Birthdays, Cards

Pattern Paper vs. Ink Blending (feat. Lawn Fawn Strawberry Dies)

Hi friends. I saw a video by Nicol Spohr comparing these two techniques with Easter Cards and I thought it would be cute to try it with the strawberry dies from Lawn Fawn.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 4-3/4″ x 6″ and a piece of Doodlebug CUTE AND CRAFTY 12×12 Inch Petite Print Assortment Paper Pack cut to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″ for the top panel. To seperate the two papers I added Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers in Lilac Mirror.

I diecut the bowl, strawberries, and leaves from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch Die Cuts and Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Strawberry Die Cuts. Then used distress oxide inks to color all the pieces. I used Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks for the strawberry fronts and sprayed some water on them with a Distress Sprayer bottle, Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink for the strawberry backs, Black Soot Distress Ink for the eyes and mouth, Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink for the cheeks, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks for the leaves, Broken China Distress Oxide Ink for the bowl, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass for the flowers.

After I adhered all the images to the card, I stamped a bee and a bee trail onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock from the Simon Says Clear Stamps BEE YOURSELF Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used Y13, Y17 & Y18, N5 & N8, R20, BG000 & 0. I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN STRAWBERRIES ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut it to 3/8 x 2-7/8″.

I finished it off by adding some highlights to the strawberries with a White Gel Pen and Tonic Ruby Slipper Nuvo Glitter Drops to the white flowers and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to the eyes.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 5″ and a piece of 1-3/16 x 5″ of Doodlebug CUTE AND CRAFTY 12×12 Inch Petite Print Assortment Paper Pack. Then diecut the word ‘happy’ from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Honey Bee Stamps Donut Worry Dies (retired) and colored it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect. I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I also added a small strawberry to the bottom.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base and another cut to 4-3/4 x 6″, which I inked with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and sprayed some water on them with a Distress Sprayer bottle. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″ for the top panel. To seperate the two papers I added Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers – Gold Mirror Moondust.

I diecut the bowl, strawberries, and flowers from Doodlebug CUTE AND CRAFTY 12×12 Inch Petite Print Assortment Paper Pack, the eyes, mouth and flower centers from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock, the leaves from Authentique 6 x 6 Emerald Papers (retired) and the cheeks from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock.

Then I used distress oxide inks to color the strawberry fronts, the bowl and the leaves to add some dimension. I used Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink for the strawberry fronts, Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink for the cheeks, Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink for the leaves, Broken China Distress Oxide Ink for the bowl.

After I adhered all the images to the card, again I stamped a bee and a bee trail onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock from the Simon Says Clear Stamps BEE YOURSELF Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used Y13, Y17 & Y18, N5 & N8, R20, BG000 & 0. I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the same sentiment as the previous card and cut it to 3/8 x 2-7/8″. I finished off the card by adding some highlights to the strawberries with a White Gel Pen and Tonic Ruby Slipper Nuvo Glitter Drops to the white flowers and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to the eyes.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 5″ and diecut the word ‘happy’ from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Honey Bee Stamps Donut Worry Dies (retired) and colored it with Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks to create an ombre effect. I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I also added a small strawberry to the bottom.

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Card Kits, Cards, Holidays 2022, Mother's Day, Mother’s Day

I Cut Apart Stamped Images to Make Them Fit My Cards! OMG!

Mother’s Day Cards featuring the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy Stampset and Lawn Fawn Giant Sentiments

Hi friends. If you want to combine a large sentiment like the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Mother’s Day Die and a stamped image like floral wreath from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset but they don’t necessarily fit on the card together? Well, you can make a larger card right?!? Yes, but if you don’t want to do that you can also cut apart your stamped images. What? OMG No! If this sounds horrifying to you, you’re not alone. But I really like this wreath and obsessed with the Lawn Fawn Giant sentiment dies lately and wanted to combine them. The only solution is to cut the wreath apart. And I’m glad I did.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I cut another piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ and embossed it with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder.

I stamped the wreath from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used YG17, YG25 and YG67 for the leaves and stems; R81, R83, & R85, Y17, Y18,BG11 & BG32, YR12, YR16, & YR09 for the flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. Then cut the wreath in half and eventually further cut it apart.

I diecut the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack as well as two more times from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Mother’s Day Die. I stacked and adhered them together before adding to my card.

I stamped the wreath from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used YG17, YG25 and YG67 for the leaves and stems; R81, R83, & R85, Y17, Y18,BG11 & BG32, YR12, YR16, & YR09 for the flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. Then cut the wreath in half and eventually further cut it apart.

I adhered the parts of the wreath around the sentiment using some Stampin Dimensionals to pop some of it up. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Drops in Ivory Shell.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of the same pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 4-1/4″.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel.

I diecut the sentiment 3x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Mother’s Day Die. for the top one I used Catherine Pooler It’s A Girl Ink to create a gradient then adhered all 3 diecuts together, creating a very dimensional sentiment.

I stamped the individual flowers from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used YG17, YG25 and YG67 for the leaves and stems; RV21, RV14, & RV29 for the tulips; B0000, B01, B02 & Y13, Y06, Y13 & Y18 for the flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. I popped up some of the flowers with some Stampin Dimensionals.

I finished off the card by splatters with White Acrylic Paint and some faux stitching with a White Gel Pen. I also added some shimmer to the sentiment diecut with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of the same pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn GOTTA HAVE GINGHAM RAINBOW 6 x 6 Collection Pack cut to 1 x 4-1/4″ and some of the extra tulips I had stamped and colored.

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Card Kits, Cards, Easter, Holidays 2022

Bonus Easter Card featuring Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Easter Joy 2022 Card Kit

Hi friends. Easter is almost upon us! Here’s another quick card using the Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp EASTER JOY 2022 Card Kit, which is full of tons of goodies to make cute Easter cards as well as for other occasions.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ and another to 1-3/4 x 4″ for the top panel.

I stamped the wreath from Simon Says Clear Stamps Easter Joy stampset 2x onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I used YG25 and G07 for the leaves; V06 and V09 for the tulips; Y13, Y17 and RV66, BG01, BG02, and V09, RV52 and RV55, YR09, YR04 and YR12 for the other flowers. I diecut it using the coordinating dies. I fussycut the four flowers for the second wreath image and adhered them with 3M Foam Tape on to the original wreath. I also used 3M Foam Tape behind the wreath.

Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Clear Stamps Easter Joy stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut it down to 9/16 x 3-3/8″ before adhering to the card. I finsihed it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Pale Gold.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 1 x 4″ and another to 1-1/8 x 4″.

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Card Kits, Cards, Easter, Foiling, Holidays 2022, Techniques

Create a Foiled Background Using Stencils

Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Easter Joy 2022 Card Kit

Hi friends. Here’s a cute and easy card featuring the Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp EASTER JOY 2022 Card Kit. I created the background using a foiling technique. Really quick and easy.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah Environment Smooth Desert Storm 80lb Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″ for the top panel.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Layering Eggs Stencil set (the patterns layer) and applied Therm O Web Transfer Gel Duo DecoFoil with a spatula to the top panel. I let it dry completely for a few hours then ran the panel through my laminator with Therm O Web Gina K Designs Glimmering Gold Fancy Foil Deco Foil. Once completely cooled I used distress inks to color the eggs using the solid stencil layer.

I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I adhered the panel to a piece of Therm O Web Gina K Designs Glimmering Gold Fancy Foil Deco Foil cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ and then onto a piece of Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6 x 6 Paper Pad cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″.

For the sentiment I cut it out from a Lawn Fawn pattern paper scrap I had in my stash with the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Easter Die Cut. I also die cut three from Stampin’ Up! Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock which I stacked and adhered behind the pink sentiment.

Lastly, I added a strip from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse Easter Wishes to complete the sentiment.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and strip of the pattern paper from the front, cut to 7/8 x 4″.

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Card Kits, Cards, Easter, Holidays 2022, Love & Friendship, Slimline

5 Cards 1 Kit (Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Easter Joy 2022 Card Kit)

The Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp EASTER JOY 2022 Card Kit is full of tons of goodies to make cute Easter cards as well as for other occasions. I will be posting some Mother’s Day cards using some items from the kit in April. Stay tuned for that! While the kit is now sold out, you can buy most of the items in the kit seperately. The list below has all the links.

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece the piece of 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Green Apple in half (5-1/2 x 8-1/2″) and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a two card bases. I’ll set one aside for now. I foiled the Deco Foil Kraft Toner Card Fronts – Basket of Fun with the 6×6 inch Therm O Web Gold Foil, using my laminator and trimmed it down to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″.

I diecut the easter basket, eggs and chick from the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using the Simon Says Stamp Large Easter Basket die set. I also cut one egg from Simon Says Stamp Aqua Glitter 6×6 Cardstock (not included in the kit) and one from Altenew – Glitter Gradient Cardstock Set – Forest Canopy (not included in the kit) . I added some black cardstock behind the chick and colored his beak with a Copic marker.

I die cut the sentiment 3x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Easter Die Cut (not included in the kit) and created an ombre effect on one of them with Catherine Pooler Designs Sweet Sixteen and Pixie Dust Inks. I finished it off by adding some white grosgrain ribbon to the basket.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set with Pixie Dust 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. I foiled the Deco Foil Slimline Toner Card Fronts – Basket of Fun included in the kit with Therm O Web RAINBOW SHATTERED Deco Foil Transfer Sheets using my laminator. I trimmed it down to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Set of 2 Layering Eggs 4×9 inch stencils to ink all the eggs onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock in a rainbow pattern. I used the base stencil with Tim Holtz Kitsch Flamingo, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink. I added some of the Ranger Icicle Mini Crackle Paste over the eggs and let it dry. Then I used the pattern stencil with Modeling Paste over the eggs to add some texture. I should mention that because I used distress inks to color my eggs the modeling paste will absorb some of that ink and not remain pure white.

I fussycut the eggs but before adding them to the card, I cut a piece of from the sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch Simple Foundations translucent Vellum Paper which I cut to 2-7/8 x 8-1/4″. For the sentiment I cut out strips from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips REVERSE EASTER WISHES.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, I added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips EASTER WISHES with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and some leftover eggs.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece the piece of 1 sheet Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Cotton Candy in half (5-1/2 x 8-1/2″) and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a two card bases. I’ll set one aside for now. I also cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” which I inked with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.

I stamped the Some Bunny Loves You sentiment from the from the Simon Says Stamp Somebunny Loves You 3×4 inch clear stamp onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and die cut it with the Simon Says Stamp Somebunny Loves You coordinating die set.

I die cut the grass from Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Green Apple with the Lawn Fawn Hillside Grassy Border and the eggs from the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using the Simon Says Stamp Large Easter Basket die set.

I popped up the sentiment and the grass with 3M Foam Tape and finished it off by adding some Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card I adhered a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and just added a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Easter Wishes and some extra die cut eggs.

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For the fourth Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. I die cut a panel from one of the pattern papers in the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using the the Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Dies and cut out a window with the egg die from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set.

I added another piece of pattern paper from the Echo Park My Favorite Easter 6×6 inch paper using behind the window. I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and cut it with the coordinating dies (not included in the kit). I added a bunny and some carrots from the Doodlebug Mini Icons Easter Express Stickers. I finished it off by adding ribbon from Tim Holtz Velvet Ribbons.

On the inside of the card I added a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Easter Wishes, a 1 inch strip of pattern paper of which I die cut the edge with Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Dies and some stickers from the Doodlebug Mini Icons Easter Express Stickers.

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For the fifth card, I decided to do two versions of this just to see the different results I would achieve using acetate versus vellum with Copic Markers.

I used the other half of the Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Green Apple and Cotton Candy which I had cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card bases. Then I cut a piece of Neenah 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Desert Storm to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and another to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the flowers from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set all over the backgrounds, using Versamark Ink on one and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink on the other panel. Then die cut a window from the center of both using the egg included in the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy Wafer Dies.

I stamped the egg flower image from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece Acetate and a piece of the 8.5 x 11 inch Simple Foundations translucent Vellum Paper larger than my window with Tsukineko Stazon Midi Jet Black Ink. I colored both with Copic Markers.

For the acetate piece, I used YG25 + G09 for the greenery; BV08 + V17 and RV19 + RV55 for the tulips; BG02 + BG05, YR04 + YR09 and Y17 for the flowers; BG02 + BG05 and RV19, BV08 + V17 and Y17 for the eggs.

For the vellum piece, I used YG25 + YG67 for the greenery; R32+ R37 for the tulips; BG02 + BG15, Y13 + Y18, BG01 + BG02 for the flowers; Y13 + Y18, R32+ R37, YR14 + YR16, BG01 + BG02 for the eggs.

I stamped two different sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Stampin’ Up! Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Versamark Ink and used WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder and popped them up with 3M Foam Tape.

I finished off the cards by adding some Nuvo Drops in Bottle Green, Duck Egg Blue and Rosewater to one and Crushed Grape Gloss and Orange Marmalade to the other.

On the insides of the cards I adhered a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment and a flower from Simon Says Stamp Easter Joy 6×8 inch clear stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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Cards, Holidays 2022, St. Patrick's Day, Stenciled Background, Valentine's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Card featuring Simon Says Stamp Wooly Lucky

Hello friends. This little llama found his luck at the end of the rainbow! With this card I created some layers with stencils and stamps. It’s easy to do this by masking off areas. Keep reading to see how I did this…

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut another panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. I rounded the corners on both using We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, 0.25″ & 0.5.

For the background, I stamped a rainbow using the Simon Says Clear Stamps RAINBOW IS MY FAVORITE COLOR and Catherine Pooler Designs Samba, Catching Rays, Lime Rickey, and Cummerbund inks. I masked off the rainbow with some post-it notes and then using the Simon Says Stamp Stencil BUILD A RAINBOW and Catherine Pooler Designs Catching Rays Ink to add a sun behind it.

I stamped the clouds from the Simon Says Clear Stamps RAINBOW IS MY FAVORITE COLOR, the llama. shamrocks and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Wooly Lucky onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used W0, W1 & 0, R20, & C7 for the llama; G07 & G09, C7 & C9, Y15 & Y17 for the hat and bow; YG03 for the shamrocks; YG03, YG17, G07, Y15 & Y17 for the blanket; and BG000 & 0 for the clouds. I fussy cut all the images and adhered them to the card.

I added some 3M Foam Tape to the cloud in the front and finished off the card by adding sparkle to the clouds with Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle Pen and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Bright Gold to the sun.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added some shamrocks.

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Cards, Holidays 2022, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Stenciled Background, Valentine's Day, Watercolor

Stenciled Background St. Patrick’s Day Card

Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com

Hello friends. Here’s a quick but very cute St. Patrick’s Day card featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Wooly Lucky Stampset (this came out last year I believe). It’s a very simple card with a subtle stenciled background. I love using stencils for backgrounds because it makes it so quick. And who’s got time to make complicated backgrounds these days?!? Not me.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and a piece from Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I used the Scrapbook.com Shamrocks 6 x 8″ Stencil with Catherine Pooler Garden Party Ink to create the background. I die cut it with the largest dot die from Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies which measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.

I stamped the llama and two rainbows from the Simon Says Stamp’s Wooly Lucky Stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used W0, W1 & 0, R20, & C7 for the llama; G07 & G09, C7 & C9, Y15 & Y17 for the hat and bow; YG03 for the shamrocks; YG03, YG17, G07, Y15 & Y17 for the blanket; R17 & R27, YR04 & YR07, YG17 & G07, B02 & B04, BV08 & BV17 for the rainbow; and BG000 & 0 for the clouds. I fussy cut all the images.

I stamped the sentiment from the from Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You Clear Stamps onto the card panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then using my MISTI stamped over it with Versamark Ink, heat embossed it with Ranger CLEAR Embossing Powder.

Before adhereing the images to the card panel, I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the llama.

I finished the card by adding Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Bright Gold.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added two images I had previously stamped from the same stamp set.

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Cards, Holidays 2022, St. Patrick's Day, Watercolor

Easy Rainbow Watercolor Background Square Card

St. Patrick’s Day Cards

Hello friends. Need a quick card for St. Patrick’s Day?!? The watercolor background on this card is super quick to make and there’s no for perfection (which I love) necessary because it should look like paint was dropped on the paper.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then, using the largest of the scallop squares (4 x 4″) from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6/PK – Squares, Scallop, I diecut the card base. I left the die about an 1/8″ off the card so that it would leave the top connected.

I cut a piece of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 18 X 24 in, Natural White to about 4 x 4″ and used the Catherine Pooler ink refills in Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Limoncello, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, and Grape Crush to create drips on the panel. I just squirted a dot of the ink onto the very top of the panel then using a brush dripped water onto it and let it run down the page. I added some splashes with a few of the same inks.

Then I diecut the panel using the second largest die from the Sizzix s Die Set 6/PK – Squares, Scallop (3-3/8 x 3-3/8″). I stamped the cat from Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Pot of Gold and the shamrocks from Simon Says Stamps WOOLY-LUCKY stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used N5 & N8 and Y15 & Y17 for the pot of gold; YG17, G07 & G09, N5 & N8 and Y15 & Y17 for Newton’s hat; N1, N2, 0 & R20 for Newton; and YG17, G07 & G09 for the shamrocks.

I stamped the sentiment from the from Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Pot of Gold onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then using my MISTI stamped over it with Versamark Ink, heat embossed it with Ranger CLEAR Embossing Powder and cut it to 3/8 x 2-1/2″.

I adhered all the images and sentiment onto the panel and to the card base using 3M Foam Tape.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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5 Cards 1 Kit: Rainbow Is My Favorite Color (Simon Says Stamp June 2021 Card Kit)

Hi everyone. This card kit just makes me happy. It’s all about rainbows and what’s not to like about that?!? The Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set has a ton of rainbow images and cute sentiments to go along with them. Lots of options with this one. You can also use the straight stripe in non rainbow cards or make no traditional rainbows. I was definitely inspired my several of the design team cards I’ve been seeing posted on instagram @ #sssck.

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ 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 aqua tiny cloud pattern paper from the Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a strip of the rainbow striped paper (also from the same paper pack) to 5/8 x 5-1/4″ and adhered them all to the card base. I added White Love from Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers on each side of the striped strip.

I diecut 1 rainbow from Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Hello Rainbow die and used the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue and Mini Sponge Daubers to create a rainbow. I stamped and fussycut two clouds from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used Copic Marker BG000 + 0 (Blender) to color the clouds. I adhered them to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which I cut down to 1-1/16 x 2″.

To finish it off, I added a tiny pink heart from the Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows Shape Sprinkles and lots of the Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the same paper Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper I used on the front cut to 3/4 x 5-1/2″.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. Then cut another piece to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil with the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue and Broken China Distress Ink to create my scene. I stenciled the clouds first with Broken China Distress Ink, the rainbows next with the 4 colors included in the kit and lastly the sun. I traced the outer rainbow onto piece of post-it note paper to use as a mask before adding the sun. I adhered the panel to the card base and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which I fussy cut and added to the card.

I added some yellow jewels from the Memory Box Fairy Jewels to the sun and some clear ones to the card.

On the inside of the card I stenciled some clouds at the bottom edge of the card with the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil and Broken China Distress Ink.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. Then cut another piece to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I kept this card pretty simple and the rainbows didn’t take as long to stamp as I thought they might. Using my MISTI made the process faster. I stamped three rainbows from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue inks and fussy cut them. I stamped the clouds from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto more Neenah card stock and fussycut those out as well.

I cut a piece of the pattern paper from the Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper to 1-1/2 x 3-1/2” and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto it.

I adhered the pattern paper to the card and used 3M Foam Tape to adhere the rainbows and clouds to the card. I stamped the three hearts from the stamp set with Hot Lips Ink and added Glossy Accents over them.

On the inside of the card I cut a piece of the same pattern paper as the front of the card to 1-1/4 x 3-1/2″.

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For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create a card base. And a second piece of Neenah Cardstock which I diecut using the large die from the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline with Sliders Die. I Inked it with Audrey Blue Ink to create an ombre effect.

I diecut four rainbows from the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Simon Says Stamp Holographic Rainbow cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Hello Rainbow die. And stamped several clouds from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored them with C1 and 0 Copic Markers and fussycut them out.

I adhered the clouds and rainbows to the card. Then stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto the card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.I finsihed it off by adding puffy clouds and hearts from the Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows Shape Sprinkles. I also added some clear Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

On the inside of the card I adhered another rainbow diecut from the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Simon Says Stamp Holographic Rainbow cardstock.

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For the fifth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and another piece to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stenciled the sune and clouds using the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil and Sunshine and Audrey Blue Inks.

I also stenciled the cloud border on another piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock which I cut to 1-3/4 x 4″, then fussycut the top edge of the clouds. I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the cloud border.

Next, I used Deco Foil – Transfer Gel, a palette knife and the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil to add a rainbow onto the card. Once it dried, I added Therm O Web RAINBOW SHATTERED Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and ran it through my lamination machine.

I adhered the cloud border to the bottom of the card panel with 3M Foam Tape. I finished it off by adding some Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

I left the inside of the card blank .

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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.