy.

Connie said...

Oh my goodness! You have made some amazing cards. This post has been so inspiring.

Dot Freel said...

Wow! You made lots of beautiful cards with the new stuff. I just love how you used the leaf frames for those first cards. They are gorgeous!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many wonderful cards.
I love how you put the pots of
flowers on top of the leafy
background. The hanging
terrarium is fantastic.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

MidnightInkandCats said...

Those plants are my favorite stamps!

Debra Rumpza said...

Well hello! I love seeing your cards on the blog hops, Marge! So pretty!

Karthikha said...

Wow! So many beautiful cards!! Lovely! :)

Jackie Parkins said...

You really went above and beyond - these are amazing! I love the sentiment on the first one - I can't grow anything but weeds :-)

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome work - love the bright colors you used

TLady said...

LOL SOMEONE is having TOTAL FUN wit this release!!! (I would too!) ;) LOOOOVE ALL of your cards! Your first one with that sentiment got me laughing! ;) I kill plants too! LOL SUPER JOB on your cards, Marge!!!! ;) AND THANK YOU for sharing your talent with us!!!!!!!! ;)

Andrea Hastilow said...

WOW !, You've made so many gorgeous colourfilled cards, isn't that 'happy' die just a gorgeously sweet font. I can't pick a favourite, they are so inspiring, thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

I am absolutely inspired by the way you used the same supplies in different ways on several cards. I feel less overwhelmed! And I love every one of them!

Debbie Selby said...

Wow so many wonderful cards in one post. I am going to go over them again to pick a favorite, but I know I like any with that diamond background. I really want to look at the one with the terrarium again too.

Robin said...

You really went to town, amazing inspiration!!! Thank you for so many ideas; great designs and colors!

2suns said...

Awesome cards! You have been busy. Love the shaker card the best.

Janet D. said...

WOW, fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love all your cards! They are stunning!

Annie Solomon said...

Haha--those plant puns are terrific. And the cards are a perfect showcase for them!

Cynthia Cole said...

You've created so many wonderful cards!

Cyndi Morris said...

I love all these cards. Wonderful samples of the versatility of the release. Just beautiful.

Charlene B said...

So many beautiful cards. The mason jar is my favorite. Love the dragonfly.

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Wow! You've been busy. So much fun creating when you have so many fun products to try. I hadn't really read the plantiful puns stamps, but after seeing your cards, think that would be a great set to have.

Mugs said...

Wow! you were busy! Loved your designs and different ideas using some of the background stamps and dies. Excellent job! Thank you for sharing!

phlower said...

Wow! Your creativity is inspirational! What a fabulous group of cards you have created! Especially in love with the cute and punny plant cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Awesome cards and colours!!!

AlbinoPI said...

There are so many cards and they are all beautiful. One thing I noticed is that some glitter and bling can make the diamond pattern a little less manly and more girlie!

Nancy said...

Wow! So many creative ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen H said...

WOWZA! Beautiful projects from this new release. Thanks for all the creative inspiration.

Eva Laney said...

Oh my, so many beautiful cards here. Love them all, outstanding work!

Lindar C said...

These cards are fantastic! I can't afford dies anymore so I need to get my Scan-n-Cut out and give this a try.

Barbara said...

You definitely ended this fun blog hop on a high note with these 10,(count'em 10) beautiful cards. There are lots of great products in this SSS release and you used them beautifully!

Mirella said...

So many beautiful cards, with so much inspiration and ideas! The shaker card is my absolute favourite - I love the design, colours used and your colouring, but there's loads I like in your post - thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Tammy L said...

Beautiful cards! You have been a busy bee and these are just great..you've done mix and matching and great textures and colors...a great highlight of the new products! TFS!

Melanie said...

What an amazing variety of cards. The way you used a supply many times makes me feel less overwhelmed, but you still kept each card unique. Love this!

Susan Green said...

Wow....those are some really beautiful cards.

Ruby said...

WOW You have been so busy. Great selection of cards. I like all of them. Thanks for sharing with us.

graham Brand said...

Awesome cards and such variety! Love the sentiments!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindsay Dickason said...

Ooooh Scan n Cut! I've been eyeing that!! Thanks for sharing!

Renee Cassidy said...

Breat cards! I need the first one about this is the only plant I haven't killed!

Kathy Barrett said...

What bright and beautiful cards! I love them all! Such great inspiration!

Lagene said...

Great creations! Great release, I especially love the card with the Diamond Pattern die!

Cathy Van Ry said...

Wow.

Cindy Thick said...

What a lot of beautiful cards. I love the shaker card and the rose gold embossing on the navy is gorgeous.

Cards by Maaike said...

oooh Marge you've been busy! what a fab collection of cards

Karen said...

So many wonderful cards! That Diamond die cut is on its way to me; you've given me lots of inspiration!

Sally Zloty said...

Beautiful cards, love them all. Can’t pick a favorite!

Kim Teets said...

The cards with the Happy die cuts are my favorites!

Quillish said...

Omg.. your are my favourite card maker Marge..I loved every card. This page is a treasure chest.. your cards are the jewels.

su said...

Love this stuff. Great designs---what fun.

Mary said...

Love all your cards... great coloring and layouts.

Windy said...

Wow! Lots of great examples of how to use these stamps and dies! Thanks!

Dana M said...

Wonderful collection of cards! Light and summery to graphic to sweet. Fantastic inspiration!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

So many great cards!!I love the combination of the new release together!

theinkingarden said...

wow! 10 cards for one post. when do you sleep? love all your projects, especially the shaker card.

karla gordon said...

beautiful cards. thanks for the inspiration.

Christine_sz said...

Lots of great inspiration here! I love the "Happy ... everything's gonna be alright" card! Super fun way to use the Diamond cover plate die!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super creative cards, Love them all!!!!

Huntress said...

You made so many pretty cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Heather M said...

So many gorgeous creations. WOW!!! Love the ink blending on your backgrounds. Fabulous!!

Saundra Rega said...

Wow! Amazing cards!!

Suzanne said...

Stunning, love your design and color work. Thank you!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

you weren't inspired much by the new release were you:):):) Fabulous collection of cards-thank you!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Soooo Many AMAZING cards!!!

Stef Perry said...

Thank you for sharing all these amazing cards! Beautiful designs and gorgeous coloring!

Jacquie Southas said...

Terrific set of cards!

Paperlady said...

Great cards!

Kathy said...

Your cards are just stunning. Love that first one with the bold yellow and that punny sentiment that fits perfectly! Your cards are so colorful and well designed. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Awesomeness! You have given me so much inspiration with your designs, the florals are my favorite! TFS

sharon g said...

You colored your plants so beautifully. I think that you must practice a lot!!

Linda M said...

Wow, what a great assortment of cards!

Jackie S said...

Amazing cards. Thank you for all the inspiration

Grete B. said...

What a great set of cards. I like the cards with sparkle!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your cards are all beautiful! I especially love your flowers :)

Cheryl Rigney said...

Wow! Ten cards and they're all fabulous. Your images are colored beautifully!!

Jayell said...

Wow - so many amazing cards!

Dawn Soto said...

Oh my goodness! So many beautiful cards ❤️

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Marge, you have certainly had fun with this release and you did a fabulous job at that! Holy smokes these are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing all of your talent and inspiration. Also, thanks for taking what must have been a lot of time to do it!

TrainWithMeghan said...

The "HAPPY" cards are the BEST! I love love love the colors and the way you glittered them!

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!! TEN cards!! you totally outdid yourself with the new products. Every single one is a feast for the eyes. FABULOUS design!

Valerie Hayden said...

my you were burning the midnight oil.. Thanks for such lovely work!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Goodness you were very busy making some awesome cards! Wow!! Love all the backgrounds you created, especially on the floral cards. I love the first card ... love the water pitcher of flowers. And that sentiment sounds like it came from me. LOL

Theresa said...

my goodness you sure went to town with the release. thanks as always for sharing.

Di said...


