Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit Creations

Hi Friends, I'm here to today sharing the first few cards I made with the April 2019 Simon Says Stamp card kit. This was my first time giving any sort of card kit a go - I have to say this particular one was a good value, and I love the ability to try some things I may not of otherwise purchased. The kit came with a large stamp set, an awesome die, bunch of pattern and solid card stock, a nuvo sample and more!


My first card uses the die that came with the set, a few of the patterned papers, the solid pink paper, and a sentiment from the stamp set! I decided to do a paper piecing technique with the die by cutting it out of multiple papers and piecing them all together. I mounted my finished die cut onto the white card stock that comes in the kit, the onto some gold glitter card stock I had in my stash, and lastly onto one of the pieces of pattern paper which I adhered to an a2 card base. For my sentiment I stamped and heat embossed it onto a banner of black card stock from my stash, and popped it up with some great foam adhesive that came in the kit.


For my second card I used the floral images from the stamp set to create a pot of flowers which I cut out with my brother scan n cut, you could also fussy cut. I created a window panel by die cutting a scallop circle out of a another die cut. I heat embossed my sentiment, also from the stamp set, before mounting the panel onto some of the patterned paper with the included foam adhesive sheet. I glued down my stamped image inside the window, and added some simple nuvo drop embellishments to the flower centers to finish.


For my last card I used the big bold sentiment that comes with the kit. I wanted to customize it to be multi-color, so i stamped it down with versa mark onto some black cardstock and used the faint image of the versa mark as a guide to paint over. You could also use markers or gel pens, but I really wanted to use this super shimmery watercolor. The photo does do the glitter justice! After I finished the painting, I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die, and added some of the nuvo drops that came with the kit to embellish, before adhering it down to some of the patterned paper with the foam adhesive, and finally onto an a2 card base.


Challenges



Supplies




SSS Hello Darling Stamp Set
SSS Hello Darling Stamp Set
Where to buy:
SSS
Lawn Fawn Inside Out Stitched Scallop
Lawn Fawn Inside Out Stitched Scallop
Where to buy:
SSS
SSS Rainboot Planter Die
SSS Rainboot Planter Die
Where to buy:
SSS
SSS Nesting Postage Dies
SSS Nesting Postage Dies
Where to buy:
SSS
Simple Stories Farmhouse 6x8
Simple Stories Farmhouse 6x8
Where to buy:
SSS
Versamark
Versamark
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
SSS Beanstalk Ink
SSS Beanstalk Ink
Where to buy:
SSS
SSS Burnt Orange Ink
SSS Burnt Orange Ink
Where to buy:
SSS
SSS Fresh Fruit Mini Ink Set
SSS Fresh Fruit Mini Ink Set
Where to buy:
SSS
SSS Spring Mini Ink Set
SSS Spring Mini Ink Set
Where to buy:
SSS
Zig Pearlescent Water Colors
Zig Pearlescent Water Colors
Where to buy:
SSS
Nuvo Shimmer Pen
Nuvo Shimmer Pen
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Tonic Nuvo Yellow Gloss Drops
Tonic Nuvo Yellow Gloss Drops
Where to buy:
SSS
Nuvo Vintage Drops Teal
Nuvo Vintage Drops Teal
Where to buy:
SSS
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Art Institute Glitter Glue
Art Institute Glitter Glue
Where to buy:
AMZ
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Sizzix Foam Adhesive Sheet
Sizzix Foam Adhesive Sheet
Where to buy:
SSS
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
HA
Brother Scan N Cut
Brother Scan N Cut
Where to buy:
AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Post It Roll
Post It Roll
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Spellbinders Platinum
Spellbinders Platinum
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ | SB


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Summer Sunflowers with Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hi Friends! Who's ready for summer? I know I am. I have a clean and simple card for you today mixing a couple Elizabeth Craft Designs dies together. I got these two dies at the same time and my first instinct was to put the flowers in the glass and so that is what I did!

To get everything started I die cut the sunflowers and leaves and used a petal roller to give them some dimension. Once I assembled it together, I put a big glob of glue in the center and added some fun glass glitter to the flower center. I set that aside to dry while I put together the rest of the card.

I did a simple card stock border with some foiled washi tape peaking out the side, and a foiled sentiment using the spellbinder glimmer machine. Once my sunflower was dry, I added it to the die cut cup from the Summer Drink die set, adhered it down, and there you have it!

Supplies


Elizabeth Craft Summer Drink
Elizabeth Craft Summer Drink
Shop at:
Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 2
Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 2
Shop at:
Dies R Us


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Stamp Happy | Online Card Classes Day 3

I wanted to pop in quicky and share some Day 3 homework from the current class over at Onlinecardclasses.com. Day 3 was all about background stamps and how to stretch them! This was probably my favorite of the 3 days lesson wise, but overall I am very happy with the class value and can't wait for the next. If you missed my previous post Stamp Happy will be an ongoing series of classes featuring different stamp company, Hero Arts was featured this go around. 

So here are my projects:




You'll have to take the class to find out how these came together :)




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Clean & Simple | A Blog Named Hero April Challenge


It's the 15th and that means a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero!

This month it's all about those clean & simple creations. I went with a single layer card.


I started off by creating a simple ink blended sunset background with some Hero Arts inks. I used post it tape to mask off a rectangular area, leaving the bottom third of my card front free for the sentiment. Then I blended Strawberry, Tangerine, and Lemon Yellow ink from hero arts, slowing building up the color and intensity. Once I had the desired look, I peeled off the masking tape and go to stamping. 



Since we're keeping it simple, I set up all the stamps at one time in my MISTI and stamped them all with the same Hero Arts Intense Black ink. 

I mounted the panel onto some fun foam for dimension, and adhered the whole thing down to an a2 sized card base to complete my card. 

Now, Head on over to A Blog Named Hero to see all the other DT projects and challenge info. 


Supplies





Hero Arts Safari Thanks Stamp
Hero Arts Safari Thanks Stamp
Where to buy:
HA
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
Where to buy:
SSS
Bristol Strathmore Smooth Paper
Bristol Strathmore Smooth Paper
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Jaynes Colors
Hero Arts Jaynes Colors
Where to buy:
HA
Scor Tape
Scor Tape
Where to buy:
AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Fun Foam
Fun Foam
Where to buy:
AMZ
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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Stamp Happy | Online Card Classes Day 1

The current class running over at onlinecardclasses.com is Stamp Happy - which will be a series showcasing several different brands. This class is focused on Hero Arts, a personal favorite of mine (and I'm sure many). It was really fun learning some behind the scenes history of the company, and of course, techniques from the best. Here's my homework:





I'm not going to lie. I've never much liked wood stamps. But one thing is true. The stamp easier, cleaner and crisper with no need for repeat stamping. 

There's a few different techniques we learned on Day 1. Some were refreshers of things I already knew, but Kristina Werner did have a little trick I'd never seen before. It's definitely worth checking out if you haven't enrolled. I believe the price of the class is $16, a good value in my opinion. 

Supplies


SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
Where to buy:
SSS
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
Where to buy:
SSS
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS
Hero Arts Soft Apricot
Hero Arts Soft Apricot
Where to buy:
SSS
Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink
Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink
Where to buy:
SSS
Hero Arts Passion Flower
Hero Arts Passion Flower
Where to buy:
SSS
Hero Arts Soft Blossom
Hero Arts Soft Blossom
Where to buy:
SSS
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
HA
Hero Arts Black Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Black Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
HA
SA 3L Foam Squares
SA 3L Foam Squares
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
Where to buy:
AMZ | SB
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
HA
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Spellbinders Platinum
Spellbinders Platinum
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ | SB


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