All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Flowers · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Luck and Hugs Cards…

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…

Simon Says Clear Stamps LUCK AND HUGS…
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Simon Says Stamp LUCK AND HUGS Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamps And Dies LUCK AND…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
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Copic Sketch Marker R81 ROSE PINK Pastel
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker R83 ROSE MIST…
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Copic Sketch Marker B01 MINT BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y13 LEMON YELLOW
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Memento Luxe TUXEDO BLACK Ink Pad…
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Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Spring · Taylored Expressions

Spring Birthday Card with Distress Ink Coloring…

It’s been some time since I colored with Distress Ink Pad Refills.  I got the notion last week or was it the week before?!  ugh… time gets away from me.  Anyway, I finally finished her over the weekend and finally got some pictures taken to post.

The image is from hÄnglar Wings in Sweden. The stamps I own are unmounted rubber but they do have clear stamps now also!  So cute! I stamped her with Ranger Archival ink on Arches Hot Press Watercolor paper.

I color skin with Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo.  Her coat and hat are PIcked Raspberry and Dusty Concord.  Her jeans are Faded Jeans.  Her hair is Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

I used a Hello Bluebird die for the tree background.  The grass die is from Lawn Fawn.  The little leaves are from an old CC Designs die that I cut up and glued on.

The sentiments are from Taylored Expressions Sentiment Strip stamps and die system.  Pretty cool and fun messages!

I hope she makes you smile!  Thanks for stopping by!

A few links to products I used…

Svenska Stämplar, Textstämplar,…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Simple…
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Hello Bluebird WINTER WOODS OVERLAY…
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Foliage Metal Die – C.C. Designs…
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Simple Strips – Birthday
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Simple Strips Die
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Arches Watercolor Pads
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
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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
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS | SZZ | BLIC ]

 

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…
[ STR ]
X-Press It Foam Mounting Tape – 1/4…
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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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All Occasion · cards · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Spring · sympathy · Thinking of You · Valentine

Reverse Confetti… January Release Blog Hop!

Hi cardmakers and friends! The release is now available for purchase in the Reverse Confetti webstore. Check it all our HERE.  Seven NEW stamp sets, 9 New Confetti Cuts die sets and a 6×6 paper pad.

I’m going to start with the cute card of the two I made for today’s post. hehe  This cutie critter is all about showing us how to cut and paste!  I love it so much!

I used the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and Confetti Cuts set for this one. Besides this cute monkey, there’s the bunny and a zebra, all crafters!

This monkey’s got personality + for sure! So busy cutting paper hearts and gluing up a card!  I stamped and colored with Copics… E40’s, BG10’s, R24 and 29.

There’s the NEW Scallop Cover Panel Confetti Cut in the background. The Scallop Frame is an older Confetti Cut die set called Love Note.

Up next is the Butterfly Wreath stamp set and Confetti Cuts set

I had fun with this one… I stamped and gold heat embossed it on textured watercolor paper and painted it in with water and Distress Inks. It’s bright! lol  I spattered with the leftover paint on my tonic craft mat too.

I randomly stamped the branch with old paper Distress ink on the cardbase.  Heat embossed the sentiment from the set on vellum. Stamped and heat embossed the two butterflies from the set and adhered them with a little Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue after I adhered the wreath to the cardbase with mounting tape.

Both of my cards are A2 size.

The hop started at the Reverse Confetti Blog and ends here on mine (list below)…lots of hearts and inspiration shared this week!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and visits!  Happy papercrafting the for the big heart day!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)