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Simon Says Stamp - Just A Note Release Blog Hop, Day 1

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp's Just A Note Release Blog Hop! Summer is my favorite season and lemonade is my favorite drink! So here I am cherishing the second half of summer with a pair of fun celebration cards!

If you like puzzles or paper-piecing, this project is for you. These are what I call slow-cooker cards, take your time making these special and you won't regret the result!

We won't be doing any stamping, but will make up for it with a whole lot of die-cutting!!!

Now let's review the key supplies for today's project:

Just A Note release items are linked throughout the post and the remaining items are shown in the Supplies Section at the end of this post.

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Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"




With NO ink in sight, all the color comes from our Simon Says Cardstock choices - Green Apple and Sunshine!




  1. Use the Citrus Slice Background Die to die-cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Apple Green, Sunshine and white cardstock.

  2. Pop out the negative pieces of each die-cut, keeping the Sunshine and Green Apple segments.

  3. Adhere the white Citrus Slice Background die-cut to a card base. Using the wax end of the Simon Says Stamp Place And Score Embellishment Wand to pick up the Sunshine and Green Apple triangle sentiments, adhere the segments to the white background with glue (I used Bearly Arts Craft Glue)

  4. Adhere the Green Apple Background Die-cut to a yellow piece of cardstock and trim to show the pattern below. Pop-up with foam tape on a white card base.


  1. Die-cut the Citrus Slice Die three times out of white glitter cardstock and once each out of the Sunshine and Green Apple cardstock. You can discard the glitter negative segments (triangles) as you will only be using the outline and the circular and semi-circular bases

  2. Die-cut two outline layers of the Citrus Slice die (see photo on the left) from the Sunshine and Green Apple cardstock

  3. Use the chisel tip of the Copic Markers (Y19 and YG23), to color the Glitter die-cuts:

    • 1 green glitter circle

    • 2 yellow glitter circles

    • yellow outer rim of 1 lemon outline layer (seee photo on the right)

    • 1 green lime outline layer

  1. Adhere layers with glue to assemble

  2. Die-cut the main sentiments out of white and Sunshine cardstock and adhere with glue

  3. Trim the Happy Day Sentiment Strips and pop-up with foam tape

Assemble as shown below:


Paper-piecing like this does take some time, but I find it so rewarding and I hope you do too!

You can buy all kinds of colors of glitter cardstock, but I really enjoy custom-coloring my own for die-cuts!

You can't help but smile with a color scheme like this!

I was worried about getting an even line on my lemon slice with the yellow marker, but it worked out pretty well.


I want to make sure that you get the most of today's blog hop, so please take note Lovelies:

  • Be sure to explore the Out of This World Gallery that is packed with inspiration from this release!!!

  • Don't forget to snag your Handcrafted with Love Stamp Set by following the steps below:

  • Comment to on this post to be eligible to win a $25 coupon from Simon Says Stamp. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 2nd of August. Winner should email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize

  • Check out the full supply list below for your shopping convenience

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon Lovelies! Now, do go and check out what the marvelous Mindy Eggen has in store for you!




I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Simon Says Stamps JUST A NOTE Release products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with

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