Card Kits, Cards, Holidays 2021, Love & Friendship, Slimline, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Peekaboo Window Slimline Card Using Simon Says Stamp’s February 2021 Card Kit

Hi friends. Here’s a fun interactive peekaboo window with hidden messages for Valentine’s, Galentine’s or any day you want to share love. I pulled out an oldy but goody interactive die from Lawn Fawn and combined it with the Simon Says Stamp February 2021 Card Kit Love You Beary Much. I love the Tumbling Hearts 6 x 6 stencil included in this kit! It is so easy to make a pretty background with it. I will show you how I was able to use it on a slimline card.

The Kit includes:

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored a at 3-1/2″ to create the card base and another piece to 3-1/4 x 7-1/4″. I used Catherine Pooler Designs It’s a Girl Ink to create a gradient background then used the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Tumbling Hearts 6 x 6 stencil and Catherine Pooler Designs Rouge Ink to create gradient of hearts over the pink.

Next, I used the Lawn Fawn Lift the Flap Dies to cut out three windows on the top panel. I backed the top and bottom windows with a piece of paper from the Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6 x 8 paper pad and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to place behind the center window. And adhered that panel to the card base.

I stamped all of the images from the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Truffles Exclusive 3 x 4 stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and some conversation hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set.

I colored all the images with Copic Markers. I used E23, E25, E29 & E49 (for chocolate truffles); R81, R83 & R85 (for the truffle wrappers, sprinkles and decor, hearts); R05, R17 & R29 (for hearts); BG000, BG01 & BG02 (for sprinkles and decor, hearts). I fussycut all the images and adhered some to the inside of the card and some on the outside.

To finish it off, I added some White Gloss Nuvo Drops.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, and just stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Rouge Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, fussycut and adhered it to the card. I also added nother truffle image.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this slimline card using this kit yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Card Kits, Cards, Holidays 2021, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Sparkly Pink Bear Card Using Simon Says Stamp’s February 2021 Card Kit

Hi friends. Need a fairly quick card for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day? This cute sparkly pink bear card came together quickly using the Simon Says Stamp February 2021 Card Kit Love You Beary Much.

The Kit includes:

For this card, I started by using the Simon Says Stamp A2 Black Notecards included in the kit for the card base and cut another one down to 4 x 5-1/4″. Next I used the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Tumbling Hearts 6 x 6 stencil and applied Thermoweb Rina K Poppin Pink Mini Glitz to the card panel. When I saw this sparkly pink glitter paste I immediately wanted to see what it would look like on the black cardstock. It looks pretty cool. Next time I will add a little bit more so its all completely evenly covered.

I set that aside to dry and stamped the little bear from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock  8.5 x 11 with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped his paws a second time (you will see why later), and stamped the heart he is holding onto some pink scrap pattern paper from my stash and a sentiment onto that heart.

I colored the image with Copic Markers. I also colored the pattern paper heart to give it some dimension and make it pop a bit more. I used R81, R83 and R85 (ears and nose); R20 (cheeks); C1, C3, C5, & C7 (bear); adn R27 and R83 (pattern heart). I fussycut the images out and adhered them together using 3M Foam Tape behind the heart and paws.

I diecut a 2-5/8″ circle from Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock  8.5 x 11 with SU! Layering Circle Dies and a 3″ circle from the Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6 x 8 paper pad. I adhered those together, the bear to the circles and then to the card.

To finish it off, I added some of the hot pink sequins from Lovestruck Sequins and embellishment mixes.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, and just stamped the sentiment heart from Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set with Stampin Up! Magenta Madness Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this fun sparkly card using this kit yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Card Kits, Cards, Christmas

Window Card Using a Laminator featuring Simon Says Stamp

Happy Monday friends! Hope you are safe and had a good weekend. Today I am bringing you this card featuring a faux shaker. I saw this technique used by Jennifer McGuire and I decided to try it. I made it simpler by using pattern paper and some stamped snowflakes.

I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue 100lb Card Stock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, to create a card base. I cut out a strip from the front of the card base, measuring 1-1/4” in height and then two strips of the stories from the Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 x 6 Designer Papers (discontinued), each measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2”.

