Friday, December 14, 2018

SSS January Card Kit Reveal: Twirling Skater & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit and it is FABULOUS! Take a look at everything included inside:


Most components of the kit can also be purchased individually (see supply list at the end of the post).

I love the adorable Twirling Ice Skater Die included in this card kit and once I also saw the included thread the idea of a spinner card popped into my head:


I decided to keep the design of this card simple so the focus would be on the sweet little skater. I die cut her twice from two of the black tags included in the kit (I use the negative space of one for another card I'll be sharing soon) and sandwiched the string between the two pieces. I made a notecard from the SSS Surf Blue Cardstock included in January's Card Kit, diecutting an oval window in the front of it. I took a piece of the SSS Island Blue Cardstock and diecut it with Simon's largest Stitched Rectangle Die before cutting an oval window into it as well. The top and bottom of the string were sandwiched between these two pieces. I also diecut a piece of the Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 Papers and adhered it inside my card so it would be visible through the window. I finished my little skater off with a Darice White Pompom (just on one side so she would sit flat on the card. My plan is write my message on the back of the card so it doesn't show through the window. :) 

I twisted the little skater a number of times before closing the card so that when the recipient of the card opens it up this is what will happen...






She twirls!!! How fun is that?!? 

I actually just finished teaching a bunch of grade 7 and 8 students an Interactive Christmas Card Class for 6 weeks and if I do it again I hope to add this card to it!

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The Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for the discounted price of $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my January Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Friday December 28th.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Thursday, December 13, 2018

SSS Holiday Knit Card Set

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a card set made using Simon's new Holiday Knit Background Die. I decided to make tone-on-tone cards using jewel tone colours because they make me think of the recipient. ;)

When I make card sets I like to keep them as flat as possible (with very few embellishments) so I can fit 8 nicely in a clear box with envelopes and so they aren't bulky for the recipient to send through the mail.

For today's cards I diecut the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Knit Background Die from the darker of the two shades of coloured cardstock and adhered it to the lighter shade. In some cases I made my own coloured cardstock by inking Neenah White Cardstock (see supply list for specific colours). Using Simon's Nested Banners Dies I die cut Simon's Vellum and Neenah White Cardstock, stamping sentiments from Simon's Tiny Words Stamp Set with Simon's Black Dye Ink. I added some silver thread behind the sentiment with scoring tape to add a little bit of interest without bulk. 






 
 


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Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Diecember Release!

Hi everyone!

Happy DieCember! Simon Says Stamp has a great new die release to start out the month of December!


Here it is:



There are lots of fun new dies! I'm making my wishlist. :)

Simon Says Stamp sent me a few of the new goodies to play with and I was thrilled when I saw the new Holiday Knit Background Die. I have a few ideas for how to use this one and hope to have more time to play with it soon. I paired it with the new Hooray Die and one of the Nested Banner Dies to create today's card:



For this card I die cut the Holiday Knit Background Die twice from Neenah White Cardstock. I removed all the little pieces from one and adhered it to the front of my notecard which was covered with adhesive (except for around the outer edges). With my second diecut, I was careful to keep all the little pieces attached while I coloured them with Copic Markers. I then placed this piece over the one on my card front and pushed the small coloured pieces down with the small side of a jewel picker. I found this worked really well for getting the placement right. I die cut the largest angled banner from the Nested Banner Die Set from both grey glitter paper and Simon's Vellum and adhered these in place. I then cut the Hooray Die twice, coloured one black, and adhered them slightly offset from eachother on my card.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a great weekend!
Sarah

Thursday, November 29, 2018

SSS Felicity 3 Ways & December Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone!
I'm stopping by to share three non-Christmas cards featuring the Simon Says Stamp Felicity Snowflake Die and announce the winner of the sold out Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit. I love that this snowflake die doesn't look overly "snowflakish" and can be used any time of the year. 

Here are the cards I'm sharing today using the Felicity Die in three different layouts:


After adhering the dies on matching cardstock I added white heat embossed sentiments from Simon's Jumbo Stripes Stamp Set and added a mix of embellishments.





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Before I go, the winner of the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit is...

Annette Gordon who said...
I love your water colouring! I just love the water coloured printed images in SSS card kit, how they take all guess work out of making fabulous cards, but still have such fun colouring them in. They also help improve my water colouring skills! Thanks for posting.
November 24, 2018 at 7:18 PM
Congrats Annette! Please message me via the contact me button on the side bar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

SSS December Card Kit: Candy Canes & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a final card featuring the now sold out Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit.


For today's card I used the new Simon Says Stamp Candy Canes Die that came in this month's kit as my focal point, diecutting it from Simon's Lipstick Red Cardstock. (Even thought the kit is sold out the die will be back in stock at some point). I adhered the candy canes to a piece of Neenah White Cardstock diecut using Simon's Nested Circles and added a stamped sentiment from the SSS Christmas Cheer Stamp Set. This was then added to a notecard made from Simon's Green Leaf Cardstock. I added a couple of strips of the Carta Bella Santa's Workshop Patterned Paper. I took the Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink, inked it on my craft sheet, mixed some water with it, and flicked it onto my card with a paint brush.



Supplies:
 
The Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit sold for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to make sure you don't miss out on future Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for the discounted price of $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my December Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Thursday Novmber 29th.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Monday, November 26, 2018

SSS December Card Kit: Spotlighted Santa, Limited Edition Holiday Tags Kit & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!


I'm popping by to share another card featuring the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit. I wanted to use the little red tag that came in this month's kit and decided to do some simple spotlighting with the Santa stamp. This would be an easy design to reproduce for those sending out a lot of Christmas Cards.



Supplies:



The Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my December Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Thursday Novmber 29th.


Before I go I wanted to mention that Simon Says Stamp has just released a Limited Eedtion Holiday Tags Kit which (along with stamps, dies, papers, and other embellishments) comes with 40 tags that could be used for today's spotlighting technique. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Thursday, November 22, 2018

SSS December Card Kit: Watercolour Ornaments, GIVEAWAY, and 30% off Sale!

Hi everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating in the US! I'm grateful for you and the time you take to stop in here.


My Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit finally found it's way to me yesterday amongst the rotating postal strike we're having here in Canada and I can now start sharing my projects with you.

For today's card I took one of the two sweet Suzy's Prints card that came in the card kit and painted it with the Daniel Smith Watercolor samples from the kit. I trimmed it down, adhered it to a notecard made from Simon's Lipstick Red Cardstock and finished it off with some of the red Darice 5mm Sequins for the berries. It was nice and relaxing to take some time to just sit and colour/paint.



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The Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my December Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Thursday Novmber 29th.


Before I go, Simon Says Stamp is offering 30% off ALL of their Simon Brand products (excluding card kits) today only with the code TGVG549.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah