Oh Hello Life! New Stitched Collection IN STOCK NOW!

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Hi readers! Happy Friday to you! I’m pleased as pie to be on the blog today with the one and only Amy Tan(gerine) to celebrate her brand new collection; Stitched!! What a fun collection! Be sure to check the whole shebang out HERE.

Amy made a special layout for us to share on our blog to celebrate the new collection.

Enjoy!

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The dreamy cloud paper seemed like the perfect backdrop for this layout. I began without having a photo in mind. What I really wanted to use was the gold ink since it matched the elements in my Stitched collection perfectly. It truly makes the perfect gold impression.

I used my Cuttlebug to cut out some images using the Stitched dies. (The scissors and the circle love shape) I put the clear gold text sticker (Aren’t you lovely) onto a piece of patterned paper and cut out the shape. When I combined all the elements together to make a title collage, I added some stamped images, the feather and the Hello phrase.

Using sharp, tiny scissors, I handcut the leaves and folded them a little to create some texture. Using my Fiskars fingertip craft knife, I layered the wood frame (xoxoxo) to the patterned paper (Happy Day) I attached my photo and jotted down some important details I didn’t want to forget about this dreamy moment with my little guy.

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

DIY: Canning Jar Lid Pumpkins

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Hi readers!  Happy Thursday to you!  I was recently perusing some fun fall decor projects and came across this little beauty.  So simple, and just a few ingredients but, what a fun and rustic decoration! If you’d like to make your own check out this link for a tutorial!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Canning Jar Rings
  2. Burlap
  3. Cinnamon Sticks
  4. Scissors to shape & cut the burlap leaves
  5. Burlap to tie it all together

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

Any way you want it!

As it is the last Wednesday of the month we are back with our  ‘ANYTHING GOES’ Challenge. This theme is always our most popular and it gives everyone a free reign to get creative and make whatever paper crafts item you like! Just get comfy in your crafty corner, make something, and upload it into the linky on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

As always, we’re offering a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp!

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As a special bonus for this challenge, Spectrum Noir is also giving away one lucky winner a choice of 2 sets of Spectrum Noir Pencils!
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Below are three projects created by the design team, that showcase this weeks theme! You can visit the challenge blog  to get all the details and see the amazing cards and projects that the design team has created this week. If you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! Be sure to give these talented ladies some comments!

 Created by Lols

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Lols used:

Created by Cheiron

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Cheiron used:

Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkins

Jennifer used:

So now its your turn to get crafty and join in!

 

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From: Rainbow Christmas Trees: BarbW!

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Rainbow Christmas Trees

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Hi readers! Happy Tuesday to you! I’m pleased to be back with the always awesome Laura Bassen with some fun holiday inspiration!  Be sure to check out the video Laura made for a step by step tutorial. To keep all your colors crisp when you’re blending colors like Laura, check out the Simon Says Stamp cleaner!

To make a similar card to Laura be sure to check out the Trees stencils, Stitched Slope dies, Ornaments stamps, Christmas Blessings die, and of course…. HOT LIPS! ;)

Enjoy!

Watch the video:


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From: Autumn Thanks!: Linda Tupper!
From: Love You Today, Love You Still…: Kris Budreau!
From: Autumn Appreciation: Denise Bryant!
From: Color Coordinates Recipe: LauraBean!
From: Show Us What You Made!: Magaly, JennyH, & jaydee!
From: Join the Fun! Anything Goes!: Nancy Ward!
From: Shaker Wings Card: Amanda Christensen!
From: Greatest Challenges: Michelle Yuen!
From: Color Coordinates Recipe and Village Dies with Kristina: Hoong Yip!
From: A Very Memorable Holiday: Jeanie Gregory!
From: Color Coordinates Inspiration!: Julie Pike!
From: November 2014 Card Kit Reveal: Helen Gullett!
From: Halloween Treat Boxes: Jodie West!

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

Autumn Thanks!

Hi everyone…Happy Monday! It’s Shari here with a card inspiration using some Ranger products.

I went off the rails and tried something completely different. I used several layers of painted tissue papers to build up an interesting background.

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This technique is very easy to do and a great way to learn to use the Gelli Plate. I found it really relaxing. It all starts off with some Dina Wakley paints, Tim Holtz Layering stencils, and tissue paper.

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I could see myself creating an art journal page like this too! I’ve shot a video of the process, hope you find it easy to follow.

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Hope you all have a fantastic week! Enjoy!

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