Friday, 11 July 2014

Simon Says Stamp "This Is The Life" Blog Hop and Giveaway

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp "This Is The Life" Release Blog Hop!
If you'd like to join us for our exciting hop, then it starts over at the Simon Says Stamp blog but if you're already hopping along, then you will have arrived here, from Jo Nevill's lovely blog.

I'm so excited about all the fabulous new designs in this release and in my opinion, they are all a definite "must have" for your crafty stash and there is something for everyone! For the card that I'm sharing with you today, I was lucky enough to be able to work with the gorgeous Chevron Cloud Dies and the Petite Butterflies Dies and I combined these dies, together with a couple of other products from today's new release. I hope you love what I've created...
To create my background, I applied some Distress Stains to a craft sheet, which I then spritzed with water before "swooshing" my cardstock through it to pick up all the ink. Once the background was dry, I mounted it onto some cardstock and attached it to my kraft card blank.
The Chevron Clouds are die cut from Centura Pearl cardstock which I then attached to my cloudy sky background using various depths of foam pads.
Now, for those gorgeous butterflies ~ I used the medium sized and smallest dies to die cut multiple layers from vellum and vintage paper. I then inked the vellum with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink before layering the vellum and the vintage paper, alternately to give these dimensional butterflies.
I attached my kaleidoscope of butterflies onto the front of my card and added small pearls to the centres of each of their bodies.
The final touch was to use the frame die, which I cut from some of the leftover inked card and I stamped the quote onto the scalloped oval and added it to my card with some wrinkle ribbon, that I hand dyed using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain.
To complete the card, I added some paper string and a couple of decorative pins to the bow.

***GIVEAWAY TIME***
To celebrate the new release, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack at every stop on the hop and all you have to do to win one of these fabulous prizes is to leave a comment on each of the blog posts, including mine, as you hop along. The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday July 17th, 2014. A complete list of winners will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday 18th July, 2014!

Your next stop on the "This Is The Life" hop is the talented Kelly Booth
See you all soon and thanks for hopping by today!
Emma xo


PRODUCTS USED TO MAKE MY BLOG HOP CARD
Simon Says Stamp Dies ~ Chevron Clouds, Petite Butterflies and Frames
Simon Says Stamp Stamp ~ Life's Journey
Distress Ink ~ Squeezed Lemonade
Decorative Pins from my own stash


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Makaon said...

I LOVE cards with butterflies :)

Annette Allen said...

oh my word your card is gorgeous.. love all those butterflies and how you added the dimension..

Tanja said...

love all the layers - such a pretty card

Iva said...

The butterflies are amazing... Your card is so pretty!

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful, dimensional, and somehow even with these modern shapes there is a lovely soft and vintage quality. Love it! tfs and big hugs, Kristina

Stephanie Poteet said...

An amazing card! Truly a work of art!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Really beautiful!!

Mateja Povše said...

I love the sunshine that this butterflies radiate. At least that's what they look like to me :)

Jingle said...

What a fun design! Very pretty card!

Rene Sharp said...

WOW!!!! Your card is just stunning!!!

Amanda Speller said...

Stunning card love those butterflies and the chevron clouds :)

Hugs Mandy xx

Justin said...

Gorgeous card! :-)

Carol Doggett said...

I LOVE the cloud dies! It is a must have!

SingYi said...

awesome new release... luv it so much and the cards are very pretty

Tami B. said...

It's weird (in a good sorta way,) but your card makes me feel like I'm being enveloped in a joyful flutter of butterflies on a bright sunny day. Very pretty!

Melinda Couden said...

WOW!!! Jaw dropping gorgeous butterfly card!

Sue said...

Such a wonderful new collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

DoubleH said...

This cards is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Diane Loughrey said...

Awesome!!!! Must have taken some time to make this card. Looks like you really put your heart into it.

cropmom66 said...

I love the detail on the clouds! Nice job!

loulou said...

Fantastic card. Such a pretty colour combination. Boy oh boy do I love those chevron clouds.

Barb said...

Oh, my - what a beautiful combination, Emma! Love the chevron clouds and those colors look so pretty together!

camcas said...

So pretty

Diana Curtis said...

Very pretty! I do want those chevron clouds.

Katherine K :) said...

Very pretty and feminine card! xx

Elizabeth Campau said...

How pretty. Love the chevron cloud die!

theCook said...

Love those dimensional butterflies!

Heather Maria said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, Emma! I love the way you combined these wonderful new products! Your layered butterflies look fab and I love the background you created!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this! Those chevron clouds are awesome!

Sandie said...

lots & lots of new goodies to inspire us all .... thank you so much :)

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful layers, at it's best, thx :D

Kelly Booth said...

Such a Gorgeous card WOW.....Love what you have created!!!

Amy McCue said...

Your card is so happy! I love the yellow butterflies. The chevron clouds look really cool, too.

TheDuosclickinmom said...

Oh, the itty bitty butterflies- Oh me!! They are adorable. I love how you layered vellum & paper to give them so much visual depth. I am sure in person, the texture draws one to keep touching them!
I have been struggling this week with stamping on vellum, so this post is well timed.

chera said...

Oh butterflies, you could seriously never have enough!! Love your card its so pretty!

Monica Maier said...

Lovely card, love the embossed clouds and butterflies!

Cindy Groh said...

Stunning dimensional card. Those butterflies look like they are about to fly off the paper. Those clouds and chevron embossing are very fun. Way to go SSS!

Stacy said...

I love those little butterflies and clouds. What a pretty card.

Holly Waller said...

Awesome release and beautiful card.

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love the little butterflies and the clouds! TFS

Melissa T. said...

So cute! The dimension is great but I am thinking it would look great on a flat version as well (so it could be used for Operation Write Home.) Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Tracy E said...

Pretty card....love all the layers

Candy B said...

I found this fascinating! Thank you for sharing...I think I need some clouds!

Susan Lang said...

The chevron cloud die is amazing. Your card is beautiful.

Tammy said...

The chevron cloud die is gorgeous. Love your card!

Terrie said...

This is absolutely beautiful, the butterflies are amazing!

Chitra Nair said...

wowww!! Such a pretty card....

truddabellz said...

Wow! Beautiful and absolutely stunning card!

windinstarsranch said...

Lovely card! A real nice way to think of everyday. Thanks

Christina Hicks said...

Wowwww! The butterflies are going to fly right off the card. I LOVE this one.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow it really looks as if the butterflies will fly away.

Misty Lavigne said...

I love this one! So pretty and creative!

Angelic Bird Designs said...

I love this release! They just keep getting better!

Ashley said...

So sweet and gorgeous! Lovely!

forpahl5 said...

Wow is all I can say!

Thordis said...

I love those chevron clouds. They are amazing! And I truly love your card, it is stunning :)

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Awesome card! Love those butterflies!!!!

Susan said...

Love the release - thanks for all the inspiration

Deborah said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for sharing! :)

Bastel-Troll said...

I really love these embossed clouds! What a cool tool!

ucaree said...

What a beautiful card! I love all of the intricate layers and die cuts, just gorgeous!

Tammy Applegate said...

Love the cards. Such a nice release.

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Gorgeous card. I love butterflies

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wow, gorgeous card. Love the colors.

amfuller said...

I hoped someone would use the butterflies. Lovely cards.

Carol Perry said...

What a beautiful card. Love those chevron clouds. Thanks for showcasing all the new products.

Lori Kobular said...

I love the butterflies and the chevron clouds!! Both are a must have!!

Gina D'Urso said...

Your cloud and butterflies are so pretty, love your card, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty!

Natalie said...

You had me with your first butterfly :D So cute!

Colette Balzer said...

I love your butterflies,so pretty!
Tfs

Charlene Walberg said...

I love the butterflys!

CJPillow said...

I do love what you have created. My heart is all a-flutter. It does this when I find something unique and wonderful. Thank you.

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love all the clouds and butterflies.
isoscia at aol dot com

Kris Luvstocraft said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterflies

KimCreate said...

Love your cloud and butterfly card!

Kari V. said...

Such a pretty scene! I love that chevron cloud!!

Sallee P. said...

Ooh! Your card is fabulous! Those chevron cloud dies are so cool!

Sabrina said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning and extremely gorgeous!!!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful summer card and I love the texture on the clouds!

TangledBlueRose said...

Stunning card! Those butterflies, WOW! Thanks so much for sharing!

Beastybunny said...

Fun card! Love all the clouds and butterflies!

Robyn G said...

Very pretty! Gotta love those clouds!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

OH MY...love love love your card...the butterflies and those clouds...wow!

snazzyjj said...

What a truly lovely card.

Eva said...

Very unique card! I can't wait to make just one like it!!!

Lee said...

Those butterflies are just wow!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this is one beautiful card!! Love those chevron clouds.

