Hey, Bestie… today is Day One of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for the latest releases, Hey Bestie and Love You More! There’s so many fun new products in both releases. Check out all the cool ideas and inspiration on today’s Blog Hop. Then head back to the Simon Says Stamp blog on Saturday, 1/11/2020 for Blog Hop Day 2! You can also find more ideas on Instagram by searching the hashtags, #sssheybestie and #sssloveyoumore. Simon Says Stamp is sharing even more love…
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My coordinating cards today are sweet, soft and simple to make. They use the following new products from the Hey Bestie release:
– Be Kind stamp set (There’s a coordinating die set. Buy the stamp and die bundle here.)
Both greeting cards are 5″ X 7″ – A7 size. I love having lots of room to design on the front and I prefer sending cards of this size. Both cards could be easily made in a smaller A2 size if that’s your preference. I also thought it would be fun to use colored pencils today. Both cards are not fussy. Countless hours of coloring are not needed on either one! These are very easy for anyone to make.
Card One – Thanks Lovely Friend
My first card is a clean and simple thank you. I stamped the leafy design from the beautiful, new Be Kind stamp set on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored the leaves lightly with colors of aqua, pink, yellow and gray using Primsacolor Premier Colored Pencils. I purposely did not fill the leaves in completely. I wanted to keep it light, imperfect and whimsical, allowing white to show through under the color. The leaves were fussy cut out. (There are coordinating dies for this set of you are not a fussy cutter crafter!)
For the card front background, I splattered black watercolor paint (my favorite watercolor set I own) on the card front and stamped the phrase, “Thanks Lovely Friend” in the lower right corner. After adhering the leaves to the front, I trimmed the entire front to 4.75″ X 6.75″ size and attached it to a 5″ X 7″ warm gray card base allowing the warm gray color to border the design. Sequins in pastel colors were added to complete the card using Gina K Designs Connect Glue.
Card Two – Miss You
For my second card, I die cut the Miss You Wafer Die from a piece of watercolor paper with soft colors of pink, yellow aqua and green painted on it. It actually was a scrap piece I had on hand from another project. Keep those scraps, ladies and gents! The words were backed using the background piece from the set die cut from black cardstock. I added another layer of 4MM black craft foam the make the words dimensional.
Using another leafy design image from the Be Kind stamp set, I stamped the leaves in black on an aqua cardstock. I colored the leaves in using colors from the “miss you” die cut. Again, I just added color. I did not worry about if everything was filled in. The look of the card is meant to be more whimsical like card one. The aqua piece was adhered to the bottom half of a 5″ X 7″ white card base. The top was covered with a piece of white cardstock to match the layer thickness. The “miss you” focal point design was attached to the front. Sequins finished the card for a little sparkle!
There’s so many fun products to like in both releases. During winter, I love to craft so the timing of these releases couldn’t be better with Valentines around the corner, too. If you love these, please use my links here to shop the entire release and store.
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Have you seen these? Check out my blog for more ideas using products from these releases!
Be Kind Card Using Colored Pencils here
I love your color palette. Just the thing for the heart of winter!
I love the colors you used! Just beautiful!
Love the branches and how delicate they are.
Love the new release and what you did with the new stamps and dies! I really like the soft colors!
You have a way with color!
I love your cards for not Looking like traditionsl valentines cards.
OMG your cards are so pretty – thanks for the ideas
I really love the effect you achieved with your color choices and white space…beautiful cards!
I’m loving the soft colors. So nice and calm.
Beautiful cards! Love the designs and colors 🙂
Such pretty cards, really love your color choices!
These cards look like they were a lot of fun to create!
Very pretty cards, and such pretty colors.
These are perfect cards with which to end this blog hop today. They are so beautiful and created to perfection! 🙂
So soft and pretty!
Beautiful cards. Love your imagination and color palate.
Your cards are so lovely. The colors are amazing!! Love the designs!!
I love the colors and how you didn’t completely fill in the leaves but they look perfect that way! Something I need to try!
Love the way you colored this!
Wow!!! Beautiful cards!!! Love how you colored the leaves!!
Love the rainbow of colors and the use of the black
on the bottom two cards. All are wonderful.
I’m more into bold and bright.
thanks for sharing
Wasn’t too crazy over this set at first but now that I see your designs and beautiful color combo, I’m hooked.
