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!



245 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 245 of 245
Christine said...

Gorgeous colourful creation lovely design..

smiles Christine x

sparkling stamper said...

Love alll those elements and the subtle colors - well done

Regena said...

Gorgeous colors!! fab use of the tape

E. Marie said...

Lovely card. I love how you die cut the washi tape.

Tammie E said...

Your chevron/Washi Tape die cut looks awesome! I need to get some of this stuff!

Tam
One Happy Stamper

Nicole Doiron said...

You creations are always so lovely! This card is no exception! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Such beautiful colours :) Hatty xxxx

Jean said...

This is a very creative way to use washi tape ~ thanks for the great idea! Love your card!

mgoll88 said...

Your Card looks fantastic, thats for that interesting tutorial!

LG
Michaela

Ang and Crys said...

I love this card. The colours are so cheerful!

Unknown said...

I love the idea of die cutting the Washi tape. Beautiful card.

Schnipsel und mehr...die Papierwerkstatt said...

Thanks for this amazing chance to win! DANKESCHÖN
xoxo Clarissa

alethea said...

h this is beautiful!! Love how you have used the washi tape and I love those colours!! HUgsxx

coops said...

so beautiful melissa.stunning design and i love your soft and pretty colours :D


xx coops xx

coops said...

oops not sure if my comment worked then.beautiful card melissa.stunning design and i love your soft and pretty colours.
apologies if you get this twice :D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Pretty card. Love the way you did the wash! :)

Izababy and KJ's Mom said...

Just love your card Melissa! Love the colors you chose. The use of washi tape with the chevron die really looks nice!

Joy said...

Love how you incorporated your beautiful Shabby Chic style into this gorgeous card Melissa, hugs

Francy said...

I love this card with craft background and the layout is fantastic. Great work.
Francy

Renee said...

Such a beauty! Love pastels and kraft!!!

Chermaine c said...

Just love all the colors on the tapes that you have used to create this soft pastel card! the use of kraft cardstock for the back is great too as it brings out the bright colors of the washi tapes! Stunning!

Angi Making Mayhem said...

Love how you used the chevron dies and the washi! Such a lovely quilted look...

xx,
Angi@MakingMayhem

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

I love how you used the Washi Tape!

Sonia Y said...

That's clever! Love the colour combination as well!!

Karen said...

What beautiful colors and patterns! The washi tape looks gorgeous. I adore that cluster of love with the sweet sentiment! Lovely card! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Mina said...

I love how you used your washi tape Melissa...I really must get some
Mina xxx

Linda Carson said...

Pure creative class! I've gotta get me some tape!! Thanks for the inspiration!

scrappindede said...

Love the way you used the Washi tape. Cute card.

Jani said...

Brilliant!
Have to keep that in mind.
thanks

Suzanne said...

A fab card. A fantastic idea. Love it. Thanks for the hop x

Yvi said...

wow, your work is amazing!

Edith said...

Wow, great use of washi tape! Love the colors, too!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Edith

Danielle said...

Wonderful card, great use of the washi tape!!

Handgathered said...

Your chevron application is impressive and a great idea.
Now, I don't remember seeing how beautiful that Washi tape with the roses is! Hmmm, I'll have to get some of that...

Small T said...

You're card is so beautiful! Love how you used the washi tape! :-) xx

Laura said...

That is a really clever way to use the tape! I've got to try this stuff!

Laura C.
www.outinthecraftshed.blogspot.com

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is Beautiful!!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow this card is so very pretty!

Jen W. said...

Love those fabulous washi chevrons!!

Paper Tails said...

Awesome card! Love what you did with the tape. Very creative.

Karen

Bonnie M said...

So colourful!

Maria Therese said...

Wow love your card! That die is now on my wish list ♥

Laura Jane said...

Thanks for showing how you put your card together!
Pretty colors:)

Debbie J said...

Love the clever way you have used the washi tape. Great colours too.

JennyH said...

Pretty card, love the gorgeous colours of the washi tape : )

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 245 of 245   Newer› Newest»