Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Simon Says...........Happy Birthday!

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Welcome to our first challenge in April at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!  

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And we're celebrating our 5th birthday!


So we'd love to see your birthday celebration creations this week!  The design team is using Simon Says Stamp exclusive products, and we'd love to see you using them, too, but it's not necessry in order to enter.    Here's my first card:

SSS April 2 #1


I gathered together any Simon Says Stamp product that had a birthday theme to it, and then pulled out bits and pieces to make this card.  I decided on a Green Apple and Audrey Blue color scheme, so used those papers and inks.  I first die-cut the Happy Birthday die out of a white panel and from the colored cardstocks.  From Only Have Eyes for You, I used the balloons.  Since it's our 5th birthday, we had to have 5 balloons, so I added some patterned hearts from Lots of Hearts.  And the stamped words and stars came from these sets: Tag Sayings, Love This, and Cupcake Party.  After attaching the stamped panel to my card, I then inset the colored dies and popped the balloons up for a bit of dimension.  

My next card is a little more feminine:

SSS April 2

supplies: Simon exclusives: Surf Blue and Audrey Blue cardstock, Audrey Blue and Mint inks, Happy Birthday die, and their Happy Every Day stamp set, plus Memory Box Texture Flourish stencil, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine sequins, vellum, my own gingham ribbon and white twine.

This week we have some very special prizes for the random winners of our challenge!  Heidi is offering a  $100.00 gift voucher from the Simon Says Stamp Superstore.

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 AND 2 other prizes of a  Simon exclusive stamp and die set!!

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26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Lin!! Love the color combo on the 1st one and the 2nd one's background is beautiful!!

    hugs...

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  2. Wow! These cards are beautiful, Lin! I love that first one with all the sentiments, wonderful color combo and adorable balloons! Your second card is so pretty with the stunning background and vellum tag! ♥

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  3. WOW both cards are super Fabulous!!!

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  4. I enjoyed both cards today Lin...Love the heart balloons and the party of sentiments on the first. Beautiful mix of Audrey Blue and Mint inks..my favorites:) on your second card.

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  5. These are so super adorable!!!

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  6. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) I love all the stamping and die cutting on the first one, and the 2nd one is so pretty too :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Both wonderful cards Lin, I love the colour scheme on you first and love how you have created the sentiments!
    A beautiful background and lovely details on your second!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  8. Two awesome cards Lin, your first card is such a happy card--great colours. As for your vellum? LOVE!

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  9. Lin!!! So very beautiful! How does one come close to this?

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  10. Lin - love the blue and green! Both are beautiful really... I'm inspired =]

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  11. Oh Lin, what beautiful colour combos - your cards are gorgeous. I'm so glad I follow your blog as I'd hate to miss any of your lovely work, Jo x

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  12. Beautiful cards, Lin! I love the blue/green combos and you're really tempting me with that stencil!

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  13. Stunning Lin, I love the top card the colours are fabulous!!

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  14. hi Lin! I luv hearts, they are one of my favorite things to use on cards...this is precious and favorite color combo too...this is GREAT!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  15. These are both stunning cards, but I'm partial to the first one with those beautiful colors together! I love the inlaid diecuts and heart-shaped balloons!

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  16. The first one is such a happy card with those heart balloons and the different fonts and the second one is so elegant! Love the colors on both!

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  17. Super cute card! Love the sequins!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  18. Gorgeous cards, Lin! Love the colour combo - the first card is lots of fun and the second is soft and elegant....you have all bases covered :)

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  19. Oh WOW these are both so beautiful, love all the birthday words and the second is so pretty.
    luv
    Debby

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  20. beautifully done Lin. Both cards are delightful

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  21. These cards are so pretty, Lin! Love the colors and their designs! Hugs! ♥

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  22. Both cards are so pretty, Lin. Just love the colors you used :)

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  23. Both of these cards are wonderful. Love your inlaid die cuts and beautiful background.

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  24. Both cards are just beautiful, Lin! I love how you played with all of your SSS birthday stamps and dies on your first card...how clever you are to add those pretty hearts for balloons, too!

    Your 2nd card is so elegant! I love the 2 shades of blue and your vellum banner is the star of the show! You have certainly inspired us to join in the fun...Thanks!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!