I took some sequins and added them inside a laminating pouch and ran that through a lamination machine. I trimmed it down to approximately 3 x 5-1/2” and adhered it between the card base pieces and the pattern pieces using 1/4” double sided tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stamps onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. Then cut it down to 3/8 x 2-3/4” and adhered it to the card. I also stamped some snowflakes with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut them out and adhered them to the card.

On the inside of the card, I adhered two strips of another pattern paper from the Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 x 6 Designer Papers (discontinued), each measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2”, to the back of the front panel. Then I stamped another greeting from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stamps with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink.

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Card Kits, Cards, Christmas, Slimline

Using Stickers to Create a Slimline Christmas Card

Stickers are a great way to create quick cards and who doesn’t like quick cards for the holidays, right?!? I had some leftover stickers from the Carta Bella Paper – Santa’s Workshop Collection, Christmas, 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers featured in the Says Stamp December 2018 Card Kit, Holiday Cheer (sold out) so I decided to use them on a slimline card. The larger sticker like the Santa and reindeer one are great fro slimline cards!

I started by cutting a piece of Says Stamp Green Leaf Card Stock 100# 8.5 x 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create a slimline card base and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4” for the top panel. I also cut another piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 1-1/2 x 8-1/2” and used the Lawn Fawn Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders Die Cuts to diecut a snowy hillside.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp the snowflake pattern from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stampset all over the background and heat embossed it with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder. I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Oxide Ink to ink blend the background and adhered it to the card base. I adhered the snowy hillside to the card as well, leaving the top edge without glue. I adhered the Christmas tree from Carta Bella Paper – Santa’s Workshop Collection, Christmas, 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers behind the hillside and the Santa on his sleigh on top of the hillside.

I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Clear CHRISTMAS CHEER Stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink, cut it to 1-3/16 x 2-1/8 and adhered it to the card. I finished it off by adding Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Simon Says Clear CHRISTMAS CHEER Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink and added a reindeer from the Carta Bella Paper – Santa’s Workshop Collection, Christmas, 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers.

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Card Kits, Cards, Christmas, Slimline

Slider Slimline Card featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps ‘Gnome for the Holidays’

Happy Wednesday friends! I thought I would revisit an old Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. The ‘Gnome for the Holidays’ Card Kit was released in December 2019 and features the cute 6 x 8″ Gnome for the Holidays stampset. I thought it might be fun to make a slimline slider card with the little gnomes. It was fairly easy to make and can be even more simplified by skipping th eheat embossing and doing simple coloring on the images.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/3″ for the card base and diecut another piec with the smallest of two stitched rectangels from the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline With Sliders Die Cuts. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the snowflake from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset and heat embossed it with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder. I used Tim Holtz SPECKLED EGG Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to ink blend the background.

I set that aside and stamped the gift stack and two of the gnomes from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used a mask (stamp onto a post it note) to mask out the top bow while stamping the gifts.

I colored the image with COPIC markers. I used YG05 + G07 (body), R20 (cheeks), R14 + R27 (gloves and socks), C3 + C5 (shoes) and C1 (arms) for the tree gnome; R14 + R27 (body), YG05 + G07 (hat), C1 + 0 (beard), R00 + R01 (face), R81+ R27 (socks), R81+ R85 (hat dots and sleeves), and C1 + C3 (gloves) for the second gnome; and R14, R27, R81, R85, YG05, G07, C1, C3, and C5 for the gifts.

I fussycut the images out and decided where they would go on my card. Then diecut the slider with the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline With Sliders Die Cuts. I added Foam Tape and a penny for the slider element and adhered it to the card base.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp the sentiment from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset and heat embossed it with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100lb Schoolhouse Red. And then diecut it out with the smallest rectangle from the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline With Sliders Die Cuts. I added a strip of Simon Says Stamp White Glitter Cardstock, measuring 3/8 x 2-1/2″ to the back of that piece and adhered it to the card panel.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset with Simon Says Stamp SCHOOLHOUSE RED Ink and added the tree gnome I colored earlier. And that completes this card.

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Card Kits, Cards, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Slimline

5 Cards 1 Kit (Simon Says Stamp July 2020 Card Kit)

Well this post is a little late but….better late than never I guess. This kit is very appropriate for the time we are currently in. What I really liked about the included stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set, is that the image of the houses fits across a landscape A2 card or a slimline card.

