Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Simon Says........It's Our NINTH Birthday!

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


Our theme is Happy Birthday!  Of course we'll be highlighting our own Simon Says Stamp products!

My first card uses this lovely Modern Flowers Card Wrap die, along with some Distress Oxide inks.  I love the intricacy of this design!


supplies: white, black, and Green Apple card stock, Bristol paper, Modern Flowers Card Wrap die, sentiment from Brush Stroke Messages, flowers and leaves are Tammy Tutterow's Bitty Posies dies, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin distress oxide inks, sponging tool, white embossing powder, pearls

I cut the die twice from white cardstock, then put the halves together over a panel of sponged oxide inks and covered the seam with a sentiment strip.   I used some leftovers from that inked panel to cut my bitty posies.  

Next I used the die to wrap a simple top-folding white card and embellished it with some ribbon and a Prima rose:


supplies: white and rose card stock, Modern Flowers Card Wrap die, Big Scripty Greetings sentiment, Altenew Puffy Heart ink, Prima rose and leaves from Rose Quartz collection, Kaiser pink pearls, pink satin ribbon

I used the die to cut each end of a long rectangle; the die also embosses a fold line to make the wrap.  The wrap is tied together in the front with a bow by threading the ribbon through an opening on each side of the lacy half-circle.  Then I attached the flower and leaves.  The wrap is loose enough to allow the card to be pulled out and put back.  Wouldn't this make a lovely wedding card when cut from a metallic cream paper?

Now it's your turn!  Heidi has provided NINE $50.00 gift vouchers 



to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 9 lucky random winners of this week's challenge!


Is she generous or what?  We thank you for supporting this challenge, and this is one way we can thank you.  As always, you can enter 5 times, as long as they are NEW creations.  Good luck!

And a little reminder that we have a DT Call ongoing through April 13 at 9:00 am EST!

19 comments:

Tracy Freeman said...

Lin these are both truely stunning x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) Both of them are so pretty! I need to get me this die! It would be perfect for weddings and such a lot of occasions, and you have showcased it beautifully!

Thank you so much for all of your help and support over the years Lin XX you have been, and are, a star!! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Joanne said...

Stunning and elegant! I love the detail on this die, it is beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Lin - that die looks really special and I love what you did with it!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Always love your style of card, Lin! Jo x

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Two beautiful samples! I love the way you used the same die to create 2 very unique yet still stunningly beautiful cards!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa Elton said...

OH goodness are these ever lovely Lin! They are feminine too!

Dawn Turley said...

totally beautiful Lin. Love the soft pretty pink one. Such a feminine card. And yes, it would be perfect for a wedding

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Wonderful and gorgeous examples of using the die in different ways....absolutely in love with the second card. I have so many of these flowers to use but never find the right opportunity. Now I need the die so I can use up my flowers.

Greta said...

Put that die on my wishlist first time I saw it & now I "have" to have it! Oh how I love both these cards, Lin--elegant & gorgeous!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Lin, these are gorgeous cards, and I love how you've used the die two ways...so versatile and so gorgeous! I can think of so many occasions to use this die! Hugs!

Cat Craig said...

Superlatively gorgeous cards Lin. Fabulous, dreamy, elegant, and stunning.

Carol L said...

These cards are simply phenomenal! I adore the colors on the first, and the second is just dreamy! Love them both!

Marlena M. said...

STUNNING projects Lin! Lovely, intricate dies and details~

Teresa-WCS said...

What a wonderful occasion to celebrate! both of your cards are so pretty and love how you used the intricate die.

Lucille K said...

Hi Lin, Your cards are lovely as always. I really like the orange ombre background on the first card :)

Shary said...

These cards are so pretty!
Thank you for your comment on my blog ��

Dana Joy said...

WOW Lin your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors and your design layouts.

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! I love the lacy die cut circle that you used and the way you blended the Distress Oxides looks amazing 😀. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