Saturday, September 17, 2016

SSS Special Card Kit Blog Hop

EDITED TO ADD: This kit sold out in LESS than a day, but the good news is that even though the kit is gone, several of the items in the kit are still available, including the stamp set that so many people wanted to get their hands on! You can find it HERE if you're interested!

Good morning! I'm joining in with a blog hop this morning for a new Special Edition Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. It is actually a Halloween kit, but since I don't celebrate Halloween, I was quite pleased that I was able to use the kit (with some sentiments from different stamp sets) to make some non-Halloween cards. You should have arrived here from Heather Ruwe - if you just happened along and want to check out the rest of the hop, head over to Laura Bassen's blog and begin there.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Since I don't celebrate Halloween, there are lots of elements in this kit that I won't use, so I would like to pass it along to someone else who would like it. I will include the stamp set (only one image used twice!), and some of the elements included in the kit. If you're interested, please mention it in the comments below, and I'll draw a winner early next week!


This first one I layered up some of the pattern papers, and stamped the little fairy onto watercolor paper, then colored her to coordinate.


I added a sentiment from a previously released stamp set, tore the top edge, and machine stitched it together - then finished off with a few of the sequins from the kit.


Next up, I went for a fairy birthday card!


For this one, I used some of the pattern paper and cardstock from the kit, and heat embossed that same fairy on the dark cardstock. Colored pencils worked great to color her in, but I left her wings, crown, and shoes uncolored, and filled them in with a heavy coat of the Tonic Purple Nuvo Crystal Drops in the kit - they dried so pretty and sparkly!


Finished off by die cutting some rectangles and inlaying for lots of layers, and again added a few of the sequins to embellish.


Here is a peek at the kit:


Simon Says Stamp is also doing an AMAZING giveaway for STAMPtember! You seriously need to go watch the video and register for a chance to win - you can find it and more info HERE!


Here is the entire blog hop line-up:

Heather Hoffman (You are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



78 comments:

  1. love how those wings turned out!!!

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  2. Love how you used the card kit in a non-Halloween-way. The cards are adorable! If you are not going to use the stamps I would very much like to have some fun with them!

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  4. Adorable! Love the reminder that the stamp set has other uses than Halloween!

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  5. I love the sweet layers of papers on your first card, and how you water colored her; very pretty! And purple is my favorite color so I love the 2nd card, too. Love her sparkly wings! And I would love to win the goodies you don't want - thank you for the chance.
    rebyah1@gmail.com

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  6. The fairy is too cute. Love your color combinations. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. What a great way to use the kit for other occasions.
    I would love to be entered for a chance at your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  8. ...very sweet card using the little girl stamp for a non-Halloween card. Add my name to the list of the extra supplies you are giving away. Thank you for sharing those products.

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  9. cute little cards - this card kit looks like so much fun:)

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  10. Thank you for sharing. Such fun ideas and a fun kit!

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  11. Your cards are absolutely adorable! I'd love to have this stamp set - thanks for the opportunity!

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  12. Oh, what an angel! It's great to see other uses for a stamp set geared to holidays. thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful cards!! Great how you showed that the images can also work for other than Halloween! I especially love your first one, where you used the colors on the image to match the card! I would have never thought to give her purple hair & it's such a great idea!! I would love to take the stamp & whatever else you want to pass along, I wouldn't spend that much for the whole kit, but I do love that stamp set!!

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  14. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing ways to use the stamp set in ways other than Halloween! Your watercoloring is wonderful in the first card! I love the sparkly wings on the second card!

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  15. How great! You used one of the stamps for a birthday card too! Awesome!!! Love getting all the ideas from the hops!! Thanks again!

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  16. Beautiful!! Love how you chose to create a Birthday card! Great ideas! And would love to win:) thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Your cards are darling! Yes I would like to win this kit! Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I love your non Halloween cards!! I'd love to win the kit and take it off your hands ;) Thanks for your darling projects!!

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  19. I especially love your use of the watercolor and the printed papers to create a beautiful card.

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  20. Your cards are adorable and so creative! I'd love to win the items you won't be using. Thanks for your generosity!

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  21. Adorable cards. I love how you were able to show the versatility of this kit. True it is a Halloween kit but look how great your cards turned out. So many cute images and wonderful papers and embellishments in this kit. Cute designs. TFS

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  22. Love what you did with this sweet little fairy princess. Your layout is outstanding - great mix of patterns and textures! Your always inspire, no matter if it is holiday time or not. Thanks so much!

