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Simon Says: Not A Card

Welcome back to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Tie It Up Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

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

Not A Card

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

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Cassie made a set of ATC’s using Tim Holtz Tiny Text, Mini Bouquet and Inquisitive Cling Stamp Sets , a Ticket Booth Die Set and lots of Distress Inks.

Andrea made a mini notebook featuring some great words and images from Seth Apter’s ES34 stamp set. She painted the background using inexpensive watercolors, acrylic paint, and Dina Wakley’s round brushes. She added some white dots using Ranger Alcohol Ink Snow Cap Mixative.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with a home/neighborhood theme. She used the Simon Says Stamp Village stencil set to create the neighborhood and inked the houses with Distress Ink. The title letters were stamped with Tim Holtz Worn Text.

Barbara made a quick and easy couple of tags with various Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces. For the backgrounds she used the same Layering Stencil by Tim Holz Stampers Anonymous, Flourish, along with two Ranger Ink Medium: Texture Paste Black Opaque and Crackle Paste Opaque. The sentiments from the Idea-ology Quote Chips Label pack are both enclosed in two frames from the Label Frames Pack.

Cheiron created a tag using the new Simon Says Stamp Fine Floral Stem die. She created the background of her tag with Tim Holtz Typeset Collage Paper and layered over some clear Dura Lar that she colored with Alcohol Inks. To finish her tag she added a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Noteworthy stamps.

Emma travelled back in time to the days of the old time musicals and created a Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Panel. To bring the story to life, she layered Tim Holtz idea-ology pieces, including Baseboard Window Frames, a Paper Doll, ephemera from the Memoirs Pack and a Number Block Finding.

Kath is thinking ahead to Easter and making a start on table decorations using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Vault Bunny + Chick Thinlits, Idea-ology Barrels and Tiny Eggs.

Macarena took the opportunity to play in her Art Journal making a colorful page using Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Bulletin outer letters to build the background. She matched the letters and the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snapshots Volume 2 picture with the perfect sentiment from Snarky Small Talk Stickers.

Maura was inspired by a friend to pull out her old Tim Holtz Flip Frame and make a new addition with a coffee theme. She used Stamperia’s Coffee and Chocolate 8×8 papers, Stamperia’s Coffee and Chocolate Ephemera, and added some touches with Tim Holtz’s Scorched Timber Distress ink.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia SEA LAND 12×12 Paper on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARDS WINDOW FRAMES and Tim Holtz Idea-ology TRANSPARENT THINGS.

Zoey used Distress Ink and Distress Oxide for her background. She also used a couple of Tim Holtz layering Stencil and Ideaology Ephemera.

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Simon Says: Tie It Up

Welcome back to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to use twine, ribbon etc and:

Tie It Up

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

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Cassie used lots of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color her card. She added Crackle Paste through a Markings Layering Stencil and used a Dotted Layering Stencil to add the design on the heart. She used twine, tied around the card, to finish. 

Andrea made earrings with bits of stamped twill ribbon. She colored the beads on her earrings using Ranger Alcohol Ink in Watermelon, Shell Pink and Sunset Orange. The numbers are made from AALL & Create’s Mix and Match Washi Tape and to help connect everything together, she used Tim Holtz’s Loop Pins and We R Makers Cool Metal Standard Eyelets.

Anna-Karin made a mixed media tag with a circle frame / bird nest made of twine. The little birds were die cut with Simon Says Stamp Standing Whirl Bird and Layered Bird Bunch and watercolored with Distress Ink. Tim Holtz Burlap stencil was used to create the background texture.

Barbara created two tags dedicated to Valentine’s Day using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Love Notes set. To complete her project she adds various Sizzix Dies: Vault Rosettes, Specimen, and Wood Slice. In the background she used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layered Stencil Splotches together with a lot of Ranger Ink Distress Ink Spray Stains and Ink Pads

Cheiron created a fun Valentine card using the Bowtied, True Love and Collector dies to create a little box tied up with a sparkly pink bow. She decorated the box with stamps and a sentiment from the Love Notes stamp set and placed in on a background cut with the SImon Says Stamp Pincushion Plate die.

Emma created some handmade gift wrap using the Tim Holtz Love Notes stamp set by Stampers Anonymous and tied them up using Prima Ribbon and rope twine. She accessorised the gifts my making little envelopes using the Sizzix Postale Thinlits die set by Tim Holtz, featuring the bunnies from the Vault Bunny + Chick die set.

Kath has love on her mind and has made Valentine treat boxes and gift card holder using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Vault Pillow Box + Bag Thinlits, decorated with hearts and sentiments from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Love Notes and Lumberjack, Simon Says Big XOXO and Sparkly Hearts Gem Stickers, all tied up with ribbons and twine from her stash.

Macarena made a birthday card using a lot of Tim Holtz Distress Scorched Timber color with a pop of purple on the Spellbinders Aster Etched dies. For a background elements she applied random letters from Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Bulletin dies.

Maura created a mixed media tag using Lynne Perrella’s Paper Artsy LPM 13 stamp, and Paper Artsy Infusions like Orange County and Rusty Car with Ranger Transparent Texture Paste and Simon Says Stamp’s Medium Dots Stencil.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia ALCHEMY 12×12 Paper on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS PORTRAITS and May Arts WHITE Wrinkled Faux Silk Ribbon with Cut Edge.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media Thinlits die to add interest to her background. She also used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paste Translucent to add even more texture. To add color, she used Distress Spray and Distress Oxide Spray. To decorate she used a bunch of leaves from Tim’s Wildflower and Modern Floristry.

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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