Thursday, June 11, 2015


I was fortunate to receive a sneak peek stamp set from the new (available today!) Simon Says Stamp release.  Here's the card I made:

The sun has a solid center, but because I'm contrary, my idea was to cut out a circle from the center and make it into a shaker.

I stamped the sun in Duckling, one of Simon's new ink colors, then cut out the circle. I stuck a piece of acetate behind the opening, then on the card base, I glued down a few orange sequins from my stash, and left a few floating freely. I knew I wanted to use orange with the yellow, so to balance it all, I added a strip of orange and white washi tape to the left side. I first went over the card stock with the Duckling ink so the white was more yellow.

Even though my favorite part of this stamp set is/are all the cool sunshine-related sentiments, I opted to use the relax sentiment here instead. I stamped it in Memento Luxe Grey Flannel and clear-embossed it. The line under the sentiment is actually a separate stamp, and I think I got it mostly straight, even.

To round out the rule-of-three, I stamped the Find Your Happy in orange.

There are some very cool new products in this release, and I may have already shopped. I did show incredible restraint, though. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: vat of clear embossing powder, washi tape, and the following:


  1. I'm ordering this set today, happy to see what it looks like stamped out. Loving that shaker center on the sun, this set has a really nice calming vibe to it, so i like your softer colors :)

  2. I love how you casually mentioned you turned your card into a shaker card, as if this was a common occurrence in your world. Everything came together beautifully in this project.

  3. Fabulous card! I was up past midnight and got my order in, just a few ink...may have to revisit that.

  4. Isn't "relax" the ultimate sunshine/summer sentiment? Is to me at least. This is a great summer card!

  5. Lucky you to receive an early set! Gorgeous card - love the little shaker!

  6. Ok, that was a brilliant idea to make the sun into a shaker. This card rocks! (er, or shakes!)

  7. That font for 'relax' makes me so happy. This is a great card in all ways, always.


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