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SSS Sunny Days Ahead Blog Hop | Giveaway | Stylized Tulip Die

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Hello Friends today's card is a part of the two day blog hop from SSS for their Sunny Days Ahead Release April 2020.This is the day two of the blog hop. If you are hopping along then I am guessing you are coming from the very talented and amazing Vicky Papaioannou's blog. If not I have the list of blogs at the bottom of the page for artist who are a part of this hop and you can hop along to see and be inspired by so many different talented artists. If you have missed the day one of this hop, I highly recommend you check it out HERE . Also there is an amazing giveaway by SSS , details about it at the bottom of this post. Also please check outSunny Days Ahead Gallery for more inspirations and don't forget to upload you beautiful projects there as well. SSS is also having a Giveaway on every blog stop, I have the details at the bottom of this post.


These past weeks have not been easy for all of us, but tough days don't define us they make us stronger and united. And what better way to stay united than crafting together. Sunny Days Ahead is such an appropriate name for this release as we are all eagerly looking forward to it and I believe its not too far. in the mean time we have the freedom and liberty to create sunny days in our art world. Todays blog hop is going to be like a walk in the sunshine for all of us. SSS have done an amazing job with yet another release. Te stamps and dies in this stamp set are truly heartwarming. For my cards today I am using the Stylized Tulips Die in two different styles.

For my first card I decided to do some paper piecing using color card stock. This die cuts the out line of the tulip and the inside bits.

  • Start by die cutting the Stylized Tulip die in various hades of yardsticks. I used three efferent shades of pink . threes shades of yellow and three shades of green card stocks.

  • Keep all the die cuts pieces as you will need them all of piecing this image together, It is easier after cutting to put them in different piles according to the shapes of the die cut (Refer Image)

  • Cut extra green Tulips as this will be outer frame for all your tulips.

  • To put this together- Adhere the green out line tulip die on to a green cardstock slightly larger than the tulip (21/2x 51/2 inches. For the leaves and the flower choose various shades of green for the leaves , pink and yellow for the flower and adhere them in their respective die cut shapes. Using different shades of yardsticks add depth to the Tulip Die. After you have adhered all the piceces fussy cut this tulip this will give a solid base for your tulip die cut which makes it easy to adhere to your card.

  • Score horizontal lines 1/2 inch apart on to a mint colored card stock measuring 43/4x63/4 inches.

  • Adhere the Tulips on the left corner of this scored mint cardstock overlapping them to create a bouquet.

  • On the right top corner add a bud with some leaves

  • Stamp the label Sentiment from the Stronger Together stamp set in black ink on a white card stock and fussy cut them without a border.

  • Adhere this sentiment on the top right using foam adhesive. Add a few gem stones around the tulips and the sentiment. Mount this finished panel onto a black note card measuring 5x7.

For my second card I used only the flower part of the die to create a pattern.


  • Start by die cutting the Stylized Tulip Die in different shades of pink and yellow cardstock.

  • Separate just the tulip from the die. Adhere the tulip in a radial pattern on to a fog cardstock. Start the pattern from the center the cardstock radiating it outward.

  • Die cut a small heart from the SSS Nested Heart Die on a white cardstock. The friend sentiment is from the SSS Crafty Friend Die cut , I separated Friend from the die cut. Friend was die cut using a gold mirror cardstock



  • Stamp the additional sentiment from SSS Say It All stamp set in blackon the die cut white hear. Adhere the die cut friend above the staled sentiment . Add a staled heart below the black staled sentiment in pink,

  • Add foam adhesive to the back of the white heart and adhere it in the center of the tulip pattern panel. Add Gem stones to fill the pattern following the radial design.

  • Mount this finished pattern panel onto a white top folding note card.



I hope these cards have brought a smile to your face and some cheer in you heart. I am almost sure you heart be basking in sunshine by the team you are don't with this blog hop, so hop along and have some fun. Thank you for joining me today and letting me share my creation with you. . Don't forget to leave a comment to win a $25 gift card from SSS. Happy hopping and see you next time with more cards and creativity to share from my little world to yours.





The banner below has a coupon for a free Intense Black Ink pad from SSS with any purchase at their store.


Blog Hop List in the order of the hop:


Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Yana Smakula

Amy Rysavy

Heather Hoffman

Bibi Cameron

Gayatri Murali

Vicky Papaioannou

Preeti Chandran (you are here)

Sidnie Des Jardins

JD Collins

Anna-Karin Evaldsson


Also check the blog post for the wonderful ladies below as they are featuring previously released Mother’s Day, Graduation, and spring floral Simon Exclusive products.

Amanda Korotkova

· Debby Hughes

· Karin Äkesdotter

· Yoonsun Hur



SSSis giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Leaving comments on all the blog hops increases your chance to win. SSS will choose the winner over the weekend, and will announce on Wednesday April 29th and post it on the SimonSaysStamp Blog. Winners can claim their Prize by emailing SSS. Have fun hopping and all the best!!!!


I am listing all the products I have used to make this card project below. You can click on any image below to directly go to the SSS store for purchasing these products.The products listed below are not an affiliate link which means I don't get paid for it. This is so that it makes it easy for you to find everything in one place.





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