Saturday, December 10, 2016

Heart...Felt Thanks

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I am LOVING the dies from the new Simon Says Stamp DieCember® release!!  The Heartfelt  die set has three "heartfelt"sentiment dies of different fonts, and I used one of them to make a heart felt filled heartfelt thanks card...hee hee!!...say that fast three times!!...You "get" the hearts made of felt, right??...heartfelt??...I have always LOVED the play on words for card making!!...
 I used a heart die from the Simon Holiday Shapes die set and a stamp from the Sketch Ranunculus stamp set for the "thanks".  I layered the "heartfelt" three times...oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this font!!  It is cool AND cute, I just LOVE it...oh yeah, I said that before...but I really do ... Here's a close up...
Such great fun...rainbows and hearts...happiness!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, December 9, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Diecember® Blog Hop!

To say I LOVE dies would be an understatement, but I REALLY LOVE dies!!!  Simon Says Stamp creates REALLY amazing dies!!  Simon has one release every year that is devoted to dies, DieCember®,  so you've got to know that it is one release I am especially excited about!!!  Today, Simon is celebrating this new release with a Blog Hop jam packed with a whole bunch of amazing artists!!   I am so thrilled to have been invited to be a part, and to share a couple cards I made today with just a couple of these amazing brand new dies!!!  
I used the beautiful new Corbel Border and the Handlettered Greetings dies on both cards...just making them using different sentiments, color schemes and materials.    I used two different colored green cardstocks on this first one.  There is a white layer underneath to bring out white dots in between the colored "leaves" of this color schemed corbel border die.  I used a white embossed strip underneath the two kraft layers(for depth) for those white dots...

... I adhered adhesive to the embossed strip, adhered the strip to the kraft layers, and then deposited the different colors into each particular kraft opening, like a puzzle:)!!  I layered the die cut sentiment and adhered the whole panel onto a white card.  Here's a close up...
The second card is using the same Corbel die with a different sentiment, using a rainbow color scheme and paint chips!!...
This one, I used a black strip underneath all the color, to have black dots show through, instead of white!  Here's a close up...
OK...that was so much fun!!  The corbel border is SO pretty, and SO much fun to fill in with color and the sentiments are SO PERFECT with the border!!  
And now, the fun part for you all!   Simon is giving you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate on my blog and on every blog stop...just leave a comment by Sunday:)!!  Here's a list of all the other amazing artists that are in this fun hop...
Hope you will have fun checking out this new release and all the creative ways to use the amazing dies this Diecember and all the months to come:):):)!!! I've listed the dies I've used on my cards along with all the dies from this wonderful release below!!  Yay!!   Happy Hopping!! Hugs!! Lisa


Monday, December 5, 2016

Rainbow Ring Wreath

I was inspired at Sam's Club to make a card...yes, Sam's Club...inspiration is everywhere!!  They had Christmas wreathes made of shiny ball ornaments, and one was rainbow colored!!
 I snappped a pic of the wreathes to show you:):)...and if you know me, you know rainbows and I have "a thing"!!...
I used the Simon Says Stamp Ring Wreath and paint chips.  Paint chips may have not been the easiest choice to work with, but I think having such a vast choice of colors makes for a more cohesively colored rainbow!  I had to match up the exact parts of the wreath with each color chip to make sure that the right sized circles were die cut for each particular color...hope that makes sense.  Choosing 11 colors also added to the challenge...less colors would have made the die cutting a bit easier, but I love all the colors!!  Layered the white wreath, and then, as I was die cutting, I put each piece into the wreath.  I adhered pieces of double sided tape on the backs of the colored circles, and then adhered to card panel.  I opted to make this a square card...just thought it looked cool that way.  And I finished the wreath with a Simon die sentiment, from Big Joy...I mean, this card brings me joy!!  Here's a close up...
Such fun!!!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa