Splendor Release Blog Hop: Day 1 | Simon Says Stamp

Hello and happy Friday, crafty friend! I’m thrilled to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp Splendor Release Day 1 Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled with tons of inspiration and, of course, GIVEAWAYS! Each blog on the hop is giving away a $25 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp shop, so be sure to comment on each for a chance to win! Blog hop lineup and giveaway details can be found at the end of this post.


Birthdays are such a special occasion that calls for celebration and joy, so I decided to create a vibrant and eye-catching birthday card using the new Half Spring Floral Mandala Die, which happens to be one of my personal favorites from this release!


To begin, I started by die-cutting each piece of the Half Spring Floral Mandala Die in various vibrant colors. I also cut two additional pieces in white cardstock and adhered them on top of a top-folding A2-sized card base to create a full circle mandala. I then trimmed off the excess. Now comes the fun part! I carefully inlaid each of the die cuts into the white mandala outline and secured them in place with liquid glue. This step may take a bit of time, but I find it to be quite therapeutic and relaxing, especially if you're like me and enjoy intricate details.


For some added dimension, I also die-cut the Grand Corner and Windswept Leaves in white and set them aside. As for the sentiment, I stamped 'happy birthday' from the Circles Sayings stamp set in white ink onto gray cardstock. I then die-cut it using a stitched circle die. To complete the design, I placed the leaves underneath the sentiment and adhered it to the mandala, slightly offsetting it with foam adhesive.


I hope you enjoyed learning more about today's card and feel inspired to create something new! Thank you so much for stopping by, my friends! Don't forget to check out all of the hop details below, as well as the inspiration gallery for more projects featuring the latest release!


♡ Dee

GIVEAWAY & PROMO

Use code sf317 to get FREE Simon exclusive Margot Tile embossing folder! Offer ends February 18th 11:59 pm EST. 


Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, February 21st.


81 comments

  1. Vibrant and beautiful!

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  2. GORGEOUS! Love the bright colors and design!

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  3. Orit Viderman2/16/24, 9:46 AM

    Gorgeous card.

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  4. Awesome birthday card! :)

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  5. Beautifully colored card - I love that birthday sentiment in the circle!

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  6. Love the brightness of this card! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  7. So pretty! I love all of the colors. And this must have taken a long time....

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  8. Pretty, colorful card!!

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  9. I love the paper piecing and all the bright colors.

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  10. I love those colors and the layout is wonderful. I forgot about the circle sentiments - I have to find those.

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  11. Gorgeous colorful card.

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  12. The background design is so amazing. Love it

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  13. Mary Holshouser
    Love the vibrant colors.
    Wonderful card. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful card. Love this leaf die and the colors you used.

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  15. I love the bright colors! That must have taken forever to put those colored pieces in the design.

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  16. I love how you've colored this mandala so colorfully! It makes me think of a kaleidoscope!

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  17. Wow, the patience and precision required for all that paper piecing is amazing

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  18. So detailed. Great job

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  19. Your colorful and happy card is really pleasure to look at.

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  20. Nancy K Rodeberg2/16/24, 1:27 PM

    The inlay is a true work of love and so beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful and so vibrant!!

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  22. OH WOW, the patience! That is the winner because I can't do the inlay thing, looks amazing though!

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  23. Like white against the colorful background.

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  24. Stunning background and colors!!!

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  25. Beautiful card! The background is awesome.

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  26. Barbara Lassiter2/16/24, 2:22 PM

    Lovely card and definitely worth the effort to create!.

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  27. I love what you did with the mandala. This card is stunning!

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  28. Very eye-catching design!

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  29. Beautiful card! Love all the bright colors!

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  30. The colors are amazing! What a fun card!!

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  31. Ann-Marie Ostermeier2/16/24, 3:37 PM

    Gorgeous card! I love the paper piecing and the colors you choose!

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  32. Love what you've made with the Mandala die. It's an awesome product and piecing in all those little die cuts was certainly an act of love. Not to mention extreme patience!

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  33. Stunning! Love the colors!

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  34. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card, Dilay. Can't wait to start my spring makes๐Ÿ’•

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  35. Reeann Bahde2/16/24, 4:10 PM

    The floral mandala is stunning. Love the colors!

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  36. Love how you created the background with the inlayed colors. Really delicate job. Stunning card.

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  37. The way you used the colors here is stunning! Great job!

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  38. Such a lovely and colorful card to usher in Spring!!

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  39. Love the bright and beautiful colors! Beautiful!!!!

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  40. Gorgeous bright colors and cheery card.

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  41. You put in a lot of work on this card. It paid off! It's beautiful.

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  42. Kathleen Nasevich2/16/24, 9:27 PM

    Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

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  43. Love the bright colors! Awesome card!

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  44. Very colorful and cheerful. The floral mandella is a very pretty background for the sentimet. thank you for sharing.

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  45. Love all of the color and the White die cut added in.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Denise Bryant2/17/24, 12:58 AM

    Love the design and colors! Beautiful birthday card!

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  47. Very vibrant and beautiful

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  48. Susan A Anglesey2/17/24, 2:13 AM

    Very vibrant and beautiful!!!

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  49. This is so beautiful! so colourful!

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  50. LAURYNE CUNNINGHAM2/17/24, 8:12 AM

    Wow! This card was a labor of love with all the inlaying! I love all the bright colors- so beautiful!

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  51. How gorgeous! I love the wonderful bright happy colours and all that inlay work! It certainly made your card truly eye-catching!! Thanks for the great inspiration! :)

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  52. Very beautiful card and I love how the white leaves bring it all together! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  53. Your card is beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and happy!

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  54. Gorgeous card! Love that background too.

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  55. I love inlay cards, yours is gorgeous!

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  56. Beautiful card!!!! I love the colorful layers!!!

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  57. Very nice colorful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Patti Nienberg2/17/24, 6:18 PM

    Beautiful cards! Thank you!!

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  59. Such a bright and cheery card!

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  60. Colorful and beautiful card :)

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  61. WOW! You have a lot of patience to put all of those intricate pieces into the die cut. LOVE this beautiful card!

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  62. Beautiful card! Love the colors.

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  63. Wow!! You must have the patience of Job, as the saying goes. Love the bright and cheerful colors. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  64. Love the colorful background!

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  65. Thanks for sharing your creation. So pretty.

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  66. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  67. Your card is delightful! Love the fun, bright colors!

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  68. Who wouldn't be cheered to receive this cheerful and bright Birthday card?

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  69. So beautiful!!! I love the bright colors!

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  70. This is s gorgeous background!

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  71. Clever YOU!! Great inspiration with the inlaid mandala!! Gorgeous and fabulous colors!!

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  72. lovely card - thanks for sharing

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  73. Kris Pagenkopf2/19/24, 1:12 PM

    Love the bright colors.

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  74. Gorgeous card! I love the inlaid bright colors.

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  75. That paper piecing is mind blowing. love the colors!

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  76. What a striking and fabulous design with the colour inlays. LOVE it xoxo

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  77. Wow, that’s stunning!

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