Simon Says Stamp~August 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop

Hello there! Today I have the honor of joining the Simon Says Stamp August 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop!aug_kit_blog_hopSummer is in full swing and we’re celebrating with a card kit blog hop featuring the August 2013 card kit! With it’s bright colors and new exclusive Simon Says Stamp products, it’s sure to get you in the creative mood! And the stamp set is perfect for card makers of all styles!

Did you know that you can subscribe to Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kits for just $19.95 plus S&H every month!?  The kits are an incredible value, and they do sell out fast. If you are interested, better get one while you can!SSS_cardkit_august_final_600So here’s the fun part where I get to show you what I made with the kit. The first thing I saw when I opened my box was this AWESOME Moraccan stencil. I could not wait to try it out.

Simon Says Stamp~August Card KitI was inspired by this masterpiece by Lisa Spangler. I absolutely adore how Lisa sponged her bright triangles, and I wanted to try this idea with the Moroccan tile design.
Simon Says Stamp~August Card KitI used several neon inks by Hero Arts and the sentiment is from the card kit stamp set designed by the one and only Kristina Werner.
Simon Says Stamp~August Card KitNext, I wanted to dive into some of  the gorgeous pattern papers in the card kit.
Simon Says Stamp~August Card KitI used the Small Envelope Craft die to create this little envelope. I love that it allows for showing both sides of the pattern paper. Check out that flair included in the kit. Ummm…hello, gorgeous:)
Simon Says Stamp~August Card KitAnd of course a little card to tuck inside the envelope. I used more sentiments from the stamp set included in the card kit. Can I just take a moment to tell you about this sheet of Bazzill Candy Necklace cardstock included in the kit? Well, I was shocked at it’s thickness. It’s incredibly sturdy and divine. Listen, I know a good cardstock when I see one. This is a good one. Just needed to get that off my chest:)
Simon Says Stamp~August Card KitHere’s the inside of the card. Isn’t that sentiment cute? I adore my card-exchanging friends♥
Simon Says Stamp~August Card KitAnd just in case you were wondering who those dirty finger nails belonged to…my little helper Charlie. He’s always there when I need him…snaggle teeth n’ all:)

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag at every stop on the hop! That’s ten chances to win!simongrabbag (1)
Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open until Sunday July 21/13 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Monday July 22/13.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! The next stop is the amazing Vicky Papaioannou

If you encounter any broken links on the hop, you can head back the Simon Says Stamp blog for a full list of participants.Happy Hopping!! 😉

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443 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp~August 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop

  1. I adore that background on the first card! Very creative! I also love that little envelope with the flair!

  2. What a cute helper!
    Love the neon inks–such great colors! I also liked the cheery envelope and card you made. Such a nice way to brighten someone’s day.

  3. Gorgeous cards, Laura! I love the rainbow design in the first and the matching envelope in the second! Charlie looks like a great helper! What a sweet pic 🙂

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. I love the colors you used on the card. Beautiful
    The envelope and little card is adorable. Thank you for sharing you’re work.

  5. I love receiving the kit each month and have been a member since in started. I am so excited that a stencil is included this month. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love the rainbow colors on the first card, the envelope and little card is too cute, love how the inside of the envelope looks, great way to use that patterned paper. Beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  7. Hi Laura! Your cards are stunning! That stencil is awesome! I can’t wait to get my kits! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Love the multi-colored ink on the stencil. Great cards using the Simon kit. Can’t wait to get it in the mail!

  9. Love the multi-colored ink on the stencil. Great cards using the Simon kit. Can’t wait to get it in the mail!

  10. Love the multi-colored ink on the stencil. Great cards using the Simon kit. Can’t wait to get it in the mail!

  11. The card is super cool. Leaving the messages on a plain, straight piece of cardstock gives the whole card a great look.

  12. The cards and envelope are wonderful and the colours in the first card are fabulous! I love all your great ideas!

  13. Brilliant job with the stencil! i love the blending of stamp shades to create an almost stained glass effect!

  14. I love making envelopes with a surprise inside! But it’s hard to focus on your cards when you have such a cute helper = )

  15. Great cards! I love the blending on the Moroccan tiles and the envie/card set are so fun. Charlie is a cutie!

  16. I love all the different ways the stencil is being used. Your card is lovely and I love the envelope and the small card, too! Love this blog hop. It is so inspiring1

  17. Love the bright colours on your first card and the sentiment on the first is so great! Could use that more than a few times! Thanks for the inspiration! Greetings, Gerrina

  18. That multi-colored background is so awesome. I love all your cards but color always grabs me and carries me away with the possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Wonderful use of that beautiful stencil, Laura! And, the envy with notecard is adorable, too. But, Charlie is the best part of this post – such a cute little guy!

  20. Lol, love your cute little helper. Very cool technique for the multi-colored background. That envelope/card combo is awesome. Thanks for the great ideas!

  21. Your assistant is a handsome young man with a wonderful smile! The little envelope is so cute and I like the small card with the sentiment split onto separate banners.

  22. love the blending on the stencil!! And your helper is adorable. His fingernails are NOT bad… now, my son’s are another story 🙂

  23. Love your cards and envelope! I can’t wait to get inky with that stencil, too. Looks like another great card kit. 😉

  24. Wow Laura! That turned out gorgeous! What a perfect project for those neon inks:)

    And your mini card is adorable too (almost as adorable as your helper:)!

  25. Wow! You have really done an amazing job with this kit, Laura (and I know you’ve only just begun)! I love how you played with the stencils…the neon inks are Fab! Love your card/envie, too…the flair badge is just perfect! But my #1 FAVE is that handsome helper of yours! Please let him know that the pic is so much better with him in it 🙂

  26. Woo Hoo! Amazing! I’m such a fan of rainbows/watercolor/batiks… You’ve done it all! Thank you for sharing & inspiring/motivating me to give it a go.

  27. I love all of your cards, but that beautiful background you made with the stencil on the first one is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing these.

  28. Another great use of the stencil, so versatile. Your background is so bright and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Very colorful and cheerful. I really liked the envelope and your son is cute. It’s always nice to have a helper 🙂

  30. Beautiful cards!!! I love the brightly colored stenciled background!! And the little envelope and card are adorable as well!! Almost as adorable as your little helper!!

  31. Love the bright colors on your first card. I’ve avoided buying the neon inks, but now I might have to. 🙂 Charlie is a great helper. I could use one just like him.

  32. Oh my goodness!! Those neon colors with the stenciled background just make it POP!! Beautiful card…(and got a giggle out of your little card assistant!)

  33. I had a feeling I’d see a brilliant card from you today. LOVE how you used the stencil, Laura – so beautiful! And your second card and envie are adorable, as is Charlie (love that name, by the way!) His smile is so fun with those teeth – made me giggle and brought back some good memories of my boys years ago. 🙂

  34. First, I must say that Charlie is a cutie! Love your stencil card! Love all the color. Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. The stencil is a huge hit! I love the bright colours – they truly bring a smile to your face when you first view the card and then when you read the sentiment – you can’t help but smile again. I love the simplicity of the second card. The sentiments in this stamp set are sure to be a huge hit.

  36. OMG…. I LOVE the multi color Moroccan card….I so wish you would send it to me!!!!! WOW….its stunning!!!!

  37. WOW!! Love your cards! That stencil technique is going on my list of things to do. Awesome helper you have!

  38. I love that envelope. Most of the time we concentrate on the card and forget about the envelope but its the first thing people see when we give them a card! A pretty envelope makes all the difference.

  39. Love, love, love the colors on the first card. The second card is really nice and Charlie is adorable.

  40. I’m absolutely in LOVE with all the bright, happy colors you used on this card. I have two of the Neon inks and I need to get the other four. Fantastic stencil and gorgeous card!

  41. this is all GENIUS! I love your tie-dye stencil effect – it is even better than the triangles. Seriously. And I love the other card too with the little white banners. All so clever! This hop has rocked and so does the card kit!!!!!!! Thank you all for making my Monday great!

  42. I love how bright your first card it. And the envelope is so cute with that little card what a great way to make some ones day 🙂

  43. Beautiful cards and envelope! I have to say that flare is one of my favorite pieces out of the kit! I can’t wait until mine arrives in the mail!

  44. Love the cards – I didn’t know you could use the sponge dauber with hero arts inks so I’m definitely going to try that!

  45. How cute is the background you’ve created? Love those colors. And I also love the second card and matching envelope you’ve made. Great inspiration!

  46. awwwwww……Laura I adore your card inspiration…but the little helper (dirty finger nails and all!) is just precious! Thank you

  47. Oops, I see I left my comment anonymous… This was my comment. LOVE all the different colors you used with the stencil!

  48. love your cards, so bright and colourfull:)
    the last foto made me smile..so cute how your little helper is just so happy to give a hand:)
    i`m hopping to the next blog.
    xox
    linn

  49. Wow all of your cards are awesome but that first card is just AMAZING! I love the technique and the colors you did!

  50. Your use of the stencil was stunning. I love the color mix for the vibrant end result. TFS
    Elizabeth

  51. Super cute and clever! I have little helpers too and its so fun when they do their own designs as well…they come up with things I’ve never thought of!!

  52. I love your colorful card! I must try that technique. Thanks for the inspiration! You’ve got a cute little helper there. 😉

  53. Oh my goodness, I love the stenciled background. It is so bright and cheerful! Your little helper is a cutie!

  54. Hee hee, Charlie is adorable and a great helper I see! I love the different card esp. the rainbow stencil one!

  55. Wonderful cards!!!! I love the bright Neon ink on the first one, too; I haven’t wanted any of those ink pads yet, but now you made me want to go out and get them all!

  56. I love everything about this blog post… EVERYTHING! The way you used that stencil on the card gave it a lot of color and it still wasn’t too busy (great inspiration piece). The small card & envelope are super cute. Thanks so much for your contribution, love your style. 🙂

  57. Cool cards – and from visiting all the blogs, that stencil is being used in so many creative ways that I would never have thought of! TFS

  58. Your cards are so colourful and cute! Love how you did the first one, and the second one is so simple and to the point while still being stylish!

  59. great cards, like those little helpful fingers, with no teeth and i see how you photograph your projects by the window with a stack of colored papers, i must try this out!!! smile

  60. Your cards are just too adorable! I love all of them, you really seem to love this set too! 🙂
    The set is really lovely, I love colors, burlap flower and the font of sentiments! It is so trendy!

  61. These kits keep getting better and better! Love your take on this one! Love, love, love your color choices!

    Kris in Alaska
    Funamom at yahoo dot com

  62. This kit is really becoming something I can’t do without thanks to all you ladies and your wonderful ideas! Thank you for the inspiration!

  63. I like your stencil idea. And also s very cute small envelope card. Thx for the inspiration! Hoping on!

  64. You have a great helper (cute as can be, too). The cards are lovely. Love the neons with the stencil. I like that the envelope is graphic, too. I’m enjoying all the DT projects. I haven’t seen one that wasn’t a keeper and CASE-worthy.

  65. Your little assistant is so cute – even with snaggle teeth. Hope the tooth fairy was good to him. Love the card. The sentiment is very appropriate for us and will be used in a lot of greeting cards.

  66. lol..very cute assistant:) Love your cards!! The colors on the first are so much fun and I love the little badge you used on your second envelope:) Thanks so much for sharing!

  67. Oh wow I love your cards, neon ink sponged through a stencil so going home to try that tonight!! Thanks for the amazing ideas!

  68. just love that stencil too. thanks for using those neons I was wondering if they would look too bright, but I absolutely love the way the colours worked on your card. your little helper is so cute.

  69. Love both cards and the matching envelope! Love the multi-color idea for the first card. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  70. I’m in love with your brightly colored background. I can’t wait to get my August kit. I’m definitely going to try that background. You’re so inspiring. Thanks so much!!

  71. Love how you used the stencil with all the different colors. Must try that when my kit arrives. TFS

  72. This makes me want to rush out to buy these neon inks! I love the bright, fun colors you used with the stencil!

  73. I love how the Hero Arts inks turned out in the stencil, some full strength and some blended together. I love envelope dies. LOL But I don’t have any 3×3 yet. Mini cards are so cute, whom ever you share yours with will love it. It’s so cute!

  74. Beautiful cards, I really love all of the colors you used with the Moroccan stencil! Thanks for sharing.

  75. Both cards are amazing, but I love that you created a matching envelope for the second…such a great way to use that gorgeous paper. And I thoroughly enjoyed the cute picture of your little helper. 🙂

  76. Love the bright colors, love the stencil…über cute!! And your handsome card holder was fabulous as well!

  77. So bright and colorful! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Your little helper is adorable, by the way.

  78. Oh Laura,
    You are giving me some Neon Ink love! What a bright, beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the technique and your talent. Charlie is a cutie, too!

  79. WOW. wow. wow. I am totally blown away. These projects are AMAZING. Seriously, I need this card kit, like…now. 🙂

  80. Love your “little” card and envelope, so sweet. I love to make smaller cards to send out big heartfelt wishes

  81. Wonderful cards. Must say I’m crazy about the first one with the great colouring. Very inspiring.

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