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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Simon Says Stamp You Still Give Me Butterflies

Hello! Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! I appreciate you stopping by to check out my post featuring new goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, And Back Again! Today’s project is featuring the new XL Love Greetings. I love this set so much, and have enjoyed playing with it. Of course, I had to order the coordinating die set, because, duh, I needed it! Anyhoo, let’s jump right into the details!

I started this project by doing some ink blending on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the SSS Stylized Butterfly Stencil. I needed rainbow colors, so I reached for Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. Once I was done ink blending, I fussy cut the butterfly wings.

Then, I used the SSS Stylized Butterfly die to trim the butterfly wings twice from Neenah 110lb, and I trimmed the body from black cardstock. I adhered all of the pieces together, leaving the outside of the wings free-flowing so that I could zhoosh them up. I set the butterfly pieces aside while I worked on the remainder of the card.

I die cut some leaves using the SSS Privet Branch and lightly ink blended those using the remainder of the ink on my blending brush. I wanted just a small hint of color on those. I trimmed a panel of Neenah 110lb using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and adhered the leaves atop that using liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the new SSS XL Love Greetings set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped it a second time using VersaMark ink and embossed again using the same powder. By embossing twice, it gives it a much nicer, smoother finish. Once that was done, I had to fussy cut the sentiment, hence purchasing the coordinating die set!

The butterfly was glued to the center of the panel and the sentiment was adhered just below that using foam tape for dimension. This panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner, before being adhered to the card base. I added some iridescent confetti to finish up!

Super fun card to make! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out the entire And Back Again, and let me know your favorites! Thanks again for stopping by, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Hello Friend Snowflakes

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from Simon’s newest release, And Back Again. Today’s project is featuring the new Mini Slimline Snowflake Window stencil. Let’s go through the details!

I began by attaching the stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape, and began to do some ink blending using Distress Oxides in Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina and Chipped Sapphire. Ink blending and stencils are so great, because a beautiful image comes together so effortlessly!

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Snowflake Season Stamp and Die set. I selected the sentiment and stamped it using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then used the coordinating die to trim that out.

The card needed some interest so I pulled out some black and white twine and wrapped it around the trimmed down card towards the bottom and tied a knot. I then adhered my sentiment atop that using some foam tape. I also added some pearls, which I thought was a nice addition.

Everything was adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner, and then adhered to my card base, which I had splattered with Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to swing by the SSS website and check out the entire And Back Again release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Polka Hearts

Hello! Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from the new Simon Says Stamp release, To the Moon! Today’s project is featuring the super cute Polka Hearts stencil set, so let’s get to it!

I began by taping the stencil to a mini slimline panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I started with the circles, and ink blended those using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Bubblegum and Sweets. I lightly ink blended the Bubblegum and then added some shading with the Sweets ink. Next, I ink blended the hearts in the middle of the circles using SSS ink in Taffy.

Once the ink blending was completed, I added the heart stencil back to the panel and added some Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel for some sparkle. I set that aside and worked on the elements for the rest of the card. I die cut the SSS Streamer Ribbons twice from SSS Matte Silver cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using liquid glue. I also die cut the SSS Love Your Guts once from the same silver cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and glued those together as well.

I trimmed the panel using the PinkFresh Studio Blanket Stitch Mini Slimline die, and adhered the streamers to the top and bottom. I then adhered the sentiment in the middle of the panel using liquid glue. The panel was then adhered to a panel of SSS Doll Pink cardstock using foam tape for dimension.

Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb cardstock. No card is complete without a little bling, so I added some PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls.

I actually love how this card turned out, and I love the subtle sparkly hearts! I hope you enjoyed it as well. Don’t forget to check out the entire To the Moon release, you won’t be disappointed! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Hang in There Blossom

Hello! Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m still working my way through some DIEcember products! Have you checked out the entire release? Tell me your favorites, because you know I want to know! I always ask! Anyhoo, today’s project is featuring the new Etched Evening Blossom and the Imperia Plate. These dies are so gorgeous! Let’s jump into the details!

To begin this project, I started ink blending a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colors of course! I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China.

Once I was done ink blending, I ran that panel through the die cutting machine using the largest of the Honey Bee Deckle Edge A2 dies. Then, I ran that same panel through again using the new SSS Imperia Plate. I love, love, love background plates! I can’t say it enough!

