Friday, January 10, 2020

Hey Bestie and Love You More Releases Blog Hop

I am so thrilled and excited to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More Blog Hop!!  Simon is combining two fabulous releases, Love You More which was released last month, and Hey Bestie, released yesterday, to showcase all the new products in these releases in one blog hop!!  There are sooo many amazing dies, stamps, stencils and accessories in these two releases...follow the hop, and I KNOW you find lots of inspiration!!
I have used one of the beautiful new dies from the Hey Bestie release, Snowflake Mandala, and made a couple cards celebrating this release and die!!...
From the moment I saw this die, I was in love!!  Although I am somewhat of a snowflake snob(having to have 6 points), this is a Mandala snowflake, and mandalas have 8 points, and I think this is really beautiful, so those two alone, made it ok.  The first thing I thought, though, is that all the sides MIGHT not be exactly alike, so I marked the tip of one of the points with a sharpie marker, and used that as my base for making a rainbow of colors mandala.  Good thing I did, as all the sides four and four...are NOT alike....they are a tiny bit different than each other!   I wanted to put all the colored pieces in a white die cut that was adhered to a die cut that had all it's pieces still in it(a whole die cut serves as a base for all the many pieces), so making sure the pieces exactly fit was crucial.  Here's what it looked like when I die cut it...the pink is where the die is marked...then I have laid a pin next to the marked tip to show you how I contnued to die cut the colors based on the first two, die cutting two colors at a time.  
Once I had all the colored pieces in the white die cut on the solid die cut, I adhered one more die cut snowflake over all the colored pieces.  I embossed the mandala die on the cardstock on the top and bottom, and added a sentiment that I made into a strip.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I left all the pieces out of the die cuts, and used some striped papers behind the layered die cuts...
I embossed the stripes with a snowflake embossing folder which I believe is no longer available.  I used a Simon winter flavored sentiment strip.  Here's a close up...
OK...my fun is above, your fun 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, January 15th, 
so make sure you check the blog on the 15th, to see if you're a winner!

   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!! 


AND...TWO THINGS before you go:
1.  Don't forget the offer in the heading!!  With a $50 purchase and the code: BFF489,  you will recieve the Simon Says Stamp Friend Outline die!!  Good until
1/12 at 11:59 or while supplies last!
2.  Don't forget that there's a second blog hop tomorrow at the Simon Blog...hope you will check back for MORE inspiration!!
Ok...now I'm done...have a wonderful day...hop on!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

118 comments:

  1. That multi-colored snowflake is genius!

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  2. Love both your cards and the use of snowflakes.

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  3. What a cool way to use that snowflake die! I LOVE the colors!

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  4. I agree, this snowflake die is awesome! Your cards are so "cool!"

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  5. thanks for sharing all the fabulous ways of using this die - so inspiring

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  6. NO WAY!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!

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  7. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tips on how to align this mandela to cut multiple colours.

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  8. These are awesome cards and that multicolored snowflake is stunning!

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  9. Thanks for sharing that detailed explanation, with photos, of you managed all the die cuts, I would never have thought of that and end getting frustrated! Brilliant!

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  10. Wonderful cards!! Love the colorful take on the mandala :)

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  11. What a wonderful idea and what beautiful cards.

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  12. Love the simplicity of the cards with HIGH impact!

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  13. These are Really Beautiful cards!!! I love the rainbow one!!

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  14. Love your snowflake cards!! Great use of this die!!

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  15. Beautiful choice of colors! Love the cards!

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  16. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors.

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  17. Love the multi-colored snowflake.
    Both are beautiful. thanks for
    sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. You proved snowflakes aren't just for winter. Love the rainbow colored card

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  19. Love, love, love the different hues of blue behind the white snowflake. Simple but beautiful!

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  20. Your cards are really lovely! I just love the settle background of the embossing folder of the second card! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  21. Beautiful cards and die.

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  22. I have a thing for snowflakes too and this Mandela is beautiful... I know that first card was a lot of work, but it paid off. Great!!

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  23. WOW, Taking the extra time on the first card really made the snowflake stand out.

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  24. Awesome!! Love your card so much!

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  25. Beautiful mandala snowflake card.

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  26. Love these cards! Love the colors!

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  27. Love all of your cards! This colorful snowflake card is amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity with so many of us!

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  28. That's a WOW! kinda die. And your cards are so pretty.

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  29. Remarkable release and so very versatile…creative inspiration galore!!

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  30. Love both cards... I also love snowflakes, but not a snob at all. I don't care at all how many points, love them all. The colors are perfect. In layed or striped. Thanks for the info and the beautiful creations.

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  31. Love that snowflake design and how you put the card together

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  32. Absolutely love your cards!

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  33. I love these cards. The snowflake die is beautiful and the technique you used with the colored cardstock is genius.

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  34. Love what you did with the pieced paper backgrounds! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Wow - super creative! I may have to try that multi-colored cardstock technique with some of my own dies!

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  36. Love that multi colored snowflake---so beautiful!

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  37. So striking! I love the rainbow one.

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  38. Wow! I just LOVE all of your ideas for that gorgeous snowflake! each one is beautiful!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  39. Such beautiful snowflake cards!!

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  40. That snowflake die is great! and you've shown us how versatile it can be!

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  41. Beautiful cards, love all the colors!

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  42. Loving that snowflake die and what you've created with it...really really beautiful!!!!

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  43. Love the embossing with that snowflake die - great ideas!

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  44. A great tutorial on your process Lisa. They are both beautiful cards. Very clever of you to think to check to see if it was the same on both sides, good to know. However, I love snowflakes in any form so I guess you could say I’m not a snowflake snob. šŸ¤£

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  45. These snowflake cards are superb! The rainbow snowflake put a smile on my face immediately! Thanks for sharing your tip about marking the top of the die too.

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  46. I absolutely love this die. Your cards are lovely.

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  47. So smart, two colors at once. Love the rainbow effect on the snowflake.

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  48. Love this idea! such a simple and beautiful design made fabulous by your talent!

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  49. Lisa, what a clever idea with the rainbow snowflake. I love the classic blue behind the second one, that never gets old. Both are great carda!

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  50. That snowflake is everything! Wow. well done.

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  51. Lovely multi-colored mandela ideas. Clever use of the die.

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  52. These cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  53. Oh my, your multicolored snowflake is amazing! Fabulous cards!

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  54. Beautiful cards! Absolutely love the snowflake die...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  55. The snowflake die is beautiful. Two lovely cards. [Bunny]

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  56. Gorgeous snowflake die - especially love your blue embossed stripe background!

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  57. I love the creative ways that you used the beautiful Snowflake Mandala die!

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  58. Wow, stunning work with this beautiful die! I love your ideas!

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  59. Love love love! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. So clever!! I love how you did the snowflake in different colors!!

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  61. Love that rainbow snowflake!

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  62. A rainbow snowflake...great idea.

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  63. these are so striking!

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  64. Beautiful cards! Love the colours!

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  65. Gorgeous cards and I am loving that new Snowflake die!!

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  66. Wow! A lot of work with beautiful results! Thanks for the "heads up" on the sides not being alike...lol!

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  67. Beautiful projects! What a clever tip for Die cutting!

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  68. Gorgeous projects! I love both of them.

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  69. What pretty projects using this intricate snowflake die!

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  70. Wow love your pretty snowflake cards, especially the multicoloured one!

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  71. I love snowflakes and this new snowflake mandala die is an other one to love!
    Stunning cards, my favorite is the one where you did the beautiful colour inlay and the embost snowflake mandalas on the background.
    Thank you so much for sharing your stunning inspiration.

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  72. These are beautiful cards, and thank you so much for some great time saving tips!

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  73. Beautiful cards. Love the multicolor snowflake.

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  74. So so so gorgeous! Love your bright colors! Great job!

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  75. Great cards! Love the technique of using different color paper to create it.

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  76. Both snowflake cards are stunning. Your multicolor technique was awesome. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  77. Thanks for the great inspiration. I love the new release. Loads of great products, especially the new envelope dies. It will be fun to make matching, funky envelopes so quickly!

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  78. Love the multiple colors in the snowflakes.

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  79. Wow! Your cards are beautiful and so creative!

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  80. That is such a gorgeous snowflake and I LOVE your rainbow take on it - so bright and perfect!

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  81. I, too, prefer a six sided snowflake, Lisa! But, the mandala style looks amazing the way you have used it for your lovely cards.

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  82. That die is lovely on your backgrounds.

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  83. Love the snowflake on the blues.

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  84. Very impressive! I love both of these card designs. What a cool die to play with.

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  85. Very attractive cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Awesome rainbow cards! I love the rainbow design - so fun.

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  87. Loved reading your blog on this release. I am impressed with the rainbow mandala snowflake, it is so beautiful. Also love your second card with the blue tones, fantastic.

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  88. OOOOO, I love that snowflake die too!

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  89. Pretty snowflake designs. I really like the rainbow of colors on the first one.

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  90. Really well done, Lisa. Such nice work with this pretty die.

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  91. Oh what awesome snowflakes you made , love the texture, I can almost feel the chill...burr !

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  92. That rainbow snowflake is brilliant!

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  93. Love the rainbow snowflake. I would have never thought of doing that.

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  94. Wow so stunning! Love the rainbow mandala.

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  95. These are really cool! Love the rainbow one. :)

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  96. These are beautiful! I love both ways you used adding colors to the die!

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  97. I love what you did with one die. Both are beautiful.

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  98. Ooo . . . yeah, this die is gorgeous!!! It looks amazing with the inlaid colors AND with the stripes behind it!

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  99. Love your Snowflake Mandela. The colors are great, very pretty!

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  100. You put in a lot of work on these snowflakee

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  101. Beautiful cards Lisa. Thank you for sharing.
    T x

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  102. Wonderful cards! Love your designs.

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  103. Awesome creations! I especially love the first snowflake card with the embossed snowflakes background on the background!

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  104. Wow, gorgeous cards! Love how you embossed the snowflake in the background, it looks amazing!

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  105. WOW!!! I love snowflakes, too! Your rainbow inlay is FABULOUS. I love your tip about using a sharpie to match up the sides. Your blue stripes are fabulous. Thanks for creating and sharing!

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  106. I first saw this on Pinterest and was instantly in love! Who doesn't love a little rainbow-ness in winter! Thanks for your beautiful cards.

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  107. These are fantastic! This is a lovely die and looks great both ways.

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  108. Love these cards especially the 2nd one. I will be trying that one. Thanks for sharing!

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  109. Ohhh you had me a the colors! I loved reading your reasons for snowflakes and the 6-8 points and this is just clever. It came out perfectly and the inlay embossing is pure genius! I love that you went with such brights for a snowflake card -creative and unique! TFS!

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