October 2014 Card Kit REVEAL!

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Hi everyone! Today is the 14th, which means it’s time to reveal the newest Simon Says Stamp card kit, “Friendship Has Its Perks!” The October 2014 card kit is super fun with coffee themed sentiments and images that are sure to “perk” you up!

The October 2014 card kit includes: “What’s Brewing” stamp set and “Coffee Cup” die from Simon Says Stamp, Khaki Ink Pad from Simon Says Stamp, BasicGrey 6×6 patterned papers from the “Grand Bazaar” collection, Prima “Coffee Break” wood icons, Mocha colored sequins, and an assortment of coordinating cardstock.

You can pick up the October card kit here for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can subscribe here. When you subscribe you will receive kits delivered to your door automatically!

To celebrate the card kit reveal, I have a card to share that uses the fun new Coffee Cup die and one of the great new sentiments from the What’s Brewing stamp set. I wanted the card to have a retro coffee diner feel to it, and I really think the Grand Bazaar pattern papers helped to achieve that!

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I love the background patterned paper that I used on this card, but it was really overpowering to the focal point of the card. To mute it down a bit and make it work on the card, I simply covered it with a piece of vellum. I love that you still get the great pattern and color, but it doesn’t compete with the stamped panel on top.

Want to see more cards created with the October card kit? Well, we have a special blog hop planned tomorrow here on the Simon blog at 8am EST to share a whole “latte” inspiration! We’ll have lots of prizes to giveaway too! See you tomorrow!

If you are a subscriber who used Paypal to purchase your subscription, please be sure to pay the invoice that we send you within 3 business days.  We have a limited number of this card kit in stock and don’t want you to miss out.  For easier and quicker monthly processing, please contact us via email or telephone and we will put your credit card on file as a courtesy for you.  Card kits bill and ship between the 17th and 24 days of every month.

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!

Art Journal Feature with Darkroom Door

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Hi everyone and happy Saturday! It’s Shari here with a special art journal feature. Darkroom Door has created two stamp sets exclusively for Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® event!

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Love these stamps, so many possibilities! The one on the left is Warm Wishes and on the right is Enjoy The Journey. I’ve used a few stamps from each set for my art journal page today. I started with the flowers by clear embossing them on my background to create a resist.

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I used some of the new Prima Arts Basic mediums to create some layers, and Dylusions sprays as paint. Once happy with my background, I stamped more of the Darkroom Door images with black ink over the top of all my treatments.

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My Dylusins inks gave me a happy surprise, my brown turned out kind of purple when applied over the Crackle Paste. Delicious!!!

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I shot a video of my process and this time I did it “live” since I used a lot of new product that needed some explanation. I’ve split it up in to two parts, Enjoy!

And on to Part 2.

I hope you like the voice format, if so, I’ll do more like this in the future.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Blog Candy Alert!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win a special blog candy from our STAMPtember stash!

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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

Stampendous STAMPtember® Inspiration + A Super Sale!

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Hi readers! TGIF! I hope you’re enjoying your week and have something fun planned for the weekend! May I suggest including something crafty? This weekend we have a special deal for you to scoop up! Use code STAMPSALE to take 50% off all stamps in this category! Great news Stampendous fans! It’s BURSTING with Stampendous stamps!!

Today we’re thrilled to welcome new guest designer to Simon, Jennifer Dove! Isn’t this card beyond gorgeous? Oh.. my… the TEXTURE! Read on to learn how to make it and see the supplies!

Enjoy!

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Using an Airbrush Machine and Copics, airbrush a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of glossy card stock to create a background paper.  Spritz with Alcohol to “marble-ize”.  Using Wired template add some faux texture to the background paper with the Copics and air compressor.  Sprinkle the background paper with Chunky white embossing enamel and heat from underneath until melted. (keep heat gun moving or you will burn paper ).  Adhere to white 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 white card stock mat.

On the back portions of layers apply tape adhesive to the left and bottom portion of the white yardstick and add Cheese cloth or white Tulle.  Apply liquid adhesive to the cheese cloth and sprinkle with glass glitter and color fragments.

Cut out flowers using a die (or just grab mulberry flowers from your stash) and add buttons and pearls to centers.  Pop up on card using foam pop-up tape.  Stamp Jumbo Butterflies using versamark pad onto glossy card stock.  Apply Detailed Copper Embossing powder and heat.  Airbrush butterflies and spritz with alcohol to give texture.  Hand cut out butterflies.  Pop up onto card using Foam tape.  Using Whisper die make texture panel.  cut in half and tuck behind flowers and butterflies  Add Pearls.  Back the whole thing with card stock to make sturdy.

Add layers to 6 x 6 easel card base.  Heat emboss using versamark and  Detailed Copper embossing powder the Stampendous Grunge stamp onto inside bottom panel.  Add other half of Whisper panel to inside and finish it off by adding a popped up flower to hold card open.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Jennifer for providing this gorgeous inspiration!

Blog Candy Alert!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win a special blog candy from our STAMPtember stash!

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

STAMPtember® Release Blog Hop Winners!

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Last Tuesday we had a blog hop to celebrate the new STAMPtember® product release from Simon Says Stamp.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the hop, click here to go to the first post. There are so many amazing cards to inspire you to get creative! ;)

Congratulations to all of the blog hop winners!

Lorell Rogers
Kathy Stacy
Carolyn Burch
Amy Gretchen
Chriss Blagrave
Michelle Leone
Dana Warren
Annette Allen
Louise Charlton
Tabitha Carroll
Kristin Fiore
Shannon Payne
Leslie Good
Iva Rai
Kristie Goulet
Mary Gray Whitcomb
Holly Endress
Monika Davis
Lindsey L

We are so excited to be sending each of these winners a selection of products from our STAMPtember® prize stash!

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Congratulations to all of the winners! We’ve emailed you!

Thank you to everyone for hopping along with us!

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!

Crafty Friends: You Can Only Find this HERE! + CLASS GIVEAWAY!

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Hi readers! Happy Thursday! It’s time for ANOTHER exclusive! This time, we’re sharing a crafty collaboration from the always awesome Hero Arts! I love this set because everyone has Birthdays and it’s great to just have a really nice sentiment set on hand that you can get a lot of mileage out of…… TA DA!

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Check out this sweet duo by the one and only Jennifer McGuire! We’re always thrilled to have this crafty SUPER STAR on our blog and today she’s sharing with us a couple of techniques in fun colors with these two cheery cards!

Enjoy & be sure to watch the video below!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Jennifer for being our wonderful guest!

Did you know Jennifer is co-teaching another class soon? That’s right, Online Card Classes will be teaching a Copic Markers for Card Makers class!

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Join Online Card Classes instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Sandy Allnock, and friends for two and a half amazing weeks filled with Copic Markers, color, and inspiration! In Copic Markers for Card Makers  you’ll learn the ins and outs of navigating Copic’s numbering system. But that’s only the beginning! You’ll also learn how to add texture to images, play with light and shadow, many methods for blending… and even hide mistakes! With 35+ videos, loads of creative techniques and examples, free practice downloads, plus lots of helpful instruction along way, this class is just what you need to get started with Copics!

Comment on this post for a chance to WIN a spot in class! If you win but have already purchased a spot, you will be reimbursed.

The winner will be announced soon, good luck!!

Congrats! Blog Candy Winner!

From: Celebrating STAMPtember® with Avery Elle and Operation Write Home: Holly Denghel!

Please email Samantha (Samantha@SimonSaysStamp.com) with your mailing address and the name of the blog you won from to claim your prize!

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