Welcome to a fun blog hop! “Sunny Days Ahead” is the new release by SimonSaysStamp and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. The release is packed with stamps, stencils and more all perfect for the season with lots of products for spring, graduation and mother’s day!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here is the card that I made using the “mum, mom, love” stencil from the latest collection. Check out the video above for a step by step tutorial.


Shop at SimonSaysstamp and use code SSSINK to receive a free Intense Black ink pad! This promotion will expire on 4/26 at 11:59 pm EDT.

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Sunny Days Ahead
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil MUM MOM LOVE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Therm O Web 0.5 INCH PURPLE TAPE Easy…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Studio Katia TRIANGLE TRAY sk2119
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GEMINI Die-Cutting & Embossing…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners over the weekend and post on their Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 29th of April.

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ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION using previous released Simon branded products.


  1. Oh, how cute. I love the simple design. I would love to make a card like this for my daughter—she’s a very good mom. This is really pretty, and I love the simple design. I am trying to simplify my cards a bit.

  2. Love the pink with the pop of green. Makes a lovely color combination and has such a spring feel to it. Great idea on how to use small flower dies. Thank you, Vicky.

  3. Love this simple card! The dimensional flowers really add a lot and a great use of all those small dies.

  4. Vicky I have been watching and enjoying your videos for years! You always make the most beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  5. Beautiful, and simply elegant. I really like the ombré ink combo of the picked raspberry and worn lipstick.

  6. This is simple and beautiful. Of course, the tiny die cut flowers just add the perfect touch!

  7. Wonderful card. It is clean
    and simple and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing

  8. Sooooooo Sweet! I love the simplicity and softness of your card…your color palette is wonderful!!

  9. Lovely card Vicky. I especially love how you added the dimension with the tiny flowers and leaves. You are so creative. I get more ideas and inspiration from you with every video!

  10. I missed that the vine was part of the stencil until I watched your video. The sweet flowers are great ( even though you “chop it off” made me giggle the way you said it). Lovely! Thanks and please stay healthy!

  11. Such a simple, but pretty card! I can see how easily you could change up the colors to personalize it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Very pretty. Love how you did the soft pink ombré look. It’s a difficult week for us, as my MIL passed away on Tuesday

  13. I love the simplicity of the card but the details you added made it a card any Mom would love receiving..

  14. Beautiful Mother’s Day card! Love that it can be personalized with Mom’s favorite colors and flowers.

  15. I love it. Minimal and pretty. The stitched sentiment die almost makes the card stock look like leather in the photo. Elegant.

  16. I love how you made the flower three dimensional. Love the colors and the blending job was so beautifully done.

  17. I have been watching you for years now and never tire of your creative talent. I would love to win this kit or anything for that matter from you. You’re just awesome,thank you for still sharing your talent❤

  18. Hi Vicki! Love your videos! You have such an amazing talent and so many wonderful ideas! Love this card! Thank you for all the inspiration you give !

  19. What a beautiful title for a beautiful release. So many wonderful products and artists for us to follow. As an Australian ?? I especially love the “Mum” die. A lot of the cards I used to make for my Mum, before she passed, had the top of the “O” cut out of them? Thank you to Simon for the release and to you for your beautiful, as always, inspiration ?

  20. Sweet card! Love the stencil design and the darling little flowers to embellish your card! Very pretty!

  21. Such a simple, yet sweet card design! I hadn’t even noticed this stencil, so thanks for highlighting it. The addition of the small floral die cuts & gems make it extra special.

  22. Vicki what a beautiful card for your mum! She will love it. I love the cute little flowers that you used to accent the Mom stencil! Pretty pinks too! I dig that vine flowing thru the middle of the word “mom”! Super great inspiration!!! Cheers and Happy Mother’s Day to you too!!!!

  23. Gorgeous card Vicky. I love how you ad dimension to your card by using those tiny flowers.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  24. What a wonderful card and video! Love that stencil. And I have never seen how those die cut flowers can be made “3-D” I really appreciate your demo! And great tools. I think I have them, just didn’t know how to use them!

  25. Love the colors – especially the ink blending! Appreciate the careful technique – & encouragement to personalize with favorite colors. Beautiful, delicate card! Thanks!

  26. Oh the letters look so perfect with no bleeding at all! I love the white floral strand across the letters

  27. Absolutely love this card!!! It is so quick and easy to make (because of the new SSS stencils), but it is also absolutely gorgeous!!! (Of course it didn’t hurt anything that you chose my favorite colors! ?) I always love your designs but this one is just extra special for some reason. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  28. Lovely, crisp and clean card. There is something about pink and Mother’s day that always draws me in 😉

  29. Your colour blending is stunning! I really like the colour’s that you choice. Such a pretty card!

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