Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

Hello crafters! Welcome to my stop in the Simon Says Stamp, Good Vibes release blog hop! This blog hop spans two days, so you’ll want to visit Simon’s blog tomorrow for all the details on the second hop!

If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from the ever-amazing Nichol Spohr’s blog! Simon is spreading lots of good vibes this weekend by giving away a special, free gift on ANY order purchased now through Sunday, June 24th at 11:59 pm eastern. Use code PUFFY at checkout for the free gift!

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

The first card I wanted to share with you today features many of the new Good Vibes products! The little girl holding the flower is from one of the Good Vibes Suzy’s Watercolor Prints; I watercolored her with Prima watercolors. Isn’t she cute??

Simon’s new, Big Friend sentiment die was the PERFECT greeting to pair with this card. I love that there is an outline to go with this die; it makes popping the die cut up with foam tape SO much easier!

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

Finally, my most-favorite part of this card is the foiled background. This was created with the new Debra die, the Go Press and Foil machine from Couture Creations, and one of their pretty foils!  You can see how I created this gorgeous, foiled effect by watching the video at the top of this post.

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!
supplies used

Simon Says Stamp DEBRA Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s GOOD VIBES…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamp BIG FRIEND…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps MOM’S…
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing COMPLEXION Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ESSENCE Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing PASTEL DREAMS…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Simon Says Stamp FLAMINGO Sequins…
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Simon Says Stamp CLEMATIS Sequins…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Couture Creations US VERSION HOT FOIL…
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Couture Creations PALE MIRROR GOLD…
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Tombow MONO SAND ERASER 52635
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack…
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Sakura FINE LINES SET Pigma Micron…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Lawn Fawn RASPBERRY Cardstock LF1374
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DARK…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

That foiling effect was so much fun, I made a second card using the Debra die! This time I used silver Couture Creations foil and blue cardstock. The result is so striking!

I die cut some of the new CZ Design Everett Solid Letters from Tonic Studios Chrome Silver mirror cardstock; but instead of using the “o” in “you”, I replaced it with a heart. The pretty heart is cut from Silky Sky mirror cardstock, with a layer of Glossy Accents over it. However, I didn’t stop there! While the Glossy Accents was still wet, I sprinkled Lawn Fawn Prisma glitter into the heart … and OH MY GOODNESS do I love the shimmery effect when it dries!!!

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!
supplies used

Simon Says Stamp DEBRA Wafer Dies…
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RESERVE CZ Design Wafer Dies EVERETT…
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Couture Creations US VERSION HOT FOIL…
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Couture Creations HEAT ACTIVATED FOIL…
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Tonic CHROME SILVER Mirror Card Gloss…
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Tonic SILKY SKY Mirror Card Satin…
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Bazzill WHIRLYPOP Card Shoppe Heavy…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Lawn Fawn PRISMA GLITTER LF1535
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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

Speaking of shimmer; check out that puppy in the flamingo-floatie!! I need sunglasses like his (actually, I personally have rainbow sunglasses that I love even more, haha!). These adorable critters are from the new, Summer Cuddly Critters set. I colored most of the images in the set with Copics and on many of the images, I added Glossy Accents for dimension. The dog’s glittery shades has a layer of Sakura Clear Glitter pen applied to them.

The animals are arranged into a sweet scene, built with lots of fun dies! The sky was cut with Simon’s Picture Book Sky die. To create the sand and surf, I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Wave and Stitched Hillside border die sets; each die cut I embellished with a white Signo gel pen.

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

For additional color, I covered my card base with a bit of Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow patterned paper, and placed dots of Nuvo Morning Dew Drops around the scene to create the appearance of bubbles! Looking at these critters makes me want to be in a tropical climate right now!

supplies used

Simon Says Stamps And Dies SUMMER…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SUMMER CUDDLY…
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Simon Says Stamp SUMMER CUDDLY…
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK SKY…
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Lawn Fawn STITCHED WAVE BORDERS Die…
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Lawn Fawn STITCHED HILLSIDE BORDERS…
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Lawn Fawn REALLY RAINBOW 6×6 Inch…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID Cardstock LF1121
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack…
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Sakura Stardust CLEAR GLITTER PENS…
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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

My final card for today uses a couple of the newest die sets that I designed! That big, Good Vibes greeting exudes that classic, retro feel and paired perfectly with the Bicycle die! I had a blast designing these products and using them in this card; I hope you love them!

I die cut each of these dies from a bunch of happy cardstock colors. Behind the dies is a sky that I ink blended with Simon’s Clouds for Days stencil; that stencil is so versatile for scene building. I need to get the Grassy Edges stencil, because that would have worked perfectly on this card. Instead, I substituted it for the Grassy Hills dies from My Favorite Things.

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!
Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!

I embellished the scene further by adding some hearts and Flickering Butterflies mixed here and there between the main dies. Little accents like this make a big difference in your designs! My white card base even has a bit of subtle texture (another small, but important detail!), which I created with the new Center Cut Geometric Pattern stamp.

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release Blog Hop Inspiration!
supplies used

Simon Says Stamp GOOD VIBES Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp CLASSIC BICYCLE…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp CENTER…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stencils CLOUDS…
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Simon Says Stamp FLICKERING…
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Simon Says Stamp SPRINKLE HEART Wafer…
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My Favorite Things GRASSY HILLS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs SWEET…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID Cardstock LF1121
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL…
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON COLLECTION…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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I hope you have been inspired by all these card ideas using the new Good Vibes collection from Simon Says Stamp! Make sure you visit the Simon brand gallery for this Good Vibes release; there are TONS of projects being added, and it’s a great kickstarter for additional ideas using these new stamps, dies, stencils and more!

Keep Hopping

There are more stops to visit in this Good Vibes release blog hop! Your next stop is the superbly-talented Jessica Frost-Ballas! You can also reference the entire hop list below:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here! :)

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amanda Korotkova

Suzy Plantamura

Kathy Racoosin

Anna Kossakovskaya

Bibi Cameron

Elena Salo

Heather Hoffman

Gayatri Murali

And of course, there are giveaways! Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop! To have a chance at winning, all you need to do is leave a comment here! Winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog Wednesday, June 27th. Happy Hopping!!

230 Responses

  1. Avatar Hamutal Shafrir says:

    Wow, fabulous creations! I love the bicycle card and absolutely adore the good vibes greeting you designed! That is so cool and fun! Thank you for great inspiration.

  2. Avatar Gab says:

    You have such amazing style! Love all your cards – and love how you can go from cute to elegant so effortlessly!

  3. Avatar Beverly Jordan says:

    Gosh, this is a blog post of sunshine and fun times! LOVED your Good Vibes die cut card especially!! They are all gorgeous and am loving the foil with the dies!

  4. Avatar Darlene Fellows says:

    Such a great group of cards. Love the way you used the die to add foil to the card. :)

  5. Avatar Lisascreativeniche says:

    Wow! Such an array of awesome projects! Love them all!

  6. Avatar sandym says:

    Wowza, your cards are all amazing! I love them all, but the scene with the kitty-mermaid is my fave! You are incredibly talented… Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Avatar Carol Jones says:

    Wow, I’m especially impressed that you designed that Good Vibes die! You definitely got the “vibe” of the 60’s with that one. Brings back good memories for me!

  8. Avatar Linnea Sundstrom says:

    your bike die is great! luv the ‘sandy’ tones of your first card!

  9. Avatar Charlene says:

    Love the blue and silver foil combination.

  10. Avatar Laraine R says:

    Fabulous cards! Fabulous release & hop!!

  11. Fab fun summery cards! I love this release :)

  12. Avatar Denise Ward says:

    Nina, you’ve made some truly fantastic cards!! Each one has its own charm and features a different aspect to the release. I just can’t pick a favorite!! Good job!

  13. Like the Summer feel of the creations with wonderful coloring.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  14. Avatar Susan O'Halloran says:

    Wow! Your creations are so inspiring! Love all of the cards and the good vibes they exude!

  15. Avatar Pat Gasko says:

    Oh how much I love the Good Vibes products and your cards are AWESOME

  16. Avatar Mary Holshouser says:

    The cards are darling.
    Love the little girl with her flower umbrella..
    the thank you card is bold and beautiful.
    The floating kitty and puppy are always
    favorite. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. Avatar Golda says:

    You have certainly been busy creating beautiful projects! These are all great.

  18. Avatar Patty Eifert says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW Nina!! Love the stunning foiled cards & awesome fun summery card scenes!! I’m not familiar with the press & go foil machine to use with dies…going to have to check into that further!!

  19. Avatar Laura callies says:

    These are darling. I am in love with the good vibes bicycle combination too.

  20. Avatar Rachel Peck says:

    Love the blue and silver foil card! Very classy!

  21. Avatar Lee says:

    Very cool. Wish I’d seen more of how to use the foiling technique you used. I’d better watch it another few times!

  22. Avatar Nicki Lundeen says:

    Really love the bicycle card.

  23. Avatar Leslie L. says:

    Such great projects. I love so many of the new products I am going to have to pace myself once they are all back in stock. Thanks for showing how the hot press works and love the idea of putting the glitter in the glossy accents on the heart. Beautiful work!

  24. Avatar Lisa Moline says:

    Love, love, love your cards! That is so cool that you can use the go press and foil with dies! I think my favorite card besides the first one you did would have to be the cute little cuddly critters! So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Avatar Rebeca RamirezBarnes says:

    Wonderful projects Nina. All of these cards are amazing! Love the silver on navy thank you card and that debra die is quickly becoming my favorite piece in this release. Thank you for all your inspiration!!

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