Monday, January 1, 2024

Simon Says - A New Start

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

The first challenge of the month means we are featuring one particular brand/company and the design team are using the fabulous range of products from Brutus Monroe. You don't have to use their products to join the challenge but if you have them in your stash, we would love to see how you use them.

The theme for this week is...
I created a card to welcome in the new year and wish you all a very happy and healthy 2024, using Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy 6" x 6" papers, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous BottleBrush Trees, Retro Flakes, Sizzix Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits, Simon Says Bottlebrush Trees, Stitched Slopes, Winter Village and Harmony Snowflakes dies.
I trimmed Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy Paper to 4" x 5.1/4", fixed Simon Says Very Low Tack Tape along the bottom and stamped the largest tree from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous BottleBrush Trees, inked with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide ink, repeatedly across the panel.
I stamped the snowflake from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes, inked with Versamark, sprinkled with Simon Says White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.
I die-cut the smaller BottleBrush Trees, placed the matching stamps into the template I created earlier with the dies and picked the stamps up on the lid of my stamp platform. I placed the die-cut trees into the relevant spaces and stamped, inked with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide ink.
I die-cut a snowbank using Simon Says Stitched Stitched Slopes and fixed to the bottom of the panel using Distress Collage Medium.
I trimmed the bases off the stamped BottleBrush Trees and die-cut the houses from Distress Watercolor card using Simon Says Winter Village dies.
I fixed the BottleBrush trees and Winter Village Houses in place behind the first snowbank, added another snowbank and trees popped up on foam squares to add dimension.
I die-cut the numbers from spare Watercolor Galaxy paper using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I trimmed the word HAPPY from Simon Says Bold Christmas Acetate Sentiment Strips and fixed to the top of the panel.
I die-cut Simon Says Harmony Snowflakes from Holographic cardstock, fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium and added Simon Says Rainbow Splash Drops to the centres.
To finish I matted the panel on to an A2 white card blank.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, 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 as always you have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp

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and if you use Instagram...
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. This is a great New Year card Kath, it's also lovely to see a card with that theme not featuring fireworks for a change, I love the wintery theme! Happy New Year :) xxx

  2. Happy New Year Kath..........beautiful card and what a great start to 2024 x