cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

2 cards for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Party Today…

Welcome to the party! I have two cards to share with you today. I have some new Simon Says Stamp Christmas dies and a few older  that I decided to use for this post. yay!

As I’m typing this, it’s rainy and cold!  Feels a bit like Winter! April Fools! haha

I made this card with the Winter Foliage Frame die cut in green and parts in red and inlaid. The Winter Wishes die cut in red and white. Circle Basics die set for the brown center circle. The May Christmas sentiment is from the Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set.

I cut a green panel ⅛ inch smaller than the A2 white cardbase.  I adhered the frame with glue in the center, then mounting tape to adhere the Winter Wishes circle.  A little white pen for the berries.

I like it!  Festive and bright!

More Christmas cheer on this card! I used the Holly and Berries Tag die, cut in greens and red but I tried to put a big eyelet in the hole and messed it up so now it’s not a tag!  I trimmed that part off.  I didn’t want to start over!  😀

I die cut three RyLynn Snowflakes in my A2 kraft card panel, then die cut three white ones and inlaid them in the kraft panel, taping them ‘in’ on the back.

I stamped the sentiment from the Fa La La stamp set in the bottom corner.

Die cut the Fa La La die in red and white cardstock and adhere together with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.

That’s it!  It was fun to get back into some Christmas colors and now I have two cards ready to send! Win!

The list of party participants is on the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE.  So glad you stopped by my blog!

ttul, ❤

Products I used from Simon Says Stamp on my cards today… thank you for shopping through my affiliate links.  I appreciate it so much!

Simon Says Stamp WINTER FOLIAGE FRAME…
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Simon Says Stamp WINTER WISHES CIRCLE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Memory Box CIRCLE BASICS SET Open…
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Simon Says Stamp HOLLY AND BERRIES…
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Simon Says Stamp RYLYNN SNOWFLAKE…
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Simon Says Stamp FA LA LA Shadow…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps FA LA LA…
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Bazzill PEPPERMINT Card Shoppe Heavy…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Bazzill APPLE CRUSH Smoothies Paper…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring · Wreath Building

Memory Box Small Cosmos and Jovial Wreath CAS Card…

Hi everyone!  A clean and simple card to share with you today with a wish for you to enjoy your day!

I almost got away with a completely die cut card. There is something about stamping a sentiment simply in black though! ❤

I die cut three of the Jovial Wreath in TE Granny Smith cardstock and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.  I die cut two of the Small Cosmos, popped the pieces out of the top one but left them in the bottom one and added just a touch of coloring!  I only glued them together around the very center and then glued the flower to the wreath and the wreath to the die cut in TE Confetti Cake and sentiment stamped panel using one of the sentiments from the Birthday Blowout stamp set.

I used mounting tape to adhere the panel to the A2 TE Toffee cardbase.  I make my cardbases top folding because it’s easier to take pictures of them. Book fold cards are so nice and traditional though.  I miss that sometimes!  😀

I imagine a lot of you already have flowers in your yards.  Our temps are still too low in Iowa but it won’t be long!  In the meantime, I’ll enjoy my day and my paper flowers!

I don’t have any of the new Memory Box/poppystamps release but Cindy @starlitstudio.net has all the NEW stuff and is shipping like normal!  YAY!  Simon Says Stamp has the new also but shipping is slower right now. Links below…

Linking to some challenges…

The Paper Players – tic tac toe/die cut, Spring, Birthday

Thank you for clicking over! ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94265 Small Cosmos craft…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Copic Marker
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TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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All Occasion · cards · copics · Flowers · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes with Gina K Designs…

Hi everyone!  It’s that time of the week!  This is my last post as a guest for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this month.  Whew, this year is whizzing by!

This week, we’re using Gina K Designs and the theme is ‘anything goes’!

I stamped Gina K Designs Massive Peony Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. I die cut before I colored with the coordinating die.  I also die cut two pieces to glue my colored floral piece to for depth, instead of foam mounting squares or tape.

The background panel is cut 4 x 5.25 inches and randomly stamped with Simon Says Stamp Damask Background stamp and Antique Linen Distress Ink.   I was going for a vintage look.

The sentiment is from the same floral set, heat embossed with Ranger Detail Gold embossing powder on vellum, trimmed and wrapped around the damask stamped background panel.

I adhered to an A2 size metallic gold panel and then to an A2 size cardbase.

I hope you’ll be able to join us and link up your creation for this week’s challenge ‘anything goes’!  We’d love to see Gina K but you can use anything. 

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this weeks prompt and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

Here’s what I used on my card…

Gina K Designs MASSIVE PEONY Clear…
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Gina K Designs MASSIVE PEONY Die 9989
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
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Copic Marker
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink MINI APPLICATOR…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
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Birthday · cards · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Video

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Whatever the Weather…

Hi everyone!  It’s time for a new Challenge at SSS Wednesday today!  The company we’re featuring on our blogs is Lawn Fawn and the theme is ‘whatever the weather’!  So fun!  It’s a pretty, sunny day on my card today!

I made a short video so you can see the action…

I used the new Magic Iris dies, Dandy Day stamp set, Reveal Wheel Circle Sentiments, Simple Grassy Hillsides dies and Stitched Rectangles dies.

Here it is closed…

Here it is open…

Aren’t they cute?!  ❤

Distress Oxides for the background.  Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and ink blending brushes. I did some water drop spattering on the yellow and green spatters on the grass pieces.

