Simon Says: Back To School

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

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

This week we are challenging you to go:


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

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It’s Rox’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)

Rox created a back to school tag using Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals an a Tim Holtz Focus Layering Stencil for the background. She used a Tim Holtz Paper Doll and Ephemera Card and some pages from a real book. She added a Stay Curious Token and a Tiny Clip to finish.

Andrea made a card that celebrates the wonderful quest for knowledge! She used Mama Elephant’s Oh Hi Loopy Die Set along with Altenew’s Notebook Die and Dina Wakley’s Block Alpha Stamp Set.

Anna-Karin made a school-themed mini book for her youngest son. The cover is made from a Tim Holtz Mini File Folder and the book is embellished with idea-ology ephemera and Design Tape. The focal image on the cover comes from Tim’s Schoolhouse Blueprint stamp set.

Barbara was inspired by Harry Potter and his School of witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts. She created a tag with a lot of magic elements! She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Vintage Labels Thinlits dies, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Merchant CMS 331 Stamp set, Tim Holtz Sizzix Brickwork 3D Embossing Folder, Ranger Ink Foundry Wax Gilded Kit 1, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Broomsticks.

Cheiron would only go back to school if it were art school! She created a card using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Artful Tools stamps on a background of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Splatter. She finished her card with an inspirational sentiment from the Noteworthy stamp set.

Emma is going back to school to celebrate her favourite subject, art and she used an idea-ology Square Vignette Box to make a vintage style home decor piece. Over on her blog, you can check out how she covered the box with papers from the Tim Holtz Backdrops Vol 1 and Vol 3 sets before layering a Portrait Paper Doll over Ruler Pieces and a Stencil card.

Kath created a card with a school theme using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Numbered 3D Texture Fade, Collector and Alphanumeric Theory Thinlits, Stampers Anonymous Focus Layering Stencil, Idea-ology Baseboard Doll, Collector Layers, Ephemera Memoir and Eccentric Remnant Rubs.

Macarena made an old school classroom board with Tim Holtz Weird Science stamping and embossing some formulas. She took quite time to fussycut the double rib and place them on a clear acetate. The frame around the board was made with Altenew Tree Bark 3D embossing folder.

Maura made a card for a teacher using Tim Holtz’s Schoolhouse Blueprint stamps, Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy cardstock, and Simon’s Schoolhouse Red cardstock.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Paper Rose WINTER STROLL 12×12 Paper Pad on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS PORTRAITS and Tim Holtz Idea-ology TYPE CHIPS Embellishments.

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

Please note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the very bottom of this page.

Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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