Framing a Sentiment with Die Cuts + Simon’s Just for You Blog Hop

Are you ready for some more Just for You release inspiration? Sometimes it can be fun to cut apart our die cuts and use them in a unique way! I thought I would frame up one of Simon Says Stamp’s new sentiment dies—Sending Love—with an oldie-but-goodie called Etched Primrose Blooms. By using the shadow layer to cut down my die cuts, I was able to create a perfect frame around the greeting.

In addition, I added leaves with the Detail Elm Leaves die set, and Fairy Jewels from Memory Box created a nice sparkle. Behind my florals is a background I watercolored with Simon’s new Quilted cling stamp; using an emboss resist technique, I was able to keep the bright white lines of the pattern.


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  • KEEP HOPPING: If you have just started hopping along with us, your next stop is Suzy Plantamura‘s blog! If you would like to see the entire hop list, you can find that at the Simon Says Stamp Blog
  • GIVEAWAY: Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to someone who comments on this post! If you leave a comment, check back at the Simon blog next week to see if you won the giveaway.
  • DISCOUNT CODE: For a limited time only, use code GREEN to receive $7 off your purchase of $40 or more!
  • MORE INSPIRATION: Also be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog Galleries for additional inspiration using the Just for You release. We all inspire each other and this is a great resource that I use personally to see ideas using the products from this collection!

95 Responses

  1. Marjorie Major says:

    Nice bright vivid colours — makes a striking card

  2. Noelle Vargas says:

    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Giselaine Ellison says:

    Thank you for sharing your colorful card, Nina. Very pretty.

  4. Annette Reed says:

    This looks great! I love the way the sentiment looks with the embossing powder detail.

  5. Lara Read says:

    Love the ideas you share and videos! Great card!

  6. Amy Solovay says:

    Love your colorful, vibrant, inky card! So creative and delightful!

  7. Shar Zar says:

    I admire how you incorporated the new products into your very colorful floral card

  8. Kathryn Remold says:

    Love your idea of using the shadow die to cut away the background!

  9. Alice Mooberry says:

    Beautiful card!

  10. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    This is one of my favorite cards ever! So beautiful and colorful, and so creative. Thanks for the video- is so helpful to make a card inspired by yours.

  11. Diane Williams says:

    This is a beauty of a card

  12. Maureen Reiss says:

    Gorgeous card!!!! Really cool technique!!!

  13. Christine Healy says:

    What a stunning card! Thank you for sharing!

  14. What a stunning colourful panel you created, and I love that die-cut sentiment in the middle of that floral arrangement!

  15. Cheryl says:

    Great idea on the Geo background. Cannot wait to try it. Thank you

  16. Alexandra Y says:

    This is stunning! I love the brightness!

  17. Beatrice L says:

    That is just wow, absolutely stunning card. Love the beautiful coloring and the layers. Just gorgeous.

  18. Stacy H. says:

    What a cheerful card!

  19. Pamela D says:

    What a bright and cheery card, so much color!

  20. Julie Bowersett says:

    Wow! That’s an amazing card. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Sonia W says:

    Love the colors of your background, It is really a happy card

  22. Amanda says:

    Love this. So pretty

  23. Lisa Achilles says:

    Just beautiful Nina. Love the colors.

  24. Lori Spitzer says:

    What a cool technique. I never thought of doing this. I agree w/ you… it’s a little like a puzzle. TFS, Nina! I’ll have to try that powder tool….
    Lori S in PA

  25. Tijana Zivkovic says:

    Love the colors, so cheerful!

  26. D. Redlin says:

    I love the vibrant colors you used. The way you layered the flowers cutting out the center to place the sentiment really added interest to this beautiful spring card.

  27. Deborah Stout says:

    Such a beautiful card!

  28. Sheri Kempke says:

    I love this card Nina–love the die cutting the sentiment shape out of the flowers, what a wonderful idea!

  29. Michelle Noto says:

    Gorgeous!! What a great idea!!

  30. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love the colorful flowers

  31. Debby Stewart says:

    So colorful. Love it!

  32. Jill R says:

    Cool technique and beautiful card!

  33. Nancy R. says:

    Beautiful and bright colors used on the card! The sending love just tops it off!

  34. Makira says:

    Love this bright and cheery card! Thank you for your inspiration. Have a crafty weekend. Cheers, Makira

  35. Leslie says:

    I love all the bright colors and the layers. The sentiment is stunning!

  36. Sabine VDK says:

    I love how unique this card is!

  37. Ann Tolman says:

    Love your colors! They welcome spring.

  38. Donna L Walls says:

    Wow! Great tip and one I’m going to try ASAP. Gorgeous card!

  39. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    What a fabulously colorful & fun card.

  40. Marisela Delgado says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Girlfriend, you’re awesome!

  41. Nancy S says:

    Beautiful card!

