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Fishing You a Happy Birthday

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

Summertime Blues

We are showcasing My Favorite Things 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 definitely have the summertime blues. My son goes back to school next Wednesday and it feels like summer just started!! When I was in school, we didn’t go back until after Labor Day and I liked it that way. I know they get more week long breaks during the year so it does balance out, but it sure feels like I blinked and summer was over. Anyway, let’s get to it. I created the background first for this card because I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to like it or not and I knew it was going to have to be set aside to dry. I used several alcohol inks in blues and greens and aquas on Yupo paper. I’ve listed them all below in my products used list.

I set my background aside to dry and then I started coloring all of these adorable images from MFT’s Reel-y Great Day stamp set with my copic markers. I stamped them on X-Press It Copic Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I used Neenah Desert Storm 110 lb. card stock for the background and then I cut my alcohol inked background with an old Avery Elle die which is no longer available but a very close second is the border dies from Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die. I glued the yupo paper to the top of my desert storm card stock using my favorite Bearly Art Craft Glue.

I took a couple different brown copic markers and I peppered the desert storm card stock to try and make it resemble sand or gravel. Then I decide to take a little white gouache and a makeup sponge and try and make the waters edge look foamy. Like you’d see at the ocean’s edge. I like the way it turned out, I only wish I would’ve added another layer once it was dry. Next time. I popped a couple of my colored images up with adhesive squares (large and small) and then I started gluing everything in place.

For my sentiment I took another piece of desert storm card stock and I white heat embossed it. I cut it out using an old MFT fishtail banner die. I attached my card panel onto a top folding card base.

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Simon Says…

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

Emboss It

We are showcasing Tim Holtz 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.

This card came together quite differently than I had envisioned, but sometimes those are your best creations. First I colored this beautiful image by Simon Says Stamp called So Beautiful, which is kind of an older stamp. It’s roughly a 6″x6″ rubber stamp so it’s twice the size that you see on my card.

I only used half of the image today but if I had more time, I would have made a similar card using the other half. I copic colored the image on X-Press It Blending Card and then I cut it out using a stitched nesting die from my stash. A similar item is the Nesting Rounded Rectangles die by Hero Arts.

For the background I used a A2 sized piece of Midnight Green card stock (I LOVE this color) and embossed it with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crackle 3D Embossing Folder. What a cool embossing folder this is, the dimension is just exquisite.

I attached the embossed card stock to a side folding card base. I popped the front panel up with some white craft foam and then I heat embossed my sentiment from an old stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called Bouquet of Thanks. If you have this stamp set, cherish it because it’s no longer available at Simon. I heat embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder and then I fussy cut it out and attached it to the top of my card. I added a few Teal Ocean Pearls as an embellishment.

I went over the flowers with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen to give it some sparkle. I know the camera doesn’t do it any justice, but I was trying to capture the beautiful shimmer.

I wanted to make my envelope match the card so I took a Lemon Chiffon envelope and I stamped the other half of the So Beautiful rubber stamp with Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Citrine. I LOVE how it turned out. And that’s it, my card is complete and ready to be sent to my card recipient.

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Dancing Butterflies

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

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp 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 couldn’t decide which colors I liked best so I’m sharing two cards today. This first one I made for my Mom who is the most amazing woman I have ever known. She’s my rock. She’s been there with me for every single surgery I’ve had and I’ve had over 30 intestinal surgeries. She stays in the hospital with me and everything. Well, before covid she did. Now she has to get a hotel but she’s with me during visiting hours everyday until I’m discharged. She really is amazing.

For this first card, I started out with a piece of A2 Bristol Smooth card stock and I ink blended Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide inks. Then I heat embossed the sentiment from the XL Greetings 2 stamp set by Simon Says Stamp using silver embossing powder.

I splattered some white gouache and Villainous Potion onto my background using my Tim Holtz Splatter Brush. I used Neenah 110 lb. card stock to die cut 3 layers of the Leafy Frame die from Simon Says Stamp. I glued all three layers together using my Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue.

I LOVE these butterflies from the Dancing Butterflies Hot Foil Plates and Dies by SSS. I foiled them with prism foil by Spellbinders. I inked blended Salvaged Patina, Prize Ribbon and Villainous Potion over the top of the foil. I used the 100 lb. Hammermill card stock that I keep hearing people say it great for hot foiling, but I wasn’t really impressed. Maybe because I’m so used to ink blending on bristol smooth and that’s just what I’m used to now. But to be fair, I’ve never foiled on anything else besides the Hammermill because I’m brand new to the hot foil world. I sprayed my butterflies with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz to give the butterflies a little twinkle.

I added a few Clear Round Drops by Studio Katia as an embellishment and adhered my panel onto a top folding card base.

My second card is basically the same, just with different colors and a different sentiment. I ink blended Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness.

I splattered the background with Rustic Wilderness and White Gouache.

For these butterflies I used Blush foil by Spellbinders. I think they turned out just as beautiful as the first ones did.

I heat embossed my sentiment from the Clean Line Everyday stamp set by SSS and CZ Design with white embossing powder on black card stock.

I popped my sentiment up with black foam squares.

For these butterflies I ink blended Wild Honey, Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany. They are absolutely gorgeous!!

I attached my card front to a top folding card base and I was done!

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

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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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Beautiful Inside and Out Shaker

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

Make Your Own Background

We are showcasing Picket Fence Studios 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.

 

This card was so fun to make. I used the Blossoms stamp set by Picket Fence Studios for my background. This stamp set is really cool because it measures 3 5/8″ x 3 13/16″ so it’s smaller than the average card front. However…. the edges match up! What I did is I taped off a border and then stamped it at the top, lined it up at the bottom edge of the stamped image and then stamped it again. It lines up perfectly!! On all 4 sides!! So you can make a small background or a really big one. I love this stamp.

Once I had my background image stamped, I moved on to creating the shaker. I used an old cross stitched oval die to make my frame using Schoolhouse Red card stock. I used the frame to guide me which flowers to color as I only wanted the flowers inside the shaker to be colored. I colored the flowers with my copic markers and then proceeded to complete the shaker element. I used adhesive strips around the window which works beautifully and no gaps! So no way for sequins to escape.

All I had left to do was the sentiment. I used the Capital B Beautiful die by Simon Says Stamp. I die cut it out of Schoolhouse Red card stock and 2 additional layers with white card stock. I glued the 2 white layers together and then decided I really liked the way it looked with the red layer being offset. I wanted the top layer to be a little ombre so I used Aged Mahogany distress ink and ink blended just the bottom half of the die. I LOVE how it looks with that white contrast behind it. I also went over the top layer with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to give it a little pizzazz.

I used vellum for the shadow die and popped it up with black craft foam. I used the Slimline Beautiful You stamp set to stamp “Inside and Out” on the inside of the card. And that’s it!

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Hello Summer

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

Add a Sentiment

We are showcasing Newton’s Nook 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.

  Ok, so I’m a tad late on this challenge, but 5 days in the hospital kinda set me back a bit so I’m cutting myself some slack. I had this card half way done so I figured I might as well finish it. Plus, I love Newton’s Nook and I love how it turned out so all in all, I’m happy to share it with you.

I started out with a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock. I used one of the two stencils in the Retro Sun and Palms stencil from Newton’s Nook and I ink blended the sunset. I love that this is in the shape of a circle, it totally reminds me of something I’d see on a t-shirt or something from the 80’s. I used distress oxides starting with Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord. The stencil also comes with a second stencil of palm trees and a few birds, but I decided to use a stamp set instead. I used Paradise Palms, also by Newton’s Nook because I wanted to heat emboss the palm trees and I wanted to use these tiny birds.

I didn’t want the palm trees to go outside of my circle so I used a circle die by Simon and cut out a circle using Gina K Masking Magic. It wasn’t quite the same size but I made it work by tearing open the top of the masked circle and lining it up the best I could with the bottom of my ink blended circle.

This stencil is really cool because it has indentations on the 1st stencil so that you can line it up either vertically or horizontally and have it perfectly centered on an A2 sized card stock. I love that some companies are doing this. Maybe it’s not a new thing, but it’s new to me.

I stamped the palm trees with Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the small flock of birds from the Paradise Palms stamp set using the same versafine ink but decided not to heat emboss them. I trimmed my panel down to 4″ x 5.25″ and attached it to a piece of teal card stock that I had in my card stock stash.

