I was super excited to get my box from Simon Says Stamp this month. I watched several YouTube videos that made me drool. I think I was most excited to see the paper. I’ve been stamping so much lately, I almost forgot how much I love pattern paper.
The kit came with a lot of goodies: shimmer envelopes, puffy stickers, 6×6 papers, Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Dust, Delicata pink shimmer ink cube, and Really Like You stamp set. I also used dies and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and My Favorite Things.
My first two cards I kept fairly simple with stamping. I used Neenah Desert Storm 80lb kraft paper and Distress Oxide inks to make hearts. The colors I used was Picked Raspberries, Peacock Feathers, and Fossilized amber. After stamping the hearts I went back and restamped using a smaller detailed heart and black Versafine ink. I did this two times. For the first card, I stamped a sentiment in the top left corner, used MFT’s stitched rectangle frame die to crop the paper, and adhered to card base. For the second card, I stamped the same sentiment, but chose to incorporate the glitter for some extra shine and texture to the card. I did this simply by using 1/4 inch Score Tape. I poured the glitter over the adhesive, and really rubbed the glitter into the tape.
For my next card, I decided I was going to use Double sides Tape and glitter again. I picked out a cute paper from the included paper pack, trimmed to size, and adhered to card base. I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine ink, then used 1/8 inch tape to pour the glitter on. After smooshing the glitter into place, I tapped the excess glitter back int the jar, and wiped the card with a Swiffer sheet. This card took less than 10 min to make.
My last quick card I again picked 2 adorable pattern papers, and decided to use one of my favorite dies for the embellishment: Pretty Pink Posh Twine and Bow. I picked hot pink to contrast with the mint green, black, and whit colors of the papers. I added a Bo Bunny teal pearl to the bow and Pretty Pink Posh sequins for some added deminsion.
My next card I went back to stamping. With the cute heart, I pulled punt Neenah Dessert Storm 80 lb and 3 Delicata inks: rose gold, pink shimmer, and Celestial copper. I did my stamping on my stamping platform for straight lines. When I was finished, I added a sentiment, and used My Favorite Things stitched frame to cut. I cut the outside frame 3 times and stacked for added height. I attached to the card base, and added a few Pretty Pink Posh confetti for a finishing touch.
My next two were a bit time consuming. I started stamping and using pattern paper for the card front, but quickly realized I did not like it… at all! But I had adhered such Pretty paper to it. So I decide to turn it upside down and hide my mistake with another layer of paper. I used Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Notes die set to frame the paper. There is a lopsided V included in the set which I used to cut the gingham paper. This is when I decided to pull out another die and stamp set by Simon say Stamp: Kristina’s love. I incorporated the glitter again on the shadow part of the word. For the word love, I die cut three layers and stacked them. I picked an matching sentiment and stamped on cardfront. When everything was attached, I used Nuvo crystal glaze to make the Love stand out, and attached a couple puffy heart stickers. I actually decided to make two of these words and PPP In Stitches die for another card with the same concept.
So these are my cards from January ‘s Kit. I hope I was able to inspire new ideas for you to use with your kit. Thanks for stopping by!