Wednesday, September 5, 2012

♥ Simon Says...STAMPtember Blog Hop and 'Put a Stamp On It' ♥ (And a Giveaway too!)

Woo-Hoo! Hello Hoppers! I hope you all are having fun so far hopping around all of the stops on the STAMPtember Blog Hop! If you are just arriving here first, you must go back to the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog to start the hop! Now before we start, let me just give you some information about Simon Says Stamp!


Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

We are helping kick off the festivities with a Design Team Blog Hop! You must hop around to all of my teammate's blogs. Each of them has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Enter the "Put a STAMP On It!" Challenge and be sure to put a STAMP on it and you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE! A $100 Simon Shopping Spree!


This week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is called "Put a Stamp On It" but as an extra twist the DT also used Washi Tape! You don't have to use Washi Tape on your creation to join the challenge, just a stamp, (no digi's) but if you have Washi Tape, we would love to see it!  {FYI: To participate in the Blog Hop, you must also create a card for this challenge too!}


For my card, I decided to die cut Washi Tapes. And let me tell you, this is addicting and so much FUN!! I used Washi Tapes by Freckled Fawn called Rose, Love My Tapes called Mint Chevron and Tape Measure and by Queen and CO. called Pink Stripes.


I first lined up the strips of tapes in a pattern onto some white card stock. I made sure the edges were just touching and the tapes were smooth with no air bubbles. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes Die. I also used some Martha Stewart Heart Punches and Butterfly Punch with the Washi Tape paper too!


The beautiful banner and stamped sentiment is from the Exclusive Clear Stamp Set By Simon Says Stamp called Beautiful Words. I finished up the card with a Doily Die Cut, White Opal Liquid Pearls and a Twine bow.


I have a $25 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store to give away! To qualify, you must complete the STAMPtember Blog Hop starting HERE and you must make a card for the "Put a Stamp On It" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! Then enter your name below! I will randomly choose a winner and announce it here on my blog next Wednesday!







Thanks for visiting! The next stop in the Simon Says STAMPtember ™ Blog Hop is Shannan!

If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning here at the Simon Says Stamp Blog!

Here is a list of all the participating Blogs!



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Larisa said...

Oh my so pretty and just adore the colours just perfect for this beautiful card!

Katie said...

Oh gosh my wallet is crying as it knows I'm just about to get spending on Washi! Perfect use of it, so brilliant!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you did the washi tape!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeius colours, fab use of the tape.

Annette said...

wow this is stunning...love all that fun washi tape...looks awesome

Theresa said...

Fantastic use of the washi, Melissa!! And the colors on the kraft cardstock is perfect!!! You've inspired me to dig out my washi again!

sanketi said...

Fabulous CAS card!

CathyR said...

Very pretty. I love what you did with the washi tape.

I'm addicted to papercrafts said...

Lovely card!

Dee

katscards said...

Wow, another awesome idea for using washi tape and such a pretty card.
Kat x

Mary J said...

How brilliant - thx for the tute! Gorgeous make!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful. I love the design and the colours are gorgeous
Sue

Marlena M. said...

Lovely design!

aaga said...

very clever use of washis!

Jayne said...

Wow! Love what you did with the washis.

Chris said...

love the shabby chic look and clever use of tape

Beastybunny said...

Great use for washi tape! The colors are so fresh and bright.

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*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous creation!! I love your pretty papers and your chevron die is stunning!! :) Got to check that out!! Thanks for the fun blog hop! HUGS

SusanK said...

Your card says 'sewing and quilting' right off the bat to me. And I LOVE it!!! The colors are vintage quilt colors...just up my alley!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! I love how you made the chevrons from the washi tapes! All the details are so beautiful!

Frea said...

Wow Melissa, your card is just gorgeous, love the effect of the washi tape!! And such a lovely combination of tape too! HugS Frea

Jeanette M. said...

Beautiful card! I love the washi tape zig zags - very colourful and pretty!

hilde said...

Love the chevron and colors u used!

Rica said...

Beautiful Melissa, such a fabulous design and such pretty colours. I love the sentiment and gorgeous details.

hugs
Heather xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Great card Melissa. I love the way you have used the washi tape and cut it out to make your own patterned paper. Very clever idea !

Hugs

Jo x

Rene said...

Awesome!
Rene :D

Jenny said...

This is great!!

Julie said...

So Cute! I love how you used the tape. Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Hugs,
Julie

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Love, Love, Love your card. What a great way to get maximum use out of multiple washi tapes at once. Love it! Smooches...

Lin said...

Melissa, I ADORE what you did with your washis - they were pretty to begin with, but I love how you put them all together! The chevron and hearts dies were GENIUS! You've been pinned :))

sari said...

Such a sweet and adorable shabby card! Love the way you used washi!Thanks for a fun blog hop! have a wonderful and crafty day! Hugs and sunshine

mtscrapgal said...

You gals are giving us great new ways to use washi tape. Adorable card. Thanks

Robin said...

Sweet card. I love the doily die cut and your tapes are so pretty. Hugs, Robin

makingcardsisfun said...

Love the washi tape you used! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

What a great way to use washi tape! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deanne :)

Megan Aaron said...

love what you did with the die cuts

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love how you used the washi and die cuts, so fun!

Karon said...

Fabulous card - love the washi tape chevrons - awesome. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

PaperPixie said...

Love the pale and cheerful color scheme on this and the way you used the tape!

Stephanie said...

Like your ideal of using washi tape and then cutting it out with a die. Very soft looking card!

hellerlittle said...

WOW Melissa... that looks great, perfakt match with the washis !!
TFS hugs hellerlittle

jenway9 said...

Love what you did with the washi tape!

kerrycwills said...

Die cutting the washi was a fabulous idea! I love the way it turned out...and the chevron!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like how you die cut the washi tape.

gRiSeL™ said...

Your card makes my heart melt!!!! This is SO up my alley!!! LOVE this color combination! It's so feminine, delicate, sweet and romantic!!! SPECTACULAR!!! ♥

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used the washi tape on both the chevrons and hearts. I also thank you for showing us the photo on how you did that step with the die.

conil said...

I LOVE THIS WASHI IDEA. Awesome. You're a genius. This card is wonderful.

Dawn Louise said...

Very clever use of washi tape and fabulous card x

Shannan Teubner said...

WOWEE, I want every last thing you used to make this card. Fabulous, girl!! So excited to be playing along with y'all this month!

Jingle said...

SUPER pretty card!

catherine said...

This is a stylish card Melissa and love the layout of it. great blog hop
x catherine

Lorraine A said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Melissa !! sooo pretty !!

have you refurbished your blog ? I thought I had wandered into the wrong room ,, :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Rosalee said...

Beautiful card Melissa...as always. Love what yo did with that Washi tape. So beautiful. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Annette said...

Gorgeous, I love the soft pastel colours you've used.
Annette
xx

Silvia said...

i love the washi tape... sweet card... thanks for the tutorial

cassie said...

What a great cot combo. Love the chevron die cuts too!

Krysta said...

Ooh! Love the chevrons added in there!

toni said...

Lovely card particularly like that measuring tape washi x

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful!!! I love what you did with the tape!!

rachel said...

beautiful card - love those chevron dies! Excellent! Hugs rachel x

Kakichka said...

Very clever use of the tape, I will remember it.

Efrat said...

Love this card. The colors are so pretty.

Denise said...
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Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Melissa! I love the kraft with those girly colours, fantastic! I love how simple it is too :)

Tags xx
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Nikki said...

Love how you've cut out the tape :) looks good

Denise said...

OH WOW this is such a wonderful giveaway and definetly a big heart to share with all of us that follow your wonderful blog. Thanks so much Hugs Denise xx
Woops i forgot to add my blog on so had to redo and delete previous comment sorry xx
http://mycornerofinkspirations.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/creating-from-heart-giveaway.html

donna mikasa said...

Love how you used the washi tape--the chevron stripes and butterflies look fab against the kraft cardstock!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning design, Melissa! I'm really loving the custom washi paper! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! Love the way you used the washi tapes.

Renée said...

Love it! Love it! LOVE IT!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Absoltely love what you did with that washi! TFS!

abb0187 said...

I love how you made your own pattern and then die cut. I am going to try that! Thanks for the inspiration.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very feminine card - I love the colour on craft!

JoeScrapper said...

beautiful card! the washi tape is very pretty!

Loz ♥ said...

oh wow Melissa! those tapes are so pretty, love the colours x

colleenk said...

That really does look like lots of fun! It turned out beautiful too! I am going to have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

I love all the pretty pastels against the kraft base, and I have GOT to get those particular washi tapes--gorgeous!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous idea with the washi tape! Love the soft, feminine feel of this card!

Wendy said...

Melissa your card is very pretty. Love what you did with the washi tape. Your card has so much texture and dimension. Lovely!

Dixie Cochran said...

What a clever way to use the wash tape!

Gale said...

Very pretty card. I love the the colors and your chevron dies.

sarah said...

Oh, love the chevrons and the color. Love that washi.

mousekemom said...

Love how you used the washi to make patterned paper! Great idea. Thanks for sharing your talent!

haejin said...

i have been eyeing that die cut for a while.. love how you used it with the washi tape!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous job with all that yummy washi tape!
DeniseB

Piali said...

Looooove the washi tape chevrons....very pretty card!

