Simon Says Stamp! Falling For You Blog Hop


Hello all!

Super stoked to be joining some of my most favorite’st crafty folks in celebrating the “Falling for You” release from Simon Says Stamp! with a fun mega blog hop today. You should have arrived here from the blog of  my girl, Amy Rysavy.  (You’ll find the next stop at the end of my post.)

So I’ve got a couple cards to share with you today.

First up is this snazzy number!

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I stenciled that circle pattern with the new Circle Dots stencil. Sorta kinda… a whole lotta… dig it.

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I used three different ink colors with the stencil. The process looked a little like this.

Stencil inking close up

By the way,  I gussied up the card with a couple products released previously by Simon Says Stamp! –  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set.

And this is card #2.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

I created the background for this guy with the Diagonal Stripes cling stamp. Stripes? Yes, please. I’m a fan.

My first inkling was to make a super bold and graphic card but I wanted this card to have a little bit of cuteness to it so I added the cat and balloon, which were stamped with the new Baby Party Animals stamp set.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

And once again,  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set came out to play. 😉

Next stop on the hop is the blog of my pal and buddy, Mary Dawn Quirindongo! Just click here to get to her blog! Take it away, Mary Dawn!

By the way, if you get lost during the hop, be sure to hit the Simon Says Stamp! blog for a complete list of hoppers. And as you hop today, be sure to  comment. Someone will be selected from each stop on the hop at random by the good folks at SSS! to receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize. The random selection by Simon happens on April 28.

Thanks for stopping by today!

641 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp! Falling For You Blog Hop

  1. Like the artsy look of the circle dot stencil card & the boldness of color of the next card.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  2. love the new stencils and can’t wait to get my hands on them…all the ideas! Love your cards, love how you insert the sayings!

  3. Two beautiful cards…. love the pop of color, bit of sparkle and that fantastic diagonal stripe!

  4. oh my gosh these cards really made me happy. I love the color in the circles card and love that the kitty peeks through on the black and white stripes card. It really does make you keep smiling.

  5. Ooooooh! I love those colors with the circle stencil….and then I scroll down and get a color blocked cat?!? Cuteness overload! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  6. what great examples using the bg stamps and stencils! and super cute, too! 🙂

    have a most wonderful weekend!

  7. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. Love both of your cards. I’ll have to say Bokeh is my favorite. This SSS release is awesome.

  8. Hi Teri. I loved both of your cards. And I think those circles are going to be my favorite product of this release.

  9. I love so many things about that first card. Lots of great ideas I cannot wait to try out.

  10. Pretty cards – especially like the bold colors you used on your second card – very inspiraional:)

  11. LOVELOVELOVE both of these cards! They are so different! I have added the dots stencil to my wish list! I was on the fence about it but after seeing this post I know I NEED it!! LOL TFS!

  12. Love how you used the stencil to do the color gradient circles! Thanks for sharing such a cheerful card!

  13. I’m really enjoying all the creativity with these new background stamps!! Just adore what you did with the circle dots stencil, beautiful work! 🙂

  14. Nice designs. Great colors..cheery. Love the use of the striped background and the circle dots background. Nice job. Love this release. TFS

  15. Love the diagonal stripes and the kitty. I might have to reconsider getting the circle stencil after seeing your card.

  16. Love the boldness of the second card. The stencil is very effective and lurks with so many possibilities.

  17. Fun and colourful cards Teri. I really like those stencils. I only have one as yet so I am just getting into them but I am ready to stock up! LOL That is a nice one to start with.

  18. These background stamps are fantastic: they pack a lot of punch! Great cards! Love the new release from SSS.

  19. Very cute cards! I love the circle dots stencil, and I love how you used the diagonal background stamp. Thanks for sharing!

  20. That stencil looks like a lot of fun – love the way you colored it. Both cards are really fun. Thanks!

  21. Teri…your cards are amazing. The bold lines, yet the cute cat & balloon. Love them both. Thanks for the clear instructions and the chance to win a great prize.

