aug_kit_blog_hop Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp August Card kit Blog hop! You must be arriving here from  Laura‘s blog. So much inspiration and talent in this blog hop! If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning or got lost along the way make sure to visit the SimonSaysStamp blog here.

The August kit is awesome just like every other kit that has been released! No wonder they are getting sold out so quickly. Consider subscribing HERE if you haven’t already since it’s only $19.95. If you want one of the card kits without being a subscriber it will cost you $24.95 and they can’t guarantee to have one on stock. So hurry up!!


My favorite thing in August’s card kit? If I had to choose just one then it’s the stencil! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!  But have you seen the papers? the stamp set? the burlap flower? the flair badges?


Here is the first card I made for today. I used the stencil to create the background.


here is a closer look


You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel.


Here is a quick and much simpler card using one of the gorgeous patterned papers and the flower embellishment included.


and here is a closer look


You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel here


simongrabbag SimonSaysStamp will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every blog in the hop. That’s ten different chances to win!  The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00pm EST on Sunday July 21/13 . Winners will be posted on the Simon blog on Monday July 22, 2013.

Next stop in the hop is the amazing Sarah!!!!


  1. I always love your cards and these are no exception. You really know how to create scenes.

  2. I love both of the cards – they are so simple but stunning and really effective. Thank you

  3. I really liked the way you used the stencil to create the sky in your first card–it looks fantastic!

  4. I was beside myself this morning seeing not one but TWO videos from you! Love both of these cards and cannot wait to get my hands on this kit. I LOVE THE SSS kits….best card kit ever!

  5. You’re cards and just adorable. I love how you used the stencil for the sky with the clouds.
    I love the different ideas using this stencil. Lovely work and thank you.

  6. So fun to watch – and a bonus card to boot!! Miss your lovely voice, however. Can’t wait for the next tutorial.

  7. I look forward to getting this kit as I do each month especially to try out the stencil that’s included. Thanks for the inspiring cards!

  8. Such great inspiration! I love your sky on the first one, very clever use of the stencil. The second card has such a sweet feminine feel. Thanks for making 2 videos! I can’t wait for my kit arrive1

  9. Love the cards, especially the first one! Thanks for creating the video’s as well, I so enjoy watching them!

  10. So beautiful cards, Vicky. Love the sweet design of the first card, great use of the stencil and very sweet scene. The second card is so simple yet elegant, love those patterned papers. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  11. I love your summery inspired cards! That stencil is a must have! I can’t wait to get my kit! Thanks so much for sharing, love your videos! So inspiring!

  12. Thank you for sharing these cards Vicky . I love the clouds and stencil sky and the floral paper card is simple and striking .

  13. Both cards are adorable, but that first one really caught my eye! Fantastic!! I can’t wait to get my card kit in the mail and start playing with the fabulous supplies! 😀

  14. Such sweet and pretty cards! Love the lightness of the first and the great texture in the second!

  15. Wow! This kit has so much in it! Love the stamp set! Both your cards are amazing and very creative!

  16. I love the clouds in the first card, and how simple but gorgeous the second one is. Love this about these kits, you can get as involved as you want to or keep it simple.

  17. You’ve really showcased the gorgeous patterned papers well in your card. Love that flower embellishment!

  18. Can’t wait to get my kit! I’ve seen so many cute cards today, I can’t wait to try my hand at some of the techniques!

  19. Lots of fun stuff here — stenciled background, die cut clouds, and I really like the striped mat on the second card — it sets off the floral nicely.

  20. You’re right, the patterned papers in this kit are gorgeous. Love what you did with them on your 2nd card. Your first card is so sweet. Love the woodgrain behind the diecut clouds.

  21. I’ve been following the blog. I’ve watched three card makers so far. Each one is cute. I do really love yours. I really look forward to watching you make a card. I really like the cards with the humor and little playfulness. I was watching another card maker recently create a birthday fish card. While watching I was reminded of the card you made with fish and one where you had a sea creature peeking through a hole. Love those cards 🙂

  22. You make it look so easy. I love to watch your hands move & create–you are gifted. Thanks for sharing. I also enjoy hearing your voice too. Blessings.

