Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit Cards

Happy Sunday, friends! I love the 14th of each month as it marks the release of a new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. This month’s kit is particularly gorgeous – with a 6×8″ stamp set featuring large windows with flower boxes and country-style shutters, a set of 6×6″ papers with beautiful double-sided designs, and more. I dove into my kit the minute I opened the box – I was so inspired to create!

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

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SIMON SAYS STAMP MARCH 2021 CARD KIT

You can subscribe to Simon Says Stamp card kit of the month program for $34.99 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $39.99 plus Shipping and Handling, you can also purchase many of the elements of the kit separately.

CARDS DETAILS

My favorite part of this kit is, of course, the new stamp set. The kit doesn’t include the coordinating dies, but they are available separately and I think they are one of those must-have coordinating dies, at least for me. I know I’ll be using these window stamps a lot for my cards. I think they would even work for winter and Christmas cards, with a bit of tweaking, of course.

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

I stamped the windows using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock, I used my mini MISTI tool for ease of stamping. Next, I colored images with the help of Copic markers.

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

I wanted to have white windows, so I kept the window frames white and only added some subtle shading using the W1 marker. I also shaded the flower boxes a bit using W5, W3, and W1 markers, again, keeping them white.

I love how when you look into the window from the outside, it reflects the sky, making the glass portion of the window blue. I re-created this look by using B000 and B00 markers. Lastly, to color the plants in the flower boxes I used YG01, YG03, and a hint of YG17 for the grass and leaves and RV00, RV11, and RV34 to color the flowers pink.

I wanted to try and create different size cards, so I made one into a mini slimline (above) and two more into A2 – a portrait and a landscape. I used mostly the same papers for these cards (I actually used just 2 sheets from my kit). For the card below I also die-cut the word “beautiful” using the die included in my kit, it is beautiful indeed. I cut the main part 3 times and stacked it for dimension.

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

I also used the scattered dots stamp from the stamp set to add black markings over the black and white striped paper. I feel like this stamp was intended as snow, but I loved using it to add texture to the wall behind the window.

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

The main sentiment on this card reads: “Hello, Beautiful”, the “Hello” part was stamped directly onto the flower box using a part of another sentiment stamp from the kit. There is also a sub sentiment that reads: “You are always welcome. Hope to see you soon”.

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

This last card is the simplest of all and uses the other style window, I love the country-style shutters! I wanted mine white, but I can imagine coloring them red for a Christmas look. I added some Strawberry Shortcake sequins from my stash as well as some white thread.

Simon Says Stamp | March 2021 Card Kit SPRING WINDOWS ck0321 #sssck #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

Have fun stamping!

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 March 2021 Spring Windows
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit March 2021 Spring Windows
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Spring Windows
Simon Says Clear Stamps Spring Windows
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Simon Says Stamp Spring Windows Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Spring Windows Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins Strawberry Shortcake
Simon Says Stamp Sequins Strawberry Shortcake
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Carta Bella Flower Garden 6 X 6 Paper Pad
Carta Bella Flower Garden 6 X 6 Paper Pad
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 Water Lily
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV34 Dark Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV34 Dark Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
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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
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
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Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
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Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
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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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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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6 Comments

    1. Hi, Yana – I always enjoy seeing what you are up to! You never disappoint. These are very pretty!!
      Lori S in PA

    1. Fantastic cards. I ready liking the new mini slimline cards. Love your cards and the kit . Thank you.

    1. Terrific! That tiny bit of “texture” over the black and white stripes really made an impact. Love the flower boxes! Can’t wait for spring!

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