Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs Blog Hop - Day 2

May 30, 2020

Happy Saturday, crafty friends! It feels weird typing that, as my city is scary and broken and in such turmoil right now. I don't really have words right now - I know there is more to be said, but this is not the post for that. Just keep Minneapolis in your prayers.

Today I am part of the day 2 blog hop for the SSS Crafty Hugs release, which is full of amazing products! It seems most of the products I used for today are now on reserve, so keep in mind that it will be about 10 or so days before it ships! They've got a free gift with purchase, and this time around it is some rainbow deco foil. Just be sure to use the code on the graphic below.
https://shrsl.com/2b3pl

I will put all of the blog hop details at the end of my post, but how about we get to my card first? I needed some rainbows in my life this week, so I did some ink blending with the new Radiating Hearts stencil and some of my favorite shades of Distress Oxide inks (they are all linked at the end of my post). I didn't mask the edges very well of the first panel I blended, and I had some random ink lines that I was SO bummed about. So, more carefully, I ink blended another one. But if you know anything about me, you know I hate wasting work - so I lightly colored over the rogue ink blending with a white gel pen. Then I covered the entire panel in glitter, and I LOVE it! I do this quite often actually, but this time it was to save a mistake.

 I used the new Extra Large Thank You die, designed by the fantastic Cathy Z. from CZ Design. I ADORE this new die, and I foresee myself using it quite often!

This card features an older die set called Thank You Script, that I realized I had never used! It got a little lost in my crafting stash, but I am so happy that I happened upon it for my second card. I think the beautiful script is a lovely feminine touch to go along with all the glitter.

Those are my two rainbow ink blended cards using some of the newest products from the SSS Crafty Hugs release. I hope you like them!

That is everything I have for you today! If you have any questions about my card, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply.

How about we get to all the fun blog hop info now?


PRIZES:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Winners can email SSS to claim their prize.

BLOG HOP LINK LIST:  
Be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way for your best chance to win one of the prizes!

Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!
Finally, if you'd like to see even MORE inspiration from this release, check out the Crafty Hugs gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations too!

Before you move along to the next stop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media before you move on with your day. I would love to be crafty friends online!

Alright friends! Happy hopping!

SUPPLY LIST 
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below, including affiliate linking when possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. I only support legitimate retail sites, that are true partners to stamp, die and scrapbooking wholesalers. Today I will only be linking to Simon Says Stamp.

126 comments

  1. So many amazing new products! I love Simon Says and the designers on the blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you.

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  2. I love the hearts, and all that shimmer is just glorious!

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  3. Waiting anxiously to buy that script die. Lovely work.

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  4. Oh-I absolutely love the new release at Simon says stamp.Just wish they would also offer a die that cuts the hexagon shape into small triangles.

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  5. Waiting for my order. Can’t wait to start playing

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  6. I wish my mistakes would end up so pretty! These are both fantastic, & I love the glitter.

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  7. It sodoesn even look like there were mistakes. I totally love the glittery card.

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  8. I love the rainbow ink blending and stenciling and the splatters!

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  9. Such beautiful cards! Love the sparkle!

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  10. Very nice cards, Lea! Love the blending!!

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  11. Your colorful rainbow of heart is beautiful

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  12. the glitter really makes the hearts
    pop. Great cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Looks easy to do but have such a big punch. Lovely.

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  14. I love how you made these cards there so cute !

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  15. Oh wow! Love those beautiful ink blended hearts!

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  16. Love the glitter!!!! A happy mistake and genius save! :)

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  17. They are both amazing!!! I don't know which I love best....

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  18. Lea, these two cards make me smile!! I love this stencil and you have given me such great inspiration, I can wait to get mine and start crafting!! Thank you for sharing these with us!!

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  19. Pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. These are truly beautiful, Lea, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  21. Both cards are so beautiful and I love the rainbow connection for these days! Love the glitter!

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  22. Happy Little Accidents right?! LOVE both of these!!

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  23. Beautiful cards! I love the blending!

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  24. Sweet, beautiful cards. I love the Radiating Hearts stencil.

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  25. Love the use of the radiating hearts stencil. Love the rainbow colors. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  26. I love your cards... Especially the glitter one! I don't see any mistakes, they're both beautiful!

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  27. Love those blended hearts. I think this will be a must-have!

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  28. I love your heart cards with the rainbow colors! They are so special and cheerful. I love the glitter on the card!

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  29. Thanks for sharing you tips and beautiful cards! I love hearts so universal and versitile

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  30. Gorgeous cards Leah, love both of the sentiments you've used, one more elegant. They both look terrific!

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  31. How pretty the cards look �� so inspiring.

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  32. It doesn't get any better than cheerful and sparkly! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Great ideas for this terrific new stamp

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  34. Your cards are beautiful! Love the glittery one! MN here, too, and my heart breaks for the current situations. It's refreshing to visit all the crafty artists who are spreading kindness! Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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  35. Gorgeous! Love the rainbow hearts and all the sparkles and dots. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  36. Ooooo love these cards, sparkle makes everything better!

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  37. Glitter makes everything better!

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  38. Love this stencil, your cards are beautiful. thank you

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  39. Hearts and rainbows, so very sweet and cheerful! Love these.

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  40. Really pretty cards from a wonderful release!

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  41. Gorgeous Thank You card, said with Love (the hearts). And I thank you. God bless and be safe.

