Friday, June 23, 2017

SSS One of a Kind Release Blog Hop

Hello. I'm honored to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the One of a Kind release from Simon Says Stamp. Today, I'm sharing a customized gift idea using THIS adorable and clever new stamp set...

I thought the thumbprint art would be a perfect accent to add to a card set created for my son's preschool principal. I stamped one of the animal images on to each background cut with THIS wonky rectangle die. I added a strip that I printed on my computer to customize the cards and used a strip of THIS scalloped frame die to add below the greeting. I adhered a piece of fun foam to the back of each background and added each to a Lawn Fawn Notecard. I used THIS black glaze pen to intensify the eyes on the critters.

I kept these super simple and kept the focus on the charming images...

You can see the entire One of a Kind collection HERE.

There's much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit, Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here's the complete blog hop list...

Simon is so generous and is giving away a $25 coupon at each stop along the hop from the comments section, so make sure to leave a comment below. I'd love to hear your favorite product from the release. The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Tuesday.

Looking for even more inspiration?
Click HERE and HERE to see projects I've shared using these new products.

Thanks so much for joining me. I hope this inspires you to create a customized note card set.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Acetate Card

Hi! I'm back today with an acetate card using THIS new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp's newest release, One of a Kind.

Please Note: Acetate cards are tricky to photograph but so cool in real life. :)

I started with the card base. I used one of THESE acetate cards from Hero Arts because they are high quality and nice and thick. I stamped the ice-cream border image multiple times as a background using White Staz-On ink and my MISTI. I rounded the bottom two corners with THIS corner rounder to give it a finished look. 

I stamped the larger ice-cream images on to a piece of THIS cardstock. I used THESE markers to color in the images and fussy cut them out using THESE scissors. I adhered them to the front of the acetate card using THIS foam tape. I also stamped a sentiment from the same set, cut it out, and adhered it below the images...

I wanted the recipient to see the gift card on the inside. I used a die from THIS gift card holder die set to create a holder for the gift card...

I traced all the images on to a piece of white cardstock and cut them out. I adhered them behind the images on the other side of the card. This hides the adhesive and gives a clean look. I cut a small strip to the same size as the sentiment on the front of the card that you can see once the gift card is removed. This is a great place to write a message to the recipient...

I cut another strip for the very back. Again, this hides the adhesive and is a great place for my personalized stamp image...

I hope this inspires you to create an acetate card. Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DIY Bookmarks plus GIVEAWAY

Hi there. Thanks so much for joining me. Today I wanted to share how I created these quick and easy bookmarks using THIS and THIS new die from Simon Says Stamp's newest release...

I die-cut the fox die from THIS Burnt Orange Cardstock, THIS Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, and THIS Black Cardstock. I die-cut the Bear from the same Neenah cardstock, Black cardstock, and THIS Dark Chocolate Cardstock. I used a variety of Distress ink and applied some color along the edges of the pieces to make them pop.

These dies only cut the pieces out, but I need a solid image to adhere the pieces to. I created a solid image by using the negative piece from die-cutting as a template to trace. I cut out two solid images for each die. One to adhere the pieces to and one to adhere behind to create the bookmark.

After adhering the pieces like a puzzle to the top piece, I used THIS black glaze pen to add shine to the eyes and nose of each image. To create the bookmark, I applied adhesive to the top portion of the back piece. I left the bottom portion unglued so it can be sandwiched around the page of a book.

I made these bookmarks with my son in mind, but these would be fun for any adult too! You could also adhere these to a paper clip to create page markers in your planner.

I hope you give this quick and easy project a try. It's a great craft to do with your kids.

I have some Simon Says Stamp goodies to giveaway! However, I want to do something different than just the normal comment. I purposely left the title of this book out of all the pictures. Leave your guess below on what book this is. It was one of my favorites growing up. No worries if someone already commented with it. I'm going to randomly choose one comment from those who guessed correctly. Just something fun and different. You have until June 30th at midnight EST to enter. Good Luck! I would love to hear what your favorite children's book was too!