Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop!

stamptemberrblog-banner To celebrate the 4th annual Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® event, we’re ‘hopping’ along sharing some great projects featuring the new STAMPtember® product releases! It’s one of the biggest releases to date and features new stamp sets, dies and stencils – the newest addition to the Simon brand of products. Check out all the new products HERE.

The hop begins at the newly designed Simon Says Stamp blog , so if you encounter any broken links while ‘hopping’ you can head back there for a full list of participants.

One of my favorite products from the new release (can you really choose just one?) are the feather dies. The moment I saw them I knew I had to create a card with a dreamcatcher.


Looks complicated? It’s not! Just watch the video below to find out tips and techniques on how to create this card!


You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel




SimonSaysStamp will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every blog in the hop. That’s 16 different chances to win! So make sure you leave some blog love along your way! The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday September 12, 2013 and a complete winners list will be posted on the SimonSaysStamp blog on Friday September 13, 2013.

The next stop on the hop is a super talented lady, Joy Taylor!!!

Thank you all for joining the fun, enjoy the rest of the hop !




  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! You’ve overdone with the dreamcatcher card!!! I have never seen something such beautiful and creative! The sky blue background is so sweet and soft and the contrast with the orange feathers makes this card unbelievable amazing! Congrats for your imagination and the talent! Hugs 🙂

  2. Gorgeous colors! I’m so impressed that you said in the video that you immediately knew what you would do with the ‘feathers’ dies when you got them. That’s awesome. And I’m loving that wood grain paper you’re using. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  3. The bright orange against the blue is breathtaking! I love the texture of the background against the simple feathers too.. Great ideas. Thanks for a chance to WIN!

  4. the more I see this feather die cut I want it! Thanks for sharing your design, I need to now add this die to my cart!

  5. Love the colors you have chosen. The woodgrain embossing is the perfect background and what a clever idea to use the leaves to make your dream catcher.

  6. Wow… love your colours and design and the elements you’ve gathered together to create this piece of ART …just great.
    I have a niece who’d love your beautiful dream catcher.
    Great video as well- thanks for sharing.

  7. WOW! First, I was shocked and ecstatic to find a video from you on a Wednesday! Yeah!!! Second, this card is simply gorgeous! I love the colors, and you were so creative with those feathers and creating the dreamcatcher! Love, Love, Love it!

  8. Oh, Vicky! I can see why this would be one of your all time favorite cards. So absolutely wonderful and creative….and I just love how you used the leaf stamp to create you dream catcher. Amazing! What a true artist you are!

    Fun, Fun, FUN!

  9. What a beautiful card you created. As soon as I saw it I thought ‘dreamcatcher’! I used to have one when I was a child and this definitely reminded me of it…tku!

  10. Vicky your card is so beautiful and left me in awe as I watched your creation take shape. You are such a gifted artist. I love each and every thing you do.

  11. Just hopping to get blown away with inspiring projects… Almost to many beautiful projects, like this one! Great idea to make a dreamcatcher with that sentiment! Inky greetings, Gerrina

  12. You super talented lady! Love your style and fresh ideas…so inspiring. Thank for sharing and don’t stop 🙂 x

  13. Wow, Vicky! This card is absolutely awesome. I have long been a follower and am always amazed by your creativity. The Stamptember release is great, feather dies are especially beautiful. And the dreamcatcher idea is so, so clever. I also love the bright colours you have used! And thanx for the great video.

  14. What an incredible card! So beautiful and such a perfect use of the feathers!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  15. WOWZA (if that’s a real word) I’m in total awe of the creativity you have to create this ultra FAB card! I follow you on Instagram so I got a sneak peek and your card blows me away! I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing your AMAZING talent!

  16. I adore your card. I simply have to have the feather dies – in fact I’ve just ordered them from SSS! Thank you for the great card idea.

  17. This is really gorgeous! The vellum and sparkle on the dream catcher body and that rich intense orange of the feathers, stunning!

  18. What a creative way to make a dreamcatcher! And the wood embossed background is perfect for this card. Thanks for sharing as always!

  19. I just love dreamcatchers. My son has one above his bed. And you made a card with a dreamcatcher. I so need this feather die.

  20. Wow! I have always been a fan of dreamcatchers so this is one of my favourite cards ever! I usually look for inspiration only, but this one is so perfect, I just have to scraplift it!

