Simon Says: Inside The Box


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Thank you for joining us for the ‘Road Trip’ Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!

Before moving on to the challenge we have some great news! The lovely and super talented Cheiron Brandon has re-joined the design team! Welcome back Cheiron, we missed you!! :-)

This week we are challenging you to create something inside the box! This is open to all sorts of interpretation and we will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

Inside The Box


As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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It’s Bonnie’s last week with us in the Designer spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your fabulous projects that you have made for us over these past few weeks. It has been a great pleasure to have you along with us!

Bonnie made a mixed media heart shrine starting with a deep canvas. The front face of the canvas represents the bright shining heart I show the world, but the back crevice is a shrine to represent my dark, hidden heart.  The shrine is made with Prima Paper Clay, textured with Tammy Tutterow Dear Ruby and Hero Arts Old French Writing stamps and painted with Acrylic Paints.  She added more dimension by using Texture Paste and  pieces cut from a Tim Holtz Scroll Die.

Andrea made a box that holds a matching tag notebook.  Among other things, she used Dina Wakley’s Weird is Good stamp set, Seth Apter’s Ring Around die and Altenew’s Halftone stencil.

Anna-Karin made a miniature scene in the smallest of Tim Holtz’s Vignette Boxes, and filled it with tiny elements and details. The houses were die cut with the Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe and Snowglobe 2 sets.

Barbara  this week mixed new and old stuff to create a decorative box  with  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Burlap panel, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vignette Frames, Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media 5 and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Quote Tokens.  

Cheiron created a Trinket Tin inspired by her grandmothers brooch. She decorated the front using Floral Collage Paper and Butterflies adornment.  The inside of the box is decorated with Quote Tokens and a bouquet created with Bouquet Findings flowers colored with Distress Stains.

Emma‘s Vignette Box was inspired by a Tim Holtz Clippings Sticker quote, ‘The Power Of Thinking’. She decorated her box, inside and out, using the Inventor 2 Stamp Set and the Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal Texture Fade to create backgrounds before adding embellishments which included a Vignette Frame and a Foundry Adornment.

Kath decorated an empty Idea-ology Assemblage Clock box with Distress Resist Spray, Layering Stencil Flourish, Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste, Distress Crayons Set 3 and Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper to store her Dylusions Creative Dyary Stamps and Stickers

Lols has been wanting to have a go at decorating a Vignette Tray and this was the perfect time to have a go! Easter/Spring is a beautiful time of year when the flowers are in bloom and there are bunny rabbits hopping around everywhere! She used a Simon’s Exclusive ‘Oh Bunny’ Stamp Set and a Springtime Side Order Dies to make the rabbits and used Tim Holtz Wildflowers Dies to create the meadow.

Macarena went crazy with a flock of colorful butterflies inside her deep brown exploding box. She gave color to the walls mainly with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain Ground Espresso and the vibrancy to the Memory Box Butterfly Ensemble and Sizzix Wildflowers with Dylusions Ink Sprays.

Maura altered a plain gift box and made a spring themed mini album to fit inside. She used Simon Says Stamp’s Artsy Flower Parts stamps and Butterflies stencil, Carabelle Studio Brigit Koopsen Inspire, Dream Hope and Mixed Media Flowers stamps, along with lots of Dina Wakley acrylic paints like Lime and Tangerine.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media box using Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes Structures and decorated with Idea-Ology Botanical Layers Paperie.

Sandra went for making a foamboard box to keep all the vintage photos. She added some texture with Texture Paste and the Dotted Stencil and gave them color with Distress Spray Stain Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers


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. Thank you for the new challenge – I have the TN vintage house die cut and this is my first creation using it – I can view different possibilities with this die for houses of all sorts – Thanks to the DT for their wonderful work as well

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