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Simon Says: Shake It Up

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

Thank you for joining us for the New/Unused Product Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to

Shake It Up

add a shaker element to your project eg shaker card, snow globe etc

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! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

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


It’s Anita’s first shaker project ever! For her bubble tea shaker tag’s background, she used acrylic paints and various stamps. She used a coffee die and an actual teabag for the shaker component, with sequins and seed beads. For the quote, she used Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits die and Altenew Simple Alpha die with Prima Marketing Metallique acrylics.

Anna-Karin created a shaker card with a forest theme. She used the Memory Box Small Pine Tree Collage die to die cut the window. The background was stamped with the SSS Old Letter Background stamp and the shaker was filled with sequins and mica flakes.

Barbara created an unusual shaker card! She loves steampunk style so the Tim Holtz Sizzix Foundry 3D embossing folder is perfect for the background. She altered it with Distress paints, Evergreen bough, Crackling Campfire, and Prima Marketing Firebird Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax. Inside of the Sizzix Shaker Domes, she inserted a hat from the set The Professor by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.

Cheiron created a fun shaker tag using Sizzix Shaker Domes. She blended her tag with Distress Inks and stamped it with Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Perspective, Field Notes and Simple Sayings stamps. She filled her shaker dome with Sizzix Sequins and Beads.

Kath is shaking it up with a winter scene card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Winterscape and Tiny Text Christmas with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stunning Snowflake, Aphanumeric Classic Lower Thinlits and Sizzix Sequins

Lols  was inspired by the Harry Potter Films and made a petronus shaker card using a Tim Holtz Darling Deer Die Set and Simon says Stamp Birch Tree Window Die

Macarena loved to play with shaker so much that she made two cards. She used a Tim Holtz Dearly Departed stamp with flowers and colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink pads. She placed the sequins in a window made with Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Oval die.

Maura made a shaker card using Simon Says Stamp World of Love Sentiment stamp, Simon’s Slimline White Scored Cards, and Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Way With Words stamp set.

Meihsia was inspired to create a Valentine’s Day shaker card with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Paper Stash Memoranda on the background and using Simon Says Clear Stamps Love Greetings Mix to decorate it. 

Sandra had fun making a shaker card, and added some stamping with the DapperEntomology and Faded Type stamp sets, and the used the Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame die around the shaker. 

Zoey used a Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 TAG CHIPBOARD and she decorated it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 FOREST FLOOR CMS422 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint and some Tim Holtz DISTRESS MICA FLAKES Ranger tdr69140. For the “shake part” she added Tim Holtz Idea-ology SNOWGLOBES with a bunch of Distress Glitter inside.

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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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!

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Use a New/Unused Product Challenge Winner and Spotlights


We have three artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Use a New/Unused Product Challenge!

#191 redsas – Barbara says: I love everything about Tracy’s card! The color is gorgeous, between blue and purple, perfect for the winter season, the design is fabulous and the result is truly amazing!

#12 shayes39 – Cheiron says: I love everything about this tag, it really caught my eye- the hand drawn stars, the wonky stitching and that amazing pop of yellow!

#226 srpaperlove – Anna-Karin says: Sandra used her gel plate for the first time to create these gorgeous tags. I really like that the tags are stamped and of course also all the great words.

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 $25 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:

Congratulations Zandy/Sending Happy Thoughts! Here you can see her stunning New Year’s 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