  21. Oh my gosh, how creative are you???? I am fascinated with the dream catcher. Love your talent. First time at your blog, definitely WILL NOT be my last. thanks for sharing

  22. I love, love, love this card and your unique idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing! You inspire me all the time. Love your videos and your voice! Big Hugs!!

  23. i’ve already commented once, but I just had to comment again to let you know how much I enjoyed watching the video. To see your creativity in action is really cool, thanks for sharing your talent. Seriously, I am completely in awe of this card. I’m still not sure which element I like the most, The way you made the feathers, the dreamcatcher was brilliant, or the color of the background. How about the color of those beads? I mean, they’re a perfect match. I’m thinking I could use my wood grain embossing folder to make the card base since I’m out of my wood grain paper. Anyway, sorry to ramble, but of all the videos on the blog hop I enjoyed yours the most, thanks again Vicky!

  24. Vicky, glad you decided to let us hear your voice in your videos. The card today was so impressive. Love the techniques and the colors. Thanks.

  25. DUDE!!!!!! this card is crazy awesome!! wow!! LOOOOOOVE how you created the dream catcher – stunning!!!! and those feathers are just beautiful!! wowza! and let’s not forget that teal woodgrain – swoon!!
    i’m sort of stunned by this amazing creation!

  26. You are so clever, Vicky and your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

    Thanks so much for always sharing your beautiful creations with us, and for your wonderful videos!

  27. What a really great card. I have always loved the Dream Catcher. This is such a lovely way to make it on a card. Thanks for the idea!

  28. Oh, Vicky! This card is so fabulous! Love those colors, too! Thank you for your video. I really enjoyed seeing exactly how you made this sweet card! Those feathers are even more enticing now!

  29. Vicky,
    Your work is always exquisite! I have not been a fan of dreamcatchers or feathers but so love what you have done with the new dies and stamps. You inspire me everytime I watch your videos. Thank you for sharing.

  30. The colors and the textures that you used on your Dreamcatcher card are just wonderful. The new feather dies are so great! Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. This card is AMAZING. You are so talented…I am in awe at how you saw those leaves and thought to make a dream catcher with it. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the colors and the whole concept of the card. Thank you!

  32. Dear Vicky, I love dreamcatchers ! What a great idea making one for your card! It is absolutely AWESOME!!! I love the colors, the woodgrain background paper, the feathers, the enamels…thank you for sharing such an inspiring project!

  33. This is my favorite card from the hop from what I’ve seen so far. Amazing! I love the colors, the texture and the feathers. Everything.

    Greetings from Germany.

  34. Fabulous card! I think your interpretation of your initial idea has worked brilliantly. The colour of the feathers, the layout, the vellum design…lovely.

  35. I LOVE the card. It is so unique and I love how you used the leaves in different and creative way. The colors are also stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

  36. I adore dream catchers – I hung them above both my boys’ beds when they were little. 🙂 Yours is so gorgeous! Love the colors you used! Thanks for another awesome video!

  37. WOW this card blew me away! I love dream catchers and this one is beautiful how very clever of you to figure out hoe to make this. Thanks for the video too.

  38. Vicky
    Like you I love this card..I love the textures and the dream catcher with the beads and the feathers…you see I love it all. I love hearing you tell what you’re doing too. It adds a special connection to the artist. I just love your cards..more cards…more. LOL


  39. I love the card it is beautiful!!
    I have friends that are native americans and that is the perfect card for them.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  40. OMG!! The dream catcher just blew me away!!! It is soooo beautiful and creative! I love dream catchers and this is a perfect card for me to duplicate. Thank you soooo much for the video and the inspiration!!!

  41. You’re card is just beautiful. I love it. Thank you for the video showing you’re techniques. A keeper for sure. Just loving the new dies and stamps.

  42. I absolutely love this card! I love the colors and I love everything southwestern. You did a fantastic job on this card.

  43. I can see why you think it is one of your favorite cards. It is spectacular! Love the way you created your dream catcher from the leaf stamp.

  44. The colors are so beautiful! I love the way you created the different shades on the feathers with the sprays! The dreamcatcher idea is amazing, too, and the enamel dots really are the perfect touch to give the look of beads! I can see why this is your favorite, it’s just amazing! I’ll be pinning it for sure! Thanks so much for sharing your creation and how you created it!

