Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Rainbow Sending Smiles

I've made a slimline card using one of the fun new Simon Says Stamp wood stamps from their new Rainbows release!...
I know I've said this before, but stamping with wood stamps takes me back to my beginnings of stamping!  Stamping with rubber on wood is so much fun, and this Sending Smiles stamp is especially wonderful, because it can be combined with the Sending Smiles die cut! This card was simply done by lining up the stamp in the middle(side to side) of my cardstock, and stamping at the same interval for the top three and then for the bottom three.  If you stamp down and then up the cardstock, like I did, I think practicing stamping down the line and then up the line with the distance between the sentiments would be helpful.  I had to try a couple times to get it right,  only because I stamped the top three from the top, and the bottom three from the bottom, and the position between the stamped sentiments is different with the wood stamp,when looking to position from the  top and then from the bottom, so I didn't get it right the first time.  I hope that all makes sense.   I adhered a die cut and layered "sending smiles" sentiment in the middle of the rainbow, and then added glossy accents over each of the colored and the black hearts.  I adhered the whole white panel to a slightly larger black panel and then to the card.  The black kind of ties in the black sentiment, having that same depth of line.  
Here's a close up...
Rainbows. smiles, and love, make me happy...hope your week is great!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, June 19, 2021

3D Card for a Friend

I've made a 3D card with a cool new Simon Says Stamp die from their new Rainbows release!...
There are several videos of how to assemble this fun 3D card (it's super simple), so you can check them out HERE...underneath this product on Simon's store website!  Once I assembled the base, it was simply decorating the stand up piece.  I chose to use the Window Box Blooms stamp/die set for my pop up piece.  I embossed the window on the white piece of cardstock, and hand cut the window out of the embossed piece, making sure i left the outside rim of the window intact to adhere my stamped and die cut  window to.  I added a stamped, die cut and colored window box of flowers to the cut out window, and added a die cut sentiment from the 3D die.  The "sweet friend" sentiment is from the Sweet Garden Blooms stamp set.  
Here's a close up...
I made a short video showing how it opens and closes...
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend...June is flying by, find happy today!
Thanks for stopping by here, today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Rainbow Panels

I have made five, five paneled cards using one of the very pretty new Simon Says Stamp Embossing folders from their new Rainbows release, and some wonderful CZ Design sentiments...
 I simply embossed five different colored papers in the Wildflower Field embossing folder.  I then cut all five of them at the very same measurements.  I used them in their rainbow order on all five cards, with slight variations in the backgrounds as well as the sentiments. 
The first one, I used all black in the background with a white sentiment.

The second one, is all white with a black die cut "hello".  


The third one, I used a white card, black background around the panels and a black sentiment .

The fourth one, I used an all white backgr0und and white sentiment.  I  layered this one, so I was able to wrap the floss around the whole colored panel, and not having to figure out how to wrap it around each panel individually.  

For the fifth and last one, I made it with a white background between the panels, with black on the far left and right, with a white die cut sentiment.  There are SO many variant possibilities when making cards like these.  Instead of rainbow, you could use so many color combos...my daughter said ombre would be cool...and the background has endless possibilities!  
I love when you can get FIVE cards from ONE thought!  These were alot of fun!!
Thanks so much for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, June 7, 2021

Rainbow Congratulations

I've made a card today, with new Simon Says Stamp die and stencil from their newest release, Rainbows, in, what else, a rainbow of colors!...
I die cut and layered the new beautiful Slimline Congratulations die.  I used the new Slimline Waves stencil with a rainbow of distress oxide inks for the background of this pretty sentiment.  I dotted the "waves" with clear tonic drops, for some bling.  Here's a close up...
More rainbows to come...such fun!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, June 4, 2021

Rainbows Blog Hop!

I am thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, celebrating their newest release, Rainbows!  Rainbows hold a special place in my heart, so celebrating this release will go on long after this hop.  For me, this is the start of a month long party of rainbows!  I am starting the party by using the wonderful new Repeating Rainbows Cling stamp having made a couple cards with lots of rainbows... 
The first card uses the whole stamp, the second card, a happy accident, using the leftover strip from what was cut off from the first card!  
This card was simply made, using twenty different color markers...and some careful coloring.  I put a 8 1/2"x5 1/2" piece of cardstock in my MISTI and stamped with gray ink.  I then colored all the rainbows...making sure I stayed in the lines as best I could, so my rainbows were as crisp as possible.  I took my heat gun over the rainbows after I finished coloring, and then put the piece back in my MISTI.  I used my magic embossing bag to prevent static, and stamped the rainbows again, this time with versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I cut it down, added my favorite sentiment right now, from  CZ Design's You are Loved stamp/die set, stamped, die cut and layered.  Here's a close up...
The second one, simply the  leftovers from the first...
I added a silver strip behind the rainbows for a "little fancy" and a sentiment from the Simon XL Greetings  2.  Here's a close up...
I love getting two cards from one project!  These were such fun, and the rainbows truly just make me so happy!!  The fun is just beginning for you! 
 Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comments section, so the more blogs you  leave  comments on, the better your chance of winning!  The winners will be posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, June 9th, so make sure you check the blog on the 9th to see if you're a winner!  The list of participants for today's blog are below:
Two things before I go!  First, don't forget the offer in the banner above...use the code ENVIES for a free pack of holographic envelopes with any purchase!  The offer is good til June 6th or until supplies last, so don't wait too long!  Second, there will be a second blog hop  on the Simon Blog tomorrow, so I hope you'll follow along tomorrow for even more inspiration from this amazing new release!
Thanks for visiting me today, keep on hopping!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Love is Love

There is a new release over at Simon Says Stamp...Rainbows!  I have made three cards, in rainbows of all different kinds, all celebrating love!...
I have used the very cool and fun new CZ Design You are Loved stamp/die set for all three cards. This first one I very simply made.  I stamped die cut, colored and layered all the hands.  I did the same with the sentiment(which, by the way, I LOVE), and adhered over the hands/arms. I used glossy accents over all the hearts for some bling.  I embossed the card panel with a Simon Heart stencil, and popped up on a 5x5 card.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I made for a family member, from me and my family...
I used the same hands, sentiment, and heart stencil, as the first, but this time, I used a window to display our family when you open it...
I'm going to have my family all sign it before sending it to the family member:)!  Such fun!!

