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Simon Says: Tear It Up


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

Thank you for joining us for the Stitch Up and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to tear something and add it to your creation!

Tear It Up

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


Suman made a panel using Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Visual Artistry and Papillon Butterfly stamp sets and Primary Ebony Embossing Powder

Andrea tore up paper strips and pictures to make this journal spread.  She used Donna Downey’s Dandelion Pods stencil, Stencilgirl’s Pixels stencil, and Tim Holtz’s Halftone and Rings stamp set.

Anna-Karin made a winter tag this week, using torn tissue tape as well as torn pieces of paper. The snowman comes from Tim Holtz’s Tattered Christmas set, and is layered on both real and a stamped wood slice.

Barbara has created a panel to decorate  her home tearing the edges of paper. She used  Tim Holtz idea-ology Christmas Paperie, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas classicRanger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Garden Patina and Tim Holtz Sizzix Festive Greens Thinlits Die.

Cathie created a card featuring her favorite winter character, a snowman! She used Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints and several different Mini Holiday Greens, Holiday Greens and Mini Paper Snowflakes for added elements. The pretty shiny pieces were created using Spring Green, Red and Silver Deco Foils.

Emma created a vintage style panel using torn paper from the Christmas Paper Stash before adding ripped edges and torn corrugated card. She also added layers of ephemera pieces, holiday greens and a Christmas Paper Doll to complete her project.

Kath made a Winter Wonderland Wall Hanger creating snowbanks from torn TimHoltz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits and decorating with die cuts from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Home For The Holidays, Winter Wonderland and Garden Greens Thinlits

Lols made a Christmas card using a Tim Holtz Snowglobe Die Set she tore strips of white card to resemble snowdrifts.


Macarena made a wedding/anniversary card with flowers made out of a baby wipe and Spellbinders Rose Creation die. The background and the frame were stamped with SSS Abstract Triangles, embossed with SSS Embossing Powder White Fine Detail and colored with Paper Artsy Infusions. She teared up the inside of the frame using Tim Holtz Crowded Attic paper.

Maura was inspired by a sticker she got after voting. Dina Wakley’s Media Journal was just right to work in, along with Dina’s Positive Women Stamps, Carabelle Studio Inspire, Dream, Hope stamps by Birgit Koopsen, and the WOW! Go Figure stamp.

Meihsia created a mixed media holiday tag with torn corrugate paper using Idea-Ology Textured Surfaces and decorated it with Tim Holtz Remnant Christmas Rubs.

Sandra used a teared up piece of paper as a stencil with Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum to add layers of snow onto her Christmas card. She also used the Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum with a stencil she created with the Winter Wonderland die set to add falling snow.

Zoey used Distress Paint and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Great Outdoors to create this ATC

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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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.


Spotlights and winner for It’s a Stitch Up



We have six artists in the Designer Spotlight for the It’s a Stitch Up Challenge!

#17 Stamping & Scrapbooking with OneCreativeCat – Anna-Karin says: This stitched felt fox is adorable. I love the colours of the fox with the grey and cream, and a few pink details. The hand-stitching is really great and so are the special details such as the scarf.

#67 Maggie – Macarena says: This trio of ATCs is soo pretty and interesting. I love the way Maggie joined different patterns of papers by stitching them together using various stitch styles. Love the patterns which works so perfectly together and the splashes of black and white give some character to the set. Great work!

#70 Rahmat – Zoey says: WOW this card is outstanding! Wish I had Rahmat’s patience! She hand sew all the sequins into this beautiful card, I am amazed! This is so far one of my favorite Christmas card! Well done!

#112 Pretti D – Emma says: Preeti has created such a beautiful work of art full of texture, detail and stunning layers! I adore the colours she’s used and the vibrancy of the whole project, creates such an impact…it’s just stunning!

#143 Mini-Album a Schede – Meihsia says: I love this gorgeous creation with all the beautiful details and vintage elements. The stitching and all the embellishments on this piece are fantastic! Great design!

#145 Ma-Mi – Andrea says: I really was impressed with the total non-traditional color palette of orange for the holidays and I adore the clever detail that was given to each and every tree.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

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We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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


Here’s your random number:

Congratulations Bunny! Below you can see Bunny’s pretty Christmas tags.



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!

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin and the DT