Simon Says Stamp Love Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a blog hop today celebrating the new release from Simon Says Stamp. You can find the entire Love Release HERE. THIS stamp set won my heart as soon as I opened my package and since I couldn’t choose just one or two images, I created a card set… I also want to share a few time saving tips along the way. I was able to create this card

More Simon Says Stamp Love Release Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing another project using new products from Simon Says Stamp’s Love Release… THIS new stamp set has won my heart. SO adorable. I stamped , colored, and cut out several waffles. I used THIS die to create a cut out in the center of a scalloped panel cut with THIS die. The waffles fit in the circle opening perfectly. I clear heat embossed a coordinating sentiment along the bottom and added

Simon Says Stamp Love Release

Hi, crafty friends. Have you seen the new Love Release from Simon Says Stamp!? You can see it HERE. I’m sharing three simple Valentine’s Day tags (using some of the new products) that would make a great gift topper or even wrap around some chocolate to give as a gift… The new picture book dies were the perfect scale for tags. I die-cut a bunch of luggage tags out of white cardstock. The die was

Simple Hot Cocoa Holders

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s project shares how to create simple hot cocoa holders. I wanted to share a project that encourages giving after the Holiday season. I plan on giving these to our delivery person who is bringing us packages daily in this freezing weather. I really like how simple these hot cocoa holders are. What makes these so simple is that they are a standard size card that has been sealed shut. So you

Wild About You

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back with a masculine card design perfect for Valentine’s Day… I find it difficult to create masculine cards and usually Valentine’s Day is flooded with pink and red. However, after stamping, coloring and cutting out the image from THIS stamp set, I kept the rest of the card design simple to make the color combination pop. Since it was more earth tone colors, it lends itself to a masculine design.

Rainbow City Scene

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card uses THIS clever stamp set. I thought it would be fun to create a rainbow city scene with it… I stamped the city scene towards the bottom of a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock using THIS ink. Then I clear heat embossed it. I created a mask of the image to protect the first layer and then stamped on top and heat embossed it again. I repeated that process a

Simon Says Stamp February 2018 Card Kit-A Colorful Crafty Life

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project features THIS February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Instead of creating card examples, I wanted to share how you can decorate your envelopes… I really like that the card kit comes with three envelopes. For the first envelope… I stamped the images in the card kit’s stamp set on the flap of the envelope using THIS ink for a tone-on-tone look. I also stamped a sentiment underneath. Now it’s

New Year, New Blog, and Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends. Happy New Year! I decided to make the switch from Blogger to WordPress and I thought we could celebrate my with my first blog post. (More on that in a bit.) First, I want to share a new card design… Just because the holiday season is over, it doesn’t mean the giving has to stop. I created a gift card holder using THIS polar bear die. It works perfectly since the arms

Friends Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of this blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release. I have three cards to share today that feature THIS new die set… I thought it would be fun to share three different ways to use the same die set…  1. Create your own DIY cover plate.  I love the look of a die-cut background, but cover plate dies can be expensive. Instead, I created a die-cut

Photo Christmas Card

Hello. I thought I’d share our family Christmas card for this year… I love creating interactive cards and adding photos to Christmas cards, so THIS die was perfect. I cut it from black cardstock and added a photo of my two sons on the inside… I created a snow bank using THIS die and added a sentiment from THIS stamp set. I stamped THIS background to create shingles for the house and added snow using