Friday, July 23, 2021

Make Magic Blog Hop!

I am so very excited to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, celebrating Simon's new Make Magic release!  This release is truly magical...filled with so many wonderful stamps, dies, stencils, and accessories, all to help you and me create magic on paper!!  I am in love with so many of the new products, and I chose the hexagons and hearts die sets...Sexy Hexies, and Geometric Builders Hearts, to use to celebrate this release today!  These die sets are wonderful, and the possibilities of cards to make with them, endless...I will show you two!!
For both cards, I was going for a rainbow of colors, made of radiating shades of each of the six basic colors...so I opted to use paint chips...I DO love my paint chips...especially for shades!  There was lots of die cutting for these cards, but once the die cutting was done, they were a breeze to put together!  I layered the die cut hexagons with whole die cut hexagons for underneath each multi colored hexagon, and used a very cool stamped and die cut sentiment from the new CZ Design Silhouette Sentiments to complete my card!  Here's a close up...
The second one, much like the first, but a slimline card using the new Geometric Builders Hearts die set...
I die cut and layered the hearts, then randomly adhered to the card panel down the left side of the card.  I chose one of the sentiment stamps from the wonderful new Simon All About You stamp set...I love these sentiments!  I worked the hearts around , fitting the sentiment into the design of the hearts!  I used versamark and black embossed the sentiment...love the depth of black and the shine that comes from embossing with black embossing powder!  Here's a close up...
These were such great fun,  rainbows and amazing dies always make me so very happyl!!  
I've had fun making my cards, but the fun is just beginning for you! 
 Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comments section, so the more blogs you  leave  comments on, the better your chance of winning!  The winners will be posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, July 28th, so make sure you check the blog on the 28th to see if you're a winner!  The list of participants for today's blog are below:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

                                   Lisa Addesa<----YOU ARE HERE

Amy Rysavy

Sidnie Des Jardins

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Yana Smakula

Heather Hoffman

Lea Lawson

Two things before I go!  First, don't forget the offer in the banner above...use the code ARTMAGIC for a free Arts Supply die with a purchase of $40 or more !  The offer is good til the end of the day on July 25th 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


108 comments:

  1. I would normally just be seeing the umbrella cards post from yesterday because I get your posts the day after you post them, so let me just say how much I loved yesterday's polka dot umbrella cards and today's cards are so much fun too. The hearts card is my favorite.

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  2. I love your beautiful cards. I love rainbow cards because they always cheer me up especially now that I am laid up with a broken leg 😂! Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!

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  3. Such pretty cards! I love variations of each tone of color!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous simple, yet elegant cards!

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  5. I love these dies and the rainbow colors!

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  6. These cards are wonderful and so pretty. I love the simplicity and the sentiment. Gorgeous.

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  7. So pretty. I like the colors and shapes of both.

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  8. Hi, Lisa - I just left a comment after your Rainy Days dies card... really like that. I ordered the hearts and the Sexy Hexies! Can you believe it? We must be in sync cosmically or something!! There are many cool items from this release. I am trying to cut back / behave, but it's tough!!
    Thanks for your share of these cool creations!
    Lori S in PA

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  9. I love these! How colorful and creative.

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  10. Your cards are lovely. My favorite is the "Love you." Thank you for sharing these ideas!

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  11. So many cute products in this release! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Love love love the heart card! TFS

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  13. The hearts card is my favorite but both are awesome!

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  14. Awesome cards. I love these dies. thank you so much

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  15. Cute cards! I'm not usually a lover of geometric patterns, but I love the cute hearts!

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  16. Lisa, love BOTH your cards, truly "magic." Thank you.

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  17. Both of your cards are so cute! This release is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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  18. I just LOVE the geometric builders by SSS! They are so much fun and your vision using them is wonderful!

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  19. Loving the heart AND the paint chips as I still have a bunch from choosing colours for my room! Win!

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  20. Two cute cards. I wasn't sure about the hexagon die when I saw it but you showcased it so well it is now a favourite.

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  21. Love the cards. Inspiring!

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  22. These cards are visually stimulating!

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  23. Gorgeous cards!! Those dies are such a great way to use up scraps!❤️

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  24. Both of your cards are so cool! I love the colors you used for the hexagons and hearts! :)

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  25. Wonderful use of 2 of my fav shapes: hexagon which I call honeycomb since it resembles the beehive pattern & my nickname and heart all things heart shaped including my heart-shaped engagement ring.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. I love geometric designs and your cards really hit the mark! I love these new dies and I love your wonderful cards.

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  27. Really great cards and made those dies look not so intimidating.

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  28. Gorgeous cards! Love the geometric designs.

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  29. Always love a pretty rainbow of colors.
    Your cards are darling!!

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  30. Great cards with the Geometric hearts and Hexagons! I think it's the geometry teacher in me that really likes dies like these.

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  31. Love how you used the geometric dies! Lovely cards!

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  32. Fun use of the geometrics! Very creative.

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  33. I actually got giddy when I saw your cards. I love hexagons. Your cards are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I need to go shopping now.

