Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thankful Cows

November 12, 2017

My uncle came for a visit and brought my kiddos some chocolate milk he made himself. This is the thank you card that I made for him.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the cows on to some Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka Mon Amie papers. I used Lawn Fawn Doe Ink. I fussy cut each of the cows out. I used colored pencils to add some shading and detail to each of the cows.

Next, I created a white card base. I added some embossed wood grain paper to the front of the card base. It was cream color. I added a strip of light kraft card stock. I used gold embossing powder to add the sentiment to the kraft panel.

Lastly, I used foam tape to adhere the cows to the kraft panel.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10487

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm and Scripty Sayings

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Doe

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

October Banner

October 15, 2017

I have had this banner made for 2 weeks but haven’t remember to photograph it and blog it.

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Panoramic view

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First pennant

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Middle pennant

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Last pennant

 

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Size:  Banner with 4 x 5.5 inch pennants

Extra Details:  I began by cutting all of the triangle shaped pennants from some light purple card stock. I used the WE R Memory Keepers Banner Border for this. I stamped a starry back drop in silver ink on the pennants. You can’t really see it unless you are very close.

Next, I die cut and layered the house silhouettes. I added some small yellow rectangles behind the houses to give the windows and doors some interest.

I stamped and die cut the candy pieces next. In the interest of time, I stamped the candy on some colored card stock so I didn’t even have to color it. I did add a few little details with a white gel pen after I glued the candy on.

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the bats, ghosts, and candy bags. I used Prismacolor pencils for all of the coloring. I added these to my scene using liquid glue.

I die cut the tiny pumpkin tag nine times from orange and black card stock. I used the Jack O’ Lantern Face in two of the orange pumpkins and the letters for WELCOME in the others. I tied them together with orange thread and hung them from the bottom of the pennants.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not a Card

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10477

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Starry Backdrops, Trick or Treat and Year Seven

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fall Tiny Tags, Little Town Hillside Pop Up Add On, Quinn’s Capital ABCs and Year Seven Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Brilliance Pigment Ink in Starlite Silver

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the banner!

Cobweb Corners

October 20, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday!

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/10/fawny-flickr-friday-halloween-edition.html

 

October 2, 2017

Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobweb die just arrived in the mail and I couldn’t wait to use it. Here is the card I made.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started this card by die cutting the spiders and web from some light grey cardstock multiple times. I also cut the 4 webs from some velum.

Then, I created a black card base. I used some more black cardstock to create a frame for my card. I cut the same frame from some black fun foam. I adhered the cardstock frame to the fun foam frame.  I adhered a velum web to each corner of the frame.  I trimmed the webs on the bottom corners a bit.

To add the sentiment to the card base, I first laid the frame over the card front and lined up the sentiment. I used silver embossing powder to make the sentiment visible on the black cardstock.

I adhered the frame to the card base. I added the spider last. I was so excited to discover that the smaller spider with the thin thread fits behind the larger spider perfectly; no need to trim anything. I added the larger spider with a foam square and adhered the thread under the velum web. I gave the spider some red eyes and a red mouth.

For the inside of the card, I added a white liner. I adhered some grey webs and a small spider to the corners.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #14: Happy Little Critters

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-14-happy-little-critters

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Walk in the Dark

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10389

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobwebs, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Brushstroke Birthday

October 1, 2017

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal. I had just received the SSS October Card Kit and the new Steel Navy embossing powder. It is such a cool embossing powder; it appears to be a dark metallic blue.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment on the lower part of the card base. I used the navy embossing powder for the sentiment. I added a heart with silver embossing powder. I added stripes to the rest of the card using the same embossing powders and three shades of aqua inks. It was a very simple card to create; however, I love the results.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10387

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-42/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #81: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686713199190/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Embossing Powders: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail and Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid, Merman, and Peacock

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Cheery and Bright

September 19, 2017

I just bought the new Lawn Fawn Winter Tiny Tags and couldn’t wait to play with them. I used some adhesive backed glitter paper to create these cards.

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One Card

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All three cards in the set

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting the ornament from three colors of glitter card stock. I also cut out the star in the center of each ornament for added interest. I adhered the ornaments to three white card bases.

I stamped the stings using Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings stamp set. I added a sentiment to the bottom of each card.

For the finishing touch I added the holographic toppers to each ornament. I die cut those from some old packaging I had saved.

I really love this card set and it was easy to put together,

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Shimmer and Shine

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10382

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings and Cheery Christmas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster and Jalapeno

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Otterly Merry Christmas

September 10, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn “Christmas Like No Otter” set arrived in the mail this weekend. I couldn’t wait to play with it. Here is the first card I made with this set.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping all of the images on white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I fussy cut everything out. I cut right on the stamped line for everything except the seaweed. I painted the edges of black to hide any cutting errors.

Next, I created a dark brown card base. I used white pigment ink to stamp a wood grain pattern on the card base. While that was drying, I die cut three stitched circles for three different shades of blue paper. I used the lightest blue shade as the sky. I used a scalloped border die to create waves on the other two blue circles. I layered all the circles together to create an ocean scene.

I adhered the seaweed around the circle like a wreath. I added the red bow at the bottom to complete the wreath look. I stamped the sentiment next. I used a mini action wobble spring to adhere the otters to the middle of the circle.

Lastly, I adhered the circles to the card base with foam tape. These otters are soooo cute; I can’t wait to make more cards with them.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10376

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-2/

 

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #79: Just Stamp It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157688433062305/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter

Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrop

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Welcome Banner

September 3, 2017

I made this banner for my classroom this year.

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Details

Size:  4 by 5.5 inch rectangles

Extra Details:  I began this banner by cutting 4 inch by 5.5 inch rectangles from some light blue and pale yellow card stock. I used the WE R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board to create the banner shapes and punch the holes.

I used some stitched circle dies to cut a circle in 7 of the blue rectangles. I also cut the letters for some red cardstock. I adhered the yellow and blue banners with double stick tape only at the top. I glued the letters in the middle of the die cut circles.

To decorate the banner pieces, I added some green hills cut with a stitched hillside banner. I also add some stitched tree borders cut from brown cardstock. The leaves were cut from green cardstock and I added some red dots for apples.

Next, I stamped and colored a number of images. I used my Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then I fussy cut them out and painted the edges black. I adhered them to the banner.

I strung the banners on white and blue ribbon and hung it in my classroom.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: School or Study Related

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10010

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and Thanks a Bushel

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Stitched Tree Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the banner!

Beach ATC

August 27, 2017

This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to make an Artist Trading Card. The only rules are the card must be 2.5 X 3.5.” Our stay at the lake this summer inspired me to make this mini scene.

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Size:  2.5 x 3.5 inches

Extra Details:  I began with a 2.5 x 3.5 inch rectangle of water color paper.  I lightly drew a wiggly line in pencil. This would be where the beach and water would meet. Then I ink blended some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink on the beach area. I used Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Inks for the water area.

I used the same inks and second generation stamping to add the heart, “stones”, and waves. I used some white pigment ink to add some waves. I used the same ink and a stiff paint brush to add the surf where the water and beach meet.

I LOVE this and will be making a larger card using the same design sometime soon.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Artist Trading Card

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10008     

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy Matey, Woodgrain Background, and Snow Cool

Ink: Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and Brushed Corduroy

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Treasure Map

August 17, 2017

I was just having fun playing with the new to me Ahoy Matey stamp set by Lawn Fawn and my Distress Inks.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping, clear heat embossing, and water coloring all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color everything in. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

Next, I die cut a rectangle of tan card stock. I used the same card stock to create a card base and set it aside. I hand cut a few notches in the edges of the rectangle and then planned my layout. I added the compass rose to top left corner, sentiment in the bottom center, and the dotted lines. I used Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to add interest to my map. Then I crumpled the paper up a number of times. I flattened it out and adhered the fussy cut images.

I wanted to add some interest to my card base. First, I stamped some of the images from the Ahoy Matey stamp set in a light colored ink. I felt that didn’t offer enough contrast, so I ink blended some really dark Distress Ink on the edges of the card base. The ink blending covers up the stamping mostly, but if you look closely you can see it. I adhered the map to the card front using foam tape and double sided tape. I tried to follow the natural dimension of the paper to let it keep its crumbled texture.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and adhered a few more fussy cut images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Nautical

Simon Says: Nautical

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey, and Wish You Were Here

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo, Walnut, and Lobster

Distress Inks in Ground Espresso, Antique Linen, and Brushed Corduroy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Let’s Celebrate You Pop Up

August 13, 2017

This is a card that I made for my husband’s god daughter.

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Card Front

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Inside Pop Up

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Inside area to write a message

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped and colored the card front first. I used masking to hide the mouse behind the box. I traced a circle die to create the white highlight around the images. I used a water brush and Crayola Fine Line markers to color everything in. I used a grey ink to add the confetti to the colorful rays.

While the card front was drying I stamped and die cut all of the images for the inside of the card. I used the same markers and water brush to color everything in.

While those were drying, I die cut the stitched hillside pop up and another plain stitched hillside from a few shades of green card stock. I also die cut “celebrate” from holographic paper and plain card stock so I could layer them. I also die cut the posts from water color paper and colored them brown.

Next, I decorated the inside of the card. I used a puffy cloud die to trace with the blue marker. I used a water brush to move the color around and create a soft cloudy sky. Once the clouds were dry, I added the stamped confetti. I used the same markers to color them in.

Once the card base was dry, I began assembling the card. I adhered the green hills first. Then, I added the animals and balloons. The confetti was the last thing I adhered. I used glue dots, double sided tape, and liquid glue to adhere everything.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s FLickr Challenge #77: Splatter It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157684750348450/

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10000

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For A Child

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/child/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters and Cuddly Critters Accessories

Lawn Fawn’s Good Fortune

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critters Accessories dies

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Pop-up. Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card