Saturday, August 8, 2020

You Stand Out in a Crowd - Simon Says Stamp Let's Connect Release Blog Hop

Hello! Today I'm part of an awesome blog hop celebrating the brand NEW Simon Says Stamp Let's Connect release! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Gallery created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to select a a FREE Gina K Designs Dot Runner with any order using the coupon code below through Sunday, August 9, 2020 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


I fell in LOVE with the darling stamp set by the same name - Let's Connect! I created a couple cards - I shared one the other night, but today I'm sharing my favorite of the two cards! One of those cards where everything just came together perfectly the way you wanted it to - know what I mean?!?!?


I thought this stamp set was so fun and perfect for a clean and graphic card - and had fun adding layers of cardstock, fun angles, and a few whimsical circle elements to break things up!  I started off with that darling image, and left all but the heart and the square with the unicorn in it black and white. It just went perfectly with that sentiment, don't you think? And the unicorn - I mean, c'mon! And to give it that little something extra, I covered the unicorn with a hearty dose of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen -  a good solid 2 coats. I wish you could see the sparkle better in these photos!


I added some yummy Concord and 9th cardstock to my cardbase, trimming the top at a fun angle and leaving room to stamp my large sentiment in the top left corner. I also added a strip of torn vellum to the bottom, hiding the adhesive behind the bottom of the computer monitor, which was mounted with foam tape.


I heat embossed a small supporting sentiment in white on a bit of black cardstock, then die cut it with a tiny circle from Nested Circles dies, and mounted it with foam adhesive, tucked behind the computer monitor and slightly covering the end of the large sentiment. Does the perfect job of keeping the flow of the card going! Finished off with a few Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots, and one more rounded corner using my Corner Chomper.


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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


124 comments:

  1. I love this stamp set and your card is awesome! So cute!

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  2. Very cute card! Another great SSS release - my wish list is getting long.

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  3. Love your colors, thanks for sharing!

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  4. This stamp set is so fun! What a darling card!

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  5. Your cards from this release are super cute, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Perfectly adorable! Love the layout and elements of the card - so clean and fresh!

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  7. This is another cute card from this release.

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  8. Fun card. Love the minimal
    coloring. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Pretty card! Love the design! Thanks for sharing it!

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  10. Adorable. So appropriate for this time.

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  11. I love the way you added the sentiment at the top! Adorable.

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  12. Adorable card! Love the colors and design.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Great idea highlighting the special character-very nice!

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  14. Love your selective coloring with the fun sentiment. Great card!

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  15. What a fun and whimsical design, love this!

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  16. What a cute card! I love how you only coloured the unicorn. It does make it stand out in the crowd!

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  17. Wonderful representation of zoom with one colored.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  18. I love how you highlighted the unicorn. Beautiful card Heather.

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  19. This set is over the top cute, and I love how you brought the sentiment to life by drawing attention to the unicorn. So clever!

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  20. Adorable spotlight technique on this fun card!

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  21. Heather - I love this! I like that the unicorn is spotlighted.

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  22. Really cute! Love the sentiment with the unicorn. Perfect for my daughter.

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  23. Fantastic card!!! Great message!!!

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  24. A fun card for these challenging days! What would we do without zoom?

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  25. Oh my goodness that is a heavy dose of cuteness!! (The nuvo cracked me up). I like that vellum on the bottom, gonna use that idea. Sweet sweet card, come on who doesn't want to zoom with these cuties! Smile!

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  26. Love how you just focus colored one. Great design idea!

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  27. Wow! Such a fun card! I love the new release. It is just fabulous!

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  28. Total cuteness!! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I like you just colored only unicorn for emphasizing. Great idea!

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  30. Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Love what you created, love this stamp!

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  32. What a fun card. Love that Let's Connect set.

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  33. I like the effect of just coloring one animal!

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  34. Heather, huge thank you for reminding me that I don’t have to color everything. Your spot of color really makes the unicorn stand out. Have a lovely weekend.

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  35. Oh great design! Less colouring. I love it!

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  36. Love the background color and the fact that only one animal was colored.

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  37. Love the lone highlighted critter to emphasize your sentiment.

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  38. How funny/cute. Great idea to highlight only one :)

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  39. Love the way you colored this💕. Card is adorable

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  40. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing...

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  41. Too cute! What a fabulous card. I definitely want to make one like that! Thanks Heather and Simon Says Stamp!

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  42. What a fun card! I like that you colored in only one square!

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  43. This is so cute and fun card!! Love it!

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  44. Great card! Love that zoom computer session on the screen.

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  45. Great card Heather. Thanks for sharing your work

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  46. So cute. Thanks for sharing

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  47. What a cute card. Thank you so much.

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  48. The sentiment MAKES that card! Adorable!

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  49. Very cute! Nice sentiment.

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  50. Such a darling card! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Such a cute and colorful card, Heather! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

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  52. I quite like this stamp set & I really like the way you angled the blue paper on the front & then coloured in just one critter.

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  53. sweet card - love how you have colored only one square - goes perfectly with the sentiment

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  54. Fun card. Love the spotlight of the one critter to go along with the sentiment

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  55. love that you chose to only colour one animal.... and the unicorn was the perfect choice

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  56. Fun, fun card! I love this design!

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  57. I love how you took this one in a different direction than others and highlighted the one speaking that stands out. I love how the background is interesting as well , great job.

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  58. Very cute way to highlight just one character in your card design.

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  59. I can see why this is your favorite, and yes, the take of coloring just one of the images goes perfectly with the sentiment-- so clever!thanks so much and be well.

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  60. So cute! Love these adorable critters! Fun card!

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  61. I love the way you made the unicorn stand out!

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  62. I love how you used this stamp set! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Adorable!! That sentiment goes perfect with your card!

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  64. What a cute card! I think this is a terrific release.

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  65. What a cute and clever card! I love how you colored only one critter!

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  66. What an amazing card!! Very cute!!

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  67. very fun design and love the creativity

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  68. love how you did the spotlight technique on the zoom critter card

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  69. Cute card! I love you unique touch with color just one of the critters and adding the you stand out in a crowd sentiments.

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  70. I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS!!!!! What a creative and fun idea!!!! I did not even notice that the unicorn was the only unique character of the bunch!!! And I’d rather be anything but ordinary!!! So I absolutely LOVED you idea and sentiment of “YOU STAND OUT IN A CROWD!” Beautiful colors—fabulous design—so much fun!!! THANK YOU DO MUCH FOR THE INSPIRATION!!!

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  71. I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS!!!!! What a creative and fun idea!!!! I did not even notice that the unicorn was the only unique character of the bunch!!! And I’d rather be anything but ordinary!!! So I absolutely LOVED you idea and sentiment of “YOU STAND OUT IN A CROWD!” Beautiful colors—fabulous design—so much fun!!! THANK YOU DO MUCH FOR THE INSPIRATION!!!

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  72. Every single element on this card is delightful! Fabulous design and fun colors!

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  73. Such a nice card. Thanks for sharing

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  74. I haven't been in on a Zoom meeting, but I know I'm in the minority! Darling card!

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  75. Zoom! Boy it’s a whole new world isn’t it? Darling card with such cute participants.

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  76. Have not seen the rounded corner before as I am just getting into card making. Great little detail.

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  77. Cute card! I like how you only colored the unicorn making it stand out to go with the sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  78. I like the tilt of color for the background as well as the image highlight.

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  79. Adorable card! Great choice of coloring just the unicorn.

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  80. I love your cute zoom card. Thank you for sharing it.

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  81. What a sweet card! Love the spotlight coloring! Those animals are so sweet! I also love the colorful dots. Darling design Thank you for the inspiration. Be safe and God bless!

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  82. Love how your card turned out! Too cute!

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  83. SWOON!! Such a SWEET Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  84. omg I love how clean this card is and that you only coloured the unicorn ahh adorable!

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  85. Such an adorable card, love the angle and addition of enamel dots.

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  86. Your card is so perfect for that sentiment.

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  87. I love how you did spotlight coloring on this stamp set I wouldn't have thought of it and it's perfect!

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  88. Adorable card!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  89. Cute card! Like how you highlighted just one critter!

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  90. Very eye popping card with just one image colored. Cute!

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  91. Fantastic card! I love the highlight of one critter with colour!

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  92. Hi Heather :) I love the way you combined the two ideas into one card!!! Delightful! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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