Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts

Okay, I admit...I love getting that Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit box on my doorstep. I love opening it up and taking a close look at all those fun papers, stamps and other goodies.  Then I try out the stamps making sure I get a good image from each, then stamps are cleaned and then box sits on my shelf. 

I have made it a priority to start playing with these goodies.  You can see my cards from previous kits by clicking on my sidebar label listing for Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

I have to say this month's (July) is my favorite!  I was up late making cards last night, and back at it this morning early...7:30 am. Had insomnia, went to sleep at 2:30 and was up at 4 and 5:30. I gave up at 7:30.

The kit reminded me of my Mom pulling out the old airmail paper that was so very thin; and writing letters to our relatives in Europe. So with happy memories of my Mom, I set to work to make some quick but fun cards.

This kit has such a fun mix of papers, stamps and embellishments! The embellishments are puffy vinyl stickers and are adorable.  I only added a few bits not in the kit. I even made a few embellishments, and will enter one card to the SSS Monday Challenge, Start from Scratch.

I have a lot of cards...
1.This one I just matted the sticker on navy cardstock. Embossed the sentiment below with white HA embossing powder.
2. Simply a matted sentiment with a cute puffy envelope raised on foam adhesive.
3. This one, I had stamped and the greeting and added a smaller greeting below which got lost in the dots. So time to make a matted sentiment. I like that it stands out with the matting and the patterned paper orientation is switched. That hello circle is stamped, and covered with glossy accents so that it too has dimension along with the two puffy stickers. This one I am entering to the challenge.
4.I kinda fell in love with the navy paper with the tiny heart dots, had to make this little flag. Seemed perfect for that sticker.
5. This one has lots of flat hearts clear embossed, and one puffy sticker heart along with the puffy envelope.
6.The small stamped, wink of stella gilded and glossy accented floating envelopes were quick to make, and I let them dry overnight (short night though it was.)
7. A window card with some glitter paper surrounding the window. The typewriter inside is a puffy sticker and I added letter stickers from a previous kit for the "hi".
8.This was the last card I made. I so wanted to used that sending my love sticker, but had a hard time coming up with a plan.  Then I decided on lots of romantic red envelopes to represent lots of love being sent. Some are flat and some are on foam tape.

Thanks so much for making it through this long post!


Lin said...

WOW, Cat, you really do love this kit! I love all your variations, and that last card may be my fave this time!

keeleykats said...

Fantastic cards, every one! I Swiffer the floors on my insomnia nights, thanks for the inspiration to make some cards ~ much more enjoyable!

Martha said...

OH MY, Cat, what a lovely group of cards! You are on a roll!
You've used the kit so beautifully!
(How fun, that you had happy memories of your Mom.)

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Cat--you were really on a roll! Your use of the kit supplies is fabulous & they're all great! I especially love the 4th & 5th one!

Jean said...

Wow! These are all fantastic. Looks like a fabulous kit.

Barb Ghig said...

You sure were inspired by this kit! I love how you created each card, especially the first one! How nice that it brought back a happy memory of your mom, too! Looks like you're on a roll, Cat!

Emma Williams said...

Lovely set of cards. Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

Leslie Hanna said...

I love all of these. I'm STILL not buying a kit though. Nope, not gonna.