STAMPtember Blog Party

Yayyy, the celebration has begun! Welcome to Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Party!! Have you seen all of their new goodies? No, you are missing out! Check out the collection here.

I’m excited to join their block party this year. To see the entire list of party goes, stop on by Simon Says Stamp blog. The anticipation has been overwhelming. Are you ready to see what I created?

Let’s take a look:

Ornate Ornaments

I had the pleasure of playing with the new Simon Says Stamp Ornate Ornaments stamp set. This stamp set has five ornaments, six sentiments and a couple of playful fillers. Its perfect for Christmas cards, gift boxes and gift tags.

My favorite of the five ornaments is the elongated star. It reminded me of the star ornaments my mom use to hang on her tree. All of the same colors, with the center lighter then the rest.

Here’s how I created these tags:

Cut the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to 3″, 2.5″ and 2″.

Use We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board to create the tags.

tag punch board

This punch makes it so easy to create tags in a snap. It took me 5 seconds to create these tags. No die cutting machine necessary.

Tag Punch Board

Once the tags are cut, they are now ready to be stamped on.

My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI comes in handy for continuous stamping. Once the stamps are all in place, all you have to do is re-ink and stamp. Love it!


When all of the tags are stamped, its time to color the images.

Color each star with Prismacolor Premier Color Pencils. Choose two colors that blend well together. I used the following:

Pink: 995, 993

Orange: 118, 917

Blue: 906, 1040

Green: 912, 909

Ornate Ornaments

To finish the tags off, add a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella, for a glittery shine and the ribbon/string.

What do you think? Are you making gift tags this Christmas? I would love to hear.


Before you go, here’s a coupon code to add to your order for the Pebbles Happy Hooray ephemera cardstock shapes free with any purchase!!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Simon Says Stamp stamp set was given to me for this blog party. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)


Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 StamptemberNeenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM Paper Pack 25 SheetsWe R Memory Keepers TAG Punch Board 660248MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit mistiminiPrismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED PENCILS Set 1799879ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Not A Christmas Stamp 2…

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our November Challenge!!

This month’s theme is Christmas Images using Non Christmas Stamps!! This was a really fun technique. I had to really shop my stash to see what stamps I have that I could use for this.

This is my second time attempting this technique and I really had a lot more fun with it this time around.

Take a look at my card:

Be Joyful

I used a stamp set this is so far from Christmas you wouldn’t believe.

Here is the stamp set that I used to create this card:

Lifes JourneyI use the stamp that says “Enjoy the Journey”.  That circle image would be perfect for an ornament.

To achieve this affect, I just inked the circle and not the sentiment.  I did that three times to create the three ornaments.

I used my Copic markers and colored them in. I love purple and green for Christmas colors.

So what do you think?  I think you should try this technique for a chance to win a great prize.

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by The Artistic Stamper.


The Artistic Stamper is a shop full to bursting with fabulous stamps, stash and ideas galore!

The prize this month is this set of stamps.


I love these border stamps!!

PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, a fab set of stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?! Please join us this month.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Supplies used:

Lifes JourneyclassiccrestsolarwhtieCopic AnniversarySSS Be Joyfultextured pasteDistress Stickles clear rock candy

 Thank you for stopping by!!