Love the pastel colors you used on the first 2 cards
Thanks, Jackie! Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by! Bobbi
I absolutely love black and white and like how you incorporated it with your cards. The use of black and white with the watercolors is simply stunning! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Love the way you’ve colored everything. And the many colors of the sentiment
is really pretty on the ‘miss you’ card.
Becca – Thank you and thanks for stopping by today. Bobbi
Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Gayle – You are welcome. Happy hopping! Bobbi
The subtle colors are marvelous, but I do love the deep colors you used on the January 9th cards.
Arlene – Yes, a little something for everyone. Thanks for stopping by today! Bobbi
Love these cards! I have pinned them for inspiration. Thanks!
Karen – I’m so glad to hear that. Have fun hopping along the Blog Hop! Bobbi
Beautiful cards, love them, very inspiring!
Thanks, Vicky! Bobbi
Remarkable release and so very versatile…creative inspiration galore!!
Joanne – Thanks for stopping. Have a great day! Bobbi
I love the soft colors. So sweet!
Trina – It’s a nice change for me. I’m usually a bright color girl. 🙂 Happy hopping! Bobbi
Diane – Thank you! Bobbi
I love your beautiful cards. This release is wonderful — something for everyone.
Cyndi – Yes, I agree. There’s a little bit of everything in these last two releases. Have a great day! Bobbi
Love your designs! Thanks for sharing!
Jennifer – You are welcome. Happy hopping! Bobbi
The colored pencil over aqua cardstock turned out nicely. Both cards are beautiful.
Hi Jenny. Thank you. It was a trial and error kind of day, but I do like the effect. Happy hopping! Bobbi
I love, love, LOVE your color pallet choices! So pretty! I am going to scrap lift your ideas if that’s okay. You do amazing work.
Sue – Thank you! Lift all you want. 🙂 Ideas are meant to be shared! Bobbi
Hi Bobbi – I’ve just “found” you. LOVE all of your designs – those first two coloured pencil designs with the leaves are just so pretty but I fell in love with the dark one with the aqua and blue metallic -looking leaves on the top and it looks like gold embossing of the leaf outlines on the bottom. My favourite colours. However, as I said, all of your cards are beautiful. I will be following you from now on. Thanks so much for sharing so many of your beautiful cards.
Bev – I’m so glad you found me! Thank you for all the sweet comments! Have a great day! Bobbi
I love all of your pretty color blends and fun designs! Beautiful!
Michele K. Henderson
Thank you, Michele! Bobbi
Gorgeous cards–love this latest release by SSS!
Agree. The release has lots of goodies in it!
Your card designs are great! I like the “split” on the second card!
Thank you, Barbara! I’m glad you like them!
Great designs and colouring. Love them all and enjoying this release
That’s awesome, Johanna! Happy hopping! Bobbi
I love all of the cards you created using the Be Kind stamp set!! Absolutely a must-have set for me!!
Daria – I’m glad you like them. Yes, this is a great stamp set. I ordered the die set to go with the stamps because I know I will use this one a lot. Have a great day. Bobbi
The cards simply warm my heart on such a cold winter day! The miss you card is touching, with the gentle leaves and colors. Before I read the post, I thought you specifically painted the watercolor paper for this project! Great tip to save those scraps!! Very nicely done!
your cards and colour combos are perfection
Love your cards, so fresh looking ?
Stunning cards!!! I love your colors and your designs!!! I’m loving this release!!!
Your ability to balance such contrasting elements is awh inspiring.
So beautiful! Love the colors and designs.
Your cards are stunning–love what you have done with the leafy stamp and die set.
Beautiful cards Bobbi. I love that you made A7 cards, those are my preference to make as well.
Oh, Bobbi! These are all absolutely gorgeous!
Love your gorgeous cards!
Thanks so much for sharing…
What a nice variety in the release. How fun it must be to create with them. Your cards are lovely and the colors are great.
gorgeous colouring!! loving all the inspiration!
OMG – I love this stamp set and the colors you chose are just stunning. Thank you for your amazing ideas!
I love the sketchy coloring you did. It adds such a whimsical look, especially on the aqua card stock!! Great job!
I’ve never used pastels much but your beautiful work has inspired me to try something new. thanks for sharing ♥️
Lovely cards and color palette–I especially love the first two cards using the Be Kind stamp set!
Love your different designs using the Be Kind set. Each is unique & shows how versitile this set will be.
