Let’s Connect Blog Hop!

Let's Connect Blog Hop

Hi, friends! Welcome to day one of two Let’s Connect release blog hops! Come back tomorrow for more wonderful inspiration!

Our Simon Says Stamp exclusive Let’s Connect product lineup is full of products that are sure to bring you delight! Included you’ll find tons of gorgeous and intricate dies, sweet gnomes, unicorns, and other critters, as well as lots of pretty backgrounds stamps. There are some cheery new products from CZ Design and a brand new birthday-themed set of Suzy’s watercolor cards! We are so excited for you to play with all of these awesome new products!

OK! Let’s get a sneak peek of what’s in store for our blog hop today with inspiration from Shari Carroll! Shari used products from our Let’s Connect release to make these fantastic projects:

Let’s Connect Blog Hop Shari Carroll Let’s Connect word dies and Love Tokens stamp set
Let’s Connect Blog Hop Shari Carroll Detail Petal Plate die and Gina K Designs Summer Roses stamp set and dies

We love our customers! And we love your enthusiasm for our exclusive releases and blog hops. To celebrate, Simon has set aside a free gift with purchase just for you! The free gift for the Let’s Connect release blog hop is a handy Gina K Designs dot runner! 🌈 Check out the details on the banner at the top of this post for information about claiming your gift.

Ready for even more Let’s Connect inspiration? Hop along with these talented designers! You’ll be inspired AND for every comment you leave on each blog, you’ll earn a chance to win a $25 Simon Says Stamp store shopping spree. YAY!

$25 Gift Voucher Simon Says Stamp

Please let these talented designers know how much you appreciate their designs. They work hard to inspire and excite us!

Thanks again for joining us today!

Let's Connect Instagram Hop

We hope you will join us on Instagram on Tuesday, August 11th, for an Instagram Hop featuring even more inspiration from our Let’s Connect release! We are excited to share awesome ideas from several creative minds using these fantastic products.

You’ll love browsing our Let’s Connect Gallery on our blog for loads of additional inspiration, and you can add your projects to these galleries as well!

You can check out the entire Let’s Connect collection below:

Let’s Connect: Our LATEST Collection is LIVE!

Hi friends! Happy Thursday! During these unusual times it can be challenging to find ways to connect to those that you love and miss most. Our newest exclusive collection titled Let’s Connect was designed in hopes of sending love, encouragement, and even a smile through card making!

Laura Bassen has made a fabulous walk-through of all of the new goodies so that you can see them up-close and personal! Don’t miss it!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Shop individual components of our NEW Let’s Connect Collection:

Created by Laura Bassen
Created by Laura Bassen

Thank you SO much for stopping by today, and stay tuned for 2 DAYS of inspiration starting tomorrow (Friday, August 7th at 8:01 AM ET) and continuing Saturday, August 8th at 8:01 AM ET!

Also, for even MORE inspiration, be sure to stop by our galleries!

Easy Watercolor Background for Outline Stamps with Kristina Werner

Hello, all! Kristina here. Today I have a quick and easy card for you using outline stamps! Often times we assume we’ll need to color in outline stamps, but there are other ways to use them, too! Sometimes creating a colorful background for the stamps is all they need!

I started out by painting a simple, organic rainbow background with sweeping brush strokes in a diagonal pattern. I used Canson XL Watercolor Paper and the Kuretake Zig Gansai Tambi travel watercolor set.

After the watercolor background was dry, I stamped the outline flowers and stems from the Stronger Together stamp set in clear embossing ink. I applied white embossing powder to the stamped images and heat set it until melted.

The last thing to do was to add a greeting. I stamped one of the greetings from the stamp set in black ink on white cardstock and trimmed out the blocked words. The words were adhered to the card using foam tape.

Super easy! Thanks for stopping by today! Simple watercolor backgrounds like this are great with all sorts of colors, too. Give it a try! :)

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