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Simon Says Tag You’re It!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Tag You’re It 

Make a tag or add a tag to your creation!
This week we are showcasing Ranger Products this week. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
I made two tags using the Crazy Dogs stamp set and coordinating dies. I am a dog person and so this set is dear to me. 
Instructions:

1. I used Pretty Pink Posh’s Stitched Tag die to die cut four tags.
2. I ran two of the tags through using the Simon Says Stamp stitched Whirl die and die cut a circle out of the middle of the tag.
3. I sponged Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress inks on these two tags.
4. On the other two tags, I sponged Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral and Ripe Persimmon distress ink.
5. I used the Tim Holtz’s Speckles layering stencil on these two tags and sponged Candied Apple distress ink to add texture to the tags.
6. I stamped two dog image from Crazy Dogs stamp set and copic coloured them. I used the coordinating dies to die cut the image and their eyes and collars. I adhered the eyes and collars on the main image of the dogs using foam adhesives.
7. I adhered the dog images on the pink/red sponged tag and the blue/green tag is adhered on the top using foam adhesives.
8. The sentiment is from an older Simon Says Stamp unfortunately it is retired now. I stamped the sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on a strip of white cardstock.
9. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkly Clear sequins and black and white baker’s twine.
Here are some closeup of the tags.
So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.
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Simon Says Gift It!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Ice Inspiration Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Gift It

You could choose to make a gift, a gift card, or add an image of a gift to your project. there are so many ways to interpret this challenge! We will be looking forward to seeing what you create!
This week we are showcasing Mama Elephant Products.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
I have used Mama Elephant’s Lucky Envelope Die to make a gift card holder.

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The technique I used to make this envelope is a CASE of Kristina’s Holiday Card Series 2016 Day 25. Her cards are my absolutely favourite in the the series. Love the technique. So I did exactly the same. I watercoloured my watercolour paper using Gansai Tambi watercolor blue hues. After the paper was dry. I die cut the panel using the envelope die. And then ran the die cut using a Next Level Wave embossing folder. Love the texture on the panel. It is difficult to show the texture on the envelope. But trust me it is there Lol!  Then I assembled the envelope. This envelope fits an gift card perfectly.

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To decorate it I used Simon Says Stamp’s Snowflakes for the Season die to die cut the leftovers of the watercoloured panel as well as a silver cardstock. I used the largest two of the die in the set. Then layered the glued them with the silver die cut in the middle. I added a clear droplet at the centre. I adhered this on the envelope with a vellum square die cut cut using the die from Lucy Envelope Die. I also die cut a rectangle panel using another of die from the envelope die set and the left over watercoloured panel. I stamped the sentiment from Arctic Christmas stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered this panel on the envelope using foam adhesives.

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So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.
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Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone,
A quick post this morning sharing a Christmas card I made last week inspired by Debby Hughes’s Believe in the Magic card. I love the intense red colour and the gold. So rich and festive. I decided to use those colours to create a card of my own.
On a watercolour panel cut to the size of the card front, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Merry Christmas stamp set released during Stamptember. Then on the edges of the panel I white embossed the poinsettia flower and leaves from the Winter Flowers stamp set from Believe in the Season collection. Both the stamp sets are from Simon Says Stamp. Then I sponged Aged Mahogany distress inks on the centre of the panel. I went all out with it and applied a LOT of the ink. Then I used brush and water and spread the colours out evenly on the background avoiding the flowers and leaves. I added more colour to the nooks and crannies to add depth. I let the colour dry. Then I went on to colour the flowers and leaves using Finetec Gold Mica watercolour. I let the gold watercolour dry. I spattered some gold all over the panel. I wanted subtle spatters as I was afraid of ruining my card by adding a lot of spatters.  Debby is a pro in watercolouring and she knows what she is doing. Me? I am learning. Better to keep it subtle when trying for the first time. Will experiment with more spatters with time and practice 🙂 Anyway, I added gold sequins to finish of my card.

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Sending Warm Wishes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Christmas Critters


This week we are showcasing Stampendous Products.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
This is my take on the challenge. I have used Winter Birds stamp set from Stampendeous.
Warm wishes
I black heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and coloured using distress inks. How sweet are the birds? I enjoyed colouring this image. I also added a bit of yellow on the background to highlight the image.

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I trimmed the panel and added a thin strip of gold foil paper and a red and white striped pattern paper. I embellished the cardfront with Sparkly Clear sequins and the sentiment is from Arctic Christmas stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

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Hope you are inspired. So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.
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Christmas cards, Simon Says Stamps, Taylored Expressions

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Tracey – Simon Says Stamp

Hello everyone, This is my second post for today. My first post is here!

The gorgeous Tracey McNeely organises 25 Days of christmas Tags every year.

 I have been a participant for past couple of years or more! Every day in the month of November there are some gorgeous tags made by some of the talented designers and each day there are prizes to be won from some wonderful sponsors as you can see below.
Today I am participating as Simon Says Stamp designer. simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky winner $50 gift certificate.

Here is my tag for 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

I have used Simon Says Stamp Christmas Token die to make this tag. The background is created using the largest of the Taylored Expressions Stitched Tag stacklets 3 die set. I die cut one using a script pattern paper and another using chipboard. I adhered the pattern paper on top of the chipboard. I applied Nuvo Silver and Fresh Copper mousse to get the shimmery muted look on the background.

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On a piece of scrap paper, I applied a generous amount of Nuvo Sapphire Blue glimmer paste. I let the paste dry and die cut the paper using Christmas Token die. I had to run this die like ten times on my die cutting machine to get a good cut. I adhered this on the tag base. I used Nuvo white crystal drops to fill in the small gaps of the snowflakes. And Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots and wooden enamel dots on the rest of the snowflakes. I then tied a lace on the tag with a bow using silver twine from May Arts. Simple, quick and easy tag which can also be used as an ornament.

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Head over to Tracey’s Blog and check out the details on how to enter a chance to win the gift certificate.

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Merry Christmas card!

Hey everyone,
I played with Simon Says Stamp Believe in The Season release stamp set called Winter Flowers and coordinating dies. I LOVE this style of illustration. The images look pretty and delicate. I have used the new release inks to make this card.
I stamped the images on white cardstock. Then used the inks Merlot, Barely Blue, Evergreen along with older ink Willow to sponge on the images. I used Merlot on the poinsettia and the others on the leaves and foliage. Then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out. On a white card base, I spattered some Finetec Gold Mica watercolour. Then clustered and glued the die cuts as shown. Some of the foliage is glued flush and some are using foam adhesives with the poinsettia adhered using foam for dimension. I brush Wink of Stella liberally all over the die cuts.

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Sentiment is die cut using SSS Merry Christmas dies. I die cut three of them using white cardstock, stacked and glued them. I then sponged gold ink on the top layer of the sentiment die cut and adhered on the card front. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkly Clear sequins.

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All the supplies used to make this card is listed below.

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Simon Says Stamps, Spellbinders

Simon Says Anything Goes!

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Hello, all! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thank you for joining us for the Gift It Challenge. We hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is…

Anything Goes 

Yes, that’s right, it’s your FAVORITE challenge this week! The Design Team is showcasing Spellbinders Products.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! You KNOW you want to win that goodness, ladies and gentlemen!
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I love Spellbinders dies. So for my cards (yes, CARDS!) I have used Spellbinders Lattice Ornaments Dies. Since I was making Christmas cards, I decided I will make multiples. I made fours cards. Two using traditional Christmas colours and two non Christmas colours. I shall start with non Christmas coloured cards first. I am share two photos of each card. One head shot and the other flat from the top. So this post is photo heavy!

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I used some of my old pattern papers from various brands to combine colours and patterns. I die cut them using various stitched rectangle dies, sponged inks on the edges and layered them with foam adhesives. The gold frame is die cut using  Simon Says Stamp Woodland Rectangular Frame die. This is my favourite die to use for Christmas card. I die cut the bells and bow from Spellbinders Lattice Ornaments die set using gold mirror cardstock and layered glued with a pink twine bow behind it. The sentiment is from Retro Christmas stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I added a touch of pearl on the bow.

Here are my two traditional Christmas cards using the other ornament from the Spellbinders Lattice Ornament die set.

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For these two cards, the process of creating and layout is the same as the previous cards. Only difference is use of traditional Christmas pattern papers and different ornament. I did not sponge the edges of the panels. I added gold thread and red glitter frame on one of the cards.

I love all the four cards. No favourites for me 🙂 And I also love this style of cards especially layering and using some of my old pattern papers in the stash. I will be making more of this style of cards this year I think. Hope you like them and are inspired.

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Simon Says Die Crazy!


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the Tag It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too

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This week the challenge is Die Crazy!

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp Products this week as part of Simon Says Stamp Diecember Celebrations. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I went crazy with Simon Says Stamp Dies and here is my card for the challenge.

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I started with die cutting a white cardstock using the largest of the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I then sponged Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon distress ink from the bottom of the panel to the top in an ombre leaving the top of the panel white.

I then die cut Simon Says Stamp Snowflakes Border  die in gold foil and silver glitter papers. Then I layered and glued them on the sponged area of the panel. For the focal point, I die cut Rylynn Snowflakes die in silver glitter paper. The sentiment is from Holiday Hellos stamp set stamped on Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banner die cut. Embellished with the gorgeous sequins from Simon Says Stamp December card kit.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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RIC, Simon Says Stamps

Runway Inspired Challenge #98

Hello dear friends,

Welcome to the last Runway Inspired Challenge for this year. Hope you have enjoyed all the challenges this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the challenges. Some of them made me think outside the box and other made me do something creative in spite of being straightforward. That’s the beauty of this challenge. Agreed? Here is challenge #98 Gucci!

I love the script on the red outfit. And I had the perfect pattern paper for the challenge. So here is my card for the challenge.

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RIC #98

This card is made using Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit. The kit has this gorgeous pattern paper I have used on the card front. I then added a strip of green striped panel. I stamped a white strip of cardstock with MFT striped background stamp using Fern Simon Says Stamp ink. Then layered with a black strip of glitter paper. The star is die cut using gold foiled paper using Simon Says Stamp Sketch Star. The centre is puffy stickers from Pinkfresh Studio found in the card kit. The card is embellisheh using the self adhesive sequins also from the car kit. I love how focal poin is small and clustered which allows the sentiment pattern paper to shine. Here is a closeup

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Check out Runway Inspired Challenge blog for design team inspiration on the challenge and more details on the challenge. Play the last challenge for this this year with me 🙂

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Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit Cards #3 and #4

Hello everyone,

Happy Monday! Sharing my two of my cards I made using Simon Says Stamp December card kit.

This first card is a no stamping card. I have used the gorgeous and trendy pattern papers and embellishments from the kit to make my card. I found the pattern paper with all the gift boxes go really well with the No Peeking Until Christmas Day Sentiment on the red sentiment pattern paper. So I paired them. Then I used the puffy stickers with gift boxes as the main sentiment. Finally embellished with the bright metallic self adhesive sequins also from the kit. This card inspired me to make another one using the gift boxes stamp in the stamp set from the kit.
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I stamped and heat embossed the gift box image on the bottom of a white card panel, masking off to get an uneven line of gift boxes across the white panel. Then I sponged some Fresh Mint ink from Simon Says Stamp in ombre fashion with the dark shade at the bottom of the panel fading away to white on the top of the panel. Then I stamped all the stars from the stamp set using Hot Lips ink from Simon Says Stamp. I coloured the ribbons and polka dots in the gift boxes with glitter pens I had in my stash. This panel is paired with the red sentiment pattern paper in the kit. I also stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment on white card strip and adhered. Finally embellished with the self adhesive sequins from the kit.

I love this kit. So easy to make a number of Christmas/Holiday cards. This kit is available at Simon Says Stamp Store

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