Once my background was done, it was time to move on to the sentiment. I used the “Summer” die from an old Simon Says Stamp set called Four Seasons Sayings stamp set and die. I die cut it 3 times using some more of that teal card stock. I’ve been so excited to use the new micro dot sheets by Simon Says Stamp on my thin die cuts and it worked beautifully! Why hadn’t anyone thought of this sooner? I always struggle with intricate dies and how to glue them without making a mess and I’ve tried everything!! I did have to glue a couple of spots, but overall it was a lot less messy and so easy to adhere. Once my 3 layers were glued together, I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to give it some sparkle and then went over the whole thing with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to really add the shine.

I used the “Hello” stamp from the Four Seasons Sayings stamp set which I don’t think is available any longer, but there are many stamp sets with the word Hello. I added a few Bora Bora pearls by Studio Katia and attached everything to a top folding card base.

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

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I’m Coming Out of Retirement

Hello crafty friends!! Welcome to my blog. After taking over a YEAR off due to health problems, I’m FINALLY back in my craft room!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Bright and Cheerful

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp 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 can’t even tell you how good it felt to get back in my craft room. I’ve taken basically the last two years off from card making because my health has been so pour. I’ll spare you the gory details, but let’s just say that ulcerative colitis and all the problems that come with it are truly horrific. It’s amazing that I’m still alive. So recently I felt well enough to make a couple of cards and I’d like to share them with you.

It’s a miracle that I even got this posted because I had to relearn everything. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!! I couldn’t remember how to type a blog post or edit photos or even take photos for that matter so please, bare with me while I find my bearings.

I started this card out by ink blending a rainbow background on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with distress oxide inks. I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Salvaged Patina and Wilted Violet. Speaking of distress oxides, there’s NEW OXIDES on the market!! And of course I had to have them. I just recently purchased Salvaged Patina, (which is a beautiful teal color) Kitsch Flamingo (a lovely addition to the pinks), Saltwater Taffy (which is more of a peachy color and I love it) and Rustic Wilderness, which I have yet to use. I can’t wait to play with them all. Am I missing any? I told you, I’ve been in a bunker for the past two years!! Well, not really but it sure feels like it.

When my background was dry, I used a stencil by SSS called Reversed Hearts and Moonstone Glimmer Paste by Nuvo to create this lovely background. I trimmed it down to 4″x5.25″ and added it to a white side folding card base.

Keeping this card nice and simple, I used the Happy Birthday Brush Script die (also by Simon) for my sentiment and cut the shadow layer out with black card stock and I layered the white layer three times to give it some dimension. I found the best glue to use on these thin dies is called Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue. I tried several others but they all kinda spludged out the sides.

To finish her off, I added some pearls by Studio Katia called Hibiscus and Amethyst Pearls. I matched my card with a Doll Pink envelope and my card was complete. By the way I want to say a Big Happy Birthday to my sister Sabrina, who’s Birthday inspired me to make this card. She’s dealing with health issues of her own so I wanted to brighten her day. Thank you so much for stopping by to check out what I’ve created for this week’s Wednesday Challenge. I sure hope to hear from you all again next week ~

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

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Send Happiness Release by Simon Says Stamp

Hello everyone!!! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?? For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been suffering some pretty horrible health problems since December, but I FINALLY was able to have the surgery that I needed on June 3rd (since the one in February didn’t help) so I’m home and healing and feeling pretty good!! I’ve had a few setbacks only because I was so sick going into surgery. But that’s ok, I’m alive, I’m (getting) well and I’m sharing this wonderful new release with you!! I’ll include the entire release at the bottom of this post, but you can also click here and go directly to the Simon Says Stamp store.

For this card I used the new Lil Critters Boston Terrier wafer die. Isn’t he adorable? I thought about this after the fact, but how cute would a little bow be to make this into a sweet little girl pup?

So I cut this die out 3 times. Once with kraft card stock, once with SSS Ivory card stock and finally black card stock. Then to add a little interest I took Frayed Burlap distress ink and I ink blended around the edges of the kraft card stock part of the pup. I did the same with the Ivory parts using Antique Linen distress ink. And then obviously I used black card stock to cut the eyes and nose.

To make the eyes and nose pop a little, I went over them with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and then added some Tonic Crystal Glaze to make them look nice and shiny. I set my Lil Critter aside to dry and I started to work on my background.

I used the Plank Background rubber stamp by SSS and using my brand new black Misti (which I’m so excited about since my old Misti had cracked at the hinges), I stamped it on 110 lb. Neenah Solar White card stock in Fog ink. I cut out a partial circle using the Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles die which unfortunately is currently out of stock. However the Circle Thin Frames die is a great alternative.

Using a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White card stock, I used a couple blending brushes to blend just a light layer of color. Mowed Lawn for the grass and Tumbled Glass for the sky, both distress inks. You could also just ink blend directly onto your card base and skip the extra layer, if you prefer. It makes for clean lines from the side profile. I glued everything together using Gina K Connect glue which is still my favorite liquid glue at the moment.

For the sentiment I used the stamp set You Got This from SSS and stamped it with Gina K Amalgam ink and the Friend wafer die also by SSS in black and white card stock. I cut the word “Friend” out three times with the white card stock and layered them together. I used a different glue to glue them together because the word is so small and any other liquid glue (that I have) would have been too much so I used a Tonic Smooth Precision glue pen. It’s perfect for smaller dies like this. I decided to pop my boston terrier up with some foam squares to add a little dimension and to finish it off, I added a few Onyx Crystals by Studio Katia. I attached everything to a top folding card base using the Gina K Connect glue and that’s it!!

Below you’ll find a list of all the products that I used to make this card and below that is the entire new release by Simon Says Stamp!!!

If you’re thinking about making a purchase, please use either my links or the images below, so that I will get a small commission (at no cost to you) which helps me to continue to create content to share with you all.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I’m so happy to be back in my craft room creating and I look forward to sharing my next project with you ~

Misty

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Some Bunny Loves You

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

Black & White + One Other Color

We are showcasing Avery Elle 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 $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.

This card came together seamlessly. It was one of those that just worked. I’m sure using minimal supplies had a little to do with that. I used my Mini Misti to stamp out my images on watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. Then I colored my adorable little bunny from the Some Bunny stamp set by Avery Elle using the Gray Brown (094) Zig Clean Color Real Brush. I softened the color with a water brush. Then I added a touch of Blush (069) to the ears and cheeks.

Once I had my bunny colored, I moved on to the giant balloon. I colored this with Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide ink which is one of my favorite distress colors.

Using some Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock, I cut out this gorgeous background die by Altenew called Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die.

Then I used the Victorian Velvet D.O. to add a little color behind where my balloon was going to go. I just wanted a very soft layer of color. I used a die called Postage Stamp die by Avery Elle for my frame and layered it up 3 layers. I colored my top layer with the Victorian Velvet D.O. ink.

I fussy cut my images out and popped my balloon up on some foam tape. To finish my project off, I added a couple Assorted Moonshine sequins by SSS and then added a touch of Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust just to the center of the larger sequins. My final touch was to add some Wink of Stella to the bunnies ears and tail. I added my design to an A2 sized top folding card base using Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock. There’s a couple little stamps that are included in this set so I used a couple of them to stamp a little surprise on the inside of the card.

Prisma colored pencils used: Nectar, Peach and Pink Rose

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Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED…
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Prismacolor Premier PORTRAIT Colored…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR…
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Cardmaking · Challenges · Design Team · Simon Says Stamp

You’re a Star

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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

This week the challenge is

Red/White and/or Blue 

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week. 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 a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
Here is what I created:
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I used Diagonal Stripes for the background and Star Stream and Seeing Stars for the card front.  I also used Stitched Rectangles on the blue card stock.  All of these products are by Simon Says Stamp.  I used Stitched Rectangle Trimmings for the white frame and Starry Border, both from Memory Box.  Then I just popped the Navy card stock up on some craft foam and put it all together!!
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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.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
Altenew VELVET Crisp Dye Ink Pad ALT1195
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS CUBE…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Memory Box STITCHED RECTANGLE…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SEEING STARS…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp…
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Simon Says Stamp STAR STREAM Wafer…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Scor-Tape 1/4 Inch Crafting Tape
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Scor-Tape 1 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Memory Box STARRY BORDER Craft Die 99773
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Tsukineko SPARKLE Sheer Shimmer…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Tombow REMOVABLE ADHESIVE Tape Runner…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah TEXTURE Creative Collection…
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