SSS January 2014 Card Kit – Completed

Hi everyone! I’m here with an update for the Simon Says Stamp January 2014 card kit. Starting with the January kit, I will be doing a post like this at the end of the month to close out the kit. I have already blogged about 4 cards I have made and you can read them here, here, here and here. To close out this kit, I have made 4 additional cards.

For cards 5 and 6, I wanted to use the ticket strips from Fancy Pants since I haven’t touched it.

Card #5 – Happy Valentines Day (Ticket Strips)

Happy Valentines Day - Ticket Strips

For this card, I used the ticket strips as a border through out the front panel of the card. I attached it to the front of a white standard size card base. For sentiment, I stamped it on vellum with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I have always used flour as my powder tool but recently I made my own powder tool which I will blog about. It only cost me 2 dollars and I think it works better than flour.

Card #6 – Be Loved, Love You

Be Loved Love You

For this card, I wanted to use more of the ticket strips. I saw this video from Kristina Werner using the January 2013 SSS kit and the focal point was a ticket strip. So I used her idea and CASE’d her card. I just love Kristina’s style of card making and her videos were what got me started in this hobby.

I made a border frame from the pink chevron paper and adhered it towards the center of the card. I used another paper strip from collection and punched a scallop border with the American Crafts Knockouts. I tied some twine included in the kit and placed a gem at the center of the bow. For the sentiment, I picked 2 ticket strips that could work as sentiments and attached it to the card.

Card #7 – Hello You! Love You! Be Mine?

Hello You Be Mine Love YouFor this card, I used different strips of patterned paper from the kit and adhered them diagonally on the front panel. And in between the strips, I used the small sentiments from the Only Have Eyes For You set and repeatedly stamped it on the spaces with Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Card #8 – Hello You! I (Heart) You 

Hello You! I Love YouFor this card, I wanted the monster to be popping out of windows. I colored the monsters with alcohol markers trying to practice my color blending. I’m still a work in progress but I will never stop trying until I get it right. I used googly eyes to add some dimension. I used a small banner from Sizzix and stamped the sentiments from the set using white embossing powder. I used a strip of patterned paper and used the American Crafts KnockOuts to punch a heart border. To finish the card, I adhered the border and rounded the bottom corners.

That’s it for the January 2014 kit. Even though its quite late, I will make a few cards for the February Kit and blog about those cards.

Thanks for reading.

SSS January Kit Card #4 – OMG I Love You

Hi everyone! Today’s card is my 4th card for the Simon Says Stamp January kit. I still have a few ideas and I will probably have more than my normal 5 cards per kit. I also joined the most recent Online Card Class – Stenciled, so there will be lots of posts in the next few days.

For this card, I wanted to the focus to be on the beautiful patterned paper included in the kit from the Beloved collection from Fancy Pants. I love how bright, cheery and moderns the prints were. I also used this sketch that I found from the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking blog a while back. I’m sorry if I’m not able to properly credit the owner of this sketch as I took a screen cap and forgot to copy the link.

Here is the sketch I was inspired by –

card sketchand here is my take on the sketch –

OMG I Love You


I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a square 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 card. I wanted to use the grey striped paper from the kit, but I had already used it for another card, so instead I used this grey chevron pattern covering the entire card base with from the Chalk Studio Collection from My Minds Eye. Then I used the patterned papers from the kit as the top pieces. I cut the striped paper using the biggest circle from the Sizzix Circle Framelits die, and the pink chevron using the fourth to the smallest die from the same set. For both the banners, I used the Framelits Banners #2 set. I adhered the paper pieces just like the sketch. Before attaching the pink chevron circle, I stamped the sentiment “OMG I (Heart) U” from Only Have Eyes For You stamp set included in the kit with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish the card, I added some of the Hero Arts diamond gems also included in the kit and rounded the bottom corners.

That’s it for today. I will be back later today with a card from Day 1 of the new Stenciled Online Card Class. And within the next few days for more cards from the January Kit.

Thanks for reading!

SSS January Kit Card #3 – Heart Speech Bubble

Hi everyone! I’m here today with my 3rd card for the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kit. This card will be an entry for the Retro Sketches Challenge #97  over at their blog. Here is the sketch I used as inspiration.


Here is my card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp January card kit —

Heart Speech Bubble

I started this card with some Marshmallow card stock from Bazzill cut to a standard size landscape card. I adhered the triangular patterned paper from Fancy Pants included in the kit on the entire front of the card. I then adhered a 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 piece of vellum towards the bottom of the card so that the pattern paper underneath would have a sheer effect. Looking at the sketch above, the sheer effect of the vellum was what I wanted to be the cut. But because it was too sheer and barely noticeable, I decided to place a strip of patterned paper from the same collection to accentuate where the vellum begins.

I die cut the second to the smallest frame from the Sizzix Fancy Labels #3 from more Bazzill Marshmallow card stock and I placed the monster image at the center with foam squares. I stamped the monster on pink patterned paper with a chevron detail from the Fancy Pants paper included in the kit. I paper pieced the mouth and eyes on white card stock and glued it to the image. I placed the speech bubble  paperclip as if the monster was saying something like I love you since it was a heart. To finish of the  card, I placed some clear diamond gems from Hero Arts and some pink gems from Hampton Art in random places for added interest.

