Striking While the Iron’s Hot!

Welcome to the Long Weekend!

In these parts we are celebrating BC Day (our Province’s birthday if you will). Plans include fireworks in Vancouver tonight, beach day with family tomorrow, and a parade and carnival on Monday. Lots to look forward to – especially as a memory keeper.

If only my camera wasn’t acting up! There is an errant hair somewhere inside that I just can’t seem to get rid of.

hair on the lens?

See what I mean? Many a photo from Alaska is marred by this line. Grr! It’s going to require a trip to the camera doctor – gulp! For now I have to make do with my iPhone.

But that doesn’t stop me from getting crafty in my Scrap Cave!

I was so inspired by the cards I made recently that I decided to keep going. I pulled out one of the oldest Simon Says Stamp card kits in my stash (from October 2015) and got busy.

Really busy!

Cards made with October 2015 SSS card kit - by Alison Day Designs

The one on the top left was the only card I made when I received the kit, all the rest were made yesterday.

Not bad for a days work, right?

The kit included a set of cards from My Mind’s Eye that are simply gorgeous! They are from the My Story line which is full of the types of feminine details that I love. Pinks, floral, lace, butterflies and gold foil too. Swoon! Even the mustard yellow in the collection doesn’t bother me and it’s not a colour I would normally want to work with!

Here are each of the cards individually so you can see all the gorgeous details.

i see you

I See You by Alison Day Designs

Following the same principle of taking inspiration from the papers (that had worked so well earlier this week), I chose the stamp that read “i see you” to play off the glasses. Splashes of Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine were all the embellishment this card needed.


Hello by Alison Day Designs

The ‘hello’ came from one of the cards but I just really liked it on its own. It’s such a bold colour and pattern that simply setting it into that oval frame and then using a couple of pattern in the background was all it needed. I did use the gold ink pad that was included in the kit to edge that yellow card and then added more Color Shine to the rest of the card.

To get the larger drops of mist I used the tip of the spray nozzle to “paint” it on. It adds variety to the splatters.

i love you

I Love You by Alison Day Designs

For this one I used the large heart stamp from the set and cut it out by hand. I wanted to use one of my dies but they were not quite the right size. Instead I used them to die cut some of the dark pink card stock from the kit which I’d stamped with others stamps. I edged the smallest heart in gold to bring attention to the sentiment.

You give me butterflies

You Give Me Butterflies by Alison Day Designs

This was the card I made when I first opened the kit. I do not know what stopped me from making more – perhaps “life” got in the way!

I used the chevron stamp from the set and the gold ink pad to create some visual texture to the back ground.

i love you – hearts in a jar

Jar of Hearts I Love You by Alison Day Designs

Not all the cards in this pack are rectangular. This jar shaped one led to some creative fun. Again, keeping things simple, I added stamping, a punched out and popped up sentiment and some twine.

Yay! Congratulations

Yay Congratulations by Alison Day Designs

The stamp wasn’t from the kit but I wanted to make this a potential wedding, anniversary or engagement card. With the ampersand symbolizing a union.

& Congratulations

& Congratulations by Alison Day Designs

Clearly, this is the ampersand from the inside of the previous card. It always feels like a win to get two cards out of one embellishment! This is another card kept purposefully non-specific. Like the one before it, great for a wedding, engagement, or anniversary. Buyers choice!

There you have it, six new additions to my card stash. My booth at the Christmas markets will be well stocked after all!

I’ve still got plenty of paper, cards and card stock so the plan is to keep creating. First though, I must do something about our half torn out master bathroom! It would be nice to shower in our own bathroom again!! LOL!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Don’t forget about the blog hop going on too.

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