Saturday, December 8, 2018

More Christmas Cards using Turnabouts

I had stamped a bunch of backgrounds when I first got my Turnabout stamps - so glad I did, because I need more Christmas cards!  

Today, I'm just posting quickly, with not much explanation - loved finding different colors of inks and papers to put together to make these!


supplies: doll pink and peacock teal card, green, fuschia, and silver glitter card, Concord & 9th Snowflake Turnabout and Deck the Halls Turnabout sets, sentiment from Simon's Yuletide Holiday, snowflake dies, Stitched Circle, Stitched Rectangle, and Stitched Mini Scallop Square dies


supplies: carnation, sage, and kraft card, rose gold, white and sage glitter card, Snowflake Turnabout set, sentiment from Simon's Merry and Bright, Stitched Circle and Stitched Rectangle dies


supplies: audrey blue and island blue card, silver, turquoise, and aqua glitter card, Snowflake Turnabout stamp set, Simon's Holiday Frames and Stitched Rectangle dies, Winnie & Walter In a Word Merry cutaway 

If you'd like closer examples, you can view my previous posts: Turnabout Snowflakes and Deck the Halls Turnabout.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Simon Says......Wrap it Up!


Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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Our theme this week is "Wrap it Up!" - make a tag, a bag, a box.  The team this week is showcasing Tim Holtz goodies!  I continue to be drawn to the woodland style, and my tag today reflects that.


supplies: Schoolhouse Red, Green Leaf, an unknown green and Desert Storm cardstock, Tim Holtz Plaid stencil, black soot distress ink, Lumber embossing folder, a grey ink to bring out woodgrain, Mini Holiday Greens dies, Simon's Joy die, twine and jingle bells

Here's a second version, more feminine this time:


supplies: white, Cotton Candy and dark silver glitter card stock, Tim Holtz Plaid stencil, hickory smoke distress ink, Birch embossing folder, sentiment from Scribble Woodland cling stamps, VersaMark ink and silver embossing powder, MFT Stitched Tag dies, 3 sizes, dyed seam binding various snowflake dies

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!  I can't wait to see what you all make this week!



Monday, December 3, 2018

Spellbinders December Large Die of the Month

Wait until you see the new December Spellbinders Large Die of the Month set!  They are unlike any other dies I own, and I know they'll be used often when I want to make a slightly-out-of-the-ordinary card.

The dies are fun and easy to play with, so I made 2 different versions.  First is a Christmas card.


supplies: cream, red, and green card, Simple Stories (retired) Very Merry patterned papers, Spellbinders December Large Dies of the Month and Layered Poinsettia dies, stamped sentiments from Hero Arts (retired) Holiday Sayings and Simon Says Stamp Yuletide Greetings

When you open it, here's how it looks:


Next I made a thank you card, using the Many Thanks die included in the set, along with the flowers and leaves dies in it:


and the inside when it's open:


supplies: cream, carnation, coral, and 2 green cardstock, dp from Carta Bella Spring Market paper pad, December Large Dies of the Month

The die set includes everything you see here, except for the sentiment that I added.  There are flowers, leaves, a heart, plus the circle greeting and frame for it and of course the dies that cut the card with the circle cut-out.  I also have noticed that the Small Die of the Month contains more circle sentiments that coordinate with this set: birthday wishes, happy for you, and from all of us.

I love this set because I can use my design papers, mixing and matching to my heart's content!  I hope you'll give it a try, too!  It's available this month only, while supplies last.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

It's DIEcember!!

Simon's newest release is live - a bunch of fun dies for their annual DieCember event!  I was sent this cute Picture Book Santa Cat - here's my card:


supplies: white, grey, red, pink and black card, white glitter card, Sunny Studio Holiday Cheer and unknown red stripe dps, Simon's Picture Book Santa Cat and Holiday Frames dies

You can find the full release HERE.  What are your favorites?  Mine are the Outline Floral Frame, the Sweet Tulip, the Bixby Wreath, and the Bixby Background.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Simon December Card Kit

......has sold out, but you can still get some of the elements from it separately.  Here's the card I made using the peppermint sticks die, one of the sentiment stamps, and design papers found in the kit.


supplies: Simon's Lipstick Red card, dps from Carta Bella Santa's Workshop paper pad, Candy Canes dies, sentiment from Christmas Cheer stamp set, adhesive foam squares to pop up circle

I'll be back tomorrow with a card using a brand new DieCember product - see you then!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Simon Says........Anything Goes!

Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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As always, at the end of each month, our theme is Anything Goes!  And the team is showcasing adorable Wild Rose Studio products.


supplies: Schoolhouse Red, Audrey Blue, and white card, Doodlebug Christmas dp, Wild Rose Studios Snowman Family, Nuvo Creative Pens to color, sentiment from Simon Presents & Ornaments, glue pen and Prisma glitter


I pulled the colors from the background paper to color my image.

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!  I can't wait to see what you all make this week!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Simon Says.........Baby, It's COLD outside!

Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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We have a fun theme for you this week - Baby, It's COLD Outside!  And my teamies and I are playing with Penny Black goodies.  

My mind went instantly to my Snowy snowman, and I decided to play with him this week.


supplies: white and silver and white glitter cardstock, various design papers in blues and grays, Penny Black Snowy woodblock stamp and Snowflake die, Birch Press Design Let it Snow die, light blue Zig marker and water, glue pen and Prisma glitter

As I've done before, I paper-pieced his scarf and hat - it's fun to add some pattern to him!  And just for fun, I CASEd a card by Nancy Thomas for my 2nd card, using my own elements. 


supplies: Schoolhouse Red, Slate Gray, and white cardstock, Sunny Studio Rainbow Bright dp, Snowy wood stamp, sentiment from a retired Kelly Purkey/Simon collaboration called Let It Snow, Paper Smooches Birch Tree die, cardinal from Impression Obsession Birch Tree die set, Simon Stitched Circle die, snowflake embossing folder, Nuvo Red marker, Signo white gel pen, glue pen and Prisma glitter

This time I colored his hat and scarf with a red marker, then added white dots with a gel pen.  And I tore a circle of white to make snow in the background circle.  


Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 


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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!  I can't wait to see what you all make this week!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

One more time, One Layer

.......no fussy cutting or die-cutting this time, all stamping.


supplies: red and white card, Nuvo markers to color, MFT's Tweet Holidays birds, birdhouse, and holly, Winnie & Walter sentiments from Big, Bold & Merry, Winter Wonderland, and Happiest of Holidays, Simon's Falling Snow stencil, texture paste, glue pen, and prisma glitter

Here's a close-up of the birdhouse, with its little surprise inside:


DH and I spent some time yesterday bagging wet leaves, and there are STILL some leaves up in the trees.........hopefully one more big wind will do it!  I do love fall, but its residue can get you down!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2018

'Tis the Season

I've fallen in love with yet another My Favorite Things set of birds, in this case, their Tweet Holidays stamps.  I had a fun day yesterday playing with them, and here are some results.


supplies: Schoolhouse Red and white card, MFT Tweet Holidays stamps, Nuvo markers to color, Penny Black Joy to the World die, an old snowflake embossing folder

A 2nd version, just changing up the sentiment and background embossing:


supplies: Schoolhouse Red and white card, MFT Tweet Holidays, Nuvo markers, Winnie & Walter in a Word Merry cutaway, Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry embossing folder

And lastly, I CASEd a recent card of my own for this last design.


supplies: white and pink card, plaid dp from MFT Merry & Bright pad, MFT Tweet Holidays stamps,  Nuvo markers, Simon's Stitched Rectangle die,  adhesive foam to pop birds up

I masked off an area to repeatedly stamp one of the sentiments in the set, then framed the panel in a plaid, colored the birds and leaves to match, added a group of leaves, and popped the birds above the card.  

Winter appears to have arrived here, and we have still to finish our fall clean-up!  Not looking forward to raking up frozen leaves; let's hope we get a little break soon.  In the meantime, stay warm and cozy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Simon Says.......All That Glitters is Gold

Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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Our theme this week is "All That Glitters is Gold", and the team is showcasing Lawn Fawn products.


supplies: green, white, and gold glitter card stock, Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls stamps paired with Gina K's Wreath Builder stencil, a bow die

I got my gold fix with gold glitter cardstock - wish I could capture the sparkle it gives off!  I framed my stamped panels with it, and used it also to make my bow and to add some detail to the wreath.

