Saturday, July 20, 2019

SSS August Card Kit: Birthday Panda & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been missing in action. It's been a busy few weeks getting school mostly finished up, taking kids to work, VBS, etc, etc. Also, my Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit: Party Like a Panda took it's time crossing the border this time and when it showed up it had last month's stamp set in it, lol. The correct one is on its way to me (because Simon is awesome like that) but I've gone ahead and created my cards to share without it. 

I'm sure you've all seen the fun panda-themed SSS August Card Kit by now. I love the adorable panda stamps and die and the bright, vibrant colours of the exclusive Doodlebug Pattern Papers and Simon Cardstock.


Here's the first card I'm sharing:


I cut a piece of the Doodlebug patterned paper to fit the background of my card. I then created a frame with Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies and their 120 LB Cardstock before cutting the balloon paper to fit behind it. I adhered these to my card front with foam tape. Next, I diecut Simon's Picture Book Panda from the Thermo Web Black Velvet and White Latte Flock Flock Transfer Sheets, piecing him together in the frame. I added a patterned paper party hat with a sequin top to his cute little head. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday Stamp Set (sold seperately) with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on a banner I made with a piece of the Doodlebug patterned paper, adhering the middle part with foam tape.


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


That's it for me today! I hope you're having a great weekend!
Sarah

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Diecut Alphabet Patterned Backgrounds

Hi everyone,

I hope you're having a great week! I'm popping by today to share a couple of masculine cards I made with Simon Says Stamp's Rounded Alphabet Dies and Tiny Words Birthday Stamps. I used the Rounded Alphabet Dies to create my own patterned backgrounds for these cards. Yes. It took quite a bit of time BUT I diecut a number of different letters in different colours at the same time so I could make 4 or 5 cards total. (I still have some diecut letters I need to play around with). Also, I had fun and as a bonus I got to use up some cardstock scraps.

Anyways, here are the results:



I can't wait to play around with more letters and see what designs I come up with.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Thursday, July 4, 2019

SSS Hello Darling & Simon Says Stamp Sitewide Sale!

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a card featuring the Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set wich was part of their sold out April Card Kit but is still available on its own.


For today's card I took the large Hello Darling Stamp and coloured the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers before spritzing it with water in a Ranger Mini Mister and stamping it on Simon's Sea Glass Cardstock. Once dry, I added some Nuvo Bohemian Teal Vintage Drops for the flower centers, a Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse arrow sticker and patterned paper, and a strip of Simon's Dark Chocolate Cardstock.


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Before I go, Simon Says Stamp is having a big sitewide sale! Here are the details:


Thanks fror stopping by!
Sarah

Monday, June 24, 2019

SSS Hooray Butterlies & July Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a card using goodies from Simon Says Stamp and announce the winner of

Here's my card:
  

For this card I white heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Outline Butterflies Background Stamp on Strathmore Watercolour Paper before watercolouring it with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours. I diecut Simon's Hooray Die from Neenah White Cardstock and adhered it with Gina K Connect Glue to some of Simon's Vellum diecut using one of Simon's Wonky Rectangles Dies. I added this to the watercolour panel, white heat embossed a sentiment from Simon's Tiny Words Stamp Set on their Black Cardstock, and added some Lucy's Card Jewels.


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Before I go, the winner of the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit is: 

KT Fit Kitty who said...
Super cute card! I love the little heart trails made by the bees! Bees are one of my favourites! I'm working on a bee-themed journal so I am in love with this kit! Thanks for the bee inspiration!
June 20, 2019 at 7:58 PM

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Saturday, June 22, 2019

SSS July Card Kit: Two Punny Cards

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a final two cards featuring the fun Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit: Bee Yourself!




Both of today's cards focus on the new Bee Yourself Stamp Set from the July Card Kit. The images and sentiments were stamped on Simon's 120 lb White Cardstock diecut with their Stitched Rectangle Dies and coloured with Copic Markers and a star dust glitter pen. These panels were then matted with Simon's Black or Sunshine Cardstock.

For the first card I took a piece of the Honey Bee Stamps The Bees Knees Patterned Paper and used an old splatter background stamp (any background stamp will do) with Simon's Clear Embossing Ink and Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder. After using my heat tool I placed a piece of the Rainbow Shattered Foiling Paper over top, rubbing it with my hand to help it stick to the sticky embossing before removing the foil sheet. I assembled my card on a notecard made from Simon's Sea Glass Cardstock and anded some of the small black sequins from Simon's Buzzy Bee Sequins for the bees' eyes.





For my second card I wanted to make use of Simon's new Small Hexagon Cluster Die. I paired my second stamped, matted panel with another piece of Honey Bee Stamps The Bees Knees Patterned Paper. I cut Simon's Black Cardstock twice using the new die and positioned the pieces behind the stamped panel to creat a border. I finished the card off with some more sequins from Simon's Buzzy Bee Sequins Mix.




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The Simon Says Stamp July 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 July Card Kit 
to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any of my July Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday June 24th.


Before I go I thought I'd give a quick reminder that Simon Says Stamp is having a Copic sale until June 26th. Using the code MARKERSALE will save you 25% off all Copic products!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SSS July Card Kit: Every Little Thing Card & Giveaway

 Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share another card featuring the fun Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit: Bee Yourself!


The 3 printed panels that come in this month's kit can be used with the foil sheets that are also part of this month's Card Kit. I don't have a foiling machine and unfortunately my laminator doesn't get hot enough to use for foiling (I tried). Fortunately the printed panels can still be used on their own to make some quick sweet cards. After trying (and failing) to get my laminator to work with the foiling technique I was left with the panel below. I diecut it with one of Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies, coloured it with Copics, adde a few black sequins from the Simon's Buzzy Bee Sequin Mix, and adhered it to one of the Honey Bee Stamps The Bee's Knees 6x6 patterned papers before adhering it to a notecard made from Simon's 120 lb white cardstock


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In my next blog post I'll be sharing a way to use the foil from the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit when you don't have a foiling machine or hot laminator. :)

The Simon Says Stamp July 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 July Card Kit 
to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any of my July Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday June 24th.


Before I go I wanted to mention that Simon Says Stamp is having a Copic sale until June 26th. Using the code MARKERSALE will save you 25% off all Copic products!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Friday, June 14, 2019

Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit Reveal & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!


Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit: Bee Yourself! As you can guess from the name the theme of this month's kit is bees...and it is adorable! This kit is loaded with lots of fun products: a 6x8 stamp set, die, sequins, foilable cards and foil sheets, Honey Bee Stamps patterned papers, 4 sheets of Simon's own cardstock, an envelope, and a glue sponge (I've been wanting to try this out)!

 Here's the card I'm sharing today:


For this card I white heat embossed the sentiment and white heat embossed the bee-made heart repeatedly. I then applied Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks with an ink blending tool to cover the panel. I used a Sponge Dauber with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink to fill in the hearts before trimming the panel down to 5"x 3.75". I adhered it to a piece of Simon's Black Cardstock before adding to the front of a notecard I made from Simon's 120 lb white cardstock. I finished the card off with some sequins from Simon's Buzzy Bee Sequin Mix.




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The Simon Says Stamp July 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 July Card Kit 
to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any of my July Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday June 24th.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah