Big Announcement! Create 2017 is coming in April!

create-logo_new_simon-sitting-01Want to know more about our Create Event? Tickets will be available for Sale at noon on February 1, 2017. Click here to bookmark the tickets as quantities will appear on February 1, 2017.

We are absolutely busting at the seams excited to announce that for the third time, Simon Says Stamp will be holding a two-day CREATE Event on April 28th and April 29th, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio! That’s Two FULL days of crafting and inspiration! Simon Says CREATE alongside your friends in fun-filled and action packed classes taught by the top designers in our industry. Highlighting card making, watercoloring, mixed media and so much in between, CREATE has something to tickle all of your crafty passions!

Enjoy two full days getting together with friends! Share a delightfully crafty weekend together making cards, mixed media projects, watercoloring and more. Come with a friend! A Sister! A Daughter! A neighbor! Invite a Crafty friend from across the country! Get refreshed while making art. Be inspired by over 8 hours of classroom hands on learning, 9 hours of access to make and takes, 3 hours of Live Demos by Tim Holtz, 24 hours of on site shopping, and if you know how much we love surprises, you know we’ll have loads of unexpected joys along the way!

The last 2 CREATE Events sold out quickly and space is limited. Please act fast to reserve your seat!


April 28th and April 29th, 2017
Two full days of education and inspiration.


Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Closest airport: CMH (Columbus)

Our classes will be taught by the following fabulous instructors:

Tim Holtz
As a crafter for the last 17 years, I enjoy the creative process of making things as well as play an integral part in the development and design of cutting edge products. I’ve been fortunate to have teamed up with various companies to create a signature line of products including Ranger (Distress & Alcohol Ink), Advantus (Idea-ology), Stampers Anonymous, Sizzix (Alterations), Tonic Studios, and Westminster Fibers/Coats (Eclectic Elements) to bring unique products to the market. I enjoy traveling worldwide to educate and share techniques, project ideas, and inspiration for the creative journey.

Jennifer McGuire
Jennifer is a stamping enthusiast and crafting instructor who has been sharing her love of crafting and handmade acts of kindness since 2002. In the past fifteen years, her blog, YouTube videos, publications, and classes have helped her reach thousands of paper crafters worldwide. She has been a contributing designer and worked with many companies.

With certifications in both Copic and Ranger materials and techniques, Jennifer’s expertise in card making, love of sharing, and high-energy teaching style has helped her gain a loyal following. As a natural extension of her popular blog and technique videos, Jennifer co-founded Online Card Classes with her dear friend Kristina Werner, where she has been working hard to inspire card makers for the past three years.

Kristina Werner
Since finding her love of all things paper crafting, Kristina has designed for Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, BasicGrey, and her own digital kits. She began her popular blog, K Werner Design, in 2006 to share her cards and scrapbook pages online with friends and family. This led to joining various design teams. She has also had numerous cards and pages published in Paper Crafts, Cards, and Scrapbooking Trends magazines.

Kristina is well known for her popular cards videos where she walks viewers through the creation of a handmade card. Her popular YouTube videos have been watched over 43 million times, and her Youtube channel has over 321,000 subscribers who view her videos weekly.

Dawn Woleslagle
Dawn is a professional Graphic Artist and Usability Designer with over 18 years of experience. She is the owner of Wplus9 Design—a small craft company specializing in photopolymer stamps, dies and crafting supplies.

In addition to card making, Dawn is an avid painter. She has tried several mediums, but by far, enjoys the freedom and unpredictability of watercolor. Baking, cooking, crochet and reading are among the many other artistic hobbies she enjoys.

Yana Smakula
Hi! I’m Yana Smakula (pronounced Sma-coo-la)! I am originally from western Ukraine, but now live in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve been married for a few years and together with my hubby we enjoy traveling across the world, discovering new cultures and just exploring.

My passion is cardmaking – I love trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. I’m very much into stamping and die cutting; I also enjoy creating Clean & Simple, as well as heavily layered cards!


On-site Simon Says Stamp Store (Open to the public!)

We know crafters love to shop and we’re making it even easier to purchase and test products with an on-site store. The store will feature popular brands and products! We will also have a clearance rack in the store. Ticket-holding students will have extended access to the store.

Store Hours:

Friday, April 28
Students: 8am-8pm
Public: 10am-7pm

Saturday, April 29
Students: 8am-8pm
Public: 10am-7pm

Class Schedule

Please NOTE: Schedule varies according to which Group (A or B) ticket you purchase.
The Event is 2 full days!
Note: If you plan on attending the Event with friends, be sure to purchase the same Group time slot. (A or B)
You only need to purchase 1 ticket for the event. Class times and content are the same, just opposite days.

Group A Schedule

Group B Schedule


Tickets go on sale February 1 at noon EST!
Tickets for this event will be sold as a package special (all classes for one price) of $699.99
Click HERE to purchase Group A Ticket
Click HERE to purchase Group B Ticket

Students can expect fantastic benefits:

  • Extended hours to on-site store.
  • Classes with the best instructors and designers in our Industry!
  • Live Demos with Tim Holtz
  • Lots of special prizes and gifts! The swag bag at Create is over the top!
  • Access to over 10 make and takes from various vendors
  • Loads of fabulous inspiration.

Supplies for Classes

We will supply basic essentials and kits for each project. If you have favorite adhesive, scissors, or a favorite tool, you are welcome to bring them.

We are so excited to get together to CREATE with you!

Class fees are nonrefundable. Students are responsible for for their own lodging, transportation, and food.


We recommend staying where all the action is happening!

Note: Columbus (CMH) airport is the closest airport to the event!

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Ask for the Nationwide Group Rate
that INCLUDES a breakfast buffet in the morning for two people per room!

Contact: 614.880.4300

*Mention Simon Says Stamp Create Event when booking to receive the group rate.

Book online HERE!

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Alternate Hotels: There are many hotel options in the area on Polaris Mall Parkway and Columbus CrossRoads:

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Purchase a Group A ticket or a Group B Ticket according to whichever schedule you and your friends like most. Do not purchase both tickets. Content is the same for both groups, it’s just a different timeline schedule for each.

Our customer service team is here to help! Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have. We are also available 9am-4pm Weekdays to take your calls 614-596-2220.

Whether you have a ticket to class or would like to come and shop in the store, everyone is welcome!

We are so excited to get together to CREATE with you!

Heidi Crowl
Founder of Simon Says Stamp. Crazy in Love with my hubby and life partner, Mommy of two fun(ny) kiddos, forever mom to our pup Simon who sadly passed over the Rainbow bridge, and a new mom to our family protector German Shepherd. Lover of all things art, craft, and stamp related. Goofball at heart.
  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! Our family is from the Columbus area so maybe one of these years we can make the trek up from FL :-)

  2. Sold out in less than an hour and my friend could not get a ticket.’the hotel is sold out so no rooms there!

  3. If only but being international it’s not possible. Is there anyway of having on online version for those who can’t attend?

  4. Oh my what a wonderful event this will be! Would love to be there maybe if there is another one in the future! Have fun!

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