Anja said...

Such a pretty card, Melissa! Love the washi tapes and all the die cuts!
Anja

Mimi said...

cool way to use the washi tape! adorable card! ;D

TraiBee said...

i love what you did with this card its AMAZING

Mei said...

Love the layering on your card!

Barb said...

Oh, this is such a pretty card! I love the soft colors and sweet, little butterflies!

Pat said...

What a great chevron die!!! Love the card, too!

Milla said...

Love the way you've used washi tapes on this card!

Dot said...

Melissa, your card is really pretty and soft, lovely. Thanks for sharing,
Dorte,x

Babette said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors and die cuts that you used.
Hugs,
Babette

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Love your card. I just got those chevrons and cant wait to use them.

frommycraftroom said...

Another great way to use washi tape. Thanks.

Melly said...

fab honey!
I love the elements made with the washi!
Hugs melly xx

Daisychain said...

A very pretty card and great use of the tapes. Hugs Christine x

Brenda said...

Brilliant use of the washi - well done!

Maureen Hayes said...

LOVE this card and think you used the Washi tape in the most creative way of anyone on the hop! Thanks for inspiration!

Camilla said...

Love how you used the washi tape! So creative!

fusiafscrapping said...

Love your card. Fantastic piece of work.

Suzi said...

Wow!! Melissa, this is a stunning card and I love how you've used the washi tape. Very inspirational, thank you.
Hugs
Suzi x

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a wonderful way to make your own paper to use with your dies, love the technique. Thank you for sharing.

pcm said...

what a fun way to use washi tape!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love your card! That tape is gorgeous! xxD

ljrhew said...

Great ideas with the tape.

Mary Lou said...

What a BRILLIANT idea and such gorgeous designs of washi tape you have used!!!!!! Very very ingenious!!
Hugz of thanks

Tania said...

Great use of the washi tape with that MFT die!

kbrandy4 said...

Really pretty card Melissa!! Love the way you have used the Washi tape, so creative!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

belldoubleyou said...

You know, if you'd told me that pastels and Kraft could work together, I'm not certain I would have believed you. But your card makes it work.

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just stunning - I absolutely love the way you combined the tapes, the colors and patterns are gorgeous. Love it! :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Really like what you did here with the tape and die cuts!!! Thanks for the extra photo to show us how to make this. Very pretty card!!!

Jana said...

Pretty colors!

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

how fun! i love what you did with that washi tape. i may have to scraplift. ;)
lauren

Annan said...

Love the soft colors against the kraft background. just lovely!

Tetcha Simmer said...

What a great idea for washi tape, looks great!

Izzwizz said...

Very colourful!

Carol said...

Oh, this is such a beautiful card. I loved how you created your own pattern paper with washi tape. Very Clever. Loving me those dies too. TFS.

Frozenstamper said...

Your card is Washi Heaven! Adorable! Love the Washi patterns.

Kailash said...

Very creative card and those colors are so pretty!!

mandy said...

Fab card Melissa, Love the washi tape effect :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Weenie Thomas said...

So clever creating washi chevron. Gorgeous colours too!

stamplover2011 said...

Cute card!! Love the zig zags!!

Bridie Payne said...

love the colours

Connie Lutz said...

Great combination of tapes - it definitely looked like paper. So cool!

lisa808 said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the doily and hearts.

Fiona said...

this is very pretty...love the effect...

Fi
x

scraphappy4067 said...

Love your card!!

marjon said...

Thanks for the tutorial! The card is great!

Kelly said...

great use of multiple tapes. Love the idea of die cutting them!

Barbara said...

Oh, this is a beautiful card with some wonderful colours. Love the chevron dies....might have to invest x

Judy Cook said...

Oh I love this idea. It gives you so many options by using the tape this way. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lucy Newton said...

Such a sweet card!!!

cardsbymo said...

I love your card and the Chevron die cut is the bomb!

Karen Letchworth said...

Melissa: The best part of this hop is all the amazing inspiration. It's so nice to see you using and enjoying your new goodies. Thanks for inspiring and blessing me, and for being part of this awesome blog hop.
Hugs,
Karen L

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Love your zig-zags!

Beth L. said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I love how you used the washi tape for your die cuts.

Iris said...

What a pretty card. I love the chevron pattern. Iris

Wendy G. said...

I love every element on this card! Great job!

Divinity said...

okay -- u have just made the washi ribbon look like something i'd be seriously interested in! your card is very creative...and BEAUTIFUL! love it! :)

Kelly Neis said...

I love the quilt type look on your card. Very pretty

Barb said...

beautiful! i love the colors. thanks for a new washi technique too :)

Loves Happy Hour said...

This is awesome!! I love the colors and how you used the washi!!
great job!!

cheers!
Loves Happy Hour

nancyparker55 said...

