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Just For You Release

Another AWESOME release by Simon Says Stamp called Just For You. Click HERE to see the entire new release.

How fun is this Herb Labels stamp set? I love, love, love the sentiments in this set. And my cards/tag were super easy to make.

I stamped the frame and the tomatoes using Memento Espresso Truffle Ink on some Ivory Card Stock and then fussy cut the frame out. I colored my image with my Prismacolor Pencils and I distressed the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then ink blended over the entire image to “antique” it up a bit.

I did the same exact thing with the sentiment. I used Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb. Card Stock as my card base and the front panel is also Neenah but woodgrain. The closest product I found at Simon is Lawn Fawn Light Brown Woodgrain Card Stock. It’s basically the same thing.

I trimmed the woodgrain panel down to 4″x 5.25″ and I distressed the edges using once again the Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added some Craft Foam to the back of both images and some Baker’s Twine to bring in another pop of red. I just love the earthy feel to these cards so I use some Natural Twine to tie a little bow on the front. I had some thicker jute twine and decided to braid three pieces of it together to add to the top and bottom of this card only. I used some Tacky Glue at each end because it dries clear.

I basically did the same for this card except I stamped the dill with Field Pawsitively Saturated Ink. I popped both labels up craft foam and then I added some jute twine behind the sentiment and also around the base of the dill. For this one I added a few gold sequins to finish it off.

I just LOVE the sentiments in this set.

I decided to make one of these a tag because I thought it would make an adorable tag. Everything was done the same as the two above.

I hope you liked the projects that I created using the new Herb Labels stamp set and I hope you’ll check out the entire new release by clicking my link HERE. That link is my affiliate link so I receive a small commission if you decide to place an order, at no cost to you. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Shopping!!

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Holiday Sparkle Blog Hop

Hello, hello, hello!! Welcome to Day 2 of the Holiday Sparkle Blog Hop. As always, I’m super excited and honored to be a part of this hop so let’s get crafty.


Let me start off by sharing the above blog hop exclusive code. If you spend $50 or more and enter code: CUTEBAG you will receive this adorable zipper pouch for free!! This offer is valid while supplies last or until November 13 at 11:59pm EST. How cute are the little snowflakes and paw prints??

Simon Says Stamp is ALSO giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comments section so be sure to comment on every stop to increase your chances of winning!! Simon will announce the winners on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, November 16.

To view the entire release click HERE.

I used the Warm Christmas Stamp Set from this release and let me tell ya, this is my kinda holiday!! Oh how I wouldn’t give to spend the holidays on the beach somewhere warm and sandy. In fact, I just might have to add that to my bucket list.

So for this card, I started out by coloring all of my images with my Copic markers on X-Press It Copic Blending Card. I fussy cut them all and set them aside to move on to the ink blending. For my sand, I created my own stencil awhile back and it was perfect for this card. I had the On the Horizon Lines Stencil in mind and at the time it was out of stock so I thought, I have the stencil material, why not create my own hilly landscape. Starting off with an A2 size piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock, I masked off the top of the panel and used Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks to create my sand. I splattered the sand with Gathered Twigs mixed with a little water and then with White Gouache and water.

I used the other half of the homemade stencil and just a straight edge from another stencil and masked off the sand to work on my ocean. I ink blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide inks for my ocean. I reversed the straight edge of a stencil so I could move on to my sky. I ink blended Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks for the sky.

To add a little interest to my sky, I added a few rolling clouds by adding a little water with a fine paintbrush. I heat embossed my sentiment using Alabaster White Embossing Powder. I trimmed my entire panel down to 4″ x 5.25″ and I started to assemble my card.

I popped Santa and the palm tree up with some 3D Foam Squares and then I glued everyone else into place using my Bearly Art Craft Glue. To make my tree shine a bit, I added Crystal Glaze over all of the lightbulbs and the round ornaments. I also added a touch on the Blue Hawaiian cocktail that Santa is enjoying. For a final touch I added a few Tiny Iridescent Bubbles by Studio Katia. I attached my card panel to a top folding landscape card base.

For my second card, I used this adorable snowman from the same Warm Christmas Stamp Set. I started out with an A2 size piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock. I used my homemade stencil to mask off the sky and did the sand the same way as I did above. I went a little heavier with the Gathered Twigs though. I also used one of the A2 Masks Stencil to keep this card clean and simple.

I masked off the sand and worked on my sky. I ink blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks. I set that aside to dry and I colored my snowman. I know this isn’t going to sound good but I fussy cut the snowman out and I respectfully trimmed off his arms as they were too thin to fussy cut.

Before gluing my snowman in place, I stamped him on my background panel so that his arms would no longer be missing. See, no snowman was harmed during the making of this card.

I heat embossed this sentiment from the same stamp set with Alabaster White Embossing Powder. To finish off my card, I added a few Flat Silver Sequins and a thin strip of Silver Glitter Card Stock at the bottom. I attached my panel to a side folding card base.

Now that I’ve shared what I made, it’s your turn!! When you get your goodies from this latest release, be sure to add your projects to the Holiday Sparkle release gallery and anywhere else you choose to share on social media! We LOVE seeing what you all create.

If you haven’t checked out Day 1 of the Holiday Sparkle Blog Hop, then click HERE to be directed to even more inspiration!!


Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Alberto Gava

Miriam Prantner

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Amanda Korotkova

Mindy Eggen

Lorraine Aquilina

Heather Hoffman

Emily Midgett

Jennifer Kotas

Tina Smith

Jean Doeringsfeld

Misty Elam

Diane Morales

Maura Hibbitts

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Holiday Sparkle Release

Hello all. I’m so excited to share the newest release by Simon Says Stamp called Holiday Sparkle. Click HERE to be taken to the entire release. You do NOT want to miss this one. Be ready to fill that shopping cart!! I told myself I wasn’t going to place another order until next month, but I can already tell you that that’s not going to work.

I made a card to share with you specifically for this release. I used the Warm Christmas stamp set to make this card. Stay tuned because I’ve made a few more that I’ll be sharing very soon.

This card is super cool because it glows in the dark!! But let’s back up and start from the beginning. I started out with an A2 sized piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock. I also made a second card using Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock because I wanted to compare the differences in the background. To be honest, they look pretty much identical. I think the color blend is slightly better on the bristol smooth card stock but not much at all.

I made a hilly mask using stencil material for a previous card and it was perfect for this card too. I made it myself because at the time I wanted the On the Horizon Lines Stencil but it was out of stock so since I have the stencil material on hand, I thought I’d just quickly make it myself until I can get my hands on the On the Horizon Lines stencil. I masked off the sky and covered the bottom of my panel with Simon Says Stamp Clear Ink. I also used a VersaMarker to get right up next to the mask.

For my sand, I used Hero Arts Sand Embossing Powder. I reversed my mask, now covering the sand and started to ink blend my sky. I used Salvaged Patina, Uncharted Marina and Villainous Potion Distress Oxide Inks. Before setting it aside to dry, I splattered the background with White Gouache and Liquid Stardust by Lawn Fawn. I love how sparkly the Liquid Stardust brings to my projects. I set the background aside to dry.

I colored the palm tree from the Warm Christmas stamp set with my Copic Markers and I fussy cut it out. I decided I wanted to try Lawn Fawn’s Glow In the Dark Stencil Paste on the lightbulbs to see if it was enough to make them glow and it is! They do!! I tried to capture it in a photo but I didn’t capture it well. I stamped the palm tree on my background panel so I could trim off the hanging ornaments making it much easier to fussy cut.

For the ornaments, I used Lawn Fawn’s Pixie Dust Sparkle Card Stock. To bring them alive, I went over the ornaments with Crystal Glaze to make them shine. For my sentiment, I heat embossed Alabaster White Embossing Powder on Black Card Stock and trimmed it down using one of Simon’s Sentiment Labels dies. Using an extra piece of Craft Foam I had floating around on my desk, I used it to pop up my sentiment. Before putting the sentiment on, I cut the entire background down using one of the A2 Layers dies by Waffle Flower.

I attached my panel to a side folding card base and my card was complete! I didn’t add any embellishments because I wanted to keep it simple and I thought the stars in the night sky were enough.

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Cozy Hugs Blog Hop

Hello my friends!!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Cozy Hugs Release Blog Hop, day 2! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful hop and I’m happy to share with you what I created for it! Let me start off by sharing the important stuff first.

FREE GIFT: While supplies last, use code COZY with any $75 or more purchase and receive the Simon’s Giant Hugs Card Wrap for free!! This promotion will expire on October 9 at 11:59pm EDT.

GIVEAWAY: Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to every stop on the hop from the comment section. So leave a comment at each stop to increase your chances of winning. The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on October 12th.

MORE INSPIRATION: Be sure to check out day 1 of the Cozy Hugs Blog Hop AND Simon’s blog galleries for tons of inspiration.

Cozy Hugs Release: Click HERE to see the entire new release.

If you hopped all the way here then you should have just came from the very talented Jean Doeringsfeld. Isn’t her work darling? If you haven’t arrived here from Jean’s blog, then you can start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog and work your way around. Your next stop will be Diane Morales who is also a fellow design team member of the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Ok, so now let me share with you what I created! I’ve also created a video tutorial for your viewing pleasure.

I used the Batty For You stamp set. This is such a cool set because if you get the coordinating dies, you can make the wings flap! I didn’t have the die but I’ll show you how I made it work anyway.

I started out by making my backgrounds. I didn’t have the Circle Masks Stencil so I had to create my own. I have stencil material on hand so I just used one of my circle dies and cut out a circle. I ink blended distress oxide inks on an A2 size panel of Bristol Smooth card stock.

I ink blended Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness and Black Soot. Then I splattered water and black paint onto my background.

For the orange background I blended Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Black Soot. I also splattered this background with water and black paint and then I decided to emboss this orange background with the Kaleidoscope embossing folder just to add a different element. I set both background aside and started in on my bats.

So when you purchase the coordinating dies, you’ll also get instructions on how to put the bats together. I stamped the bat and wings twice and then an extra “body silhouette” as the instructions say to do for each bat. I colored each bat the same with my copic markers and fussy cut out all the pieces. Then I went around the edge of all pieces with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to hide any imperfections in my fussy cutting.

I took the silhouette body and I measured 2cm across the chest which looked to be about where the holes would be if I had the die. I punched the holes into the silhouette.

I overlapped the wings using the silhouette as my guide and pierced a hole directly in the center of the wings where they were layered and what appeared to be the center of the silhouette. Then I swapped the wings to the back of the silhouette and since I had my holes in the silhouette, I simply drew a circle or marked the spot through the holes on the silhouette onto the wings directly behind the silhouette so I knew where to puncture the holes on the wings.

I layered the wings on top of each other to match up the center holes and then I looped some string through.

I placed the wings on top of the silhouette and attached the outer holes on the wing with the holes on the silhouette using black brads. The nice thing about getting the coordinating dies is you also receive 50 small brads.

I made sure the brads were loose enough for the wings to move around freely and then I tied a little knot in the string, also loose enough for the wings to move so that the wings wouldn’t try separating when I pulled or pushed the string.

I then took some foam squares and doubled them up so they were a bit higher and I placed them in areas of the silhouette body where they wouldn’t interfere with the wing movement. I’m not sure if it was because I didn’t have the dies or because my string was not stiff enough but in order to be able to push my string to get the wings to come back down, I decided to add a little hot glue on the string, below where I tied my knot, to make my string more firm.

Once I was happy with my working mechanism, I adhered the second body on top of the foam squares. I trimmed my ink blended panel down to 4″x5.25″ and attached it to a black A2 panel and then attached the entire panel to a side folding white card base. The green card I trimmed down a tad more so that I could have a white border around the black panel. Before attaching the bats to my backgrounds, I added one more layer of foam squares on the back of the whole bat so that the wings would come off the card a bit. Both sentiments are also from the Batty For You stamp set. I added a few Onyx Crystals on both cards and called it a day!

That’s it for me! I just want to thank you again for hopping along. You’re almost done. Don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop to increase your chances of winning a $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp and be sure to check out Simon’s Galleries where you’ll find all kinds of inspiration.

