Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Fingerprint Birtday

April 21, 2018

When I was using the Simon Says Stamp Fingerprint Doodles stamp set on another card, I thought of this design. This time I made it a birthday card, because you can never have enough birthday cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. Using my MISTI, I stamped a pattern of fingerprint on the card front. I used four different colors of ink; Lawn Fawn’s Butter, Peachy Keen, Moonstone, and Minty Fresh. I wanted the color placement to look random.

Once all the fingerprints were stamped, I added the animal outlines. I used Lawn Fawn’s Deep Sea ink for this.

I had a small cross stitched frame in my stash, so I used the Minty Fresh ink to color it to match the card. I stamped the fish and sentiment on a scrap of white car stock. I adhered the panel to the frame and popped everything up with foam tape.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12388

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles and Best Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Butter, Peachy Keen, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, and Deep Sea

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Fingerprint Congrats

April 21, 2018

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle. I do not like my own doodling but I love the look of Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles stamps.  I added the anniversary sentiment on the inside so I could send it to friends who are celebrating their anniversary.

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Front of Card

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Inside of card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a cross stitched rectangle from some smooth white card stock. I stamped the two of the fingerprint stamps in colored inks. I added the doodles on top with black ink. Using the same ink, I added the sentiment. I choose the small sentiment so the card would be super clean and simple. I added a small peach heart between the cats. I used a Sharpie Pen to doodle my own heart on the colored heart. I adhered this panel to the card front with some foam tape.

I added the happy anniversary sentiment to the inside of the card with a trio of colored hearts. I drew my own black hearts on these also.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Let’s Doodle

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12388

 

Simon Says Stamp’s Flickr Challenge #95: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157692453843382/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Fingerprint Doodles and Floral Bliss

Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Happy Happy Happy Family Add On

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Peachy Keen and Merman

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Rabbit Cards

April 15, 2018

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge this week is to be inspired by mythology or a story. I choose Peter Rabbit, because it is spring and I have been itching to use this stamp set. In the end I made two similar cards. I used the Simon Says March 2018 Card Kit.

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Card One

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Card Two

Details

Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping the rabbits and carrots on smooth white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the shading. I fussy cut out the images leaving a small white border.

For the first card, I found a mint die cut circle I had left over from another project and adhered one rabbit and a carrot. I stamped the sentiment in a grey ink. I choose a kraft card base, but felt it was very plain. I stamped the carrot image all over the card base with a brown ink. Then, I adhered the circle and rabbit to the card front.  Lastly, I added a white pom-pom for the bunny’s tail.

For the second card, I covered a white card base with a piece of patterned paper from the Simon Says Stamp Match 2018 card kit. I used a crossed stitched rectangle die to cut the paper to the correct size. I added a small strip of a second patterned paper as a ledge for my bunny to sit on. I adhered the bunny and added the pom-pom tail. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on some white card stock and die cut it with a banner die.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Mythology/ Inspired by a Story

               http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12386

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Showers and Flowers

Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables ad Everyday Banner dies

Paper: Carta Bella’s Spring Market

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Fog and Smoke Inks

Lawn Fawn’s Doe and Minty Fresh Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Trio of Thanks

April 8, 2018

A friend of mine visited over the spring break with her three kids. This is the thank you card that we sent to them after the visit. I have been loving the little kiddos from Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party set.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the three little kids on a scrap of white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the kids in. I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

I used some water color paper and four shades of Distress Oxide inks to create the center panel. I smooshed the ink on my acrylic block, sprayed it with water, and then smooshed it on the water color paper.  I let the block sit for a few minutes to intensify the color. Then I removed the block and let the panel air dry. Once it was dry, I added some more pigment with a paint brush. I flicked the extra pigment on the paint brush around the panel to add interest. To finish the panel, I flicked some water on the panel and blotted it up. Once the water color panel was dry, I die cut it with a cross stitched rectangle die and a script thanks die.

I dry embossed a panel of grey card stock with a dotted embossing folder by Darice. I adhered this panel to a white card base.

It was at this point that I decided I wanted t make a shaker card. I adhered some clear plastic to the pack of the water color panel. I lined the edges with foam tape and added the sequins and beads. I used regular tissue paper to close up my shaker element. I used double sided tape to adhere to layers of tissue paper together to make it strong enough. I used a strong liquid glue to adhere the panel to the card base.

Lastly, I added the three kids around the panel.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12383

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Trio of Butterflies

April 8, 2018

Jennifer McGuire did a video on Z fold cards a few weeks ago and I knew I had to try one. I used the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit and some patterned paper I got from my local Joann’s to make this card.  I colored the butterflies with Prismacolor pencils and really love the results I got.

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Card Front

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Inside of the Card

Details

Size:  Z fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping and coloring the butterflies on a scrap of white card stock. Once I was done coloring, I fussy cut all of the butterflies out.

I created the card base from some 12 x 12 white cardstock. It was a very light weight card stock, so I don’t think I will be using it again. I added strips of the marble patterned paper to the outside flaps. I used a scalloped edge die to add interest to the front panels.

I added a panel of white cardstock to the inside of the card to stiffen up the card base.  I stamped the sentiment and added a butterfly to this panel.

I adhered the butterflies to the front panels having them overlap the seam. Lastly, I added a small black rectangle to the middle butterfly. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the black rectangle.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

Simon Says: A Trio Of Something

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day and Christmas Squad

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Mitten Tag Card

January 25, 2018

I am finally getting back into the usual routine after the holidays. This card was inspired by three challenges this week.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of grey cardstock. I stamped the solid diamonds in white pigment ink all over the panel. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the quilted lines in a darker grey ink.

I die cut a tag shape from some white card stock. I added the sentiment to the white tag using the same darker grey ink and some red ink.

I die cut the mittens from red card stock. I added some detail with the white and grey inks. As a finishing touch, I added a small white heart that I die cut.

I used some red and white twine to add a bow to the top of the tag. I adhered the tails of the bow to the mittens using regular scotch tape. I adhered one bow flat to the tag and the other with some foam tape.

Lastly, I added the tag to the grey panel and adhered everything to a white card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21: Inspiration Board

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-21-inspiration-board

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Tag It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=11317

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer It

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

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops and How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add On

Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It and Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink and Chili Pepper

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Kind Flowers in Blues

January 15, 2018

I made a few card sets to give as Christmas gifts this year, but I never got around to blogging them till now. Here is the blue set of cards I made.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these six cards by creating six card bases from some water color paper. Then I used my acrylic blocks to smoosh on some blue Distress inks. I let the ink sit for about five minutes before removing the block to get a more intense color.

Once the ink smooshing was dry, I stamped the image on to the cards. I used Versa Mark ink and Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy embossing powder.

Finally, I added the sub sentiment to the cards. I stamp the sentiment on a small strip of water color paper with a grey ink. Then, I adhered the strips with some foam tape.

The recipient love this card set for both its handmade qualities and the really beautiful sentiments.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Winter Blues

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=11310     

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Kind Flowers

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Mermaid Lagoon

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Penguining to Look

December 17, 2017

This is the card I made for my kiddos’ piano teacher. It has an action wobble on the front and a hidden gift card on the inside.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by cutting two 4.25 x 5.5 inch panels from some water color paper. One panel is for the front of the card; the other is for the inside.

I used a stitched hillside border to cut the front panel. From the top part of the panel, I also die cut some stitched circles. I used versa mark ink and white embossing powder to add stars or music notes. I used Distress Inks as water colors to create my night sky. The embossed resist worked beautifully.  I added a light blue was to the bottom of the panel for interest. Once dry, I adhered all of the pieces to a white card base.

For the inside panel, I used the Ellen Hudson Zipper Panel Die to create the hidden chamber. I adhered this panel to the inside of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped the penguins in Versa Fine ink and clear embossed them. I used the same Distress Inks to water color them in. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border. I adhered the penguins to my card using liquid glue. I used a mini action wobble on the penguin playing the guitar.

Lastly, I added the sentiments and a few music notes in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #18: Emboss Resist

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-18-emboss-resist

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10935

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitch It

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

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling, Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Die

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail and Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Work Lipstick, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

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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Details

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

 

Details

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!