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STAMPtember® BLOG HOP with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Wednesday Challenge Group Blog Hop! You should have arrived here by way of JO! I’ve got 2 projects to share with you today! But first….


Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®” event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complimenting ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, life documenting, art journaling, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

To celebrate the 4th annual Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® event, we’re ‘hopping’ along sharing some great projects featuring the new STAMPtember® product releases! It’s one of the biggest releases to date and features new stamp sets, dies, flair and stencils!!

I have pretty much bought ALL of the products because I simply couldn’t choose. In my opinion, this is the best release yet!!!!!!! You can go HERE to see some some of my absolute favorite items from all the various categories to get your juices flowing….

We’re so excited that you are here to celebrate with us and hop along in this special challenge group blog hop. Once you’re done ‘hopping’ please head over the our challenge group blog to participate in this weeks challenge: Celebrate STAMPtember® with us by using ANY Simon Says Stamp product on your project! 😉 As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!


Alright, onto my project! As I said earlier, I’ve got two projects to share… I couldn’t make just one… To start, I wanted to do something other than a card. Gasp, I know. Me? Not a card? Hey, miracles happen! I thought of this and this and instantly thought I could make a treat bag for my son, and super easy to mass produce for parties by just changing out the sentiment…


I stamped the adorable anchor image strip in various Hero Arts shadow inks across the adorable windowed treat bag (Etsy)… The planes were die cut using my Cuttlebug and I just smooshed some distress inks down on my craft sheet and rubbed the planes around until I got the design/color I wanted. The banner was created with THIS new banner die cut (comes with coordinating stamp set)…

Goodies for this card:

And second, I made a shaped type card using this die cut. I am loving it… I die cut one side of the card and then got to thinking, what would it look like if I did the exact thing to the other side? And I LOVE how it looks! Love! And it stands up on it’s own just perfectly. How cute are those little envelopes! Cute AND easy thanks to this die. Using 3 of my favorite color distress inks, I inked up this stencil over the mini envelopes, folded and voila, a cute unique pattern. Simply move your stencil around and you can get a different look with each envelope. Pop them up with some foam dimension and you’ve got yourself a cute and quick and easy card…


Goodies for this card:

Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! The next stop is the fabulous and sweet Cheiron

The hop begins at the newly designed Simon Says Stamp blog, so if you encounter any broken links while ‘hopping’ you can head back there for a full list of participants.

Happy Hopping!! 😉


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  1. Those are so fun! You did a great job!

  2. These are so neat! I love the treat bag!

  3. Super cute projects, Laurel!

  4. So cute! I really love those little airplane die cuts!

  5. Fabulous card and gift bag Laurel 🙂 I love how you shaped the card too 🙂

    Lols x x x

  6. What fun projects – Love those airplanes! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  7. Great projects, Laurel! The gift bag looks so fun and the card is very pretty! I love the unique shape and the envelopes on it! 🙂

  8. What a great idea for a treat bag, Laurel, and your shaped card with the little envelopes is fun, too!

  9. Fabulous card & treat bag Laurel 🙂
    hugs Mandy xx

  10. Anonymous says:

    What fun creations! Love the way you colored the mini envies! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. These are just the sweetest! So clever and beautiful – perfect for the upcoming holidays, too! TFS! Blessings 🙂

  12. hi again ,,, can you please fix the link to Cheiron,,, it doesn’t seem to be working 🙂 thanks xx

  13. awesome treat bag and love that card… so cute..

  14. Such a cute projects!!!

  15. Both gorgeous card Laurel, a fabulous gift bag and your card is wonderful, a great design and lovely mini envelopes!!

    Heather xx

  16. Hi Laurel, fabulous creations.
    Happy hopping celebration;-))m

  17. I love your projects!!! I can’t live without SimonSaysStamp.com… their products are amazing… and the results… too!!!

  18. Nice to see ideas other than cards. Clever bag and I am sure your son will be proud of that!

  19. These are gorgeous, love your bags and that aeroplane die is so fun, love it xxx

  20. Both the bag and the mini card are gorgeous! I love the little anchor stamp and those mini envelopes would be fun to use too. Thanks for the hop and for sharing your creations x

  21. That was a really neat way to use the curved edge die! I like the different shape of card!

  22. Starting to love small planes die. So cute and versatile. Love your makes

  23. Such cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Kristen Foreman says:

    Super fun projects!! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Laura Jane says:

    SWEET airplane dies..they work great with the anchor bg.

  26. Martine Dube says:

    Love the mini envelopes cards great idea!

  27. what a great shape for the last card!

  28. Great Job, I love the baggie too too cute. Thanks for sharing and the chance!

  29. Those little airplanes are so darn cute!

  30. Such a cute bag. Perfect for plane lovers. And I love your idea of the shaped card with the edger die.

  31. The treat bag is so cute, you are so right you can mass produce them for parties.

  32. Margie Visnick says:

    That treat bag is awesome!

  33. Your treat bag is cool – I love how the tiny anchors look on it!

  34. wow – great projects! Thanks for sharing.

  35. Iris Soscia says:

    Very clever card and treat bag.

  36. Shona Chambers says:

    Extremely clever card!! Nice to have a different shape and the little envelopes are so cute!!

  37. very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Carol Perry says:

    Super cute treat bag and card. Love those diecut airplanes. On my wish list with the envelope die. 🙂

  39. Super cute treat bag and I just love the shape of your card!!!!

  40. You did a great job with the treat bag! The anchor pattern with the airplane is so darling together!

  41. BarbGhig says:

    Your treat bag is so fun, and I LOVE your shaped card, Laurel! So glad you were taking part in the blog hop!

  42. Love the treat bag and you’re adorable envelope card. Thanks so much for sharing you’re ideas.

  43. lisa a mares says:

    great card…

  44. The single-engine pilot in me likes the planes.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  45. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing such great ideas 🙂

  46. What fab ideas, love the tiny envelopes.

  47. Lovely and great projects. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Wow, the bag is stunning! Nice and accurate stamping! And the shape of your second card is simply amazing, the first I ever seen.

  49. Amazing projects.

  50. fabulous project ideas

  51. Very cute projects! My need for those airplanes and envelope dies is growing with the hop… 🙂

  52. Fun projects. Thanks for sharing.

  53. Amazing…your creativity rocks!

  54. awesome idea with the bag congrats

  55. Adorable creations Laurel!!


  56. What a cute gift bag and card!!

  57. Love the bag, so pretty !!!

  58. D~DesignByDragonfly.blogspot says:

    These are terrific. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  59. Love the treat bag and card Laurel!!! Fabulous!!! ~Sophia

  60. Such fun ideas and creations, and I absolutely love those mini envies!

  61. Elizabeth DelValle says:

    Cute bag for a little gift, or a special gift. TFS

  62. Great projects, love the shaped card. That die is at the top of my wish list!

  63. Stacey McDonough says:

    Beautiful cards!

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