Summer School with Debby Hughes!

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Simon Says Stamp Summer School!

Today’s lesson is brought to you by the talented and amazing Debby Hughes!
For this lesson, Debby shows us how to take an inspiration piece found on the internet and use it to inspire a card design. We’ll share what inspired her as well as her process as she created her cards. Get ready to be inspired! ;)

Debby here with a project based on a little Pinterest inspiration to get you in the summer spirit!

Browsing around Pinterest I came across this wonderful letterpress print on one of Cristina’s Pinterest boards and thought it was just shouting out for the latest Simon Says Stamp exclusive dies from the Summer Release. :)

Shop the supplies:

To start out I cut several of the dies in a lovely bright green and played around with the arrangement.

Once I was happy with their placement I glued them down. Then I cut the dies out again from a gorgeous blue and deep green and enjoyed jigsaw piecing the colors together, gluing as I went along. Very therapeutic!

Finally I stamped a sentiment on a small white panel with a thin strip of deep green to accent it and mounted it with foam adhesive. The colors are so bright and fresh and the dies so beautiful that this card is perfect for a summer birthday.

I also played around with a slightly different layout of the dies for another card.

And finally I lined an envelope in a toning green paper as the finishing touch.

I hope I’ve inspired you to give your die cuts some love and make a summery card :)
I know we’re inspired by these amazing cards and we sure hope you are too!
A huge thank you to Debby for being a part of the Summer School event with her gorgeous Pinterest inspired cards and her amazing talent!

Thanks for visiting today! See you in class tomorrow!

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  1. Nice job of arranging your dies, and then re-arranging them again. Love the colors you used for summer brightness.

  2. Thank you for sharing how to make these beautiful cards. Love the look of them and know I would enjoy making some of my own. Beautiful.

  3. Such a vibrant, refreshing card. Love the colors, layout, and technique for creating the embellishments.

  4. This whole card is therapeautic. The colors are so fresh and a delight to the eye. Love it’s freshness. T xx

  5. I really like those colors. I never would have thought they would look this good. I am color challenged. Fortunately my friend, Jean is not and helps me a lot. Beautiful cards. Thank you.

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