February 28, 2018

Simon Says Anything Goes!


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Make Your Own Background Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too. This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Memory Box  Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I have an announcement to make. This is my last challenge as design team for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. I am stepping down from the commitment. So sad to go but it is time. I have really enjoyed my time as DT for the challenge blog. Great team, wonderful challenge that pushed me to think outside the box and wonderful support system. Always thankful for having me in their team. So for the my last challenge, I have used Memory Box Spring Lilac stamp set and coordinating dies to make this card.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I stamped the images from Spring Lilac stamp set on Neenah solar white cardstock using Simon’s Intense Black ink. Then I coloured them using copic markers.
  2. Using the coordinating dies, I die cut them out. ON the centre of the lilac flowers I added Nuvo crystal drops in glossy yellow and left them to dry.
  3. I die cut neenah solar white cardstock using the largest of the Wonky Stitched rectangle die from Simon.
  4. Using the Marilyn stencil from Simon, I sponged Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide ink only on the centre fading out.
  5. The sentiment from the Spring Lilac stamp set is white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut using the smallest stitched rectangle die from Simon.
  6. I made a cluster of the die cut images and sentiment and adhered it to the sponged white panel using foam adhesives.
  7. The entire panel is adhered on Sunshine cardstock base from Simon Says Stamp. The yellow base picks the yellow nuvo crystal drops on the centre of the flowers as well as the yellow sponged background and brings the card together.
  8. I added a few Clear Droplets to the card front to finish off the card.

Here are some closeups

Love the spring colours on this card. Officially for the northern hemisphere it is spring from tomorrow, right? For me it will be autumn. I love both these seasons. All the supplies used to make this card is listed below.

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New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.


If you like to pin my card on your Pinterest board, here is the image.

 Thank you so much for your support. Have a lovely week!

February 27, 2018

Time to celebrate!

Hello friends,

Hope you are having a great week. I am sharing with you a clean and simple card using Winnie & Walter stamp set and cutaway.

On this card, I used Ring in the Celebration stamp set and coordinating cutaway from Winnie & Walter.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I die cut a white cardstock using the largest rectangle die from Essentials: Katherine Cutaway.
  2. Stamped a few star images from stamp set on the background using Simon’s Fog dye ink.
  3. Then I picked one sentiment ring stamp and three other layering images from the stamp set to stamp using various coloured dye inks on white card stock.
  4. Die cut them all using the coordinating cutaway.
  5. I layered and glued them using foam adhesives with the party hat on the top.
  6. I adhered this layered circle die cuts on the white star stamped panel.
  7. This panel is mounted on Fog card base.
  8. All it needed was gold sequins.

Here are some closeups

Clean and simple and easy to mass produce. Just vary the ink colours and get brand new looking birthday card. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

February 24, 2018

Thanks! You are a Great Friend!

Hello friends. Hooray its the weekend! Saturday morning for me. A bit relaxed and  hence I sat down to blog. I want to share this card I made yesterday. This Modern Flowers die from Simon’s Friends release has been sitting on my desk for a few days. I got distracted while doing another project and this card happened! Can you relate? In the middle of making one card, I see a stamp set or a die on my table, an idea pops up in my head and I stop my first project I am working on, to get this new idea working into a card.

  1. I started with smooshing distress oxide inks on Neenah 80 pound cardstock panels. I used two shades of each colour and smooshed in layers, drying between each layer.
  2. I used the Modern Flowers card wrap die to die cut the smooshed panel out and trimmed the die cut on the flat side as it does not die cut on that side because its a wrap die.
  3. I used this die as a guide, drew around it with pencil on more neenah panels and hand cut them out. These are backing for the die cuts. If you layer just the die cuts, the intricate pattern does not allow the colours and pattern to show. And a lot of white is seen through the pattern. Hence they need a backing.
  4. I sponged all the backings with the respective distress oxide inks and adhered behind each of the Modern Flowers card wrap die cuts using glue.
  5. On a strip of white cardstock, I arranged these die cuts in rainbow order and glued them on the white cardstock strip. This allows time to arrange and move the die cuts to give equal spacing while gluing. I trimmed the excess white cardstock strip.
  6. I adhered this layered Modern Flowers card wrap die cuts on white card base and rounded the bottom corners using corner chomper.
  7. The sentiment from the You + Me stamp set is white heat embossed on two strips of black cardstock and adhered on top centre using foam adhesives.
  8. The card is embellished with Moonshine confetti sequins.

Here are some closeups

Love the intricate pattern on this die. And I want to use this die in a different way to what it was intended for. I am happy with it. Hope you like it too:)

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Pin for later reference!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!