Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop

Cathy ZielskeCrafts207 Comments

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 1 of the Blossoms and Butterflies release blog hop with Simon Says Stamp! There are a host of brand new releases full of blooms and butterflies and other springtime goodness and today I’m sharing a few of those new products with you!

The card I’m sharing today is, oh, how does one say it in Minnesota? Oh right, it’s oh for cute!

This card features the brand new Lotus Frame along with a sentiment from my new Tabbed Sentiments 2 stamp set. While my Tabbed Sentiments 2 are designed to work with my Simple Tab dies, they also work great as standalone sentiments! My card today is really clean and simple and features a bit of patterned paper in place of ink blending or other color mediums. I don’t think I’ve done many card with patterned paper and this has inspired me to look at my paper collection going forward!

Here’s my video showing you how I created this simple card project:

Thanks so much for watching, and now… onto the blog hop details!

BLOSSOMS AND BUTTERFILES BLOG HOP DETAILS: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 store coupon at every stop along the blog hop! Visit all the hop blogs, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning! Winners will be announced on the Simon blog on April 17th.  This is a two-day hop so be sure to check out Day 2 on Saturday, April 13th! Here are today’s blog hoppers:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske—you are here!

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Heather Hoffman

Lea Lawson



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Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop

207 Comments on “Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop”

  1. #3
    Helen F

    A super pretty CAS card, Cathy! Love to see some DP background for a change! The frame is so cute on this die! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing inspiration!

  2. #8

    You’re backgrounds always elevate the card to “I want to make that right now!” Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. #16

    I love that you used patterned paper! That was my thought when I saw those dies! Great cards! Thanks!

  4. #17

    I love how these dies allows you to make quick and easy cards. It isd a beautiful die too just like your card!

  5. #22
    Anne Sturgeon

    We say it just like that in Michigan! Love the flower frames and I do really love it with the pattern paper. Totally!

  6. #25

    So beautiful ? the colours are gorgeous and go great with the die. They are definitely a must have to invest in.

  7. #32
    barbara lassiter

    Thanks! This is beautiful and you remind me to use some more of that stash of printed paper I own. How much I own is embarrassing and I don’t want anyone to know!! ! 🙂 So far, on this blog hop, I’ve been inspired with two great ideas or techniques and I’m just starting!

  8. #36
    Karen Grierson

    Wow! What a fantastic idea to use patterned paper instead of ink for card backgrounds! Heaven knows I have a vast supply 😉 Love the card design – simple and lovely!

  9. #37
    Carol Parker

    I love this card and the Lotus frame die. I like all the frame dies that are in this new release!

  10. #38

    Love, love, love your card. The pattern paper cut on a diagonal is great technique and is perfect for this card.

  11. #39
    Deb Schell

    The card is lovely! I love the lotus flower die. It’s so beautiful and delicate. Your cards are always fabulous!

  12. #60

    Glad you chose to not use any sparklies on this card. It is perfect without. Not every card needs extra embellishments.

  13. #62

    I love your gorgeous card, the colours of that patterned paper is awesome.
    The new frame is stunning as well as your new sentiment stamp set.
    Thanks for showing this and for the great tip about using a foam pad to get the last pieces out of the die cut. Have a great weekend.

  14. #68
    Sharon Youngblood

    I love how the frame dies make such beautiful, quick and simple cards . I just love them.

  15. #70
    Rhandi DeMars

    Love this. the colors in the background are so pretty and really make the die cut stand out.

  16. #72
    Tricia A Podmore

    Love how you made the background. The new blossom dies are so gorgeous and a must have. Loved your card as the simplicity of it made it so elegant.

  17. #76
    Michelle Hackett

    I love these dies. You can really do any type of background for them, or make them into shakers, or just use the frame itself. So very versatile. Great card.

  18. #81
    Becky Green

    BEAUTIFUL WORK, Cathy! I see SEVERAL THINGS here that I want in my shopping basket! LOL Your card came out WONDERFULLY! LOVE those stripes & just EVERYTHING you did!!!! 😉

  19. #98

    Love your card I don’t think of using patterned paper for backgrounds but this die is a perfect match

  20. #101
    Kathy McCluskey

    What a pretty card, Cathy! I love that you used patterned paper for the background…I love the blended ink backgrounds, but when you don’t have the time it’s good to remember that patterned paper makes a great background, too!

