Sunday, May 19, 2019

Simon Says Stamp kit / Simple Stories "A Colorful Life"

I really enjoyed my Simon Says Stamp kit that included Simple Stories "A Colorful Life" papers and stickers.  I made loads of pretty cards a couple of years ago from it, but I still had lots of bits and stickers from the kit.  I combined them with a smaller print red polka dot from my stash as well as this pale pink stripe paper (Echo Park) and this large yellow polka dot print (I don't recall the manufacturer).  Nine very scrappy cards!  And there are still more scraps, but my crafty brain is tired :)

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Simon Says Stamp- Smile It's Your Birthday

For a couple of years I received the monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I got lots of use out of the vast majority of the kits; I made 8-16+ cards nearly every month.  There were a few kits that I got more out of, and even fewer that I have only made a few cards from.

I was breaking down the leftovers of the well-used kits and I found this one sheet of 6x6 "Hello" paper.  I cut it into three 2" strips to get three cards from it.  I borrowed a polaroid die from my friend Tracy, and found two bits of camera paper and a flash patterned paper (also from the kit.)  I matched some orange and aqua Bazzill Bling card stock, then embossed my sentiments on the polaroid die cuts (Simon Says Stamp "Big Birthday Wishes" and "Happy and Smile".)  The balloons are also Simon Says dies.  Finally I found one lonely camera sticker from another Simon car kit.  Voila!

If you are following along from the past few weeks, I will have more scrappy cards from leftover bits from a Simon Says card kit for you next Sunday!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Happy Sunday :)

Sunday, May 5, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I purged and re-arranged my craft room (an annual event.)  It allows me to donate or toss anything that no longer brings me joy, but it also inspires me to use up those few things laying around that are too much of a bother to find a home in my newly re-organized space.

I found two linen die cuts (the large scalloped circle on the top left card and the gold chevron flower; top right card).  These are left over from a retired Artful Delight kit.  I perused my 6x6 papers for a coordinating background, and the cards came together rather quickly.  I used Simon Says Stamp "Lake Shores" ink to stamp the sentiment.  I love that pad!  It matches just about every aqua paper.

The bottom card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest; these papers are by Basic Grey and/or Echo Park and I used a Papertrey Ink hexagon die.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Sunday :)