Rainbows Release

Howdy, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is HERE. It’s called, “Rainbows” and it’s fabulous. Today’s card share features a gatefold design with a vellum belly band… I started by creating a gate fold card base. I used two side folding A2 card bases and scored the front panel down the center. I folded each side back in opposite directions and adhered the back of the card bases together. I stamped and colored...

Die Cut Inlay with Patterned Paper

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features die cut inlay using patterned paper… This card was super simple to create. I die cut the Floral Card Front Die from white card stock three times and from patterned papers from Doodlebug. I covered an A2 card panel with adhesive and adhered the white frame and then in laid all the patterned paper pieces. I added two more of the white frames on top to add some...

Happy Summer Card

Hello there, crafty friends. Who else is ready for summer!? Today’s card is all about the summer vibes… For the light blue background piece, I die-cut a piece of blue card stock using the Mini Slimline Rectangles Die. I clear heat embossed the Halftone Background pattern for some tone-on-tone interest. I die-cut the crab, fish, and turtle from scraps of colored card stock and assembled them in the openings of the Slimline Windows Die....

Happy Birthday Beautiful Slimline Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m really loving creating slimline cards lately. I have one to share today… I stamped and colored the floral image from the Slimline Florals stamp set. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I white heat embossed the happy birthday sentiment on a black slimline card panel and added the Beautiful die to finish the sentiment. Here’s a closer look… I also created an envelope using the Slimline Envelope...

Stencil Stamping

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with a couple of cards created from one technique… ‘ I started by applying Distress Oxide ink through the XL Rose Bouquet Stencil on a 5×7 panel. I sprayed the ink left on the stencil with water and used it as a stamp and pressed it down on another 5×7 white panel. I love that you get two completely different looks from one technique. I finished off the design...

Summer Cards for Teachers

Hello, crafty friends. I’ve been busy making end of the school year gifts for teachers. I created some cards for my son’s teachers… I started by creating the sun rays in the background using Buttercup ink and a blending brush through a sun ray stencil. Next, I die-cut the Big Picture Book Bear dies and bodies using two different browns. This way I could use the left over pieces for the next card. It’s...

More Inspiration-June 2021 Card Kit

Hi there, crafty friends. I recently shared a post HERE featuring THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp. Today, I’m sharing even more inspiration… I die-cut a piece of the patterned paper using the Heart Sprinkle Die and adhered it to a 4 Bar sized card base. I die-cut the same die using several colored card stock scraps and inlaid the pieces to create a focal point. I die-cut a white circle and stamped...

Rainbow is my favorite color Card Kit

Hi, crafty friends. I have a slimline card to share today using the June card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I started by die-cutting the Slimline Scallop die from the kit’s rainbow holographic paper. I used the kit’s stamp and mini inks to stamp the rays of the rainbow. I stamped and cut out two of the cloud images and adhered them on either side of the rainbow. I stamped a heart image on...

Teacher Thank You Card

Hello, crafty friends. The school year is winding down so I’ve been creating projects to spoil my son’s teachers. I’m sharing simple thank you card today with a floating element… I started by stamping the Open Grid background on a kraft panel using white pigment ink. After it was completely dry, I adhered it to a side fold note card and die-cut the peek-a-boo square from it to create a window. I white heat...

Reverse Confetti May Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new Reverse Confetti release… I have a few projects to share with you today using the new release… To create the slimline card, I covered a panel using colored card stock strips. I stamped and colored the adorable images from the Punny Party stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stacked them on top of...