Saturday, November 22, 2014

Simon Says Stamp In Stitches Card Set (and December Card Kit WINNER)

Hi everyone,

Happy Saturday! I'm stopping by today to share an easy card set I made using the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the new Simon Says Stamp In Stitches release...and to announce the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit winner.

Before I get to that though, I had a question about how I used the foam adhesive to make my shaker elements on THESE cards. I've updated the information at the bottom of that post.

I love making die cut backgrounds but hate when there are little wasted pieces of cardstock. (Yes, I'm THAT crafter, lol). I'm happy to say there was VERY little cardstock wasted in the making of these cards. Yay!

All of the new shaped Stitches dies from Simon come with the dies all still attached to each other so the spacing between them is perfectly straight and even. (I'm very tempted to leave them this least for a while). Because of this, I was able to quickly and easily run 6 different colours of 4.25" by 5.5" cardstock through my diecut machine and end up with all the pieces necessary to make this card set:

I went through all my Simon Says Stamp stamp sets and picked various sentiments that fit nicely in the center rectangle. I white heat embossed the sentiments and assembled the cards starting with the largest diecuts so everything would be perfectly centered.

I love making card sets as hostess gifts and think non-bulky cards work best for these sets. Having all these little rainbows on my table sure cheered me up and I'm planning on making some more in different shades of single colours to create an ombre effect.

Finally, I made a little gift box for the cards using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and the instructions Jennifer McGuire provides HERE.

Finally, I tied it all up with some baker's twine from The Twinery.


Now on to the winner of the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit. Congratulations to

Blogger Michele Clay who said...
A classy card, Sarah! I would like to copy it for a masculine BD card, but I think it would make a great feminine card, as well as a teen card! You showcased the SSS kit perfectly! Thanks!
November 17, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Michele, please email me through my sidebar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to the good folks at Simon Says Stamp.

Thank so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stitches of Fun with Simon Says Stamp!

Hi everyone,

Have you seen the new Simon Says Stamp "In Stitches" mini-release?

It may be mini in size but this release has maximum potential! There are SO many different ways to use the new dies!

Here's the full In Stitches Release:

Today I'm sharing a couple of shaker cards.

Because of the framed nature of these stitched dies (when left as they come or when using 2 dies together) there is room for foam adhesive along the bottoms of the die cut pieces...which means they are perfect for all sorts of unique shaker card ideas!

My first card has 3 separate shaker compartments...

...and my second card has a shaker within a shaker...

I have SO many ideas swimming around in my head with these new In Stitches dies. I can't wait to play with them some more. :)

UPDATE: I was asked for more details on how I made my shaker elements. :) First I die cut and clear heat embossed (the sentiments for) the front panels of my cards. I then cut a Hero Arts Acetate Notecard at the fold line (so I then had two pieces) and trimmed them down a little before adhering them to the backs of my stamped and diecut panels. Next, I adhered the die cut Stitched Circles to the front of the panels with adhesive runner. I then flipped the panels over so I was working on the back sides. I cut thin stripes of foam tape and lined ALL of the die cut edges with it (anywhere you see "stitching" there is foam adhesive). I then added my sequins where I wanted them. The tricky part was adding my card bases while the front panels were still faced down so the sequins would stay in place. I actually lifted them up above my head so I could see what I was doing, lol. I made sure to gently but firmly press down where all the foam adhesive was so that everything stuck well and there would be no sequin escapees. ;) I hope that was clear. I'm not always the best at explaining things so if anyone have any other questions please feel free to ask them. :)


Thank so much for stopping by! I'll be back Saturday to announce the winner of the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit (and possibly share a card set made using some more of the new In Stitches release).