Hi! Today I am back with 3 cards showcasing products from the April card kit by SimonSaysStamp. It’s all about dandelions and I am sharing 3 cards:

  • each in a different size (A2, mini slimline and square)
  • using patterned paper on all 3 cards
  • using dendelions as a focal point

If you want to win this card kit make sure to scroll all the way down for the GIVEAWAY details!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close-up photos on all the 3 cards.


Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps DANDELION…
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Simon Says Stamp DANDELION Wafer Dies…
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Creative Expressions DANDELION DREAMS…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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Altenew OBSIDIAN Pigment Ink Pad ALT2652
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Tim Holtz large scissors
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pick up tool
Spellbinders TOOL ‘N ONE
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Embossing Powder – clear
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Embossing Powder – white
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Embossing Bag
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heat tool
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MISTI stamping platform
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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SimonSaysStamp is giving away an April card kit through my blog to one of you! Here is everythign you need to know to enter:

  • to enter leave me a comment below
  • giveaway is open internationally
  • I will announce the winner on Monday the 26th of April on my winner’s page
  • I always email the winner just in case they don’t check

Good luck!


  1. What a great summer kit. I have not yet had the chance to work with Simon says stamps kit. I love love love how the cards turned out !!!

  2. Oh I love dandelions! They are so airy, delicate and beautiful. I love watching them fly into the sky in a gentle breeze ? The cards came out as lovely as always Vicky ?

  3. Lovely cards Vicky! They have a simple, carefree look to them perfect for Spring! My favorite was the 3rd card in your video with a touch of glitter paper, just gorgeous!

  4. All of the cards are beautiful. Dandelions always remind me of Spring and the changing weather. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day and stay safe.

  5. Your cards are so pretty. I appreciate you showing how easy it is to make beautiful cards from this kit.

  6. Would love to be considered in the contest for this beautiful card kit!!! Your cards are always so elegant!!!

  7. This is a great kit, your cards are so clean and simple yet beautiful. I love dandelions I have some decorating my spare bedroom. Thank you for the chance to win the kit.

  8. Beautiful cards as usual! The dandelion has such a lovely affect on crafting!
    Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas!

  9. This is a beautiful kit. I love all of your cards and dandelions are one of my favorites. They always make me think of making a wish!

  10. Such a nice kit. Love the Dandelions, they are so delicate and beautiful. Beautiful cards, Vicky! Love the simplicity of the design. Your cards came out as lovely as always. Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. I love these cards – they are clean and elegant in their design. Your design allowed each element and the papers to shine!

  12. Wonderful video! I needed the reminder that simple and quick can be incredibly striking! The paper pad is gorgeous! Dandelions have always meant love, support and family . Every Spring our family would gather and we would blow the feathery dandelions sending prayers and well wishes and love into the air. To this day when I see one fly by I know it’s someone sending love. Beautiful cards. Thanks ❤?

  13. This stamp kit is wonderful. I love the delicacy of the dandelions and the pattern paper is the perfect fit for. Your cards are absolutely stunning! I can’t believe how quickly they were put together, yet they look like you spent hours on them.

  14. This is a lovely kit with lots to offer. The dandelions are beautiful and I love the sentiments, plus all the enhancements! Your cards are simple and elegant and would be fun to create. Actually I do love dandelions better in a kit than in my yard! Lol!

  15. Good morning Vicky.
    Your cards are so inspirational, and you give me great ideas, and would love to use this kit in my journals.
    kindest regards

  16. Vicky, You are such an inspiration. These dandelions are gorgeous. As always you are a true artist. Would love to win this kit. Thank you for all you do.

  17. Oh my gosh Vicky, I am totally in love with the sentiments, I would buy this kit just for the sentiments, and the dandelions would be just a bonus.
    Hopefully I will win this kit and then I could buy other products to go with it.

  18. Love how you used this lovely kit to make such beautiful cards. My favorite is the first one, so Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Love the simplicity! I agree, you can find beauty in the simple things and your cards are lovely!!

  20. Love that paper pack! Vellum is the perfect choice for a dimensional dandelion- so wispy and light. Thank you for the chance to win a kit!

  21. Gorgeous cards, Vicky! I particulary love the blue one, but they’re all beautiful! Thanks for this chance to win! Hi from Belgium!

  22. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! I use my pattern paper more now than before. I always had a hard time thinking how to incorporate it into my cards. You are very inspiring!

  23. Beautiful art, as always I truly enjoy watching your videos and get inspired each and every time.

  24. These cards are so pretty and seem “light and airy” to me. Dandelions are beautiful. Whose first flower from their child was a dandelion?

  25. I passed this card kit up originally, all I saw was a weed. Thank you for making it beautiful. Love the embossing over regular ink technique, I will be trying that.

  26. Hi Vicky

    Really enjoyed watching you make these elegant cards today…their simplicity is deceiving as you pull all those wonderful elements together! Definitely lots of inspiration! Thank you !

  27. Love these cards! Not only are they different in size, but they are different in design…one focuses on white with an airy feel, one has bold black images, and the last one has muted pastel tones. I love the way you layered vellum die cuts on the square card. That simple act made the dandelion fuller yet still have the “airy” feel like a true dandelion has. ??

  28. Ah, Vicky: I’ve seen several samples using this kit, but your really bring the dandelions to life with a real sense of movement……unbelievable! The colors and the dimension are perfect…I almost want to sneeze, these are so realistic – ha!

  29. Hello Vicky! These cards are beautiful! I love how you really focus on using supplies from the kit. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Hugs!

  30. Dandelions are a unique flower. They have the ability to grant wishes, are able to grow wherever the wind takes them. Just like these resilient flowers, military children are also unique, which makes the dandelion the official flower of the military child April is the month of military child and these cards are making me smile and making me proud.

    My favorite is the first one.

  31. Hello Vicki! Beautiful cards as always! I ordered your Spellbinders Birdhouse collection. I am very excited to play with them

  32. Your dimensional dandelion made with vellum is so clever and creative.

    The metal and photopolymer dies from this set are sensational!

  33. Lovely cards !! I like so much that these cards are so easy to make !! This SSS kit has a lot of beautiful images

  34. Your designs are awesome and I enjoy your videos! Love the black background it just makes everything pop!

  35. So simple and beautiful! I needed that advice today, “Don’t overthink your cards”… I definitely struggle with that.

    Can I ask–what is that brown cutting mat you were using when you used the embossing tool to curl the vellum dandelion in that last card?

  36. I always love watching your videos, they are so unique! I would love this kit – I used to get them but just anymore.. 🙁
    thank you for the chance!

  37. wonderful ideas for using these beautiful images – your last square card is breath taking – love the sweet dimension 🙂

  38. Hi my dear! I’m totally in love with your card ideas! Thank you so much for sharing and the chance to win this kit!

  39. These are beautiful. So often when a kit comes out, I’m thinking “nah, not for me”, but then I see it in action and want it! This just might be one of those times. Beautiful.

  40. Such a pretty kit! I love each of the beautiful cards you created! The slimline card is a favorite…. you made awesome use of that extra space, and the colors are fabulous!

  41. I simply love the simplicity of all the cards and the easiness of making them especially if you don’t have a lot of time. Bravo!

  42. I especially like the mini slimline card in blue with the white embossing. Thanks for sharing your talents with us Vicky. You’re a lovely teacher. ?

  43. Your use of the patterned paper was so creative. You have such a good eye for picking out just the right parts of a background to enhance your visual appeal. Thank you, as always, for sharing your artistic talent with us!

  44. Beautiful as always!! You have the knack of making cards amazing as well as art journal pages!!

  45. Your cards are stunning! Thank you ever so much for your ideas and inspiration for each card. I love the dandelion theme of this card kit – so dreamy!

  46. You have made what some regard as a ‘weed’ a part of a beautiful series of cards! Your work as always is so inspiring; these simple but elegant cards are my style of design, especially on that gorgeous patterned paper!

  47. Your cards are gorgeous! The papers in this kit are very pretty. Thanks for all you do, I love your videos!

  48. I love the idea of using layered vellum to give an airy look . Thanks for sharing your three different sized cards.

  49. Your cards are so inspiring. I love the simplicity of these cards. Thank you for all your inspiration and creativity! So educational.

  50. I love the simplicity of these cards. Thank you for all your inspiration and creativity! So educational.

  51. I loved all three especially the one with the black in, This looks like a great kit, would love to win it.

  52. I like ve dandilions. They are so versatile but I struggle to find right ones for me, this set has it all. I love the colours in the paper pads and you can get so many cards out of each sheet, I never realised! I love simplicity as it can be so effective. I’ll be using what I can find in my stash with the inspiration you have given. Thank you.

  53. Hi Vicky! I love the way you say dandelion! I love all three cards, but prefer the first one if I had to choose! Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. You are truly a “paper artist!” All these cards are beautiful. This may be my favorite SSS kit yet. I love those dandelions and the sentiments are wonderful, but I think that gorgeous paper is the real “show stopper!”

  55. I always loved dandelions and this stamps set is beautiful. Patterned paper is just gorgeous and, more than always, your cards are so pretty.

