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Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Adding interest with small stamped images

Hi friends, I am still playing Spellbinders July 2018 card kit. Today’s card it a feathery fun one. This kit had two beautiful feathers in gray-gold, red-gold colors. I wanted to use these with a tiny little sentiment as my focal point. I used a few graphic / modern stamp images from Simon Says Stamp… Read More Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Adding interest with small stamped images

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Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 3

Hey friends, I have two similar cards to share today – again using the same Diamond Pattern background stamp from Simon’s latest release Friendly Frolic. Let’s start. Card 1 I started by creating a stitched rectangle panel and stamping an ombre pattern on this. The Diamond Pattern background stamp stamps five rows of pattern on… Read More Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 3

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Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 2

Alright, ready for another card inspiration for Simon’s Friendly Frolic release? Here you go: I wish I could capture all the sparkle on this card in a better way, but oh well. This is a really simple to make card: Cut a rectangle panel to be slightly smaller than a standard card base. Stamp Diamond… Read More Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 2

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Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 1

Hi, my crafty friends! It’s a very special day today. It is my sister’s birthday and my niece’s birthday and it is also release day at Simon Says Stamp! To celebrate I am sharing a birthday card using the Diamond Pattern background cling stamp from the latest Friendly Frolic release by SSS. I started this… Read More Simon Says Stamp | Diamond Pattern background stamp | Friendly Frolic Release Inspiration 1

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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set | Inspiration recap

Hello friends, so here’s a recap of all the cards you have been seeing on this space using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Inspiration 1   Inspiration 2 Inspiration 3 Inspiration 4 Inspiration 5 Inspiration 6 Inspiration 7 Inspiration 8 Hope you give these ideas a try. These ideas can also be used… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set | Inspiration recap

Birthday, Craft, DIY, Dry Embossing, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Heat Embossing, Layering paper shapes, Love, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Stamping on Colored Cardstock

Alright, today I have one more card to share using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set (and please don’t tell the other cards, but today’s set is probably my most favorite set). I started by stamping several of the individual flowers on colored cardstock and fussy cutting these out. I did some in Simon… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Stamping on Colored Cardstock

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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 3

Hi Friends, one more card idea from the Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp. Today I used one of my favorite techniques to create this card and also tried something new too. I am still showcasing the same stamp set – Vacation Time – from this release.¬†Although this set is focusing on vacation and… Read More Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 3

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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 2

Friends, ready for another card inspiration from the fabulous Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp? Here is my card for today and it is a ‘thanks’ card. Click here to check out my ‘travel theme’ card using the same stamp set. The Vacation Time stamp set from Simon Says Stamp is a collection of… Read More Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 2

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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 1

Hi friends, it is release day at Simon Says Stamp – and I have 3 ideas to share using one of the stamps sets in this Good Vibes release. This stamp set is called Vacation Time and has several sentiments in beautiful fonts. I am a huge fan of sentiment stamps and can’t seem to… Read More Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 1

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Combining stamp sets to create a floral patterned paper

Hello friends, today I have multiple cards to share using a technique that I haven’t done in a while – creating a patterned paper using smaller images.   For today’s cards I combined several different stamp sets to create a floral pattern. I used Altenew Painted Flowers, Simon Says Stamp Friends of Life and Simon… Read More Combining stamp sets to create a floral patterned paper

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Simon Says Stamp – Sending Sunshine Release Inspiration 2

Hi folks, I do have one more inspiration to share with you using the same Bohemian Lace background stamp from Simon Says Stamp latest release Sending Sunshine. I did share one more card using the same image. You can check it out here. When I first saw this image, I was reminded of the beautiful… Read More Simon Says Stamp – Sending Sunshine Release Inspiration 2

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Simon Says Stamp “Sending Sunshine” Release Inspiration 1

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share my first inspiration for “Sending Sunshine” release from Simon Says Stamp!! I also played with a new-to-me medium / technique with this card – using Mica Powder for coloring. I won an Instagram giveaway by @papersparklesz¬†not too long ago. My prize included a box of Mica powders,… Read More Simon Says Stamp “Sending Sunshine” Release Inspiration 1

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Enhancing background, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Mother's Day, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Happy Mother’s Day – card using papers from Paper-Garden.ca

Hi friends, I have a pretty Mother’s Day card to share with you today. A big thanks to Maria from Paper-Garden for sending me sample paper packs to use for these cards. I loved how these papers come in vibrant colors and the sample packs have at least a couple shimmery ones. I combined these… Read More Happy Mother’s Day – card using papers from Paper-Garden.ca

Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Dry Embossing, Enhancing background, Everyday, Friendship, Handmade greeting cards, Layering paper shapes, Paper crafts, Technique, Theme

Hello – Card full of texture

Hi friends, today’s card was inspired by Simon Says Stamp last Wednesday’s Challenge. The theme was “Add Some Texture” and they were featuring Tim Holtz products, so I did the same with today’s card. I ended up submitting another card which I made together with this one. You can check it out here. For my… Read More Hello – Card full of texture

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Hello Friend – fun backgrounds for die cut focal points

Hi friends, today I have a simple to create, but fun card with a little pop of color + some dimension (nothing too layered or bulky, just enough). I love the big bold blooms and funky leaves from Spellbinders Victorian Garden Romantic Blooms die set. I die cut these using bold yellow for the flower… Read More Hello Friend – fun backgrounds for die cut focal points

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