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Simon Says: It’s A Wrap


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

Thank you for joining us for the More Than One Stencil Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make some packaging, it could be a gift box, wrapping paper, tag etc.

It’s A Wrap


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 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! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty packages and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


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


Terelisa decorated 2 envelopes using Modascrap Christmas Holiday Papers for this first one she used a Simon’s Exclusive  Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set 

and for this second one she used a Simon’s Exclusive Ornate Ornaments and a Gingham Stencil

Andrea made some gift boxes decorated with Inky Antics’ Long Hair Flair and The Queen’s Quips stamp sets.  She added some tiny tags made with Mama Elephant’s Mini Messages and Mini Tags die set.

Anna-Karin took a different angle on this challenge, instead of making packaging, she used packaging materials to make a tag, which can also later become a part of a gift wrap. Plastic packaging was embossed in the Sizzix 3D Cobblestone embossing folder, and the background panel comes from a Tim Holtz idea-ology backing paper.

Barbara chose new Tim Holtz Sizzix  Hangouts to decorate her packages. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix 
Treat BagIdea-ology Mini Paper Stash Halloween Paperie, Tim Holtz Shifter Mini stencil Set 36 and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mr. Bones.

Cheiron made a bunch of Halloween gift card holders using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Gift card die. She kept a black and white theme by combining them with papers from the Halloween Paperie Mini Paper Stash, Ephemera Pack, and Paper Dolls along with some Halloween Quote Chips.

Emma chose to make some hand stamped wrapping paper for a Halloween gift. She created the design using Tim Holtz’s Regions Beyond and Tangled Webs stamps before wrapping a floral bouquet around the gift, made from the Tattered Florals and Funky Floral 3 die.

Kath decorated a Kraft Gift Bag to give to a friend filled with Autumn treats using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ornate and Lace, Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves, Funky Foliage and Alphanumeric Cut Out Lower Thinlits and added a cute Entomology Ladybug die cut with Entomology Framelits

Macarena made from scratch a box for her parents’ wedding anniversary. She built the background of the walls with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper and added some ferns from Stampendous Fossil stamps. She embellished the top with Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die and placed the 45 years with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Transpatent Tiles.

Maura made a couple of mixed media gift bags, using Paper Artsy’s Kim Dellow 01 stamps, Simon Says Stamp’s Irregular Dots and Jazz Dance stencils, and lots of Dina Wakley paints.

Meihsia was inspired to wrap two Halloween gift boxes using Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Halloween Vignette Boxes and Tops, and decorated them with Idea-Ology Paper Doll Ancestors and Halloween Quote Chips.

Sandra chose Apothecary Bottles as her packaging, but also used actual bubble wrap with Distress Paint Black Soot. To make them more real she heat embossed them with UTEE.

Zoey used Stone Effect and various Prima Marketing Acrylic Paint and Opal Magic to color this little box that contain an 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 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 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 these are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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Spotlights and Winner for Use More Than One Stencil



We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Use More Than One Stencil Challenge!

#1 Blackbird Singing – Macarena says: this project absolutely caught my eyes and I love the game of contrasts on this card. The way Paula built the scene and kept it as a one layer surface is absolutely genius. It’s flat but still so much dimensional! I love the yellow sun/moon in the center and the whole scene taking place around. FABULOUS!

Zoey agrees and says: oh my oh my!! The orange in the background really brings out everything else in the card! love the use of just black and the touch of turquoise. The design is stunning and I have to agree with what Macarena said, it is flat but still looks so dimensional, great use of stencils!

Emma also chose #1 Blackbird Singing – This is such a beautiful card by Paula, the depth of the stencil work to create dimension is outstanding and I just adore the composition of this spectacular and very clever piece. Stunning work.

#46 Michelle Gorel – Andrea says: I am so impressed with how many different patterns and stencil designs were used so successfully on this fabulous Halloween card. I especially like the detail of a different pattern on the witch herself. This is an excellent example of multiple stencils done right!

#56 Jo – Anna-Karin says: Jo made such a stunning art journal page, with so many layers and patterns. The page has very much energy, which is perfect for the transportation theme. I also really like the repetition of circles, clocks and compasses.

#57 Maria Willis – Zoey says: I am absolutely in love with how Maria created her background! It is so yummi and texturized – makes me want to grab my gelli plate and start playing all day long! I also love the color combination and I think it is a perfect birthday card, so joyful and fun! Well done Maria!!

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!




We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
Good Luck to all!


Here’s your random number:

Congratuations Doriane / Doriscrap! Below  you can see Doriane’s pretty card:


Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT