Happy Monday, fellow crafty friends! SURPRISE! We have a super fun Limited Edition Valentine kit to share with you today! : ) ! We hope you are inspired by this special kit with hand-picked ingredients in the spirit of love and sharing cards with those that are special to you. Valentine’s Day is a special holiday to celebrate LOVE! Make cards for all of those people in your life that you love!
The always fabulous Shari Carroll made the intro video to this kit along with some fabulous inspiration! Be sure not to miss it!!
Please note this is a limited edition kit that must be purchased separately from a subscription.
This JAM PACKED Kit has a retail value of over $63!
- New and Exclusive Simon Says Stamp For My Sweet 6×8 Inch Clear Stamp Set
- New and Exclusive Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips 6×6 inch stencil
- New and Exclusive Simon Says Stamp Heart Arrow die
- Echo Park Cupid and Co 6×6 Inch cardstock in 1 of each design
- Echo Park Cupid and Co Frames & Tags Ephemera
- 1 Spritzer Bottle of Gold Glitter Mist
- 1 sheet of Word Jumbles Pink and Gold Stickers
- 3 Fancy Treats White Bags
- 1 Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Brick Red Marker
- 1 Sheet of Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Black
- 1 Sheet of Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Cotton Candy
- 1 Sheet of Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Red Holographic
- 1 Sheet of Neenah 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Desert Storm 80 LB
- 1 Sheet of Neenah 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in Solar White 80 LB
- 2 Clear Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Envelopes
- 2 White Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Envelopes
- 1 Cotton Candy Simon Says Stamp Open End Slimline Envelope
- 1 Schoolhouse Red Simon Says Stamp Envelope
- 1 White Simon Says Stamp Envelope
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We hope you love it, and don’t forget to share cards you make on our gallery and get inspiration from it too!
Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Please join me in welcoming special guest designer Dilay Nacar of PinkFresh Studio! Read on to learn how she made this gorgeous card and enjoy!
Happy New Year, friends! Dilay here and I am so excited and honored to be sharing a guest post on the Simon Says Stamp blog as a member of the Pinkfresh Studio Design Team!
Today, I am sharing a traditional-sized card that I created using many lovely products from Pinkfresh Studio. Let’s dive right in!
To begin, I die-cut all the layering pieces I would need. This included the largest Stitched Scallop Rectangle from white, and the smaller Stitched Scallop Rectangle from black. I also cut the Leafy Branch multiple times from both white & gold glitter cardstock. I cut some strips from multiple colors of cardstock using the Slim Stripes die set. I adhered those to white cardstock, then die-cut it with the shadow layer from the word you in the Phrase Builder: You die set. I also die-cut the scripted word you from black cardstock.
Next I worked on some ink blending! I created my background panel by ink blending the Diamond Motif stencil to white cardstock in Detail Black ink. Once the ink was dry, I cut it out with the smallest Diagonal Stitched Rectangle. This background stencil is slimline sized, but it can easily be adapted to the traditional A2 size! I also ink blended the innovative, new layering stencil set called Daisy Wreath. There is a stencil for each section of the image, plus grid lines to help line up your image perfectly every time. I used Pinkfresh Studio premium dye inks in Sparkling Rose, Mustard Seed, Mint, & Ocean Breeze to ink blend the image. Next I cut it out with the coordinating die, but took it a step further and trimmed just the florals out to use on my card.
Finally, I heat embossed the secondary sentiment from the Thankful for Friends stamp set in white to black cardstock, and trimmed into a thin strip. I assembled the card as shown, popping up some elements with foam adhesive to give it added dimension. To finish, I added Essentials Jewels to embellish my card!
Thank you so much for letting me share my Pinkfresh Studio card today, and I hope it inspired you to create your own version! Have a great day!
Thanks so much for stopping by and a big thanks to Dilay for the gorgeous inspiration!
If it’s your first time seeing this feature, each month we bring you fun facts, creative tips and even crafty hacks about your favorite supplies and brands; you can then use these awesome tips that you learn in your next crafting projects! Are you ready to learn some fun tricks? Keep on reading!
No matter what size project you’re creating, our Simon Says Stamp Multi-Size Rainbow Blending Brush packs contain a variety of brush sizes to fit the surface you’re working on. The larger brushes are great for covering large areas and the super-tiny size is handy for getting into those small nooks and crannies! I especially love using the small brushes when I am blending multiple colors through a stencil, as it gives me a lot more control.
With our Simon exclusive masking stencils, you can create perfectly nested, masked areas on your project – and they require hardly any tape! We have a series of masking stencils available in A2, A7, Slimline, and Circle sizes. The masks lay over your project and can be held down with either a little bit of tape or by spraying them with Pixie Spray. The frame masks also have corresponding negatives that can be used on their own for masking around the edges, or used with the frame masks for two-tone blending techniques! So much versatility for these handy little sets!
Splatter effects always add amazing texture and depth to card projects. Did you know that the Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain is a great product for white splatter! It provides a beautiful, opaque effect (be sure to shake well beforehand for best results!) and dries fairly quickly.
Custom envelopes are such a great way to package a handmade card! Have you seen our latest exclusive die, the Slimline Envelope? Our other A2, 4 Bar and 4 Bar Square Flap dies we were so popular, we brought you this slimline size for those long, gorgeous cards you’ve been working on. The die comes with the body and a flap; you’ll cut the flap twice for a beautiful handmade envelope that will be able to go through the mail without any issue!
Did you know that our Simon exclusive stamp storage pockets have great use for items other than stamps and dies? I love using them to store our exclusive Watercolor Cards and Sentiment Strip sets – this allows me to keep each pack organized so that I know exactly what I have and from what collection a card or sentiment came from!
I hope these tips have helped you learn a few tricks for your upcoming crafting projects… Thanks for tuning in today and spending some time with me!