April 10, 2018
I have been receiving the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits for almost a year now. I really am enjoying these kits. They provide me with some products I would never buy and stamp sets that are different than my usual style. One of the best examples of this is the patterned papers. I love looking at patterned paper, but almost never buy it. The papers included in the card kits are always so pretty. I hate wasting any of it. So for each kit, I usually create a few cards that use up the strips that I always have left over. I made four cards with the papers from the Simon Says Stamp February 2018 Card Kit.
Size: A2 cards
Extra Details: I began these cards with four panels of scrap card stock cut to 4.25” x 5.5.” I adhered strips of the patterned paper to each panel at a diagonal. To add some interest, I added some stamping to a few of the strips.
Once the panels were completely covered, I adhered three of the panels to white card bases as is. I trimmed the other paper panel with a rectangle die for a slightly different look. I also white heat embossed the sentiment on this panel.
I die cut some more rectangles form coordinating colors of card stock. I added my sentiments using either white heat embossing or an aqua ink. I adhered the sentiments to the card fronts. I added frames on two of the cards for interest and a stamped image on the final card.
Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Crafty Friend
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangles Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Paper: Echo Park’s I’d Rather Be Crafting
Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail
Ink: Versa Mark
Lawn Fawn’s Merman, Plastic Flamingo, and Fake Tan
Hope you enjoyed the cards!