Saturday, November 22, 2014

Simon Says Stamp In Stitches Card Set (and December Card Kit WINNER)

Hi everyone,

Happy Saturday! I'm stopping by today to share an easy card set I made using the Stitched Rectangles Dies from the new Simon Says Stamp In Stitches release...and to announce the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit winner.

Before I get to that though, I had a question about how I used the foam adhesive to make my shaker elements on THESE cards. I've updated the information at the bottom of that post.

I love making die cut backgrounds but hate when there are little wasted pieces of cardstock. (Yes, I'm THAT crafter, lol). I'm happy to say there was VERY little cardstock wasted in the making of these cards. Yay!

All of the new shaped Stitches dies from Simon come with the dies all still attached to each other so the spacing between them is perfectly straight and even. (I'm very tempted to leave them this least for a while). Because of this, I was able to quickly and easily run 6 different colours of 4.25" by 5.5" cardstock through my diecut machine and end up with all the pieces necessary to make this card set:

I went through all my Simon Says Stamp stamp sets and picked various sentiments that fit nicely in the center rectangle. I white heat embossed the sentiments and assembled the cards starting with the largest diecuts so everything would be perfectly centered.

I love making card sets as hostess gifts and think non-bulky cards work best for these sets. Having all these little rainbows on my table sure cheered me up and I'm planning on making some more in different shades of single colours to create an ombre effect.

Finally, I made a little gift box for the cards using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and the instructions Jennifer McGuire provides HERE.

Finally, I tied it all up with some baker's twine from The Twinery.


Now on to the winner of the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit. Congratulations to

Blogger Michele Clay who said...
A classy card, Sarah! I would like to copy it for a masculine BD card, but I think it would make a great feminine card, as well as a teen card! You showcased the SSS kit perfectly! Thanks!
November 17, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Michele, please email me through my sidebar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to the good folks at Simon Says Stamp.

Thank so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!


Leslie Hanna said...

Just WOW! These dies have been on my "maybe" list, but you might have pushed me over the edge!

Unknown said...

WOW! These note cards are awesome. Very colorful I must say. And you Sarah...I just declared the master of shaker cards....absolutely fun and detailed. Ive never seen a shaker with two on a card...awesome idea and you know what...why not? Your work is very creative. Thanks for sharing. Can I try some of your ideas?

Ger said...

How gorgeous! I'm feeling inspired by your card set. Congrats to the SSS Kit winner. Ger x

pcm said...

these are awesome!

stampingandstitching said...

LOVE this wonderful set of cards, Sarah! I just love the way you've used this new set of dies and the rainbow colours are so bright and cheery! What a fun way of packaging them up too!

joy said...

This is such a fabulous way to use the new dies! And, what a nice gift to have on hand for that special someone. Love the cheerful colors!

Sue McRae said...

Really love these fun cards Sarah!

Mclay said...

Thank you for the winnings!!! Also, I LOVE your idea here. These will make fantastic and QUICK little gifts for which I am going to do! THANK YOU!!

Birgit said...

You ROCKED this set of cards! I love the vibrant fun that these cards give. ~ Birgit

adele holcomb said...

Wow! I love these! I've been eyeing these new stitched shapes, and after seeing these, I have to have it!

Janeen said...

love these cards. i just received my dies and was wondering how ppl were using them. i BINGed it and yours showed up in the line up and caught my interest. I have already taken mine apart and I'm thinking a second set would be good to have some that all stay together. I do love that double stitched look.