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Simon Says Stamp Let’s Chill Release…

Welcome to my blog today…feel the sand between your toes!  Some of you can I bet!  I’m feeling the chill but it’s in the house! lol

I have the opportunity today to post for Simon Says Stamp Let’s Chill Release using the new ‘Let’s Get Away’ clear stamp set. Lots of great stuff in this release!  It’s always fun to make Summer scenes so I stamped them up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers.

Then I made my background by stamping the wave lines stamp with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink, ink blending it above the waves and painting it in between the waves of the stamped image.  I smeared some of the splatters so I had to go in with a damp paint brush to fix them. ugh.

I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink pads and ink blending brushes for the beach below the waves.

I made the drink into lemonade, personalized to me!

Fun stamp set with several fun sentiments!

Take a look at the rest of the release HERE and thanks again for stopping by!  I appreciate it and hope it helps you stay cool!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

The code for $5 off is 5BUCKS good through 8/15!

Simon Says Stamps and Dies LET’S GET…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps LET’S GET…
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Simon Says Stamp LET’S GET AWAY Wafer…
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Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Copic Marker
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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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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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Memory Box PASTEL Fairy Jewels jwl002 **
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Scrapbook Adhesives 0.25 INCH 3D 308…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING…
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Avery Elle · cards · Congratulations · copics · Die Piecing · Interactive · Lawn Fawn · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Platform Pop Up Hat’s Off To YOU Card…

Hi everyone!  It’s a happy time of year for so many kids! I made several grad congrats cards but this is the only one I took pictures of.

I used the popular Lawn Fawn Platform Pop up die set!  I have made so many of these already!  It’s so fun and easy too!

I used an older Avery Elle stamp and die set for the images and the congrats, graduate strip is from Taylored Expressions. I’ll link to a newer version of the images below.

Super fun images… I didn’t think to get a picture of it flat.  It fit into an A6 envelope.

Because I used Copic Sketch Markers to color, I die cut an extra piece of white cardstock to put on the back of the images to cover up the coloring.  It worked great for the hats because then I could sandwich the acetate strips inbetween the colored hat and the plain hat die cuts.

Here’s the back… I used a two tone 12×12 bo bunny 65# cardstock for the base and the add on backdrop.  The colors are kinda weird in the pictures but they matched much better IRL!

I stamped the sentiments from the set with Ranger Archival Black ink.

Thank you so much for stopping in today! I’m off to make some more flower cards!

 

 

 

 

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies -…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies HATS OFF…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps HATS OFF GRAD…
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Simon Says Stamp HATS OFF GRAD Wafer…
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Simple Strips Background
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Simple Strips Die
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Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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All Occasion · birch press design · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Get Well · Hot Foiling · Memory Box · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Arched Greens and SALE!

Back again today with a NEW stamp from the latest Simon Says Stamp release

I received the rubber stamp Arched Greens to create with.  The center Arch section is removable!

I stamped it all in the MISTI on Canson XL watercolor paper with regular Distress inks.  I inked up the stamp and spritzed it and stamped it.  I used two different greens and the new prize ribbon blue.

It needed some flowers so I got out the NEW Birch Press Design Wispy Blooms Contour Layers die set.  I die cut in the same watercolor paper and smooshed the cuts into Worn Lipstick Distress Ink that I’d spritzed with water.

I die cut the center out with the Memory Box Nested Globes die… it was a little short so I had to use the mat to keep it from cutting the bottom straight line, then readjust the die to lengthen the cut. SSS does have a die set that coordinates with this stamp!

The sentiment is a new poppystamps hot foil plate and die set with several sentiments.  I’ll link it below too.

I’m linking to some challenge blogs…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Cut It Up Challenge – Out in the Country

Here’s the great sale info!  Check it out!

Thank you for stopping by and for shopping through my blog!  I appreciate it.

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Cling Stamps ARCHED GREENS…
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Birch Press Design WISPY BLOOMS…
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Poppy Stamps MODEST GREETINGS 1 Hot…
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Memory Box NESTED GLOBES Craft Dies…
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Memory Box BERRY RED 6×6 Paper Pack…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTIC…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PRIZE…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Couture Creations HOT FOIL AND…
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GLF 014 Spellbinders GOLD Glimmer…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Spring · Thinking of You

Simon Says Stamp A2 Marquee and Stained Glass Bird Card…

Hello! I have a Simon Says Stamp card to share with you using the NEW from the HAPPY AND JOYFUL release, A2 Marquee Die!  Three dies in this set and I love it!  I kept this card pretty CAS but I can see some stitching happening with this set!

I also used the NEW from the last release Stained Glass Bird die and from a release before that, the Fine Textured Leaf die set. I die cut the bird in white three times, keeping the pieces intact, glued them together and then die cut one in blue/green and glued it on top I love all the detail in the leaves and the shapes!

The sentiments ‘hello’  and ‘Happiest of Birthdays to you’ inside are from the Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers clear stamp set.  Beautiful sentiments for all occasions!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out the new release at Simon Says Stamp!  Links below, click on the SSS in my link collection!

There’s TWEET Savings for you, $5 off with the code TWEET42, expires 5/30 

Then there’s Steals and Deals for a limited time with the code DEALZ!  Check it out! (click the picture to go to this sale)

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Stamp A2 MARQUEE Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp STAINED GLASS BIRD…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil STAINED…
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Simon Says Stamp Die and Stencil…
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Simon Says Stamp FINE TEXTURED LEAF…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SKETCHED…
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Simon Says Stamp SKETCHED FLOWERS…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies SKETCHED…
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Memory Box RECTANGLE BASICS SET Open…
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cards · Get Well · LOVE · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Good Luck Charm Release and Copic Sale…

Welcome to my blog today!  I have a card to share with one of the new stamps sets from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Good Luck Charm Release! 

Since it’s February and all about hearts… I went with a heart presentation for this Get Well Card using the NEW Well Wishes stamp set.

I used the ‘feel better soon’ stamp to create a 5 ¼ inch square background by stamping it four times on gray with dark gray ink.

I love how easy it stamped!  I just used an acrylic block and it stamped beautifully!  I stamped it on a Honeybee Stacking Hearts Die die cut in red. Backed it with a Honeybee Scallop Hearts Die cut in white.

‘You are on my heart’ is from the new SSS stamp set also.  I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Lawn Fawn white embossing powder on black.

I love how crisp it all looks…and cheery too!

It’s 5 ½ inches square so it will require the extra ounce postage to snail mail.  Worth it!  hehe

 

NOW for What’s on SALE at SSS! I need some refills so I better order!

Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

RESERVE CZ Design Clear Stamps WELL…
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RESERVE CZ Design Stamps and Dies…
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Honey Bee STACKING HEARTS Dies…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100#…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# 3…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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cards · CAS · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Simon Says Stamp · Stencils · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Snowflake Window Stencil Card…

NEW Release from Simon Says Stamp! I received the NEW Snowflake Stencil and made a clean and simple mini slimline card. This one turned out to be 3 ¼ in x 6 ⅜ in. 

I sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray glue, adhered it to Canson Smooth Bristol cardstock and inked with Distress Oxide stamp pads and blending brushes. Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid lagoon.

Let it Snow is a newer die from Memory Box, Let it Snow Posh Script, both layers cut from heavy white cardstock. I mounted it to the panel with pieces of mounting tape.

I embellished the snowflakes with Memory Box Clear, self adhesive Fairy Drops.

I love these pretty, sparkly, Winter colors!

I stamped the inside with a newer sentiment clear stamp set from poppystamps, Wintertime Sentiments with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. Some really fun sentiments in this set. “Thanks for Snow much fun”,  “Happy Winter Wishes to you”, Warm and cozy Winter greetings”, “You are One of a kind”, “Tis the Season to be freezin'”, “The world changes when it Snows”, and more!  

I’ll leave you with one more sentiment from this wonderful stamp set… “Friends warm even the coldest of days”.  I agree!  Thank you for stopping by!


Here’s what I used to make this card…(SSS code for $5 off – LVEYU842 –  ends 3/1)

Simon Says Stamp Stencil MINI…
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Therm O Web PIXIE SPRAY Removable for…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Memory Box LET IT SNOW POSH SCRIPT…
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Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps WINTERTIME…
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Poppy Stamps WINTERTIME SENTIMENTS…
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Waffle Flower BLENDING BRUSHES WFT021
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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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Memory Box CLEAR Fairy Drops cld101
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Scrapbook Adhesives MICRO WHITE 3D…
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cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Sizzix · Winter

It’s That Time of Year… Diecember at Simon Says Stamp!

I have a card to share with the die Simon Says Stamp sent to me to make with.  Fine Textured Leaf die, designed by Memory Box. 

