Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit – Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video

Hello, friends! It’s already the 14th of the month and it means it’s time for new card kit from Simon Says Stamp (more about the kit and kit subscription below)! This kit is filled with pretty butterflies and rainbow colored patterned papers. It’s very different from the previous month kit, but yet also a fun one for Spring. I made 3 simple cards to share with you.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS – YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST

I started working on my cards by stamping several images from the stamp set included with the kit in Simon’s Intense Black ink onto white cardstock. I used just a handful of Copic markers for my coloring and I went with greens, yellows and pinks – fresh and bright colors for Spring.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

I used YG03 and YG17 to color the leafy branches and I did super simple coloring here, no blending just flicking with my markers and if you’d like to learn more about flick style coloring with Copics – see this video tutorial. I also used Y19 to color the dots on the butterfly wings, just used one color here. So for the pinks I used RV14, RV13 and RV11 – this is my go to pink combo and I also later added some RV09 to intensify the pink.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

At first, I wanted to cut these butterflies out right up to the edge, so without a white border, and I did cut one or two out like that, but decided I didn’t like that look, so I re cut them having a nice white border around them. For my first card I decided to use pretty pink paper with a diagonal stripe, but I didn’t want to cover the entire front of my card with patterned paper, I wanted to have some white space.

I used the grid lines on my cutting mat to apply double sided adhesive onto an A2 white card base and than adhere patterned paper on a straight line. I used my Tonic trimmer and cut the excess paper off.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

Next, I used my foam adhesive squares and foam mounted the branch onto the card overlapping both the patterned paper panel and white card base. I stamped “You Are Simply The Best” sentiment in black ink right at the top of that patterned paper panel and foam mounted my butterfly on top. I also stamped a little swirl in black ink – there are two of those included in the stamp set – so you can add either onto your card. Finally, I embellished this card using Nuvo Drops in White.

CARD DETAILS – HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY

For my second card I went with a similar design, but I left white space at the bottom of the card base and not the top as before.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

I went with a bigger sentiment for this card – Have a Beautiful Day and I stamped it so that it overlapped both the white card base and patterned paper panel. I should have stamped this separately first onto the panel and later onto the card base and aligned the two impressions, but I didn’t think of that at the time, thus there’s a small gap in ink where the patterned paper panel ends, but it’s not very noticeable, so that didn’t bother me.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

I foam mounted my main branch and used glue to adhere the other leaves in place. I also added a butterfly and once again embellished this card with white Nuvo Drops.

CARD DETAILS – YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I CAN FLY

For my third card I cut my patterned paper at a diagonal following the printed lines. Next, I adhered it in place, stamped a large sentiment that reads “You Make me feel like I can fly” – I stamped it just onto the white card base portion of the card and I adhered two butterflies in place using glue – I did shape they wings and added a foam square under each wing to maintain dimension.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

I always like to have odd number of things on my card, and this card with just 2 butterflies didn’t seem right to me. I white heat embossed “You Are Simply The Best” onto black cardstock banners and foam mounted those in place onto the card; I also stamped additional solid butterflies using just black ink to have a total of 5 butterflies on my card.

Simon Says Stamp | April 2018 Card Kit - Colorful Butterfly Cards. Video. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #stamping #handmadecard #springcard #butterflycard

Now it’s your turn! What will you make using this kit from Simon?

APRIL 2018 CARD KIT

You can subscribe to Simon Says Stamp card kit of the month program for $29.99 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $34.99 plus Shipping and Handling, you can also purchase many of the elements of the kit separately.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month April 2018 Beautiful Day
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month April 2018 Beautiful Day
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Subscription
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Subscription
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Beautiful Day Sss101824
Simon Says Clear Stamps Beautiful Day Sss101824
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Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Inch Petite Paper Pack
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Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 12x12 Inch Collection Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 12×12 Inch Collection Paper Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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Copic Sketch Marker Y19 Napoli Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y19 Napoli Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker Rv09 Fuchsia
Copic Sketch Marker Rv09 Fuchsia
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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13 Comments

    1. Pretty cards and stamp set. Love your use of patterned paper on these cards.

    1. So excited to see the April kit. I am always so happy to see what I will be getting in the mail. I love the kits. Thanks for showing your wonderful creative cards. woo hoo another 10 days and my kit will arrive.

    1. So many beautiful cards! You have me longing for Spring with your color palettes.

    1. Gorgeous!!! I just ordered mine! I CANNOT wait to CREATE!!

    1. I discontinued my kit subscription last month and now I’m regretting it. This is an awesome kit!!! The patterned paper and your coloured images are gorgeous

    1. Yana, all of these cards are stunning. I really love this card kit and all the wonderful, inspirational cards you ladies are designing for us. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Love this kit, colors are so cheery and looks like, to me, another of Kristine Werner’s creation. Love her handwriting. This tutorial was so much fun to follow.

    1. Great cards Yana, also lots of great TOP TIPs throughout your video tutorial of how to use a card kit to its full potential, thank you. :O)

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