Prima Lights: DIY Circles and Hearts Garland with Shari Carroll

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Did you know that Simon Says Stamp has battery operated light sets from Prima in the store?? I was so excited when I saw these and had to try them. Since they are LED, they stay cool to the touch so you can decorate them however you’d like!

I did a couple garlands to go with my set of lights, the first one being die cut circles. I used the Stitched Circles dies and used 5 tones of papers that go well together. Once I had all my circles die cut, I used my sewing machine to stitch them together.

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Next, I die cut some hearts from Prima papers that coordinate with the circles so I can use both garlands together. I used a Crop-O-Dile to punch holes in the hearts , then strung them onto twine.

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These lights are perfect for areas without a power supply or outdoor decorating. I’ve shot a video of how they look with and without the garland. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Thanks for coming by today, hope you have a fantastic 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

Tim Holtz Multi Medium Clipboard: Shari Carroll

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Oh how I love projects like this; it’s a little mix of everything which comes all together to form something I could display in my home or give away as a gift. There are a lot of little details that might be missed at first glance like the Crazing Medium on the photo or the hint of foil in the background or even just setting a metal frame on top of a photo. All these tiny things make a difference to me and complete the look I was going for. Using the clipboard as the base was just icing on the cake!

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Adding touches like Picket Fence Crayon to the Quote Band makes the words stand out and gives the look of enamel. A slight touch of Brushed Pewter Distress paint on a paper frame finishes the edges of a Ornate die cut frame.

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And lastly, customizing the colors of flowers to suit the style of your project are key to finalizing the look!

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I have shot a full process video where I go into detail on some of the techniques used for this project. You can view it below or on our YouTube Channel HERE. 

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Thanks for stopping by today, 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

I Need Vitamin SEA Distress Ink Watercoloring

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Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! I “eeked” with delight, when Yana Smakula showed me her design for her second monthly feature of April. Between the sweet Happy Swimmers stamped image, gold embossed Vitamin Sea sentiment, Pretty pink posh “bubbles”, “smooshed” distress ink background, and glossy accented swim mask, this card is a slice of summer themed perfection, and I can’t wait to start the season!

Be sure to watch the video, and enjoy!

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Watch the video:

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yana for this great feature!

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

Work it Wednesday April 2016

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Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to Work It Wednesday for April 2016!

In case you’re wondering what ‘Work It Wednesday’ is, let me explain:

On the last Wednesday of every month (or towards the end of the month ;)), we want to see what you’re creating! The Simon Says Stamp community is so very talented, and we want to see more of your cards and projects every month.

We thought this would be a great way for all of you to ‘stretch your creative muscles’ and share what you’ve been working on. So we’ll give you a little challenge each month, and you’ll have until the following month to share what you’ve made. Please limit entries to 3 per month.

Each month we’ll pick a few random participants to win a Simon Says Stamp grab bag!

The projects and cards that were shared for March were so great! We loved seeing all the pretty pastels in March’s challenge, and we look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.

Do you want to see all of the cards and projects that were shared for March 2016 Work it Wednesday? Check them out!

The following three participants were randomly chosen to win a goody bag from Simon Says Stamp:

Andreea Raghina!
Marie Nicole!
Rose J!

Please email samantha@simonsaysstamp.com with your mailing address and she’ll get your prize sent out to you.

Now on to this month’s challenge! Our challenge will be to use some FLOWERS in your project! Stamps, dies, ephemera, there are so many options!

Once you’re done creating, share your project below!

What are you waiting for? WORK IT! ;)


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

Show Us Your Metal On The Monday Challenge

This week on the  Monday Challenge, we’re asking you to ‘Show Us Your Metal’. You could add a metallic charm, brads, pins etc or you could use metallic card, embossing powders or pastes. There are so many products to choose from, we will be looking forward to seeing what you decide to use!

Once you have made your creation just go ahead and upload it into the linky on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!  We can’t wait to see what you make!

As always, we’re offering a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp!  All YOU need to do is join in with the challenge!

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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 Cheiron Brandon:

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Created by Macarena Ziuziakowska:

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Created by Maura Hibbitts:

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So now it’s your turn to get arty, have a rummage through your draws to find some metallic elements and join in!

Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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