Birthday Scratch Off Card!

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Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by today! Nichol Magouirk is our special lovely and talented guest today, and she’s made a gorgeous and fun scratch off Birthday card using our September 2016 Card Kit! Are you a subscriber? Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and a big thanks to Nichol for being our special guest!

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

Weekender with Wanda – Taylored Expressions Wildflowers!

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Welcome back to another edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Happy to see you here today – and happy weekend! It’s the last weekend before September and my studio is quickly transitioning over to Autumn crafting. It’s still warm, and there are still lots of flowers in our yard, but I can feel the light changing and I can feel the cool morning breezes too. My card for today is sort of a seasonal transitioning card. Pretty wildflowers, in muted tones of gold, purple and olive green for Fall. Today I’m featuring stamps from one of our favorite companies – Taylored Expressions! One of the stamp set lines they make are beautiful bouquets. And each bouquet stamp has a perfectly matching die! Gotta love that too! CLICK HERE to see them all!

One quick note about Weekender with Wanda! Stamptember starts next weekend so there will be a break in my column for the next month as we celebrate with all kinds of festivities! But, don’t worry, I’ll be back soon!

I chose the pretty Wildflower Bouquet stamp set and die and created a sweet birthday greeting. I colored the image with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush Markers on watercolor paper. Here is the finished card.

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I started with a nice white card base. Then I layered yellow cardstock. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and then made it into a frame using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies. When I put the card together I used foam tape to raise the frame up from the background layer. This creates a good focal point for the bouquet.

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I stamped my image and die cut it out using the matching die. I used Kuretake Clean Color Brush Markers to color the flowers and the pretty jar vase. The brush markers have such a nice small tip on them – makes it very easy to get into the small spaces of this image. I used water to soften the color and create a watercolor effect. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to watercolor!

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I tied a pretty little twine bow around the jar and then attached the jar to my card using more foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a small Stitched Circle Die. The background was created by lightly water coloring with Broken China Distress Ink and clean water. I thought it needed just a tiny bit of color behind the main image.

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This image would be really pretty in pinks and reds too…hmmm. Maybe I should have made another one! And, this is a good card sketch layout to remember for when you have one focal stamp. As I’ve been known to do…I added a few enamel dots to complete my card. Do you think I should buy stock in enamel dots? LOL!

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Thanks for visiting with me today! Get ready, because STAMPTEMBER is coming soon! Hooray! Lots of celebrations are on the way!

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Wanda Guess
Creative Team • Enjoys photography, crafting, and coffee • Loves to spend time with friends laughing!

Color Coordinates: Manly!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! It’s Shari here with yet another Color Coordinates. I finally put together a great set of colors perfect for the men in your life. These colors will work from young teen to adult.

I’ve kept my card simple with no frills by using hexagons from the Perfect Shapes Stamp set and my five colors of ink: WillowCaribbean BlueFossilOrange Peel and Sparrow.

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I’ve stamped the 4 different sizes of hexagons in each ink color, cleaning off the largest one to get another colors in. I ended up stamping extra pieces to fill in here and there.

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I also die cut the Painted Thanks twice and glued them together to create a sturdy piece that I could suspend across the color hexagons.

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I have put together a quick video that you can watch below or on our YouTube channel.

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I hope you all have a fantastic crafty weekend!

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

A Jump For Joy Slider Card

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Hi friends! Happy Thursday AND Happy Lawn Fawn RELEASE day! The super sweet & talented Kelly Marie Alvarez made some gorgeous inspiration with the brand new Jump for Joy stamp & die set that is available NOW! Don’t forget to watch the video and enjoy!

Watch the video:

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Want to know the exact Copic Markers Kelly used to color?

Y35, 38
YR18, 15
E31, 34
R24, 29
E23, 25, 27
R20
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Thanks so much for stopping by and a BIG thanks to Kelly for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to be our special guest for Lawn Fawn reveal day!

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

Starry Night Cityscape Art Journal Layout

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Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! I’m so pleased to welcome back special guest Vicky Papaioannou to our blog as a guest today for another Art Journaling installment that just blows me away! Wow! The sentiment was compiled with some thickers from Vicky’s stash, the gorgeous background was made of Tim Holtz Distress Paint, and the cityscape is compiled by the Urban Scribble set by Stampendous! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Thanks for reading, and thanks to Vicky for being our guest!

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