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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 1

Hi friends, it is release day at Simon Says Stamp – and I have 3 ideas to share using one of the stamps sets in this Good Vibes release. This stamp set is called Vacation Time and has several sentiments in beautiful fonts. I am a huge fan of sentiment stamps and can’t seem to have enough of them. :-P In these 4 posts, we will explore ways to use this stamp set with patterned papers and create cards for different occasions.

Today we will use these stamps to enhance a patterned paper background, and also to add a bold statement with a brush stroke sentiment banner heat embossed on vellum. This card will focus on travel theme.

For the card front:

good vibes 1a

I started by die cutting a piece of patterned paper using the largest stitched rectangle. This paper came in Simon Says Stamp card kit and are part of the 6×6 patterned paper pack by Modascrap Fly. From the leftover piece of the same paper, I fussy cut out one more hot air balloon. I went over the sides of this balloon cut out with Simon Says Stamp Steel Blue ink.

I selected all travel related sentiments from the set. The smaller ones I heat embossed on the patterned paper rectangle and the balloon; the larger brush stroke one, on a piece of vellum.

After foam mounting the balloon I fussy cut a banner tail for the vellum and wrapped it around. I added several sequins from Simon Says Stamp and hid a couple glue dots behind these to adhere the vellum in place. Lastly as a finishing touch, I went over each balloon with my Wink of Stella to add some subtle bling / shine. (#Can’tCreateCardsWithoutBling)

For inside of this card:

good vibes 1c

I did something unusual (for me) with this card. Although this is standard sized top folding card, I did not create the card with a single piece of cardstock. Instead, I created two separate panels and attached them together. Kinda like the second technique from this card/video here.

I die cut both the outside panel as well as the inside panel using the largest plain rectangle die from Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles die set. I also embossed the inside panel to add an edge to it.

On this inside panel, I stamped one more sentiment from the same set using Simon Says Stamp Steel Blue ink.

Hope you give this idea a try. I am planning to use it more often specially for cards with dark colored card front. That way I don’t need to add another white panel on the inside for writing personal message. What say?


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Thanks for dropping by! ~Varada

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