Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Simon Says Stamp Layering Apples Cards

Hi card making friends.  Tonight is the New Just a Note release from Simon.  There are so many great products in this release it was hard to decide what to use first.  I LOVE layering stencils, so I’m starting with the Simon Says Stamp Layering Apples Cards.

There is a “back to school” theme to this release which I love.  I am a HUGE fan of stationary and back to school supplies, LOL.  Always have been. New pencils, never before used crayons and colored pencils.  New notebooks, brings back such great memories.  I still sneak into Staples and check it out haha.  Todays release instills that same excitement with new ink cubes, pencil stamp sets, a lined page background stamp, apple stencils and so much more.

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Simon Says Stamp Layering Apples Cards

I had so much fun making these that I made 3 cards in my favorite apple colors.  Red for Honey Crisp, Green for Granny Smith and Yellow for Yellow Delicious.

handmade cards with stenciled apples in green yellow and red created with new card making supplies from Simon Says Stamp

There are 4 stencils in the set and they line up beautifully.  You could also do a line of each color if you wanted all your favorites on one card!.

hand made card with stenciled red apples created with new card making products from Simon Says Stamp

How to create the Simon Says Stamp Layering Apples Cards:

Start with a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ inch piece of white HAMMERMILL cardstock.

Next, Lay down the first stencil and add the lighter of the inks to the entire stencil.

Then, remove that stencil, and lay down the next one, that adds the shadow to the right side of the apple.  Using a Blending Brush, add the darker red.

Finally, add the third stencil using brown ink for the stem, then the 4th stencil adding the little green leaf.

  • Card Base:  Hammermill white 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Card Fronts:  Schoolhouse Red, Gina K Key Lime and Wild Dandelion  all 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Cut the art pieces down with the second from largest of the A2 Thin Frames.  Mat with a piece of Hammermill White cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Add a foam sheet before attaching to the card base for a bit of dimension.

Colors used for the Simon Says Stamp Layering Applies Cards:

Pawsitively Saturated Ink:  Watermelon and Cherry – Limelicious and Pearfection – Lemonade and Sunbeam

Stems:  Cappuccino, Leaves:  Pearfection.


Also in this release, two new sets of Pawsitively Saturated Ink Cubes – The Blue Skies Collection and the Blue Seas Collection.  These sell out fast so grab them quick..  I have a card coming on Saturday using them

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Card Making Supplies used for the Simon Says Stamp Layering Applies Cards:

Here are the products I used today.  Compensated affiliate links used  where available at no cost to you.

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10 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Layering Apples Cards”

  1. These look so beautiful, Sandy! I am always drawn to tableaux like this w/ a color-coordinated frame. I adore all three versions. You did a phenomenal job!
    Lori S in PA

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