Monday, April 21, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp + Mama Elephant} Summer Garden Blog Hop + Video!


Thanks for joining us for the Summer Garden Blog Hop! On this hop, we're featuring the Simon Says Stamp + Mama Elephant collaboration of a stamp and die set called Flower Garden. You can purchase these separately as the Summer Garden stamp set and Summer Garden dies.


I used Mama Elephant's Femme Frames Creative Cuts to create the card base and the angled panel. Notably, the stitched rectangle in its original size wasn't wide enough to create the panel so I used part of a broken cutting plate to die cut half of it. I explain it all in my video:



All of the inks are Hero Arts shadow inks, with the exception of poppy chalk ink, and I used Martha Stewart microbeads to embellish the centres of the flowers. The patterned papers are from Dear Lizzy's Daydreamer 6x6 paper pad and Echo Park's Keepin' Cozy 6x6 paper pad.


We're giving away one $25 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store. Be sure to comment at every stop on this hop to increase your chances of winning!



Emily Leiphart

The deadline for commenting is 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday, April 25th. Good luck and thanks so much for hopping with us!

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Heather Thompson said...

Great creation Emily, I really enjoy how the it is off set. Great share.

adele holcomb said...

The angled panel is a nice frame for these pretty flowers!

Amy McCue said...

I can't wait to ink up this new set! Great inspiration!

valeriemolinier said...

love your cards, there are so cute, soft !!!

Helene said...

In contrary to other artist's hop, you did a soft color, makes it more "airy" if that make any sense!

susie squash said...

Lovely summer garden flowers!
Thanks for showing how to angle the the top piece to fit the card. Very clever.

Cindyzs said...

wow, each card is more amazing than the previous one! i just love how you made your card! so beautiful and inspirational! what a way to brighten up someones day! love it!! :)

Karen said...

So pretty!

Kat said...

Love this card and the micro beads on the flowers. Cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapthat said...

Awesome cards Emily!! A dear friend just sent the Femme frames as a gift to me so I love that you showed the technique you used for them as well!!
:D
TFS

Dana said...

Oh wow!! Love the micro beads! Gorgeous card!!

Immi said...

Beautiful card with outstanding details. It all adds up!

Tammy J said...

That card is spot on awesome. Love the techniques and the flowers are gorgeous. TFS

Dawn Y. said...


Such a pretty card, Emily! I love the off set design!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card! I love the angled panel!

icardeveryone01 said...

Emily, such beauty! I've never seen the micro-beads, and they are perfect for what I try to do with embossing enamels that tend to run together =[
Thanks for sharing your great videos - so helpful - except I just threw away a cutting plate that was broken!!! This from a crafter who throws away NOTHING!
Michele F.

Danielle Pajot said...

I just love those micro beads, they add so much texture to those pretty flowers. Thanks for also sharing your tips to make the angled frame!

Kailash said...

Love your angled design, so pretty!!!

Tami B. said...

You did a great job on this. I love the angled panel and the use of the micro-beads.

Laura Jane said...

Micro beads add a Great texture to the blooms!

Linda C said...

Love the flowers on your card! The middle part is beautifully done. Thanks for the video too.

Ginny Diep said...

I love the use of the micro beads! Such a pretty card!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards Emily!!!
LOVE the design, LOVE the colours, LOVE the addition of the micro beads and as always, LOVE you tutorial too - THANK YOU!!!

ancha said...

great card, i especially love the polka dot background, it makes the flowers pop out a bit more :)

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Leslee said...

Wow! Is all I can say. I love your soft subtle colors! I love the micro beads as centers for the flowers! And I like how you angled the white paper, stunning!

Judy said...

I love the pretty soft pastel look on your flowers. Thanks for sharing how you created your card.

DoofyJEss2 said...

Wow. Love how soft and beautiful this card is. Really like the added texture of the microbeads for the pollen!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card, love it in the soft colors!

Grace said...

Thank you for the video. Loved the card and how you angled the paper.
I love the stamp set and dies.

PiecesByEmily said...

Beautiful design and colors, Emily!

rubbergranny said...

Interesting composition with the angled background. Isn't that a great flower set? Thanks.

chaddy233 said...

Very cute card! I love the video... Awesome idea for die cutting. And those micro beads are perfect for the flowers!

Dottie J said...

This is a stunning card. Love every detail of it, but especially the microbeads. I have them... just never thought of gluing them to a flower. What an elegant alternative to glitter!

Barb said...

The flowers look so soft and pretty, Emily! Love how you embellished the centers with the beads! Awesome card!

stamping sue said...

lovely card and I like all your tips.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

sarah.boirin said...

Your card is so pretty Emily, thanks for the video and a chance to win the pretty set.x

Jessica said...

Love the angled panel, such a fresh and eye catching design!! Love it!! :)

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely cards, the micro bead centers are delightful!

Jamie said...

These are so pretty!!:)

Carol Doggett said...

I just commented on Laura's blog about her bright flowers then I see your soft pastels and love them too! Very pretty!

Laura Means said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing :)

BeverlyBL said...

What pretty cards. I'm not sure I would ever be able to figure out the angled piece. Thanks so much for the video.

Sue D said...

So pretty in these colors and with the angled panel.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mildred Mildew said...

Such a soft and pretty card.

annie said...

Beautiful, love those flowers and the font! I've never seen anyone use those microbeads on a card, makes me want those too!

simpsondn said...

This card is so beautiful!!

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful card. Love the video, too!

Eva said...

Love the microbeads! I have not used these before but I think they are in my stash somewhere - I am going to have to dig them out.

Debbie Selby said...

I just love it when a designer combines old and new. The new stamp set is stunning and I also have inspiration to pull out my microbeads from my stash. Thank you.

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Beautiful card. Love the background.

Elektra said...

Ur card is so pretty!

Betty said...

such a pretty card in those soft colors!

RedGem said...

I just love this card.. and the angled part is just great!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the soft colors of your flowers, so pretty!!

77940eaa-770c-11e3-9936-000bcdcb471e said...

Wow, this stamp set and dies are beautiful, as is your card!

Kathleen Hodgins said...

Love the microbe ads on the flower centers! Great effect.

Maye M.L said...

Emily: Such delightful card. The soft blossoms are very pretty. Love the micro beads detail. It is the cherry on the ice cream. Cheers!

BJ Searcy said...

Love the card. Very informative tutorial, thanks for sharing.

jeannine said...

Beautiful card! Love your tips and tricks!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love your card and all the very pretty detail such as the beads and angled panel...so very pretty!! Awesome!

Marsha said...

Must have stamps & dies ... Your card is so lovely with all the detail.

Cheryl H said...

Love this stamp/die set and your use of the microbeads! I will have to add them to my wish list too :)

Sabrina said...

I love the angled panel and what a gorgeous gorgeous card!!!

Amy C. said...

Wow! These are beautiful! I love the beads in the flowers and how you positioned the white background paper!

Sallee P. said...

Very nice! Love the femme layers and the micro bead centers.

Auror Willow said...

Beautiful card! I must try my hand at an angled design.

jenway9 said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Debra said...

This is a perfect set of flowers and sentiments. Love your card and how you used the delicate colors!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love your tilted layout/design!

Kari Webster said...

Beautiful card, Emily as always. I love how you used the Femme Frames. I am obsessed with those dies.

Jannette said...

Love your soft colors, and how you tilted the layout. Great card.

Maeghan M. said...

Oh gosh, this just might be my most favorite sample project with this stamp set yet! TFS!!!

Robin Cooper said...

Pretty card!

Annette Vesth said...

Oh, so soft colors. That is indeed a sunmmer card that I like...

Karen King said...

Love the soft colors

Maja said...

So pretty!

Kris in Alaska said...

Cool! Those bead centers really make the card so lovely!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Harriet said...

Thank you for your inspiration!!!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for the great cutting tip. I love the angled panel & need that die!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

This is a wonderful card and very cleaver. the video was great to see how you put the card together. Now I need to find a broken plate. lol

Lucy said...

So pretty! The soft pastels are perfect for April!

AVENA NUEZ said...

Realmente Hermosa tu tarjeta Emily.
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Elizabeth said...

Very pretty cards. Love the beads in the centers of the flowers.

Silver Lips said...

Beautiful card! Love mama elephant and Simon Say stamp collaborations. Thanks for sharing :-)

Joan said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Kelly Massman said...

the design, colors and microbeads make your cards stand out! they are just beautiful!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! EMILY AMAZING!! Such an AWESOME idea using your Broken Plates!! I LOVE the way your cards turned out and the FUN Micro Beads for the centers!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

tina said...

great job glad you did a video for us that don't pick things up fast

Marie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the video, very helpful!

Candy B said...

Love those microbeads! Thank you!

jusaweecatnap said...

