Friday, October 12, 2012

"Forever and Always" Cards with THE Beate Johns




Hi folks!  Today we would like to feature the work of well known stamper and card maker, Beate Johns.  I've been stalking following Beate since my very early years of stamping and it's an honor to see her using our Simon Card Kits and products!  Her creative energies know no limits.  So much so, that she serves as the Creative Director for www.SplitcoastStampers.com .  Beate used her Simon Says Stamp October card kit to create some awesome cards and we just couldn't wait to show you!  







"Always in Love with You" card Supply List:








"Forever There for You" Supply List:




Be sure to stop by Beate's blog to see more of her creative work! A special Thank you to Beate for allowing us to feature these cards on our blog today.

We have decided to continue our card kit program into 2013 and are hoping to develop more products to inspire your creative energies.  Is there a product that you would love to see in one of our kits for 2013?  Please comment below and let us know.  We'd love to hear from you!  We will randomly select one person who takes the time to comment to win a special Simon Says Stamp product prize pack valued at over $25!

Have a great Friday everyone!

Heidi

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95 comments:

  1. Maybe some of your dies like you did in the holiday hit, I love the Simon stamps, lawn fawn, paper smooches,ranger, a little bit of everything, glitter, love the washi and twines ,,,,, lots of variety of different brand of embellies ........... Some exclusives products....

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    I would love a die set for the stylish Simon stamp

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  2. I have been stamping about 18 months and Beate Johns has definitely been one of the creators I follow!!! So fun to see her featured here.

    I think embellishments and fun sentiments are great in card kits!

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  3. You've had so many great products in the kits. Cardstock, patterned paper and a stamp set are a definite must, and adding different embellishments is great. How about something like flower soft/flocking? Or maybe some chunky embossing flakes(not sure what its called). Please don't stop the kits, absolutely love them.

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  4. I haven't bought any kits but I love getting cute stamps!

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  5. stamps and washi, maybe a mister.
    LOVE that first card. the muted tones still make a surprisingly STRIKING card! gorgeous!

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  6. I love the card kits! A die, embossing powder or an ink pad would be cool in the kit. I am glad that you are going to continue them. I would be so sad to have them stop.

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  7. OH MY! the quilted card is so pretty Beate!

    I LOVE the papers and stamp sets in the kits....it would be GREAT if dies were added, and the ability to ship other items with kit would be nice.

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  8. wow these cards are amazing...so pretty...thanks for sharing.

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  9. Your kits have a lovely mix of items but would love to see some dies and inks!!!

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  10. I love the stamp sets, and I'd love to see more of those wooden sentiments, they are fantastic! Some more embellishments too, the last couple of kits haven't had as many.

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  11. Beautiful cards, as always with Beate! Thanks for sharing these with us.

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  12. I would love to see some dies that coordinate with the monthly stamp set!

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  13. I love the monthly card kits! I'm so excited to hear that they will be continued into next year. I always look forward to the 5th of the month to see what the kit of the month will be. Here are 3 ideas I have: babies, mother's day, and birthday. It would be fun to have a kit that celebrates the birth of babies/baby showers. Also, I would love to have a kit for celebrating Mother's Day and/or Father's Day. There don't really seem to be enough stamps out there for the occasion. Finally, it seems like I always need a birthday card. They aren't my favorite to make, but they are the ones I need the most. Maybe having a kit dedicated to them would help me be more motivated.

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  14. I'd love to see some embellishments, more stamps and ink pads, maybe a die too.

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  15. Thanks so much for your super kind and sweet words! I LOVED playing with the kit.

    I am excited that you decided to continue producing these kits. They are so much fun to play with! I would LOVE to see more chipboard words like the Always in the October kit. More gorgeous dies and beautiful stamps that you already featured...

    I think those kits are already pretty perfect the way they are. :)
    Thanks again for letting me play.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

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  16. Gorgeous cards!
    I pre-ordered the X-mas card kit!
    Looking forward to receive it, there are so much
    yummy things in that kit!!
    I think it's nice that you include some of
    your own SSS stamps in your kits! I love those SSS stamps!

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  17. I love all your kits and they truly are good value for money :):) and all the elements are so well selected!! these cards by beate are just gorgeous!!!

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  18. I love the stamp sets that you've been including. I think it would be awesome to have a matching die to coordinate, too! :)

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  19. Lovely card
    Having a kit set for Birthdays would be fantastic and lots of little embellishments in it along with a die that works with the stamp set would be brillant.
    thanks for the chance
    hugs Nikki C

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  20. These cards are just beautiful...lov the color scheme...the embellies...I'll have to think about joining the club.

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  21. absolutely gorgeous card...amazing talent and has always been inspiring..!

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  22. love to see more stickles, glitter, (embellishments like that). The current card kit has a lot of nice stuff -esp the wood words!

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  23. Beate is always such a wonderful inspiration! Thank you!
    I love my card kits! I really appreciate that a whole stamp set is included because it's something that can be used over and over again! A die would be a fabulous addition for the same reason! :o)

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  24. Beate is a true cardmaking genius. Thanks for featuring her. I'd like to see some "one sheet wonder" card cutting ideas to make full use of the papers. The kits are fine, just the way they are, though coordinating stamps and dies might be a good idea.

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  25. These cards are so creative and beautiful. Beate is really so talented and I love to see her ideas! the kits look fine to me, but as someone suggested more dies would be nice! Especially, I think the word dies!!!!

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  26. I think it would be AWESOME to change it up and include some of your dies or other dies that go along with the kits!! Also, embossing powders, glitters, or other new products that people would be wanting to try before you buy alot of it!! THANKS again for sharing the Card it was BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  27. How about sticky paper or Scor tape and glitter. Dies, dies always attract me to a kit.
    Perfect pearls. Distress stains.

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  28. These cards are absolutely gorgeous!

    I'm a stamper, so I love that there are stamps included, but maybe also inks that coordinate could be in the kit. It would also be great if some Copics were included! :-) xx

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  29. Beautiful cards. Love the color combo, simple and elegant

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  30. Beate........you always do awesome cards. Love the one with the meadow rue. I have that die and really love it! Love the colors.

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  31. I just added Beate Johns to my favorite blog list. Love her cards. Very elegant but fun too.
    Card Kits: Would like to see sentiment dies, embellishments, and maybe glitter or inks, misters included with the card kits. So glad you decided to continue in to 2013. They are so color coordinated which I have difficulty with that all the time.

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  32. These cards are stunning! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I think your card kits are great but I've never ordered one and here's why...I'm on a tight craft budget so I buy things that can be used many ways. And I would probably buy one if there was a versatile die or versatile background stamp because they can cost at least half or more of the cost of your kit. Then I would 1 product from your kit that could be used forever and at least for me, that would be a great value.

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  34. These are just stunning! Those kits are always a wonderful asset to my craft time :)

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  35. Beautiful....You always bring in the most talented designers. These are so stunning. Love them so much....

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  36. Love Beate's cards, she is so talented. I'am crazy in love with the kits! I think a die or stamp/die set would be nice. The kits are well worth the money. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  37. Beate is such a talented lady!
    Some dies in the kits would be a good thing

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  38. The kits are fun and fabulous,and definetly well worth the money. I am glad to see that you will be continuing them into the new year.

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  39. I too have been a Beate fan and watched many of her videos. The kits look like a lot of fun.

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  40. Beautiful cards Beate!! I haven't bought any card kits as of yet, but hope to soon. I really like the ones that offer the wooden words, and I think every kit should include a stamp set and pp of course. You could change it up and do like technique months, like Copic month where u include 2 Copics pens, some Neenah cardstock, the pp and a smaller (single) stamp . Or, if you wanted to highlight the glitter technique, include some double sided tape and glitter. Watercolor month could be Gelato's or Big Brush Pens from Faber Castell and a water pen.

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  41. The kits are just beautiful and do include alot. I was thinking maybe an embossing clear pad and embossing color, would be a good idea in one kit.
    Beate's cards are just so nice.
    Linda T

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  42. I'm so glad you'll be continuing the card kits. I have been eyeing them, but just need to save up more money (or stop spending on other things). I agree with the others about including more sentiment stamps and would love to see some Simon dies added to future card kits, especially frames or tag dies with matching stamp inlays? I'm sure they will be amazing!

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  43. Leter stickers and small templates would be my picks! <3

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  44. These cards by Beate are fabulous. I'm so glad you're continuing the kits. I was thinking themes for some of the months. Including a die would be a great idea. I love the wooden words, and wood veneers would be be cool.

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  45. I have yet to get a kit from SSS but I would love to see rhinestones, or brads. I do love that you add stamps and tapes and letters love the wood pieces too. I think you are all doing a great job. And some day soon I will be getting a kit, promise!

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  46. Beate is the best. Her videos are so clear and informative. Adding one of the new fabulous Simon Says dies in the card kits would be awesome. I love the dies I have and I know others would too.

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  47. I can't think of anything you need to add to the kits. There is always a nice mix of papers, stamps, trims etc. Maybe more stamps of Kristina's lovely handwriting. (I'm getting quite a collection of those). The washi tape is always fun too.Thanks for this great blog BTW.

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  48. Beate created some gorgeous cards! I would love to see more embellishments and SSS stamps sets. Maybe some flock and washi tape.

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  49. Gorgeous cards!!!! Love Beate's work! I wish my budget would allow your kits because I think they are awesome!

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  50. Pretty cards! I am enjoying the stamp kits very much. I would love to see ink spray, microfine glitter, and templates. Keep the stamps from Kristina coming, as they are my favorites from the kits. Also, SSS dies would be cool too!

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  51. I've not tried any of the stamp kits yet, but it's amazing what everyone does with them! I love Beate's cards, especially the quilted background on the 2nd one! Everything Beate creates is gorgeous!

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  52. I would like more of your exclusive stamps and dies in the kits.

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  53. It would be great to include one die for die cutting, or maybe a small bottle of color spray to match the kit. We all have paper, but these little extras would be something special.

    xo Anni

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  54. I think that the kits are pretty complete but seeing something different like enamel accents or some kind of gel colour sticks may work nicely to create something more graphic.

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  55. Lovely cards drom Beate. As for the kits, they seem wonderful as is but enamel brads are always funto have more of. :)

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  56. I have bought several of the kits and very much enjoyed them. It is always fun to get exclusive items and with all the lovely dies you have been coming out with I love to get one in the card kit that is exclusive to it first and then later available to everyone. Thanks for the great kits.

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  57. Fabulous cards! I'm a big admirer of Beate's work, too. I love the stamp sets you've been including in your kits!

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  58. I'd like to see some stencils & spray mists.

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  59. I really like the embellishments in the kits. I love bling!

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous cards!! Both are so stunning and inspiring!! I'm a huge fan of Beate's work!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  61. Dies and stamps would be my suggestions. Things you get value out of once the rest of the kit is used up.

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  62. I would love to see some of the masking sheets that Kristina Werner uses in one of the kits. I would love to be able to try them out before having to buy a pack. Thanks!
    And I am loving the kits...you are doing a great job! I have been super impressed with all the stuff that is in them.

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    1. I would like to say that, for me, dies would not be useful. I don't have a die press machine and I don't plan on getting one so I would not use the dies at all.
      I think that adding distress inks or spray mists would be great too.

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  63. Gorgeous cards! Am stoked to read that you will be continuing the card kits - I will be joining up for sure :) - I think just having a test of various new products are the drawcard. I tend to do a lot of rubber stamping, so different embelishments etc which make me try new techniques is really exciting. I also love all your exclusive stamps and have just purchased an Oct kit (and the Special Xmas one) to have a play with. Looking forward to receiving them :)

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  64. I have also been a fan of Beate's for years! I first discovered her on Splitcoast Stampers and am always so impressed by her beautiful designs. I would love to see some doily stamps and washi tape in your card kits. Can't get enough washi!!

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  65. Beautiful card from Beate, I always love to see her work.
    Your card kits look great, maybe include some misters, and your dies are always fab

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  66. Beate always has such great ideas - no exception here. I'd love to continue to see stamp sets, dies and wooden elements.

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  67. I'm a big fan of Beate...and I love her work.....
    I also love dies....stamps....mica's....tfs

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  68. Beate never disappoints....WOW, both cards are so beautiful, or should I say, "Handsome" LOL Jan D., Florida

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  69. these cards are fabulous!!!
    washi tape is always a big hit with me when included in a kit, plus I love your special dies.

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  70. THE Beate has certainly done it again! Fabulous cards! I'd love to see some dies in your kits! Can't wait to try one!

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  71. I loved seeing Beate's cards - big fan here :) as for kits, I love your dies!

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  72. I love the exclusive stamp sets. That is the most appealing thing for me now. I was going to suggest adding dies too, but I just read another comment saying she didn't have a die cutting machine. So scratch that. Perhaps a new distress ink marker every month - then you have a whole collection at the nd of the year. That is the next thing on my wish list.

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  73. What I would like to see is shipping from Canada. I'm very hesitant to order from the US because of customs fees.

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  74. While there are many good ideas... I really like the kits as they are... I love the SSS stamps and dies so that would be fun... I think the thing not being considered, is that these are special and are a kit.. That doesn't mean everything in it works for everyone, but I am sure we all have crafty friends we could share with... I am thinking of a couple if the comments, such as someone not having a die machine, and someone suggesting copic markers or distress markers - must all be taken into consideration. I personally have all the distress markers (love them) and most of the copics, so in those instances, I could share with my friends. Maybe the option of the kit and an add on pack? Whatever you decide we will all love it and are thankful for these kits!!!! So glad they are being continued!

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  75. Wonderful to see Beate here. I've never bought a kit as I live in UK but they look great. If I was to have one, I'd like to see some mica powder with a little mister to add some sparkle and shine. Perhaps a distress ink pad in a brown for people to ink those edges? Just a thought.

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  76. I always love washi tape and wood veneer-those and twine are my "go to" staples. An exclusive paper pack would be cool too!

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  77. Gorgeous cards!

    For the kits: I love Kristina's stamp set & I love how well the collection is coordinated. I have 2 suggestions though. The first is I'd like more embellies. Like your first kit from Feb. That was my all-time fav kit! And the second is maybe instead of a full stamp set we could get a mini set & that way we could have more embellies. That's my 2 cents!

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  78. more custom stamps! i'm also a fan of kristina's so i like those the most. they also add value as they can be used again and again.

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  79. Love seing Beate here. She is one of my fav. Love the looks that you have shared. It would be interesting to see some paper manipulations that have not been shared before. Love learning how to do new stuff. Stampwise would love to see some done for inspirational encouragements. Thanks for sharing the chance to win.

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  80. Beate always does beautiful artwork! I've not purchased a kit yet but exclusive stamps and dies would be what I would look for in a kit.

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  81. I love the card kits and I'm always so impressed with all the new items! I too would love to see a die included. I have loved the stamps, washi tape and sentiment options ie stamps, stickers, etc. Please keep the kits coming! I also enjoy seeing the variety of cards created by from the various artists. This blog is wonderful!

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  82. Seems to me with addition of exclusive SS dies and stamps you would want to include bits and pieces of those in kits.

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  83. I love her style! I am in Canada and have ordered several times from SSS,but not any kits,so will have to keep my eyes open to see if I could be tempted!

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  84. Maybe an eensy inkpad or two in coordinating colors would be good? Perhaps a Memento Dew Drop or a Color Box Cat's Eye?

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  85. I did not know about the kits, but what ever Beate does is lovely. She is such an inspiration. I will have to check out the kits.

    Margie F.

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  86. I would like to see a die and stamp combo, seems like a natural addition. Thanks!

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  87. I would love to see some bigger papers (12 inch), dies and some more vintage inspired stamps would be great too!

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  88. I would love to see more simon says stamp exclusive washi, that would be fun!

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  89. I love to see more ideas with your exclusive dies! They are some of my favorite designs!
    DeniseB

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  90. Thanks for featuring this talented stamping artist! So happy to see Beate's work here!

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