Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Simon Says: Not A Card

 Hello crafty friends it's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week Simon Says: Not A Card and we are featuring Memory Box products - it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store! 

 


I love making gift tags, especially ones for Christmas gifts! I just has to use the Mistletoe die by Memory Box, the scale was just perfect.  I decided to pair it with some Memory Box Glitter paper.

To begin, I used my new Tim Holtz Mica Spray on some Neena Solar White and let it properly dry then die cut my leaves.


I picked this Modascrap die and die cut my tags. Then die cut my mistletoe berries and the bow and put my tags together using a mix of foam tape and glue.


I decided to use my favourite Tiny Words Christmas clear stamps by Simon Says Stamp, I love these tiny sentiments for tags. I added some twine from my stash and some candy hearts to finish off.

 

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Kim




Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Simon Says: Stencil It!

 Hello crafty friends it's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week Simon Says: Stencil It and we are featuring Tim Holtz products - it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store! 


I was so anxious to try my new Tim Holtz Holiday Mica Sprays to see how they reacted by spraying with s Stencil.  Using the stencil adhesive really helped to contain leaking and I was super happy with the effects it gives so shimmery. I used Distress Watercolor card stock for added texture.


Once my panel was dry, I decided to add some red twine from my stash as I did stain my panel on the seam just a little bit and the twine was a quick fix. I then added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins over my stained "berries".


To finish off, I used this new Modascrap sentiment which fit perfectly in the space left by the wreath!

 

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Kim

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Simon Says: Thinking of You!

 Hello crafty friends it's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week Simon Says: Thinking of You and we are featuring Paper Rose Studio products - it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!     


This card was so simple to put together, the amazing patterned paper in this pack is amazing! I picked the background paper and trimmed it to 4 x 5.25 to give a slight white border.


I then decided upon coordinating paper from my stash and die cut my Joy die from Simon says Stamp, glued them together and added them to the panel using foam tape.

I took out my Tiny Words Christmas and stamped and embossed my secondary sentiment on coordinating paper and added it to my panel with foam tape.


To finish off, I added an older Pretty Pink Posh sequin mix from my stash that had the perfect coordinating colors.

 

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Kim

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving

  Hello crafty friends it's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving and we are featuring Hero Arts products - it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!     


I knew I wanted to use this large scale Thanks die by Hero Arts, I love the size of this Stamp and Cut set. I decided to pair it with this new paper by Craft Consortium that has the richest colors!

I die cut my patterned paper using my Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle dies and set it aside to work on the rest of my elements.


I decided to use this amazing Simon Says Stamp Outline Clustered Leaves die in gold. I love this series of leaves dies by Simon Says Stamp a simple but impactful addition to a project.

I then die cut my Thanks die twice from Magenta and Gold Glitter paper and added them to fun foam for dimension. 


To finish off, I white embossed my secondary sentiment from the same set on Raspberry paper from my stash and ink blended some Seedless Preserves on the corners. To finish off, these new Champagne by Pink Fresh Studios.

 

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Kim

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Spooktacular Tricks and Treats Blog Hop: Hosted by Whimsy Stamps

Happy Saturday crafty friends! Thank you all for joining us today! We were saddened to cancel our annual 31 Nights of Halloween event this year after Hurricane Ian. But this time of year, is the absolute most favorite time of year for our Creative Director, Deb Davis. We couldn’t let Halloween pass us by without celebrating our Queen of Halloween with some EEK! worthy Halloween creations!



We DARE you, Deb! We know you love Halloween so much, but will you DARE check out these amazing Halloween inspired projects created just for you! Designers from the Whimsy Stamps New Release team are participating in this blog hop. 

 We also have a spook-tacular prize to giveaway! For your chance to win one a $100 gift certificate to the online Whimsy shop, leave a comment on each of the blog posts along the way. 

 Giveaway begins 10/29/22 and ends at midnight EST, 10/30/2022. We will choose the winners and announce them on the Whimsy Stamps blog on October 31, 2022.


Whimsy Stamps Halloween products are simply AMAZING! I always have such fun using these products.  The patterned paper was my inspiration, these paper packs are whimsical and super fun. I decided to pair the paper with the new Peeking Ghost die.

I cut my paper to A2 size and die cut my ghost from Glitter paper, I then added black glitter paper to the back of my ghost for the eyes and mouth.  I needed a frame to break up the background so I took my most favourite die from Whimsy the Connect Rectangle die and die cut it from gold/champagne glitter card stock.


I took my EEK dies and die cut my sentiment then put all of my elements on the panel and then the card base. To finish off and for Deb some purple candy hearts!

 Here is the full list of hop participants in case you get lost on the way. Enjoy! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Kim ***YOU ARE HERE

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Pink & Main!

 Hello crafty friends it's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week Simon Says: Anything Goes and we are featuring Pink & Main  products - it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!     


I just love the scale of these Decorative Candles by Pink & Main, these are dies that I will use frequently were a worthwhile investment for my stash.  I started by die cutting my candles and gluing them together setting them aside to dry.


For those of you that follow my blog or Instagram will know that I just adore the Simon Says Stamp 3D embossing folders and I knew that I wanted to pair this one with my candles. I embossed my panel and trimmed off to give a nice slim white border to my card.


I added a Happy Birthday die from my stash an older Brutus Monroe die and then finished off with my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

 

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Kim

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Simon Says: Spooky!

  Hello crafty friends it's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week Simon Says: Spooky and we are featuring always amazing Simon Says Stamp brand exclusive products - it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!               


I just love making Halloween cards, they are such fun! I knew I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamp pumpkin die and the ghost boo from a few years ago for this card. I die cut those elements first and added some Distress Ink to my pumpkin.

Once I decided on my placement, I glues my ghost to my pumpkin and set them aside.


I then took my Gothic Cling background from the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release and clear embossed it on black card stock. I then used my largest Marquee die (LOVE this die set) to die cut the panel and added my ghost and pumpkin using foam tape for dimension.


I then die cut my EEK die by Whimsy Stamps for the Spooky effect, die cut both dies and added them to the pumpkin. To finish off, my favourite Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

 

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Kim