July 26, 2019

Believe in You Release Blog Hop!

Hey friends, Today is day #1 of Simon Says Stamp’s Believe in You release. I am super excited to be part of the blog hop. I cannot wait to share my projects using the new products from the new release.

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The Believe in You collection was released yesterday. So all products in this release and the ones I have used for projects today are available for purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store. There are some amazing stamp sets, dies and stencils among others in the release. Ok without further adieu, here is my first project for the hop.

For You card

For this card, I used the new Scallop Waves background stamp, Greetings Mix 1 and Sunflower Frame die from the release. I stamped the background using Scallop Waves background stamp and pigment inks. I wanted to give my pigment inks some love. Hence the choice.

I die cut four of the Sunflower frames die, sacked and glued for dimension. My initial thoughts were to back the frame die with gold glitter card panel. But there was too much warm colours in the background that the gold glitter got lost. Hence I changed to colouring the petals the same colour as the colours on the background panel. I like this better.

Sentiment I simply stamped in black on white cardstock and used the smallest nest circle die also from Simon to die cut it out. A few sequins to finish off the card.

For You card closeup

For You card closeup1

For the second project, I used the new Faceted Stripes stencil. I love this stencil. So stylish, geometical and modern. Will make a great background for floral cards. On my project today, I wanted to highlight the stenciled background. Hence kept the rest of the card simple.

Thank you card

I masked the stencil using masking tape to expose one triangle at a time to sponge distress inks in ombre. I chose Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. Then covered the entire panel with Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste. OMG! the panel is so gorgeous. The photo does not do justice. And I have a very overcast day and lighting is artificial light. But the colours, texture and sparkle is amazing. This is what I had in mind when I first saw this stencil. So happy to put thoughts into paper.

I just trimmed the panel and adhered on the card base using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Greetings Mix 1 which I white heat embossed on black cardstock, die cut using Label die and adhered on the top centre of the panel. A few black sequins ties in all the black elements together with contrast.

Thank you card closeup1

Thank you card closeup

I will list all the supplies I used to make these two cards towards the end of the post. Now to blog hop nitty gritty.


There is a free Tim Holtz product gift with your order this month. So the promotion expires 31st of July or until stocks last. Details of the promotion below:

Tim Holtz Free Gift with TH purchase

There is also a $25 giveaway at every blog stop in this hop. Hope you leave some love in the comment section at every stop in the hop today and tomorrow for a chance to enter the giveaway. The winners will be selected over the weekend and announced on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday 31st July.

Blog Hop Designer List:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amy Rysavy

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Gayatri Murali (that’s me!)

Barb Engler

Marge Yoon

Lea Lawson


You next stop in the hop is to the gorgeous Barb Engler‘s blog. Hope you got inspired by my project today and helped your creativity with the new products. Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog post. Have a great weekend!


  1. Pretty cards! 🙂 I like all of the different colored flower petals.

  2. Debbie Rumpza says

    Beautiful! this is a pretty awesome release. I love your card design.

  3. Great cards – love these backgrounds!

  4. Sue Symens says

    Such a great release. Nice work!

  5. Fantastic backgrounds for awesome cards!! <3

  6. Love what you created!

  7. Angela Lunn says

    Beautiful cards! Love them!

  8. Bonnie Bauer says

    Such pretty cards !!

  9. I just bought the same glimmer paste and am loving the card where you’ve used it too! That scallop stamp is also gorgeous with the ombre inking you’ve used. Amazing job!

  10. Awesome cards! I love the color!

  11. kre8tivekate says

    Great cards!

  12. Love a colored card…beautiful!

  13. Jeanne Beam says

    Such amazing cards. Love the colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  14. Janae Pickett says

    Love your colors! Cute card.

  15. Very pretty cards! I really like this release and I really want to try Glimmer Paste.

  16. barbara lassiter says

    I love the black against the beautiful colors and I appreciate the tip for masking used on the second card. Both cards are beautiful btw!

  17. Love your color choices!

  18. Julie Dilldine says

    Love the colors. Your work is beautiful

  19. Merrill P says

    Pretty background; nice to see that it can be used for more than illustrating waves.