  45. Vicky,
    I love this card. So adorable. My daughter at college would love this card. Thanks you so much for the inspiration. PS I love love love your accent. Are you from Brazil?

  46. So many new products – love the total lineup you have presented us with. I have started my wish list – too bad Christmas wasn’t just around the corner ……. as I would put everything on it. The feather die is so intriguing – it looks so real. Love the colouring too!

  47. Oh my what a beautiful card…my daughter just loves dream catchers…you did an awesome job…love the woodgrain and all the colors..thanks again for sharing..and the chance to win a prize

  48. Wow!! I love your dream catcher card. It is gorgeous. Such clever use of stamps to make the inner part of the dream catcher and using the enamel dots to look like beads is just so effective. I have become a fan of yours today. Thanks again.

  49. The dream catcher is to die for. And honestly, though I’ve been looking at the feather dies it would NEVER have occurred to me to use them this way. Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.

  50. Your creativity and talent are sooooo obvious. Love how you created the inside of the dream catcher. Simply yet stunning card. Thanks so much for sharing your videos.

  51. Beautiful card, Vicky. I loved your dream catcher concept as soon as I saw it. I was really curious how you made the center of it, so thanks for the great video! The orange blending on your feathers is great. I can understand why you’d say this is one of your all-time favorite cards you’ve ever made — I love it, too!

  52. Vicki, This is one of my favorite cards too. I look forward to your videos. I have become a better card marker because of you.

  53. This card is absolutely amazing – you are so talented and all the participants on the blog hop have such amazing creativity. I really enjoyed watching your video and seeing your process.

  54. Orange, yellow and blue are my favorites, too!! Beautiful card! Thanks for the video showing us the process of making it.

  55. Vicky, this is another in your long list of amazing cards, and I just love listening to you explain it all. It was fun to hear you say why you liked the colors and that this is one of your favorite cards of all time. I loved how you created the dreamcatcher…very creative!

  56. Brava!!! Bellissima!! I love this card! This is my favourite one so far on the blog hop. I hadn’t thought about getting the feather dies, buy now, after seeing this- I must have them!!!
    Let me take this oppportunity to say that I have been following your blog for a long time, and always find your cards beautiful. As a matter of fact, I have re-created a few that have become my all time favourites!!
    Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  57. I don’t make cards…okay I’ve done 2 since I started following you about 6 months ago but I so enjoy your videos…you are way talented, creative and make it look so easy. Thanks for giving me the confidence to just Do It! By the way, love love love the feathers.

  58. This card design has to be one of the most creative and beautiful designs I have ever seen! Absolute beauty and perfection! Love it!

  59. Just A-Ma-Zing!!! You are so creative to think to make a dreamcatcher with that leaf stamp! And love that you used the enamel dots for the beads – another stroke of genius!

  60. Oh wow!! I absolutely love your dream catcher card!! Very unique and creative!! I never would of thought of doing something like that!! Those feather dies are amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  61. I can see why you love the feather die…because you sure rock it!! Love this design and colors so much, Vicky! xoxo

  62. Just don’t know what to say about this – I love everything about it. Such a clean, crisp and clever card. I love the background and the dreamcatcher and the feathers – told you I loved everything. Just beautiful!

  63. You are always super creative in your cards, but this time you really knocked it out of the park!! I think it’s one of my all time favorites too!

  64. This is one of the prettiest cards I’ve seen. I love the colours. Looks like so much work went into it but you made it so easy to understand. Thank you 🙂

  65. I really love these blog hops. I get to see some great inspiration and new sites plus a chance to win. Thanks for them.

  66. I just love the card, what a clever clever way to use the feathers. I want to try doing a card just like it. Just brilliant

  67. What a brilliant idea, would never of thought of a dream catcher. Its looks amazing and really love the colours you have used.

  68. I don’t know how you manage to do it but your cards are always a beautiful source of inspiration. I love the color choices and how you created the dream catcher. I would have never thought of that; you’re a genious!

  69. Congratulations Vicky on creating a
    truely beautiful card.
    I can see why it is your favourite!
    The colours are so vibrant against the white
    woodgrain backgraound.
    So enjoyed your video, thank you.

  70. I loved to hear your voice!!! And to know your thought process. This a phenomenally designed card. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  71. Vicky, your posts are always amazing to me. Thank you for taking the time to share with the rest of us. After watching your video, I ordered the feather dies from SSS. They are so unique and will make a great addition to my SSS die collection! Again, thank you for being so inspiring!

  72. I LOVE the colors you used and those feathers turned out gorgeous! Great idea with a beautiful result! Great work!

  73. Beautiful card! The dreamcatcher idea is so cool and quite unique and the die cut feathers went so well with the design. I love watching the video, TFS!

  74. I love the dream catcher. I have one hanging above my desk and it enchants me. I love the selection of colors that used, it is perfect.

  75. Love Love Love this BEAUTIFUL card! WOW……what a delight this would be to get in the mail. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Ciao 🙂

  76. I love this card! The colours are beautiful, the techniques were great to see in the video, and I love how you used the leaf to create the dream catcher.

  77. Cute card! There is such talent among all the ladies and I am amazed each and every time I log on! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas. We are blessed because of you!

  78. No wonder this is among your favorite cards you’ve ever created. It is fabulous and so cleverly created. Thanks for the video and the card is indeed dreamy!

  79. This is the most beautiful and creative card I’ve seen in a long time. Love the design, the colors, just everything!

  80. I LOVE THIS CARD!!! My mother used to have dream catchers all over our house when I was growing up. Your idea for creating the look was very clever. Thanks for the inspiration.

  81. Hi Vicky,
    Inspired?? How about AMAZED?! Wow, what a beautiful piece of art you created. And thank you so much for the video how-to. I actually think I could do it too! Of course, once I get the feather dies, and the wood grain paper, and the flower stamps, and…! I’ve got a long list!

  82. Oh my word!!! This card is just amazing, so beautiful!! What a great idea…I just love that dream catcher…gorgeous!

  83. What a lovely card Vicki, the blue woodgrain looks amazing with the bright orange feathers. Thank you for sharing, H x

  84. Wow! This is a wonderful idea for using the new feather dies. Thank you too for the video tutorial… wonderful job!

  85. Beautiful card; such a clever and unique idea! Extremely creative, thank you very much for sharing it. I also loved the video.

  86. I seriously think that is one of the most awesome cards I have ever seen!!!! The colors and that fabulous dream-catcher are amazing. How on earth did you see a dream-catcher when you saw the simple leaf stamp?! I’m so impressed!

  87. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing the video, that was so nice and your right not so difficult. Would have never know. Love your card.

  88. Vicki, you are so super talented. I can’t believe that you used a simple leaf stamp to create the dream catcher. I wish my brain worked like yours. 🙂 I love the new Stamptember release. My cart is growing and growing and growing. 😀

  89. WOW love love this card it’s my favourite of this blog hop! The colours are amazing and how cool are those feather dies!!! so adding those to the list! Just wondering… was there a reason to use manilla tags over white cardstock??? Just wondering if there’s something I’m missing out on my not using manilla tags with dylusions ink. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creation!

  90. Wow! Just adore this card, Vicky. Love the way you created the variegated colour on the feathers. You’ve certainly convinced me that I must get these feather dies.

  91. I agree that the feather dies are fabulous – as is your card !! I follow your blog and am always amazed at your awesome talent . Thank you for sharing your inspiration !

  92. Vicki, I have to agree with you–this is also one of my favorite of your cards. You are an inspiration! How you can look at a leaf design and see a dream catcher is just amazing. Thanks.

  93. This card is amazing. I love the color scheme and the vellum/glitter you used on the dream catcher. It’s phenomenal.

  94. I can’t imagine a better use for those feathers than a dream catcher. I love the colors, the sentiment, and the inspiration. I fell in love with dream catchers while doing our summer reading program in 2012 and had the kids make them. Can’t wait to try your idea.

  95. Thank you for your video — so imaginative to use the leaf stamp to create a dreamcatcher! And love the colour combination you have used as well.

  96. What a fantastic card you created! Very inspiring indeed! Thank you for sharing with us September hoppers!

  97. You’ve made these techniques look so easy…and shown another way to use those feather dies. Beautiful card. My son would love this. Thanks for sharing this. Wonderful card, wonderful release.

  98. Beautiful Vicki! This was my first stop at your site but after watching you put together this lovely card i will be sure to see what else you have posted. Very nice!

  99. Vicky,
    What an amazing card, i just love how you creatively envisioned the way to make your dream catcher, WOW, all the way to the beads each detail brought your card together perfectly!

  100. Love your creativity, your videos inspire me constantly. Love the SSS products, I just NEED them all! Another spending spree happening at SSS!

  101. Wow, love your card and thanks for the video…what great products form SSS, would love too have them all……dream

  102. Fantastic! I’ve been playing around trying to make my own dream catcher, but I didn’t think of that stamp! You’re very clever and I love the blue woodgrain with orange pop!!!

  103. Well…I normally don’t copy a card exactly…BUT I AM GOING TO DO SO FOR THIS ONE! How cute is this! Really nice job and idea!

  104. Hi- I really enjoy all of your videos- and I love hearing you talk us thru each step! Very clever to create your dreamcatcher with that stamp! I also love your color combination- very cheerful! Thanks for keeping us motivated!

  105. Oh wow Vicky, your card is amazing! I love those feather dies, and your dream catcher is an inspired idea! Love it.

  106. First time to this blog. Love the card, very inspiring. You have the most beautiful hands, and such a well shot video. Thanks.

  107. Vicky you really made me smile today! I love dream catchers so you can be sure this is something I am going to try. I also liked to hear your voice. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs from Puerto Rico!

  108. Great card. My husband is native american and his grandmother would just die for a card like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  109. I love this! Thanks for the video! Also, I love your music and miss hearing it now that you don’t have your other blog.

  110. Oh my word Vicky I just love this card and your video was just awesome. The colors and the way you have made this so simple it wonderful. I really really think your card is gorgeous and I love how awesome the dream catcher looks with the feathers. It look like they are so real.. Awesome post and video. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all. I love bloghops for all the wonderful people that you meet and the ideas that I always get the chance to see. :O) Thanks so so much. Hugs, Lisa G

  111. I LOVE this card! Love how you colored the feathers and card base. The dream catcher is absolutely genius! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  112. Love, love, LOVE that dreamcatcher. Would never have thought to do that with the feather dies, but you did a perfect job! Thanks so much for sharing your card and the video.

  113. I really enjoyed the way you explained each step in such a thorough way. Not many explain as thoroughly as you.

    You chose some really bright and cheerful colors for your card. Really nice job.

  114. I agree with you this card is fantastic! i love the colors! I enjoy your videos so much and i love your accent. Thanks for sharing.

  115. I love those feathers too, they really pop on your background and clever use of the dreamcatcher. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the video.

  116. I absolutely love your card. You are so innovative – I love how you use the leaf stamp to create the centre of the dreamcatcher. Stunning colour combination too.

  117. An amazing card! Beautiful color combination. I love Simon’s feather dies. Thanks for another inspiring video.

  118. Since I started following you about six months ago. I am always impressed with the new ideas you come up with. The dream catcher is another example. Thanks for sharing.

  119. Wonderful, wonderful card! So cool how you created the dream catcher. Love these feathers too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  120. Fabulous! I can see why this is one of your favorite cards. Great color and great design! Thanks for the inspiration!

  121. This is the best card of the entire blog hop and I haven’t even finished the blog hop!
    Thank you for the instructive and informative video.

  122. This card is very unique. I have never seen such a beautiful card and the way you created it is absolutely amazing! Congratulations for you true talent!

  123. What a lovely card – whoever gets it will be thrilled!
    Using the dylusions to make the “paper” for die cutting was such a good idea!!

  124. Absolutely love the southwest vibe of this card since I grew up in the Southwest. The dream catcher is such a wonderful idea to use in coordination with the feather die.

  125. wow that is so cool. awesome coming up with that idea. I’m not good at stuff like that.
    I just adore this. its beautiful

  126. OH, Vicky, this is one of MY favorite cards, as well. I am amazed that you “saw” that flower leaf as the inside section of the dreamcatcher…what an imagination! It WORKS perfectly !!! LOVE the feathers, especially how you used the Dylusions sprays on those tags.. and those enamel dots are fantastic finishing embellishments. Your videos are so much fun with the voice-over, I learn so much listening to your card making process, and certainly get inspired, as well. LOVE your accent. TFS!!!

  127. I know I’m late, late, LATE in commenting on this beautiful card, but it’s just WONDERFUL! I so appreciate your video how-to…you are truly talented