Simon Says: Tear It Up


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Stitch Up and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to tear something and add it to your creation!

Tear It Up

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love


Suman made a panel using Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Visual Artistry and Papillon Butterfly stamp sets and Primary Ebony Embossing Powder

Andrea tore up paper strips and pictures to make this journal spread.  She used Donna Downey’s Dandelion Pods stencil, Stencilgirl’s Pixels stencil, and Tim Holtz’s Halftone and Rings stamp set.

Anna-Karin made a winter tag this week, using torn tissue tape as well as torn pieces of paper. The snowman comes from Tim Holtz’s Tattered Christmas set, and is layered on both real and a stamped wood slice.

Barbara has created a panel to decorate  her home tearing the edges of paper. She used  Tim Holtz idea-ology Christmas Paperie, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas classicRanger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Garden Patina and Tim Holtz Sizzix Festive Greens Thinlits Die.

Cathie created a card featuring her favorite winter character, a snowman! She used Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints and several different Mini Holiday Greens, Holiday Greens and Mini Paper Snowflakes for added elements. The pretty shiny pieces were created using Spring Green, Red and Silver Deco Foils.

Emma created a vintage style panel using torn paper from the Christmas Paper Stash before adding ripped edges and torn corrugated card. She also added layers of ephemera pieces, holiday greens and a Christmas Paper Doll to complete her project.

Kath made a Winter Wonderland Wall Hanger creating snowbanks from torn TimHoltz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits and decorating with die cuts from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Home For The Holidays, Winter Wonderland and Garden Greens Thinlits

Lols made a Christmas card using a Tim Holtz Snowglobe Die Set she tore strips of white card to resemble snowdrifts.


Macarena made a wedding/anniversary card with flowers made out of a baby wipe and Spellbinders Rose Creation die. The background and the frame were stamped with SSS Abstract Triangles, embossed with SSS Embossing Powder White Fine Detail and colored with Paper Artsy Infusions. She teared up the inside of the frame using Tim Holtz Crowded Attic paper.

Maura was inspired by a sticker she got after voting. Dina Wakley’s Media Journal was just right to work in, along with Dina’s Positive Women Stamps, Carabelle Studio Inspire, Dream, Hope stamps by Birgit Koopsen, and the WOW! Go Figure stamp.

Meihsia created a mixed media holiday tag with torn corrugate paper using Idea-Ology Textured Surfaces and decorated it with Tim Holtz Remnant Christmas Rubs.

Sandra used a teared up piece of paper as a stencil with Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum to add layers of snow onto her Christmas card. She also used the Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum with a stencil she created with the Winter Wonderland die set to add falling snow.

Zoey used Distress Paint and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Great Outdoors to create this ATC

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.


  1. Beautiful projects from all the team and a fun challenge too, there’s nothing better than tearing up caard or paper! Thank you Karen x

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