Beautiful Day – April’s Simon Says Stamp Kit – Part 2

Hello!  Thank you for visiting my little corner of the world!

I’m back with part 2 of the April’s Simon Says Stamp kit cards I posted about a couple of days ago!  If you want to check out part one click here.  I do want to mention that I cut all the leaves and butterflies with my Brother Scan n Cut®.  This stamp set was very good for scanning and cutting and I think it did a very good job.

One tip I have about the Scan-n-Cut is that in order for the scan-n-cut to cut the leaves you will have to draw a line between the leaves and the branch since the Scan-n-cut will cutout the leaves and branches separately if you don’t do this. For more info on how and why this happens see Julie Fay-Fan Balzer’s video here.

Let’s dive in with cards 7 to 13!!

Card 7: For this card I wanted to use the stencil and oxide inks included so I Ranger Crackle Texture Paste and the stencil to create the butterflies.  I must say I love the effect of the texture paste.  You might not see it very well but in person is really pretty to see all those tiny crackles on the butterflies.  The background was just some smooching with the oxide for a bit of watercolor effect. This would be a perfect card to give to someone as a sympathy card.

Card 7a

On the inside I stamp “stay strong” which is a sentiment that came in the stamp set.

Card 8: I tell you a pretty paper can make any card look great.  This blue card stock is beautiful and coordinates so well with the pattern paper.

Card 8a

For the inside a simple sentiment will do.

Card 8b

Card 9: This one is one of my favorite!  I really like all the color against the white card base.  I feel it looks vibrant and fresh.

Card 9

Just a heartfelt sentiment inside from the stamp set and this card is done!

Card 7b

Card 10: Now I mentioned it before but this stamp set with the hand lettering by Kristina Werner is fantastic.  They are just great all on their own! To keep things simple I used  Mixed Media by Tim Holtz dies to add interest to the card with yet again the beautiful sentiment as my focal point.

Card 10a

For the inside, another simple sentiment.

Card 10b

Card 11: This card was the quickest to make.  I love pattern papers and when I have a good stash is always pretty quick to be inspired.

Card 12: I started with one idea and ended with another on this next card.  That ever happened to you?  I was going to make a shaker card but ended up just showcasing the butterfly.  Adding foam to the panel gave the dimension and gain a fantastic sentiment!

Card 13

Card 13:  Last card on this kit was something I like to do when I’m at the end of my supplies on a kit.  I love putting together strips of scraps of paper and creating my own patter pattern paper.  In this last card I used the leftover paper as well as the foil in the kit and just glued the paper together and then added strips of the double sided paper in between to adhere the foil to.

Card 11

Well I hope you like my creations and found some inspiration!  I will list all the materials used at the end of this post and as always keep creating!

Take care and be kind to someone today,


Wondering Mindfield

Links to products in the kit:

Other goodies I used: 



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