The last one, I used the rainbow from this stamp/die set... 
I stamped die cut, colored and layered the rainbow.  I used a sentiment strip from the CZ Design Pride reverse strips.  Here's a close up...
I had such fun making these cards this morning!  There's lots of fun over at the Rainbows release, and two blog hops on the Simon Blog, tomorrow and Saturday...lots of inspiration for sure, hope you will join in the fun!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Rainbow Birthday

I love rainbows!  Tomorrow, Simon Says Stamp will be coming out with a new release, Rainbows!  I decided to pull out a Simon Rainbow die and an older sentiment to make a birthday card, in anticipation of the new release out tomorrow!... 
Such a simple card, but you know that's how I really love them!  I die cut all the colored bands of the rainbow, and embossed one of the total rainbow with the rainbow die, and hand cut the extra bands off the embossed.  I popped the rainbow up on a panel that I had stamped and embossed the "happy birthday" sentiment from the Critter Crowd stamp set.  I tried to color in the letters, but liked them plain, better.  My daughter thought that they would be cool with glitter, so I took out my gel glitter pen(I've linked one below that I THINK might be like it) and colored all the letters.  I popped up the whole panel on a white card...here's a close up...
Hope you will check out the new release tomorrow, over at Simon....and I'll have a new card to share with you...can't wait!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, May 31, 2021

Rainbow Rose Bouquet

I've made a card with the pretty new Simon Says Stamp XL Rose Bouquet stencil, from the Born to Sparkle release!...
I used a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks to stencil in the roses on this pretty stencil.  I used the CZ Design  Hugs die, for my sentiment, and dotted the panel with Morning Dew Tonic Drops.  I  framed in silver card stock and popped up on a slimline card.  Here's a close up...
For those of you in the states, hope your Memorial Day was good...we are a nation filled with so many incredible heroes ...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Window Box Blooms

I've made a couple cards with the sweet and pretty Simon Says Stamp Window Box Blooms stamp/die set, from the Born to Sparkle release...
I was in a "red" mood when I made these cards...red tulips, red roses, red backgrounds, too😊! I love the flowers in this set...so sweet and pretty!  The first one, I colored the flowers and paper pieced the box... 
Super simple in design, and I thought of adding bling, but I liked it just as it is...simple!  I stamped, and hand cut the box and adhered it over the stamped die cut and colored flowers.  I used the cool new Open Grid Background stamp, popping the white panel on the red background.  Here's a close up...

The second one, much like the first in it's simplicity, different flowers, different background (and bling)...
For this one, I used the pretty Spring Blooms Background stamp, with the same Simon Schoolhouse Red ink.  I added some red sequins.  Here's a close up...  
Thank you so much for stopping by today, hope you're having a great weekend!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, May 28, 2021

Daisy Birthday

I recently got the Honey Bee Busy Bees stamp/die set, and made a birthday card with the daisy stamps/dies from the set... 
I LOVE daisies!  I just purchased two huge daisy plants at a local nursery, and given our 90+ degree days, here in Virginia, I'm simply trying to keep them alive right now!  I stamped, die cut and then cut some of the petals of each flower to give each daisy some dimension.  I added some stamped and die cut stems and popped up the leaves. The sentiments are from Lawn Fawn, stamped, embossed, and layered.    I added some white tonic drops for bling, fitting them all onto a mini slimline card.  Here's a close up...
Daisies make me so happy, and I love this daisy stamp/die set, happiness!!  Hope you will have a happy weekend!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Painted Flowers

I've made a card with the pretty new Simon Says Stamp Painted Flowers stamp set, from their newest Born to Sparkle release!...
I have fun making all my cards, but this one took me back to my beginning days...simply stamping to make a card!  I had every stamp off of the acetate onto acrylic blocks!  I used seven different colors of ink on the flowers and leaves. Despite the chaos, it was so...much...fun!!  I basically made a background by stamping a flower or leaf, one at a time, until the whole panel and beyond, was filled.  I then cut the panel down to fit a slimline card, and added a stamped, embossed and layered sentiment. I used versamark to stamp and black embossing powder for the sentiment.  Here's a close up...
I've added some slimline envelopes below, just for some ideas for a colored or white envelope for the card.  Hope you are having a wonderful day, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Happy Graduation!

I've made a graduation card using a couple of new Simon Says Stamp dies, and a CZ Design stamp/die set from Simon's newest Born to Sparkle release...
This is a simple card in design.  I used the Cap and Gown die set in combination with the gown die from the Class Act die set, to serve as a background for the Gown die from the first one.  I used a dark gray cardstock for the gown background as well as for the inside (bottom  piece) of the cap.  I layered the cap and gown as well as the background.  I used some rolled up adhesive dots underneath the ends of the sleeves of the gown to give them a little "life".  I stamped, die cut and layered the CZ Design sentiment, and then adhered all three die cuts to a gold embossed background, made with the Simon Halftone Background stamp.  Here's a close up...
Hope you are doing great out there....wherever you are...back in my craft room after a couple challenging weeks...back to having fun!  
Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs!! Lisa