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SSS Thankful Heart + SSS Birthday Flowers

Hi friends, this month’s card kit from Simon Says Stamp has a very special stamp set – it has no images! It is full of gratefulness / thanksgiving themed sentiments in Kristina Werner’s beautiful brush handwriting, but no images in this set. So, that gave me a chance to bring back some of the sentiments from older kits and pair those images with this sentiment-al stamp set :-)

For today’s cards I combined this Thankful Heart stamp set with an older SSS stamp set – Birthday Flowers (which came in April card kit earlier this year).


grateful heart and birthday flowers 1
grateful heart and birthday flowers 2

Both these cards came together very quickly and in just a few steps

  1. Die cut rectangles from SSS white cardstock. I shifted the same rectangle die on one of them to trim one side and make it square-ish.

  2. Stamped flowers and leaves. Added centers with darker / black color, added solid leaves in the middle of outline ones, added the fussy lines image (also from birthday flowers stamp set).

  3. Added sentiment from Thankful heart stamp set right on top of the stamped flowers. Used ranger archival black ink on one and Hero Arts burgundy ink on the other. The burgundy ink cube came in one of Hero Arts’ My Monthly Hero card kits. I did not find a matching ink pad / cube, but their Ombre Autumn ink pad has this color and I will link to it below. {Yes, I used MISTI to stamp the sentiment and yes, I had to double stamp :-) } I also stamped a couple small circle images in Hero Arts burgundy color so that it matched the sentiment.

  4. Embellished with little gems + a couple dots with stickles (came in SSS November kit) and adhered to black card base using scortape.

Love how these are one layer (great for mailing), yet very colorful in an autumn sort of way. The design is also easily repeatable and works beautifully for making multiples.

Hope you liked these cards and are inspired to make some similar ones.

Supplies List

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!






Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches



Simon Says Clear Stamps THANKFUL HEART SSS101684



Simon Says Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY FLOWERS SSS101616



Hero Arts Ombre AUTUMN Ink Pad AF366



Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468



Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad SURF BLUE Ink019



Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad ISLAND BLUE ink012



Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad PALE BLUSH PINK ink040



Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad DUCKLING ink045 The Color of Fun



Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad GREEN APPLE ink006



Studio G Washable Ink Stamp Pads-Black,Blue,Red



Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape



[Amazon] Scor-Tape



Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Powder Blue & Teal 657900

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Hugs, ~Varada

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