Simon Says Stamp Be Bold Release Blog Hop - Day 1

I'm happy to be participating in day 1 of the new Simon Says Stamp Be Bold blog hop. I am sharing a couple of fun projects using some goodies from this new release
Make sure to take advantage of the special hop promotion! πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ‘†Also, Simon is giving away a $25 shopping spree to a lucky winner! The winner will be picked from the comments left along the hop. Each comment you leave will be an entry into the drawing. REMEMBER: If you want to leave a comment on this post, make sure you include your name so we can reach you if you are selected for the giveaway! 
This first project features the new CZ Happy die. I just love the simple elegance of this font!
I began with an A2 size card base cut from smooth white cardstock. I then trimmed down a panel from plaid pattern paper and added a white strip of cardstock to the bottom. I then die cut flowers from several flower dies in my stash from colored cardstock. Using liquid glue I adhered them to the plaid panel with foam squares.
I then die cut the new CZ Happy die from yellow cardstock and twice from white cardstock and glued them together for thickness. I positioned it on the white cardstock strip. Before I glued it down I stamped the sentiment that would be above it. I then added some flat clear sequence to finish this card off.
My next project features the new Poppy Bundle embossing folder. I wanted a whimsical watercolor look. I used a piece of watercolor paper and embossed it with the folder.
I used distress inks, mixed them with a bit of water, and painted the poppies and stems. Using a paint brush I splattered the same distress ink all over the embossed panel. I trimmed it down and ink blended the edges. I die cut the word happy from gold painted watercolor paper. I then stamped the word birthday in green ink and die cut it out with one of the new dies from the release. I tied gold twine around the panel and adhered it to the card base.
I hope you enjoyed the projects that I have shared with you today and got some inspiration. Be sure to check out the BE BOLD GALLERIE for lots more inspiration from this amazing new release. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for day 2 of the Be Bold Blog Hop. Happy Hopping!

For your convenience I have listed and linked all the goodies I used for these projects. 

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  1. What happy cards!! Love them!!

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  2. Wow wow those are gorgeous!

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  3. Your colors make me very Happy!

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  4. I love how bright and cheery your cards are. They are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. Those cards scream spring. I need that poppy embossing folder. You made it sing.

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  6. Love both of these but the daisies against the plaid background makes me happy!

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  7. I’m always so I awe of your designs? Beautiful!!

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  8. Beautiful cards! The plaid makes me smile 😊

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  9. So pretty & fresh! Thx for sharing! Nothing says spring like daisies & plaid!

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  10. Lisa M. FederspielMarch 22, 2024 at 7:50 AM

    LOVING the plaid! So springy!!!

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  11. Love the cards you made. Love the colors, very springy.

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  12. I love your designs, your cards evoke happiness and a sense of freshness. Love it! Thanks.

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  13. These cards are wonderful! I am sooooo making the daisy card! Thank you.

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  14. Barbara, you always make the most beautiful cards!!!! I LOVE a simple white daisy and I love your plaid daisy card so much. Both are spectacular!

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  15. Your beautiful spring colors are so fun!

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  16. Oh wow I especially love the poppies, well done!

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  17. Such pretty cards. I like how you added the word birthday as a tag on the string.

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  18. Love these cards, particularly how the flowers pop on the plaid background. Great colors!

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  19. Love your color choices.

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  20. Love the plaid background!

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  21. Such fun and happy designs! I really love the plaid background on your first card!

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  22. So gorgeous! I love your cards!

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  23. I love both of your cards! So bright/ cheerful!

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  24. Soooo Beautiful!!! I love the Spring colors!!

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  25. Barbara, You inspire me with the bright happy positive designs...we all could you more of the postivity. Thank you!

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  26. Wonderful floral. The Daisies stand out bee-utifully & the inking background complements nicely.
    Melissa
    "SunshineHoneyBee"

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  27. I love the Daisy card. I find that less is more and the plaid background just sets off the white daisyies.

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  28. Love them both and I am going to try painting with distress inks - so pretty.

