I was so excited to get this kit, Be Happy, a little early AND have the time to sit down and play! This kit is full of awesomeness that I haven’t even touched on yet! The stamp set, Happy and Smile is SO fun with a lot of different sentiment mixtures that can be made and the Doodlebug Summer Sprinkles and Sunkissed 6×6 patterned papers are ADORABLE! Guess what else!?! There is a wafer thin die included TOO!
I was a long time subscriber to Simon Says Stamp’s Card Kits before I was on their design team and I have always felt like it is such a great value for what you pay!
I stayed up late the other night… you know the night Mister Harley wouldn’t go to bed without me 😉 and I created THREE fun cards with this kit! Any additional supplies I used such as inks I have linked below.
For this card I really wanted the circle die to stand out, so I made a simple background with the sunshine stamp and cut the smile circle die from black cardstock. I love all the little sentiments in the stamp set like this one here “the sun is out”. Anyone that knows me knows I am ALWAYS smiling when the sun is out!
For this next card I heat embossed the “smile” stamp in white on Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I then played with pooling water on Distress Watercolor Cardstock just where I wanted the color, then I spread some Distress Ink in that area. I dried it a bit with my heat tool and then did the same for the next color, blending the colors as I moved down. I have the Distress Colors linked below. This is so fun to do and you can keep playing and adding layers which is really cool! Again I used one of the smaller sentiments “It’s your day!” and then added some of the Doodle Bug Summer Sprinkles. To finish the card off I added a few touches of champagne stickles.
For this third card, I took out a bunch of inks in a rainbow color and repetitively stamped the word “happy” on a stitched square. I then stamped the bold “happy” with Versafine Onyx Black ink (my fave!). To make this sentiment pop even more I traced over it with a black gel pen. Want to know a little secret? I mis-stamped in the lower left corner… added a Doodlebug Sprinkle and VOILA! fixed 😉 That gorgeous yellow cardstock comes in the kit and the rainbow diagonal stripes was part of the pattern papers I got in the kit as well.
Be sure to order the kit quickly if you want to have one they tend to sell out because they are so fabulous! – you can buy the kit individually for $29.95 or as a monthly subscription for $24.95. I have also linked below some of the individual items