Basic Box Card Week-Day 4

Howdy, crafty friends. The Basic Box Card Week continues with my favorite design yet… Instead of the typical vertical orientation, I flipped it and used a horizontal orientation to create a fish tank! It was assembled the same way as the previous examples (See Day One’s post HERE for more assembly information). I stamped and colored a few fish and plants from the Oceans of Love stamp set and die-cut the Picture Book Fish...

Basic Box Card Week-Day 3

Hello again, crafty friends. I’m back with another Basic Box Card design. If you missed the first two days, here are the links… Click HERE for Day 1 Click HERE for Day 2 Today’s card has the most inserts I’ve done. It has three inserts using the Basic Box Card Clouds… I created the card the exact same way as the previous examples. I shared that process in Day One’s post. Also, there is...

Basic Box Card Week-Day 2

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with Day 2 of Basic Box Card Week. If you missed the first day, you can find it HERE. I used the Basic Box Card Hearts dies yesterday for the inserts. Today, I’m sharing a box card using the Basic Box Card Clouds dies… I created today’s card the exact same way I did yesterday’s card. I die-cut all the pieces from black cardstock. I added two of the...

Basic Box Card Week-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp recently released THIS Basic Box Card die and I just can’t stop creating with it! So, I decided to dedicate a whole week on my blog sharing some ideas using it. Today’s card is perfect to send to a crafty friend… To create this card, I die-cut the large panel from the Basic Box Card die twice from Doll Pink cardstock. I die-cut a rectangle from the front...

And Back Again Release

Howdy, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is now available HERE! It’s called, “And Back Again” because it is a companion release to the previous, “To The Moon”release. I have a card featuring some of the new products… I die-cut several of the Large XOXO die from watercolor cardstock. I applied a few colors of Distress Ink to my glass mat and spritzed it with water. I laid the white die-cuts face down...

Repeating Shape Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I love cover plate dies. The designs cover an entire background but they have a higher price point. Today’s cards feature how you can use a smaller shape die and die-cut it repeatedly to cover a background for a similar look… To create these cards, I stamped and Copic colored the girl images from the new Be Lovely stamp set. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped...

More To The Moon Release Inspiration

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS new release by Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I applied navy ink through the Berries and Leaves stencil on a light blue panel. I embossed the Detailed Pincushion Plate Die on top of the stenciled pattern using an embossing mat in my embossing machine. I just love all the texture it adds. Next, I die-cut the Wreath of Love die from white...

Christmas Gatefold Cards

Hello, crafty friends. I’m always looking for ways to make gift cards more special. Today, I have four gatefold cards to share that also hold gift cards…For the main die-cuts, I used the November My Monthly Hero Card Kit. It sold out fast but you could substitute those for another die-cut image or even a stamped piece. Today’s focus is more about the design. To create these cards, I created four gate fold card...

Diecember 2021 Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m so honored to be a part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new Diecember release. I have two card examples to share today featuring a fun repeating and layering die-cut technique. For the first card… I die-cut the Circle Rings Medallion die nine times from navy cardstock. I started in the middle and adhered two next to each other to fill in the center section. I built upon that and...

More Diecember Inspiration

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS new DieCember release… I started by die-cutting the Detail Tapestry Plate on a white panel for the background. I love that it pierces a pattern instead of cutting. I embossed the Mini Slimline Lattice die on a piece of kraft cardstock using an embossing mat in my die-cut machine. I cut it down and added a thin black mat to three sides and...