Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop (Card Share + Video)

Cathy ZielskeCards288 Comments

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are having a good vibes kind of day because it’s blog hop time for the brand new Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp! If you’ve just arrived here from the amazing Kristina Werner’s blog, I welcome you warmly and with, what else? GOOD vibes!

Today I’m sharing a card that features two cool new die sets: the Simon Says Stamp Hibiscus Flower Frame and a classic new alpha die set from me, CZ Design, called Everett Solid Letters. (Note: these new dies are on reserve and will ship on July 15. More details on the product description in the Simon store.)

Everett Solid Letters are a classic sans serif, lower case die set, perfect for card making sentiments or scrapbook page titles. And, I designed a matching numbers set, too. (Also coming to the shop on July 15, but you can reserve it today!)

The Hibiscus Flower Frame is just too cool for school, definitely giving off that Good Vibes feeling!

I decided to make a clean and simple card with just a pop of color to really support the gorgeous floral frame and then just added a super simple ‘hi’ as my sentiment by cutting Everett Solid Letters and stacking them.

Check out my video to see how I created this simple, graphic card!

THE GOOD VIBES BLOG HOP DETAILS: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon at every single stop on the hop! Those are some GOOD vibes, am I right? Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon blog next Wednesday. Simple leave a comment on my blog today and you’re entered for a chance to win. Simple as that! Now, here is the list of stops in today’s hop!

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske—you are here!

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amanda Korotkova

Suzy Plantamura

Kathy Racoosin

Anna Kossakovskaya

Bibi Cameron

Elena Salo

Heather Hoffman

Gayatri Murali

Thanks for stopping by!


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Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop (Card Share + Video)

288 Comments on “Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop (Card Share + Video)”

  1. #12
    Peggy Fullbright

    I think you did a wonderful job blending! The card is so cute! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  2. #13

    Not seeing my comment, so trying again. Love the look of these die letters. They look like they’d be the perfect size for so many ideas!

  3. #19

    Beautifully crafted card using the new hibiscus frame die. Love the colours. Thanks for the video!

  4. #23
    Kelly B.

    I love the beautiful colors on this card and I love these new letters. Are they the same size as the archie?

  5. #26

    Great tip using the misti to line up your card front with the backer card!!!! Those are always difficult to do and this makes it a breeze!!

  6. #39
    Theresa Grdina

    Your card is beautiful!!! And I am patiently waiting for your die set to come back in availability….It’s a GREAT die set – very versatile!!! Can’t wait.

  7. #53
    Lisa K

    Beautiful card! I am not great at ink blending either. I agree that Laura needs to create an ink blending class. I took her Craftsy class and she did ink blend there, but more inspiration would be wonderful.

  8. #54
    Judy B

    Great card with the new die. I love the multi-colored look that you did with it. Thanks for sharing with us.

  9. #60
    Tracy Chambers

    Hi Cathy,
    Love this card, the colours are beautiful together. I also love the addition of the droplets, makes me think of early morning flowers.
    Take care

  10. #68
    Stef Perry

    Beautiful card Cathy! And I love the alpha and number dies you designed, they are sized perfectly for cards; definitely going in my shopping cart!

  11. #72
    Sabrina Radican

    WOW!! What a beautiful card and thank you for the tip about lining up your card with the MISTI to get it perfect! I will definitely be using that trick from now on!!

  12. #73
    joy meadows

    This card is simply gorgeous! Love the simplicity of it. The new alphabet dies are so versatile and the perfect size for card making.

  13. #74
    Jan Francis

    Cathy, I I love the simplicity and versatility of your Everett alphabet. Looking forward to adding it to my stash.

  14. #83
    barbara lassiter

    This is a beautiful card. For some reason, I couldn’t get the video to play, but I will try again later, since I want to see the creation process! 🙂

  15. #87
    Jeannie F

    I am totally feeling good vibes over this hibiscus die! Love the colors you used. I always enjoy your videos. Thanks
    P.S. Kristina says you need to go for a run ha ha!

  16. #96
    Kari VanNoy

    It’s beautiful! And yeah, I have cap problems too. Lol. Still trying all sorts of options. BUT in the meantime, I think I need this die!!

  17. #103
    Mirjam Fidder

    Beautiful card. Love the colors you used, great summer colors, bright and happy. Great letters dies

  18. #106
    Lindar C

    I use my MISTI for the same thing, I am terrible at getting the panel on the base. Very pretty card.

