Thursday, May 27, 2021

New Graduation Dies!

I'm back today with more news from Stamp Simply!  

We have new dies for our graduation sets!  Yay!  Right in time for the upcoming season!

I love how sharp that contrasting die-cut sentiment looks! 

This "The Sky is the Limit" sentiment is one of my favorites and always makes me think of the moment that they all throw their caps into the air!  Such elation!  (The sky background was sponged with pale blue ink and a scallop edged circle used as a mask).

The diploma die cut looks great with a few added details, and it's really easy to do!  I added shading with some Copic greys and then sketched in a few lines (using the embossing as guidelines) with an HB if you make a mistake you can just erase 'em and try again!


Remember, blog hop prize winners will be announced this evening on the Stamp Simply blog, so watch for that!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Grand Opening Blog Hop!


Enjoy 20% OFF storewide with a FREE SHIPPING option and this fun Blog Hop with 9 stops and fabulous prizes at each stop.

We hope you can HOP along with us!

If the winner at any stop has already purchased the prize being offered, other sets of an equal value may be selected.

To be in the running, just COMMENT at each stop.

Comments will be accepted through 7 am EST Wednesday, 5/26.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday evening, 5/27.

Please feel free to get acquainted with our NEW STOREFRONT and enjoy 20% OFF storewide with a FREE SHIPPING option.

The prize combo that will be given to the winner drawn from my blog includes this stamp bundle and fun pad of paper!

And now for my projects!  

One of the things that I love about our sets is how well they work together, and that is particularly true of our coffee/tea-themed sets!  

I used a combination of Stamp Simply stamp/die bundles and Spellbinders basic shapes dies to create an easel card and coordinating K-cup gift.  

A strip of paper with a single pearl is enough to hold the easel open for tabletop display.  The scalloped edge that is barely visible here is actually part of what hopefully looks like coffee-shop awning when the card is fully opened.  

Love the sentiment that is inside!

Here's a close-up view of all the layers on the front of the card. The cup was die-cut from one of the paper pad's printed rectangles and that stamp fit inside just perfectly!

Here's the little K-cup holder on its own.  

Supplies used for my projects:

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Wishing You Sunny Days!

Hello again!  Here's a bright and simple "Sunny Days" card made with a combination of stamp sets and dies that will hopefully bring a ray of sunshine to a friend who's under the weather.  

The flower was colored with Copic markers, die cut with a matching die, and popped up on dimensional adhesive.

I love the way the quatrefoil pattern, cut with another die, adds more interest and makes everything feel so fresh and bright!

Inside is super-simple, with another sentiment from our typewritten series.  (For someone who has been battling an extended illness, "Hope you're feeling better" might be more compassionate and appropriate than "Get well soon.")

All items available at the NEW Stamp Simply!


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Surprise! New Store!


Check out the NEW STAMPLY SIMPLY here!

Our new store has been in the works behind the scenes for quite some time, so we are super excited to finally share this news with you!  You'll find all of the details on the Stamp Simply blog, including a special discount code for your purchase.  

I absolutely LOVE these beautiful papers from Craft Consortium.  Papers this lovely don't require much extra time or effort to arrive at a beautiful finished card.  Just a simple focal image and sentiment and maybe a little sparkle, and voila`!  Your card is finished!  

I chose a purple coneflower stamp colored with Copic markers, and on a whim added in some of the shades of blue and turquoise that are part of the background papers.  Elegant and serene.    

A few splatters of diluted Delicata ink on both the background paper and the flower help to make the design feel more cohesive (just adding to the gold splatters that were already printed on the paper!) 

Our fishtail banner die is my favorite!  So perfect for a clean and simple design like this one.

Here's the inside...that same beautiful watercolor-look paper and just a splash of sparkly gold shimmer here too.


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Lazy Birthday Morning Cuppa Joe!

Tuesday was my neighbor's birthday.  He grew up in Puerto Rico where his grandpa owned a coffee farm, so I often make coffee-themed cards for his birthday.  

This designer paper from the quite lovely and feminine Blossom pad reminded me of men's silk PJs with a monogrammed pocket, so I was inspired to cut out a collar, placket and a pocket embossed with a sentiment.  Edging everything in white (like white piping on a sewn garment) helps the design features to stand out more rather than disappearing against that intricate background.

I used a combination of sentiments inside and out from our coffee sets and birthday sets.  Even though the fonts are not the same, they harmonize well together.

It's so much fun to truly personalize a hand-made card!