Weekender with Wanda – Peace Card!

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Hello everyone! Happy Saturday! Today I’m so very excited to share my new feature with you – it’s called “Weekender with Wanda!” I’ll be here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog every week on one designated day of the weekend! We are going to have lots of fun! I will be showcasing products from different companies and sharing new techniques. I hope you will join in with me every week as we stamp and hang out together. What do you think of my fun cartoon?

Today I am featuring more awesome new products from the latest Simon Says Stamp release – Create Joy. I posted a few cards already using the new holiday stamps and dies, but I really wanted to feature the “Big Peace” die and share that with you. I made a Christmas card in traditional shades of red and green. I gave it a vintage feeling with distress inks and some nice plaid paper from the Tim Holtz Christmas line for 2015. This would be a great masculine card I think. Let’s get started!



Here is a close up of the beautiful Rylynn Snowflake Die! I die cut it out of watercolor paper and then inked it with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. Then I covered the entire piece in Rock Candy Glitter to make it sparkle.



I die cut the “PEACE” die out of watercolor paper. I wanted it to look old and vintage, so I sponged Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks onto the paper. Then I took a water brush and gently swirled some water around to blend the colors together. Once that was dry, I used the Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool and a Distress Marker to add brown splatters. Once that part was finished, I mounted it onto some bright red card stock. I think this is so striking – love the red!



I used the Big Add-Ons stamp set to stamp my sentiment onto a piece of cream cardstock, then I mounted it onto the card with foam squares. This stamp set works perfectly with the Big Peace and the Big Joy dies and stamps. I really like how traditional this feels with the bright red and the darker green. One tip for making your vintage projects – stamp in brown ink instead of black!



I’m really looking forward to sharing and visiting with you every week! Leave me some comments and let me know if there is something specific you would like to see featured, and I’ll start a list. I will pull one winner from the comments for a Simon Says Stamp Grab Bag! I’ll announce the winner on next Saturday’s post, so you have all week to leave your comment. Have a great weekend!


  1. I love this holiday card! I’m a pretty new card maker so I’m looking for ways to make better use of my small stamp collection. I don’t have a huge stash so I especially like seeing posts like this that show ways to make my own embellishments, I love this rock candy glitter! I also like seeing tips on different card folds and techniques. I really appreciate hearing from those more experienced then myself in regards to which products & supplies they recommend. I’ve been watching Jennifer McGuire’s videos of her favorite things and I’m finding it really helpful to compile my crafty wish list. Thanks so much, love all the FB & blog posts!

  2. I know this is “closed” at this point; I missed it somehow in all the flurry of taking care of 25 little new babies around here. LOL But, I wanted to tell you Wanda, I am DELIGHTED to see that you will be featuring products….it WILL help us get acquainted with the SSS store more! THANK YOU for this FUN FEATURE! I look forward to seeing what you’ll be showing us! ;)

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