Simon Says Stamp: May Stamp Kit

by Lain Ehmann on May 8, 2013

Simon Says Stamp May Card kit - non-mothers cards by Lain Ehmann of www.layoutaday.comYou all know that I’m primarily a scrapbooker (after all, this is a scrapbooking blog!) but I LOVE to make cards, too.

I recently subscribed to the Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit. The kit is GORGEOUS with tons of goodies, and Simon supports it so well with an amazing creative team including Kristina Werner, Shari Carroll, Jennifer McGuire, and many many more. Simon Says Stamp Card kit

I love that the kit comes with plenty of goodies to make at least six cards if not more, plus a custom stamp set. I also love that they continue to send ideas for using the kit throughout the month. You get an idea sheet in the box (see above) but the emails and ideas keep coming! Yay!

This month’s kit was all about Mother’s Day. As my mom passed away last year and my mother-in-law has been gone for some time, I don’t have anyone to make Mother’s Day cards for. So I used the materials to make more generic cards, and I thought I’d share some of them here:

Easy Card #1:

I embossed white-core cardstock and distressed it using sandpaper. Then I added some ribbon, punched a circle from patterned paper and stamped it with a heart in brown ink (from the kit).

Easy card #embossing #simonsaysstamp Lain Ehmann www.layoutaday.com

Easy Card #2:

This one uses a white cardstock base, with two strips of patterned paper edging the card. I then stamped the rose and leaves on patterned paper and cut them out.

Simple handmade #card #simonsaysstamp May Card kit www.layoutaday.com

Easy Card #3:

This last one is my favorite! With a kraft paper background topped with patterned paper. I stamped the large rose in white and heat-embossed it, then cut it out. I added two leaves, and one of the sentiment tags from the kit. Rounded corners – hurray!

easy handmade #card #embossing #simonsaysstamp www.layoutaday.com

These are all very quick to make, and they’re generic enough to use for a number of occasions. It’s one of my mom tricks to have tons of cards on hand for birthdays, anniversaries, and other card-worthy occasions. :)

Thanks, Simon, for a great kit!

lainsig

P.S. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so here.

  • http://tekkbuzz.com Deborah Richmond

    How fun that they keep sending you ideas throughout the month. That’s fantastic!
    I’m sorry about your mother.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sheri.elmont Sheri Elmont

    I love them also. Just need to actually use them rather then collect them. I make cards to give as Christmas gifts, I give friends and assortment of baby, birthday, sympathy, etc. It’s fun because it allows me to use my supplies and justify all those stamps, :) and my friends now say they rely on those cards. I make about 4-6 of the same style. I’m excited to have the SS card kits to use for this also.

  • http://www.facebook.com/okmarie Marie Gruezke Butler

    I also ordered this kit (first time). I made a MD card for a dear friend (no living moms here, either). And I made one for my daughter. My first grandbaby is due in November!!!! I’ve been making generic cards too. This is such a great kit. Thank you for sharing your examples. They are lovely!

  • Cheryl M

    I’ve recently gotten back into the paper scrapbooking/crafting myself Lain. I’m a CTMH consultant, but I’m NOT beyond ordering from other companies as well. Way too many gorgeous craftiness out there NOT to. LOL LOVE Simon Stamps too!
    Thanks for sharing your cards!

  • Keely

    I have also recently subscribed to SSS’ card kit. I can’t wait to get my first kit in June. I did order the may stamp set. I love the rose stamps!!

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