Welcome to a blog hop for the new Beautiful Days release for Simon Says Stamp! Today, I’m using my new Sisters Forever stamps & dies to create this fun little card project. Plus, this Chunky Knit stencil adds just the right amount of cool texture to the background.
I was originally going with a pink cardstock greeting, but you’ll see in the video why I changed my mind:
Now onto the hop! Here is the list of makers:
Cathy Zielske—you are here!
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Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the bold sentiment and beautiful stenciling background!
Tiesha McKinney says
Nice, simple, and clean. I always love your cards.
Kim Morgan says
Simple and beautiful. I got the giggles set, I couldn’t pass it up!
Tammy Lynne Davis says
That background is amazing! I love the faded edges!
Donna R says
Love the sister sayings! They are perfect!
Oh the white on black sentiment pops much better. I really like this chunky knit stencil.
So soft and pretty – great for sisters in law too!
Lynn Chan says
Love the chunky knit stencil! The black makes it all stand out!
Sue Symens says
Barbara Lassiter says
Beautiful card! Love your clean and simple look for your creations!
LAURA CASSELMAN says
This accomplishes clean and simple,but, also bold and beautiful!
Pretty card with a great sentiment!
Cyndi Morris says
Love that Sisters Forever set! I have one sister and we’ve always been close. We’re now up in years (OK, we’re OLD). I recently moved far away (from Texas to Vermont!) and I miss her terribly — I would probably wear this stamp set out!
You are not good for my credit card bill. I want everything you work with. Love the Chunky Kit stencil.
Kelley Clarke says
I REALLY like your card. It has inspired me to go make a card for my Sister
Julie Bowersett says
Your videos are always SO inspiring. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing your thought process. The finished card is lovely.
Maureen Reiss says
This is a Beautiful card!!! Love it!!!
Lori Spitzer says
Fantastic, Cathy! This is beautifully done.
Lori S in PA
Debbie Br says
Loving the stencil and your colors! Great card!
Kat Nasevich says
Always love your cards!
Janet D. says
Kathy K. says
Your card is stunning. I love the ink blending and partial use of the stencil.
Yvonne Boucher says
Great card, Kathy.
Gayle I. says
Sweet and gorgeous design!
Jeannie Boudet says
Awesome card!!makes me wish I had a sister!
Kelly B says
I love this card!
Lou Swit says
The pretty pastel background really makes the sentiment poo
Sharon Gullikson says
The soft stenciling looks wonderful. Gorgeous colors.
Kay Furnish says
I think the pink/orange combination for you is like the black layer is for Gina K. It’s a “given” and we all love it!
Gayle Chrvala says
Great new release and lovely inspiring card.
Dorothy Ayotte says
Beautiful, soft ink blending. I like this stencil. It feels like spring!
Margaret D says
Such a fabulous card! Enjoyed seeing you make a card on SSS YouTube today.
Sheri Kempke says
Lovely card Cathy–and great new designs you’ve created for this release. Your “poo” products are hilarious! Happy Easter–hope you don’t get more snow–going to be 92 here in AZ. I have many family members in MN so for them and your sake I hope the snow will stop!
Amy Solovay says
This card is lovely! Love that stenciled background!
Claudia Lo says
This is clean and bold, love it!
Love your card. Thank you so much!
Sherry Meador says
Enjoyed seeing the embossing using a stencil on the Simon Says Stamp live today. Gotta give it a try!
Lovely card. Glad you went with the B & W. Happy Easter from the Easter Bunny.
Sheila Rodriguez says
That chunky knit stencil is FAN-tastic. Love it with your Sister sentiments, too.
Patricia E Wilson says
Love this card and what a difference the black, large sentiment made. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.
Denise C. says
Beautiful cards as always! And I really love the stencil!
Michelle Noto says
I love love love your cards, Cathy ♥️♥️
S. M. says
Cathy, your card is absolutely beautiful! Love everything about it!! I especially love the sentiment – it is so true. I am blessed with 5 sisters. Such beautiful products in this release.
Alexandra Y says
This is lovely!!!
Thanks for all the tips on making your card. I have to remember that I Don’t have to color the whole stencil area. wonderful card. Your words stamp set are unique.
Pauline Godfrey says
Lovely card Cathy!
