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Just For You Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hey friends! I’m so thrilled to be joining Simon Says Stamp in their Just For You Release Blog Hop! We have lots of inspiration to share with you today and some prizes to giveaway.

My card is featuring the new Mushroom Stems Wafer Dies. I love the variation in height in them.

I die cut them from colored cardstock and added shading with my Olo Markers.

For my background, I went digging through my stash. I have a bunch of backgrounds I created with alcohol inks. Unfortunately, I do not know the exact colors that I used here but it looks pretty cool.

To add a little interest to the background, I applied White Hero Paste using my palette knife through the Tap Dance Stencil. This is one of my favorite stencils from Simon Says Stamp. An oldie but a goodie!

For the sentiment, I’m using the new So Sorry stamp and die set. I stamped the sentiment in Intense Black ink and cut out with the coordinating dies.

Then popped up the sentiment with foam squares.

Such a unique look!

Shop during our Just For You release blog hop and get $7 off your purchase of $40 or more. Use code GREEN at checkout.


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop along the hop. Leave a comment to eligible to win. Winners will be picked and then posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog next week. Winners will need to email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize.


The party starts over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

Your next stop is Miriam Prantner

Here is the complete line up if you get lost along the way.


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  1. Sharon Gullikson says:

    These mushrooms are so cute. I LOVE the deeeeeeeeep red.

  2. These mushrooms are sooo cool! I LOVE the background!

  3. I have a mushroom lover in the family, these dies will be perfect. Love your card

  4. Kim Lundstrom says:

    Love those mushrooms!

  5. Ellen Robinson says:

    Thank you for sharing your ideas for this release! I love that background.

  6. Patti Nienberg says:

    Beautiful Mindy! Love the idea of using up backgrounds! And adding more detail to them! The mushroom dies are perfect!

  7. Barbara Lassiter says:

    Cute idea!

  8. Vicky Blackwell says:

    Your background is so cool! I love the mushroom die and that sentiment!!!

  9. Christine Healy says:

    I always love your cards, and this one is no exception… I’m a big polkadot fan!

  10. Leigh Phillips Norris says:

    Hi Mindy! Love this card, and the three mushrooms with the sentiment you chose is just perfect! Love the new release, especially the stand alone dies!

  11. Dee Earnshaw says:

    beautiful card – love the background:)

  12. Bonnie Johnson says:

    Love everything about your card.

  13. Lynn Chan says:

    Love the mushrooms! ❤️🍄

  14. Those amazing mushrooms! Great card!

  15. Gayle I. says:

    Love the card design, and yes, very cool background!

  16. Cheri says:

    I really like how your design shows the versatility of this set. You showed how well this works in a more graphical design kind of way. Thank you for the inspiration.

  17. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful card. I love that sweet sentiment.

  18. Debby Stewart says:

    Love the background, Mindy! I think I NEED those mushrooms. LOL

  19. debhight says:

    Love the mix media with these stamps. So pretty!!

  20. Cheri says:

    I really like the direction you went with this. It feels so artsy.

  21. Barbara Matthews says:

    Mushroom and cheese omelet please, lol. These mushrooms look so real I’m getting hungry! Love the card, love the background, love the mushrooms… love, love, love!

  22. Vickie McCubbin says:

    I have a friend going through a difficult time, your card gives me inspiration for a card to send her. Thank you.

  23. Kay Furnish says:

    One of my favorite submissions!! Great job, Mindy! Adding the white paste to a background from your stash was genius!

  24. gigi1754 says:

    I love your background, very cool.,

  25. Hannah Baum says:

    Love the mushrooms!

  26. Sharon Privaloff says:

    Always love what you share with us

  27. Carol DuFrene says:

    The background of this card is fabulous, can’t wait to try to duplicate! Mushrooms are perfect addition.

  28. Carol DuFrene says:

    sorry if this is duplicate post, first one disappeared 🙁 I really like the background you used for the mushrooms

  29. Lisa S says:

    The detail on the cap and stems really make them pop.

  30. Love the background!

  31. spilor says:

    Hi, Mindy – Your card is terrific. I always like mushrooms as a design element… kind of like dragonflies. I’m just drawn to them. I love the background, esp the dots you achieved w/ that paste. It would also look cool to put some little spots on the mushrooms, I bet.
    Lori S in PA

  32. Evelyn says:

    Love the mushrooms. Sweet card.

  33. Awesome card, love those mushrooms!

  34. Julie Bowersett says:

    Really love this card, especially the background. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Deanna M says:

    Wonderful card. Love the background and those mushrooms.

  36. Jeanne Rice says:

    Beautiful card.

  37. Jade says:

    The amazing background goes perfectly with the mushrooms! Very wonderful card! Delightful!

  38. Sonia W says:

    Love this card !! the mushrooms with this message : perfect

  39. Kathy j in Ellicott City says:

    Great card!

  40. beatricelawson19e2c66bfa says:

    The moment I saw these adorable mushrooms I had to put them in my cart. Love the way you featured them!

  41. I am loving those mushrooms! Yours look so sophisticated with that neutral background and the dots. Love it!

  42. Connie Hostak says:

    I am loving these mushrooms! Yours look so sophisticated with the neutral background and the dots! Love it!

  43. Leslie says:

    Fantastic card!

  44. Alexandra Y says:

    This is so lovely! The bold mushrooms are so beautiful!

  45. Marisela Delgado says:

    So pretty.

  46. LOVE the mushrooms! Great card with pretty colors and background design!

  47. Janelle L says:

    Absolutely adore the mushrooms 🍄 & the background is gorgeous

  48. A beautiful way to use those mushrooms dies. They are ones of my favorites.

  49. That’s a fantastic scene you created, love all the details!

  50. Pam D says:

    Cute card, love the background.

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