Weekender with Wanda – Happy Trails to You!
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!
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!!!!
Aw, so cute!!!
Very cute. I love your coloring!
So cute! Love the paper and that lil critter is darling ♥
Such a great card, the background pattern is lovely! Great layout of the cards, too! Thanks for sharing!
Adorable card Wanda, love that paper!
Loving that camper! nice coloring
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
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!
A super cute card! I love the fun porcupine!
Great card – the images look so cute against the patterned paper.
I like the trailer
I like the trailer !!!!!
What an awesome card!
very cute, but my idea of camping is a nice luxury hotel with room service!
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!
Wanda’s cards are amazing. I love her use of patterned paper and color selection.
Awesome card and I love the little camper and critter. Thanks for sharing.
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!!
Awesome card. Thanks for sharing!
Fabulous card! I love the use of the floral paper.
This is just the cutest! Look at that little porcupine.
Cute card! Thank you
Love the hedgehog
Perfect coloring for s perfect card! I love pictures of your cards!
Cute card & great use of your patterned paper!
This is a really pretty card. i love everything about it.
cute card. Love the papers you used.
The card looks great, and the cute little hedgehog is so adorable.
Awww!!! Such a fun card!!!! Adorable!!!!
Sweet card, love all the fun details.
Fun card. Love that spiky hedgehog. Hugz
What a fun, cute card!
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!
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.
Really cute card!
Great inspiration. . Can’t wait to use this set. Love ❤ the PP. cheers
This is adorable! I love the colors you used as well.
Fabulous card Wanda! Tons of fun!
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the inspiration – need to use more of my patterned paper ! Very cute cards !
What lovely papers you’ve used on your cute card!
I adore tour card!!! Sooo beautiful!!!
What a fun card. I like it!
What a great card Wanda! Love that camping trailer.
Just spent a weekend in our little camper, so this cute image really speaks to me.
I have such fond memories as a kid and my dad driving all of us to California and camping out on the ocean beaches.
Fun card. Love all the layering:)