Monday, April 4, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything But a Card!

Hello one, Hello all! Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... The winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your winning week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... anything but a card! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
Kim constructed a notebook portfolio with the new Tim Holtz crowded attic Paper as a background. Created and embellished a dress form using grungeboard, grungepaper and Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky-Back Canvas. Added angel wings and a few layered flowers cut with vintage shabby paper and the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.

Dan made this fun gift by making a new cover for a store-bought notepad.  Products he used include the Going Somewhere and Royal Script stamp sets, the Lost and Found card stack and the Bind-it-all. More details on Dan's blog!


Baby's and boxes make a Babybox....So Terry decided to make a cute little babybox. Vintage photo, victorian velvet, forest moss and fired brick were used on the flower that was made with the Tim Holtz Floral Die. And the most beautiful thing is of course the Graphic 45 paperpack.

Lynne Forsythe
It all began with a box, a pad of Kraft Resist paper, some Distress Stains, a jug of Multi Medium, a bit of Distress Stickles.....oh yeah, some Tissue Tape and a WAY COOL STAMP!! and this is what Lynne came up with......definitely not a card!!!

Lori Hassler
Lori chose to make a jewellery piece using Darcie's Acrylic House Charm , 7 Gypsies Conservatory paper, and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type. When it's not serving as a pendant or brooch, it can be attached to a small framed piece with some jump rings and a hitch fastener!

Sarah was in the mood for up-cycling and spring colour with her altered paper bag. Claudine Helmuth's Gesso was the base for stencilling with Rusty Hinge and Bundled Sage Distress Inks. The flowers are made with various Graphic 45 papers and the lettering with the Tim Holtz Chip Block die. See Sarah's blog for more photos and details...

For this challenge, Nancy made a butterfly tag using the new Tim Holtz Paper Stash as a background, Copic Markers for coloring the butterflies and alcohol ink to grunge it up a bit.

Candy chose to create this little grunge/vintage cottage with an emphasis on all sorts of elements from the Tim Holtz line. From his Lost and Found Paper Stash, the new Crowded Attic and Lost and Found Salvage Stickers, to the new Plaquettes and all sorts of Ideaology, this house is grunge fun! Check out Candy's blog for a home tour!

A spring collage with lots of ink distressing with Vintage Photo distress ink is Linda's take on the challenge. She used her trusty Tattered Florals die to create the handmade crinoline flowers on her forsythia branch as well as the flower that sits atop the rosette. Stamps from Tim Holtz Mini Classics and Mini Holidays have been used as well as a Journaling Ticket and the Tim Holtz Hardware Findings die.

Nancy's having such a blast with Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts - can't seem to use them enough! The Spool Set's her latest starting point, combined with some of her Frames & Borders. And, look! She used 7Gypsies paper products this week - Lille in the largest frame & a Mini Gypsy Card in the middle. The front frame's more of the same paper, stamped with a Wendy Vecchi Art Gone Postal stamp.
I headed straight for my Art Parts too ... the circle frame. I then filled it with Grunge paper flowers and canvas butterflies. All stamps are Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 and the chip frame is Maya Road.
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 10th April 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made!
Have Fun!


  1. stunning makes,from the team,you guys are mega talented always a pleasure to see what you guys make hugs cheryl xxxx

  2. wow this DT is so clever!! i loved all your creations,and I am inspired....everything is so interesting and i can say that one submission to this challenge will not be enough!....thank-you for the inspiration...have a good week!

  3. Fabulous makes from the DT such a lot of inspiration, have just added my link and I'm going back to have a closer look at all of them again!

  4. I'm positively drooling over those astounding samples!!! Must go craft!!! :D XXX

  5. Well I almost forgot! Beautiful DT creations!

  6. Amazing examples from the DT - really inspirational - thanks

  7. Gorgeous projects by your DT! Wow! I love your challenges and something always seems to get in the way of playing along. Finally I made it! Yay!

    Hope you're all having a great week.


  8. wow, the DT blew me away.... awww I wish I would have submitted my tag from Tuesday's post... thanks so much for the inspiration. :-)

  9. Fabulous artwork Team, so much to inspire this week! x

  10. Such awesomeness. Now that I've made mine, gotta go check out everybody's entry and steal, ummm I mean borrow some new ideas!

  11. Hi!
    Totally Gorgeous Creations!

  12. first time here. Thanks for such a gallery of inspirational projects!

  13. WOW!! What a fantastic Team! Thank you for the great challenge, it was fun!

  14. I had time to enter this week. Thanks for the great challenges and incredible inspiration from the Design Team.


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