Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Simon Says..........Use Patterned Paper


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

Our challenge this week is to use patterned paper, and the Design Team are playing with my favorite paper maker, Doodlebug!  They make the most adorable papers, all scaled down in their 6" pads for us cardmakers!

My first card uses a favorite stamp from Wplus9, called Doodle Buds!  What a perfect match for today's challenge - Doodle Buds stamped on Doodlebug papers!

supplies: white card base, patterned papers from these Doodlebug 6" pads: Hello Sunshine, Dot-Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints, Gingham Rainbow Petite Prints, and Kraft in ColorWplus9 Doodle Bud stamp set, Simon Scallop Stitches die, assorted enamel dots

I started by choosing the floral panel and then found other papers to pull the colors from it.  These flowers and leaf stamps are perfect for this, as they're not to small to cut apart the individual parts and piece them back together again.  After everything was assembled, I stamped a few of the squiggles and added some enamel dots.

My next card uses a patchwork background technique that my friend Mary Anne taught me years ago, and materials from a Simon Card Kit from February this year:

supplies: white cardstock, Doodlebug Cream & Sugar paper pad, sentiments from Simon's Coffee & Tea set, Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle dies, Doodlebug Latte Love shape sprinkles

Here's a little tip to help you curve a straight sentiment: use the negative circle die-cut (the panel with the circular hole) as a guide to stick your sentiment stamp onto your Misti or stamping block.

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


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

And just a reminder to check out the Simon Says Stamp store for a fun holiday sale on our own Simon brand products!

Mothers Fathers, and Florals


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both of them are so pretty! I love the flowers on the first one and the paper patchwork on the 2nd is fabulous!

great tip too about how to curve the sentiment too!

Lols x x x

Tracy Freeman said...

Both gorgeous Lin. That patchwork looks fantastic ! Xxx

Cat Craig said...

Your first card works stamps and paper together beautifully and your quilting skills definitely shine in the second. Lovely cards Lin.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Lin - the pp matches your flowers so wonderfully on card one and your patchwork technique is amazing on card two!!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are totally gorgeous, but the coffee sentiment really speaks to me!! LOL! :D

Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa Elton said...

These are bright, happy and very fun!!

Carol H. said...

I have to say that even without knowing who created each card, I'm always stopping to admire your cards!!! I love the colors you use and your style!!! Such a beautiful card with the patterned paper!!!!

Melissa Bass said...

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Gayatri said...

Both your card are beautiful and fun. The first one is my favourite. Very pretty and colourful. Gayatri xx

Dawn T said...

Fabulous cards Lin. I have soooo much patterned paper so I must do something to enter a card

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Lin- I too love the doodlebug papers - I have only ever found a couple of 12x12 packs - I must keep and eye out for the 6x6 pads.
Love your quilted background - that is really sweet

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Lin. Love the pretty pattern papers with those big blooms. Great paper piecing. The coffee card is so cute and sweet.

Greta said...

Love your cards, Lin, especially the first one! I keep wanting that flower set--boy do you make it hard for me to keep my no buying vow!

Jackiekg said...

Just love your cards Lin - amazing colours that you have put together.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Wow, Lin, this coffee card is amazing. Love the background and the papers and that cute saying in a curve on your circle. Such a pretty card to look at and keep looking at.