Friday, June 22, 2018

SSS July Card Kit: Circles Background & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm finally able to start sharing some cards featuring the beautiful Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit: Cool Summer!


The July Card Kit has been so much fun to play with! 

For today's cards I used my T Ruler and a pencil to create a tempory grid on the white cardstock sized to fit the solid circle image from the One Cool Pineapple Stamp Set. A gap was left between the 4th and 5th rows for sentiments. 

I used 5 colours of ink for each card and, like a Sudoku puzzle, used each colour only once per column and row. Creating the grid allowed me to stamp all the circles in one colour before moving on to the next colour. I also used Hero Arts Stamp Cleaner between colours so I wouldn't have to worry about colours mixing. 

I used the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches to die cut my stamped panels, adhering them to notecards made from Simon's Doll Pink, Island Blue, and Green Leaf Cardstock. 

The Hello and Beautiful sentiments (as well as the larger butterflies) are from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sunshine and Good Times Sticker Book and the Happy Birthday was masked from the Fishing You a Happy Birthday Sentiment from this month's stamp set

The Amy Tangerine Mini Icon Sunshine and Good Times Puffy Stickers fit perfectly in the stamped circles.






Supplies (with affiliate links at no extra cost to you):



The Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

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 or all of my July Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Wednesday June 27th.

See you soon,
Sarah

24 comments:

Torrie said...

Fun cards. I didn't even notice the circle stamp in the set, but you rocked it.

Patti H. said...

What a great design idea! Love all the different colored circles!

Daniel West said...

I love your circle grid!! Nice color combos, too.

Amante del Papel said...

your cards are awesome!!!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

So colourful & bright cards, remind me of a board game I had as a child. The puffy stickers just fit perfectly onto those circles, fab job x

ionabunny said...

Beautiful kit and gorgeous fun cards. Hugz

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my gosh I love these, Sarah! I love how you used just a simple circle to make these awesome backgrounds.

F. Andre said...

Lovely geometric design and I love your colour palettes.

Wendy Fisher said...

Love the polka dots!! So fun!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Great inspiration from this new kit - would love a chance to win it.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards! Fab kit too, love all those happy colours :)

Mary-Anne V said...

These grids and colour combinations look awesome!

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE the colored polka dots done in the "sudoku" way, Sarah! And, the colors are so bright and cheerful, too. Your cards are always so innovative.

Ruth G said...

Oh, my, the butterfly card, though!!!! Those circles are tons of fun! Definitely pinning this and CASEing it!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

Marianne said...

What a great way to stretch your supplies. Love how you've used the simple circle stamp. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy said...

I always love circles---they make me smile and feel happy! Seeing all yours in the different colors is so awesome! Great design and the different colors makes every card different and special! Love them!

Shona Chambers said...

Fabulous way to use the circle stamp!! These are brilliant and love the summery colours!!

Tracy Teas said...

Beautiful and creative cards. I never would have thought to use the solid circle that way.

Diane said...

Love your cards and the background you created on them. Great way to use the circle stamp.

Anita Marshall said...

These are gorgeous! Circles are kind of my thing right now, and you rocked the circle stamp!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Great cards!! I love the flamingoes! Marisela Delgado of San Antonio, Texas

Helen Gullett said...

FUN backgrounds with those colorful circles!

Kailash said...

Love the bright colors, so fun!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Adorable cards! I how you used the circles to make the backgrounds!