Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sending My Love Using the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

I don't have much left of the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, but I had some leftover envelopes from a previous card that were the inspiration for this card.  I thought this full sheet of text paper was subtle enough that I could stamp directly on it.  I chose to use black so it would have the best chance of standing out.  I used Lawn Fawn's Jessie's ABCs to spell out the "my" and then used the heart from the set inked in the Lipstick Red ink that came with the kit.  I added a little Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents to make the heart pop.  When I started putting the card together, I decided the patterned paper needed a bit of a frame, so I pulled out some random blue paper from my stash that seemed to match the pattern paper pretty well.  I then just layered up the envelopes to finish it off.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sending My Love Card Using Simon Says Stamp's July 2014 Card Kit

I've almost used everything from the kit but I had this leftover piece of the envelope paper and this red chevron paper and I thought they would work well together and decided to go with a simple card since the patterns seemed busy enough on their own.  I cut a hello using some Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy card stock using the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die, layered the papers on a card base made from Soft Navy card stock and then added one of the stickers from the kit to finish it off. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Hello Card

I think this is probably one of my favorite cards of the recent batch.  I am still trying to use up the last of the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 card kit and I saved this cute hello paper (I really loved it and would have hoarded it if I wasn't so bound and determined to use up the kit).  For this card, I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die and the heart die from the Large Stitched Journaling Card dies.  I die cut the hello and heart from card stock in rainbow colors plus black. I then layered them together so that from the side, there's this cute little rainbow effect.  I cut the paper down to just a bit under the standard A2 card size and adhered it to a card base from Soft Navy card stock (love that Simon Says Stamp card stock).  I then added the heart and the hello, covered them with Wink of Stella and then coated the top in Glossy Accents.  I love, love, love this card in person. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts Card

After a bit of a break to do some other card marking and such, I returned to my quest to finish using the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card.  I only have a few full sheets of paper and some scraps (plus a ton of washi tape) so I spent a little time stamping the various envelop stamps on some of the scraps.  I used one of the full sheets for the background, then pulled out some white card stock from my stash to counteract this buys paper.  I stamped the sentiment using the Lipstick Red ink that came in the set along with some Soft Navy I had purchased separately.  I then layered on some of the envelopes to finish it out.  It was a super quick card once I had the envelopes ready, but I like how it turned out.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hippo Birdie Two Ewe Revisited...

Since I already had the stamps out on my desk, I decided to make a second card with the Year Four, Critters on the Farm, Hello Sunshine, Technique Tuesday Grid and Jessie's ABC's stamps and dies along with the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies.  This time I also pulled out the Stitched Journaling die from Lawn Fawn as well.  I used the same green polka dot paper from DCWV but this time I used a sheet from the 6x6 paper pad from the Maggie Holmes collection for Crate Paper for the sky background and some DCWV polka dot paper left over from a prior project to cover my card.   It turned out so different even though it mostly the same products: 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hippo Birdie Two Ewe!

Last week was rough.  I got some bad news about a co-worker and it just sort of threw me for a loop because there's nothing I can do to "fix" the situation (I don't like not being in control).  I also realized that the next few weeks are going to a be a bit rough at work so that means I need to really relax during my down time to keep my sanity.  But Saturday I had a headache that didn't seem to want to go away so I curled up in a chair with a kitty and watch crafty videos most of the day.  I know I don't feel well when I don't want to run into my craft room after a few videos.  Fortunately, Sunday I felt a whole lot better (the weather change had completed) and all I wanted to do was play in my craft room.  That means I managed to get a few cards made.

I've been playing with some Lawn Fawn stamps I recently got my hands on, including the oh so cute Year Four set.  I've had this idea for a card using the phrase hippo birdie two ewe, which I often use for birthday greetings when I'm just dropping a quick line to the birthday boy or girl.  I colored the die cut the hippo and bird from the Year Four set and two sheep from the Critters on the Farm set (for which I just finally got the dies - yay! no more fussy cutting). 

I also broke out my Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies.  I've seen so many crafters using these and I love the cute little stitched elements.  I drug some DCWV polka dotted paper from my scraps bin and sheet of blue graph paper from the Snap Life 6x6 paper pad from Simple Stories for the background.  I found a scrap of yellow paper, stamped it in Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon ink using the Technique Tuesday Grid stamp for a little added interest then cut it out with the die from the Hello Sunshine set from Lawn Fawn.  I used the Jessie's ABCs set from Lawn Fawn to spell out my sentiment.