Introducing What Would Kelly Make Feature + Work it Wednesday October 2016!


Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! My goodness, can you believe it’s the last Wednesday of the month? I sure can’t! I’m very excited to share the first in a new cardmaking series called What Would Kelly Make? We’ve teamed up with the fantastic Kelly Latevola to bring you this different (and hopefully fun!) card making series! We hope you love it!

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Hello Crafters! Today we have something brand new for you and I hope you’re excited as we are!

We are launching a new series called “What Would Kelly Make?” The premise is to mix a bit of new and old with a challenge. I will be mailed a few parcels to choose from. Once I decide on a parcel I have to use it in it’s entirety. It’s kind of like those makeover shows were you have to choose the hair, makeup, and clothes from one designer but you can’t mix and match :)

Once I’ve decided on the stamps I’ll also be showcasing a technique. Being a Copic colorist my videos can tend to be a bit longer I know. In order to make it easy for everyone each What Would Kelly Make feature will include two videos. A short one that shows just the technique and a longer one which shows the completion of the whole card. This way you can choose which option works best for you!

We would also love your feedback so please don’t hesitant to share some techniques you would love to see!

For today’s card these Sugar Skulls spoke to me immediately and I couldn’t ignore them. They are just stunning with the chrysanthemums in the background. I just love when a card turns out exactly like you pictured it don’t you?

Whichever video you choose to watch I hope you enjoy it and maybe learn a little something too!

Watch the technique video:

Watch the full card video:

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Kelly for being our special guest! Be sure to tune into our blog every last Wednesday of the Month for this special feature!

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….and now to WORK IT! workitwedbanner

Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to Work It Wednesday for October 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 September were so great! We loved what you made, 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 September 2016 Work it Wednesday? Check them out!

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

Susanne Vargas!
Renuka Chavan Singhal!
Tina Pavlovic!

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 the a Simon Says Stamp branded product! It can be stamps, dies, stencils, cardstock, ink, card kits…. the sky is the limit!

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

What are you waiting for? WORK IT! ;)


  1. WOW! I thoroughly enjoyed this technique video. I am absolutely thrilled this will be a regular thing. Kelly your card is amazing and I love how you talk about the colouring with copics and water colouring explaining as you go. It makes me itching to give things a try. Have a most lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

  2. Kelly’s work is so impressive and I love her videos! I would always watch how she completes a project and am inspired to get my Copics out and give them a try! I bought them when they first came out and didn’t understand how to get them in color families for blending. So, they sit in a box but I am always awed by what they can do and really need to see what I have and add to the colors so I can create! Thanks so much to Kelly for all that she creates and shares!

  3. Huge fan of the new feature with Kelly! Always so inspired by her awesome cards and fabulous coloring! I’m really loving this sugar skull paired with the flower background! Wow!

  4. I really love the first of “What Would Kelly Make?” Being rather impatient, I started by just watching the shorter technique video–but also being extremely curious, I had to watch the longer video to see how it all came out!!! I enjoyed both videos and I also learned from them! Your first card is a great success! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  5. Wow, what a vivid and amazing card!! The coloring is perfection and I am continually amazed at how well Copics work. I tried them, but I could never achieve the basics so I gave up. I loved both of the videos – I preferred the longer one since I learned so many useful tips. But the short one was extremely helpful so you can’t go wrong either way! :)

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