Love the combo of flowers and the angled panel. Looks great on the patterned base. Thanks for the video tip.

marylouh said...

So pretty. I like that the flowers aren't completely colored in. the embellishing of the centers is great. Great card.

Irene Grau said...

Lovely! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Gaelle Guimezanes said...

Love the use of the micro beads!

Diane said...

Great card and technique. Thanks for sharing.

Linda T said...

Oh my goodnes what a beautiful card. I just love the soft colors and the micro beads. I just LOVE the flowers stamp and die set. Thank you for you're great video in showing us how to.

joy said...

Love the angled layer, the soft colors and the microbeads! Your videos are always chock full of info, Emily!

Ann said...

Adorable card using those lovely flowers. And I love how you used the seed beads.

Bobby said...

I love the soft colors and the way you embellished the centers.

Daša said...

I love this set! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rita Montgomery said...

I love the pastel color combo. Beautiful card.

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Emily I love your flower and the middle of the flower is a great touch...and please dont put my name on the Giveaway I have no Cutting maschine also if Stamp I love but DIE CUT things I dont know how to do without the Machine LOL...Love your card always...hope to see you again on my blog my sweet friend...hugs

Aida said...

Emily, I love how you embellished those flowers!!! Great Card

Carol McCready said...

Love the soft pastel colors of your flowers and those microbead centers.
Fantastic die cutting technique. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win a great prize.

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are really gorgeous, Emily! I love how you added micro-beads to the center of the flowers and your partial die cutting technique is fabulous!
Thank you so much for another great video!

Barbara Adams said...

Beautiful! I really like the use of microbeads.

cindy c said...

would love, love, love to win a simon says gift certificate--
thanks for the give away--

Carol Perry said...

Such a beautiful card Emily. Love the different look you achieved with the microbeads. Gorgeous.

Thordis said...

Love your cards! That angled look and the micro beads... Stunning!

Angie Linton said...

Very pretty cards! Love the layout and the bead centers.

starqueen said...

Hi Emily,
Love the cool angled panel ( thanks for the great tip with a BROKEN plate!) and the sweet card you created. Great stamps and die set...looks like a must-have!

Aimes said...

Oh I really do need that set. NEED it!
Love your use of micro beads - I have a ton of those babies hiding around here somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Kristen V said...

I love, love this stamp and die set!

Fran said...

Fantastic card. Love the stamp set and I would never have thought of the micro-beads. Really great.

Maureen Jones said...

I would not have thought to leave the flowers uncolored but, they are beautiful!

Amante del Papel said...

I love your card is so beautiful!

heartforhandmade said...

I love Mama Elephant stamps and so love how you use them in your projects, love your coloring and combination of elements in your cards

Marie H said...

Love the card! It's so neat how you used those broken plates to die cut the angled piece on the card.

Rachel K said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the look of the microbeads, so cute!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful design. Love the soft colors of your flowers. TFS

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Beautiful cards! Love your video! The micro beads just finish off the card too!

Jeanie Gregory said...

For some reason your second card makes the flowers look brighter. Both cards are great and I love the idea of the micro beads. Thanks

Sue McRae said...

Love the pretty pastel colours of your flowers!

Torrie said...

Beautiful cards. I love this colab with SSS and ME.

Deborah said...

So soft and pretty the micro beads really add great interest thank you for the video and your wonderful tips!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful cards.

Sonia White said...

I love the beads on your flowers. And the white paper angeled on your page looks so good.

Sharon Hayes said...

I enjoyed seeing how you die cut the flowers and then stamped them.

MariClaudi said...

I like how you used then micro beads.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Wonderful card! Love the background too!

CathyL said...

Pretty flowers and pretty card, Emily!

grandmato20 said...

Love the angled topper -- so exquisite :)

Skraperella said...

Love your card Emily! Thanks for the chance to win:-)

christina purvis said...

Cute card and nice giveaway!

eSeN said...

I love the colours you used to stamp the flowers and leaves. They're nice and subtle, but still pop off the page due to your great choice of background patterned paper. I also love the look of the microbeads for the centres of the flowers!

Chel said...

Love what you did with the microbeads- that's so clever!!

Meg G said...

Amazing card! Love the soft colors of the flowers!

Jean Bullock said...

I like how you stamped the flowers and leaves to be line art rather that coloring it it. Very cool.

brenda said...

Terrific card! I love the flowers simply stamped and the off set of the top layer.

