Simon Says Stamp kit

I bought my first Simon Says Stamp card kit recently. I’m in love! I chose the “To Thine Own Shelf” kit because it was about books and libraries; how cool is that! The kit contained: 12 sheets of doublesided 65# cardstock from “Public Library” collection by October Afternoon, each sheet is 4 inches x 8 inches,  1 Tim Holtz Cube Distress Ink Pad in Gathered Twigs by Ranger, 1 Sheet Stickers “Public Library” by October Afternoon, 1 Pack of Wood Dots by Teresa Collins, 1 sheet each 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Black, Chocolate, Khaki and Neenah Cream. I think for $25 it was good value. Here are just three of the cards I have made so far with this kit –

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A little card making

I am still pacing myself to look after my wrist, but have start making a few cards again. These started with a gelli print base using rose, purple, lemon and white, then adding words with a Carolyn Dube word stencil from Stencil Girl, layered hearts and detailing with a fine pen.

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Testing the waters

I have been doing a little bit of crafting, just testing the waters to see how my wrist copes. In one word: badly! I can’t do much at a time and have to really pace myself but I am grateful to be able to do anything. I have been working in a circle journal using my Gelli Plate, Golden Hi Flow Fluros, Dyan Reaveley stamps (Ranger) and Glossy Accents.

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