So many cards and each of them is awesome, I particularly love the Diamond patten die that you have used soft pink or gold with. I don't think I would have thought to do that, I would of been thinking of a metal background, add a sentiment and you have a beautiful card and that gorgeous shaker that is really awesome. You have made me think outside the square with some of these cards and I really appreciate your inspiration and sharing.

tonilm@shaw.ca said...

Your cards are terrific--from the simple to the sublime!

Lenora Neswood said...

WoW! Stunning beautiful cards.

Carolyn Steele said...

Wow! You have been busy! I love to see repeated use of the same product as you did in several cards. It helps with ideas to stretch potential investments and see how they can be used. I especially loved the puny cards - they are so fun.

Linnea S said...

you've been busy! clearly you had fun! :) and omgosh, those sentiments!!!

stampinvixen said...

Your fantastic

Alanna L said...

Thank you for sharing your creations.

bzyPTmom said...

I am simply blown away, 10 cards and all so unique and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous designs, I'm loving this new SSS release!

Judy Tuck said...

Wow. You've been busy and have done such an amazing job with this new release. Absolutely love them all and hard to say which one is my favourite. They are all spectacular!

Katie said...

So many samples! All gorgeous! Beautiful work!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Pretty cards! I love the punny sentiments on the plant cards - I really need that first one because I kill every plant! Lovely coloring, too.

Denise Ward said...

Wow! What a great stop to end the hop!! Your cards are wonderful!!! (And I just love the sentiment you used on the first card about the one plant that hadn't been killed yet. LOL. What a fun card! It made me laugh!) Thanks so much for sharing your talent and designs with us!!

Sandy Small said...

Your cards are great! I love how the jewels made the diamond background feminine without being fussy. Thanks for sharing!

acciojohnnydepp said...

great cards, really love the shaker card and the rainbow card. well done.

Denise Raley said...

I love the shaker card. Im always looking for new ways to do this kund of card. Thanks for all the great ideas!!

Connie H. said...

Beautiful work!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

You have been wonderfully busy with variety of creations. Like the coloring, backgrounds, and so much more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cheriese said...

Oooh great shaker card - so fun!

Violet said...

Wow, you made a few cards! The puns are hysterical. I think my favorite is the shaker card. You really showed how much you can do with these products.

Karrie Lasater said...

So much fun! Thank you for sharing!

Sue D said...

wow--you have been busy--fabulous cards.

K Hover said...

First time at your site and I'm loving your style. Everything from the colors to your ideas. Refreshing.
Can't wait to see your other work. Fun!

ro love said...

Bright and cheerful cards!

judgedbyabookscover said...

lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

Ann Kulseth said...

Your cards are outstanding .... so pretty! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration.

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many fabulous cards! I love all the different backgrounds and the shaker is fantastic!

Cathy Lillie said...

Your cards are fantastic! You were very busy! I love the cards you made with the plants and the punny sentiments. There haven't been many on the blog hop. I especially like the terrarium card - it's so pretty! The pink, "You're a treasure to me" card, is another favorite!

Greta said...

Oh my word--so many cards & all wonderful, Marge! I love the leafy frame--on my wishlist! The ink blended cards may be my favorite--such beautifully striking colors!

Leanne said...

Wow! You've surely been enjoying yourself crafting 10 beautiful cards.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration. My favorite is the last card.

mindy1414 said...

All of your cards are awesome and definitely gave me some new ideas to try. However, the shaker card has to be my favorite LOL..... it's a shaker card :)

Haley Bayong said...

Wow you were busy it paid off all your cards are great

sabell said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards! You’ve been busy. Love all the designs. Wonderful!

Leslie Kiley said...

Wow! So many amazing cards! I love them all! There are so many wonderful dies and stamps in this release. I can not blame you for wanting to make so many cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love all your pretty cards, so many to inspire me.

mandalj said...

Ten cards and all fabulous! Thank you for showing so many possibilities with this release. I really love card #5.

D Golly said...

WOW! So many beautiful cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

cosie said...

So many adorable cards and love that you combined different sets.

Marisa said...

10 cards! I don't even know where to begin! I love all the little details you include that really add the perfect final touch to each card, like the vellum circle in card 3. Thanks for sharing all the amazing pieces of inapiration!

