Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Card Kits

Brushstroke Lunch Box Notes

October 8, 2017

I really can’t keep away from Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I created a set of Lunch Box Notes for my kiddos using it.

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Details

Size:  2.75 x 2.125”

Extra Details:  I began by cutting my cards. Then I stamped the large colored block on each card. I added the sentiments in black ink. For a little interest, I added a heart to each card with a slightly darker color of ink.

The green cards have three shades of green ink and white pigment ink hearts.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick, Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, Lobster, Mermaid, Merman, Moonstone, Peacock, Plastic Flamingo, Wild Rose and Yeti White Pigment inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

You are Amazing

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. I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp October 2017 Monthly Card Kit. This is the only card I made with the papers today; I got distracted by the stamp set and never looked back.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by cutting some of the patterned paper in the kit. I cut this panel to 4 x 5.25 inches. I adhered it to a dark blue card base.

I cut a small rectangle from another pattern paper and white heat embossed the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment panel to the card using foam tape. I keep this card simple because the patterned paper adds all the interest and shine that it needs.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Paper: My Mind’s Eye’s Blush Collection

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Brushstroke and Ink Cube Pack Card Set

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. I also watched Nina-Marie Trapani’s video called Brushstroke Pattern Stamping Featuring Simon Says Stamp Products. I have the Brushstroke Messages stamp set and couldn’t wait to try out some of the ideas Nina-Maria demonstrated. I also just got some of the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cube Sets in the mail and wanted to play with those. In the end, I made 8 cards.

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Card One using Hero Arts Color Layering Rooster Ink set. There was some ink transfer when I switched from the red ink to the yellow ink, but I really like the orangey color that it created.

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Card two using Lawn Fawn’s Tropical Island Ink Cube Pack. I trimmed the sides of the panel down to allow the grey card base to show on each side.

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Card Three using Lawn Fawn’s Candy Story Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the bottom edge of the white panel with a stitched cloud border die for interest.

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Card Four using Lawn Fawn’s Gazebo Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die before adhering it to a grey card base.

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Card Five using Simon Says Stamp’s Fresh Fruit Hybrid Ink Pad Cube set. I die cut this panel with a cross stitched rectangle die at an angle. I also added a cute critter that I found in my stash.

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Card Six using lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin Patch Ink Cube Pack. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a kraft card base.

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Card Seven using Lawn Fawn’s Tea Party Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die. I added two smaller layers with some foam tape. I stamped the green ink on the larger layer to create matching paper. Lastly, I added a few sequins for some sparkle.

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Card Eight using Lawn Fawn’s Ice Cream Parlor Ink Cube Pack. I added the small dots for some interest.

Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I stamped each panel with a stamp from the Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I die cut a few of the panels for interest and variety.

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

Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn inks in Butter, Carrot, Celery Stick, Deep Sea, Doe, Fake Tan, Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Hippo, Jalapeno, Lobster, Manatee, Mermaid, Merman, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, Peachy Keen, Peacock, Plastic Flamingo, Soot, Sugarplum, Sunflower, Walnut, and Wild Rose

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime, Lemon Zing, Orange Slush, and Watermelon

Hero Arts inks in Butter Bar, Navy, Pumpkin Pie, and Red Royal

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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!

Flower Shaker Tag Card

September 24, 2017

I wanted to play with the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit today. I love the shaker tags that were included in the kit. I received a flower shaped tag instead of a balloon in my kit.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with the flower tag. I ink blended some Distress Inks on the tag. I flicked some water on the inks to create some fun water drops. I also added a light pink Distress Ink to the inside of the tag. I filled the shaker pocket with some beads and sequins from my stash. Then I glued the tag closed. I added some iridescent twine to the top of the tag.

Next, I created a light pink card base. I wanted to use some of the patterned paper included in the kit. I found a design that I liked and trimmed it to an inch and a half. I added some thin strips purple paper to the edges to help the paper stand out against the pink card base. I adhered the strips to the card base.

I adhered the shaker tag to the card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment in purple ink. As a finishing touch, I added some stars and hearts that I die cut from some silver glitter paper and holographic paper.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp and The Greeting Farm’s Mini Pony Party

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories Dies

Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop Up dies

Paper: Doodle Bug’s Fairy Tale Collection

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Sugar Plum Ink

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, and Mermaid Lagoon

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Striped Birthday Card

September 24, 2017

I loved the Birthday Blues card I made so much that I wanted to try another version of it. This time I used more feminine colors. I also put the pattern at a diagonal for more interest.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of white card stock. I used five colors of ink to stamp the images on the panel. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle when I was finished stamping. I adhered the panel to a pink card base with foam tape. Lastly, I added some clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle and shine.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Sugar Plum, and Carrot inks

Simon Says Stamp’s Lemon Zing Hybrid Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Resist Birthday Cards

September 24, 2017

My husband’s best friends’ birthday was last week. My kiddos made him some birthday cards. They had such a good time playing with water coloring and resists.

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Blue card

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Orange Card

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Size:  Vertical side fold and a Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began these cards with panels of water color paper that I had die cut with a stitched rectangle die. Each kiddo decided on their card design and I used Versa Mark and white heat embossing powder to create the designs.

We used Distress Ink as water colors. I taped the panels down first. Then the kiddos painted on some clear clean water on their panels and began dropping in colors. We let the first layers of color dry while we had dinner. Then we added a second layer of color. After the second layer was dry, we added some splatters of ink.

Once the splatters were dry, we adhered each panel to a coordinating card base with foam tape. The kiddos were so please with their creations.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #80: Emboss Like a Boss

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686622512713/

               

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever and You + Me

Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Birthday Blues

September 19, 2017

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp Best Ever stamp set. It is so versatile and fun to use. I made a very simple masculine birthday card with it today.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. Using my MISTI, I stamped the strips in different shades of blue. I also used the MISTI to stamp the candles.

I added a sentiment to the inside of the card and it was finished.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Merman, Mermaid, Sunflower and Peacock

Hero Art’s Navy

 

 

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

 

Details

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!

Water Color Thanks

August 31, 2017

This card was selected as a winner for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr #78 challenge!! This is this first time one of my cards has been chosen as a winner of a challenge.

August 27, 2017

While I was making Halloween and Fall card sets for the local basket raffle, I decided I should make a Thank You Set as well. I made five cards and envelopes for this card set.

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Close Up of one card

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All five cards

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards with five card bases made from water color paper. I stamped the strips in black ink on the left side of the card bases. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the card bases. I wanted the sentiments to stand out a bit from the stripes so I clear embossed them.

Then, I added some water color splots to the card fronts. I used Distress Inks and acrylic blocks to add the color to each card. Once the slots were all dry, I added some flicks of the same color and a few black ones also.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #78: Dots and/or Stripes

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mustard Seed

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards