Summer Garden Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to a blog hop to celebrate the newest Simon Says Stamp & Mama Elephant collaboration – a stamp and die set called Summer Garden!


The Summer Garden stamp set is full of beautiful floral and leaf images that can be stamped and colored with pencils and markers, or even paper-pieced. The sentiments in the set go with the flowers perfectly and add beauty and elegance to any card.

I created a card that uses almost all of the images from the set to create a floral bouquet. See below the card for a little more information on how I created it. ;)



To create the flowers on the card, I first created a multi-colored, watercolor background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and watercolor paper. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the images on top with black ink from Simon Says Stamp and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I arranged them onto the front of the card and once I was happy with their placement, I adhered them all down with glossy accents.

I used a Viva Decor Graphite Paper Pen to add some detail to the center of the flowers and also added some silver Wink of Luna to the bottom area of the yellow sprigs. I completed the card with one of the sentiments from the set and added a strip of black cardstock along the top and bottom of the focal area.

We have some great designers who also created a project using this great new stamp set. You can hop along to each of the designers blogs, to see what they’ve created. The next stop on the hop is Laura Bassen!

If you get lost anywhere along the way or encounter any broken links, you can head back here for a list of all of the hop participants:

Laura Bassen
Emily Leiphart
JJ Bolton
Nichol Magouirk
Elena Roussakis
Kryssi Ng (Mama Elephant Blog)


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 GC to one lucky winner on the hop!


Just leave a comment on any of the blog posts (including this one!)  to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaway will stay open until Friday April 25th at 6:00pm EST.

Good luck & happy hopping!


  1. Love the card, not so much a great fan of the website, found the old site easier to navigate, and faster to load, though i do like being able to sort the items by additional criteria.

  2. Truly lovely card – love this stamp set! Thanks so much to everyone – all the cards are beautiful!

  3. Beautiful example of the products & techniques! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. I’m new to card making and totally obsessed with your site! Winning this G.C. would be so cool!

  5. I like the black and white card base. Really let’s the floral design shine. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. The card looks wonderful Stephanie. The flowers are really feminine…..especially with the watercolouring x

  7. This stamp set with dies is so pretty, and I love the way you have coloured the flowers, die cut and arranged them so beautifully. Who wouldn’t love to win these. x

  8. I don’t have any ME yet, this set might have to be my first as it is gorgeous and your card is beautiful too!

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