Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Simon Says.....Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Happy Wednesday, friends - time for another Simon Says Stamp challenge and our theme again is Anything Goes.  The Design Team and our Guest Designer Sem  are playing with all things Tim Holtz.  We'd love to see your creations using these products, too, if you have them.

I made 2 cards today, 1 using a brand new set of stamps, and the other a set that's been around for awhile.  Here's my first, using the new Birthday BluePrint set:

SSS Feb 27

I stamped directly onto my kraft card, then paper-pieced the cupcake using Echo Park and Little Yellow Bicycles papers, and distressed the edges of my card using vintage photo distress ink.  Since the stamp already has the word "birthday" on it, I just added the Simon exclusive Happy die.

For my second card, I made a card reflecting the colors of spring:

SSS Feb 27 Tim Holtz

I stamped the Papillon cling background on white cardstock, embossed it in white, and then used these distress inks to sponge on some color: spun sugar, scattered straw, shaded lilac, and shabby shutters.  After it was dry, I attached the panel to a white card base, and added some white seam binding, some die-cut butterflies, along with a spring sentiment and some pearls.  

There's another $50.00 gift voucher up for grabs for the random winner of our challenge this week.


  1. These are really pretty! I LOVE the cupcake!!! LOVE IT!

  2. Both of these cards are gems, Lin! Love that cupcake - all the years I studied architecture are coming back to me. Ha. And the spring colors of the second one have my heart - all sweetness and light. A great shot of inspiration here today. Thanks a bunch.

  3. Oh my, Lin! These are great - two totally different styles. Love the Birthday with your printed papers AND your second card is gorgeous with the embossed background and distress inks - I am a HUGE fan of butterflies so I am loving that new Butterfly die :)

  4. Wonderful cards today, Lynn! I'm in love with your spring colors - oh, so pretty! :)

  5. Super fabulous cards Lin!! Amazing work as always my friend!!


  6. Love both cards, Lin!! The first one is so festive and fun! I love your take on that TH stamp! The 2nd one is beautiful with the emboss resist!! Love it to bits!

  7. Fabulous cards Lin :-) I love the blueprint cupcake ,, the colours and CAS design are fab, and the 2nd one is so pretty ,, the colours and details are gorgeous :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. Fabulous cards Lin! I LOVE the cupcake with the hearts in the frosting.

  9. That cupcake card is so fun Lin and love the spring colours on the butterfly card.

  10. Wonderful cards Lin, love the cupcake and the colours and butterflies on your second card are so very pretty
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. Wow!! 2 stunning cards, Lin!! I love the heart sprinkles on the cupcake & the blending in the second card is so beautiful!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. I really love what you made with the TH stamp, I keep looking at them and wondering if they need to find their way into my craft room! That cupcake is a beauty! And I love your beautiful Spring coloured card Lin, so beautifully inked up.

  13. Both stunning card Lin, I love your fabulous CAS bluepring and your 'sprink' card us beaytuful - brilliant inking and gorgeous details!!

    Heather xx

  14. Very pretty!
    Have a FABULOUS day,

  15. Love your cupcake on the krafty background, and the spring colours are delicious!
    Alison x

  16. These cards are gorgeous! The cupcake is simple and sweet! The butterfly one has amazing colours! Love them both! Thanks for sharing!


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