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,

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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