I am just in time to share my 10 cards 1 kit with the August Simon Says Stamp card kit whilst it is still August! I had a lot of fun making cute, bright and colourful birthday cards with this kit. The stamps and die are absolutely adorable, and I always enjoy working with Doodlebug papers, too. Whilst the kit is sold out I have linked to the various elements of the kit where possible, both here in the blog post and also in the description of my video over on YouTube.
Card 1 – Stack of Pandas
For my first card I started by stamping the laying down panda, from the Party Like A Panda stamp set, 7 times, each with a different ink colour, to create a rainbow. I only ended up using five, as that’s what fit on my card base. The five I used were stamped with Lemon Zest, Lucky and Wisteria inks from Simon Says Stamp, and Ruby Red and Dusk inks from Altenew. I added a little shading with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, then fussy cut them out. I cut a panel of rainbow patterned paper to be the mat for my white front panel. I then adhered the pandas in a tower or totem arrangement to the left hand side of the white panel, with a soft shadow beneath them which I ink blended using Catherine Pooler’s Twilight ink. I added a sentiment to the right hand side of the panel, along with some confetti stamped in yellow, and attached it to my card base. I finished off with some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops on the pandas’ eyes.
Simon Says Stamp Monday – S is For (I chose “stacked”!)
Card 2 – Party Panda
I used the panda die for my second card, adding black and white flock to make it fuzzy. I then die cut the wide striped paper with a Kat Scrappiness die and used the confetti patterned paper to back the openings in the window. I stamped a sentiment into the window openings and added the panda to the centre window, adhering the elements of the panel together. I also stamped a party hat onto the orange patterned paper, added some basic shading and fussy cut it out to add to the panda, with an enamel dot on the top. Before adding the panel to my green card base I stamped confetti around the edges with Forest Glades ink for a tone on tone look. I then popped up the panel.
Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built – Try A New Technique (Flock is new to me)
Card 3 – Birthday Presents
My third card took quite a while to make. I stamped and masked a pile of presents with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink, and added the Happy balloon cluster as if it were attached to the top of the pile. I then colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen to add glitter to the balloons, ribbons and portions of the presents. I white heat embossed “birthday” onto a snippet of black and popped it up below the balloons to complete the sentiment.
Creative Confetti – Make It Shimmer
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – All About Occasions
Card 4 – Foiled Birthday
For the fourth card I again used the panda die cut, adding interest by using rainbow shatter foil on the parts of the panda that would be white. I stamped a panel of white card with Happy Birthday repeatedly using Catherine Pooler’s Twilight ink. I then die cut that panel with the rounded rectangle from Mama Elephant’s Lafayette Frames. I used the largest of the frame dies to cut a piece of patterned paper, then adhered the frame onto by black card base to which I’d added some texture with an embossing folder. I popped up my stamped panel in the centre with the panda attached to it.
AAA Birthday Challenge – For The Boys
The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes
Card 5 – Stripes & Foil
I used another foiled panda on my fifth card, this time with the foil on the areas that would otherwise be black. I used the striped patterned paper panels leftover from die cutting card two and added a white embossed sentiment on black to fill the design. I adhered them to the card base and added the panda.
TCP Tuesday – CAS
Card 6 – Party Cake
I stamped the panda with the cake onto a snippet of white card stock and coloured with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, matching the colours to the patterned paper I’d chosen for the background. I then restamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I fussy cut it out, then added it to some orange patterned paper which I had die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval die. I added a black strip with white heat embossed sentiment to the oval. For my background I used the cupcake patterned paper to which I added a snippet strip of rainbow patterned paper. I edged the background panel and strip with Love From Lizi clear iridescent glitter pinstripe peel-offs. I then popped up my focal oval on top.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
Card 7 – Missed The Party
For card seven I cut a background panel of green patterned paper, then used the Mama Elephant Lafayette Frames to cut another panel from the centre of it. I stamped the sad panda onto the die cut panel with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and a white pencil before restamping with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I adhered the green background panel to my card base, added an intermediate panel also cut with the Lafayette Frames, which was leftover from a previous card, then popped up my focal panel on top.
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Digi Choosday – Anything Goes
Card 8 – Embossed Pandas
I started with a brown card base for my eighth card, and embossed the Picture Book Panda die into it three times, to create a row. I cut the die from some white card and used a black marker to colour the appropriate parts. I then adhered the die cut panda to the embossed card base. I stamped a sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto a strip of patterned paper, hand drew stitch marks along the top and bottom, and popped it up on the card base.
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
Card 9 – Stripey Panda
My penultimate card uses the laying down panda stamp. I first stamped a party hat, masked it off and then added the panda itself to my due cut circle. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to add colour to the stamped design, matching the colours to those on the patterned paper I’d chosen for my background. I adhered the image panel to the patterned paper and added a vellum strip with the heat embossed sentiment. I adhered the panel to my card base and edged with Love From Lizi black glitter pinstripe peel-offs. I finished off with a little glitter using the Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen that came in the kit.
The Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute & Favourite Colour Combo (I’m loving rainbow at the moment!)
Card 10 – Birthday Rainbow
I used the Happy Birthday sentiment as the focal point on my final card, stamping it in a column down the centre of my card. I chose a rainbow of colours for a bright and happy design. Once I had stamped it all I used my scoring blade in my paper trimmer to add score lines to the left and right hand sides of the stamping to complete the card.
a2z Scrapbooking – Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Celebrate
Those are the ten bright and colourful birthday cards I made with the August Simon Says Stamp card kit! Which one was your favourite? As I said, I really had a lot of fun making these cards, and I hope you enjoyed seeing them too.