Monday, November 28, 2022

Simon Says - Freezing Cold Mood Board

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

and the theme for this week is to create something inspired by our 

I made gift card tags using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Framed Tags Thinlits and laminating pouches to create a faux shaker effect and decorated with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Twig and Stump Thinlits, Simon Says Believe die, Sizzix Merry and Bright and Home For The Holiday Thinlits and Idea-ology Christmas Label Stickers for the sentiments.

I die-cut the tags from Distress Watercolor card and Simon Says Fog, Smoke and Slate cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Framed Tags Thinlits.
I created an aperture in the coloured cardstock tags using a rectangle die from Waffle Flower A7 nesting dies.
I created a frame for each tag using the same rectangle die and one slightly smaller, die-cut from, Simon Says Matte Silver cardstock.
I die-cut Simon Says Snowflakes from the Matte Silver cardstock and placed the snowflakes, the waste circles from the snowflakes and a generous sprinkling of Distress Mica Flakes into a small laminating pouch and ran through my laminator.
I fixed the laminating pouches to the back of the tags with strong double sided tape and trimmed off the excess. 
I changed my mind about using the Distress Watercolor card tags and instead die-cut from Simon Says Black cardstock and fixed on the back. I added splatters of white gesso, sprinkled with Simon Says White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. Heat doesn't affect the laminating pouch, after all it's designed to cope with the heat from the laminator, so it's a great alternative if you don't have heat resistant acetate. I fixed the silver frames in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I die-cut the snowmen and trees from Distress Watercolor card and Simon Says Black cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Twig and Stump Thinlits and added shading with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool and Simon Says Round Detail Brush around the buttons.
I fixed Sizzix Adhesive sheets to Distress Watercolor card,die-cut the sentiments using Simon Says Believe die and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Merry and Bright and Home For The Holidays Thinlits and added snowflakes die-cut from the Twig and Stump Thinlits.
I applied Distress Collage Medium along the bottom of the tags, sprinkled with Distress Mica Flakes and added Idea-ology Christmas Label Stickers.
I die-cut the snowman arms from brown cardstock and the hats, scarfs and baubles from Distress Watercolor card coloured with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide ink and Lumberjack Plaid Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink.
I trimmed wide wired ribbon from my stash to be narrower, frayed the edges to reveal the silver threads, tied into bows and fixed to the top of the tags with Distress Collage Medium.
I die-cut the Framed Tags Thinlits again from Simon Says Black cardstock, trimmed to create pockets for the back of the tags, made a notch using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Circles die and fixed in place around the edges with strong double sided tape to hold the gift cards.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. I love these tags. I will be working on some today! Thanks.

  2. Wow Kath absolutely tags the snowmen are so adorable and l like your snowflakes too x

  3. The tags are so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the process.