Simon Says Stamp Thankful Layered Pumpkin

Hello Lovelies and thanks for stopping by! It’s STAMPtember and you know what that means .. a super, awesome release from Simon Says Stamp! We are celebrating today with a blog party, so be sure to start at Simon’s blog for links to everyone’s posts! There’s tons of inspiration, as well as exclusive promotions, so you’ll want to check those out for sure! Check the bottom of this post, for my STAMPtember promotion! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Layered Pumpkin die. This project was super fun to put together, so let’s go through the details!

To begin, I pulled out five different yellow and orange scraps of patterned paper from my stash and cut each of them using the SSS Layered Pumpkin die. There is a solid pumpkin die in this set, and I cut that from a brown cardstock so that I would have a base for assembling the pumpkin.

I adhered the pieces of the pumpkin in their spots using liquid glue and then used some Copic Markers in Y02, Y17, YR24 and YR27 to add a bit of shading for a little more added interest. Once the pumpkin was assembled, I got to work of the rest of the card.

For the background, I used the SSS Stitched Whirl Background die on a panel of kraft cardstock, and I used the SSS Ornate Leaves set to cut one of the leaves twice from two different colors of green cardstock. Some of the pieces of the leaves fell out after die cutting, and I left them as they were, and adhered them together using liquid glue.

I arranged the leaves on the background and secured with glue, while adhering the pumpkin atop the leaves using SSS White Foam Tape for added dimension. I trimmed two SSS Sentiment Strips and adhered those with foam tape as well. The panel was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner, and I finished up by adding some PFS Gold Metallic Pearls.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire STAMPtember release! You won’t be disappointed! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome! As mentioned above, here is my exclusive promotion for this awesome release!

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Simon Says Stamp God Loves You

Hello Crafty Lovelies! Thanks so much for stopping by! For today’s project, I played around with the new Blossom Vine die. Of course, I always love the opportunity to play with florals, so let’s go through the details!

To begin, I die cut the SSS Blossom Vine once from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and did some light ink blending using the SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum and Sage. I then set that aside to work on the remainder of the card.

I die cut the smaller PFS Stitched Scallop Rectangles and trimmed a panel that would go behind the frame, and added texture to it using the SSS Whirl Background. That was then adhered together using liquid glue.

Before adhering anything to the card base, I smooshed a little of the Bubblegum ink on my glass mat and used a water brush to flick some splatters on it. The frame was then adhered to the card base using SSS 3D Foam Squares.

I then glued the flower element to the frame, along with a SSS Sentiment Strip. To finish up, I added some PFS Iridescent Clear Drops.

That finishes up this project! It was actually pretty simple, but I love the elegance of this card. I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Dream Big release over on Simon’s website. Thanks again for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Sorry for Your Loss

Hello Friends! I’m so glad that you stopped by today! Have you checked out Simon’s latest release, Dream Big? It’s beautiful with so many things to offer! Today’s project is featuring a new embossing folder with die, entitled Terrace Floral. Let’s get into the details!

To begin, I trimmed two panels of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and placed each one inside the SSS Terrace Floral embossing folder and ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum 6, giving me a total of two panels to work with. I trimmed one of the panels down that would end up being on the card front.

For the other panel, I used the included die to trim the one floral element out, and I fussy cut a few more of the flowers. Once all of the cutting was done, I adhered the flowers to the panel using SSS 3D Foam Squares, trimming off the excess.

The floral panel was then adhered to a black panel for contrast. I adhered a SSS Sentiment Strip directly to the flowers using liquid glue, along with some white pearls. Everything was then adhered to the card base to finish up.

Super simple card, but I like how it turned out! I always like using mainly white on sympathy cards, I guess because it’s soothing. I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Dream Big release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Pieces

Hello Crafty Lovelies and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my post featuring the new Pinpoint Starlet Emboss and Cut folder from Simon’s latest release, Dream Big. There’s an Instagram Hop going on over there with lots of chances to win a $25 gift card to Simon’s store. You don’t want to miss out on that! So, let’s go through the details for this one!

For this project, I opted to use just the center cut portion of this folder, so I cut it thirteen times from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and pulled out a bunch of Distress Oxide Sprays and sprayed each piece a different color. I’ll list all of the supplies at the end, if you’re interested in what I used.

Once all the pieces were dry, I pulled out a few Tim Holtz stamp sets and stamped on all of the pieces using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. For the sentiment, I used the SSS The World Needs and cut that three times from black cardstock and adhered all of them together using liquid glue.

