Hello Card Crafters!
So I received my first Simon Says Stamp subscription package a few weeks ago. I ate the lollipop right away (obvs) but I just got around to paper crafting with this card kit now. This package was so versatile with some strong vibrant colours, perfect for spring.
For my first subscription package I was thrilled. Upon first look many handmade cards can be made from this set: Valentines, Birthday, Thank-you, simple greeting cards. Projects truly are endless with this kit! I also picked up some new brush markers at Homesense last weekend. I’ve been eyeing those Copic markers that a lot of card crafters use but I couldn’t justify the price just quite yet. Maybe with more experience I will slowly start building my marker collection, but until then these will work just fine I’m sure.
I don’t have any special occasions coming up in the next little while so I decided to get a head start on my Mother’s Day cards. I have two amazing mom’s so I was able to make two similar home-made cards. I know Mother’s Day is a few months away but I figured it’s never too early for some inspiration.
For these handmade cards you will need:
- The April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit (SSSCK) – you can buy all of the supplies separately from their online shop as well.
- You can also just use solid and patterned cardstock, stickers and stamps to create your own handmade card
- Paper Trimmer
- Small 3D Dot Foam Adhesive Squares
- Mother’s Day stamp
- Stamp Ink Pads
The most time consuming part of this card creation was choosing the patterned paper and coordinating stickers. Everything was just so lovely! After I chose the paper combinations I eyeballed the sizing and trimmed my paper pieces (3 in total – the large “XOXO” paper and the smaller half and half paper that is glued at the top of the “XOXO” paper, and the sentimental greeting to the right).
I glued the two patterned paper pieces to the card and attached the sentimental piece of paper with some 3D foam squares (note: don’t stick the foam stickers where the cute lil clip will go if you plan to let your loved one know that they can re-use the clip as a bookmark <3). Attach your chosen stickers (I stamped the “Love You” greeting on the label sticker from the kit), and add the cute lil clip onto your sentimental greeting.
I added some detail to the inside of these cards. I really liked how they turned out! Perfect for Spring, and perfect for Mother’s Day! I used the lines and flower stamps included in the kit and coloured the flowers with my new brush pens. Stamp your greeting and you’re done!
So there you have it, a Mother’s Day card!
I can’t wait to see what comes in next months SSSCK. Did you create a greeting card with this month’s card kit? Leave me a comment so I can check out your blog and creations!