Hello Beautiful: Simon Says Stamp

Hello! Today I’m sharing this Spring-Get-Here-Already card from Simon Says Stamp beaufiful new release called Hello Beautiful!ย  (See what I did there? wink.) This lovely is called Lavender Garden Stamp set. The coordinating dies are HERE. You can find the whole Hello Beautiful release HERE.

I stamped the watering can from the Lavender Garden Stamp set onto this tag and then masked it off to stamp the flowers next. I colored everything with Copic Markers and then added a few details to give it some oomph! ๐Ÿ™‚

Definitely a different card than I normally make, but I am warming up to it a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all the goodies I used over at Simon Says Stamp! The new release is called:ย Hello Beautifulย 

Link to products used below at Simon Says Stamp:

Thanks for stopping by! Happy almost Spring!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill

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Love You Too: Simon Says Stamp

Hello! Sharing a couple cards from Simon Says Stamp sweet new release called Love you Too! This lovely is called Wonderful Banner. You can find the whole release HERE.

I used Karin Markers on this card on the Wonderful Bannerย for watercolor. The Karin Markers have amazing pigment! ๐Ÿ™‚

I made a second card–thought I’m not sure I love it?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Again, same stamp: Wonderful Banner.

You can find all the goodies I used over at Simon Says Stamp! The new release is called:ย Love you Too! Have fun shopping!

Link to products used below at Simon Says Stamp:

Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping!

Take care–Jill

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Butterfly Love from SSS

There is a fun new groupย  of goodies available over at Simon Says Stamp for the Love You Release. I am here to share the new Butterfly Love Stencil! So lovely! I combined it with the previously releasedย CZ Design Friends die. I think it turned out to be a sweet card to mail a friend!

I loved blending the colors over these butterflies–it creates such a lovely mask. โค

You can find all the goodies I used over at Simon Says Stamp! The new release is called : Love You. Check it all out and these supplies below.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy creating!

Take care–Jill

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DieCember from Simon Says Stamp

This week there is fun to die over at Simon Says Stamp for the new DieCember release!! So. Many. Dies. โค

For this card, I used the new CZ Design Friends die. Pretty sure this one will be used often around here! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that it not only cuts the words Friends but it also cuts the backer for the word.

I decided to create a watercolor background using Distress Inks. This is just fun to do and a good break for your brain to just mush colors around. I also then added some wonky stitching and scoring to finish it off. Simple and so fun to make! ๐Ÿ™‚

A fun little smile to send to a friend. โค

Be sure to check out all the new goodies over at Simon Says Stamp for the DieCember release HERE! And just another quick link to the new die I used: CZ Design Friends die.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Take care–Jill

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Holly Jolly Release from Simon Says Stamp

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Holly Jolly release!! My cards are more of the gift giving idea… a whole set whipped up in a jif!

I made two cards to share today. I think I’ll either send these or add to the set and gift it this holiday season. ๐Ÿ™‚ I used the new Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder called Peony Bundle. These sentiments are both from the Concord & 9th set called Sew Pretty.

I kept it very simple beyond the embossing on both….adding some embossed lines, stitching and simple sentiments.

I created the next one in a peach color. I think the embossing folder is so lovely it just doesn’t need much more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dear Friend โค

So lovely and simple to create. โค

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in Holly Jolly release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.ย 

Have fun creating!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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Make Merry from Simon Says Stamp!

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Make Merry release!! Happy Holiday season–let’s get the cardmaking started!

For this card, I’m using the NEW Slimline Christmas Wafer Die and it is delightful! It comes with the backer outline, so I was excited to use this cardstock strip technique! Whenever I get a good blocky font, I can’t resist! ๐Ÿ™‚

This clean and simple card is ready to mail! The trick on this long slim card is to keep the stitching straight, if that is the intention. Which it was on this card for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love a card with stripes of color and lots of white! Everytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the Simon Says Stamp product I used:

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in Make Merry release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.ย 

Happy Holiday Cardmaking season!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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STAMPtember with Honey Bee!

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the Honey Bee Exclusive Release for STAMPtember!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE to see more about this stamp set releasingย  from Simon Says Stamp/ Honey Bee Stamps NOW! ๐Ÿ™‚ This stamp set is called On My Mind and it has a coordinating die you can order as part of the combo if you’d like.

This set is a sweet wreath perfect for Autumn or really any time, depending on the colors you choose to use. I decided to take a slightly alternative route and create a watercolor card using the floral part of the wreath for a border around.

I laid down a few layers of watercolor and then white heat embossed over the top. I think if I did it again, I’d let up a little to keep more of the yellows, but you just never know with watercolor, do you?ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to check out all the goodness over at Simon Says Stamp and find all the goodies there! The Honey Bee Stamps/SSS set On My Mind HERE. If you are thinking of ordering it, don’t delay!

There are a limited amount of these On My Mind stamp sets and dies available and if sometimes if you wait a wee bit too long (ask me how I know!) …POOF! They are gone! ๐Ÿ™‚ The exclusive collaborations are selling out in record time this year, so act fast if you can.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the ย STAMPtember Fun with Honey Bee!! Be sure to check it all out!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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SSS STAMPtember 2020!

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the 2020 party of STAMPtember!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am using the new CZ Design Deco Squares Cling Background stamp! I decided it would be super fun to use the Karin Markers on it and watercolor allllll the rainbow goodness! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also used the previously released SSS You’re Doing Awesome die.

It’s far from perfect, but with watercolor, I think you have to let that go early on. I even used a lavender and a deep violet, which is basically against the grain, in my world. haaa! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE to learn all the things about the celebration this month. Be sure to use the code in the image above for your order from Simon Says Stamp and getย your gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products I used:

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the 2020 STAMPtember Fun!! Be sure to check it all out!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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Let’s Connect from Simon Says Stamp!

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Let’s Connect release!! Hooray for mailing cards and staying connected! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am using the fabulous NEW SSS Stamp:ย Drawn Daises and you can find it HERE. The sentiment I used is from the previously released Just Because Word Mix 2. ๐Ÿ™‚ I cut it all out with the SSS Basic Rectangles.This stamp is quite pretty! I’m not entirely sure I did it justice, but it was fun to create. ๐Ÿ™‚ I stamped and white heat embossed this on some watercolor paper before painting it with my watercolors. I think this card could definitely be better with some more practice. Watercolor is tricky for me to use on images because I want to control it too much. ๐Ÿ™‚ ha!

I wanted to make the Daisies pop, so I did a dark background. I am looking forward to sending this one out into the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products I used:

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Let’s Connect fun ! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.ย 

Have fun creating and mailing your cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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Send Happiness from Simon Says Stamp!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Send Happiness release!! Wait til you see this stamp I used below–whoah! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am using the NEW SSS Stamp:ย Poppies Background and you can find it HERE. The sentiment I used is from SSS Love Messages. โค I cut the whole thing out with the SSS Basic Rectangles too. )

This Poppies Background stamp is a lovely one and large to cover your whole card front, if you so choose. I decided to white heat emboss it and then blend on some Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Ink (with a dab of Hickory Smoke). Then I splattered it with paint, added some stitching the sentiment and done. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products I used:ย 

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Send Happiness! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.ย 

Enjoy your crafty time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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