Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SSS July Card Kit: Every Little Thing Card & Giveaway

 Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share another card featuring the fun Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit: Bee Yourself!


The 3 printed panels that come in this month's kit can be used with the foil sheets that are also part of this month's Card Kit. I don't have a foiling machine and unfortunately my laminator doesn't get hot enough to use for foiling (I tried). Fortunately the printed panels can still be used on their own to make some quick sweet cards. After trying (and failing) to get my laminator to work with the foiling technique I was left with the panel below. I diecut it with one of Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies, coloured it with Copics, adde a few black sequins from the Simon's Buzzy Bee Sequin Mix, and adhered it to one of the Honey Bee Stamps The Bee's Knees 6x6 patterned papers before adhering it to a notecard made from Simon's 120 lb white cardstock


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In my next blog post I'll be sharing a way to use the foil from the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit when you don't have a foiling machine or hot laminator. :)

The Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for the discounted price of $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit 
to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any of my July Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday June 24th.


Before I go I wanted to mention that Simon Says Stamp is having a Copic sale until June 26th. Using the code MARKERSALE will save you 25% off all Copic products!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Friday, June 14, 2019

Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit Reveal & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!


Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit: Bee Yourself! As you can guess from the name the theme of this month's kit is bees...and it is adorable! This kit is loaded with lots of fun products: a 6x8 stamp set, die, sequins, foilable cards and foil sheets, Honey Bee Stamps patterned papers, 4 sheets of Simon's own cardstock, an envelope, and a glue sponge (I've been wanting to try this out)!

 Here's the card I'm sharing today:


For this card I white heat embossed the sentiment and white heat embossed the bee-made heart repeatedly. I then applied Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks with an ink blending tool to cover the panel. I used a Sponge Dauber with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink to fill in the hearts before trimming the panel down to 5"x 3.75". I adhered it to a piece of Simon's Black Cardstock before adding to the front of a notecard I made from Simon's 120 lb white cardstock. I finished the card off with some sequins from Simon's Buzzy Bee Sequin Mix.




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The Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for the discounted price of $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit 
to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any of my July Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday June 24th.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Release

Hi everyone,

Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Release





I'm spying a lot of summer relaxation and encouragement-themed stamps, dies, prints, stencils, and sequins here! I know many of us could really use some of both right now.

I used the new Filigree Flower Die to make today's card, inspired by a hexagon blanket I'm currently crocheting.

Here's my inspiration:


...and here's my card:


I diecut the flower 7 times on a piece of Neenah White Cardstock, removed all the little bits, and backed each flower with a different colour of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock which I diecut with one of Simon's Nested Cricles Dies. I adhered the panel to a notecard before diecutting a SSS Nested Banner Die and SSS Hooray sentiment to add to my card along with some sequins from Little Things by Lucy's Cards.


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That's it for me today! I hope you enjoy this release as much as I do!
Sarah

Monday, June 3, 2019

SSS Just For You Tulips

Hi everyone,

I'm popping by really, really quick to share a card I made featuring the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Tulip Bouquet Stamps and Dies.

Here it is:



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That's it for me today. Hope you have a great week!
Sarah

Monday, May 27, 2019

SSS 45th Anniversary Card & June Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone!

I'm stopping by to share an oversized card I made for my inlaws to celebrate their 45th anniversary and to announce the winner of the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit: Leafy Frames

My husband is the oldest of 8 and with spouses and kids there were about 30 names going into this card, hence the size. ;) Since the card was traveling across North America and Europe to gather signatures I decided not to add any embellishments. 


I stamped the large floral image from Simon's Sketched Flowers Stamp Set on Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock with Simon's White Pigment Ink. Once dry, I coloured it in with Prismacolor Pencils in my inlaws wedding colours (sapphire also happens to be the colour for 45th anniversaries)! The sentiment is from Simon's Congratulations Stamp Set and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink before being heat embossed with Simon's Clear Embossing Powder. Finally, I added the stamped panel to an oversized notecard made from Neenah 110 LB White Cardstock (sorry, I don't remember the finished size).




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Before I go, the winner of the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit is...

Joy Meadows who said...
I like the way you used the paper flowers on this card, Sarah! I would never have thought to use a bunch of them on a card.
May 24, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Congrats Joy! Please message me via my side bar with you mailing info so I can pass it on to Simon!

Thanks everyone for stopping by!
I hope you have a great week!
Sarah

Thursday, May 23, 2019

SSS June Card Kit: Sending Birthday Joy

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a final card featuring the lovely Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit: Leafy Frames.




I really wanted to showcase the Kaisercraft Coconut Mini Paper Blooms on this card so I paired it with some of the Carta Bella Botanical Garden 6x6 Paper and a sentiment from Simon's Leafy Frames Stamp Set. I added some of the Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the 'handle' of the bouquet and also the tips of the flowers (which is hard to see in the picture).

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The Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for the discounted price of $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

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 of my June Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday May 27th.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SSS June 2019 Card Kit: 3 Card Set & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm back today to share a set of cards I made featuring the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit: Leafy Frames.


For these cards I made my bases with Simon's Green Leaf, Neenah Desert Storm, and Simon's Cotton Candy Cardstocks. About midway up each card I stamped the floral border from the Leafy Frames Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink. I added coordinating pieces of Carta Bella Botanical Garden 6x6 Patterned Paper to the bottoms and strips of solid paper between them and the stamping. Next I added one of the Carta Bella Botanical Garden Frames and Tags to each card and finished them off with dots of Gina K Connect Glue covered with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter.



 



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The Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for the discounted price of $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

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 of my June Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday May 27th.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah