Thursday, April 29, 2021

Born to Sparkle Blog Hop!


I am so thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, celebrating with so many amazing artists, Simon Says Stamp's newest release, Born to Sparkle!  I have used a couple of the wonderful new sentiment dies along with some rainbow strips, to make two cards to share with you today!
I am happiest when I am making clean and simple cards.  I have simply made my two cards today, by die cutting and layering the sentiments, and adhering them to a striped background.  I love the sentiment of this die!  I think anyone and everyone could use a card reminding them how amazing they are, right now!!  The cool thing about this first die, is that it actually die cuts in two pieces.  Two pieces are just a bit easier to adhere together, instead of one large single sentiment die cut, and I think it's just cool that way!   I used the Simon Strips 1 die for the rainbow strips.  I then added some clear Tonic drops for some bling.  Here's a close up...

For the second one, I used the cool new CZ Design Swoopy Thank you die...
The Swoopy Thank you die is so cool...and when I first saw it, I knew I had to hang a heart from the swoop at the end of the the "thank"!  I simply made this card like the first,  this time still making my stripes going diagonal, but a little more horizontal.  I adhered the floss from the heart to the back of the swoop and dotted the heart with glossy accents for the bling on this card.  Here's a close up...
Now, it's onto the fun for you!  Simon will be giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our blog comment section. They will choose our winners and post them on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, May 5th. So, leave a comment and check the Simon Blog on the 5th to see if you're a winner!  Below, you will find a list of the participants to keep you hopping!...

Two things before I go!  First, don't forget the offer in the banner above...use the code CRUSH428 for a free Island Crush ink cube with the purchase of $25 or more!  The offer is good til May 2nd or until supplies last, so don't wait too long!  Second, there will be a second blog hop  on the Simon Blog tomorrow, so I hope you'll follow along tomorrow for even more inspiration from this amazing new release!
Thanks for visiting me today, keep on hopping!! Hugs!! Lisa

90 comments:

  1. I love the stripes of color! So beautiful!

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  2. Your colorful, striped background is super fun and so cheerful! Love this!

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  3. Love those stripes! Such a great and colorful way to use scraps!

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  4. Really love the cards and techniques.

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  5. Incredible striped backgrounds! What a great idea!

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  6. Such gorgeous, colorful cards! Love the large sentiments...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great backgrounds to up scrap cardstock and the sentiments are perfect!

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  8. Very cute and simple card. One that can be made at a minutes notice and still look great!

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  9. Love the rainbows. Aligning
    all those stripes was work
    but it was worth it. thanks
    for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Lovely striped rainbows! The sentiments speak for themselves!

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  11. Beautiful, colorful and happy cards!

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  12. Soooo Fun and Colorful!! I love your cards!!!

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  13. Great cards to use up scraps

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  14. I love that sentiment stamp. Simple stripes are perfect with it.

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  15. I usually gravitate to CAS cards, as well, so I love these! Those are some skinny strips!

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  16. Love this card it's bright and cheery. Thanks

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  17. Wow! I love all those fun rainbow strips!

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  18. Love clean and simple too! Your cards are fabulous! Such a cute touch with the little heart swinging from the thank you!

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  19. Perfect rainbow strips background for your die cut sentiments.

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  20. Great colors and I love the idea of hanging the heart from the word.

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  21. loving these rainbow cards!

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  22. Pretty cards! I love the striped backgrounds! Thanks for sharing them!

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  23. those think strips make such a fab impact.

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  24. Bold beautiful cards! love!

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  25. I love your beautiful, colorful, fun cards. I agree with you -- that sentiment on the first one is wonderful!

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  26. Such simple but bright, colorful and fun cards. Can't wait to give these a try

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  27. These are fun cards. I like doing "use up my scrap" cards but it is always harder than it looks to choose colors. You used all the colors of the rainbow but it does not look like a traditional rainbow; a very contemporary twist.

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  28. Very colorful. Love it.

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  29. I'm not a clean and simple card maker by nature but I do love how you used the strips and I can definitely use scraps that way to make a CAS card myself but I really do love the CZ thank you die with the cute little heart hanging from it. Very nice. Thanks for taking the time to share your creations with us Lisa.

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  30. That would still be a lot of work to adhere all of those colorful strips, even for a CAS card. Nice work.

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  31. Love the wonderful strips in all the pretty shades. Cool cards!

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  32. Great card, thanks for sharing

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  33. So pretty. I love the bold paper colours you chose for your stripes.

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  34. I love the bold colors and large sentiments you used. These would be so great for many occasions!

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  35. I love the bold colors and large sentiments you used. These would be so great for many occasions!

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  36. I love the bold colors and large sentiments you used. These would be so great for many occasions!

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  37. I am working on making my first card using paper strips! Love this inspiration! Beautiful rainbow cards.

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  38. Simple and impactful -beautiful and cheerful. Awesome cards - and love the tiny wee hanging heart!

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  39. wow that looks like alot of work on those rainbows, are they layered, they look really thick.

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  40. Bright, beautiful, clean, and simple!! I love both of you card creations.

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  41. Love the new word dies. Thank you for inspiration that I can actually do :) Love your cards!

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  42. I LOVE THE STRIPES OF COLORS!!!!!

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  43. Two lovely cards and I adore the scripty font of the die cuts.

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  44. Your cards are amazing, love the stripes!

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  45. This is such a cute and happy card! I never tire of a rainbow of colors.

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  46. Love the sentiment dies. All words are connected so it would be so easy to use. Great cards.

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  47. Awesome! Love the stripes

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  48. Love these striped card designs!

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  49. The stripes are so bright and happy!

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  50. Just gorgeous!!! Love those rainbow and colorful stripes!

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  51. Awesome sentiment, so pretty with the colored strips for the background!

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  52. Nice color use adding the strips for the background.

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  53. I love the idea of the strips for the background & with a die to give precise cuts this idea just became a little easier. Great cards & my fav. thing is the little heart.

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  54. Oh this is so bright and fresh!

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  55. Love the rainbows and the hanging heart! Too fun!

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  56. Fun cards with so much color!!

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  57. Oh, my goodness! These are so lovely!

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  58. Nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Those stripes are fabulous and they really make the sentiments pop!

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  60. What great cards! Love the thin rainbow stripes and the beautiful sentiment die.

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  61. Very beautiful and elegant cards. The second card looks just amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Beautiful cards!! Love using strips of paper as a background and adding a large sentiment!!

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  63. Two great cards! Love the heart hanging from the swoop in thank. Perfection!

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  64. They may be clean and simple, but they are beautiful fun and cheerful too! Awwwwe the heart is perfection. Love using up those scraps. Wow I missed that the sentiment cuts in 2 pieces... brilliant design!

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  65. Colorful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Love this bright fun card with this wonderful large sentiment die cut!! Thanks for the super inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  67. Very clean, simple and beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  68. Love, love, love these!

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  69. Love the stripes, you did a fabulous job. Thank you for sharing your art.

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  70. This card is very cute and colorful!

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  71. luv the bold stripes for the background and the little heart on the thank you is sweet and perfect!

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  72. I love clean cards and yours are wonderful! Love, love, love the strips of colorful cardstock as the backdrop for the great sentiments.

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  73. A simple yet elegant card! Amazing job!!

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  74. Hi,
    It's like Laura Bassen (of "strip it up" and rainbow fame) and Cathy Zielske had a baby -- Love CZ's swoopy thank you! Your card is cool and fresh-looking!
    TFS -
    Lori S in PA

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  75. I love your colorful and simple cards!! Very fun.

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  76. Ooooooh love these, the strips are fantastic, and so happy & cheerful!

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  77. Simple, yet fabulous.

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  78. I love the rainbow stripes. Thank you for sharing��

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  79. I love colorful cards & this is an awesome way to get that without ink blending. AND you get to use up scrap paper stock. lol Thx

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  80. Your cards are very cheerful and have happy vibes!

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  81. Oh my - that little dangling heart stole my heart!

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  82. great design and so colourful!

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