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!

March 7, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom release!

I am excited to share my project using Simon Says Stamp’s new release – Fresh Bloom collection.

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This release is spring and easter themed products. Absolutely beautiful. You can find them at Simon Says Stamp Store.

I have used the new Triangle Blast stencil to make my card today.

Simon Says Stamp Stencil TRIANGLE BLAST ssst121431 Fresh Bloom Preview Image

I love stencils. This one is right up my ally because of the geometric design. Since I am a bit obsessed with rainbow colours and Moonstone glimmer paste, I made a rainbow sparkly background using this stencil.

I adhered the sparkly rainbow triangle black background panel on Fog card base using craft foam. For the sentiment, I used an oldie die called Big Happy die. I die cut the shadow using black cardstock and the happy die is stacked and glue to get dimension. The top happy is die cut using Fog cardstock which coordinates with the card base. The small sentiment from the new Bunny Wishes stamp set is white heat embossed on black cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally adhered a few Simon’s Groovy confetti to finish off the card.


Thank you very much for stopping by! Happy shopping!

March 6, 2019

Altenew Build a Flower Dahlia Blog Hop Winner!

Hello everyone,

I have a winner for the Altenew Build-a-Flower Blog Hop.

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It is………………..

Karen Hale 

Congratulation Karen! Please email Altenew at by 3/15/2019 with the subject line BAF: Dahlia Release Blog Hop Winner from Gayatri’s Blog to claim you $20 gift certificate. Happy shopping at Altenew 🙂

Thank you everyone who have visited my blog and left a comment. I appreciate your kind words.

Have a lovely day!