Simon Says Stamp Cheer & Joy Release + Video

Welcome to the Cheer & Joy release from Simon Says Stamp!

I’m so excited to share some inspiration with you featuring the Reindeer Background stamp from CZDesign.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel on how I created these 3 cards.


All of my cards are featuring the same technique but in a variety of colors. I’ll be using Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create an easy watercolor background.

I’ll start by stamping my Reindeer Background in Embossing Ink onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor card stock using my Misti tool. I like to use the Misti tool, especially in this case, because I can stamp it twice. Watercolor card stock is textured and you may not get a good impression the first time.

I sprinkle on white embossing powder and heat set with my Wagner heat tool.

Next, I’ll tape my card stock down to a wooden cutting board using blue painters tape or you could use Purple Tape. I spritz the card stock with clean water and then start to sprinkle on some Nuvo Shimmer Powder. For this particular card, I’m using Blue Blitz. You can pick up the board to move the powder around in the water or spritz over the powder again.

I’ll dab any excess water on the sides and then set off on the side to air dry.

I use a variety of colors of Shimmer Powders. My green background is using Green Parade, Solar Flare and Falling Leaves. For the pink background, shown down below, I use Catherine Wheel and Cherry Bomb Shimmer Powder.

Once it’s dry it leaves a gorgeous shimmery watercolor background. I trim the panels down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attach to craft foam to help flatten out the water color piece. Then I can attach to an A2 size white card base.

I die cut some trees using the Christmas Tree Die from Simon Says Stamp to add to my cards.

I also die cut a variety of colors of card stock and glitter card stock using the Merry Dies from CZ Design. For card stock I used Christmas Pine, Cherry Red and Passionate Pink from Gina K Designs.

For glitter card stock I used the green and red from the Holiday Glitter card stock collection from Lawn Fawn and the Magenta glitter card stock from Simon Says Stamp.

The Merry Die also have a shadow layer that I die cut from Pearlescent Vellum.

I added another sentiment that coordinated perfectly with my cards. Using the small Christmas sentiment from the Ornamental stamp set, I stamped in embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then die cut out the sentiments with the Sentiment Labels die.

To finish off the cards, I added Like Magic sequins mix from Neat & Tangled and topped them off with Cloud 9 Dream Drops.

Playing with the Shimmer Powders is so fun and unique!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! The supplies I used are listed below. Be sure to head over and check out all the amazing new goodies from Simon Says Stamp!


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STAMPtember Party!

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to joining in the STAMPtember Party from Simon Says Stamp! This is an amazing month long celebration defined by Simon Says Stamp as an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the fun of stamping. There will be special collaborations with some of your favorite companies. Today we are celebrating exclusive new products released by Simon Says Stamp.

I also have a special promotion for you that you will find listed down below.

For my card today, I’m sharing inspiration using the NEW Floral Heart stamp set. This is a large 6″ x 8″ stamp set with a gorgeous heart design and many beautiful sentiments.

I started by creating my background by ink blending Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I’m blending on Neenah Solar White card stock 80 lb with a Life Changing Blender Brush.

Once blended, I’m going to stamp my image using my Misti tool with Versafine ink. This ink stays wet for a little bit so once it has dried, I will trim the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″.

To add a little sparkle to the background, I am going to flick on some Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn.

My sentiment also comes from the Floral Heart stamp set. I stamp the sentiment onto Vellum with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder. To give this a little dimension, I will repeat this step three times. Have you ever tried layering your heat embossing? It’s a beautiful technique!

After my heat embossing is cooled, I trim around the sentiment with some scissors. I add the sentiment to my card front by adding some dabs of liquid glue behind my letters.

I will then add craft foam to the back of my front panel with double sided adhesive and attach to a white A2 notecard. Finally, I finish off the card by adding some beautiful jewels around the sentiment and to the center of some of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card! Listed below is a special gift for you! Be sure to also visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for more party details that will be going on all month long!


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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinkers Watercoloring

Welcome everyone! I have a ton of cards to share with you today! I am creating some easy water color backgrounds using Distress Ink Reinkers and the Daisy Square Die from Simon Says Stamp Believe in You release.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my channel.


For all of my cards today, I’m working on the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat. It has some wells on the side of it that I can add my reinkers to and makes it a great surface to work on.

I’ll be using Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet. I’ll also be adding in some Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust.

I start by adding a couple drops of each color into the wells. Then I’ll add a few drops of water to dilute it a little. Distress Inks are very vibrant in color and wanted to try and water it down just a tad.

My first background I came in quite strong as you can see. Very powerful rainbow!

My next cards, I used Picked Raspberry instead of Candied Apple and added a little bit more water to dilute the color a bit more.

I’m using Arches Cold Press watercolor paper which can really hold the ink and amount of water I’m using.

After a few backgrounds, I added the Liquid Pixie Dust to my ink in the wells. This will add some sparkle to the colors !

Once the backgrounds were dry, I spritzed some water on them to break up the color and add that water droplet look.

I die cut the Daisy Square from Neenah Solar white card stock 110 lb multiple times and will be using the negative and positive pieces for my cards.

I adhere the die cut with the Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue.

Most of the sentiments I’m using on the cards are from the Tiny Words Birthday stamp set. I had stamped them onto Black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used the Sentiment Labels die to cut them all out.

These next cards are probably my favorite. I die cut the frame from one of my water colored panels and did a little die cut inlay.

The black sentiment strip really pops off of these cards!

I finished off the cards by adding a few jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. I used Pearl White, Sea Glass and Sugar Plum Jewels to tie into the color scheme of the cards.

Also, for all of the panels, I trimmed down some craft foam and adde them to the front panel with double sided tape.

Then adde to a white A2 size card base.

Lots of inspiration and more details on them over on my Youtube channel.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to check out what else is new from Simon Says Stamp!

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Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Release

Welcome everyone! It’s time for the Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Release! Summertime is peeking around the corner! Can you see it?

I’m focusing on the new stencil that is being released. This is the Nautical Stripes Stencil. The stencil can be used in so many ways and themes.

I attached my stencil to Neenah White card stock 80 lb with some Pixie Spray. Then I added In The Navy ink from Gina K Designs using a Life Changing Blender Brush.

I trimmed out the panel with the Stitched Rectangles die and added to another piece of white card stock cut from the next size bigger in the Stitched Rectangles. I mounted the panel onto a piece of Kraft card stock using the Gina K Designs tape runner.

To add a bit of a scene, I die cut the Picture Book Sky Background from White and Moonstone card stock. Before adding this to my card front I’m stamping a sentiment from the Vacation Time stamp set with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. I attached the cloud scene to my card switching out the white clouds for the Moonstone clouds.

The palm tree and seagull are from the Surfs Up stamp set. I stamped in copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. Then cut out with the coordinating die and added to my card front with foam tape.

I love these stripes in the dark blue! Really adds to the nautical scene.

Be sure to head over and check out the rest of the Simon Says Stamp Rest & Relax release.

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Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release!

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be sharing one of the new products from the Celebrate You release from Simon Says Stamp. I’m going to be featuring the beautiful Daisy Bloom Die.


I have a video introducing the Daisy Bloom die and creating a colorful card. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.

I’m going to be ink blending Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock with Life Changing Blending Brushes.

I will die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I will die cut my Daisy Bloom from my stitched panel.

I’m going to spray my ink blended panel with a Sheer Shimmer Spray to add some sparkle to my background. Then I can attach my die cut panel to the ink blended panel using Gina K connect glue.

I finish off the panel by adding foam tape to the back and attaching to an A2 size card panel made from Tangerine Twist card stock.

My sentiment comes from the Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set. I stamp onto Tangerine Twist card stock using Gina K Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder.

Here are a few more examples that I created using the Daisy Bloom Die. I die cut it multiple times from white card stock to reveal a rainbow background.

Don’t forget you can catch the video HERE on my Youtube channel.

Here is a list of the supplies I used for the card in my video. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you.

Here is a list to the entire Celebrate You release from Simon Says Stamp.