Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit Reveal

Hi everyone!


Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit: Sea Treasure! Mine hasn't arrived yet but I thought I'd pop in and share what's included in this fun card kit:



Not incuded in the kit but also available for purchase is a set of dies that coordinate with the Beautiful Mermaids Stamp Set.

The Simon Says Stamp September 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.

I'm looking forward to playing with the September Card Kit. It's got me feeling like summer could be extended for just a little longer. ;)

Hope you have a great day!
Sarah


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

SSS Birthday Flaps Card

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago I shared this card featuring the new Simon Says Stamp Perforated Flaps Dies. Each flap has either a message or hearts on it.



As I was making it I thought it would be the perfect design for my son's birthday card... especially since all he wanted was cold hard cash. Instead of Simon's Center Cut Heart Stamp I used their Center Cut Star Stamp for the front of the card.



I used three different sentiment dies from Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday, Happy HB, and Happy Birthday Script.





The bottom two flaps were adhered with foam tape so there would be room for the bulkier folded cash. The top flap was big enough that I only had to fold that bill once.


Each of the 3 flaps held a bill, each growing in value as he opened them.


This boy of mine is very matter of fact in how he talks and so when he said "It's really cool" I got the warm fuzzies. Mission accomplished.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Saturday, August 4, 2018

SSS Deco Diamond Rainbow

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a card I made some time ago featuring the Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamond Background Stamp. I love background stamps and in particular those with patterns. There's something about repetition and order that gives me feeling of peace.


For today's card I stamped the Deco Diamond Stamp onto Neenah 110 lb White Cardstock with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I die cut the piece with one of Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies and coloured it with a rainbow of Copic Markers before matting it onto another piece of white cardstock. This was adhered to a piece of grey cardstock that had been stamped with Simon's Diagonal Background Stamp using their Fog Dye Ink. I diecut one of Simon's Nested Talk Bubbles and stamped a sentiment from the Brush Stroke Messages Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I finished the card off with some Lawn Fawn Wood Veneer Stars.

That's it for me today. I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Sarah

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

SSS Friendly Frolic Release

Hi everyone!

Simon Says Stamp has released their Friendly Frolic Collection and it is FABULOUS!


Here's what's included in the new release, stamps, die, sequins, and some dies to match previously released stamp sets:


I've already placed my order and it includes a number of the adorable new picture book creatures. While I wait for those to arrive, Simon Says Stamp did send me a few goodies to play with and I've been busy enjoying the Sketch Lotus Flowers Stamps and coordinating dies.


For my first cards I clear heat embossed the images and sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper. I then painted around the flowers with Daniel Smith Watercolors (listed in the supply list below) and added some Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti to finish things off.








For these next cards I also kept the flowers white. I stamped them on Neenah White Cardstock and diecut them with the coordinating die. I used patterned paper for the background and a strip of solid coloured cardstock for my sentiments. The sentiment strip and flowers were adhered with foam tape to help the image pop. I finished these cards off with some older embellishments from Hero Arts.









If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I have a giveaway going on over there! If not, check it out...

That's it for me today! Hope you're having a great day!
Sarah

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Four Seasons & August Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone,

I'm popping by to share a card featuring goodies from the Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release and announce the winner of the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.

For today's card I diecut Simon's Four Seasons Dies a number of times from Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock and adhered the pieces to a notecard created from the same cardstock for a tone on tone background. I then die cut Simon's Stitched Window Frame from Neenah White Cardstock. I stamped each of the window pane pieces numerous times with a different stamp from the Four Seasons Sayings Stamp Set and used an ink blending tool with the same ink colours (listed in the supply list) to fill in the backgrounds. I adhered the window to the notecard with fun foam in between to add some dimension. The sentiment from the Four Seasons Sayings Stamp Set was white heat embossed on Simon's Vellum and the sequins are Little Things by Lucy.


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

Jennifer Scull who said...

isn't this just the sweetest with the pop of pretty paper over that gorgeous die cut? wonderful, wonderful! :)
July 21, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Congrats Jennifer! Please message me via the contact button on the side bar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks fort stopping by!
Sarah

Friday, July 20, 2018

SSS August Card Kit: With Love & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share a final card featuring the lovely Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit


Here's today's card:


I used the Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock for my card base and also die cut a piece with Simon's Debra Background Die to create a tone on tone background. I die cut a piece of the BoBunny Early Bird Patterned Paper with one of Simon's Nested Circles Dies and adhered it with foam tape. I white heat embossed the 'with love' sentiment from the Mandy's Flowers Stamp Set and ink blended Simon's Audrey Blue Dye Ink over top. I finished the card off with some of the Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Sprinkles as butterfly bodies and one behind my sentiment.

  

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The Simon Says Stamp August 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 August Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my August Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Wednesday July 25th.

Take care,
Sarah

Monday, July 16, 2018

SSS August Card Kit: A Special Gift & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share another card featuring the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit

Here's a look inside:


Here's today's card:


I stamped the gorgeous floral image from Simon's new Mandy's Flower Stamp Set onto a piece of the BoBunny Early Bird 6x6 Papers and coloured it with Prismacolor Pencils. I then used my Craft Pick to make little holes for me to thread the May Arts Natural Twine through so I could tie it around the jar. I adhered this stamped panel, some Tonic Powder Blue Lace Luxury Embossed Paper, and a thin strip of BoBunny Early Bird Paper to a notecard made from Simon's 120 lb White Cardstock. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Mandy's Flower Stamp Set onto to back side of one of the patterned papers and added Black Soot Distress Ink with an Ink Blending Tool before adhering it to my card.



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The Simon Says Stamp August 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 August Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my August Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Wednesday July 25th.

Take care,
Sarah