Challenge: Make A Wish



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

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This week the challenge is


We usually  ‘Make A Wish’ before blowing out the birthday candles, but you could create something with a wish in mind. I wish I was lying on a beach listening to the waves and reading a good book. What is YOUR wish? We will look forward to seeing what you make!

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Kassa created a postcard sized birthday party!


I used a piece of Dina Wakley’s Media Board trimmed to postcard size and I coated with  Ranger Texture Paste, Tim Holtz’s Crazing MediumDistress PaintDistress ink Spray and Distress Crayons. I used a  Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Bird Crazy Stamps & Thinlits Dies and  Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits Birthday Blueprint Stamp to create a party. I finished with Abandoned Coral Distress Spray  and stained Ideaology Crinkle Ribbon. I think the cupcake looks good enough to eat!

Andrea made an altered tin assemblage featuring a classy wish-catcher.


I got to thinking about wishes and what happens to all of the ones that get lost in the fast-paced big city.  So I made a “wish catcher” girl to gather up any stray wishes and make sure they get answered.  The girl is from Tim Holtz’s Occasions Found Relatives card set and her dress is covered with polka-dot and striped Washi tape from Doodlebug.  The city background is made with a very cool double stamp/stencil set from Stampendous called Urban Scribble.

Anna-Karin made a scrapbooking layout this week, full of wishes.


My boys’ birthdays are close to each other and this layout is about making wishes and following your dreams. I had fun doing a mixed media scenic background using Tim Holtz dies, stamps, stencils and Distress Paint. I had been waiting for the Wildflowers dies and was happy to use them here. I also used some of Tim’s mini stencils, featuring two of my favourite designs, from set 8 and set 9.

Barbara loves to have wishes!


I interpreted this challenge in a very personal way, I wanted to express something that is very important for me: keep the same curiosity and the same wishes that  all kids of the world have!  To make  this I used one of the photos from Found Relatives  Portraits and I created a canvas using Tim Holtz Idea-ology FRAMED PANEL . For my background Tim Holtz Sizzix CROSSHATCH Frameworks cut on  Core’dinations Metallic Cardstock  painted with Alcohol Inks lights my work. To complete the dreamy atmosphere I used stars and butterflies in subtle colors.

Cathie created a colorful tag with stars raining down representing many wishes.


I created my background using several different colors of Distress Spray Stains. The stars were applied with the Heidi Swapp Confetti Stencil along with Ranger Gloss Transparent Texture Paste. I applied several stamps from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set along with a couple of his single clear stamps, Umbrella Man and Weathered Clock. My flowers were created using the Tattered Florals Bigz die cut out of corrugated paper and sprayed with more distress spray stains.

Cheiron created a wish tag with a reminder to keep wishing.


I made this little tag this week as a reminder to keep on believing. I started off by painting two tags with Distress Paint in Mustard Seed and Victorian Velvet, and cutting one with the Mixed Media 2 die and layering them together. I added Alphanumeric Marquee letters, some remnant rubs, big chat and a mirrored star. I finished the tag up with some Crinkle Ribbon colored with Distress Stain and a spritz with my marker spritzer.

Kath made a notepad to jot down all the items on her crafty Wish List

wish 1

I removed the clip from the Idea-ology Mini Clipboard and painted it with Ranger Black Gesso. I created the notepad using papers from the Wallflower Paper Stash trimming them slightly smaller than the clipboard and scoring 3/4″ down from the edge. I created a collage for the front of the notepad by layering small pieces of Wallflower papers and fixing them in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I created a shadow around each piece using the Walnut Stain Distress Crayon and highlighted with the Sharpie White Extra Fine Point Marker. I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Writing Desk die to cut the feather from the Idea-ology White Substrate Sheet inked the edges with the Hickory Smoke Mini Ink Pad and stamped Ledger Script with Black Archival. I die cut the inkpot from Tim Holtz Co’redinations Kraft Core sanded lightly, decorated with a Vial Label and coated in Glossy Accents. I added Pen Nibs, stars from Christmastime Remnant RubsChitchat Stickers and Alpha Tiles. To finish off I applied Ranger Vintage Transfer Foil Cream and Gold to highlight the edges, the pen nibs, the feather and the clip.

Lols is wishing her brother a Happy Birthday!


The Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprints Cling Stamp Set is one of my all time favourites and perfect for both feminine and masculine cards. I stamped the cupcake with Jet Black Stazon and coloured with Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade and Antique Linen Distress Inks, I then masked the image and splattered with Dylusions Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise inks.  The Peacock Feathers Ink coordinates beautifully with Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Card Stock so I used that for layering and then found a scrap of lime plaid to do down the edge. I finished with Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Paper String and a few dabs of Star Dust Stickles.

Macarena wishes for a colorful starry summer nights!


For my background made on Watercolor Paper, I used Dylusions Sprays then I put Clear Embossing Ink through the Prima stencil and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp. After that I covered the page with Dylusions Black Paint ans the colors popped up from underneath the black. Between the black and blank space I used dark blue and purple Distress Inks to get an effect of an irregular night sky. I die cut two lines of houses from a heavy cardboard, covered with gesso and Dylusions Sprays. Finally gave Glossy Accents which brighten the colors and made them vibrant. After that I stamped some details with White Ink, put the stars and to give a final touch of night shining sky, I adhered randomly Gold Foil by Prima. Finally I cut out the sentiment with Alphanumeric Dies which I just love!

Lots of birthday wishes are happening at Maura’s house this month.



I was inspired to make this little birthday card after watching a video on the Simon Says Stamp You Tube channel. I took out my Distress Crayons and started coloring, and then used the Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil to add some texture with my Ranger Heat tool. I love the sweet little images from the Simon Says Stamp Baby Party Animals and Cuddly Critters (from the My Favorite collection) stamp sets. I’m happy I tried this new technique!

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag this week.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Tag wish Simon Says Stamp 600

Tags are always one of my favorite projects to create. On this tag, I embossed the background with Tim Holtz Stamp, Clearsnap Inkpad and ColorBox Embossing Powder. To make the sentiment, I pasted the Alpha Parts letter stickers “wish” after colored them with Distress Paints. Some Prima Flowers and Tim Holtz metal embellishments were adhered on the tag using Tombow Mono Glue.

Sandra is in the middle of a birthday season
These months are for me kind of a birthday card season. And I’m so glad that this challenge came along. I made a boy and girl version of the card. I used the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Frame die as my base and used lots of Washi tape to stick it down and build up my card. For the background stamping I chose Read To Me stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black.

Zoey altered a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Vignette Panels to create an unique ATC


I love these little Vignette Panels and altering them was super easy – I used a bit of Tissue Wrap Paper and a mix of Tissue Tape that then I covered with a bit of Gesso. I used Distress Crayons to add color and the Tim Holtz Distress Paint Metallic Shades to add some light! For the decoration…well..everything is easier when you mix and match Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ephemera Pack , Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Photobooth and the Tim Holtz Stickers!

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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  1. Fun challenge theme and outstanding projects by the team!!!! I am always so in awe of their talent and creativity!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Fabulous Projects by the design team offering lots of inspiration . Great challenge theme
    Amanda x

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  4. What lovely projects!
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