Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! + A Special ONE DAY Sale!

Hi Bloggers! Happy Saturday and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  We are pleased to bring you LOTS of inspiration from some fabulous designers!!

I'd like to kick our blog off with an exciting sneak peek of the June/July Project Kit by Kelly Purkey!! Pretty cool, huh?  This kit will be for sale at Simon Says Stamp on May 8th!! How would you like to WIN one before you can buy one? Add the link of what you've been working on at the bottom of this blog for a chance to win!

I spy with my little eye.... amazing work with the first Project Kit by Kelly Purkey!!!
We just love seeing how you use the Project Kits.  Below are just a few examples from great designers like Debby Hughes, Kristin Tweedale, Katie Vanderford, Nichol Magouirk, Jennie McGarvey, & Ruth from Scrapmachine!

More exiting news!! Project Life is coming VERY SOON to Simon Says Stamp! We expect it in June, but you can start "shopping" now and adding your favorites to your wish list!

Next we have Simon Says Stamp & Show DT member Ashli Oliver hear to show you how you can really make one die stretch for your scrapbooking needs! She even sneaked in some creative cardmaking! ;)

Hi there! Ashli Oliver here wishing you a Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  

I love a versatile product and today I am going to share three four ways to incorporate the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Ribbon Banner Die into your paper crafting.

The first, and of course, the most obvious is to use those perfect little banners just the way they are. They are so cute after all... they deserve to be showcased in their unaltered glory!

For this layout below, I also wanted emphasize the triangular pattern of the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper. A few passes through the Sizzix using Simon's exclusive Christmas Tree Die and I had the perfect triangles. Yep - you heard that right... Christmas Trees. See? Another versatile product!

With those all layered up, some lovely little white banners add the perfect embellishment for this layout full of fun patterns:

For this next layout, I thought I would play a bit with the pennant trend. 
You see, those ribbon banners all cut apart make the cutest little pennants. Not to mention, each banner turns into eight pieces when used this way. Talk about bang for the buck! 

To emphasize the theme, I used some lovely pennant shaped stickers to create my title and finished things off with a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint and some Studio Calico Die Cut Feathers:
For this last layout, I wanted to experiment with texture. After cutting out my little banners, I simply adhered them to my paper with some Matte Medium and then went to town with paints and mists to create this custom background. 

I love the subtle detail this adds to a simple  page and how it is set off  by just a little Red and White Alison Kreft Journaling card:
Now, I had so much fun playing with all the possibilities of that one little die, that I just had to whip up a card with some of the goodies left over on my desk! 

See that little flower? That is made from one of the banner shapes. How fun is that? 

A simply twist and twirl on a scrap circle with a little adhesive and a rhinestone is all that's needed to create that little cutie! 

After having some fun with paints and messy stitching, I just added a little sticker of Awesome because... well... this die is indeed AWESOME!

Lastly, I couldn't help but share this adorable & brilliant layout by the immensely talented Nichol Magouirk.  She even squeezed in some awesome SSS Exclusives!
Layout by Nichol Magouirk
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    1. I have just used it without any problems. The discount won't show up until the Order Confirmation page (i.e. after you have entered your billing & payment information, but before you give the final confirmation).

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  3. Happy Scrapbooking day everyone !!!!!!

    Big hugs from France ^^


  4. Fabulous pages! And I feel a shopping spree coming on...

  5. Happy NSD! I feel like going shopping...

  6. Thank you so much for mentioning me in your blog post, I am over the moon!!

  7. very fun - love all the inspiration here - thanks!
    Sandra ltb
    oh - and I am excited about the discount .... thanks!

  8. I love that SSS is getting PL items in stock soon:) I wish I could save those 20% for then :)

  9. I dont scrapbook, I am a cardmaker but with all the wonderful projects you posted I sure want to become one now!! LOL Great Job!!

  10. That kit looks fantastic! Love it!

  11. Love the kits...I was inspired to go back to the January kit and make a card...I've been using the kit for all sorts of occasions from birthdays to sympathy cards...the new kit looks inspiring.

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  14. I've never created a scrapbook page but i've entered a card using mostly supplies from the May 2012 kit, hope that's ok!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  15. Hm sadly I don´t have anywhere to show my work anymore, after the place I had my blog got closed lately, so I can´t show anything, but I´m working on a very special book file box here at the moment.
    I would also love to get my May cardkit, that I payed for a long ago, first LOL. I still haven´t seen it, even I payed it 3 weeks ago now LOL.

  16. thanks for sharing with us today

  17. thanks for all the inspiration today

  18. thank for all the inspiration

  19. Gorgeous projects! Hope everyone had a happy NSD and continue celebrating this wonderful craft throughout the year!!!

  20. What wonderful inspiration. Thanks.

  21. What a wonderful sneaky peek of the new and upcoming kit! Outstanding inspiration from Ashli on the use of the banner die - love the many uses she came up and the LO from Nichol is gorgeous!! The photos on it are too cute!


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