Today I'm thrilled to be participating in this blog hop featuring the new early spring release exclusive stamps & dies for Simon Says Stamp! Stamping + die cutting are my two very favorite paper crafting techniques and with all the amazing unique and fun options, I couldn't wait to create some new things to share with you all today! With 14 designers and all of these incredible products, I can’t wait to see what everyone shares on today’s hop.
SIMON SAYS STAMP EARLY SPRING RELEASE EXCLUSIVE STAMPS + DIES!
I've got several projects to share today!
First, a super bright and easy card I created for my daughter (to give her before cheerleading tryouts tomorrow). Neon color and the polka dot border stamp from the April Kit of the Month created this fun and bright background. I created the balloons out of the circle die and stamps from the Circle Friends Stamp Set and the "tie" on the balloons with the tiny, tiny heart from the Happy Everyday Stamp Se (stamped upside down in black). A little baker's twine gives dimension to this simple but happy card.
FYI: The bit of black you see on each balloon is actually another circle die cut from black cardstock to give the balloons a bit of dimension and to help them "pop" off the background.
And what's a great card without a great envelope?!!! The new Envelope Sentiments Stamp Set is extraordinary! My new favorite. Not only is it great for embellishing envelopes but you can use it for lots of other paper crafted projects too!
Kelly Purkey's stamp sets are great for scrapbookers and project lifers. I created this set of project life cards that I'll show you in action a bit later this week! ;) The line(s) stamp from the Envelope Sentiments Stamp Set is perfectly sized to create your own custom lined journaling cards!
Finally, here's a card created using shades of blues/grays. I used the Square Sayings Stamp Set and coordinating die to die cut a bunch of rounded white squares and then I added color using the heart square stamp and lots of gorgeous Hero Arts shadow and mid-tone inks. I combined the die cut word "you" with one of the greetings from the new Tilted Banner Sayings Stamp Set, added some baker's twine and the heart embellishments from the April 2013 Card Kit to finish the card.
And now to the giveaway part! Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner from my blog will receive a Simon Says Stamp Goody bag. We will randomly draw a winner at 9:00 AM EST on Wednesday, 4/3/13 so be sure to leave your comment by then.
(And be sure to comment on each designer’s blog for 14 chances to win!)
Thanks for visiting!
You should have arrived from the blog of Cristina Kowalczyk.
The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Spring 2013 Blog Hop is the amazing Sarah Moerman.
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