Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to the SimonSaysStamp blog hop where we celebrate the “Friends” release! If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning you can go HERE

There are lots of awesome stamps and dies in this new release. Hop along with us to see all the latest and greatest, get inspired and win some giveaways!

Today I used the Picture Book KOALA die to create a clean and simple card. The design is really versatile and depending on the sentiment you decide to stamp if fits pretty much any occasion.

I created a window for my little Koala, and I kept everything simple so it really catches the eye! For the background of the window I used the Picture Book Tree Background die to add some interest and I also inked the background with blue.

Remember that you can easily customize these picture book animals. Give them flowers or balloons to hold, use ribbons to give them scarfs or bows and you can even add hats on them. So many options! In this case I turned my koala into an adorable female with a flower on her ear and some eyelashes.

You can enjoy the below below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies:

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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK KOALA…
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK TREE…
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BEST FRIENDS stamp
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Simon Says Stamp BEST FRIENDS Wafer…
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FROM THE ROOFTOPS stamp set
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Simon Says FROM THE ROOFTOPS Wafer…
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LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP stamp set
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Tonic EBONY BLACK Nuvo Crystal Drops…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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My Favorite Things EXTREME BLACK…
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Giveaways:

There are lots of giveaways in this blog hop!

  • SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. So leave me a comment below. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post them on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday 17th.
  • There was also a hop on Friday the 12th, so visit the Simon blog HERE for more inspiration and even more giveaways.

Next stop:

The next stop is the super talented Heather Hoffman! Happy hopping!

475 Comments

  1. This is the first time I’ve been to your blog, so I had to look around a bit! I loved the video of the koala card, but also enjoyed reading about you. You are so blessed to be able to follow your crafty dreams all over Europe! Wonderful!

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  2. Iris M Soscia said:

    So cute – love the koala.

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  3. Teresa said:

    Cute kawala. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Love the koala and the tree dies. They make a cute scene on the card. Thanks for sharing this sweet card.

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  5. F. Andre said:

    Loving the eyelashes. Thanks for sharing your inspiration on this card.

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  6. Denise Ward said:

    I loved this picture book tree die when it was in an earlier SSS release, and I never thought too much about what kind of trees they might be. Now I know they must be eucalyptus since this darling koala is with them. 😉 Great card, Vicky! It is always a joy to see what you will make!

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  7. Marie Giordano Campagna said:

    Your Koala bear card is so adorable. Love the way you showed how to piece her together. Great job.

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  8. Amy said:

    Thank you for the inspiration!!! What a wonderful idea for childrens cards too!

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  9. RobiW said:

    Oh, so cute! Love the window look, too.

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  10. Becky Reeder said:

    So stinking cute!

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  11. Tracy Chambers said:

    Hi Vicki,
    Oh that precious Koala with the flower behind her ear…. I’m just smiling. Such an adorable card.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  12. Dawn Kuechle said:

    Vicky, I love watching all of your videos you are very inspirational.

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  13. Gail Alcorn said:

    Love that card! Adorable! I have several of those picture book dies also!

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  14. Barbara Mann said:

    Just finished watching your tutorial. What a sweet card. Super cute.

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  15. Colleen Mohan said:

    You’re an inspiration! I love that you share your talent with us!

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  16. Riecy said:

    What a cute koala! Love the little flower behind her ear!

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  17. Arushi said:

    that’s really cute. from now Koalas are my favorite animals

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  18. That is really a cute koala, especially with the little flower!

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  19. Loly Borda said:

    I love how you made her a She Koala! The background adds so much to the scene, lovely card! TFS

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  20. Rhonda said:

    What a cute little Koala. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

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  21. Tammy W said:

    I’m always inspired by your videos. Your cards all look so pretty. I like your backgrounds too!

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  22. Andrea said:

    The koala is so adorable!

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  23. Sonia J said:

    Such a lovely card Vicky!

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  24. Marta Salas said:

    You card is adorable! The koala is super cute.

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  25. Maria Veronica Galang (Apples) said:

    Hi Vicly,
    Happy New Year to you and your family! Your card is beautiful!!! It is a perfect blend of texture , colours, and design. It’s simple, playful, and cute. I love to have the kit in my collection. The koala makes me chant….OZ OZ OZ1!!! Oi oi oi!!!
    Thank you again for the inspiration.
    Cheers!
    Apples from Down under

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  26. Amy Alvarez said:

    Beautiful job as usual. I always look forward to your post and videos. Love the koala. So cute.

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  27. Diana Hernandez said:

    Lovely card, the koala is super cute!! Awesome job, tfs

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  28. Kim Fisher said:

    Cute card, hope your little friend loves it!

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  29. Ingeborg said:

    So cute and the flower behind the ear makes me dream of summer …

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  30. Sarbani bera said:

    Koala is adorable.. tfs

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  31. Barbara said:

    Oh this koala is so adorable! I love the card! I will be checking out YouTube!

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  32. Maria Fischer said:

    I like your card a lot, Vicky. Those animals are so adorable.

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  33. Deneen Ritter said:

    i LOVE everything you make!

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  34. Teresa Godines said:

    This card is so adorable. I love the dimension. TFS

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  35. Stephanie Tru said:

    That little koala would be perfect with so many sentiments and even in a scrapbook page.

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  36. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said:

    The koala is SO cute! I love that you combined that background die with the koala.

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  37. Debby Green said:

    Such a cute card! Love the Koala.

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  38. Teri Terrific said:

    An adorable card! I love the versatility of the Picture Book dies and I really like the Clean & Simple look of this card. Thank you!

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  39. WOWOWOWOW!! SUPER FUN!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  40. Heather Bellino said:

    Adorable

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  41. Paula said:

    Thank you for the inspiration! This card is so adorable.

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  42. Nina said:

    So cute!

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  43. Jackie S said:

    The Koala is adorable

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  44. Heather P. said:

    That koala is really adorable!! Great card!

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  45. Daria Zender said:

    So sweet!

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  46. Starr Patrick said:

    What a cute card!

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  47. Melody_W said:

    Awwww, I love the sweet koala ! and I love the background you made.

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  48. Ashwini said:

    Cute koala! I like how the koala is in front of a “window” , and those trees in the background. Nice card!

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