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Teacher gift / Framed art using Simon Says Stamp products

Hi friends, it’s been so long since I dropped in. Hope you all are doing fantastic. We are doing great! Last Tuesday was the last day of school before summer, so kids are home now and having fun :-)

This year my younger princess’s school Principal retired. She is a nice, kind lady whom we all admired a lot. So before the end of school, little Ms A wanted to take a gift for her. She surprised me by going with an intricate design instead of her usual critter themed one. :-) She loves the new Circular Lace stencil from new Simon Says Stamp release called Cherished. {I am so grateful to SSS for sending me this product to preview. Love, love, love it!}

So, here’s what we came up with:

Teacher gift - Framed Art using Simon Says Stamp paper crafting products

We started by taking a white picture frame that I had picked from Michaels when these were on sale. We opened the back of it and used the inside paper to cut out a piece of SSS White cardstock to size.

My younger one wanted to do that dab-dab for the stenciling (and yes, this whole thing except the outer lace tape on the frame itself is all her idea!). I taped the paper and the stencil together on my work surface and let her do the actual stenciling with mini blending tool. We used Hero Arts Light Teal ink for the dab-dab :-) This ink cube came in their My Monthly Hero April 2017 kit.

Next we used our MISTI to plan where we wanted the pretty gold Baroque Frame and arrange how we wanted the leaves stamped in the background. We removed the frame and stamped the leaves using SSS Green Apple ink. We also stamped our sentiment “Thankful for you” in Hero Arts Light Teal ink + “Forever” in Tsukineko Galaxy Gold ink. The leaf stamps are from SSS “Look for the Miracles” stamp set and the sentiments are from SSS “Lots of Thanks” stamp set. Again, Ms A enjoyed using the MISTI for all this stamping.

Finally we adhered some sequins in gold and blue (teal) and put our artwork in the frame. To give an extra something, I added the lace tape to the front of the frame which helped tie the color scheme white-teal-green together. I have had this tape in my stash for a long time now and honestly cannot remember where I got it from. If any of you do know, please let me know in the comments below.

I think the lace stencil adds the perfect delicate touch here. I will be definitely using it in many more projects. Also I found that the material of this stencil is pretty sturdy and works very well with little effort.

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 Stencils CIRCULAR LACE SSST121395 Cherished

Simon Says Clear Stamps LOTS OF THANKS Handwritten Sentiments SSS09124

Simon Says Clear Stamps LOOK FOR THE MIRACLES SSS101607

Baroque Frame – Oval

ArtMinds%u2122 Assorted Sequins

(Amazon) Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop Inkpad, Galaxy Gold

Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad GREEN APPLE ink006

Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120 LB Base Weight 12 Pack

Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042

[Amazon] Fiskars 9 Inch Bypass Paper Trimmer


SSS Cherished Release

Check out the other beautiful goodies in this release. Stamp sets (even one for mail art!), Stencils, Dies, Coloring Panels and Sequins. This fantastic release has something for everyone :-)

Simon Says Clear Stamps SUMMER FLOWERS SSS101726 Cherished

Simon Says Clear Stamps ENVELOPE GREETINGS SSS101744 Cherished

Simon Says Clear Stamps COOL PANDA SSS101752 Cherished

Simon Says Clear Stamps CRAFTING TIME SSS101743 Cherished

Simon Says Clear Stamps THOUGHTFUL MESSAGES SSS101740 Cherished

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp REBECCA LACE BACKGROUND SSS101741 Cherished

Simon Says Stamps and Dies BIG PERFECT SHAPES Set295BPS Cherished

Simon Says Stamp BIG PERFECT SHAPES Wafer Dies SSSD111707 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES Wafer Dies SSSD111714 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp WONKY HEARTS Wafer Dies SSSD111715 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp TWISTED STITCH BORDERS Wafer Dies S432 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp DRIFTING STITCHES BORDERS Wafer Dies S425 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp EYELET ARCH BORDERS Wafer Dies S429 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp FLORAL SPARKLE Wafer Dies S426 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp FLORAL SPARKLE WREATH Wafer Dies S438 Cherished

Simon Says Stencils STAR MEDALLION SSST121396 Cherished

Simon Says Stencils CIRCULAR LACE SSST121395 Cherished

Simon Says Stencils HEART MANDALA SSST121393 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp Dies Set FLORAL SPARKLE Set297FP Cherished

Simon Says Stamps and Dies WONKY SHAPES Set296WS Cherished

Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES Watercolor Paintable Prints SZBAB17 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp CELOSIA Sequins CELO17 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp AMETHYST Sequins AMTH17 Cherished

Simon Says Stamp CHAMELEON Sequins CHLN17 Cherished


Happy Crafting!


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