Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight, Anything Goes

Hi Stamping Peeps,

Here we are between Christmas and New Year’s.  Lots of fun activities have been going on, and there is more fun to come as the kids here are out of school until January 3rd.  Amidst the holiday flair, Kassidy found time to make one more card for you to finish her place in the Designer’s Spotlight in December at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  It has been a privilege and honor for our granddaughter, her parents, and us.  We want to thank the Design Team at SSS Wednesday Challenge for the invitation.  What a thrill!



This week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes.  Lindy’s Stamp Gang is being showcased.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge, but if you have them, we would love to see them used.


As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!  All you need to do is enter your newly made card into the Wednesday Challenge.  Your name could be drawn as the winner!


Lindy’s Stamp Gang has many beautiful colors to mingle, but Kassidy only had one color to use.  So she decided to die cut balloons and spray the color on them.  It is called TIBETAN POPPY TEAL Starburst Spray, and it is a gorgeous, shimmery color.

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  • Cuttlebug Die-Cut & Emboss Machine Provo Craft
  • 90# Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp BALLOONS Craft Dies
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang TIBETAN POPPY TEAL Starburst Spray
  • Wplus9 Design Studio Ink Pad, Lake House
  • Tsukineko Sponge Dauber – Go around the sides of the balloons with Lake House ink to cover the white cardstock. 




  • Cuttlebug Die-Cut & Emboss Machine Provo Craft
  • Top Dog Dies #1 Die Set – I can no longer find this company online.
  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Inkssentials CRAFT SHEET
  • Tsukineko Sponge Daubers – Used to blend ink on the dog and go around the edge.
  • Colorbox Pigment Ink Pad, Wild Hare
  • Tsukineko Delicata Ink Pad, Silver Shimmer
  • Imagine Crafts #0 Stippling Brush – Used to give texture to the dog’s fur.
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Marker – for the dog’s eye and nose
  • EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors – to cut a slit for the dog’s mouth

Here, Kassidy is practicing strokes with a stippling brush before she puts the texture on the dog to give it a furry look.  In the second picture, she is going around the edges of the dog with the silver ink to cover the white cardstock.


  • Cricut Create Machine – The letter height is set to 3/4″.
  • Don Juan Cartridge
  • 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock



  • Cuttlebug Die-Cut & Emboss Machine Provo Craft
  • 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Birthday Dies



  • 90# Canson Watercolor Paper, cut to 5 x 7 inches
  • Jack Richeson 9 X 12 INCH HARDBOARD PANEL – Tape the watercolor paper to this.
  • 3M Scotch PAINTER’S TAPE Blue 
  • Spray Bottle of Water
  • Paint Brush
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, TWISTED CITRON
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, TUMBLED GLASS




  1. Trim water colored front panel to 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. 
  2. Adhere the letters HAPPY to the balloons with Tombow Mono Dot Permanent Adhesive.
  3. Use the Tombow Adhesive to adhere the dog.
  4. DMC Metallic LIGHT SILVER Embroidery Thread – This thread ravels, so it needs to be rolled in liquid glue and laid on a craft sheet to dry before adhering it to the card.
  5.  Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive 
  1. Adhere the word BIRTHDAY with the same liquid glue.
  2. Go around the edges of the front panel with Wplus9 Design Studio Ink Pad, Lake House, using a sponge dauber. 
  3. Spread a little of the Lake House ink on the craft sheet and spray a little water on it.  Use the stippling brush to touch here and there on the front panel.



  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock, trimmed to 10 x 7 inches and folded in half to make a 5 x 7 inch card.
  • Wplus9 Design Studio Ink Pad, Lake House
  • Tsukineko Sponge Dauber – Go around the perimeter of the card base front. 
  • Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z RUNNER RED Permanent Tape – Adhere front panel to card base.


We hope you get inspired to make a few birthday cards.  It’s so nice to have some on hand when you need one in a rush.  We would like to invite you to come over to our blog again to have a look.  In the meanwhile,


Tricia and Kassidy



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4 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight, Anything Goes

  1. lorraine says:

    Gorgeous card Kassidy, I love the shimmer on the balloons and the little pup is super cute holding onto the strings 🙂 Absolutely adorable 🙂

    thanks so much for being in the spotlight, it has been so lovely having you along with us XX Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I hope that 2017 is a great year for you 🙂 ❤️

    Lols x x x


  2. Wendy says:

    Great Job Kassidy!! It has been a pleasure admiring your creations 🙂 I love your use of shimmer and how you photograph each one! The bells & ribbon on the deer card are my favorite I think. Some great, creative ideas ~ thanks for sharing 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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