Closed again…

Open again…

These dies are an investment but I can see myself using them over and over again. Two of our grandsons have made cards with them so far. They really enjoyed it too!  😀

I hope you’ll be able to join us and link up your creation for this week’s challenge!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this weeks prompt and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Hope I made you smile!

Products I used from the SSS store – coupon code for $5 off is HP2T9, good until May 30th…

Lawn Fawn SET DANDY DAY Clear Stamps…
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Lawn Fawn DANDY DAY Clear Stamps lf2217
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Lawn Fawn DANDY DAY Die Cuts lf2218
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Lawn Fawn SET REVEAL WHEEL CIRCLE…
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Lawn Fawn REVEAL WHEEL CIRCLE…
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Copic Marker
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RESERVE Lawn Fawn SET MAGIC IRIS Die…
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RESERVE Lawn Fawn MAGIC IRIS Die Cuts…
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Lawn Fawn MAGIC IRIS ADD-ON Die Cuts…
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Lawn Fawn SIMPLE GRASSY HILLSIDES…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Set of 2 BLENDER BRUSHES sss2pk
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring

Memory Box Single Daisy Stem Card…

Happy Friday everyone! A CAS die cut card to share today.  Our area stamp club meets this afternoon and I have the program.  This is one of the two cards I’ll have them make.

The Single Stem Daisy comes with a backer die for the flower.  I die cut it in TE Lollipop cardstock, put the cut into the full flower die and embossed it with a stylus.

Then I inked the flower head with TE Strawberry Milkshake ink and a little make up brush.

I die cut the complete flower in TE Granny Smith cardstock and inked it with TE Granny Smith ink and a little make up brush.

I glued the layers together. You might want to clip off some of the green flower bottom layer if it shows.

I popped up the flower head with mounting foam tape just in the center.

I stamped the panel with a sentiment from a poppystamps sentiment set, links below.

A little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink on the background panel.  Some jute and it’s done…A2 size!

I changed the wrap up this time and wrapped an A2 size stitched panel die cut in TE Toffee cardstock. Then I just made the bow separate and glued it on the stem.  I used mounting tape to adhere the white panel to the Toffee panel because of the jute.  I didn’t want a hump!  😀

Thanks for stopping by today!  I love the message on this card…a good thing to remember everyday!  ❤

A FUN SALE going on at SSS!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – CL482 Blooming…
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Memory Box – 94398 Single Daisy Stem…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Burlap Twine
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Steel-ball stylus – MultiCraft double…
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X-Press It Foam Mounting Tape – 1/4…
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All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Simon Says Stamp · Watercolor · Zigs

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Use Some Green!


Hi everyone!  Use some green is the challenge this week for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  What fun!  I had several things rolling around in my brain but this is what came out! lol

I used poppystamps Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil die set. Die cut everything in Canson Smooth Bristol Cardstock, the orange pad.

I’m thinking it’s a cactus, you know, looking down from a drone! lol   I sure had fun getting the Bristol card die cut pieces wet and dropping in the ink and watching it spread!

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the watercoloring and a paintbrush.  I scribbled the marker on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and picked it up with a wet paint brush.

poppystamps Blomming Greetings clear stamp set for the sentiment.   I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide on the card base, then used strips of mounting tape to adhere the frame. The sentiment panel is glued down in flat. The little pink flowers are from another set… I’ll link it up below also.

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this weeks prompt and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

Thank you for clicking over!  I hope you’re encouraged to use some green in your papercrafting this week and join us!  Shoot me an email if you link up!  I want to see!  Take care and I’ll be back soon!

Products I used from the SSS store – coupon code for $5 off is HP2T9, good until May 30th…

Poppy Stamps FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK…
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Poppy Stamps SUMMER BLOSSOMS SIDEKICK…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps BLOOMING…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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Ranger Archival JET BLACK Reinker…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors BLACK PD118
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING…
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cards · copics · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Release, Hoppy Easter Gnome Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  I had fun this week stamping up this cute bunny gnome from the NEW Simon Says Stamp ‘Lucky to Know You’ release!

SSS graciously sent me their new Spring Gnome stamp set to play with.  I decided to stamp it a dozen times and cut out pieces to color and piece together to get that fun layered look.  I love how it turned out!

So cute!  I colored all the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers… BG70’s for the clothes, light W’s for the hair,  E90’s for the bunny ears, YG 90’s for the hat and ugh, I can’t remember what pinks I used in the ears!  The nose is regular skin colors.

I used the chisel end of the marker to make the lines on the clothes.

The sentiments are from the same set, inked with versamark and heat embossed with Lawn Fawn White embossing powder.

I used the SSS Stitched Rectangles set to cut the kraft color panel.  Bunny is popped up on the panel with the thin mounting squares.  I used thin mounting squares to raise all the pieces also.

So fun!  I love this set!  Two other super cute gnomes in the set and 3 more sentiments!

A branch die cut three times and trimmed to fit the scene completed the card.  I used a disc. die but I’m linking up some others below that would work fun with this stamp set!

This is an A2 size card.

I’ll link up the release and the products I used below… thanks so much for stopping by!

SSS coupon code for $5 off is HP2T9, good until May 30th…

Lucky to Know You
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SPRING GNOMES…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamps and Dies…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamp SPRING…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FOLIAGE…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix GARDEN GREENS…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FESTIVE…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Crafter’s Companion 50 PACK ULTRA…
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Copic Marker
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Bazzill LICORICE TWIST Card Shoppe…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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