Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Simon Says Stamp "Put a Stamp On It" Challenge & Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!!


Today's post is doing double duty. The Simon Says Stamp design team is taking part in a blog hop to celebrate STAMPtember! This post is also for the Simon Says Stamp weekly challenge which is to 'Put a Stamp on it!' (The design team is also incorporating washi/ decorative tape into their projects).

If you haven't started at the beginning please go HERE.

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we've celebrated rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art. 



We are helping kick off STAMPtember ™  festivities with this Design Team Blog Hop! You have a chance along the way to win a $25 gift certificate for hopping onto my blog AND entering our challenge. Winners will be announced at 8AM September 12. I'm celebrating STAMPtember ™ 
with these handmade cards using decorative tape to make two very different Christmas tress along with stamped sentiments:




Here's what I used to make my cards:



Please hop to my teammates' blogs. Each of them has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Enter the "Put a STAMP On It!" Challenge and be sure to put a STAMP on it and you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!

Just a reminder that the hop starts HERE. If you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning with links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Your final stop is the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Larisa said...

Fantastic creation! Your cards are the best of all!

Katie said...

Fabulous Christmas cards, perfect use of the Washi!

Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous cards, Sarah!! Love the way you inked the tape!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful use of the washi tape on the cards.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

LOVE your cards!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great use of the tape.

Annette said...

wow these are stunning...great designs...so creative and fun..

Barb said...

Clever use of the washi tape, Sarah! Fun Christmas cards!

Theresa said...

So incredibly clever!! GREAT cards!!

sanketi said...

Oh my! Stunning !

CathyR said...

Wow! Awesome cards. I love the way you used the washi tape.

I'm addicted to papercrafts said...

Very clever!

Dee

katscards said...

Such an innovative use of washi tape and love the CAS style of your cards.
Kat x

Mary J said...

Fab use of the tape, Sarah!

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous. I love the trees

Sue

Katy said...

Super cute! and Brilliant! :)

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful rustic creations!

aaga said...

Just love your Xmas tree!

Sonia said...

Fabulous Christmas card for the beautiful blog hop^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Jayne said...

These are great! Very creative.

Chris said...

WOW two great Christmas cards and clever use of the tape at the same time.

Cathy said...

Such a clever way to use the washi tape!

Beastybunny said...

Great holiday cards and a clever use of washi tape.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Sarah! What a creative way to use the washi tape, buttons and brads! Love them!

SusanK said...

Oh boy, another card to CASE! Love this idea and the colors you chose!

*Vicki* said...

WOW! What a really fabulous creations with the washi tape!! So very clever!! I love the Christmas design in it!! :) Thanks for the fun blog hop!! HUGS

Frea said...

You clever girl you, what a brilliant way to use the washi tape. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Frea

Jeanette M. said...

Awesome Christmas cards, Sarah! I love how you made your trees, especially the first card.

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Cool to make a tree with the washi tape! So creative!

Rene said...

Awesome!
Rene :D

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Great card. I love your use of the washi tape.

Hugs,

Jo x

Jenny said...

Oh wow!!!!

Julie said...

Adorable! Great use of the tape. Thanks for the fun blog hop!
Hugs,
Julie

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Fantastic Cards. I'm learning about so many uses for washi tape. Love both of these. TFS, Smooches...

Rica said...

Hi Sarah, what fun Christmas cards, I love how you've used the Washi tape, so effective and stunning details.
hugs
Heather xx

Lin said...

SO very clever, Sista!! And welcome home!

sari said...

Such a great way to make x-mas cards with washi!! What a great idea! Thanks for a fun blog hop! have a wonderful and crafty day! Hugs and sunshine

mtscrapgal said...

Your graphic cards are very dramatic. This is yet another way to use washi tape. Thanks

Robin said...

Great use of the washi tape. Fun and fast Christmas cards. Hugs, Robin

makingcardsisfun said...

I love how you used the washi tape! Gorgeous!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So stylish! Love your trees!