  20. Very colorful.

  21. Sharon Youngblood says

    Love the stained glass effect!

  22. Brenda L. Kuder says

    Pretty cards! I love the second one!

  23. Erica Marroquin says

    I love the look of all those colors and black sentiments. Its always so striking to the eye. Love the cards, thanks for sharing.

  24. These cards are fabulous, Gayatri! Love tye new release.

  25. Carolyn Bosley says

    Great backgrounds on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Maureen Reiss says

    Fabulous and colorful cards!!!

  27. Michelle says

    Love the background of your first card! So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Steffi H. says

    I love the wonderful background your created with the stencils.

  29. Anneleise Hampson says

    I just love your first card. Love how you matched the background Color to the flower. Beautiful.

  30. debbie d says

    loved the colorful background and the different colored petals on the first card. so pretty!

  31. Dee Earnshaw says

    beautiful blending on these cards – thanks for sharing

  32. These are wonderful! Great use of beautiful colors.

  33. Mary Ann M says

    The glimmer paste is genius!

  34. pretty cards and colors!

  35. Teresa Doyle says

    These are both wonderful Gayatri, there is not a product in this release that I don’t L♥VE. I think you did an awesome job showcasing so many of these new products.

  36. I love the backgrounds!

  37. Louanne Collins says

    Your triangle card is a stunner! Love the ombre colors and the combinations you picked. Beautiful design!

  38. Karen Wade says

    Very nice cards. I am loving the background stamp. So many ideas come to my head when I look at it.

  39. Gretchen Wilson says

    I really love the background Stamp’s you use for these awesome cards!💜🤗

  40. Debbie Selby says

    Great looking cards. Love that flower die.

  41. These are great cards. Do you have videos?

  42. You shared some interesting new ideas here. I have been moving away from traditional looking floral cards, but your idea of using the Faceted Stripes Stencil as a background is great for making them more modern. Tbanks!

  43. Susan O'Halloran says

    Really pretty cards! I especially love the colorful geometric card using the stencil.

  44. Deepa Lakshman says

    Wow Gayatri, they are both fabulous Cards’s. I love the choice of pigment inks in the first card and the stencil is wonderful too in the second.

  45. Cheryl S says

    Fun, fun, fun!

  46. Jenrescuemama says

    You are right – that geometric stencil is funky and fantastic! I love that you kept it simple to let the design shine.

  47. Andre M. says

    Beautiful cards showcasing the products in this release. The sunflower is so lovely.

  48. Carol Aulin says

    Very beautiful cards my favorite one is the sunflower one. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Janet Durbin says

    Wow, great cards!

  50. Tamala Priebe says

    So unique!! Love your cards.

  51. Cyndi Morris says

    Gorgeous cards. I love that Sunflower Frame die, and now that I’ve seen it in black I’m definitely sold!

  52. Karen Walker says

    Love the color blending you did on the stenciled card!

  53. Such great color choice. So pretty.

  54. Sharon Gullikson says

    The color scheme on the flower is so different…and nice!

  55. love2stamp says

    Phew! This is the final blog for me on what has been an exhausting but very inspirational and impressive blog hop! I so admire the talent and creativity of all the Simon design team members – well done everyone!!! I’m also liking the new release of items very much!

  56. Zlatka Kabaivanova says

    Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds.

  57. Brian Poteraj says

    The backgrounds look awesome. Sort of a 60s vibe.

  58. Gayle Chrvala says

    Lovely cards and colors.

  59. I love the scalloped waves background!

  60. Debbi Smith says

    Love the colors! Beautiful cards!

  61. Meghan Kennihan says

    Amazing backgrounds! I love the sentiment too!!! Just gorgeous!

  62. Barbara Chmura says

    Darling cards!!!

  63. Denise Ward says

    Great designs! I’m trying hard to NOT want the Greetings Mix stamp / die set with all the sentiments, but the “for you” looks so perfect on the first card, I’m afraid I will find the set on my Wish List! 😀 But, seriously, thanks for sharing your cards. They are fantastic!

  64. Lovely lemonade colors!

  65. Lovely lemonade colors! 🍋

  66. Charla Everhart says

    Such beautiful cards. Love them both.

  67. Beautiful cards – love the colours you used

  68. simply lovely cards!

  69. Darlene De Sario says

    Vibrant colors. Nice cards. Tyfs!

  70. La Rae Prentice says

    Great colors…I especially like the rainbow effect on the first card.

  71. Heather Jacobs says

    Lovely cards!

  72. Tracy Chambers says

    Such bold and creative use of colour, I love it.

  73. Jan Gyore says

    Love this sunflower card

  74. Jan Gyore says

    Very well done

  75. Beautiful cards, Gayatri. I really like the ombre effect you created in the individual triangles.

  76. Beautiful. You always make such lovely cards.

  77. Great backgrounds! Love these cards.

  78. Wonderful projects–especially love the first one!

  79. Patricia Brown says

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

  80. Awesome cards and love that they are full of colors..happiness !

  81. Lisa Byers says

    Wonderful cards!! Great designs and colors!! Very joyful!!

  82. Tina Richards says

    If photos indicate what you server at a card class or get tighter put me on you invite list. Your spaniel is a cutie pie!
    As for your cards I love the bright color palettes you use and unique designs!!!


    What an innovative and lovely design! Great cards and backgrounds!

  84. Sherri Little says

    Live the ombré effect on the scalloped waves stamp.

  85. Stefanie White says

    Your cards are so bright and pretty!

  86. colleen moore says

    cool ideas for colour

  87. Denise H Bilquin says

    Fantastic cards. I especially love the one with the colorful wave background. The petals of the flower colored to match the background colors in a brighter hue works so wonderfully. The sequins on the second card really work with the black sentiment and offer balance against the light but yet softly popping background. thank you

  88. Mary Kay Ross says

    I love these cards and I’ve ordered both the sunflower die and the background stamps. They are fantastic!

  89. Oh what pretty cards! Fabulous designs and terrific backgrounds.

  90. I absolutely love your color palette, I’m spending the day coloring and doing laundry, will definitely try this out on my coloring today 🙂

  91. Cards are so beautiful! Love your background!

  92. Jo Anne Malicoat says

    Such pretty cards, really like the stained glass look of the first one 🙂

  93. Both are creatively beautiful…awesome colors!!

  94. BEAUTIFUL WORK, Gayatri!!!! LOVE your first card with the striking black & rainbows!!! AND your second card, using the new stencil & softer colors! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!! ;)<3

  95. Love your cards–reminds me of eating a creamsikle when I was a kid, my favorite! Love this great new release from Simon!

  96. Karen Hale says

    Beautiful, colorful cards! Love the sparkle of the Nuvo glitter paste. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration.

  97. Vicki Kroll says

    That sunflower card is so pretty and I like the background. The die is on my wish list!

  98. Anushree Vaish says

    Gorgeous cards and beautiful coloring! Great release.
    Thanks for sharing…

  99. Kathy Baids says

    Great cards!!! Thanks for the ideas!

  100. Gorgeous cards, I especially love the ulti colored petals on the sunflower!

  101. Kerry Myers says

    I love the sunflower frame card!!

  102. Heather Nelson says

    Love the way your paired the Scallop Waves background stamp with the flower die! Fabulous!

    Your second card is fabulous! I love the colors you used with stencil!

  103. Nana Griffin says

    Love the rainbow colors with the sunflower die.

  104. Susan Carlson says

    Really enjoyed your cards – the colorful sunflower & the ideas for the lined background stamp. Thank you so much!!!

  105. Carmela Hubler says

    Love those colorful backgrounds. The wave background die is my favorite!

  106. Lovely cards – I love the whimsy of your rainbow sunflower!

  107. Sally McCall says

    Boy, does that sunflower stand out. It is just gorgeous. Love your cards.

  108. Mary Holshouser says

    Love the shading on the first card.
    the sunflower looks like it’s a piece of
    stained glass. Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing

  109. Linda Duensing says

    Nice cards and thanks for sharing.

    Linda Duensing

  110. Marisela Delgado says

    Such pretty cards.

  111. Suzann Anderson says

    Unique cards.

  112. Both are so happy and cheerful!

  113. Sunflowers always make me smile.

  114. Migdalia Rodriguez says

    The stencil backgrounds are just gorgeous!! Such beautiful cards! stunning job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia’s Crafts

  115. Your cards are gorgeous. I told myself that I did not need any more craft supplies but I need this release. Thanks for sharing

  116. Kathy J in Ellicott City says

    Great cards!

  117. Linnea Sundstrom says

    these are fun! luv the background colors!

  118. I didn’t think I needed that scallop wave background and then I saw your card. So pretty and what a great way to jazz up a background. Thanks for sharing!

  119. Very pretty cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

  120. Beautiful cards!

  121. I love your pretty petals and both backgrounds are stunning and so well co-ordinated. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  122. Mendy Crumpton says

    Good cards! I love the flower with the different petals colors.

  123. Mary-Anne V says

    Such pretty cards…love this release and how you used them.

  124. Amy Lombardo says

    Very pretty cards!!!!!

  125. Pretty cards! Love the colors you chose. Great designs!

  126. Angie Cammack says

    Hey there! Your cards are just gorgeous. The first one with the scalloped background is just speaking to!! And…you’ve got to love anything with glitter paste, right?!

  127. Denise Bryant says

    Pretty cards! The flower is a favorite!

  128. Valerie Hayden says

    Interesting color combinations….I really must get that diagonal stencil, I’ve seen such great work being done with it.

  129. Wonderful cards. Gayatri! Your beautiful ink blending really shows off the great geometric designs. Thanks so much for sharing.

  130. I love how you’ve used the Scallope Waves stamp and the Faceted Stripes stencil – great cards!

  131. Tricia A Podmore says

    Cool backgrounds show casing the knew products. Super color pallete. You nailed both cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  132. Sabrina Radican says

    Beautiful cards and beautiful colors!!

  133. Andrea Hastilow says

    Fantastic designs, the mix colours on the flower petals look almost stained glass, excellent effect x

  134. Beautiful, fun colors on the flower. I wish all flowers could grow that way. Beautiful take on the new stencil too.

  135. Subhashini says

    Awesome blending and shimmer takes it to the next level.

  136. Chandhini says

    Gorgeous cards.

  137. Lauryne Cunningham says

    Pretty cards! I love how you inked the backgrounds!

  138. I love the background of the first card and the sparkle of the second one. Gorgeous cards!! 😍😍

  139. Kim Salito says

    Love your cards.

  140. Teri Spracklin says

    I love these warm and tropical colours!

  141. Kathy Dippner says

    Beautiful cards! Love the colored flower petals.

  142. Aimee Phillips says

    I love what you made using the sunflower died. Has to be my favorite from this new release. Thanks for the inspiration.

  143. Love the colorful backgrounds on your cards.

  144. Amy Cooley says

    Beautiful backgrounds! Love these new stamps.

  145. Carla Hundley says

    Fabulous work on these
    cards! Love the stenciling
    and coloring.
    Carla from Utah

  146. Heather DePasquale says

    I particularly love the coloring and blending in your second card. Very effective!

  147. Fabulous cards. Beautiful backgrounds (I love that stencil it is one my favourites from this release)

  148. Beautiful cards, loving the backgrounds.

  149. Lovely summery colours and cards !

  150. These are so pretty. I love your color choices and I just adore the card with the sunflower die. The colored petals make the flower stand out while blending in beautifully. Well done!

  151. Nancy R. says

    I love the look of the crisp black on your colored background. I also think the whimsical coloring of the petals is a fun pop!

  152. Patty Eifert says

    Fantastic cards!! I thought the colored petals looked great on the first one!!

  153. Artconquers says

    Such an inspiring cards! they look pretty!

  154. Karen Page says

    Love the warm colors of both cards! The stencil card is so amazing!

  155. S Jameson says

    The glimmer paste paired with that stencil is happy perfection. I love your selection of colors too.

  156. Marisela Delgado says

    You always rock it, girl.

  157. Kelly Kennedy says

    Gorgeous cards! I like the different take on the sunflower! Beautiful!

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