  22. Absolutely love both of your cards! I especially love the second card.. so bold and colorful and the kitty is just too cute!

  23. I really like Card #1, but that second card with the diagonal stripes and your take on the little animal is super cute. Love it!

  24. Terrific way to use the circle stencil on the first card. Snazzy indeed! Love the dramatic vibe of the 2nd card too. Thanks.

  25. I really liked that circle stencil when I first saw it, but have not used stencils yet. Am so happy you posted this pretty way to use it.

  26. LOVE your cards – the stenciled one is my favorite because I want that stencil SO much!!! SO impressed – thanks for showing how great Simon Says Stamp products are to create with!!!

  27. Love your cards Teri. You always do such an awesome job with designing your cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

  28. Really loved that sharp black and while contrast! So pretty along with the cute Baby Party Animal peeking out.

  29. The design of both of your cards are just stunning. Love the new release and the endless possibilities. Thank your for sharing your talent with me.

  30. those baby party animals are just so darn cute! the black diagonal stamped background is stunning. i love both your cards!

  31. Great cards! I especially like the first and how something that’s easily used just for backgrounds becomes a key element of it.

  32. I love it! I couldn’t wait so I did purchase the circle stamps and am hopping to all the blogs to gather ideas until they get here. Thank you!

  33. I love the circle dots stencil. It’s one of my favorites in this new release. The colors you used were great!

  34. I always wonder what to do with stencils and stamps like these. Thank you for showing us some great ways to use them.

  35. I love the ombré circles, and the stripes too. Great use of the new release. Two great cards, thanks for sharing.

  36. Always love to see what your creative mind is up to. These are cute and fun and great designs from the SSS release.

  37. Snazzy cards is right! The circle stencil and diagonal stripe background stamp are definitely on my list to order! Thank you for sharing!

  38. I simply must pick up that diagnal background stamp. I just loved how you used it on your card! TFS

  39. Both of these are beautiful! Love your colourful stencilling! Your party kitty is adorable! I love him stamped on yellow uncoloured – gorgeous colour combo as well!

  40. I’m with you on the Circle Dots — love it!! And I love how you used the diagonal stripes with one of the baby animals. Great juxtaposition of the strong graphic image with the cute little animal.

  41. Love your snazzy first card, and wow on the stripes on your second! The diagonal lines are so nice and crisp!

  42. I am so excited about the release, and even more so after seeing examples of how everything can be used. I love the diagonal stamp. And the scripty font of the sentiment is fun. It’s so great to see earlier releases being used along with the new products.

  43. I really like this cards! The keep smiling card has very lively colors and they you’re remarkable card is so different from anything I’ve seen before! I like how you used the baby party animal in a different way than everyone else I’ve seen so far; like it a lot!

  44. Fantastic cadt with circle dot stenci. Great release from SSS-Thanks for fabulous Blog hop!

  45. Love your cards! I’m a big fan of circles and stripes, so I’m really wanting those stencils and stamps! So simple and yet so crazy awesome!

  46. Love your bold color choices!! I think this is the best release ever!! I love all the yummy backgrounds, cute party animals and that Lila Heart set is totes ADORABLE!!

  47. I really really love the stencil…..and the bold stripes….and the tiny animal…..and everything really. You are talented!

  48. Love the your cards! The ombré effect on the circles one is nice and I really love the graphic design of the diagonal stripe one.

  49. Wow, such inspiration. I love blog hops because I enjoy seeing how different people use the same materials to create unique works of art.

  50. the more I see of those stripes, the more I think I will have to buy it. thank you for the lovely card idea.

  51. Would not have thought to do the stripes with the baby animals, but really love how your card turned out!!!! TFS!

  52. Love both cards, I need all the items in this new SSS release. You just created 2 beautiful cards that look like took a lot of time to make. Thanks.

