Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit – Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi everyone! I’m here today with card using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit. The theme of the kit is mail/post office oriented and is mostly red and blue. I wanted to create a card that didn’t use any of the envelopes and had a pastel color theme.

This card is an entry for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is SPOTS AND DOTS.

Here is my card —

Sending Happy Thoughts

I started this card with panel of Neenah Solar White card stock that measures 5 1/4 x 4 inches. I used the circle border stamp from the SSS Sending Happy Thoughts set. I stamped it vertically in different rainbow colors from Hero Arts and Memento (The list of colors will be in the supply list below.)

For the sentiment, I stamped it in VersaMark and embossed with with clear embossing powder. With a sponge dauber and the Hero Arts Mint Julep ink, I sponged in the color to reveal the embossed sentiment. I also took a 1/4 inch strip of Pool Layering Paper from Hero Arts and adhered it in between the stamped dots and the sentiment. I adhered the panel to a standard size landscape card from some Pool Layering Paper.

To finish the card, I accented the strip with some Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush and embellished the sentiment with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I made a video for this card, you can watch it here or on You Tube.

That’s it for this card.

For a complete list of supplies, check out the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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Just Saying Hello

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is LET’S BE CLEAR! Any clear item can be used. For this card, my clear items are – a clear card base and clear embossing powder.

This card is also an entry for the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog.

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The theme for this challenge is to use the summer color combo provided in the graphic above.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. I stamped the Lawn Fawn Chevron Borders stamp with Memento inks in Bahama Blue, Dandelion and Tangelo alternately on the panel. For the sentiment, I used a sentiment from the Trult Appreciated set from Hero Arts. I stamped it with black pigment ink and clear embossed it. We were allowed to use little bits of black and white so I wanted the sentiment to stand out. To add a little more black and white elements, I added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

For the card base, I didn’t have those fancy pre-cut clear cards, so I just used thick transparency sheets from Staples and made my own clear card base. I rounded the corners of the main panel and stuck it on the front of the card and I also stuck coordinating pieces white card stock to cover the adhesives.

For a complete list of tools and supplies, please the supply list below.

That’s it for this for this card.

Thanks for reading!

 

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge – Sending Happy Mail

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit. This card will be an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #83. Here is the sketch —

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Instead of using the flowers and the banner sentiment, I decided to use envelopes and a bigger sentiment. Here is my card —

Sending Happy Mail

I started this card with some Taffy card stock from Bazzill cut to a standard size landscape card. I used the envelopes from the Sending Happy Thoughts set and stamped it on different pieces of patterned paper from Pink Paislee that is included in the kit. After cutting the envelopes, I lined the edges with a black marker and arranged it horizontally towards the top of the card in a staggered form. I adhered some of them with a Zig glue pen straight on to the card and the others using foam squares for added dimension.

For the sentiment, I used the sentiment stamps for the same set and stamped it in Delicata Golden Glitz ink. I love the combination of the Taffy card stock with the gold ink. The picture doesn’t do it justice but it is very sparkly in person.

To finish the card, I accented the envelopes with some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush and I also rounded the bottom corners.

For a complete list of supplies and tools that I used, please check the link-up tool below.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.


 

Shaker Card – Sending Big Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! I’m here today with an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is SHAKE IT! I was pretty excited because I have been enjoying making shaker cards. This is just my 3rd shaker card and definitely not my last.

Here is my card —

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I started with the process of making the shaker part of the card. I used the Sizzix Majestic Labels #2 and cut a label. I stamped my sentiment using a Christmas sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and replaced part of the sentiment with a Hero Arts birthday stamp. I started with a sentiment from the Big Holiday Wishes stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped each line in a different color. When I got the the holiday part, I used the a birthday stamp from the It’s Your Day stamp set from Hero Arts. I used 4 different colors from Memento and Hero Arts. Then I made the foam part. I used the same size die as the base and a smaller one to create a foam frame. I adhered that with Glossy Accents. Then I put in my sequins. All the sequins I used are from Pretty Pink Posh. Then I cut an acetate piece the same size as the base and adhered it on top. To finish the shaker panel, I cut a piece of patterned from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine paper pack the same way I cut the foam frame. Then I adhered it to the top using Glossy Accents.

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For the card base, I used the Blush Layering papers in Carnation from Hero Arts cut to a top folding standard size card. I stamped the circle border stamp from the Thinking of You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in Hero Arts Ultra Pink ink. Then I attached the shaker panel towards the top of the card. To finish, I put some May Arts Natural Twine for added interest.

Please find below the tools and supplies I used to make this card.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading!

CAS(E) THIS SKETCH CHALLENGE #83 – Happy Birthday and Many More!

Hi everyone! Im here today with an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. It’s not a secret that I love flower stamps and this sketch by Gayatri really made me want to join.

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I kind of made some choices that altered the sketch a bit, but I think the main components are still very much present. Here is my card —

Happy Birthday and Many More

I started this card with a 3 3/4 inch square panel of Neenah Solar White card stock. On another piece of Solar White card stock, I cut the dies from the More Fresh Cuts from WPlus9 and started building the flowers with a variety of inks from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and Memento. I arranged the flowers like it was shown on the sketch and adhered it with different levels of thickness using glue and foam squares. The bottom layer of flowers were adhered straight down to the paper with a Zig glue pen. The second layer was adhered with one foam sqaure and for the top layer, I doubled  the foam for a rising look.

For the sentiment, I used the It’s Your Day set from Hero Arts and it is filled with many birthday sentiments and some can even be used for congratulations. I stamped the scripted Happy Birthday in Memento Grape Jelly ink. I wanted an embossed and raised feel and I learned this technique from one of Gina K.’s videos where she stamps first in VersaMark and then straight on the color and when you stamp it on your paper, the VersaMark is still there so embossing powder sticks to it. So you can customize any ink color you have with this technique. I tried it with different brands of ink and I think it works best with Memento Dye inks. Then for the banner sentiment, I cut the banner from Simon Says Stamp on some Wisteria card stock from the Neenah Creative Collection pack and white heat embossed another sentiment from the same It’s Your Day set.

I rounded the corners and adhered the panel on the same Wisteria card stock from Neenah cut a to a 4 1/4 inch square card with foam tape. To finish the card, I accented the flowers with the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush. For the center of the flowers, I used the Sakura Stardust pen for more glitter. I wanted to add some sequins but I decided against it since there wasn’t much white space left.

Please check the supply list below for all the products and ink colors I used for this card.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading


 

 

Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit – Sending Lots of Love

Hi everyone! I’m here today with my first card for the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit.

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I love the images that are in the stamp set especially the envelopes. I have been wanting envelope stamps for a while and I’m happy I finally have them. So for this card, I decided to use them. I don’t think this is my favorite card that I’ve made but I decided to share it anyway.

Here is my card —

Sending Lots of Love

I started this card with a  5 1/4 x 4 inch panel of Bazzill Blueberry Sour card stock. I masked off the bottom area for my sentiment and then I stamped the envelopes in a random pattern. I stamped the envelopes using Versamark ink and then I added gold embossing powder from Zing.

For the sentiment, I used the “Sending Lots of Love” sentiment and also stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with the same gold embossing powder. I added a heart also included in the kit.

To finish the card, I adhered the panel on Taffy card stock from Bazzill cut and folded to a  standard size landscape card.

Please check the supply list below for details on the products I used.

That’s it for today. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.


I wasn’t able to link the stamp set I used so I am linking it here instead  – Sending Happy Thoughts