March 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Cards

April 15, 2018

I am finally getting around to blogging the cards I made with the Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit. I loved this kit and made a bunch of cards. These are the cards I made using the papers and stickers mostly.

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Details

Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details: I used a variety of papers and stickers from the March 2018 card kit to make all of these cards. I did add a few stamped images or sentiments.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Choose Joy and Flowers and Showers

Lawn Fawn’s Hello

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Scalloped Circles Stackables, Stitched Borders, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Carta Bella’s Spring Market papers and sticker sheets

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

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!

Church Snow Globe Shaker

April 15, 2018

I need a card for a baptism and a card for a first communion within the next few weeks. I struggled with these cards; I do not own any stamps that I thought really went well with the events. So I got creative. I like the way the cards turned out. I made two of the same card. Only one is pictured in this post.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a panel of white card stock and dry embossing it with a Darice embossing folder.

I stamped the images on a separate panel of white card stock and using Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I pulled out the die cutting machine again. I die cut the snow globe that I stamped. I used light blue card stock for the back of the snow globe. Light green stock was used for the grassy hill. I also die cut some clear plastic and fun foam so I could turn my snow globe into a shaker card. Everything else, I fussy cut out.

I adhered everything together using double sided tape. I add some beads and sequins to the snow globe before I adhered the light blue panel. I used pink sequins because both cards are for little girls.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Texture

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-add-texture/

              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village, Ready Set Snow, and Ready Set Shake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Add On, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

2018 Cookie Grad

April 15, 2018

One of my co-workers had a son graduating from high school this year. This is the card I made for her to give to him. I used the school colors of green, white and black to make the card more personal.

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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 creating a card base form some green card stock. I used the same cardstock to die cut the Pivot Pop Up pieces as well.

Using dark green ink, I added the 2018’s to the front of the card. I used the same ink to add the cookies, and hats to the inside of the card as well. I used white pigment ink to add the dashed lines to the pop up panel. I plan on having the cookie “throw” his hat.

Using white card stock, I stamped the cookies, hats, diploma, letters and numbers. I used Primsacolor pencils to add color where needed. I used the matching die to cut out the letters and numbers and I fussy cut out everything else.

While I had the die cutting machine out, I also cut two white stitched rectangles for the inside of the card, one small white stitched rectangle for the pop up panel and one black stitched rectangle for the front of the card. I found some silver glitter paper in my stash, that I die cut the word congrats from.

Then I began assembling the card. I used liquid glue, double sided tape, and just a little bit of foam tape on the cookie on the front of the card. Overall I really like this card and I know my co-workers will also.

Stamps Used:  Lawn Fawn’s Smart Cookie, Quinn’s Capital ABC’s, Quinn’s 123s, Toadally Awesome, and Sweet Smiles

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Quinn’s 123s and Pivot Pop Up dies

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Dies

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Yeti White Pigment Ink, and Nobel Fir.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Loved Boots

April 10, 2018

I wanted to play with no line coloring when I made this card. This image from Simon Says Stamp is beautiful and so much fun to color.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped the image on a panel of kraft card stock with a very light ink. I used Primascolor pencils to color everything in.

When I was done coloring I added a sentiment in brown ink. I thought that black ink would contrast too much with the coloring.

I trimmed the panel a little on each side and adhered it to a white card base.  I really love the way this card turned out.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Showers and Flowers and Brush Stroke Messages

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Walnut Ink

Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Rainbow Easter Bunnies

April 10, 2018

These are the Easter cards I made to send to friends and family. I had a bunch of water color paper scraps to use up, so I decided to play with my Distress Inks. Unfortunately, I made these cards over a month ago and can’t remember which colors I used on which cards.

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Details

Size:  A2 card and 4.25” square cards

Extra Details: I began these cards by white heat embossing the small egg image all over a bunch of panels of water color paper. I used three colors of Distress Ink on each panel to create some rainbow backgrounds. I don’t remember which colors I used on each panel because I made all of these over a month ago.  After the ink was dry, I flicked some water on each piece to create some interest. I adhered each panel to a colored card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut some small cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on each. I used one of the Distress Inks to water color the edges of each rectangle.

I stamp and colored the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading to the bunnies. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies with a Mini Action Wobble Spring to the card front.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

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

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Various Distress Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Crafty Stripes

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.

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Details

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!

Birthday Bookmarks

April 9, 2018

I just got the new Lawn Fawn bookmark stamp set called Slow Down and Enjoy. I couldn’t wait to make some bookmarks with it. I also needed four birthday cards soon. So I combined the two and created four cards with removable bookmarks.

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Card Front with Bookmark in place

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Card Front without Bookmark

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Inside of the card

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Back of Card

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Pink Versions of cards

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Bookmarks

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Back of Bookmarks

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I made four cards but gave one away before I got the pictures taken. Each card is same design; I just switched papers and animals around.

I began these cards by stamping and coloring the animals, hats, gifts, and present images. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I matched the colors of the accessories to the colors in the patterned papers. I used matching dies to cut the animals, gifts, and hats out. I fussy cut the cupcakes out leaving a small white border to match the die cuts.

While I had my die cut machine out, I also die cut two of each bookmark from one piece of pattern paper. I adhered the two bookmarks together so that the pattern on the front and back matched. I also cut the bookmarks from some white card stock. I stamped a sentiment on each white bookmark and trimmed it on the stitched lines with my scissors. I adhered the white panel to the front of each bookmark. I added the animal fronts and backs as well. I added a birthday hat to each animal for some color and fun.

Once the bookmarks were made, I began working on the cards. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut two dark blue panels and two pink panels. I white heat embossed a frame and sentiment on each panel. I fussy cut out the center of each frame to create an opening.  I added a small rectangle of patterned paper to each of the four white card bases. I adhered the panels of to the card bases with foam tape. I made sure to line the opening of the frame up with the pattered paper on the card base. Now the bookmarks can slide in and out of the frame opening.

For the inside of the cards, I added a strip of the same pattern paper. I adhered three animals head along the strip of pattern paper. I added some accessories to each animal. I stamped the sentiment in six colors of ink that matched the patterned papers. I added the back of the animals to the back of the card.

To finish the cards, I added some twine to the bookmarks and a small star shape tag that tells the recipient that there is a bookmark.

 

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer, Slow Down and Enjoy, Happy Happy Happy, Flirty Frames, Lovable Legends, Baked with Love, Lights Out, and Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, For You Deer Dies, For You Deer Add On, Slow Down and Enjoy Dies, Slow Down and Enjoy Add On, Lovable Legend Dies, Tiny Tags, and Happy Howlidays dies.

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dream

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Carrot, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Merman and Deep Sea

Simon Says Stamp’s Hollyhock Hybrid Ink

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Bunnies with Stripes

April 9, 2018

These are two of the cards I made to send to family for Easter. I was playing around with first and second generation stamping to create softer colors.

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First generation stripes

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Second generation stripes

 

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating the striped backgrounds. I cut two panels of white card stock. I inked the wide stripe stamp with ink and stamped the first panel. I used the same stamp without re-inking on the second panel. I used 6 different ink colors to create a rainbow background.

Once the panels were completely stamped, I die cut them with a stitched rectangle die. I adhered the panels onto light grey card bases.

For the sentiment, I die cut smaller cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on the left side of the rectangle. I adhered the sentiment panels to the cards with liquid glue.

I stamped the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black stamped line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting mistakes. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies to the cards with a Mini Action Wobble for some fun.    

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Simon Says Stamp’s Choose Joy

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Bubble Gum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moon Stone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Easter Pivot Pop Up Card

April 8, 2018

This is an Easter card I made for an aunt of mine that hosted Easter Dinner this year. There are 5 children who come to each holiday dinner, so I included the 5 kids on the inside of the card.

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Card Front: I love that the front of the card gives no hints about what is on the inside of the card.

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating the water color panel for the front of the card. I used ink smooshing and an acrylic block to create the blocks of color around the frame. I added some interest to the water color piece by flicking some clean water and some of the same inks onto the background. Once the panel was dry, I used two cross stitched rectangle dies to create the frame.

I used the same ink colors to water color the tree tops for both the inside and outside of the card.  I used the blue ink and a DIY cloud stencil to add the sky area behind the frame to the front of the card base. I layered some grass borders behind the frame. I tucked the trees into the grass. I stamped my sentiment on the front layer of grass. I added a few white die cut clouds to the front of the card also.

Once the front of the card was complete, I began to the inside of the card. I lined the top with a blue paper. I used the same DIY cloud stencil and some white pigment ink to create a similar sky scene. The bottom was covered the same green card stock I used for the grass die cuts. I stamped another sentiment on that panel, making sure to leave room for the hand written message.

Then I created the Pivot Panel Pop Up. I LOVE this die. It is easy to use and is so unexpected. Using the same green and blue card stocks, I created the panels. I decorated the panels with more water colored trees and some white cloud die cuts. I also added five kids from the Easter Party stamp set. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut those out a few days before constructing this card.

I added the Pivot Panel Pop Up to the inside of the card and everything was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, and My Silly Valentine

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Panel Pop Up, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

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

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!