March 9, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop Day#2

Happy Saturday everyone! Are you ready for spring easter themed cards using some new products? Simon Says Stamp has released a new collection called Fresh Bloom. The products are available for purchase at the store if you don’t know about it already. This release is full of spring and easter themed products. I may sound like a broken record but they are fantastic as always. I mean each and every one of them. I used one of the larger stamp set called Bunny Wishes and its coordinating die to make couple of card for today’s hop.

As part of the release, Simon is giving away free gift- Lucky to Know You die with your purchase. Use the code below when making the order.

Coming to the blog hop! If you have come from Heather Ruwe’s blog, then you are on right track on the hop. If this is your first stop, then do not worry I will list all the designers on this hop later in the post.

Here are my cards for the hop.

I stamped and coloured all the images and a few more of the chicks from Bunny Wishes stamp set using copic markers. Then using the coordinating dies, I die cut them all out. Now I have enough of the images to make a set of note cards. But I decided I will do one long card and one note card. I am loving the longer cards because there is more real estate to play with.

I sponged a white panel with Spun Sugar distress oxide inks using Simon’s Clouds for Days stencil to get a soft cloudy background. On the bottom of the panel, I sponged Shabby Shutter distress oxide ink for a hint of grass.

Then I arranged all the die cut images from Bunny Wishes stamp set and adhered them using foam adhesives and a few using glue directly for dimension.

Using MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set directly on the background panel using Versafine Onyx black ink. I brush some shimmer using Nuvo aqua shimmer pen on the eggs, bows and flowers. Then a few white Nuvo glossy drops randomly to complete the panel.

I adhered this panel on the card base with couple of black and white striped pattern paper on the top and bottom of the panel. This ties in all the black elements on the card.

Then I had the bunny with the balloons and a few more chicks die cuts left over from making this card. So I made another one.

I used the same Clouds for Days stencil and sponged Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink to make a sky background. Then I used the largest Wonkly rectangle die to die cut the panel. I adhered the panel on white card base using craft foam. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on the bottom left of the panel using versafine onyx black ink and MISTI. Then I adhered the die cut images as shown using foam adhesives. Again a few random Nuvo white glossy drops and shimmer on the balloons to finish the panel. I adhered the panel to a white card base using craft foam.

All supplies used to make these cards are listed towards the end of the post.

Blog Hop Details:

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 13th of March. So don’t forget to leave a comment on all the designers on this blog hop.

Here is the blog hop order:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Ruwe

Gayatri Murali (that is me!)

Heather Hoffman

Bibi Cameron

Anna Kossakovskaya

Barb Engler

Kristina Pokazanieva

Yoonsun Hur


Happy Hopping and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Shari Czerwinski says

    Your coloring is amazing! Love the background and the depth of the card!

  2. I love both your cards! Adorable!

  3. Teresa Doyle says

    Oh Gayatri, these are SO sweet and your Easter card is a work of ART! I love a larger card too as it really does allow for a bigger scene. Very well done!

  4. Katherine Dent says

    These cards are adorable. Such beautiful soft colors. I especially love the soft cloud background. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  5. Both cards are beautiful. love the coloring and backgrounds.

  6. Debbie Rumpza says

    Super cute cards! I love the way you colored the bunnies. And I love long cards also!

  7. I am loving the bunnies and your cards made me NEED them!

  8. Andrea Hastilow says

    Fabulous cute designs with the adorable bunnies. Like the mix of card designs, great to see different shades of sky. Thank you so very much for sharing these x

  9. I love the bunny images but I think the soft cloud stencil used in the background is the star of the show. Beautiful cards.

  10. Ohhh, the pastel goodness! Beautiful work!

  11. These cards are so cute and sweet! I love the adorable bunnies!

  12. Adorable bunnies and the coloring is darling. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Dee Earnshaw says

    oooh love these delightful cards – the scenes you created are just adorble:)

  14. The perfect cards!!!

  15. Patty Eifert says

    OMG!! These are adorable little scenes! Love the fluffy clouds behind them & the black & white strip!!

  16. Mary Jo Stewart says

    Cute bunnies! The coloring is so pretty and I like the pop of black and white paper.

  17. Deb Selby says

    I love your long card. The touch of black and white stripe is perfect

  18. Sharon Mattingly says

    These bunnies and ballons are adorable!

  19. So cute. Thanks for sharing 💜

  20. Great cards and coloring. Those bunnies are adorable!

  21. Your coloring is amazing.

  22. Henriëtte says

    These cards are almost to cute! Love them, the colouring of the scenes are awesome. Thank you so much Gayatri for sharing.

  23. Jackie Parkins says

    Those are just adorable! I love the way you colored the bunnies in different colors, so cute!

  24. barbara lassiter says

    These are beautifully created from the design to the coloring. Everything looks perfect and they are so cute!

  25. SO ADORABLE!! Your coloring of these SWEET IMAGES is WONDERFULLY DONE!!! (OH, to learn to color this well!!!! ) 😉 I also LOVE the way you’ve created your cards, the first on a long card with ALL these ADORABLE BUNNIES! AND the second with the clouds! (I have a weakness for bunnies! Yes, EVEN WHEN they’re eating my lettuce bed!) LOL

  26. Your bunnies are so sweet. I especially love the colorful bunnies. They make me smile. TFS!

  27. Love the colors on these cute bunny and chick scenes.

  28. Oh wow Gayatri, you’ve created the most adorable scene on your longer card! The colouring & shading is wonderful! These bunnies are so sweet, & I’m not normally a “critter” person but I like the little details on the stamp. This is a great release, so great in fact that there are too many items I’d like to have. Oy vey!

  29. Aww these are super adorable!! I love the gorgeous backgrounds and the fantastic scenes you have created! Beautiful coloring too 🙂

  30. Sharon Gullikson says

    Such a colorful bunch o’ bunnies. Very cute.

  31. Monica Linerode says

    Love your cards & didn’t think to use a long card idea, so cute. While reading your blog something clicked when you used sugar inkpad. I had bought variety of color envelopes on sale & trying to match finished cards is hard. But if I use same color ink on the envelope as the card it should work. Thanks.

  32. Sophie Farah says

    Oh my goodness your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely love the pastel bright colors you used and I love the little scenes you created! That little bunny floating in the clouds with his balloon just gets me… so precious!

  33. Odette Simmons says

    Such a fun card! The bunnies are awesome! Great release

  34. Jane Elliott says

    Love these cards. They made me smile.

  35. CINDY Aguirre says

    Sweet cards! I love the coloring and the soft backgrounds!

  36. Lynne Dillard says

    These Easter cards are so cute. Great coloring!

  37. Lauryne Cunningham says

    These are the cutest cards! I love the pastel colors with the blk/white striped border! This stamp set is certainly on my wishlist.

  38. These are adorable!

  39. Kaye Thrasher says

    Love the bunnies they are just too precious. Really like how you used them for the cards. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

  40. kre8tivekate says

    This is so great!

  41. These are all so cute. I just bought the cloud stencil!

  42. Joela Pascoe says

    Adorable love the colours and the bunnies

  43. These cards just made me smile. Love the cloud backgrounds!

  44. Darlene Gabriel says

    Oh my, these are so adorable. Your colouring is beautiful. I love the longer card size too and the wonderful scene you created on it.

  45. Cute cards. I love the long card because of all the cute bunnies doing different activities. And I’m loving the bunny with the balloons.

  46. Beautiful cards

  47. Sylvia Gale says

    I want to meet your bunnies, they are so sweet and adorable. I also like long card idea

  48. Those bunnies are adorable and your coloring is awesome!

  49. Bobbi Wotus says

    I love the bunny with the clouds and egg balloons. So adorable!

  50. Casey mazzio says

    Stunning cards your shading is amazing. Thanks for sharing

  51. melissa b. says

    Love the scenes you have created on both cards. All-around adorable!

  52. Maureen Reiss says

    Your cards are sooooo Adorable!!!

  53. Both cards are sooooo fun!! You did such a great job coloring the images.

  54. Lynn K Brumm says

    Thanks for all the beautiful eye candy!!! XXOO

  55. Neha Mahajan says

    Very nice and subtle tones of color. The card looks so colorful. The bunnies are perfect for Easter.

  56. Pat Holcomb aka The Ink Tinkerer says

    The sweetest cards ever! I especially love the long card with the whole passel of bunnies. The softness you achieve with your color choices is lovely. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  57. Cute and adorable cards – I love those sweet bunnies. I especially love the one with the cloud background.

  58. Stacey Kowbel says

    Adorable cards! I love your bunny Easter scene!

  59. those bunnies are soso cute and so are your cards

  60. K . Sinnamon says

    The backgrounds are so effective. On the long card the subtle background really lets the bunnies abd chick take center stage. Great job.

  61. Beautiful cards! I love the soft colors!

  62. Kathy McCluskey says

    Oh my goodness, Gayatri, your cards couldn’t be any cuter!! Your copic coloring is so good!! I’m in love with that bunny flying in the air holding on to the egg shaped balloons…just adorable!!

  63. Adorable just doesn’t do these cards justice!

  64. these are awesome! now I NEED these products too LOL!!

  65. Adorable cards!

  66. Loving the bunnies. Your soft colors just make them better.

  67. Really great! I’ve always wondered why more people don’t do long or tall cards for a #10 size envelope! Just loved those!

  68. Such cute cards. Love your coloring and the background of your cards

  69. Your cards are amazing, love your coloring!

  70. Your card designs are fabulous!

  71. Super sweet cards!

  72. Susan Carlson says

    Love your cards! Agree – the increased”real earate” of the long card leaves room fora more varied intricate composition! Thanks for the ideas!

  73. Judith McGoodwin says

    Love these cards ; especially the long one. These bunnies are sooo cute!

  74. Karen Walker says

    Your coloring is wonderful! What adorable cards!

  75. Glenda S Demorest says

    I love the bunnies!

  76. What a fabulous batch of cards. Just adorable!

  77. Barbara Roberts says

    Cute bunnies, and very nice cards!

  78. Merrill P says

    Like the card with the bunny and balloons floating against that cloud background

  79. they are all just so precious, love the soft coloring and the little scenes you have made together!

  80. Kathy Anderson says

    Adorable bunnies – love the images

  81. These bunnies are just THE cutest!!

  82. Brenda L. Kuder says

    Your cards are really cute and adorable!

  83. Both beautiful. Gorgeous coloring. This set is simply adorable. x

  84. Vickie Sneed says

    Super cute cards! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  85. Vickie Sneed says

    Super cute cards! Adorable!

  86. Teresa Woolford says

    So cute!

  87. Marisela Delgado says

    Oh my goodness, that is super CUTE!

  88. So much sweetness on your two cards! Totally gorgeous!

  89. Denise Mlady says

    These bunnies are so sweet and I love the way you have colored and arranged them. So darling!

  90. Your cards are so sweet! I love the colors and the designs on your cards. Your long card is really special, love how you colored the images. Thanks for sharing with us.

  91. Absolutely love these cards, and your coloring is beautiful!

  92. Jeannie Boudet says

    Love those bunny cards!

  93. delightful cards- I am in love with these bunnies!

  94. Oh my goodness, these are both sweet adorable cards! Love the softness of your colours, perfect for Easter!

  95. Lieve Stoffels says

    I love the cards you created; so sweet, happy, adorable, in beautiful colours !
    They put a smile on my face.
    Thank you !

  96. My oh my oh my these cards are way too cute.

  97. Karen Hale says

    Sweet, adorable cards! Who wouldn’t love those cute bunnies and especially the one with the egg-shaped balloons.

  98. Gayle Bartholomew says

    Love these Happy Easter cards with their cute little bunnies and soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

  99. Pretty cards and your coloring is so lovely. I really like the black & white striped paper on the longer card.

  100. Jeannie H says

    Love the use of the cloud stencil for the background. Those bunnies are just too cute! TFS.

  101. SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such BEAUTIFUL Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS Weekend!!

  102. Omgoodness this is too cute!

  103. These are the sweetest bunny cards, but I told myself I had plenty of Easter stamps…may need to re-think that.

  104. LeAnne Smith says

    Such sweetness!! TFS

  105. Lisa Byers says

    Your Easter scene is just the cutest!! I love all of the bunnies and eggs, so adorable!! Everything is colored so beautifully!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  106. What pretty and sweet cards! I love your coloring!

  107. Natalie Winterstein says

    Such pretty cards! The bunnies are super cute and your coloring is beautiful!

  108. Cheriese H says

    OMG super sweet cards!! Loving the inspiration!

  109. your bunnies are adorable, great cards, they have such depth.

  110. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of these adorable cards! So much detail and tons of love involved in making these beauties! XX

  111. Looks like spring—so ready for it!

  112. Jennifer Rasnick says

    Absolutely adorable!

  113. Sharon Beattie says

    What a great Easter 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙙!

  114. Louanne Collins says

    Your Easter card with all those bunnies is so stinking adorable! Beautiful colors, design — it screams Spring! Thanks for sharing that beauty!

  115. Beautiful cards! The cloud backgrounds are really nice. I love the bunnies and your colours.

  116. love the pastels with the B&W contrast!

  117. kathleen dumpert says

    I love your card especially the colors you used!

  118. REGINA ROACH says

    Such adorable cards! Just too cute.

  119. So sweet. Love the pastel colors!

  120. Carmela Hubler says

    I love the stenciled cloud background. Perfect for your cards and the bunnies are adorable.

  121. Oh my goodness–how sweet. The background and spring colors are wonderful.

  122. Linda Conway says

    Love both cards. Really like the stencil background and of course the bunnies are adorable. The colors are Spring and just a joy to look at.

  123. Mary Webster says

    I love this set! I think I will have to buy it.

  124. Adorable! Yours are my favorite cards! love!

  125. Stanlee Runner says

    These are such fun cards, I especially love the long landscape card, it has so many adorable bunnies. Thanks for sharing.

  126. Heather Nelson says

    Your coloring is amazing! Those bunnies are ADORABLE!!
    Love the background and the depth of both of your cards!

  127. Love all the bunnies.

  128. You brought these bunnies to life with your beautiful coloring. So adorable!

  129. Tracey Landt says

    These cards a so gorgeous. I love your selection of colours. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

  130. Denise Bryant says

    Beautiful cards with these sweet bunnies! Love the coloring you did and the pastel colors! Awesome details on your fabulous cards!

  131. Beautiful cards! Such sweet and lovely scenes, amazing details.

  132. Cathy Lillie says

    Your cards are adorable! I love the pastel bunnies and all the sweet little chicks. The thin strips of black and white paper were a nice finishing touch.

  133. Super Stick Chick says

    Adorable cards and great scenes! Love the fun new products by Simon.

  134. Jennifer Petersen says

    So cute! Those bunnies and chicks are darling!

  135. Jodi Warren says

    Super cute cards. Love the long card. That is a shape that I don’t do at all. Thanks for the great ideas.

  136. These are so lovely, I especially love the long card – that scene is so cute!

  137. Your cards are so cute, love these new stamps and you have coloured them perfectly!

  138. Surekha Galagoda says

    Dear Gayatri
    Wow you have used the Bunny wishes stamp from the Fresh bloom collection to create your cards. I fell in love with the bunnies. without me knowing I just went to my young days, and your selection of pastel colors is really soothing to the eye. It is real inspiration for Spring. tc stay blessed always. love and hugs from Sri Lanka

  139. Becky Smith says

    Very cute bunnies, and lovely color.

  140. I adore the long card! I tend to forget to make sizes other than A2, so thanks for the inspiration.

  141. Boryana Y says

    So lovely colorful cards!

  142. Jane McGill says

    Oh my, such cute cards. This arrangement of bunnies are so cute. I would love to see a you tube of you coloring and making this card. I also like making larger size cards. I really like the spun sugar clouds, but then I love the tumbled glass clouds. Can’t express how much I like these cards.

  143. So beautiful and sweet!

  144. Avra N Williams says

    So pretty!

  145. Lisa Achilles says

    I love the cloud stencil background. Such pretty, spring pastels used on this card.

  146. Colleen Boyd says

    Super sweet & adorable cards. I love the long card and the use of black stripe edging.

  147. Wow…super cute cards…

  148. Kelly Ornelas says

    These cards are incredible. I will have to try some of the techniques you used.

  149. Marilee Dies says

    I love these cards! They made me smile – so much fun in those bunnies floating in the sky!! Thank you for sharing the happiness.

