Die Cutting

Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER Design Team Blog Hop PLUS GIVEAWAY

Simon Says was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making,scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

We are celebrating with a STAMP-TEMBER BLOG HOP!! I love blog hops! They are so much fun!!! Each of us and our special Designer in the September spotlight have a special handmade work of art to share with you! AND there are tons of prizes to be won along the way!  In order to be eligible for any of the prizes you must complete the hop, leaving comments at all the blogs along the way AND enter the challenge!! Doing so, YOU could win:

The Design Team is showcasing Washi Tape this week!  You don’t have to use it to join in but if you have some we would love to see it on your creations 🙂 JUST BE SURE TO INCLUDE STAMPING IN YOUR PROJECT! It’s STAMPTEMBER after all! 🙂

I had fun with this challenge! I just HAD to use one of my favorite Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Die Fresh Daisies for this!! I covered a piece of card stock with two different washi tapes!! I LOVE this floral tape that comes in a 3 pack by My Mind’s Eye! I then used that gorgeous Fresh Daisies die and my Cuttlebug and got this absolutely breathtaking die cut image!!! I heat embossed the Hero Arts Lattice Background with clear embossing powder and stamped the sentiment from this amazing handwritten sentiments set!

But wait, there’s more! I also have a $25 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store to offer up to one lucky challenge participant. Remember, you must participate in our challenge to be eligible to win any prize. After you participate in the challenge, please link your name up below…

The next stop on the hop is LIN!  If you encounter any broken links along the way, no worries. Head back HERE and see a complete list of participants!


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! :)

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To qualify for the giveaway, enter the challenge and then enter your name below:

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  1. Wow! What a gorgeous card!
    Totally love it!!

  2. Super cute card!

  3. Fab card, great use of the Washi!

  4. Wonderful heat embossed background. Like the paper piecing on the flowers.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  5. This is so pretty, love it.

  6. mel9252 says:

    Beautiful flowers! Fun technique too 🙂

  7. wow love how you used the washi tape and that embossed background looks amazing…awesome card.

  8. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very pretty…love how you used the die and made the flower top is made with pp.

  9. Beautiful card, Laurel. LOVE the sentiment!

  10. Deborah B. says:

    What a great card. I love the background stamp.

  11. Beautiful card. The background stamp is one of my favorites. I really like the way you used the washi tape

  12. Great idea!..might have to try that! love your card!

  13. Very clever!


  14. Beautiful CAS card and yet another inspirational way to use washi tape!
    Kat x

  15. Beautifully made!

  16. Such a beautiful creation!! I love that flower and you’ve put it together!! 🙂 HUGS

  17. Stunning card, I love the colours

  18. Hi Laurel, your card is beautiful, I love your background stamping and your use of the Washi tape with the die is stunning – love it!!
    Heather xx

  19. I love everything about this…the background, the washi flowers~everything!

  20. What a lovely card for this beautiful blog hop^_^

  21. Jayne K says:

    I am so loving that daisy die. Very nice.

  22. love the card, the background is great, I had to see who made that paper only to find out it was you!

  23. What a beautiful and elegant card! Love the colors! Thanks for a fun blog hop! have a wonderful and crafty day! Hugs and sunshine

  24. Beautiful card, Laurel! Love the lattice background and pretty flowers!

  25. Well aren’t you the clever one to cut flowers from the Washi tape?! Love this look and super embossing job!

  26. Jennifer S. says:

    I love the simplicity of this card! So elegant and soft!

  27. What a great card, love that sweet flower you made with the tape! Hugs Frea

  28. Very pretty, Laurel. Love the washi tape flowers.

  29. Hilde van Rijnsoever says:

    Wow, that die is awsome and I sooooo love how you used it with the washi tape!

  30. Love your card and what a super background you have stamped ! Love it


    Jo x

  31. Very Nice Card. I will definitely be entering this challenge. I can now use the washi tape that I’ve been hoarding. Smooches…

  32. Beautiful card! I love the simplicity. Thanks for the fun blog hop!


  33. WOW!!! Beautiful!!!!

  34. Beautiful!
    Rene 😀

  35. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never thought to die cut washi. Thanks for the clever idea. It will work great on my hapween cards. Thanks!

  36. Beautiful. I let that background. Thanks!

  37. OH WOW!!!!

  38. The washi tapes made those wonderful flowers WOW!! Love your idea, and I’ll be “borrowing” it!!

  39. Angie Hall says:

    Thanks for giving us a new way to use washi tape. Love the die cut flowers. Thanks

  40. beautiful card – love the sentiment xx

  41. Very lovely. Great card for a friend. Hugs, Robin

  42. Gorgeous card! 🙂

  43. Beautiful embossing!!

    Deanne 🙂

  44. honey this is just fab!
    I adore that background and the lovely lil flowers are gorjuss!
    hugs Melly xx

  45. Megan A says:

    beautiful work!

  46. Very elegant card. Love it.


  47. Miriam Prantner says:

    That embossed background is beautiful! Great card!

  48. Fabulous card – that background is amazing. TFS

  49. The technique of die cutting the washi tape is brilliant. This card really pops!

  50. Stephanie Z says:

    What a neat way to use washi tape! Nice looking card.

  51. You’ve made such a beautiful and classy card. The flower looks lovely and the background is so decorative. Well done!

  52. The flower looks lovely, that embossed background looks amazing…awesome card.
    hugs hellerlittle

  53. The way you layered the stamps is so perfect. I love it all. 🙂

  54. LOVE this card! Wow, true beauty!!! LOVE those die cut daisies and the leaf! (:

  55. Hi Just love the handwritten sentiment set ! The flowers against the background just make them pop ! Super creation ;0)

  56. Weenie Thomas says:

    Fab card. Love the washi-die cut flower

  57. Very pretty–I like the washi tape flowers and the embossed background.

  58. What a fabulous card, Laurel! That die cut really is awesome!

  59. What a genius idea. So simple but soooooo effective. Love this card. BTW, got my stamps yesterday and their perfect.

  60. Gorgeous card Laurel 🙂 FAB use of the washi tape ,,, LOVE it 🙂
    Lols x x x

  61. What a fabulous card, loving that stamp, think that’s next on my list to buy x

  62. Gorgeous card, Laurel! So excited to be playing along with y’all this month!

  63. Joan-Anne says:

    Awesome card! Love it!

  64. This is such a stylish card Laurel. love the layout. great blog hop
    x catherine

  65. cassied17 says:

    What a gorgeous card!

  66. Love your card. So beautiful. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

  67. Sweet card, i love the backgraund

  68. I LOVE that background! So elegant!

  69. Can’t wait to try that background and love the way you’ve used the washi tape

  70. This is so pretty!! I love the flowers and the embossing!

  71. Oh wow – what a great idea!!! So clever and it really is breath-taking. 🙂

  72. Such a cute idea using washi tape on your die cuts!

  73. Love the heat embossed background and the tulip!

  74. I like the background very much.

  75. Beautiful card.

  76. Love the flowers in how you used the washi tape, such a cute siple card Hugs Denise xx

  77. donna mikasa says:

    Such a creative way to use washi tape! I’m going to have to try this. 🙂

  78. Beautiful Card love all the washi tape

  79. Beautiful CAS card, Laurel, you’re representing the SSS dies well!!! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  80. My daisy die is in the mail… can’t wait to use it! Thanks for this beautiful inspiration.

  81. So pretty! I need to get started on mine asap 🙂

  82. So beautiful in it’s simplicity!

  83. WOW! I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous card!

  84. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  85. Melinda F. says:

    Love how you used the washi tape.

  86. I’ve seen that daisy die around and think I ‘need’ it! Your card is fabulous! I love the way you’ve used the washi and the clear embossed background.

  87. Love your washi daisy!

  88. love your flowers, so pretty.

  89. WOW! That is aweome! I am loving all the cards along this hop! Gotta get me some Washi tape!!

  90. This card is stunning! OMGosh, I love everything about it…and that Washi tape is beautiful. I’ve got to get me some of that soon!

  91. I love that background stamp and paired with that die makes such a beautiful card!

  92. Sarah Moerman says:

    Brilliant idea, Laurel! Love this!

  93. your card is fabulous…love the embossing on the background…who knew! love your flowers!

  94. Beautiful card! Love that sentiment!

  95. Simple, but elegant and beautiful!! Great job Laurel!

  96. Sensational card! I love how you used the Washi tape and also love that background!

  97. That is some amazing floral washi tape – love the flower die and your background!

  98. Great card. Love the washi tape flowers and the embossed background.

  99. Linda T says:

    Love the background and also what you did with the washi tape.

  100. Love that die and the pretty flowered washi tape!

  101. Love the simple but gorgeous embossed background. Gives such a great touch. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  102. beautiful card~ 🙂

  103. Those washi Tape blooms are just gorgeous, Laurel!!

  104. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty card! You used one of my favorite dies!

  105. I love this fun idea, Laurel! Your Washi Tape flowers look beautiful! Must try this soon! 🙂

  106. Carol Perry says:

    Lovely card Laurel. Love the washi blooms and still in love with that lattice background too. Thanks for the chance.

  107. Gorgeous card! Love the washi tape! ;D

  108. Traibee says:

    i love this card i need that background stamp and die

  109. Your heat embossed background is just beautiful! Fabulous idea with the washi tape flowers.

  110. VikkiCH says:

    washi tape on your die cut = genius! love this look.

  111. I love how you created the background!! Stunning!

  112. You’ve reminded me again why I love that Lattice stamp so much!!!! Your card is simply beautiful! I love the elegance of it! LOVELY….

  113. Gorgeous card!

  114. Beautiful card, love the flowers.

  115. I love that lattice background .. what a great idea.

  116. Great card. Fab flowers. TFS.

  117. Gorgeous card, love how you have used the tape. Hugs Christine x

  118. I love the lattice background with the embossing.

  119. scrapgirl1467 says:

    Love the whole card, but I simply adore the daisies!

  120. cbnordqvist@gmail.com says:

    Lovely! Love the embossed background – and that die is amazing.

  121. Your card is so elegant. I love it!

  122. Rosie Gustafson says:

    Very clever way to use the washi tape, I never would have thought of it. I am gonna try it. Very nive embossed background also…MY creative juices are starting to flow. Thank you for sharing.

  123. This is beautiful and a fabulous idea. you are a clever girl, thank you for the inspiration.
    Suzi x

  124. I love how you used the washi tape – a beautiful card!

  125. I love it 🙂

  126. love those flowers!

  127. C-L-E-V-E-R~~~Love this card!!!!!!!
    Hugz of thanks

  128. Gorgeous card! Would never have thought to use washi tape like that! Great idea!

  129. Lila Rhew says:

    love the background

  130. Lovely pretty card and design!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  131. It’s a cute card, but your exclamation!point!excitement! description is pretty darn endearing just by itself.

  132. Hi Laurel! Very creative way to use the washi tape! Love how the die cut flowers look on the embossed background.

  133. LOVE LOVE this!

  134. Great card, this is one of my favorite background stamps to use.

  135. An all around lovely card!

  136. very pretty!!

  137. I love that background stamp and how you used the washi tape!

  138. I love that background stamp and how you used the washi tape!

  139. melissab1872 says:

    A stunning card Laurel! Wow!


  140. Wendy G. says:

    That little touch of washi tape is very effective!

  141. Super card Hun

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  142. Kailash says:

    Your card is gorgeous, that daisy die is used so creatively, fabulous!!