Pretty card, lovely colours,

Chrissie said...

love a good zig zag!

Denisse said...

Gorgeous colors and great design!!

PiHi said...

Lovely card! I like your colors!

Kris said...

FAB card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Angie M said...

what a pretty card. love the use of washi on here.

Маги said...

Lovely card!
Maggie

Wendance Designs said...

Love the colours!!! The kraft paper makes the tape pop!!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card! love it x

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Oh my, this is so pretty! Love how you arrange all the washi tape.

Sue McRae said...

I like how you combined the washi tape to get such a pretty pattern.

lydiawalker said...

love this !!! a great use of washi xxx

Happy Dance said...

So pretty! Sweet and cheerful. love it.
Bev

Maria Rud said...

Wonderful card! What a creative way to use the tape. Love it!

Hugs,
Maria

downrightcrafty said...

oh Melissa this is so pretty, first of all did not know about the tape, and wow so many different colours, love the pastels you have used, cannot wait to end the hop to add to my wish list
Hugs Kate xx

Allisa said...

Fabulous card, love the chevron borders.

kaiahobid said...

Love your colors!!!

Lisa Carroll said...

BEAUTIFUL, Melissa! I LOVE what you did with the washi... and you used such gorgeous tapes! This is just so dreamy and perfect... :)

Tonya said...

This is so beautiful. I love the patterns on the Washi tape. Fabulous colors and the layout is striking. Thank you for the inspiration.

Ms Scrapmess said...

Thank you for being so inspirational about washi!! It looks as if you've used designer paper!

Memories by Manda said...

I like how you have used the washi tape and cut the chevrons. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

marla said...

love the idea of die cutting washi tape and your doily die is great.

butterfly said...

What a fantastic technique with the washi tape, and it looks brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing it...
Alison x

Squirrel said...

That's the prettiest set of washi tape I've seen yet! Pretty, pretty card.
Thanks for the chance of winning!
Rosey x

riliska said...

Your card is lovely Melissa!!!

Meital said...

I absolutely love the washi you used and the chevron. very creative!

Edie said...

Great use f washi!

Marge said...

So many creative uses of your GORGEOUS Washi tapes! I just brought more home from my vacation, so must remember your ideas here -- TFS!!! FABULOUS card, Melissa!!!

Torrey said...

Wow...I really love the chevron diecut Washi tape! Such a cute idea!

maria f. said...

Like sugared almonds - your card looks yummy enough to eat. Darling.

Simone said...

What an elegant card Melissa! Love the way how creatded the card with the washi tape! Just perfect!
And btw .... I looooove STAMPtember! :-)
Simone

Avital said...

Gorgeous card. I love all the patterns and colors you combined together.

Minnamanna said...

Beautiful :)
Thanks for a new washi technique too :)

Carol said...

Love your use of washi tape. Delightful!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantabulous CAS card, Melissa! I love the way you've designed your unique layout with the Washi tape!!

Miranda Be said...

Love the idea and the card!!! great use for those dies!!

Denise said...

lovely blog hop and your card is beautiful I have a creation entered into Simon's Challenge. Hugs Denise xx

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, I love how you used your washi tape

Judy1223 said...

Melissa, this is one of my favorite cards on the hop! I love how you used die cuts on the washi tape, what a great idea!

Laura said...

Don't those dies make life easier? Such a pretty card.
Laura Papercuts

Annie Rose said...

Holy awesomesauce!! How clever are you?! Very, that's how. This rocks. :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous and so elegant!

Grace said...

this is so pretty!!!
thanks for the opportunity to win =)
cheers
Grace
http://sugarcards.blogspot.ca/

Liz's creative corner said...

beautiful creation, lovely design, hugs Liz xx

Jennifer said...

Love your card, super cute! Love the way you used the washi tape and how you mixed the patterns...very clever!

Hlora said...

What a great job did you do!! Love the papers U used on this project)

Jenny said...

Just so clever with the tape. I love the colours you have used, the measure tape is so cute - Fab! Jen x

Brigitte said...

Oh my!!!! This is so clever!!!! I love the result! Hugs, Brigitte

Squirrel x said...

Oh just love this hun! Thanks for being such an inspiration. Hugs, Sxx

Claudia said...

Hi Melissa, this looks stunning. Love the tapes you combined, the colours are fantastic and all the details just lovely.
Hugs Claudia

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is fabulous Melissa! I'm really gonna give this a try with my fav washi tapes :)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and pretty colours.
Fab blog hop.
Wendy xx

Lagene said...

Love your zig zags & hearts, totally CUTE!

Violets Corner said...

Brilliant use of the washi tape Melissa, love the card.

Warm hugs
Maarit

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