  23. Both cards are great! Love the effect with the stencil! And all the fabulous layering on both! Can’t wait to get my kit and start playing!

  24. Just love the varied use of this stencil, the solid blue is the perfect foil for clouds. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Ok, so your cards are beautiful, but more than that…. I LOVE your fingernail polish in these two videos. Your skin is much prettier than mine, and I am sure the color will not look the same on me, but I have to know the name of it…. Can you please tell me?

  26. Beautiful cards!! I have to agree that the stencil is probably my favorite thing in the kit as well but I also really love all the beautiful patterned papers!! Like in Card #2, how could you cover up that beautiful paper? I love how you added the flower and the sentiment and done!! Clean and simple yet so elegant!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  27. What great cards Vicky
    I love these homey happy colorful cards that you make. You have a style all your own.
    I think they have humor too.
    Keep going…

  28. Gosh don’t you just love the new stencil and the stamp set and all the pretty paper. I love it. You cards are great as always. TFS

  29. Wonderful cards Vicky. You always make creating cards look so easy. I agree with you on the floral patterned paper. Love how you used it as your main focus, together with the burlap flower.
    BTW, congrats for the honourable mention over at the Hero Arts blog!

  30. Gorgeous cards, Vicky! Thank you so much for the videos, too…you are just amazing! And, thank you for a chance to win…crossing my fingers and toes 🙂

  31. your cards and journal pages are works of art. these did not disappoint. thanks for sharing your fantastic talents!

  32. Awesome cards! I especially like the little rustic bow/flower! This is such a great kit, so many ideas from one kit!

  33. What I love about your 2 cards is that they are completely different, which shows us 2 fabulous ways to use this card kit. Thank you for making a video – it was fantastic. As I visit more blogs, I am really loving the little envelope stamp – it is so cute!

  34. Both of these cards are absolutely GORGEOUS and striking in beauty! That second one I find to be so elegant w/a rustic feel, which makes it very romantic!! (: Beautiful work as always, Vicky!!!!

  35. Love how you made your blue sky with the stencil and with the clouds and little envelope is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us the new kit.

  36. Thanks for the terrific videos to go with the fabulous cards! I’m always inspired when I visit your blog!

  37. Beautiful cards. I love the cloud card and appreciate the video you have shared with us.
    Thank you so much.

  38. Beautiful cards and two videos in one day was an extra special treat!! I love to watch you create!

  39. Nice peek-a-boo windows for the clouds on your cards . Pretty floral design too- -I love florals.

  40. such a range of style in each card. i can’t believe how talented you are but I thank you very much for sharing it!!!!

  41. You so rock this SSS kit, Vicky! I love the gorgeous background with the stencil! Beautiful all around!

  42. Love your videos and love your cards the stencilled one really speaks to me, I’m going to have to try this technique tonight when I get home! Thanks again

  43. I love it that you included a You Tube Video. Love the way you tried to add texture to the clouds.

  44. I love the cards. The flower was so cute. I also liked the way you made the envelope appear to fly almost like a kite.

  45. I think using that background stamp to resemble a sky background is absolutely brilliant. Would have never thought of that! Thanks for sharing.

  46. Vicky these cards are just fan-tas-tic!!! Thank you for your inspiration. shhhhh….don’t tell my boyfriend, but thanks to your inspiration I have added a few more ‘can’t live without’ dies to my next order! Gotta love blog hops! 🙂

  47. Love your cards, Vicky! I agree, the beautiful floral paper really makes the second card and I love the way you created the striped border. It really makes the whole card pop!

  48. owww what a great cards you made.
    love them bouth:)
    i subscribe on your you tube channel end i hope to see more off all you do, you have such a creative talent!

    now i`m hopping along for th next blog..thx for all the inspiration

  49. I love your card with the cut out clouds,so cute! That kit has so many goodies,it makes me want to join ..Thanks for the inspiration.

  50. Also, I really love the background music you use in your videos. They sound like a online game I used to play but I can’t remember which one. It’s bug me so much until I figure it out. =P
    Do you have any pointers for a beginner card maker who wants to her own card videos? I don’t know where or how to find music and use them legally for my videos. Any suggestions? Thanks a whole bunch! I really love your cards and videos, I’ve become a fan! =D

    1. The music I am using is just a loop my husband composed for me. I am sure you can find free copyrighted music on the web. You also need a HD camera as well as a nice setup on your working table… camera on top with tripod or any other way you can think. Also you need a video editing software. I use SONY VEGAS.

