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:
Cathy Zielske—you are here!
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Kelsey Thomas says
Such a pretty card! 🙂
Jan Elmore says
These new silhouette dies are so dang pretty!
Helen F says
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!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Gorgeous card, Cathy. Love the striped background. And the frame die looks so beautiful against it!
Robin Erickson says
Love these graphic dies. Can’t wait to get them.
Karthikha Uday says
What a beautiful card! 🙂
You’re backgrounds always elevate the card to “I want to make that right now!” Thanks for the inspiration!
Jean Marmo says
Simply stunning! Love the stripes!
Annette Reed says
I may have already commented. I like the background paper behind the flower. It looks great.
Dee Earnshaw says
lovely card and great design:)
Such a beautiful card! I love the way you showcased that die with a clean-and-simple design!
Sharon O says
What a lovely release! Your card really accentuates the beauty of the dies.
Vickie Davis says
Such pretty cards. Love the new dies.
Kimberly Asman says
Great background for these frame dies! Thanks for your creative ideas!
Debbie Rumpza says
Great cards! Simple and pretty~
DAYNA YVONNE JACKSON says
I love that you used patterned paper! That was my thought when I saw those dies! Great cards! Thanks!
I love how these dies allows you to make quick and easy cards. It isd a beautiful die too just like your card!
Love your color combination.
Jennifer Rasnick says
Simple and beautiful!
Megan Swain says
So lovely. It just makes me smile. Thank you.
DJ Doss says
Beautiful card! What a great use for patterned paper! TFS!
Anne Sturgeon says
We say it just like that in Michigan! Love the flower frames and I do really love it with the pattern paper. Totally!
Linda Kunsman says
great looking card!! Loving these new dies especially:)
BECCA YAHRLING says
Beautiful card! The new floral frames are my favorites for sure.
So beautiful ? the colours are gorgeous and go great with the die. They are definitely a must have to invest in.
Lisa A creations says
Beautiful card! Cute new release!
Beautiful colours 🙂
susan b says
I love your sentiments! Thanks for the beautiful example.
Jennifer S says
Very pretty and simple card!!!!
Deb Selby says
Those frames have just the right amount of detail for a clean and simple card.
Bonnie Eng says
That is a gorgeous CAS card – love how the lotus die cut looks against that simple striping. That is a fabulous die.
barbara lassiter says
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!
Terrie D. says
Your card is beautiful! I love all the layers you’ve added, and the patterned paper background is really fun. 🙂
Kate Dykstra says
Lovely card! I hadn’t noticed the detail on the frame until seeing your creation (and close up photo!). So pretty!
Giselaine Ellison says
So many uses for these frames. Love your card Cathy. Great SSS release.Giselaine
Karen Grierson says
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!
Carol Parker says
I love this card and the Lotus frame die. I like all the frame dies that are in this new release!
Love, love, love your card. The pattern paper cut on a diagonal is great technique and is perfect for this card.
Deb Schell says
The card is lovely! I love the lotus flower die. It’s so beautiful and delicate. Your cards are always fabulous!
Sally Sherfield says
Wow beautiful card , I really love the diagonal background!!
Margaret T. says
Another great work of art with this wonderful release!
Sheri Kempke says
Simply lovely card Cathy! Love your sentiments stamp set.
Lovely card with the floral die, great use of pattern paper!
Leilani Green says
So cute, so simple, so wonderful!
Stacey Kowbel says
Ooooh, pretty card. I love the striped paper and those die frames!
I love using pretty patterned and this is such a lovely card and so simple to do. Thanks!
Annette Reed says
This is lovely. I like the DP. These products look wonderful-especially those new flower dies.
Janet Durbin says
Lovely work, your card is amazing!
Emma Sleppy says
Great Card idea, simple but effective! Thanks!
sandy M says
Awesome card! And so fast and easy.
Love these dies!
Sue Symens says
Love how you used The Stamp Markets paper!
Mirella Rogan says
Fabulous card, Cathy, and I love love love these floral dies!
Jane McGill says
All the frame dies are beautiful. They make awesome clean and simple cards.
Monia Lisa says
Beautiful card, great inspiration 🙂
I love the simplicity of this card. Makes a stunning impression.
Kelly Butler says
Love the colors you chose! Beautiful job Cathy?
Love the vibrant stripes. I would never had thought of that. Great job.
Sharon Beattie says
These dies are lovely and, as usual, your sentiments are unique and fun.
Glad you chose to not use any sparklies on this card. It is perfect without. Not every card needs extra embellishments.
Cindyellen Robinson says
i really like the stripes. makes that diecut pop.
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.
Susan Billingsley says
Making it for sure!
Jane McGill says
Love the clean look of these beautiful floral dies.
Sherri Little says
Great use of patterned paper.
Nina Triano says
Love the simplicity of the pretty card!
Sandy Glover says
Simple yet beautiful.
Sharon Youngblood says
I love how the frame dies make such beautiful, quick and simple cards . I just love them.
Sandra Merritt says
I love the look of your cards. so beautiful!
Rhandi DeMars says
Love this. the colors in the background are so pretty and really make the die cut stand out.
Genita Anderson says
Very nice. What a very delicate and beautiful flower.
Tricia A Podmore says
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.
Debbi Smith says
Beautiful card. Love the stripes. They really make the frame pop!
Roxana B says
I need some of those floral die cut frames!
Love your card!
Michelle Hackett says
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.
Brenda L. Kuder says
Very cute card!
Mel H says
The stripes give this card such zing! Love it.
Jennifer Petersen says
sherry butcher says
Nice card, love this new release. Thanks for sharing.
Becky Green says
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!!!! 😉
Such lovely card! Love the pretty colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Sharie Wilson says
Love these new dies and the papers you used.. elegant creation
Carol Rietzke says
Nice looking dies. I like your card using die over patterned paper.
Sharon Gullikson says
The stripes of color are so beautiful. Nice and simple cards.
Brian Poteraj says
The die cuts are great. I’m enjoying seeing what you have made.
Lindar C says
Very pretty card. I struggle with layering those delicate die cuts.
debbie d says
Love the use of the dies over the patterned paper. great card!
kathy krug says
Clean and simple but striking.
Retta Lutte says
Oh my – patterned paper and a terrific die and you have a gorgeous die! Love it!!!!!
Cathty Loveless says
Such a beautiful simple card! These dies are a must have.
Kelly B says
Always love your clean and simple design!
Charla Everhart says
Thanks for sharing some great inspiration ?
I like the simplicity of your cards. It makes them easy to recreate.
Meghan Kennihan says
I love this die and your background! So simple and beautiful!
Karen Hale says
Very pretty cards…love the Tabbed Sentiments. They’re perfect for so many occasions.
Lenore Gelok says
Not sure how long I can survive without those dies!!! They are so beautiful!
Love your card I don’t think of using patterned paper for backgrounds but this die is a perfect match
Maureen Reiss says
Clean And Simple And GORGEOUS!!!!
Monica Linerode says
Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Kathy McCluskey says
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!
Sheila Bacon says
Without a doubt, Cathy, you think outside the box by using pattern paper with the framed dies. Super idea! Very eye-catching card!
Suzi Metcalfe says
Great job, Cathy! You must be having fun. You sound so relaxed today. :o)
Susan Carlson says
Love your sentiments – & the encouragement to think again about patterned paper in card making! Simple! Clean! & as we say in Minnesota! Oh cute! ?
Gayle Bartholomew says
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.
Angie Hollins says
Love your card! Simple but beautiful!!!
joy meadows says
Such a pretty card, Cathy! Love the patterned paper you chose to use for it.
Oh for cute! I learned a new phrase and it suits your lovely projects.
Shasteen Murphy says
Simple cards, yet elegant.
Very pretty card. A great background.
Sue Hansard says
These framed flower dies are my absolute favorites from the SSS new release! Thanks for sharing how you used them!!!
Jeanne Jenner says
Love this card! Great idea for using your designer paper.
I simply love your style. The tiny dies in this release are so pretty.
Vcery pretty cards
Joan C. says
The patterned paper has such pretty spring colors and looks so nice with the framed flower die.
I love the frame die cuts!
Denise F. says
Cathy, the Tabbed Sentiments are perfect. I love FILE UNDER WHAT THE HECK!!!. TY
Carol B says
Great new release, thanks for sharing these fab ideas!
Each of you makes cards that are special! Like the soft colors…
Jeanne Beam says
Such a gorgeous card! Love the frame die.
Thanks for sharing…
Cheriese H says
pretty card! I have so much patterned paper, I don’t know what to do with it all!
Denise Ward says
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.
Susan R K says
Love your card and video…thanks for sharing this wonderful SSS release idea. Love the new sentiment stamps.
Teri S. says
Those delicate die cuts in white are sooo pretty against the background colours. Thanks.
Cathy R says
Gorgeous card, love this new release! Cathy x
Danielle Dietz says
Fun card Cathy! Love the new dies.
Helen Voorhees says
Very Very Cool !
Teresa Medeiros says
Beautiful card! Clean and simple and very classy.
I love how clean and simple your cards are…beautiful!
This is so pretty
Very nice. Love watching you. Thank you for sharing.
Linda Miltzow says
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! 🙂
Belinda Waters says
The card is beautiful. Love the stacked die cuts, it really makes it pop!
Victoria Coyne says
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.
Holly L says
Beautiful cards! Love all your designs!
Super Stick Chick says
Wonderful card! Love the pretty flower frames and the diagonal paper.
The card is simply superb.
Love the striped background on this card.
Valencia Harris Brown says
Pretty pretty pretty new flower frame dies
Valencia Brown says
Pretty…pretty…pretty flower frame dies.
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.
Dorothy Ayo says
Love the frame die! Thanks for sharing your creation.
Jenny N says
Simple but perfect! Love the frame die. Thank you for sharing your process video.
Nancy Arnold says
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Arianna Barbara says
What a gorgeous card!!!
Natalie Winterstein says
Gorgeous! Love the rainbow background, so pretty! Really makes the floral silhouette pop!
Kate Treasure says
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!
Rebecca J Hackett-Leas says
Another phenom card. The products are fantastic in this release! Thx for your ideas and inspiration.
I love the pattern paper. I’m always looking for ideas on how to use pattern paper differently.
Surekha Galagoda says
Love your cards. Hugs
Jean Washburn says
Love your take on using these new frame dies. So pretty
Karen Baldwin says
So pretty and sweet……..
Bonnie K. says
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.
Stefanie White says
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!
Wanda Cullen says
These floral frames are so awesome paired with the stripes!
Leanne S says
Karen Baldwin says
Oh for cute!!!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the diagonal striping.
Soft, pastel colors work great.
thanks for sharing a beautiful
Cindi F says
Rema DeLeeuw says
Love your card. So quick and simple. Just my style.
Cheryl Rigney says
Such a beautiful card!!
Jenny K. says
I love The Stamp Market – their new papers are delish!
So pretty, and you are right: no further additions necessary.
Love those dies and your beautiful card.
Love all of this release and these die cuts on your choice of colors are so pretty for spring!
Karen Berry says
Love the stripes you created on your background. All your releases you create are magical. Thank you for the opportunity.
Patty Eifert says
Beautiful!! Love that paper and that awesome die!
connie G says
That die is so pretty! Love what you did with it!
Heather Nelson says
Fantastic card! Love that paper and that awesome die!
Marisela Delgado says
Great card and pretty colors
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful card. I love the floral frame dies and your background is gorgeous.
Denise Mlady says
Love the sentiments you designed, a very nice variety! Cute card and fun use of the patterned paper.
Rose Mary Smalley says
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
Gail Alcorn says
Love how you can make such a lovely card so easily!
Vicki Kroll says
Such a pretty card and really do love the Lotus Frame Die.
I love how the die cut looks on the pretty colorful background.
Vicki K says
A Simple but elegant card with that beautiful Lotus Die.
Kathy G says
I love the use of the striped paper on the diagonal behind the white floral! Very simple and pretty!
Love the dies! So intricate.
Kandice J says
What a beautiful background! Lovely job. Great use of the SSS products. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
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!”
Denise Bryant says
Love these pretty frames dies! Beautiful card! The striped paper looks awesome under the diecut!
Neha Mahajan says
Love the colorful and striped background you created. This die is so gorgeous and the indentation on the frame, aah..just perfect!
Kris Reeves says
Michele W says
Great card. Love the diagonal stripes behind that beautiful die cut. Thanks for sharing!
Debbie P says
Great card. Love the new release.
Sandy Stein says
You did an awesome job on the cards. Love this release.
Susan Smith says
Loved the framed flowers.
Absolutely gorgeous. Love the diagonal background.
Julie L says
Love the patterned paper. I love the corner Dahlia frame (and other flower frame dies).
Linnea Sundstrom says
great bunch of sentiments, Cathy!
Judy M says
What a lovely card. I like your style very much!
Lisa Byers says
I love the new dies!! So pretty. Your card is lovely using the pattern paper!!
S Jameson says
I love these tabbed sentiments and the bright look of your card. Well done.
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
Diana Johnson says
Great card, love the stripes
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.
CINDY Aguirre says
Beautiful card! Love the simple design. Thanks for sharing it!
Such a very pretty card!!!!
Teresa Godines #6857 says
Very pretty. Love your color choices. TFS
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.
Annette Gordon says
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!
Sue D says
Pretty colors and I like the diagonal design.
Jan Arnold says
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!
andrea murdock says
your cards are always so visually stunning!