  42. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome background design and flowers! Beautiful colors!

  43. Patti Nienberg says:

    Great card! Love the colors you chose! So cheery!

  44. Jeanne Rice says:

    Wow, beautiful bright colors. Lovely card.

  45. Joianne says:

    I love how you framed the greeting! It was beautiful before you framed it with the floral but it is absolutely amazing now! Thanks for sharing. Your card are always so cheerful!

  46. Sue D says:

    Love the bright cheery colors.

  47. Lori says:

    Gorgeous card!
    I love the cheery colors, thanks for sharing.

  48. Gab says:

    This is gorgeous … such pretty colours

  49. Rosemary D says:

    Super pretty card!

  50. Von Marie says:

    Super Gorgeous card!! I love those colors and layers.

  51. Connie Hostak says:

    Nina, you have outdone yourself with this gem of colorful goodness! I’m off to the studio to try out that technique with the sentiment and shadow layer!

  52. Sue Smith says:

    Oh my goodness, Nina, your card is full of cheerful brightness. I love how it made me smile.

  53. Melanie SMITH says:

    Wow stunning design! Love your work!

  54. Lynn Stevens says:

    Such a bright. Fun and springy card

  55. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the riot of colors.
    Gives a happy vibe on a cold
    day. thanks for sharing

  56. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The bright colors are so springy and cute

  57. Vicki Gersey says:

    The colors made me think of spring. Thank you.

  58. Emma Sleppy says:

    Love what you did here and the bright colors are fantastic!

  59. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I LOVE the bright colors and gorgeous flowers!

  60. Giselle D. says:

    Beautiful card!

  61. Janice Hixon says:

    Very bright and beautiful card! I love the colors and the variety of techniques you used to create this gorgeous card. The recipient couldn’t help but feel better after receiving this lovely creation.

  62. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful, colorful card! I love that fun technique — not sure I have the patience (and/or skill) to to it, but I’m definitely going to give it a try!

  63. Shirl says:

    This is another new idea for me, Thanks so much.

  64. Sandy Anderson says:

    Your card was beautiful! We need more color these dreary days!! As always, your videos inspire me! Thank you for sharing!

  65. Jade says:

    Wow! I love the colors you used!!!! Spectacular card!

  66. Kathleen says:

    Beautiful color combo!!

  67. Valerie Clarke says:

    Beautiful bright color choices! Love your beautiful card!

  68. Julie Reed says:

    Bring on Spring Nina! Gotta love jewel tones :)

  69. Hannah Baum says:

    Wonderful card!

  70. Louanne says:

    Love how you framed the sentiment with the floral die cuts! Thanks for sharing!

  71. Kathy Y says:

    Vava vavoom! Beautiful color celebration. The emboss resist background is lovely.

  72. Lempicki Antoinette says:

    Lovely bright card. You have a lot of patience to fit all the flowers to frame the sentimen. Very creative.

  73. Carol DuFrene says:

    such a happy card…would brighten anyone’s day…

  74. Ellen C. says:

    That would brighten anyone’s day!

  75. Ellen C. says:

    That card is sure to brighten someone’s day!

  76. Bunny Hoyle says:

    This is fabulous. I’d love to have that card as a prize.

  77. Debbie Eslinger says:

    Colorful, bright and saying spring

  78. Carolyn OConnor says:

    Beautiful card!

  79. Kay Furnish says:

    Wow, so many bright, wonderful colors on this card! Love that sentiment die too!

  80. Lynn Chan says:

    Wow love how colourful this card is! ????

  81. KATHLEEN FINK says:

    Love this card so colorful and stunning

  82. KATHLEEN FINK says:

    Love this card so colorful!

  83. Laurie Hunt says:

    Love the way you cut the flowers to line up around the die cut sentiment! Such a colorful card — it looks happy!!!

  84. Anna F Weaver says:

    This card is so joyful and springie!

  85. Barbara Lassiter says:

    Cheerful and bright! Just perfect for Spring!

  86. April M says:

    Lovely card. Thank you for the inspiration. Love the idea of framing the sentiment with a die cut through the design

  87. Geri says:

    I love this card. The bright colors are so cheerful!

  88. Janet D. says:

    So colorful, very spring like, love it!

  89. Marilyn Behrens says:

    So vibrant! Great card.

  90. Debbie Scassera says:

    I love all the bright colors, beautiful card.

  91. NatQuebec says:

    Such a great colorful card , thansk for sharing.

  92. Ann Apolito says:

    What a bright pretty card.

  93. Leigh Alyson Norris says:

    Beautiful colorful card! Love it!

  94. Michelle McFeely says:

    Beautiful card, very detailed

  95. Kim Lundstrom says:

    So pretty! I love the bright colors!

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