Blog Hop: October 2014 Simon Says kit!

Final Oct 2014 CK Blog Hop

So it’s middle of September. HOW?WHAT?! HUH?

Oh wait, I mean STAMPtember! I’m excited to say that Simon Says Stamp has asked me to be apart of their blog hop today – and I’ve got two cards featuring their FABULOUS new card kit to share!

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First upย  – oh that coffee die cut! Love it with the fox paper, and I sprinkled some sugar (I mean mist + sequins) as well as embossing a sentiment onto this card.


That cup – I will be making holiday cocoa & coffee gift card holders with it for sure!!


In fact… why not start with some floral inspired ones?


This card has plenty of room for a gift card. Pumpkin Spice Latte, anyone?

I just stitched around the edges to secure the pocket, and of course added some fun little embellishments and stamp from the kit.

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Love this beautiful bright kit, and had a blast making some cards to send and share some happy notes with.

The next stop on this blog hop is Vicky Papaioannou

Oh but wait – there’s more!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack of a selection of items fromย the STAMPtemberยฎ giveaway stash at each stop on the hop!

This means you need to leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win here! The giveaways for the prize pack will close at 6:00pm EST on Tuesday September 23, 2014 and a complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Wednesday September 24, 2014.


630 thoughts on “Blog Hop: October 2014 Simon Says kit!”

  1. Oh my…I’m swooning over the cards you’ve shared here! Stunning…love this coffee inspired kit immensely!

  2. May: I am new to your blog and wonder why it has taken me so long! Thanks for sharing your ideas and thoughts with us!

  3. Great cards! Love the addition of a gift card to the second creation. Makes a great excuse for friends to get together:)

  4. Love the gift card idea! I am a huge fan of a Celtic music group and they are all coffee lovers! This would be great for them with a Starbuck’s giftcard inside!

  5. Cute cards. Love the gift card idea. Thanks for sharing. This kit has some fun elements. Can’t wait to play.

  6. Just purchasing my first card kit. Looking forward to getting creative. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi May~ Love your cards and I agree with you…that cup die would make such cute Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing two wonderful ideas with the OCTober Card Kit : )

  8. Great card ideas. I love the gift card one. It would be nice to send a coffee card to someone far away as a way to share a cup together. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Such a fun cards.. and I love your idea about using the die for Christmas… How cute would that be?
    Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. These are adorable….. makes me wish I drank coffee, I do know that about everyone else in the world does

  11. The cards are all so fantastic. I esp. appreciate the one of yours on the black background. A little different, yet still has plenty of color to bring out the brightness.

  12. the gift card one is especially great and useful! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Your cards are wonderful! Love the colors and can’t wait to get my kit to create some of my own!

  14. Ahhh, love that patterned cup on the dark background. And sequins, YES! Can’t wait to play with this kit!

  15. I love all the beautiful papers in this kit. May, you did such a nice job using these fun papers on your cards. I need this kit.

  16. I love the idea of using this set for gift cards. I give a lot of thank you gift card to Tim Hortons so this would be perfect! Thanks for the idea.

  17. I really love your gift holder card! I like how you trimmed the top of the cup,the stitching,the torn paper… great cards!

  18. What a very sweet card, I love the idea of a gift card holder. Thank you so much for sharing : )

  19. I love making cards that include the gift card! (Instead of just sticking in the card) love the colors and theme of this fall kit

  20. You call the card simple, but it doesn’t look simple, in that it’s pretty and sophisticated. Thanks for the ideas.

  21. OMG your cards are so gorge and love your creative gift card idea…..hmmmm yep perk-fect for a
    Starbucks gift card. Love the colors you chose and your coffee cups are so pretty. Super great jobs and you definitely rocked the release……so girl just know YOU ROCK!!

  22. Can’t resist anything coffee or tea. The retro feel of the paper will be a challnge for me so I am glad I am getting lots of great ideas from this fun blog hop!

  23. As soon as I saw this card kit I immediately thought gift cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  24. love the way you used the stip on the card with the blue cup, it brings out so much, love the card witht he gift card idea,

  25. Love the idea of the gift card, I think I will put a coffee bag in there instead. I think that would be super cute!

  26. Very cute cards! I especially like the brown card base with the pink sequins and the patterned papers. The brown makes the colors POP!

  27. This is a wonderful set to use for making gift cards. The papers are so pretty and fun and can be used for kids as well as adults. Kids love hot chocolate so this would be perfect.

  28. As I was admiring the May Flaum flicks, it finally dawned on me why there’s a slit in the coffee cup die – gift card! What a great idea.

  29. YIKES! Mid-September? Love that cardkit…..I was going to be good and not succumb to the temptation but must confess that I had to have this one. Thanks a lot, May! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. I love your use of the suede looking paper… all warm and fuzzy. I can’t wait to use those papers to make mugs too. Thank You for the inspiration! Please help share a campaign. Sharing is Caring!

  31. Great projects! Great kit for giving coffee gift cards to your friend’s favorite coffee spot ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I love your cards! I can’t wait to get my kit to try to recreate them! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. The card is my favorite. I like the contrast between the colors and the black. Thank you for sharing you ideas and creativity.

  34. The pattern paper is really bright and could overwhelm the cards, but you used it just what you did!

  35. I love the look of these cards. Great use of the patterned papers and the ink splatter of the first card. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Great card. I am always looking for a clever way to give a gift card. What a perfect card-thanks for sharing.

  37. Wonderful ideas. I’m liking this kit more and more. Don’t have the kit yet but seriously thinking on getting it. Thanks for sharing your cards.

  38. Great stamp set…fun and very versatile, great combination. This one is going straight on my wish list!

  39. Love the card! So much cuter then the ones you can buy at the store! And the selections for the gift card holders are so slim!

  40. Both of your cards are cute… especially like the way you designed a card pocket for the front of your card ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. LOVE the sugar sprinkles, very clever with the mist and sequins, also love how you used the fabulous floral paper!

  42. Great cards! Awesome gift card cards. Clever and creative. Thanks for a chance to win. Michelle t

  43. Each spot on the blog gets better and better. I really like your take using the dark background and gift card ideas are always welcome. Thanks

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  45. I love how you sewed the pattern paper pocket around the front of the card for a gift card that is so perfect for starbucks gift cards for Christmas!
    I think this is an amazing kit for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰

  46. Really like the stamp set and some fabulous , creative cards ideas.

    thanks to all on the blog hop for such a good job

  47. Love your scrappy style of card-making: stitching, splatters, torn edges and all… Looks like you had fun with this kit, and have some ideas for future projects, too. Can’t wait to get my kit!

  48. This kit is my favorite one so far – these “punny” sentiments and coffee cups are fabulous (I may have a “slight” coffee addiction… lol)

  49. Lovely job on the cards! And, I have to ask…Has anyone ever told you that you look like Princess Katherine? may as well be called Pippa, could be sisters for sure!!

  50. I have several friends that would love the card with a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  51. The card ideas are awesome. I really like the idea of using the card to hold a gift card. Thank you so much for sharing you beautiful designs.

  52. Adorable cards and love the bright colors. I loved the stamp and die so much that I decided to give the card kit a try. TFS

  53. The first card is my favorite – love the bright colors on the dark background – and the “sprinkled sugar” flecks of color – PERFECT!

  54. I love how all the cards are so different while everyone is using the same set! Perfect example of the versatility of these sets!

  55. Love your fun and colorful cards–I’m enjoying all the different ways everyone used this fun kit.

  56. I love the way you made the pocket for a gift card. Could be put on the inside or outside I suppose. This is just a fun kit and I am truely enjoying all the fun ideas on this blog hop.

  57. How pretty!!!!!! I would love to win….I need cheering up. But I will enjoy hopping around to these great crafters

  58. Lovely cards!!! This card kit I am soooo in love with!! I love love love coffee so this stamp set and die I am dying over!!! And the patterned paper is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the idea of a gift card, card lol. Thanks for sharing!!

  59. FUN & FABULOUS pair of cards May!!!
    Your “latte thanks” card is so cute, LOVE the sprinkling of “sugar” ๐Ÿ™‚
    LOVE your gift card holder too, it’s so sweet with the flowers & butterflies!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  60. Love the stitching, the pretty floral paper with the cup and the way you made it a gift card holder.

  61. You made such a cut gift card holder!!! I’ll have to remember that for Christmas! Thanks so much.

  62. I like how u made the card into a gift card holder……Awesome. The colors in the card are really popping out too. I think this would make a great card ideal for those gift cards I give for different occasions. TYFS

  63. Fun cards and love your idea to add a gift card in the pocket you created. Hadn’t noticed the foxes on the patterned paper you used until you noted them. So cute!

  64. I love this patterned paper. I like how you made the gift card pocket on the front of that card. Super cute!

  65. The cards are beautiful and colourful! The first one is my favourite, I love the mix of mist and sequins.

  66. Seems like I just got my Sept kit and,,, here we are,,, . I always get so excited when I know they’re coming! I just love my monthly card kit, subscribing was such a good idea! Love it! Your cards are great, thanks for sharing!

  67. Pocket on a card – what a great idea. Your cards are great – love the cup and patterned paper!! Thank you!

  68. Loved tour cards. Crisp and perfect for fall. Loved the idea of the gift card on your second card!

  69. Great design for a useful gift card! Thanks for showing the versatility of the die cut with designs.

  70. Great cards. Wish I was a coffee lover but I have lots of friends who are – so this set will get lots of use. thanks for sharing.

  71. I love your card, but I really like the idea of creating those gift card holder, such a great way to use this set year round!

  72. Love these cards! Love the bright ink splotches on the brown card and the sewing border. The details make the cards!!!!

  73. Hi May!
    Thanks for sharing your AMAZING cards using the October Card Kit….I absolutely love this kit! Have a great day!

  74. Your first card I find visually very satisfying, so pretty. Your second card is a no brainer for including a gift card to Starbucks or some such. What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  75. AWESOMENESS! I love the cards and all those awesome productsโ€ฆCanโ€™t wait to get my hands on this kit!! ~God bless~

  76. Super cute ideas and can always use a card that will hold gift cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Great Idea with the gift card. I give my mother-in-law starbucks gift cards for Christmas because she loves going there when she meets up with her friends. The gift card idea is perfect for her! Thanks for sharing

  78. Have taken your classes, follow your daily blog and would love to win this kit…I will be limited in walking after hip surgery this week…so perfect time to craft. You are the best!

  79. Fun cards, May! Love the coffee gift card idea–will definitely use that one for inspiration! Such a cool kit.

  80. I really love how the papers pop on the dark cardstock! and the pink splatters are stunning.

    Super idea to make a gift card holder. I am definitely going to do that when I get the kit!

  81. Love the papers you used from this kit… so bright and full of life. Really into the stitching on the one card. I purchased a sewing machine just so that I could do this sort of thing. It’s such an easy thing to do yet adds so much to a project. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  82. I love that fox paper – I hadn’t seen the blue, just the bright one. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win! I love both your cards. Tfs!

  83. Perfect cards for a gift card to a favorite coffee shop or a teabag of get well or calm down tea. The spritzes of color on the first card are an great addition and totally unexpected. You’ve melded the color combos perfectly.

  84. I love the bright and cheerful papers included in this kit…can’t wait! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  85. Love the dark brow CS as a backdrop. Your style always shines through no matter what you create

  86. I think your gift card is super cute. The October Kit has some really great crafting elements in it.

  87. I luv your gift hard holders but my favorite is your card! Such a cute design and inagination! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop

  88. Hi May,
    The idea of making your card into a gift card holder, with the stitching’s and all, is a great idea for gift giving this holiday season. I never thought of making a gift card that way, and I haven’t seen it done like that. Simply straight forward. Love it. TFS ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. I like all your cards, but especially like the gift card (card)–much better
    than those tiny gift card envelopes.

  90. I luv the color play you used on the background to tie in with all the colors at the bottom. Beautiful card and gift card holder. Thanks for sharing and joining in on this fantastic hop!

  91. The cards a quite pretty and easy to lift…I would love to win a Simon Says Stamp stash ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. The October card kit looks delish and I can’t wait to play with it! Your cards are both great; I’m especially lovin’ the pink splattered on the brown and the nice rich fall colors! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  93. Amazing cards! I love the vibrant colors against the black ground and the stitching on the second card.

  94. May, I love both your ideas for the new stamp kit. Can’t wait to get mine. Thanks for sharing.

  95. I love how you combine the card with a giftholder. I have these fabulous theabags with sentiments on and those would match so perfectly with this kit… wink, wink ๐Ÿ˜‰

  96. The “gift card” card is just lovely!!! However, I think I like the first one better. The splatters of paint and sequins just speak to the messy girl in me. But truly, I LOVE them both! Wonderful!!!

  97. The gift card holder pocket thingy IS AMAZING. I’m gonna make some of my own for my holiday cards, that’s genius! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. You just gave me the best idea for a birthday card I need to make for a Starbucks lover! And, yes please! I would love a Pumpkin Spice Latte! My very, very favorite!

  99. Lovely card and would be great to give a gift card to anyones favorite coffee shop or even a tea shop really.

  100. Great cards ! Thank you for giving us a chance to win this exciting prize ! Fan of Simon Says I am a fan of Simon Says Stamp I would stay ๐Ÿ™‚

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