Simon Says Stamp Have Faith

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for joining me! Simon’s latest release Yay You is live and it has so many awesome goodies! Today’s card is featuring the new Arches stencil, so let’s run through the details!

To begin, I secured the Arches stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and began ink blending using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Carnation, Lemonade and Seafoam. Once the ink blending was done, I trimmed the panel down to a mini slimline size and adhered it to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I used the SSS Well Wishes Stamp set for the sentiment and stamped the have faith sentiment using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat set that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I also stamped the sub-sentiment using the same. I used the coordinating die to trim out the main sentiment and a paper trimmer to trim the smaller sentiment.

I die cut the SSS Etched Crocus Stem three times from Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered those to the ink blended panel using liquid glue.

I adhered the sentiments using foam tape for dimension, and added a few jewels for some bling. Everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner to finish up.

That does it for this project! It was super simple, but I always love rainbow colors on a card. Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the entire Yay You release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Missing You Daisies

Hello Lovelies and thanks for joining me today! The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous, is gorgeous and I’ve loved playing with my goodies! Today’s project is featuring the Daisies and Leaves stencil in a combination of blue and yellow because I had the people from the Ukraine on my mind as I was making it. Let’s get into the details.

To begin this card, I secured the SSS Daisies and Leaves stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Pixie Spray. Normally, I just use masking tape, but because this stencil is so intricate, I thought it best to use the spray for this go around. I used SSS Pawsitively Inks in Aspen, Sunbeam, Marine and Cadette for the ink blending. When that was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Blanket Stitched Rectangle to trim it out.

For the sentiment, I chose the SSS Missing You So Much and die cut that three times from Neenah 110lb cardstock. I ink blended one of the die cuts using the Cadette ink, and ink blended another using the Marine ink. I adhered the darker sentiment to the plain white sentiment using liquid glue, and adhered the lighter sentiment atop the darker one, offset just a tad. I also die cut the shadow once from the same Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered the stacked sentiment to that using glue as well.

I felt like the card needed some leaves. I’ve noticed that I often feel that way, and find myself reaching for leaf dies of all varieties! Anyhoo, I used the SSS Detailed Leaf Cluster and cut that from Neenah 110lb and used the Aspen ink to do a light ink blending over those.

To assemble the card, I tucked the leaves behind the sentiment and glued those in place, and adhered the sentiment using foam tape for a little dimension. Everything was then adhered to the card base, after adding a little bling! Every card needs bling in my opinion! And it seems as though every card might need a leaf too!

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What are your favorites from the new Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous? I’d love to know in the comments! I ended up purchasing one of the sentiment sets, a sentiment die, and guess what, another leaf die! Anyhoo, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Scripty Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by!  I’m playing with goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, Hello Gorgeous, and today I’m featuring the new Folk Art Flowers background stamp!  What are your favorites from this release?  I’d love to know in the comments! Let’s run through the details of this card.

To begin, I stamped the SSS Folk Art Flowers on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing that using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.  Once that was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it down.

For the ink blending, I used SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam.  For my sentiment, I chose the SSS Happy Birthday Brush Script die and cut that once from mirror gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using liquid glue.

As an added focal point, I used the PinkFresh Studio Stitched Scallop Square and trimmed that using the same mirror gold cardstock.  I also used the SSS Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves set to trim some vellum leaves.

To assemble the card, I adhered the frame and vellum leaves using liquid glue, and then positioned the sentiment in the center and glued that as well.  That panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape for dimension, and I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That does it for today’s project!  I hope you’re loving the new Simon release, Hello Gorgeous, because I sure am!  Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Leafy Little Note

Hello Craft Friends and thanks so much for stopping by today!  The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous is live, and it’s a gorgeous one!  I’m featuring the new Tattered Leaves die for today’s project, so let’s go through the details, shall we?

To begin this project, I did some ink blending on some panels of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Carnation, Cantalope, Lemonade, Sprout, Seafoam and Marine.  Once I was done ink blending, I ran those through using the SSS Tattered Leaves die.  I set those aside while I worked on the remainder of the card.

For my background panel, I decided to use the SSS Geometric Lattice Embossing Folder.  I thought that would give some interest and texture without distracting from the focal point of the card. I chose the “a little note” sentiment, which is from the SSS Just Because Word Mix 2 set.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink on a scrap of Neenah 110lb, and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.  I went ahead and used the coordinating die to trim that out.  For some added interest, I added a pink heart to the sentiment, which is from a Doodlebug Design sticker set.

To assemble the card, I held the sentiment atop the embossed panel while placing the leaves in rainbow order around it, tucking the ends underneath.  I secured the leaves using liquid glue, and adhered the sentiment using foam tape.  I did trim the leaves down some so that there wasn’t so much bulk underneath the sentiment.  Once everything was secured, I added in some of the trimmed off leaves to fill in.

I adhered the embossed panel to a black panel using a SSS Dot Tape Runner and then adhered that to my card base.  No card is complete without some bling, so I added some Studio Katia Majestic Confetti here and there!

That does it for this project!  I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty!  Be sure to check out the entire Hello Gorgeous 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 Wavy Circles Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today’s project is featuring the new Wavy Circles Background stamp along with the new Basic Box Card Happy Birthday. So let’s run through the details!

I began this project by stamping the SSS Wavy Circles Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting that with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Once that was complete, I did some ink blending using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam. I trimmed the panel down using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

I used the new SSS Basic Box Card Happy Birthday for the sentiment, and trimmed that once from SSS Holographic cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb cardstock. I trimmed the shadow portion twice from black cardstock and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

The card needed something behind the sentiment in my opinion, so I opted for some leaves from the SSS Etched Meadow Flowers and Leaves. I cut those from some Neenah 110lb, as well as, some black cardstock and tucked those underneath the sentiment. The sentiment was adhered to the panel with foam tape for some added dimension.

My panel was also adhered to the card base using foam tape, before adding some PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls to finish up.

That does it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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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 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 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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