  143. What a beautiful card! It’s great.

  144. Anonymous says:

    Really great unique card

  145. Great background!

  146. One fo my favorite background stamps – lovely card!

  147. fabby card…very effective!


  148. Laurel, this is gorgeous!! Love the simple design. 🙂

  149. Love the simplicity…yet it is so stunning!!….Great card!!

  150. What a fun way to use Washi tape!

  151. oh, how cute! Love the idea of die cutting the washi. looks FABULOUS, girl!

  152. I love, love, love the embossed background. Gorgeous!

  153. hi Laurel! I’m having fun hopping along, and your blog was an extra treat. I love your inspiration card, and I’m almost finished hopping. I’ve also linked up my stamped card. Thanks for this wonderful and inspirational hop, my bloggy friend.
    Karen L

  154. Iris Soscia says:

    What a beautiful card. Great use of washi tape and I love the embossing. Iris

  155. Beautiful card! I really like how you used the washi tape.

  156. Simple, yet delightful! Love the embossed background.

  157. Wow! Those flowers look amazing! I love your idea of using washi tape, very beautiful card 🙂

  158. WOW!!! this card is great!

  159. that is a fabulous die and the tape is so cute.

  160. Laurel this is gorgeous! I love the patterned flower heads. So creative!

  161. Love the embossed background! Also love the way you used your washi tape!

  162. this is so nice! love the background paper and the flowers!
    Loves Happy Hour

  163. Love your card.

  164. Barbara K says:

    Love the idea of adding washi and the die cutting! Your card is beautiful! It is going on my wish list!

  165. Denisse Cherry says:

    Stunning card!

  166. Kris in Alaska says:

    I’ve seen that die on so many wonderful projects and now including your card!

  167. Angelina M says:

    love the card! so inspiring….

  168. I love that Hero Arts Studio Calico Lattice background stamp I am using it on my entry too! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a SSS voucher.

  169. Lovely card!

  170. What a great way to use that lattice background — perfect to emboss!! Beautiful!

  171. Stunning card! love it x

  172. love that background it’s fab xxx

  173. Lovely card!! This is what I love with stamps, it looks like you have gorgeous design paper for background, but it’s actually a stamp?! This is going on my wishlist at once!

  174. very clever techniques with a brilliant out come just beautiful
    Hugs Kate xx

  175. Love the effect of your tape on the die cuts!

  176. I´m amazed. This card is so perfect and so gorgeous!

  177. beautiful card!

  178. Absolutely beautiful, Laurel! Those flowers are gorgeous! 🙂

  179. This is gorgeous. I love the background and those gorgeous flowers. Fabulous sentiment. I love the look of them being handwritten.

  180. Very creative way to use washi tape! Gorgeous card! ;o)

  181. Marla H. says:

    Amazing card. Love the background and the washi tape flowers!

  182. What an amazing card – your flowers just sing out of that lovely background!
    Alison x

  183. That’s the most imaginative way of using washi tape that I’ve seen yet – love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win,
    Rosey x

  184. What a great idea to use the washi tape as the die cut, I love it 🙂

  185. Oh, the image is cute! Love the papers you used here – very nice flower stamp too)))

  186. I’ve just started buying washi tape and I never thought of covering a die cut! Genius!

  187. This is so elegant…simple…simply lovely!

  188. Beautiful card! I love the clear embossed background.

  189. What a cute card Laurel! Love this background and the way how you included the washi tape! Just perfect!
    And btw …. I looooove STAMPtember! 🙂

  190. creativemidlander says:

    Such lovely soft and subtle colours! Just gorgeous.

  191. Wow, Laurel, now this is truly unique and going in my faves!! What an amazing way to use Washi tape and great embossed background!!

  192. Mabel M says:

    What a fab background!!! love the delicate flower too!!

