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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 04.02.2018



This weeks Monday Challenge is a ‘Trio of Something’.  What’s cuter than a Trio of monsters, right?  Also, I need an Anniversary card for my husband, and these little guys will be just the thing.  No mushy sentiments here.

The second picture is of the little guy waiting to wish my husband Happy Anniversary on the inside of the card.

Started by copic coloring the monsters from the My Favorite Things ‘Monster Sized’ stamp set.  Cut them out with my Scan ‘n Cut.  Created the frame using Lawn Fawn’s ‘Peakaboo Background’ dies set.  Of course, I used Distress Oxide Ink to color the background.  And the LOVE was created with Hero Arts ‘Luggage Tag Alphabet’ Dies.




Card Making · Copic Markers · Die Cuts · Lawn Fawn · My Favorite Things · SSS · Stencil

Easter Cards


I had a blast making Easter cards this year.  Started with the fantastic Oval of Flowers stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  Added Nuvo Embellishment Mousse thru it.  Once dry,  I cut the eggs out with the MFT oval Die-Namics dies.  I will confess that I need more practice with the mousse.   There were a few eggs that didn’t come out exactly as I liked, so I hid my less than perfect parts under sentiments, flowers or butterflies.  I think having to decide what I was going to do about those “mistakes” helped make these card better.  I was not about to start again, so I had to get creative.  Once I decided how to embellish over those areas, the card really came together.   Mounted everything on top of Lawn Fawn specialty paper and they were done.


Stencil: Simon Says Stamp ‘Oval of Flowers’ stencil

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp ‘Some Bunny’ and My Favorite Things ‘Beautiful Day’

Paste: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pacific Teal and Cornflower Blue, Glitter Paste

Distress Oxide Ink: Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick

Specialty Paper: Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring

Card Making · Color Throwdown Challenge · Die Cuts · Distress Oxide Inks · SSS

Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

I was checking out this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #483.  The colors were green, coral and kraft.  The new kit from Simon Says Stamp for February had some adorable images that I thought would pair up perfectly with this challenge.  I started by ink blending some Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink on a circle die cut.  Stamped and colored the boots from the SSS kit.  Back it with one of the patterned papers from the kit and mounted the whole thing on a kraft card base.  #ctd483 #colorthrowdown

Avery Elle · Card Making · Distress Oxide Inks · SSS

Wonderful Day

Have a Wonderful Day

Did some ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks on Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  White heat embossed the flowers on each corner, and then went in with some water on a few of the flowers and “painted” them with water to oxidize a few of them to give them a bit of dimension.  Cut out the panel with my Wonky stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp and popped it up on a white card base.  Added some Nuvo glitter drops to give it a little sparkle and it’s all done.

Distress Oxide Inks · Ellen Hutson · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 1.10.18


This weeks challenge was to create a card using patterned paper.  What a fun idea.  I hardly ever use patterned paper, yet I have a bunch of it.  So started by adding some Distress Oxide ink to a panel, cut it out with the SSS Wonky rectangle die and then used the Essentials by Ellen Hinged alphabet dies.  The patterned paper is behind letters.  I know it doesn’t show up very well in the photo, but trust me, it’s back there.