Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Simon Says........Something New!

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Happy New Year!  And it's a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!




This week our theme is Something New ....... new baby, new home, new crafty item, you get the picture!  The Design Team are using Simon exclusive products this week.

I'm using some new Simon stamp sets for my cards this week.  I made a stamp-heavy, layered card and a CAS one.

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supplies: Simon's Lots of Snowflakes, Hand Lettered Winter Wishes, and Island Blue cardstock (for framing panels), also teal glitter cardstock and the largest of Wplus9's Snowflake Trio dies, silver sequins.

I had planned to make this card using the new Simon Stitched Rectangles dies, but I keep missing them as they come into stock and sell back out again!  They would have made making this card so much easier......but I was determined, so I did it the hard way.  I started with 1 panel of white cardstock and stamped everything you see on it then took my paper trimmer and cut out the inner rectangle, and then a secondary one from what was left.  Each panel was framed with Island Blue cardstock, and then put back together, lifting each one above the other with adhesive squares.   My second card uses the same snowflake theme, but was so much easier to make, using a panel of negative snowflake die-cuts.

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supplies: Simon's Hand Lettered Winter Wishes, Wplus9's Snowflake Trio dies, teal glitter cardstock, Lawn Fawn sequins

Now it's your turn!  As always, Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher for the random winner of our challenge, to be used at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

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21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) Both of them are so pretty :-) I love how you used the negative shapes on the CAS one, really effective :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. love your first card - great idea to use the rectangle dies for cutting apart the panel (i've always done it the way you did) - either card would be perfect for Merry Monday's challenge this week too!

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  3. Love them both, Lin but those layers on your first card really make it special! Beautiful work, as always! ♥

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  4. Your layered snowflake card turned out just wonderful Lin and the colour combo is so pretty!

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  5. Love both of your cards. I came by from the SSS blog to see how you did the first one. I have seen this before, and could not figure out the technique. Now that you have explained it, I feel a bit silly for not guessing! Love the look. Happy New Year.

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  6. So sometimes I come to designers sites and just know that I'm in for a visual treat - your site is one of those. Every time I come, I just have to sit and stare for awhile and admire your genius. Seriously, Lin! I wish I had half your talent! These will definitely be gracing my Pinterest boards in hopes that they will inspire me in the future.

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  7. Lin, these are very pretty! Love that first one with the layers!

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  8. Oooh such pretty palettes, Lin! I love the blues & aquas... they look so great together :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Gorgeous cards, love those beautiful colors! How amazing is that layered card, love the detail and engineering!

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  10. Lin both gorgeous cards, I love the colours you stamped your snowflakes on the first card!

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  11. Fabulous cards, Lin! Love the blues, of course, but your layered card is the bomb!!

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  12. Both fabulous cards Lin, a love design and colour combo on the first........a beautiful cut-out sparkling on the second!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. Beautiful cards Lin. They are both so pretty and elegant, and I love the sparkle.
    I hope you are feeling better soon as well lovely lady
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  14. Gorgeous cards Lin! Wow, the stamping on the first one is fabulous!! Love it!!

    hugs...

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  15. A pair of beauties Lin, love all of the snowflakes!

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  16. fabulous Lin. Both cards are stunning. Well done on all the cutting out on your first one.

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  17. Bpoth of your cards are gorgeous!

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  18. So gorgeous, love the various shades of blues! Fantastic execution on layering up the beautiful panels on the first card Lin!!

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  19. hi Lin! gorgeous card, the background is amazing....hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine *~*

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  20. Wow! These are beautiful and love the designs you created and the different blues together...wonderful.

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous Lin - love them both - that sentiment is so cool!! (pardon the pun!!)

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