And I used a gold metallic paper for my sentiment on my next card.  



supplies: Schoolhouse Red, kraft, green, and metallic gold card, birch and stripe patterned papers, Lawn Fawn Scripty Joy and Paper Smooches Holly dies, Simon heart


Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 


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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!  I can't wait to see what you all make this week!

Monday, November 12, 2018

More Turnabouts!

I have a couple cards using another new-to-me Concord & 9th Turnabout stamp today.  For my first try, it was a no-brainer to stamp in fall colors.....


supplies: white and kraft card, Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout stamp set, sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs Fall Fox, Altenew ink cubes and vintage photo distress ink

And one for a birthday  - I was truly playing with these colors, and I like the result.....probably a good candidate for a masculine card, which I am sadly lacking.  I used the disappearing sentiment technique, cutting it out of the stamped image and popping it up 4 layers deep.


supplies: white and peacock card, Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout set, sentiment from Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello, Winnie & Walter In a Word Hello cutaway

These turnabout stamps are addictive, and what a fun way to construct a wreath! Whoever designed them must have a degree in engineering!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Deck the Halls Turnabout stamp

I'm loving the Concord & 9th Turnabout stamps!  Here are my first plays with their Deck the Halls stamp.


supplies: white, Doll Pink, and Green Apple card, Concord & 9th Deck the Halls Turnabout stamp, Cotton Candy, Doll Pink, Green Apple, and Grass inks, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia dies and Winnie & Walter In a Word Merry cutaway


supplies: white, Mint, and Blue Violet card, Deck the Halls Turnabout, cracked pistachio, broken china, blueprint sketch, and wilted violet distress oxide inks, Simon's Yuletide Holiday sentiment, MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Square die, Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens die, purple pearls for berries


supplies: white, silver glitter,  Green Apple and Audrey Blue cardstock, Deck the Halls Turnabout, Audrey Blue, Green Apple, High Dive, and Silver Lining inks, Simon's Merry & Bright sentiment and Stitched Circle die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes dies, adhesive foam squares to lift circle and snowflakes

These turnabout are really fun to play with and to try different color combinations.  

Thanks for coming by today!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Layered Butterflies and Sentimental Words

Spellbinders has a brand new clear stamps collection, and I was thrilled to be able to play with a couple of the sets.  I received a color layering set of butterflies and another of everyday sentiments.  Here are my cards.


supplies: white and black cardstock, Spellbinders Layered Butterflies, jewel-tones of Altenew mini inks

The Layered Butterflies set contains 2 sizes of butterflies, plus 5 detailed stamps and a sentiment.  I used the largest of the butterflies here, varying the colors in rainbow order.  Three were stamped directly on my card panel, and I fussy-cut 2 of them and popped the others.  I love sets like these that don't require me to color them - solid images in the set mixed with colored inks does the job for me!

Here's another, in softer colors pulled from the plaid strip I used.  This one uses both butterflies, and I got my sentiment from the new Sentimental Words set - love this bold font!


supplies: white, Surf Blue and Apple Green cardstock, My Favorite Things plaid paper, Spellbinders Layered Butterflies and Sentimental Words stamps,  Altenew Tropical Forest and Deep Blue Sea mini ink cubes to color, Doodlebug Tiny Heart sprinkles

The butterflies are easy to line up the various layers and also very easy to fussy-cut them, if you'd like.  Thanks to Team Spellbinders for allowing me to play - I had a blast making these!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Simon Says.........Thanks/Thanksgiving

Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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This week our theme is Thanks/Thanksgiving, and my teamies and I are playing with beautiful Altenew goodies!  When I think of Altenew, I think of their gorgeous multi-step stamps, so I chose one of my favorites and stamped it in the colors of the season.


supplies: white and Orange Peel card stock, Altenew Build a Flower Rose stamp and die set, Altenew Warm & Cozy and Tropical Forest mini ink cubes, Hero Arts Old Letter Writing wood stamp, embossed in white, and sponged with rusty hinge and carved pumpkin distress inks, Simon Thankful Heart sentiment, Doodlebug orange pearls

Here's another one using the same inks as above with another of their layering stamp sets.



supplies: white, Green Leaf, and Orange Peel card stocks, vellum, Altenew Ditsy Print stamps, Warm and Cozy and Tropical Forest mini ink cubes, sentiment from Simon's (retired) Autumn Blessings clear stamp set, Stitched Rectangle die, and Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!