  19. #111

    you keep saying you are bad at blending. that looks GOOD to me. However, you and Laura on the same soundtrack…well that would be an event and a half. Make it so.

    you are very ept. but when you are inept, a bit, it gives me confidence. cos *some* people are never inept in videos and it sets the bar too high for the mess I am actually capable of. (yes, also lack of practice, but I have *reasons*).

  20. #112
    Heather Innusa

    Oh my goshness this is pretty dang amazing! That flow is so pretty the way you’ve colored it and ALWAYS GREAT PRODUCTS!!

  21. #114
    Michele W

    Such a happy card! Don’t worry if you aren’t perfect at ink blending because it looks great on this card. Love your new alpha and number dies.

  22. #123
    Cathy Lillie

    Love the clean look of your card! The hibiscus die is so beautiful that a little ink blending is all it needs. The simple sentiment is perfect for this card!

  23. #124
    cyndi morris

    That is beautiful. I love the technique. The Hibiscus Flower Frame is one of my favorites from this release.

  24. #128
    Carol Henderson

    How bright and sunny your card is! If someone were to ask my to describe a hibiscus flower to them, I would probably describe the one you just created.

  25. #131
    Cindyellen Robinson

    I think your blending is top notch- and your letter set is the first one ive really liked. Thank you!!!

  26. #134

    Love your card. Thank you for the great tip on how your line up the front of you card. I love it. The new release is great.

  27. #136
    Katrine (treen)

    I have never been a great blender either! You have inspired me to go try it with my oxide inks! I loved your card and what a great video! Hugs, treen

  28. #137

    Just love this hibiscus die! Each of you on this blog so far has made an amazing card with it! It would lift my spirits if I won!

  29. #138
    Mindy Drummond

    I am really loving the hibiscus die and the colors/style you used really scream summer to me, I love it!

  30. #142
    Annette Gordon

    WOW!! What a beautiful cards. I just love the colours! Also thanks for the tip about lining up your card with the MISTI to get it perfect! I will be using this trick from now on.

  31. #145
    Kathy P.

    Love those big alphas and numbers! And that hibiscus is awesome. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  32. #148
    Cindy Holmes

    Cathy, I just want to tell you that I think your stamp blending is FANTASTIC! Don’t put yourself down! You are an AMAZING artist! This card is absolutely GORGEOUS! And I really enjoyed watching your video! It was really very helpful! I am a newbie to card making and I really learned a lot from it! Thank you!

  33. #153

    1. your card is gorgeous.
    2. Thank you for sharing you talent and your lovely hilarious comments.
    3. GO TAKE A RUN (lol, little birdie told me to do it)

  34. #154

    Love your color choices.
    Beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing and your hilarious comments and making me smile.
    NOW TAKE A RUN (lol, a little birdie told me to do it)

  35. #159
    Leanne in Cali

    Love your idea for this great card with that beautiful new floral die! The background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your fun video!!

  36. #160

    Love this. You make it look simple and I love how honest you are. I have issue’s blending as

  37. #163
    Becky Green

    LOL I LOVED your video Cathy! 😉 (((Hugs))) back for all those who didn’t love your video! LOL I’M SURE EVERYONE LOVED IT THOUGH! 😉 SUPER CARD! LOVE your new font die! 😉 AND I LOVE your idea for lining up your card front with your Misti! (Now, to remember to do that! LOL ) 😉

  38. #164

    Beautiful cards, Cathy! I am loving your product designs. You are rocking the card/stamp/die world and we love ya!!

  39. #165
    Deb Curtis

    Love the yellow with the other colors. Especially like the way you line up the flower layer then remove and use the dobbers to apply the colors. Very clever how you use the Misti to line up the layers perfectly. Beautiful job.

  40. #169
    Megan N

    I need to try your MISTI alignment trick! Laura has a definite gift with the light-handed ink blending. She has tremendous patience to start light and build it up. Also, whenever I see your name, I hear her voice saying it. It’s usually kind of a “Come on down, you’re the next contestant on Price is Right” tone. 🙂

  41. #178
    Kitty Tatman

    I believe this is one of my favorite releases that Simon has ever put out. Great job on your coloring. And I love the new alphabet dies!

  42. #191
    Stefanie White

    I really love this new alphabet and can’t wait to see it in more cards! Your card is great too!

  43. #193
    Jane Sirak

    Love your card. That Die is so pretty.
    I need to go to blending school too. I am afraid I do not have the patience…??

  44. #194
    Loly Borda

    I always think that your alphabets stamps or dies are the best ever! I love your card, those vibrant summery colors behind the white die cut flower really stand out! TFS Now, go for a run (Kristina ask me to tell you so! 🙂 ).

  45. #195

    Your cards are always so pretty, Cathy, and I LOVE watching your videos! Oh, isn’t it time for your run? (Kristina says it is…)

  46. #200
    Kathy Ferguson

    I think the Hibiscus Flower Frame is one of my favorites of Simon Says release. The card you made using it is beautiful. Love the pastel colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. #204
    Dawn Jones

    I love the flower dies that Simon Says offers. They are so beautiful and fun to use. Thanks for showing a summery card with this new die.

  48. #207
    Carolyn S

    What a lovely card that could be used for so many occasions with a simple sentiment change. But your best tip was aligning card panels! Making good use of my MISTI tool yet again. (and hahah to the hugs for your video detractors)

  49. #210
    Denise Kitts-Wadlow

    I LOVE that Hibiscus flower, and the ink blended colors are so bright and cheerful! I love bright colors, especially on days like today–rainy, drab, dreary day. Thanks for sharing!

  50. #211
    Tamara Lewis

    Love the summery colors, very elegant. But you can’t fool me, whenever any of you say simple…I still seem to struggle to imitate such beautiful artwork! I kep telling my husband I need to keep practicing, gee darn.

  51. #214
    Miesje Flach

    I love this! I had to place it in my cart! I really like the simplicity of the card – great background!

  52. #221

    Love your ideas!! I hope I purchased those alpha dies – if not, I’ll be going back and spending more money! 🙂

  53. #222
    Michelle Hackett

    Love this hibiscus die. I live in Florida where this flower is every where you go. Can’t wait to get this.

  54. #225
    Jenn Hutt

    Hey Cathy,

    thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us. I love the simplicity of it and I love watching your videos!

    XOXO Jenn

  55. #228
    Gail Alcorn

    Love this card! I think the hibiscus die is my favorite from this release, but I love it all! Thanks for the glueing in the Misti trick!

  56. #232

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to try this technique! I have one of the other – I think Dahlia frames. Thanks for sharing!

  57. #233

    Beautiful card! I love that die! I think that is my favorite of the whole release this time! Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. #234

    Beautiful card! I love that die! I think that is my favorite of the whole release this time! Thanks for the inspiration!

  59. #241
    Denise Mlady

    Simple but beautiful! I think your ink blending is great and I like the new letter dies.

  60. #242
    Billie A

    Your card is beautiful. I love how you did the flower color. Awesome idea. I love Love LOVE the alphabet dies. They look like they are the perfect size to create words you can use on an A2..

  61. #245
    Denise Bryant

    Love the alpha dies and that gorgeous flower die! The alpha and number dies are super versatile!

  62. #250
    Lynn Violet

    That Hibiscus die is awesome. Many really nice cards made with it so far. I live in Florida… it might be a mandatory addition to my die collection, right?

  63. #251

    Beautiful card Cathy! We have so many pictures from Hawaii – makes this die a must have for me!

  64. #253

    Your beautiful watercolor background is the perfect way to showcase this gorgeous die! Love it!

  65. #254
    Leslie L.

    Love the card; your alpha is great. I never thought to use my misti to help line up the card and the panel to keep everything straight…it is those simple things that we don’t think about. Thank you for the great inspiration.

  66. #255

    Like the card, love the letters but wow the takeaway for this chronic mis-aligner is to tuck one in the corner of the Misti and then layer on it to get things straight. Can not wait to try it!

  67. #267
    Denise Ward

    Lovely card featuring some great new products from SSS!! I really like your use of color for the background!

  68. #268
    Carol Jones

    LOL! I think most of us have a bit of every kind of adhesive known to man! Great card, love the simplicity of it. BTW, Kristina said to tell you to go for a run!

  69. #272

    I’m in love with this alpha – didn’t realise it was yours! Now it makes sense as it’s so you!

  70. #273

    Love your card — so much colour and dimension but simple too! And thanks for your tip on using the corner of the Misti to line up your card layers — a definite “ah-ha” moment.

  71. #274
    DUMONTIER Marjorie

    That’s such a beautiful card! These colours are stunning !!

  72. #284
    Tammy B

    Beautiful card! Loved the video and seeing your smiling face in the shiny new cutting plates! ? CZ – keepin’ it real!

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