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Simon Says Stamp - Out of This World Release Blog Hop, Day 1

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp's Out of This World Release Blog Hop! When I first saw the "Holding Space For You" die, I had no clue what it was about and immediately consulted Google.

When I understood that it was about offering comfort and solace to someone who is struggling, grieving or dealing with adversity, I immediately wanted to make a card with these beautiful words. I wanted it to be simple, modern and striking, so I am hoping you'll like how it came out!

Though simple, this is a card that takes time and frankly felt like a bit of creative therapy as I slowly assembled it.

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

For the full list, check out the Supplies Section at the end of this post.

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HOLDING SPACE FOR YOU CARD - Die-cutting and Layering with Foam

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




Recently I made a color combo swatch book using a Cardstock Assortment Pack and I've been really pleased about using it regularly to choose ink or cardstock colors for my projects.

Though the cardstock I chose are from Concord and 9th, I have also been using the color combos to inspire color choices of both paper and inks from other brands, like Simon Says Stamp, Tim Holtz Distress, Spellbinders etc.. Sometimes there may not be an exact match, but that hasn't been an issue and this really gets my projects off to a quick start!




Use the Mid-Century Ethereal Cover Plate to die-cut each color of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock and one Fun Foam Sheet. Also die-cut the Holding Space sentiment as shown from white and brown cardstock.

Remove all the die-cut pieces from one of the cardstock colors and adhere to a white card base. Tip: I selected the lightest color in the color palette as i wanted it to be a calm anchor to the card.

Select one piece of the die-cut Fun Foam at a time adhere a matching piece of die-cut cardstock using your favorite wet glue. Adhere the layered diecut to the corresponding open space on the card front. Repeat to create a pattern. Complete the card by the layered sentiment die-cut.

NOTE: Sorry for the glue residue below, I forgot to take a pic before I adhered the sentiment and had to quickly remove it so that I could show you the whole pattern! :-)


That fun foam does something special by creating dimension with this pattern!

Do you love this color combo as much as I do?

Last look!


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 Distress Crayon gift 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 28th of June. 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 uber-CREATIVE Anna-Karin Evaldsson 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 OUT OF THIS WORLD Release products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


Lovely card, and I really enjoyed seeing the sophisticated color palette you chose for it.

-Amy Solovay


Jade McClung
Jade McClung
Jun 27, 2023

Gorgeous colors! I am impressed and inspired. Thank you.


Shar Zar
Shar Zar
Jun 27, 2023

The word die and geometric shapes work together so well on your card.


Great color mix for the shapes.


C Thurbz
C Thurbz
Jun 26, 2023

I love the use of the foam!

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