Simon Says Stamp Hello Sunshine

Hello Friends! Thanks for stopping by today! The new SSS Make Magic release is awesome! I’ve had a lot of fun playing with some of the items from this release, including the new SSS Sunburst Die! So, let’s hop right into the details, shall we?

I started this project by die cutting the SSS Sunburst die from eight different sheets of patterned papers from my stash, as well as, cutting it from a piece of yellow cardstock. I ended up trimming off some of the bottom of the yellow die cut piece. I added a strip of complimentary washi tape, from Paper Source, along the bottom of my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

I adhered the yellow sunburst die cut directly to my card base using liquid glue, just above the strip of washi tape, and did some ink blending in the sun area using Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I then popped that into the Misti and stamped the Hello Sunshine sentiment, which is from the SSS Hello Sunshine stamp set, using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. Then, I trimmed out the pieces from the patterned papers that I was going to need for my card.

Once those were trimmed, I inlaid those on my card using foam tape, because dimension is life! I felt like it was missing something though! This is when I dorked around for quite a while trying to figure out what it needed! Do you ever do that too? Anyhoo, after much deliberation, I settled on some gold stars, thank goodness! I pulled out the SSS Mini Stars Party Die and cut that from some gold cardstock. I adhered the stars using glue and finally called it quits on this one! I love card making, but I get on my own nerves hem hawing around trying to figure stuff out sometimes!

Well, that finishes this project up! I hope you enjoyed it, and I really hope you’ll stop by and take a look at the entire Make Magic release! So many awesome things! Thanks for stopping by today, 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 Sunburst Sentiments

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you are doing well! I’m still playing with goodies from the new Simon Says Stamp release, Make Magic! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Sunburst die. How fun is this die?!?! What are your favorites from the release? Let’s jump right in to the deets on this card.

I began this project by stamping the new SSS Stained Glass Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaMark ink and heat embossing it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I went ahead and trimmed it down to just smaller than an A2 card, as well. I then added some ink blending with Distress Oxide Mustard Seed over that, with darker concentration on the end where the “sun” was going to be.

I die cut the SSS Sunburst from black cardstock, and adhered it to my stamped panel using liquid glue, trimming off the excess. I popped the panel in the Misti and stamped some detail on the “sun” portion using the SSS Hello Sunshine Stamp set and VersaMark ink. I embossed that using the same Princess Gold Embossing Powder.

I rifled through all of my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find ones that I liked and that would fit on the black rays of the sun. Once I had enough trimmed, I used a black Copic marker to black the edges of the sentiment strips and adhered them using foam tape.

The panel was then adhered to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb, using foam tape as well. Lots of dimension, because dimension is life!

That wraps up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it sparks your creativity! Don’t forget to check out the entire Make Magic release, and don’t forget to stay awesome! Have a fabulous day!

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Simon Says Stamp You are Awesome

Hello and welcome back crafty friends! I’m back with another card featuring the all new All About You stamp set from the newest Simon Says Stamp Make Magic release! I love large sentiments and this set is perfect! Have you checked out the new release yet? What are some of your favorites? Let’s get into today’s project!

I began by stamping the SSS Repeating Rainbows Background stamp on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing it afterwards using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then trimmed it using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles. I knew I was going to color the image and didn’t want to waste time coloring portions that I wasn’t going to use.

The Copic markers that I used for coloring were RV02, YR21, BG32 and BG01. I stamped the You are Awesome sentiment from the SSS All About You stamp set on Neenah 110lb using the same black ink and embossing powder. I repeated the stamping and embossing process one more time, stamping with VersaMark ink the second time. By double embossing, it gives it a smoother finish.

I pulled out some cardstock from The Stamp Market and die cut the SSS Detail Elm Leaves a few times from three different colors along with white. I also used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles to cut a white frame. I cut that up to use as a decorative border on either side of the sentiment, adhering with liquid glue. It needed something else so I used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stripes Die to cut a strip of coordinating cardstock and glued that along the stitch on the frame.

I positioned the sentiment atop the colored panel and glued the elm leaves under it before adhering with foam tape. I adhered the panel to black cardstock using foam tape as well, and then adhered the whole thing to my card base, which is also Neenah 110, using the SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That’s it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release, and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Be You Simple Stem

Hey there! How’s it going today? I’m super excited about the new SSS Make Magic release! Have you checked it out? There are so many awesome things! I know, I know, I say that about every release, but it’s true! There’s an amazing new sentiment set called All About You, and today’s card is featuring a sentiment from that set along with an older leaf favorite of mine!

I started this project by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles. I then adhered the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil using masking tape and ran some Iridescent Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel through it. I set that aside to dry while I did some die cutting.

I pulled out five colors from my pack of The Stamp Market cardstock, and die cut the SSS Simple Stem from those, and then adhered them together using liquid glue, but slightly off center for each color. I tied some black and white twine around the stem for some added interest.

I took the gelled panel and popped it in the Misti and stamped my sentiment the first time using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then stamped it again using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it for a second time. And .. I repeated that once more, for a total of three heat embossings. It gives it a really nice, smooth, glossy finish. You might be wondering why I don’t just stamp it all three times using the black ink .. without fail, my paper warps while heating and then it never lines up exactly the second time, so by stamping it with the clear ink, it doesn’t really show. Might be a silly way to do things, but it works for me!

I adhered my leaf bundle to the panel using glue and adhered that panel to a black panel using foam tape for dimension. This was then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, using the SSS Dot Runner. For the last detail, I added a black glossy heart sticker from my stash.

That finishes up this project! Super simple, but I love the impact of the rainbow leaves, and I always LOVE large sentiment sets like this one! I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Head over to SSS to check out the entire Make Magic release. You don’t want to miss it! Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Reverse Confetti Special Delivery

Hey! Hey! Hey! Thanks for joining me today! For this post, I’m sharing a project for the Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge! This month’s card making theme is, Oh Baby! I hope that you’ll play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store! More details to follow! For my project, I had to use The Bear Up There set, because it’s just too darn cute! Let’s get into the details.

To begin, I used Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and cut a panel using the new Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts die. I then did some light ink blending on the panel, using leftover ink on my brush, which happened to be Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I also used the Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts die to cut a frame for the panel. I adhered the frame to the panel using foam tape for dimension.

I stamped the rainbow bear and cloud from The Bear Up There set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped and embossed a few more clouds as well. I used Copic markers RV00, RV10, Y00, Y02, BG000, BG01, C00, E00, E40, E42, E43 and E70 to color the images. Once those were done, I used the coordinating Confetti Cuts to run them through the die cutting machine.

I adhered the bear and a cloud directly in the center of the Peekaboo Panel using foam tape, and positioned the remaining clouds around the panel and frame, adhering those with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. I then slightly bent the peekaboo areas so that they would pop up, if you will. This was then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll join our Stock Your Stash Challenge this month! You can head to the Reverse Confetti Blog for more details and the link to join in on the challenge! And a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Stay awesome sweet friend!

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Reverse Confetti July Release Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to the Reverse Confetti Blog Hop! The July release is live today!! The full hop list will be listed below for you to check out all my teamies projects! You don’t want to miss it! For today’s project, I revisited the Circle of Waves Cover Panel Confetti Cuts, along with the Lovely Day Sentiments! So, let’s jump right in!

Today’s project was super fun! I really enjoyed making the rainbow circle of waves to adorn my card! To begin my project, I pulled out five rainbow colors from my Concord and 9th cardstock pile, and ran those through the die cutting machine using the Circle of Waves Cover Panel. I traced the die on piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and cut that out, using that as the base to glue my wave pieces.

I then took one of the rainbow circles and popped it in the Misti and stamped the You are Absolutely Wonderful sentiment, from the Lovely Day Sentiments, in the center using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I cut a panel of black cardstock just smaller than an A7 card base, and splattered it, using Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink. This is my favorite splatter medium because it stays bright white, and it’s a great splatter consistency.

I positioned the rainbow circles atop the splattered panel, deciding on placement. I then adhered the outermost rainbow circles using liquid glue, trimmed the excess and adhered the main circle in the center using foam tape. I decided that I would add some additional circles, to mimic the splatter, using the Stitched Circles Cover Panel Confetti Cuts. I die cut a scrap of Neenah 110lb and added some of the larger circles using foam tape, and gluing the smaller circles.

That finished up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! I love how you can change up the feel of a die just by switching the colors used! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

As I mentioned earlier, there’s a bog hop today to celebrate the release! Hop around and check out all of the inspirations from my teammates! The full hop order is below!

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Kelly Lunceford

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Amy Rohl

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Becky Roberts

Tracy Ware

Ali Farmer

Cheiron Brandon

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Heather Ruwe

Kelly Griglione

Audrey Tokach

Jenny Colacicco

Olga Moss

Candice Fisher

Michelle Short

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Three

Hello Crafters and welcome back to day three of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! The release will be going live tomorrow, woohoooo! Please note that new product links will not be active until then. To celebrate the countdown, we are having a blog hop, with a gift certificate up for grabs! Details below! For today’s projects, we are featuring the Oceans of Love and Hummingbirds sets! So, let’s jump right in to the projects!

For my first project, Oceans of Love, I began by grabbing the new Circle of Waves Confetti Cuts and cutting five different colors of blue cardstocks. Most of the blue cardstock is from Concord and 9th, and one is from Simon Says Stamp. I traced the circular die and fussy cut a solid circle and glued the “waves” to that.

I used the Oceans of Love set to stamp some of the elements using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and heat embossed them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Before cutting those out using the coordinating die, I used Copic Markers BG70, BG72 and BG75 to color the images. I took the “waves” circle and stamped the sentiment on it using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb using the Reverse Confetti Stitched Circles Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and poked out all of the larger circles and a few of the smaller circles. I used a scrap of the blue cardstock to run that through using that same cover panel, because I wanted these to be the “bubbles” on the card. I adhered the Stitched Circles panel to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb using liquid glue.

Then, I inlaid some of the blue “bubbles” for interest. I adhered the circular waves panel using foam tape and adhered the colored underwater elements using glue, adding some of the “bubbles” atop that as well. That finishes up this project!

For my second project, I’m featuring the Hummingbird set along with the new Circle Element! To begin this project, I stamped the Hummingbird set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink on Neenah 110lb and heat embossed those using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I colored the images using Copic Markers Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV32, RV34, RV66, YG11, YG13, N4, N6, G00, G20, BG70 and BG72.

Once those were all colored, I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I used the Circle Element Cover Panel to cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, and I used another panel to cut a frame using the Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts. I used PinkFresh Studio Sunshine ink to do some light ink blending on the panel and the frame.

I stamped the sentiment from the Hummingbird set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it using the same clear embossing powder. I trimmed that down and placed it behind the frame, and then added foam tape to the frame for dimension. I then adhered the frame to the Circle Element panel. I wanted a little added interest behind that Circle Element panel, so I cut piece of Concord and 9th Sea Glass cardstock and adhered that behind.

I then began adhering the Hummingbird elements to my framed panel using a combination of glue and foam tape. My panel was then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. To finish up this project, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels, because every project needs some bling in my opinion!

That does it for day three of the Countdown! I hope you enjoyed these projects, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Please note that the new product links will not be active until the release day and time.

As I mentioned earlier, to celebrate the countdown, we are having a blog hop! Leave comments along the hop for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate! You can also comment on Reverse Confetti’s Facebook page for another chance to win a gift certificate! Comments close at noon CST on July 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on July 7th over on the RC blog and FB page. The full hop list is below.

