Simon Says: Start Afresh


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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We hope you all had a wonderful time over the Christmas holidays and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for 2017!!

This week we are challenging you to


We would like you to use something fresh out of the packaging, i.e. something never used before.

We are showcasing the fabulous Carabelle Studio Products this week. If you have them we would love to see them used, but you don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


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 month in the Designer Spotlight we are so pleased to welcome the lovely and super talented Autumn Clark aka SewPaperPaint . if you haven’t visited Autumn’s blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Autumn created an inspirational boho wall hanging from an upcycled plastic container using the Trame Tissue et Chiffres Stencil paired with Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes dies.


Andrea couldn’t wait to dig into the the freshly-released Altenew Reflections Scrapbook Kit, which she used to decorate her clipboard.  She also used some stamps from Carabelle Studio: Frise Nuage Edge and Stitched Mixed Media Background.


Anna-Karin made a tag to start the new year. She used Carabelle Studio’s Herbier 2, Nature Sauvage, and Every Bird stamp sets to make the tag, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Inspire die.


Barbara has decided to collect in this little box her favourite Christmas recipes ! This delightful Carabelle stamp “EN CUISINE 3 BOCAUX”  is perfect for this project and Simon Says Cling Stamp GINGHAM BACKGROUND  gives to the work a rustic  mood!


Cathie used portions of the large Dutch Tulips stamp by Carabelle Studio. She used a technique to mask off parts of the image to create her card and used Simon Says Stamp inks in her background.


Emma is looking forward to 2017 and combined the Toujours Avec Des Ronds Edge Stencil with Tim Holtz’s Evolution Stamp and the Alphanumeric Thinlits Dies to create a card welcoming the new year!


Kath couldn’t start the new year without creating a 2017 notebook/planner decorated with Carabelle Studio Mixed Media Strips Art Stamp and used her “fresh out of the packaging” Angel Heart Die from Simon Says Stamp Hey Love Release


Lols made a birthday card for a special friend using a Le Roses De La Vie Stamp Set and a Textures 2 Die Set.


Macarena used her imagination making Art Journal pages using Frises Delirantes Par Azoline Stamp by Carabelle Studio for her borders and Paper Artsy Infusions and Distress Ink Pads to give the colors to the background and the Layered Butterfly by Sizzix.


Maura started off her new year’s adventure with a bold and bright art journal page using Carabelle’s Mixed Media Strips and Strange Nature stamps.



Meihsia started her new year with creating a mixed media tag using Carabelle Studio Heart and Pebble Cling Stamp and her new Simon Says Stamp Handlettered Greeting Wafer Die.


Sandra made a card using Carabelle Mixed Media Strips stamps and 3 different Infusions Colored Stain, which were all new products for her.

Zoey used Carabelle Studio Herbes Folles et Texture by Azoline and distress crayons to decor this welcoming ATC


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 3 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 – happy New Year – the DT did a lovely job once again – I hope your day is filled with fun and crafting! Blessings

  2. Awesome– the first SS Monday challenge of 2017 and two of my people are at the top! Congrats, Autumn, on your GDT spot! (And hi, AOP… always love to see your stuff!) Love this challenge and the second-to-none DT and looking forward to another year, marking the Mondays with you guys!

  3. Thank you for a great challenge theme and for the inspiration by that amazing team of yours!!! Happy New Year!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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