Friday, June 7, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Rest and Relaxation Blog Hop!

I am super thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop celebrating Simon Say's Stamp's newest release, Rest and Relax!  I am loving all the summer elements in this latest release, in the dies, stencils and stamping supplies, that will be sure to get the summer started in a fun way!!  
If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from the creative
 Suzy Plantamura's blog!
I have decided to use the cool and super fun new Hexagon Element die to make three cards to share with you today!...
This first one, I used patterned and textured cardstock to fill in the layered hexagons!  I thought the black, gray and kraft combo was cool, and hexagons are cool, so I varied the designs around the die.  I also used the very cool Thanks frame die for my sentiment!  Here's a close up...

The second one, much like the first, a layered die, I filled with watercolored hexagons...
 I brushed a rainbow of ink over watercolor paper that I had embossed the hexagon image on.  This made it really easy to know where to brush each of the colors.  Then, I actually die cut the die from the embossed image, and voila, I have ready made watercolored hexagons!  I then added some Tonic Jewel drops to random hexagons.  I used the same "thanks" die, this time is white...thought it looked cool!  Here's a close up...  

The third one was actually the very first one I made, I thought simply embossing the Hexagon filled image was cool....
For this one, I embossed the die onto a card panel, using an extra piece of paper on top of the die, to give it a little extra depth when it went through my Big Shot...I have to say I just love the look of this die, and love it embossed!!  I then took the same "thanks as on the other two cards, and die cut it from a rainbow of colored papers that I had adhered together.  I added some Tonic drops on the top and bottom for added interest, and an added sentiment from the Big Thanks Words!  Here's a close up...
My fun is above, yours is below!!
Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, June 12th, so make sure you check the blog on the 12th, to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is amazing Heather Hoffman
   The list of participants of the hop are below.  If you get lost, you can head to the  Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!! 
A couple things before I go....Don't forget about the offer of a FREE Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef Ink pad with any purchase until the end of the day on June 9th(while supplies last)...super pretty stamp pad!!  AND...there's another blog hop tomorrow, hope you'll check it out for more amazing inspiration!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

109 comments:

  1. Cool cards! The hexagons give great dimension to your cards.

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  2. Loving the way the hexagon die looks embossed! Great cards!

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  3. What a lovely variety of cads! The watercolor hexagons are my fav :)

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  4. Wow, what great examples of how to use the hexagons! Clean and simple, yet elegant and eye catching!

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  5. Awesome cards!!! Love the different ways you used it!

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  6. Multiple uses make for a great die. Love the dsp inserts on first card.

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  7. Oh wow - three fun takes with the same die! Such lovely cards!

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  8. Wonderful cards and examples. Love the embossed one best!

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  9. Love the uniqueness of your card.

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  10. WOW Lisa, these are great ideas for using this hexagon die. I love them!

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  11. I love your graphic style, so clean and striking. Great use of the die!

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  12. The first one is so cool and different. LOVE IT

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  13. Lisa, you used this die to create completely different looks! I love that imagination and talent. Thank you for your ideas!

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  14. I wasn't sure about this die - I have a few of that style already, but in a more regular stacking of the hexagons, and thought I did not need another. But I love the various ways you used it. The look is very graphic and modern, and fresh. Now I think I have to have it too!

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  15. These are CAS and beautiful....just a great use of this one die!

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  16. A very unique look so clean and crisp. Nice.

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  17. Love all the cool ways you've used the hexagon.

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  18. Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

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  19. Love the way you used the Hexagon Element die! Such great cards! Love the water coloring.

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  20. Pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. This is definitely the bee's knees! Love it!!

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  22. WOW. Not a big fan of geometrics but these cards may have changed my mind! Great Cards!

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  23. I saw the SSS Hexagon die in an old Pinterest post. At that time, it was discontinued. So happy that it's coming back. Thanks SSS!

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  24. I love the graphic design of the hexagon die and how clever to use the die to make an impression.

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  25. Amazing work! Always admire your cards!

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  26. Very cool! That hexagon was definitely a must have.

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  27. I really like the flexibility of hexagons.

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  28. I love that Hexagon Elements die and you've showcased it beautifully. Wonderful cards.

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  29. I especially LOVE the first one and am going to use that design for my honey's fathers day card!!!

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  30. Your cards are simply gorgeous!! I love the various ways you showcased the die.

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  31. What a great idea using the hexagons as the image Love male and female cards

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  32. Love the use of the hexagon die. The rainbow one is stunning!

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  33. Such a cute but simple easy card.....I like the hexagon look

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  34. love how you have used these dies on your lovely cards - very creative

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  35. Such pretty cards using one die! Love them.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  36. WOW! Love each one of these cards using the hexagon die. So unique and SO COOL!

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  37. Fantastic cards!!! That first one would make an Awesome masculine card

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  38. Wonderful cards! Love them! You did a great job.

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  39. Such clever ways to showcase that lovely die!

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  40. Really like this die and love what you did with it with the all white card with the colorful thanks. They are all great.

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  41. luv the inlay. great idea!

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  42. I like the color combinations along with design. Something for everyone.

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  43. What a fun way to use the honeycomb die! love the CAS

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  44. Each card is wonderful! Using the die to emboss is a great way to keep it one layer!

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  45. Lisa, your design was one of the first that I clicked on in the Simon Says Stamp email feature today and I LOVE how you added the watercolour background to the hexagon die, as well as the white version with just the 'thanks' sentiment and drops as the colour pops. I can't wait to try this!

