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10 Cards 1 Kit - Simon Says Stamp July 2018 - Cool Summer


Super fun July Card Kit  and June release for Simon Says Stamp. I hope you enjoy these cards  I'm happy to say that there are four guy cards in this mix. Yay!!!! Winning!!!!! Be sure to check out the video and the supplies list below for all the information regarding these cards. Unfortunately the kit has sold out but the great thing about Simon's kits are that all of the products are available for purchase separately.

Check out this video for additional information and a giveaway.

Card #1 -- You Bring the Sunshine

I started by sponging the SSS Jazz Dance stencil on white card stock with SSS Lemon Zest ink. I then took the circle stamp from the kit stamp set and used the Lemon Zest ink to stamp some random circles around the page. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp some sunglasses on a few of those circles and then stamped the sentiment in the Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then trimmed this piece down to 4 7/8" x 5 1/2".

To add some shine I took Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and added it to a 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip of the yellow card stock included in the kit and let it dry. This created a beautiful bright yellow shimmer paper that would coordinate with my stenciling. I secured it to the left side of the card base with some tape runner.

To make the front panel pop, I added a sliver of black along the edge of my stenciled panel on the same side as the glimmer paper. I applied some of the Sizzix adhesive foam included in the kit on the back of this panel and then attached it to the card base. A few sequins and this card is done.

Card #2 -- Summer Splash

You could easily make several of these cards from this kit as the patterned paper has four of these cute little scene strips on one of the pages. Another piece is full of adorable sentiments, two of which you will see on the next two cards.

I cut half of the A2 card front away and then placed an A2-sized panel of acetate to create a see through bottom of this card front. I used the cut away piece to cover the adhesive on the top part. I then placed a piece of the fun scrolling waves paper on the inside of the card. It was a little bit taller than the acetate opening and 5 1/2" wide.

I bordered the scene panel with gold on the top and the bottom and then made a gold mat for the sentiment. I popped up the sentiment with foam square and applied another small rectangle of white behind it to hide the foam squares. The result is this super cute and crisp card. Great for celebrating the summer.

Card #3 -- Beach Time

I took the sentiment piece and gave it a pink (from the kit) mat and popped it up on a piece of the patterned paper that had a beach which went with the sentiment just right. I then used a few of the puffy stickers and a drink sticker from my stash to give it a little pizzazz. This one will be on a shelf in my studio reminding me of the good things :)

Card #4 -- Pretty Planks 
I didn't want to cut this paper -- it is just so pretty and realistic looking -- so I decided to try something different. I used my paper trimmer to cut along the edges of three of the planks leaving them intact at the end. I stamped Happy Birthday (from the SSS Birthday Messages stamp set) and heat embossed in gold, a on the center one of those panels. I attached the panel to the front of my A2 card base using tape runner on the uncut panels and some foam tape on the cut panels. It just adds a smidge of interest. Perfect for a guy's birthday card.

Card #5 -- Fishing You a Happy Birthday 1

The papers for this card are: an A2 card base; 2" x 3" piece, 1" x 5 1/2" piece, and two slivers of the blue card stock; the remaining fish paper trimmed down to 5 1/2" x 2 1/4"; and 5 1/2" x 2" piece of the striped paper.

I used one of the Ocean Waves Die-namics dies from My Favorite Things to cut the blue and striped panels. I glued the blue to the back of the strips leaving about 1/2" or so reveal at the top. I then put one of the blue slivers at the bottom of this piece. I took the fish panel and put the other blue sliver at the stop of it. I adhered the fish panel and then the striped panel, overlapping to create a 1/4" white border on the top and the bottom of the card.

I stamped the sentiment on white card stock in black ink and trimmed it down to 1 3/4" x 2 3/4".  I placed it on the blue mat and added foam tape on the back and placed it at an angle because of the rocky seas. 

Card #6 -- It's Time to Get Pinky :)

I always like to create at least one 6" x 6" card with each kit. I took advantage of the pretty pink flamingo paper and the "be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons"sentiment from the One Cool Pineapple stamp set to create this one.

I took a 6" x 6" card base and cut off the front half of the card. I then took the flamingo paper and cut 4 - 2 1/2"  squares. The mats are the pink card stock that was included in the kit and I cut 4 - 2 3/4" squares from that and a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle for the sentiment mat. The white sentiment panel is 2 1/4" x 3 1/4", and the sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Hero Arts Pink embossing powder.

I attached all of the patterned paper to their mats and then adhered them to the front of the card with foam tape. I attached the sentiment to its mat and then, to add some shine on the front of the card, I put 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" silver glitter paper behind it. I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to attach the sentiment to the left front of the card.

Card #7 -- Pink Butterflies

I love the sticker pack in the kit and really wanted to play with the shine of them. I used a piece of acetate on the front of my card which made the entire piece shiny and did just the trick. I cut an A2 sized pink frame using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames and then put it on an A2 sized panel of clear acetate. I then centered three of the butterfly stickers, a banner, and a sentiment from the sticker pack to the front of the acetate. I used a piece of gold and white patterned paper from my stash as a background that I centered on the butterflies. All of this was added to the front of an A2 card base.

Card #8 -- The Flamingo and the Flower

My third and final Pinky card is this card I created using the newly released Hibiscus Frame Wafer Die from SSS.

I started by no line watercoloring the flamingo from the kit stamp set. I stamped the image, in Distress Tattered Rose Ink, on Bristol Smooth card stock, and then used a variety of pinks from my Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker stash. The exact colors are listed below. I then cut out the flamingo with its coordinating die as well as two others in white. I glued the decorated flamingo and two white pieces together to create a nice sturdy flamingo.

I then took a top-folding A2 card base and cut out the hibiscus frame. Separately, I took some pastel yellow glitter paper and cut the flower stamen out and again two white ones and did the same thing as I did for the flamingos. I stamped the sentiment from the Handwritten Encouragement stamp set from SSS in black Versafine ink and attached my flamingo and stamen to the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The issue with this card, once completed, was that there really was no place to write a message inside the card without it being seen from the outside. I really wanted the front to remain unattached, and clean so this is the solution I came up with. I took an A2 card panel of the same white card stock and scored, folded, and burnished it at 1/4" from one of the 4 1/4" sides. This side now becomes the top.  I applied 1/8" score tape along the 1/4" area as it is folded back so that I can use it to attach this piece to the back of my card interior. This is demonstrated in the video so be sure to check there for a good visual of what I mean. This worked great and now the card can be displayed with any message hidden privately behind the inside panel. 

Card #9 -- Good Vibes 1

I took the pretty retro floral paper and cut an A2 sized panel from it. I then cut the Good Vibes background out of the center. I adhered it to the front of my card base and then die cut the Good Vibes background out of the card base as well.

I die cut 3 yellow (from the kit) and 2 orange of the Good Vibes and glued them together alternating between the yellow and the orange. I then glued them inside the card to show through the center and added a few sequins and this card was done.

Card #10 -- Good Vibes 2

On this card we use the sentiment as a handle to open the card. I created this card base by taking a top folding A2 card and cutting half of the front away carefully with my paper trimmer.  

To decorate it, I used the remaining paper from Card #10.  I cut a 1 3/4" x 5 1/2" strip of the patterned paper and adhered it, with the opposite side showing, to a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of black card stock.

I then took the sentiment background from the other card and placed the words on top, die cut in black.  I also die cut the background in white. I applied foam to the back of the patterned piece and then adhered it to the front right panel and immediately put the white backing behind it so it would cover the sticky on the left side.

Bonus Card -- Fishing You a Happy Birthday 2

I created this shaker card using the second largest die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Square dies. I cut it out of foam and patterned paper. I then cut a panel of the green from the kit and acetate that was the same size as the frame. I created the shaker using the following steps.
  1. Attach the frame to the acetate using 1/8" Scor-tape.
  2. Attach the foam to the acetate using 1/8" Scor-tape.
  3. Attach the background to the green square making sure to center it.
  4. Place sequins (I used the ones from the kit) in the center of the background.
  5. Attach the frame piece over the background panel using 1/8" Scor-tape.
I then used another piece of the green card stock for my card front. I stamped the sentiment in black and then heat embossed in clear. I finished by adding my shaker element to the card front.

Well that is it for today's cards. I hope you enjoyed them and got some inspiration for your card making.

If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on 
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Happy summer fun,

Hugs,
Joanne and Penny 

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