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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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!

Critter Coloring: Kittehs

So I have been on a crazy coloring binge since I have discovered the blending technique using colored pencils & baby oil from my post here

I fell in love with the critter stamps from Penny Black – the hedgehog, kitties, mice and critters are just about the cutest things EVER and are versatile enough to use for any age & occasion card!
I have found that Simon Says Stamp is the best place to get them online (other than Ebay) – great prices and even BETTER shipping!  Being Canadian I really appreciate when sellers can offer reasonable rates. 

Ok – enough of the hype, here is my latest creation. 

 

ImageI used only colored pencils & baby oil to color it.  I love that it looks like a cross between watercolor pencils & Copic (or alcohol markers).  Best of both worlds I think!  My boyfriend (yep, he’s *that* awesome) came up with the idea to fussy cut the balloons them pop them up with pop dots. 

The inside has a white matte to cover the ribbon, and I used the “Celebrate” sling mount from the Outlined Occasions set from Stampin Up’s 2011 Sale-A-Bration.

 

Stamp sets used:  It’s Your Day by Penny Black Inc