Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Christmas Tags 3.2

November 12, 2017

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! I have begun to make my Christmas tags. This set was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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Size:  4 inches by 2 ¼ inches

Extra Details:  I began by cutting some white card stock into some rectangles. I used Versa Mark ink and a variety of embossing powders to add the images to the tags. I used a dark blue embossing powder for the sentiment. I used silver glitter embossing powder for the larger snowflakes and silver embossing powder for the smaller snowflakes.

I punched a hole at the top of each of the tags. I added some small jewels to the larger snowflakes as a finishing touch.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Snow White

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-snow-white/

Lawn Fawnatics # 16: Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn Set

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-16-use-your-oldest-lawn-fawn-set

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Frosties and Winter in the Park

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

Wow’s Cloud 9

Ink: Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Keep Cozy

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Christmas

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a light grey card base. I stamped the solid diamonds in red ink. I added the stitching in grey ink. I stamped the sentiment in black ink to help it stand out.

I die cut the mittens from some white card stock. I flipped one mitten over so that it looked like I had a pair of mittens. I stamped the diamonds and stitching with the same inks as the card front. I stamped the grey ink pad on the cuffs of the mittens to add some more color.

I used a red twine from my stash to connect the two mittens. I adhered the mittens to the card base with foam squares. I used a little liquid glue to adhere the twine to the card base. Lastly, I added some Wink of Stella to the mittens for some sparkle.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-christmas-3/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Hero Art’s Red Royal

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Franken Bear Bookmarks

October 1, 2017

Because I am crazy, I decided to make every student in my class a bookmark for Halloween. I think they turned out super cute, but they were fairly time consuming.

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Extra Details: I began these bookmarks, by stamping the front and back of all the bears on some white card stock. I used a mini ink blending tool and some Lawn Fawn Celery Stick ink to color all of the bears. I stamped the stitches on the bears next. I die cut the bears using the matching dies.

  I stamped the monster hair on a separate piece of paper. I used colored pencils to color the hair and then fussy cut them out. I painted the edges with a back marker to hide any cutting errors.

I die cut the book marks from some black cardstock. I adhered the front of the bear to the book mark, and then added the monster hair. I adhered the back of the bear to the back of the book mark. I adhered the hair, making sure to line the back hair to the front hair. I trimmed the ears and tag holes that stuck out from the hair with my scissors.

Lastly, I white heat embossed the sentiment on the front of the book mark. I plan on sign the back of the book marks with a white gel pen.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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

LOVE! Challenge #22: Anything Goes Again

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157687331763124/        

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Dear and Booyah

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Dear dies and For You Deer Add On

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick

 

 

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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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!

Frosting, Yum

September 19, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp September 2017 Card Kit just arrived in the mail the other day and I couldn’t wait to use it. This is the first card I made with the kit.

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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 with a white card base. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool to add color to the bottom right corner. I also flicked some of the same ink of the card base for interest.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added the stickers. They are perfect to star in this clean and simple card.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment in an aqua colored ink on the inside of the card. I added the rest of the sentiment in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-clean-simple/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Extras: Doodlebug Sprinkles from the Fairy Tale collection

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn’s Merman Ink

 

 

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!

Ghost Hugs

September 3, 2017

I saw this sentiment on a My Favorite Things stamp set. It is soo cute and perfect for October.

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting two stitched rectangles; one from black card stock and one from white card stock. I also die cut the letters for ghost hugs from water color paper. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters.

While the letters were drying, I stamped and white heat embossed the beginning of the sentiment on the black rectangle. I used glow in the dark embossing powder to add the ghosts. They are much more subtle in real life. I glued the letters down to the black panel. I used fun foam to adhere the panel to a black card base.

I used an alpha stamp set for the inside sentiment. I added some ghosts in a light grey ink and then adhered on the inside of the card base.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/

LOVE! Flickr Challenge #21: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157688413315245/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo and Wild Rose

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Fintastic School Year

August 27, 2017

This week’s Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge has inspired me to get very puny.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment and images on the panel. I created the sentiment using a few different stamp sets. I water colored everything with Crayola Fine Line Markers. I used the same markers to water color the background. Once everything was dry, I stamped the bubbles in Lawn Fawn’s Merman ink. Then I adhered the panel to a dark blue card base and the card was complete.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Back to School

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-back-school/               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Duh-nuh, A Good Apple, Mermaid for You, Octopi My Heart, Clark’s ABCs, and So Jelly

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Merman Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

12 Looks Good on You

August 17, 2017

My niece turns 12 in a few weeks. I went for everything bright and sparkly for this card.

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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 began by fussy cutting the 1, 2, and the sunglasses from the Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection acetate sheets. Next, I created a grey frame and a blue panel from some of the Illustrated Faith’s Basic papers and some stitched rectangle dies. I traced the opening of the frame on the blue paper. I stamped my sentiment on the blue paper and add some tone on tone stamping around the edges. I backed the grey frame with acetate and added foam tape around the edges to create a shaker window. I added the sequins and silver glitter stars and adhered the frame to the blue paper.  To finish off the shaker box, I adhered the acetate pieces around the frame.

I create a yellow card base. I added some stamping that I embossed with WOW Cloud 9 embossing powder to the edges. I added a sentiment and one more pair of glasses on the inside of the card. Lastly, I adhered the shaker box to the card front.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Simon Says: Add A Sentiment

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clear to See, Clark’s ABCs, and Snow Cool

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Scalloped Box Card Pop Up dies

Paper: Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection papers and acetate numbers and images

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Merman and Sunflower

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Thanks For Everything You Do

August 16, 2017

Clean craft area day really means make more cards! Here is a card I made with the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of the pattern paper included in the kit. I used one of the small sentiments to stamp on the white areas of the chevrons. I added this paper to a grey card base.

I die cut the large “thanks” from grey card stock four times. I glued them all together. I die cut the same “thanks” one more time from some striped paper. I glue this to the stack of grey die cuts, but off set it just a little bit. Once the stack of “thanks” was dry, I adhered it to a small rectangle of velum and adhered that to the card front.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Simon Says: Add A Sentiment

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Slate Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card