Deanne :)

Megan Aaron said...

so cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

I.Love.These.Cards!!!! Such a clever use of washi and I love the accents too - especially those gorgeous brads!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Great CAS card - and fab way to use the washi tape. Wonderful. TFS

PaperPixie said...

Super cute! Love the washi Christmas tree!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Sarah, love how you make the tree from washi tapes. Great cards!

Stephanie said...

Your use of washi tape is great - like the trees!

Jingle said...

These are just great, Sarah! Super fun design!

jenway9 said...

I love this clever card! I'm so loving all of these ideas on how to use washi tape. By far this is the best idea I have seen in a very long time.

hellerlittle said...

easy, clean, simple but (!!!) very effective ...great Ideas how to use the washi´s
Hugs hellerlittle

kerrycwills said...

This is completely fabulous. I love, love, love it. :)

Dawn Louise said...

Stylish and striking, love your creativity and use of washi tape x

Sue D said...

Very clever way to use the washi tape!

gRiSeL™ said...

Wow, Sarah! As always, your creations are so inventive and beautiful... These cards are no exception!!! Beautifully done!!! I'll nee to try something like this soon! (:

Mary-Anne V said...

How creative to use washi tape to make trees... very nice.

conil said...

You're a genius. Love the way you colored the washi and these cards are so clever. I'm so jealous of your talent.

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi What clever cards love the whole idea ! Brilliant inspiration ! Thanks ;0)

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card
xx

catherine said...

This is very creative Sarah. Great blog hop
x catherine

Annette said...

Oh wow this is so different. You're so creative. Love it.
Annette
xx

Rosalee said...

This is so cute Sarah. Love the whole idea of it. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah :-) both of them are FAB !! love the way you made trees with the washi !! so very creative ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Silvia said...

ohh!!! so cute, very original :)

Krysta said...

Eek! Sarah, you're a genius! So creative and fun!

cassie said...

Really cool- love what you did with the washi tape!

toni said...

Clever use of tape, first time i've seen a bit of tim x

Debbie said...

Very cool trees!! I love both cards!!

Debbie said...

Very cool trees!! I love both cards!!

Maria Rud said...

Very creative use of the tape. Really nice! Both cards are great!

Hugs,
Maria

Melissa Shea said...

So fun! I love the organic feel of your cards!

Kailash said...

Very clever use of the washi tapes, genius idea!!

Efrat said...

Beautiful card.

rachel said...

fabulous - how simple and yet so clever xx

Kakichka said...

Very good ideas I saw, I will remember them :)

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous cards, I love the traditional colours and modern vibe! Very cool.

Tags xx
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Nikki said...

Ok those trees are so kewl I love how you've used the tape to create the trees and how they look very unique !!

Denise said...

Lovely clean & simple christmas cards with the way you used washi tape. Hugs Denise xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Beautiful holiday tree cards, I also love that they would be easy to recreate & make lots to distribute! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

donna mikasa said...

Love both of your washi Christmas trees! So clever, Sarah!

Lindsey said...

Brilliant! Love both these Christmas tree creations.

Renée said...

Great idea!! They're both really nice!!

abb0187 said...

Clever use of washi! Thanks for sharing.

Kristie Maynard said...

These are just the cutest cards! I love how you used the washi! TFS

Melinda Ferraz said...

Love the washi tape tree!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very, very clever cards!

JoeScrapper said...

these cards make me smile! clever use of washi tape!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Fantastic use of washi tapes for your Christmas card - they are the main feature of the design instead of just an embellishment. Great work Sarah!!

Loz ♥ said...

ah HA! They're very cool, love them :)

Barbara said...

Love your trees made from the tissue tape. Really clever idea! I have some tape and this will inspire me to use it on some of my Christmas cards!

Cheryl said...

Now that's some creative taping! Both cards are beautiful, but I'm partial to the first one. That tree is magnificent, and I love the red button ornaments and gold star!

Wendy said...

your cards are fabulous...love them both...would have never imagined using washi tape that way. Thanks for sharing!

Dixie Cochran said...

That's the most clever use of washi I've seen!

Gale said...

Great Christmas card. Love the way you used the washi tape.

sarah said...

great cards love that washi

Linda said...

Just beautiful. Love them.
Linda

mousekemom said...

Oh my, what a great card. Simple, but looks like it took a lot of time to make. Thanks for sharing!

haejin said...

love the tree! what a cute idea~~ :)

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love the idea of the washi trees! Such a great texture for the trees too! Really fun!
DeniseB

Piali said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah!!
Love the washi tree!

She'sSewCrafty said...

You've inspired me. I love your stamping, especially on the washi!

Mimi said...

awesome christmas tree!! cool idea to use washi tape! :D

Anja said...

Funny washi tape christmas trees and I love the buttons on the first card.
Anja

Carol said...

What a creative use of washi tape to make Christmas trees. Love the simplist approach and can't be that hard to make and duplicate. TFS

TraiBee said...

what a different way to use decorative tissue tape on your cards

VikkiCH said...

hands-down the best of the bunch! love your coloring the tape.

Mei said...

I would never have thought of using washi tape like this!! Great idea!!

BethW said...

Brilliant use of washi tape-definitely something I want to try!

Pat said...

What a great way to use washi tape! Love the Christmas trees!

Milla said...

Great cards, I especially love the washi tape tree!

Dot said...

So creative use of the washi tape, beautiful cards you are sharing.
Dorte,x

Babette said...

Gorgeous card, love your christmas tree.
Hugs,
Babette

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a great way to use the tape. So perfect.

frommycraftroom said...

Interesting use of washi tape. Thanks.

Melly said...

OMG!These are just wowsers!
What an excellent idea! Would never have thought of anything this good!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Melly xx

Daisychain said...

Great use of the tape on these cards. Hugs Christine x

Brenda said...

So clever!

Maureen Hayes said...

Both cards are beautiful and I think you used the Washi tape best of all those in the hop! Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me.

Camilla said...

This is fab! Love how you've used washi tape here!

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow! What a great idea if using washi tape. Love your cards.

Suzi said...

How very clever this design is. I love how you've used the washi tape on both your cards. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs
Suzi x

pcm said...

How creative! Love them!

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a creative idea, love how you used the washi tape to make it your focal point. Such creativness.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW! Love the primitive feel to them. Fabulous cards and great inspiration. xxD

ljrhew said...

Very nice card

Tania said...

Simple and beautiful. Great idea when making a lot of cards this xmas!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful Christmas Cards!!
Hugz of thanks

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! Love the design of these two cards Sarah and thank you for a marvelous blog hop!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

belldoubleyou said...

Oh wow, this is an awesome use of washi tape.

Jenn Borjeson said...

So clever & unique, LOVE it!!!!

Jana said...

What a creative use of washi tape! Love these!

Karen McAlpine said...

Really fun way to use the washi tape!!

joy said...

These two cards are my favorites from all of the cards shown for the blog hop! Love them!

Raven said...

Great ways to use tape, cute cards.

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

wow, love that first card. what a great idea!
lauren

Annan said...

Wonderful use of that tape. I have to go copy you now! Thank you for sharing your cards!

Tetcha Simmer said...

So many great ideas on using washi tape, great clean and simple card!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a super fun card Sarah!! Love how you made the trees from the Washi!! Fabulous!!

hugs...

Izzwizz said...

What a really unusual way to use the washi tape. Great fun. X

Frozenstamper said...

Clever Girl! Love your decorative brads, too!

mandy said...

Lovely Hun :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Weenie Thomas said...

Great use of washi tape. Sweet cards!

stamplover2011 said...

Neat idea to make trees!! Cute!!

Bridie Payne said...

Great idea!

Connie Lutz said...

Very clever use of tapes!

lisa808 said...

Creative uses of the Washi tape.

Fiona said...

very creative!!

Fi
x

scraphappy4067 said...

Great cards!!

Dana Desmond said...

Brilliant use of Washi. So vintage.

marjon said...

wow, what a great thing you did with the wash tape. So simple and so gorgeous!!!

Kelly said...

totally FABULOUS way to make a tree!

Barbara said...

These are so sweet, and such a great idea x

Lucy Newton said...

Clever idea!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous! and a very creative way to use your tape.

cardsbymo said...

What clever uses of the Washi tape!

Karen Letchworth said...

Wonderful Washi Works!!! Very inspirational. That's what I'd buy if I were to win....lots and lots of stamps and washi tape. Thanks for being part of this awsesome hop!
Blessings,
Karen L

Beth L. said...

Beautiful, creative ways to use washi tape. Thank you for the inspiration!

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I am in love with your washi tape tree. Great cards!

Iris said...

Cute card. Great use of washi tape. Iris

Wendy G. said...

Great use of Washi tape! I love it!

Wendy G. said...

Great use of Washi tape! I love it!

Divinity said...

cool cards!!!! :)

Kelly Neis said...

I love how you used the tape, the most creative yet. I love the trees.

Barb said...

so creative! i love these cards :)

Loves Happy Hour said...

great ideas!! love it!!

cheers!
Loves Happy Hour

nancyparker55 said...

Now how fun is that! Love your cards. Great hop, lots of fun & inspiration.

Chrissie said...

how very clever

Kyle4143 said...

What a great idea! I love the tree!

Denisse said...

Wow! Outstanding use of Washi tape! Love both of your cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my, that is AWESOME!!!!!

Kris said...

What a unique idea! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

PiHi said...

Good work! I love these. Thank you for inspiration!

Angie M said...

what a great use of washi as trees. i love it....

Маги said...

Lovely card!
Maggie

Wendance Designs said...

What a fabulous way to use the tape!!! Your tree is beautiful!!!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card! love it x

Yvette said...

Gorgeous cards, Sarah!! Love the way you used the tape!

Sue McRae said...

Very cool tree designs Sarah!

lydiawalker said...

cool cards xxx very creative xxx

Happy Dance said...

Oh, these are just the BOMB! CAS, and so beautiful. Love them!
Bev

Linda Beeson said...

Those have to be the cutest little trees and LOVING that you colored that tape!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Clever use of the tape Sarah! Love it!

downrightcrafty said...

oh I hope I don't have to tell you my favourite as would struggle, such an inventive way to use the tap and great Christmas cards too, thank you for your unique inspiration
Hugs Kate xx

Allisa said...

Your trees are too cute!

kaiahobid said...

Great idea. Thank you for that ;)

Lisa Carroll said...

Absolutely brilliant, Sarah! LOVE what you did with the washi... I bet these would be super quick to mass produce! You're SO smart... ;)

Tonya said...

These are so creative and stunning looking. Beatuiful!

Ms Scrapmess said...

Oh, this is divine!! Thank you for sharing such a great use of the tissue tape:)

Memories by Manda said...

What a cool idea! So do-able as well. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!! :)

marla said...

thanks for the inspiration to create something out of washi tape.

butterfly said...

Wow... I love your tissue tape Christmas trees - this is the first project that's made me want to try out some festive cards!
Alison x

Squirrel said...

LOL smart and simple with a cute twist, just how I like my cards.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Rosey x

riliska said...

Sarah, your cards are so unusual and great!! Love the one with Christmas tree alot! Another one is cute too)))
And I love to take part in the Blog Hops, I try again and more - but I am never lucky... the winners are always the ones who have the craft-rooms fulfil with everything...

Cathy said...

Great christmas cards, love the washi trees!

Meital said...

nice cards! love how you used the washi

Edie said...

WOW! Amazing card!

Torrey said...

OOOOOH! I love the rustic feel you created with the Washi tape! It makes for a very shabby chic card!

maria f. said...

I'm in love with your first card. That tree just speaks right to my graphic-loving heart. And then those gorgeous and perfectly placed buttons!

Avital said...

I love your creativity. Such a cool interpretation to X-mas trees.

Simone said...

What great idea! Love the way how you included the washi tape! Incredible! Just perfect!
And btw .... I looooove STAMPtember! :-)
Simone

Minnamanna said...

Fantastic creations! Wow!

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