Friday, February 19, 2016

SSS Reason to Smile Hop - Daffodil Bouquet - and GIVEAWAY!!!

Good morning! I can't tell you how excited I am to be joining in with a very special blog hop today celebrating the brand new Reason to Smile release from Simon Says Stamp!!! This is one packed and BEAUTIFUL release I can tell you! I have had so much fun playing with everything already - and can't wait to use it all LOTS more! (I already share a card HERE with the release if you are looking for more inspiration!)

The hop today is LOADED with inspiration - and there is a GIVEAWAY at every stop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave! You should have arrived here from Kelly Latevola's blog - and your next stop is Lucy Abrams.


Here is the card I made to share today - entirely stamped - NO pattern paper at ALL!!!

I LOVE daffodils, and was super excited just a couple days ago to see a BUNCH of them blooming near our house! Spring is definitely beginning to arrive! :)


I had lots of fun watercoloring up a bunch of these beautiful flowers and leaves from Friendship Blooms, then die cutting them with the coordinating dies. I stamped that amazing Gingham Background on white cardstock, then added an overlay piece cut with Wavy Scallop Stitches and added my sentiment on there, also from Friendship Blooms. Now it was time to add the flowers!

This was my second time using the Press and Seal Saran Wrap technique that I had been seeing floating around lately - basically, I arranged all the flowers how I wanted them, tucking and adjusting until I was happy, then layed the Press and Seal over the top, pressed down to pick up each little piece, turned it over to apply my adhesive, and then was able to lay the entire thing in place all at once. It was WONDERFUL!!! 


The final finishing touch? The ever elusively hard to photograph Wink of Stella! I added a good coat of it to the flowers - you can't see it in the pictures above, but this next photo shows it a little - as well as a closer look at those fun daffys and their watercoloring!


As I mentioned before - there is a GIVEAWAY from Simon Says Stamp - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! There will be a prize pack valued at approximately $50 given away at EVERY stop along the hop - winners will be picked next Tuesday, February 23rd.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up:

Heather Hoffman (You are HERE)

And below are links to the product I used for my card above - thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend! :)



573 comments:

  1. some of my daffodils are flowering the rest in coming along and i like your card, they're the same as mine and they make me happy, so does your card, the bright and happy colours will please everyone getting this card, i'm sure

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  2. Like the watercoloring. Like the bouquet of Daffodils. Neighbors Daffs are blooming. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Wow! Love this gorgeous bouquet! Beautiful project, Heather!

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  4. So pretty! Love the design and the soft colors!

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  5. Loving' this new SSS release!!!
    Very pretty card. Love how you layered the flowers to give the card so much dimension.

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  6. Love your cards. They are so beautiful.

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  7. Wow! Beautiful card!!! Love these flowers!!!

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  8. Beautiful bouquet of flowers!

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  9. Those daffodils have to be my favorite in the release!

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  10. Great use of the background stamp! Such a bright, cheery card

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  11. Loved the blue with daffodils super cute country feel... great share hoppin along
    Larelle-Susanne

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  12. Welcome Spring!! I too love the country feel.

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  13. What a beautiful card! I have been loving the gingham trend! Those flowers are gorgeous!

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  14. So sweet, I can almost smell the flowers!

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  15. Love the card...and the background stamp...it's awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I thought your stamped gingham background was pattern paper, it's so pretty for this card!

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  17. Adorable. The gingham is so sweet!

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  18. Beautifully done! Reminds me of a lovely floral display sitting on top of a pretty table cloth.

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  19. Fell in love with the gingham cardstock at first glance - love use of the new product - Thanks for the hop and for sharing your work - have a blessed day!!

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  20. So pretty, and springlike. I love it! This release is fantastic.

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  21. The daffodils look amazing and I love that curved scalloped border

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  22. The gingham is the perfect touch with your daffodils.

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  23. Love that you made a whole bouquet with the stamp. :)

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  24. I like the way you offset the gingham and the stitched white card stock- clever and draws the eye to the flowers! Thank you.

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  25. Your bouquet is so pretty! Love the overall design of your card Heather! TFS!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  26. Lovely card, Heather. Always enjoy your creations. Have a pretty day!

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  27. Love the bright watercoloring on your card.

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  28. love the bright fun colors. Thank you for sharing!

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  29. Really pretty card. Love the daffodils!

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  30. Beautiful card made with a beautiful set!

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  31. Beautiful daffodils! Love the watercoloring

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  32. That gingham stamp is on the top of my list. Just think, beautiful gingham in any color your heart desires. That's a big reason to smile.

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  33. The two floral stamp sets and gingham background are fabulous! Can't wait for a SSS sale!!! Lovely card!

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  34. Beautiful spring card! Who doesn't love gingham and flowers!

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  35. So fresh and cheerful! Wonderful card

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  36. Great card and a fun blog hop! ;-)

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  37. Beautiful birthday card! Love the added shine from the wink of Stella!

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  38. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS is my favorite in this release!

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  40. Oooo, love the pop of gingham and those daffodils!

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  41. What a fun, bright and cheerful card!

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  42. lovely card!! and yes, that wink of stella is very hard to capture on camera!!

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  43. I love the clever use of the gingham background for the daffodils. So happy...a reason to smile!

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  44. Gingham and daffs go together. Nice colour choice.

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  45. love the dimension on your card... so amazing!

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  46. 'Daffinitely' something to smile about.

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  47. Love the gingham background!!!

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  48. Oh Heather, what a beautiful card! You are so talented!

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  49. The blue gingham sets off your card beautifully!

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  50. I never heard of the Saran Wrap technique before, how brilliant!! I love your pretty bouquet, it's a fabulous card.

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  51. Great card! Beautiful colors and technique! Love the daffodil stamp set!

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  52. How pretty! I see that Wink of Stella.

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  53. VERY artistic....loving your card and those beautiful daffodils!!! TFS!

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  54. Just gorgeous!
    Great coloring
    and a neat kind
    of technique to
    use in placing
    of the flowers.
    Carla from Utah

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  55. Beautiful card! I can see how that gingham background stamp can be used in so many ways!

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  56. I love this card! I like that you made your own paper :)

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  57. I think adding the pop of color with the blue background was just right. How do you make decisions on what layout you decide to go with? I love it.

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  58. Looks great and it is a reason to smile, bright and cheery

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  59. This is so very pretty, I just have to try that press and seal.

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  60. Beautiful card, love the coloring on the daffodils! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Beautiful card! Lots of daffodils in bloom around here!

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  62. Soooooo pretty, Heather! Your stamped Gingham background was the perfect way to showcase the beautiful daffodils. What a breath of springtime!
    ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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  63. beautiful!! card :) huge blessings! ♥

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  64. Very pretty card. I love the blue accent with the daffodils

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  65. Love the bouquet of lilies and the wonderful shimmer! Beautiful!

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  66. Pretty, pretty card. I like how you curved the piece of cardstock behind the daffodils. It caught my eye immediately.

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  67. What a pretty bunch of daffy-dills as my gran used to call 'em! Love the sparkle!

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  68. So beautiful. I can see your wink of stella just fine.. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a beautiful weekend as well

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  69. Love the blue background! Great use of color

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  70. The flowers are amazing!!! Love the colors

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  71. Gorgeous card. I love that wave scalloped stiches die and the press N seal technique is handy to know.

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  72. So beautiful, perfect for spring!

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    1. The gingham background is so fun - so versitile too! Lovely card.

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  73. What delightful cards you've created ... thanks for sharing them with us!

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  74. I really like the gingham stamp and the curved scallop die. TFS

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  75. What a lovely country feel to this card!

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  76. What a colorful card.....so pretty.

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  77. What a lovely "bouquet" of daffodils!

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  78. Love the card especially the background!

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  79. I really like the new background stamps. Love your card.

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  80. beautiful cards!! love them both!!

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  81. Tami Elliott: What a fun 3D technique. This makes me want to plan a picnic for the weekend!

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  82. Your bouquet of daffodils is beautiful!

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  83. In England the daffodil stands for Hope. I love your bouquet of hope. :) Great release.

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  84. Such a bright, beautiful card!!!!

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  85. I am in love with that gingham stamp!

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  86. Pretty card. Love the sparkle too.

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  87. Love the daffodils and gingham together! Such a beautiful spring card!

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  88. I love my Wink of Stella brush too! Your blue check looks fabulous peeking out from behind the scallop edge die. Really sets off the yellow daffodils well!

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  89. Great color pallete. Executed so well you would think it was store bought but much more beautiful and special. TFS your talent and techniques

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  90. Pretty card! I love that new daffodil stamp set.

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  91. Beautiful card! I love the gingham background!

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  92. So pretty! I love those daffodils and you showcased them very well.

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  93. Lovely card. How can a person look at a daffodil and not smile.

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  94. Very pretty card! Reminds me that Spring is almost here!

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  95. Love how you created a huge bunch of daffodils. The new stamp set and dies are fabulous. TFS.

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  96. Your daffodils are so realistic that I can almost smell them!! This collection is full of fantabulous products that are going to make crafting even more fun!! TFS!

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  97. lovely card. I like your "spotted" daffodil leaves and the gingham background.

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  98. So lucky to be seeing daffodils. Your daffodils are lovely. We have 20+ inches of snow and no sign of daffodils!

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  99. Such pretty coloring and I adore the gingham - such a great blue! :)

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  100. Beautiful Card! So pretty and springy!

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  101. Cute cute cute and definitely a taste of spring. And thanks for being part of the blog hop and making it that much more fun.

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  102. Beautiful card. Love the gingham background.

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  103. i love the scalloped detail and the dimension.

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  104. Everyone who chose to showcase the daffodil stamp did such a great job, you included. There is no limit to creativity.

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  105. Lovely card and colouring, I am falling more and more in love with these daffodils! :-) Such a great release, isn't it?!

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  106. Love that checkered background stamp. Looks like real fabric.

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  107. Very pretty card, so springy and I love the blue gingham!

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  108. This is a really cute card! I'm really loving this SSS release. Thanks for sharing.

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  109. Gorgeous colourful card. Love the daffodils and the plaid.

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  110. daffodils are a great way to say spring is here..love the card.thanks for sharing

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  111. Those flowers are pretty. Great dimension!

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  112. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  113. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  114. I'm loving this new gingham background stamp!

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  115. What a wonderful card. I love daffodils and I love gingham. Win..win. Cheers.

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  116. This daffodil stamp set looks so great, just like your card ;-)

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  117. Stunning card. Fabulous release.

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  118. Beautiful daffodils & I love the pop of blue gingham in the background. Thanks for the cling & seal tip - I have not heard of that!

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  119. Love the daffodils! They shout Springtime!!

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  120. Enjoyed your post. Hands down the favorite is the gingham stamp.

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  121. I like the texture in your colouring!

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  122. Love your card and the dimension of the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  123. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects, and all the great info! I am really enjoying this Blog Hop <3
    Smiles, DianeM

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  124. I love your card, I especially like the pop of blue from the gingham stamp it really pretty.

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  125. Beautiful card...love the blue gingham added the side of your card.

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  126. Reminds me of my daffodils blooming.

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  127. The touch of gingham sets off the daffodils perfectly. Thanks

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  128. beautiful card... love the way the daffodils pop against the gingham background!

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  129. Sweet! So spring, country and Pretty!!!
    Thanks for sharing xx
    XO Nana

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  130. Like the hounds tooth check. Pretty card

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  131. Very pretty daffodils and they look fabulous with the blue gingham background.

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  132. Beautiful card Heathe! Love the Gingham background - one of my favorites in the new release.

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