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  46. I absolutely love what you did here!

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  47. So many wonderful looks created from one die! Love it!

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  48. I love what you've done with the one die. That die is one of the top 3 items on my Wishlist from this release.

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  49. Very lovely cards while keeping it simple.

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  50. This is a great new die and I really like the papers you chose for the first one and of course the watercoloring inlay in the second.

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  51. Awesome cards! I love the different looks with each color combo!

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  52. I think hexagons are a great shape to play with and so, I am really happy SSS has this great die as part of the new release. Your cards are terrific!!

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  53. Hello Lisa. LOVE LOVE LOVE all three of your gorgeous hexagon card -one very masculine, one very feminine and one very elegant. So great to see the same product used in 3 exactly the same way but made to look so different. This new release is fabulous - love all the new products. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  54. I love the Hexagon pattern. The pastels are really pretty.

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  55. I love the simplicity of your designs. All are very different yet, similar which makes them all just lovely. Tyfs!

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  56. Thank you for showing all of the different ways the Hexagon pattern can be used! Very versatile

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  57. It’s always great to have two or more ways of using the same die...especially when everything is out in front of you at that time...Make more than one card, but differently....great ideas..these cards turned out great. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  58. Wow! Fabulous CAS cards!!!

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  59. Love the hexagons.....thanks for the inspiration

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  60. I'm a fan of geometric stamps and dies, and you've done a great job presenting this as both feminine and masculine! Love these cards.

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  61. Love what you did with the hexagons, beautiful cards.

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  62. Love your style. I can always find inspiration from your creations. Thanks so much.

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  63. I love how you used the same die to make such different cards! The last one (embossed) is awesome!!

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  64. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  65. Now who would have thought you could make such beautiful cards from this graphic image! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Your clean, simple hexagon designs are so calm and soothing. Great cards!

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  67. Loved it.Very inspirational.I never imagined how you could use hexagon so beautifully on your cards

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  68. Beautiful abstract card.. just stunning.. thanks for the inspiration..

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  69. Love these hexagon cards. So cool and unique!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  70. I love a good deep dive into one particular product, and yours just sings. It really shouldn't surprise me at this point, but I still find it amazing the different feel that one can achieve by doing neutrals verses rainbow. Thanks for sharing these great projects with us!

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  71. Great cards! I love this hexagon die and it's nice seeing it used so many ways. Thanks for sharing, you made me want to get it.

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  72. Great cards! Lots of different uses.

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  73. Fantastic love how they are using same die but so different. This hexagon great way to use scraps.

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  74. These are fabulous, I can't decide which I like best. I'm not usually a geometric fan, but these make me rethink that. Really wonderful, thank you for sharing your inspiration!

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  75. Super cool, Lisa! Especially the watercolor hexagons! Gorgeous colors!

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  76. Love your cards. Hexagons are so much fun. I really love the watercolor card. What a fun process. TFS!

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  77. excellent cards, clear and simple are great, loving the hexagons

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  78. I like the different looks you achieved with the hexagons.

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  79. This new hexagon die is really cool. There are so many design options. Thanks for sharing your cute cards!

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  80. Awesome creations! I especially love the pastel watercolors for the Hexagon card!

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  81. Love the hexagon die! The first one with the black and white is so cool!

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  82. I love your cards! Each one is a gem and unique.

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  83. superb creations! loving the pastel watercolours!

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  84. Oh wow, these are just amazing! Love how you used one die for so many different looks

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  85. Great collection of cards! I love the one with the rainbow thanks!

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  86. They are all pretty and unique.

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  87. Love these cards! I especially love the one with the craft and black color palette... I have a tough time coming up with masculine card ideas and I think this is perfect! TFS! :)

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  88. Love how you showed the many ways to use this die! The first one would be awesome for a masculine card!! I love dies like this!

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  89. Hi Lisa, my first look is always the cards and when I saw them I thought Wow, she used the cool Hexagon Element, love that one. Then I went reading your post and to my supprise you used the same words, the cool Hexagon Element! And that is what it is! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration, now I know for sure this one will be on top of my wishlist.

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  90. Thanks for sharing your great cards with us, love how you made them all look differently but using the same hexagon. From masculine to very feminine with the pastel colors, all are lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  91. That hexagon die is one of my favorite items in this new collection. Really like the variety of your cards!

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  92. Great cards! Love how they all look different!

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  93. Fantastic cards! I really like the way embossing the die turn out.

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  94. Great cards - so different from each other.

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  95. So cute, Love the watercolor rainbow.

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  96. My daughter got me hooked on hexagons years ago and I still love them. I like the different ways you used the Hexagon and Thanks dies. Great inspiration!

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  97. Wow, wow, wow! That hexagon die is beautiful! I love all the cards you made with them!

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  98. Really great hexagon cards, Lisa! I love the color combo you used in the first one....great for a masculine card. The watercolor hexagon card is so pretty and a completely different look. And that last one is so simple and so creative...love it!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!

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  99. Such cool hexagon card!!Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Such great cards! Love the colours in the first one - would make a great masculine birthday card!

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  101. I love all three of your cards! I can’t decide which I liked best but that first one is a stunner!

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  102. All of your cards are beautiful. I like the colors and the stamps that were used on your card creations.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa