STAMPtember® Blog Hop

stamptember15bloghopWelcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop! September has always been my favorite time of the year, but now that there’s STAMPtember®, it’s just over the top the best month ever! Did you know that this is the 7th annual STAMPtember® for Simon Says Stamp? How amazing is that? I think one of my favorite things about STAMPtember® is the excitement in the air and the anticipation of amazing new products. I also really look forward to seeing the collaborations that Simon Says Stamp does with other companies. It bring our paper crafting community together in the most awesome way. You might notice that that card I’m sharing today is also one of the projects in the blog hop banner. There are a few more that I can’t wait to share with you, but today….we shake with the Large Party Circle die!SSS-Large Party CircleThis Large Party Circle die is a shaker party waiting to happen. I layered three of the die cuts for some dimension and then adhered it to a panel of Island Blue cardstock.
SSS-Large Party CircleI also added a little Wink of Stella for some shimmer as well as an embossed sentiment from Birthday Messages.
SSS-Large Party CircleHere’s a video to show you how I made my shaker.Simon Says Stamp is giving away some incredible prizes….(possibly some of the new collaboration stamp sets…..hot diggity dog!) Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented & amazing Debby Hughes.
Enjoy the rest of your hop & thanks for stopping by!

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STAMPtember® 2015 release:

STAMPtember® 2015-Party Banners

1_121Happy STAMPtember®!!! Have you seen the amazing new release over at Simon Says Stamp? She’s a doozy!!SSS-Party BannersI’ve got a simple card to share featuring some of my favorite new products. I’m head over heels in love with the new mini ink cubes as well as this fabulous sentiment set Best Hugs.
SSS-Party BannersHere’s a quick video to show you how I made my card.

Be sure and stop by tomorrow for the STAMPtember® release blog hop. It’s a party all month long! Woot! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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SSS-Stitched Shakers

Hello! Just popping in to share a couple more projects using the September Card Kit by Simon Says Stamp.SSS-September Card KitI have been so incredibly inspired by Lucy and her amazing stitched shaker cards. That woman is a shaker making machine!! Her clean style and perfectly executed cards inspire me every time. I wanted to try this stitched shaker idea out and guess what, it’s awesome!!! They actually shake and there’s no bulk. Now, if I could only stitch in a straight line, for Pete’s sake!
SSS-September Card KitThe pattern papers in the September card kit are absolutely gorgeous. All you need to do is stamp a sentiment. I stitched some plastic sheeting on the front, but before I completely finished stitching it, I carefully tucked in some sequins.SSS-September Card KitThe September Card Kit also comes with these cool little acetate cards. I used one here and did the same thing. I also added a die cut sentiment from the Summer Greetings die set.
SSS-September Card KitSo, now I need more sequins, ha ha…no, I do NOT need more sequins, but seriously, have you seen Lucy’s new line of sequins? Good golly, I’m in trouble. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches-August Blog Hop

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on August 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz
Ashley Marcu
Emily Leiphart
JJ Bolton
Kalyn Kepner
Kay Miller
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Paper Smooches-Heartfelt Thanks DiesI used the new Heartfelt Thanks die on my card. For the background, I blended in some Simon Says Stamp ink ink and then adhered several chevron stripes using the new Borders 3 dies. Both of these new dies will be available on August 31st. To finish it off I added a bit of loosey goosey silver thread and some gorgeous rainstones.
Paper Smooches-Heartfelt Thanks DiesThanks so much for hopping by!

Mama Elephant-Birthday Wishes

Hi there! Today I have a project on the Mama Elephant blog featuring the Birthday Wishes stamp set as well as the Classic Stripe Cover creative cut.Mama Elephant-Birthday WishesI blended several Mama Elephant pigment inks to add color to my two panels. After stamping the birthday sentiment on both panels, I die cut the blue panel with with the Classic Strip Cover die and then adhered it over top of the pink panel, lining up the sentiments to look as one. Mama Elephant-Birthday WishesHere’s a quick video to show you how I created my card:

This is such a cool effect and really showcases both the gorgeous scripty sentiment as well as the fun Classic Stripe Cover die. That’s all for today, folks! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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SSS-Seed Bead Shaker

Hi there! Just popping in to share a fun shaker card using some Simon Says Stamp goodies. This is like an epic shaker. It’s a great way to showcase all the different colors, whether you’re using sequins or seed beads.SSS-Painted Enjoy & Ring Frame dieThis Ring Frame die has 12 little circles that are perfect for creating 12 little shaker windows. Using a sheet of double-sided foam makes this surprisingly simple. Not sure if you can tell, but the panel is actually Cream Off White cardstock(my fave) with the ring die cut being Neenah Solar White. I love the subtle contrast against the colorful seed beads.
SSS-Painted Enjoy & Ring Frame dieI blended some Sea Glass & Blue Jay ink onto the Painted Enjoy word die cut and white embossed a sentiment from Happy and Smile. SSS-Painted Enjoy & Ring Frame dieCan you hear me singing “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift over here? If you can, I apologize in advance, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by!