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. Love the vintage look of your card…not too much, just right. More tips on using watercolor is something I would like to see in the future. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects

  2. Wanda,congrats on your weekly spot! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your beautiful cards! I’d love some tips and tricks posts from you!

  3. My weekends just got brighter! So happy to see you here, Wanda! Love your adorable cartoon logo! And your card? Amazing! Gorgeous combination of colors and elements! ♥

  4. Weekends with Wanda! YAY! Love it! How about picking an ink color, say green for instance, and showing us a card that share,s the differences in the various Tim Holz greens, or Simon Says blues, etc.?

  5. Wanda always amazes me with her talent! Love your card. Neat vintage look. Love the plaid and traditional colors. Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. The Christmas card is awesome! You asked about what we would like to see – I “soak up” every technique and card idea I see, so bring them on!

  7. I love everything about this card and the colors are outstanding, It is simple but says a lot.. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  8. This is really pretty Wanda. I do love that “peace” die. But most of all I love the plaid background. I have loved plaids since I was a little girl. Thanks so much.

  9. Weekends with Wanda–what a fab idea! I love Wanda’s design/color/artistic sense and her unique style. I’ve been making cards “inspired by” Wanda for several years and love reading her blog.

  10. This is gorgeous !
    I would like to see more die cutting techniques
    like how to make a shaped card from my dies.

  11. Love the cartoon, and the card! I really like the colors and the added detail of turning the corners of the paper up! That was a nice touch. In honor of the new postage stamp coming out next year I would love to see you feature some quilling on a card or other project. That would be awesome! TFS your work with us today, and I look forward to seeing you again next week.

  12. Your card really speaks to me. Love the vintage feel and “Peace” is my favorite word. So to me, your card is perfect. Gorgeous.

  13. Beautiful card. I love the design and the peace word, really like the red with it. Love the background paper.

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