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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Simon Says Stamp’s Celebrate Release featuring APPRECIATE YOU

Hello friends! Many schools over the course of the next couple of month’s will draw the year to a close. Simon Says Stamp’s APPRECIATE YOU from the Celebrate Release is the perfect stamp set to craft cards and tags of appreciation for all those dedicated teachers who work tirelessly to guide and support the learning of children. I can’t think of a undertaking more important than working with students preparing them for a bright future. Why wouldn’t we show our appreciation!


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  • Bristol smooth card stock was cut with a die from Mini Slimline Rectangles.

  • Three post-it notes were stamped with Copic friendly Memento black ink on the panel and also on Masking Paper. The images on the masking paper were cut out and used to mask the ones on the panel.

  • The panel was inked with Dew from Pawsitively Saturated Ink Trio 26. A darker ink, Raindrop, was applied over the Floating Leaves Stencil. The masks were removed.

  • The post-it notes were Copic coloured; Y19,15 & 13 for the note and R29, 27 & 24 for the tape.

  • The main sentiment was stamped on the top of the panel and clear embossed. The secondary sentiments were stamped on the notes.

  • The panel was adhered to a card base measuring 3 1/2” by 6” that had been covered with a black card stock panel.

  • The notes were embellished with white clay hearts finished of with Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard.

  • Seven apples were stamped with Memento ink and Copic Coloured. The red apples were coloured with R29, 27 & 24, the yellow with Y19,15 & 13 and the green with YG25, 23 & 21. G09 and 07 were used for the leaves and E55 for the stem.

  • The apples were fussy cut.

  • The tags were cut from white card stock using the Large Standard Tag and the Large Rounded Tag.

  • The apples were adhered to the tags. The single apple was mounted with a foam square. White gel pen highlights were added to the apples.

  • Teacher was stamped on the top of the tags and the secondary sentiments on coloured cardstock and trimmed down. The paper clip was first stamped on the tag and then the end of the clip was tapped on the top of the small coloured card stock panels. The paper clips were aligned to on another when the small panels were adhered to the tags.

  • The ribbon for the tie and the pearls were coordinated with the colour of the small panels.

  • A die from the Circle Thin Fames die set was used to cut Bristol Smooth cardstock. It was also used to cut gold foil card stock and just the frame retained.

  • The light bulb was stamped with Versamark on the panel and gold embossed. The image was also stamped on Masking Paper. The image on the masking paper was cut out and used to mask the one on the panel.

  • Distress Oxide Inks Squeezed Lemonade was applied to the centre of the circle panel and working to the outside edge, Faded Jeans and Black Soot were ink blended.

  • The panel was stencilled with Random Dots & Stars Stencil using gold texture paste.

  • The mask was removed from the light bulb and it was coloured with Copic marker Y13.

  • The circle panel and the gold frame were adhered first to foam and then onto an A2 sized card base.

  • Teacher was stamped on the card base with black Versafine ink. The secondary sentiment was stamped with Versamark on navy card stock and embossed in white. It was cut into a strip with a die from Sentiment Labels Dies. The flag die was used to cut one end. The sentiment strip was adhered to the card base.

  • An assortment of the small star dies from the Stars Wafer Dies were used to cut navy card stock and black foam. They were stacked and adhered to the card base.

  • The stencilled stars and the one in the middle of the light bulb were coated with Nuvo Dream Drops Golden Shimmer. Clear sequins finished off with Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard were added amongst the stencilled stars.


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