Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit Week-Day 5

Howdy, crafty friends. All week I’ve been sharing projects with THIS card kit. Today, I’m wrapping up card kit week with this card… I started by adding watercolor to a piece of THIS card stock using a variety of Distress ink. I added drops of water to add interest. I white heat embossed the circles from THIS stamp set (included in the kit) on top and adhered the piece to a top folding pink...

DIY Valentines

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing a few valentines I created for my son to give to his cousins… I thought THIS stamp set would be perfect for Valentines, so I stamped and colored a few of the critters and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut THIS heart and inked up THIS stencil on top. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the set and backed each heart with...

Mass Producing Cards

Hello, crafty friends. A Ronald McDonald House recently reached out asking if I could create a bunch of cards for the families who lost a child. I decided to mass produce some thinking of you cards and share some tips for creating several cards at once… My first tip is to start with a design that you can possibly get more than one card from. For these cards… I knew die-cutting the rainbow and...

Crafty Friend Cards

Hi there, crafty friends. I recently purchased THIS and THIS and made a bunch of cards to send to my crafty friends… Let’s start with the bear cards… Isn’t THIS bear the cutest!? THIS die gives him arms that open a bit so you can place whatever you want inside. I thought he could hold some crafty supplies from THIS die set. I cut them from THIS pattern paper ¬†and adhered the bear down...

Entire Shaker Card

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a shaker card… Instead of creating a shaker element on a card, I wanted to make an entire shaker card. I started with the background. I inked up THIS stencil with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks and then spritzed the stencil with water. I laid it down on to a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. After letting it dry, I stamped the sentiment from THIS...

Rainbow Christmas Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a colorful Christmas card… I started by stamping three ornaments using THIS stamp set. One on the left, one in the middle, and one on the right hand side. Then I stamped the same image multiple images on THIS masking paper. I cut them out and covered two of the ornaments to stamp an ornament in the center. I used the solid image from the stamp set...

Snowflake Gatefold Card

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card was so fun to make… I started by white heat embossing THIS snow background. I applied a couple of Distress Oxide Inks to THIS mat and sprayed the ink heavily with water. I laid the background in the ink and dried the first layer. I repeated the process and then sprayed heavily with THIS shimmer spritz to add some shine. I cut the background in half and adhered it...

Stencil Stamping Good Luck Card

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card uses new goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember release… I started by inking up THIS stencil with a few Distress Oxide Ink colors. I wasn’t loving the background I created through the stencil so I changed gears and sprayed the stencil with water. It reacted with the ink left on the stencil and I flipped it over and “stamped” it on another piece of card stock. After it was...

Coordinating Die-Cut Window Card

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features how to stretch the use of your coordinating dies… Coordinating dies are an investment, but there are many fun techniques you can do with them. Instead of just cutting out the image, I created a window for the image. I started by die-cutting THIS coordinating die from the front of white note card. I placed the card in the MISTI and stamped the coordinating image from THIS...

Love You Like Craft Supplies

Hi, crafty friends. I’m loving the new sending sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I have another card share featuring some of the new product… THIS new clever stamp set designed by Cathy Zielske is so fun. I thought the sentiment I chose would pair up nicely with THIS stamp set. I stamped the crafty images using THIS ink and clear heat embossed them, creating a background. I also stamped some of THESE hearts...