Celebrate You Blog Hop WINNERS!

Celebrate You Blog Hop

Hello friends! Have you seen our Simon exclusive Celebrate You release? Our Simon Says Stamp exclusive Celebrate You product lineup is filled with lots of ways to share handmade kindness! Included you’ll find fun and clever new ways to celebrate birthdays, some gorgeous summertime flowers, ways to encourage everyone (including those in military), and a dose of critter cuteness! You’ll also find some cool new designs from CZ Design, and there’s a fresh new set of watercolor cards from Suzy Plantamura. We are so excited for you to play with all of these awesome new products!

To celebrate this phenomenal release, we hosted a two-day blog hop! The hops featured many talented designers and each one created wonderful projects to inspire you. If you missed the hops, you can find the direct links here: DAY ONE and DAY TWO.

A BIG thank you to all of YOU who joined us for the hops! We enjoy hearing from each of you, and your words of encouragement and appreciation to each of the designers mean so much to us here at Simon and to them. It’s our tradition to give away gift certificates to random commenters on each blog stop, and today we are revealing all of the winners! So without further ado, I present to you our winners!

DAY ONE HOP WINNERS:

from Simon Says Stamp’s blog: Giselaine Ellison! 

from Jennifer McGuires’s blog: Patpw! 

from Kristina Werner’s blog: Denise M Freeman! 

from Cathy Zielske’s blog: Billie Sue Woolley!

from Nina-Marie Trapani’s blog: Lisa Byers! 

from Nichol Spohr’s blog: Monica Linerode! 

from Jessica Frost-Ballas’s blog: Meghan Kennihan!  

from Suzy Plantamura’s blog: Susan Babcock! 

from Amy Rysavy’s blog: Teri S.! 

from Lisa Addesa’s blog: ArlaMo!  

from Kathy Racoosin’s blog: Jean Chaney! 

from Heather Hoffman’s blog: Migdalia! 

from Lea Lawson’s blog: Starspry! 

from Emma Williams’s blog: Scrappergirl56! 

DAY TWO HOP WINNERS:

from Simon Says Stamp’s blog: Rosalie Johnson! 

from Laura Bassen’s blog: Darlene DeSario! 

from Debby Hughes’s blog: Annalisa! 

from Yana Smakula’s blog: Kathy Dippner! 

from Amanda Korotkova’s blog: pamboe! 

from Yoonsun Hur’s blog: Maxine D! 

from Vicky Papaioannou’s blog: Beckie Walden! 

from Heather Ruwe’s blog: Savannah Kacey! 

from Bibi Cameron’s blog: Hege-Annie Simonsen! 

from Karin Åkesdotter’s blog: Sydney Neal! 

from Barb Engler’s blog: Anne Lee! 

from Cheiron Brandon’s blog: Vicki Kroll! 

from Kristina Pokazanieva’s blog: N56Leiker! 

If you see your name listed above, CONGRATULATIONS! Please email Reed@SimonSaysStamp.com and let him know that you are one of our Celebrate You Blog Hop winners! You’ll receive a $25 Gift Card. 🎉🎉🎉

Thanks again for hopping along with us! We hope you enjoy our Celebrate You release and that it gives you creative enjoyment for months to come!

Winning ROCKS, and so do you!

Outside the Box by Gina K Designs

Outside the Box Gina K Designs

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in a warm welcome back to the fabulous Gina Krupsky of Gina K Designs as a special guest on our blog! She’s sharing this super fun technique she calls “Stamping Outside the Box” using this fun Wild Blossoms stamp set along with these gorgeous script dies in the words hello, heart, and smile!

Outside the Box Gina K Designs

Be sure to check out the video below for more information on how to recreate your own versions of stamping outside of the box and enjoy!

Outside the Box Gina K Designs

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Outside the Box Gina K Designs

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and thanks to Gina for being our guest!

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Yippee for Yana: Flip Up Birthday Card

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday and welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana with the always inventive and fun Yana Smakula! Read on and be sure to watch the video for all the information on how to make this card and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!

Yippee for Yana: Flip Up Birthday Card

In this episode, I’m showing how to make a flip up interactive masculine Birthday Card featuring simple stamping and partially cutting techniques!

I used a new stencil from Simon Says Stamp, Confetti, it’s a fabulous one to create some cool confetti-like backgrounds for Birthday and party cards. You probably think this stencil doesn’t look like much at a first glance, but often it’s the simplest things that pack the most punch and so it this stencil.

I did some simple ink blending using ink blending tools and several colors of inks from Simon – Duckling, Mint, Maliblue, Audrey Blue.

Yippee for Yana: Flip Up Birthday Card

To avoid having the exact same pattern on my paper when blending 4 different colors of ink, I’m flipped my stencil to the other side and rotated it 90 degrees. If you want you can turn your stencil and flip it up to 8 times to have different ink blending for each layer. Imagine using all sorts of different colors for your confetti background and maybe also using texture or glitter pastes and even embossing powders.

Next, I stamped a big sentiment from the Big Birthday Greetings stamp set in the center of my ink blended background. I love block style sentiments, they are perfect to take center stage on a card! I first stamped it in Audrey Blue ink, next offset slightly and stamped in black.

Yippee for Yana: Flip Up Birthday Card

I trimmed my panel to 4 x 5 ¼” and used a rectangle die to die-cut a partial panel in my background. Watch my video tutorial for a detailed how-to.

Finally, I used foam adhesive tape to adhere my panel to an A2 light blue card base. I only added adhesive to the sides of the panel, not to the flap itself and I need to be able to open it up. Next, I stamped the image of a cake and additional sentiment on the card base directly behind the flip up pane. I used a white pen to color the cake.

Have fun stamping!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Yippee for Yana: Flip Up Birthday Card

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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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