Thursday, November 10, 2016

Simon Says Stamp - 10 cards/1 kit

Hi everyone.  I decided to jump on the 10 cards/1 kit bandwagon.
I've been getting Simon Says Stamp card kits since I believe 2013.  I did take some time off from card making for a while so I did stop the kits for a time period.  Anyway, I realized that I was using the stamp sets and saving everything else...for what, I have no idea.  I have so many boxed up kits on my shelves so I've challenged myself to use the older kits so you'll be seeing some of that on my blog in the future.

I got the 10 cards 1 kit idea from Vicky Papaioannou ( I hope I spelled that right).  So here's my first stab at the 10 cards 1 kit using Simon Says Stamp November card kit, which I think is my favorite SSS kit that I've gotten to date.

The kit came with 4 card stock sheets which would make 8 card bases so I added a few things from my stash in to stretch the kit out to make 10 cards.  I added a speckled white, dark brown and rust colored card base from my basket of card bases I keep on my craft table and I added a piece of copper foil card stock.because I really wanted to see how the embossing folder would work on the foil card stock.  I also used some other stamps I had just so I didn't have 10 thank you themed cards.

here are my cards from the November 2106 Simon Says Card Kit:


For my first card I selected some distress ink colors that matched the patterned papers and used distress watercolor paper for a resist technique.


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This floral paper below immediately reminded me of a stamp set from a SSS kit from years ago and I did have the matching flower die to the stamp set so used that to cut the patterned papers from the kit.  I'm not sure if it's still available.




I used a white shimmery pigment ink pad on the embossed card background to highlight the embossed flowers.   I also pulled out a brand new SSS you die and stamp set for the sentiment.  The stamp and die set are called "You Matter" and I believe it was design by Laura Bassen.




I played up the quilted design of this patterned paper by adding the stitching die as well as some hand drawn stitching on the tag.

Here is where I embossed the copper foil card stock,  I used the gold stickles from the kit for the sequin centers.  (sequins not in the kit).  The miss you is die cut from the schoolhouse red card stock in the kit from a die I had on hand.  I think it's by Avery Elle.

This camera paper immediately made me think of this stamp set that I won a couple of years ago and hadn't used.   I also have been dying to try making a shaker card..  So here's my very first shaker card and my 10th card kit card.


Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Simon Says Stamp August 2016 card kit

I recently got back to card making after much too long of a break and wow, I haven't posted on my blog in 3 years!!! Really???
I back and today I'm sharing a card I made with the Simon Says Stamp August card kit, Seeing Stars.   When I first saw this kit I thought of the galaxy cards that are getting so popular now and specifically the card Kristina Werner made a while back.  At that time I made a galaxy heart just to learn the technique but did nothing with it.  Today I opened my card kit and used the stamp set in the kit to finish my card.  And by the way the stamp set was also designed by Kristina Werner!  Here's my card...




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Memory Nest Summer Sketch Challenge

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a Scrapbook Layout sketch challenge over at The Memory Nest blog.  It's a layout sketch so I had to modify it a bit to make it work for a card.

You can see the sketch and the other DT's great layouts here


Friday, July 5, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #21

Hi everyone.  I have another 10 Minute Craft Dash card to share.  My term on the Design Team has ended, but I love the challenges so much I'm entering as a participant!  This one doesn't have a color theme, but does have the "stars" theme in honor of Independence Day.




I was dying to use my new Stampin' Up! background stamp that I just got in the mail so that was a must use item for this card.   I also used white embossing powder and assorted istress Inks to create the background panel.  This emboss resist technique was probably not the best technique to do for a 10 minute challenge because I ended up having to cut the panel down while it was still kind of damp, even though I did dry it a bit with my heat tool, and the paper started to tear.  Oh well - live and learn.

So here's my card and I just made it with a time of 9 minutes 58.5 seconds.



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #20!

So my time on the 10 Minute Craft Dash Design Team has come to and end with this last challenge.   It's been great fun and I will definitely be participating in the challenges in the future.

I love the color combo of hot pink, tangerine and gray.  I created a watercolor wash with Stampin' Up! watercolor crayons and then die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp exclusive "fresh daisies" die.




Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Glitz - Yours Truly



Today, for The Memory Nest,  I'm sharing a few cards I've made with the Yours Truly line from Glitz.   I used the 6x6 paper pad.





Wednesday, June 5, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #19!


I'm back again today with another 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.    I thought I'd be super quick with this one, but it took me a little longer than I thought to hand cut out the umbrellas.  I do love stamping onto patterned paper!

I hope you'll all play along and make sure you link up your entry for a chance to win a prize from a sponsor of the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Timeless Twine.

                                                            Here's my card...


and the time from start to finish...



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 MInute Craft Dash #18

I'm here today to share my cards for the 10 Minute Craft Dash #18.



I went really simple on this one...


This took 7 minutes, 58 seconds.

This challenge is sponsored by Precious Remembrance Shop and there's a cute stamp set up for grabs for the winner of The 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge!   So head on over to Pretty Pink Posh and enter to win with your 10 minute card!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Clean and Simple FTL239 and Simon's May card kit 2013

Today I used a card sketch from this site and the May card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  Everything I used for this card is from the kit except I added Stampin' Up! Summer Starfruit ink - a perfect match to the patterned paper in this kit.

Here's the sketch:

and here's my card:




Wednesday, May 1, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #17

Hello!  I'm love love loving the color scheme Paulina has selected for this round of the 10 Minute Craft Dash.

Isn't it awesome?  For my colors I used Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Tangerine Tango as well as my new favorite stamp and die set combo from Stampin' Up! called Secret Garden.


I squeeked it in with less than 3 seconds to spare!






Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Color

Simon Says Stamp's new challenge is Color - yay!  I love color :)
I was playing around with a new Simon Says Stamp stamp set from the April card kit and came up with this for the challenge.  I love the line of dots stamp from that kit although mine aren't all that straight, but I like it that way.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash # 16



Hello.  I'm here again with another 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.  This one is sponsored by Avery Elle and you can have a chance to win a $20 gift card to Avery Elle by participating in this challenge.

For this card I took out one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought.  I can't even remember who the manufacturer is, but I still love it because it's so graphic with all the dotted circles.  I created my own background paper with the stamps using the colors in the challenge.  I also used one of my newest stamp sets for the greeting.  It's an exclusive from Simon Says Stamp.
I used Melon Mambo and Gumball Green ink from Stampin' Up! and a colorbox in for the purple.
Ribbon is Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up! and the Striped patterned paper is also Gumball Green from Stampin' Up!