Keep Calm and Read a Book

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit. It’s the last day of the month, so I wanted to get one more card for this kit before I move on on the October kit.

When I first saw this kit, I honestly had many ideas going through my head and I knew I would make quite a few cards. However, due to time constraints and just a general lack of of time (September felt like it just came and went), I haven’t fully made use of the kit. So, I intend within the next few weeks to just use some products from the kit mixed with other brands and kits.

Here is my card — (sorry for the picture quality, it was a gloomy day and this was the best shot I could get)

Keep Calm and Read a Book

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the front of the base, I adhered one of the patterned papers included in the kit from October Afternoon. For the white panel, I stamped the shelf from the set included in the kit with some Hero Arts ink in Cup O’Joe ink.Then I randomly stamped the different kinds of books with a variety of inks from Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp. I wanted the shelf to be tall and a little wobbly. To make the panel stand out, I distressed the edges with a mini ink blending tool and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I attached the panel on the left of the card with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I decided to make a custom sentiment using Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn (my favorite alphabet set EVER). I spelled the phrase “Keep Calm and Read a Book” and stamped it with with Versafine Onyx black ink and topped it with clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I attached some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye for added dimension and interest.

For a list of all the products I used, please check the supply list below.

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

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

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Sending You A Latte Thanks

Hi everyone! I’me here with a card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop hosted by Chaitali and Amy . I am addicted to coffee and I couldnt pass up the chance to participate in this hop.

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Fortunately, the Simon Says card kit for October was coffee themed and it was the perfect oppurtunity to make a coffee themed card.

Here is my card —

Sending A Latte Thanks

I started this card with a standard size card with the fold on top from some Dark Chocolate card stock from Simon Says Stamp. To make the border, I cut 1/8 inch strips of patterned paper from Basic Grey’s Grand Bazaar 6×6 paper pad. I also inked a scrap piece of paper with versamark and embossed it with gold embossing powder from American Crafts. From the embossed paper, I cut more 1/8 inch strips for the border. I attached the strips on each edge of the card base to make the border frame.

For the focal image, I stamped the coffee mug from the What’s Brewing set from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine Onyx black ink on the yellow patterned paper from Basic Grey’s Grand Bazaar collection. I colored the small part of the coffee with a brown marker and also colored the inside of the mug with a yellow marker. I stamped the label “Java Nice Day” for the front of the mug. For the steam coming from the coffee, I heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder.

For the sentiment, I used the Latte Thanks sentiment and stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

That’s it for this card. Be sure to check out Chaitali’s blog for all the details for the blog hop! Happy National Day of Coffee!

For the complete list of the products I used, please check the supply list below.

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Safe Travels

Hi everyone! im here today with a card for the RetroSketches Challenge blog. Here is the sketch for this challenge —

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This is also an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

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And here is my card —

Safe Travels - Missing You Already

 

I started this card with some Slate card stock from Simon Says Stamp cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the elements for the sketch, I rotated the sketch counter clockwise placing the smaller panel on top instead of on the right. The patterned paper I used are from the Chalk Studio collection from My Mind’s Eye.

For the bicycle, i used the Spellbinders Inspire Bicycle die from some black card stock and adhered it to the larger panel. To make the bike sturdy, I attached 4 pieces of the same cut out from white card stock below the black piece.

For the sentiment, I used the Life Is A Journey set from Simon Says Stamp and stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and topped it with clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye for some dimension and added interest.

That’s it. Thanks for reading.

You’re Perfect In My Book – SSS September 2014 Card Kit

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp September 2014 card kit. This kit has a book/reading theme. You can create shelves or a stack of books or really anything outside the box if you just imagine the possibilities.

Today I wanted to create a more safe card aligning with the theme of books.

Here is my card —

You're Perfect In My Book

 

I started this card with some Neenah Classic Creme card stock from the kit cut to a standard size landscape card. For the patterned paper piece ton top, I used papers from October Afternoon included in the kit and cut it with the Sizzix Fancy Labels #3. I also used the same Sizzix label die set but a smaller one to cut from the same Neenah cream paper to be nested on top of the patterned paper.

On the smaller label piece, I stamped the ledge/shelf with Cup O’Joe ink from Hero Arts. For the books, apple and plant, I stamped them in Cup O’Joe. Pale Tomato and Green Hills ink to match the patterned paper. For the sentiment, I used one from the set and stamped it with Pale Tomato ink from Hero Arts.

To finish the card, I used the woods dots from Teresa Collins and some pink enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye. Then I adhered the panel with some foam tape for added dimension.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for the challenge is Anything Goes.

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For a list of all the products I used, please check the supply list below.

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You + Me

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the RetroSketches Challenge Blog. This is Challenge #132 and here is the sketch I used

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Here is my card —

You and Me

 

I started this card with some Bazzill card stock in Fawn cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I used a polka dot pattern from Pink Paislee’s Pen Pal collection for the bottom layer. For the focal image, I used the Sizzix Labels #3 as the panel. On top of the panel, I used the You and Me die from Sizzix and die cut the boy and the girl in more of the Pen Pal paper from Pink Paislee. I used the blue and pink heart paper to match boy and girl.

For the sentiment, I die cut the sentiment die You + Me using the same pink and blue paper and  I inlaid the letters  again to match. For the +, I colored white card stock with a red marker and die cut the +. To finish the card, I accented the letters and the heart above the boy and girl with the Clear Wink of Stella pen and then I added Glossy Accents on the heart to give it some dimension.  I attached both panels with foam tape.

That’s it for this card.

For list of the products I used, please check the supply list below.

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Happy Birthday Foxy!

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for a couple of challenges that I am combining. I will have the names and pictures of the challenges at the end of the post.

The specifics of the challenges are – using a fox image, using patterned paper, and using critters. I tried joining those 3 requirements on my card.

Here is my card —

Happy Birthday Foxy

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I used the woodgrain paper from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods 6×6 paper pad to cover the entire front of the card. For the focal point, I created a shaker panel using more papers from the Into the Woods 6×6 paper pad and the Into the Woods sequin mix. I used a double layer of foam  tape to raise the image. For the circle panel and scallop borders, I used the Sizzix Framelits nesting dies.

I used the fox from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest stamped on Simon Says Stamp 120lb card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it ion with Copic markers (Thank god for the upcoming Online Card Class — I need all the help I can get). I cut the image out and attached it to the shaker panel with foam squares. For added interest, I covered the fox with some Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

For the sentiment, I used the ‘Happy Birthday” semtiment from Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off To You set combined with Milo’s ABC to create a custom sentiment to match the fox.

That’s it for this card.

I am entering this card for the following challenges —

1. Moxie Fab World Foxy Foxes Challenge

2. Virginia’s View Challenge  – using patterned paper

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3. Lawnscaping Challenge  – Critters Galore (using a critter)

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Miss U

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for MFT Get Sketchy challenge.

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Here is the sketch for this challenge —

 

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Here is my card —

Miss U

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 standard size card with the fold on top. I followed using the strips of paper from the sketch, I cut 3 strips of paper from Pink Paislee’s Pen Pal collection. The two outer strips measures 1/4 inch and the center strip measures 1/2 inch.

For the sentiment, instead of using a raised circle image, I just made it the focal point to act as the circle part from the sketch. Using Simon Says Stamp Thinking Of You set, I masked the “ed” from the word missed. I stamped it in Memento Luxe pigment ink in Love Letter and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. For the “U”, I die cut the letter die cut from the Bright Lights Alpha from My Favorite Things using some Bazzill Blueberry Sour card stock. I adhered the “U” close to the miss to form the Miss U sentiment. To finish the card, I embellished with assorted sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this card.

For a list of all the products I used, please check the supply list below.

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