That’s it for this card. I will try and make at least 2 more cards from this before the month is over. Thanks for reading! 🙂


Hi everyone! Today I am here with a card to celebrate the New Year. This card works great too as a congratulations or birthday card. It was my first time using gold ink and I loved it.

I made the brown card first using a textured card stock from The Paper Studio. I didn’t think that the gold ink stood out as much as I wanted it to, so I decided to try using another color. I chose the Blue Calypso card stock from Bazzil Basics. In person, the blue card stood out more but when I took the picture I felt that the brown stood out more. That’s why I decided to show you both cards.

This is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this challenge BLING IT ON!





and also an entry for the Pretty Pink Posh 10 Minute Craft Dash (I’m so sad that this is the last challenge – I hope you change your mind Paulina).

If you consider both cards, I defintely went over the 10 minute mark but if you base it on the first card I made which is the brown one, I finished that in 6 minutes and 18 seconds. The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES!


Here is my card —


I started this card with a circle mask for the center. I cut the circle with the Sizzix Circle Framelits on some Inkadinkado stamping masking paper. I stuck the circle at the center and then I started stamping. I used the Chevron Backdrops from Lawn Fawn using the Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. I stamped the entire background and removed the masking paper to reveal the empty circle. For the sentiment and image, I used a stamp from Studio G which I found in the dollar bins at Michael’s. I stamped the image and sentiment at the center of the circle with the same gold pigment ink. And to finish the card, I rounded the bottom edges.

That’s it for this card. Which one do you prefer? I personally prefer the blue. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

SSS October Kit Card #5 – You’re So Tweet

*** This is my fifth and last card for the Simon Says Stamp October Kit. I will move on to the November Kit and cards from the Holiday Card Workshop. Sorry real life took over and October was just hectic and crazy and blogging took a backseat. After this post, I am now back on track with 3 card posts a week. Thanks for understanding. 

Hey everyone! Today I made a card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp October card kit.

Here is my card –

You're So Tweet

I started this card with some Bazzill Marshmallow card stock cut to a landscape standard size card. I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated in this video. Ever since I learned about this technique, I have used it non-stop since I am in love with chevrons. I used different patterns from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods collection and adhered the finished chevron panel at the bottom of the card. For added interest, I adhered 2 panels on patterned paper on top and at the bottom of the chevron piece.

For the greeting, I used the sentiment stamp from the set included with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I also stamped the bird to match the sentiment with the same Memento ink. To finish the card, I embellished with matching sequins from LF’s Into the Woods collection.

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading. I will be back soon with cards from the November kit and the ongoing Holiday Card Workshop.

Owl I Want Is You

This card is an entry for the 7 or less Challenge hosted by Marie at My Creative Creations.

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On pink card stock, I used the one of the Chevron backgrounds from Lawn Fawn’s Chevron backdrops set. I stamped the image using Memento Angel Pink Ink.

On white card stock, using Memento Tuxedo black ink I stamped 2 owls from the Winter Owl set and used the hearts from the same set to make a pattern for the scarves. I colored the owls in using Bic Mark It Markers. I cut a heart out from the same white card stock and colored it in with a red Bic Mark It Marker. I used the heart as an accent piece in between the owls.

For the sentiment, I decided to modify the Christmas themed Winter Owl sentiment and removed the word “Christmas”. I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo black

Since I already had 7 items and I wanted to round my corners, I free handed it using my scissors.


  1. 1 sheet pink card stock
  2. 1 sheet white card stock
  3. Lawn Fawn Winter Owl
  4. Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops
  5. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  6. Memento Angel Pink ink
  7. Bic Mark It Markers

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – We’re So Trendy

So – I’ve decided to join another Simon Says Stamp Challenge and this week’s challenge focuses on the new and up and coming trends for paper crafters and scrapbookers – Chevron Stripes, Hexagons and Neon Colors.

Chevron Stripes are now everywhere – patterned paper, printed fabric for skirts and dresses and even handbags. Hexagons are also seen everywhere these days – many companies have released 6×6 pads with many hexagon patterns. My favorite being that one hexagon pattern paper from Lawn Fawn’s Dewey Decimal Collection. Lawn Fawn also has an amazing interlocking stamp set with a brick, herringbone and of course a hexagon pattern. And neon colors are also very present. In fact, Hero Arts just came up with a line of neon colored stamp inks.

Looking at these trends and trying to visualize the card I was going to make, I automatically thought of using Chevron stripes  – but I have been using that so much lately that I decided to challenge myself. Then I came up with the idea of mixing new trends with a classic technique. That’s when I started visualizing a hexagon Iris folded card using neon strips of paper. So, here is my card for the week —

I used a hexagon template and 1 inch strips of neon colored paper to create my pattern. I kept the sentiment very simple and small because I wanted the colors of the pattern to be the focus of the card. I adhered everything on to black card stock so the neon colors would become even brighter.

Want to try a Simon Says Stamp Challenge? It’s a lot of fun and can really make your creative juices flow. Check out the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog at