Friday, January 23, 2015

Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit

Hello, friends! 
I received the latest February 2015 Card Kit (Simon Says Stamp) a few days ago! And wow, I am in love with this kit! From the stamp design to the patterned paper selection, down to the gold Gelato and SSS clear embossing powder... each item is a GEM!

I used all the supplies from the kit (the stamp set Paper Hugs, Vintage Encyclopedia paper). I did use the Stitched Rectangle to cut out the included Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper. I applied Peerless watercolor to the clear-embossed paper clip image. The Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder is oh.so.fine and lovely!

Happy Valentine's Day!
 I heard that Vintage /Shabby style is not trendy any more... but I think it is timeless, don't you think? I distressed and curled up the edges. Love the look!
edited: the silver threads that I used were DMC Metallic Threads. You can buy similar threads at Michael's! 

 With the Stitched Rectangle, I ended up with a negative piece....and guess what I did with it? 
I made another card! 
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I did the tone on tone stamping on the kraft card stock. I used the Maya Road Vintage Jar clip to hold the falling hearts. The red heart in the jar was stamped. I applied Glossy Accent for the shiny effect. I am quite proud to see how this card came together....the pieces were meant to be!
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 This kit is truly an awesome and well thought-out one. If you have never tried the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, you should definitely consider this one!
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35 comments:

Bobby said...

I hope vintage/shabby isn't out because I love that style, Virginia. Not that I do it much, but it's my fall back design. Yours looks great as does the
hearts in a jar card.

Lin said...

Love that second card, V! Your use of the metal embellishment is just too cute! Well done!

Thordis said...

I can't wait to get this kit. I have never used a gelato, so am super excited about that one :) Your card are so beautiful. And I love the curled edges :)

Lisa said...

Fabulous cards Virginia, love that little wire jar!!

Nora N. said...

These are adorable! I LOVE the first one with the vintage paper and the torn edges. The second one with that adorable wire jar is the bomb. Fabulous cards!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia these are fabulous cards from the kit! You designs are so creative!

Barbara said...

I don't think any style should become "passé".....if you like it use it! Both cards are lovely, BTW!

Alanna said...

Both are so beautiful. I love the hearts coming out of the jar on the second one.

Donna Nuce said...

No one will convince me that Vintage/Shabby is out of style! I love your first card so much! The second card is cute but the first one is gorgeous! Have a great day Virginia!

Indy said...

Wow! These are fabulous!

donna mikasa said...

I love that paper clip heart, and I love how you play with your goodies! Wonderful cards, Virginia--love them!

vinita jain said...

Virginia, I definitely love how you used the leftover scrap in ur second creation with cute wire jar, give me an awesome idea. And I love the shabby look on the first one too!

Milka Gubo said...

These cards are sooooo pretty, Virginia. Love that little Jar clip! :-D

joy said...

Adorable cards!! Love this kit.

Cindy C. said...

So cute! I love how you used the jar clip!!

Ruby N said...

these are pretty, love this month's kit for sure :)

Sheila H said...

Great cards, Virginia!

Stephanie said...

Wow, I love your water coloring technique Virginia!! This card kit looks truly awesome!! = )
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Melissa F said...

Love both your cards Virginia! I have a gift certificate for SSS and I'm going to order this February kit, thanks for your post!

Nicole Parmentier said...

You make vintage look modern again Virginia. Also love what you did with that Jar-clip!

Unknown said...

You always inspire me! Even if the card is not my style, there is usually a technique or tip that I can use.
Laura H.
{Google will say I'm "unknown"}

Carol McCready said...

I love shabby. Both cards are lovely, thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

Beautiful projects! Very inspiring.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Virginia - that chemistry text bg is perfect and I love how you used the little jar clip to catch the hearts!!

conil said...

WOW! You really pulled these two cards together so well. Love the vintage feel of the first card (crazy about that paperclip heart) and the second card is just ingenius. Great use of the jar paperclip. The glossy heart fits so perfectly and the frame you created is right on the mark.

Taunya Butler said...

These cards did not just come together - they were very creatively crafted and lovingly put together by cute, marvelous YOU!! Both of them are just to die for - love the timeless look of the distressed card - so very fun and love that paper clip heart!!! As for you second delight, I mean card, I am in love with that metal clip and how perfectly your heart fit inside it!! What fun and stylish cards!!! Super well done - Have a beautiful night!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these! Love the book page on the first, and I just LOVE all the hearts coming out of the jar on the second. Fantastic!

Sarah Gray said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous, Virginia! Love that heart paperclip on the second - it works so well! Love the vintage touches on the first card too - you're right, it is a timeless style :)

stlbarb said...

I am making myself crazy trying to find the threads you use on your cards. They appear light and airy and stiff all at the same time. Would you share the name of it and any other info that would help me track some down. I looked at Michael's but wasn't sure exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

ionabunny said...

Cute cards. Love the paperclip heart. Hugz

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks, everyone, for the comments!
To stlbarb: the silver threads that I used are from here: http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=310936
(you can buy any threads at Michael's and they are much the same)! Hope this helps.

Kara Lynne said...

Art trends should never really go out of style, just reinvented, which is what I think your card did so well here! Perfect use for the jar clip in your second card, I love the wash of colors!

Shelly said...

My, oh my! These are amazing, Virginia! Love!

Cindy Beach said...

Love everything about this one. Great design!

stlbarb said...

Thanks, Virginia. You are so nice to reply--and so quickly! I found a couple of threads at Michael's and have putting them on every card or ATC for the last few weeks. LOL!!