Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SSS Good Vibes Release & Center Cut Geometric Embossed Backgrounds

Hi everyone!

Today is the day! The groovy new Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Release is now available in store! 


Here is the fabulous full release (with stamps, dies, stencils, watercolor prints, sequins, and acrylic blocks):
Simon sent me a few goodies to play with including their new Center Cut Geometric Pattern Stamp, Vacation Time Stamp Set, and Big Friend Die Set. I'm showcasing these three sets with my cards today.

For this first card, I pink heat embossed the outer part of the Center Cut Geometric Pattern Stamp onto matching cardstock. I then white heat embossed the center piece. I trimmed my stamped panel down and adhered it to a piece of black cardstock. I die cut the outline Big Friend Die from vellum and the detailed Big Friend Die from white cardstock, layered them, and added them to my card. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Simon's new Vacation Time Stamp Set. I finished the card off with some Ranger Black Enamel Accents.


For my second card I heat embossed the outer part of the background with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. I love that this embossing powder provides an elegant tone on tone effect. Once again, I white heat embossed the center. I diecut a circle from Simon's Vellum with one of their Nested Circles, added the detailed Big Friend Die and a white embossed sentiment from the Vacation Time Stamp Set. I finished things off with some of Lucy's Cards gorgeous sequins.


This next card was created exactly the same way as the last one except that the sentiment (from Vacation Time) was completely heat embossed. I first heat embossed it with lavender embossing powder before adding demensional details with an embossing pen and white embossing powder.



For my final card today, I heat embossed the background with blue embossing powder. I stamped the center on white cardstock with Simon's Fog Ink and die cut it with one of their Nested Circles. The Congrats! was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and I coloured a couple of the patterned images with a Copic Marker. I adhered this panel to the card with foam adhesive and finished things off with a few more sequins from Lucy's Cards. I'm hoping to make a full card set like this one in a variety of colors and sentiments.


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That's it for me today! My Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit finally arrived today and I'm hoping to make some cards with it tomorrow to share with you all very soon!

Take care,
Sarah

Friday, June 15, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Reveal and Summer Sale!

Hi everyone!

The Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit: Cool Summer has been revealed and it's got me all ready for summer! I'm still waiting for mine to arrive but in the meantime here it is:


Here are all the July Card Kit contents (with affiliate links at no extra cost to you):



The Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Hopefully I'll have some cards to share with you early next week!

I also wanted to give you a heads up that Simon Says Stamp is having a big STOREWIDE SALE! Here are all the details:


That's it for me today! I hope you have a great weekend!
Sarah

Friday, June 1, 2018

SSS Punny Picture Book Animals

Hi everyone!

I'm excited about today's post because it features ELEVEN of Simon Says Stamp's adorable Picture Book Animals. I'm slowly building my farm...or is it a zoo?...of these adorable dies. I chose ones for this card set that I could use punny/ animal-related greetings with.

I used Simon's Stitched Whirl Background Die with subtle pieces of tone-on-tone patterned paper or solid cardstock for the backgrounds. I then diecut Simon's Picture Book Sky Background from pieces of light blue cardstock and mounted these on white cardstock for the clouds to show through. I diecut the adorable Picture Book Animals from various colours of cardstock (colouring the eyes and a few other parts with Copic Markers). I pieced each animal on the sky background and adhered these to my background pieces with foam tape. I typed up the sentiments, printed them on white cardstock, and trimmed them down to size before adding them to my cards.












This set of cards was SO fun to make I'm thinking of making more! Looking at the entire collection of Picture Book Animals what other fun sentiments can you think of to go with certain animals?

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Sarah

Friday, May 25, 2018

Altnew Rose Flurries Card Set & Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone!

I'm stopping by to announce the winner of the SOLD OUT Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit and share a set of cards I made with the Altenew Rose Flurries Dies.

These cards were so fun to make and the roses were a great way to use up scraps of cardstock. 

First I gathered 4 shades of each colour I was working with for the flowers and die cut the pieces so when stacked they would gradually go from light to dark or from dark to light. I did the same with the leaves using 2 colours for each leaf. There were a few shades that I didn't have cardstock for so I inked up white cardstock with either an ink pad or Copic Markers before diecutting. For the cards themselves I chose a coordinating background patterned paper to cover my notecards with. I diecut some subtle black and white patterned papers with the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches Dies and matted these pieces with coloured cardstock. I assembled everything together and added stamped sentiments from Simon's Messages For Everyday Stamp Set.

As a side note, I used coloured Sharpies on the backs of the Altenew dies themselves to keep track of which dies were for which flowers and to number the order of the layers.















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Now for the winner of the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit.


The winner is....

Diane who said...
Such a great idea to water color the embossed pattern. Your card is gorgeous.
May 22, 2018 at 12:15 PM
 
Congrats Diane! Please message me via my side bar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Sarah


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

SSS June Card Kit: Beautiful Backgrounds & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a set of cards made with the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit


The ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Papers included in the June Card Kit are absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to let them play center stage for the card set I created for today. I die cut 6 of the papers with the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches Die Set, stamped sentiments from Simon's Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set, and adhered the panels to Simon's Peacock, Smoke, and Cornflower Blue Cardstocks that came in the kit. I finished each card off with some dew drops made from the Distress Resist Spray.







Here are a couple of close ups:



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The Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. 
(***IT IS NOW SOLD OUT***). 

If you'd like to receive future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my June Card Kit  posts and I'll announce a winner Friday May 25th.

See you soon,
Sarah

Monday, May 21, 2018

SSS June Card Kit Watercolored Embossing & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share another card featuring the beautiful Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit.


For today's card I actually took the Suzy's Watercolor Print (plain watercolor paper would have worked too!) and embossed the back of it with the Tim Holtz Botanical 3D Embossing Folder. I then watercolored the raised areas with the Daniel Smith Watercolors that came in the Card Kit. Once dry, I adhered the painted piece to a notecard and added strips of the Modascrap Fly & Scrap 6x6 papers and the Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Cardstock. I white heat embossed a sentiment from Simon's Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set on Simon's new Peacock Teal Cardstock. Finally, I finished the card off with Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Cardstock hearts die cut with Simon's Clipping Heart Die.





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The Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my June Card Kit  posts and I'll announce a winner Friday May 25th.

See you soon,
Sarah

Friday, May 18, 2018

SSS June Card Kit Happy Florals Card & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I finally have a card to share featuring the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit


This month's kit has been so fun to work with, with the gorgeous Beautiful Flowers Stamps and ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Papers. The Distress Resist Spray has been really fun to use and try different techniques with.


For today's card I white heat embossed the large floral image and a sentiment from Simon's new Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set onto their brand new Peacock Teal Cardstock. I then used a small paint brush to fill in the flowers and 'HAPPY' with Distress Resist Spray. Once dried, I matted the panel with some of Simon's White Cardstock and added it to a notecard made from Simon's Smoke Gray Cardstock. I finished things off by flicking some more Distress Resist Spray over the entire card. I love the look of it so much I'm hoping to make a whole card set with different colours.




The Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my June Card Kit  posts and I'll announce a winner Friday May 25th.

See you soon,
Sarah

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