Simon Says: Emboss It

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

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

This week we are challenging you to:


As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some of our very own Simon Says Stamp Products. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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!

Please 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


This week we’re welcoming the lovely Pauline C aka Passion For Papercraft into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Pauline used a Simon Says Stamp Floral Harmony Embossing Folder and Die Set. She created the background using  Broken ChinaTumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide Inks smooshed over the debossed surface of the folder. She added color to the die cut flowers using Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils Set 1,  and sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen. She used a Simon Says Stamp Script Thanks die cut sentiment to finish.

Andrea made a notebook cover and added dimension with a WOW embossing pen. She used some of her favorite Simon Says Stamp dies in the foreground and in the background: Circle Loops, Thin Frames, and Fine Petal Leaf Branches as well as Tim Holtz’s Specimen dies for the tab at the top. She also used some patterned paper from Simple Stories’ Flea Market paper pack.

Anna-Karin made a tag this week using both dry and heat embossing. She used a Simon Says Stamp Animal Print stencil together with Distress Ink and embossing powders to create the background. The sun was embossed in Simon Says Stamp Triangle Burst folder.

Barbara made a rustic style tag using for her background the stamp Wood Planks by Simon Says Stamp together with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Embossing Glaze Powder. The center flower was created with Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White and colored with Ranger Distress Crayons Abandoned Coral and cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix’s Brushstroke Flowers 2 Thinlits Die.

Cheiron created a card using the Simon Says Stamp Jumbled Hearts Background. She embossed it onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Clear Embossing Powder and colored it in with Distress Spray Stains. She added the Simon Says stamp Slay to complete her colorful card.

Emma used the Simon Says Stamp Parallelogram stamp to create a background which she heat embossed with Ultrafine detail gold embossing powder. She also embossed the beautiful photo with Frosted Crystal Powder by Tim Holtz before arranging Tim Holtz idea-ology embellishments to cascade around the Metal Frame.

Kath used Simon Says Minted Florals Embossing Folder to add interest and texture on the background and decorated with an umbrella filled with flowers die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix The Gent and Brushstroke Flowers Mini Thinlits. She added Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs and Simon Says Script Hello for the sentiment.

Lols  made a card using a Simon Says Stamp Dandy Floral Embossing Folder and Die Set. She smooshed Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks over the embossing folder to add the background color and then used Hickory Smoke Ink to stamp a Sketchy Lines design onto the embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. She added some Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness ink to the foliage and spritzed the flower with Dyan Reaveley Lemon Zest Ink Spray. She added a few sequins, a CZ Designs Reverse Mom’s Day Sentiment and a few machine stitches to finish.

Macarena used both dry and heat embossing techniques using for the background Altenew Tree Bark 3D embossing folder and Simon Says Stamp Steel Navy embossing powder on the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bowtied Colorize dies.

Maura is celebrating her Irish with some St. Patrick’s Day cards. She used CZ Designs Linking Lucky Clovers die, Simon Says Stamp River Damask Embossing Folder, and Tim Holtz Lucky Love 3D Impresslits Cut and Emboss Folder.

Meihsia was inspired to create a Easter bunny tag usingTim Holtz Clear Stamps and Stencil HIPSTER BUNNY and Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER CLEAR Fine Detail on the background, and colored it with Prima Marketing VINTAGE PASTELS Watercolor Confections Set.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix Perspective Moth as main focus of her tag and Tim Holtz Sizzix Numbered to write her sentiment. The background is made with a mix of Distress Paint and Distress Oxide Spray

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. 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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