Carol Garcia said...

Lots of fun ideas!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are fantastic ! I specially love the last one, it's my favorite combination of colors.

Henriëtte said...

What a lovely cards, especially the ones with the Diamond Pattern Dies. I think this is a great and versatile die and a favorite in this new release. Thank you for showing all these gorgeous cards.

Sandy said...

Love the puns. Made me smile.

FD91354 said...

Wow! So many beautiful cards!! I love how you've used and place the insects around..Nice addition to the cards.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Oh my your cards are all so FABULOUS!!!!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful! Love all your cards, and so fun sayings. Thanks for sharing.

Marcie Lovett said...

So sweet! Love the birthday cards.

Anonymous said...

I need the sentiment on that first card! Love the diamond backgrounds on your card.

Merrill P

Jeannie Fannin said...

Wow, amazing 10 cards! Thank you for using the Plantiful Puns set. The sentiments in that set are hilarious. Great inspiration. Thanks

Tammie Koehnen said...

Wow amazing cards! Love them all.

Cindi said...

Wow! So much inspiration in 1 post! I love your coloring and creativity with these sets. Gorgeous card designs!

Nandini said...

Wow! These cards are gorgeous. Love the way you have combined different sets.

Dar said...

All your cards are so pretty, but I really like the Plantiful Pun cards. :)

Heike said...

All of these cards are really great but I so feel the first one by the sentiment you used.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful collection of cards! :)

Patty said...

WOW!! You went wild making all those beautiful cards!! Love them all!! I really love that blue plaid background with the white die cut!!

Johanna said...

I really like the plaid background you have on one of the cards. Very pretty indeed.

Helen Budz said...

What an incredible collection of cards using these new SSS products! I think they saved the best for last on this blog hop! I oohed and aahed over each one. tfs

Mary Marin said...

Gorgeous cards!

Sheila said...

You are quite prolific, and I so appreciate the varied card formats. I love the coloring of the watering can as it really pops and looks so real, the plaid background on one of the cards -- I don't use plaid in my designs, but I'm revisiting this, and the array of sentiments. Your cards truly sell the images and sentiments!

Shelly said...

Wow! You show us so many beautiful cards and give us great inspiration for the many ways to use the stamps and dies from Simon's new amazing release! Your cards are so colorful and creative! Just love all of them! 🌸☀️🌈

Nox said...

Wonderful set of cards - so many of them! I love how you used so many elements with such gorgeous attention to detail!

mtscrapgal said...

You win the prize for creating the most cards using the most dies and stamps from this release. I so enjoyed all your cards.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration and the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

you obviously got very inspired by the release. very cool cards and an amazing imagination!!

Mitzi Manthey said...

I'm so glad you used that pun set and I really like what you did with it. I wasn't too impressed by the busy floral background, but after seeing what you did with it... another item goes on my Wish List along with the leafy frame die.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Holy guacamole! You had fun playing!!! I like them all, but I gotta admit to being a simple girl and loving #4 the most. You had me at rainbow :-)

Athena B. said...

All of your cards are fantastic Marge! Thank you for the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the new stamps and dies! The Leafy Frame is a fave!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Beautiful cards!

Denise Mlady said...

Every card is beautiful! Your ink blending and coloring is really pretty. Thanks for sharing your talent.

DJ said...

They are all lovely. Your coloring on such small images is superb, especially the tiny butterflies. TFS!

Alaska .Kris said...

Lol, I love it!

Love2Scrap said...

your work is amazing, such an inspiration!!!!

charlsie smith said...

So many beautiful cards. Thank you

Tracy C said...

So many pretties! My fav is the "party thyme" shaker card. I'm a sucker for rainbow(ish) cards. TFS

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous and fun cards!!

Jodi Warren said...

Love all those ideas, especially that ones with the flower puns set. Gorgeous. Wonderful ideas.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my !! What a fantastic bundle of cards !! With a great variety of designs ! Thanks for the inspiration !
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Nana Griffin said...

Oh what lovely cards, especially all the flower ones. Love them! Wonderful ideas on these.