Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Holiday Stamps for everyday cards. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Holiday Stamps. Video

Hello, all! Today I’d like to talk about ways we can stretch our holiday stamps and use them for other occasions. I have a lot of Christmas and Holiday-themed stamps and with the winter being almost over I don’t want to put them away just yet, I want to keep using them for my everyday cards. Do you feel the same way?

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Holiday Stamps. Video

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So in this blog post and video I’m sharing a rather simple way to stretch Holiday stamps beyond the holiday season and I’m using the Gifts of Love stamps set from Simon. First I’m using small random images (and even Christmas tree images!) and stamping them repeatedly to create a simple pattern for my cards. A clear block with grid lines is very helpful when stamping something like that.

The large yellow triangle pattern and the small red triangle pattern were both stamped using Christmas Tree images. I have two more pattern ideas in the video I’m sharing today.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Holiday Stamps for everyday cards. Video

I love to create patterns like this. You can take almost any image, stamp it repeatedly and have a fun and unique pattern for your project. Using two or more colors of ink when stamping will allow to have a pattern paper type of look. The colors that I used to stamp my patterns are Duckling and Hollyhock (and I also used Mint for the pattern I’m sharing in the video).

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Holiday Stamps for everyday cards. Video

I also used the critter from the Gifts Of Love stamp set, stamped him using Intense Black Ink (I even gave him a name, lol!) and colored using Copic Markers (I am not very good at this, but practice makes perfect, right?). The colors I used are W1, R22, R24, Y13 and Y17.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Holiday Stamps for everyday cards. Video

Instead of using a holiday sentiment I pulled out my Circle Birthday die and created a die cut to house my critter. I kept the inner circle in place to help spotlight the little guy and his gifts. I did add a layer of vellum in between the stamped pattern and the die cut on the second card as I felt the pattern was a bit too bold and distracting. Lastly I added a few clear drops from Pretty Pink Posh as these are my current favorite embellishments.

VIDEO

I filmed a video tutorial showing how to make these, you can watch it at the top of this post or below or on my Youtube channel. If you like it, I would appreciate you giving it a thumbs up and sharing. You can also pin it t Pinterest to watch later. Thank you!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Clear Stamps GIFTS OF LOVE SSS101588
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad DUCKLING ink045 The Color of Fun
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad MINT ink017
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad HOLLYHOCK ink050 The Color of Fun
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK Ink065
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY No. 1
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 LIGHT PRAWN Peachy Pink Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 PRAWN Red
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Copic Sketch Marker Y13 LEMON YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker Y17 GOLDEN YELLOW Bright Bold
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB Ream Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors Micro Serrated Non Stick
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Simon Says Stamp BIRTHDAY CIRCLE Wafer Dies sssd111470 The Color of Fun
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches
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Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine Spellbinders
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Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
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Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive FT004
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS (small)
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511
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Fiskars 4 Acrylic BLOCKS SET w Storage 00007
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2 Comments

    1. What a cool idea! I wouldn’t think holiday stamps are used here. You made yummy cards, the yellow one is like banana ice-cream.

    1. I have been following you for a while and must tell you, your instructions are very good. I have your instructions on the Spellbinders Zinnia thank you thank you, they made it so simple for me. Could you do one on their carnations also it is one that is fine but I know you would make it better. Thank you again I hope for you good health and prosperity. Susan Rauth

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