Creative Uses with Debby Hughes

Hi readers! Happy Thursday to you! I hope you’re having a great week! I’m pleased to be back with this month’s feature with Debby Hughes showing us even more creative ways to use Simon Says Stamp exclusive products!



Hello, Debby here and yes, it’s time for another ‘creative uses’ post! I’m starting with this card using one of the dies from the Butterflies set cut from Sea Glass cardstock. No creativity there, but by adding those lacy wings, this clean and graphic butterfly set all of a sudden becomes soft and dreamy. Those lace wings …. they are one of the sheer overlays for the dress in the Princess set! I white heat embossed them twice onto vellum and cut them out. However, the images are both the same – ‘right wings’ in effect. But as these are on vellum, by flipping one set over and using the back of the vellum you get a ‘left wing’ and can still see the white embossing through the vellum. By the time I’d added a liberal covering of Stickles Star Dust glitter glue any apparent differences between the two wings disappeared :D A few Doodlebug enamel dots became the butterfly body and hid the join between the two wings.


After being on a water colouring kick for the last wee while I’m now falling in love all over again with my white embossing paste as a background and I love the small patterns within the Balloons Patterns stencil set. I went with a simply stamped sentiment from the Butterflies Friends set stamped in Smoke ink.



OK, don’t kill me for this one! I know it’s not Christmas for aaaaaaaages, but I also know a lot of people make Christmas cards all year round. So when I was looking at the summery Scribble Flowers set and saw not only flowers but cute snowmen then I had to go for it! The scribble lines add just the right amount of character to this guy :) I stamped two of the flowers in black on their matching die cuts, for the eyes I cut the flower center piece from the die set and added black enamel accents for the pupils. The carrot nose is the tip snipped from a Mini Star cut from Burnt Orange. To embellish I added the scarf from Stylish Simon and the hat from Furry Christmas both of which I added colouring with Copics. The snow banks are cut using the A2 card curved edge die and then foam mounted on a panel covered with some Lawn Fawn paper from their petite paper pack.


For the sentiment I used the fabulous Thought Bubble die and stamped the ‘Happy’ from the matching set. The die cut ‘Christmas’ is from the previously released Merry Christmas set cut from card coloured in an ombre pattern with Copics. Phew! I did add a little Distress Stickles in clear rock candy to the snow banks and side of the snowman too just for a bit of rustic sparkle.

Well, that’s me for this month. I hope you enjoyed my little look at stretching your supplies :) Until next time!


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Debby for continuing to inspire us to STRETCH our supplies!!

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  1. Love the butterfly card, but eeeeek I just survived the Polar Vortex and it is still too soon to see snowmen even when they are cute.

  2. The butterfly card is simply stunning! Love the creativity in seeing a snowman in the scribbles – very cute card. Thank you Debby for sharing with us.

  3. Beautiful butterfly card – so soft and delicate. Christmas is fun any time of the year! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. OMG … snowmen are my favorite and I love how you transformed a flower stamp set into a snowman. Awesome!!!

  5. Wow, love seeing what make…outside the box thinking & more for your bucks too. Thank you for sharing ……..

  6. The butterfly is so soft and pretty. Never would have thought to use those scribbles for a snowman. Very original and keeps me cool on a hot summer day!

  7. Love the butterfly! How clever to come up with that idea. Always great to find ways to stretch our supplies. The snowman is cute, too.

  8. Wow! What a creative way to use the Scribble Flowers stamps….your snowman is so adorable and Christmas is my favorite time of the year so it’s fun to see holiday cards all year round! Your Butterfly card is also so BEAUTIFUL….I love your creative style Debby! Thanks for sharing…have a wonderful day! ;)

  9. Frist off, there will be no “killing” – LOL. Just profuse admiration at your wonderful creativity :)

  10. Oh I just can’t think about Christmas just yet but I love the googly eyes on the snowman. I already follow by email.

  11. Awesome cards! I love the butterflies on the first one and the whimsical snowman on the second.

  12. I am so impressed that someone would think of using the scribble flower die and stamps to make a snowman.

  13. Awesome cards here. I love the butterflies, it´s soooo gorgeous and always useful for any occasion. Thanks sooo much to Debby for all her great tips and ideas again.

  14. Lovely stamp stretching ideas, makes me wish i wasnt at work and could go and play with my stash

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