  51. Such cute cards.
    This SSS kit is a must have, I love the bright colors.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  52. Both of your cards are wonderful. Love how your embossing shows thru the cloud cut outs. TFS.

  53. the video you made is really awesome and that card is sooo cute..I will be trying that real soon..lovely and thanks!

  54. Love all cards, i am more about scrapbooking, but i’m giving a try to do cards also…still not so good as yours.

  55. Both are great cards.I especially appreciate the simple beauty of the second example. It’s definitely on my To Create list when the kit arrives.

  56. I love that flower statement on ur second card. Wonderful. Your cards have always been so pretty and inspiring. 🙂

  57. Wonderful cards…i love the negative cloud die with embossing underneath on the 1st and the wonderful burlap flower on the 2nd.

  58. I especially loved your second video and card. You made it look simply to make a really pretty card really fast.

  59. Vicky, I loved the use of the stencil as a sky background, also with the cloud dies–great cards!

  60. The first card is beautiful, but the second one is gorgeous! I love the patterned paper and the simplicity of the card. You did it great!
    Such a lovely set, I love colors, burlap flower and the font of sentiments! It is so trendy!

  61. These kits keep getting better and better! Love your take on this one! Thanks for the videos!

    Kris in Alaska
    Funamom at yahoo dot com

  62. Love your stenciled background. And also the little flying envelope:) always fun to find new YouTubers! Hoping on!

  63. You really made full use of the kit. What great projects! I think that little envelope is one of my favorite images from the set. Using it floating through the sky as if it were a kite with string is pure genius. Your videos are always fun to watch. Very nicely done.

  64. Great cards. The sentiments really speak to who we are – card makers. The little envelopes will work their way into many card making projects also.

  65. Love your cards, especially the second one:) I really like the little burlap flower:) Thank you for the inspiration!

  66. I love the 1st card with the die clouds. The stencil background is so pretty. The 2nd card is simple and sweet!!! TFS!!

  67. The flying card couldn’t be cuter. I watch all you videos on YouTube. Thanks for the inspiration.

  68. Great cards! Just love that envelope flying by! What a great stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  69. Love the cut out clouds on the first card and the simpleness (is that a word?) of the second one. Both are outstanding!

  70. Both cards are absolutely beautiful. Love your music too, so happy! Happy stamping! LOL
    I am smitten by that stencil, and can NOT wait to get my kit. What a lovely bunch of great papers, embellishments, and possibilities. Love these kits. SSS rocks!
    Thanks for sharing, and giving us a chance to win something. Anything would be gratefully accepted. LOL

  71. I really want to use these cloud dies for an upcoming birthday card I am making. I love the idea of using the stencil for a fun, unique sky background. So creative and fun!

  72. I really like the two cards you created with the August Card Kit. Both showed creativity and talent on your part. They are eye-catching and ones I would want to try.

  73. Fab cards! Love both and really appreciate having beautiful but simple inspiration as I always seem to be making a card at the 11th hour:)

  74. Great cards, I love the clouds on the first one and the burlap flower on the second. Thanks for sharing.

  75. Love your creative use of the stencil for a partly cloudy sky!! Love your little envelope kite with the heart in the string!!
    <3 J

  76. Both cards are great as usual. I was glad to see a card that shows off beautiful paper. Thanks for the chance to win!

  77. Lovely! And the cloud
    cutouts are so cute! Love
    the heart you created
    in the line following the
    flying envelope.
    Carla from Utah

  78. Awesome cards!!! great use of the kit, and thanks for the opportunity of winning one!!! LOVE everything you make!!

  79. I watched both of those videos on youtube earlier today. liked them both. those cards are fabulous. thanks for the tips

  80. Vicky: your cards and videos are always awesome. I look forward every week to see them and this week you insipired me again!

  81. I love all your creations! And I just wanted to say that I love when the inside of a card is shown also!! Sometimes the inside can be a challenge. Thank you!

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