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Tip + Card Showcase: Simon Says Stamp + GIVEAWAY

Hello! The other day I shared a Tip & Card Showcase video and I asked for feedback. Everyone was very positive! So I am back with another… but this time focusing on the new Simon Says Stamp release. (Note: I won’t normally be doing these types of videos very often. But this release is a good one, too!)

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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Here are the cards (with tips!) I showed in the video… all featuring the new Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release

My first card shows how to create a layered background with one background stamp… with the help of vellum! (Watch the video to see how.) I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Background three times, each time shifting it a bit. It creates a unique look! I added a shimmer-vellum filled Simon Says Stamping Dancing Deer Die Cut and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also used ribbon as a scarf and a silver gem for a sparkly nose…

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card shares tips for adding quick stitching to cards. (If you want to learn more about stitching on cards, check out THIS video.) I used the new Simon Says Stamp Christmas Tree Stitching Die.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a gold glitter cardstock star to the top using a Honey Bee Stacking Stars Die and matching sentiment with the new Simon Says Stamp CZ Merry Dies.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

As a little bonus, I show in the video how to use the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Tree Stitching Die to create a fun non-tree background. I added sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Bestie Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card features several new products and showcases a few helpful tips. I created the background with two pieces. The first is basic stamping with the new Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. The bottom piece is a background made up with images from the Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters Stamp Set and sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set. (LOVE this set!) In the video I show how to do this for a custom look.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a silver cardstock strip and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Words On a Line Die Cut, along with Simon Says Stamp Alicia & Rina Snowflake die cuts.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

One simple way to make a shaped card is to use a large stamp image. Here, I used a gorgeous image from the new Simon Says Stamp Mele Kalikimaka Stamp Set. After coloring, I cut it out while holding a second piece of cardstock behind it. This gives me two shaped pieces. I created a scored hinge at the top of the blank piece and adhered it to the top back of the stamped piece. This forms a shaped card! I added a small sentiment in the middle from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Ornamental Stamp Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see how the card is able to stand…

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Another new fun stamp set from this release is the Simon Says Stamp Winter Scene. I used this set (along with masking using the coordinating dies) to create a fun scene. Notice how I used a sentiment repeatedly in the sky. This is a great way to get more out of your sentiment. The background is the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the shine I added to scene using my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Simon Says Stamp also came out with many new Big Picture Book Dies. I used a few today… sharing tips for assembly and for creating a shaped card.

For this first card, I used the new Big Picture Book Koala and Big Body Dies. Aren’t they the cutest?! I created a background using the Simon Says Stamp Plank Background Stamp… along with a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set… and a tiny little heart.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For shine, I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose. Those sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set are just too fun… and can be used with many other critter dies and stamps.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use the Big Picture Book Dies to create shaped cards that can stand up! I used the Big Picture Book Puppy, Standing Body, and Tails Dies to make a standing pup… and added my own party hat.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I again used the new Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set.

SSS Showcase Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

NEW RELEASE

Again, this video focused on new products from Simon Says Stamp. To see them all together, head HERE.

GIVEAWAY

Interested in winning three new products from this Simon Says Stamp release? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 10/18/18 telling me your favorite product from this release. (To leave a comment, head to blog, 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!) to see if you are a winner.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products from Pinkfresh Studio or those with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Dancing Deer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Wishes…
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Tree…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Merry Dies
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Besties Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Besties Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Scene Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Scene Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes…
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Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters…
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Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas…
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Simon Says Stamp Kadyn Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Rina Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Alicia Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Holiday Words On a…
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Simon Says Stamp Mele Kalikimaka…
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Ornamental Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Ornamental Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Happy Christmas Die
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Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Tags Dies
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SSS CZ 30 Days of Thankful Stamp Set
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SSS CZ 30 Days of Thankful Dies
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SSS CZ Thankful 1 Dies
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SSS CZ Thankful 2 Dies
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SSS CZ Thanks Dies
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Babe Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book…
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Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book Big…
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Simon Says Stamp Therefore Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dies
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Simon Says Stamp You’re So Kind Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Line Circles Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s WAtercolor…
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Honey Bee Stacking Stars Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Plank Background
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Gina K Dot Runner Adhesive
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Stazon Jet Black Ink
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Grafix Vellum Assortment Pad
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean
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Simon Says Stamp Ink
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink
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Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
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Fiskars Spring Assist Titanum Scissors
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EK Success Tweezers
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Tonic Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
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Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen
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Ranger Glossy Accents
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T-Ruler
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Gemini Die Cutting Machine
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Alternative Floss
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Micropore Tape
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Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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Scor-Pal Scoring Board
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275 thoughts on “Tip + Card Showcase: Simon Says Stamp + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I love this new format, thanks for keeping it 🙂 My favorite new products are the picture books dies, I’m a big fan of all of them so the new ones are awesome and the new stamp set that goes along with them, Punny Animals has to be on the list as well. I love that Simon added the some new larger heads and now bodies with arms, so many possibilities to play with!!!

  2. What a great release! Thanks for the tips – especially the vellum background trick!
    Hard to pick a favourite, but I like the clean lines of the SSS Holiday Words on a Line dies.

  3. The Mod Tree Background Stamp and the Dancing Reindeer Die are my absolute favorite! I just love how you created your first card with using them! Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. I truly enjoy watching all your videos. I never miss them and I learn soooo much. I have a new grandchild on the way and am seriously thinking about ordering the story book characters. They are just adorable and your use of the spectacular.

  5. Oh my-so many fun new products, it’s hard to choose! I love the new CZ word dies-the font is my kind of font! But the tree stitched die is also interesting, and several of the stamps sets will probably end up in my stash! thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win.

  6. SSS Christmas tree stitching die, so cool how it’s used in the video as a tree then as an object. stitching a tree is so nice.

  7. Did you get totally creative or what? I’d say that you did! Guess what? So did I tonight! I wish you could see what I did but I’m not done yet. My cards are colorful, sparkly, and make you think of Christmas even in Oct.
    I love all of your cards but again, no die cutter for me. However, stamps & stencils are now my big thing & you used a bunch of them in your cards. Here are the things I am loving from this release. Would I like to win them? Yes, please! Mod Trees because they are Mod & I grew up in the 60’s so I know Mod. I even have a Mod hat that looks like John Lennon’s except his was black & mine is blue & green &, wait for it, I can still wear it! I love the Outline Snowflakes because snowflakes can be winter or Christmas. I love multi use stamps. Christmas Wishes is good because you can never have to many sentiments. Winter Scene is also a multi use stamp if you live in northwest CT like I do. Last but not least is Mele Kalikimaka because I went to Hawaii but not at Christmas. Now I have that song in my head! LOL That one is different from all the Santa, Snowflakes & Reindeer you see at Christmas.
    Thanks for giving us the chance to win something!

  8. Christmas wishes stamp set! I’m not good at creating my sentiment, and always end up with the same sentiment, so this set will help me! But, wow, so many good products!

  9. My favorite of these and was the first thing that stuck out to me is the mod back round tree stamp. I love the ideas you show on how to make the most out of one stamp. The vellum was also a great idea! Beautiful pieces here. =D

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