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful card....thanks for the video that explains the way you created the panel and used your broken plate.

Heather said...

Beautiful card! I really liked how you created the off-set panel. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennyfer L said...

Love the angle on your card Em!

bzyPTmom said...

These cards are so elegant--thanks for sharing your lovely creation and the nice video too!

Renee said...

That scalloped edge totally softens the angled panel. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

sentsue said...

Beautiful card. Love all the details...scallops, off set panel, beads. Great job!

Stephanie said...

Love the coloration on your card. Beautiful flowers!

Kari V. said...

Fantastic cards! Love those flowers!

Laura Turcotte said...

Holy moley---so beautiful!

Lynn Hardy said...

What a pretty card! Thabnks for the tip about cutting the panel with a broken cutting mat too!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

This such a cool card. I love the way you cut the paper!

Stephanie said...

What beautiful cards!! I really like the soft colors you used and all the attention to detail.

Barbara said...

Love your cards and how you created them! Thanks for the video!

cghundley said...

Lovely card and I
like how you used
the microbeads as
the flower centers.
Carla from Utah

Pam said...

Love your angled panel on this fab card. Those flowers are stunning!

Ann Marie said...

The microbeads are a great addition to the flowers. So feminine and pretty!

kristie sessions said...

i love the bead details and the lovely soft colours!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the set

Ana Emília Cardozo said...

Just a gorgeus stamp set!

Lisa Young said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Lee said...

Fabulous card!

Lagene said...

I love love love your sweet bouquet, especially the microbead centers!!! Great stamps & dies!

Holly Gayle said...

Such a pretty card! I love that you showed us the Femme Frames cutting technique. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are gorgeous! Love the beads on the flowers!

pcm said...

fab set and fab cards!

Cindy C. said...

Love the soft colour flowers with the glittery center!! They are gorgeous!!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love your card design and those micro beads!

Kelly Flaherty said...

The microbeads are the perfect touch on such a lovely card!

Debbie said...

The angled design gives a new twist to your card. I like the soft spring colors for the flowers.

That's Nat said...

I love your card. Thanks for the tip with the smaller cutting pad for selective die cutting. Makes me want to break one of my pads just so I have a smaller one.

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards - thank you for introducing me to the colored microbeads - love how you used them.

Victoria H. said...

Awesome cards! I love the detail front angle cut and that you were awesome to create a video showin us how and how lovely are the microbeads.

Andrea said...

Love the dimensional flowers!

Ann Kulseth said...

I love the angled panel and the way you die cut it all. The flowers are awesome and the micro beads just finish it all off so beautifully.

Amanda said...

I love your angled panel and the addition of the micro beads was genius!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is so pretty! Love your fab flowers and the bead centres too :)

kimberly said...

lovely card Emily!!

Sarah Gray said...

Love your design from the angled panel to the micro bead detailing! Gorgeous :)

SportyMommy said...

What a beautiful stamp and die set. Once again an elegant card. Thanks for a chance to win!

Sarah Ryan said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win!

Eithne said...

Lovely card, great use with the broken plate. Must bare that in mind. Thanks for sharing :)

Liz Lumsden said...

So soft and pretty. The tilted cut is really eye catching.

Anne B said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ragnhild said...

Love the angled frame and the microbeads.

Linda H said...

Thanks for the great video and technique. Love the card!

Cynthia Clark said...

Stunning card. Love the pastels and stitching.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Terrific! I love the microbeads as well as the cut of the card!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh the details Emily! The microbeads are such a sweet touch!

Lori Mcosh said...

Love the texture and the colors- so pretty!

Cortney said...

I love those microbeads! What a fabulous touch!

Karen said...

How pretty Emily..love the tilted panel and the colours are wonderful...

~amy~ said...

gorgeous! Love how you've embellished the blooms!

LEG Studios said...

I just love how the soft colors of your flowers change the entire feeling of the bouquet. The micro bead centers are the perfect finishing touch!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fabulous cards - I love this new stamp and die set! Another one for my growing wish list!

pennyd said...

Very different colors than the rest and the result is gorgeous. I'm a big fan of microbeads and I like how you did that.

Carolyn said...

Simple yet elegant, love these cards!

Holly M said...

I love the off-set elements of these cards and your use of microbeads.

Sandra Bravo said...

Just love it!

Julie Pike said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colours.

Zina Yarbrough said...

Like you design, the flowers are soft and beautiful. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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