I've taken to choosing personal favorites each month - here are those from July.
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I have 2 cards today made with the newly released Simon Says Stamp clear set called Silhouette Sentiment.
I fell in love with Vicky's birds months ago when they were released, and I finally got some to play with! I made a mini slimline card.
Playing again today with some pretty washi tape that is highlighted in gold, so I followed suit and used gold sentiments. These washi tapes come with a large focal point, like a wreath or a bouquet, plus 6 or so smaller images that can be used alone or layered over the focal point. I chose those smaller images for my cards today, and mixed them with a variety of supplies from lots of companies.
supplies: white, Doll Pink, and Metallic Gold cardstock, Pink Fresh Studio English Garden washi, PTI (retired) mix & mat Scallops dies, Simon Happy Birthday dies, adhesive squares to lift up focal panel
I hadn't played with this pretty mix & mat scallops set for a long time. It has a lovely floral lace center, plus stitching and a scalloped border. Then I proceeded to cover up most of it with the little rose bouquets! As I said, because the washi highlights the designs with gold, I added a metallic gold sentiment die, then lifted that whole panel above the card base.
My next cards brings in my favorite gingham motif, using a peachy color that matches these florals from the Joyful Bouquet washi.
Spellbinders is launching some new Christmas products this week, and kindly sent me some stamps to play with from their new Be Merry Collection. I have 2 cards today using the Friendly Snowmen clear stamp set.
My card kit came yesterday and I "hopped" right in - the supplies in this kit are so fun!
I recently grabbed the Small Butterflies stamps and stencils that I've been wanting, and used them to make some birthday cards. When I use this Big Birthday Wishes die, I always get a two-fer! You can never have too many birthday cards, right?
The colors on today's card are pleasing to me; I don't use enough of either of these colors of lavender or yellow.
It's Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Our zinnias are blooming! Their bright summery colors inspired me to make a mini slimline card.
Once again, Jennifer McGuire "enabled" me with one of her videos to buy this Birdhouse Pop Up die set. Today I used it to make some birthday cards.
Our theme this week is "Hello Sunshine!", and the team is featuring Sunny Studio products.
Now it's your turn! We have a $25.00 gift certificate
I wanted to make sure that you knew that Simon Says Stamp is having a month-long Kid's Challenge! We do this every year to give our young designers out there the spotlight.
The theme is Anything Goes with SPARKLE and/or Shine. It's open to all children between the ages of 2 and 16. You are allowed to help them a little bit, if necessary, but we really want them to create something all by themselves.
I promise I'll put this die set away for awhile now, but I have one more card to share using it. I'd NEVER have thought to do this, but Jennifer McGuire had a similar card and I loved her results, so I had to try it too!
Today's card was inspired by a Talbot's ad I keep seeing on Instagram that showcases fashions in peach and mint. During last week's heat and humidity, I stayed in and stitched! It takes me about a day to complete this design. This time I backstitched around each element.