Hey Simon friends, we are having a blog hop today to celebrate the latest release, Born to Sparkle by Simon Says Stamp. The release is now live and available to shop anytime. Today, I’m sharing lots of inspiration with these new products by Simon Says Stamp:

Spring Bouquets stamp set and coordinating die set

Open Grid Background stamp set

Floral Centerpiece Embossing Folder 

Virtual Grad Stamp and coordinating die set bundle

FREEBIE OFFER: Use code CRUSH42 when placing an order for a free Island Crush ink cube set with a purchase of $25 or more. This offer is valid while supplies last or through 5/2 at 11:59 pm EDT. Link here to shop now!

More Ways to Win: Also, don’t forget to leave a comment below. One random commenter from each blog on the hop will win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! Simon will announce the winners on Wednesday, May 5 on its blog. If you see your name on the list, email Simon Says Stamp to claim your prize!

Floral Cards for Spring

For my first 5″ X 7″ card, I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using Wow! Bright White Opaque Embossing Powder the Open Grid Background stamp set on aqua blue paper. I added gold metallic drops (I used Pearl Pen, but Nuvo Drops would work, too)  at each grid intersection on the left side. On the right side, I dry embossed the Floral Centerpiece Embossing Folder  on white cardstock and applied Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distressed Oxide inks over the design to get this multi-colored floral panel. I added more gold drops for the flower centers to match the left side.

I die cut the “just because” die twice, out of gold metallic paper and attached it on the left. I also added a strip of gold metallic cardstock vertically, between the two panels to complete the look.

For this slimline card measuring 8-1/2′ wide by 3-1/2″ tall, I stamped the floral design and phrase from the Spring Bouquets stamp set. I colored the flowers in yellow and the leaves in greens using the following Copic colors:

  • Yellows: Y28, Y26, Y19, Y15, Y11
  • Greens: YG 97, YG63,YG61, YG03, BG10
  • Shadowing: W3, W1

I applied Scattered Straw Distressed Oxide Ink around the outer edges of the front panel. I also splattered white acrylic paint on the front and added some black dots here and there, around the flowers. Lastly, I added a gold metallic strip of cardstock on both ends and added some sparkly and bamboo-like sequins to the front. The front panel was attached to a slimline card base to complete this card.

Both cards are perfect to have on hand to share a note with someone at anytime. They are bright, full of life and look happy in yellow!

Cards for the Graduate

Here’s some grad cards featuring the Virtual Grad Stamp and coordinating die set bundle. I’ll be sharing these cards later this week, but wanted you to see some ideas for the graduate during this pandemic year! The set includes the perfect words and images to create a coordinating message inside each card. I love that!








More Ideas

Here’s a few more ideas I shared earlier this week, using these sets. Check out my Instagram page for details!

Time to Hop!

Time to move to the next stop which is the talented, Dilay Nacar. Here’s the full list of stops for the Day 2 blog hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Hoffman

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Emma Williams

Bibi Cameron

Yoonsun Hur

Bobbi Lemanski – YOU ARE HERE!

Dilay Nacar YOUR NEXT STOP! 

Mindy Eggen

Kath Stewart

Norine Borys

Tina Smith


If you decide to place an order, please use my links in this post so that Simon Says Stamp knows what inspired you. I appreciate it very much. It helps me to continue to bring more ideas to you!

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Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design