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  42. Thank you for sharing! I too love glitter(there can never be too much). I want the radiating heart stencil after seeing how beautifully you have used it.

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  43. happy hearts instead of lovey hearts = nice change

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  44. I didn't plan on buying that stencil, but now I want it!!! Awesome cards!!!

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  45. Thank you for sharing! Love your projects!

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  46. I love anything glittery! Great cards!

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  47. This has been such a inspirational card hop. I love seeing all the great ideas that everyone comes up with.

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  48. love the card, the heart stencil is on my wish list
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  49. Cheery rainbow hearts! Great cards. Did you use the spray adhesive to make the glitter stick?

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  50. Your rainbow heart cards are perfect happiness. I would have never known you made a misteak...glitter hides all❣
    Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!

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  51. Great, terrific, amazing, almost out of adjectives. TFS.

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  52. Oh yes my dear prayers for Minneapolis and for you and yours to be safe. In the turmoil you created very pretty heartfelt cards. (((Hugs)))

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  53. Wonderful cards. I really like the radiating heart stencil backgrounds1

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  54. That stencil is perfection! Great cards šŸ¤©

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  55. So much GREAT inspiration. Fun cards, thanks for sharing!

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  56. Good examples and nice way to save the panel.

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  57. Lovely cards, wonderful use of the stencil.

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  58. Both your cards are gorgeous, but I am really liking the glittery one!

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  59. Pretty cards! I love the sentiment dies and your color combos!

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  60. These cards are so colorful and happy! You are so talented!

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  61. Love how you showed this off the glitter way and the non-glitter way. I love them both, although I would probably only create the non-glitter way in my house because...glitter. Lol.

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  62. I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. What great cards! Love the sparkle!

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  64. So fun, gorgeous ink blending!

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  65. Beautiful cards! Thank you showing how you saved your card. I usually turn it over and start again.

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  66. Great cards! Love that the hearts stencil, with a curvy pattern and different sized hearts, makes it easier to make designs that aren't just squared to the paper.

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  67. Such sweet cards. I will pray for your city, my city, and all of America!

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  68. Always appreciate tips on how to save work; thanks for letting us know about your secret! But your "fix" certainly worked because the card would be loved by any recipient!!

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  69. Super colorful and awesome cards! Love all the glitter :)

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  70. Rainbows and hearts- love Love!!

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  71. I love that heart stencil. The cards you made using this are beautiful!

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  72. Wonderful rainbow creations. My favourite!

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  73. I love how you used the hearts stencil, Even though I am not a fun of glitter, your second card is my favorite. TFS!

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  74. Stunning cards, Lea! I love the beautiful crisp designs and clever colour use! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

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  75. Gorgeous card(s)...so creatively inspiring!! I'm gonna go broke with this release!!

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  76. Such great cards. Love the ink blending!

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  77. The rainbow hearts are so beautiful! I love the splatter effect. And both the sentiments are amazing!

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  78. Gorgeous cards Lea, I love stencils and always glad when there are some in new releases.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

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  79. Such an attractive card. The recipient would be most appreciative!

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  80. Lea, I love both of these cards using the Radient Hearts stencil and the Thank You dies.
    Great release from SSS.

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  81. Love how you fixed your mistake!It turned out beautiful and is my favorite!

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  82. I love the glitter one! It is my favourite, this mistake turned it into a beautiful! I really like how the glitter covers it all, and yes the scripted font is perfect for the front! We are keeping all of America in our prayers right now. Stay safe.

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  83. Lea, I love both of your cards! I'm a sucker for rainbows anyways, but your mistake...is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. Sending prayers to Minneapolis.

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  84. Love your beautiful cards! Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop!

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  85. Love the glitter and shimmer of your cards, Lea! Always so fun to see your creations. And the use of that stencil, I'm going to be placing a second order for product from this release - makes me feel like I'd be missing out if I didn't get it!

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  86. Beautiful cards. I really love the blingy one. I love the colors, too. [Bunny]

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  87. I love what you did with the hearts. I'm praying for Minneapolis. I have family there.

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  88. Well I'm glad you made the mistake on the first one. Because the one covered with glitter was my favorite! Good job!

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  89. Pretty cards, thanks for sharing!

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  90. Pretty cards! Fabulous release!

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  91. Love the glitter on your cards. The large Thank You die is a must have. Thanks!

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  92. Oh I love the glitter on that second card!

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  93. Love your solution for the imperfect blending. The glitter is an awesome idea.

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  94. Your cards are beautiful! I love how your used this stencil and the glitter looks awesome! :)

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  95. Beautiful cards!! I love the colors and designs!

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  96. Love how you have used the stencil and the big thanks die, i think i need that one!

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  97. The new SSS release offers so many great stamp and dies and will make a lot of great cards.

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  98. Such beautiful cards! Love the hearts...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  99. Love the cards with or without the mistakes...We are human....Beautiful cards and very colorful....

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  100. Rainbow hearts and sugared rainbow heart...what's not to love???

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  101. Lea these cards are just so beautiful - I love the rainbow palette and that card covered in glitter.... ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! I am over the moon for it!

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  102. Super bright and beautiful cards...

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  103. Wow, I love the card with the sparkle ! Just fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us and giving us the opportunity to win a fabulous prize!

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  104. Love the rainbow of hearts!

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