Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Art Impressions Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would sure love to see them used!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Here are my cards for the challenge inspiration. I used Cottage Circlet Mini TryFolds Stamp and Die set.

The Cottage Circlet Mini TryFolds Stamp and Die set is a fun set that you can create a tri-fold card by using three circular images and coordinating dies. There's also a kind instruction on how to use them in the package. 

The circular images are small which are around 2 inches so that they might be suitable for mini cards.

To begin my first card, I prepared 4x11inch 80 Neenah White paper and I scored two lines at with a width of 3 and 5/8 along the 11 inch side.  Next, I stamped images and cut out windows using coordinating dies according to the insert guide. I used copic markers for coloring. You can see how they look one by one with clockwise order in the above photo. To hide copic marker stain on the back of central card base, I simply adhered a piece of pattern paper on it. 

To embellish the outer surface, I stamped a sentiment from Showers and Flowers set, then I adhered mini leaves I made using Wreath Greetings Stamp and Coordinating Dies together with Ivory Twine Ribbon.

I thought my first card looks too simple although the making process was not that easy, so I decided to make another one in a different way. Here it is.

I stamped the three circular images together on the same panel, cut out windows using coordinating dies. The scenes were colored using copic markers and the background panel was ink blended using distress inks and then put behind the front panel by using foam tapes to give the card dimensional look. 

I didn't want empty spaces on the front panel so I stamped sentiments from Showers and Flowers set and Wreath Greetings Stamp set.
I finished off the card by adhereing the panels onto a card base I made using SSS Lemon Chiffon Card Stock. I didn't add sequins to maintain a clean look.

I really love how I could create two different styles of cards by using the TryFold Stamp and Dies set from Art Impressions. Isn't it so cool? ♡


So now it's YOUR turn. 
 Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out.

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.
We currently have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for all of the young budding designers! Click HERE or on the pic to go directly to the post.


Thanks for reading this.
Have a great day!

Marge ♡


  1. Gorgeous cards Marge :-) the images are beautiful and your colouring is stunning! How you managed to get so much detail into such small images is amazing!! So pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Gorgeous cards Marge! The images are so pretty and the whole design is wonderful xx

  3. Such a charming little cottage, Marge! Love both versions!

  4. Once a stunner, always a stunner! Your cards have the most exquisite designs! I love being inspired from you all the time. Hugs! xx Ankita

  5. My goodness, Marge. You’ve been busy! I do not think your first card is simple looking by any means, I love it! I think it’s so cool that it opens up and you find the girl swinging in the tree. And your second card is just as fabulous. What a cool product to work with. Both are fabulous!!

  6. I forgot to say that I love the idea of putting pattern paper on the back side so you can’t see the bleeding. What a clever idea!

  7. These are amazing Marge! Love them!