Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop

Cathy ZielskeCards182 Comments

It’s a happy day indeed around these parts because I’m excited to share a few of my new products from Simon Says Stamp with you today as part of the You Are Loved release blog hop! And today’s card includes something I tend to always have lying around: cardstock scraps!

My system for sorting scraps is super basic. Four shelves in my paper cabinet: one for ROY (reds, oranges, yellows), one for GBIV (greens, blues, indigos, violets), one for neutrals (blacks, grays, browns) and one for whites. Whatever can be saved is tucked into one of these shelves and my card today just features a handful of scraps to create a colorful die cut tag greeting.

Here is the video showing you how I created the card:

Thanks for watching. All card supplies are linked at the end of this post! Now onto the blog hop…

While supplies last you will receive a free gift, a Distress Oxide pad in the glorious Festive Berries color, while supplies last! This code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST. Make sure to use the code in the image above at checkout!

The talented Suzy Plantamura has released a brand new set of her watercolor prints! These prints are 5.5 x 4.25 and are printed on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock. They are perfect for painting with your watercolors!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. They will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 16th of January.

Here is today’s list of card makers who are part of the hop!

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Kristina Werner

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Cathy Zielske—you are here!

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Amanda Korotkova

Vicky Papaioannou

Heather Ruwe

Gayatri Murali

Ankita Gupta

Lea Lawson

Kristina Pokazanieva

Elena Salo





Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop

182 Comments on “Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop”

  1. #3
    Kimberly O.

    I love this card! I’ve never tried the paper strip method for any part of a card. That sentiment set is awesome… “fricken awesome”… 😀

  2. #5
    Denaha J Doss

    Love the card with the scraps and REALLY love the secret message in the glue. When I see the word “resplendent”, I think of a peacock. TFS!

  3. #8

    Clean and simple. Love it! Also love the way to use up those endless scraps lying around! 🙂

  4. #9
    Sharon O

    I really like your card but I LOVE your sorting system! I’ve struggled with scraps but since I won’t throw any away, your system sounds like a keeper.

  5. #11

    Great way to make use of scraps! I need to set up a system like yours – right now they just end up in a corner of my desk and I’m running out of work space!

  6. #12
    Sherri Little

    Love to use up scraps. Even though making one card won’t use up much, I feel like I’ve purged a whole room.

  7. #17
    Chris W

    Great card. I will have to give the paper scrap technique a try. I love how it looks. Thanks for sharing.

  8. #19
    Becky Green

    BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Cathy!!! I save my scraps that can be used, & most of the time, FORGET to use them! LOL A BEAUTIFUL way to use up those scraps!!! 😉 SUPER JOB!!! 😀

  9. #23
    Teri S.

    The CAS card with the pops of colour on the tag is wonderful! I store my scraps by colour groupings as well. 🙂

  10. #27
    barbara lassiter

    Cute card and it is a super way to use those scraps. They accumulate so quickly! 🙂 This is a great release and I am loving this blog hop, for all the inspiration from such talented designers.

  11. #31
    Rose Mary Smalley

    I love the way this turned out. I too have scraps that need to be used….great idea..thank you so much for sharing.

  12. #34
    Mary G

    Love the strips of cardstock – great way to use them up!! And, thank you for the idea on how to store those scraps of paper. I have one of those! Brilliant idea!

  13. #36

    Awesome release and AWESOME creation! I especially love the use of multiple colors for the tag element!

  14. #38

    Oh Happy Card! So cute and cheerful, love the sayings stamp (was racing to read a few as you demoed). That Cuttlebug is my fave (and probably oldest) embossing folder too.

  15. #42

    Cute and colorful. I like that it’s made from scraps. My box is running over. I love how you store yours. My #1goal this year is getting better organized and this tip is most helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  16. #43
    Heather Nelson

    Fabulous rainbow tag!! Love when we can find a great way to use all those scraps. Thanks for the tip with the bone folder. I’ve had a few papers not stay adhered when I do this technique. I’ll have try that idea!

  17. #44
    Sheri Kempke

    Great card, love how you store your scraps and I agree, Jennifer is the Yoda of card making!
    This is a great new release from Simon and thanks for sharing your awesome ideas.

  18. #45
    Lindar C

    A great way to use up scraps, I finally decided to toss some because I had SO many, I still have a ton but now I will use them like you did instead of just for word dies.

  19. #49
    Karen Berry

    Such a creative use of scrap paper! CZ you are inspirational to me! Love the font words you design for Simon Says Stamp. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  20. #53
    Cindy Aguirre

    Your card is so happy looking! Love that tag! I might just go use up some of my scraps! Thanks for sharing!

  21. #55
    Amy Brown

    I love your scrappy card! I also save scraps in cardstock and scrapbook paper so I have a pretty hefty stack of papers I could use to make something similar. Thanks for the fun inspiration!

  22. #56

    Love your scrappy tag! Thank you. I’m very interested to find out what type of paper sorter where your shelves pull out.

  23. #57
    Julie L

    Fun card. I save all my scraps, too, but have not found an organized way to store them. May try your idea with plastic pouches since my shelf/drawer space is limited.

  24. #59
    Karen Hale

    Enjoy making tags and a great way to use our stash of scraps. love your rainbow tag and the sentiments in this new release.

  25. #64
    Lisa Byers

    Love the rainbow tag!! Great use of scraps. I love rambling through mine to find something that I can use to jazz up a card I’m working on. Wonderful card!!

  26. #65
    Karen Benedict

    It looks as though I’m going to have to purchase that O Happy Day Die. I’ve simply fallen in love with it and I reallty love the rainbow coloring you used with this die. Love your card!

