Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

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It's the last Wednesday of the month, and that means Anything Goes at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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This week the design team are using American Crafts products; they make a great variety of items, so you'll see lots of fun ideas this week by my teamies!  

I chose their Amy Tangerine Plus One 6" papers, and challenged myself to make 2 cards using only that pad with minimal embellishments.  

SSS June 25

My favorite paper in this pad is this black and white floral one with the smudges of color here and there.  So I framed it up with some of the solids in the pad, gave it a wonky trim, and added it to the polka dot from the pad that I used as my background.  There are also a few pages in the pad with sentiments like this one, so I just framed it with black and added it, along with a scattering of enamel dots to match the colors. 

SSS June 25 #2

And for this card, I started with a black and white chevron paper, then cut some of the others into strips and paper-pieced them to it on 1 side only, alternating colors and black and white patterns.  That finished panel was then trimmed as you see it and attached to a white card base.  I used another of the sentiments from the pad, this time framed in pink, and added some Hero Arts Diamond Gemstones to its left - they give off all kinds of kaleidoscopic colors, perfect for this card!

Okay, now it's your turn!  


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  1. Very nice cards, Lin! Love the bright colors!

  2. Gorgeous, cheery cards, Lin! I love how you used the patterned papers!

  3. You were on a roll. :) Love both of your cards, Lin. The mixes of patterned papers and bright colors are perfect. ♥

  4. These cards are so fun, Lin! Beautiful papers!

  5. I love them both but the dp on the first card is so fantastic!

  6. Gorgeous cards Lin! They are great papers, I agree! :)


  7. LOVE your use of these pattern paper! The first one is especially captivating!! I adore the layering ,use of colors and enamel dots!!!

  8. Love both cards Lin, especially card #1 with those pops of colour, Jo x

  9. A wonderful pair of cards Lin, love the wispy flowers on the first one!

  10. Fabulous cards Lin :-) I thought you had smudged some colours on the flowers ,, haha ,, love that paper !! ,, both of them are gorgeous and that paper pack is now on my wish list :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. Fabulous cards, love the layout in the first one!

  12. Both fabulous cards Lin, I love your design and those beautiful papers on your first one!!

    Heather xx

  13. These cards are so pretty and I predict that paper pad will be sold out by the end of the day! Love these happy colors.

  14. hi Lin! fab sentiment and all the colors...soooo very cool. hope you have a wonderful week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  15. You used these patterned papers in such a fun way Lin! I really like the wonky cut of the first one and your sprinkling of enamel dots.

  16. Love how you used one of my favorite (and highly hoarded!) paper pads! Both cards are so trendy and fun!

  17. lovely cards Lin. You always do such inspiring cards for the Simon Says Stamp challenges.

  18. Such a pretty card duo, Lin! I love that paper line :)

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  19. I adore the first card- can't believe there's no stamping! That quote is definitely one to live by:)


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