Cornelia W said...

Soooo pretty love those butterflies!

Debbie Br said...

Just love all the clouds and butterflies

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card and I love the new dies with embossing!

kari said...

I love the chevron embossed clouds. Such a pretty card.

Jill said...

Great video! Thanks so much for all the tips!!

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning card with the butterflies looking like they're popping right off the card!! LOVE IT! :)

arl91 said...

Amazing!

Shelley C said...

Oh my, the butterflies are gorgeous. So much texture and dimension. Beautiful yet playful card!

clavell said...

I love the embossable dies...lovely card!

Leanne said...

Love the butterflies, and the die for the clouds, now that is awesome. Great job, thanks for sharing and I love the new release. Way to go!

Tricia Schaden said...

beautiful!! the layered butterflies are gorgeous

Martine Dubé said...

Very pretty card, love the butterflies!!!

JanLee said...

Your card looks so elegant! The butterflies and clouds are perfect! Great job!

Skraperella said...

Your card is gorgeous Emma! I love the new products! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Linda T said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card. I'm just in love with the clouds and I adore you're butterflies. I also am loving the frames dies. Lovely work!

Fran said...

What a stunning card. Just love it.

Marie said...

Lovely, lovely card!! Very creative!! Love how you made the butterflies!

Heather Sudduth said...

All I can saw is wow. This card is awesome!

cghundley said...

Beautiful card!
Great use of the
velum and pearls.
Carla from Utah

Асель Бапанова said...

SO cute!

Sweet Kobylkin said...

Dear Emma, thanks a lot for sharing your ideas on the new release. What a gorgeous and vivid card you made with layered butterflies!

Lisa Bryan said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Debbie Selby said...

Clouds and vellum.........two of my favourites! Lovely!

sueymem said...

I like the embossing of the clouds.

Sue Martin said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!!

Aida said...

Wow so much detailed Love the butterflies, perfection at its best!

clmelton said...

I like your background. I need heavier cardstock so I can do that.

TK said...

I just love the embossed clouds. Definitely going to get these dies. And your card with the butterflies is just gorgeous. Anyone getting this card would hold on to it forever! Thanks for sharing.

Marharyta Zhytkevich said...

Your card is so pretty! Clouds and butterflies.. Lovely!

Deb said...

Great card, Emma! The butterflies are beautiful!

Fran Heupel said...

Wow that card is so adorable love the way the butterfly and the clouds pop out on the card.

Petti said...

Such a great design love your cards!

mrlcidra54 said...

Wow. Lovely card. But then again, I am partial to butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristie Maynard said...

What a beautiful card. I love the dimension. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Bev Hill said...

Gorgeous card, love the butterflies and the cloud die is a must have.

dianem said...

Wow! pretty card.

Rhea Skomorowski said...

Fabulous details!

Robyn said...

I love the dimension on this card. Beautifully done!

conil said...

So beautifully done...someone's going to be a very lucky recipient.

Jennifer Greer said...

Those clouds are just the cutest!

JanetH123 said...

Amazing amount of detail.

Karla said...

Beautiful a work of art!!!

karenelr said...

Delightful card! Thanks for sharing some of the new products!

nicoleqmullen said...

Really stunning card, amazing detail on it!!

Barb said...

So cute. The card makes me smile! Love the clouds in the new release!

MarcyK924 said...

Breathtaking card! I love all your elements, especially the new cloud set! Thanks for sharing this little gem!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card...thanks!

Penny Ward said...

Gorgeous card made with super cute clouds...now on my wish list. Thanks for the enabling!!!

Sorgie Mossman said...

So cute. Thanks

Sue D said...

Fabulous--love all the butterflies and the embossed clouds.

Ann Kulseth said...

I love those little clouds - so much inspiration on this blog hop. SO MUCH FUN!

D Walton said...

Fun use of the clouds and butterflies together.
Thanks for the great idea.

Holly said...

I love what you did with the butterflies, your sky is amazing the clouds are so cute!

Cheryl H said...

WOW! I love the butterflies... great idea to ink the vellum to give it some color. Will definitely be trying this soon :D

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

This card is beautiful! I love all the dimension!

Jen said...

Wow, I love all of the dimension on your card- definitely a special occasion required to give this beauty! :)

joy said...

What a pretty card!

Amante del Papel said...

wow your card is amazing, is my favorite for this blog hop!

Terri said...