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  23. You did an outstanding job with the kit. The cards are great!

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  24. What a create use of the kit! Very cute.

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  25. What a great way to show how the kit could be used off season! I think the kit has so many fun and silly elements in it and I'd love to be entered in your draw please! I like the silly side of Halloween and the kit really appeals to me that way.

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  26. Thanks for sharing non Halloween cards as I don't celebrate Halloween either.

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  27. I'd love a chance to win your Halloween extras. Great cards!

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  28. Like the colors, sparkle, layers and so much more that went into your Halloween creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  29. I love the way you layered the papers. So cute and the cards are so fun!

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  30. So delightful and creative! I love that you used this cute image in 2 different non-Halloween applications. It speaks to how versatile this kit is. Not sure if you're including International crafters in your draw, but if so, I'd love a chance to win goodies from this awesome kit.

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  31. Great projects and love the way you placed the papers to make the design at the bottom of the first project. Great kit and thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  32. Super cute cards. I love the background you made using the pattern papers. Great job :)

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  33. What a great way to use these Halloween stamps in a non-halloween way! So creative!!! My family loves Halloween so I'd be honored to be chosen to use them. Thank you!

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  34. Awesome cards!! Would love a chance to win- lots of fun things to make Halloween treats special!!

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  35. perfect example on how to stretch your stamps. Halloween is not even small,let alone big in the Netherlands, so this just inspired me, thank you!

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  36. I love how you showed alternative ways to use the kit after Halloween! I actually do a lot of Halloween projects for the kiddos and this kit looks amazing!

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  37. How sweet! I like it that you thought outside of the box and came up with two cards that are not Halloween. This hop has been so fun with all the seasonal goodies, but it was clever of you to make cards to be used anytime.

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  38. I love that you took a Halloween themed card kit and made something totally not Halloween!!!

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  39. Both your cards are so sweet!

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  40. Love your cards and would love to be entered into your giveaway too!!!!

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  41. Heather your cards are simply adorable!
    I would totally love to be entered to win in your giveaway. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  42. Sweet card. I'm glad you didn't do Halloween, shows the set can be used in a different way. YES, please, I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

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  43. Lovely ways to use the
    stamp. Great cards. I
    would like to be in your
    giveaway! Thanks.
    Carla from Utah

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  44. Clever use of the stamps for non Halloween cards! I would be happy to get this kit!

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  45. Cute cards. I would love the pieces of the kit you aren't using

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  46. Super adorable!😍 Fantastic projects!😉 Sorry to miss out on the already sold out kit...😭
    God bless!

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  47. I love your watercolored fairy. And sewing machine stitches always give cards a special touch! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Cute cards. I like Halloween decorating and scrapping. I would appreciate any items you are not using. Thanks.

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  50. Such adorable cards. I absolutely love them!!

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  51. So cute! Love her sparkly wings! I would love to have this kit passed on to me- it sold out so fast :( Thank you for the chance :)

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  52. Such cute cards! Love the water coloring on the first!

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  53. How clever of you to find another way to use the stamps! And with such adorable results! If you don't want the kit, I'd love to be in the drawing. K_owen@bellsouth.net

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  54. Sweet cards. The birthday fairy is so adorable!

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  55. Hi! My name is Marina. I love your cards. They are very original and beautifully coloured. I have watercolours at home but I always use copics. I think I have to give them one opportunity because the result is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration. Warm regards,

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  56. Fairy nice cards. LOL. Sorry, couldn't help myself. Delightful cards. I would love to win the Halloween elements for my good friend Beth. She is wild about all things Halloween.

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  57. Heather love the little angel card. It's soooo cute.

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  58. BEAUTIFUL cards Heather!!!
    LOVE how you made these CUTIES from this BOO-tiful kit :)
    THANK YOU for the INKY INSPIRATION and the chance to win!!!

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  59. Oh wow! Your cards are too cute!!! Really adorable!!!

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  60. Adorable cards! Love your layering and watercoloring!

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  61. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING our Cards and the Sweet New Kit!! SUPER SWET Images and supplies!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  62. Love your unique use of this set, thinking out of the box! Really lovely projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Especially loved how you tore & stitched the top edge of your watercolor panel and the way you offset layered your patterned papers!! Great job creating other type of cards with a Halloween set!

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  64. These are fantastic! I wish this kit wasn't sold out :(

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  65. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I really like the last card.

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