Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp

Cerebral Squirrels: Thinking of You

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Busy Squirrels” and “Playful Squirrels”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Maple Leaf Corner”
    • Creative Expressions Craft Dies “Atlantic Ocean Collection – Cape Verde”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado Personal Expressions “Expressions”
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I enjoy making Fall cards. When October begins, I think of leaves changing colors, my birthday (hee hee), pumpkins, and squirrels scampering. So I decided to make a card featuring squirrels scampering among the Fall leaves. I’ll probably send this to my son at college, who enjoys all things squirrel.

For this card, I die cut all of the Memory Box pieces from white cardstock and then used Distress Inks to color them. I cut the maple leaf die in the corner twice so I could inlay the contrasting color in some of the leaves. All of the supplies I used for this card have been in my stash for a long time, particularly the sentiment stamp that appears to be made in 2006! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says Thinking of You (featuring Memory Box)

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group – Challenge #82 Fall is in the Air

 

 

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Birdie’s Tea Time

  • Stamps –
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs – “Tea Time”
    • Hero Arts – CL738 – “Messages with Flourish”
  • Dies –
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs – “Tea Time”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Wilted Violet, and Worn Lipstick
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I used several different media to create this card. I started with the background, combining many layers of Distress Oxide inks and water. The teacups are colored with Prismacolor pencils and KaiserCraft metallic gel pens. This is a card for the Things with Wings Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thanks for visiting today.


Late to the party… Christmas Card!

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp – “Holiday Frames”
  • Gelli plate print
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Home for the Holidays: Ornaments”
  • Silver Metallic cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling “Emerald City”
  • Sierra Pacific Crafts tinsel trim (green)

I ran out of time before Christmas to post here, so I have to catch up and show a few more Christmas cards! This is one that I made with a gelli plate print as a backdrop for this die-cut set. I layered some papers and added some pretty tinsel trim. Viola! Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Season’s Greetings featuring Gelli print

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  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – Resplendent Rectangles
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs – Season’s Greetings
    • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations – Holiday Greens
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft – Christmas Carol 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Metallic paper (red) – Paper Accents
  • Gelli Plate print

It was kind of difficult to capture this ornament accurately with all of the reflection on the red metallic die-cut. This die-cut really shines and sparkles! The background is a gelli plate print I made previously, mainly with red paint and stencils. I accented the frame with holly from the Sizzix die set. The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Make it Sparkle, but I hope a little shine will also fit the bill! Thanks for visiting and Happy Holidays!

 


Magical Ornaments

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  • Dies
    • Tonic – Acorn Swirl
    • Little B – Labels
  • Vintage Photos
  • Ranger Distress Collage Medium – Crazing
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology
    • Alpha cards
    • Mirrored stars
    • Tinsel Twine – Autumn
    • Tissue Tape
  • Sierra Pacific Crafts tinsel trim (green)
  • Cork Tape
  • Metal adhesive dots – Mark Richards and Colorbox
  • Metallic cardstock – Paper Accents (silver and red)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

I created three ornaments for three magician friends who have been mentors for Trenton since January 2009 (nearly 8 years), since he was 10 years old. He was the charter member of Salem’s Society of Young Magicians and performing magic effects has been a large part of young life. Now that he is 18, as the bylaws of the Society of Young Magicians state, he must move up to the Society of American Magicians (the adult group). So this weekend, Trenton attended his last meeting and performed in his last show with the group. As a thank you, our family gave Glen, Tom and John (the mentors) each a gift basket and each included a personalized ornament shown above.

magic-detailornamentI took a vintage image of a magician and collaged it with some die-cuts and other ephemera. I applied collage medium that gave the image an antiqued quality, including a crazing (crackle) effect. Then I added some walnut stain Distress Ink to the edges of the image and to the crazed texture to show it off a bit more. I created a different composition for each ornament that included an Alpha card (playing off the tricks they all do with cards) that is an initial of either their first or last name, and other embellishments for visual interest. It was a fun project to do and hopefully provided them with a small memento that will make them think of Trenton when they decorate their trees.

I am including this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge “Christmas Gifts.”

Thanks for stopping by.

 


Framed Thanks

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp –
    • “Quadrangle Frames”
    • “Thanks”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Solid cardstock – Bazzill
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs

I created this card without doing any stamping, which is fun to do once in awhile (but I do love my stamping!). This is a very simple design and could qualify as a masculine card. I made it in response to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #52: “Cut it Out,” which is to use die cuts on a card. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #265 is to use a word die and on this card, the sentiment is the focal point. That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting.


Hydrangea with tag

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  • Stamp and stencil set – Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 “Hydrangea”
  • Die (Tag) – Simon Says Stamp “Medium Tags”
  • Stamp (Sentiment) – Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile” set
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden”
  • Ranger Distress inks – Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, and Crushed Olive
  • Embossing paste – translucent – Wendy Vecchi Studio 490
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Assorted Moonshine
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents “Lavender Twilight”

I created this card for my sister’s birthday. I had created a number of images with the hydrangea stamp and stencil set when I was demonstrating with them at Runaway Art and Craft Studio in Salem, Oregon. After I stamped and colored this image with Distress inks, I added some translucent embossing paste over the flowers to add some texture. I put the image together with a birthday tag colored with matching Distress ink and added some sequin sparkle. This Anything Goes card fits the Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge this week and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge, too. Thanks for visiting.