This butterfly card is sooo pretty. I do like the embossing effect that comes on the cloud die.

grandmato20 said...

Those embossed clouds are phenomenal!

Mary said...

All of that 3D goodness is amazing. Your card is great for a special person or occasion! Lovely!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Emma,
Your sweet butterfly card is gorgeous...so full of fabulous details and also so lovely. I'm sure anyone who receives this beauty is going to be a very happy person!!
I'm so in LOVE with so much in this new release that it's hard to decide which to order first and not bust my budget...like I do every release!! I'm such a fan of SSS and especially LOVE their wonderful exclusives!! WOOHOO! Thank you for enabling me to shop!!

Angel said...

such wonderful dimensions... the chevron clouds are so cool, and your butterfiles look they just litted upon your card!

Alexia Misso said...

Wow..love those butterflies, so amazing! What a great card!

Kris in Alaska said...

You can never have too many butterflies! Oh I can't believe how fabulous this release is! You rocked it too!

Laura Craigie said...

Such a dreamy and beautiful card!! :)

Kathy E said...

Love the cloud and butterfly card, think I need the cloud die

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Fabulous inspiration of the new SSS release!

Dima said...

Very pretty card! Thanks!

Threesia said...

WOW! I love all the dimension. Stunning!

PS: Here from Jo Nevill's blog.

Lucinde said...

Your card looks amazing, love the butterflies :)

Marcee Rodgers said...

WOW! What a stunning card♥

Tracey Jean said...

These chevron clouds might be my favourite of this release. Love what you did with the butterflies...

Teodora said...

OMG I need to make some butterflies like that !

Pam W Merwin said...

I LOVE what you created too - I am a butterfly fan :-) This will definitely be on my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the butterflies and clouds, so beautiful!!!

Lucille K said...

Beautiful card, love the butterflies and those clouds are among my favs from the new release :)

holly zylstra said...

I LOVE BUTTERFLIES AND CLOUDS VERY NICE CAED LOVE THE YELLOW USED

Colleen C. said...

Beautiful card!! Love all the dimension!

Jen Carter said...

Those clouds are so adorable!! Love!

Theresa Pace said...

such a cutesy card! could have done with a tiny butterfly this week to hide a tiny smudge..... xx

Elin Larsson said...

What more can I say, butterflies and clouds, these are both my favorites!!!

adele holcomb said...

Clouds and butterflies -- what a pretty mix!

Sharon Underwood said...

I like the chevron clouds!

Cindi said...

Pretty!

DoofyJEss2 said...

What a lovely card. The background is beautiful and the clouds are awesome!

Zituska said...

Soo pretty! I just love butterflies and clouds, not to mention that yellow is my favorite color. :)

Izolda said...

Such a fun card! So lovely!

Tammy J said...

Your card is really pretty. It looks like the butterflies are ready to just fly away. Love the colors too. TFS

Ruth G said...

I love the colors you chose and the layering of vellum on the vintage paper for the butterflies! TFS!

Debby said...

Cute card, love the butterflies.

Jeannie said...

Your sky background is lovely! I can't take my eyes off it!

Joan Smith said...

Your card is simply gorgeous. Your butterflies are so delicate and precious and your clouds are pretty you sure outdid yourself with your scene. You really did one outstanding creative job!!

Jessie said...

What a beautiful serene card!

Immi said...

So nice! I like the background, and the butterflies are awesome!

Deneen said...

Such wonderful details you put into your card. I am loving this new release so much.

stamping sue said...

lovely card! all the clouds and beautiful butterflies.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Amy Acord said...

Butterflies look so pretty and realistic with all that dimension. Gorgeous!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card...Love all the texture and dimension! Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

Cathy Green said...

Very very pretty!

Arantxa Fariña said...

Beautifull Card!!!

Annette Vesth said...

Receiving a card like that in the mailbox would make a day shine.

Irene Grau said...

So many butterflies! Beautiful card.

Beach Girl 115 said...

The butterflies are stunning, and the textured clouds are so unique.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love the textured dies.

Adam Karle said...

Love the cloud die

Laura Norris said...

WOW wonderful butterflies!!

Linda said...

Love your card with the butterflies and the clouds. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Theresa N said...

I love butterflies!!!!!!!!!

Carol Happy Expressions said...

lovely card

Sarah Gray said...

Gorgeous! Love your chevron clouds and sunny yellow butterflies - great inspiration, Emma!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful layered butterflies, the vellum and vintage paper look beautiful together.

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