My background paper is from 49 and Market and the pack is just gorgeous! I trimmed this piece down using the PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, splattered it using Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink and began the assembly process. I began by gluing the colored pieces along the left side of the panel in rainbow order, of course, in a step sort of way, and I glued the sentiment to the right side.

I felt like it needed something else, so I added a black butterfly to tie in all of the black elements going on, and trimmed off the excess. The panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner before being adhered to the card base in the same way.

That wraps this one up! To be honest, I worked on so many different ideas with these pieces, and none of them were thrilling me, until I came up with this step idea. I’m still not in love with it, but I kind of like it. Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by today! Head on over and check out the Instagram Hop going on, and comment along the hop for your chance to win a gift card! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Slay Every Day

Hello and welcome back! I’m so glad you stopped by! Today’s project is featuring the new Blossom Vine from Simon’s latest release, Dream Big. I always love floral die cuts and this one was no exception! Let’s get into the details, shall we?

To start, I die cut the SSS Blossom Vine a bunch of times from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. A bunch meaning eight times maybe. Then I pulled out an assortment of rainbow colored cardstock and die cut the floral from all of those as well. Yes, lots of die cutting! But, I do love making my own backgrounds using die cuts.

Once all of those were cut, I adhered them together using liquid glue, offsetting them just slightly so that you could see the colors beneath. I used the SSS Detail Bohemian Plate to cut a background for the flowers and glued the flowers atop that trimming off the excess.

I used the Slay Every Day sentiment from the SSS Yay You set and stamped that using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I did heat set it a couple of times to give it a smoother finish. I then used the coordinating die to trim it out, and cut an extra to glue to it for more stability. The sentiment was then glued to the floral panel.

That panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner before being adhered to the card base. I added some PFS Iridescent Clear Drops for a little shine and sparkle to finish up.

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty making your own backgrounds! Don’t forget to check out the entire Dream Big release over on Simon’s website. Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Dragonfly Vibes

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by! There’s a super fun Instagram Hop going on today to celebrate Simon’s latest release, Let’s Chill! You don’t want to miss it, because there are prizes to be won all along the hop! All you need to do is comment along the way and you could win a $25 gift card to SSS! For today’s card, I’m featuring several new products from this release, so let’s get into the details!

To begin, I stamped the new SSS Retro Tiles background stamp onto a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cantalope, Seafoam and Lilac. I applied the first color beginning at the top of the stamp and used a blender brush to soften the edges of the ink before stamping. I wiped the stamp clean, and continued with the next color until the panel was full. It’s super important to soften those ink edges with the brush or you’ll end up with hard edges.

Next, I trimmed the panel down using the SSS Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles. I set that aside, and began working on the dragonflies. For those, I used the new SSS Delightful Dragonflies set and foiled them using Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil on another panel of Neenah 110. Once done, I trimmed them out using the included die in the set.

For the sentiment, I opted to use the SSS Sending Good Vibes die and cut that once from Polished Gold cardstock and once from Neenah 110lb, while cutting the shadow once from the same white cardstock. I adhered all of those together using liquid glue and placed foam tape on the back. I also placed foam tape on the back of the dragonflies as well.

I determined placement of everything and decided that I could use a few leaves, imagine that! Every card that I make seems to need leaves! Anyhoo, I used the SSS Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves and cut three leaves and tucked them under the sentiment before adhering it, along with the dragonflies. The panel was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner to finish up.

That finishes this one up! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to head over to Instagram to join the hop for your chance to win a $25 gift card! Who doesn’t love prizes, am I right?! Thanks again for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Crocus

Hello Friends, and welcome back! The new Simon release, Let’s Chill, is live and boy is it a fun one! Today’s card is featuring the Hello Sunshine die in a repeat pattern. Let’s go through the details, shall we?

I began this project by die cutting the SSS Hello Sunshine twice from four different shades of yellow and orange. I did twice because I wasn’t sure how many it was going to take. I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the SSS Stitched Whirl Background, and began adhering the sentiment die cuts using liquid glue. I began at the top and worked my way down the panel.

Once all of the sentiments were adhered, I trimmed the panel down to the size of the sentiments. Moving along, I used the SSS Etched Crocus Stems to cut a few flowers from Neenah 110lb, and those were then glued directly atop the sentiments.

I splattered my card base using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink and then adhered the panel using foam tape for dimension. No card is complete without bling, so I added a few pearls to finish up this project.

That does it! Simple card, but I love stretching my supplies and creating backgrounds from stand-alone sentiment dies. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you’ll stop by and take a look at the entire Let’s Chill release. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Medallion

Hello Friends, and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m back today featuring the new, super awesome Hello Sunshine die from Simon’s latest release, Let’s Chill! If you know me, you know that I love stand-alone sentiment dies, and I’ve had so much fun using this one! I’ve made several cards already using it! Anyhoo, let’s get into the details!

I began by die cutting the SSS Triangle Burst Medallion from four different yellow and orange cardstocks from my stash. I’ve had this die for a bit, but this is my first time using it, and I can totally see myself using it again for future projects! I also die cut the SSS Hello Sunshine once from gold cardstock and two more times from scraps of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, adhering all of those together using liquid glue.

For the background, I used the SSS Geometric Lattice Embossing Folder and added a light layer of ink blending in the center using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Sunbeam. I went ahead and adhered all of the medallions together, offsetting them just slightly for a fuller look.

I did trim the Hello Sunshine die apart because I wanted the sentiment centered in the middle of the medallion. I glued those pieces to the medallion and then glued the medallion to the embossed panel as well.

The panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape for dimension, before being adhered to the card base. Of course, I had to add some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls for that added bling!

That finishes up this one! This was a simple card, but I love the medallion focal point with that shiny sentiment! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Let’s Chill release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Graceful Butterfly

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by! I’m back today featuring the new Graceful Butterfly set from Simon’s latest release, Let’s Chill. What an awesome release this is! Have you checked it out yet? I’d love to know your favorites! Let’s go through the details of this project.

I love white on white compositions with a hint of color, so that’s the direction that I went with this one. I began by using the SSS Graceful Butterfly embossing folder to emboss a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. Before embossing, I did spritz my panel of cardstock with some water just to loosen the fibers of the paper.

Once embossed, I used the coordinating die to trim the butterflies and bodies. I did however, only use one of the butterflies for this project and saved the others for future projects. While die cutting, I used the same die to trim the butterfly from various cardstocks, adhering the center of those together in rainbow order using liquid glue. Once that was done, I spritzed the butterfly with a sheer shimmer spray. Unfortunately, that doesn’t show up in the pictures.

Now on to the background. I used the SSS Stitched Whirl Background to cut a panel of Neenah 110 and trimmed it down just a bit further because I wanted to mount it onto a black panel, as I always do. I used a black Copic Multiliner pen to enhance some of the “whirls” on the panel before gluing the butterfly.

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Silhouette Sentiments set and stamped the sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock using VersaMark Ink and embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I used the coordinating die to trim it out, cutting three additional times as well to adhere all of those together. To assemble the card, I glued the butterfly and the sentiment directly to the panel and adhered the panel to a black panel using foam tape for dimension. I also added some iridescent confetti to finish up.

That does it for this card. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty as well. I hope you’ll stop by and take a look at the entire Let’s Chill release! You won’t be disappointed! Thanks again for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Stylized Birthday

Hello Friends! Thanks for joining me today as we celebrate Spellbinder’s 20th birthday! In honor of this major event, we are featuring products from the new Birthday Celebrations Collection! There are so many wonderful products in this collection, and today, I’m featuring three of those products on one card! Let’s go through the details, shall we?

I began this project by die cutting the Spellbinders Stylized Happy Birthday sentiment from their Mirror Gold cardstock, and cut the shadow portion of the die from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. Once that was cut, I used liquid glue to adhere all of the letters. While I was cutting, I went ahead and trimmed a piece of patterned paper, which is from the Spellbinders Birthday Celebrations Embellishment Bundle. This is such a fun bundle with gorgeous papers, fun stickers and tons of ephemera pieces!

The sub-sentiment was made using the new Birthday Unboxing Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. This sentiment was foiled using gold foil, because I wanted it to match the die cut sentiment. Once the sentiments were ready, I placed foam tape on the back for a bit of dimension.

This is such a gorgeous paper, that I thought it would be fun to add some flowers and leaves in some springy colors! So, I used the Mini Blooms and Sprigs set and cut a bunch of flowers in various colored cardstocks, and cut a few leaves from the same Mirror Gold cardstock.

To assemble the card, I adhered the sentiments in the center, and adhered the flowers and leaves using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape, before adhering to the card base.

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Birthday Celebrations Collection! Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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