Hi everyone! I was trying for a vintage look with this NEW embossing folder… it turned out pretty and feminine!
This folder is from the NEW Born to Sparkle release…
It’s easy to get a variety of ‘looks’ with this folder!
Using a piece of Memory Box watercolor cardstock in the folder, I ran it through the Big Shot.
Then using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush, I lightly inked over the entire surface of the panel.
I liked it plain but finally decided to add some color with a palette of chalks. I don’t know if they even make them anymore!
I tied on some thin jute cord…
I die cut the Memory Box Thank You Posh Script die, added mounting tape to the back, distressed the edges of the panel with the Tim Holtz Distress Edge tool, inked around the edges and adhered it to a cardbase.
I used natural color Neenah cardstock for the thank you die and the cardbase.
It should’ve been a fast card but since it was an indecisive day… lol It’s important to be happy with the card when done though, so I persevered! lol
Linking up my card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Check out the new release! I bought a couple more things from it that I need to make up! I’m running out of May though! lol
Here’s some shopping links to what I used! $5 off saving with this code through 5/30 TWEET42 or YUM521 through 8/15
Hi everyone! It’s my privilege to play along with the AAACards Challenge blog today! We would love to have you join us! Here’s what you need to know…
I do enjoy making CAS cards and I’m always inspired by challenges!
I just woke up the other morning thinking about my speech bubble stamps and dies, so I got them out and started. This was first out of my brain and I liked it and even though I thought I’d try another I didn’t. I always think I’ll do more than I do! ha
Here’s a picture of the card I made and entered into one of the AAA challenges and won with my card for this new challenge. Click ‘home’ and scroll down a few posts and you’ll find the thank you card.
I’m thinking this CONGRATS card is especially fitting for this time of year and could be switched up easily for many occasions. Blue for a baby boy sentiment, pink for a baby girl, it doesn’t have to be just graduations! But you could use the school color!
I really like it and I hope you’ll take up the challenge! Once you get started making CAS cards it’s so fun! 😀
I took a close up picture of this cute washi tape that I’m gonna use to close the envelope… perfect! ❤
This is the mini slimline size card…3 ½ x 6 inches.
Thanks for stopping by today and I apologize for accidentally hitting the publish button earlier which ended up in you receiving an email too early! ugh! I had made a change and normally it would say ‘update’ but because I’d already saved this post as a ‘draft’ it says publish instead of update! OH GOOD GRIEF! (Charlie Brown) Yes, blogging is a challenge too! lol
Have a good rest of the week and try making a CAS card and linking it up!
What I used to make this card…
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I’m using the NEW Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Windows die today from the latest release, ‘All The Feels’….very fun to create three little scenes with the NEW My Favorite Things Spring Gnomes Stamp and die sets too!
I die cut the Windows die and backed it with Memory Box NEW Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad. Such gorgeous papers!
The gnome, flowers and grass are die cut in Copic coloring cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. Accented with a white Sakura gel pen.
I stamped the sentiments with the Misti stamping tool. On the inside I stamped the ‘I carrot about you so much’ sentiment and added a carrot. ❤
Hope it makes you smile and think Spring!
In case you’re up for shopping…here’s the latest dealz from SSS…never know what you might find!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here’s what I used to make this card…
Hi everyone! Today’s card I’m using the center section of this new stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s latest NEW release ‘Hello Beautiful’. It’s a cool 6×6 background stamp but it splits into three pieces and you can use it all or just parts!
I started with Strathmore Best Watercolor paper pad, the brown one, taped it down, spritzed with water good and dropped in distress ink pad refill inks. Then I used that camera lens cleaner puffer tool. I think that’s what it is anyway. To move the inky water around.
Then I dried it with the heat tool.
After it was good and dry, I used the powder tool on it before I heat embossed the stamp in white on the watercolor background.
Then the question was, what to do with it! lol
I wanted to bring in some color, so I picked a light yellow from my stash.
Heat embossed a couple sentiments on vellum from SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set. Trimmed it down, folded it around the watercolor panel, taped it on the back, die cut the label and glued it on. Nothing complicated at all!
I’ll link up what I used below…hopefully they’re all still available! Have you tried making slimline cards yet? What do you think?
Thank you for stopping by!
Here’s what I used…
Hi everyone! I got a kick out of this sentiment… I hope you can see it good enough. Very hard card to photograph!
“I sort of maybe love you a lot”, we could probably add, depending on what day it is! lol
A very CAS card but I like it a lot. Better IRL. It always bugs me when I can’t capture it the way I see it! 🙂
I die cut a heart from the Memory Box Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out set in a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel and in the card base. They have to be lined up. I sandwiched the Simon Says Stamp Birch Tree Window inbetween the panel and the base.
I cut a piece of vellum a quarter inch longer than enough to cover the front panel and taped the extra behind the panel so it doesn’t show when you put the panel on top of the cardbase.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Love Greetings Mix clear stamp set on the vellum before I adhered it to the card panel. TIP: When I heat emboss, I always have my piece laying on a piece of cardboard so it doesn’t curve up or down when I apply heat. I leave it lay there to cool to. Sure keeps it from warping on me.
The two red hearts I die cut from the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts die.
This card is one of the stencils from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Hearts and Streamers Stencil set.
I taped the stencil down and used Silver Embossing Paste from Ranger through the stencil, then sprinkled on clear glitter and dumped off the extra.
Let the paste dry while you’re embossing the sentiment from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Love Greetings Mix stamp set on vellum
and die cutting a few red hearts from glitter cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Heart Collage die.
This card is 5 ¼ inches square.
A fun Valentine and I used some of the stash too! I wanted to use red glitter embossing paste but it was dried up. boo. So it’s good to use your stuff! lol
Fun stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp for Valentines Day. I’ll link up what I used below!
Thanks for stopping by today!
oh, oh, oh! or HO HO HO! Either way this is an awesome sale!!! Have fun shopping Simon Says Stamp Brand DIES! Belated Merry Christmas wishes and a Happy Cardmaking New Year to you!
I’ll be back…I have a warm wishes card almost ready to post!
How about a festive card today with the NEW Detail Bohemian Plate from Simon Says Stamp’s DieCember release! It was hard to cover up the pretty design but I think you can still see it.
A scrap of Memory Box plaid paper for accent… Memory Box Forest Pine Branch and Mistletoe Bundle for the focal points. The sentiment is from the poppystamps Christmas Greetings stamp set.
Click over and check out the new release HERE…
Thank you for clicking over! Happy cardmaking to you!
Hi again! Happy Thanksgiving to you and a shopping update too!
Simon Says Stamp is having a ONE DAY sale on their brand and it’s today! I know…so hard to fit in shopping sometimes on a holiday. I’m working on crafts for the grandkids to do this afternoon! yay! Here’s the info in case you get a chance to click over!
For my card I used the Bold Merry Christmas Stencil, the sentiment is from the Chunky Christmas stamp set and I embellished with Christmas Foliage die set. I’ll link below. They’re on sale!
Distress Oxide inks and spatters…nothing complicated at all!
thanks for clicking over today! Thank you for shopping through my links too! I appreciate it! ❤
Links to what I used…
Hi everyone! I’m here to show you what I did with the new Outline Merry Christmas Background cling stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s new Holly Jolly release. Check out the new Distress Ink color while you’re there!
I cut a panel of red cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼ in. and white heat embossed the new stamp on it.
Layered it on black cardstock and then on a white A2 cardbase.
I die cut SSS Big Joy die from white cardstock and adhered it to the panel with foam mounting tape.
Then I die cut the SSS Picture Book Deer from kraft cardstock, the scarf from red, and chest from white. I edged everything with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool.
His eyes and nose are a black Sakura Glaze Pen. The x’s on the scarf are with a white pen.
I die cut the little holly leaves from the Memory Box Holly Double Arch die.
He’s so cute! Such Personality! This background die is fun… lots of possibilities as you’ll see from other cardmakers!
Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it! ❤
Products I used from Simon Says Stamp to make this card!
Hi everyone! Here it is September and time for ALL the excitement of the 10th STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp!!! Throughout STAMPtember there will be exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises!
Starting today with this blog party, participants listed on the SSS blog will be sharing a special code for a free gift with your order today. You’ll want to click around to see what code you want to use when you order! A code scavenger hunt!
Click over to SSS store HERE to see the release and see the stamp set I used to make this Christmas card!
This is the NEW Chunky Christmas stamp set. I stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder and colored in with Distress Ink Refills and water. Faded Jeans for the blue, Fired Brick for the berries and Peeled Paint for the leaves. The die cut pine branch is from the Christmas Foliage die set.
I used some NEW Memory Box Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Dewdrop, Ruby and Sunlit Gold. The frame is Stitched Rectangles. I skipped a die so I’d get a wider frame when I die cut them.
I think that pretty much covers it… thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the blog party!
Here’s what I used to make this card…
Happy Monday to you! Simon Says Stamp has a new release and they sent me this flower die to play with…I was already doing napkin die cutting so I went ahead and did this new Etched Flower die the same way! Scroll down to THIS post for a link to the technique/how to video.
I stamped the background for the flower die with the tone on tone look and the SSS Damask Background cling stamp. I die cut three panels, a white one, the stamped one and a dark pink one with the SSS Frames die, then inlaid pieces from each and taped them together on the back side. I mounted this panel with Mounting tape.
The sentiment is a stamp from the SSS Sending Sympathy clear stamp set and die cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangles die set. I had to recut it to get it the right size.
The NEW Etched flower die cuts two connected flowers…so I had this single flower left over and parts from the Frames die cuts so I made another card!
The sentiment is also from the Sending Sympathy stamp set. I taped the pieces together on the back side of the panel and used foam mounting tape to mount it to the cardbase.
My third card…I had an idea but this isn’t anywhere near what I was trying to do! lol I like it though! lol
I debated whether to stick with a thank you or make it a sympathy card… it could easy go for any occasion!
There’s the NEW Speckled Egg Distress ink is what I used on the white Etched Flower die cuts this time… peeled paint for the stems.
Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad for the three papers.
A thank you stamp and some cotton cord and I stuck it all to a white cardbase.
All three cards are A2 size.
Have fun checking out this new release and thank you for shopping through my links! I appreciate your support so much!
Here’s the products I used and links for shopping…
Hi everyone! A card to bring a smile to your face from the Simon Says Stamp NEW Crafty Hugs release debuting today! Aren’t they adorable!
I stamped them with the MISTI and colored with Copics. Brown bunny I used E41, 42, 43, Gray bunny I used W0, 01, 02, 03, Pink furniture I used RV13, 14, Cart I used BG45, 49, Ears and tongue I used R30, R32. A little Broken China and Vintage Photo Oxide ink for the floor and wall to create a cute little craft room scene.
I don’t usually do pink furniture but it just seemed fitting for these cuties! Rainbow order color pencils and the cute little rolling cart!
The card ended up 5 ½ inches square.
Thank you for stopping by today! I’ll link up below to what I used and to the new release! Enjoy!
Hi everyone! Simon Says Stamp sent me this stamp set to play with for their newest release ‘Sunny Days Ahead’! I’m behind but working on catching up! I made two cards to share so be sure to scroll down for the second… 🙂
This set has a ton of images and sentiments! I stamped several in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, die cut them out and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.
I used a landscape A2 size white cardbase and stamped one of the border images directly on the base using the MISTI.
After coloring, using Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, I adhered the flowers directly to the cardbase. HUGS is adhered with foam mounting tape overlapping a little bit of the flowers.
A card to cheer I hope!
Next card will be a congrats graduation card…
I went clean and simple here…you know I love this style! hehe I stamped and gold heat embossed good luck from the set, then die cut, popped it up with black mounting squares on a Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock A2 size cardbase. I stamped the little sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed it and layered it over the top with mounting foam on the left end and liquid glue on the right end.
This could work for so many occasions! Such a fun set…some of the other sentiments… “Can’t wait to see you soar”, “You’re going to be Amazing”, “You’re going to rock this” and so many more!
I used Ranger Detail Gold embossing powder or maybe it’s called super fine.
Thank you so much for clicking over to see my post today! A new release is coming soon so be watching!
Here’s the products I used to make these cards…
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!
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