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Simon Says Stamp Be Creative Release

Hey cardmaking friends.  I’m so excited for this new Simon Says Stamp Be Creative Release that just went live, woo hoo.  Love new products, don’t you?  I’ve got three cards to share with you tonight and more coming on Saturday as part of the Create Release Blog Hop Day 2.  There will be tons of inspiration from the design team over on the Simon Says Stamp BLOG, and there’s a place for you to load and share your projects too.

Also this month Simon Says Stamps is released a pile of New and very useful tools.  Like packages of crafting Acetate, Storage Envelopes, a Very Cool Ink pad holder and more.

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Simon Says Stamp Be Creative Release

So many fun new products to play with this month, I had a really hard time decided what to start with, but I eventually settled on the Bunch of Balloons Background Stamp.  This stamp is red rubber with a foam backing so you get an amazing stamped image.  It’s also 6 x 6 so it lends itself to a variety of different techniques.  I decided to watercolor my first one, so here you go.

blue and purple hand made cards covered in balloons, created using new card making products from Spellbinders

Simon Says Stamp Be Creative Release Card #1

Start by using a Misti to stamp the Bunch of Balloons image in VersaMark Ink onto watercolor paper.

Next, using Distress Ink reinkers, watercolor in the image and set it aside to dry or dry it with a heat tool.

Then, use the A2 Thin Frame dies to cut down  the piece to an A2 sized panel, and the next die down to cut out an inlay.

Finally, glue the two balloon panels to the front of an A2 sized white card base and then inlay the white die cut.

Finish by die cutting the New Sentiment die “You Did” in purple cardstock and a velum shadow and glue to the center of the card.  Embellish with Holographic Rainbows Sequins.

handmade watercolor card covered in colorful balloons, created with new card making supplies from Simon Says Stamp


I had so much fun, I did a second one, this one uses Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry.  Overlapping balloons made for some fun color mixes, LOL


hand made teal colored card with a gold diamond and a floral bouquet in the center created with new card making supplies from Simon Says Stamp


Simon Says Stamp Be Creative Release Card #2

Card 2 is created with the beautiful NEW You Did Stamp and Die Set.  This set is perfect for Weddings and Anniversaries with beautiful images and sentiments.  This one will be a staple in your stash for a long time to come.

Start by cutting a piece of Peacock cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, placing it inside the Pepper berry Bundles Embossing Folder and running it through the die cutting machine.

Next, Use a Misti to stamp the bouquet image onto a piece of Hammermill cardstock.  Color it with Prisma Color Pencils and then cut it out with the co ordinating die set.

Finally, cut two diamonds one in Peacock, the other in Gold Matte cardstock.  Layer them and attach to the center of the card with foam squares.

Then, use foam squares again to attach the art piece and a gold embossed sentiment.


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7 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Be Creative Release”

  1. I love the balloons! Such fantastic colors and such a fun image! Love the pretty flowers on the other card too. Great designs! 🙂

  2. OMG those balloon cards are stunning! What a fabulous stamp and the watercolouring is gorgeous Sandi! I particularly love the second with the overlapping colours. But a great stamp for masculine cards. The third is so pretty and very striking with the embossed background.

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