Monday, July 15, 2013

Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit Blog Hop! (& TWO GIVEAWAYS!!!)

Hi everyone!



If you've been hopping along, you should be arriving from the wonderful Vicky Papaioannou's blog. If this happens to be your first stop you'll want to start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.


What can I say? August's card kit ROCKS! Bold colors, fabulous stamps, yummy papers, fun flair, a burlap flower, twine...and something brand new that excites me most of all ---> a STENCIL!!! I have some fun stuff planned for this baby. ;) I'm gonna try and use it in different ways for all of my Card Kit cards this month.

For my first card, I used the wonderful new Simon Says Stamp stencil along with my Big Shot and embossing mats to dry emboss the kraft panel:


***ETA: I was asked what sandwich I used to emboss the stencil. I had my multi-purpose platform set for TAB 1. The I had cutting mat, stencil, cardstock, both embossing mats, and then the second cutting mat.***

...and on my second card I traced the stencil pattern with a black waterproof marker to cover the entire card front, then colored in the design with Inktense watercolor pencils:


Supplies:


Did you know that you can subscribe to Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kits for just $19.95 plus S&H every month!?  The kits are an incredible value and have been selling out the past number of months. If you're loving the looks of this month's kit and you're not a subscriber you'll want to be quick!

Now for the giveaway! Simon will be giving away a goodie bag to one commenter on every blog in the hop! That's 10 different chances to win! Please have you comments in by 6:00 pm EST on Sunday July 21/13! Winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday July 22/13.


Also, I have an extra Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit to giveaway! Whoo hoo! Just leave a comment here (and /or on my next 2 Card Kit posts) by next Tuesday, July 23rd and I'll post a winner on Wednesday, July 24th.

This is your final stop on the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit Blog Hop! Thank you so much for joining us! I hope you've enjoyed all the eye candy along the way! If you've encountered any broken links please go back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for the full list of participants and the links to their blogs.

Thank you!
Sarah

461 comments:

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Janis said...

Lovely cards!! Love those colored pencils!!
<3 J

Kathy W said...

I love all the colors in you second card. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

Genius to use the stencil as an impression plate...and I love the embossed hearts splattered on the panel. The second card is so bright and happy. Fantastic job!

littlestamper said...

beautiful cards!

matts_mom_shari said...

super cute cards! :)

Unknown said...

I love both of your cards...you are super creative...thanks!!

Unknown said...

Such a nice idea !!

Hugs from France
Lunea♥

cghundley said...

Super pretty and
creative cards.
Great use of the
stencil on both
cards.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Love the textures on your card. Thanks for sharing! :)

SoniaW said...

Love the colors of your cards. The SSS Kit is great !!!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. I was impressed (no pun intended!) by the embossed panel using the stencil, but also blown away by the colors in the other card! Glad I don't have to choose a favorite!

Kylie said...

ooohhh, i just love the one you have coloured with the inktense markers - just stunning!!

Kathy S said...

Love the inktense. Vibrant.

Unknown said...

Awesome card !! TFS .

Bonnie M said...

Colourful cards! Thanks for sharing your take on the materials in the kit.

Cindi said...

Both of these cards are fantastic.

NatQuebec said...

Your 2 cards are so fabulous !!

Unknown said...

Awesome cards!!! great use of the kit, and thanks for the opportunity of winning one!!!

byulgzr said...

Wow! Love the way you used that stencil! Lovely cards~

starqueen said...

Hey Sarah!
You are rocking that stencil already! Love the embossing - yummy! And the multicolor background just makes my heart happy. Thanks for sharing!

Helen G. said...

That stencil is really amazing! Both of your cards are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the stained glass look of that card is amazing. Beautiful work.

Emily said...

Great cards and thanks for the instructions on how to emboss with the stencil! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, love the idea of using the stencil as an embossing folder!

keeleykats said...

Two great cards! I love how you used the stencil to emboss! Thanks for sharing!

karenelr said...

I just love your cards! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!

tweetyssweety07 said...

love how you embossed the first card

MaRyKaY said...

wow those colors on the 2nd card are really awesome. liked them both favor the 2nd one with all the colors. thanks for sharing

Judi V said...

Both cards are wonderful. I really NEED this card kit! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Стокли said...

Awesome stencil - and I didn't know it could be used for embossing also.

Isha Gupta said...

Love your cards.The 1st. one is so pretty with those tiny hearts. TFS

Benessi said...

love the cards, so simple yet colorful!

Katherine Dent said...

loved the multiple uses for the stencil. The one with the inktense pencils is my favorite.

Debbie said...

thanks for showing us that the stencil can be used to emboss with
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bbunch said...

Both cards are beautiful--and thank you for your clear instructions!

Unknown said...

Love your cards. Also thanks for the opportunity of getting an August SSS card kit.

Maria lien said...

Love your creations. I especially love the one u embossed with the stencil.

Leesa B said...

Both cards are Beautiful! Love the watercolor pencils. Thanks for a chance to win!

margaretart said...

Love both cards. What creative techniques you came up with---and so pretty!

Stacie said...

I love love love the first card. It is perfection with the stencil and woodgrain and hearts.

paperpicnic (Jayne) said...

Wow, amazing cards, great kit! As always, your cards are so beautiful and inspiring! Love that stencil!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love both of these designs - what detail work on your stencil pattern :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah!

richardbreaks said...

LOVING all the colors and textures!! BOTH are FAB!

Ava said...

Oh wow, Sarah, I love the colors and design of these cards. Such eye candy!!

Robin Cooper said...

I love the first card! Thanks for the opportunity to win a special prize!

DanielleMW said...

Both cards are beautiful. The second card, which used the stencil and the Inktense colors, reminds me of little stained glass windows. Lovely!

ivy said...

Fabulous cards!

Kathy Rosecrans said...

Adorable cards, Sarah!

Karen L K said...

I like how you used the kraft embossed paper in the first card. The second is so nice and colorful and probably took awhile to color all those shapes in.

Francesca said...

Beautiful cards! I love the brights colors!

Unknown said...

I love that you used the stencil for the embossing. Great idea!

Unknown said...

Both the cards are really very "FABULOUS","Elegant"
the watercolor pencil shaded card is so beautifully made
Love your blog i get good ideas being just started with card making and stamping... :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Great cards...Thanks for sharing :)

Shona Chambers said...

Hope I'm not too late to comment!! Just wanted to say I love both the cards and especially love your 'hello' card with the embossing and wooden cardstock...really impressive!

Janet said...

Awesome cards! I LOVE Inktense pencils and card kits! ~God bless~

Thalia said...

Love your cards!

Unknown said...

Very cute cards! I love the background on the second one!

Angel said...

Wonderful kit. Would so love to play with it,

Calistoga Scrapper said...

Thanks for the inspiration.... love the coloring in--- yet another therapy for me (lol). First time to this blog hop, and I got so many great ideas. Thanks!

Renee V said...

These cards are so pretty, love the rainbow colors and textures! I would love to win a card kit, I've been wanting to subscribe but just can't afford it yet!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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