Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge and Ink to Paper Project: Reach Out Birthday Challenge

I made a set of cards using a set of supplies for Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes and Ink to Paper’s Project Reach Out Birthday Challenges. I enjoy making a set of cards when I sit down to craft since I already have all my supplies in front of me and I can use the same supplies to try different looks. I made six cards and after making the initial birthday cards, I made a few other sentiment cards. I might package off a few of them and include them as a small gift with the birthday card. Hope you’re able to get some crafty time in! Supplies are listed below.

My favorite card of the bunch even though it’s a relatively simple card. I used Paptertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write Make It Market kit’s notecard die and stamps and Papertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write pattern paper along with some gems, twice, Wink of Stella, and Versamark Onyx Ink.
I tried to create a bit more visual interest with this card by using Copics to ombre color the Sending word die cut and pop up the flowers in the corners. I used Paptertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write Make It Market kit’s notecard die, Sending die, and stamps and Papertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write pattern paper along with some gems, Copics, Wink of Stella, and Papertrey ink.
I added a cardstock mat to change the look on this card. I used Paptertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write Make It Market kit’s notecard die, sentiment die, and stamps, Papertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write pattern paper along with some gems, twice, clear Wink of Stella, and Papertrey Ink and hibiscus burst cardstock.
Went for a lavender and blue color pallet for this card. I used Paptertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write Make It Market kit’s notecard die, sentiment die, and stamps, Papertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write pattern paper along with some gems, winter wisteria and spring rain Papertrey cardstock, Wink of Stella, and onyx black Versafine ink.
A sweet thank you card…. I used Paptertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write Make It Market kit’s notecard die, sentiment die, and stamps, Papertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write pattern paper along with some gems, vintage jadeite and orange zest Papertrey cardstock, Wink of Stella, and Papertrey ink.
For my last card I used the Paptertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write Make It Market kit’s notecard die, flower spray stamps and die, Papertrey’s Don’t Forget to Write pattern paper along with some gems, vintage jadeite Papertrey cardstock, Versafine onyx black ink, colored pencils, and Papertrey ink.

Simon Says Monday and Wednesday Challenges

I made several cards for this week’s Simon Says Monday – Spring Mood Board and Wednesday – Anything Goes Challenges all using a flower stamp set, Flower Favorites from Papertrey. I was really happy with how the set of 5 cards turned out. They include some of my favorite flowers and colors! Hope you are getting glimpses of pretty spring flowers that are starting to show up! Supplies are listed below.

The card uses Papertrey’s Flower Favorites stamp set and die. Background is sponged with the darkest sponging in the lower right corner. Added a border of yellow to balance the sentiment in the upper left corner. Colored the images with clear ink of Stella for some visual interest.
The card uses Papertrey’s Flower Favorites stamp set and die. Background is sponged with the darkest sponging in the lower right corner. Added a piece of purple trim to balance the sentiment in the upper left corner. Colored the images with clear ink of Stella and added sequins for some visual interest.
The card uses Papertrey’s Flower Favorites stamp set and die. Lots of white space on this card. Popped up some of the flowers and the sentiment banner for visual interest. Added some twine to anchor the flower images. to the bottom. Colored the images with clear ink of Stella for a little bit of fun.
The card uses Papertrey’s Flower Favorites stamp set and die. Another card with lots of white space so the bright daisies really pop. Die cut the sentiment from One Liners: Happy die in New Leaf cardstock and stamped Mother’s Day from Papertrey’s Year Round Happiness stamp set. Added green twine to anchor the flower stems to the bottom of the card. Colored the images with clear ink of Stella for some visual interest.
The card uses Papertrey’s Flower Favorites stamp set and die. Used an embossing folder to emboss the kraft cardstock front panel and then distressed the edges with distress ink. Die cut the sentiment from purple cardstock and fun foam so I could raise the sentiment. Added a piece of purple trim to balance the sentiment in the upper right corner. Colored the images with clear ink of Stella for some visual interest.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Stampers Select White, Royal Velvet, Harvest Gold, and Kraft (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Plum Pudding, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain (Papertrey); onyx black (Versafine); distress ink
  • Stamps:  Flower Favorites (Papertrey); Boutique Borders: Birthday (Papertrey); Year Round Happiness (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  Flower Favorites die (Papertrey); One Liners: Happy die (Papertrey); Happy Wishes Die (WPlus9)
  • Accessories:  Green and Purple Twine (American Crafts); sequins, wink of Stella (Zig); embossing folder

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Stencil Fun! and Wednesday Challenges – Whatever the Weather

I made a card that combines Simon Says Monday Challenge – Stencil Fun! with their Wednesday Challenge – Whatever the Weather. Can you believe we got a spring snowstorm just last week? It was the only real snowfall we got all winter. So I decided to make a wintery snow card using my snow stencil. Given that we are staying indoors like most everyone else to keep ourselves and others safe, the Miss You sentiment seemed appropriate.

