Simon Says Stamp - November 2021 Card Kit, Cozy Wishes



Hello Lovelies! Simon Says Stamp's Cozy Wishes Card Kit is giving me all the warm and fuzzy feels and I made 3 cards for you to explore. I could even make you a cup of hot chocolate! LOL


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As usual, you have a bunch of options to choose from in making your cards. I had a momentary brain freeze about which card ideas I wanted to explore first; there are so many possibilities! I was happy that the kit not only offers a stamp set, but an embossing folder and a stencil. See the full list below:

  • 1 NEW Simon Says Stamp Cozy Wishes 6x8 inch stamp set

  • 1 NEW Simon Says Stamp Scandinavian Christmas embossing folder

  • 1 Paper Roses Scandi Christmas 6 x 6 inch paper pad

  • 1 Simon Says Stamp Berries and Leaves 6 x 6 inch stencil

  • 1 Simon Says Stamp Thanks sentiment strip sheet

  • 1 randomly selected color Simon Says Stamp PET tool

  • 1 pack of Hot Cocoa

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch Simon Says Stamp Matte Silver Mirror 90 lb Cardstock

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch Simon Says Stamp Cream 100 lb Cardstock

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch Simon Says Stamp Midnight Green 100 lb Cardstock

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy 100 lb Cardstock

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb Cardstock

  • 1 Simon Says Stamp A2 Cream Envelope

  • 1 Simon Says Stamp A2 Soft Navy Envelope


Today's cards will focus on the adorable Scandi-themed paper, the embossing folder and the stencil:


All of these cards are simple, so you really will not need much guidance from me to get started; two will focus on "diecuts" that I made out of the patterned paper and the third is all about that beautiful leaves and berries stencil.


 

Cozy Wishes Card - Layering Patterned with Fussy-cut Accents and a Heat-Embossed Sentiment

Card Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Blue "Wood" Patterned Layer: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Soft Navy Blue Solid Layer: 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"

"Lantern, Candle, Gift..." Patterned Layer: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Cozy Wishes Sentiment: 2 3/4" x 1"


Featuring:


This is the simplest card of this easy trio. My favorite part is the little houses that I fussy cut from one of the patterned paper sheets. I totally forgot to take a picture of the sheet before I cut it up, but I hope the photo below helps you figure out which one...




Try doing the layering in this order:

  1. The layered "Lantern, Candle, Gift..." Patterned Paper and the Soft Navy Solid Paper are adhered to each other and popped up using foam tape to add some dimension

  2. Tie the twine around this layer in a bow about 1 3/8" from the bottom

  3. Adhere this layer to the "Wood" Patterned Paper

  4. Adhere the sentiment just below the twine and running to the edge of the wood layer

  5. The two larger fussy cut houses are also popped up using foam tape. Adhere the fussy-cut houses as shown



All done!


 


Merry Christmas Card - Layering Patterned and Textured Papers with Simple Patterned Paper Cut-Aparts as the Focal Point

Card Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Blue "Wood" Patterned Layer: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Matte Silver Mirror Cardstock Layer: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

Embossed Midnight Green Layer: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"


Featuring:



For this card, I really wanted to use the lush Midnight Green Cardstock, but I also wanted to showcase that amazing Scandi Embossing Folder, the images are adorable and deserve a spotlight!


So I whipped out my trusty Speckled Egg Distress Oxide and and gently ran the "felt" pad over the raised pattern of the embossed cardstock.



As you can see I have some streaks, but I like them and I think it gives the card some "character" LOL!


If you didn't notice, I love all of the options that the images and the cut-aparts that the patterned cardstock gives you for card-making. I chose the sheet with the cute rectangular cut-apart and selected a few that went well with my patterned and embossed paper layers.


After that, it's really just down to stacking up these layers as shown below




 

MISSING YOU CARD - Detail Stenciling

Card Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Stenciled Layer: 3 3/4" x 5"



I went straight to my Distress Ink Swatches to try to pick colors that matched/coordinated with the Scandi paper for the Berries and Leaves stenciled layer that will be the focal point of this card.


I needed the detail blending tool to create the gradient effects that are showcased here and of course my Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion is my BFF for keeping things in place for stenciling work.


I didn't get too precious about the stenciling except for laying down the Evergreen Bough first all over the "pointy" leaves and then adding in touches of Pine Green to create rough gradients. I repeated this process with the Stormy Sky followed by Chipped Sapphire for the stems with "rounded" leaves.





To finish, I stenciled in the Berries in Antique Linen, with a touch of Brushed Corduroy. The sentiment is Stamped with Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire and Brushed Corduroy.


I resisted the temptation to bling it up and just popped up the stenciled layer with foam tape.



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Let me know in the comments which card is your favorite today.


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See you soon Lovelies!

 

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