Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Simon Says: Fall/Autumn Colors

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



This week Simon Says: Fall/Autumn Colors! The design team is featuring fantastic Honey Bee Stamps 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 $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


These gift card holders were easy and super fun to make, I die cut my cup from Neena Desert Storm and used two stencils - one on each base blending Festive Berries and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks.  I then die cut the woodgrain toppers and the Friend shadow and blended some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for some fun shading.


I used Tonic Specialty paper in matching colors for the sleeves and the Friend sentiment. I put my coffee cups together and added the sentiments to the sleeve.


To finish off, I added some twine in a mix of colors and textures to match the card bases.  For a little added fun, I added the Coffee Bean colored Trinity candy hearts!



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Kim

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Simon Says: Halloween

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



This week Simon Says: Halloween! The design team is featuring fantastic My Favorite Things 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 $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I started by blending my background using some Oxide Inks and adding some water with my Distress Sprayer and put that to the side to dry.  I stamped and colored my images from the MFT Frightfully Sweet Stamp set and then used the accompanying dies.


I took out my Spooky Scene die set by Hello Bluebird and die cut the frame, bats and moon from some Lawn Fawn Cardstocks.

I then put my frame on the panel and added my bats and moon.


I added my images using foam tape for dimension. To finish off, I added some Nuvo Drops in the same colors as my background!


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Kim

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

You Couldn't Be More Awesome!

Happy Tuesday! Had some time to play in my craft room this weekend. I ordered the Cosmos Stem Die from the Simon Says Stamp Believe in You release and I couldn't wait to play with it!


I Copic coloured my blooms in more fall like colors.  I decided to pair them with the Eucalyptus leaves from the STAMPtember release using gold Tonic specialty paper.


I then die cut my Neena Solar White panel using my Mama Elephant Cloud Nine die and added some Seedless Preserves Oxide Ink with an Altenew Stencil in the upper right on my panel. I let it dry and then stamp and gold embossed the sentiment from the gorgeous stamp set in the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.


I placed my flowers and leaves with some foam tape for dimension. To finish off, I added variety of sequins and some jewels to the centres.  I also added some Tonic gold glitter Nuvo drops to the flower centres.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Simon Says Stamp: Cheer and Joy Release!

Happy Simon Says Stamp Exclusive brand Release Day! Cheer and Joy is live in the shop now :)


I had such fun getting my holiday card stash started with the new Grace Snowflake!


For my first card, I started by die cutting my snowflake from a mix of cardstocks in pool themed colors.  I then took my falling snow stencil and ink blended some Sea Glass ink and went over it with Glitter paste. I set it aside to dry.

I chose the older but always fun Season's Greetings die from Simon Says Stamp designed by Kristina Werner and die cut that from Silky Sky cardstock by Tonic.


I cut my panel slightly to add my pattern paper to the side of the card base. I placed my die cuts on the panel and then foam mounted the panel to the card base. I added some jewels to the snowflakes.


For the second card, I also die cut the snowflake and sentiment from a mix of specialty cardstocks in blush/Rose Gold and red cardstocks.  I then used the Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia background stamp and some Festive Berries Oxide Ink to stamp it on my Kraft Cardstock. I placed all of my die cuts to the panel with foam tape.


I finished off with some red and rose gold sequins and some rose gold dots to the centres on the background.

Thanks for taking the time! Go check out the new release! Products used are listed and linked below, affiliate links used at no extra cost you!
Kim


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Simon Says: Christmas

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



This week Simon Says: Christmas! The design team is featuring Neat and Tangled 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 $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


My first Christmas card of the season! Every year I try and get started early but the Holiday mojo just isn't available yet, lol! I had fun with this one, I love the Neat and Tangled Critters from the Santa's Wonderland set.

I started by stamping my images and colouring them with my Copics. I used the accompanying dies  and set them aside to work on my base panel.


I started by ink blending my "snow" hills using my MFT stencil. I then chose the Honey Bee tree stencil and lightly blended some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Once that was done, I used my Simon Says Stamp snow fall stencil and went over the "sky" portion. 


Once the inks dried, I stamp and embossed my sentiment using Ranger red glitter embossing powder. I added some Simon Says Stamp Unicorn Dust to the snow drifts, trees and to a few images.  I added my critters with foam tape and finished off with a few Sparkling Clear sequins.


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Kim


Monday, October 7, 2019

Simon Says Stamp - October Card Kit

Happy Monday! I had a little time to play over the weekend to celebrate World Card-making day!


I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit,It's such a beautiful early fall kit! I chose to pair the bold Thanks die and some of the pattern paper from the kit with the STAMPtember Eucalyptus Leaves die.

I started by die cutting my leaves from Tonic Harvest gold cardstock and some Neena Solar White cardstock. On the white leaves, I ink blended some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink and some Forest Moss Distress Ink to match the green front he pattern paper.


I die cut my Thanks die from both gold and black cardstock and trimmed my Neena panel down to add a border of that fantastic pattern paper.

I placed all of my leaves on the panel and glued them down, some with foam tape and a few flat to the panel.  I placed my die cut on top and added some gold shimmer pen and glossy accents to the sentiment.


I added some Lawn Fawn chunky glitter to some of the leaves and some Pretty Pink Posh jewels. To finish off, I added one strip of the Altenew thin gold washiest tape.

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Kim



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Simon says: Think Pink!

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



This week Simon Says: Think Pink! The design team is 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 $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I used a mix of Pink and Main products for this card. I started by colouring my bears from the To Pieces stamp set with my Copics and using the accompanying dies.

I die cut my Neena Solar White panel from a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die and die cut the panel again with the Pink and Main Heart Puzzle Die to be able to in-lay my pieces. I also die cut the heart from Pink and Magenta Glitter cardstock.


I added shading to my pink pieces and then glued everything into the negative on the panel.  I added my Magenta glitter pieces with foam tape for added dimension. I stamped my larger sentiment on the bottom portion of the panel and then added my bears.


To finish off, I added my secondary sentiment on the left hand side of the heart, a sprinkling of pink candy hearts, some white blizzard Nuvo drops and some white gel pen detail!



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Kim