1 die – 3 ways | SSS release blog hop

The new Friendly Frolic release by SimonSaysStamp is here! Today we celebrate with a blog hop full of inspiration and giveaways! You should have arrived here from Heather Ruwe. If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning please go to Simon Says Stamp Blog

Among the amazing products there is one that I adore! It’s the Leafy frame die. In a previous release it came as a stencil and I shared a video with 3 ways on how to use it here. So today I am back with 3 cards again using the die version. All same design but different techniques and look.

card 1

For the first card I created my background using two distress oxide inks. I used RIPE PERSIMMON ( SSS ) and MUSTARD SEED  ( SSS ). Both are brand new colors! I kept the leafy background die cut white for a striking contrast.

The sentiment is a combination of stamps from the SCHOOL BUS MESSAGES ( SSS ). I also added some dots with my nuvo drops in matching colors.

card 2

For my second card I used again distress oxide inks but this time on the Leafy Background. The colors I used are also brand new MOWED LAWN ( SSS ) , GROUND ESPRESSO  ( SSS ) and TEA DYE ( SSS ).

The sentiment is a combination of stamps from  WREATH GREETINGS ( SSS ), which is a gorgeous stamp from the previous release that I din’t have the chance to use it yet.

card 3

And for the third card again I used distress oxide inks in the background. I worked on watercolor paper and used a combination of blue colors both new and old. The butterflies were cut out using the  STITCHING BUTTERFLIES ( SSS ), another product from the previous release that I wanted to use.

The sentiment is one of the many lovely sentiments from the gorgeous SKETCH LOTUS FLOWERS ( SSS ), from the Friendly Frolic release.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

supplies and coupon codes

Links to the release and the supplies used for these card below.

Use code FREEG at checkout for a mystery gift with any order. The code will expire Sunday, 7/29 at 11:59 pm ET.

Use code CJ3NW at checkout for 30% OFF on the entire “Christmas in July category”. Valid until 7/29 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Affliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Simon Says Stamp LEAFY FRAME Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SCHOOL BUS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SKETCH LOTUS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps WREATH…
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad RIPE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TEA…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Studio Katia MARCH Crystals sk0318
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Studio Katia JADE Crystals sk2431
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Tonic AUBURN PEARL Nuvo Crystal Drops…
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Tonic RIPENED PUMPKIN GLOSS Nuvo…
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Tim Holtz Distress BLENDING BRUSHES…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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giveaway

SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every blog stop, to enter leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite product from this release. They’ll choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Don’t forget to leave a comment to every stop on the hop for more chances to win!

next stop

The next stop on the hop is the talented Lisa Addesa. Have fun hopping!

240 Comments

  1. Merrill P said:

    I like all the cards; I can feel the heat coming off that summer card!

    July 29, 2018
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  2. Tammie Koehnen said:

    Love all three different cards Vicki! That leafy die is lovely. I think I need that one…

    July 29, 2018
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  3. Cindi F said:

    Beautiful cards! I love how you used the die. Gorgeous designs!

    July 29, 2018
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  4. Darlene Fellows said:

    Your cards are a beautiful showcase of a great die. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

    July 29, 2018
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  5. Wow! The three looks are completely different and absolutely gorgeous!

    July 29, 2018
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  6. Heike said:

    I would have to say that the third card would be my favorite of them all. Love the colors you used.

    July 29, 2018
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  7. Terrie D. said:

    These are all beautiful cards! I love how different they look depending on the technique used 🙂

    July 29, 2018
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  8. Patty Eifert said:

    Oh wow!!! All three of these are just beautiful!!

    July 29, 2018
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  9. Kelsey Thomas said:

    Awesome cards! 🙂

    July 29, 2018
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  10. Helen said:

    These leaf-framed cards are so lovely, the colors so vibrant. tfs

    July 29, 2018
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  11. Johanna Rundell said:

    Stylish and elegant.

    July 29, 2018
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  12. Maria Vachkova said:

    Gorgeous cards!

    July 29, 2018
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  13. Marisela Delgado said:

    What FABULOUS cards!! Thinking and praying for you and Greece.

    July 30, 2018
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  14. Patti G said:

    Thank you for showing us different ways to use this die, very versatile

    July 30, 2018
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  15. Bonnie E said:

    Wonderful trio of cards – I especially love the last one. The black foliage in the foreground makes the blue background seem to glow – beautiful!

    July 30, 2018
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  16. Angie Hall said:

    Thanks for showing us 3 lovely ways to use the Leafy Frame die.

    July 30, 2018
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  17. Annette Hindes said:

    Love the different color combinations
    With the Leaft die! It’s my favorite!

    July 30, 2018
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  18. Sherri said:

    Nice card samples using the SSS Leafy die.

    July 30, 2018
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  19. Cindyellen Robinson said:

    it’s always fun to figure out how many different ways you can use a die!!

    July 30, 2018
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  20. Mary Lehett said:

    Vicky, all 3 cards are so colorful and creative. Thank you for your tutorials.

    July 30, 2018
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  21. Mitzi said:

    Oh, darn! I just placed an order with SSS and now I feel another one coming on. I just love this leafy frame. I couldn’t pick a favorite from your cards because I really like all 3.

    July 30, 2018
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  22. Barbara Mann said:

    Just finished watching your video making the 3 cards. Fabulous as always.

    Thank you Vicky.

    July 30, 2018
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  23. Athena B. said:

    Thanks for the inspiration Vicky! Gorgeous cards!

    July 30, 2018
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  24. Denise Bryant said:

    Gorgeous cards! The Leafy Frame die is my fave!

    July 30, 2018
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  25. Dj said:

    I love all three cards. Your backgrounds are wonderful. I especially love the black silhouette frame. TFS!

    July 30, 2018
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  26. april said:

    #3 is my favorite; I love the contrast of the blue and orange!

    July 30, 2018
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  27. atreece said:

    love your cards, so creative!!!!

    July 30, 2018
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  28. Tara Prince said:

    Very nice cards!!

    July 30, 2018
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  29. Charlsie said:

    Love how you used the leaf die. That one is on my list. Beautiful cards. Than you

    July 30, 2018
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  30. Vicky C said:

    Stunningly beautiful cards, love them all, and absolutely love that die!

    July 30, 2018
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  31. Super Stick Chick said:

    Fabulous and fun cards!!

    July 31, 2018
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  32. Marjorie DUMONTIER said:

    These cards are so beautiful ! I love such range of look with the same products. Very helpful and inspiring. Thanks Vicky !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

    July 31, 2018
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  33. Jodi Warren said:

    Vickie – You always make the best cards. Love your ideas.

    July 31, 2018
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  34. Nana Griffin said:

    Great ideas using the leafy die.

    July 31, 2018
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  35. Anastasia M. said:

    Beautiful backgrounds, especially the first one.

    July 31, 2018
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  36. Jill E MacMaster said:

    I’m in love with all the products, but my first pick is the Leafy Frame Die (which is back ordered 🙁 and the new Oxide Inks). I love the colors you chose to make these beautiful cards, thank you!

    July 31, 2018
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  37. Gloria said:

    Lovely cards! You make such beautiful cards.

    August 2, 2018
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  38. Bev Page said:

    Hi Vicky, Am obsessing about that gorgeous Leafy frame and after seeing your three beautiful cards, I want it even more. Love your colour combinations! Thanks for sharing.

    August 2, 2018
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