Simon Says: Lets Take A Vacation


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

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

This week we would like you all to join us and:

Let’s Take A Vacation

We have all had a lot of fun making things for this challenge! What is better than taking a lovely vacation! While we were crafting we were all dreaming of sunbaked beaches and hammocks hung on palm trees!

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


Anne loves nothing more than a vacation by the sea!  She created this beach scene using Tim Holtz Tiny Houses Bigz Die, Vignette Tray and Typography Findings.

Andrea thinks the best vacations involve staying in a serene spot with hot chocolate and a good book.  She used TCW’s Mini Onion Skin stencil and some new Summertime Sweetness Washi tape by Simple Stories to bring her collage to life.

Anna-Karin made a travel memory game with a transportation theme for her youngest son, using Tim Holtz Sizzix Cityscape Commute dies and Tim’s ZigZag stamp.

Barbara has interpreted literally the title and has taken a vacation from ….. paper, creating some steampunk jewelry with the new Assemblage collection by Tim Holtz. To complete her work she also used Idea-ology Sprocket gears and Idea-ology keys Adornments Findings

Cathie created a wall hanging of her favorite vacation place. She used several colors of Distress Inks to create the beach scene along with the Tim Holtz Surf Shack and Alphanumeric die sets.


Emma altered an old notebook and created a travel journal ready for stories of new adventures. She created 3D blooms using the Tropical Thinlits die and layered them over rolled maps made from paper in the Memoranda Stash. To complete the cover, she added Typography Findings and a plane from the Souvenir Adornments set.

Kath created a Mini Suitcase Album for a Dapper Gent to take on vacation using Ranger Kraft Card, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Dapper Stash Pad and Sizzix/Tim Holtz Dapper BigZ Die


Lols decided that it was time to update her passport holder and also made a coordinating luggage tag. Grungepaper was the perfect choice of product for this project and she added more texture using a Gridlock Embossing Folder. She is now all ready for her next vacation, although it probably won’t be to the moon!

Macarena sees taking a vacation as an escape from the city where she can leave her everyday life and see the world. She made a card about this using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cityscape Skyline and Globe dies. For her background she heat embossed SSS Grid Background stamp and colored with Distress Oxides.


Maura has camped her entire life in a tent, so she had to make a tag about a camping vacation. She pieced together a cute tiny trailer (just dreaming) with the Stampendous Tiny Trailer stamp and Crate Paper’s Oasis pack, then finished it off with some pretty fibers and a Tim Holtz Assemblage Journey charm.

Meihsia was inspired to created a mixed media card using Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Explore Dream Discover and decorated with Prima Marketing Steampunk Gears.

Sandra had fun creating a city trip inspired art journal spread using Cityskape Skyline, Bird Branch, Globe and Word Play dies, along with lots of Infusions and Grit Paste.

Zoey used Distress Paint , Distress Spray , Distress Ink to create this art journal page about a solo vacation

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 – 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. Gorgeous gorgeousness alert! Superb inspirations from the DT and a really fun challenge too, many thanks for both Karen x

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