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  34. The hexagon wafer dies are fantabulous!!!!!! I swooned outloud when I saw this beautiful colored die paperpiecing. I just mentioned to (the great) CZ how much I love combining pieces of colored paper together and then whoa, the very next hopper shows these incredible dies and cards. I need to breathe. GORGEOUS and such fun!

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  35. Beautiful cards!! I love these new dies!

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  36. Great cards! I almost thought it was a Laura Bassen card!

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  37. I am a geometric freak!!! I love patterns! These are GREAT!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  38. I love both of your cards! The hexagons and geometric hearts look like so much fun to play around with! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. These cards are sooo cute !! Love them

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  40. I LOVE your Fabulous cards!!! I love the colors you used for both!!!

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  41. So different! Love them!

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  42. I know piecing isn't exactly an easy card, but your cards make it look easy! They both turned out beautiful. Thanks so much for participating in the Blog Hop!

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  43. Wonderful cards, love the look of these dies, Cathy x

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  44. I really like what you did with those dies! I look at the dies and have no clue where to begin - you certainly showed me!

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  45. I was already in love with the Sexy Hexes set but now I love the geometric hearts too!
    Thanks for the inspirationQ

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  46. What gorgeous cards!!!

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  47. Great use of Paint Chips! Thanks. Suzanne H

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  48. Pretty simple cards.love the colours

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  49. Love those hexagons! Beautiful cards.

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  50. Love the gradient colors! Your ideas are so fun!

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  51. Love what you created with the hexies and hearts! Awesome cards!

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  52. Love your cards, the hexi's and heart look pretty with solid colors and would look cool with patterned paper and embossed variations. Now my head is spinning with ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I really like your ideas and the clean looks of the cards!

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  54. Very pretty cards. I love the soft colors.

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  55. Love your inspiration! Just bought the geometric hearts and cannot wait to CASE your card😀

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  56. Super cute cards - love the layered rainbow colors in both!

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  57. You have an outstanding style, the cards are so clean yet they are so well thought out, just love them.

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  58. Simple and clean - I love your style.

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  59. There are endless possibilities with these dies! Thanks for the creative ideas!

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  60. Love these cards and colors!

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  61. Love the shading of the colors.
    So colorful and fun. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Love these! So adorable!

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  63. That Geometric Heart card is really cute. Great work!

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  64. OMG! I love these! I keep debating with myself whether to order those awesome dies because of all the diecutting of little pieces but the results are awesome!

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  65. These cards are fantastic!

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  66. Lisa, I love that you used one of each design for each card! Great idea! I have the circles and squares, your cards are great!

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  67. these cards are just gorgeous - very arty

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  68. i love your cards, what a great design for both die sets!! Inspiring!!

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  69. Who doesn't love a great rainbow? Your cards are nice with the dies. Those make it fun once in a while to use just dies. [Bunny]

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  70. Love the heart card

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  71. Beautiful paint chip cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  72. What gorgeous clean-and-simple card designs. They really show off the new dies well.

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  73. I love both of these sets. The hearts on a slimline is so perfect. Great ways to use up some of your scraps for sure. TFS

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  74. These are both really pretty and great use of those dies. Love them!

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  75. Fabulous cards. Love the colorful hexagon card - it's like a large flower garden quilt block.

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  76. Love those sexie hexies

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  77. Your use of monochromatic colors is so attractive. I heart the hearts.

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  78. I love these cards. They are so creative and colorful! Thank you for sharing your art!

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  79. Great cards and thanks for the inspiration. I suppose a trip to the hardware store for paint chips is in my upcoming plans!

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  80. Thank you for sharing your techniques and inspirations with us.I enjoyed the card you made using the hexagons.

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  81. Fun and gorgeous cards.

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  82. Rainbows for the win! Two great cards and I would never have thought to put the hearts on their side to form a border - genius! I've just discovered my latest crafty crush so thanks for adding colour to my world and for the chance to win.

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  83. Love the layouts of these cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. Wow! Love these! Die cut cards are my favorite

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  85. Love the die cut hearts

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  86. Gorgeous cards. Love the ombré color scheme.

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  87. Love these colorful works of art. Thank you for sharing.

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  88. I love the clean, simple design of this card.

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  89. I love CAS cards and yours are fantastic! I definitely want these dies!

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  90. Love the colorful hexagons and hearts.

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  91. Absolutely love the colorful and clean card designs!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

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  92. These two die sets are my favorite from the new release. Both of your cards showcase their beauty wonderfully. I especially love your tumbling hearts... such fun!!

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  93. Lovely happy and colourful designs, well done!

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  94. Beautiful rainbow cards!

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  95. I love both of your cards! The colors you chose for the rainbow effect are perfect. Rainbows make me happy, too!

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  96. These cards are gorgeous!!! Love all the colors you put together. Lots of work but worth the finished card!!!
    What GREEN cardstocks did you use? Love those hues!
    Laura

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  97. I love what you have done with the hex. dies.

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  98. Love the rainbow colors.

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  99. I am sooooo in love with those cards!

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