Simon Says Stamp Thankful Laurel Leaves

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my post featuring the brand new Laurel Leaves Background Plate from Simon Says Stamp’s new release, Peace on Earth! What a beautiful plate, and what a beautiful release! Let’s go through the details for today’s project!

I first die cut the SSS Laurel Leaves Background Plate from Sunshine cardstock and did a little bit of ink blending using Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain. I just wanted to give the leaves a little bit of color and depth.

Next, I found a piece of patterned paper that I thought would work good with this design. This piece happens to be from Simple Stories Cozy Days set, and was in a Simon card kit last fall. I adhered the laurel leaves panel to the patterned paper using liquid glue, while only applying glue to the outer edges and stems of the leaves.

I die cut the SSS Thankful 1 die once from mirror gold cardstock and cut the shadow three times from black cardstock and glued all of those together. I wanted to add a sub-sentiment, so I rummaged through my SSS Sentiment Strips to find one that worked.

Once I found the sentiment strip, I ran it through the Minc using gold foil. I trimmed it down to size and adhered it to the card panel using foam tape, and glued the thankful sentiment just above it.

To finish up, I added the panel to the card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to pull it all together! I like the gold with the Sunshine cardstock and that added interest with the patterned paper! There are so many beautiful things in this Peace on Earth release, and I hope you’ll stop by and check them out! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Magnetic Friend

Hello Lovelies, and thanks for stopping by today! I’m thoroughly enjoying Simon Says Stamp’s new release, Peace on Earth! Today’s project is featuring the new, super cool, Magnetic Embossing Folder! So let’s hop right into the details for this one!

I began by trimming an A2 panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and did some ink blending using Distress Oxide, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. This is my favorite rainbow color combo! Once the ink blending was done, I ran the panel through in the SSS Magnetic Embossing Folder.

To be completely honest, my paper cracked while running it through with the embossing folder, so to remedy the situation and cover up those boo-boos, I pulled out a nail buffer that I use in the craft room. I just rubbed that over the top of the panel and distressed it a little more, revealing the white underneath. Voila, crisis averted!

I die cut the SSS Friends Die three times from black cardstock and adhered those together using liquid glue. I did trim off the “s” from Friends to suit my purposes. I also rummaged through my SSS Sentiment Strips to find an appropriate sub-sentiment for this card. Both of the sentiment were glued directly to the panel.

The panel was then trimmed down to just smaller than an A2 size so that I could layer it atop a black panel using foam tape. I always love incorporating black into my cards! That was then adhered to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb. I added a few Studio Katia Onyx Crystals to finish it up.

That does it for this card! I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have you checked out the Peace on Earth release yet? What are your favorites? I was just thinking that I need to start my Christmas Cards because I usually start them in October. When do you start yours? Anyhoo, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Give Thanks

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I’m so glad that you stopped by today! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Spellbinders Falling Leaves Embossing Folder, as well as, the Mini Fall Blooms die set. These tiny blooms and leaves were so much fun to work with! So, let’s just jump right into the details!

To begin the project, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to just smaller than an A2 card and placed it in the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder and ran it through the die cutter. I then began cutting the blooms and leaves using a variety of Concord and 9th cardstock.

I also cut the centers for the flowers and parts of the sprigs with mirror gold cardstock, and adhered the gold pieces using liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks stamp set, using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I repeated that process again for a smoother embossed look.

I used the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks Die set to trim out the sentiment and cut it a second time from plain cardstock and adhered those together for dimension. I placed the sentiment atop the embossed panel and began adhering the leaves and sprigs around and underneath it using glue. Once all of the leaves were adhered, I glued the sentiment on top of those.

The flowers were placed around the sentiment using foam tape. I also added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments for that added bit a bling that the card needed. The embossed panel was then adhered to a black panel before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! This was a fun set to work with, but I really do love working with all of the tiny leaves and bloom sets that Spellbinders has to offer! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp You Make Me smile

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I’m still playing with products from the new SSS release, Make Magic! Have you checked it out yet? I’m loving all of the fun things this release has to offer! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new SSS Stained Glass Background stamp and the All About You stamp set! So let’s get right into the details!

I love mixed media, but it is so far out of my comfort zone! But .. I still like to give it a whirl from time to time, which is what I did with this project! I began by pulling out a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. I decided to use this, because it’s what I had on hand, and I prefer to use cold press for actual watercoloring. Anyhoo, I began with some ink smooshing on the panel using a combination of inks. The inks used were Distress Oxide Sprays in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans and Spiced Marmalade.

In addition to those inks, I used a few Distress Ink cubes in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. I added those because I wanted a little bit more vibrant colors and the Distress inks seem to give that. I also used a little bit of Salvaged Patina in Distress Oxide. I did add a bit of splatter to the panel using the wand of the sprays as well. Once the colors were added and dried, I added some Ranger Crackle Paste using the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil. When the paste was dried, I popped the panel in the Misti for some stamping.

For the stamping, I used the SSS Stained Glass Background stamp, along with some elements from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set, and a small set called Grunge. This small set was found eons ago at a Tuesday Morning store, and I’m not sure it’s even available for purchase any longer. The ink used on the panel itself was Memento Tuxedo Black. I also stamped the sentiment from the SSS All About You Stamp set using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. Once the sentiment was stamped, I fussy cut around the edges.

I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool to rough up the edges of the panel and attached the sentiment using foam tape. The card still needed something, so I pulled out the SSS Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set and stamped a butterfly on vellum using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used the coordinating die to trim that out, along with a solid black butterfly to give it some contrast and definition. I adhered those together using liquid glue and then glued it directly to the panel.

I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I rifled through my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find one that matched. That was adhered under the main sentiment using foam tape. I also added a glossy heart sticker from my stash for added interest. I cut an A7 card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink before attaching the panel using foam tape again.

That finishes this project. Like I said, mixed media is out of my comfort zone, but I really do enjoy it when I try it! I hope this project inspires you to get crafty and possibly step out of your comfort zone as well. Stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Pinkfresh studio great friend

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are doing well and having a beautiful day! Today’s project is featuring a favorite product of mine, PinkFresh Studio washi tape! I just can’t get enough! I recently HAD to order three more sets, including this one, Hydrangea and Rose! It’s just so beautiful! All of the washi sets are absolutely gorgeous, and really make for quick, easy and beautiful cards! So let’s get into the details!

I began this project by grabbing a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. This is just the paper that I have on hand. I did some very light ink smooshing using Distress Oxide Spray Spun Sugar, and set it aside to dry.

I went ahead and die cut both of the PinkFresh Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I separated the larger of the frames and adhered foam tape to the back of it, as well as, adhering some to the smaller frame. I had already gotten my PinkFresh Hydrangea and Rose washi tape ready to go. I usually do four or five sets at a time and put them all in a baggie so that they are ready when I want to use them. And to do this, I cut a sheet of Neenah 110lb in half lengthwise, adhere the washi and use the coordinating die to cut them.

I trimmed the watercolor panel just smaller than the larger frame and went ahead and adhered those together, and then I adhered the smaller frame in the center. I die cut the PinkFresh Leafy Branch from gold cardstock, because I love adding those extra pops of gold to bring out the gold from the washi tape. I also gold foiled the sentiment using the PinkFresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate, along with the coordinating die. When cutting the sentiment, I also cut extra from additional cardstock for stacking purposes.

I adhered the pieces of the sentiment together using liquid glue and began playing around with the placement of everything. I glued the gold leaves first and then arranged everything else atop the leaves and frames using a combination of glue and foam tape. To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Gold Metallic Pearls and adhered everything to my card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project for today! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll check out the PinkFresh Studio washi tapes. Very easy to use and oh so great for quick, yet beautiful cards! Have an awesome day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Floral Friends

Hey there Friends! Thanks for joining me again today, as I’m featuring a product from the new Simon Says Stamp Make Magic release! This has been a super fun release to work with! Who am I kidding?! All of their releases are awesome and super fun to work with! Anyhoo, today’s project is featuring the Slimline Floral Builder Stencil, so let’s get into the details!

To begin my project, I stamped the SSS Friendship Text Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and then heat set that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used the SSS Mini Slimline Rectangles to trim out a panel of the stamped background.

I adhered the SSS Floral Builder Stencil to the panel using masking tape, and proceeded to do some rainbow ink blending using Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. I used the SSS Friends die to cut that three times from black cardstock, and adhered those together using liquid glue. I also went ahead and cut the SSS Etched Dragonfly once from black as well.

I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I rifled through my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find one that related to friends and trimmed that out using the SSS Sentiment Labels Die. I went ahead and glued the Friends sentiment directly to my panel, while adding the sub-sentiment using foam tape. I then adhered this panel to another black cardstock panel for contrast using the SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I cut a mini slimline card base using Neenah 110lb and splattered that with Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink. I attached the panel to my card base using foam tape for dimension, because dimension is life! Now that I had everything assembled, I could adhere the dragonfly just hanging off the panel, but not hanging off the card base, and that was done using glue as well.

Super simple card today, but I love the black elements paired with the rainbow ink blending! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release from SSS! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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