Simon Says Stamp Lucky to Know You Blog Hop - Day 2 | 5 Card Ideas

March 07, 2020


Hello everyone, Welcome to my blog.  I hope you are having a great day!

Today we are celebrating Lucky to Know You a new exciting Simon Says Stamp Release and I got
5 cards to share with you + 2 short videos.

I'm featuring Crocus Flower Wafer Die. Isn't it gorgeous?



So, I was determined to do something simple for you today, something easy with a lot of texture, character and great finishing.

From the wide variety of ideas that crossed my mind,  I first started with a very easy layout that reminds me of my first makes.

Simple Multicolored Cards


  • First, I cut the flowers out of the three different paper colours.
  • Then, I run the die through the die cutting machine hoping to get all the pieces together.
  • I carefully removed the die cuts from the machine and added washi tape at the back of the flowers to keep all the pieces together.
All the "tiny words stamp sets" by Simon Says Stamp are a great addition to your stash .. they are so super useful.

Watch 2-minutes video on Instagram to show you how I made this card!



  • I also stamped the envelopes using Greetings Mix a stamp set that includes 24 different sentiments, in different fonts and sizes.


Die Cut Pannel



I managed to add various flowers on the main panel to create a very simple composition.

The sentiment is from Bunny Kisses Wafer Die and I framed the little composition using A2 Double Stitched Frame dies By Honey Bee Stamps.

I also used the new Stitching die by Simon Says Stamp to add texture to the background. I only pass it through the machine once, hoping to only create an impression on the paper.

To fully cut a panel with this die Ill advice to use it in with a  metal shim and run the die through the machine a couple of times.

Shakers and Paper Piecing Tips


Crocus Flower Wafer Die will also allow you to create windows and the negative space will allow room for shakers, paper piecing or coloring  so I couldn't resist making a couple of samples to share with you...



For this card, I also made my own DIY textured paper.

I applied a simple technique to achieve the look and feel of  Watercolor Cauliflowers. I love that texture!!

To achieve it,  I used Nuvo Aqua Flow pens. You can try any other liquid, high pigmented, water-based pigments you might have.

 Cauliflower Texture Technique 

  • Apply Nuvo Aqua Flow ink on a non-porous surface.
  • Spray water over the ink.
  • Place a piece of watercolor paper over the inked water.
  • Using a heat tool "semi-dry the paper"
  • Do not dry the paper completely!!
  • Dab the paper again on the inky surface.
  • Repeat until achieving the desired look.


I also used a sentiment from Tiny Words Encouragement Stamp Set and I added a texture to the background using Floral Reflexion Cut and Emboss Folder by Spellbinders.

For the shaker, I used SSS clear sequins and Nuvo gemstones.



  • For this card, I did some paper piecing.
  • The flower and leaves were die cut out of my DIY  Nuvo Aqua Flow cauliflower effect watercolor paper.
  • I also used the Cauliflower effect of watercolor paper.

Note: I tried to use Zigs to achieve the cauliflower texture as people have been asking me if is possible to use them to do this. Sadly they do not perform the same than the Nuvo Aqua Flows.

You can see the little piece of paper made using Zigs on the edge of the card.


Blog Hop




The next in the hop is the amazing Gayatri Murali .
Happy hopping !!




For more inspiration make sure to visit Lucky to Know You Gallery.

Make sure to subscribe to my blog or come back later to see other ideas I'll be sharing using goodies from this release!!

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting
x
Bibi

Giveaway 

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section.

Winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 11th of March.

Supplies List 

Just a note to let you know that when you buy through the links in my blog  I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Thanks for your support!

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103 comments

  1. love this release! Your cards are so pretty!

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  2. Thank you for giving us so many pretty cards. I love the Marilyn background die!

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  3. The paper piercing is wonderful!

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  4. Love the color combination

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  5. What a beautiful set of cards !
    Thank you for sharing how you created them.

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  6. Wow! You really went to town! I especially like the last card, but the concept and color choices for the first one are interesting. Gotta see if I can Pin them.

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  7. Love your paper pieced crocus!

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  8. Love your color choices on these cards!

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  9. You've shared a fantastic range of cards featuring this pretty die!

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  10. So many ideas with just one die! Super creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Such beautiful cards. We need a video!!

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  12. I love this die and such unique colors!!!

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  13. I love your beautiful cards and definitely this die.

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  14. Love the background papers you made and paper-pieced back into the die. You must show us how you made this beautiful background!

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  15. Beautiful cards!! Love that die!!

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  16. Lovely colors of cardstock... This crocus looks like stained glass, lovely. The two background does are wonderful and I think I want everything... Thanks for sharing these.

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  17. I love the card with the tag!

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  18. I love those cards. The crocus flower die is definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release and you've done a great job showing its versatility.

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  19. The shaker/paper pieced cards
    look like stained glass.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Really beautiful designs!! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Love the shaker card in green...different and pretty. I really like the paper pierced one too.

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  22. Beautiful cards! Fabulous release!

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  23. Crafty & pretty on thdd Crocus creations.

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  24. Beautiful cards, I especially lime the shaker.

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  25. Pretty cards! Love the shakers! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I love the "cauliflower effect" technique. It has the look of cloisonne, so elegant and luxurious.

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  27. Love all the pretty color combos you used with this awesome die. The last two cards are really stunning and I love shakers!

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  28. The Crocus Flower die was not at the top of my list, but after seeing all the beautiful ways to use it, I'm now moving it up. Your cards are stunning!

