Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials206 Comments

It’s Blog Hop day for the Lucky to Know You release from Simon Says Stamp! If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I’m featuring two new products for this project: the Happy Birthday dies and the Daisy Bouquet Stencil.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: While supplies last, take your pick of either an adorable 3 x 4 stamp set OR a charming enamel pin with any purchase. Be sure to use the proper code shown in this graphic to secure your freebie!

WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO THE SIMON SHOP! We are choosing one winner from each blog along the stop! The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win. Winners will be chose ver the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 11th of March. Winners must contact Simon to claim their gift card.

Here is my video showing you how I created this card project:

Now for more inspiration! Here is today’s list of bloggers sharing creative card projects today:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Cathy Zielske—you are here!

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Lawson

Betty Wright

Bobbi Lemanski

Lin Brandyberry

Enjoy the hop!

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Cathy ZielskeLucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

206 Comments on “Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)”

  1. #3
    Patricia Wilson

    Pretty card and love your ink blending. Seems it’s much easier with the blending brushes. I have to use mine more. Thanks for all you do for us!

  2. #10
    Kimberly O.

    I love this technique! Before watching the video, I was trying to guess what you were going to show us. I was wrong, by the way. 🙂 I was thinking you stamped and embossed and then blended. 🙂

  3. #12

    Love all the rainbows going on in your cards. The cross card is my favorite; it’s just so beautiful and looks like stained glass.

  4. #14
    Sandra Haines

    Love your card and all the pretty colors used in it. Never thought to stencil the way you did and the finished look was beautiful.

  5. #15
    Sandra Haines

    Love your card! Never thought to use the stencil the way you did, it came out so beautiful too!

  6. #19
    Claudia K Anderson

    What a beautiful spring card! I’m on a stencil kick lately, so so happy to see fun stencils in this release!

  7. #21
    Denise Mlady

    Beautiful card, love the colors you chose. This is a great technique and I really like the die you designed.

  8. #25
    Jan Mancini

    Love what you did! I already ordered the HB die but I guess now I need to go get the stencil!

  9. #26

    I love this! Now I have to order this stencil also – and the happy birthday! Time for a second order from this release!

  10. #29

    I really like the stencil and ‘Happy Birthday’! These 2 are definitely on my ‘get’ list. Your card is great!

  11. #32
    Barbara Staradumsky

    I adore your card! So far I want the tulips, daffodil, Gnomes and Bunny! I am sure as I go thru the blog hop there will be items added to my “to get” Your design team always show me ways to use something that I didn’t think of. I love items that are versatile….But I’m also a huge fan of die cutes such as the Happy Birthday! I could take a tulip and make it a Birthday Card, A get well card, A Happy Spring card and personalize with a die cut.

  12. #33
    barbara lassiter

    I loved the peony stencil from a former SSS release and after seeing this beautiful card, I think I better have the daisy one, too! The technique is simple but so effective and I love the blender brushes more and more as I use them!

  13. #38
    Holly Mahoney

    I love your card! The happy birthday sentiment really pops against the colorful background. Love the punchy colors.

  14. #39
    Anne Sturgeon

    Love those soft colors… I think this kind of background would be beautiful for loads of different occasions. Thanks for sharing this.

  15. #40
    Carol R

    Beautiful blending of these yummy colors… makes me feel like spring has arrived! I am a big fan of the dies you design with the shadow. I have already ordered this new happy birthday die. Thank you!

  16. #41
    Cathy B

    This release is the best – I want it all! Thanks for some great tips on using the blending brushes.

  17. #44
    Debbi S

    Just the die I have been waiting for, I snapped it up as soon as
    it hit the website! I love the soft colors of the card and can’t
    wait to it!

  18. #45
    Linda Hott

    Love your card! I have never tried this technique, but it is so beautiful. Guess I certainly will now. TFS

  19. #50
    Kathy P

    Such a bright, fun card, Cathy, and I liked watching your video process on how to layer with the stencil. Thanks for sharing!

  20. #54
    Sheri Kempke

    Love the stamps and sentiments you’ve designed for this latest Simon release. Your Birthday card is simple yet beautiful and for all the naysayers of your work–they are crazy and need to find a better use of their time!

  21. #60

    Beautiful colors and I love using stencils. The happy birthday die is on my must get list now. Thanks for the video and tips!

  22. #63
    Judy Rutherford

    I really enjoy the way you used the stencil. It is truly beautiful – soft & simple, yet beautiful! Thank you for your inspiration! Judy

  23. #64
    Judy Rutherford

    I really enjoy the way you used the stencil. It is soft & simple, yet beautiful! Thank you for your inspiration! Judy

  24. #65

    I’ve learned a few things from this video. You have very careful techniques, can’t wait to try some of them. Beautiful work!

  25. #66
    Betty Bywater

    After 25+ years I’ve finally become a fan of stencils- thanks to blending inks and better tools! I love all your simple designed sentiments, just my style.

  26. #68
    Betty Bywater

    I’ve avoided buying stencils for 25+ years but now there are such great designs…and so many more techniques!! My collection is growing.
    I love the simple design of your sentiments.

  27. #70
    Pam Weiss

    Very cute card, love the background technique. I am starting to use more stencils so thanks for the idea.

  28. #74
    Beth Fralix

    I absolutely love your cards especially the one with the rainbow colours & flower background! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you!!

  29. #76
    D. Morgan

    Your card is SO bright and cheery! The recipient will certainly get the message of a HAPPY birthday just through the coloring.

  30. #79

    A very gorgeous card Cathy. I love how you coloured your background with the stencil and than added that stunning sentiment on top.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and video tutorial and have a wonderful weekend.

  31. #85
    Julie Wexler

    Cathy- so easy to see how this goes together, and yet such a clean sophisticated look! Your rainbow colors scream Spring and make my heart happy. Thanks as always for sharing your talents- both in product design and on the hop!

  32. #87
    Judy Price

    It’s SO FUN to see your designs – you are so talented! Thanks again for sharing with us.

  33. #94
    Lisa Achilles

    Love the card and your designs for this release. You are becoming quite the expert ink blender.

  34. #95
    Melissa Leftrick

    Beautiful card, but I love everything you create!! LOVE the Happy Birthday die. I have been searching for one for such a long time and this one is perfect!!! I love the font you use!

  35. #96
    Lindar C

    I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up putting one of your kids through college, I love everything you design, lol. Lovely card and fantastic release.

  36. #98
    Judy Inukai

    Beautiful. I really like the tone on tone look with the stencil. Thanks for the great video. I love your designs in this release.

  37. #100

    Oh Cathy – I love the tone on tone color blending! I’ve already added your new products to my wish list!

  38. #103
    Mary E Froehlich

    I love this look and so much easier then it looks. I’m going to have to play tonight

  39. #105
    Mary Holshouser

    Pretty colors. Blend together so well.
    Great card. Thanks for sharing

  40. #120
    Carol Jones

    I love every product you design Cathy, but even more than that I adore your clean and simple cards! This technique is a winner and makes the card so elegant!

  41. #121
    Violet Gilkes

    Loved your card and that fantastic daisy stencil. The distress inks looked wonderful with the technique you used.
    I also want to thank you for the info on the tiddle ( I just thought it was the dot over the i)
    Only thing is I keep losing my riddles and end up leaving the”i” without It’s little head!
    Take care, Violet

  42. #129
    Evelyn Burton

    Love the tone on tone coloring. I’ll try that on my next card. Thanks for a lovely card.

  43. #140
    Michelle Hackett

    Beautiful card Cathy. I am in love with all things daisy and tulips (my two fav flowers). I am loving this release.

  44. #144
    Denise Ward

    What a fun design!! I love the background you created with the pastel inks and stenciling! Your new “happy birthday” die is the perfect bold greeting that crafters will love having in their craft stash!

  45. #145
    Mart C

    Love this idea – great tips. Put the video aside and will try to use what products I have. Thank you.

  46. #157
    Anne McColley

    I’m sure I’ve said it and I’m sure I’ll say it again – your videos are my favorite! Beautiful card!

  47. #161
    Karen Hale

    Beautiful card. Rediscovering my stencils and all the ways you can create with them. Love the tone-on-tone look and the Happy Birthday die is super nice. Thanks, Cathy for the video and inspiration.

  48. #162

    Love how you blended the colors with this stencil! Thank you for the video and sharing your tips.

  49. #167
    Shawn Wenrich

    Cathy I love this so much and it’s super simple! You are the queen of simple and beautiful cards!

  50. #177
    Christine A

    Lovely ink colour choices. Also another fantastic word die to go on the list. I love the clean font.

  51. #178

    Beautiful card! OMG! I am just in LOVE with your new Happy Birthday die! 😍👏🏼😍 It’s gorgeous! 😍 PLEASE continue to make more … LOTS more!

  52. #179
    Kathy Ferguson

    Cathy, your background technique is beautiful. I’ll be trying this sometime in the near future. I loved your sentiment die. The bling you added was just the needed touch to complete your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your time and talent!

  53. #180
    Julia Barr

    A beautiful spring birthday card. The colors along with the stencil are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work.

  54. #187
    Sheila Bacon

    What a rich looking and eye-catching card. I so appreciate how you incorporate several different materials that I, and probably many others, have so that there’s always a way to utilize that which we have vs leaving them on the shelf. Thank you for inspiring me!

  55. #191

    This card is very eye catching! I love your choice of colors too! Thank you for showing us how to do it!

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