For the sentiment, I used the SSS XL Greetings 2 set. I stamped the Hang in There sentiment using VersaMark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder, and used the coordinating die to trim that out. I searched through my SSS Sentiment Strips to find an appropriate sub-sentiment as well.

I die cut the SSS Etched Evening Blossom once from Neenah 110lb and once from black cardstock, adhering those together using liquid glue, offsetting them just slightly to achieve that silhouette look. For a little more added interest, I added some PinkFresh Jewels to the center of the flower, because bling! Every card needs bling!

To finish up this project, I glued the flower to the ink blended panel and attached both sentiments using foam tape. The panel was then adhered to a black panel before being adhered to the card base.

That does it for this project! I feel like for every release, I have to sneak a rainbow project or two! I hope you’ll swing by and check out the entire DIEcember release, this month is always one of my favorites! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Silent Night Birch Trees

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back! I’m so glad that you stopped by! I’m still playing with goodies from the latest Simon Says Stamp release, Handmade Holiday. Today’s project is featuring the new Slimline Birch Trees Stencil. Even though this is a slimline stencil, I ended up making an A7 card. Let’s go through the details!

I began the project by ink blending a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. I did have to set that aside for a while to dry before proceeding with the stenciling. I positioned the stencil over my panel and used masking tape to hold it in place. I used a VersaMark Ink pad to smoosh the ink over a single tree and heat embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I repeated this process several times to have multiple trees on the panel. Then, I splattered the panel using Royal Talens Titanium White Acrylic Ink to resemble falling snow. I cut some “hills” from Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered the bottom hill to my panel using liquid glue, and adhered the top hill using foam tape for dimension.

The hills were then smeared with liquid glue and sprinkled with Distress Mica Flakes. I also added a little bit of glue and mica flakes in the bend of the branches as well. I used the Silent Night sentiment from the SSS Clean Line Christmas set, and stamped that using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.

I used the coordinating die to trim the sentiment, and cut two other times and adhered all of those together using glue. The sentiment was then glued to the panel just above the hills. Something was missing though! I die cut the SSS Sophie Snowflake twice from Neenah 110lb and glued those to my panel, trimming of the excess as needed. The panel was adhered to a black panel before being adhered to the card base, which was also splattered with Liquitex Iridescent Bright Silver Acrylic Ink. For the finishing touches, I added a few PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it provided you with a little bit of inspiration! Don’t forget to check out the entire Handmade Holiday release over at Simon Says Stamp! Have a fabulous day!

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Simon Says Stamp Starry Night Before Christmas

Hello, Hello, Lovelies! How’s it going? Have you checked out the new Simon Says Stamp release, Handmade Holiday, yet? What are your favorites? What have you ordered? Inquiring minds want to know! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Night Before Christmas Stamp. This is a pull apart stamp, and is so much fun to work with! I’m going to have to consider getting some of their other pull apart stamps for sure! Anyhoo, let’s get to the details.

I began by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock down to just smaller than a 5×7 card panel, and began ink blending using Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Villainous Potion and Black Soot. Once that was all blended, I splattered the panel with Liquitex Iridescent Bright Silver Acrylic Ink. I also sprayed a mixture of water and iridescent Pearl Ex over the panel for some shimmer.

Once that was dry completely, I popped it in the Misti and stamped the sleigh portion of the stamp using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I repeated that process again, but stamping in VersaMark for the second time. I do this because it’s less visible if it stamps even the slightest bit off due to paper warping from the heat. By heat embossing it twice, it gave the black a much smoother finish.

I decided on the Merry Christmas sentiment from the SSS Clean Line Christmas stamp set for this card. I stamped the image on Neenah 110lb using the same ink and embossing powder as before, and used the coordinating die to trim it out. I trimmed it again and glued those together. This was adhered to my card panel using liquid glue. After looking at the panel, I decided that it was missing something. Don’t you just hate that?! Because then you have to figure out what it’s missing!

I finally settled on adding some stars to the background, so I used the SSS Mini Stars Party die to cut those from glitter cardstock in the various sizes. The larger stars were adhered using foam tape, while the smaller stars were adhered using glue. Everything was then adhered to a black cardstock panel before being adhered to my card base, which I splattered with some Chipped Sapphire Distress Spray Stain for some added interest.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Which Simon pull apart stamps have you tried? Head on over to Simon to check out the entire Handmade Holiday release! Have a fabulous day and 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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