Thursday, September 19, 2013

Simon Says You're Amazing!


The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is a celebration of STAMPtember which includes a blog hop, and a requirement to use and list Simon Says Stamp products on our cards!
Here's a list of the products I used on my cards that are available from the SSS store:

Boston Terrier Love stamps & matching die (for Simon the dog)
We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board (file folder)
SSS Shoot for the Stars Stamp set (inside)
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry "The Journey" clear stamp set (tickets)

I used a small scrap of red card stock to try making a file folder, and when it was done, it fit perfectly on the front of a card, so that's how this card began. I put Simon on a scrap of green grass; added some stamped tickets and a paw brad, and then gave him a little dog collar with some gold cording :) The border was done with a SU! retired punch, and I added a dog bone clip with a snippet of ribbon to the top. I stamped the inside of the file folder like this...


There's also plenty of room for writing inside the actual card, so I left that one blank like this............


I used papers from the BG Basics white paper pad for the inside & outside. I was so pleased with the way this one turned out that I decided to make another file folder card...



For this one, I adhered strips of assorted yellow, red, & black dsp to a scrap of card, then die cut it into an oval and mounted another die-cut Simon on top. I made the file folder a little differently with 2 tabs, but this one I tied closed with some ribbon. I think these cards will be fun for some dog-loving kiddos to receive, so I may make a few more of them before I'm done. Don't you just love the expression on Simon's face? Gotta love that fun doggie :)

I'm also entering these cards into the Snippets Playground #90 since they were both made with lots of snippets.

Thanks for the visit and staying long enough to leave your thoughts :)

Carol

11 comments:

Benzi said...

I love that you put a small file folder on your cards....how cute and creative! And, so many wonderful embellies. Love the spiral punch. I need to get mine out and use it. Yes, that Simon is a cutie.

jimlynn said...

Both are adorable! SO CREATIVE!!!! Love the little file folders and of course that handsome pup. Like that little clip too. Very cute cards!
Lynn

Di said...

Two super cards Carol, brilliant file designs and love the ides of layering strips of snippets across card before die cutting it out. The doggie did make me grin, that's a sort of 'wry smile and wait until you find out what I just did' look :))

Hugs, Di xx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Great cards!Cute dog :) And I love that ribbon trimmed bone shaped clip :)
Nessa xx

scrappymo! said...

This is just so cute. love that little dog and love the file folder idea!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Love the idea of the file folders on both of these darling cards. Any kiddo would love to receive either one of these cards. I really like the assorted papers on the second card that you cut out with a die. Very interesting look. Enjoy your day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The file folders are such a fun idea. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend.

MaryH said...

This is just such a fun card, and any doggie lover is going to ooh & aah over this one. So much detail with your file folders, all the doggie embellie details too. So very colorful, and I loved both of 'em. Good luck at Simon Says and also the Snippets Playground. Some good prizes! TFS & Hugs

Laurel said...

SO CUTE!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

XOXO ~ Laurel

JD/ Jill said...

Both are so cute! I like the idea of file folders...very creative!