Saturday, August 8, 2020

Simon Says Stamp LET'S CONNECT Blog Hop, Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of Simon Says Stamp's blog hop for their new release called Let's Connect!!


You should have arrived here from Betty Wright's blog.  If you have just happened upon me today and want to start the hop from the beginning, go to the Simon Says Stamp blog to start.  We'll be giving away a $25.00 coupon at EVERY STOP on the hop, so don't forget to leave a comment!  The winners will be announced at the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog next Wednesday, August 12. Winners must email Simon to claim his/her prize.

And as you can see in the banner above, we have a free gift with any purchase made from now until August 9 at 11:59 pm: a Gina K Designs Dot Runner!  Just use the code GLUE when you place your order.

I have 3 cards to show off some of the fun new goodies that I was sent from this release.  

First up, my favorite is the new Crackle Background.  I think it's going to become a classic!


supplies: white cardstock, Bristol paper, Crackle Background cling stamp, Mom's Meadow flower sprig, (retired) Beautiful Day sentiment, Zig markers and water

I simply stamped with a medium grey ink onto a panel of white, then added the Meadow flowers, and my sentiment.  I love this background, very subtle but it definitely makes a statement!

Next up is a simple card featuring 2 of the 4 stencils in the Sunny Smiles set.  


supplies: white cardstock, Sunny Smiles stencils, mustard seed distress ink, sentiment from Hello Darling, cloud die, Doodlebug heart, adhesive foam squares to lift clouds

This is a set of 4 small stencils - I chose to use just 2 of them, centered on my card front, and then added a stamped sentiment and some embellishments. 

You can see another card  I made with these stencils HERE.

And lastly, I played with the new Toilet Paper Slider and sentiments from We're Like Toilet Paper.


supplies: white and metallic silver cardstock, kleenex tissue,  "tile" and "wallpaper" dps, Toilet Paper Slider dies and sentiments from We're Like Toilet Paper stamps, adhesive foam squares to lift tp roll

Edited to answer Theresa's comment: when I cut out the toilet paper dies, I just put kleenex over white cardstock and cut.  The pressure of the machine "melded" the tissue to the cardstock; I didn't have to glue the 2 together!  And the cardstock gave me some stability so that the whole thing could be popped above the card.  Thanks to my friend Mary Anne for this idea!

Don't forget to visit the blogs on Day 1, too, for even more inspiration and chances to win a $25.00 gift card.  Now you should hop on to Preeti Chandran's blog.

Click HERE for all the new goodies, and for more inspiration, don't forget to visit our Let's Connect Gallery.

121 comments:

Giselle said...

I really like your clean aesthetic! The toilet paper card is cute!

NickiB said...

Beautiful and the toilet paper card is great

Irishtiger06 said...

Love the crackle background! Beautiful selection of cards 🙂

Joy Meadows said...

The reverse crackle background is fabulous and I love the cards you made, Lin!

Queen Mary said...

Love your wallpaper patterned papers and use of the crackle background stamp -- TFS.

Sra. Spitzer said...

I love all the cards you posted and I have a new view on the crackle background after reading that it is your favorite of all the new ones. I think the TP ones are hilarious. I like your TP card, too.
Have a great day and thanks for the inspiration!!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Lin -
I think all of the cards you posted for this hop are terrific! Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

A beautiful set of cards from you using these products. There is truly something in this release for everyone!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three fab cards with the new SSS release, Lin! Beautiful flowers with the crackle background! Love the sun with the heart and clouds and the tp card gave me a good chuckle!!

Scrapthat said...

Oh my gosh! such great cards! Love your thought to detail like the tile BG for the toliet paper roll and kleenex! Genius girl!! TFS Lin, I always enjoy your style!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the crackle background.
The clouds on the sun is a
cute card. They're all
wonderful. thanks for
sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

C Aguirre said...

Fun cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Candy said...

OMG you used real Kleenex—brilliant

Trina P. said...

Love that crackle background on your beautiful floral card. Your other two card are cté.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards! Love the toilet paper roll...
Thanks for sharing.

Sue Bushman said...

The crackle background adds the texture
To make the card pop.

Mirella said...

These are lovely, that crackle is great. The last card made me laugh out loud! :-)

Donna3d said...

These are all wonderful cards! Adding products to my wish list!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like background, color and whimsy of your creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Rachel Vass said...

All beautiful cards Lin, but that crackle background is amazing.

Christine said...

Each card brings a smile! The crackle background is beautiful, the sunny card is incredible in its "CAS-ness", and I love the cuteness of the final card. PS. I am thankful to have had TP to share!

NancyR said...

Love the flower and crackle care. I am really starting to love the crackle background. And the TP card is so great. Really looks like TP. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Elton said...

Three terrific cards Lin! The crackle background is fabulous!

Maureen Reiss said...

Amazing cards!!!! Love that you used tissue for the toilet paper!!!

Theresa said...

This roll of toilet tissue is adorable. How did you make the kleenex look like that? Did you cut out kleenex?

Nandini said...

Wow! Such fun projects! I love the new release. It is just fabulous!

maspag said...

I’m with you. Love the crackle background!

Nessa said...

Love your cards, especially the sunshine card.

Susan said...

These are so great. I really do love that crackle background - I think that might need to go on my wish list.

Unknown said...

Amazing cards. Love that crackle background. I do believe I am going to have to place another order after seeing all the creations on the blog hop.

trishh said...

OMG the toilet paper roll, love it.

Janet D. said...

Love these cards, the crackle background is really growing on me!

kathytarullo said...

Love the Sunshine card!

Sheri L. Waddell said...

Very cute catds!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one using the Crackle background stamp, one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

Autumn Bell said...

I absolutely love the toilet paper stamp set. Given the times, sharing comfort and a bit of humor can make all the difference. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards and your creativity. Have a fantastic weekend.

Bunny Dobbie said...

Wow you made the toilet paper die into a much prettier card than I ever would have expected! I’d use that powder room any day. Great work with a challenging topic! Love it!

Melodie Freund said...

Love the cards!

sharon g said...

I especially like the sending sunshine card. We all need some sunshine in our lives....

Paula H. said...

The crackle background stamp gives such a unique touch to cards...looks so lovely behind your flowers. Love the crisp clean look to your sunshine card, and it's hard not to smile at the toilet paper set.

Jo-Anne Tedford said...

Oh my they are all so cute! I love that crackle background!

The Firth Five said...

Love the TP, it's quilted!!

CandyraeT said...

The crackle background looks so useful. Your card is so pretty with it.

Holly's Handmade Card said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the gray background, so pretty!

DorothyA said...

Great cards Lin! My favorite is the TP card. I love the colors and the humor and sad to say appropriateness to today's issues. Best to laugh and embrace the situation, and connect and support one another. This has been such a fantastic blog hop!

Fonda said...

I love the sunshine card. Very nice!

Becca Yahrling said...

I have always loved a crackle finish, so I'm totally in love with that stamp. Your cards are awesome. The last one gave me the giggles, of course.

Patricia said...

Your cards are great, especially the TP card!

Susang said...

Love that crackle comment and yes it will be a classic

MadeByMeghanK said...

The crackle is SOOOO COOL! I love the toilet paper one too!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Ha ha ha love that cute toilet paper card!

Ruby said...

Lovely projects.

Lois said...

Love the crackle background stamp. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

How cute is the to card?!

Joyace Feheley said...

Love your cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen said...

I love that crackle background, too, but it's your second card that steals the show!

Jade said...

What nice cards. My favorite is the flowers with the crackle background! Thank you.

ummekulsumhk said...

These are such adorable cards. Love the crackled background!

KathyMcc said...

Your cards are just great, Lin! My favorite is the first one with the Crackle Background...so beautiful! The toilet paper is super cute! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

SueB said...

Beautiful cards.

Tracy Chambers said...

Love your sunshine card it just makes me smile

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are delightful - love the last one:)

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards! So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Mary Kay Ross said...

Fabulous cards! The TP one is too, too cute!

Carol Wortman said...

That crackle background is outstanding! Why mess with paste every time! Very pretty card! okay elephant in the room..... I LOVE THE BATHROOM SO MUCH. The tile and the wallpaper...cracking me up! I admit I did the tissue to cardstock by accident once on a card and have used it again. Love the roll unraveled...so you roll under. Tee hee. Thanks for the smile!

Lisaa728 said...

Love that crackle background! Thank you for the inspiration cards.

Eve N said...

Adorable cards! The sunshine card is one of my favorites.

Kailash said...

Love the crackle background with the pretty flowers and your last card is just so fun!

Sheila R said...

Love these projects

V. K. said...

I love the tp card!! So creative and fun. That crackle stamp is amazing as a background on the pretty flower card.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the floral design on the crackle background, sweet card with the clouds and sun, and you were on a roll with your TP card! Fun!

Chandhini said...

Great cards, love the pun in the last one.

Dawn T said...

Fantastic cards Lin. Love the humour of the last one.

Judy Inukai said...

Amazing cards I LOVE how you created the toilet paper - thanks for sharing the tip and for the great inspiration.

SabineV said...

Great job!!!! Thanks for sharing.

SabineV said...

Very nice cards! Thank you for sharing.

Julie W said...

OMG- that crackle background w/ the light and whimsical flowers is divine, the sunshine card joyful, and that bathroom w/ the TP-- out of this world, with your attention to detail, from the roll holder to the real tissue and wallpaper! Thanks for inspiring- Be Well.

Megan said...

Love the texture of the tissue as toilet paper! :)

Tami B. said...

I love the look of the sunshine card, and the tp card is just so fun! Cute idea.

I Card Everyone said...

Lin, I LOVE the crackle background - especially because I really hate getting messy so would probably never buy the crackle paste!
Who would have thought we'd be playing with toilet paper, right? SO fun - and your use of tissue/paper together worked a charm!
=]

Patty said...

Love your cards! I have to say your toilet card is my favorite! I swear the background looks just like tile and the floral top is wallpaper!!

Kit A said...

Great cards. I am liking the crackle stamp more and more.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you used the crackle stamp on your first card!

Lisa Byers said...

Your cards are lovely!!! The colors are beautiful in the first card, love the crackle!!

Teri S. said...

Oh Lin, you nailed the look of an old fashioned background with tile on the bottom of the wall, a chair rail to divide, then wallpaper on top. Too cute! I like the CAS look of your cards & have to agree that the Crackle Background stamp has now been added to my wish list.

Denise G. said...

Beautiful, creative cards! I love the crinkle background stamp! Thanks so much for sharing how you created the toilet paper! It is such a great idea!

LBudke said...

Great talent. Thanks for the inspiration.

eniecreates said...

Cute cards!

Maria W said...

Really like the crackle background with flowers card!

My Side of Oz said...

This looks just like it is hanging in someone's bathroom! I love the dimension and the clean look of this!

Unknown said...

Love your cards. Each one is so unique. Beautiful use of the Zig markers--this fabulous bouquet stands out fabulously on the crackle background! I have copic markers, but I am a little scared to use them because I don't water color, and can't make them look good. I guess I just need some practice. I absolutely adore the simplicity of your second card. The way that the yellow sun just pops off the card is very effective and the look of the dimension in the clouds is fabulous. And I find your last card completely adorable. When I saw the toilet and toilet paper dies in the set--I wondered how in the world someone would use it in a card. Well--YOU DID IT! And what an adorable, delightful card you made! Thank you for your ideas and Inspiration!

Barbara-Jean said...

Your cards are wonderful! I also love your blog photo!

meme said...

So cute toilet paper on your card. Great idea that someone shared. Thanks for sharing

Retta said...

I am in love with the crackle background stamp. I keep thinking I don't need another background stamp, but.......

Tammy Hanson said...

So stinkin’ cute. The tp card is a crack up. I just can’t get enough of the crackle backgrounds. For sure a classic go to!!

Tiesha McKinney said...

Nice cards, especially the last one with the toilet paper. Amazing how the toilet paper looks so real. Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Great job on all your projects. I love the crackle background and that toilet paper card is too cute. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I like the sending sunshine your way card; clean and simple.

Merrill P

Ms. Tamp said...

Thanks for the edit on the toilet paper layer. Oh wow, I never thought toilet cards would be so popular.

Miesje Flach said...

Oh I love that background stamp - wish I could afford all this cuteness!

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards! Using kleenex and cardstock for toilet paper is genius!

Amy Marie Orozco said...

I love the clean look of your cards and how well they are done. Thank you.

Theresa said...

Thanks for answering my question Lin, that's genius.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Lin. Love the pretty floral card with the crackle background... that's a classic background image! The sunshine card is so sweet! Love it! Thank you for the inspiration. Be safe and God bless!

Rosemary said...

Wonderful set of cards, Lin!

blaze said...

Love all three of your cards! The crackle background is really nice - can work on almost any card design. The simplicity of the sun card makes it really sweet. And adding the kleenex for the T.p. - genius!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! Such BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE them ALL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Cheriese said...

so pretty - especially love that crackle background!!

Unknown said...

Love that crackle!! It looks so pretty.

Tina Z. said...

such beautiful cards!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

The crackle background...awesome

Carol McCready said...

I absolutely love the background in your first card.

Brenda M said...

I really like all of your cards but the crackle background is my favorite!

L said...

Really like the crackle background.
The sunshine card and the toilet paper card are cute!
Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine Melin said...

Love them all, but the crackle background is so striking! TFS!

Debby Green said...

Great cards! Really like the TP card! Cute!

donnabd said...

Great backgrounds to these cards, love the sentiment strips too.

donnabd said...

Love these backgrounds, give such life to your cards. Very Creative.

Connie said...

WOW Lin :) Terrific cards!!! Love the color palettes and compositions! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Natasha V said...

These are all so beautiful!!!!!!! Love the Crackle!!!!!

Gab said...

Great cards ... that crackle background is fantastic. And the tp one is too cute!