Stamp Layering + Easy Mail Card Set + Simon Hop

Stamp Layering + Easy Mail Card Set + Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am excited to be participating in the Simon Says Stamp New Beginnings Release Blog Hop!

Stamp Layering + Easy Mail Card Set + Hop | Nina-Marie Design

If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the talented Heather Ruwe’s blog. If you are just joining in, you can find all the hop participants down at the bottom of this post.

For my project today, I created a set of three matching cards and envelopes. These are ALMOST one layer cards, which makes them easy to mail! The stamp set I used for the cards is the Friends for Life set.

Stamp Layering + Easy Mail Card Set + Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I designed this stamp set to be an artistic rendition of forget me not flowers. You may recognize these florals from a promotional graphic I did a few months back for Forget Me Not Day. Many of you asked if there was a stamp set of those flowers… well, now there is! :)

This set is designed to for easy stamp layering; so even if you have never tried stamp layering before, you will have no problems lining the images up for this one! For perfect alignment, make sure that you use the center area of each flower as the guide. And for those of you that prefer to color, there are outlines too!

Stamp Layering + Easy Mail Card Set + Hop | Nina-Marie Design

For the stamping, I used a few inks from both Simon and Altenew; Lavender, Deep Iris, Fern, Jellybean, Teeny Bikini, Cotton Candy, Duckling, Catkin, Intense Black and Mint. I stamped both the A2 card base and envelope the exact same way. Before stamping the envelope, I made sure to mask off part I did not want stamped on; I only wanted the flowers on the flap.

Stamp Layering + Easy Mail Card Set + Hop | Nina-Marie Design

The sentiments on my cards are from the Handlettered Encouragement set, which was designed by Kristina Werner (I really like the way her handwriting looks). It was heat embossed with Hero Arts Platinum embossing powder. This color of embossing powder is a great alternative when you don’t want to use gold or silver.

Stamp Layering + Easy Mail Card Set + Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will watch the video below to see how these cards came together! Thanks for visiting me today… all the hop details and giveaway info is below!



Layered Stamping | Nina-Marie Design



Did you hear that Simon is generously giving away $25 gift certificates at EVERY stop along the hop??? Leave a comment on this blog post, and all the other posts along the way, for a chance to win one of them! Winners will be posted on the Simon blog on Tuesday the 14th.


By | 2017-05-27T16:56:43+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Cardmaking, Encouragement, Simon Says Stamp, Stamp Layering, Stamping, Videos|461 Comments


  1. Lynne in NI March 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Ohh these are gorgeous! I don’t have enough stamp pad colours to make this work though :(

  2. NatQuebec March 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Beautiful flowers cards.😊

  3. Mary-Anne V. March 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Very pretty and puts me into the mood for spring.

  4. Teresa Godines March 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!! Love the fun spring colors. TFS

  5. Leni March 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    This stamp set make beautiful cards! I love the idea that is easy to use it. The result is lovely!

  6. Heather Brewer March 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Love the layer stamping. Beautiful!

  7. Debbie Scassera March 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Awesome cards and thank you for the video.

  8. Laraine R March 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply


  9. Anna C March 13, 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Pretty cards!

  10. Kris in Alaska March 13, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

    So very lovely…

  11. Denise J. March 13, 2017 at 4:28 am - Reply

    The way the envelope matches the card is really cool.

  12. Kate B March 13, 2017 at 1:48 am - Reply

    So pretty! What a great set of cards!

  13. Carolyn Roberds March 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Oh the colors are so beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

  14. Jane S. March 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    All those pretty flowers make a cheerful, happy upbeat card.
    I love how all you have to do is change the greeting!!

  15. Stacy B. March 12, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Lovely spring cards!

  16. Robin Tharaldson March 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Beautiful colors! Thanks for your tutorial!

  17. Olessya K March 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Very festive floral card, love all these colours together. Thanks for the video!

  18. Shannon Jill March 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Anything with flowers is a win for me! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Jackie P Neal March 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Nina, Pretty floral cards!
    Jackie “)

  20. Preeti D. March 12, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    gorgeous work :) thanks for sharing

  21. Sonia W March 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Great flower background !!

  22. Jennifer Lewis March 12, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    So pretty! Love those colorful flowers!

  23. Carrie Erickson March 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Very lovely card! Love all the springy colors!

  24. Giovanna March 12, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    The colours on this card are soo spring! Lovely.

  25. Chandra Shasteen March 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Love how you fulled the whole card with the forget me knots.

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