Simon Says Stamp You Make Me smile

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I’m still playing with products from the new SSS release, Make Magic! Have you checked it out yet? I’m loving all of the fun things this release has to offer! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new SSS Stained Glass Background stamp and the All About You stamp set! So let’s get right into the details!

I love mixed media, but it is so far out of my comfort zone! But .. I still like to give it a whirl from time to time, which is what I did with this project! I began by pulling out a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. I decided to use this, because it’s what I had on hand, and I prefer to use cold press for actual watercoloring. Anyhoo, I began with some ink smooshing on the panel using a combination of inks. The inks used were Distress Oxide Sprays in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans and Spiced Marmalade.

In addition to those inks, I used a few Distress Ink cubes in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. I added those because I wanted a little bit more vibrant colors and the Distress inks seem to give that. I also used a little bit of Salvaged Patina in Distress Oxide. I did add a bit of splatter to the panel using the wand of the sprays as well. Once the colors were added and dried, I added some Ranger Crackle Paste using the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil. When the paste was dried, I popped the panel in the Misti for some stamping.

For the stamping, I used the SSS Stained Glass Background stamp, along with some elements from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set, and a small set called Grunge. This small set was found eons ago at a Tuesday Morning store, and I’m not sure it’s even available for purchase any longer. The ink used on the panel itself was Memento Tuxedo Black. I also stamped the sentiment from the SSS All About You Stamp set using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. Once the sentiment was stamped, I fussy cut around the edges.

I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool to rough up the edges of the panel and attached the sentiment using foam tape. The card still needed something, so I pulled out the SSS Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set and stamped a butterfly on vellum using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used the coordinating die to trim that out, along with a solid black butterfly to give it some contrast and definition. I adhered those together using liquid glue and then glued it directly to the panel.

I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I rifled through my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find one that matched. That was adhered under the main sentiment using foam tape. I also added a glossy heart sticker from my stash for added interest. I cut an A7 card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink before attaching the panel using foam tape again.

That finishes this project. Like I said, mixed media is out of my comfort zone, but I really do enjoy it when I try it! I hope this project inspires you to get crafty and possibly step out of your comfort zone as well. Stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release, you won’t be disappointed! 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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Reverse Confetti I appreciate you

Hello Friends! Thanks for joining me today! I’m back with another card using Reverse Confetti products. I recently purchased the You Coordinates, Confetti Cuts and the Big Flower Cover Panel Confetti Cuts, and wanted to use those together to make a card. Let’s get into the details!

I started this project by using the Big Flower Cover Panel to cut a panel from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I also went ahead and cut another panel from SSS Holographic Rainbows cardstock. I removed the white negative pieces from the panel and adhered that to a Neenah 110lb card base, using liquid glue.

I placed foam tape on the back of the negative pieces from the holographic panel and inlaid those atop the white panel. I die cut the You shadow twice from white cardstock, and die cut the main You piece twice from black cardstock, adhering those together with glue. That was then glued in the center of the panel.

I stamped the I Appreciate sentiment, from the You Coordinates, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then trimmed it out and glued it atop the You.

Super simple card for today, but I love both of these sets so much! I love the flowers using holographic cardstock as well. I think it gives it a lot of interest and catches the light really well. Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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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 Lovely Day

Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog! Thanks so much for stopping! It’s day two of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti! The release will go live on July 8th, so please note that new product links won’t be active until release day and time! To celebrate the Countdown, we are having a blog hop! I hope you’ll hop around and leave comments along the way for your chance to win a gift certificate! Details below! Today’s project is featuring the Lovely Day Sentiments stamp set along with the Bloom set, and Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts from the new July release! I enjoy coloring, so this was a super fun card for me! Let’s jump right in!

I began this project by stamping the elements from the Bloom stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing those using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. While I was already stamping, I went ahead and stamped my sentiment from the Lovely Day Sentiments set using the same ink and powder. I used Copic Markers Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG07, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG61, RV00, RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, BG70, BG72, BG75, BV00, BV01, BV02 and YR24 to color the flowers and leaves before using the Bloom Confetti Cuts to run those through my die cutting machine.

I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock using the Peekaboo Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and carefully pulled up some of the cut portions. Laura Bassen would have used the term “jooshed.” So yeah, I jooshed the little peekaboo areas on the panel. I applied foam tape to the back of the flowers and adhered those to my panel, tucking the leaves behind the single flower at the bottom and securing with glue. I trimmed off the excess and adhered this panel to a black cardstock panel.

I fussy cut my sentiment and popped it in the center of the card using foam tape again. I love foam tape, if you couldn’t tell! Anyhoo, my panels were then attached to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. To finish up the project, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels because you’ve gotta have bling!

That does it! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I hope you’ll hop over and check out the new July release from Reverse Confetti! It’s such a beautiful release!

As I mentioned earlier, we are celebrating this release with a blog hop! You can comment along the hop for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments close on July 7th at noon CST, and the winner will be announced at 5:00pm on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook page. Speaking of Facebook, you can also leave a comment over there for another chance to win a gift certificate! You can head to the RC Blog for more details! Here is the full hop line-up!

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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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Simon Says Stamp Here for You Leaf Bundle

Welp, the new Rainbows release from Simon Says Stamp is pretty awesome! Have you checked it out yet? What were your favorite items? I always love their background stamps and there were some really cool ones in this release. So for today’s project, I’m featuring the Leaf Bundle Embossing Folder. There were some really gorgeous folders in this release too!

To begin this project, I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and placed it inside the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. I used the PinkFresh Studio Stitched Rectangles to trim it out. I then cut another panel of Neenah 110lb and placed it in my Misti and stamped the SSS Friendship Text Background using PinkFresh Studio Misty Coast Ink. I used the same set of stitched rectangles to trim this panel as well. Once trimmed, I lightly ink blended the corners using Distress Oxide Broken China.

I adhered my embossed panel to the text panel using 3M Foam Tape, and adhered those to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I found a SSS Reverse Sympathy Sentiment Strip, and glued that directly to the embossed panel using Craft Tacky Glue.

Super simple card today! I don’t know about you, but some days I just need simple! Sometimes I spend so much time overthinking designs, and simple is good from time to time. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you’ll check out the entire Rainbows release. Lots of fun things in this release!

Stay awesome friends! 💖

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Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts

Hello, hello crafty friends! Hope you are doing well! Thank you for stopping by! Simon Says Stamp’s new Rainbows release is live! Have you checked it out yet? What are your favorites? Today, I’m sharing a card that I created using the new 3D Card Die, and I think that it turned out super cute! I don’t often say that about my own cards, by the way. Anyhoo, let’s get into today’s project.

For this project, I put my Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit to work! To begin, I used the 3D Card Die to cut two pieces of the patterned paper from the Doodlebug Design Custom Rainbow 2021 that were included in the kit. For this die, you need to cut a piece of cardstock to 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ that will eventually slip down into the slots on the 3D card. I decorated this piece of cardstock using the rainbow strips from the SSS Rainbow is my Favorite Color stamp set, along with the included ink cubes Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips and Audrey Blue. Once the panel was stamped, I lightly ink blended PinkFresh Studio Sky Blue ink over the panel. I then stamped the Sending Happy Thoughts sentiment from the SSS XL Greetings 2 using VersaFine Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.

I also stamped some of the clouds from this same set in VersaFine Ink, heat embossed them using the same clear embossing powder, and fussy cut them. The top cloud is adhered with 3M Foam Tape. You have to be careful making anything on this type of card dimensional, because it could hinder the closing of the card. Hence, why this cloud was placed at the very top of the panel, with space available to tuck the closed card under it. My second cloud was adhered directly to the panel using Craft Tacky Glue. Be sure to measure an approximate area for the bottom cloud .. You don’t want to glue it too low, or you won’t be able to see it, as the very bottom of the panel will be inside the “box.” I’m going to include some process pics to help visualize the assembly of this card. You can also check out this video from SSS that is super helpful, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbe0xlfGC5I.

Die cut patterned paper panels
Fold all score lines that the die creates for you

To assemble this card, fold all of the score lines that the die creates for you on the 3D Card Die. I used 1/8″ Scor-Tape to place on the flap of the smallest fold at the bottom of both panels, and on all four of the small tabs at the top. The Scor-Tape will be placed on the side that will be the OUTSIDE of your “box” so to speak. Remove the release tape on the bottom portion and fold the panel so that the decorated cardstock panel fits inside of the notched area and adhere it using that Scor Tape. Then place the other panel atop and the other side. Remove the release tape on the tabs and match those up.

Add Scar-Tape to four small flaps and small bottom flaps as shown
Fold up the bottom flap, remove release paper on the bottom flap of one panel and nestle the cardstock piece in the notches at the top as shown
Remove the release paper on the other bottom flap and kiss those flaps together, nestling the cardstock piece in between them as shown
Remove the release paper on the four small tabs and kiss those together as shown. This is how the inside looks assembled. The small tabs keep the cardstock piece from moving around, yet lets the card fold closed. The bottom of the cardstock piece is held in place with the Scor-Tape on those bottom flaps

Once my card was assembled, I attached some orange gems from the Memory Box Fairy Jewels, which are also include in the June Card Kit. I also attached one of the clouds from the DoodleBug Design Chasing Rainbows Shape Sprinkles. I attached the last of my fussy cut clouds to the top of the card using acetate and Scor-Tape. Using the acetate to attach these clouds makes them appear to be floating, which I kinda liked. It added an interesting element to this card.

To finish up this card, I die cut the SSS Friends sentiment three times from black cardstock and adhered those together, trimmed off the “S”, and glued it to the front of the card as shown.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I had so much fun making this card, and I love the unexpected clouds on the acetate to give it even more of a 3D feel. Don’t forget to check out the entire Rainbows release! There’s so much good stuff!

Stay awesome friends!

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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Definition

All the Feels Release

Hey Guys! How’s everyone doing? Simon Says Stamp is continuing the All the Feels celebration with an Instagram Hop today! You should swing over there to check it out! They are giving away a $25 gift card at every stop on the hop! Wow! You can check out my Instagram or Simon’s Instagram for all the details and a full hop list!

So let’s get into today’s project. I love how this card turned out! I rarely say that about my own cards, because I’m my own worst critic ya know. Today’s card is featuring the Mini Slimline Patterns 1 stencil set, along with the Mini Stars Party Die. To begin, I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock the same size as the star stencil and taped those together using masking tape. I did some light ink blending using PinkFresh Studio Raspberry Bliss, Sweet Mustard, Grassy Knoll and Slumber.

I die cut the Etched Eucalyptus Wreath twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together in a few spots using Craft Tacky Glue. I also die cut the Beautiful sentiment twice from Neenah 110lb and once from glitter cardstock and adhered those together. While I was cutting, I went ahead and cut the Mini Stars Party die from the same glitter cardstock.

I trimmed my ink blended panel to 3×6 and adhered the Eucalyptus Wreaths using glue and adhered the Beautiful sentiment atop that. I adhered the Sentiment Strip to the panel across the wreath using 3M Foam Tape and went ahead and added some glitter stars with foam tape as well. I added my panel to some black cardstock, because I always like the contrast that it provides. Lastly, I adhered everything to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb.

That wraps up today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll stop by my Instagram to check out the hop! Don’t forget, lots of prizes to be won!

Have a wonderful and stay awesome friends!

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