Hello, crafty friends! I am so excited to be participating in the STAMPtember® 2022 Blog Party for Simon Says Stamp

If you’re not familiar with what STAMPtember® is, it is a month long celebration of stamping and creating. Simon Says Stamp kicks off the celebrations each year by releasing their collection of goodies on September 1st. Throughout the month, they also release exclusive products that are made in collaboration with other companies. These are always hot commodities, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! The Simon-branded products that are released at the beginning of STAMPtember® do not go away, although they may briefly go out of stock at the beginning of the celebration. You can see all of Simon’s new releases here. Simon is also offering several exclusive promotions. See the graphic and promo code below – 5RQ8RQ3G – for a pair of Detail Blending Brushes FREE with any purchase!* There are other promotions, and you can only use one per order, so figure out which one you want to use by visiting all the designers’ blogs! For a list of all the designers, head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog.

I was given the Sassy Thankful stamp set from CZ Design to play with. How did they know that I love sass? This set is such a fun departure from the typical Thanksgiving sentiments. And while there is a lot of sass, there are also a couple large sentiments that can be used on traditional (non-sassy) cards.

Card 1 Supplies

Simon Says Stamp / CZ Design – Sassy Thankful Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp – Repeating Circles Die 

WOW Embossing Pad

White Embossing Powder

Simon Says Stamp – Intense Black Ink

Neenah 110 lb White Card Stock

Copic Markers

White Gel Pen

Black Glaze Gel Pen

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

MISTI

Bearly Art Glue

Making the First Card

The turkey image in this stamp set is just so cute! I knew I wanted to use the “gobble ’til you wobble” sentiment, so this was the first card I made. I stamped the turkey multiple times with Copic-friendly ink and then I colored them with my Copic markers. I used the same autumn-inspired colors on all of my turkeys. There is a matching die set  that includes a die to cut out the turkey, but I don’t have it, so I fussy cut my turkeys. I added some white gel pen highlights to the turkey feathers and a dot of black glaze pen to the eyes.

Next, I used the Repeating Circles Die to cut a panel of heavy weight white card stock. I used another piece of white card stock to adhere some pieces of autumn colored card stock that would peek through the circles that I had just created. For the red piece in the lower right corner, I first heat embossed the sentiment with  white embossing powder. I used my Repeating Circles panel to make sure that the colored card stock was lined up appropriately. Once I finished that, I then played around with the orientation of each turkey until I was ready to adhere them down with glue. I put some foam tape on the back of my top panel and then adhered that to my back panel before adhering the whole thing to a white A2 card base.

Card 2 Supplies

Simon Says Stamp / CZ Design – Sassy Thankful Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp – Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die Set 

Tim Holtz – Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Tim Holtz – Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Clear Embossing Powder

Simon Says Stamp – Intense Black Ink

Neenah 110 lb White Card Stock

Copic Markers

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

MISTI

Bearly Art Glue

Thin Foam Squares

Memory Box – Fairy Jewels

Making the Second Card

For my second card, I wanted to use the leaf image and play with similar colors that I had used for the first card. I again stamped my image multiple times with Copic-friendly ink and colored them with my Copic markers. This time, I fussy cut the images right up to the outline.

I cut a piece of teal card stock with one of the postage stamp dies, which helped determine the size of my top white panel. I stamped my sentiments with Distress Oxide Inks. I like using Distress Oxides when I want to have a colored heat embossed sentiment. You just stamp with the Oxide and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. The main sentiment is Vintage Photo and the secondary sentiment is Fossilized Amber (I did not heat emboss that one). I just LOVE this sentiment about elastic waistbands. And sadly, I can relate!!

To finish the card, I popped each of the leaves up on a foam square and added a few small jewels in complementary colors. I don’t usually do such clean and simple designs, but when you get a Cathy Zielske stamp set to play with, the clean and simple mindset takes over!

 

Card 3 Supplies

 

Simon Says Stamp / CZ Design – Sassy Thankful Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp – Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die Set 

Simon Says Stamp – Joyful Frame Die

WOW Embossing Pad

White Embossing Powder

Neenah 110 lb White Card Stock

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

MISTI

Tim Holtz – Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Bearly Art Glue

Making the Third Card

There are too many funny sentiments in this stamp set, and I just had to use the “nobody puts gravy in the corner” one. I first die cut a white piece of card stock using the square postage stamp die. To make it into a frame, I used the square die from the Joyful Frame set. It is the perfect size to cut the center out of the postage stamp piece and leave a decent sized frame. I did this three times so that I could stack the frames for dimension. I then cut a bunch of paper strips with my paper trimmer and adhered them to a white A2 card base. I positioned my card base in my MISTI and then positioned my frame where I wanted my main sentiment to be. I then placed the stamp in position and stamped it with embossing ink several times. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I repeated this a couple times to try to make the image more solid. TIP – if you are going to stamp on top of paper strips, make sure you cut the paper strips with a paper trimmer. The strips will lay right up against each other in an even layer, as opposed to using strips that are cut from dies.

Once I was finished with the main sentiment, I adhered the frame on top. I forgot to mention the secondary sentiment, which I had stamped in brown ink under the paper strips. If you’re wondering how I got this sentiment to be on one line, I used scissors to cut the stamp into two pieces. I love the flexibility a pair of scissors gives you in playing with sentiments!

Card 4 Supplies

Simon Says Stamp / CZ Design – Sassy Thankful Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp – Thank You Text Background Stamp 

Simon Says Stamp – Leaves Stencil

Simon Says Stamp – Thanks 3×4 Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp – Nested Banners Die Set

Waffle Flower – Deckled Frames Die Set

Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks

WOW Embossing Pad

White Embossing Powder

Clear Embossing Powder

Neenah 110 lb White Card Stock

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

MISTI

Bearly Art Glue

Simon Says Stamp – Blending Brushes

Waffle Flower – Mini Stencil Mat

Memory Box – Clear Fairy Drops

Making the Fourth Card

Time for a non-sassy card! This one is definitely not clean and simple. I started by ink blending Distress Oxide inks onto a piece of white card stock. I used Unchartered Mariner, Speckled Egg, Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany, and Ground Espresso. Once I was happy with the blend, I put my panel into my MISTI. I inked up the Thank You Text Background stamp with the same inks, using just one color at a time and trying to line it up with the colors on the panel. I also used a blending brush to fade out the ink on the stamp so that I could avoid harsh lines. Once I was finished with that, I set my panel aside to completely dry.

Once dry, I white heat embossed the “grateful” sentiment onto the panel. I then took the Leaves Stencil and pressed embossing ink through the stencil onto my panel. I heat embossed the design with clear embossing powder. I used the Deckled Frames die to cut my panel. I also cut a deckled frame out of plain white card stock and stacked that behind my inked panel for dimension. After adhering it to a white A2 card base, I then heat embossed my secondary sentiment onto brown card stock. I trimmed the sentiment with one of the dies from the Nested Banners die set. To finish the card, I added several clear drops around the leaves.

Phew – that’s it for my cards! I hope they put a smile on your face.  Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. 

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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126 Replies to “STAMPtember® 2022 Blog Party”

  1. Wonderful cards, they got me in the mood to skip Halloween and to go straight to Thanksgiving, especially that last one.

  2. I love the idea of clear embossing the leaves on your last card so you can see the beautiful blended colors underneath.

  3. Loved you did 4 cards. I do love the last one- Grateful for all you do! That really is a stunning card. You have a new follower

  4. Wow! I love all of your cards, but the last one….oh my!! Gorgeous! I just added that leaf stencil to my shopping cart. Thanks for sharing!

  5. All of your cards are beautiful, but the last one is my favorite. I have a fondness for that leaf stencil and the three dies that match it. I’m always looking for inspiration on new ways to use any of that. Your turkeys are adorable!

    1. Thank you so much, Betty! I have a few of those leaf dies and really need to use them – thanks for the reminder! I really appreciate you visiting my blog today.

  6. Loved all your cards. The first one – so whimsical, the second one stunning in it’s simplicity and blending, the third one, quick and easy, and the fourth one is is beautiful. Enjoyed all the different techniques and styles you used.C

  7. I’m sure you’ve heard this a ton of times, but that peek a boo turkey is genius! It’s inspired me to use my stamps and dies with more of my foundation dies to do similar things for all kinds of stuff. Thanks

  8. You have created some great cards for inspiration. The colors on your fall cards make these a favorite with me.

  9. Your turkey card is a perfect Cathy Z example! I laughed when I saw it.
    The ink blending on your fourth card is beautiful. Using the same colors on the background stamp is a great idea. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. Embossing ink through the stencil is a really neat idea that is new to me! Your cards are awesome and that last one is stunning. Thanks for the ideas!

  11. I love this snarky Thanksgiving stamp set-I think it’s my favorite of the release! Your cards are fun-especilly the one with all of the turkeys.

    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I agree – there’s nothing better than snarky! Makes me want to make a lot of Thanksgiving cards this year. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

  12. Card 1-3 made me chuckle. Love the way you used the images and sentiments!
    Card 4 is beautiful. Did you use clear embossing powder to make the clear leave overlay? It is stunning!

  13. What delightful cards. I love the peek-a-boo turkey. Thanks for providing such great details on all your cards.

  14. Wow! Great job showing the versatility of this new stamp set! Love all the different looks you achieved. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. A wonderful combination of fun and gorgeous cards! Love the turkey one with all the circle cut outs and that last one is stunning!

  16. These cards are soooooo adorable! It’s midnight here, everyone is sleeping, and I bust out laughing at Card #3!! Half the household is awake now! Not to mention our puppy! Oh well, it just shows you how wonderful these cards are! ❤️❤️❤️

  17. I love ALL your cards! I can’t pick a favorite. You’re making it hard for my budget by showcasing so many amazing STAMPtember releases.

  18. All of your cards are so wonderful! I love the style you have! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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