Category Archives: September 2017

Birthday Princess Puppy

January 15, 2018

It’s time to celebrate a sweet little girl’s first birthday. This is the card and tag set I made for her.

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Card

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Tag

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Together

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card and tag

Extra Details:  I began both of these by stamping and coloring the images. I stamped four dogs in total. I wanted to cut them apart and layer them together to make the dogs more dimensional. I used colored pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out right on the black stamped lines. I used a black marker to paint the edges to hide any cutting mistakes.

I used the papers, stickers, and tags from Simon Says Stamp September 2017 card kit. I added a strip of patterned paper to a panel of pink card stock. I layered a blue glitter scalloped circle on top of that.   I added my focal circle next. I stamped the sentiment in a pink ink. Added a little bit of patterned paper to the bottom of the circle and adhered the dog. I adhered the focal circle to the glitter circle. To finish the card, I added a few enamel dots.

I used the shaker tag pieces from the card kit. I filled the shaker with some small pink plastic beads I had in my stash. I added some stamping and patterned paper to dress it up a bit. I adhered the dog and drew in a balloon string. Lastly, I added some blue and pink twine from my stash to finish the tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween

Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circles

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Doodlebug’s Fairy Tale Collection

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Guava Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Water Color Hearts

January 15, 2018

I know this card design has been done a number of times since the Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Stamp set was released in the September 2017 card kit, but I had to make it too. Those hearts just scream to be heat embossed and water colored. I could decide which color of embossing powder to use, so I made three cards.

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Gold Version

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Silver Version

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White Version

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by making some card bases form some water color paper. Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment and images on each card base.

I used my Crayola Fine Line Markers to water color in the images. Each card has the same colors in the same order. To help the white embossed hearts stand out more, I colored the background light blue.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail, Silver Ultra Fine and Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Birthday Hearts

November 5, 2017

This is a set of birthday cards my daughter and I created for some of her classmates.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by using some patterned paper form the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit. We cut each paper into a two inch strip and adhered it to a coordinating card base.

I die cut three stitched circles from white card stock and stamped the hearts and sentiments on each circle. My daughter colored the hearts in using Crayola markers. When she was finished, she added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to each heart.

We adhered each circle with an action wobble. Lastly, we added some glitter pen detail along the edges of the patterned paper.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Dies Used: Simon Says Stitched Circles

Paper: Doodlebug’s Fairy Tale Collection

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Sugar Plum, Fresh Lavender, Mermaid, Plastic Flamingo

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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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Details

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

Details

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

Details

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!