Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today to celebrate the Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I created two cards using THIS new background die. I used THESE markers and scribbled them quickly in rainbow order on a piece of THIS paper. I used a paintbrush with water to blend the colors. After it was dry, I die-cut it using THIS new background die. I also cut the...

Double Take: Bunny Cards

Hi there, crafty friends. Happy Easter! I’m back with another Double Take, where I share two cards with a similar design, but different color schemes. I stamped the bunny image from THIS stamp set twice, colored them with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I die-cut THIS heart from some of THIS patterned paper. I also die-cut it from a variety of colored cardstock. For the first card… I used the negative piece...

Double Take: Stencil Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s technique shares how to create two backgrounds from one technique. I love time savers like this one. I created both of these cards in under fifteen minutes. It’s a great technique when you’re short on time and want to make multiple cards… For the first card, I inked up THIS gorgeous stencil with a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks (all our listed below in the supply list). I made sure...

Double Take: Ornate Leaves

Hi. Today I’m sharing two cards with the same design in different color combos. They both feature THIS stamp set… Using my Misti, I stamped the medium leaf from the set on a strip of white and kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks. I masked off the leaf and stamped two smaller leaves next to it. I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set in silver and gold. I added a few enamel...

Double Take: Stamped Distress Oxide Backgrounds

HI there. I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with Distress Oxide Inks lately and wanted to do some direct stamping with it. Because of the pigment ink properties in it, it stamps beautifully. I created two cards with a similar design but a very different background look using these inks…  For the first card… I chose a feminine color scheme and stamped a variety of THESE stars using warm colors. After stamping, I...

Double Take: Stretching a Card Design

Hello. I’m sharing two cards today that feature the same card design, but with a few modifications… For me, the hardest part of the card making process is coming up with the design. I wanted to share how I just changed up a few elements to make two different themed cards.  First up is the teacher card… THIS stamp set is so sweet and it made me immediately think of a momma with her...

Double Take: Gift Card Holder

Hello. I know the Holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean that the gift giving has to stop. I love giving random little gifts to brighten someone’s day. Today I’m doing a “double take” and sharing a card inspired by THESE previous cards. I hadn’t had a chance to use THIS fun set yet or THIS coffee die from Tim Holtz. They are a match made in heaven… I created the background the same way...

Double Take: Christmas Card

Hello. Recently, I shared this card on my blog HERE… This card has become one of my favorite Christmas cards I’ve created. To create this card, I used THIS and THIS stamp set along with THIS die. Again, you can find more information on THIS previous blog post.  I thought it would be fun to do a “Double Take” on the design and share a simple version with a couple of options for color...

SSS-The Color of Fun Release

Hello there. I’m excited to share with you a couple of cards I created using product from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release… You can find all the products from The Color of Fun release HERE. Heidi from SSS was sweet enough to send me some goodies to play with and I created two cards using the Cone Building stamp set…  The first card…  …was so fun to make. I knew I wanted to make...