Simon Says Monday and Wednesday Challenge card using Papertrey’s Winter Woods stamp set and Simon Says Falling Snow stencil.

I colored the card front by sponging and then stamped the fir branches. I then using embossing paste to create the snowy scene with the Falling Snow stencil. After the paste dried, I attached the stamped cardinal and stamped sentiment banner. Supplies are listed below.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock:White (Stampin Up); Real Red (Stampin Up);
  • Ink: Versamark; Dark Chocolate (Papertrey); Ocean Tides (Papertrey); Real Red (Stamin Up); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamp: Winter Woods (Papertrey)
  • Die: Winter Woods Die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says); White Embossing Powder (Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Traditional Christmas and Wednesday Challenge – Let’s Sparkle and Ink to Paper – Intricate Cards

I decided to combine some challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge – Let’s Sparkle and Wednesday Challenge – Traditional Christmas. My third card is also submitted for Ink To Paper’s The Joy of Card Making Intricate Cards Challenge.

I started by pulling out my stash of glitter paste and went to town making card fronts. Not all of them made it into a card for these challenges, but I like to get all the messy and time-consuming part of it done at one time. Glitter paste is a fun way to create a pretty sparkly background, especially for Christmas cards!

My first card is very simple, using a striped stencil to create lines across the card. I wanted a very clean looking ornament to match the simple style of the card. I also heat embossed the ornament strings in silver so it would match the heat embossed sentiment.
My second card uses a single line of pretty, glittery trees that is anchored with a sentiment border. Love the light green glitter paste against the green cardstock and the pop of red!
My third card is my favorite! Love the subtle greens in the card, the repeating tree background, the fun, and glittery deer die cut.

For my next two sparkly cards, I decided to use glitter die cuts. I have that cute deer die cut shown in my third card also in red so that was the inspiration for the last two cards. Love how the red glitter really pops when placed a pretty monochromatic background. I made the fourth card a bit more intricate so I could submit it for Ink to Paper’s Joy of Card Making Intricate Cards challenge.

My fourth card uses several layers and textures to create visual interest. Love how it turned out! The deer die cut is the same as the above card, only in red.
My fifth card uses the same tree die but keeps it simple with only adding the sentiment and birds.

Card Supplies:

Card 1: CAS Ornament Card

  • Cardstock: Smokey Shadow (Papertrey);
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Stamp: Holiday Cheer (Papertrey)
  • Die: Vintage Ornament Die (Impression Obsession)
  • Accessories: Turquoise Glitter Paste (Bo Bunny); Stripes Repeat Pattern Stencil (Stencil 1); Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Fun Foam (Darice)

Card 2: Joy Card

  • Cardstock: Pinefeather (Papertrey); Rouge (American Crafts)
  • Die: One Liner Die Collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Oh Christmas Tree Stencil (Echo Park); Emerald Green Glimmer Paste (Nuvo)

Card 3: White Deer Card

  • Cardstock: Ocean Tides (Papertrey);
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Stamp: Merriest Wishes (Stampin Up)
  • Die: Vintage Ornament Die (Impression Obsession)
  • Accessories: Moonstone Glimmer Paste (Nuvo); Oh Christmas Tree Stencil (Echo Park); White Embossing Powder (Ranger); White Glitter Deer die cut (Creatology); Iridescent Twine

Card 4: Red Deer Card

  • Cardstock: Smokey Shadow (Papertrey); Vellum (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Papertrey)
  • Die: Christmas Cheer die (Papertrey); Birch Tree Cutting Plate Die (Taylored Expressions); In the Meadow Die Collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Red Glitter Deer die cut (Creatology); Fun Foam (Darice); White Glitter; Red Glitter; double-sided tape

Card 5: Red Birds Card

  • Cardstock: Soft Stone (Papertrey); Smokey Shadow (Papertrey)
  • Stamps: Banners and Messages (Hero Arts)
  • Die: Birch Tree Cutting Plate Die (Taylored Expressions)
  • Accessories: Mistletoe Stickers (Making Memories); Bird die cute (Darice); Firecracker Red Embossing Powder (Sparkle N Sprinkle)

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Spooky Cards

It’s almost Halloween and I need to get some cards in the mail! I’ve got 5 Halloween cards that I made for Simon Says Monday Challenge – Spooky. Card supplies are listed below.

The first two are using Queen and Co. Halloween shaker die set. It was a breeze making the shaker parts of the card using the supplies in the kit! I also had fun using some patterned paper. I tend to buy the paper and then never use it. Patterned paper works great for these shaker cards since I didn’t want a lot of other stuff to compete with the shakers.

My color selection drove the next two cards. I love Halloween colors and used a lime green with purple on my witch card and a purplish-blue with orange on my pumpkin card. I also wanted to add some shine and sparkle so added stickles to the witch on my witch card and glossy accents to the pumpkins on the pumpkin card.

Card Supplies:

Card 1

  • Cardstock: White (Recollections); Metallic Jewels Kraft (Tim Holtz); Ghost Stories Pad (DCWV)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Hocus Pocus Halloween Kit (Stamps, Dies, Acetate, Foam Tape, Beads, gems) (Queen & Co); Lavender Embossing Powder (Zing)

Card 2

  • Cardstock: White (Recollections); Metallic Jewels Kraft (Tim Holtz); Happy Halloween Pad (DCWV)
  • Accessories: Hocus Pocus Halloween Kit (Stamps, Dies, Acetate, Foam Tape, Beads, gems) (Queen & Co);

Card 3

  • Cardstock: White (Neenah); Ballet Blue (Stampin Up)
  • Ink: Orange Zest (Papertrey); Terracotta Tile (Papertrey); Early Espresso (Stampin Up);
  • Stamps: Spooky Sweets (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Polychromos Colored Pencils (Faber-Castell)

Card 4

  • Cardstock: Royal Velvet (Papertrey); Limeade Ice (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Basic Black (Stampin Up)
  • Stamps: Wicked (Close To My Heart)
  • Dies: Wonderful Words: Hello Dies (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Enchanted (Stickles); gems (Recollections)

Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and Wednesday Think Pink Challenge – Cards 2 and 3

After jump-starting my crafting energy by using leftover die-cuts on my previous card, I decided to make two more cards for Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and Simon Says Think Pink Wednesday Challenge. The supplies are listed below. Happy crafting!

For this card, I kept with the making style of only using die-cuts but wanted a strong and bold color combination. The heart die-cut is cut from white fun foam for more dimension. Love the bright bold splash of pinks and oranges behind the heart and Hugs die-cut.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Black (Papertrey); White (Recollections); Watercolor (Ranger)
  • Inks: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Abandoned Coral distress inks (Ranger)
  • Dies: Sketch Heart Die (Simon Says); Big Hugs die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Bubble Gum Pink Mica Spray (Dylusions); White Fun Foam (Darice); Sequins (Darice)
For this card, I stamped the floral background with Versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear detail embossing powder and then colored the flowers with Copics. Hint: using Veramark ink to heat emboss the image means I didn’t have pesky black embossing flecks on my image which I would have had to worry about if I would have used Versamark and black embossing powder. I also colored white cardstock with the same Copics with a light gradation from darker to lighter pink and die-cut the Congratulations sentiment from it so it would match the colored flowers. The last thing was to add some coral colored sequins.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: White (Recollections); Black (Papertrey)
  • Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Floral Border Background (The Ton)
  • Dies: Congratulations Die (Simon Says);
  • Accessories: Copics; White Fun Foam (Darice); Watermelon Sequins (Ellen Hutson); Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and Wednesday Think Pink Challenge

Hope you’ve had a chance to get some crafting in this weekend. I wanted to make a card for Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and combined it with Simon Says Think Pink Wednesday Challenge. I love the softness of pink and often make cards with it. I especially like the combination of pinks and golds. I sometimes start with something from my leftover stash pile like a vellum die-cut as I did for this card. It tends to inspire how the rest of the card comes together. The supplies are listed below. Happy crafting!

I had a Clustered Leaves die-cut in vellum leftover and decided it didn’t show up enough on pink cardstock so spritzed it with heirloom gold spray which then led to the need for the word die-cut to be done in gold foil.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Sweet Blush (Papertrey); White (Recollections)
  • Dies: Clustered Leaves Die (Simon Says); Paper Clippings: Thankful for You die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Heirloom Gold Spray (Ranger); Sequins (Darice)

Simon Says Paper Smooches Stamptember Challenge and Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge.

Down to my last two cards for the month-long series of Stamptember Challenges. I decided to combine two challenges including the Simon Says Stamptember Paper Smooches and used the Christmas theme from the Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Specific info on how I made each card is included in the photo caption. Hope you’ve enjoyed the Stamptember challenges as much as I have! Thanks Simon Says!

Used In the Meadow dies to create a mask for a hillside and then sponged ink and stamped snowflakes above the mask.
Used snowflakes stamps from Paper Smooches Fresh Snow stamp set to make a frame around the sentiment on a die-cut A1 sized notecard.

Card Supplies:

Card 1 (Snowdrift Card):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Maliblue (Simon Says); Hydrangea (Simon Says); Cornflower (Hero Arts)
  • Dies: In the Meadow Dies (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Card 3 (Snowflake Frame):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections);
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Blue Jay (Simon Says); Hydrangea (Simon Says); Blue Violet (Simon Says);
  • Dies: Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection (Papertrey)

Simon Says Paper Smooches Stamptember Challenge, Simon Pretty Pink Posh Challenge, and Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge.

Down to my last few cards for the month-long series of Stamptember Challenges. I decided to combine a few challenges including the Simon Says Stamptember Paper Smooches and Pretty Pink Posh Challenges and used the Christmas theme from the Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Specific info on how I made each card is included in the photo caption. Hope you’ve enjoyed the Stamptember challenges as much as I have! Thanks Simon Says!

Love how this card turned out! You never know when you start stamping if it will end up in the recycle bin or in someone’s mailbox. I wanted bright cheery colors for my snowflakes and was inspired by the colors I used in this card shown in this blog post. I used Catherine Pooler inks to stamp the snowflakes and Versafine for the sentiment. The lovely gems are from Pretty Pink Posh.
I’ve got two views of the same card since I couldn’t get the shimmer and vibrancy of the card to show up in the same photo. The base layer of the card front is from sponging Simon Says ink and then spritzed with perfect pearls. After it dried, I heat embossed the Paper Smooches snowflake images and sentiment. I added some Sparkling Clear sequins to finish off the card and attached it to a card base.

Card Supplies:

Card 1 (Green, Pink, and Red Snowflakes):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Rockin’ Red (Catherine Pooler); Party Dress (Catherine Pooler); Lime Rickey (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Accessories:  Spring Green jewels (Pretty Pink Posh)

Card 3 (Night Sky):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Georgia Pacific)
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Versamark; Blue Jay (Simon Says Stamp); Hydrangea (Simon Says Stamp); Blue Violet (Simon Says Stamp);
  • Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Simon Says Pretty Pink Posh and The Stamp Market Stamptember Challenges

I used Pretty Pink Posh Cuddly Cats stamp set to make two cards for Simon Says Stamptember Pretty Pink Posh Challenge and combined them with some products from The Stamp Market so I could also submit them for Simon Says Stamptember The Stamp Market Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Happy crafting!

The happy birthday sentiment was die-cut from paper that had been colored by smooshing Worn Lipstick Dress ink and spritzed with Heirloom Gold spray. The sentiment frame was dry embossed into the cardstock. You can barely see the outline of the frame in the photo. The cute cats were colored with Copics and then shaded with colored pencils.
The balloon images and confetti are from Time to Celebrate stamp set and were stamped and then shaded with colored pencils. The cat image was colored and stamped separately and then attached to the card front with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Card Supplies:

Card 1 (Kraft card):

  • Cardstock:  Kraft (Papertrey); Watercolor (Ranger)
  • Stamps: Cuddly Cats (Pretty Pink Posh)
  • Ink: Intense Black (Simon Says); Worn Lipstick Distress (Ranger)
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Heirloom Gold Spray (Ranger); Copics; Pablo Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache)

Card 2 (Balloon Card):

  • Cardstock:  White (Neenah)
  • Stamps:  Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market); Cuddly Cats (Pretty Pink Posh)
  • Ink:  Intense Black (Simon Says); Rockin’ Red (Catherine Pooler); Party Dress (Catherine Pooler); Versamark
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Copics; Pablo colored pencils (Caran d’Ache); Black detailed embossing powder (Stampendous)