Friday, July 18, 2014

Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit...and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my vacation blog post. I'm glad some of you enjoyed sharing in our adventure. :)

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards made using the fun new Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit.


I love the bright, summery colours and the adorable stamp set in this month's kit!

Here's what I've created so far:


For this first card, I took the small striped popsicle stamp and turned it upside down to create candles. :) I white heat embossed the image 3 times and coloured the candles in using the Peacock Feathers Distress Marker that came in the kit (along with the Picked Raspberry Distress Marker I already had on hand). I then used the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Marker that came in the kit (along with the Ripe Persimmon Distress Marker I already had) to create the flames. I coloured over the flames with a Clear Wink of Stella Marker and coloured the wicks with a black marker. I then stamped the sentiment and pieced the rest of the card together. The 'today' label was one of the random summer themed embellishments that came in my particular kit. I attached it with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.


For my second card, I pieced some of the Bo Bunny Lemonade Stand patterned papers together on a card base made from Simon's Sunshine Cardstock. I took the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Marker and scribbled it over a scrap piece of cardstock before stamping the top of the ice cream cone and the smiley face on it to create my sun. Once I cut the sun out, I tucked it behind the 'good day sunshine' piece which was also one of the summer themed embellishment pieces that came in my kit. I used the beginning curvy part of the 'you're so cool' sentiment to create my sun rays. You can see I 'oopsed' with the bottom ray but I'm going to call it 'motion' from the heat ray. ;) I adhered the cloud/ sun piece using foam adhesive.

Supplies:


Just a reminder that you can pick up the August 2014 card kit HERE for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

I also have an extra Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit to give away thanks to sweet Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp! Just leave a comment on either of my August 2014 Card Kit posts by the end of Wednesday July 23rd and I'll announce a winner on the 24th. 


Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll  be back early next week with another 
Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit post and and another opportunity to win one for yourself. I'll even use a popsicle stamp as a popsicle. ;)

32 comments:

Rosie Espinoza said...

What a great idea w/ the candles!! & the second one, just so much fun & cutest cards!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Blessings!

Linda J said...

Love this month's kit - so many bright and happy elements. Can't wait for it to come in the mail. Would love to win another one to give to a crafty card making friend for her birthday.
Thanks for all the cute card ideas!

Marcie S. said...

Such a cheerful kit and lovely cards! Glad to see you're back crafting after such a long vacation!

Colleen C. said...

Really cute, colorful cards!

diana said...

Fun cards! Looks like another great kit. ;-)

Kailash said...

You really create fantastic projects with every kit, love your designs:-)!!!

Alanna said...

Super cute cards. I especially love the first one.

Chitra Nair said...

Love this kit, such a fun colors are in there.. Both the cards are amazing and the sun with smiley face is so cute...

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love the way you've changed the stamps around! I'm always looking for ways to stretch my stamps! Such an inspiration!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such fun cards...love how you made candles out of popsciles and love how the black pp makes the rest stand out on the 2nd card.

Dana said...

Super cute cards! Love how you made the Popsicles candles!!

Kelly said...

both are so cheerful. love that little sun peeking out of the second!

Shona said...

Absolutely ADORABLE !! Love the Popsicle/candle idea.

Karen Schroeder said...

Wow! Awesome cards! I love the colors of this kit!

Pat said...

You're right--I love the colors, too! Great cards! :)

pcm said...

fun fun cards!

Tanja said...

I love your cards - great layers and colors - the kit is so fun - great stamp set and bright colors - perfect for summer - I would love to win

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so bright and fun! I love the little sun peeking out!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I love frozen treats so that stamp set is right up my alley!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Love that you made such unexpected cards from the kit. Thanks for the chance to win!

byAnnette said...

LOVE your popsicle candles!!!
Such a bright fun card!

Sunshine card is soooo cute!!!
Rays & smiley face are Great!

Always love to see what you create!

Cassie D said...

Love your cards- so summery!!!

Brenda in IN said...

Great idea to use the popsicle upside down, so cute and colorful. I love this kit and the papers in it.

Kimberly Rendino said...

What a cool idea! Love both your cards as well as the entire SSS kit.....awesomeness!

the primitive country bug said...

Love both of your cards but the Popsicle one especially caught my eye. So fun and colorful!

Scrapperdipper said...

I love your blog. Your cards are always so fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win this SSS Stamp Kit. I've been wanting to give it a try before I subscribe. This would be the perfect chance.

Diane said...

Love both your cards, especially the first one and the creative way you made the candles. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Small T said...

I really like both of your cards! :-) xo

Sue McRae said...

Your popsicle/candle idea is so clever!

ionabunny said...

Great candles with the upside down popsicle. I love the second card. The chalkboard background really makes the colours pop. A lovely happy card

SheriE. said...

Sarah-I love your out of the box use of the stamps in this kit. The ice cream cone sun, and the candles. very cute. Love this kit. (I always say that, because I always do!)

Kathy S said...

Sarah,

You just amaze me with what you come up with when you use a card kit. Just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.