Saturday, June 27, 2020

Send Happiness Blog Hop!...Day 1

I am thrilled to be a part of Simon Says Stamp's newest Send Happiness release Blog Hop today over at the Simon Blog!   I am joining a number of talented artists, celebrating and showcasing the newest products from Simon Says Stamp and CZ Design! 
 Sending happiness to others has never been needed more than it is now!  There is a lot of happy and happiness in these new stamps/dies and accessories to help make that happen!!
I have used one of the new cool and pretty CZ Design dies, Chunky Flower die, to make three similiar simply designed cards...but all with subtle differences...
 For all my cards, I used paint chips for the petals.  For all my cards I used the die's background die to make a "window" for the flower to sit in.  For all my cards, I took advantage of something I stumbled upon, when I turned the flower while putting it together...
I thought the "turn" gave the flower some extra dimension, so I did it for all three cards.  For all the cards, I placed tombow adhesive over the entire die cut flower, then added an outline of the die cut flower, and the paint chips(sixteen different colors on the first one...yes 16...cutting three pieces at a time:) ), then two layers of die cut outlines on top of those, turned.  I did make the first card square, and the layering a bit different on all three although it's not super easy to see.  The first one is level with the aperture(window).  I used one of the fun new CZ Design Reverse Happy sentiment strips, and added my much loved morning dew Tonic drops.  Here's a close up...
The second one, I chose to make the flower sit slightly higher than the aperture, and used three shades of purple paint chips for the flower...
I used one of the new sentiments from the CZ Design Happy Days stamp set, and more Tonic drops.  Here's a close up... 
 The third one, I chose to have the flower inset in the aperture (I used thicker pop up dots), and randomly used three shades of yellow paint chips for the flower...
 I thought this flower looked like a sunny smile, so I used a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp's Under the Weather stamp set (from the Sunny Days Ahead release).  I again dotted with Tonic drops for some added "bling".  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, July 1st, 
so make sure you check the blog on the 1st, 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!! 


Don't forget about the offer from Simon in the banner, above, for your choice of one of four enamel pins with any purchase during this hop...until the end of the day on June 29th...or until supplies last...just use the codes above at checkout!!  
I hope you have been inspired and will continue to find happiness along the blog trail today!!  There is a second day of inspiration tomorrow, with a second Blog Hop, so check Simon's Blog tomorrow for lots more happiness...and don't forget to send some happiness...it feels  amazing!💗
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

123 comments:

  1. Very beautiful inlay cards 💕

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  2. Oh my gosh! I just love these. And that little turn you did just made these look even more like stained glass. Awesome.

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  3. I love the inlay on your cards!!! They are so pretty

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  4. Wow - these cards are amazing. You really showcased that flower. I love using paint chips for crafting too!

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  5. These are gorgeous card, I love the way you used the Chunky Flower. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  6. CAS perfection! I Love the different colors you did this in! What a great idea!

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  7. I ordered this die - yeah! Especially now that I have seen what you can create with it. I love it!

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  8. I like your twist/turn with the die! Love all your color schemes and the CAS design!

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  9. I've been trying to make more cards in your style, because I love your style so much, & honestly, all the gluing of so many little pieces makes me cross-eyed sometimes. I don't know how you do it so much but I am so glad you do.

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  10. Never thought to use paint chips but I love the look of these cards!

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  11. Such a lovely designed floral and you've shared a great technique for adding colour. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  12. Lovely layered look - so intricate!

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  13. I really like how you used the paint chips for the petals. The layering and the colours gives a wonderful look.

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  14. I love the simplicity of these. Very lovely.

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  15. What a fun and creative use for this and they are all gorgeous!

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  16. These are so pretty! They're so simple and clean, but there's so much there.

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  17. That’s a great idea to use paint chips!! I have some hanging around. Your card is heavenly!!

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  18. I love your flower foe cards! Simple and elegant. Thank you for inspiring video.

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  19. I love this design so much, I ordered it yesterday. The inlays are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. I really like these cards and how different they look just by changing the inlay colors!

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  21. Such gorgeous cards! Great colors and design...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. These cards look so CAS, but really took a lot of time to inlay all of the paint chip pieces. So pretty!!

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  23. The simplicity of your design allows for a stunning effect. I want to recreate each one, giving due credit of course. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Oh wow...these are all beautiful!!

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  25. The look so different, depending on the colors. I just love this die.

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  26. Love your beautiful inlay card design, so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. Awesome use of your paint chips. I love all the shading they provide. The turn is perfection and adds so much dimension. Thanks for the tip and beautiful job!

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  28. These are so beautiful, I love them all!

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  29. Gorgeous cards - that inlaid look with that chunky flower die is just so elegant. They are all beautiful, but I really love that rainbow look one!

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  30. They are all so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing them and for the inspiration!

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  31. I love those lovely, clean cards. Cathy Z's Chunky Flower die is one of my favorites from this fantastic release and you've used it beautifully.

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  32. I love these so much! Cathy's designs are simple yet make such striking cards.

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  33. These are all beautiful cards. You did use the die perfectly!

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  34. Very beautiful cards. I love this new die!

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  35. Clever use of dies for a beautiful effect!

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  36. All three are so pretty! Always love a rainbow of color.
    And purple is my fave color!

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  37. Very, very pretty! Great color choices!

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  38. Your cards are beautiful in their simplicity. What a happy accident you stumbled upon with the turning the die thing.

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  39. I just love these CAS cards! They could be used with so many different sentiments!

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  40. Clever yet simple. Love it!

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  41. Beautiful cards! Love the clean designs.

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  42. I love how you changed up the color on this die! Beautiful cards!

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  43. Beautiful designs! Love the way you changed up the colors!

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  44. GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! I definitely am going to have to get that chunky flower die after seeing all of your beautiful card creations!

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  45. Gasp! You have added a whole other dimension to this die. I love how you've turned the petals. The paint chips make awesome petals. I can't wait until my die arrives to give your ideas a try. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

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  46. Great cards! I love this die. Looks like a near future purchase for me!

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  47. Gorgeous,gorgeous, gorgeous...I love your creations. This die is terrific.

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  48. That yellow sunny card is my favorite! That tonic sparkle is so pretty!!����������

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  49. Such a beautiful way to use this darling die! Very effective! Love it!

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  50. Brilliant! I love your flowers and your color choices are beautiful.

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  51. Beautiful cards! Love their simplicity! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. These are so pretty! Might have to get this die.

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  53. Beautiful, as usual, Lisa. I love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. I love this die and your pretty cards!

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  55. Very pretty cards. I thought that was clever using the paint chips for your petals.

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  56. So eye catching with such clean lines.

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  57. I love your cards!!! This die is soooo cool!!!!

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  58. I love the simplicity of these cards. So beautiful.

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  59. Love this die and how you made these, stunning!

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  60. That purple and your use of colors is beautiful!

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  61. I love that die and the cards you've created!

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  62. Such beautiful cards! I love how they show off that die cut!

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  63. So so pretty - love the bold colours!

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  64. Classic lines and colors, love the style.

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  65. These cards are so pretty! Love seeing them in different colors, and the layering is great.

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  66. Love the way you used the Chunky Flower die! Pretty cards in great color combos!

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  67. I love the way you used this die. And I didnt expect to love this one so much.

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  68. Oh wow, these are gorgeous

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  69. I love this lovely new Chunky Flower die! It's amazing how different it looks on each card, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  70. Such pretty cards! Love the “turn” technique to add the dimension! And using paint chips....genius!

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  71. What a fun release....so many ideas

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  72. The Inlay technique is one of my favorites. Thank you for these cards. Very pretty.

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  73. I am going to have to add that die to my order after seeing all the great cards made with it.

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  74. What fabulous cards! I took watching the video twice to see what you meant. Very clever.

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  75. Nice group examples for the card. Good look at coloring options.

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  76. Great job of showcasing this die. Your use of paint chips works well in this design.

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  77. beautiful color, easy gradient with paint chips! love it

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  78. Love the use of the paint chips.
    Great idea. the different levels
    of the flower does make each card
    look different. thanks for sharing
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  79. love the simple beauty in these cards. I can see myself caseing them.

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  80. These turned out lovely.

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  81. This chunky flower die us so pretty, love your cards.

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  82. love how you found a unique way of getting extra dimension - just stunning

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  83. You always have such great ideas for CAS cards yet they are so dramatic and beautiful. I love this idea of stacked dies on paint chips.

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  84. Love the way you used that die!

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  85. Wow!! These are amazing!! What a great idea to turn the die and get more out of it!!

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  86. Lovely use of that beautiful die! I think my favorite is the multi colored one. Stunning!

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  87. I love all your cards, they are so pretty! Nice colors, simple and elegant!

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  88. Beautiful cards! So many options with the chunky flower die.

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  89. These cards are beautiful, love the colors. You could make different colors like these and give them as gifts to friends or family as a set. Great job!

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  90. Wonderful cards! Love this new release.

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  91. Very nice - love how you kept intricate cards looking simple!!

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  92. Oh Wow, very nice. I'm gonna be broke. Thank you Denise

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  93. This is such a cool die, and I love the different ways you showed it off!

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  94. I love the inlay. It is sooo pretty, and all the different colour combo's. This would make a great gift set!

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  95. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  96. These are gorgeous! Thanks for showing that trick with the turning. It makes this die even better. After seeing these, I definately want this.

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  97. I just love this! Firstly the guy at the paint department has finally stopped giving me the fake smile as I gather pain t chips. Tee hee. Love the stumbled on turn, will try that. Love the happy release!

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  98. Gorgeous cards! I was on the fence with this die, but now it's a must have!

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  99. Great cards, thank you for the tutorial :)

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  100. Love these cards, gorgeous. Great release.

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  101. Love that chunky flower die, and I love what you did with it!

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  102. What striking looks you created with this pretty die.

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  103. What a happy accident just by turning the card.

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  104. ok, this went from Wish list to NEED list. I love this!

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  105. LOVE these!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!!

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  106. Love your cards! How clever to turn the die cut. Can't wait to get mine

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  107. Simple yet beautiful! Great job!

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  108. Beautiful cards - especially by adding that turn of the die-cut. Lovely. Thanks so much for sharing that tip.

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  109. So beautiful, I really like the rainbow one.

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  110. Beautiful CAS cards and liked the tip of twisting the die to get those results. Pretty colors and design.

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  111. Ooh these are fantastic CAS cards! Love the design and the dimension! <3

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  112. WOWZA Lisa :) Your cards have such fresh, clean and crisp lines!!! Love the color palettes too! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  113. Love how clean and simple your cards are yet they are so beautiful!!

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