Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Holiday Sparkle release Reindeer Tags

Just a bit more inspiration for the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle release. Can you ever have enough tags for the holidays? I love making a cute tag and this Reindeer Die and Stencil Parts was just perfect for some adorable tags. Who doesn't love Rudolph the red nosed reindeer! I also love how simple easy it was to put together.
I used the new Pawsitively Velvet Luxe cardstock to die cut out the parts of the reindeer. I then die cut them again out of some heavy weight white cardstock and glued the velvet parts together with the cardstock for some structure. I then arranged the reindeer parts on a tag, stamped a striped border onto some craft cardstock and then added the sentiments and some sequins for a bit of sparkle.
I just love the soft texture of this velvet cardstock. These will definitely be a crowd pleaser!

I hope you enjoyed this post today! I have listed and linked all the supplied I have used for these tags. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release Blog Hop Day 1

Simon Says Stamp DieCember is here! I am so happy to be part of day 1 of the DieCember Release Hop! 

So much to see! So much inspiration! So much fun! Sorry, I'm a little excited! Make sure you use the code MERRY go receive an amazing die with your purchase of $25 or more!!
Cheers to you! I'm excited for a new year and just fell in love with this wine glass die to make a New Year's card.
This card came together very quickly! It is the quintessential DieCember card being that it is all die cuts! Super easy!
I began with an A2 size card base made from heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I trimmed down a panel of the Luxe black glitter cardstock to leave about a 1/4" white border. I then die cut the wine glass twice out of silver glitter cardstock. I then die cut the liquid image from gold glitter cardstock twice. 
👉Tip- flip over your cardstock before you die cut if you want the image to be flipped like a mirror image. I then die cut the Cheers sentiment 3 times from white cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue for thickness. I then die cut the Cheers sentiment border out of red glitter cardstock. I used a small hole punch to make the champagne bubbles cut from the same gold cardstock. 
👉Tip - when adhering paper to glitter cardstock, I have found that liquid glue works best. It also gives you a little wiggle room to make sure your die cuts are in the right place! 

Simon is giving away a $25 shopping spree for each stop on the hop. So make sure you leave a comment as you hop along! Winners will be picked from the comments left on each blog post and announced on Dec 7 on the Simon Blog. Good luck!!  Also, if you would love more inspiration head over to the DieCember gallery!


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you got some inspiration. I have listed and linked all the supplies I have used for your convenience. Happy DieCember!!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Simon Says Stamp DieCember release

Using some traditional colors I made this festive background to showcase this gorgeous Flourished Merry Christmas die cut from gold paper. 
I just started playing with alcohol inks and I love it! I wanted to use traditional Christmas colors so I used red, green and gold alcohol inks. I die cut the circle frame using the new Thin Frames die set. I finished the card off with one of the poinsettias images from the Holiday Florals builder stamps.
I stamped the poinsettia using die inks. I love this building stamp set. You can create some beautiful dimension by using different shades when you stamp the layers. Lots of possibilities with this stamp set.
I finished the card off with some gold flat pearls.
I hope you got inspired and get a chance to check out the entire wonderful release!

For your convenience I have listed and linked all the supplies I have used to make this card. Thanks for stopping by! Happy DieCember!!

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Honey Bee Anything Goes

Hi all and welcome to another week of the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge theme is Anything Goes!

We are showcasing Honey Bee products. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see what you make! As always just for entering you will be eligible for the the drawing of a $25 voucher to the Simon store!
Thought it would be nice to take a little break from making holiday cards. I am grabbing this week's theme to do so.
I fell in love with this Layering Magnolia die from Honey Bee. I wanted to make a card with lots of dimension but also a card that has a soft look to it.
I made this card with an A2 size card base made from smooth white cardstock. I then trimmed down a panel from more white cardstock and stenciled some soft dots to create a neutral background. I then went to work on the the gorgeous magnolia flowers. Several dies come in this kit to create the layered look of this flower. I die cut each twice because I wanted to make two flowers. I cut them from white cardstock and using distress ink I added some shadow. Each layer was adhered on top of each other with 3d foam squares. I used copic markers for the center parts for each flower. I also used distress ink on the leaves that I cut from light green cardstock. I then die cut the Miss You sentiment from gold cardstock and popped it up using some foam adhesive.

I hope you join the challenge and got some inspiration today! I have listed and linked all the products I have used for your convenience. Thank you for stopping by!!

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Now it's you turn! Happy crafting!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.






You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

 















Saturday, November 26, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Tag kit

Need to make some tags for all those gifts you'll be giving this holiday season? This is the kit for you! I had so much fun making some tags from this kit. 
Everything you can think of to make easy gorgeous tags is included in this kit. I just love the Merry & Sweet stamp set that was included. The sentiments were perfect for tags.
I stamped the images from the stamp set in black and colored them using Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the sentiments and embossed then using white embossing powder.
This tags set was made with the Candy Christmas chipboard ephemera stickers. This was so easy and quick to make oodles of tags! I added some bows for some charm.

If you want to see the entire Limited Edition Tag kit just click HERE


 I have the kit and all the products I used listed and linked below. Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Memory Box Not a Card

 Hi all and welcome to another week of the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is to make something that is Not a Card!

We are showcasing Memory Box products. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see what you make! As always just for entering you will be eligible for the the drawing of a $25 voucher to the Simon store!
This is a fun challenge. I love making cards, infact, some would say I'm obsessed but I love a good challenge. I have made a snowflake ornament made from paper that would be perfect to hang on your tree!
I was inspired by Michelle Peckham's idea to create an ornament using an embossing folder.  I also thought this would be a perfect project to use the Memory Box Fairy Jewels to give this ornament a bit of sparkle!
I made this card using heavy weight cardstock. Using the Simon Says Stamp Billow Snowflake Emboss and Cut folder I used the snowflake dies that come with the folder and cut out all three snowflakes twice. I then took one set of the snowflakes and lined them up with the same images in the folder and ran it through the die cut machine to create the deep design onto the snowflakes. I took the 2nd set of snowflakes and glued them to the back of the the embossed snowflake for some bulk. I then layered them onto of each other using some 3d foam squares. I added the jewels for some sparkle and some silver thread to be able to hang on the tree. You could even make an amazing garland with these gorgeous snowflakes!

If you head over to my Instagram page, I have a quick tutorial on how to put this snowflake together.

I hope you enjoyed the project I made today for the challenge. I have listed and linked all the products I used below for your convenience. Thanks for stopping by!

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Now it's you turn! Happy crafting!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.






You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

 

























Sunday, November 20, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Holiday Gift card kit

I am happy to be able to share a few projects made from the new Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Holiday Gift Card kit. This is an amazing and versatile kit that celebrated the glitz and glamor of the season. Perfect for all your gift giving needs! Make lots of amazing ways to give those gift cards!!
I have made a fun card using a layering ornament stencil that is included in the kit. I just stenciled the beautiful ornament using distress inks and then fussy cut each one out. I then popped them off the A2 size card base made from white cardstock with 3d foam adhesive. Using the stencil I traced out the toppers for the ornaments and cut them out of gold glitter paper also included in the kit! I then used some gold thread from the my stash to create a fun accent for the ornaments to hang on. I then stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the kit and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder.
I then had to make a couple of fun gift card holders. This kit is just full of tags, and mini envelopes and so many ways to give a gift card!!  I used the same layered stencil for the gift card holder on the right. There is a matching luscious red mini envelope to put it in. On the left I used the gorgeous layered bow die, gift card sleeve and a light gray cardstock to create this one of a kind card perfect size for giving that someone special a gift card! All the sentiments are from the kit including a jar of silver embossing powder. 

I hope you enjoyed the projects I made using this amazing card kit!

I have listed and linked the supplies I used below for your convenience.

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