LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Simon Says Stamp New Dies Blog Hop

Hello Hello!!


WELCOME to the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop!!



I am SO super-duper-jumping-out-of-my-skin-with-excitement happy to be here today!!!

I hope you've been enjoying the hop, I know I have! If this is your first stop, then feel free to go back to the start HERE (at the Simon Says Stamp blog) so that you can see everyone who is involved in this fun event. (psst, be sure to read all the way to the bottom for a chance at a GIVEAWAY!!)

SO obviously by now you all are aware that Simon Says Stamp have released their very own line of steel dies!!! They. Are. GORGEOUS.


I made two projects for you today, and a video showing you how the second one (a layout) was put together.

Here is my first project, using both the Star Border die and the Brilliant and Strong dies


This card was SO simple to make--the dies did all the work!

To make the 'Brilliant' diecut stand out (even more), I cut it three times. The bottom layer, I coloured in with BG10 copic marker (to create a 'drop-shadow'), the next two were white cardstock, but the very top layer, I covered in Stardust Stickles :) SO pretty.

Here you can see the shimmer and dimension--up close, it looks just like a store bought embellishment rather than paper!

 For my second project (I couldn't stop at one...) I made a layout. As soon as I saw the Brilliant, Strong, Anything words, I knew what I wanted to do.

here is the layout for you--






 I made a (fairly quick :)) video showing you how the whole layout came together!


Well that's it from me for today--I could have made at least another TEN projects using these dies just off the top of my head, but thought I'd better let you get going onto the next person on the hop!

Don't forget to leave a comment, because one lucky reader will be randomly drawn to receive my favourite die, the STAR BORDER! How amazing is Heidi for offering up a prize PER blog on this hop?! She's a star!! (teehee, couldn't help myself)

Once you're done commenting, please go straight over to the beautiful Lorraine's blog, to see what amazing project she created!

Thank you so much for visiting!

sending you crafty smiles :)

Linda xx



Products I used:

Brilliant Card:

       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       






Brilliant, Strong, Anything Layout
     
                                                       
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       





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Tina Schrof said...

Beautifully simple yet complex!!! Love it love it love it!!

Annette said...

your layout is so adorable and your card is awesome...I soooo love that star die...love how you used it and those sentiments are so fun...thanks for sharing..

Julie S. said...

Love all the chevrons !! Great layout and card ! TFS and a chance to win.

Nadège said...

These are so so cute. With soft colors and summer spirit. Thanks for the chance to win.

Heidi said...

Great fun! Popping out the little stars is a great idea!

Love that you did 2 beautiful projects to inspire and delight!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous card and layout! Love how you used the stars and your layout is adorable!

Laurel said...

Linda, your card and layout are friggin amazing. OH MY GOSH!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh your star card is so fun! Too much gluing for me,;) but still a fun card for someone to receive!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Beautiful work, Linda! I just love the way you disbursed the multi colored stars... it's party time! :) :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

mollymoo951 said...

CUTE! What an awesome star card! wow.

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

These are both gorgeous!!! I love the stars on the card, and I am jealous of your patience if you glued each one of those down! Oh my goodness I cannot believe you stamped that whole background on your layout! You are my hero! Awesome projects! :)

Chari Moss said...

Love both your layout and your card, your card is amazingly brilliant...just like you! :)

Maureen Morton said...

Brilliantly amazing "die"-signs! Wow! Those starts make me smile - as does that sweet little happy-faced girlie! Love, love, love!

Scrapthat said...

So cute and OMGosh! That page is Adorable!! TFS!

Jingle said...

Oh, how I LOVE those tiny stars and that shimmery sentiment! Awesome stuff!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely stunning layout! Love what you did with the title!

Amrita said...

Love your card and layout! TFS!

judy said...

Lovely card and layout!! I really love the CAS and striking card!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Carol said...

I am madly in love with your star card! Gorgeous!!! TFS!

paperpapier said...

love the clean and simple card..awesome.

gRiSeL™ said...

Awww! That star card is SO sweet!!! I LOVE it!!! And the layout is SO amazing! (:

Elizabeth Campau said...

Love both projects, the card really grabbed my attention. Beautifully done:)

Vanessa said...

I love all the stars!

Laura Jane said...

The words are so dellicate, LOVELY!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Great layout and card. Love those layers on the card with the sentiment.

deb said...

Love your cards. Lots of great inspiration on your blog.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful! I was wondering if we would see some confetti, and I LOVE the layout! What a wonderful message for your daughter!

Tracy said...

Great card and layout! I love how you used the words on the layout!

Scrapycandy said...

Your 'brilliant' card is, well, brillant! I love the layered idea. And that star die is perfect for my current patriotic project. So fun! Thanks for making my day!

MaryBeth said...

Love that star die! Your card and layout are gorgeous!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Maryu said...

Show me more! Both card and page are amazing. So creative! Love the layered word ideas. Thanks for a chance to win.

stacymolter said...

I love your star card! That was a great idea to use the pop-outs! Thank you for the chance to win!

Helene said...

Great card and layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

beautiful projects, i just love the handwritten dies, so unique!

Wendy G. said...

Thanks for the lovely video and great projects! I am loving these dies! :-)

Michele said...

Love your layout but your card is AMAZING! great dies! Loving this blog hop!

Kristen said...

Love your card! The stars are so fun.

Beth L. said...

Beautiful card and page! I love how you made the word Brilliant stand out with 3 layers.

SueZee Alg said...

Love how you used these dies and was happy to see a scrapbook layout. I, too, am excited about the SS dies.

CandyW said...

Love the way you used those stars. And you LO is adorable!!!

Nancy said...

Your card and layout are totally brilliant! I love your creativity, especially how you used the die cut words on the layout, such a great idea! And the card is simply perfect!

DeNel Brister said...

Love your card and layout! Love all the new Dies, thanks the chance to win :-)

Sue D said...

Brilliant card and layout. I like how you layered the word Brilliant on the card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cait said...

Your LO is great, but the card is just beautiful. Cutting 3 of the word is a fantastic idea. I am loving these dies!

lenny said...

Wowza!!
That card and LO are gorgeous!!
Love the dies!!
Great work!!

joy said...

Wonderful layout and beautiful card, Linda! Thanks for the video. And, thanks for the chance to win one of these awesome dies!

Tiffany Temple said...

Adorable card and layout!

luv2scr@p said...

You are so talented!! I love both of your projects!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Such a sweet layout... thanks for the chance to win.

Disp6194 said...

Ahh Linda they are both so gorgeous! The star card is so perfect in it's rainbow glittery goodness and that layout just melts my heart! Great job sweetie!!

Jackie said...

Wonderful projects! I love the card with all of those stars and the layout is adorable.

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love the scrapbook page layout and design...super cute!

pamela said...

I love how you used the words in your layout!!

Theresa said...

Love both your projects, Linda!! The star card is so adorable! The stars make me think of cake sprinkles!! ;D

Stacy B said...

Great projects Linda...I think the use of the word dies on the layout though is my favorite. What a beautiful tribute to the little girls in our lives. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Brilliant use of the star border....... Loving all of the SSS dies! Thanks!

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful page! Thank you for sharing the process!

kraftyk said...

Beautiful projects, love the layout, thanks for the video. Thanks for the chance to win.

VikkiCH said...

Nice cards & wonderful give-away! thank you.

*denise* said...

wow your ideas on the card and layout are first class. thanks for sharing!! :) *denise*

FamOrnelas said...

Linda...loved the way you used the stars from the punch! Great idea :)

blupixy said...

Really enjoyed your video! Love how you used the die cuts! It is really a gorgeous layout! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

Very creative use of the star die!. Thanks for the chance to win.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Love these so much Linda! Washi! Chevrons! Tab! Just makes me happy. And the drop shadow is brilliant!

Loved hearing your sweet voice in the video, too! xo!

Colleen said...

Wow, what stunning work you have shown us! I especially love the "brilliant" and how you layered it!

Margie said...

Love your card and layout! Great work!

Unknown said...

I love the border dies.

Jeanne M W said...

love the card & layout!
thank you for the chance :)

Jacilynn said...

I LOVE your layout. just beautiful

Kathi G. said...

What a great card and fabulous layout. I love how you used the dies on them.

Grá O'Neill said...

Brilliant card & lovely LO. The stars are gorgeous :)

Valerie said...

You guys are AMAZING. Love how all of you come up with these dies.

Virginia L. said...

Excellent work, Linda! You have used these dies splendidly!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love that card! Thank you for sharing it! Pat K.

Michelle N said...

I'm glad you used the "anything" in the brillant and strong set. I wasn't sure how it would be used. Thanks!

PiHi said...

I like your work! Lovely ideas.

Chunyuan said...

brilliant card. thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Barb Ghig said...

Your daughter is precious!
Thank you so much for all your tips, they are really helpful! I never thought to use spray adhesive for fine detailed dies, so I appreciate it! Love your fun banner, too!

Thanks so much for all your inspiration, and for a chance to win this beautiful die!!!

Beastybunny said...

The card is "brilliant"! I love all the colorful little stars! And the layout is just beautiful.

Barbara said...

Your card is brilliant!!!! And the LO is really neat, too!

conil said...

The LO is gorgeous and so is your daughter. And you card is so clean and wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.

Denisse said...
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Denisse said...

Wow! I love your projects! Cute!

sharon said...

simple but gorgeous. love the dies. thanks for a chance to win

Debra said...

Love that star card..Wowzers!

Anonymous said...

That layout is so lovely and the card too! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!
Yasmin

Jo-Anne said...

I am so amazed how creatively these dies are being used. Another artist at work her for sure!! I love both these examples!

Heather M said...

Lovely card. I love those little stars!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Linda! I just adore your layout - super cute! That card is super creative - love those stars!!! Awesome use of the new dies!

sarah said...

Lovein these dies! great card. Thanks for a chance to win.

ancha said...

loving the card! :)

Glennis said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely projects, and thanks for the chance to win

aka Frank-LEE Speaking (SITM) said...

These are Beautiful. I was thinking of the same type of design with those pop outs of those dies. Thanks for the Gorgeous visual. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Totally beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing the inspiration!!

Ulrika from Sweden

Teresa Zuehls said...

Lovely card and layout!I love how you used the word dies on your layout...brilliant!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creations Linda :-) the starry card is fab and I love the LO ,,, perfect :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Linda Beeson said...

I can't believe how amazing those die cut words are, soooooo stunning!

chris said...

Love your ideas....these dies look like they are going to be lots of fun....hope I win....lol

Kelley said...

I love all those little stars! That die would be tons of fun.

Laura T. said...

Great card! Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Penny Reed said...

Very nice projects! I love how you used the words on your page layout. Perfect!

Ellie Augustin said...

These are my favorite cards to create Sweet & Simple!

Lisa Carroll said...

Gorgeous projects, Linda! :)

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful projects! These dies are just fabulous aren't they!?!? Thanks!

Miranda Be said...

Love it all!!! and your cards are gorgeous!! thanks for sharing us!!

Eveline said...

Wonderful card and layout.
Eveline.

marla said...

Lovely projects and I would LOVE to own this adorable star die. Thanks for the chance.

Megan J said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Sam F said...

Love that star/brilliant card!!

Luchie said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kailash said...

Both your projects are so lovely, those dies are just too cool, thanks for a chance to win!!!

rhonda nickol said...

I love your projects and the star border is so me, my home is decorated in stars so I really wanna win! Thanks for the chance!

Carol L said...

Oh my stars....your card really is a brilliant CAS creation! I love all those colorful tiny stars!
The words work perfectly with the layout you designed too. Such a cute subject :)

Judi said...

What a wonderfully sweet layout! And yes, Heidi is a total rockstar for giving away these dies. Thanks for a chance to win!

Mary Dawn said...

YOU ARE brilliant, my love <3

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful projects, Linda! I especially love your sweet layout and video!

MLiss3 said...

Both are perfect. Love these dies!

Lori B said...

Loved both your projects!Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win! (Thanks, Heidi too!)

Diana said...

Love your projects and would love to win the star border. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ginny Getty said...

Thanks for the video Linda... really great ideas! And thank you for the opportunity for the candy! ~ginny

Tricia said...

Great card and layout, Linda! Love that star border die!

Karen said...

Love your work & thanks for the opportunity to win!

Becs Attwood said...

Gorgeous card & layout. The word dies work are so perfect for your layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

Elizabeth Wiederspohn said...

Love the layout. Amazing how you stamped all those chevrons in straight lines. Thanks!

Tracey said...

LOVIN' the new dies!! Thanks for a chance to win one :)

michelle said...

Love this card.

Sheryl said...

The colorful stars on the Brilliant card add so much pop! These dies are to die for!

cardsbymo said...

I love, love, love your rainbow starred creation! So simple yet oh so cute!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh Linda!! Your star card is soooo super pretty!! The drop shadow effect is so clever and beautiful. And all those teeny stars? *swoon*

Your layout is divine. What a gorgeous tribute to your daughter. The details are all so sweet and perfect.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love those tiny stars :)

SaraBug said...

Great card and layout. Love the new dies.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Massman said...

I'm especially fond of your layout! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Marilyn said...

Love your card and layout. Thanks for a chance to win one of the dies

Mary-Anne V said...

What a cute star card. I also like how you used the word die in the layout.

Norma said...

Love your "Brilliant" card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Inks4fun said...

Great job on your card, it's just beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win!

pamselinski said...

Love you card it is fun and clean and that layout is amazing. The word dies really work well there.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, gorgeous projects. Love all your party stars on your card and your LO is so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win one of your new dies.

HandmadebyTLC said...

The hop just keeps getting better and better! Thanks for sharing the die would look lovely on my desk too! tehe!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Stephanie said...

I like your card and layout. The word die is great!

Amy W said...

Love, love, love the random stars on the first card!

Debbie Brackett said...

Love the card and layout. Lovin the new dies.

vjmockaitis said...

beautiful elegant cards thanks for sharing.

cutiephinphin said...

Love the card and those random stars. It really brings out the sentiment and love how you added stickles.