I love the look you achieved with the colored pencils. I also like how you only partially colored the leaves. Thanks for the inspiration!
beautiful!! wonderful colors!!
Beautiful cards with these new designs! Lovely colors!
The perfect end to blog hopping. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful creations! Thanks for the chance to win.
What beautiful colors.
Beautiful cards and I love your designs!
Beautiful cards! Love the colours!
These are so pretty – your colour scheme is gorgeous
Your rainbow blending is so pretty. This is a great set of cards. Perhaps they saved the best for last on the hop!
I really like the cards you created! Especially the Be Kind ones!
Love your unusual color combinations. So fresh and modern
Very beautiful cards!!
Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used!
Love these beautiful cards!
Beautiful and clean cards…love the emphasis on the image.
Such beautiful colours and designs, wow! Love them, and your previous inspiration, too!
Gorgeous cards Bobb!
I love the soft colours you used it is a relief after all the Christmas and winter cards.
Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous inspiration and have a great weekend.
So sorry Bobbi, wrong glasses and that’s why I didn’t see that I have forgotten the i in your name, I apologize.
Very nice cards! Why fo I never think to bisect my cards like you did? Fantastic!!
Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and how you did very simple pencil coloring!
Thanks for the great inspiration. I love the new release. Loads of great products, especially the new envelope dies. It will be fun to make matching, funky envelopes so quickly!
Adore your chosen colors and all yours cards are stunning. There are so many gorgeous products in this new release. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Beautiful cards. Can’t wait to get started using this new release.
Both cards are very pretty. Also like the Lovely Friend card that appears last.
Very different looks for the new release. Love your use of color and watercolors.
Love your cards, they are so pretty! Wonderful inspiration!
Beautiful cards – I love that Be Kind set and your examples. I love that bit of metallic with the colour in the last card!
I like the way you color with color pencils ! Both cards are wonderful !
Love these cards, Bobbi! So refreshing and so pretty!
Your cards are so pretty. Your colors in the soft tones are so soothing.
Love your cards. The color choices are great.
Gorgeous! I love the variegation in the leaves. These are so pretty!!
Love the way you used the soft rainbow colors in the petal leaves. Your cards are so pretty and soft… then your extra cards are so vibrant! You definitely know how to use color to make an impact on your cards. thank you for sharing your talent. I love these cards.
Beautiful cards!! I love the colors you used!
I really like both cards but the second one is particularly striking. Thanks for sharing.
The last card with the gold embossing on black and colored pencils is MAGNIFICENT!
Wow, what beautiful cards in such lovely designs!
Love the coloring and the delicate leaves
Your idea of sharing color and designs shows well in your creations. Your Love for your craft shines through in your cards. Awesome and beautiful
Love your cards. This new stamp set is a favourite of mine from this release.
I really enjoy all the color in your cards!
Very pretty colors and I like the addition of sequins.
Oh so pretty, cheerful color palette
Wonderful cards, Bobbi. Thank you for sharing your work.
I like the aqua miss you card and the look created by the coloring on both cards.
Love the colors you used! Beautiful cards!
Lovely cards! Love your coloring & just the soft colors that you used, so pretty.
Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the clean and simple feel to them.
Oooooo love the soft color story on both cards.
Such pretty cards.
Very pretty cards
Beautiful color palette, thanks for sharing
such gorgeous cards
These are so pretty!! Love the soft colors!
The Be Kind set is so versatile, love your cards!
Wonderful cards! Love your designs. I so need to get this set.
Awesome cards Bobbi. Thank you so much for sharing.
Beautiful lovely inspiring card! Favorite colors of mine!
Nice cards! Especially the miss you card
Awesome creations! I especially love the Miss You card!!!
Gorgeous cards, love how you used the scrap to cut the sentiment.
Beautiful coloring. Both cards are lovely!
Thanks for creating and sharing.
These are really pretty. I love the soft pastel colors.
Absolutely beautiful! I love your colour choices!!
Thanks so much, Tracey! (My niece spells her first name the same way with the “e” before the “y.” You don’t see that very often.) Have a great day! Bobbi
Your pastel colors are so refreshing! Love all your samples!
Thank you so much, Alice! Bobbi
WOW! I love your look of irresdescence to your flowers – so creative! These are refreshing and lovely and beautifully crafted – TFS!
Thanks so much, Kelly! Have a great (crafting) day! Bobbi
I love all your designs. Especially the first two are gorgeous! I love this release!