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Tracy Ware

Ali Farmer

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Kelly Griglione

Audrey Tokach

Olga Moss

Candice Fisher

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Reverse Confetti Hello Sunshine

Hello! Hello! How’s it going? Thanks so much for stopping by! Here’s another card that I created for day one of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! This awesome release will go live on July 8th! So, please note that the new product links will not be active until the release day and time. Hop around and check out what my teammates have created! Leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate! Details below! There are tons of fun things in this release! You certainly don’t want to miss it! Today, I’m featuring the Lovely Day Sentiments and the Stitched Pinwheel Cover Panel Confetti Cuts. So, let’s jump right in!

To begin this project, I pulled out seven different colors of Sizzix cardstock, and cut all of those using the Stitched Pinwheel Cover Panel, as well as, cutting it once from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I adhered the white frame portion to my card base, which is also Neenah 110, using foam tape.

I then inlayed the colored cardstock portions into the frame using foam tape as well. I stamped the Hello Sunshine sentiment from the Lovely Day Sentiments set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I fussy cut the sentiment and used foam tape again to pop it up in the center of my card.

To wrap up this project, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels for some added interest and bling. Every card needs bling in my opinion! Super simple card, but I love how it came out! The pastel colors are beautiful, but I’m also wanting to do another one in brighter rainbow colors! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the new July release from Reverse Confetti! Remember, the new product links won’t be active until the release day and time!

As I mentioned earlier, you can comment on the Countdown posts for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate! You can head to the Reverse Confetti blog for all of the details! And, you can also comment on their Facebook page for another chance to win! Here’s the full list of participants.

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Tracy Ware

Ali Farmer

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Kelly Griglione

Audrey Tokach

Olga Moss

Candice Fisher

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Reverse Confetti Tropical Leaves Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back! It’s day one of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! I’ve had so much fun guest designing for Reverse Confetti this month! Their new July release is awesome, with so many fun, cute and beautiful things to play with! To celebrate the sneak peeks, we are having a blog hop! You can hop around and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate! Details below! Today’s project is featuring the new Tropical Leaves! So let’s jump right in, shall we?! Please note that the new product links will not be active until the release day and time.

I’m going to preface this post by saying that the gel print, which I used for the Tropical Leaves, was created a REALLY long time ago! Like a really long time ago! It’s just been sitting in my stash. With that being said, the tools used for the gel print were inexpensive acrylic paints, a brayer, thin white paper and the gel press itself. Nothing fancy at all!

To begin this project, I stamped the Tropical Leaves on the gel print using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I had two sheets of the gel prints, so I went ahead and repeated that process again. I then ran the stamped leaves through my die cutting machine using the Tropical Leaves Confetti Cuts. I ran the leaf die cuts through once more using Neenah 110lb and adhered those to my gel print leaves, only because my gel print leaves were on thin white paper and they needed some more stability. I pulled out a piece of watercolor paper and taped it to my board using masking tape. My board is an inexpensive clipboard from Target that I found a long time ago. I saturated my watercolor panel with water and added coordinating colors to it using my Karin Brushmarkers.

While that was drying, I used the Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts to cut some frames from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I then used the Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts to cut my dry watercolor panel, and adhered that to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I fashioned the frames atop the watercolor panel making an X in the center of the card using foam tape. I trimmed off the excess frame portions and added those to the outer corners of my card.

I opted for a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Word Up set. I stamped that on black cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I trimmed it down and mounted it to my card using foam tape as well. I then used a combination of foam tape and glue to position my leaves in the corners of the card around the sentiment.

To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels because every card needs bling in my opinion! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Don’t forget to check out the July release from Reverse Confetti! Super fun and super cute! You don’t want to miss it! Keep in mind that the new product links won’t be active until the release goes live on July 8th.

As I mentioned earlier, to celebrate we are having a blog hop! Visit each of my teamies blogs and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate! All the details can be found on the Reverse Confetti blog. And .. you can also comment over on their Facebook page for yet another chance to win a gift certificate! The full hop list is below.

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Tracy Ware

Ali Farmer

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Kelly Griglione

Audrey Tokach

Olga Moss

Candice Fisher

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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