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Simon Says: Inspired By A Song


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Stencil It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to use a song as inspiration for your project

Inspired By A Song 


As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love


Alison’s: song choice was “I Won’t Send Roses” from the musical Mack and Mabel. The romantic bitter-sweet lyrics inspired this gentle springtime creation.  It’s made with layered tags, a standard #8 tag over the Dylusions #12 Mixed Media tag – and lots of mixed media… Distress Inks and Oxides, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints with the fabulous PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze, Tim Holtz’s new Botanical background stamp and Garden Greens Thinlits, and of course the Paper Doll who’s receiving the sad news that there won’t be any roses!

Andrea’s notebooks with lots of layers and flaps were inspired by the Avett Brothers’ “True Sadness” that talks about the hidden layers of people’s lives.  She used the We R Memory Keepers Cinch tool, Inky Antics’ Square Lift-Up Flaps dies, Kaisercraft’s Stargazer stamps and Jane Davenport’s Mermaid Markers.

Anna-Karin knew exactly which song to be inspired by for this challenge, We Will Rock You by Queen, which is her youngest’s favorite song. The big letters were die cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Billboard die and the metallic sheets were embossed with the Paper Airplane and Diamond Plate texture fades.

Barbara was inspired by the Disney song ‘Under The Sea’ from The Little Mermaid movie. She used to create her card Tim Holtz Sizzix Seashell Bigz Die, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sea life set and Rangerink Perfect pearls.

Cheiron was inspired by the song ‘Empire State of Mind’ by Alicia Keys and Jay-Z.  She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Metropolis and Snowglobe 2 Thinlits dies to create her New York City scene along with Distress Resist Spray to create her starry sky.

Emma was inspired by Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World and she created a tag using the Globe die, together with red roses from the Floral Collage Paper to depict the words from the song.

Kath created an Art Journal Page inspired by a favourite Abba song “I Have A Dream, A Song To Sing” using Distress Oxide inks, Tim Holtz Layering Stencils, Idea-ology Type Lower, Block Lower Foam Stamps and Alphanumeric Thinlits for the title and included Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy as a reminder of the feathered friends in her garden who definitely have a song to sing and usually at 4.00am in the morning.

Lols was inspired by Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard and made a luggage tag for her next trip to the Bahamas!  She used a Tim Holtz Beach Side Order Die and Embossing Folder Set to create a desert island scene. She used Distress Oxide Inks to colour the background and die cut the elements from Simon’s Exclusive Glitter Card.

Macarena was inspired by immortal Elvis using as a background frame the newest Simon Says Stamp Heart Stream die, colored it with Prima Marketing Oil Patels and distressing one of the Tim Holtz Baseboard Frame.

Maura was inspired by the song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, to make her girly art journal page, using Art Impressions Dancers set, Paper Artsy Candy Floss and Orchid chalk paints, Prima Watercolor Classics, and lots of Paper Artsy Infusions like A Bit Jaded.


Meihsia created a mixed media tag inspired by ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love on Me” using Sizzix Lumber 3D Fades Embossing Folder for the texture on the background and embellished with Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splats Thinlets Die.

Sandra was inspired by the song Diamonds of Rihanna and used the Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds stamp from the new Sending Sunshine release with White Embossing Powder and colored the background with Green Man, Blackcurrant and Slime Infusions.

Zoey used Simon Says Stamp Clear Make your Mark and Paper Artsy Ellen Vargo 06 Eclectica 3  stamp sets to decorate this grungy looking tag. She also had fun playing with Paper Artsy Infusion and Ranger’s Distress Paint all while listening to one of her instrumental favorite song…

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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Winner and Designer Spotlights for the Stencil Challenge!


We have 6 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Stencil Challenge!

#36 La Stanza Creativa di Lisa – Barbara says: Lisa created a magical canvas with a lot of layers , stencils and  a fabulous color palette! Her project amaze me and stroke my heart, the picture she added is fantastic creating a perfect match with other elements!

#38 Kate’s Scrap Yard – Maura says: I love Kate’s beautiful art journal/scrapbook layout of her sweet girl. The colors are rich and glowing and she’s used a lot of fun embellishments like lace, thread and done a wonderful job of using stencils to create her background. Love it!

#75 Veanar – Kath says: I love the two cards that Veana created with beautiful layers of texture and the crackle paste background sets off the bright and colourful flower die cuts perfectly.

#101 Lucy – Sandra says: What an amazing 3D mansion, and the tutorial about how to achieve the incredible stone effect is fantastic! Love all the techniques that went into this gorgeous house.

#119 Greyson – Maura says: I have to give a big shout out to Greyson, who is only five, and made the most adorable bear family card for his dad for Father’s Day! His stenciled clouds are lovely, and his bear coloring is awesome! I know his dad will be thrilled with his card!

#120 Sylwia-eR – Sandra says: What a gorgeous card, the background is amazing and love the dimension of the bubbles in the back. The girls are so cute and love the colors!


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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
Good Luck to all!


Here are your random numbers:


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The lucky girl is Ann Chuang Crafts!

and this is Ann’s beautiful card!


Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!


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