Thursday, November 30, 2023

Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release day

There are 3 reasons why I love this month! First, Christmas of course! Second, it's my birthday this month and last but not least, it's DieCember!!! I'm so excited to share a project I have made using goodies from the new Simon Says Stamp DieCember release. Click HERE to see the entire new release.
Part of this new release Tim Holtz has included 5 new stamps and coordinating dies. I have used the Tim Holtz Festive Print stamp set to make a soft and cheerful holiday card.
I made this card with an A2 card base using smooth white cardstock. I then die cut a panel to ink blend using the stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp. I used bright warm colors. I took a paint brush and made a few ink splatters using the same color inks.
I then stamped the houses and trees from the Festive Print stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out and arranged them on a piece of white cardstock that I trimmed to a half circle. I adhered the houses and the trees with liquid glue to the half circle. I then popped up the panel with foam adhesive for some dimension.
I then die cut the word Peace from white cardstock and ink blended it using the same inks. I then stamped the "on earth"sentiment on to a strip of white cardstock in more coordinating ink. I added some stickles for a bit of shine. TIP: wait for your ink to completely dry before adding your stickles!! I had a bit of bleeding­čśĆ
BONUS PROJECT:
I made this card set using the Bottlebrush Trees stamp set from Tim Holtz.
I will include all the supplies I used to make these two cards below!

I hope you enjoy the DieCember release and the projects I made. I have lot's more this month to share! For your convenience I have listed and linked all the supplies I used. Thank you for stopping by!! Happy DieCember!!

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Peace Card

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Bottlebrush card set

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Gift boxes using the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit

Hello crafty friends! Today I wanted to share a project i made using some of the wonderful items from the Simon Says Stamp December Monthly card kit. Tis' the season for giving so I wanted to make little gift boxes that could be used for lots of gift giving ideas!
I stamped the snowflake image from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set that comes in the kit and is also available separate from the kit. I stamped it using white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I used a circle die and then popped up up onto another circle die to create a fun tag for each box.
I have a video and photos to help with the instructions on how to put these cute little boxes together. Enjoy!
Cut bottom of the box at 7X7 inch cardstock and the lid for the box at 5X5 inch cardstock or pattern paper.
Score on all sides of bottom and lid.
Cut as shown on each side of bottom and lid.
Make sure to miter or trim a bit on each cut for easy folding.
Add adhesive to each flap with an X on it.
Fold each flat in to the sides of the box and lid.
Should look like this with all flaps adhered to the insides of the box and lid.
Hope you enjoyed my project I created using the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit and got some inspiration. I have created a supply list below for your convenience. Please feel free to leave me any questions or comments. Thank you for stopping by!!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Colorado Crafts Make it Sparkle

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

This week's challenge theme is Make it Sparkle

We are featuring products from Colorado Craft Co. 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!
I just fell in love with this adorable little snow bunny! This is from Colorado Craft Co. Anita Jeram Sled Bunny stamp set. I just had to make a sweet little card using this stamp set.
I made this card using an A2 size card base cut from smooth white cardstock. I then ink blended another piece of white cardstock using distress ink. I masked it off and ink splattered it with water and white acrylic paint to look like a pink snowy sky.
I then stamped the images from the stamp set and colored them in using copic markers. I stamped the present several times and fussy cut them out and stacked them on the sled.
I then stamped the greeting underneath and added some sparkly gems to the pink sky. Very simple and sweet card this week.

I hope you have enjoyed the project I have made and got some inspiration. I have listed and linked all the products I used for your convenience. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Now it's your turn! Happy crafting!

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Christmas Seals All the Joy release

I hope you have been enjoying the new Simon Says Stamp All the Joy release. I have another fun project to share from this release with you. I will be using the new Snowflake Circles to make fun Christmas seals for you holiday cards! 
First I made a set of Christmas cards using the emboss resists method. If you are not familiar with this technique I will try to explain. First I stamped the snowflakes using white pigment ink. Then I sprinkled white embossing powder over the stamped image and then tapped off the powder that did not stick to the pigment ink and poured it back into the container. 
Using a heat tool, I heat set the powder that stuck to the pigment ink until it becomes solid and shiny. It will cool in seconds and then you can add distress ink over the top using a blending tool. The embossed areas with resist the ink. I like to take a dry paper towel and run it over the top of the embossed images to wipe away any ink sitting on top. I hope that helps explain it a bit!
Making the Christmas seals was super easy! I just stamped one of the snowflake images from the Snowflake Circles stamp set and stamped it using white pigment ink and then added white embossing powder. I used a heat tool to set the powder. I then used the circle die that coordinates with this stamp set to die cut it out. I did this several times out of different colored cardstock. I then ran the circles through a Xyron Sticker maker which adds adhesive to the backs of the circles turning them into a sticker! I have a video over on my Instagram page showing step by step how I made these.

