Simon Says Stamp Have Faith

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for joining me! Simon’s latest release Yay You is live and it has so many awesome goodies! Today’s card is featuring the new Arches stencil, so let’s run through the details!

To begin, I secured the Arches stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and began ink blending using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Carnation, Lemonade and Seafoam. Once the ink blending was done, I trimmed the panel down to a mini slimline size and adhered it to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I used the SSS Well Wishes Stamp set for the sentiment and stamped the have faith sentiment using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat set that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I also stamped the sub-sentiment using the same. I used the coordinating die to trim out the main sentiment and a paper trimmer to trim the smaller sentiment.

I die cut the SSS Etched Crocus Stem three times from Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered those to the ink blended panel using liquid glue.

I adhered the sentiments using foam tape for dimension, and added a few jewels for some bling. Everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner to finish up.

That does it for this project! It was super simple, but I always love rainbow colors on a card. Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the entire Yay You release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Floral Thank You

Hello Friends and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from Simon’s latest release, Happy and Joyful. There are so many beautiful florals in this release, and today’s card is featuring the new Lisianthus stamp set. Let’s run through the details for this card!

I began by stamping the floral image on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark Ink and then heat set it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I was going for an emboss resist technique so I used PinkFresh Studio inks in Soft Lilac and Lavender, as well as Simon’s Aspen Pawsitively Saturated Ink for the ink blending on this panel. When the ink blending was complete, I used the new SSS A2 Marquee die set to trim it down. I cut the marquee an additional two times and adhered all of those together using liquid glue for added dimension without the bulk. This is such a cool die, and I just love the detail that it adds! I also added some white splatter to the panel using Royal Talens Titanium White Acrylic Ink before moving on.

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Clean Line Gratitude stamp and die set. I stamped thanks using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat set that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I trimmed it out using the coordinating die and placed foam tape on the back. I searched my SSS Sentiment Strips to find a sub-sentiment that worked well and added foam tape to that as well.

The sentiments were added to the panel along with some pearl accents before being added to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

Super simple card, but I love the soft airy feeling to it. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to check out the entire Happy and Joyful release, and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful stay and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Missing You Daisies

Hello Lovelies and thanks for joining me today! The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous, is gorgeous and I’ve loved playing with my goodies! Today’s project is featuring the Daisies and Leaves stencil in a combination of blue and yellow because I had the people from the Ukraine on my mind as I was making it. Let’s get into the details.

To begin this card, I secured the SSS Daisies and Leaves stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Pixie Spray. Normally, I just use masking tape, but because this stencil is so intricate, I thought it best to use the spray for this go around. I used SSS Pawsitively Inks in Aspen, Sunbeam, Marine and Cadette for the ink blending. When that was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Blanket Stitched Rectangle to trim it out.

For the sentiment, I chose the SSS Missing You So Much and die cut that three times from Neenah 110lb cardstock. I ink blended one of the die cuts using the Cadette ink, and ink blended another using the Marine ink. I adhered the darker sentiment to the plain white sentiment using liquid glue, and adhered the lighter sentiment atop the darker one, offset just a tad. I also die cut the shadow once from the same Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered the stacked sentiment to that using glue as well.

I felt like the card needed some leaves. I’ve noticed that I often feel that way, and find myself reaching for leaf dies of all varieties! Anyhoo, I used the SSS Detailed Leaf Cluster and cut that from Neenah 110lb and used the Aspen ink to do a light ink blending over those.

To assemble the card, I tucked the leaves behind the sentiment and glued those in place, and adhered the sentiment using foam tape for a little dimension. Everything was then adhered to the card base, after adding a little bling! Every card needs bling in my opinion! And it seems as though every card might need a leaf too!

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What are your favorites from the new Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous? I’d love to know in the comments! I ended up purchasing one of the sentiment sets, a sentiment die, and guess what, another leaf die! Anyhoo, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Scripty Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by!  I’m playing with goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, Hello Gorgeous, and today I’m featuring the new Folk Art Flowers background stamp!  What are your favorites from this release?  I’d love to know in the comments! Let’s run through the details of this card.

To begin, I stamped the SSS Folk Art Flowers on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing that using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.  Once that was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it down.

For the ink blending, I used SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam.  For my sentiment, I chose the SSS Happy Birthday Brush Script die and cut that once from mirror gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using liquid glue.

As an added focal point, I used the PinkFresh Studio Stitched Scallop Square and trimmed that using the same mirror gold cardstock.  I also used the SSS Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves set to trim some vellum leaves.

To assemble the card, I adhered the frame and vellum leaves using liquid glue, and then positioned the sentiment in the center and glued that as well.  That panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape for dimension, and I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That does it for today’s project!  I hope you’re loving the new Simon release, Hello Gorgeous, because I sure am!  Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Leafy Little Note

Hello Craft Friends and thanks so much for stopping by today!  The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous is live, and it’s a gorgeous one!  I’m featuring the new Tattered Leaves die for today’s project, so let’s go through the details, shall we?

To begin this project, I did some ink blending on some panels of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Carnation, Cantalope, Lemonade, Sprout, Seafoam and Marine.  Once I was done ink blending, I ran those through using the SSS Tattered Leaves die.  I set those aside while I worked on the remainder of the card.

For my background panel, I decided to use the SSS Geometric Lattice Embossing Folder.  I thought that would give some interest and texture without distracting from the focal point of the card. I chose the “a little note” sentiment, which is from the SSS Just Because Word Mix 2 set.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink on a scrap of Neenah 110lb, and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.  I went ahead and used the coordinating die to trim that out.  For some added interest, I added a pink heart to the sentiment, which is from a Doodlebug Design sticker set.

To assemble the card, I held the sentiment atop the embossed panel while placing the leaves in rainbow order around it, tucking the ends underneath.  I secured the leaves using liquid glue, and adhered the sentiment using foam tape.  I did trim the leaves down some so that there wasn’t so much bulk underneath the sentiment.  Once everything was secured, I added in some of the trimmed off leaves to fill in.

I adhered the embossed panel to a black panel using a SSS Dot Tape Runner and then adhered that to my card base.  No card is complete without some bling, so I added some Studio Katia Majestic Confetti here and there!

That does it for this project!  I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty!  Be sure to check out the entire Hello Gorgeous release, and let me know your favorites!  Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Wavy Circles Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today’s project is featuring the new Wavy Circles Background stamp along with the new Basic Box Card Happy Birthday. So let’s run through the details!

I began this project by stamping the SSS Wavy Circles Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting that with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Once that was complete, I did some ink blending using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam. I trimmed the panel down using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

I used the new SSS Basic Box Card Happy Birthday for the sentiment, and trimmed that once from SSS Holographic cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb cardstock. I trimmed the shadow portion twice from black cardstock and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

The card needed something behind the sentiment in my opinion, so I opted for some leaves from the SSS Etched Meadow Flowers and Leaves. I cut those from some Neenah 110lb, as well as, some black cardstock and tucked those underneath the sentiment. The sentiment was adhered to the panel with foam tape for some added dimension.

My panel was also adhered to the card base using foam tape, before adding some PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls to finish up.

That does it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Glitzy Thank You

Hello Crafty Lovelies! I hope you’re having a great day! Thanks for stopping by to check out my project today featuring the new Radiating Squares Stencil set from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, Good Luck Charm. Let’s go through the details.

I began this project by adhering my first stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. There are four stencils in this set, so I pulled four PinkFresh Studio inks in Raspberry Bliss, Apricot, Lemon Whip, and Aquamarine, and began ink blending. I used a different ink for each stencil and made my way through the stencils.

To be honest, I messed up this panel, hence having to trim it down so small. But, mistakes happen, and you just have to roll with them! I wanted to add some glitz, so I adhered one of the stencils and used some Iridescent Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel. Once that was dry, I used a frame from the Honey Bee Scallop A2 Frames set to trim it down. I got a little ink out of place on the bottom corner, so I opted for the smaller size. I used another frame from the same set to cut a larger panel and adhered those together using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I die cut the SSS Swoopy Thank You once from gold mirror cardstock and once from black cardstock, adhering those together with liquid glue. I also die cut the shadow twice from black cardstock and adhered those together as well. Once the sentiment was assembled, I placed foam tape on the back of that and placed it towards the bottom of the panel.

The card needed something in the middle of the squares, so I adhered some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls, before adhering everything to the card base.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I was worried that I was going to have to trash this panel because of my mistake, but I worked through it and ended up with a cool card! Don’t forget to check out the entire Good Luck Charm release! There’s so many fun things in this release. Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wrinkles

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by for today’s project featuring the Radiating Squares Stencil set from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, Good Luck Charm! Have you checked out the release yet? I love sentiment sets, so I was thrilled to see a few of those in this release! Let’s get to the details!

I began this project by adhering the first stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. There are a total of four stencils in this set, so I pulled out four inks for the ink blending. I ended up using Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry and Kitsch Flamingo, as well as, PinkFresh Studio inks in Candy Violet and Lavender. For the ink blending, I used a heavier hand at the top and a lighter hand near the bottom creating that ombre look. I used a different ink for each stencil layer and just made my way through the stencils.

Once the ink blending was done, I trimmed the panel using the SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames and set that aside while I worked on the remainder of the card. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, which is from the SSS XL Greetings 3 set, onto black cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat set that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I used the coordinating die to trim that out, along with two additional dies and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

I wanted to add a sub-sentiment, so I found a SSS Sentiment Strip that I thought would work. I adhered the main sentiment to the panel using glue and adhered the sub-sentiments using foam tape for dimension.

The ink blended panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape, and everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner. No card is complete without bling, so I added a few PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That wraps up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to check out the entire Good Luck Charm release, there’s so many fun things! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Background

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp release! Good Luck Charm is live and ready for your viewing pleasure! My project today is featuring the new Basic Box Card Happy Birthday. Let’s run through the details, shall we?

I’ve really enjoyed making backgrounds with sentiments lately, so I decided to hop on that bandwagon again for this one! It’s such a great way to stretch those sentiment dies, or even just stand alone dies! Anyhoo, I began this project by ink blending a large panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Sweets, Blush, Sunshine and Surf. Once that was done, I die cut enough sentiments to cover an A2 card panel. I also cut them a second time for stacking purposes, and adhered them together using liquid glue.

I cut another panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock using the PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and splattered that using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink. You guys know how much I love my black splatter! Once that panel was dry, I began adhering the sentiments in rainbow order using liquid glue.

Because the background was so colorful, I decided to downplay the floral elements by cutting the SSS Etched Crocus Stems from Neenah 110lb cardstock and leaving those white. I adhered the background panel to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner and I adhered the flowers using glue. I found a coordinating SSS Sentiment Strip and adhered that over the stems using foam tape for dimension.

Everything was then adhered to the card base, and I added some PFS Jewels to finish it up with some bling.

I hope you enjoyed this project! Take a look at your dies and see what kind of background that you can make, and stretch those supplies! Stop by and check out the entire Good Luck Charm release and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Thank You Vines

Hello Lovelies! I hope your day is going well! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my project featuring the new Exotic Vines Embossing Folder from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, And Back Again. Let’s go through the details!

I began this project by spritzing a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock with water before placing it in the SSS Exotic Vines Embossing Folder and running it through my die cutting machine. Be sure to check Simon’s website for appropriate sandwiches for the different machines. That was super helpful for me!

Once the panel was embossed, I trimmed it down using the Honey Bee Scallop A2 Card Frames and ink blended that using Distress Oxide Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I then sat that aside while I worked on the rest of the card. I decided on an A7 card base, which I splattered using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink.

I die cut the thank you sentiment, which is from SSS Handlettered Greetings, once from mirror gold cardstock and once from Neenah 110lb, and adhered both of those together using liquid glue. I also die cut the SSS Privet Branch twice from the same mirror gold cardstock. I needed another layer, so I cut another panel of Neenah 110lb using a larger die from the same Honey Bee frame set.

I adhered the sentiment to the embossed panel using liquid glue and trimmed off the excess. The embossed panel was then adhered to the white scalloped panel using foam tape for dimension. The leaves were glued underneath the scalloped panels with the leaves peeking out from the edges for added interest, and everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner. I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish up.

That does it for this project! I love the large white border around the focal point of this card! I hope it inspires you to get crafty. Stop by and check out the entire And Back Again release, there’s lots of super, fun things in this one. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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