Tawna Witney says
Lovin’ the card, Cathy! And I love the ‘sisters’ collection that you’ve created. My mama has passed on and I just have my sister left so this is a perfect set to acquire. Thank you!!
Julie V says
Awesome inspiration as always, thanks for sharing
Candy Clay says
Shit and sisters—what a combination but I got them both
Marisela Delgado says
What a beautiful card!
Enjoyed watching you on today’s live with Heidi. This card is pretty, too!
Sandy Liles says
Fantastic card! Love the colors and the pop of black.
Christine Huestis says
I love this card! So beautiful!
Patti Nienberg says
Nailed it again! Thanks CathyZ!
Nancy Patterson says
Yes yes love the sisters stamps, so sad the dies are sold out!
DIANA GEHRT says
Marilyn Behrens says
Great card as always!
Denise Bryant says
Pretty background design and sentiment! Awesome card!
Shawna j Kissell says
I need to get the knit folder and the crafting Stamps for cards for my crafting group. We zoom weekly: one of the good parts of the pandemic.
Kristen Snoozy says
LOVE this sisters sentiment because it’s SO true! Great background with the chunky knit too
Kim U says
Lovely card-I especially like the pink and soft stenciling with the bold sentiment. Very modern!
Beth Fairweather says
Love the card, the color and the sentiments! Thanks for sharing!
Deb Theisen says
Nice card. I like the contrast of the soft blend and the black sentiment.
Mary Holshouser says
Have never had a sister so I
haven’t had to worry about
secrets. Great card if I’d
thanks for sharing.
Chris R says
Stenciling has become my new best friend when cardmaking. If I’m not feeling real creative, it still looks like I am when I use a few stencils. I love this one especially. Great card, Cathy.
Michele W says
Great card. I love the soft background and am glad you chose to do the sentiment in black and white instead of pink and white. Speaking of sentiments, I love your new stamp set. I have 2 sisters and 4 sisters-in-law so this is perfect. I just hope you’ll do a similar one for brothers. With 5 brothers and 2 brothers-in-law I am always in need.
Patty A Eifert says
Love this card Cathy! Also love that Sisters stamp set you created. I have three sisters and three sisters-in-law that I can use it for!!
Geri S says
Sweet card and terrific release!
So happy to see a stamp and die set devoted to Sisters!
Thanks for creating this fun set, and for sharing your pretty card.
Dee Earnshaw says
such a sweet card – love the background
Sonia W says
Lovely card !! The colors of your background are so beautiful, they bring calm.
Sandra Baggarly says
Beautiful card! Love the color.
Teresa Rogers says
Cathy as always I love this card! Want to make one for my sister!
Jeanne Rice says
Cathy, your card is beautiful as usual. Simple and gorgeous. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Giselaine Ellison says
Very pretty cards, Cathy. Love the colours that you used and your sisters sentiment set.
Stacy H. says
Love that chunky knit stencil!
Debbie Frank says
Cathy, what a great clean and simple card! The cable knit is so much fun!
Mirella ROGAN says
That’s a fantastic design, love that sentiment!
Kit A says
I love the background and how you blending those delicious colors! The sentiment looks fabulous!
Katherine Kloschinsky says
Such a fabulous card!! I love watching your process. Always so inspiring. Thanks so much!
Nandini Karmarkar says
This is so pretty!
Patricia Coleman says
Love this card-I know my sisters would love receiving it!
Leigh Alyson Norris says
So pretty! Love this stencil….it looks like so much fun!
Lori A. Riegel, Ph.D. says
This is a beautiful card… inspires me to make a card for my sister!
A beautiful card! Wonderful colors! Inspiring!
Mel H says
Love the new stencils in this release. The chunky knit is amazing.
Sue Smith says
I am in love withe the background stencil on your card. It is amazing. Great idea to change the card to a softer pink. Makes your card stunning. TFS
Cathy B. says
From one Cathy (with a C) to another, your cards are simply beautiful. Sending you hugs (and a boop!) for sharing your talent.
Debbie Knapp says
great card and great release!
Shelley C says
Love the simplicity of this card, and the stencil!
Shar Zar says
Beautiful colors and ink blending using the stencil.
Audrey J Wright says
Very pretty, Cathy.