The new Friendly Frolic release by SimonSaysStamp is here! Today we celebrate with a blog hop full of inspiration and giveaways! You should have arrived here from Heather Ruwe. If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning please go to Simon Says Stamp Blog
Among the amazing products there is one that I adore! It’s the Leafy frame die. In a previous release it came as a stencil and I shared a video with 3 ways on how to use it here. So today I am back with 3 cards again using the die version. All same design but different techniques and look.
For the first card I created my background using two distress oxide inks. I used RIPE PERSIMMON ( SSS ) and MUSTARD SEED ( SSS ). Both are brand new colors! I kept the leafy background die cut white for a striking contrast.
The sentiment is a combination of stamps from the SCHOOL BUS MESSAGES ( SSS ). I also added some dots with my nuvo drops in matching colors.
For my second card I used again distress oxide inks but this time on the Leafy Background. The colors I used are also brand new MOWED LAWN ( SSS ) , GROUND ESPRESSO ( SSS ) and TEA DYE ( SSS ).
The sentiment is a combination of stamps from WREATH GREETINGS ( SSS ), which is a gorgeous stamp from the previous release that I din’t have the chance to use it yet.
And for the third card again I used distress oxide inks in the background. I worked on watercolor paper and used a combination of blue colors both new and old. The butterflies were cut out using the STITCHING BUTTERFLIES ( SSS ), another product from the previous release that I wanted to use.
The sentiment is one of the many lovely sentiments from the gorgeous SKETCH LOTUS FLOWERS ( SSS ), from the Friendly Frolic release.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
supplies and coupon codes
Links to the release and the supplies used for these card below.
Use code FREEG at checkout for a mystery gift with any order. The code will expire Sunday, 7/29 at 11:59 pm ET.
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SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every blog stop, to enter leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite product from this release. They’ll choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Don’t forget to leave a comment to every stop on the hop for more chances to win!
The next stop on the hop is the talented Lisa Addesa. Have fun hopping!
Love this leaf frame
die on your cards!
So pretty and all of
the cards are beautiful.
Carla from Utah
This is my favorite piece in this release. I love how you used it on your cards.
Wonderful cards using the leaf frame, which is my favourite item of the new release.
I too think the leaf frame die is my favourite from SSS release. I love how you’ve used it in all your 3 cards. My favourite is the first one, the colours in the background really make the white frame POP. Xxx
Gorgeous cards, loving the colours you blended & the variety of styles with just one of the new dies. My favourite product from this release is the Sketchy Lotus Flower stamp set & die, my favourite die is the Lead Frame so many thanks for sharing ideas with this.
These are beautiful Vicky but there is no video?
I love this Leaf Frame die and the Sketch Lotus set (just to name a couple).
I love your choice of colors!! The die is my absolute favorite!!
All 3 of them is great but I love the color combo of the green and craft
I love the newest die with the leaves and also the three cards that you have created. Just lovely!!!
Love this die! Your cards are so beautiful!
You took a great die and made three beautiful cards. Thanks
I’m sure it’s sold out after your video with the beautiful cards, but my absolute favorite in this release is the Leafy Frame Die. It’s beautiful and versatile.
Love the look of all three cards using the same die! Your inking is beautiful, as always.
Beautiful frame wich gives to you totally different look just changing the background or the color of the frame itself. I love the third card, thank you as always for sharing.
Beautiful choice of colours, Vicky. It’s always difficult to choose a favourite from a release, but I really like the Folk Dance and Leafy Frames background dies. They make it easy to make lovely looking cards. I also really like the Happy word die with its shadow.
You certainly sold me on the leaf die creating different looks. The black with the butterflies is my favorite
OMG!! Your cards are so beautiful, lovely and super stunning!!
Love the die. Your cards are an inspiration!
The leaf frame die is wonderful…….so many ways to use it.
You’ve shown how versatile this die is. It makes a beautiful card in very little time. I am a blue girl so. of course, the last one is my favorite.
Your cards are amazing, but i am in love with the look of your number 3. Very dramatic look.
That leaf die is gorgeous. I enjoyed seeing you use it three different ways. All your cards turned out beautiful!
Gorgeous cards. Love the leafy background die.
Thanks for sharing…
Beautiful cards !
