Saturday, December 2, 2017

SSS Diecember® Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp DieCember® Blog Hop! The fun starts at the Simon Says Stamp Blog. If you've been following along you should be arriving here from the blog of my sweet and talented friend, Barb Engler. Be sure to comment at all the stops as Simon is giving away a $25 coupon at each stop!


The full Diecember® Release can be found HERE:



I'm sharing a couple of cards today, both featuring Simon's new Sensational Snowflakes Die. Here they are:




For my first card I used the Sensational Snowflakes Die to create a fun shaker card. I die cut a piece of Neenah White Cardstock and backed it with a piece of acetate from Hero Arts. I built up the back of the cardstock with foam tape, being sure that none of it would show through and that the added sequins would be completely trapped inside. The sequins are a mix of Lucy's Cards and some other sequins I had on hand. Once backed with my notecard, I added a white heat embossed sentiment. (Supplies used are listed at the end of the blog post).



For my second card I cut out multiple snowflakes and added them to a background inked up with Distress Oxide Inks, splattered with water, and spirtzed with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray. I added a piece of vellum cut using Simon's Wonky Rectangles to tone down the colour behind the greeting. The sentiment is cut from Simon's Black Cardstock using their Merry and Bright die set and was coloured with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker.

In case you missed it, I shared this card on my blog yesterday featuring Simon's new Evergreen Circle Die:


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The last stop on the hop today is the fabulous Anna Kossakovskaya. Be sure to visit Simon's blog again tomorrow for ANOTHER fun blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Friday, December 1, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Diecember Release

Hi everyone! Happy Diecember!


Simon has just release some fabulous and fun dies along with with some gorgeous 6x6 Glitter Papers, perfect for diecutting! The full release can be found HERE.



Today I'm sharing a card made using Simon's brand new Evergreen Circle Die.


I diecut Simon's beautiful new Evergreen Circle Die from Neenah White Cardstock and inked up the background pieces with Distress Oxide Inks. I spritzed the pieces with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray, flicked them with some Picket Fence Distress Paint, and added some White Opal Liquid Pearls. Once dry, I pieced everything together on the front of a notecard and stamped a sentiment from Simon's So Very Merry Stamp Set. (All products used listed at the end of the blog post).

Before I go, here's peek at a couple of cards I'll be sharing tomorrow featuring Simon's new Sensational Snowflakes Die as part of a blog hop to celebrate Simon's new Diecember Release:


 

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Monday, November 27, 2017

SSS Laura's Grid Backgrounds & SSS December Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by today to share a set of cards I made using Laura Bassen's brilliantly designed grid-related products. She designed these for Simon Says Stamp. I had SO much fun playing with these products to create my own backgrounds. Backgrounds are my favourite stamps to work with and I was totally in my element coming up with my own background designs.



For the card with the circles, I stamped the Grid Play Background with Simon's Barely Beige Ink on Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock and used Simon's White Pigment Ink to stamp the circles. All the other backgrounds were stamped using only Simon's White Pigment Ink. The additional stamp sets used to create the backgrounds were Simon's Grid Play Clear Stamps for the cards with the blue, orange, and red backgrounds, and Simon's Live Well Stamp Set for the card with the green background. Once the ink was dry, I coloured the images with Prismacolor Pencils. I matted the stamped panels with Neenah White Cardstock before adding them to backgrounds with coordinating colours. The white heat embossed greetings were stamped with a sentiment from Simon's Brush Stroke Messages and the cards were finished off with various enamel shapes.





Before I go, the winner of the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit is...

Rhodé who said...
I love the mint colors and the wood patterns in the holiday kit!!! The glitter ornaments are beautiful. Like the tags!
November 16, 2017 at 9:39 AM
Congrats Rhodé! Please message me via my sidebar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to Simon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

30% off Simon Brand Products!!!

Hi all,
I'm just popping in real quick to let you know that Simon Says Stamp is having a huge sale on their exclusive brand products.

Here's the link. Details are here:


Happy shopping!
Sarah

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SSS December Card Kit: Sparkly Christmas Tree & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share a final card featuring the adorable Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit

ETA: The December Card Kit has now sold out! Individual components can still be purchased and I still have one to give away!


Here it is:


For today's card I die cut Simon's Stitched Dress up Tags Die from the Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock and a piece of the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies Paper. I stamped the adorable tree image and sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad Stamp Set using Simon's White Pigment Ink. I coloured the image with Prismacolor Pencils and added some Clear Wink of Stella to the star. The Simon Says Stamp Colorful Confetti Sequins were added with Multi Medium Matte. I used foam tape to adhere the tag to a piece of Doodlebug Milk and Cookies Paper cut with one of Simon's Wonky Rectangles and adhered the panel to a top-folding notecard made from Simon's Ivory Cardstock.


If you're interested, you can pick up the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit for just $29.99 + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for only $24.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my December 2017 Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday, November, 27th.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

SSS December Card Kit: Glittery Ornaments & GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share another project featuring the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit.


I recently purchased the Altenew 3D Ornament Dies and couldn't wait to play with them. I thought the beautiful Tonic Glitter Papers would be perfect to use with them.


I die cut the pieces needed and adhered them together, being sure to add my silk ribbon before them were completely together. I used Hero Arts Mini Clothes Pins to help keep them together as they dried. I then added some of Simon's Colorful Confetti to each triangle. I made tags from the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies Papers using one of Simon's Bundle of Stitches Dies and decorated them with sentiments from the same papers and images from the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies Shape Sprinkles and Doodlebug's Sugarplums Shape Sprinkles. Finally, I slid the tags over the ribbon and they were ready to hang up. 

While making the ornaments I did add a bell inside the blue one so it will ring when shaken. I thought it would also be fun to make advent ornament to count down to Christmas. While putting the ornaments together, I could add a bible verse or some candy and one ornament would be opened a day from December 1st to the 24th. This paper from the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies Papers could be used to make tags for each day:


Here are some close ups of my ornaments:





If you're interested, you can pick up the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit for just $29.99 + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for only $24.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my December 2017 Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday, November, 27th.


Before I go, I wanted to mention that Simon has just released their special Limited Edition Holiday Card Kit: Mint Wishes. This kit is not part of the regular monthly card kit and each year it has sold out fast.

Here it is:


Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Simon Say Stamp December Card Kit Reveal & Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Today is reveal day for the adorable Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit.


Isn't it CUTE?!?!

Here's the card I made for today's reveal featuring some of the adorable stamps from the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad Stamp Set coloured with Copic Markers along with some of the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies 6x6 papers:

 

If you're interested, you can pick up the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit for just $29.99 + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for only $24.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my December 2017 Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday, November, 27th.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah

Supplies with affiliate links at no extra cost to you (Simon's Christmas Squad Dies do not come with the kit but can be purchased separately):


Monday, November 6, 2017

Two Monochromatic Hearts Card Sets

Hi everyone!

I hope you'll pardon the picture-heaviness of this post. I have TWO card sets to share today. They both have the same basic design but the different backgrounds give them a bit of a different feel I think.

For both card sets I die cut all sorts of patterned paper scraps using one of Simon's Nested Circle Dies. For the first set of cards I adhered the hearts to matching backgrounds for a monochromatic look. I added white heat embossed sentiments and flowers that I die cut with Simon's Mini Flowers and Leaves Dies.





For the second set of cards I used the same colour families for the hearts but adhere them all to taupe backgrounds before finishing them up with the heat embossed sentiments and floral embellishments.





Here are close-ups of some of the cards:









Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!
Sarah

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