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Simon Says Stamp “Just For You” Release

Are you ready for another awesome release from Simon Says Stamp? Today’s release is full of all kinds of amazing products. Here is a link to the entire release:

I was given the Leaf Edges Cling stamp. It has two separate leafy stamps that can be used seperately or together. I love that they are very different from each other so I made two cards that are also very different.

For this card, I started by stenciling the leopard print from the Simon Says Stamp Animal Prints Stencil onto tan card stock with Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide. Then, I stamped the simple leafs from the Leaf Edges Cling Stamp in GinaK Grass Green Ink. I used my Copic markers to color the leaves. I love how this looked on the card. I used a deckle edge rectangle die to cut out the panel. I adhered the patterned panel to a bright green, top folding A2 card base. Next, I die cut the Love Ya sentiment and also cut out a smaller sentiment strip and adhered it to the card.

How fun is this?!

I designed a more elegant card for the second one.

I used the other leaf image from the Leaf Edges Cling stamp for this card. I stamped the leaves with embossing ink onto GinaK Black Onyx card stock. Then, I sprinkled on GinaK Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat gun to melt it. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Sassy Thankful stamp set with embossing ink. Once again, I sprinkled the gold embossing powder and melted it. Once cooled, I die cut the sentiment using the coordinating dies. I added foam tape to the back to add dimension.

Before I adhered the sentiment, I splattered gold and silver ink all over the background. I think this makes the card special! You know I love splattering. I adhered the sentiment and then adhered my finished panel to a top folding A2 card base.

As you can see, this is a very versatile stamp. I hope you check out this new release from Simon Says Stamp. I have provided my affiliate link for your shopping ease:

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Simon Says Stamp Be Creative Release

The latest release from Simon Says Stamp is so fun! I had the opportunity to play with the CZ Design Big Old Birthday stamp set. This is a must have stamp set for all cardmakers – we always need more birthday cards! The bold sentiments paired with the smaller phrases make a fantastic and quick card.

My first card features the CZ Design Big Old Birthday stamp set along with the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Borders stamp. I love this sentiment so much! I wanted to keep this card simple and graphic, since the sentiment is big and bold. I stamped everything and then Copic colored the candles in rainbow colors. Lastly, I added Ranger Glossy accents to add some shine to the candle flames.

For my next card, I made a mini slimline. I used the Simon Says Stamp Candles Cling Stamp to create my background. I stamped it in Lost Shadow Distress Ink. I think this is the perfect grey. I’ll be using it a bunch on future cards. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Big Old Birthday stamp set in black ink. I colored the heart red and then added Ranger Glossy Accents to the heart. After it dried, I adhered it to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base that I created.

How pretty is this sentiment? Cathy Zielske designs the best sentiments. I wanted to create another graphic card and my goal was to make it look like a cake. This time I stamped the candles and then die cut them, just to add another layer to my card. I really like the colors I used on this card. What do you think?

Please be sure to check out the entire new release. It’s a great day to treat yo’self!

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You’re My Gal

Hello and welcome back. The Hugs Release is now available from Simon Says Stamp and my cards today feature one of the new stamp sets, “You’re My Gal.” It is such a fun set, especially for making cards for your gal pals!

I wanted to make a quick Valentine and this set makes it super easy. To create this, I die cut a white panel with one of my stitched, rectangle nesting dies. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the You’re My Gal stamp set with Moment Tuxedo Black Ink. Then, I die cut a little envelope and a little heart. I adhered the envelope above the sentiment and then added the heart. Lastly, I adhered the white panel to an A2 top folding card base. Easy peasy!

To start my card, I stamped the little envelope image from the stamp set in GinaK Soft Stone Ink to create my own patterned paper. Next, I stamped “Hey Girl” in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide. I set the ink by drying it with my heat tool. Then, I stamped it again (using my MISTI) in clear embossing ink. I sprinkled Picked Raspberry Distress Embossing Glaze over it and heat embossed it. I love that you can still see the background through the sentiment. Next, I stamped the smaller sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I decided to add a few small hearts. I made those by inking and embossing a piece of paper to match the sentiment. I die cut the heart and added them to the card. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an A2, side folded card base that I made from Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.

This one is my favorite! To create the background, I misted a panel of Canson Watercolor paper with water and then sprayed it with Tart Cranberry Mica Stain. I set that panel aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card elements. Next, I used the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts die to cut out the grey heart pattern. I adhered it to the red panel and kept one of the little hearts in place. I added red Wink of Stella to that small heart to give it some sparkle. Then, I cut a 1″ x 5″ piece of vellum. I used my Rabbit Hole Cottontail Embossing Tool and then stamped the sentiment in embossing ink. I sprinkled Ranger Black Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. Next, I figured out where I wanted the sentiment and then folded the excess vellum around the back of the red panel and adhered it on the back. Lastly, I adhered the red panel to a white, A2 top-folding card base. I love how this card turned out!

Which card is your favorite?

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One Stamp Set, Three Ways

The Simon Says Stamp Cozy Hugs release is live! There are so many great products for your seasonal crafting.

I am featuring projects created with the Simon Says Stamp Batty for You stamp set. This stamp set has an adorable bat and several fun sentiments. I am so excited to share these projects with you!

Simon Says Stamps and Dies BATTY FOR YOU set568bf Cozy Hugs
from: Simon Says Stamp

Card #1

For my first project, I wanted to create a fun Halloween card. I began by stamping the bat parts out and then Copic Colored them. I used the following : 100, W8, W6, W5, W3 and R01. I did not have the dies, so I fussy cut my bat – It was super easy! I wanted to add some dimension, so I scored the wing along the printed lines, and gently folded them accordian style. I adhered the wings to the back of the bat body. I used a Sakura Black Glaze pen on his nose and Ranger Glossy Accents on the eyes to add some shine.

Next, I cut a 4.25 x 5.5 panel out of grey Kraft paper and ink blended around the edges with Ranger Black Soot Distress Oxide. I splattered Ranger Perfect Pearls to add some sparkle. I die cut stars and a moon out of metallic paper from my stash. I also cut a moon out of heavy black cardstock to layer behind the gold moon for dimension.

I played around with the layout of the card so I could determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment. I stamped it, then adhered all of the elements to the background. Lastly, I adhered the whole panel to a top-folding A2 cardbase so it would be ready to mail.

I had so much fun creating the first card, I decided to make another one!

Card #2:

For my next project, I prepared the bat exactly as I did for the first project. I used the Simon Says Stamp Here for the Boos die for the sentiment. I die cut the words out of black cardstock, and the background out of purple cardstock. I left the whole purple die cut in tact, so I could layer the black wording on top of it. I love the added dimension this gives! I also adhered some foam tape behind the sentiment die cut and the bat so they would pop off the background.

Simon Says Stamp HERE FOR THE BOOS Wafer Dies sssd112218 – $8.99
from: Simon Says Stamp

For the background, I found some textured cardstock in my stash that I thought would look cool ink blended. I started with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide and then moved to Chipped Sapphire and finally, Villanous Potion. I went over these a few times to get the blend I wanted to acheive. Next, I die cut the panel with a Honey Bee Deckle Edge A2 die. I adhered it to a top folding, A2 panel and added my sentiment and bat die cuts. This card really came together quickly!

Project #3:

I love giving out a little something special to some of my favorite trick-or-treaters. So I decided to add the cute bat to some Halloween treats.

This time, all I did was stamp the bat parts with Versa Mark embossing ink and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder. (Glow in the dark embossing powder would be really fun for this too!)I fussy cut the bats again and folded the wings (I scored on the back of the wings so I wouldn’t mess up the embossing) for dimension. Then, I added googly eyes for some extra fun. Lastly, I adhered the bats to the candy with a pop dot. Don’t they look fun in the candy dish?!?

I hope this gave you some inspiration for creating your own Halloween creations with this new set from Simon Says Stamp.

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