Really like this leaf die, you have made some lovely cards with it.
Such a pretty cover! Love the different looks at it! Gorgeous!
My favourite is the sketch lotus flower stamp set, love the sentiments. As usual you have created amazing cards, thank you for sharing your creativity!
Love all your beautiful cards. This is a great release and I really like this Leafy Die. Thanks for showing different ways to use it.
Beautiful cards, love the leaf die too.
Beautiful cards! I love the way you made 3 stunning cards with the 1 die.
Love the leafy frame die and your three cards are so beautiful! The last one is my favorite one; love the butterflies and the sentiment you used.
I like all your different takes using the same die. That’s right up my alley as I can usually come up with several different things to do with each image.
This die is so versatile. Many must haves in the release.
The die really does take on a different look with alternating the color!
Your cards are beautiful. I love how you showed how to use one die for three cards.
I have to get that leaf background. I loved the black best but all 3 cards are so pretty!
Love the leafy background die.
it is so versatile and makes a great
frame for any project.
Wonderful cards. thanks for
I am so excited that they released a die for the beautiful flowers stamp, This is a must have. Vicki you are the best and one of my favorite card makers. I loved the leaf frame with all the distress colors. The last one is my favorite with the black frame but all are great!
I like the different looks you achieved. My fave is the one with the butterflies.
That green one is gorgeous!
I love your cards… those frames are perfect for highlighting your sentiments and I love the different looks you can get with different card stocks and colors. And I love the backgrounds you created too!
Gorgeous! This die is one of my favorites from this release, it’s so versatile. I love your backgrounds, I guess I need some of the new Oxide inks.
GORGEOUS WORK, Vicky!!!! I LOVE this Leafy Die too! 😉 THANKS for showing us how you did your cards!!!!! Each card looks SO DIFFERENT from the other! 😉
Wonderful set of cards! 🙂 I like the third one a lot!
love the different versions of using this gorgeous die – very inspiring:)
I think videos like this 1 die 3 ways are my favoruite. They help me decide which items in the release have the most versatility as a staple in my stash.
Love seeing different ways to use the same die!! Thank you for all the inspiration!
This leaf frame is so versatile and sophisticated looking. Like the Orange card the best.
Thank you for sharing & showing the versatility of the Leafy Frame die. It’s definitely going into my shopping cart!
Your cards are beautiful! I love seeing all your designs.
Your backgrounds are amazing! Love all your cards!
Thanks so much for giving us 3 different views of the Leafy Frame die. I really like this die and I think you did a great job presenting all three colors.
These are lovely! Love that leaf motif. Thanks for the inspiring video.
Oh my gosh, they’re all just lovely. I especially life the black leaf frame. And your use of the oxides to get those beautiful backgrounds is so creative!
The school bus stamp and dye are my favorites. So cute. Thank you for sharing.
I enjoyed your cards immensely. It’s always fun to see how many different looks you can get with one stamp or die. And this one is beautiful.
Love all three cards! The bus is my favorite from the release!
The Leafy Frame die is one of my favorites from this terrific release and you’ve done a wonderful job of showing its versatility. Gorgeous cards.
Beautiful use of the leaf die frame. The colors on the first card are so pretty. Love the neuvo drops.
Beautiful cards! I love how you created three different cards with the die. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
The Leafy Frame die is one of my favorite things from this release. Thanks for showing how versatile it can be. Love all of the cards.
Beautiful cards…now I need that die!!!
Thank you for showing how versatile this leaf frame is. All three cards are beautiful. Love your choice of blues on the butterfly card!
LOVE this Leafy Frame die and your cards are gorgeous. You’ve shown the great versatility of the die. TFS!
It’s a pleasure for me to watch your videos… Thanks you so much for sharing your ideas !!:
Wow!!! Awesome cards and colours!!!
I love this die! So versatile! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love this leafy frame die and your cards are beautiful. I was going to pick my favorite, but decided they were all my favorite! 🙂
Such beautiful cards, what a great die! Love number 3 the best!
Beautiful cards! I can’t wait to get the new Oxide inks, Fantastic release!
Beautiful cards! I am a big fan of your work, and I love that you showed the versatility of just the one die…you can create so much with it! TFS!
