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3/20/12

Giveaway - Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

Wishing You
Wishing You
Hello Friends, I am so excited to bring you another opportunity to win one of Simon Says Stamp's awesome Card Kits!
All you need to do is leave a comment on my post and Monday I will select a random winner 

THE WINNER HAS BEEN randomly chosen. See this post here.
(please note you must be a follower of my blog or subscribe to it). The kit is chock full of yummy goodies & I struggled what I should use first on the three cards created with the kit. Click here to see the full kit and here if you would like to suscribe. If you have questions about the kits etc. click here.  (If you win you will get a refund for the April card kit.) A big thanks to Heidi for letting you, my friends have this chance to win. 
Before you go I have a mini tutorial on how I created the "tapestry" background. 
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Spellbinder die cuts are one of my favorite ways to create a window especially with this particular one. The handle was cut off of the umbrella to turn it into a beach umbrella. The background was stamped with the kits stamp. I used the same stamp for the masculine card (above) except I cut it out to resemble an arrow. 
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Deciding which papers to use was difficult so I decided to stamp the umbrella's multiple times. 
I cut the umbrella's apart, distressed them and glued them on my card base. (after gluing I decided to re-design my card so I cut the umbrellas out.)  
To create a tapestry background cut three sheets of paper at the same time . Cut them at a slant in varying widths. Be sure to keep the papers stacked in order so they will fit together perfectly.   
Separate your paper and add distress ink on the edges. I used this... my favorite brown. 
Glue the cut pieces into the corners of a sheet of paper. (This way is faster then trimming to fit your cut papers.)
Now it's time to trim away the excess white. What do you think?? Do you like the richness that the brown distress ink adds to the papers?? Don't forget to comment to enter to win. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for taking the time to visit. Hugs, Kathy

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128 comments:

Gail said...

Love the cards and the mini tutorial!
Very eye catching, and relatively simple!

Jennie P. said...

I do like the brown ink it gives it depth to each cut piece.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love that background. Thanks for the tutorial.

Trina said...

I think the brown with the super thick umbrella border looks fantastic!

Babe O'Mara said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Tina said...

awesome turtorial...love love the umbrellas & papers

Tina

Victoria said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love those umbrellas!

Manasa said...

The cute card Kathy ! The umbrella is so cute..would love to win the kit ! Thanks so much for a chance...

Ujjwal said...

Thanks for the little tutorial. The tapestry background looks amazing :D

Thanks for a chance to win!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what fabulous cards. I love the backgrounds you've created. TFs.

Neha Jain said...

count me in kathy...lovely card

ScrappyKsue said...

I love all the different patterns in the card. The distressing just makes it pop. Thanks! ~Karen Sue

Hussena said...

Thanks for the tutorial...i love the tapestry Bg you have created ...your card ;looks so awesome....
And Thanks for the chance to win this kit

Eret said...

Brilliant idea :) Thank you for the tutorial. It makes so fun and colorful card
Eret xx

Tejal said...

This is simply gorgeous!! love love it!! And those umbrella's look yummy!!
one Q, did you outline the edges of the umbrella with a black marker? coz I can never get my paper pieced images to be so vivid!
Thank you for this sweet opportunity!

Герцогиня said...

The cute card Kathy! Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win.

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
thanks for the tutorial sweetie, this is a great idea hunni, your card is super sweetie
and thank you for the chance to win the kit from simon says, i don't have anything like that so thanks for the opportunity hunni
hugs angelique

Margreet said...

This is so gorgeous!
I think the brown ink is the right final touch of that fab tapestry...love it...thanks for the tutorial and for giving the chance to win that fab kit!
xxx Margreet

Efrat said...

Great tutorial. Love the added dimension the distress ink gives the triangles. Thanks for the chance to win.

Penni said...

Wow great card and fabulous tutorial too. TFS

Hugs
Penni
X

Glennis said...

Great cards - I think using the brown makes so much difference - the pieces all pop!

Natka said...

Good morning Kathy! You have wizzared great cards of this kit! I like the idea with the umbrellas...

Hugs from Poland
from Natka

NEKTARIA said...

Good morning!Wonderful candy...You can create so many things!!!Thank you for the tutorial also!!!

Maryann said...

Thanks sooo much for this great tut here, your cards looks gorgeous. I love how you pieced the umbrellas and the paper background too. It looks really cool and is definitely something I´ll have to try too.
Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas always.

Dawn said...

superb cards and thanks for the tutorial as well. Would love to win this.

Sandra H said...

Wow this is awesome!!:) x

Fifi said...

I love how you've done those umbrellas so easy but so effective

Alex said...

Lovely cards and I especially love the papers! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ger said...

Lovely paper piecing, lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win! Ger x.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such fun cards! Also, thanks for a chance to win =)

osirisandloki said...

that bright side papers are to die for! i just love them

Vicky said...

Your cards are always so colorful and full of new ideas! Love them all! TFS Kathy :)

Irene said...

Even though I'm thrilled that spring has finally sprung and I do hope the brollies can be in the closet for a very long time.........your creations and tutorials are fab as always!! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous kit!!

Irene

Claudia said...

Wow love the cards! The kit looks amazing too. Thanks for the chance to win it.
claudiamatzke at hotmail dot com

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win! Hugs and smiles :)))

Evik said...

Lovely cards !!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I really love these cards, such a fun, bright color combination! I really can't decide which one I like better. Thanks for all the step-by-step photos!

Ardilla said...

Cute card, love the little umbrellas with this paper piecing :)

maria f. said...

Thanks for taking the time to share. Two comments... love the thick lines on that brella stamp. Makes for easy paper piecing. And thanks for the tutorial on slanted BGs. You don't know how I struggled with that a few cards back (for a RIC challenge).

Laurie said...

I love what you've done with the April kit, Kathy! Your cards are perfect for spring and I love the unique tapestry background. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Love your two cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Love your cards and your tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win this fab kit.

Uta said...

All the cards are so beautiful. Thanks for the little tutorial for your paper piecing with the umbrellas. I love these cards.

Hugs, Uta

Maureen Chandler said...

Cards are wonderful and I love how you did the background! I like the brown on the edges - enhances the whole background! That umbrella is so cute with the different papers! Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies!

Linda Miller said...

Bright and fun - sure to cheer someone up. Love the irregular diagonals. Clever as always!

Eve said...

You are AMAZING!! You even change the patterns on EACH umbrella! I like this background look. yes, it makes a difference to distress the edges. Niiice! :-)

Kelly said...

the umbrellas are so cute. I love the hint of ink on them for shading. thanks for a chance to win!

Lisa said...

I do love the brown distressing- just packs a punch! Your pieced umbrellas are sweet too :) Love this LF paper!!

Janet said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your background is fab!

Carol E said...

The cards are great, I'm going to copy, I have my kit already and love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Joan-Anne said...

Awesome cards! Love the background! thanx for the chance to win!!!!

Sus said...

I love your tapestry background and the details from the different pattern papers paper pieced in the umbrellas too!

Tracey said...

WOZERS Kathy!!! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and eye for detail....AMAZING crads and FABULOUS turtorial!!!

Linda said...

cheery colors would lift anyone! Great tutorial for us out in cyberland.

Kelly Massman said...

so love your umbrella card--no wonder your cards are so great--you take the time to make them so great!! :-) TFS!

S.AJ said...

The tapestry background looks amazing and a beautiful tutorial too.

Thanks for a chance to win!

charli said...

I don't think there's a single card of yours that I don't like! This is so eye-catching!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love this card! It's raining buckets outside here today! Thank you for the great Tut!

Kristen said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love them! It makes me wish I had purchased the card kit. The colors you used are just amazing!

Kathi said...

Your cards are fabulous.

Thanks for a fantastic tutorial and a chance to win a great kit!

Sue D said...

Great cards with this kit. I like the brown distressing and thanks for the tutorial on how to make the background.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

jengd said...

Wonderful backgrounds- thanks for the tutorial! And thanks for the chance- I haven't bought one of SS's kits... yet! so I'd love to win one! :)

Mrs. Hill said...

Nice, bright cards! I love this kit. It was put together by my card guru, Kristina Werner! Don't have one, though, so an opportunity to win one is fantastic! See, you're an inspiration too, which is why I follow you on Google Reader! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Phyllis Oviatt said...

I love using "umbrellas" on my cards and this one is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

sharon g said...

I LOVE the umbrella stamp. It's great for paper piecing.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I doubt I would have thought of it, but the distressing totally makes the background "work". Great technique and cards!

Katie said...

Wow! I love the Lawn Fawn paper. I'm really excited for this months kit.

Natasha G.P. said...

You lucky duck. I want to be a lucky duck, too. That kit looks so cute.

cardsbymo said...

As usual you have created an awesome card with an easy to follow tutorial! Thanks for all of the inspiration you give to us readers.

B. Poteraj said...

Nice job using a nice kit. The colors look great, the patterns look great, and the stamps look nice and versatile. I'd like to win it.

small t said...

Such wonderful cards! I love them! :-) xx

Nancy said...

I love this, Kathy! Thanks for sharing the details; this is just the technique I was looking for to use for a class this weekend. You've seriously jump-started my creativity today!

Carmen said...

I love your blog since there is always some new techniques to learn plus great opportunities for some goodies.

Michele said...

Wow you're cards so cute! The udside down umbrellas are adorable! Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this kit!

Lili said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, I will definitely try it. I love your blog. thanks for the chance to win this kit!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow...very striking cards!

Some Lucky Dog said...

That background is genius! Thanks for the giveaway...
someluckydog at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

Great cards! So beautiful.

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the triangle patch work background and the umbrella is so cute

Katie said...

Love your card ideas! This is a great stamp set and such pretty papers! Great kit! Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Daša said...

wauu thanks for the chance to win! love this kit

pcm said...

thanks oh thanks for the chance to win!!!

Cheryl Winget said...

Really great cards - love the brightly colored ones! So happy to be a subscriber and see each of your posts!

lostinpaper said...

What fun cards Kathy! Another fab tutorial, thanks for the inspiration and yet another chance to win!

Brenda said...

What an opportunity! Thanks for your creative talents and for the chance.

Sandra said...

Kathy - I LOVE THIS!
Right down my ally - thanks for the tutorial!
Sandra ltb

joy said...

Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial, Kathy! Love this cute card. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp kit, too!

Emily H said...

These cards are so much fun!

calamity jane said...

These are all super cards Kathy! I'm partial to using Distress Inks on the edges too! Thanks for the chance to win this KOTM..I've never tried one. But after seeing how well they work for you (of course, you are great!!) I may change my mind.

Lucille K said...

I really like these simple and colorful cards. TY for your short tutorial and the chance to win this fun kit :)

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

These cards are amazing! Great inspiration!!

donna mikasa said...

Awesome tutorial! Don't count me in for the drawing--my kit was just delivered yesterday. You enabled me to get it and the umbrella stole my heart.

cebelica said...

Oh yes, that brown ink looks fab. Thanks for this tutorial. Hugs!

Pat said...

What a cute card! Thanks for the tutorial, too! :)

aaga said...

I like the idea of making a beach umbrella by cutting off its handle. :)

Marliese said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love the umbrella with the silver handle.

Deirdre said...

Got last month's kit and have yet to open the box... not enough hours in the day! You have inspired me to get inky!

Felicity said...

What a lovely spring inspired kit. I love what you've done with the umbrella and the variations you came up with.

Thanks so much for the chance!

Paula (PEP) said...

The softness of the brown inking works beautifully with the tapestry layering & I love how the umbrella hangs from that top line. I have to admit that I absolutely love that masculine card with the clever arrow effect & the way it all ties together with the zigzag patterns.
Paula (PEP)

Jenny said...

Ooh I love this so much. You are such an inspiration!! I just love stalking your blog!! (: xo

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great ideas for using this card kit! Thanks for a chance to win!

Rene said...

Great card and the ink colour is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.
RENE FROM OZ xo

Marla said...

This is an amazing card and I would LOVE to have a look see at this card kit!!!

Isha said...

Looks like fun kit. Would love to use these some day. Adorable creation Kathy.

jusaweecatnap said...

Wonderful design. Thanks for the how to.

Vee P said...

Love this tapestry background - have to try it out asap! Ah and I would love to win this card kit giveaway - thank you for the opportunity!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the tute about the triangle background. The distressing on the edges adds a fine detail. The kits from Simon Says seem to be very versatile.Kristina does a gret job planning them.Thanks for a chance to win one.

Jessica said...

Cool background on the cards! Great job as always and thank you for A chance to win.

Sarah said...

Love the paperpiecing on the card. It makes a great background and appeals to the quilter in me.

Karen L said...

Your paper piecing is adorable! Love those umbrellas and the inked piecing on the background gives just the perfect touch! Love this!

Maryu said...

The brown distress ink adds so much dimension to the card. Thanks for the tutorial! Both cards are gorgeous.

Bernie said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for the lovely tutorial and for the chance to win.
Hugs
berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

Jeanette M. said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the last one.

Meghan said...

I really want to try that background...so creative!

SueSmilesAlot said...

I love the umbrellas! Cute cards too!

Stephie said...

I love the zig zag card the most. It works well, it looks like a cloudy day to me.

Barb said...

i love your designs Kathy. beautiful CAS cards. thanks for the chance to win :)

Milla said...

Love the tapestry background! Will have to try that some time, thanks for the tutorial! :)

Claudia said...

Beautiful card and thanks for tutorial
have a good day

Laura Jane said...

YES to the brown distress ink!
I adds so much to the card!

Krista W said...

Beautiful! You are so talented, thanks so much for sharing the video. It is all the little things that add up to your stunning cards :)

Betty Sue said...

Your cards are always amazing. Thanks for a chance to win!

Tricia said...

Great cards, great tutorial! Thanks, Kathy!

Julia said...

Absolutely love what you did. This is so cool! Makes me want to get out of this chair and run to my craft room!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Ohhh I love that Umbrella card...it's fabulous!!

Nadinebd said...

Most of the family is in the Northwest, This kit is adorable & would be oh so useful. Than You

Nadine

Sandy said...

Great cards - love the tip to cut all 3 papers at once! I'm off to try that!

Kimberly S. said...

Love these cards!! Thanks for the tutorial about the best way to make this type of card!

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