Weekender with Wanda – Happy Trails to You!

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Greetings and Happy Saturday creative people! I’m back with the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp blog! This week went by fast! Whew, I feel like it was just Saturday a minute ago. We are super busy around here lately! Did you love the new “Among the Stars” release this week? And what about the awesome blog hop? I have to say that this new release spoke to me right away. As soon as I got my box in the mail I started stamping! I hope you bought some fun things to play with too. Remember, as always, to tag your card photos on social media so we can see your beautiful projects with the new release!! (#simonsaysstamp and #sssamongthestars)

Today I’m featuring stamps from one of our favorite companies – Taylored Expressions! I’m also using a brand spankin’ new paper pad that’s perfect for summer camping cards and scrapbook layouts. It’s from Carta Bella and it’s called The Great Outdoors. I know a lot of you like to camp, fish and travel in the Summer – so this one’s for you!

I used the SUPER cute stamp set called Happy Trails. It also has matching dies. I started with a cream card base in A2 size, horizontal. I used cream instead of white since the paper has a cream tone to it . I layered a piece of kraft cardstock and then the pretty floral paper from the paper pad. Next I stamped and die cut all my images. I stamped the trees and the sentiment directly onto the focal layer.


I love patterned paper! I have tons of it at my house. I love to use lots of different patterns from the same pad. Here I’ve cut a couple of little accent strips to add a pop of texture and color. I used my Copic Markers to color the camper to match the paper.


The stamp set has cute little trailers and critters with it, and a funky station wagon too. It’s really fun. I used one of the critters as a happy addition to my card. There is a porcupine, a skunk and a bear.


I stamped my porcupine and colored him – then I cut a circle around him using the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stitched Circles dies.


Lawn Fawn cord is a great tie in with the nature theme. Some pretty red enamel dots add one more pop of color and shine. I think it’s important to have different layers of textures on my cards and love to play around with twine, metal and dots/sequins too.




Happy Trails to you, until we meet again! Happy Summer, Happy Weekend and Happy Everything! I will see you soon – right back here next weekend!


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  1. I too love pattern papers, and I think they bring colours, charm and life to the card. This cute trailer stamp card is soo adorable. I love the trees and the little porcupine for that wild effect!!!!

  2. its a really cool card – it looks very busy with so many different colours and things happening, but it comes together very well! im inspired

  3. Aaack, that camper/trailer is just too cute! Looks like I may just have to add it to my “never ever gonna end” wish list! lol!

  4. What a darling card!! That little hedgehog is so sweet that I just want to pick him up and hug him!! Great scene and love the patterned paper you chose!! TFS!

  5. Love the camping theme! This is a must have set for me! We spend lots of time fishing and being at the lake. Super cute card!!

  6. Very cute! Love the camper & the wonderful coloring. We just got back from a long wknd camping & didn’t see even one porcupine, thank goodness!

  7. What a fun card! I, too, have a passion for patterned paper and can’t stop collecting it. I love the paper you used, and your coloring of the stamped images is fabulous! That hedgehog is too cute.

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