Heartfelt Thanks


Hi bloggers! Happy Sunday to you!! I’m so pleased to have the amazing Debby Hughes as a guest on our blog today! She’s cooked up some great ideas on how to use amazing STAMPtember® exclusive dies & stamps!  Enjoy!

Hello :) Debby here with a little look at a couple of Simon’s new coordinating dies and stamps. Within the STAMPtember release there are 9 stamp sets which have at least one matching die! Sets like these make it so easy to create fabulous coordinating projects.

Here’s the card I made using the Really Big Thanks Set.


I love using the negatives of die cuts, so cut the Thanks die from a panel of Basic Grey Persimmon patterned paper and foam mounted it over another of the papers from the pack. The panel is wrapped with some lovely Hemptique twine and the stamped ‘heartfelt’ added. I die cut a piece of gorgeous leaf paper from the pad using the A2 Curved Edge die and mounted that onto my card base and then popped up the panel on top. The final touch was some die cut hearts :)


Using the Gift Card Envelope die I made a matching envelope to go with the card. The envelope is die cut from more of the leaf paper and a tag added using the Tags For You coordinating stamps and die set. The Tag Sayings Stamp set is packed with great sentiments and images but also come with some staples to dress up even the simplest of tags. The white heat embossed outline and subtle diagonal stripes stamped in Versamark create interest without detracting from the stamped and die cut sentiment. The Thanks die cut is actually the one left over from my card :) The envelope is kept closed and the tags attached with more of that lovely Hemptique twine – it has a gorgeous silver thread through it :)


It’s easy to slip the twine off to open the envelope. The patterned papers are single sided so I added a little more paper to the inside flap of the envelope to give that polished finishing touch. I hope you are enjoying the STAMPtember® extravaganza here on the Simon blog! Have fun :)

Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Debby for providing such amazing inspiration!


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  1. Thanks for inspiration on using this fab die. I am waiting for it to arrive across the pond and shall definitely be using these ideas. Can’t wait for my Stamptember order to arrive!

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