It’s STAMPtember time over at Simon Says Stamp! Once again, they’ve turned September into a stamp-tastic celebration of all things stampy by releasing all kinds of stamps and partnering up with several manufacturers to release even more stamps.
I was tickled as could be to find an envelope in my mailbox a bit back from my pals at SSS with the new Artsy Shapes set, a stamp set they just released for STAMPtember. (Thanks, Heidi!)
Couldn’t resist making a couple cards with the set.
Meet No. 1, and meet No. 2.
These were pretty simple to make! I cut panels of watercolor paper out to fit onto a standard size card and then stamped several of the shapes from the set with Staz-on (waterproof ink) onto watercolor cardstock. Then I just colored them in with watercolors.
I also stamped a phrase onto each panel with Simon’s recently released Encouraging Words stamp set. The typography goes nicely, I think, with the Artsy Shapes set.
Anyhoo, that’s all I’ve got in me today! Be back later, gators.
We meet again. Almost to the end of the 14 (love cards) in 14 (days) challenge with Ashley. Well, technically, it’s 15 days since we decided to take a break yesterday, but it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. So yeah, we’re still calling it 14 in 14.
Today’s card is clean and graphic and was a quick one to make.
I used a die from Simon Says Stamp! that I think is one of the coolest dies I’ve seen in a long time. The Heart Breeze die embosses stitch lines but also cuts out the hearts and small circles at the same time. Genius, I tell you!
To give it a little extra something, I used a white pen to add some additional dots to the design. I think it just kind of adds a little pop to take the card from cool to coolio. No, guys, not that Coolio. Although I am a fan of that Coolio. Hello, karaoke! 🙂
The letter stickers are just some old stickers I had lying around. It was fun to put them to use. I’ve got to challenge myself to do that again.
Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see what she is sharing today! And I’ll be back again tomorrow. Hope to see you then.
Just a little heads up. I’m up on the blog today for my friends over at the Simon Says Stamp! I’m sharing a couple cards over there that were put together with the Garden Leaves by Cath Edvalson die from Technique Tuesday.
The die is one of my favorite TT products… and one of my favorite Cath products too! Here’s a peek!
This link will take you to the post where you can see the whole card and another one.
By the way, there’s Simon Says Stamp! blog candy involved so be sure to check it out!
Big news coming in from over at Simon Says Stamp! today. Like really big news.
It’s STAMPtember and all, and Simon Says Stamp! and My Favorite Things have collaborated on a stamp set for the occasion! Woot!
Here’s a peek-a-roo at the stamp set.
And here’s a little something I made with it.
The stamp set is great because you can make so many different sentiments with it. This is going in my “cards to send out when needed” box. It will come in handy eventually. 🙂
Not much more to say today so over and out. 😉
Have a great day, guys!
Happy Thursday! Back today with a card to share with you!
My friend, Daniela, put together a couple freebie card kits to use with the Silhouette machine. When she asked if anyone was willing to play with them, I’m like “Of course!” Hello, it’s Daniela! 🙂
I used her Hello Card Kit for this guy. I cut everything on it with Daniela’s kit.
Daniela created all the shapes for the kit herself. And can you believe that hello is her own writing? Yep! So cool! I wanted the word to stand out so I cut it out from both green and white cardstocks and then layered the words together.
To give the arrows a little pop, I layered two in different colors and then smacked an enamel dot right in the middle of each one and called it good.
Alright, so that’s what I have. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.
PS. I paid a visit this week over on the blog for Simon Says Stamp! I’ve got a couple cards on this post here. Thanks for inviting me to stop by, Simon friends.
Super stoked to be joining some of my most favorite’st crafty folks in celebrating the “Falling for You” release from Simon Says Stamp! with a fun mega blog hop today. You should have arrived here from the blog of my girl, Amy Rysavy. (You’ll find the next stop at the end of my post.)
So I’ve got a couple cards to share with you today.
First up is this snazzy number!
I stenciled that circle pattern with the new Circle Dots stencil. Sorta kinda… a whole lotta… dig it.
I used three different ink colors with the stencil. The process looked a little like this.
By the way, I gussied up the card with a couple products released previously by Simon Says Stamp! – the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set.
And this is card #2.
I created the background for this guy with the Diagonal Stripes cling stamp. Stripes? Yes, please. I’m a fan.
My first inkling was to make a super bold and graphic card but I wanted this card to have a little bit of cuteness to it so I added the cat and balloon, which were stamped with the new Baby Party Animals stamp set.
And once again, the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set came out to play. 😉
Next stop on the hop is the blog of my pal and buddy, Mary Dawn Quirindongo! Just click here to get to her blog! Take it away, Mary Dawn!
By the way, if you get lost during the hop, be sure to hit the Simon Says Stamp! blog for a complete list of hoppers. And as you hop today, be sure to comment. Someone will be selected from each stop on the hop at random by the good folks at SSS! to receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize. The random selection by Simon happens on April 28.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Got a couple cards to share with you today. And I might as well just say it: Brace yourselves. MARKERS came out. Yes, my friends, Copic markers came out.
Yes, how many times have I told you I am not so savvy in the marker department? Yes. I know. Shocking. Yes. Indeed. Markers really did come out. So check this out… while you are still breathing. 😉
This is card #1.
And this is card #2.
Yes, I actually colored with markers. And…. I liked it. 🙂
So I actually was really inspired by the new Work Out stamp set (and coordinating Exercise Girls dies) from Simon Says Stamp! I saw this sweet girl and was like, “Yeah, I can only do this stamp right by trying to color her” so I did.
I think she turned out ok with purple and green hair do’s. 😉 I think I will be daring next time and try for a realistic hair color, but then again… I kinda like the non-traditional stuff.
By the way, I adhered the girls to panels I cut with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling Card dies. Let’s just put it out there: The dies haven’t been seeing much action in my scrapbooks lately, but they are still pretty darn awesome to use to make elements for cards with… in my professional opinion and all.
Alright, so that’s all for today. I’ll be back again later! Thanks for stopping by!