Monday, January 9, 2017

Be Square...

Hi's Monday and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Start Afresh" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
After a busy festive season of eating too many mince pies and chilling-out couch potato days I really needed to get back to the day-to-day crafting routine and first task on the list was making thank you cards for the Christmas gifts I received but with deadlines nipping at my heels...nothing new there and Mr Mojo not yet returned from his Christmas break...I apologise for this week's clean simple and easy to make assembly line project...
I scored and folded a pile of cards measuring 5" x 5"
and went to town die cutting lots of Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares and apertures on some of the cards...
looked out The Misti and went in search of some suitable stamps...
stamping was time for the decoration...
and lo and behold I found a pile of Plush Blooming Heart die-cut felt flowers left over from a previous project...

and before you know...they are done and ready to mail...but it got me thinking...instead of filing away left overs and creating more clutter in your crafty space why not use them up as you go along. So I decided to put this sudden lightbulb moment into practice and used the stitched squares and flowers left on my desk to make more cards. I then made a simple box from Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock...
tied it up with pretty ribbon...decorated with a double bow and the last of the felt flowers and leaves...
a perfect gift for a non-crafty friend or the very first stocking filler for Christmas 2017 perhaps...

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and Autumn our guest designer for January. As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What pretty makes Kath. They hold the promise of Spring on the way.
    Toni xx

  2. ohh love these Kath, a gorgeous set of cards and a beautiful box too! Love the felt flowers, so pretty :-) 💕

    Lols x x x

  3. May be simple in design, but oh, so effective! Love the felt flowers! Very pretty set!

  4. No apologies needed, these cards are gorgeous and the box is, too. I love the felt flowers and the design of the cards.

  5. This is a gorgeous set of cards, Kath! I love your felt flowers and the designs are stunning. Beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

  6. Love the felt flowers and all your photos!

  7. Evening Kath, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. These are gorgeous and loving the felt flowers
    Linda xxx

  8. A very Happy, Healthy and Crafty new year. Love these cards. They are clean and fresh. Love the felt flowers,such a nice touch. Hope Mr. Mojo is back soon. Big hug for Buddy. Smiles. Jan.xx

  9. After all the Christmas up to the eyeballs stuff Kath, these are a real treat, super pretty fresh designs, oh and I just loves that bow...x

  10. Beautiful work! All I can say is Wow!

  11. Gorgeous cards, Kath! I love your hand stitching and the felt - it looks SO good!! So bright and cheerful, and I can imagine the recipients faces when they open these special cards!

  12. What pretty thank you cards, Lin! I love the felt :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Beautiful Kath, so fresh and clean looking, I really love the stitched squares and the felt flowers are so pretty! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Love your beautiful card, Kath. The design is elegant and fabulous. :)

  15. How absolutely clever you are to use felt in so many different adorable flowers! I love the way you combined felt with paper and how you made the squares reminiscent of patchwork quilts. It's always a treat to see how you interpret the weekly themes and this is no exception!

  16. What a surprise! CAS projects! Love the cleaness and brightness of them. Lovely felt flowers too! Hugs, Marzena

  17. Really a surprise KAth! Your CAS project is wonderful, love the flowers and the stichted squares! Barbara

  18. Your cards are fantastic Kath!!!! Love both of them!

  19. A great use of squares and the flowers...these cards are fantastic Kath and just so, so pretty! Hugs... xx

  20. Such pretty cards Kath! Love the felt flowers that you made.

  21. These are so sweet, Kath, fabulous touch of the felt flowers. Hugs, Sandra