Sending Good Vibes

  Hi there, crafty friends. I’m so excited that the new Good Vibes release is now available from Simon Says Stamp. You can view the entire release HERE. I’ve been busy making samples with the awesome products. For today’s card… I started with the background. I wanted to create a 60’s tie dye look to go along with the font of the word die. I cut colored tissue paper into squares, sprayed it with...

Rainbow Heart Background

Hi there, crafty friends. I thought THIS die from the Sending Sunshine Release by Simon Says Stamp was so cute so I used it to create a background for this card… I die-cut it several times out of a piece of THIS card stock. I also die-cut it from seven pieces of colored card stock. I applied adhesive all over the front of a white note card and laid the die-cut background down and...

Decorated Envelopes

Hi, crafty friends. I wanted to share a quick way to add a little something to your envelopes. I used THESE envelopes for my examples today… I love the look of coordinating envelopes but don’t always have time to add matching art to them. So I wanted to have a few on hand that were already decorated and ready to go. Since I don’t know which cards they will be paired with, I wanted...

Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit

Hello. Today’s cards feature a fun floating sentiment technique using products from THIS new card kit. For the first card… I stamped the watermelon image from THIS stamp set (included in the card kit) multiple times, filling a background. I quickly colored in the images with THESE and added THIS to the black seeds for some shine. I die-cut a circle using THIS die from the background and a card front. I sandwiched a...

Sentiment Background

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new stamp set. I stamped all of the sentiments in the set using a rainbow color of inks to create a text background. I die-cut a white panel using THIS die white heat embossed a sentiment on a black strip of card stock. I stamped the monkey and can phone image from the set twice and colored them in with my Copic markers. I fussy cut them...

Distress Resist Spray and Specialty Stamping Paper

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card features some fun backgrounds using THIS resist spray and THIS specialty stamping paper… I sprayed the resist spray through a stencil and applied ink. You could use the spray on any card stock, but I wanted to experiment with THIS stamping specialty paper. It has a slight glossy finish and worked well with this technique. One thing to note…Spray this into a deep box and wash the stencils immediately....

Ice Cream Gift Card Holders

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Friday! I’d thought I’d share what I’m gave to the staff at my son’s school for the end of the year gifts… I planned something different for his main teachers, but I still wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful staff at his school. (secretary, nurse, traffic helpers, past teachers, OT, speech, etc.) I was looking for something inexpensive because I had so many to purchase. I thought...

More Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit Inspiration

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m sharing another card using THIS card kit. (Click HERE to see another project using the same kit.) THIS stamp set included in the kit is gorgeous. I stamped the bold flower pattern on the left side of a white panel. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a black oval cut with THIS die. I applied THIS stain to an acrylic block and flicked...

Graduation Shaker Card

Hello there, crafty friends. I thought I’d share a fun graduation card today… I love the part in a graduation ceremony where all the graduates toss their caps in the air. I thought a shaker card would be fun to create that look. I started by creating the background with THIS stencil and THIS ink. I stamped several hats from THIS stamp set as well as the sentiment and used the coordinating dies to...

Last Minute Teacher Gift Idea

Hello, crafty friends. As the school year is coming to an end, I thought I’d share a last minute teacher gift idea that I did for my son’s teachers… I like to add handmade touches to my gifts, especially when I’m giving a gift card. I think it makes it feel a bit more personal. I stitched a small sun to attach to the package. I added THESE eyes with THIS adhesive as well...