  27. #69
    joy meadows

    A really pretty card using your scraps, Cathy! Love the tag die and the sentiments too. Happy New Year to you.

  28. #71
    Robin Brower

    What an inspirational way to use up all the scraps in my stash!! Thank you for sharing your designs.

  29. #89
    Suzi Metcalfe

    Love it! I could make 500 of these and still have enough scraps for about that many more, at least! I will definitely consider this, especially with the swiss dot background, one of my faves, too! One thing, you got back in the groove too quickly. I was wanting that looong video! :o)

  30. #97

    Every thing about this…… I simply love! So fun and classic and pretty. In the middle of your creative process when you had the strips glued to the paper just prior to die cutting the tag I loved the rectangle of color….. so subtle and graphic. It would make an awesome card.

    I keep scraps as well. Every last piece.
    I see someone’s signature color palette peaking out in that rainbow 🙂

  31. #99

    Thanks for showing how you store your scraps of paper, I always struggle with this!
    Beautiful card

  32. #101

    Only creative and practical women like you can make such a wonderful card using your scraps. Thank you for sharing!

  33. #106
    Denise Raley

    BEAUTIFUL.!!!!! This is a bright,fun card. I think anyone would love to get a rainbow in the mail.!

  34. #108

    I hate saving my scraps, but always feel such a sense of satisfaction when I use them up… gonna have to make some tags. Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. #113
    Darlene Fellows

    What a fun card! Love the colours and the especially love the sentiment. Thanks so much fo the inspiration. 🙂

  36. #114

    Great idea Cathy and yeh, I save my scraps also. I have put them in a folder with see true pockets and have them sorted by colour. In each folder there is a colourgroup that is the same as in my box with regular cardstock. Always have a piece of scrap for die cutting. Thank you for showing your idea and awesome card and have great weekend.

  37. #127
    Mary Holshouser

    thanks for the suggestion on ways to use
    scraps. Also love how you store the
    scraps. I use a milk crate with dividers
    but the shelving would be much better.
    The card is great – so colorful.
    thanks for sharing

  38. #130
    Sheila Bacon

    I have so many scraps that I truly appreciate ideas re: ways to use the scraps. Super looking tag! Thanks for the video showing how you created the tag!

  39. #132
    Jaclyn Watler

    I’m always looking for ways to use up my scraps. Love this idea! Thanks for showing how you organize your scraps too…to be honest, mine are all mixed together in an old tupperware container lol

  40. #135

    Thank you for sharing this card. I’m always looking for beautiful ways to use up those little scraps left over from other projects. This is perfect!

  41. #138

    Adore the rainbow tag but most of all YAY to you for using up those scraps to make an adorable card!

  42. #141
    Jodi Warren

    Love the sentiment stamp set. Definitely on my list of must haves. Thanks for sharing the use of scraps to build the card as I have many scraps and have yet to figure out how to do anything with them. Great idea.

  43. #143
    Cathy Lillie

    My scraps overfloweth! This is a great idea to use up those scrap pieces that we all have laying around. Your card is very colorful and fun! Love the new tag!

  44. #144
    Judy B

    Fun card Cathie. It’s nice to see someone else keeps scraps too, lol. Thanks for sharing this card with us.

  45. #145
    Barbara A Heinly

    Great way to use scraps and an “easy piecey” card idea. I do like the die cut. Thanks for sharing.

  46. #150
    Audre G

    Cute, cheery card. Using scraps is the best. I have some scraps that would be great for this because I have suddenly started hanging on to slivers of special cardstock from around die cuts. I wouldn’t even have to cut them.

  47. #152
    Jennifer Petersen

    Great card! I love even more that you were able to use scraps. Thanks for sharing your organizing idea for those. I have a drawer but I am loving the ROY GBIV neutral idea . .. Thanks for sharing!

  48. #156
    Siobhann Bakke

    Oh happy day indeed!! You ring my bell CZ. You have come a long way on your card making journey and its really fun to see you go! Love your designs and your ‘realness’.

  49. #157
    Mindy Drummond

    Very cool card, I love that you put scraps to good use!! Thanks for sharing this today and for the inspiration 🙂

  50. #160
    Lisa Moline

    It may be a simple card but it’s so pretty! I love the use of scraps for stripes! Thanks for the inspiration!

  51. #165
    Annette Reed

    I’ve got boxes of scraps. I’m going to have to remember this idea because I have a terrible time coming up with ideas to use them. I like how colorful your tag is.

  52. #168
    Shelly P

    Your tags are so cool! ?I love the strips of rainbow paper scraps! ? So clever! This is such a fun release…can’t wait to go shopping! ??✨

  53. #171
    Wendy Lambert

    Very sweet card. I love the rainbow tag! Great use of your scraps! I will have to steal this idea!

  54. #172
    Becca Neeley

    Striped paper is my favorite way to use up scraps! You taught me a new way to use it, I’m going to have to try a tag now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  55. #175
    Rosann Barnes

    Ok… I love your thinking and the way you created your tag ( I’m a senior citizen; I get it ); so very fun !! Love your storage system as well… I use an accordian file !

  56. #178
    Karen Page

    Gotta love any card design that either uses up your scraps, or makes 2 cards for the effort of 1! I’m thinking a wider piece of scrap strips could yield either multiple tags or a couple card fronts! And that is magic in my world!!! TFS!

  57. #181
    Denise Ward

    Not only do I like your colorful card, but I love the system you have for paper scraps! I’m totally stealing that idea right now!! 😀 Thanks for the great tip!

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