Love your cards! They are the same, using the same die, but totally different!
Lovely cards, Vicky, I always love seeing different inspiration using the same product!
Beautiful collection, Vicky! The Leafy Frame die is so versatile! I can imagine using it as a frame, cutting the die cutting apart, and on and on! Thank you for the inspiration!
Great creations! Great release, I especially love the card with blue background and added butterflies!
I appreciate your showing different uses for the same supply. Especially love the third card. Beautiful colors.
Love the way you showed three different cards using the same die, the leafy frame die. Shows the versatility of the product! Great inspiration! I especially love the blue background on the 3rd Card. So pretty!
Beautiful cards! I just bought the stencil and love that there is now a diw!
Beautiful cards! I just bought the stencil and love that there is now a die!
Love the ways you have used that frame die. All of the cards are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing!!
I love that leafy die also.
All three are lovely, but the last one is my fave!
Hi Vicky, loved your cards! I really love this new die and the sketchy lotus flowers stamps from this release! : )
all fabulous and good to see how they can look in different colors, cos it changes the mood of the card, the easy way 😉
Very colorful and fun uses for numerous sentiments!
Really love how your colot changes make the card and its mood so different.
Great ideas to use with my new background die. Can’t wait to get it
Love everything from SSS?
All three designs are wonderful! I love this die cut and how you used it in different designs with the different inks.
Wonderful cards using the leafy die plate! I love the varied looks you present using this one die!
Hi Vicky. That leafy frame is so gorgeous! I love the style of cards you make. Thx for all the tips and inspiration. These blog hops are so fun!
Great cards, Vicky. i love that leafy die. always love your oxide backgrounds.
I love these 3 ways / 1 die ideas! Great cards.
I love these cards…so pretty! I appreciate seeing 3 ways to use one item. Thanks.
Gorgeous cards! Simple, yet elegant designs.
Super gorgeous. I love this beautiful die!
love your cards. the butterfly dies are so cute. I think I might have to get me some more product.
The leafy frame die is incredible and you really showed off its versatility. Amazing cards!
How clever of you to figure out different ways to use this new die. I have the similar stencil and I’m going to try to do something like this. 🙂
Love these, Vicky! They are fabulous!
Lovely cards as usual Vicky! Aren’t oxide inks wonderful?
What beautiful cards using the same die, they look so very different in your chosen colors! I love them all!??
Love the first card the most.
This die is one of my favourites in the release, thank you for sharing!
Thanks for sharing all these design ideas and your beautiful cards. I loved the cards you made with the stencil and these are equally pretty!
beautiful cards that show the versatility of these gorgeous die!
These cards are soooo Beautiful!!!
You never disappoint. Thanks for all the newideas!
Love the leafy border!!
As usual Vicky you have done it again. The leaf design is so beautiful and along with your imagination they are wonderful. Thank you for sharing all the new products and ideas. Thanks
You’ve help me make up my mind. I really do need the leafy frame die. Thanks for the inspiration
Love the oxides behind the leafy canopy! Great look!
Beautiful cards!! Great way to show the versatility of the Leafy Frame Die.
Love the leafy die.
So pretty! You’ve made me want the leafy frame die!
Beautiful cards! I’m loving that fabulous leafy frame.
They all 3 do look so different. Thanks for showing us!
They look so nice. I like the dramatic differences.
Great cards and video—I love this Leafy Frame die.
Love all the different looks from the same die!
Pretty cards! Thanks for thd inspiration!
So beautiful ❤️
Great die, love to see how one product can be used to create different looks.
Love the leafy die and how you used it. Gorgeous cards.
All three cards look
lovely with this die.
Carla from Utah
Adore the background against the black leaf die and gorgeous butterflies. Just lovely.
The ‘Leafy’ die is beautiful. I love it because it makes a beautiful foil for a background. You can add to it like you did with the beautiful butterflies, or just add a stamp as you did with the other two cards. Can never get enough of ‘Vicky’ cards as you offers so much inspiration, love the colours you have used too.
Vicky, you always make awesome cards. Thank you for sharing.
Love watching your tutorial Vicky!! Love the extra foam on the middle leaves and the gorgeous distress oxide backgrounds and the Nuvo drops with water splatters!
Love your colors, good use on expanding a theme.
I love the Thank You card! And the warm colored background of the first card! Great job on all!
What lovely cards!! I love how you used that leafy die!!
O M G. WHAT ASOME CARDS!!! I really love this die,now I have some soper ways to use this die.
love how you used the leafy frame die. thanks as always for sharing.
Love your use of the leafy background die on all three cards–very effective!
Gorgeous cards. I love your use of the leafy die.
Those cards are SO beautiful. That leaf frame die is my favorite.
I love the leaf die i ordered it cant wait to make cards
What beautiful cards! I like that you show different ways to use the same product so we can get more use from our supplies. This is a gorgeous die!
especially luv the thank you card!
Thank you for sharing your creations.
I love that terrific new die–great job! I love all three of the cards you have created. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.
Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us and your video.
Beautiful cards and great variety on how you used that beautiful die. Thanks!
Great cards, the release is great. It is so hard to pick a favourite but I think my favorite is the picture book Dino .
Love the ideas for different ways to use the dies!
Vicky, Your cards are always amazing. I love the way you used this die in three different applications…awesome. Thank you so much.
Your cards are lovely! That leafy background die looks like fun! This entire release is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!
Vicky, I always love your designs, but these three cards are just extra special. The colors and the sentiments make each one truly beautiful and soul-stirring. The leafy die you used is one of my favorite things from the release and it is nice to see how it looks in different colors. <3
Simply gorgeous cards!
Your cards are all beautiful! Love the backgrounds you created with blended ink!
i am loving the new distress oxide colors. i cant wait to get my paws on them, alas, i’m on the wait list.
Beautiful. These are just as lovely as those you did with the stencil previously.
I love the different looks you achieved using this cover die.
I love how simplistic your card making is and how easy it is to follow your instructions on what you do to achieve your designs. I am new at card making and still a bit intimidated but watching your videos helps me tremendously! Thank you so much, Vicky, for giving me encouragement. Your cards are beautiful, as always! ; )
These are fabulous!
I love these cards. Love how you did 3 different looks with the same die.
Like the way you showed the versatility of the coloring on the die pieces & backgrounds.
That leafy die is a need to own die!! Your cards are amazing.
Gorgeous backgrounds – love that you showed us 1 die 3 ways!!
3 gorgeous cards. I especially like the third one with the black leaves. It suggests looking out of the shadows into the light. Thanks for sharing.
Love your backgrounds, my favorites are the sea creatures and the leafy dies.
Simple and beautiful. Thank you for sharing
I love that you used the same die to create 3 very different cards. Beautiful!
Your card designs make me want to order that die! Just lovely.
I really like the Ripe Persimmon ink.
I am in love with the little school bus – have to get it to make cards for the grandkids. I love how you used the dies to create your cards – beautiful.
Thanks so much for sharing I like how you used the same die three ways to get different effects. Great job.
This leafy die is awesome to say the least. Your designs and colors are fabulous.
Love all three cards! My favorite product is the stamp set with the van and peace sign. I can’t recall the name!
Your cards are beautiful as always, Vicky! I love the variations in colors and techniques that you used on these. I especially like the green and espresso ink blended card. It’s a very unexpected color combination but very pretty, as well.
Thanks for the inspiration Vicky! The Leafy frame is my favorite of this release, it’s not only beautiful but versatile as well, I see myself using it year round. TFS
Beautiful cards, Vicky. Thanks so much!
Wow, I love all three designs! My favourite die in this release too!
Great video, these cards are so beautiful! As for my favorite, it is by far the Earth has Music stamp set. I just love, love, love that set. If I were to win, that is for sure what I’d use the winnings for.
Thanks for sharing these techniques and cards with us.
Beautiful cards, loved them all. The leaf frame is a must have. LOL
Hi Vicky! I love your cards. They’re beautiful. I also love that you used some of the new Distress Oxide inks. This leafy frame die is beginning to grow on me!
All 3 cards are beautiful Vicky, I love your Distress ink/oxides blending. The Earth Has Music stamp set is my favorite from this release but there is so much good stuff to choose from in this release I don’t know where to stop LOL.
These were great cards you made I enjoy when there are many examples using the same supplies
Love the colors you picked for your cards! The leaf border die is amazing. I would use it over and over again! The whole release is great! I need a lot.
Love the leaf die…my fav is the black border/ butterflies card…
Kind Regards Pattie ?
Amazing cards and ones that are suitable for so many occasions.. . Great as always and love the new dies from SSS
Love this new leafy die and you have showcased it beautifully!!
Love how you used the leafy background die. Great inspiration! ?
Thanks for sharing your creativity. Great idea.
These are beautiful cards! Thank you for demonstrating the versatility of this die, it’s always helpful to see how to stretch the use of what we have 🙂
You are a very talented card maker, thank you for sharing!
Your cards are fantastic ! I love how you played with the colors. Being a “blue girl”, the third card is my favorite, but they are all beautiful.
Wow Vicky, these are realy totally different, gorgeous cards. I love them all, every card has something special. Thank you for your time and effort to show us how to make these.
Wow! Beautiful cards! They are each amazing and unique in their own way. Love that Leafy Fram Die … must have!!! Thank you for sharing.
A must have die!
LOVE your beautiful cards and this new release!!
Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us and your video. I always love the additional video for reference!
Great cards, Love this new release.Thanks for sharing.
How fun to see the different looks you get, Vicky! I love the distress oxide backgrounds.
Lovely cards! I love the leafy die in this release. I am a huge fan of your creativity. Thanks!
I like all the cards; I can feel the heat coming off that summer card!
Love all three different cards Vicki! That leafy die is lovely. I think I need that one…
Beautiful cards! I love how you used the die. Gorgeous designs!
Your cards are a beautiful showcase of a great die. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
Wow! The three looks are completely different and absolutely gorgeous!
I would have to say that the third card would be my favorite of them all. Love the colors you used.
These are all beautiful cards! I love how different they look depending on the technique used 🙂
All the cards are looking lovely.. Thanks for the inspiration!
Oh wow!!! All three of these are just beautiful!!
Awesome cards! 🙂
These leaf-framed cards are so lovely, the colors so vibrant. tfs
Stylish and elegant.
What FABULOUS cards!! Thinking and praying for you and Greece.
Thank you for showing us different ways to use this die, very versatile
Wonderful trio of cards – I especially love the last one. The black foliage in the foreground makes the blue background seem to glow – beautiful!
Thanks for showing us 3 lovely ways to use the Leafy Frame die.
Love the different color combinations
With the Leaft die! It’s my favorite!
Nice card samples using the SSS Leafy die.
it’s always fun to figure out how many different ways you can use a die!!
Vicky, all 3 cards are so colorful and creative. Thank you for your tutorials.
Oh, darn! I just placed an order with SSS and now I feel another one coming on. I just love this leafy frame. I couldn’t pick a favorite from your cards because I really like all 3.
Just finished watching your video making the 3 cards. Fabulous as always.
Thank you Vicky.
Thanks for the inspiration Vicky! Gorgeous cards!
Gorgeous cards! The Leafy Frame die is my fave!
Gorgeous! Always beautiful work Vicky!
I love all three cards. Your backgrounds are wonderful. I especially love the black silhouette frame. TFS!
#3 is my favorite; I love the contrast of the blue and orange!
love your cards, so creative!!!!
Very nice cards!!
Love how you used the leaf die. That one is on my list. Beautiful cards. Than you
Stunningly beautiful cards, love them all, and absolutely love that die!
Fabulous and fun cards!!
These cards are so beautiful ! I love such range of look with the same products. Very helpful and inspiring. Thanks Vicky !!
Vickie – You always make the best cards. Love your ideas.
Great ideas using the leafy die.
Beautiful backgrounds, especially the first one.
I’m in love with all the products, but my first pick is the Leafy Frame Die (which is back ordered 🙁 and the new Oxide Inks). I love the colors you chose to make these beautiful cards, thank you!
Lovely cards! You make such beautiful cards.
Hi Vicky, Am obsessing about that gorgeous Leafy frame and after seeing your three beautiful cards, I want it even more. Love your colour combinations! Thanks for sharing.
I was inspired by this post, but I don’t own a die-cutting machine. I created a similar frame on my Cricut and came up with a very similar card! Thanks for your inspiration!
Love all three of them!!