Dimensional Hugs + Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp | Be Bold Release

Hi there!

Today I’m super excited to be participating in a Blog Hop to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp Be Bold Release! 

If you’re following along on the hop you probably got here from Tina Smith‘s Blog – but if not, you can start from the top at the Simon Says Stamp Blog!    

Use the code GREEN and get $7 off of a purchase of $40 or more! This code will expire on 3/24 at 11:59 pm EDT and is only available while supplies last. See the graphic below for details.

Be sure to leave a comment below (and at each stop on the hop) because Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to one commenter on each blog!  Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024. If you’re a winner, just email Simon Says Stamp to claim your prize!

For my stop on the hop, I’m sharing this soft and elegant card I created using items from this amazing release!  

This card features the Poppy Bundle Embossing Folder & Coordinating Die, along with the new Scripty Hugs die.  I just can’t help but love all of the dimension on this card!

To make this card:

  1. Emboss the folder THREE times on white card stock. I did partial embossing on my main panel (situated it so that my flowers were on the left of the panel rather than the middle, which meant the full panel was not in the folder.
  2. Use the dies to cut and fussy cut the flowers from one of the embossed panels and use them as masks on your main panel.  I used a bit of temporary adhesive to keep the masks in place.
  3. Use green ink to ink blend your main panel.  Be sure to keep the masks in place so that the ink does not get on the flowers.
  4. Remove the masks and any temporary adhesive reside.
  5. Use Copic Markers to color the flowers on the main panel and on the 3rd panel. 
  6. Use the dies to cut the flowers from the 3rd panel.
  7. Use 3-dimensional foam adhesive to add your die cut flowers over the top of the coordinating flowers on your main panel.
  8. Splatter the panel with white and silver ink or acrylic paint.
  9. Trim your main panel, mount it on a piece of silver cardstock and then on your card front.  I used foam adhesive under my silver layer.
  10. Die cut the hugs word from silver cardstock and the shadow die from vellum.
  11. Add some gems for sparkle!

Here’s a quick reveal:

And here I the full lineup for the hop:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Suzy Plantamura

Barbara Tarayao

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Keisha Charles

Miriam Prantner

Heather Ruwe

Cheiron Brandon

Tina Smith

Jean Doeringsfeld

Emma Williams

Bobbi Lemanski

Jennifer Kotas

Barb Engler

You can see more inspiration – and even post your own projects – over in the Galleries at Simon!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!  

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Patti Smith

    SO gorgeous and elegant.

    • Diane Coates

      I love the flowers, the colors and the overall look. Thank you for sharing

  2. Kathleen M

    Stunning card!

  3. Danyelle Dillon

    Very pretty card. Love the flowers. So stunning.

  4. Sue D

    This is so pretty!

  5. Shar Zar

    Ethereal poppy card design.

  6. Patricia Coleman

    Beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  7. Celeste Goff

    I love these gorgeous floral cards. They just scream Spring!

  8. Alexandra Y

    So beautiful!!! I love the soft effect of your colouring!

  9. Christie Brooks

    Soft and Pretty! Love this folder and how delicate you made it look. Lots of possibilities.

  10. Beverly Jordan

    Love the depth and dimension of your beautiful ethereal card!! Perfection!

  11. Sheri Kempke

    I love your blue poppies–it’s so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration.!

  12. Brenda McBride

    Absolutely beautiful card! Love it.

  13. Lori Spitzer

    Hi, Jean –
    I love your unconventional take on poppies! They’re arrestingly GORGEOUS. TFS –
    Lori S in PA

  14. Bo Gilmore

    Hi Jean, I think your card is beautiful. I like that it has blue poppies instead of red. I also like the silver splatter and the ink blending in green. I can’t wait to see what you create next.

  15. Monica Linerode

    So pretty

  16. Reiko F

    Beautiful card! Great color choice. Thanks for sharing.

  17. lisascreativeniche

    Wow! You were not kidding on dimension! This is simply beautiful!

  18. Kristine Boydstun


  19. Daria Zender

    What a wonderful card! I love the colors and the added dimension from the die cuts!!

  20. Tami B

    My favorite card of the hop so far (& that’s saying alot, given all the wonderful projects). You did a wonderful job on it

  21. S.M.

    Absolutely stunning!! Love everything about this card – from the soft green background to the offset position, colour and added dimension of the poppies. The silver border and sentiment compliment the colours beautifully!!!

  22. Savannagh Kacey

    The green behind your flowers was the perfect highlight and perfectly placed. Also noted your photography chops. That elevated the card even more. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  23. Sherri

    Poppies are my favorite flower and I love the look you did. I ordered for sure, can’t wait to receive it.

  24. Linda

    Love your card. The green background compliments the flowers nicely.

  25. Von Marie

    I love your card!! It’s stunning!! The Poppy Bundle is on my wish list. A Must have.