  193. Gorgeous card, love your fab BG and pretty flower.
    Oh and CONGRATS on your big news too!

  194. Wow, Laurel, this card is awesome! I love that embossed background and the washi flowers…great sentiment, too!

  195. A “less is more” type card so beautifully done, yet still quite a few steps to make it. Laura Papercuts

  196. Wow, this is awesome! That background looks amazing. 🙂

  197. WOW!!! this is wonderful!!!!
    thanks for the opportunity to win =)

    ps: let me know if you’re having another hero card drive =)
    I’ll send you more cards from Canada to send to your awesome HUBBY!)

  198. Love how you die cut the washi tape.very pretty card, really cool background!

  199. Lovely – Love your paper! So pretty. Jen x

  200. Very bright job! Love thiese stamped flowers! the card is fantastic!!!

  201. Congratulations on your news!!!! your card is gorgeous! Hugs, Brigitte

  202. Oh just love this hun! Thanks for being such an inspiration. Hugs, Sxx

  203. Hi Laurel, your card is adorable. Love the background grid and the flower is just perfect. Hugs Claudia

  204. This is gorgeous, love the design.
    Great blog hop.
    Wendy xx

  205. I love how the flowers pop from the kraft background, so pretty!

  206. Great card! Love your die cut washi flower & leaf!

  207. Very beautiful card Laurel, love the design of it! Many congratulations on your pregnancy, hope you’re feeling well.

    Warm hugs

  208. Wow what a clever creation ..didnt know what washi tape was till I looked it up on SSS..1st glance your stunning creation looks like embossing fab CAS creation. thanks for the inspiration..

    smiles Christine x

  209. Cool card – simple but lots to look at.

  210. What a sweet card. Love the simplicity and creative use of the floral image.

  211. Wow! What a gorgeous card

  212. What a creative way to use the Washi Tape and your embossed background is wonderful!

  213. Love your card! Your embossing and stamping is perfect!!! 🙂

  214. LOVE the lattice background ~ this card is just beautiful!

  215. This is so beautiful! 🙂 I am being so inspired on this hop! Hatty xxxx

  216. A very interesting card creation!


  217. What a nice card. I love the background.

  218. Great idea for the background & clever use of the Washi tape. ^-^

  219. Thanks for this amazing chance to win! DANKESCHÖN
    xoxo Clarissa

  220. Fabulous Card! Love the background stamp!! HUgsxx

  221. The die cut washi tape looks great!

  222. I love your card, is very elegant. The paper is fantastic and the stamp is wonderful.

  223. Love the gorgeous tones on this card and the beautiful CAS feel is so perfect..hugs

  224. What a great way to use the tape! Love the tone on tone using clear embossing powder for backgrounds…pretty card!


  225. Chermaine says:

    Simple and neat card you’ve got there!

  226. Your card is simple and beautiful! I love it!!

  227. How lovely! The embossed background is fantastic and so effective! The flowers and sweet sentiment are beautiful. Such marvelous work! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  228. stunning card Laurel…I love the background
    Mina xxx

  229. Linda Carson says:

    Awwwww, this card just melts the heart! Wonderful creative style!

  230. Cute card. Love the flowers.

  231. love the clean and simple style!

  232. Pretty card, love the background stamp!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  233. Love love love this card!! The heat embossed background is wonderful and I love how you used the tape with the die.

  234. Nice and clean and simple. Lovely.

  235. Wonderful card! I love that stamp! x

  236. Heidi Brawley says:

    Your card is Wonderful!!!! Clean and simple!

  237. Charming CAS design!!

  238. That wash tape is fabulous and I love the unique way you used it. I may just have to break down and buy some now…

  239. Very pretty card!


  240. Bonnie Melody says:

    I like the embossing. And flowers on the flowers? Clever.

  241. Beautiful card ♥ Love the background you embossed ♥

  242. BEAUTIFUL card Laurel..I really MUST try washi and dies together:)

  243. Love your use of the washi tape and I neeed that background stamp : )

  244. Love your card!

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