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Sending BIG Hugs

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

For a Child

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

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.

 

Lawn Fawn has SOOO many adorable stamp sets that any kid would love to receive on a card. In fact, if I were to actually give this card to a child, I would also include a couple coloring sheets for the child to color themselves. I don’t know any little kids nowadays. My son is in high school and all of my nieces and nephews are older as well, but if I did that’s what I would do.

I fell in love with this Giant Sending Big Hugs die by Lawn Fawn and so of course I had to also have the Happy Hugs stamp set that coordinates beautifully with this die. I started out with an A2 size piece of patterned paper from an old Lawn Fawn paper pack. Lawn Fawn has several rainbow themed paper packs so even though this pack is no longer available, there are still a few to choose from.

I used the largest of the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die by Lawn Fawn to Frame my card. I die cut it 3 times with Neenah 110 lb. card stock. I glued all 3 layers together using my favorite Bearly Art craft glue. I set that aside and started copic coloring my cute little critters on X-Press It Copic Blending Card.

I die cut the giant sending big hugs die using Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Glitter card stock and then I cut out another layer using black card stock. I really wanted the die cut to look like it was popping off the page. The offset black background makes it look like it has more layers of dimension than it actually does.

I used Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border die to add a little grass to the bottom of my card and I ink blended Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness distress oxides on Bristol Smooth card stock. I colored an extra set of mice so I used those cuties on the inside of my card.

I added a few Pink Opalescent sequins from Spellbinders for a little embellishment and then she was complete!

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

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Cardmaking · Challenges · Design Team · Handmade Greeting Cards · Simon Says Stamp

Kid Friendly Cards

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

For a Child

We are showcasing Honey Bee Stamps Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

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.

I had a hard time getting going on this week’s challenge. I realized I haven’t purchased any character or animal stamps in quite some time and that’s what I was hoping to use. The ones I do have are quite outdated so I decided to go with color. Color is always good for a child’s card. Once I got the color down, I just happened to have a couple of pups laying next to me on my desk. They were already put together so I added them to my card as well. The nice thing about these cards is you can give them to a child as well as an adult. With or without the pups. I love the Circle Doodle Background stamp that I used, it’s very versatile. Take that and throw some color over the top and you got yourself a nice start to a great looking card!!  

I started out by heat embossing my background image in white embossing powder. Then I used several distress oxide inks and ink blended a nice rainbow of color. I used Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.

I die cut the Painted Happy Birthday die by Simon Says Stamp in black three times for each card to give it some dimension. I used the HB sentiment for all 3 of my cards because I’m rather low on my Birthday card stash. These would be great with many other sentiments too. After I cut out three of my sentiments, I glued them together with my Tonic Precision Glue Pen. The glue pen is perfect for word dies like this. I decided it needed a little sparkle so I went over it with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen. To give it a finishing touch, I went over the Happy Birthday with some Tonic Crystal Glaze.

I used the Drifting Stitches Border die by SSS to give it a cute little whimsical feel and finished it off with a couple Nuvo drops in Ebony.

I LOVE these colors that I used so much that I decided to make two more backgrounds only this time I used only 3 colors on each. I used Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade for the second background.

I did the sentiment the same way as before, but I used a different border die for this one. I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scallop Borders die. This is when I noticed that I had two adorable pups staring at me from the side of my desk as if to say, “Pick me! Pick me!” How could I resist??

For my final card, I ink blended Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.

I attached my sentiment to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock that I cut down using the Drifting Stitches Border die.

I added my second Little Critter, Boston Terrier die to my final card and finished the look off with a few Nuvo drops in Ebony.

And here’s just a few more pictures.

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

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

  Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

   You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

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