Simon Says Stamp Sketched Rose Faith

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from the newest, To the Moon release, from Simon Says Stamp! What a fun release this is! Today’s project is featuring the new Sketched Rose Trio. I’m really enjoying working with these foil plates and matching dies! Let’s get right into the deets for this project!

I began by foiling the Sketched Rose Trio twice on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Spellbinders Aura foil. I used Copic Markers G82, YG61, Y08, Y13 and Y15 to color these before using the included die cut to trim them out.

For the background, I trimmed a panel using the SSS Detail Petal Plate. Such an easy way to add interest and texture without distracting from the main focal point! I played with the arrangement and decided that I wanted some additional leaves and opted for the SSS Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves, and I think these ended up being the perfect addition.

To assemble the card, I adhered the white leaves first using liquid glue, and then I glued in the green leaves atop those. The bottom three flowers were glued directly to the panel, while the top two flowers were adhered using foam tape for dimension. I chose a SSS Sentiment Strip that would complement the card nicely and glued that across the flowers. To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls and adhered my panel to the card base, which is also Neenah 110, using foam tape again.

That does it for this one! Have you checked out the new To the Moon release yet? I always enjoy seeing what new products Simon will release! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Birthday Wishes

Hello Lovely! I’m so glad that you stopped by! I’ve had so much fun playing with the goodies from Simon’s newest release, To the Moon! Today’s card was super fun, and is featuring a new stamp set, Love Garden Greetings. Let’s go through the deets!

This project started with a mini slimline panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I put the panel in my little makeshift splat box and added some Dina Wakely Gloss Sprays in Lemon, Lime, Magenta and Ocean in rainbow order. I received these sprays in a set as a birthday gift, and I just have to say that, I love them! I did end up adding two coats just to intensify the colors some.

Once the panel was dry, I stamped the SSS Love Garden Greetings on it using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I also stamped the sentiment and the tiny bows in the same manner.

I wanted the hearts to stand out, so I used the SSS Mini Hearts Party die and cut those out of SSS Holographic cardstock. Those were then adhered atop the stamped hearts using foam tape for dimension.

If I’m being completely honest here, I totally forgot about using a mini slimline die for the edges of the panel. I was quite annoyed with myself too! I just think that those edge details add so much to your projects! To remedy my lack of interest on the edges of the panel, I used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Strips die to cut some black strips. It was the best idea that I had! The strips were then adhered to the top and bottom of the panel with liquid glue.

To finish up, I added a bunch of Studio Katia Onyx Crystals for even more interest. The panel was then adhered to the card base with foam tape.

That does it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! If you haven’t checked out these gloss sprays, I encourage you to do so! They really are a lot of fun! Stop by and check out the entire To the Moon release and let me know your favorites! Have yourself a wonderful day and don’t forget to 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 Love Your Heart

Hello Friend, and thanks for joining me today for more goodness from the newest Simon Says Stamp release, To the Moon! Today’s project is featuring the brand new Polka Hearts Stencil set. Is that not the cutest name ever?! Anyhoo, let’s jump right in!

I used this stencil in an unconventional manner for this card, but I like thinking outside the box sometimes. I began by taping the stencil to a scrap of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and applying SSS Glitz Glitter Gel in Cherry through that. I set that aside to dry while I cleaned my supplies and worked on the rest of the card.

For the background, I used the SSS Magnetic Embossing Folder and did some light ink blending in the center using PinkFresh Studio Candy Apple ink. I trimmed the panel down because I always like to mount my panels against black cardstock for contrast.

I carefully fussy cut three of the glitter hearts and foam mounted them to the embossed panel and adhered a SSS Sentiment Strip across the center one using liquid glue.

The panel was then foam mounted to a black panel using foam tape before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

Super simple card, but I like the simplicity of it! And, I like using stencils in different ways! Stop by and check out the entire To the Moon release, and let me know what you think of it! Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful day!

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Simon Says Stamp Love You Peony

Hello Crafty Lovelies! Thanks for joining me for the brand new, To the Moon release from Simon Says Stamp! Today’s project is featuring the Peony and Leaves die cut. Let’s jump right into the details!

To begin this project, I cut the SSS Peony and Leaves four times. Once from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, once from mirror gold cardstock, once from pink cardstock, and once from peacock cardstock. I cut it from the colors, because I was wanting to do an inlay technique.

For the background, I cut a panel with the SSS Stitched Whirl Background using Neenah 110lb. I also used the SSS Privet Branch for additional leaves. I cut those from Neenah 110lb, as well as, the mirror gold cardstock. I began by deciding the leaf placement under the flower and secured those using liquid glue. I offset the top gold leaf slightly so that both set of leaves would be visible.

Once the leaves were secured, I glued the white and mirror gold flowers together, and then glued that directly over the larger leaves on the panel. I did some light ink blending on the colored cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Bubblegum and Ocean for a little shadowing on the flower and leaves.

I then began inlaying the pieces securing them with liquid glue. To simplify this process, after I die cut the flowers from the colored cardstock, I used some Press N Seal to hold them together in place. That was such a time saver! Once all of the pieces were adhered, I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to the berry portion of the die.

