Simon Says Stamp – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS die-cut Valentine featuring the Simon Says Stamp Coffee Love die. With snow and cold temperatures blanketing a lot of the country, a warm cup of coffee (or cocoa) seemed appropriate!

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

I cut a variety of cardstock colors with Coffee Love die and pieced them together. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die, which I tucked behind a snow bank cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I cut hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background allowing the card base to show through.

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorillas Valentine

Hello! I am sharing a second CAS Valentine card created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorilla die as part of their Friends release!

SSS Picture Book Gorillas

I had used imaginary colors for the gorilla on my first card. This time I tried to be more realistic. I cut a number of cardstock colors, including black and a range of grays, before deciding on this combination of a light gray and dark gray. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the All My Love set and cut the red cardstock panel with an arch die. I was inspired by the way Laura Bassen added the sentiment to her adorable card. I finished the card with Lawn Fawn twine for a little color and texture.

I can’t wait to use this Gorilla on a birthday card!

 

SSS Friends Release – Picture Book Gorilla

Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing a CAS card created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorilla die as part of their Friends release!

SSS Friends ReleaseSSS Picture Book Gorilla

I paired the gorilla, which was cut from cardstock colored with Distress Inks, with a sentiment from the All My Love set. For the background, I added embossing paste to Fog cardstock with the Large Falling Hearts stencil.

I finished the card with twine for a little color and texture.

SSS Picture Book Gorilla

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing two CAS cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Secret Penguin die as part of their DieCember release!

My first card features a trio of penguins in a winter scene.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

I cut the penguins from black, white and orange cardstock. I added embossing paste to the sky with the Falling Snow stencil. While that dried, I heat-embossed a sentiment from the On A String stamp set with silver embossing powder on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I used the other die in the Drifting Stitches Borders set to cut a hill from medium-blue cardstock.

I couldn’t resist creating a Valentine’s Day card with the Picture Book Secret Penguin.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

As I did with the winter-themed card, I cut the penguin from black, white and orange cardstock. I also created snow hills with the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die and tucked it between the snow banks. Finally, I cut the hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background, adding red cardstock behind.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

 

 

May the Christmas Season Bring You Peace

Hello! Today, I’m sharing another CAS holiday card created with the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings stamp set. Several weeks ago, I shared four cards created with the stamp set that you can see here.

Simon Says Stained Glass Greetings Stamp Set

On this card, I combined a die-cut dove (Penny Black’s 51-070 The Gift), cut from gold foil, with the gold, heat-embossed, upper-case PEACE sentiment. I heat-embossed the smaller sentiment white on red cardstock and cut it with a small banner die. The patterned paper background is from an American Crafts pad released last year or the year before.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

Hello! Today I’m delighted to be sharing four CAS holiday cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings stamp set as part of their Holiday release!

Let’s start with a card on which I combined several of the Stained Glass Greetings sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Mini Plaid stencil.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

I heat-embossed “Christmas” and “Joy” and added them to the panel on which I had stenciled the plaid twice with Distress Oxide Black Soot ink.

For my second card, I heat-embossed the “Peace” sentiment with gold powder and stamped the smaller sentiment in Pine Needles ink. I die-cut the Memory Box Deco Trees from the stamped panel and backed the opening with dark green cardstock. I adhered the panel to a Schoolhouse Red cardstock base.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

In a similar manner to the plaid card, I combined the “Christmas” and “Joy” sentiments with a panel created with the Tim Holtz Pines stencil and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover ink.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

For my final card, I heat-embossed the set’s “Merry” sentiment with Red Geranium embossed powder on white cardstock, which I cut with the Memory Box Horse Sleigh Landscape die. The background was dry-embossed with the Tim Holtz Simple Snowflakes folder.

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

Here Comes Santa Paws

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Happy Howlidays stamp set, which was a Simon Says Stamp set for their Stamptember event. I paired the Copic-colored dogs with two Lawn Fawn die sets.

Lawn Fawn Santa Paws

I cut the Little Town Border from white cardstock and backed the openings with yellow cardstock. I cut the Stitched Mountain Borders from the Earl Grey cardstock. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil to create the snowflakes. It took me a few minutes to gather my embossing paste and related supplies, but I’m glad I did, as the backgroud needed some texture (and I plan to do more stenciling this season).

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I’m joining this week’s Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.

MMCC #221
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Using Repetition – Nautical CAS Card

After creating this nautical-themed card, I had many lighthouses left over, as I had experimented with different construction techniques, as well as color combinations, when creating the lighthouses. So I put together a CAS card with the leftovers practicing the design principle of repetition!

Lighthouses

Coincidentally, My Favorite Things has a blog post about using repetition today.

Supplies:  Simon Says Stamp sentiment

Holiday Cheer: Cutting Down the Christmas Tree

I’m back with another take on the Impression Obsession truck – this time on a holiday-themed card. For my scene, I’ve imagined a family gathering their Christmas trees in a snowy forest.

HolidayTruck

I used white embossing paste on a Simon Says Stamp stencil to create the softly falling snow. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set from a few years ago. I like the informal font for this style of card.

The Online Card Classes Copic Markers class starts tomorrow – looking forward to several weeks of coloring!

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp stencil, Hero Arts Holiday Cheer stamp set

Simon Says Stamp – STAMPtember!

Wow, it’s September! What a fabulous time of year – lots of beginnings are always in store in September! Today, I’m sharing a card created with the Simon Says Stamp Presents and Ornaments stamp set, released as part of the Stamptember event.

StamptemberCardFor my card, I stamped the Presents and Ornaments packages and bows. I pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the packages aligned! I tried the design in a number of different package and bow color combinations, ultimately deciding on a somewhat traditional color combination of red, green and gold.