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.

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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.

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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! 🙂