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  29. I love your Easter Wishes panel card. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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  30. Wow, what a gorgeous cards with the crocus die. Great to see so many variations. Thank you so much for your video and sharing your inspiration. Have a wonderful day.

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  31. Beautiful Cards! Love the crocus die! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  32. That paper pieced card is gorgeous! Nicely done.

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  33. Love all the texture you created on your cards! Wow!

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  34. This is a super release and you have made some beautiful cards and tags!

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  35. These are all so beautiful! The Easter Wishes is fabulous!

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  36. Your cards are gorgeous! I love all the different designs you created, especially the second card with the multiple flowers in the background. :)

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  37. Such gorgeous cards! I love them all!

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  38. Love all of the texture on your gorgeous cards. This new release from Simon is outstanding!

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  39. Love the stain glass look.

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  40. WOW - love the technique for creating those lovely panel - Your video is really inspiring - l will be watching it again and again for more inspiration:)

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  41. I've never before heard of the cauliflower technique. TFS your lovely creations.

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  42. So excited about this release and I love your ideas using the crocus die, thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Beautiful cards! I love that crocus - and the other - die cut flowers from this hop! And thank you for sharing your DIY watercolor paper. Such a neat idea, and beaufiful, too!

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  44. Love the shaker cards you made with the crocus die.

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  45. Amazing cards - I especially love the paper-pieced crocus

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  46. Oh these are each so lovely! I love the elegance of each of your flowers and how very creative they are - you could make flowers upon flowers with these beautiful dies and stamps! TFS!

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  47. the gold looks AMAZING. It is incredible!

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  48. that die is gorgeous and you've used them in such beautiful ways

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  49. Awesome cards: paper piercing and shaker card combo.....fantastic creativity!!!

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  50. Love your crocus cards, very pretty. Unfortunately, the die is already out of stock at SSS!

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  51. Everyone of your cards is gorgeous! I believe I can do this! I haven't done the cauliflower technique before but you inspire me to try.

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  52. Amazing background for your daffodil die and love the idea of the cling wrap.

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  53. Wow, Bibi, how amazing your cards are! Love your spring colors. I especially love the ones that look like stained glass!

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  54. Great release! Gorgeous creations! I especially love the cauliflower texture watercolor technique for your Tulips!

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  55. Gorgeous creations! Your DIY papers are divine!!!

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  56. Wow!! Just when I thought you were finished, you showed another beautiful card using this fabulous tulip die!! Great color combos on all of them!

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  57. Awesome release! Gorgeous creations! I especially love the tulips with the cauliflower texture coloring technique!

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  58. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the shaker tag card.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  59. Oh, these cards are gorgeous! I love the shaker cards! Stunning! Thank you for sharing! ❤️

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  60. Wow! These cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  61. Your cards are fabulous. I really like what you've done with those crocus dies. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  62. Love the paper piecing & those beautiful crocus!

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  63. Judy Rutherford8 March 2020 at 04:24

    Thanks so much for sharing - the crocus is one I decided I might need too!

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  64. Hi BiBi! Love, Love Love the watercoloring and paper piecing! Just Awesome. Thanks, Denise

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  65. Beautiful crocus flowers and backgrounds!

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  66. Great cards ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  67. You have created some interesting color combinations.

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  68. I loved your cauliflower effect.Will be trying these on my cards.Thanks for the inspiration

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  69. Beautiful card, love the flowers background one!

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  70. Oh, what a wonderful series of cards! Particularly interesting is the color combination of the first two. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. gorgeous cards ... love your colours

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  72. Your shaker card is super gorgeous!!

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  73. Love the Crocus in all the different colors. Thanks for all the great tips in your video. The cards turned out lovely!!

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  74. These are gorgeous!!! The Never Give Up one is my favorite!! Thank you!!!

    mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

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  75. Thank you for all the tips and techniques - of course crocus flowers are the first sign of spring and just love them!

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  76. Hello :) it's my first time to comment on your blog and I am happy to find your website! The card is out of this world wow really

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  77. The cauliflower texture technique is awesome.

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  78. Beautiful creations!!! So Springy!!

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  79. Beautiful cards, great designs!

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  80. SWOON!! I LOVE these, such STUNNING Designs!! THANKS for sharing the Video too and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  81. Gorgeous cards! I love your techniques!

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  82. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  83. Stunning! That crocus die is definitely in my wishlist! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. Your cards and tags are so lovely! So many cool techniques in your video, too! I really like the die cute tulips and the crocuses on the bold orange! And the shaker tag card. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  85. Paper piecing items are gorgeous, like stained glass.

    Merrill P

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  86. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous cards, Bibi. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  87. I love your cards using the Nuvo pens!! Spectacular!!!

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  88. Wow is all I can say, no really WOW!! Love your cards! Thanks for the ideas and with one die. WOW, Happy Crafting Everyone.

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  89. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  90. Great designs and I like the colors.

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  91. So many great ideas! Awesome. Thank you!

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  92. Wonderful cards using the new release, love the shaker card.

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  93. Bibi, your cards are wonderful!!!! Love all the examples you showed us and such great 👍👍👍 colors! TFS!!

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  94. Awesome set of inspirations! Love them all! :)

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  95. Beautiful cards! Love the springfilled looks!

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  96. WOW Bibi :) You've been one beautifully busy lady!!! I love them all but the two cauliflower technique cards really caught my eye! I'm going to give that new to me technique soon! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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