For the sentiment, I opted for the SSS Everyday Words on a Line. I die cut the Love You once from Neenah 110lb and once from mirror gold and glued those together, trimming off the ends, and then glued that directly to my panel. To finish up, I adhered the panel to my card base using foam tape for added dimension.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out the entire To the Moon 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 Imperia Rose Bud Bundle

Hello and thanks for joining me! Welcome to for another DIEcember project! Die cuts are absolutely my jam, and I love making cards with them! Today’s project is featuring the new Sketched Rose Bud Bundle. This set includes a foiling plate along with a die cut! Let’s jump right into the details, shall we?

I began this project by foiling the SSS Rose Bud Bundle three times using Spellbinders Champagne Foil on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I pulled out some Copic markers for the coloring using, RV91, RV93, RV95, G82 and YG61. That set of RV markers is really a gorgeous combination!

Once the coloring was complete, I used the included die cut to run that through the machine. For the background, I used the new, absolutely gorgeous SSS Imperia Plate. So much texture and detail with so little effort! That’s the amazing thing about background plates, in my opinion!

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Silhouette Sentiments. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah 110lb using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. The coordinating die was then used to trim it out. I also trimmed it three additional times and adhered all of those together, making it four layers thick.

After playing with the arrangement of the flowers on the background panel, I decided that it needed some additional white leaves, so I opted for the SSS Outline Clustered Leaves. This added just the slightest bit of interest that I was looking for. I adhered the flowers and leaves to the corners of the panel using a combination of foam tape and liquid glue. The sentiment was also glued directly to the panel along with some pearls. The panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this project! I love foiling and die cutting, so this was a match made in heaven for me! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire DIEcember release! There’s so many amazing things to feast your eyes upon! 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 Evening Blossom Hugs

Hello Crafty Lovelies! Are you ready for DIEcember?! Stamptember and DIEcember are two of my favorite months of the year! Today’s project is featuring the gorgeous new Etched Evening Blossom! Let’s get right into the details.

I began this project by die cutting the SSS Etched Evening Blossom twice from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and did some ink blending using SSS Bubblegum and Fairway ink for one of the flowers, and Distress Oxide Speckled Egg on the other flower.

Next, I used the SSS Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles to cut a panel of Neenah 110lb and then used the SSS Detail Petal Plate to add texture to the scalloped panel. I wanted some additional leaves, so I used the PinkFresh Studio Leafy Branch for those.

I added some Soft Snowball Mix Pearls to the centers of the flowers for some added detail, and I love how they look! I glued the flowers to the panel, offsetting them slightly so that both flowers were visible. I tucked the leaves from the Leafy Branch under the leaves of the flowers and secured those with glue as well.

The SSS Sentiment Strip was adhered to the panel using foam tape, and the whole panel was then then adhered to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb, using foam tape as well.

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 DIEcember release, it’s magnificent! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Be Your Amazing Self

Hello and welcome back! I can’t get enough of DIEcember! If you know me, then you know that die cutting is my jam! There are so many awesome things in this release! Have you checked it out yet? Today’s project is featuring the new Stylized Butterfly, so let’s get right to it!

My first order of business was spraying some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock with some Dina Wakely Gloss Sprays. I was going for a quasi rainbow feel, so the colors that I used were Lemon, Lime, Magenta and Ocean. I got a set of twelve sprays for my birthday, and I gotta say, I’m loving them! Once I was done with the sprays, I set that panel aside to dry.

I used the new SSS Imperia Plate to create the background for the butterflies using Neenah 110lb, and I die cut the SSS Stylized Butterfly from my sprayed panel three times, because I wanted some movement across the card. I also cut the butterfly three times from black cardstock, and adhered those together using liquid glue.

I glued just the inner edges of the butterflies to the background panel, along with their center body portions as well, trimming off the excess as needed. I chose a SSS Sentiment Strip that complimented the card well and adhered that with foam tape for dimension.

My panel was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, and I added some confetti for that added pop of bling. Everything needs bling, am I right?!

I really like how this card turned out! I think the addition of the black shadow to the butterflies really added a lot of interest and contrast that was needed. I hope you like it, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire DIEcember release! Lots of good stuff for sure! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Joyful Wreath

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for stopping by! There’s an Instagram Hop going on today to celebrate Simon Says Stamp latest release, Handmade Holiday, and there are prizes to be won! Who doesn’t love prizes, right?! I think my favorite product from this release has been the Etched Berry Branch, so today’s project is featuring that, once again! Let’s go over the deets, shall we?

I began the project by cutting a few of the SSS Etched Berry Branch from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and Tonic Studios Burnished Rose cardstock. I think that I ended up cutting three from each. Once those were all cut, I trimmed the leaves from the branches.

I wanted the background to have some subtle texture and interest, so I used the SSS Detail Petal Plate for this. I arranged the leaves atop the panel in a wreath fashion, gluing down only the center portion of the leaves. I glued only the center portion so that I had room to tuck the other leaves underneath.

Once all of the white leaves were glued, I then glued in the rose colored leaves. I trimmed off the berries and tucked those around the wreath as well, securing those with glue.

I die cut the SSS Joyful die twice from Neenah 110lb and cut the shadow twice from the same and adhered all of the pieces together. I placed small pieces of foam tape on the back and adhered it in the center of the wreath. No card is complete without embellishments, so I added some Soft Snowball Pearls. I think they are the perfect addition! This panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape.

That finishes up this project! I love the soft feel of this card! I hope you’ll stop by Instagram to check out the hop! Leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $25 Simon gift card! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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