Simon Says Stamp You Still Give Me Butterflies

Hello! Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! I appreciate you stopping by to check out my post featuring new goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, And Back Again! Today’s project is featuring the new XL Love Greetings. I love this set so much, and have enjoyed playing with it. Of course, I had to order the coordinating die set, because, duh, I needed it! Anyhoo, let’s jump right into the details!

I started this project by doing some ink blending on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the SSS Stylized Butterfly Stencil. I needed rainbow colors, so I reached for Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. Once I was done ink blending, I fussy cut the butterfly wings.

Then, I used the SSS Stylized Butterfly die to trim the butterfly wings twice from Neenah 110lb, and I trimmed the body from black cardstock. I adhered all of the pieces together, leaving the outside of the wings free-flowing so that I could zhoosh them up. I set the butterfly pieces aside while I worked on the remainder of the card.

I die cut some leaves using the SSS Privet Branch and lightly ink blended those using the remainder of the ink on my blending brush. I wanted just a small hint of color on those. I trimmed a panel of Neenah 110lb using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and adhered the leaves atop that using liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the new SSS XL Love Greetings set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped it a second time using VersaMark ink and embossed again using the same powder. By embossing twice, it gives it a much nicer, smoother finish. Once that was done, I had to fussy cut the sentiment, hence purchasing the coordinating die set!

The butterfly was glued to the center of the panel and the sentiment was adhered just below that using foam tape for dimension. This panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner, before being adhered to the card base. I added some iridescent confetti to finish up!

Super fun card to make! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out the entire And Back Again, and let me know your favorites! Thanks again for stopping by, 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 Exotic Vines Hello

Hey Friends! How are you doing? Thanks for joining me today for another project featuring goodies from Simon’s newest release, And Back Again! Today’s card is using a new embossing folder called Exotic Vines. Read on for all the details!

To begin, I trimmed a panel of black cardstock and placed it inside the Exotic Vines folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. Make sure to check Simon’s website for the various sandwiches to use with the different machines. That’s super helpful!

Once my panel was embossed, I began watercoloring the raised portions using my new Iuile Watercolor palette that I received as a Christmas present! What a fun set this is! Actually, all of their watercolors are amazing! Anyhoo, I did the painting using a detail water brush. Once I was done, I sat that aside to dry while I worked on the sentiment.

I used the hello die from the SSS Handlettered Greetings set and cut that from SSS Holographic cardstock. I cut it a second time from black cardstock and adhered both of those together using liquid glue.

The sentiment was then glued to the upper portion of the embossed panel, and I trimmed off the excess before adhering the panel to the card base using foam tape. I also added some black crystals for that little, extra shine!

Super simple card today, but I thoroughly enjoyed using these new colorshift watercolors. From one angle, they look like one color and from a another angle, they look like a completely different color! Super fun! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire And Back Again release! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Love Greetings

Hello Crafty Friends! Have you checked out the newest Simon release, And Back Again? What are your favorites? Today’s card is featuring a great new stamp set called XL Love Greetings! Large sentiments are absolutely my jam, so I was so excited to see this one! Let’s go through the details of the project.

I began this project by putting a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock in the Misti and arranging a bunch of the sentiments from the XL Love Greetings on top, fitting as many as I could. Once I was satisfied with the placement, I inked the stamps up using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.

I trimmed the stamped panel using SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames and adhered it to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner. I created a striped panel using cardstock from the Stamp Market and used the heart die from the SSS Botanical Heart die set to trim it out.

The card was missing something, so I used the SSS Etched Meadow Flowers and Leaves set to cut some leaves from coordinating pink and white cardstock. I used the Ranger Embossing Dauber to add some ink to the edges of the pink leaves and heat set some Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder.

The leaves were glued underneath the heart, while the heart was adhered using foam tape for dimension. I also added a Doodlebug Designs Tiny Hearts sticker for a little added interest. Everything was then adhered to the card base to finish up.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Definitely stop by and check out this super fun release, And Back Again from Simon. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Piece of My Heart

Hello Crafty Lovelies! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. We traveled for the holidays and then I spent some time with my family, but I’m back today with a project featuring the new Piece of My Heart die from Simon’s newest release, And Back Again! What a super fun release this is! I’ve had so much fun creating with the goodies that I received! Let’s jump right into the details for today’s project, shall we?

I began this project by cutting some strips of pink and blue cardstock using the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stripes die. I cut a scrap piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and lined the strips up diagonally using liquid glue. Once all of the stripping was done, I used the new SSS Piece of My Heart die to cut it out of the striped piece.

Next, I trimmed a panel of Neenah 110lb using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, and splattered that using Ranger Dina Wakely Gloss Spray in Ocean. While that was drying, I cut the SSS Clipping Heart die four times from SSS Holographic cardstock.

I began gluing the clipping hearts down to the panel, covering as much of the panel as possible. I trimmed the excess off and repositioned those in other places on the panel, so as not to waste any of the die cuts. I also cut the clipping hearts a couple of times from the blue cardstock, because I wanted to inlay just a few of those for interest.

I placed foam tape on the back of the SSS Piece of My Heart die and positioned it in the center of the panel. I found a coordinating SSS Sentiment Strip and glued that in the center of the heart. Everything was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Tape Runner, before being adhered in the same way to the card base.

That finishes up this project! Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire And Back Again release! There’s so many fun things in this one! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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  1. SSS Piece of My Heart Die
  2. SSS Clipping Heart
  3. SSS Holographic Cardstock
  4. SSS Sentiment Strip
  5. SSS Surf Blue Cardstock
  6. SSS Tape Runner
  7. PinkFresh Studio Slim Stripes Die
  8. PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles
  9. Ranger Dina Wakely Gloss Spray, Ocean
  10. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
  11. Black Cardstock
  12. Tim Holtz Scissors
  13. Bearly Art Glue
  14. 3M Foam Tape
  15. Gemini Jr.

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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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