  53. Love the stencil. Makes a fun card.
    the diagonal stripes is cute on the second card.
    thanks for sharing.

  54. Both cards are wonderful! The circles are such fun, and the little kitty with his balloon, peeking out, is so cute!

  55. Love what you’ve done with that Hand Lettered Words of Encouragement stamp! Looks like a great set to have on hand!

  56. I really love this release! And there are so many awesome ideas for ways to use them. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  58. Yep. The boldness of card #2 makes it my favorite. I just love that diagonal stripe in black and white. Very cool. Thanks.

  59. Your cards are nice. I like that bold stripe background stamp. And I really like that circle stencil. I can see both being used in my craft room. TFS

  60. Hi, thanks for sharing your 2 wonderful cards! love the effect and colours your sponging has given the circle card.

  61. Aw such gorgeous cards!!! Love that dot stencil and your choice of colors. The background stripes work so well with the rest of the kitty card.

  62. I’m in love with both these cards but I love the graphic b&w stripes with the color and cuteness of the cat! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  63. I always love a good stencil and this release does not disappoint! The ombre blending is stunning !

  64. Awesome cards! Love that Circle Dots stencil & the diagonal stripe background stamp is already on my wish list.

  65. I love what you did with the circle stencil and the ombre effect of the colors with the bright pops of the stars.

  66. Both your cards are lovely and unique! I love the diagonal stripes stamp too, I believe is a gorgeous background stamp! Thank you for the inspiration!

  67. Those cards are amazing! The color blending on the first card is perfect and the stripe add a little somtheing to the second card. Awesome!!

  68. FUN & FABULOUS cards Teri 🙂

  69. black and white with bright colors always make a pleasing card. I love how you used that circle dot stencil.

  70. Both beautiful cards, thank you for sharing !
    The first is my favourite, the circle dots stencil is great !

  71. Great cards. I wasn’t too sure I like the circle stencil, but after seeing your card as well as a few others on the blog hop I think I may have to invest. thanks for sharing

  72. Your bold card with the cat is a real eye catcher. And I like the design for the first. Thank you for sharing with us.

  73. Who would mope around after receiving one of your bright and cheery cards full of caring sentiment?! And not to mention embellishments and a baby party animal too! Not me!! 😀
    Thanks for sharing your work. 🙂

    Rosanna McCoy

  74. Wonderful color choices for the circle dot stencil. Love that card. Also love the boldness of the black on the other card. Awesome works as always.

  75. Great cards Terri, my favorite is the bold and beautiful with a touch of cuteness–you had me at the cat!

  76. Such great cards, the one with the stripes is absolutely beautiful! The stamp set with all the critters seems to be my fav so far and I love how you stamped the kitty in there:)

  77. Two lovely but so different cards using these items from the new release. I love the Circle
    dots stencil on the first and the bold stripes with the Party Animals on the second. x

  78. Love both your cards. The kitty one really stands out with your great color choices and the angle.

  79. Love the vibrant colors on your cards, and the way you show that the Party Animals can be used in a variety of ways, and not just for birthdays. Thanks for sharing!

  80. Hi Teri, You had me at black and white! What a gorgeous card. I dont know what it is about black and white that attracts me (possibly my nature *giggle*) but it is my favourite! thanks for sharing 🙂

  81. The card design look very avant garde and are so unique. The colors used makes the design stand out more, love them.

  82. I whole lotta dig that Circle Dots Stencil, too and already have it on order. Your card using the baby party animal is really clever!

  83. Love your cards an I think that I need the circle stencil. There are so many ways to use it. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  84. I can never seem to use distress ink as cleanly as your design! I love the color choices you used! Thanks for the inspiration!

  85. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I’m quickly becoming a fan of both the circle stencil and the diagonal stripes stamp – my shopping list just keeps growing… 🙂

  86. Love both of those cards and I just ordered the diagonal stripes stamp and it looks like I will have to get the circle stencil as well.

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