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of the dark cloud paper from Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and inked around the edges with the Tim Holtz Ranger Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink included in the kit and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut 1 large and 2 medium postage pieces from Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Postage Dies. I stamped the houses from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto those diecuts with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped additional images (the plane and banner with sentiment, paper plane, sun and wifi symbol) onto the same Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock.

I colored all the images with COPICS. I used R81 & R85, W1 & W3, Y13 & Y18, G07 & G28 for the first house (top); BG11 & BG53, W1, W3 & W7, G07 & G28, Y13 & Y18, R29 & R56 for the second house; R29 & R56, W3 & W7, Y13 & Y18 for the third house; R29 & R56, BG11 & BG53, W3 & W7 for the Airplane and banner; Y13 & Y18 for the sun and R81 & R85 for the paper plane. I fussycut all the images and adhered them to the card. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up some of the images for added dimension.

To finish it off, I added a dashed line behind the paper plane with my Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Superfine Fineliner – Black (199) and some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Fresh Snowfall.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, and just stamped the sentiment and the row of houses from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Tim Holtz’s Ranger Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of the light cloud paper from Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper to 3-1/2 x 8-1/2″ using the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and adhered it to the card base.

I stamped the houses, the plane and banner with sentiment, the sun and some clouds from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored all the images with COPICS. I used R14 & R27, N2 & N5 for the first house; G07 & G14 for the trees; B37 & B24, N5 & N7 for the second house, R81 & R85, N2 & N5 for the third house; R14, R81 & R85, N2 & N5 for the fourth house; and BG000 for the clouds. I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto the card front with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I restamped it with Versamark Emboss Ink and added Clear Embossing Powder. I made sure to use an anti static powder tool before using the embossing ink.

I fussycut all the images and adhered them to the card. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the plane and banner for added dimension.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, I added a leftover strip of the same cloud paper (about 1 x 8-1/2” and just stamped a sentiment and stars Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Ink.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and another piece to 4 x 5-1/4″.

For this card I wanted to try using my prismacolors on the navy cardstock to see if it wouls work. To be honest it is a techinique I have never tried before but have seen Jennifer McGuire and others do it successfully so I figured why not. I also saw Kristina Werner white heat emboss onto the navy cardstock with this kit and looked stunning so I combined the two ideas and came up with this card.

I picked out a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set and all the images I wanted to use (note: the stars had to be stamped multiple times). I used an anti static powder tool and coated the paper well (I still got strays-tell you later how I fixed it) and stamped the images with Versamark Emboss Ink, added Wow Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder and heat set it. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color the images. Tip: Color with white pencil first so that your colors will appear brighter and truer over dark cardstock.

Ok, so how did I fix the stray embossing powder. Well, I tried using a sand eraser and an exacto knife to gently scrape it off but it was starting to pill the paper so I decided to embrace it instead and add white dots (for stars) with my Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen.

I adhered the panel to the card base and then finished it off by adding a wonky stitched line around the edge.

On the inside of the card I adhered a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and just stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Ink and stars with Stampin’ Up!’s Daffodil Delight Ink.

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For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and cut down one of the papers from the Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I used an exacto knife to cut out two of the postage stamp images. I took the large one I cut out and mounted it on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 2 x 2-1/2. I mounted both those pieces onto a piece of pattern paper from the Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper included in the kit, measuring 2-1/2 x 3-7/16. I will add that inside a Simon Says Stamp Mini White Envelope.

I stamped houses and the paper airplane from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with COPIC markers. I used B000 & B01, W1 & W3 (roof), BG0000 & 0 (windows) for the first house; RV10, RV11 & RV14, W1 & W3 (roof), BG0000 & 0 (windows) for the second house; YG09 & YG25 for the trees; W1 & W3, Y06 & Y13 for the lamp post; B24 & B37 for the sky; Y06 & Y13 for the stars and B01 & B24 for the paper airplane and RV10 & RV11 for the background.

I added 3M Foam Tape to the top panel, adhered the images behind the panel and adhered it to the card base. I finished it off by adding three dots of Nuvo Gloss Drops in Midnight Blue at the top and bottom of the card.

On the inside of the card I adhered Simon Says Stamp Mini White Envelope with the card inside to the inside of the card and just stamped a sentiment and a row of houses from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Ink.

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For the fifth card, I was inspired by Cindy Norberg and Heather Ruwe‘s cards. I think this is my favorite card! It’s so bright and shiny!

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and cut down a piece of Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to the card base. I also cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to the card base.

I used three pieces of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper along with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes to create three rainbow backgrounds. I used red, orange and yellow for the first piece. yellow, green and aqua for the second piece, and aqua, dark blue and purple for the third piece. I let those dry WELL (cannot stress this enough) and then I stamped the houses on each panel with Versamark Emboss Ink, added Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it with a heat gun. Also, it is very important to use an anti static powder tool before embossing.

I fussycut the images out and adhered them to the card front. I heat embossed a sentiment and some clouds to the top of the card with the same Silver Embossing Powder. To finish it off I added some splashes with Silver Acrylic Paint.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added a strip of the leftover watercolor, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make some cards using this kit yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Distress Ink Techniques, Easter, Holidays 2020, Multimedia, Tags

Distressed Easter Tags featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Hello Easter Stampset

Happy Saturday friends! Hope you are all doing well and are safe. To go along with the cards in my previous post using the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp, I decided to make some multimedia tags. I also dug up some items from my stash that I forgot I had (yeah that’s how old they are. LOL, Anyone else have this problem?) to use on the tags.

For the first tag, I started by adding distress ink to a Ranger Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag (6-1/4 by 3-1/4-Inch). I used Tim Holtz MERMAID LAGOON Distress Ink and Tim Holtz SEEDLESS PRESERVES Distress Ink. I sprayed some water droplets using the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer. Then I stamped the Catherine Pooler Composition Notebook Background Stamp with Ranger Archival JUMBO JET BLACK Ink. I didn’t stamp the whole background; I stamped a few areas. On the back of the tag, I added Simon Says Stamp 100lb COTTON CANDY Card Stock and used some of the same distress inks to add some color, sprayed some water and again used the Catherine Pooler Composition Notebook Background Stamp with Ranger Archival JUMBO JET BLACK Ink to add some texture. I set that aside and got to stamping and coloring the images.

I stamped the bunny, basket, tulips and daffodils from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink.

I colored them with COPICS. I used C000, C1, and 0 for the bunny and R81 and R85 for its ears; Y06, Y13 and Y18 for the bunny’s bow; YG06, YG07, and YG09, YR07 and YR16 for the egg the bunny holds; YR07, YR16 and R29 for one tulip; BG01, BG02, and BG05 for the second tulip; Y06, Y13 and Y18 for the daffodils and YG06, YG07, and YG09 for the stems; and Y00, Y06, and Y21 for the basket, V04, V06 and V09, YR07, YR16 and R29, BG01, BG02, and BG05 for the eggs inside the basket, R29 and R32 for the basket bow. Once I finished coloring the images, I fussycut them all out.

I stamped “Hello” with Versamark Ink and WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder, making sure to prep the surface with my EK Success Powder Tool beforehand. I added two strips of Doodlebug’s Fancy Frills ‘Sugar & Spice’ Adhesive Border to the bottom of the tag. I adhered the images to the tag, using 3M Foam Tape behind the basket to pop it up. I added some shimmer to the bunny’s bow, the flowers and the eggs in the basket with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and I added a yellow and aqua piece of grosgrain ribbon to the hole in the tag. And that completes the tag.


For the second tag, I started by adding distress ink to a Ranger Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag (6-1/4 by 3-1/4-Inch). I used Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, and Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I sprayed some water droplets using the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.

Next, I used Simon Says Stamp Stencil WAVES and Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to add waves to the background. Again, I didn’t add it to all the background. On the back of the tag, I added Simon Says Stamp 100lb Mint Card Stock and used some of the Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to add some color to the edges. I set that aside and got to stamping and coloring the images.

I stamped the ducky with the umbrella and the large Easter egg from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink.

I colored them with COPICS. I used Y06, Y13 and Y18 for the ducky body, YR07 and YR16 for the feet and beak and R81 for the cheeks, V04, V06 and V09 for the bow; R32, R37 and R29 for the umbrella and V04, V06 and V09 for the umbrella bow; Y06, Y13 and Y18, YR07 and YR16 for the medallion; R81 and R85, BG000, BG01 and BG02 for the large egg, and YR07, YR16 and R29 for the egg’s bow. Once I finished coloring the images, I fussycut them all out.

I cut a piece of scallop sticker from Doodlebug’s Fancy Frills ‘Lily White’ Adhesive Border and colored it with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain and Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain. Once it was dry I adhered it to the right side of the tag. I stamped “Hello” with Versamark Ink and WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder, making sure to prep the surface with my EK Success Powder Tool beforehand. I adhered the two images to the tag and found some paper butterflies from my stash which I inked with distress inks and adhered to the tag. Then I added some shimmer to the images with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and Nuvo Drops in Ivory Seashell. To finish off this tag, I added a piece of Lawn Fawn Lime Single Cord Twine and May Arts PINK Baker’s Twine Twisted Ribbon.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these tags a try for yourself. Have a great Easter! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Easter, Holidays 2020

Easter Cards featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Faberge Egg Dies

Happy Friday friends! Hope you are all doing well and are safe. With Easter right around the corner, I’m sharing some more super easy cards. These were made easy using the Simon Says Stamp’s Faberge Egg Dies.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy 8.5 x 11” Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Mint 8.5×11 cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ To make a card base. Then to make the egg-shaped card, I used the outline egg and just positioned slightly off the folded edge of the card. this will produce a shaped card.

I diecut out the Faberge Egg Dies from Stampin’ Up! Shimmer Paper in Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum (these are no longer available but Simon Says Stamp has tons of glitter papers). Next, I diecut two pieces of Simon Says Stamp VELLUM using the outer Faberge Egg die. This will go behind the front decorative egg. I also diecut two different pattern papers with the same die. I chose one from My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright Paper Pad and one front an older Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad (no longer available I think).

Once all the diecutting was done, I assembled both cards. I adhered the vellum behind the glitter Faberge eggs with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and trimmed off the excess around the glitter egg. Then adhered that to the pattern papers and to the card bases. To embellish the cards, I used Nuvo Drops in Ripened Pumpkin Gloss for the pink card. I filled the wells at the top and bottom edges of the egg and the added dots of Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb Crumble. For the green, I added dots at the top and bottom of the egg with Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink Gloss and filled the loop areas with Nuvo Drops in Caribbean Ocean Gloss.

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For the second card, I wanted to make a shaker card. Unlike most shaker cards this one did not take long at all. 😀 I started by cutting a piece of Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and a piece of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad (no longer available I think) to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2”. I diecut an egg window into the pattern paper using the outline die from the Simon Says Stamp’s Faberge Egg Dies. Then I added a piece of Acetate behind it with some Scor-Tape. I diecut the Faberge Egg from Simon Says Stamp’s ASSORTMENT GLITTER Cardstock 6×6 Pack and carefully adhered it to the acetate with some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

I then added some 3M Foam Tape behind it, creating a well around the window. I added some pink sequins from my stash as well as Queen and Company Pastel Diamonds in pink, yellow and orange and Queen and Company Pops Toppings in pink, yellow and orange. I adhered a piece of the Daffodil Delight Cardstock behind the shaker as well. Instead of trying to adhere it directly to the card, adding a piece of paper behind it is much easier. I adhered the shaker element to the card base and thought it looked a little plain. Even with the sparkle of the glitter Cardstock, it was missing something so I added a strip of Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, measuring 1/4 x 5-1/2”. To finish it off, I added some Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard.

On the inside of the card, I cut down a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/ x 5-1/2” and adhered it to the inside of the card base and added a strip of the same plaid pattern paper, measuring 3/4 x 4” to the bottom of the white panel.

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Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these cards a try for yourself. They are super quick and fun to make! Have a great Easter! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Easter, Holidays 2020, Spring

2 Cards Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Hello Easter Stampset

Happy Monday friends! Easter is fast approaching and even though we may not gather with all our families this year, we can still share happy sentiments with our loved ones by sending cards and gifts. We are going to have to get creative this year folks! Maybe instead of a community Easter Egg Hunt, try one in your back yard or inside your house. Decorate some cookies with your kids. For thedr two cards I used the very cute Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp. I like that the images are nice and big so they are easy to color and fill up more space on a card.

For the first card I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# 8 1/2 x 11″ Ivory to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ for a card base. Then I used the Tags, Etc. Dies by Catherine Pooler to cut a piece of Canson Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 18 X 24 in, Natural White as well as a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. Next I used the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides Lawn Cuts Dies to cut out a grassy hillside from the piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ that already has a scallop edge. I made it about 2-1/4″ in height so this piece will measure 2-1/4 x 4″.

Card front

Once everything was diecut, it was time to ink the background. I used the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Mix-ables Stencil in combination with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and my Ink Blenders to add clouds to the top 2/3 of the panel. I sprayed some water using my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer by Ranger to add texture. Once it dried, I ran the panel through a diecutting machine using Taylored Expressions Raindrops Embossing Folder to add some raindrops.

Then I used Tim Holtz TWISTED CITRON Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink for the grassy hillside. I again used the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer by Ranger to add water droplets and create more interest. I let that dry and then adhered both pieces to the card base. I popped up the grassy hillside with 3M Foam Tape.

I stamped the ducky, large Easter egg, and the chickadee with 3 eggs from all the images I needed from Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp and the two eggs from SSS Some Bunny (not available anymore I believe) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. Once dried, I colored the images with COPIC markers. I used BG000 + 0 Blender for mini eggs and YG05 + YG07 for the grass; Y06 and Y18 for the both chicks; RV000 + RV11 for the chick’s bow; YR12 + YR16 for the chock beaks and feet; V06 + V09 for the umbrella top and BV08 + V09 for the umbrella underside, YR12 +YR07 + YR16 for the umbrella bow; Y06 + Y18 for the umbrella medallion; RV09 + RV14 + RV19 for the large egg, BG000 + BG01 + BG02 for the egg’s stripes and Y06 + Y18 for the egg’s bow; YR12 + YR16 and V06 + V09 for the small polka egg; and RV000 + RV11 and BG000 + BG01 for the small stripe egg. I fussycut the images out and adhered them to the card. I added 3M Foam Tape behind the images that hung over the edge of the grass.

Card closeup

I finished the card by adding some white highlights to the images with a White Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen and shimmer to the umbrella bow, the chick’s bow and the small eggs with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Fine Glitter Brush Pens. I also added Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive to the small egg trio.

On the inside of the card, I stamped “Happy Easter” and the chick from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored in the chick’s feet and beak and added some pink for the cheeks.

Card inside

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For the second card I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue 8.5×11 cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ for a card base. I cut a piece of light aqua scallop paper from Lawn Fawn REALLY RAINBOW SCALLOPS 6×6 Petite Paper Pack to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and 2 pieces of the green plaid paper from Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Spring Petite Paper Pack to 2 x 4-1/4″ and then used one of the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides Lawn Cuts Dies on both. I used some Tim Holtz PEELED PAINT Distress Mini Ink to ink around the edges of the grassy edges.

I diecut a piece of Stampin’ up! Vellum 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the My Favorite Things PEEK A BOO POLKA DOTS Die-Namics. I adhered the vellum piece to the aqua scallop paper and those to the card base.

Card front

Then I stamped the bunny, 2 tulip bundles and 1 daffodil from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp and the eggs from the SSS Some Bunny (not available anymore I believe) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I colored the images with COPIC markers. I used N1 + N2 + N5 for the bunny, R20 + R32 for the bunny ears, cheeks and nose, R05 + R08 + R59 for the bunny’s bow; R20 + R32 and R32 + R37 for the tulips; and R08 + R59 and Y06 + Y18 for the daffodil. I fussycut all the images.

Card closeup

Using a stamp platform I stamped “Happy Easter” with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto one of the green plaid grassy hillsides. Then I prepped the piece with my EK Success Antistatic Powder Tool Applicator and restamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and added WOW CLEAR MATTE DULL Embossing Powder.

I adhered one piece of the grassy areas directly onto the card with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and the one with the sentiment with some 3M Foam Tape. I then adhered all the images, adding 3M Foam Tape behind the striped egg. I finished it off by adding to Ice Blue Mirror Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers by Love From Lizi to the top of the card.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it to the inside of the card. I cut a piece of the aqua scallop pattern paper from Lawn Fawn REALLY RAINBOW SCALLOPS 6×6 Petite Paper Pack to 1 x 4″ and the green plaid pattern paper from Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Spring Petite Paper Pack to 3/4 x 4″ and adhered them at the bottom of the panel. Lastly, I stamped the bunny with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored his cheeks. And that completes this card.

Card inside

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Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these cards a try for yourself. Have a great Easter! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Distress Ink Techniques, Encouragement, Just Because, Multimedia, Spring, Tags

We are always Stronger Together…

Now more than ever we all need to stick together to get through these tough times. And this card kit from Simon Says Stamp embodies that. This is the perfect time to send someone a card to let them know you are thinking of them. I decided to make a tag as well as a card that can be paired together. I’ve been neglectful in my tag making and it’s high time I got back to it!

This kit includes:
Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Bold Hello wafer thin die
ModaScrap Spring Flowers 6 x 6 paper pack
24 piece watercolor pencil pack
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
3 Suzy Plantamura custom floral watercolor cards
Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 inch glitter paper
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Lavender envelope
Simon Says Stamp Mint envelope
Simon Says Stamp White envelope
Simon Says Stamp Mint 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lavender 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp White 120# 8.5×11 cardstock

Multimedia Tag Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s March Card Kit

When I was thinking about creating the tag I knew that I wanted to have different textures and coloring mediums. That’s the fun of multimedia – no commitment to one medium. LOL I mixed papers from the card kit, ink, watercolors and embossing to do this.

Multimedia Tag

I started by pulling out a craft tag from Ranger Manila Tags #8 Craft by Inkssentials. This tag measures 6 1/4″ by 3 1/8″. I adhered a piece of the purple watercolor DSP and a torn piece of the purple floral DSP from the ModaScrap Spring Flowers 6 x 6 paper pack to the front of the tag with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and trimmed off the excess. On the back I adhered a piece of Simon Says Stamp Lavender 8.5×11 cardstock and trimmed off the excess. I had to reopen the tag hole using a craft knife.

Next I used Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET by Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Faded Jeans by Ranger, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Ground Espresso by Ranger and my Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools to add color and distress the tag on both sides. While the ink dried, I stamped some of the flowers from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler onto a piece of Canson Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 18 X 24 in, Natural White. I set that aside and prepped my tag with my EK Success Antistatic Powder Tool. Using Versamark Ink I stamped some of the flowers and stems from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set and heat embossed with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE Embossing Powder. I used Champagne Gold No.904 from my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY COLORS Set and my Angelduck Paintbrushes to add splashes over the front of the tag.

Multimedia Tag Closeup1

Next I colored the floral images I previously stamped with the Studio 71 Colored Pencils included in the card kit and my Angelduck Paintbrushes. I let them dry (I cheated by drying it wth a heat gun because I have no patience 🙂 ), fussycut them out and adhered them to the tag using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I also stamped one of the block sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp White 120# 8.5×11 cardstock with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler. This sentiment comes together so I just cut the phrases apart once stamped so I can adhere them separately onto the tag. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop them up. I added a little bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Ground Espresso by Ranger around the bottom edges, over the floral images. Lastly I added a piece of yellow and purple Embroidery Floss to the tag.

Multimedia Tag Closeup1

Watercolor Card Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s March Card Kit

This card came together pretty quickly with the use of Suzy Plantamura’s custom floral watercolor cards.

Card Front

I started by cutting down the piece of Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue 8.5×11 cardstock that came in the kit in half (5-1/2 x 8-1/2″) and scored one piece at 4-1/4″. I created a 1/4″ frame using the Simon Says Stamp White 120# 8.5×11 cardstock and the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I used the largest die from each and nested them together with some washi tape.

Next, I colored one of the three Suzy Plantamura custom floral watercolor cards included in the kit with the 24 piece watercolor pencil pack and my Angelduck Paintbrushes. I added some shimmer with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Fine Glitter Brush Pens to the flower petals. I then stamped a sentiment and two hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler onto the card. I use a stamping platform to make sure I didn’t mess this up after I spent so much time watercoloring the card.

I adhered the watercolor panel to the card base and the frame to the watercolor card with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I finished it off by adding some self adhesive purple and clear gems from my stash. These are so old that I have no idea who made them or where I purchased them. Sorry.

Anyway, for the inside of the card I used the leftover inside piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ from when I cut the frame, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″, and adhered it. I stamped another sentiment from the Stronger Together stampset with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler and that completes the card.

Card Inside

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and gave you some ideas on how to use this kit for more than just cards. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.