  21. #102
    Sheila Bacon

    Without a doubt, Cathy, you think outside the box by using pattern paper with the framed dies. Super idea! Very eye-catching card!

  22. #104
    Susan Carlson

    Love your sentiments – & the encouragement to think again about patterned paper in card making! Simple! Clean! & as we say in Minnesota! Oh cute! ?

  23. #105
    Gayle Bartholomew

    Cathy, love this card. It’s simple but so pretty. I have so much patterned paper and it’s nice to be inspired to use it again.

  24. #112
    Sue Hansard

    These framed flower dies are my absolute favorites from the SSS new release! Thanks for sharing how you used them!!!

  25. #116
    Joan C.

    The patterned paper has such pretty spring colors and looks so nice with the framed flower die.

  26. #123
    Denise Ward

    Fantastic card!!! The new flower frame dies are some of my favorite parts of this release!! The Lotus you used looks so good against the colorful background.

  27. #124
    Susan R K

    Love your card and video…thanks for sharing this wonderful SSS release idea. Love the new sentiment stamps.

  28. #133
    Linda Miltzow

    What a pretty and intricate die…I love the idea of stacking dies like these (and word dies, too) for that little pop! You made you card quite quickly with the design paper…fantastic!
    Thanks, Cathy, for spending your crafty time with us and for us! 🙂

  29. #135
    Victoria Coyne

    Love your card! The die is really pretty, I need to do the same thing as far as looking at my patterned papers, have gotten away from that. Thanks for the reminder and TFS.

  30. #147
    Natalie Winterstein

    Gorgeous! Love the rainbow background, so pretty! Really makes the floral silhouette pop!

  31. #148
    Kate Treasure

    I am enthralled by the new dies for Spring. Using white card stock against a patterned background is quite stunning. Than you for some lovely ideas!

  32. #149
    Rebecca J Hackett-Leas

    Another phenom card. The products are fantastic in this release! Thx for your ideas and inspiration.

  33. #150

    I love the pattern paper. I’m always looking for ideas on how to use pattern paper differently.

  34. #154
    Bonnie K.

    Cathy, your cards are awesome! I’ve followed you for years – since waaay back in your scrapbooking days – and I have to say you’ve become an incredible card maker.

  35. #155
    Stefanie White

    Easy and pretty card! I often make life complicated by thinking I have to make every background, but you have reminded me there are adorable patterned papers to use!

  36. #159
    Mary Holshouser

    Love the diagonal striping.
    Soft, pastel colors work great.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful
    card. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  37. #167
    Karen Berry

    Love the stripes you created on your background. All your releases you create are magical. Thank you for the opportunity.

  38. #173
    Denise Mlady

    Love the sentiments you designed, a very nice variety! Cute card and fun use of the patterned paper.

  39. #174
    Rose Mary Smalley

    Very nice looking card. I love the new dies that Simon Says Stamps has. I think this is going to make my budget fly out the window. LOL. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty card..and also giving us a video …I love having a visual aid. Have an awesome weekend. Hugs

  40. #179
    Kathy G

    I love the use of the striped paper on the diagonal behind the white floral! Very simple and pretty!

  41. #181
    Kandice J

    What a beautiful background! Lovely job. Great use of the SSS products. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  42. #182

    Love that you let the paper fall outside the frame die cut. I’m going to try that next time! Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I’m in Minnesota too…so I guess my response would be “you betcha!”

  43. #183
    Denise Bryant

    Love these pretty frames dies! Beautiful card! The striped paper looks awesome under the diecut!

  44. #184
    Neha Mahajan

    Love the colorful and striped background you created. This die is so gorgeous and the indentation on the frame, aah..just perfect!

  45. #196
    Larissa Heskett

    SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  46. #198

    Thank you for the video and the tips you shared. I agree; your card is perfect just the way it is. It does not need any embellishments.

  47. #202

    How nice to have patterned paper that perfectly goes with your aesthetic! I feel like the floral frames are right in your wheelhouse, and I love seeing you create with them.

  48. #203
    Annette Gordon

    Wow! I love this card. And the pattern paper you chose is perfect. I could see myself making a set of these cards and using different pattern paper for each background. Beautiful! Love these new floral dies!

  49. #205
    Jan Arnold

    I love this release! The wonderful dies make for simple, beautiful cards! The sentiments are a must have, for sure!! Love this card! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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