Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Simon Says Gift It!


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Clean and Simple  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Gift It 

make a gift card/bag/box, or a gift for someone special.
This week we are showcasing Clearly Besotted Products.  You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
I have used Clearly Besotted stamp set to dress up an envelope gift card holder.

Gift card holder front

The stamp I used from Clearly Besotted is called Sweet Treats. Love this stamp set. Absolutely adorable images. I simply stamped the cupcake image randomly on a watercolour panel filling in with the speech bubble sentiment also from the stamp set.  I coloured them using Zig clean brush watercolour pens. I then used one of the stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to die cut two panels. I also used the same die to cut another panel out of white cardstock. Then I took an black colour envelope, folded in half. Cut the flap in half and adhered the flap on the left side of the envelope in place. I adhered the stamped and watercoloured panel on the front and back of the folded envelope using foam adhesives. 

gift card holder bigger

I adhered the plain white panel on the inside of the folded envelope where the flap is adhered. This panel is adhered flush so one can write on it. The other side has the pocket to hold the gift card.

gift card holder inside

On the front of the card, I added a layer of vellum die cut using stitched rectangle die, The sentiment is stamped on a strip of white card stock. I also stamped the cupcake image from the stamp set on watercolour paper, coloured with Zig pens and cut it out with scissors. I adhered this on the vellum layer. I embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a collage of the gift card holder front, back and inside.

Gift card holder Collage

This gift card holder is very easy to make. Great for last minute gifts. Hope you like it. As always I have listed all the products I used to make this card below.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Monday, September 19, 2016


Hey everyone,

Hope you had/have a wonderful weekend! I managed to make a card over the weekend using new STAMPtember® release from Simon Says Stamp.

I have used Birch Tree Window and Grateful die from the STAMPtember® release along with older die from Simon Says Stamp called Songbird Branch die to make this card.

Grateful card #1

I die cut a small stitched panel using cream cardstock and Stitched Rectangle die set. Then I die cut the Birch Tree Window in the centre of the panel. I added acetate behind the panel. For the background, I sponged Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peeled Paint distress ink on watercolour paper. Then I spattered some water, dabbed the water and when dry, sponged some more of the inks. I repeated this process couple of times to build layers. I really wanted the bright ink blue on the background.

Grateful card closeup #1

I also sponged some autumn colour distress inks - Wild Honey, Craved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Crushed Olive distress inks on watercolour paper. Spattered with water and dabbed the excess out. Once dry, I used the leaves die from Songbird Branch die set to die cut several leaves from all these colours. I added these leaves on the blue sponged background panel and adhered the Brich Tree Window panel using foam adhesive to create a shaker element.

Grateful card closeup

I adhered this shaker panel on a stitched rectangle kraft panel which is adhered to the kraft cardbase. For the focal point, I die cut the bird from Songbird Branch die and sponged with distress inks Ricked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon. I also sponged a cream scrap cardstock with Espresso Distress ink and die cut the sentiment Grateful. I also die cut the outline of the sentiment using kraft cardstock. I adhered the sentiment on the outline die cut to foam adhered the entire sentiment to the card front. The bird, I adhered using foam as shown. Finally embellished with Espresso sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Grateful card flat

Love the colours on the card and CAS feel to it. Hope you like it too. As always I have listed all the supplies I used to make this card below.

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