Take care ~


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Cozy Hugs Release

Welcome to the latest New Release by Simon Says Stamp called Cozy Hugs!! The name of this release just makes me want to cuddle up with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and shop at my favorite one stop shop. You can either click on the picture above to be taken to the entire release or click HERE.

How adorable is this bat?? Not only is he adorable, but his wings flap!! I used the stamp set called Batty For You to make this card. Tune into the blog hop tomorrow and Saturday and I’ll show you how I made the bat.

Unfortunately I didn’t have the die but I had the instructions so I was able to make it work. I’m definitely getting the die though, it would have been easier and would’ve saved me some time, if I had had the coordinating dies.

The stamp set has a couple different sets of eyes which is fun so you can change the expression on your bats face.

I know it’s hard to tell from the photos, but I distressed the edges of my card panel. That’s it for today, but don’t forget to check out the two day blog hop that is happening and it starts tomorrow!! There will be tons of inspiration, as always. You can start at the Simon Says Stamp blog. We’ll chat again on Saturday ~

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Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog party!! We are celebrating the 13th annual STAMPtember release with a HUGE blog party!! Click here to see the entire new release. And click here to hop along the blog party. There will be fun surprises to discover along the way. I have a free gift to share with you which you’ll find at the bottom of this post. And this is just the beginning!! Each day for the entire month of September, Simon Says Stamp will be collaborating with a new company each day for exclusive products that will only be available until they are sold out. So if you see something you love, you better hop on it and purchase it before it’s too late. There’s going to be surprises along the way and contests and special announcements so be sure to stay tuned into the Simon Says Stamp blog.

Back to the new release, I’d like to share with you a couple of cards that I made using the brand new stamp set called Butterfly Ranunculus. This is such a lovely stamp set and it has great sentiments included. You can also get the coordinating dies. I recorded a process video of the second card I’m sharing and that video can be found at the bottom of this post and also on my YouTube channel.

For this card I white heat embossed the image six times and then I used two shades of every color to ink blend using distress oxide inks (all colors linked below). I wanted the centers to be a bit darker than the rest of the image. To achieve this I used a shader brush 0 for the darkest colors and a blending brush for the lighter shade.

I fussy cut the images out and then I sprayed each one with sheer shimmer spritz in sparkle to add a little… well, sparkle. I set them aside and prepared my background. I used the slim diagonal stitched rectangle to cut my background and then I white heat embossed one of the sentiments from this stamp set.

I arranged my images where I wanted them and I added foam squares to the two end flowers (pink and purple). Once I had them glued in place, I splattered my panel with a little white gouache. I attached the panel to a fog card base and to finish my card, I added a few fairy jewels in several coordinating colors.

For my second card, I started out with a piece of A2 sized neenah desert storm card stock. I stamped these beautiful images and colored them with my copic markers. I’m not sure if this has ever happened to you but every once in awhile one of my copic markers will bleed out the tip creating a drop of ink on whatever it is I’m working on. Can you see it? I researched it when it first happened and I discovered the remedy is to remove the cap from the other end of the marker while using it. If your tip looks a little too juicy, then it probably is so be careful!!

I white heat embossed the sentiment from one of the many in this stamp set and then I splattered my panel with white gouache. I trimmed it down to 4″x5.25″ and then I rounded the corners with a corner punch. I popped the panel up with some craft foam and I attached it to a piece of A2 sized midnight green card stock.

I attached everything to a top folding card base also from neenah desert storm card stock. To finish this card off, I added a few clear round drops. I took one of the images from the stamp set and stamped the envelope as well using pawsitively saturated ink in latte.

Don’t forget to check out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see everyone that is participating in this blog party and loads of inspiration. And remember, there are fun surprises along the way waiting to be discovered.



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STAMPtember is HERE!!!

I’m so excited to share with you the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember 2022 release!! There’s SOOOO many fun sets and so much more to come this month!! I have a couple projects coming soon but for now, I just wanted to share the new release with you. Happy shopping, my crafty friends ~ Click here to see the entire new release.

Ok, I’ll share one thing with you now. Look how cool these Tech Tattoos are. I LOVE how they pizazz my water bottle. I put one on my phone too, but I’ll spare you that monstrosity. My son dropped my phone last night at dinner and it’s looking a little rough around the edges at the moment. Thank God for cases and screen protectors!!

I love that they match my water bottle!!

And they easily remove so you can change your mind on placement or change your mind on what you put them on!

You can put these on a tumbler, a laptop, a phone, tablet, monitor, keyboard, bottle, a window, wherever your heart desires.

Thanks for checking out my post.


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Jingle All The Way… To the New Release

It’s another new release at Simon Says Stamp!!! It’s called Make Merry and you and get there by clicking HERE or scrolling down to the bottom of this post. All I want to do is make Christmas cards now!! What a beautiful release this is!! I LOVE seeing all of the holiday goodies and I couldn’t wait to place my order.

I know I’m a little bit late sharing this, life gets in the way sometimes but I did make a card and I’m excited to share it with you.

I used the Good Cheer stamp set from the new release to make this card. I also used Chunky Christmas and the Large Falling Snow stencil.

To start out I took a piece of Sea Glass card stock and used a slimline die called Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle to cut it to size. Then I took the trees from the Chunky Christmas stamp set and the ‘Jingle All the Way’ from the Good Cheer stamp set and heat embossed them with Silver Hologram Sparkle. I didn’t like it on the ‘Jingle All the Way’ so I heat embossed it again but this time with silver embossing powder.

I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire distress oxide inks around the edges. I then used my Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils and colored in the Jingle with a few pink pencils.

I still didn’t like the way the ‘All the Way’ portion of the sentiment looked so I decided to heat emboss it one more time only this time I did it on black card stock with white embossing powder. Third time is a charm!! I loved the contrast that this provided. I popped it up with a couple black foam squares to add some dimension.

Once I was happy with the coloring, I went over it with my glitter pen to add a little extra sparkle. I used the Large Falling Snow stencil by Simon Says Stamp and some embossing paste and added a nice light layer of snow.

I added a few Silver Pearls for an embellishment.

To finish off my card, I added my card front to a top folding card base measuring 8.5″ x 3.5″.

Below is a list of all of the products I used to make this card and right below that is the entire new release by Simon Says Stamp. You gotta check it out, there’s so many awesome stamps and dies and stencils in this release!! Happy Shopping, my friends!!

I’m also entering this into this week’s Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #160.


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Neon Magic

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Stamp It

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Products this week.  WOOHOO!! Since the release just went live yesterday, I’m sure you guys don’t have any new STAMPtember goodies just yet, but feel free to use any Simon Says Stamp product, if you have it. If not, that’s ok too. Just follow the prompt and share you creations with us.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

  Can you believe it’s STAMPtember already?!? I look forward to this day each year, more than I do Christmas day!! The new release is AWESOME!! It’s the best one I’ve seen yet AND there’s a new collaboration happening each week for the entire month of STAMPtember!! If you’d like to see the entire release, CLICK HERE.

This card came together really quickly. I started out on a piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock cut down to A2 size. I’ve been dying to try out these gorgeous neon inks by Rina K so that’s just what I did! I ink blended several colors and then went to work on the Stamp It portion of my card.

I used several of the sentiments from the Because of You stamp set and using my Misti, I lined them up around my main focal point which is the Because of You sentiment. This took some time but I had a little help from my Misti Grid Transparency so it made it a little easier to make sure everything was centered and straight.

I stamped the sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink twice. I had planned on heat embossing it with black embossing powder, but I was too impatient to let the paper dry. I did try and dry it using my heat tool, but as I tested it by pouring just a little bit of black embossing powder straight on my background, I realized it would probably need quite some time to dry. The black embossing powder was everywhere. So I skipped the embossing and just stamped it twice to get a nice bold black impression.

I carefully cut the background down to 4″ x 5.25″ and mounted it to a black background. I actually had to take the safety guard off of my Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer temporarily so that I wouldn’t smudge the ink. I had to make this background twice because the first time, the black ink smudged pretty bad when I went to trim it down. I was in a bit of a hurry because I was making several cards for the new release and the blog party that’s also happening today along with this challenge. Everything was happening at once!!

To finish it off, I added a few Onyx Crystals by Studio Katia and attached it all to a side folding card base.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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STAMPtember Party

Happy STAMPtember, my friends!! It’s every stampers favorite month!! To kick off this awesome celebration, we got a partaay going down right now!! And what’s a party without a special gift just for you? Here’s the gift that I get to share with you. There’s a lot of people celebrating this party so there’s a lot of other gifts to give away. You’re just going to have to check out what the other party goers have to offer as well. wink, wink. Scroll down to see a list of all of the party participants.

Use code GWDB47 at checkout to receive this enamel pin for free!! But act fast because it’s only available until 11:59 PM EDT, September 2nd.

I’m so excited!! This is such a F.U.N. month for stampers. There’s an amazing new release with collaborations and giveaways and so much more!! Be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to see what other goodies are available and what the other talented card makers have made.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!! All you have to do is make a purchase between now and September 30 for your chance to win 1 of 4 Golden Bones with your order!! WHAT?!!? Can you imagine getting an assortment of SSS products for EVERY SINGLE RELEASE FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR???

Are you ready to check out this AWESOME new release from Simon Says Stamp yet? SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE ENTIRE STAMPTEMBER RELEASE!!! Or… Just CLICK HERE.

And now I want to share with you what I made using the Because of You Clear Stamp Set. I started out by creating an alcohol inked background. I trimmed it down just a fraction and attached it to a pink background.

Using the same pink card stock, I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder. Then I used a white gel pen to create a white stitched border. I added a few strips of foam tape to the back of the sentiment to give it a little dimension.

I attached it all to a top folding card base. And that’s it!! The background took the longest to create but after that, this card went together very quickly.

I made a second card using the same stamp set.

For this card, I started out on a piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock and ink blended a little Wilted Violet distress ink. Then I embossed the You Matter background stamp with clear embossing powder. I ink blended more Wilted Violet so that the embossed image would stand out a little more.

I die cut the background using a Stitched Rectangle die by Lawn Fawn.

I took a strip of Vellum and white heat embossed the sentiment. I made sure the vellum was long enough to wrap around the the background so that I wouldn’t have to have any glue on the front.

I sprayed the background with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle to give it a beautiful sparkly glow. To finish it off, I added it all to a top folding card base and attached a few Clear Round Drops by Studio Katia.

That’s it for me today! Don’t forget to head to the Simon Says Stamp Blog and check out all the inspiration featuring products from the STAMPtember release.

Here is the list of everyone that’s participating:

Lisa Addesa

Jessie Banks

Laura Bassen

Karen Boyce

Cheiron Brandon

Lin Brandyberry

Megin Brooks

Karen Bull

Keisha Charles

JD Collins

Bonnie Crane

Amber Rain Davis

Rosemary Dennis

Ilda Dias

Yasmin Diaz

Mindy Eggen

Misty Elam

Adelle Emery

Barb Engler

Kim Hamilton

Maura Hibbitts

Heather Hoffman

Leigh Houston

Debby Hughes

Dana Joy

Janette Kausen

Amanda Korotkova

Bobbi Lemanski

Jeff Lindberg

Meihsia Liu

Virginia Lu

Jennifer McGuire

Jana Millen

Sandra Mouwen

Jo Nevill

Cindy Norberg

Susan R. Opel

Joy Ott

Vicky Papaioannou

Michelle Peckham

Caly Person

Maria Peters

Suzy Plantamura

Miriam Prantner

Kathy Racoosin

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli


Laura Serdiuk

Svitlana Shayevich

Michelle Short

Jenn Shurkus

Angela Simpson

Yana Smakula

Pam Sparks

Nichol Spohr

Mandy Stacey

Kath Stewart

Joe Sysavath

Barbara Tarayao

Crystal Thompson

Lisa Tilson

Pam Torkelson

Nina-Marie Trapani

Natasha Vacca

Jessica Vasher

Tania Vasta

Tracy Ware

Kristina Werner

Daniel West

Laurie Willison

Koren Wiskman

Betty Wright

Vera Yates

Veronica Zalis

Cathy Zielske

Lorraine Aquilina

Norine Borys

Sidnie Des Jardins

Karen Downs

Andrew Granick

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Lisa Hetrick

Desiree Kuemmerle

Lea Lawson

Sandi MacIver

Melissa Phillips

Bibi Cameron