I hope you have enjoyed the project I created and got some holiday inspiration. I have listed all the supplies that I have used for your convenience. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Whimsy Stamps Thanks/Thanksgiving

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

This week's challenge theme is Thanks/Thanksgiving

We are featuring products from Whimsy Stamps. 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!
How about a nice fall themed card. Let's take a little break from holiday card making to appreciate the gorgeous colors of fall! It's definitely feeling like fall weather here where I live. We even had a bit of snow so I thought it would be fun to use the Whimsy Stamps Sweater embossing folder. Perfect, right!
I saw an add on Pinterest and got inspiration for the color palette for my leaves.
I made this card using an A2 size card base cut from smooth white cardstock. I then took the Sweater embossing folder and ran it through the embossing machine using more white cardstock.
I die cut the Buckeye Leaf die out three times from watercolor paper. I used a drop of distress ink from the reinkers into a pallet plate. Using a spray bottle or dropper I added a bit of water to each color. I then sprayed each leaf die to make it easier for the colors to blend. I then added each ink color to the leaf in a line type pattern. I have a video on Instagram showing this coloring process.
After the leaves were dry, I splattered them with some metallic watercolors in fall colors. Gold, red, and bronze. After the leaves were completely dry I adhered them with 3d foam squares to the embossed panel leaving room in the bottom left hand corner for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using the Thankful and Grateful stamp set onto white cardstock. 
I then heat embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder. I used the coordinating die to cut and used more foam squares to pop the sentiment and the sub-sentiment up.
I hope you have enjoyed the project I have made and got some inspiration. I have listed and linked all the products I used for your convenience. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Now it's your turn! Happy crafting!

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Tiny Snow Globe Shaker card

I hope you have been enjoying the new Simon Says Stamp All the Joy release. I have another fun project to share from this release with you. I will be using the new Reliquary Snow Globe die that I have turned into a shaker element. If you haven't seen the new release you can click HERE to get a good look. 
I made this card using an A2 size card base using smooth white cardstock. I used Speckled Egg distress ink to blend the edges of the base base. I then made the background panel using the new Pincushion Cover Plate die. I used a yellow copic marker to color the area that would show through the holes.
I made the shaker element using the Snow Globe die and the Neighborhood die cut from white cardstock. I die cut two little houses and two little trees. I added a piece of paper colored with a yellow copic marker behind the windows of the houses. I then added a snow bank and the images inside of the snow globe. I added some iridescent glitter to the shaker and placed an ink blended back to it. I took the shaker element and adhered it to the center of the background panel.
I then stamped the sentiment from the new Graceful Holiday Greetings stamp set in the same ink I used to ink blend the edges of card base. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and added underneath the snow globe. I finished this card off with a stitched frame cut from more white cardstock.

I hope you have enjoyed the project I have made and got some inspiration! I have affiliate links below to all the supplies I used at no additional costs to you. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Birch Press/Memory Box Thinking of You

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

This week's challenge theme is Thinking of You!

We are featuring products from Birch Press or Memory Box,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!
I know it might be strange to make a Christmas card for a challenge with a Thinking of You theme but I wanted to use the Birch Press Hugs die and I thought to myself that someone might want to know you are thinking of them by sending them a hugs card during the holidays. Studies show that a significant amount of people get depressed during the holidays. Sooo, I'm standing by my Merry Christmas Hugs shaker card!
I made this card by starting with an A2 size cardbase using smooth white cardstock. I then wanted to create the shaker element for the card. Here are the steps:
1. Die cut the Ho Ho Deer Circle die out of craft, red and dark brown cardstock. Paper piece the antlers, eyes and nose on to the face of the deer.
2. Trim a piece of red cardstock to fit the card front. Stamp white polka dots using white pigment ink and white embossing powder.
3. Using a circle die that is a bit bigger than the Deer die cut the center of panel out.
4. Take the red panel and line it up with the Deer circle having it show from behind and adhere together.
5. Add acetate to the back.
6. Add foam adhesive to around the circle and back of panel to leave room for shaker bits.
I then added the shaker panel to the card base and die cut the My Favorite Things Merry Christmas circle die out white cardstock and added it around the shaker window. I then used the same craft cardstock to cut out the Birch Press Hugs die 3 times for thickness and added it underneath the shaker circle on a sentiment strip die cut from white cardstock. Last, I wanted to frame the whole card so I cut a frame from the Pretty Pink Posh Fancy Cake die set out of brown cardstock.
I hope you have enjoyed the project I have made and got some inspiration. I have listed and linked all the products I used for your convenience. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Now it's your turn! Happy crafting!

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