Love the layout as well and thanks for the video on your process.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Beautiful Creations!! THANKS for sharing the video and for the chance to win! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Benessi said...

beautiful work, tfs!

Yvette said...

Fabulous card and layout! Love how you used the stars.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for 2 great projects. I can tell you love these dies. (Don't we all). Great job.

Franziska Langer said...

really nice projects. Love the sparkling brilliant ;)

Lucy said...

Thanks for the tip on layering the Brilliant sentiment. The stars as a background work perfectly. So cute, as is the LO. How great is that encouragement for a girl or boy.... Of course, having Kristina's handwriting in a die is a bonus. Thanks for letting us play along and continuing inspiration.

QStar Design said...

I like your layout an the dies are beautiful

Pam said...

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome die. Also, I really appreciate the video that you included. Beautiful cards!

Katie said...

Such awesome projects! I love your colorful card, you have such patience! :) And your layout is wonderful. I love how you created your own background. And the words in this die are fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Pam said...

Love that card! The layout is fabulous! Thanks for sharing how you can use these on both projects.

Pam said...

Love that card! The layout is fabulous! Thanks for sharing how you can use these on both projects.

DebBrooner said...

Love your card

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards - TFS the great idea to layer the word.
Linda J

Anonymous said...

So pretty. thanks for the chance.
Carolinecdm, Paris

Pauline C said...

Hi Linda - two amazing and creative projects. My favourite is the card - so simple but it pops - it has got everything! And I must remember the drop shadow idea for word dies :-) All the new SSS dies are fabulous - thanks so much for the chance to win.
pauline x

Sonia said...

Nice Layout !! Thanks for the chance to win :):)

Cristal Fab said...

Love love love the first card!!!

Renee said...

Love both your card & layout! These dies are some amazing...would love to win any one of them!!

Streetscrapper said...

Love your projects! Gotta get me some of these dies! I'm hooked!

Kazumi Edwards said...

Awesome idea. I love the message, so cute!

Michell said...

cute cute cute cards....love all the colors.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card and layout! Love these exclusive dies... they're all fabulous!
DeniseB

janet33234 said...

Love your card and your layout. Beautiful work. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cmad said...

I love the word dies. They add so much to any project. I love how dainty the words look!

Patti Barber said...

Wow great ideas thanks or sharing

Barbara D. said...

Beautiful card & layout...I do love that star border. Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara D. said...

Beautiful card & layout...I do love that star border. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

so pretty! love the tiny stars scattered on the card

~Luanne

Michelle said...

Love the hand written dies and what a great idea using the little stars. Thanks for the chance to win.

dazedsince57 said...

Another Brilliant work of art!

Vanessa said...

I love the simplicity of the star card! How wonderful!

scrapper-at-heart said...

Great way to use the stars. Love the bright colors and your layout is wonderful. Love these dies. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Karen Freeman said...

These projects are lovely. Man those stars look cool. Thanks so much to you and Heidi and all the lovely people at Simon Says Stamps for the chance to win a die.

Karen Freeman said...

opps forgot to put my email on kazfree@xtra.co.nz

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing work! Love that sweet photo too!

All of the dies look amazing! I need them all! :-)

hugs...
Melissa

Tom said...

Beautiful! Have a thing for stars right now - have nesting star punches and the wood veneer stars from Studio Calico - would love to win!

Melissa M said...

Those stars are so cute! And creating the drop shadow is a great idea for adding more depth and dimension. Thanks for the chance to win

di said...

Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Love how you used the stars from the star border! Thanks for the chance to win a great die!!

Colleen said...

Love your layout and card! These new dies are a must have!

zehra said...

Beautiful, great card and layout, love it, thanks for a chance to win

Midge said...

Such a great idea for a scrapbook page! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Renee said...

LOVE the pretty star card, and the LO is brilliant in itself :) Love how you layered the words over that adorable pic :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the explanation for the layered word. Your layout and card are simply wonderful.

hodgins said...

These samples are beautiful! I love your clean and simple style!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tatiana B. said...

Aw, what a lovely starts! thanks for the chance to win.

carrie said...

Great card and scrapbook layout page. Really like how you added the words "you are" and "you can do anything" to the die cut words. Cutting "Brilliant" out three times and layering it for dimension is wonderful.

Lucille K said...

Your card and layout are both so nicely done. Love that card :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the stickles word.

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE your projects. PS: Nice new header, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Great projects with great products.Love, love,love the dies.They're so versatile.Winning any of them would make my day. Tema

cassie said...

wow - love the tiny stars and your layout is great!
thanks for a chance to win.

Margaret said...

I love your card! I love the stars and there's even one to dot the "i". Thanks for the video as well.

alethea said...

YOur card is brilliant and I love your LO!! Gorgeous! Hugsxx

Anonymous said...

Love the brilliant card! You are so talented. --- mars

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