Throwback Thursday – Fabulous Projects You Might Have Missed!

Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday — a trip back in time! For each throwback, we’ll be spotlighting fantastic cards and projects using products from previous releases. The new stuff is always SO fun, but think about all of those great products you’ve collected and set aside. They are STILL AWESOME! And we want to inspire you with fantastic inspiration from our creative archives.

Valentine’s Day may be over, but it’s always fun to share the love with friends and family alike. Our Friends release includes many ways to show love and appreciation, but you might remember some pretty spectacular products from last year’s Hey Love collection. In celebration, let’s take a look at some cards from our Hey Love release!

First up this project from Nina-Marie Trapani:

January '18 Simon Says Stamp Throwback Thursday - Nina-Marie Trapani

Nina-Marie created a whole slew of gorgeous cards focused around the Hey Love release and Prima Watercolor Confections. This card in particular features our You Make My Heart Smile die. The white really pops off all of that fabulous color, doesn’t it? If you’d like to see how this card (and several others) were created, you can watch Nina-Marie’s informative video HERE. And you can see Nina-Marie’s original post HERE.

Next, let’s throw it back to this stunningly sophisticated card from Jessica Frost-Ballas:

January '18 Simon Says Stamp Throwback Thursday - Jessica Frost-Ballas

In her original blog post, Jessica admitted a bit of an obsession with Simon Background Stamps, and honestly, we can’t blame her! For this card, she featured the Elizabeth Background Stamp dressed up in beautiful gold heat embossing and rich blues and greens. The gorgeous sentiment from our Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set is the perfect finishing touch.

And let’s not forget this inspiring project filled with all kinds of love from Heather Ruwe:

January '18 Simon Says Stamp Throwback Thursday - Heather Ruwe

Loads of saturated color and a pleasing grid design make Heather’s cheery Valentine’s Day card a stand-out. Our Envelope Purse Die isn’t big, but repeat it several times, and you’ve got a unique design with lots of impact. Heather added just the right contrast with her sentiment in black using the Love stamp set and Love die from our Hey Love release. Visit Heather’s original post HERE.

Our last throwback project is this stunner from Marge Yoon, and it comes from our New Beginnings release.

January '18 Simon Says Stamp Throwback Thursday - Marge Yoon

Marge gathered a pretty bouquet of flowers on this lovely card using our More Spring Flowers stamp set. Such a lovely design with a wonderful and heartfelt sentiment. You can see Marge’s original post on her Instagram feed HERE.

Did you know that we have inspiration galleries on our website showcasing project ideas for all of our releases and card kits? It’s a veritable treasure-trove of terrific ideas just waiting to inspire you, and you are invited to share your projects, too! You can find all of the Simon release galleries HERE and galleries for our monthly card kits can be found HERE. Scroll through today, and maybe you’ll find one of YOUR projects linked there!

Thanks for throwing it back with us and checking out these cool projects from four talented ladies!

Nina-Marie Trapani’s supplies






Jessica Frost-Ballas’s supplies





Heather Ruwe’s supplies




Marge Yoon’s supplies







  1. Thanks for sharing throwback Thursday. All the cards are nice especially the cheering you on card made by Jessica.

  2. I just love the 2nd card. And I have that stamp, so I can even try it out! Thanks so much for the post and ideas.

  3. A great set of cards to remind us of earlier releases…I use “you make my heart smile” all the time. Everyone who receives these cards love this sentiment. tfs

  4. Thanks for this Trowback, somehow I misted the gorgous card of Jessica and like her, I love the SSS Background stamps.

  5. These are great and it’s a good reminder to use our older stamps! Though styles and trends in card making may change, a well designed stamp is always in! :)

  6. These are all fantastic cards ladies. I ALWAYS love seeing throwbacks from previous releases. Speaking for myself, (with no income), I cannot keep up with all of the new products coming out and we don’t have time to use and enjoy all of these great sets from the past as they seem to become passé far too quickly….

  7. These cards are outstanding, especially the last card with all of the beautiful bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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