Simon Says Stamp Squirrel Nutty About You Thank You Card

Simon Says Stamp monthly card kits are always fun, but as an avid crafter I find I already have a lot of the supplies in the kit, so I usually just order the kit items a la carte. Except October’s kit. I needed EVERYTHING in that kit!! From the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid fall 6×6 paper, to the gorgeous audrey blue & burnt orange card stock, I needed it ALL!!

I ordered the kit and had a blast re-creating the projects that the design team had created from the inspiration sheet that is included with the kit.
This card however, I made on my own for my osteo path who has helped me tremendously! I am forever grateful to her and wanted to send her a thank you note to let her know.

This card uses the audrey blue card stock for my base color to punch it up a bit and add some color to off set all the brown.  I inked up my die cut Lawn Fawn stitched leaves with distress inks to give them a bit of dimension and really help the stitching pop as well. For the stitching detail around the card I used a dark brown marker rather than black – it tied everything together nicely and kept it a CAS card as I was intending.

I loved how this card turned out, and the best part is it would be easy to mass produce if you needed a lot of thank you cards too.

Thanks for stopping by & checking out my project – your comments & feedback are always welcome & appreciated!

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the month October 2016 Nutty About You by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the month October 2016 Nutty About You by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Bird Crazy with Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens

When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)!  This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.

 

 

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

 

 

Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project:

 

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Hello Cupcake!

I just got my monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp & I could not WAIT to play with the cupcake pieces!

Lightly cased from Kristina’s example(s), here are my cards (both are 3×3 note card size)

Cupcake Birthday Note Card

Cupcake Birthday Note Card ~ Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Thank You Cupcake Note Crd - Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Thank You Cupcake Note Card – Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Here is my supply list for these cards:

Happy Birthday Cupcake:

  • Stamp set:  CupCake Party
  • Ink:  STAMPIN UP!
    • Cupcake:  Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette
    • Base & cake:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
    • Cherry:  Real Red
    • Background star burst image: Pistachio Pudding

     

Thank You Cupcake:

  • Stamp set:  CupCake Party
  • Ink:  STAMPIN UP!
    • Cupcake:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
    • Base & cake:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
    • Cherry:  Real Red
    • Background circle image: Pistachio Pudding

Hey Canadians – love those ink colors?! Me too!  Contact me to order them & have them delivered to your door step!