Thursday, September 2, 2021

STAMPtember® Party!

There's a party going on at Simon Says Stamp's Blog, today!!  I am a thrilled to be a part of this wonderful party, celebrating Simon's STAMPtember® release!!  This release happens every year, is a month long celebration of all things stamping and cardmaking, and is by far, Simon's biggest release!!  There are also amazing collaborations with other stamp companies throughout the month!  You can go to the Simon Blog to see all the participants at today's party, it is going to be inspirational and fun!!  
I made a card today, that uses one of the beautiful new dies, to share for the party....
I don't know about you, but these last couple years have been really hard.  I haven't seen one of my daughters in almost 2 years.  I miss her more than any words, but had an idea for a card that would help me express it a bit better.  I am from Western New York, where the Maple trees are everywhere, and maple leaves are right up there with rainbows and daisies, for me, when it comes to things I love!  I knew my daughter would understand this leaf, meaning another Fall that we have been apart.  This Ornate Leaves die is beautiful and if you know me, you might guess that paint chips are the only way that I could fill in the pieces of this pretty ornate leaf...
I die cut a leaf, put runner adhesive all over the die cut, and then put the the outline and paint chip pieces on the adhesive.  I used three shades of yellow to fill in the pieces.  The paint chips I used were narrow , I couldn't cut whole leaves from eachy shade, so I had to adjust my die cutting to make certain I got the right parts of the leaf to coincide with the needed pieces for shading on the die cut (hope that makes sense!).  I then adhered two more die cut outlines onto the colored leaf.  I adhered the leaf to a card with two outlines adhered to the card, and a pretty new sentiment from the Printmaking Florals stamp set!  Here's a close up...
I had so much fun creating a card with such a pretty maple leaf and sentiment!!  
I hope you will check out the party over at the Simon Blog!  There is an offer and code in the banner at the top of my post, for a Large Happy Birthday die with the purchase of $30 or more!  The really cool and fun part of this offer, is that it's not the only one at the party!  Think of this as a sort of scavenger hunt...there are different offers at different stops at the party...you will need to check out the other places at the party to uncover the other wonderful offers!!  Hope you are not only inspired by the party, but have fun along the way... and, like me, find something you just can't live without:)!!
Have fun, and thanks for stopping by today!! Hugs!! Lisa

16 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful project! Hope you get to see your daughter soon!

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  2. Wow - even before reading your post, I felt the fragile beauty and longing in your design. Truly stunning. Hugs to you and your daughter.

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  3. Gorgeous card! I hope you get to see your daughter very soon.

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  4. Beautiful card and hope you will be able to see your daughter in the near future. What a great tip on using paint chips...why didn't I ever think of that?

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  5. You've created such a beautiful card to send your daughter to show how much you miss her. That was ingenious to die cut from paint chips to get the blend of colors for this leaf.

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  6. Crisp with a spotlight of color.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  7. Beautiful card - hope you and your daughter get to hug each other soon!

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  8. A beautiful, heartfelt card for your daughter. Looking forward to the day that we can see our loved ones again.

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  9. Your card is absolutely stunning! Wishing you and your daughter a wonderful visit very soon!

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  10. I love the look of paper piecing, I just don't do it often. Love this card!

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  11. Stunning card!!! I hope you and your daughter are able to see each other soon!!

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  12. A great idea! Your card is striking!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, looks quick and simple!!!
    Love your hidden meaning for your daughter!

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  14. I love this clean and simple card...beautiful!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa