Product Review Close-Up: Simon Says Stamp + GIVEAWAY!

Hello! Today I am sharing a closer look at a new and unique release from Simon Says Stamp… along with several card ideas.

Release Close Up Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I haven’t done a Product Release Close-Up for several weeks, so I was excited to have one for you today. These products are new from Simon Says Stamp and are all fun… so I know it may be overwhelming. I am hoping this video helps you get a better look at the products and how they might be used. You can find all the products HERE.

Here are the quick and simple projects I shared in the video…

I had such fun making these simple bookmarks with Lila. Lila stamped her fingerprint in several colors of pigment ink… and I stamped the new Simon Says Stamps Fingerprint Doodles images on top. Cute, huh?

Release Close Up Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

These simple bookmarks actually slide over the corner of a page in a book. They are so easy to make – I just cut the corners off a sealed envelope. Easy!

Release Close Up Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

We will be giving these to friends and family after Lila signs her name on the back.

Release Close Up Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also created a couple simple cards using the new Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Fox and Bear Dies. I simply cut them from white cardstock, colored them with Copic Markers, and pieced them together on my card. The white pieces were created with the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangle Die and the sentiment is from the Simon Say Stamp Wild Cuddly Critters Stamp Set.

Release Close Up Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the look of texture on the bear, I dabbed with a microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol.

Release Close Up Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

In the video I also show a look at the new Copic Marker Sketch Fine Nib. These are FABULOUS. I simply remove the rarely-used broad tip and replace with this one. Now my markers have a brush tip and a fine/bullet/firm tip! YAY! There are three in a pack.


How would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 6/28/17 telling me which your favorite new product from this release is. You can see them all HERE. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were provided by Simon Says Stamp. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.)

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642 thoughts on “Product Review Close-Up: Simon Says Stamp + GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Jennifer, I’m new to your sight, very impressed. I love crafting, and after seeing your sight it just pumped me up even more. So Thank you! As far as picking one of your giveaways, I can’t decide, anyone of them would be great to have. Thanks.

  2. I love the wafer dies. I’m excited to take the Corbel Wreath and incorporate it into my Christmas cards!

  3. Love the tip for getting the furry effect with rubbing alcohol! My favourite is the sprinkle heart die. I can’t wait to see the cards you have made with this and the other dies and the embellishments, they look amazing.

  4. Big Greetings 1 is my favorite. There are some awesome products in this release. The thanks die with the shadow is fun.

  5. unfortunately it’s a toss up between the heart sprinkle trail and the floral burst collage dies. Especially after seeing your great video. Too hard too choose. The cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love all three. The third one–corbel wreath–will make a great Christmas card. I’ll have to get all of them.

  6. Tough decision! But I think I like the Bouquet of Thanks best, with So Cool as a close second. Thank you for all of your videos. They are beyond comparison!

  7. Love the floral burst, corbel wreath and thanks dies. It’s really hard just to pick one. Looking forward to your videos using all the new products. Thanks

  8. The fingerprint doodle is the BOMB! Also love that you’ve done the project with your daughter. Great idea!!!

  9. So much to choose from! Love the script thanks die and wonky rectangle die. But, those fingerprint doodles are adorable!!

  10. What a great release! Mu favorite is the Frond Collage Die, but I also really like the heart sprinkle trail and floral burst dies.

  11. My wallet is going to be in so much trouble again! I love the Fingerprint Doodle stamp set the best. It was hard to pick one thing though!

  12. I don’t know if I commented here earlier or not, but I ordered those adorable fingerprint stamps and the wonky dies because I HAD TO HAVE THEM! I am now spending time going through some of your previous videos to mark favorites because I have not done that and I think finally it will make my life easier when I have to put a quick card together. Thank you, Jennifer, for the chance to win.

  13. The picture book fox die and the new ink colors are my favorite part of the release. I love the fox! The colors are beautiful for summer! I’m looking forward to playing with both.

  14. Hi Jennifer,
    What neat new products. I really like the finger print stamp set, how unique. LOve the idea of making book marks from an envelope and the stamp set, such a great idea. I think I will show my grand daughters how to do those and then they can send them as small gifts to their cousins and pen pals! Thanks for your wonderful inspiring videos full of great techniques! You give me such encouragement always!!! Thank you so very much!!
    ~Gin K.~

  15. Difficult decision but I’m finding I’m in an animal mode, so I really am drawn to cute cuddly animals. Looking forward to the cards with the cutouts that are raised.?

  16. I think my favorite is the floral burst collage wafer. I like what you did with the layering and coloring in your next video.

  17. Love, love, love your videos, Jennifer! You are so thorough in you demos and I look forward to every one. Simon Says Stamp is my go-to source when looking for new and different stamps and dies, so a gift certificate would really make my day! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. I love the finger print doodles used on the envelopes for bookmarks! I have made origami bookmarks that hang on the corners of pages, but I really like this idea! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and supplies!

  19. The whole release is wonderful, but really love the fruit stamps and the bouquet of thanks stamp and die. I’m pleased that the die also cuts the space between the stems of the flowers. Good Job SSS. The finger print stamp set is too cute. We used to make these when I was in grade school, but the stamp set is perfect for someone like me who has trouble with stick figures.

  20. I just love ❤️ the new release! So many possibilities.
    As always beautiful job on the cards Jennifer

  21. I like the thanks die, and the greetings stamp. Definitely, I will do what you recommend about change and o th fine tip, great idea!!

  22. I love the Simon Says Stamp Frond Collage Die the best. It would be a lovely frame for a multitude of stamps and other die cuts. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  23. My favorite is the corbel wreath. I watched your video and it has inspired me. Thanks so much

  24. I’m loving the Fingerprint Doodles stamp set. I have a granddaughter who is two-and-a-half, and I think this would be a terrific set to make her some cards with, and then do some together with her when we visit. I don’t own any kid-style sets yet, as I’ve been waiting until she was old enough to understand a bit of how the mail system works. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some treats!

  25. Really like the fingerprint set. So cute. Also love the eyes that you put on the fox and bear. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and products.

  26. I just love love the release. I cans using the finger print doodles at my stamp club with our children members this summer.

  27. Absolutely love this release. I can’t pick one favourite though as I like to many of them. So I’ve done 3 lists ?. The 3 wreath dies are on my “want it” list. The floating hearts die is on my “must buy asap” list. And finely the big sentiments are on my ” need” list, I’m thinking of another list as I want, need, must have others too lol. Ohhahaha I wish I could afford to buy them all right now!. Thankyou jennifer for the chance to win.

  28. I really like all of the dies, they are a great finishing touch to the cards!! I love watching your videos and learning new techniques!! Thanks for sharing!!

  29. I love all of this release but I think my favorite would be a tie between the heart sprinkle wreath die and the heart sprinkle trail die. I just couldn’t decide which one of these I loved the most. Although like I said this whole release is just amazing!

  30. Oooh, tough choice! Love the heart wreath as well as the heart trail and the creative, beautiful use you’ve made of them in the most recent video.

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