Wishing I Could Be There


Hi there! I hope you’re having a great Saturday so far! I’m so pleased to have the lovely and talented Kelly Rasmussen back as a guest on our blog to share this fun blog idea using some pretty BasicGrey papers, along with some SSS exclusive stamps & dies! I can’t get enough of that pretty seafoam green color featured in the Fresh Cut paper pack. What about you? Kelly will share a few more details below of how she made this card.  Enjoy!


Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be back as a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog! Today my card features some fabulous products from one of BasicGrey’s newest collections called Fresh Cut. One of my favorite embellishments in the collection are the wood veneer die cuts — I love that they are already colored! For the background I stamped the Tiny Triangles cling stamp with Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and then used a craft knife to cut out a few of the diamond shapes to allow the orange paper to show through.

You might also recognize that I used a couple of great Simon Says Stamp products — the Curved Edge Die and the Banner Sayings clear stamp set. This sentiment is perfect for so many birthday cards I send!


Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!


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  1. Great card! Love the sentiment and your use of the background stamp. Cutting out a few diamonds here and there is such a great way to give the background stamp a new look.

  2. Very cute card , I just bought some of the Hero Arts Shadow inks and cant wait to use them. Never thought of cutting out a few of the diamonds great idea. Thank you

  3. Very pretty…its neat how the wood veneer is already coloured and how you cut out some of the little diamonds.

  4. Its a beautiful card! I love the SSS sentiment. Its nice to see how products I bought or want to buy are used. Lots of great ideas!

  5. I love the way you cut the small triangles out to let the background layer show through. That is just so pretty! The die cut is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful card. Love the colors and the use of the curved edge die. Great idea cutting out those diamond shapes. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I like that you cut out a few of the diamonds to let the color of the background show through at the bottom of the card. Very cute card, and I love the sentiment you chose. Thanks so much for all the great ideas.

  8. I’m reading this as the snow is piling up outside. The wind is blowing and the temperature is dropping. It is so refreshing to see something happy and colorful. Love the color combination on the card. Wish I could be where the butterfly is flying.

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