You can see the two dies that come in the set off to the sides in the pictures.  I used the smaller one to make the wreath on my card.

I die cut it 11 times in watercolor paper and then painted it with Distress Ink Reinkers.  They look really dark in the pictures, not sure why, but they aren’t this dark IRL. 

I used one of the plaids from Memory Box new 6×6 paper pad called Woodsy Plaids.  

I die cut the Memory Box new Merry Christmas Posh Script in white and colored them with the E 80’s copics.

I die cut the bow with a die from the Sizzix Festive Greens set #662425, a Tim Holtz set. I used watercolor paper again and colored it with a copic B93.

Very non traditional colors… I attempted to add some red.  Couldn’t do it. lol

This wreath would’ve been striking on white if I’d realized how it was going to photograph! and red!

Lots of potential for a million cards with this die set!  Very fun making wreaths! and that big leafy die! 

This card ended up 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by today! I’ll get back to my house… I’ve made a mess getting all the decorations out.  This nine foot tree takes  a lot of stuff! haha

Enjoy this new release!  Lots of beautiful dies!  Here’s to shopping!  Links below.

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Simon Says Stamp FINE TEXTURED LEAF…
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Memory Box MERRY CHRISTMAS POSH…
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Memory Box WOODSY PLAID 6×6 Paper…
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Lawn Fawn OUTSIDE IN STITCHED SQUARE…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release…

A snowy hello to you today!  Simon Says Stamp sent me one of their new embossing folders, Snowy Path, to play with for this release.

I hadn’t use the new poppystamps Snowman and Trees die set yet so I thought it would be perfect in this shimmery snowy scene.

oh dear… it just dawned on me that I colored the path as if it was ice! lol  Oh well, you can see it can be a path or a stream!  A Winter Wonderland!

I inked everything with Blender Brushes and Distress Oxide Inks. The carrot nose is a Copic Sketch Orange Marker.

I spritzed with some Frost and Sparkle sprays and Winter Blizzard glitter glue.

A sweet, super shimmery, Winter scene A2 size card.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Inside Christmas Greetings clear set and stamped in Ranger black archival ink.

There are several new embossing folders in this release and stencils and stamps and dies… festive and beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’m working on some other cards and hope to show another one on Saturday!   See you again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

SSS $5 off your next order CODE is CZY444.  Valid until 11/20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Poppy Stamps SNOWMAN AND TREES Dies 2490
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Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter…
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Tsukineko FROST Sheer Shimmer Spritz…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES **
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All Occasion · cards · copics · Memory Box · No Outline Coloring · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Memory Box Exclusive Stamp and Die Set…

Hi everyone!  It’s a busy, busy time with tons of new stuff this month at Simon Says Stamp!  I have a card to share today I made with the new Memory Box Exclusive clear stamp set , True Friend.

I stamped the main floral image from the set with Distress Anitque Linen ink and no line colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Y11, 13, 15, 18 and YG11, 13, 17.  If you haven’t tried no line coloring yet, this would be a great set to start out with! 

Here’s a picture of it just colored and before I cut out the innards. lol

I die cut the brown card panel from the Memory Box Garland Stripes and Dots 6×6 paper pad with Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Banner die with a yellow from the Memory Box Sunny Orange 6×6 cardstock pad.

I was surprised how easy it was to color!  It reminded me of coneflowers so that’s what I went with.

Here’s a picture of the set and the coordinating die…

I love it!  I’m going to have to order the die set! It looks like it cuts out the white between the flowers!  I love the sentiments too.

It’s Simon Says Stamp 12th Anniversary of STAMPtember!  There’s a big SSS release and collaborations with different companies all month!  So check in often and order quick because they do go fast!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love hearing from you!

Shopping links to what I used on my card today…

Memory Box TRUE FRIEND Stamptember…
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Memory Box TRUE FRIEND Stamptember…
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Simon Says Stamp BASIC BANNERS Wafer…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE…
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copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER 6×7…
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Memory Box SUNNY ORANGE 6×6 Paper…
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Memory Box COTTAGE STRIPES AND DOTS…
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cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release Blog Party…Happy Poinsettia Card

Click the logo to see the release!

Welcome to my blog party!  It’s the Christmas Spirit! Let the cardmaking begin!  Simon Says Stamp sent me their NEW Happy Poinsettia stamp set to play with…and after a day of stamping around the Christmas desk, I had a card! lol   

So here’s the deal for this blog party…use the code when you click from my logo when you order and get this exclusive Rainbow Ink cube set free with a purchase of $30 or more!  I love these colors!

There are so many wonderful new products!  Just WOW!  It’s going to be a super fun month!

I started this card by stamping on glossy white cardstock!  Remember glossy cardstock?  I know, blast from the past but it worked for me!

There are coordinating dies for this stamp set but I don’t have them so I made do with the Scan and Cut…I’d rather have the dies so into the cart they go!

I heat embossed SSS Outline Merry Christmas Background on Black cardstock with white embossing powder. Trimmed it to be a panel on an A2 size cardbase.

I love the touch of drama black brings to a card!

I trimmed a strip of white glossy cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Happy Poinsettia stamp on it with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I glued it down flat.

I arranged the floral pieces and some of the leaves have a little foam mounting tape under them. I shaped them a little with my fingers…similar to how you do curling ribbon with a scissors but no scissors!

This is one of those cards I wish you could see in person!  I hope it inspires you to get making some Christmas cards too!

Thank you for stopping by today…have fun shopping and thank you for your comments too!  I appreciate it!

Bye for now…

Here’s some shopping links for the products I used…

Simon Says Clear Stamps HAPPY…
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Simon Says Stamp HAPPY POINSETTIA…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies HAPPY…
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Simon Says Cling Stamp OUTLINE MERRY…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps INSIDE…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Make Magic Release Cup of Love Card…

Hi everyone!  I have another mini slimline card to share with you today!  This size is so much fun!

I just received my order with a few of the new products from this release… Cup of Love stamp set and die set and this new slimline size Organic Dots stencil.

I’m not a coffee drinker but lots of family and friends that are!  This should get used!

I simply inked through the stencil with Gathered Twigs Distress ink using the Make-Art Stay-tion that comes with four strong magnets to hold the stencil in place…very helpful!

Then I spattered with black watercolor, dried it and then white watercolor.

To cut the panels I used the new Waffleflower Mini Slim Line die set!  I am going to get the use out of this set… I’ll link it below too.

I stamped, die cut, colored and assembled.  The card ends up 3 ½ x 6 inches.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa stamp pad for the coffee.

I stamped the sentiment with Ranger Archival Coffee ink pad.

I’ll link you up to this new release and the $5 off your next order code is good until the 15th!

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s some shopping links for you… thank you for clicking through my blog!

Make Magic
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies CUP OF…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps CUP OF LOVE…
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Simon Says Stamp CUP OF LOVE Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil SLIMLINE…
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Waffle Flower MINI SLIMLINE LAYERS…
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copic sketch markers at Simon Says…
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Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad RICH COCOA…
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Tsukineko Memento RICH COCOA REFILL…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK REFILL Reinker…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
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Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi 7 INCH MAKE ART…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Flowers · Karin Markers · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Summer · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Delicate Outline Flowers for Two Mini Slims…

Hi everyone!  This new cling stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is almost 6×6 size.  I stamped it up, heat embossed it in gold, painted it with Karin watercolor markers and cut it in half!  eek!  That was hard to do! lol   It’s perfect for two mini slimline cards though!

The sentiment die is from Memory Box.  On the top card I used a vellum layer and on the second I used a mirror gold layer.

Here you can see the gold the way it looks in real life!

Here the sentiment is die cut in the mirror gold cardstock… so pretty!

The top card is the right side of the stamp, second card is the left side!   I kept with a simple method of watercoloring on Strathmore Best watercolor, the brown pad.  I put the darkest color ink marker down on dry paper, then moved it out with a lighter color ink marker, then a wet paintbrush.  I made myself just keep going, not going back and back! lol

I love this mini slim line size but I’m not stuck here! lol

Thank you for stopping by…check out the new release from Simon Says stamp and use the code YUM521 through 8/15.

Links below for what I used…

Simon Says Cling Stamp DELICATE…
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Memory Box BIRTHDAY MAIL POSH SCRIPT…
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Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Embossing Folders · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Branches Embossing Folder…

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

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Memory Box THANK YOU POSH SCRIPT…
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Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Simon Says Stamp

Guesting at AAA Cards Challenge…

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…

My Favorite Things ALL THE…
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My Favorite Things ALL THE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Alexandra Renke – Speech Bubbles…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Mini Slim Envelopes
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
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