Snowflake Season – Simon Says Stamp card Kit

Hi friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! It is another super cold week here! I am dreaming of a warm spring day, aren’t you? I love the January 2021 Snowflake Season card kit from Simon Says Stamp! The card kits are an amazing deal and full of product! I encourage you to check them out! I always look forward to the new kits and what the month has to offer! The card kit is currently sold out, but the individual kit contents are available for purchase!


I started my cards today by using the pattern paper from the kit – Blurry Flurries (Whimsy Stamps). The paper is currently sold out, but WOW this paper is stunning! You can have Simon contact you when it is back in stock – just the click the Notify Me button. I started by using the pattern paper from the kit! This paper is double sided, it was hard to choose which side to use, I loved them all! I used the Filigree Snowflakes embossing folder also in the kit to emboss the pattern paper panels I chose to use for my cards. I used my Big Shot for the embossing. Simon offers the sandwhich by machine on their website, be sure to check this out! I ran all 4 panels through my machine. I wanted to add a bit more shimmer and shine to each panel. I used metallic watercolors to add sparkle to each panel. On a couple of the panels I also used gold ink. I swiped the ink pad gently across the panel to add the ink. I then trimmed down the pattern paper panels using a Hero Arts nested Rectangle die. I also trimmed 4 sheets of the colored card stock also included in the kit. I trimmed panels to match my die cut snowflakes.

Putting it Together & Sentiment

The kit also includes the Eliza snowflake wafer die. I die cut the snowflake 4 times, using the colored card stock from the kit, as well as the Silver Holgraphic Cardstock! This card stock is so beautiful and shiny! Once they were die cut I embossed the snowflakes using WOW Embossing Powder. I chose 3 different powders for my die cuts today: Disco Ball, Fairy Dust, and Pearl Gold Sparkle). These 3 powders are so sparkly and beautiful! I treated each die cut with my embossing buddy and then added WOW embossing ink and sprinkled the powders on each. Then I heat set each snowflake! I love the added shine these powders gave my card. I die cut the Silver Holographic Card stock using the Waffle Flower Skinny Strips die. I adhered the 2 panels to my A2 card base, as well as the skinny strip. I then adhered my snowflake. I chose 2 sentiments from the Snowflake Season stamp set. I stamped these in black on white card stock. I trimmed my sentiments and then adhered these with foam tape. I added a few sequins to each card and my winter greetings are complete!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this post finds you doing well!

Crafty Hugs – I’ll be back soon!


Watercolor on an Embossing Folder

Hi Friends! I wanted to stop in to share a card using the beautiful Peony Bundle Embossing Folder from Simon Says Stamp! I love this folder and couldn’t wait to ink it up! I was inspired by two crafty friends and recent cards they made using 3D embossing folders – I couldn’t wait to try this technique using this gorgeous 3D embossing folder! I was inspired by 2 special crafty friends Bonnie and Mansi. You can click on their names and it will bring you to their Instagram page – you will be inspired by their gorgeous work as well!

Embossing Folder/Coloring

I started with a piece of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper in an A2 panel size. I spritzed the panel with water and placed this inside my embossing folder and ran this through my big shot. I did have to figure out the best “sandwhich” with these new folders as they are a bit thicker. I did find using the bottom plate of the big shot and several pieces of thicker card stock on top of the embossing folder was the best “sandwhich” for me. On the SSS page you will find how to create a ” sandhwhich” for your die cutting machine – Peony Bundle Embossing Folder. Once my panel was embossed I taped the panel onto my wood board and I was ready to watercolor. I truly enjoyed this process and adding several layers of color! For my card today I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. I LOVE these colors and the vibrancy of these colors! I completed the watercoloring over a couple of evenings. I painted around the floral image using black. I liked the softened gray around the outside of the floral. Once my panel was complete, I let it dry.


I trimmed the floral image using a Hero Arts rectangle die. I wanted to add a bit of interest and dimension behind the floral image. I used an embossing folder from my stash. The folder is from Jo Ann Fabrics. I like the bit of extra dimension behind my watercolor. I adhered the embossed panel onto an A2 card base. I wanted to add some splatters to my Peony Bundle panel. I used my Arteza metallic watercolors. I chose several colors from my set. I unfortunately added a few too many, but it is ok! I went with it and in the end I am happy with the result.

Card Assembly/Sentiment

It was time to adhere the watercolor panel to my card base. I wanted this card to mail easily and so I used a flat tape to adhered the panel to the card base. To ensure proper placement I used my T-square ruler. I have a small cup of sentiments on my desk and I chose a sentiment from this cup! I love this sentiment, it is from a Gray Muse Stamp set. I loved the navy background and thought it was a nice way to tie in the deep blue within the green leaves. I added my favorite twine – May Arts twine! I love this stuff – it adds the perfect finishing touch to a card!

I hope you enjoyed this card! I learned a lot while watercoloring this panel! Most importantly I had fun! Thank you to Bonnie and Mansi for their beautiful inspiration!

I will be back later this week to share some new crafty inspiration!

Crafty Hugs,