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  29. Duh! I have several embossing folders that I have just used as is - never even considered painting the flowers! Crazy me! The poppy card is exquisite! That little die-cut with the hole in it attracted me - now I will have to have it! Very spring-like greeting with that bright gold!

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  30. Love your cards especially the poppy and the colors you chose.

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  31. Wonderful cards! I love how you painted the embossed poppies. So inspiring!

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  32. Love..Love this card..so SPRING!

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  33. The flowers are all so beautifully done and cheerful!

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  34. Love the cards. www.CraftersDreamRetreatHouse.com

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  35. Beautiful cards! I love the poppy set - so beautiful! Great release!

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  36. Great impact of the white daisies on the plaid background! Your second card has a similar “springy” vibe! Thanks for sharing ideas.

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  37. These poppies are gorgeous! With the CZ die cut they stand out so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Yellow poppies - very different and vibrant.

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  39. So Springy. Love the plaid background. Thanks for SHaring.

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  40. Love both your cards today, but I was happy to see a way to use my plaid patterned paper!! I have so much of it, but never know how to use it effectively. Great job!

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  41. These are the true essence of “happy”. Love them!

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  42. I like how the daisies stand out from the background.
    Merrill P

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  43. Love this card so much. Beautiful! I want to make one just like it in every color available!

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  44. I love the bright and cheerful colors. Beautiful cards!

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  45. I love these floral cards!!! The colors are fabulous!

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  46. What gorgeous, colorful cards! I love the bright, busy background with the soothing white on top!

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  47. I love daisies and they look beautiful on the plaid background.

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  48. Gorgeous cards - I need bright and cherry in this snowy weather!

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  49. Love both your cards. The watercolor poppies are amazing! So much to love in this release.

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  50. Your “happy”cards made me feel happy! So pretty too!

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  51. So beautiful. Good reminder to get out the patterned paper

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  52. HELP!! I love both your cards, but especially your poppy one. I love the colors, the added edging, and the hanging tag. I looked for the die to cut the “birthday” tag in the new release but couldn’t find it! I have the rest in my SSS cart, but need to add that to it. I can see so many uses for that hanging tag.

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  53. What a lovely card. I love your background choice! I never know well what to do with plaids so this example is giving me ideas. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  54. Both of your cards are wonderful. I am also looking for the small tag die you used on the poppy card. It is such a great idea. Which die did you use?

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  55. I love how bright and colorful these cards are. Makes me think that Spring might actually get here...eventually, lol.

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  56. Two very pretty cards. I love the plaid pattern behind the daisies.

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  57. Love the yellow poppies. Your painting is perfection!

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  58. Lovely - thanks

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  59. I love how the plaid paper looks like your jelly bean colors! Great cards.

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  60. Such happy cards. I love them! ❤️

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  61. I just love your plaid card!! Who wouldn't love receiving this beauty!

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  62. These cards make me HAPPY!

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  63. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love that plaid card! I love both of these, but the plaid just takes the cake!

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  64. The daisies on plaid make such a happy card and the poppies are gorgeous!

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  65. Beautiful cards! Loving the plaid with the daisies! FABULOUS ink blending on the Poppies! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Sylvia Leybourne MeredithMarch 22, 2024 at 5:03 PM

    OMG! I love both cards, but the you deserve to be happy card really gets me! It's so lovely, and I love the plaid background. It's something I needed to see and hear right now. Thank you.

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  67. I AM BEYOND OBSESSED WITH 3 D EMBOSSING FOLDERS ANYMORE AND YOUR STUNNING CARDS DID NOT HELP ME SOLVE THAT ISSUE LOL!

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  68. I Love poppies! Your card is awesome!

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  69. Your cards are stunning! I love the backgrounds, especially the plaid. You havd inspired me to use some of my plaid paper. Love both of your cards.

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  70. Awesome flowers and sentiments! Beautiful cards!

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  71. Beautiful card and love that happy sentiment!

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  72. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards! I love that plaid! 😍😍😍 mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  73. Gorgeous cards 😍 I love the fresh colors.

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  74. Such happy and cheerful cards! Love the techniques used!

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  75. Your cards are so lovely with those gorgeous flowers. I really like that new embossing folder!

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  76. Your cards convey such joy!

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  77. Lov the bright colourful background against your white flowers and your second card is so pretty.

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  78. Both cards stunning! Love the plaid paper background and your watercolor background to highlight the flowers.

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  79. So Happy! So Sunshiny! That plaid is everything! Gorgeous florals!

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  80. Beautiful 'Happy' cards, they make me smile!

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  81. So good Barbara! Beautifully done as usual

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  82. Both cards say Spring.
    Nice to see since we are expecting a foot of snow startig tomorrow!

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  83. Barbara….for the longest time I could not figure out how to follow u…..u r by far my favorite artist…u never cease to impress Me with your designs and especially your details and explanations on your videos. Thank u thank u! From a 30+ year stamper and still learning….

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  84. Lauryne CunninghamMarch 23, 2024 at 5:49 AM

    Gorgeous designs! I love the plaid background and beautiful color combinations!

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  85. Beautiful cards!

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  86. These are both such beautiful cards! I LOVE that plaid...makes me want to drag out some plaid paper right now and case your card! Your water coloring on the embossed card is amazing!

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  87. These just make me smile!

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  88. Both of your cards are a fresh welcome to spring. That watercoloring on the poppies is amazing. I will keep practicing.....

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  89. These are so very pretty. Love the idea of the poppies on the plaid background.

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  90. What a beautiful card!! I love using the distress inks and you gave me a new way to use them! Thank you! 😊

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  91. These cards brought an instant smile to my face!

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  92. Such gorgeous-ness, Barbara! Love these cards.

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  93. I just love the brightness and happiness in your cards exude. thank you!

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  94. These had to make you feel good inside while making...I felt enlightened when seeing them

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  95. I love plaids and this card really caught my eye!g

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  96. Beautiful cards!! Though I love both designs, I'm amazed by your water colouring skills - the poppy card is stunning!

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  97. I love both your cards. They are so bright & cheery.

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  98. Such bright and happy cards. Love them.

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  99. Love the plaid background! Great cards!

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  100. Beautiful cards, love the plaid background.

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  101. These cards are so unique and colorful! I love them!

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  102. Wonderful cards, I love the colors you used!

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  103. These are such happy cards

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  104. Gorgeous daisies and poppies! Love the cards.

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  105. Gorgeous cards!!! I love the poppy embossing folder and how you colored it.

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  106. Both your cards are very inspiring and gorgeous. I have spent 2 days trying to find those daisy dies you used on your plaid card. Since you said they were from your stash and you did not mention the company or the product name, I am disappointed because I really like thise daisy dies. Can you give me a clue about them? Please, please, please!

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  107. PS To my comment about the daisy dies. I compared the daisies on your card to those you listed for sale from SSS and the petals are not the same. I like the ones you used better. So hoping to hear who makes ( made) those dies. Help!

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  108. Pretty floral cards. Love the plaid background on the first one.

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  109. Love the way you pulled 2 different colors from the plaid background for your sentiment on card #1. And the poppies were just totally joyful!

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  110. Gorgeous cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  111. Beautiful cards. I love the poppy card so much!

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    1. My name is Kris Boydstun @ artbringsmejoy@icloud.com

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  112. Am loving this release!! Two gorgeous cards using the new "happy" die!! Am really in love with the watercolor on the embossing folder!! Gorgeous details!

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  113. Love the plaid background for those daisies! - lisascreativeniche

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  114. I always love your cards and these didn’t disappoint!

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  115. So beautiful! I love the springtime colours!

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  116. Gorgeous cards. Those daisies are so pretty. How awesome to use several flowers in your stash to accomplish it. The plaid background is so pretty and I love the happy sentiment!

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  117. Love your cards--so bright and cheery and the vibes of spring! Great job, thanks for the inspiration!

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  118. Oh my gosh, what absolutely stunning cards! Love that first one especially!

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  119. Absolutely stunning cards!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  120. I love the plaid background with the white flowers.

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  121. The plaid background is so pretty. Amazing flowers!

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