Saturday, May 30, 2020

Crafty Hugs Release Blog Hop Day 2!





 Here is some hop information!  Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!  The winners will be chosen and posted on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, June 3rd. Also, if you shop during the blog hops, you can enter the code HUGS4U to  receive FREE gift with purchase!


Now on to my creations!
    I have five cards to share today.  My first two cards used  CZ Design US Craft-Ay stamp set.  When a set has small images like this set, I like to combine them all on an acrylic block and create a background.


I started with a piece of black card stock.  I stamped the cluster of images randomly over the entire panel and white embossed to create a background.  I added some white splatters.  I layered this panel onto a top folding black card stock base using foam tape.  


I added a sentiment using Leafy Frames stamp set and yellow card stock.  I finished this card with a few clear sequins. 


For this card, I used Schoolhouse red card stock.  I stamped the the clustered images using  versamark ink.  I did not emboss this one.  I did stamp and color with Copic markers a few of the images and die cut with circle dies to create a fun layout. 


 I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set and white embossed onto black card stock.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.  


My next two cards use the So Beautiful cling stamp.  I love the versatility of this image.  I also love that it comes with a sentiment.  The other day I stamp a portion of the image onto the bottom right of a card.  Today, I used the bottom left of the card.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I added several splatters using brown acrylic paint mixed with water and some metallic gold paint mixed with water.  


I added this panel to a top folding stone card stock base.  I added the sentiment using Beautiful Butterflies stamps set.  For this card I also am using the Etched Dragonfly Wafer die.  I die cut the dragonfly out using vellum for the wings and black card stock for the body.  I sandwiched the vellum between two dragonfly body pieces for dimension and durability when mailing.  I added some wink of stella to the layered wings for some shimmer. 


What I love about the So Beautiful cling stamp set is that it looks great just white embossed onto kraft card stock.  I added some wink of stella to color the flowers. 


 I sponged the edges of the kraft with versamark ink to create some depth and dimension. I finished my card with a few clear sequins.


For my last card I have to share today, I decided not to add a sentiment. 
I started with some black watercolor paper and used shimmer metallic watercolor paints to create a simple background.  I added some splatters for effect using the same colors.


  I backed the black watercolor panel with some gold foil card stock using foam tape.  Then, I glued the panel to a top folding card base.  I created two of the Etched Dragonfly Wafer die dragonflies to add to my card.   I layered the wings and colored with Wink of Stella.  I finished this card with a few clear sequins.

I hope you have enjoyed the cards I created for today. Do you have a favorite?  I would like to know!

As always thanks so much for hopping by! 
For more inspiration, check out all of the other stops on the hop!





119 comments

  1. So many amazing new products! I love Simon Says and the designers on the blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you.

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  2. I am inspired now. Thanks for sharing how to use these products. I love the dragonfly.

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  3. Gorgeous cards, Betty! I love the dragonflies added to the wildflower background!

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  4. Really like the black card. Reminds me of the chalkboard cards that were trendy a few years ago. That stamp set would be cute to decorate my craft inventory binder.

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  5. Great job on the dragonflies.

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  6. Off the beaten path, so original, love them

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  7. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful cards with us.

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  8. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. These are all awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the splatters and LOVE the black card at the top!

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  10. Your cards are absolutely stunning!!

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  11. what beautiful cards!! the last one with the dragonflies is my favorite.

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  12. What beautiful and inspiring cards. I love the crafty images embossed in white on black. Love what you've done with the dragonfly too.

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  13. Sequins are so under-rated! Awesome that you use them!

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  14. Can't wait now to receive the field flowers stamp. Makes me wish that I had ordered the Dragonfly though.

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  15. Wonderful cards. Love the
    gardens of flowers. the
    crafting supplies on the
    black is my fave. thanks
    for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Such beautiful cards that I can’t choose a favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wow! These are all amazing! I can't even pick a favorite!

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  18. I like how you "colored" the lines of the So Beautiful card. Makes it feel much richer with color!

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  19. I can't take my eyes off of your wildflowers. The way you colored it all, including the background...WOW. I am always impressed with your cards, but this is special.

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  20. All of these are gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing them with us!!

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  21. These cards are gorgeous!! WOW!!

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  22. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Brilliant and unique designs, I love them all! The first one is my favourite - that black, white and yellow is really striking!

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  24. These are all so beautiful, but since you asked my favorite is the dragonfly card with the "can't wait to see how far you fly" sentiment.

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  25. These are all really pretty but that last one is my FAVE!!! I've got to get some black watercolor paper :)

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  26. I love these cards! They are all so beautiful!!

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  27. Amazing cards. This wonderful release definitely has something for everyone.

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  28. I’m so inspired by your dragonfly card! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  29. I love all your cards, but the first one is amazing. I hardly ever get those stamp set because I see huge amounts of coloring needed and freak out. I love that you didn't have to color a single one!

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  30. I love your cards. I really like the dragonfly card and the black and white card. The colored floral card is so lovely.

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  31. I really enjoyed all of your cards. I love the wings of the dragon flies.

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  32. Thanks for sharing you tips and beautiful cards! love the simplicity/elegance of the white on cardstock

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  33. So many fabulous cards. Crafty friends do rule!

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  34. Beautiful cards and backgrounds -- loving the splatter techniques.

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  35. Wow, Betty! So many gorgeous cards with these new products. Your work has always inspired me, you are so talented and creative.

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  36. Your cards are fantastic! I like how they're different than what I usually see. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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  37. Really Gorgeous cards!!! Love the black with metallic watercoloring!!!

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  38. I love the black background cards! Really striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love that you did different things with the new stamps and dies, great inspiration!

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  40. I love your use of black and craft cardstock instead of white! The So Beautiful background stamp is so versatile. It's going on my wishlist.

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  41. Great cards, love the variety and styles of the cards. thank you

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  42. Much wonderful creativity here using the new products. The dragon fly cards are terrific.

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  43. Your cards are lovely especially the way you used the So Beautiful stamp.

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  44. Your cards are all wonderful. I especially loved the inspiration for your use of all the stamps to make a background. The black and white appeals to me, as I have not invested in copies or crayons.....yet. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Your dragonflies are gorgeous! Thank you for inspiring me. God bless and be safe.

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  46. great how you made little stamps stand out

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  47. My favourite is the black card with the dragonflies; those wings are something else!

    Merrill P

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  48. So many gorgeous cards! Seriously!

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  49. Marisela Delgado said: so pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  50. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  51. wow - loving your selection of cards!!! The dragonfly card is my favorite - thanks for sharing

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  52. Wow these are amazing cards! Great ideas

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  53. Love the dragonfly cards. I am definitely going to get this die.

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  54. Your cards are always so beautiful! This blog hop has been so inspirational.

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  55. such wonderful cards, love the floral background with it stamped in the corner and also the black watercolor one
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  56. Love all your cards. That dragonfly is adorable!!!! It's going to be real hard to pick out just a few items from this release!!!
    Thanx for your inspiration!!!!

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  57. Each of your cards is lovely. I love the way you have shown how different color combinations and techniques can make such a variety of effects, even when using the same stamp set. Great work.

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  58. I like them all, but the beautiful on beige card is my favorite, a perfect cas card and I am in love for embossing.

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  59. Love the cards you made. I haven't used black water color paper before- what a stunning card with those beautiful metallic paints. And the dragonflies are so pretty and dramatic. I also love the sentiment of the first card (as well as the card!) "can't wait to see how far you fly". Oh, and your backgrounds of the first 2 cards are wonderful. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  60. Beautiful cards! The dragonfly one especially 🤩

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  61. These are so creative definitely using them to inspire me in this crafy direction.

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  62. I like the partial use of the flowers in the corner plus the dragonfly addition.

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  63. So many beautiful cards! I thought the white flowers on kraft was my favorite, until I saw the last card with the dragonflies on the black background. Amazing!

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  64. Crafty designs, flowers and dragonflies... awesome cards!

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  65. Such pretty cards! Love the dragonfly!

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  66. Wow, so many lovely ideas for using the flowers stamp and the little dragonfly. Lovely cards!

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  67. Such wonderful cards! I love how CAS that first one is and the floral background on kraft. Just such striking cards!

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  68. So many creative cards!! Hard to pick a favorite!! Great designs!!

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  69. Gorgeous creations - I really love the black card with white embossing, totally reminds me of a chalkboard! So fun!

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  70. My favorite is the "Can't Wait to See How Far You Fly". The coloring is beautiful; but I think it has inspired me to use it in a frame as a gift for a friend's new granddaughter's bedroom. I am sure she will soar with this inspirational framed project. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  71. Beautiful cards! Thank for sharing the different ways to use the same stamp set for different looks.

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  72. Wow! Your cards are all so different -- but all are fabulous!

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  73. Fantastic set of cards! Each one is different and awesome, the first one in black and white is my most fav! :)

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  74. I really love the black and white card.

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  75. Your cards are wonderful! My favorite is the black, white and yellow card; it looks so cool! :)

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  76. I especially love your "So Beautiful" card. I can't wait to get my hands on that stamp!

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  77. The black watercolor paper makes those colors pop so bright!

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  78. What a fantastic release showcase you created for us!I am so enamored with your last dragonfly card- they look so real!

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  79. Inspirational! Love the different looks and techniques you used. Wonderful showcase of the new collection.

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  80. In all this hop your cards really shine, I love how you used the products in such a unique way. Fantastic job! TFS

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  81. Wow! I love these gorgeous cards, Betty! You clever use of colour in your designs really makes your cards pop! Love the black with white heat embossing! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

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  82. Fabulous and very pretty cards!!

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  83. Gorgeous card(s)...so creatively inspiring!! I'm gonna go broke with this release!!

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  84. LOVE your cards with the So Beautiful stamp set! I may HAVE to get that dragonfly die now!

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  85. Pick the dragonflies just because the black water color paper is so interesting and new to me! Many techniques used on your cards, good variety!

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  86. Gorgeous single color designs !

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  87. I love your beautiful cards. The last one is my favorite. I love the artsy background. And the dragonflies are gorgeous.

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  88. Your cards have a different look than others in the hop - uniquely "You." I like!

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  89. Superb cards, my favourite are the first two cards. Crafty stuffs make me happy.

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  90. LOVE all...Your bolds really took my heart away!!Thanks for showing these beauties!!

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  91. All are beautiful, but the kraft cardstock card is probably my favorite. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  92. Gorgeous cards Betty, I love the dragon flies, so beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

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  93. Wow! All your cards are so attractive, that dragonfly one is absolutely stunning!

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  94. Love your cards Betty, especially the dragonfly ones. Great release.

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  95. So many wonderful cards! I love the simple white on craft look and the dragonflies on the last card are fabulous!

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  96. So many cards, and so much inspiration! That dragonfly is beautiful! I have always wondered if they give you the whole release and are able to decide what products to use or if they only give you a couple items from the release to create with.

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  97. Such pretty cards! I am in crazy about that new background floral stamp, and I love how you used it and colored it!

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  98. Your cards are fantastic! I like the way you incorporated the black cardstock to give the card a chalkboard feel. I also like the black card base with the dragonfly and brushstrokes of color! I'm patiently waiting for my order, and can hardly wait to play with the So Beautiful cling stamp after seeing your cards! Inspiring!

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  99. The dragonfly is so cute. Although one bit me when I was at school one day in elementary school. No A/C back in those days so the windows were always open.

    Lovely new flowers. I'd like to color some of those up. [Bunny]

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  100. Your cards are awesome, but I especially love the dragonfly with the flowers. Amazing.

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  101. Hello, I love the two dragonfly cards. The last one was simple maybe I can do that 😁... The first one with the flowers was very pretty also. But I'm not so very good with copics yet.

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  102. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  103. Beautiful projects, Betty! I especially love the Beautiful Blooms and dragonfly cards! They are gorgeous.

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  104. Your cards are so unique and lovely. Your first card looks so much like a galaxy...fun!

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  105. Love the pop of yellow on the top card and the metallics on the bottom card!

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  106. Great cards and awesome designs!! Love these!

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  107. Love your cards, especially the flower ones :-)

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  108. Such gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity...

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  109. Very striking card selection. Well showcased.

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  110. BEAUTIFUL WORK! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  111. I like each and every card, but my favorite is the very simple flowers outline on kraft cardstock. Nice.

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  112. I love all of these beautiful cards! Especially the black and white one - it is so striking! What a creative idea.

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  113. Wow...lovely set of cards...dragon fly looks like a real one...

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  114. Wow, I love the first card with the dragonfly and these brilliant colors! Well done!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us and giving us the opportunity to win a fabulous prize!

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  115. Great cards! Love the chalkboard look with the white heat embossed images on black!

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