Saturday, October 27, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Inspiration!

Hi there bloggers, Happy Saturday! Today, I'm so excited to share with you some super cool cards by Lisa Addesa. We're going to be using the same Circle Border die in slightly different ways to show you some different effects! Note: the Hexagon Border die would work well in these applications too!

How beautiful is this?! Paper threading, folks!! To recreate this beauty, use the Circle Border die on white cardstock & thread your favorite colors of colored cardstock through the holes after cutting to size.  This Birthday sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Sentiment Sampler.

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Get another pretty look with a monochromatic color scheme & skipping a few holes to create a lovely pattern! You can use orange cardstock and make dashed lines with the Uni-ball White Signo Pen, or try some orange ribbon to re-create this look!

Isn't this gorgeous! Lisa cut and pasted card stock in this pattern before die cutting, but you could also just run the circle border die through with your favorite patterned paper! Tie if off with your favorite ribbon!

I love that Lisa put a holiday spin on this card design! I think this is totally beautiful and elegant, and yet, it could be mass produced without a great deal of time!

Supplies to make similar creations of all the beautiful creations above:



Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Lisa for sharing some seriously inspiring cards today!

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87 comments:

  1. hi these cards are great, especially those using the circle dies.
    grace

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  2. Gorgeous cards!! Love how Lisa used the Diecuts!!!

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  3. Both the card are simply amazing i love the way lisa has threaded the paper strips on the first one such a colorful stunning card!!

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  4. Love how versatile this die is. Great to see it used so many ways!

    Currently I do not have any SSS exclusive products, but I sure would love some to play with. =)

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  5. Oh these cards are just awesome. I love the way they´re kept so simple and yet is so bright and elegant with the use of colors.
    I must admit too, that I don´t have any exclusives yet, but hope, it´ll soon be changed, cause you have some really awesome stuff, I would love to put my hands on LOL.
    Have a great week-end everyone.

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  6. Awesome cards. My order of exclusive dies arrived yesterday, so now I have more ideas to play with.

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  7. Gorgeous card! :) I use a lot of Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamps! Here is a card I made with the Handwritten Sentiments Stamp Set http://makingcardsisfun.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/hello-the-play-date-cafe-challenge/
    Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  8. I use my SSS products to make cards and gift for my family and friends. That's the best part of having these wonderful products.. to share the outcome with the ones I love.

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  9. I have been thinking of using your tiny hearts and stars die to make confetti. Could be fun to fill some ballons with confetti and pop them over a birthday child's head =)

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  10. Theses are nice a convenient for rapid distribution and just all around elegant and AWESOME......

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  11. I use my SSS exclusive products for my cardmaking! Love SSS! Gorgeous cards!

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  12. I love my SSS card kits! I use the combos for some beautiful cards! love your inspiration

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  13. These cards rock! I never would have thought to do that with the circle die. Very pretty. I use my exclusive SSS dies & stamps to make cards. Love them. Also, now that I started making some layouts again, I'll incorporate my SSS goodies on them.

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  14. I am all about art journaling so I always put my products to use in my art journal. I also share them with my seven year old daughter, who does quite a bit of crafting, too!

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  15. amazing bright, cheerful, dynamic cards full of texture! LIKE/LOVE them! how I use supplies? making blank greeting cards I share with Operation Write Home...they go to our deployed heroes so that they can, in turn, use them to keep in touch with their loved ones! Very gratifying and creative all at the same time! thanks for the chance to win! I'm too shy to post my examples here...they're not quite worthy compared to the skill level I see here...but I'll keep working on it!

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  16. LOVE the paper threading! I was thinking of doing the same thing with your AIR vent die...have not tried it yet,but after this morning's inpiration I'm gonna give it a go:)

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  17. Gorgeous...love the paper threading and ribbon threading...the colours are fab! Lee-Ann :)

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  18. Such cool techniques with these products.

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  19. I really enjoyed these cards! Thus far I am waiting for my SSS to arrive.

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  20. Love this die! That Christmas card white, red, silver is beautiful! I don't have any "exclusives" but my wish list is growing -- thanks to Pinterest! (Easy shopping for DH) :)

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  21. That die is looking more and more versatile and is quickly becoming a favorite. Great inspiration projects!

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  22. Fun cards! Wouldn't have thought of using ribbon with this die... love it! And the red and white for Christmas is a great idea too!
    I have a few of the SS exclusive dies! I'm planning to use the Mod Tree for some Christmas cards!
    DeniseB

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  23. This is such a cool idea, I love it!

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  24. I really like the effect of the woven paper!
    I use products to make cards for Operation Write Home

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  25. I love these creative cards, simple designs that have a "wow" factor! My fave is the paper pieced happy birthday, it looks so cool and it's a great way to use up scraps.

    Here's a card I made with the SS Fresh Daisies Die.


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  26. What beautiful cards. Love how Lisa threaded cardstock to make those cards pop. Never would have thought of that to do. Brillant. I own a few of SSS dies and stamp sets. Have used the stamp sets alot for sentiments on cards etc. I own the star die so I don't know if it would work with is die.

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  27. Kudos to Lisa! All of these cards are amazing. You have really sparked my imagination to look at my punches differently. Thanks!

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  28. Beautiful cards. I love how you've used the same die several ways. The ribbon threading looks fantastic. :)

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  29. These are all such awesome cards. Another thing to do with my die. So excited to try it.

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  31. What a great way to really stretch that die! Loving the ribbon woven through the holes! I use my Simon says exclusives mostly for cardmaking. :)

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  32. I love the exclusive Simon says products so much that I made an original birthday card for my 13 year old nephew who lives in South Africa, here is my card: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58689756@N08/8071505949/in/photostream
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  33. That technique and those cards are fabulous!

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  34. I have made a few cards with SSS exclusives! I've used the 'You Can Do Anything' stamp set. I love that it's versatile for many kinds of sentiments.

    Here is the link to my blog post: http://handgathered.blogspot.com/2012/10/more-365-days.html

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Anni

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  35. Those are so fun! i'm a scrapbooker by heart...

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  36. Oh wow! I really like these cards...especially the 1st one. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. wow these cards are amazing. I just ordered the hexagon die and can't wait to try these ideas with it.

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  38. Amazing and so pretty! Love that die!
    Lynn Hayes

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  39. Such beautiful cards! I really need to get that circle die!

    Sandi

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  40. Beautiful cards! Love this new cutting die!

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  41. WOW!! I LOVE all of the Simon Says Stamps Eclusive Dies and Stamps sets!! I have several of the old ones and hope to get some of the Newr ones TOO!! =) I LOVE all of the AMAZING Projects that were shared!! I can't wait to make some FUN projects!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  42. I was drawn to the SSS dies at first (fresh daisies, plus a "few" others). I'm really loving the stamp and die coordinating sets too!

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  43. These are so fabulous! I love each one. I need that circle die...it's on my wish list! I would use it as intended but I see other possibilies too! It could be cut out and then used as a super stencil(perfect size for cards) and I love the way the paper is threaded through in today's card!

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  44. Very creative uses for the dies, I wouldn't have come up with this, thanks for sharing!

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  45. I don't have any of the exclusive dies yet (on my wish list!) but I have been using my Kelly Purkey stamps on everything! Here are a couple cards with the stamps: http://freshcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/10/world-card-making-day.html

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  46. Great ideas! I esp. love that threaded orange ribbon!

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  47. All four cards are fantastic examples of how to use this soon-to-be-available die, which I "have to" have. :)

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  48. I'm a follower and I use your fantastic stamps on cards. I may have to have the circle border or hexagon border dies soon!

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  49. Another follower here, & I also think these cards are just stunning, thanks for sharing the beautiful samples : )

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  50. I just got the vent die a couple of weeks ago so I'm just starting to use it. I've mainly used it on Christmas cards. Thanks for these beautiful ideas!

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  51. love these ideas! i love to make cards for my family and friends!

    karen adams

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  52. I love these! Such a great idea.

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  53. i just got these dies. gotta try this!

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  54. What a wonderful idea!! Really cute cards!

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  55. Lisa's cards are just beautiful with the woven border dies! I love doing that too! Here's a card I made over a week ago....

    http://ourlittleinspirations.blogspot.com/2012/10/put-your-heart-into-it.html

    and here's another...

    http://ourlittleinspirations.blogspot.com/2012/10/owh-midweek-throwdown.html

    These dies are so much fun to play with!!

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  56. I just got my shipment of Simon Says Stamp exclusive dies so I haven't had a chance to use them yet. I am going to take some time out tomorrow to experiment. Can't wait!!! :D

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  57. I wish I had some SSS exclusive products! Maybe I will win some! Please!? I'd love to CASE some of the cards shown here! FABULOUS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  58. Such elegant cards! The dies look incredible.

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  59. A girl can dream...
    I am hoping for giftcards these holidays to get some SSS dies. I am in love with the latest ones.

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  60. OK, seriously WOWed here! Lisa, these cards are all over-the-top creative! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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  61. superb ideas. I've got the word dies and love how I can just use one or all of the words on my cards

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  62. Great cards! I am a cardmaker as well. I would love to buy some of your dies. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  63. great cards using the dies...can see how it can be mass produced.

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  64. I make cards, goody bags and boxes, and home decor.

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  65. love these cards, the patterns you can create are great, really like the thanks card. I make cards, gift tags, and labels. thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. What great card! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Oh wow, these are all gorgeous! I haven't got any of your dies (yet!) but I've got my eye on your circle border die!

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  68. Hi. OMG these cards are so beautiful. Love the circle border die - its next on my "must buy" list.

    Val in Spain xxx

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  69. There are so many ways to use dies, but I can especially see your custom dies being used on ATCs, cards and specialty projects like a December Daily. I'm in the Holiday Card Workshop with Kristina and Jen, so I'll be shopping!!! Thanks!

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  70. Amazing samples. That is definitely a MUST have die!
    Hugs and smiles

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  71. gosh I am really boring when compared to these fantastic samples. I love the creative uses of this fun die! :)

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  72. I love these cards, what a great way to use ribbon with the dies. Thanks for sharing with us today...the inspiration is just wonderful today.

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  73. I make cards....lots and lots of cards!!

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  74. I don't have any SSS exclusives :( I'm trying to win so I can get some of your awesome dies. I love the threaded cards shown here.

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  75. Love the look of these CAS beauties!

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  76. Great cards. I don't have any exclusive ASS products yet....but I think a lot of cards would be in the making if I did...

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  77. I LOVE that Christmas card! So simple, yet so elegant! Never thought of weaving ribbon through a die - I'll have to try that!

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  78. Lisa's stamps are always stunning - so cool to see her featured here!

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