Hip Hip Hooray! STAMPtember® Starts Today!

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Hello!  Welcome to the first day of our Fifth Annual Stamptember® festivities!  We have loads and loads of surprises coming throughout the month!  New releases, exclusive collaborations, extreme inspiration, giveaways and tons and tons of fun!

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 based on our founder, Heidi’s, passion for rubber stamping. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop with stamps. For more than 10 years we have celebrated the art of rubber stamping and are working to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®” event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Welcome to the Party!  We are so thrilled to have you joining us!  We’ve loved your social media hashtag #Stamptember sneak peeks and hope you continue sharing your projects and inspiration.  You never know….there might just be more surprises to come ;)  Today, the first 50 customers who enter the coupon code PARTY on their order, will receive a free Simon Says Stamp Set of balloon wafer dies!

Here’s a word from Simon’s momma Heidi and our creative director, Shari Carroll:

New Stamps, Ink Pads, Embossing Powders, Stamp Cleaner, Stencils, Wafer Thin Dies, and even some celebratory Sequin packs are all available now!  Be sure to check out our blog each day for more surprises along the way :)  Click on the products below if you’d like to see them bigger.

Thank you for joining us in the celebration!  Comment below to let us know if you think there are any MUST HAVE products in this release.  We will select a random winner to receive an assortment of products from our Stamptember goody box stash! Stamptember-Giveaway-600x450

Founder of Simon Says Stamp. Mother of two adorable children and one dog, Simon. Lover of all things art, craft, and stamp related.

DIY: Washi Tape School Supplies

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Hi readers! Happy Sunday! Today we have a fun DIY feature by Aly Dosdall for the We R Memory Keepers blog! Are you ready for school? For many kids around the globe… it has begun! Aly Dosdall has thought of a fun way to personalize your supplies, and make the ordinary tools extraordinary!

Enjoy!

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  1. Pick your favorite washi tapes and make regular pencils FUN!
  2. Make a comfortable place to hold your eraser by adding a strip or two of washi along the center and erase those mistakes!
  3. Add a fun element to your jumbo paperclips and turn them into a nice bookmark or page marker to keep organized for the school year!

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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Aly and the WRMK blog for allowing us to share this fun DIY feature!

Coming Soon TOMORROW!!!!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Feminine Congrats

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Hi readers! How are you? Happy Saturday to you!  I always love seeing some new inspiration from the always adorable Laura Bassen. I would never have thought to combine the Written on Your Heart set with Frames in such a cool way! Her videos are constantly making me laugh and smile.  She’s got that fun little conversational style of video making that always keeps me tuned in! Be sure to check it out!

Enjoy!

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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Laura for always being such a wonderful guest designer!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Color Coordinates Recipe

Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates Inspiration recipe for you!   8.29.14 Recipe CC 600

I LOVE these colors together! I think they’re great for a new baby, a birthday or even summer celebrations!

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Fog Ink
Fog Cardstock
Sunshine Ink
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Orange Peel Ink
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Green Apple Ink
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Sea Glass Ink
Sea Glass Cardstock

I used the colors to create a Thank You card with the Simon Says Stamp Balloons and Tic Tac Toe Hearts dies.

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This card is super easy and one you can make in batches.

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I’ve shot a video of how everything comes together, hope you enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by today, have a fantastic week-end!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Share the Love Week with Winnie & Walter!

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This past week, Winnie and Walter has been Sharing the Love: featuring projects and challenges using Simon Says Stamp product as well as their own! There have been color challenges, 10 minute dash challenges, and one-layer card challenges! To complete the week, they are featuring a sketch challenge today and I decided to play along and share the love too! ;)

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Simon brand products work so well with Winnie and Walter stamps and I had such a fun time using the sketch below to design my card. I paired some of their great sentiment stamps with the Simon Says Stamp Balloon and Patterns stencils and the end result was a bright, bold engagement card!

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To create the card, I first stamped my sentiment in black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This allowed me to stencil the ink for the balloons directly over top of the sentiment without smearing anything or making the black ink look muted.

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Once I had the balloons completed, I used a black pen to add in the balloon strings and I added a couple of hearts to the bottom balloon for some added detail. I heat embossed one of them with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and inked the other with the same Picked Raspberry distress ink that I used on the other balloon.

To finish the card, I added a bit of glitter around the outside of each balloon and stamped some of the circles, dots and stars from the Winnie and Walter Big Bang Confetti stamp set around the balloons.

Make sure to stop by the Winnie and Walter blog today as well, to see what their amazing team did with the sketch and a chance to win a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

A huge thank you to Winnie and Walter for Sharing the Love with Simon Says Stamp this week!

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Stephanie Klauck
Marketing • Wife and mother of two pretty awesome kiddos • Loves to get crafty, read books and watch TV • Nascar and hockey fan • Out-going and loves to laugh!