Simon Says Stamp. Good Vibes Release + Giveaway

Hi dear crafty friends!

I’m super excited to join today’s Blog Hop from Simon Says Stamp and celebrate amazing Good Vibes release. As you already know, all products from the collection are really fabulous.

Simon Says Stamp prepared a lot of gifts for you and one of them you can see on the banner. Use code PUFFY while purchasing products in SSS shop and you’ll definitely get Pebbles Puffy Stickers for free. The code will expire Sunday, 6/24 at 11:59 pm ET.

And now let me show you all the cards I created for today. I’d like to start with the floral classical card:

To create this I used Hibiscus Frame die set. I die cut the frame three times and stuck them together with liquid adhesive. Then I colored the frame with yellow ink using ink blending tool. I also added brown ink to the center and the adges of the flower.  When die cutting one of the frame I set aside the patels and later colored them first with ink blending tool using the same colors as for the frame and then added some details with colored pencils.

I created a card base out of white cardstock and added yellow ink to the lower part of the card base . Then I cut dark brown panel to the size of the card base. In the lower part of the panel I die cut the outline from the Big Friend die and white heat emboss the sentiment from Summer Cuddly Critters. After that I foam mounted the panel onto the card base and adhered the flower onto the panel. I inlayed the word Friend into the gap.

Later I decided to create a simple one layered card and used Surf’s Up set of stamps. 



I draw the outline of every tiny island of the card with a thin black liner and stamped all the stamps with black ink. I watercolored the card using distress markers.

Some details of the card I covered with glossy accent.

Here is one more similar one layered watercolored card with tiny islands.

On this pfoto you can see that nuts and surfboard are covered with glossy accent.

And here come two last cards for today, where I used Summer Cuddly Critters set of stamps and dies.

The first card is with cat:

I created A2 top folding card base and covered the front of it with light green color using ink blending tool. Then I stamped the cute cat, umbrella and ball on the watercolor paper and watercolored them with distress markers. After that I placed all details on the card and foam mounted them onto the card base. Then I addes bubbles to complete the scene.

On this photo you can see the shimmer on the swimming suit of the cat. I covered it with Wink of Stella shimmer brush.

The second card is with cuttie dog.


He wears mirrored sunglasses) You can notice the reflection of the clouds there.

Some details are also covered with shimmer here.

You have a chance to win $25 coupon on every stop as well as on my blog, just leave me a comment here. The winner will be annonced in a week on Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Blog Hop Order

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amanda Korotkova

Suzy Plantamura

Kathy Racoosin

Anna Kossakovskaya

Bibi Cameron

Elena Salo ←  You are here

Heather Hoffman

Gayatri Murali

So glad to be with you today and share the inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Good luck to everyone!

See you soon!

  1. Wow such a unique take on these cards. great job love them

  2. Wow..that hibiscus is fabulous.

  3. So cute! I love all of your cards!

  4. wow what a lovely collection of cards – they are so creative:)

  5. You did a wonderful job. Your cards are beautiful!

  6. These are so different and so creative, I love them.

  7. Wow, your first card is stunning! The colours are so rich. I adore the rest of your cards… so adorable. x

  8. Love love love the flower card!!

  9. OMG – love what you did with the die cut… love the cuddly creatures cards too! Excellent!

  10. WOW! These are some really amazing card ideas! I love the pattern of 3 cards. Really beautiful. The brown an yellow card is just so warming.. Love love.. Really a knock out job of presenting this release!

  11. Wonderful cards from this awesome release! You have a terrific eye for color and design.

  12. Great cards with the hibiscus being my absolute favorite. It practically jumps off the card with the vivid colors you used. WOW!

  13. I really liked the color choice for your hibiscus card.

  14. Wow… that first card reminds me of the evening sun, just before sunset… Beautiful! And I love the colors onyour other cards. Warm and summery!

  15. All great cards, but I LOVE that dog in the flamingo floatie! Adorable!

  16. Your summer cards are just looking cheery, and the dark brown one would be a great thanksgiving design.

  17. Your hibiscus card is just stunning.
    I am learning to use my colored pencils more. Your colored pencil detail is fabulous

  18. Wow! the Hibiscus card is Amazing!
    Great cards

  19. Wow! Your floral card has such amazing depth, I love the colors. Gorgeous!

  20. I wanted the hibiscus set, now I NEED it. The dimension you achieved just blew me away! Gorgeous!

  21. Wow! Awesome set of cards! Colors are really stunning!!!

  22. That hibiscus! Oh my….. I’m in love! Beautiful work!

  23. All beauties, so much creativeness, thank you for the inspiration!

  24. Wow, you are a talent – stunning cards! I am in awe of your floral card, absolutely gorgeous!

  25. Oh my woed Elena, your cards are spectacular. I especially love the Hibiscus card as the colours are so rich. I’d love to see this done in a video tutorial. WOW! Simply stunning!
    All of your cards are truly amazing and I think you have been having some serious fun with this awesome release….AND who wouldn’t?

  26. Awesome cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

  27. OMG, just stunning! So much inspiration, tfs.
    The hibiscus is just beautiful and I love that
    it was done in yellow … my mom’s favorite color
    and today would’ve been her 84th birthday! 🙂

  28. WoW! This is amazing!!

  29. What a beautiful color palette you chose! Nice work.

  30. Great set of cards but the hibiscus one really stands out for me!

  31. Thanks for including the instructions for that very detailed hibiscus flower. It’s amazing.

  32. The first card, the Hibiscus is absolutely stunning! Never would have thought to do this in darker colors but you went for it, I’m drooling over it. The other cards are very cute and summer and many great ideas to use these new stamps! TFS

  33. You have been very busy! Beautiful cards!

  34. The softness of your creations is amazing. I love those little islands you’ve created.

  35. From classic to just plain fun, you’ve captured it all in your great cards!

  36. I love the look of all of your cards, so much dimension and texture, your color choices are outstanding!

  37. The hibiscus card is so beautiful.

  38. LOVE them all, but the flower card is my favorite. Someone will be blessed to get this card. Wish it was me

  39. wow- super job with the varied card designs! That first one is so elegant and rich looking- love it!

  40. The hibiscus card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

  41. You did a fantastic job on all of your cards, your first card is breathtaking!

  42. Love the first card. Beautiful!

  43. Such cute cards! And you’ve reminded me of something…I need a vacation right meow! Seriously love your take on these products!

  44. I love how you think outside the box! Clever!

  45. Very excited about this release, thank you!

  46. The hibiscus…just stunning!

  47. That little mercat just looks too cute floating. Cute cards!

  48. Love your cards the critters are adorable love the hibiscus the dimension is spectacular.

  49. Wonderful cards. Love the hibiscus, it’s gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing…

  50. I love all of the details you add to your cards, and that first card is so rich in color.

  51. Love the clouds in the mirrored sunglasses! Too cute.

  52. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you colored everything, and your first card is really striking 🙂

  53. Your HIBISCUS is GORGEOUS!! Love the yellow tones so stunning! Your vacation cards are so fun, makes me want to find a quiet island paradise to relax. Love the fun bubbles with the critters!

  54. Wow your Hibiscus is beautiful.

  55. Thanks for awesome suggestions. i love your work.

  56. I love all your cards! Love the hibiscus card

  57. I love the detail of your coloring in the flower and how clever to use the outline die to make a recessed opening for the sentiment – it’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas!

  58. I love all of your cards. The inking and coloring on the Hibiscus Frame die card is fantastic.

  59. Sweet cards! Love this release!

  60. Made it all the way to your blog before I decided I HAD to have
    the hibiscus frame die cut. your colors are A-mazing and showcase
    the flower beautifully!!!

  61. Your Hibiscus card is stunning!

  62. I can tell that you had a good time creating these beautiful and fun cards!

  63. Love your cards Elena! Love the coloring on the Hibiscus frame card.

  64. The colors in the hibiscus is gorgous…loved the critter cards too

  65. You did a nice job with the new products! Thank you for always having new and different uses for items!

  66. Your cards are fabulous! Each quite different! Love the hibiscus as well as the fun animal arcs with great sentiments!

  67. Love the flower card! Genius!

  68. STUNNING!!!!

  69. Great cards and love the first one especially!

  70. Love all these cards. One of my favorites from this release is the Hibiscus Flower Frame, and your coloring on that one is absolutely gorgeous. Looks like it should be hanging in a gallery.

  71. Beautiful cards! I love your style! Thanks for sharing your cards!

  72. These are adorable!

  73. The hibiscus card is a WOW! The others are so cute. LOVE the diversity of styles!

  74. Totally unique and adorable!

  75. All cards are beautiful !! I love the bright colors of summer!

  76. Liked your fun beach cards but it was your floral card that took my breath away. Absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring of the flower is magnificent. Thanks for sharing!

  77. Cute cards! Esp love the hibiscus one, so warm and rich feeling!

  78. Your hibiscus flower is simply gorgeous! the rich earth
    tones are stunning! Thank you.

  79. OMG! These are SO UNIQUE! I just love the vivid colors!

  80. The flower card, WOW! Stunning! Thank you.

  81. All your cards are stunning! But the first one is just wow!!! I can’t get over how pretty it is.

  82. Very cool cards and an awesome release!

  83. Love the cards, they are stunning! The Hibiscus card looks so antique, very inspiring! The other cards are all so adorable, love them!

  84. These are all fabulous!!! I can’t wait to receive my order…I got everything you used here

  85. Wow!!!! Fabulous cards!! I love your hibiscus card, Stunning!!!

  86. The Hibiscus card is beautiful!

  87. All your cards are great, but the first one is just stunning.

  88. Thanks for inspiring us with so many stunning cards. Terrific coloring and stamping.

  89. What fun cards! Love, love, love the dog in the flamingo float!

  90. OMG that hibiscus card is beautiful. It looks so three dimensional. Anyone who gets that card better keep it 4ever. Where is the video tutorial?

  91. LOVE the fall tones on your hibiscus card.

  92. AMAZING cards! So much talent going on here! The top Hibiscus card is so picture frame worthy!

  93. Super cute cards, love all your different designs!

  94. Looks like you can pick the Hibiscus. The others are fun.

  95. Your cards are all amazing! I love the elegance of the flower and your one layer card designs are so beautiful!

  96. Your cards are great. Very refined.

  97. Wow!!! WOW!!! That hibiscus card is GORGEOUS!!!

  98. Beautiful! The colors on the hibiscus card just glows!

  99. All of your cards are awesome, but I really love the way your hibiscus card turned out! Absolutely stunning!

  100. Your hibiscus card is GORGEOUS!!!!!

  101. OMGeeee. I absolutely love your color choice. Love this

  102. Your inspiration is compelling. The hibiscus is very stunning. Perfect accent colors. I think it should get award. Thanks for sharing.

  103. Stunning and fun cards!

  104. Gorgeous, so gorgeous , love the hibiscus card so much!

  105. Great cards !! The first card is awesome !!

  106. I love your soft watercoloring! I never seem to get results like this with Distress markers.

  107. Amazing Hibiscus Card! The inset “friend” is different and smart. The colours are stunning. I also like your other cards very much, especially the enjoy your summer with the palm trees and added glossy accents.

  108. Interesting colors.

  109. Such cool techniques! That hibiscus technique is AWESOME! Love the rich colors, too!

  110. The Friend card is so elegant….. I love it!

  111. Love the color palette on the hibiscus card. It looks super rich.

  112. So, so cute!

  113. The classic flower card really shows the versatility of the hibiscus frame. Just lovely!

  114. Your Hibiscus card is stunning, I can’t wait to try it and hopefully I can get a fraction as good as yours looks – just WOW! The critters and tiny island cards are so fun, my nieces will go crazy over those. 🙂

  115. Wow! Such a different take on this release from SSS – love them!

  116. Your Hibiscus card is absolutely stunning, great color combination!! Love the kitty card so cute! Nice work!

  117. Amazing cards!! I especially love the hibiscus card! Beautiful!!

  118. Fabulous cards! Love the color of the hibiscus.

  119. Your cards are amazing! The two with the little islands of coloring are creative and different.

  120. Your cards are great…I love the way you reverse used the friend die…great idea.

  121. Great cards! The look you achieved with the flower die is amazing! So beautiful!

  122. The Simon Says Hibiscus Flower Frame card was absolutely stunning. The rest of your cards were precious using the dog and cat images. Thanks for the inspiration.

  123. Wonderful cards!

  124. Love the cards you made. Love the dimension you created in your coloring of the hibiscus die

  125. I love the bubbles in the summer cuddly critters.
    4th stop for SSS

  126. Some beautiful and fun cards! So glad I stopped by, I feel inspired!!!!

  127. WOW!!!! When I first saw your first card I had to pick my jaw up of the ground!!! It is so breathtakingly gorgeous, so stunning. so beautiful, I am just in AWE of it!!!!! Your other cards are super adorable!!!

  128. Beautiful cards, my friends are going to be surprised with all of their cards for no reason but because it’s summer!

  129. Love the tiny island cards!!

  130. Fantastic cards! Love the Summer Cuddly Critters, they are adorable! Your hibiscus card is stunning! I love the way the flower and friend have this glow behind them giving this card so much life….beautiful job!

  131. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  132. Love these new products and the hop as well for they inspire me to create–thank you!

  133. All the cards are really lovely. My favorite is the first. It looks very elegant.

  134. Awesome cards! I especially love the hibiscus, it is truly gorgeous!

  135. I love all of your cards but that first one. Just wow, so beautiful!

  136. I love the vacation and critter cards but your hibiscus took my breath away. Such a beautiful choice of colors! TFS!

  137. Love that yellow flower card. The colors are so pretty! 🙂

  138. Great cards!

  139. Great cards! I would NEVER have thought of yellow and brown being a beautiful combination, but your hibiscus card is just fabulously gorgeous!

  140. Oh, your cards are so beautiful. I love the color choices for the flower die – it is gorgeous. All of your cards are so pretty. Thank you.

  141. Oh wow wow wow, I love your cards! All of them are gorgeous, but that hibiscus one is just AMAZING! My favourite card of this hop so far!

  142. Hibiscus is stuning!!!!

  143. Your Hibiscus card is absolutely stunning and those little critters are just so cute and adorable. TFS!

  144. WOW – I love the hibiscus card – I love that you changed the colors from what we would expect. it is stunning!

  145. So many cards and all are amazing! What a terrific release from SSS!

  146. WOW!!! SO MANY CARDS! They’re ALL WONDERFUL!!! Each one is SPECIAL! I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! 😉

  147. I have to agree with a lot of the other comments when I say WOW! All of your designs are amazing. Thank you for inspiring me.

  148. Love that hibiscus, Elena!

  149. I think your first card is my absolute favorite out of all the ones I’ve seen so far! I love your bold color choices, which aren’t colors I would usually use together on a card. Just strikingly beautiful!

    XOXO, Jenn

  150. Your cards are fantastic ! The hibiscus card is really amazing, the coloring is incredible and very elegant.

  151. I love them all but that HIBISCUS. Oh my! Stunning!

  152. Great designs! I love the variety of techniques you used and the wonderful coloring

  153. The flower card looks so real you can almost touch it

  154. Fantastic cards but the hibiscus card is beautiful.

  155. Wow! Your hibiscus flower really pops!

  156. Your cards are all FABULOUS! Your hibiscus die card is stunning–so different from anything I’ve seen!

  157. The hibiscus card is stunning!

  158. Great cards

  159. You managed to combine beautiful with darling as cute. Fabulous selection of card samples for this release.

  160. Love the colors on your hibiscus card!

  161. All the cards are wonderful, but the first one is truly breathtaking!

  162. You took my breath away with that GORGEOUS floral card!! It is so elegant. Love the adorable little critter cards also. Thanks for sharing with us.

  163. Beautiful cards

  164. Lovely cards! That first one is so striking! So beautiful and love the patterned paper you created from little vignettes you stamped.

  165. Gorgeous hibiscus card and cute beach themed cards.

  166. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  167. The little kitty and doggie are so cute

  168. The pup in the flamingo float just kills me… It is terribly cute. This is probably one of my favorite releases from Simon to date. Can’t wait to play with these designs and some super vibrant colors.

  169. The colors in that floral card are absolutely stunning! I never would have thought to try that color combination with hibiscus die!

  170. Wow! Amazing cards! I love the hibiscus card done in the browns and yellows. It’s such an unexpected color combination but it looks beautiful. Great layout on the one layer Surf’s Up cards.

  171. Wow your first card with the flower die is stunning. Your other cards are awesome. I love the fun scenes and awesome images. So creative.

  172. That first card is just incredible! Those colors are stunning!

  173. Awesome cards! I love the bathing beauties on your last two cards! And the gorgeous hibiscus frame die!

  174. The cuddly critter cards are adorable, and the hibiscus frame die cut card is stunning.

  175. What a great collection! Beautiful

  176. Thank you Elena!

  177. Really impressed with your fabulously made cards! Love the cute one layer repeating design on the second-third cards

  178. Really nice cards. Your take on the hibiscus is really pretty. Probably going to have to add to my collection!

  179. These are all awesome!!! Love it

  180. Love the SSS new releases! Your Hibiscus card is stunning.

  181. Great cards…love the one with the hibiscus.

  182. OH WOW!! Your hibiscus frame card is just stunning!! All of your other fun summer cards are equally awesome!

  183. These are all great, but the first one is just stunning! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity.

  184. the hibiscus is amazing. There is so much
    depth to the flower and the coloring is
    fantastic. Love the vacation cards –
    good way to send someone off to a
    good time. thanks for sharing so
    many wonderful cards.

  185. Wow. Everyone of these is above and beyond

  186. I love all of your cards but that hibiscus one is absolutely gorgeous! It has such dimension with the blended colors! It makes the petals look like they are curved into the center of the flower! Wow! Just WOW! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  187. Like the bold look, multi-stamping, cute/whimsy and many more.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  188. Wonderful cards! Love how you did the tiny islands!

  189. WOW Adorable different from the others but just as pretty

  190. Great group of cards! The hibiscus card is stunning! Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  191. I love your fab summery cards – your hibiscus is an absolute stunner!

  192. Your cards are definitely full of “Good Vibes” because they are so much fun to look at. They speak of vacations, sunny days, and friendships that make life more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing!

  193. Love the rich brown on the first card!

  194. Wow, such wonderful creations! The flower card is amazing and all the others are so beautiful and fun! Lovely coloring!

  195. That hibiscus is simply stunning! 🙂

  196. Oh wow! You are so creative! Jus love your designs!

  197. Your set of cards displays a good variety of designs. But the first one isn’t a card, that’s a wonderful piece of art !!

  198. Really beautiful cards. Love the little cute critters. That first card with the large flower is absolutely stunning!

  199. Love your cards!

  200. Great cards but I especially like the hibiscus card so pretty.

  201. What an amazing gallery of cards! I love the summer themed ones with the cute critters and umbrellas, but the first one is just stunning! So much depth!

  202. great cards! and WOW!!!! the brown and yellow card is beautiful!!!

  203. Great cards. The first one with the hibiscus is stunning!

  204. Thanks for sharing your sweet card! I love the fun summer images.

  205. As if I wasn’t already in love with the hibiscus frame, what you did with it, just put it over-the-top…. GORGEOUS!!!

  206. Your hibiscus has such depth, just beautiful. The summery cards are so fun, especially love the detail of the clouds reflected in the sunglasses.

  207. The Mer-cat card is so adorable

  208. I love, love, LOVE your card that you used the ” Hibiscus Frame die set” on. Beautiful!

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