Can you believe how fast May whizzed by?! Here are my top 9 favorite cards that I made this month.
Monday, May 31, 2021
My May Favorites
Sunday, May 30, 2021
A Graduation Card
School colors are blue and white.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Love Block, Take 2
My first play with this gorgeous stamp set was way too busy, so here's another card done much simpler. I recently used these same colors on some birthday cards, and I thought the combination was so pleasing that I'd try it here, too.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Simon Says.........Anything Goes
Our theme this week is the ever-popular Anything Goes, and the team is featuring our own Simon Says Stamp exclusive products.
Now it's your turn! We have a $25.00 gift certificate
Monday, May 24, 2021
I treated myself to some new goodies recently. Today's cards show the Joyful Bouquet washi and matching dies that I have been waiting to get. I love this washi tape! It was very easy to transfer to some white cardstock, using my stencil pal, and then use the matching die to cut out all the pieces at one time. Please excuse the wonky shapes on today's cards - I had to tilt them to show you the gorgeous gold highlights.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
I fell in love with the recently released Floral Garden clear stamp set; here's my first play with it.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
You Are My Rainbow
I received the June Simon Says Stamp Card Kit yesterday and dove right in this morning! I had fun making my card!
Friday, May 21, 2021
This weekend we are adding some annuals to our gardens; with temps in the 80s the next few days, I think it's safe now, although our frost date here is the end of May! That got me thinking about this pretty Gerbera Daisy Background cling, so here are a couple cards made with it.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Simon Says.......Use Dies/Punches
Happy Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Monday, May 17, 2021
Two New Cover Dies
There are so many fun products for our cards, and cover dies are some of my favorites. Here are 2 cards showcasing my 2 newest cover dies, with oxide ink backgrounds.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Birthdays in May
Here are a couple more birthday cards for this month, just varying the coloring a bit, as well as the framing. I used one of my favorite stamps for them. Sadly, I think it's retired.
Friday, May 14, 2021
Hollyhocks Mini Slimline
I'm still on the mini slimline bandwagon, and I thought I'd CASE some of my own cards and convert them to this new size.
Back in 2014, I took an online class called Stretch Your Stamps 2, and one of the lessons, taught by Dawn W., was to doodle around a stamped floral image. I pretty much CASEd the card I made then for today's card.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Simon Says.......Stencil It!
This week we want to see your work featuring stencils. The team is playing with Pink Fresh Studio products, but you can use anything you'd like. I chose a set of layering stencils and made 2 cards with them.
supplies: white cardstock, grey plank dp, PinkFresh Studio Daisy Wreath stencil set, kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio and lucky clover distress oxide inks, blender brushes, sentiment from Simon Beautiful Butterflies, pink enamel dots, adhesive foam
After stamping my wreath I fussy-cut it into 2 parts and layered them over an oval on which I'd stamped my sentiment, then lifted it above the card base.
For my 2nd card, I stamped the flowers in 2 colors, overstamped a sentiment, then trimmed the panel.
Now it's your turn! We have a $25.00 gift certificate
Monday, May 10, 2021
I need several birthday cards this month, so over the next week or so, I'll be sharing some of them. This first one came about because I've been lusting over the new Pink Fresh Studio Washi Tapes with gold accents in them. The ones I want are currently sold out, so I thought I'd take an old Pink Fresh Studio stamp and die set and try and get the same results with gold embossing. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, but now I can't get a decent photo of it to show you! So I'll show you the card first....
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Happy Mother's Day!
Here's the card I'm giving to my Mom today; she's 96 and these are her favorite colors. My order from The Greetery came just in time to make it!
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Inspired by Dawn and Laura
Today's card was inspired by 2 papercrafting stars, Dawn McVey and Laura Bassen..
I wanted to play again with the Mix and Match Squares stencil, so I borrowed some of Dawn's signature colors for it. The design of the stencil reminded me of the abstract paintings she's been working on lately. Then I remembered seeing this card by Laura back in February when the stencil was released. Here's my version.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Happy Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!
Monday, May 3, 2021
Spring Bouquet cards
Here are 2 cards using the luscious floral swags in the new Spring Bouquets clear stamp set. I made them into slimline cards. The first is a mini, just a hair over 6" long.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
My First Mini Slimline Cards!
I've been intrigued by the many mini slimline cards I've seen popping up, but I didn't realize how darling this size is until I made one for myself! Be prepared to see lots more of these! For convenience, I started with a 6" square piece of white cardstock and scored it down the middle at 3" for my base.
supplies: white, Memory Box Ocean Blues, Sunny Oranges, and Lush Greens cardstock, Doodlebug Gingham patterned paperThe Greetery Botanicuts Sunflower dies, Hero Arts leaf die, My Favorite Things Sending You Hugs die, Doodlebug heart sprinkles