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...

Diecember 2021

Hi there, crafty friends. Happy Diecember! If you’re unfamiliar with Diecember, it’s a month long party hosted by Simon Says Stamp celebrating dies and die-cutting. I used a few of the new dies from THIS release to create today’s card share… I started by applying ink on the cloud stencil to create a sky background. I stamped and Copic colored the Simon image. I die-cut the Bunch of Balloons die from white cardstock and...

Christmas Cards For Crafty Friends

Hi there! I wanted to share a few Christmas cards I made for some of my crafty friends… I die-cut several A2 white panels using the Stitched Rectangles Die.I die-cut the Confetti Cuts Tree die from the center and from patterned paper. I adhered the panels and die-cut patterned paper pieces to a top folding note card created from Doll Pink cardstock. I stamped the sentiment using the Tiny Words Christmas stamp set as...

Thankful For You

Happy Thanksgiving, crafty friends! I have a shaped card to share today. I love creating these as they are unique and unexpected. To create this card, I stamped the wreath image from the Thankful Wreath Stamp set using black ink on white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut it out (the coordinating dies will be released soon!) and colored the entire image using Copic Makers. I used the coordinating die to cut...

Embossing Folder Faux Watercolor Background

Hi, crafty friends. THIS recent release from Simon Says Stamp has some fantastic embossing folders in it. I used the Delicate Pine Branches folder on today’s card… To create the background, I applied a few green Distress Oxide inks to one side of the embossing folder (not the raised side, the one with the grooves) and spritzed it with shimmer spritz. I laid the cardstock inside and ran it through my die-cut machine creating...

Candy Canes Slimline Card

Howdy, crafty friends. I have more inspiration to share today featuring THIS new release… I started by applying the Cherry Glitter Glitz Gel through the Candy Canes stencil on a white slimline panel. After it was dry, I adhered it to a black cardstock slimline card base and added two strips of red holographic paper to each side. I die-cut an oval using vellum and adhered the Candy Cane Heart die-cut on top as...

Santa’s Helpers Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features the new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I started by stamping a trio of elf images from the Santa’s Helpers stamp set (included in the kit) on a slimline panel and colored them in with Copic Markers. I also stamped the images on masking paper and fussy cut them out. After placing them on top of the stamped images, I applied a strip...

Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. To create this card, I started by ink blending the background using Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, and Villainous Potion Distress Oxide Inks. After it was dry, I added Glitter Glitz gel through the Holiday Boho Circle Stencil. I die-cut the First Night Die multiple times and adhered them together. I added it to the...

More Handmade Holiday Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with even more inspiration using THIS new release by Simon Says Stamp. I masked off each row of one of the stencils from the Layered Holiday Grid stencil set and inked it lightly with a different color. I went back and added an image on top from the other stencil in the set but applied the ink a bit darker for a tone-on-tone look. I added glitter glitz gel...