Simon Says Stamp August 2016 Card Kit

I recently received my August 2016 Simon Says Stamp card kit and got right to work making a card. Picture 32

I used the vented star die in the kit to make my own stencil. The video for this will go up soon, so make sure you are subscribed to our YouTube Channel!

Here’s a list of supplies ( I really try to stick to mostly what’s included in the kit to make it easy to duplicate my cards):

 

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month August 2016 Seeing Stars CK816
Crafter's Companion HEAT RESISTANT ACETATE Pack CC-HRA-5PK
Simple Stories DIY CHRISTMAS Twine 5176
My Favorite Things RED HOT Hybrid Ink Pad MFT
Tsukineko 6 SPONGE DAUBERS Tools STDAB006
Darice 400 Adhesive 3/16 inch Foam Squares 5mm 1206-02

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Happy Birthday Shaker Card

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Hi everyone! I recently made this super cute shaker card for my Mom’s Birthday! To make this card you either need the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday To You Die OR a Silhouette Cameo to make your own die!

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Products used ( Click the picture to purchase):




Sakura KOI MEDIUM WATERBRUSH Water Brush Watercolor #6 xqr-m
Simon Says Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SSS101538

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
Clearsnap Colorbox CLEAR Embossing Powder 10175

Simon Says Stamp BIG MOMMA FOAM TAPE ROLL Foam72

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Simon Says Stamp August 2016 Card Kit

I just wanted to drop a quick reminder that if you would like to play along with me in August you will want to sign up for the card kit now. This one is another awesome one and I bet it will sell out!

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There’s a bunch of patterned papers and resist papers in Kraft and white included. I can’t wait to play around with this kit! We get mini Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Festive Berries. I am so glad those are two colors I’ve been wanting but haven’t allowed myself to buy yet. I’m sure you noticed the gorgeous stamp set with all of the star constellations. Plus we get this vented star die and a cute firework stencil. Wahoo!

If you want JUST the August kit for $29.95, click the picture below:

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month August 2016 Seeing Stars CK816

If you want to sign up for recurring billing and automatically get the kit every month for a discounted rate of $24.95, click the banner below:

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 SUBSCRIPTION AUGUST START DATE

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SSS July 2016 Card Kit Card #5 & 6

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Here’s cards #5 & 6 that I made using the Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month . I still have left over supplies and plan on using it up!

A tutorial video of these cards will be up very soon. So make sure you are subscribed to our YouTube Channel!

Here’s a list of supplies :

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month JULY 2016 HANDWRITTEN FLORAL GREETINGS CK716

For Card #5:


Scrapbook Adhesives 126 3D WHITE FOAM SQUARES Adhesive
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900

For Card #6:

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
Bazzill 40 LB VELLUM 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets

That’s IT! I really tried to mostly stick to the supplies that were included in the kit. Of course you will need some adhesive too. All the papers, stamps and colored inks were in the kit. I definitely have enough supplies to make at least 2 more cards too. In the end I will still be left over with 4 ink cubes, a water brush, a gorgeous stamp set, and 8 completed cards! I’ve been having so much fun creating with this kit and I can’t wait to get another one next month.

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 SUBSCRIPTION AUGUST START DATE

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SSS July 2016 Card Kit Card #4

Here’s the most recent card I’ve made using some of the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp July 2016 Card Kit.

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Most of the stamping on this card was done using Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels. It’s super easy to do and the results are awesome! If you would like to see this technique done in a video then make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube. This video will be up in a few days to a week.

Here’s a list of supplies used:

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month JULY 2016 HANDWRITTEN FLORAL GREETINGS CK716
Prima Flowers ARTIST QUALITY OIL PASTEL CRAYONS 814328
Simon Says Clear Stamps CHOOSE HAPPY SSS101617 Reason To Smile

That’s all the supplies! I used mostly what was in the kit except I used a sentiment from the Choose Happy stamp set and used the oil pastels for the stamping rather than an ink.

Sign Up for the August Kit by clicking the banner below.

 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 SUBSCRIPTION AUGUST START DATE

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SSS July 2016 Card Kit Card #3

As promised, here is the last Birthday Card I made using the Simon Says Stamp July 2016 Card Kit.

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If you would like to see this card close up, you will want to visit my YouTube channel because I have a video going up of the making of this card right now!

Here’s a list of supplies used:

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month JULY 2016 HANDWRITTEN FLORAL GREETINGS CK716

Silver Embossing Powder
Hero Arts EMBOSS SILVER  EMBOSSING POWDER PW101

Versamark

Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001

Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels

Prima Flowers ARTIST QUALITY OIL PASTEL CRAYONS 814328

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Celebration Stamp Set

Simon Says Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SSS101538

That’s pretty much it! I really tried to stay with mostly using items that were included in the kit.I will continue to try to mostly use the items that are in the kit as well. I think it shows how versatile it really is. There were some great sentiments in the kit but I really needed Birthday Cards and it was lacking a Birthday Sentiment. Luckily I had other sets on had with some nice birthday greeting and most cardmakers have at least one set like this laying around.

The technique I did here can also easily be done with a different embossing powder color and other watercolor mediums. You can use white embossing powder and watercolor pencils or even black embossing powder and zig clean color real brush markers. Just use what you have! Thank you for stopping by my blog and I will be back soon.

SSS July 2016 Card Kit Card #2

Here’s my second birthday card that I made using mostly the items that were provided in the Simon Says Stamp July 2016 Card Kit.

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I started this card off using a piece of 4.25 x 5.5″  120 lb white cardstock that was cut down from a 8.5 x 11″ piece that was included in the kit. These are a nice heavy weight cardstock and they take ink very nicely. They are also super smooth. I was again very impressed with the Simon Says Stamp paper.

I inked up the cardstock using Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and the included Hybrid Ink in Slate Grey. Ink it in this order too. Ending with the darkest color just on the edges of the paper. I used a Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool to get this effect. Dry the cardstock completely with a heat tool or leave it to dry. You need the cardstock bone dry so the next step works the best.

Now you will ink up some of the solid image stamps from the Handwritten Floral Greetings Stamp Set using Versamark ink and stamp them to create a frame. Heat emboss them with white embossing powder. Don’t forget to use an anti-static powder tool before you do this!

Here’s where the magic happens! Now we will color over the white embossed images with alcohol markers. I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to do this, but you can use Copics, BIC, Sharpie, or whatever alcohol based markers you have. This technique will not work with any other kind of medium since we’re essentially coloring on top of enamel. This creates these beautifully vibrant images on your card and it’s a really fun technique!

Lastly, I stamped using one of my all time favorite stamp sets (Seriously, I find myself reaching for this one over and over again!) Handwritten Notes by Avery Elle. The “Happy Birthday To You” stamp was all in one line but all I had to do was selectively ink what I wanted on each line. Looking at the card now I wish I was a little more particular and slid the “To You” over to the left a little bit, but it still came out nice.

I hope you give this technique a try and I’ll be back very soon with another Birthday Card using the July 2016 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

To subscribe to the card kit for $24.95 a month, just click the link below.
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 SUBSCRIPTION JULY START DATE

SSS July 2016 Card Kit Card #1

Today I’m sharing the first of 3 birthday cards that I have already made using this card kit. It tried to stick to mostly what was included in the kit and use only a little bit of my supplies I already had on hand.

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This was the quickest of all of the cards I made and I just made it up as I went along. I started with one of the beautiful patterned papers from the kit and ink blending the border and the flowers using a Judikins Color Duster. I used various yellow inks including the one hybrid ink that was in the kit along with some distress ink. 

The sentiments that came in the Handwritten Floral Greetings Stamp Set were all nice but I specifically needed Birthday Cards so I used my stamp from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp set. I embossed that on some black cardstock using versamark and white embossing powder. Don’t forget to run an anti static tool over the paper before embossing!

I layered that on top of some vellum and taped it down to the card front. I added some glass domes to the top left corner to finish it off. Glass domes are also sold by Pretty Pink Posh under the name Clear Droplets. Mine are just a little larger than theirs. I mounted the card front onto Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock that I turned into a card base by cutting it at 5.5″ and scoring it at 4.25″. If you haven’t used Simon Says Stamp Cardsstock before, I definitely recommend you give it a try. I was super happy with how heavy weight it was and it made me realize I’ve been making some very “light” card bases. It made it feel much nicer.

That’s it for today! I will be back really soon with another birthday card I made using this month’s Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. Thank you for stopping by!

 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 SUBSCRIPTION JULY START DATE