Simon Says Stamp Send Happiess Release Blog Hop Day 1

by - June 27, 2020


Hello, crafty friends! I'm over the moon to be joining this incredibly talented group of designers to introduce the newest release from Simon Says Stamp; Sending Happiness! I had so much fun creating these projects using some of my favorites from the release and can't wait to share them with you today. Be sure to look out for the prize details a little bit later in the post and don't forget to complete the hop to see all the inspiration we have to offer today!


The first project I'm sharing features the totally gorgeous Thoughtful Flowers stamp set. I'm always head over heels for the florals from Simon Says Stamp and this is no exception. I can't be totally sure what each flower is in the set (mostly because I am whatever the opposite of a green thumb is) but they look like versions of wildflowers to me and wildflowers always remind me of a spring field, so I wanted to be sure to represent that feeling on my card.


No-line watercoloring is often my favorite way to color in florals. I used the Altenew 24 Artist Watercolor Palette with yellows, pinks, purples, and a deep sea green to liven up the image. I love that the stamp set also comes with several butterfly images to add to scenes. It adds life and a chance to add another splash of color as well. I decided to put it on a black card base to play on the black sentiment strips on the card. I love that it looks like a page out of a storybook and tells a story in itself.

prizes:

Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a $25 gift certificate to each stop on the hop! Be sure to leave a comment before hopping along for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on July 1st.


Next, I have a very different card for you. This super fun and colorful mermaid scale card is perfect for a summer hello for a friend. I love the pun-ny sentiment as well as the flippy mermaid tail, both from the Be A Mermaid stamp set.


The colorful scales are a trio of dies from the Scallop Borders die set. This set can easily be used as waves, simple shape accents, or as mermaid scales as I used them here. I decided to take a nod from one of my crafty heroes, Laura Bassen, and use a rainbow of colors to bring this card to life. If this card doesn't scream beach-y summer, I don't know what does.


Let's bring it back to the Thoughtful Flowers set for just a moment because, well, cause I just can't get enough. This time I embossed them in gold, colored them with bright, bold colors, and then created a dark background by using a dark Copic marker to outline and color in the entirety of white space left over after stamping the flowers.


I'm also bringing out the You Have My Heart die from the previous SSS release because I also can not get enough of that. I love the way these two work together and I love giving ideas of how to use products we may already own with new release products.


Finally, I have this sparkly number using the same Scallop Border dies from before, but this time with a more monotone effect. I simply adhered the die cuts to Lawn Fawn's (incredible) glitter card stock which created this intricate look.


 I also paired it with the new CZ designs set Happy Days, which so perfectly fits into the bold and clean design that I love so much from Cathy. There's tons of fun sayings and fonts in this set and a great one to have on hand for any occasion! 

Thank you so much for joining us today for day 1 of the Send Happiness release blog hop. Be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp blog today AND tomorrow for day 2! You can find all of the products I used today linked below and the full blog hop list as well. 
I'll see you again soon!

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114 comments

  1. I absolutely love the mermaid tail card and the scallops over glitter. So amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  2. I love that scallops die cut---so many possibilities!

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  3. Such a great release from Simon Says.

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  4. Wow - such pretty cards. I love what you did with the scallop border and the happy card - so pretty!

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  5. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. OOOO the mermaid scales cards are AMAZING!! These are all so beautifuL!

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  7. Wonderful cards! Thank you for sharing them with us!!

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  8. Lovely colouring of these florals on your cards, the styles are so different.

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  9. I love the colors on both of your scallop cards!

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  10. Pretty cards. Love the dark background with the pretty flowers & gold embossing.

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  11. Wow, you shared so many ideas. Thank you.

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  12. Such great samples and a wonderful variety! I love them all.

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  13. Very beautiful - love the inspiration!

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  14. What great cards, each one is so different. The coloured background on the flower Card makes them really ‘pop’.

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  15. Love the poppies, you have my heart card. Just beautiful!

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  16. Love all these beautiful cards and with a great variety of looks to end this blog hop today!

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  17. Love the way you used the same materials in different ways. Very pretty cards.

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  18. Love the flowers, so pretty!! The mermaid tail is my favorite of the release, you did a wonderful job showcasing it!!

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  19. Wow! What amazing cards. I really like the two flower cards. They are so pretty with great colors.

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  20. Such beautiful cards! Great colors and designs...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. Gorgeous work, Ashlea! Love each one of these beautiful creations.

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  22. All of them are so pretty!
    I really love the scallops die card with the Mermaid tail and glitter.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. The butterfly card, and quote, are just wonderful. That is exactly right!!! WE NEED FREEDOM. sigh. Your card is just beautiful. You are so talented, I always enjoy your cards. And your personality comes through them...

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  24. I love how you used the flower stamp in different ways....both are absolutely beautiful!

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  25. Thoughtful Flowers is at the top of my wish list already! Your cards are so amazing & I love every one! The Scalloped die is pretty special also!

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  26. Great cards - I love your You Have My Heart card - those flowers are so pretty in the background, and your first card with those soft flowers took my breath away!

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  27. These are all so beautiful, Ashlea, love them!

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  28. Love the flowers, love the mermaid and love those chunky word dies. Great release!

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  29. Beautiful cards. Your watercoloring on the first one is absolutely amazing.

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  30. You have created many beautiful cards. I love all your ideas, but my favorite would have to be the scallop dies mounted over the glitter.

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  31. So very beautiful! Love all the gold embossing you used.

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  32. Your cards are all so beautiful and so different from one another! Great cards!

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  33. That card with the lavender/pale blue scalloping is very appealing.

    Merrill P

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  34. You just created wonderful cards... the last one is my favorite, silver/purple/blue all colors are matching so well! very very pretty!!!

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  35. Your scallops are beautiful!

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  36. Fabulous cards, that scalloped border die is awesome!

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  37. Beautiful cards! I love this new release!

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  38. Gorgeous cards!!! Love the designs! specially the Mermaid one, so pretty!

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  39. I can't pick a favorite card! These are all amazing.

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  40. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I will take one of each of these cards please! HAHA! They are all soooooo beautiful!

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  42. Beautiful cards! Love all of the designs.

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  43. Beautiful cards! This is such a great release!

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  44. Wonderful cards. I love how you've added the glittery card stock to the scalloped border.

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  45. Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  46. Beautiful work on your cards! I especially love the silver/pastel card using the scallop border die.

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  47. Gorgeous cards!!! I love the scalloped card with the silver glitter paper!!!!

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  48. So much style and pizazz in your creations, love them!

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  49. I love how you used the scale die and the color combos are great! Thank you for the inspiration. I can’t wait to see more from you!

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  50. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards and colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  51. I loved the mermaid stencil and the Happy cards the best. You have nice glittery cards that pop. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  52. Beautiful creations - love that quote!

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  53. Perfect ending to a stellar blog hop!

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  54. Such beautiful cards. I especially like the floral card, the first one, with the cute butterflies.

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  55. Beautiful cards! I especially love the first card with the Thoughtful Flowers set! Pretty colors and details!

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  56. All the cards are just amazing, especially love the quote on the first one. The mermaid scales look gorgeous.

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  57. I love all of the cards, but particularly the mermaid one.

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  58. Stunning cards, Ashlea! I love your first card with the lovely flowers and sentiment! This is a great new release! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  59. Just beautiful! All of these cards are stunning! And your colors just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  60. All of your cards are beautiful. Thank you.

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  61. Nice mix of cards to show the products.

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  62. Great cards. The colorful waves with the mermaid tail card really appeals to me.

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  63. the first card is so serene and
    beautiful. Great collection of
    cards. thanks for sharing
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  64. i love the first flower card it really makes my heart sing

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  65. All your cards are pretty. I love the butterfly and flower card.

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  66. Your cards are just lovely - thanks for sharing your talents with us

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  67. Beautiful selection of cards. Love the coloring!

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  68. You have some great ideas! Love the scallop dies and the Thoughtful FLowers are lovely.

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  69. So many beautiful cards! I love them all! Great release hop!

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  70. Love all of your cards, love the sentiment and flowers on the first one, the scallops and different ways you've used them are beautiful and your coloring of the flowers with the dark background are amazing!

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  71. All your cards are to die for but I love the last one the best! Very pretty silver in between those loops. So cute. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Each card is beautiful and thanks for taking the time to create it and post it.

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  73. Beautiful cards! I love the Thoughtful Flowers set and your scene is lovely.

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  74. Oh my goodness, your cards are spectacular!! Thank you for sharing. Loving this release.

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  75. All your cards are beautiful. I especially love the first one, your water coloring is wonderful. Great job!

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  76. Wonderful cards! Love this new release.

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  77. Beautiful cards! Love your waves and the mermaid's tail!

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  78. LOVE how you used the scallop edge dies.

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  79. OMG! Wonderful Cards!! The Thoughtful Flowers Stamp Set is awesome. Thank you Ashlea, Denise

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  80. I have been wanting those scalloped edge dies and now I have to get them. Thank you for the inspiration! 💗

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  81. All of these cards are just beautiful! I especially love the vellum mermaid tail!

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  82. Beautiful cards! I love your watercoloring and Copic coloring!

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  83. All of these cards are amazing! I love the saying sending you a little vitamin sea! How cute! That Scallop die and stencil makes such pretty cards! Oh, course the amazing talented Ashlea had nothing to do with it. lol

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  84. Stunning cards! This hop is filled with inspiration!

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  85. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Beautiful cards from a great release. The last two are my favorite!

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  87. All of your cards are so pretty! I love your no-line watercoloring on the first card. :) The blue, purple and sparkly scallops card is so fun!

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  88. These are very pretty. I love your watercoloring. The glitter looks great with the mermaid scales and your stenciled poppies are lovely.

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  89. Fantastic cards! I love the butterfly and flower background on the first card!

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  90. Awesome release, love the scalloped border die it is fantastic. The color and glitter ofyour cards are gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

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  91. the mermaid scale die is so versatile.

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

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  93. Lovely cards! Such amazing florals!

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  94. All the cards are just beautiful, fun, and colorful. But the wildflower no line coloring is so soft and lovely! I wish I could achieve this effect. Would love to see this card in person. Maybe my favorite of all that I think I might try.

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  95. Love the Vitamin Sea card. Your water-coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing all of your work.

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  96. Your cards are dazzling. My favorite is the mermaid card and those flower cards are gorgeous.

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  97. Gorgeous coloring!! Love all the cards! :)

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  98. Wonderful cards. I love how you added colour to the background of the mermaid and made the mermaid tail a muted blue.


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  99. Hi Ashlea :) Absolutely delightful cards!!! Sooooooo much stinkin' creativity in one place is almost overwhelming! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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