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Simon Says: You’ve Got The Edge


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

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

This week the challenge is:

You’ve Got The Edge 

We would like you to focus on the edges of your creation and add some interest to them, You could use die cut borders, distressing, embossing, inking, stitching or any other way to draw your eye to the edges of your project. we will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!

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


This week’s theme inspired Beulah Bee to consider the distinctive edge found on postage stamps. She created a collection of handmade stamps using a variety of materials including Uchi’s Design Stamp Embossing Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Things rubber stamps and Prismacolor Colored Pencils. She decorated an Idea-ology Notebook Worn Binder to display them in using the Correspondence Stamp SetIdea-ology Snippets and the Hero Arts Legacy Lowercase stamp set.

Andrea used flowers and stitching to give a nice edge to her Grateful Girl card.  She used lots of dies to bring her card together, including Seth Apter’s Coffee Ring, Reverse Confetti’s Grateful, Thankful, Blessed and Tim Holtz’s Trellis.

Anna-Karin made a layout this week, with lots of different kinds of edges; a stamped transparency, stars die cut with Tim Holtz Star Cluster die, and Wrought Iron Dresden borders by Prima.

Barbara is always fascinated by the sea! She created a Mini Framed panel mixing Tim Holtz Watson  and Tim Holtz Sea life stamps. She highlighted the edge with  Stampendous GOLD LUX MIX Micas and Glitters and Prima Marketing Metallique Wax Vintage Gold.


Cathie played with a new color combination and created this pretty card using the Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks and PaperArtsy’s Jofy 32 stamp sets.The flowers are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Emma used Grit Paste coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to give her the perfect rusty finish to the edge of her “arty” panel which she completed with images from the Dapper Stamp Set.

Kath made a Burlap frame for her Idea-ology Paper Dolls Family Canvas with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alterations Trellis Frameworks Die cut from Idea-ology Textured Surfaces and Memoranda Paper Stash

Lols made a card using a Paper Artsy Zinski Art 06 and Zini 01 Mini Rubber Stamp Sets to make a whimsical card. She replicated the zig-zag design on the stamps in the stitching and then used a Paper Distresser to create more interest along the edge.

Macarena comes with a Home Sweet Home card today. She made a kind of frame using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Pipelines Bigz die. She gave some vibrancy with the deep Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Ink and for the soft watercolor background she used Tim Holtz Mosaic stencil.


Maura got edgy with steampunk, framed her canvas using Tim Holtz’s Ruler Pieces, and added some Prima Vintage Art Decor Medallions using the moulds and Prima’s Paper Clay. 

Meihsia made a mixed media card this week with distressed and sewed edges. She colored and stamped the background of the card with Tim Holtz Oxide Reinkers and Oxide Ink Pads.

Sandra made a birthday card and went a little of the edge with the Pediments die. It’s painted black with the Black Paint Dabber to get some extra structure and went over it with Old Silver Metallique Wax.

Zoey made this tag with acrylic paints and used Tissue Tape and Tim Holtz paperdolls to decorate it. She used left overs die cuts to add interest to the corners of this tag

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

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Winner and Spotlights for the Distress It Challenge


We have 4 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Distress Challenge!

#12 Kati: Lols says: Kati made a beautiful box, album and card set for a baby girl. The whole design of this is so pretty and a perfect gift set!

#21 Cheetarah: Andrea says: I love the way this art journal page turned out.  It is such a totally unique and original pairing of different types of images.  I particularly like the combination of colors and how they create such a striking backdrop for the scene.

#27 Irit Shalom: Meihsia says: Irit created a gorgeous mixed media project with many fantastic elements and a beautiful color scheme. I love all the beautiful details on this steampunk altered box. Great design!

#55 Sarascloset: Macarena says: This panel stole my heart. I love everything about it but what I love the most is the texture. The one on the biggr panel is amazing and really looks like a bark, what an excellent effect! The mix of soft blue and green on the smaller panel is fabulous and the finish with yellow fabric butterfly is absolutely stunning. Love this project!


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


Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations Evelyn Quast aka My Right Sided Brain 

Evelyn made this gorgeous distressed birthday 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!


Lols and the DT