Sunday, September 29, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit-September

I am behind on all my crafting....I'm 2 weeks behind on Project Life...I am a month or two behind with my Simon Says Stamp monthly card kits...and there is no reason except a bit of laziness! LOL!!!  But life is grand and there are not complaints here.

We are still on baby watch....My daughter is due with my new little grand-pumpkin in a week.  But she usually goes early so you know what that means...  It would be sort of ironic if she goes over her due date, you know?  A friend of hers in about 9 days post due date but unless it is medically indicated will not induce.  I admire that.  I would be shrieking "Get this watermelon out"!

I did make a few cards with the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for September the other night.  Here is the kit:

To be honest (my husband hates that saying...he says it implies you are usually NOT honest) it was not my favorite.  I liked the stamp set and I loved the papers and the wood veneers but I found the chalkboard printed papers just a bit difficult to work with.  Sort of a challenge, you know....  The papers included were from My Mind's Eye.  They had some great printed words on them but they didn't always cut well for standard cards.  Wah, wah, wah.

But I did have a great time trying...and here are two I came up with...both inspired by cards I saw posted elsewhere.  If you inspired me...well, thanks!

The first one was made with the Simon Says Stamp exclusive Expressions for You die and stamp set. 
I cut the "you" out with some coordinating paper and then used the stamp that said "make me smile" which I heat embossed with some white embossing powder.  I just masked off the "smile" since the printed paper already had "smile" on it.  Would make sense to say "You make me smile smile" now, would it?  ;)

 I added a few little blingy things and that was it for this card.  Simple and easy (once I figured out how to use that paper!).
The second card was made with a full printed sentiment....I just trimmed it and colored it with some Copics and Wink of Stella Glitter ink and added an inked wood veneer bird to the top of it.  I also used a little Wink of Stella glitter ink to the little bird for a little sheen.  I love the Wink of Stella brush tip glitter pens....they give the sheen of glitter without the mess!

Here you can (maybe) see the glittery sheen a little bit.

I'm entering the first card in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge HERE and the Simon Says Stamp Using a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Product HERE

Happy Crafting!


  1. The photographer in me especially likes the camera card. Cool multi-colors on the sentiment on 2nd card. Like all the little embellishments.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Susan you made me laugh with the "get the watermelon out!!"!!

  3. I think the cards look great! The materials may have been hard to work with, but the end results are fabulous! Be glad you didn't have to birth Conrad. He was almost three weeks late. =)

  4. So fun!!! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  5. Oh these are fantastic! I couldn't tell you struggled with the papers from the kit because these two cards are awesome. I love the added touches (the bird, the die cut)...... LOVE!

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Laurel

  6. Love both of these on the black, Susan!

  7. Totally fun cards, Susan!
    As always you rocked the card kit!!

  8. Seeing this card really made me happy. That was one of Brenda's favorite song and also my grandmother's. You do such great work.


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