Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Stretching Your Stencils!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello friends, it’s Nina-Marie Trapani here with you today!

I love finding ways to stretch the supplies I have on hand… including those Christmas and holiday supplies! And my latest idea was: what if I turned our popular Winter Floral layering stencil set into a SPRING themed design? When blended with yellow ink, the poinsettias can actually be daffodils!

In addition to making the inked backgrounds, I’ll show you how to add some fun details to your blending that will make each of the cards you create completely unique!

Stretching your supplies for new card projects is a great way to reuse things we already own. I encourage YOU to try this out for yourself. I loved using this holiday themed stencil set to make these Spring encouragement cards!

Be sure to watch the video below for all the details!



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Simon Says Clear Stamps GREETINGS MIX…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps HEALING HUGS…
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Simon Says Stamp HEALING HUGS Wafer…
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Therm O Web Rina K Designs HELLO…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
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Tonic ENCHANTING PINK Nuvo Glitter…
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Tonic GOLDEN SUNSET Nuvo Glitter…
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American Crafts Moxy GLITTER GLUE…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Pretty Pink Posh FLAMINGO PINK Jewels
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Amore Laurafadora: Basic Shapes Star

Amore Laura Fadora 2019

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Join me in welcoming back special guest Laura Bassen in the latest edition of our bi-monthly blog series, Amore Laurafadora! Laura is showcasing an ‘oldie but goodie’ Perfect Shapes die set and cardstock from our 24 Color Pack, Lawn Fawn’s Rainbow pack, and Hero Arts’ Hues Sampler Pack, to create this gorgeous quilted looking star pattern!

Be sure to watch the video for all the details and enjoy!



Simon Says Stamp PERFECT SHAPES Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps JUST BECAUSE…
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Simon Says Stamp WORD MIX 2 Wafer…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamps and Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SET…
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Hero Arts Hero Arts Hues SAMPLER…
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Lawn Fawn RAINBOW Cardstock LF1126
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Laura for being our guest!

Simon Says Stamp’s Super-Special United We Craft Party

Simon Says Stamp's Super-Special United We Craft Party

Welcome to our super-special and extra epic United We Craft Blog Party, friends!

Now more than ever, it’s time to sit down and craft with our loved ones, keep little hands busy, bring joy to family members, and virtually unite with our crafty friends! You can join us in this crusade by sharing your creative moments using #SSSUnitedWeCraft. Use the hashtag to share photos of what you create and who you create with in person or virtually. It’s our time to shine as card makers! 

So what’s this party all about? While we are staying at home and crafting up a storm to fill our time and do our best to flatten the curve, we wanted to give you a TON of inspiration using previously released Simon Says Stamp exclusive products that you might have in your stash.

Before you get started looking at all of the amazing projects you will see made by a whole slew of the best card makers out there, let’s take a look at two beautiful cards from Yasmin Diaz and Michelle Peckham that they created for our party today!

United We Craft Blog Party Yasmin Diaz Like You Words stamp set and Like You dies
United We Craft Simon Says Stamp Blog Party Michelle Peckham You Are Loved dies

Ready to explore? Below you’ll find links to our participants. Click away and be inspired! We’d love for you to leave happy little comments for these designers and let them know how much you appreciate their designs!

  1. Adelle Emery
  2. Amber Rain Davis
  3. Amy Rysavy
  4. Andy Granick
  5. Angela Simpson
  6. Anja Glauner
  7. Anna-Karin Evaldsson
  8. Arjita Singh
  9. Ashlea Cornell
  10. Ashley Tucker
  11. Barb Engler
  12. Barbara Tarayao
  13. Betty Wright
  14. Bibi Cameron
  15. Bobbi Lemanski
  16. Bonnie Crane
  17. Cathie Cowles
  18. Cathy Zielske
  19. Cheiron Brandon
  20. Christine Smith
  21. Cindy Norberg
  22. Courtney Kreeber
  23. Daniel West
  24. Debby Hughes
  25. Debby Yates
  26. Desiree Kuemmerle
  27. Emma Williams
  28. Gayatri Murali
  29. Hannelie Bester
  30. Heather Hoffman
  31. Heather Ruwe
  32. Ilda Dias
  33. Jana Millen
  34. Janette Kausen
  35. JD Collins
  36. Jeff Lindberg
  37. Jenn Shurkus
  38. Jennifer McGuire
  39. Jessica Vasher
  40. Jessie Banks
  41. Jill Dewey Hawkins
  42. Jo Nevill
  43. Joe Sysavath
  44. Joy Ott
  45. Karen Bull
  46. Karin Åkesdotter
  47. Kath Stewart
  48. Kathy Racoosin
  49. Keisha Charles
  50. Kim Hamilton
  51. Koren Wiskman
  52. Kristina Pokazanieva
  53. Laura Bassen
  54. Laurie Willison
  55. Lea Lawson
  56. Leigh Houston
  57. Lin Brandyberry
  58. Lisa Addesa
  59. Lisa Hetrick
  60. Lisa Tilson
  61. Lorraine Aquilina
  62. Lydia Fiedler
  63. Mandy Stacey
  64. Maria Fischer
  65. Maria Peters
  66. Maura Hibbitts
  67. Megin Brooks
  68. Meihsia Liu
  69. Michelle Lupton
  70. Michelle Peckham
  71. Michelle Short
  72. Mindy Eggen
  73. Miriam Prantner
  74. Natalia Valkovskaya
  75. Nichol Spohr
  76. Nina-Marie Trapani
  77. Norine Borys
  78. Olga Direktorenko
  79. Olga Mezentseva
  80. Pam Sparks
  81. Pam Torkelson
  82. Preeti Chandran
  83. Rosemary Dennis
  84. Sandi MacIver
  85. Sandra Mouwen
  86. Sarah Moerman
  87. Seeka Yang
  88. Shari Carroll
  89. Sidnie Des Jardins
  90. Susan R. Opel
  91. Suzy Plantamura
  92. Tania Vasta
  93. Tina Smith
  94. Vera Yates
  95. Virginia Lu
  96. Yana Smakula
  97. Yasmin Diaz
  98. Yoonsun Hur
  99. Yuliya Yavorskaya
  100. Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli

Thank you for taking the time to be inspired with us. Don’t forget to share YOUR creative moments with family and friends using #SSSUnitedWeCraft.

We hope that you are staying healthy and safe. We appreciate you so very much!