Today's post should not be called a "one stamp, five ways" post, but I'm calling it that anyway (sorry for the confusion) because I'm using one kit. But it actually has TWO stamp sets in it (one is full size and one is smaller). It is the special edition Love You Forever Valentine's Day kit by Simon Says Stamp and here is an image in all it's glory:
Now unfortunately it sold out immediately after it was put up for sale. But I didn't want that to stop me from posting using this kit as I wanted to inspire ideas for all those who were lucky enough to get one! And if not, many of the ideas in this post could be used with any of your Simon kits! I've made five cards to share with you (that part of the title was right at least!).
All of these cards use only the items in the kit and they are all 5.5" x 4.25". The kit includes several white card bases and colored envelopes in that size. It ALSO has a bunch of smaller cards and envelopes that I didn't use for this post. You could make LOTS of Valentine's with this kit and it would certainly simplify the process if you were trying to make a lot for a child's class or friends.
I started this card with one of the white card bases. I die-cut the hearts from the patterned paper in the kit using the heart die in the kit. I cut some from the fronts of the paper and some from the backs as they have a different pattern. I sewed the hearts onto the card in a grid pattern and then slightly bent the sides up so they are dimensional. I stamped the sentiment from the larger stamp set on the bottom right with Versamark Ink and embossed it with WOW Powder Pink Lady Embossing Powder. I attached a piece of the washi tape stickers to the left of the sentiment.
All of my cards came together so quickly and are very simple except this one! I wanted to show that the kit can also be used for very technique heavy cards - like a shaker card! AND, it includes a huge (HUGE) package of heart sequins, so it would be a perfect card to duplicate multiple times. Or then again, you could throw many of those sequins inside the envelops and let them fall all over people's floors. They will love you for it!
For this card, I used the Glimmery White Cardstock in the kit for the card base. I die-cut a piece of Ranger watercolor paper with a stitched rectangle from MFT Blueprints 13. I painted it with pinks and reds. If you wet the paper first, the colors will all run together. While they are still wet, splash water droplets on the paint so it forms spots. I die-cut a stitched circle from the center of the top of the card using the Simon Says Stamp stitched circle dies. I then die-cut a frame out of white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn scalloped circle dies. I assembled the shaker using foam tape and filling the opening with the heart sequins in the kit.
Next, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink on the bottom of the card and embossed with Ranger white embossing powder. I added some of the Doodlebug stickers to the top and the bottom of the card.
This is my most simple card - in fact, I think it took about 15 mins. I really utilized the patterned papers for this one. I die-cut a stitched rectangle from the red paper and attached that to a white card base. I then die-cut a scalloped circle die by Lawn Fawn from the orange paper and attached that. I cut a piece of the blue paper and layered it from the top of the card and then tucked it under the circle. I also die-cut a stitched circle from white cardstock. On that circle, I attached one of the gold heart circles. I then die-cut a small heart from the pink paper and attached that on top. Last, I added one of the Doodlebug stickers for my salutation. The white hearts are from the larger stamp set and they are embossed using Wow Puffy White Embossing Powder. I think this card looks really nice with the turquoise envelope that comes with the kit.
I die-cut the blue paper into a stitched rectangle the size of a card front and attached it to a white card base. I then die-cut a smaller stitched rectangle from Ranger white watercolor paper. Next, I die-cut the heart die out of a scrap of paper and then used it as a stencil to trace around several times with a pencil. You could use the negative space and trace inside it or the actual heart and trace around the outside of it. I overlapped two of the hearts. I painted each with watercolor. I then splattered some blue watercolor drops on the paper. Next, I stamped with love from the smaller stamp set using Lawn Fawn Pink Flamingo ink. I stamped the little heart row in the same stamp set with Lawn Fawn Fish Tank Ink. Last, I layered some of the washi tape stickers on the top and the bottom of the card.
This was a fun card to make and uses the smaller stamp set. I started by die-cutting the pink paper into a stitched rectangle the size of a card front and attached it to a white card base. Next, I die-cut a smaller stitched rectangle from Ranger watercolor paper. I then painted it with pinks. Next. I stamped the largest heart stamp eight times in a grid pattern (I used a ruler and pencil marks to line them all up). I used Hero Arts Bubblegum ink for the hearts. I stamped the little sentiments inside each with SSS Intense Black Ink. I attached a washi tape sticker to the bottom of the card and the Doodlebug xoxox sticker over it.
I hope you enjoyed this lovey dovey post today and it helps motivate you to create some handmade Valentines!!! Thank you so much for visiting and for my regular comment leavers that ALWAYS make my day! xoxoxoxox (you rock) (hug me) (miss you) (best day) (call me)