Hello Friends! Welcome to Simon Says Stamp May 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop! Are you ready for Spring? I know I am with the help of this month's card kit, May Flowers! It's is the perfect kit to get you in the mood for some Springtime weather and all things blooming .... especially FLOWERS!
You may be arriving from Nicole Magouirk's blog. Nicole has the has sweetest laugh & is so full of life & so talented too. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop click here.
I am always honored and excited to work Simon's Monthly Card Kits! I love the paper selection in each kit, the exclusive stamp set and some fun elements that inspire me to do something different each month! For example in this kit, the lace trim and Perfect Pearls. If you subscribe the kit packs a value of only $19.95 ... that's what I call a serious value especially when stamp sets cost about $14.99.
Just a side note if you are considering purchasing a kit...the last few kits have sold out. No pressure...just an FYI :) If you have purchased a kit and you end up winning a kit ... you will be credited for the full amount of the kit that you purchased.
"Best Mom Ever" are so delightful, and so easy to paper piece or color. I guarantee once you try the vellum in the kit you will want more (it's 40lbs) ! The vellum is the best I have ever used and it's so nice and substantial! Once you get to the mini tutorial you will see how I used the vellum on my flower. I also used the vellum as a layer on both of my card bases...The softness of the vellum really gives your card an elegant punch. (if you are new to vellum you might want to poke around here , here & here to see three popular vellum posts I have done when you are finished hopping)
"Perfect Bow" was altered and you will see how further down the post.
this ink from Hero Arts I filled in the leaves with some Copic markers. I like to stay away from the lines a tad just in case the inks might react.
vellum with Archival Ink and give the ink a few minutes to dry. You can "glue" the vellum with a dot of Glossy Accents or some Vellum Tape.
"Perfect Bow" so many times but, for this card I needed the bow to be smaller... no problem. All you need to do is trace the die on your paper. The traced line will help you trim it evenly to make the bow smaller.
This is how the trimmed bow looks. Email me if you have any questions :) Now for the best part...theGIVEAWAY:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on every blog in the hop!!! The giveaways will stay open until Thursday April 25/13 at 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday April 26/13!
If you are a number person that means that Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $450.00 during this hop. I encourage you to comment on ALL of the designers blogs for more chances to win on each blog. Best of luck to you all!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! The next stop is the amazing & crazy talented Shari Carroll. If you encounter any broken links on the hop, you can head back the Simon Says Stamp blog here for a full list of participants.
Happy Hopping!! ;-) and a huge thanks for your visit as always! Hugs, Kathy