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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Simon Says Stamp Leafy Warm Hugs

Hello Crafters, and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! Yay for StampTember, right?! What are your favorites from the release? I can honestly say that I have too many! Who’s with me? There’s just so much to choose from! I had to order a few of the new ink pads to try them out! They are all just so yummy! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Leaves Wreath Stencil once again with fall colors. So let’s jump right into the details!

To begin this project, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card and secured the first Leaves Wreath Stencil to it using masking tape. For the ink blending, I used Distress Oxide Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.

I removed the first stencil and attached the second stencil. I smooshed a VersaMark ink pad over this, making sure to get a good coating. Once the second stencil was removed, I used Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder to heat set the detail of the leaves. My next step was to splatter the panel, and for this I used Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink. This was then set aside to dry.

I went ahead and worked on the sentiment using the SSS Warm Hugs die. I cut the detail die once from Gold Mirror cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb. The shadow was then cut twice using black cardstock, and all of those were then adhered together using liquid glue.

I die cut the panel using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles for some added interest. I then adhered the sentiment to the center of the wreath using glue, and added PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls for my embellishments. Because every card has to have embellishments, am I right!? The panel was then added to a black cardstock panel with foam tape 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 you’re enjoying seeing all of the inspiration from the SSS design team! Stop by and check out the entire StampTember 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 Interlocking Leaves

Hello Lovelies! I hope you’re doing well! Thanks so much for stopping by. StampTember is always so exciting with all of the new products! What are your favorites from the release? Today’s project is featuring the Interlocking Leaves Background stamp, so let’s just get right to it!

I began this project by stamping the Interlocking Leaves on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossing it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I then pulled out some fall-ish colors for some ink blending.

The Distress Oxide inks that I used were Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick and Twisted Citron. Once the ink blending was complete, I cut the panel out using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, and started on the sentiment.

I opted for the SSS You’re the Best die. I cut it twice from black cardstock and once from Mirror Gold cardstock. I removed the letters for “the best” on one of the black die cuts, and inlaid the gold letters in their place using liquid glue. I adhered the rest of the sentiment to the shadow and glued it to the ink blended panel.

This panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape for dimension, and everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. No card is complete without embellishments, so I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That does it for this card! Have you checked out the entire StampTember line up yet? Do you have any favorites? My wallet is screaming right now! Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome friend!

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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Hello

Hello Crafty Friend, and happy StampTember! StampTember is always so exciting! So many new products, and so many awesome collaboration sets! To celebrate, we are having a huge blog party! There will be tons of inspiration AND a scavenger hunt for exclusive codes to the Simon Says Stamp store! You can check out the SSS Blog for more inspiration, more details and more links to blogs with even more exclusive codes! You’ll find my exclusive code below! Today’s card is featuring this new, awesome, Fine Petal Background Plate. Such a cool plate to play with! So, let’s get right into the details of it.

I began by ink blending a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. I then used the SSS Fine Petal Background Plate to cut the ink blended panel using the Gemini Jr. I did have to run it through about four times to get a really good cut.

Once the panel was cut, I zhooshed most of the petals to give them some good dimension! I left some petals near the bottom un-zhooshed, is that even a word? Anyhoo, I left some flat so that I had a place for the sentiment. I then adhered the ink blended panel to a black cardstock panel using liquid glue. I thought the black background made a bold impact against the rainbow!

Next, I used the SSS Hello die and cut that from black glossy cardstock three times and adhered all of those together using glue. I also cut the shadow once from vellum and glued that behind the sentiment. This was then glued to the panel near the bottom.

This panel was then glued to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb. This was a super simple and quick card, but I love how it turned out! I really love the black elements combined with the rainbow colors!

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire StampTember line up! There’s so many great things in this release! Here’s my exclusive code for the SSS store! Join the scavenger hunt for more codes! Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome sweet friend!

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Simon Says Stamp Kindness Matters

Hello Crafty Friend, and happy StampTember! This is my second StampTember, and it’s always so exciting to see all the new products and all the new collaboration sets! Have you taken a look at the release yet?! There’s 150 Simon brand products released today, can you believe that?? Today’s card is featuring the new Leaves Wreath Stencil with some ink blending, so let’s get right into it!

I began this project by attaching the first stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using masking tape. I used my usual rainbow line-up of Distress Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China, for the ink blending. I removed the first stencil, and attached the second stencil for the detail.

For the second stencil, I smooshed a VersaMark ink pad over the entire stencil to get a good coating, and then heat embossed the detail of the leaves using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. Once done with the panel, I splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink, and set it aside while I worked on the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I chose the SSS Kindness Matters die and I cut that twice from black cardstock and once from Gold Mirror cardstock. I made sure the letters stayed in one of the black die cuts, and popped them out of the second black die cut. This is because, I’m going to inlay the gold letters atop the black ones. I put foam tape on the back of the black die cut to ensure that the letters stayed in place and then adhered the second black die cut to it using glue. I then inlaid the gold letters using glue as well.

I adhered the sentiment to the center of the ink blended leaves using the foam tape that I had already put on the back. I then used PinkFresh Studios Gold Metallic Pearls to adhere to the dots that the stencil creates. I then adhered the panel to a black panel using foam tape, because I always love to use black on my cards. It just gives a lovely contrast in my opinion. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Let me know your favorites from the new StampTember release in the comments! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog party! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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LDRS Coneflower Hugs

Hello Crafty Friends, and thanks for joining me! Today’s project is featuring the Coneflower Stencil from LDRS Creative. Ink blending makes for such quick and easy cards, doesn’t it? Let’s get right into the details for this project!

To begin, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to just smaller than an A2 card, and attached the stencil using masking tape. I used LDRS inks Lipstick Jungle, In Your Face Orange, Lantern Yellow, Key Lime Pie, Swimming Hole and La La Lavender for the ink blending.

I set my panel aside for just a little bit to dry before moving on to the next step, which was to color the tiny colored portions of the flower centers with a Ranger Clear Emboss It Pen. I colored a few of the centers with the pen and then heat embossed them using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. This was repeated several times until I had embossed all of the flower centers.

Now onto the sentiment. I die cut the hugs sentiment using the LDRS Chloe Alpha Lowercase from gold cardstock once, and twice from Neenah 110lb, adhering all of those together using liquid glue. The sentiment was then glued to the ink blended panel.

I adhered the panel to a black cardstock panel, using foam tape, because I always love using black on my cards in some way. This was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. And to finish up, I added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments, because every card needs and deserves some bling!

That finishes up today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What are your favorite stencils? I’d love to know in the comments! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Faith, Hope And Peace

Hey there! Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Is it too early for Christmas cards? I don’t know that I’ve ever made a Christmas or holiday card in August! But … All the new Christmas goodies on the Spellbinders website are just too good to resist! Today’s card is featuring the new Layered Christmas Tree Stencil. I had a lot of fun with this one, so let’s get right into the details!

I began by adhering the Layered Christmas Tree Stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. Then I started ink blending on the open tree portion using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. I also used Distress Oxide Mustard Seed for the star. I switched to the detailed tree portion of the stencil and applied a good layer of Tacky When Dry Gel Medium and set that aside to dry. I also did the same to the detailed portion of the star. I repeated this process to make two trees.

I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card, and also used the Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape dies to cut some “hills.” I adhered the hills to the panel using liquid glue, but leaving an open area on one of the hills so that I could tuck the second tree in there. I then used the snowfall portion of the stencil and applied Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel Iridescent over the panel and set that aside to dry.

Now that the tacky medium has dried clear, I sprinkled Crystal Glitter over the trees to give them a nice sparkle. For the gold on the yellow star, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes, and just rubbed them on with my finger. Remember, I had put tacky medium on that as well. I then fussy cut the trees and the star. I used Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to add all of the gold baubles. I did reinforce those with glue, just to be sure they didn’t fall off.

I tucked one of the trees in the open space that I had left on the hills and glued it there. I glued the star to the other tree and put foam tape on the back of that one and adhered it atop the panel. I used the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 to gold foil one of the sentiments, and adhered it to the panel using foam tape again. All of this was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it for this project. A super fun card to make! I hope it inspires you to get crafty. Hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all of the new Christmas and holiday goodies they have to offer! You won’t be disappointed. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Chill Bear Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’re having an awesome day! How cute is this polar bear?! I was so excited to play with the new Spellbinders Chill Bear dies and couldn’t wait to get my hands on them! So let’s just get right to it with the details of the card.

To begin, I pulled out a piece of light blue cardstock from my stash and trimmed it just smaller than an A2 card. I was going for a night sky type of effect, but I didn’t want it too dark. I ink blended around the edges of the blue panel using Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon and Black Soot, and then did some white splatter using Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink.

While the splatter was drying, I die cut the Chill Bear from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I also die cut just the face with pink cardstock from my stash, as well as, black cardstock so that I could inlay those tiny pieces. I cut two additional legs and adhered those using liquid glue. I also die cut the snout and used Copic Markers C00, N0 and 110 black to color it.

I used the Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape dies to cut some “hills” and adhered those to the bottom of the blue panel using glue. I put foam tape on the back of the bear and adhered it atop the hills. I used the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 foil plates to gold foil the sentiment strip. The foiled sentiment actually says, Warm Holiday Wishes, but I trimmed off the wishes part, because I wanted to use a different wishes.

The gold wishes sentiment is from the Spellbinders Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments. I die cut the Wishes once from Spellbinders Mirror Gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and glued them all together. I adhered the sentiment strip to the panel using foam tape and adhered the wishes portion underneath using glue. While I was die cutting sentiments, I decided to die cut the scarf in gold as well. The panel was then adhered to a black panel before adhering to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it! I thought this card turned out super cute! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by the Spellbinders website to check out all the new Christmas and holiday goodies! Have a wonderful 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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Simon Says Stamp Slimline Rainbow Hello

Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog! The new release from Simon Says Stamp, Make Magic, is live today!! Have you checked it out? Oh my word, SO many awesome things! For today’s project, I’m featuring a double stenciling technique using the new SSS Slimline Floral Builder Stencil! So let’s get right into it, shall we?

To be honest, the first attempt at this card was not a success! And, sometimes that happens! It’s unfortunate when it does happen, but sometimes it does! I didn’t get a good impression with the stencil using the gel. To tackle this situation, I opted for using the trusty Pixie Spray! Ok, now that you know the back story, I’ll tell ya how I created the card!

I began by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and adhering the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil to it using masking tape. I smooshed and smeared the VersaMark Ink pad over that, getting a good coating. Once the stencil was removed, I sprinkled SSS Detail White Embossing Powder over it, and heat set it. The next step was the rainbow ink blending, and I used Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China.

This is where the error in my ways surfaced the first time, as I only adhered the SSS Slimline Floral Builder Stencil with masking tape. To correct on my second attempt, I gave that stencil a good spray of Pixie Spray and positioned it atop my rainbow panel, securing it with masking tape, just to be sure! I then, added black Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel, because I was going for a silhouette look against my rainbow background.

I wanted to add a black frame, so I opted for the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles to achieve that. I cut the SSS Script Hello sentiment twice from black cardstock and cut the shadow portion once from Neenah 110, adhering all of those together using liquid glue.

I added the frame to my rainbow panel using foam tape for dimension, and I added the sentiment using glue. This was then adhered to my card base, which is Neenah 110lb as well, using the new SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That finishes this project! It was a super fun one to make, except for the mishap stenciling my first time! Live and learn! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release! Have a wonderful and stay awesome!

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