  26. Jeanne Rice

    Wow! Gorgeous! Love the purple blossoms with the green and silver background.

  27. Michelle F

    Love the dimension with the cut outs, beautiful.

  28. Alicia Enderle

    Wow, this is gorgeous. It would also make an amazing sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Kathy J in Ellicott City

    Lovely card!

  30. Cindi Green

    What a lovely delicate card!

  31. Ann H

    Lovely card, love the colors.

  32. Vivian

    Absolutely beautiful card.

  33. Dawn Lee

    Beautiful card! I love poppies and ordered this embossing folder and dies as soon as I saw it! 🙂

  34. Susan Pugh

    Beautiful offset design. A great way to stretch your supplies.

  35. Sylvia L Meredith

    How beautiful is this card?! So simple and so elegant; I have to get this embossing set! Thank you for some great inspiration.

  36. Orit Viderman

    Very beautiful and elegent.

  37. Susan D

    Your card is so elegant and pretty! Just beautiful!

  38. Roblyn Henry

    This a favorite! Loved the idea and now I want to try! Beautiful colors and design.

  39. Kelley Clarke

    Thank you so much for your card instructions. Very much appreciated! And I must say, I love your card. Purple is not usually my go-to color, but now I have to buy this embossing folder and die set and try your colors. Im sure it won’t turn out as beautiful as yours, but I sure am inspired ,,,,and I a friend that will love to receive a card like this. Thank you so much!

  40. Maureen Reiss

    Really Stunning card!!!!

  41. Shari OlsonAnderson

    I love all the colors for poppies than an original red orange..very nice

  42. Linda Mazzola

    I love how you achieved this simpler design by only embossing some of the flowers off to the side. Another one of your cards that I’m going to try with my products. Just beautiful.

  43. Louisa Mochizuki

    Gorgeous card!!!

  44. Lila Wetzel

    Beautiful card and love your colors.

  45. Patty A Eifert

    Stunning card!! I love that you only used a part of the embossed folder instead of the entire thing!

  46. Mary-Anne V.

    Wow this is so pretty…love the way you coloured these blooms.


    Love the poppies!

  48. Jennifer R

    Lovely card. This is a card I would want to receive. Thank you for sharing.

  49. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! Your card is stunning! I love the colors and the way you popped up a couple of the poppies to give added dimension!

  50. Lori

    Love what you created with the new embossing folder!
    Purple is my favorite color and the dew drops look so realistic.

  51. Jessica Vasher

    Beautifully done Jean! So good!

    • Donna Karczewski

      Stunning card!

  52. Jenny

    This is beautiful! I love the colors and anyone receiving this would definitely be getting a hug.

  53. Pauline Godfrey

    Stunning! Love this card, love the purples so soft and pretty!

  54. Donna Phelan

    This is just so perfectly sweet! LOVE the colors!

  55. LynneR

    This is gorgeous! My favourite of the hop so far.

  56. Kathy Raker

    Love the design and colors. Great idea to emboss several panels to build up design.

  57. Dorothy Ayotte

    So, so pretty, it actually brings me to tears (crazy huh?) Maybe because it would make the perfect sympathy card (some hard times for loved ones right now)- not to bright, but very dear and loving.

    • Donna Brown

      Love love love this card with the exceptional detailed EF.

  58. Gayle I.

    Such a gorgeous floral card!

  59. Shawna

    Just perfect. That’s a design I’m copying!

  60. Deborah Hellman

    Gorgeous card and colors 😍

  61. Suzette Thoeni

    Beautiful card!

  62. Marisela Delgado

    Outstanding! Simply stunning card!

  63. Lynn Chan

    This is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love this card!

  64. Denise Bryant

    Love these beautiful flowers! Gorgeous card!

  65. Karen

    Love how soft the card is.

  66. Merrill P

    You’ve chosen lovely, soft colours.

  67. Tana Duport

    I love your Poppies!

  68. Bonnie

    WOW, Jean! This is so dainty and beautiful! I love how you used this set!

  69. Cathy Thurber

    Absolutely beautiful card!

  70. Veronica L Hunt

    Gorgeous!!! It is so elegant and “romantic”. It is an eye catcher and I love every detail of it.

  71. Connie Hostak

    What an elegant card! Just beautiful!

  72. Karen Walekr

    I’ve yet to try an embossing folder with accompanying dies. This beautiful card certainly is a reason to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration

  73. Carrianne Banul

    Absolutely STUNNING! Gorgeous color! Love this set! It’s my favorite so far! I don’t know of an embossing folder with dies, very unique to me!

  74. barbara lassiter

    Simple and elegant.

  75. Marilyn Myers

    OMG…. Love the blue poppies. Your card is stunning.

  76. Cindy Smith

    Yes your card is soft and elegant. Just beautiful.

  77. DebbieC

    Gorgeous card. Soft and elegant.

  78. Robin

    Your beautiful card makes me want all the things!!

  79. Pamela Dunbar

    Gorgeous card! This embossing folder is going on my shopping list now!

  80. Holly Melanson

    So elegant, Jean! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  81. Sally Henry

    I find the subtle green background such an eye draw to the blue flowers. I like the color combinations very much. The use of the flower stamps is very pretty. Overall this is one of my favorites.

  82. Mickie Kiefer


  83. Linda Mazzola

    Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing how you achieved so much texture with that embossing folder. Your coloring is perfect.

    • Jann Stahl

      Beautiful!! Love how you shifted it over to give a whole different look. Just love this.

  84. Donna Cheatle

    I love how much dimension you have here. The coloring is awesome as well. Just beautiful.

  85. Candy Clay

    love love this card

  86. Terry Deason

    Stunning card!

  87. Judith Rawls

    The colors are so SPRING!!! Beautifully done—I’m getting this folder today!!

  88. Eva McGuire

    Love the purple poppies

  89. Kay Furnish

    Wow, my favorite card in the Hop! So gorgeous!

  90. Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE the flowers! Such an elegant design!

  91. Michelle R

    My two faves…flowers and any shade of purple! Thanks for the masking tips…this is a beautiful card.

  92. Heather Wehrli

    Red, purple and yellow poppies from 3 different designers just shows how 1 set can be used in so many different ways.. Will surely purchase the poppy set should I be the luck winner..

  93. Penny

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  94. Lenora Van Staalduine

    Beautiful soft card. Color drew me in. Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to do this.

  95. Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful card! I really love how you did your background!

  96. Geri S

    Beautiful card – soft and sweet! This poppy set is one of my favorites in this terrific new release!


    This is a GEM! Love your Poppy card!

  98. Linda Kleback

    Love this use of embossing folders!

  99. Maryrose Sanders

    Stunning card with gorgeous color choice. Thank you for sharing!

  100. MelissaSunshineHoneyBee

    Pretty floral. Also like the arrangement of way you photographed with flowers, etc.

  101. Janice Buol

    Beautiful! And I need more 3d folders

  102. Miesje

    I MUST have that folder! I love this card!

  103. Noreen

    Lovely! And with my favorite color purple.

  104. Candus

    Beautiful card! Calming yet stunning. thank you

  105. Debbie Viney

    Your card is absolutely stunning!

  106. Cathy McGowan

    The colors you chose are beautiful. Love it!

  107. Suzanne M. R.

    Beautiful poppies!

  108. Shelly Garrison

    Stunning. Do you have a video showing how you made this

  109. gail

    soft, and appropriately huggable.

  110. Shelice Walker

    Stunning flowers.

  111. Phyllis Milstead

    Stunning card! Love the blues and softness.

  112. Cathy L Tomlinson

    Such a beautiful card! Love your color choices and creative use of the embossing folder … I’ll have to try that. Thank you for sharing.

  113. Dolly LaBelle

    This is stunning! Absolutely perfect, delicate and classy.

  114. Rachel W.

    I like your pretty card. But I’m still trying to figure out how you embossed the flowers on only one side. 🙂

  115. Rachel W.

    I like your pretty card. But I’m still trying to figure out how you embosses the flowers on only on side. 🙂

    • Kathy Raker

      I was taking a second look at the card as I noticed only partial embossed the flowers. My guess she ran folder through machine sideways with right side of paper extending out of folder.

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Hi Kathy! Yes, I positioned the card so that the flowers were focused on the left of the panel to get a partially embossed image! I love that you noticed that!

  116. Kathy Fink

    Tho#e new embossing folders are great!

  117. Mari H

    Your card is so beautiful!! I love the ink blending behind the flowers.

  118. Sandy F

    I am very impressed with your poppy card. The colors are subdued yet striking and just the type of card I love to send to the women in my family. Thanks for sharing. Love from California, Sandy

  119. Mary B

    Beautiful card! Love the color on the die cuts.

  120. Daryl Cheri Mrkva

    Love this card, definately need to case it!

  121. Debbie Viney

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful directions for how you made the card!

  122. Lisa M. Federspiel

    WOW! Stunning!

  123. joanne

    can’t wait to make this card!

  124. Cheri


  125. Dawn

    Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  126. Laura Rybarczyk

    I came here first after the email for this stunning card!

    • Denise

      Very classy and peaceful

  127. Laurel Cantrell

    So soft and elegant. Beautiful card!

  128. Donna Tuschoff

    WOW, those flowers are amazing!!!

    • June

      Your coloring is so soft and elegabt

    • June

      Your coloring is so soft and elegant

  129. Jana Mays

    Beautiful card! Love the colors.

  130. Joan Lucht

    Wow these are stunning! Love them!

  131. Jennifer Leonard

    LOVE this card! It’ so soft and gentle! Makes me happy just looking at it!


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

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