  56. Loved all your cards but the third one was my favourite – you made the dandelion really stand out.

  57. Your ideas for your cards are wonderfully elegant and serene. It was creative with the use of dimensional vellum to the dandelion and embellishments of die cut hearts etc.

  58. I love dandelions! Children love them, too. They appear almost magically in unexpected places and are very resilient. Your cards are delightful! My favorite is the one with the pink background, your friendship means the world to me. I would be so happy to win this giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity!

  59. Beautiful simplicity with these three cards. You always make it look so easy to achieve and when you think about it, it is. Thank you for your inspiration.

  60. Beautiful cards – so simple yet elegant. Love watching your videos because I struggle with patterned paper. Thanks so much for sharing your vision.

  61. I’m excited for this giveaway. I love this kit and the cards you made. Thanks for the inspiration.

  62. I love ALL of your creations so much and this one really simplifies a wonderful kit, that could be overwhelming to some, by creating some quick and easy cards. Thank you for your videos and sharing this give-away!

  63. Love the simplicity of these cards. Your designs are beautiful! Clever use of vellum to fill out the dandelion die cut!!

  64. I absolutely loved the simplicity of today’s card designs. Simple beauty…. It went so well with the dandelion theme! My favorite was the black dandelions with heart! Truth is it was hard to pick just one. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  65. You really make it look so easy Vicky! You did great justice to the kit. I remember blowing dandelions in my childhood, it was a fun past time. I can’t wait to see what the embossing folder can do, it looks like the 3D type. I’d love to play with it. :)))

  66. So simple, yet so lovely! Didn’t think I needed this kit, but you have changed my mind! Thanks for the video.

  67. Dandelions remind me of simplicity and these cards echo that. The backgrounds provide a calming scene for the simple flowers.

  68. Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing. I’m inspired to go use up some of the patterned paper in my stash ?

  69. I dont know how you come up with all these creative ideas! Your cards are always beautiful and/or clever even when they are simple. Look forward to all your videos

  70. Just watched the video and I love your quick and easy cards just using the patterned papers and die cuts. You always inspire me with your designs, thank you.

  71. You are truly amazing and I’m thankful for all of your videos. This dandelion set looks fabulous and I love the paper and the simplicity of the kit.

  72. Your cards are always beautiful. Everything you make it beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  73. These are beautiful cards using the simplicity of the dimensional dandelions. You are always inspiring.

  74. Hello,
    I’m new to your YouTube videos, but have already become an instant fan, & I have been enjoying your creations on YouTube. I’m sure I’m not the only person who appreciate your Creativity! Thank you for all your work

  75. Love your sweet cards using the cute dandelion! Such cute cards made with the pretty paper in the kit.

  76. This kit is beautiful! The stamp is so pretty and the patterned paper is gorgeous! As always I love your cards! My favorite is the second one, the pink and orange one! Thank you for the chance to win!

  77. Your cards are so cheerful! Their simplicity and size variety are very appealing.
    What a great kit put together by SSS! It would be a nice addition to any ones stash.

  78. I love what you do with this color paper… The dandelion is beautiful flower ! Thank you for sharing your ideas !

  79. Lovely cards! I watched the video and love your fast and easy cards just using the patterned papers and die cuts. Your designs are always very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

  80. Hi Vicky. I used to make cards many years ago and gave it away for other hobbies. I have recently gone back to what I really love…making cards, and watching your videos has given me so much inspiration to use methods, product and techniques that were not around those many years ago. I just love your journalling videos and tips and I have just started my own art journalling. Thank you for your tips and tricks and such wonderful videos and newsletters.

  81. Howdy, love these dandelions and what you’ve created with Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit. Simply divine.

  82. Vicky – I always adore the cards you make . Keeping it simple is magical for me. Sometimes people overthink it far too much. Classy style? Thank you for the time it takes to create these videos. I know your time is precious, but please know that you create joy in everything you touch ✨

  83. I look forward to your videos each week, just gorgeous cards! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

  84. I always enjoy the cards that you make but these simple and quick dandelion cards are beautiful and to the point. Lovely! You continue to do such amazing work. Thank you for sharing.

  85. Simply beautiful tutorial and card set…just adore the dandelion stamps they would be my favourite so far

  86. Beautiful cards….I’ve been looking for a dandelion set for making cards for some time now.
    Thank you so much for sharing all your creative ideas with us.
    I love watching all your videos and thanks for the chance to win this kit!!

  87. What a stunning set of cards with those gorgeous backgrounds! Perfect for those beautiful dandelions! Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  88. Love your cards. My fav is the square one. The kit is awesome. Thanks for your inspiration. ❤️

  89. FINALLY!!
    Dandelions instead of regular floral. I love dandelions and they are hard to find! The cards are simply lovely. Thank you for sharing your talents

  90. Simple but elegant cards. Here is Canada in the next couple of months a lot of our green spaces with be covered with yellow dandelions. The dandelions on your cards are very elegant. Love to win this great stamps set.

  91. Lovely cards! I never would have guessed they were made with patterned paper, you may have just sold me on the kit, as I am already a big dandelion fan.

  92. Hi, as always I love your cards – my favorite is the Summer Dreaming, I just love the background papers. and the stamp set. I could use this stamp set over and over again for any occasion. Love it! Thanks

  93. Hi Vicky, as you mentioned in the beginning, find beauty in simplicity ☺️ so are your cards,great!

  94. Vicky- you inspired me AGAIN! It’s been so gloomy lately that this card kit and your idea’s perked me up and pushed me to get at some pretty springy cards. #simplebutelegant

  95. So simple and effective! I love the simplicity of these cards, the first one is my favorite!

  96. I like the different sizes which would be nice combination for a gift pack. The pastel shades of the background papers are quite versatile, & provide inspiration for inked backgrounds. I always learn a new tip when I watch your videos Vickie, thank you.

  97. Really beautiful cards Vicky. Love all three, but my favourite is the first. The mini slimline. The cool clean images created by the blue and white combination is just striking. Thank you for sharing these techniques with us. Always pick up tips to improve my own crafting skills ❤️

  98. Thank you for the post and the video, Vicky. I love how you matched the elements to the gorgeous paper. We all remember blowing onto dandelions and making wishes – children still do this today. ?

  99. These are three of the loveliest cards I’ve seen all month. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  100. Hello!
    I do so love your videos. The way you pronounce dandelions is precious!!!
    Happy spring, friend.
    Alice Shaw

  101. Vicky –
    I love the simplicity of this card. I always appreciate the various styles that you bring to us. You inspire me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.

  102. These are such happy cards! I could listen to you all day long!. Thanks for all you do! And thanks for the offer to win this beautiful kit from Simon Says Stamps?

  103. Love these cards! I ordered this kit but don’t have it yet. I also ordered a couple of your birdhouse dies! Thank you!

  104. such lovley cards that is a beautiful set
    thanks for a chance to win one
    thanks for the vid tutorial loved it

  105. Love these cards! The dandelions are a fresh change from flower-y flowers. Once again, your cards are stunning!

  106. Your cards are adorable. I love so much the pink one. The paper collection of this kit is wonderful! ?

  107. Love the simple designs if the card. They make the card look so classy. No fuss. Certainly not with a dandelion witch is the same ❤️❤️❤️

  108. This is one of the prettiest stamp sets from Simon Says. I love the inspiration you have provided for a more versatile card that does not take a great deal of time. And they are all so pretty! Thank you again for the gentle push for me to get on to my craft corner.

    Love all your work and following you for a several years now. You give me a lot of inspiration.

  110. Beautiful simple cards! Love ALL your videos, Vicky!!!!! So glad SSS released a card kit that is a bit different for some great summer creations!!

  111. You are right…nice n airy. Love the simplicity of these cards. Great use of the cardstock.

    Thank you

  112. Love all your video’s.. These simple cards are so special. I’ve been looking for the right dandelion stamps… I think I’ve found them!

  113. I love them all, Vicky, but the square one most of all. Love the soft coloring & clean simplicity! What a great kit!!

  114. Thanks for the inspiration about how to use this gorgeous kit! Your dandelion cards are adorable!!!

  115. Fabulous! The black is a standout for me. Thank you for sharing these quick and easy projects. This looks like a great kit!

  116. Hello fro Malta, New York. I love all 3 cards. I have a hard time using pattern paper on cards and you did an amazing job. I love your second card for it size so cute. I am liking the mini slimeline cards. Thank you for sharing.

  117. I love the cardstock paper you used for the backgrounds, and the embossing powder adds a beautiful touch, that ka for sharing your talent and this giveaway.

  118. All of these designs are simple and I agree, elegant. Thanks for another video full of ideas and tips.

  119. Beautiful cards! I love how you used pieces from the card kit and not have to pull in extra things. You are so clever!!!

  120. Love all three of these dandelion cards! So simple yet gorgeousness is the results!
    Thanks for the chance to win this kit

  121. Your cards are beautiful. I had absolutely no intention of buying this kit but you make the cards look so spectacular that now I probably will have to own this and see if I can duplicate the ones you made. What an inspiration you are!

  122. Gorgeous cards. Looks like there is great products in this May kit.
    I love the paper pad and the stamp set has nice sentiments.

  123. Hi Vicky,
    I just love how you say dandelion. It sounds so beautiful. The cards are so perfect. Thanks again for sharing.

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