Simon Says: Masculine

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

Thank you for joining us for the Not A Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make something that is:


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


Kerry made a slimline card using a CC Designs African Animals Stamp and Die Set, she colored the wild bunch with Copic Markers. She used a Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaf Bunch Die and coloured with Tim Holtz Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. For the background she used Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, and Tumbled Glass Oxide Inks.

Andrea made a tag featuring this dapper gent from Tim Holtz’s Photobooth images. She used some of her favorite dies, too: Waffle Flower’s Nested Tags, Studio Light’s Scallop Fun and Simon’s Circle Loops die sets.

Anna-Karin made a card for her son. The brick wall background was created with Tim Holtz Bricked stencil and the circle panel was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Thin Frames. The letters come from Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Emporium dies.

Cheiron created a fun card that would be perfect for a graduation using lots of Tim Holtz DIstress Spray Stains over Translucent Texture Paste. She used a focal image stamp from the Stampers Anonymous The Inspector set and a bunch of Ephemera from the Palette pack. She finished her card by edging and splattering it with Gilded Foundry Wax.

Emma is thinking ahead to Father’s Day and created some gifting ideas using the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Curio Box and Treat Bag Dies. She decorated each piece with Junk Drawer Baseboard pieces, and hats and jackets die cut with the Tailored Die Set which she then layered over backgrounds created using the Damask 3D Texture Fade and Backdrops Vol 1.

Kath made a card dedicated to all the great Dads out there in celebration of Father’s Day, using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dapper, Sizzix Alphanumeric Bulletin and The Park Thinlits, Idea-ology Photographic Collage Paper, Ruler Pieces, Machinery Heads and a Word Tag.

Lols made a card for her dad for father’s day using a Tim Holtz Retro Type Bigz Die. She inked the die cut using Back Soot Distress Oxide Ink and clear heat embossed, she then added Simon Says Stamp Matte Gold keys and used Tiny Type Die Sets to add the sentiment. For the background she used Tim Holtz Inventor 7 and Glitch 2 Stamp Sets and added a flower using a Large Stems Bigz Die.

Macarena made a funny and colorful birthday card using Tim Holtz Sizzix Robotic and Celebrate Colorize dies and placed them on a background made of Tim Holtz Inventor 7 and Grunged rubber stamps.

Maura made birthday cards for her sons using Tim Holtz’s Observation and Inquisitive stamp sets along with Simon Says Stamp’s Best Year Yet stamps.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix MOSAIC 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARDS WINDOW FRAMES and Tim Holtz Idea-ology FOUND RELATIVES.

Zoey used a bunch of Tim Holtz layering stencils to create her background- She then used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Photomatic to create her cluster. Prima Marketing Nocturnal Elements was the perfect add to the cluster. She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clippings Sticker Book to create her wording.

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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