Friday, April 5, 2013

Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit - Day 3 (& GIVEAWAY)!

Hi everyone!

Welcome back for my third card kit post using the Simon Says Stamp April 2013 Card Kit (Everyday Happy).

*Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month APRIL 2013 EVERYDAY HAPPY


For today's card I focused on using one of the SEI chalkboard pieces that came with the kit:

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Some tips:

* Don't try to heat emboss on these chalkboard pieces. They will warp. (Ask me how I know). ;)
* Also, the surface is slick and so you'll want to use a Staz-on type ink instead of pigment or dye ink...or you can use chalk! (That's what they're made for after all). :)

Supplies used:


Unfortunately this month's kit has already sold out BUT if you comment on any of my 3 April card kit posts (Tuesday, Thursday, and today) by midnight EST on Monday April 8th you could still win one! :) I'll be back next Tuesday, April 9th with a final card to share using the card kit and a card kit winner to announce. :) Big thanks to sweet Heidi, owner of SimonSaysStamp.com. for providing these giveaways each month.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sarah

47 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful design!!!

Judy Tuck said...

Love those chalkboard pieces. Great card!

Anonymous said...

beautiful card! thanks again for the chance to win.

Julie R.

Kailash said...

Such a beautiful card, love the design with the chalkboard piece!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhh this so cool! Love your tips too hehehe!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I like the colors in this kit - they are so striking!

Nancy L. said...

Love those banners and color combo on those papers!

Kristen said...

I love the ribbon banners on your card. So pretty!

scrapkat said...

Love the chalkboard and the little banners :D

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Beautiful card and sentiment. Love the colour combo.

Miriam Prantner said...

Simple and oh so sweet. Love the fancy shape of the chalkboard piece!

Chitra Nair said...

Love the chalkboard thing...

Pat said...

I love the chalkboard trend! Still hoping to try it soon...thanks for the tip, too...won't heat emboss! :)

pcm said...

i haven't tried the chalkboard thing yet. thanks for the tip!

cassie said...

Cute card! Thanks for the tip on the heat embossing those pieces.

Sue McRae said...

That chalkboard tag looks like a fun element to add to a card. Can't wait to get my hands on some.

Sue D said...

Great card and thanks for all the tips.

Margie said...

I love the chalkboard look and this is a very pretty card!

Karenladd said...

Oh, love this chalkboard effect on your card! Great central element!

diana said...

Great card! Thanks for the tips. I love the colours in this kit. ;-)

Debs M said...

fab card, love the chalkboard, fab banners x

Leigh said...

Lovely card, Sarah! You are rocking this kit!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the chalkboard piece...it looks so nice on the light coloured base.

Debra Lovell said...

I thought this should be brought to your attention first...lol..Today is friday the 5th,instead of Friday the 8th of April,and tomorrow is April 6th, instead you posted April 9th for saturday....lol Your working way to hard! Love your Blog,and inspiration..."Happy Spring"

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love the banners with the chalkboard! I was going to get a kit .... But it was sold out!

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful card!

joy said...

Another great card using this kit! Love your style, Sarah!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card.... love the chalkboard look! Looks like a terrific kit!

Ruth G said...

I love the chalkboard shape and the look with your stamping on it! Thanks for the advice on inks that work and those that don't!

mari @ marilovescupcakes said...

This card is stunning! :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the design.

Sandi said...

Thanks for the tips....I love that chalkboard look. Your card is gorgeous.

Kathy Mc said...

Love, love, love the colors of the April 2013 Card Kit and would be thrilled to win one (just in time for my birthday). Sarah, your chalkboard sentiment really pops with the banana split background and patterned flags. Going to remember this design for inspiration!

Debbie said...

I love the colors in this kit! Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara F said...

Great cards and great tip on embossing the chalk! :) Love the colors!!

marylouh said...

Very pretty card. I like the black and yellow combination.

Jasmine said...

Your use of the chalkboard look really highlights the black and white colors of the kit. It's a great contrast to the brightness of the yellow paper.

SHartl said...

Haven't tried this chalkboard look before but I just love it! Great card!

stacie d said...

I love the colors in this kit. The chalkboard looks fun!

Ann Kulseth said...

Love the simplicity of this card - and that it would be very mailable.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love the clean design and the chalkboard panel. TFS

Nicole West said...

Cute idea!!! Love your blog. I'm happy I found you.

Small T said...

Super cute card! Thank you so much for this generous giveaway! :-) xx

Tana said...

You really showed several different looks with your 3 cards from this kit! Love the chalkboard! Thank you for the chance to win!

{VICKI} said...

great card

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Love the colour combination of the Card Kit!

Crea S said...

What a great card! Love the cleaness of it!
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