  150. Mary Holshouser says

    Love the shape of the horizontal card.
    the scene is so loving and colorful.
    The “flying” bunny is darling.
    Wonderful cards. thanks for sharing

  151. Jane hoffman says

    Love the all of us card and your coloring is amazing!!!

  152. Karen Berry says

    Love the use of the bunnies. These are great cards! Thank you for the opportunity and for sharing your beautiful inspiration!

  153. Subhashini says

    I’m a big fan of your coloring!! Love your choice of colors and fun cards with bunnies.

  154. Cheryl Rigney says

    So sweet and adorable!! Fabulous coloring!!

  155. Cindy Knickerbocker says

    Cute card! Thanks so much for sharing.

  156. cyndi morris says

    Your cards are gorgeous. I love those sweet bunnies and the beautiful colors.

  157. Linnea Sundstrom says

    luv the pastels and omgosh the WHOLE Bunny family!! <3

  158. Annette Gordon says

    I just love these cards, how you positions the bunnies and the birds with the rest of elements. So so cute. And the soft colours with the clouds. Just gives it this amazing WOW factor. I love them!

  159. Debbi Smith says

    Love your use of colors and the cloud background

  160. Traci Lord says

    I can’t even stand the cuteness! Yes! 😍😘

  161. Sabrina Radican says

    OH M Y….. I am in love with your cards!!! Your coloring is absolutely spectacular and your cards are so super cute!!!!

  162. Marie Mielke says

    Loving your fun bunny cards!

  163. Nana Griffin says

    I love how you used the bunnies on your cards. So cute.

  164. Retta Lutte says

    These bunnies are too, too cute. Love them paired with the pretty clouds. Darling!

  165. Jenrescuemama says

    I do love the bunny with the Easter egg balloons. The long card is a great idea!

  166. Jeanne Beam says

    Such sweet Easter cards. Absolutely adorable.
    Thanks for sharing…

  167. I didn’t think I needed this stamp set until I saw your cards. I love the welcome bunny card!

  168. Hannah Driscoll says

    So adorable

  169. What an adorable set of cards, love them!

  170. Talitha Wright says

    Sweet, sweet cards! Your cards are fabulous!

  171. Your cards are just delightful-thanks so much for sharing!

  172. Bonnie K. says

    These bunnies are cute to start with, but you’ve made them irresistible! Adorable!

  173. Starr Patrick says

    these bunnies ….. I LOVE THEM!

  174. Love the long cards you make and the scene you have create is adorable.

  175. Angie Cammack says

    So glad I found you blog!! Your cards are just wonderful!!

  176. Laurie Brown says

    So cute!! Love all the bunnies on your long card!!!

  177. KELLY HUNSAKER says

    So cute!

  178. Adorable cards!

  179. Arianna Barbara says

    Awww!!! I’m in love for your adorable and sweet cards!!!

  180. GORGEOUS cards, I especially love the sweet bunny with the balloons

  181. Sheri Kempke says

    Oh honey, what adorable bunnies! They’re so cute they’re making me rhyme this morning. Love your coloring and terrific job!

  182. Lisa A creations says

    Beautiful cards!

  183. Michelle Hackett says

    Oh my gosh, ther is nothing cuter than bunnies and chicks. These are so adorable. Great job.

  184. Sheila Bacon says

    Your cards are worth framing. I also like how you created a longer card – something different, especially with the black and white striped paper in the background which provided a contrast to the cute bunnies! Supper job!

  185. What a fabulous, full scene of bunnies! I especially like how you went with springlike pastels. Thanks for sharing some great ideas with us!

  186. Denise Ward says

    Darling bunnies are everywhere, even floating through the air!! 🙂
    I just love these scenes you created on these cards! They full of life and loving moments. (I just love the two bunnies that hug!) Thanks for sharing great ways to use these new SSS stamps!

  187. Such beautiful colouring! Your bunny cards are so cute and show them off perfectly!

  188. Oh my, it doesn’t get cuter than your cards!! Love, love the scenes you created!!

  189. Atul Desai says

    Super Sweet Cards❤❤❤

  190. Your cards are so beautiful! Your coloring is just perfect!

  191. These bunnies/chicks are so cute. I love it when someone makes a longer card and yours is colored and laid out perfect.

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