Thanks & Leaves – Simon Says Stamp November 2018 Card Kit

Hello, Welcome!

It’s been a while and is crazy how time flies.  I didn’t even realized how much time has gone by since my last post.  I’m such a terrible blogger is shameful!

Well you know me and here I am with another kit by Simon Says Stamp.  This is the November 2018 “Thanks and Leaves” kit and it has a beautiful sentiment stamp and some very nice goodies by Tim Holtz.

If you want to get this kit you better hurry!  These babies sell out quickly! So click here for the link to this kit at the Simon Says Stamp Online Store.

Here are three cards I made using this kit and by the end of the week I should post the remaining cards.  There’s still some work in progress going on in my craftroom.  You can always head on over to my Instagram were I post pictures of all the cards I’ve made not only using the kits’ contents but other goodies I have in my stash.


For the above card I used the leaves in the stamp set and created my own pattern background; stamped the nice sentiment and using foil scraps from a previous kit foiled the line to give the card some shine and separate the pattern from the sentiment.

The multicolor effect 2was done by using a small sponge dauber and just adding layers of colors on the stamp itself and then stamping the card stock.  Is a lot easier that you think and the effects are very pretty.  You can’t see it in the picture by I added some shimmer to all the leaves with some Nuvo shimmer brush pen.

In the next card I kept everything simple and using my Misti I created the background by stamping with Versafine Watermark Ink to create the tone on tone look.  The tag was done the same way using inks by Gina K. Designs.

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The last card for today was created using the butterflies by Tim Holtz in the kit and a little mixed media with the inks. I created the window with a rectangle die and used Post-it tape to keep the color bank in place.  This allows to keep the colors and splatters in one place and not all over the card.  The good thing about mixed media is you can create a controlled mess and look great.


Whenever possible I always try to use only the kit’s contents but I also love to incorporate embellishments and tidbits from my stash.  Never be afraid to add new things from your stach, you are only limited by your imagination. If it fails just try again, the fun is to play and not stress so much that everything must be perfect.

As I mentioned before I still have a few more cards and will do my best to come back and show you completed cards from my creative lab.  Remember the links are at the end of the post!

Take care and keep crafting…

Connie – Wondering Mindfield


Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit

Thanks & Leaves Stamps set (included in kit or separately)

Tim Holtz Idea-ology BUTTERFLIES Adornments

 Tim Holtz Idea-ology SNARKY Small Talk Stickers

Therm O Web Gina K Designs DAZZLING ORANGE HOLOGRAPHIC Fancy Foils 

 Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE

Versamark Emboss Ink Pad – Watermark

GKD Ink Cubes- 2018 Add-On Colors

Card stock by Simon Says Stamp:  Orange Peel and Green Leaf

Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM

Sponge Daubers

Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen

Elizabeth Designs ModaScrap 7pk Metal Dies – Dashing Rectangles


30 thoughts on “Thanks & Leaves – Simon Says Stamp November 2018 Card Kit

  1. I’m so bad at multi-stamping for a background, it’s like I have a mind block on where to put them so they look good, however, you nailed it! thanks for the chance for this fabulous kit!


  2. Nice cards!! Love what you did with the kit!! Thank you for sharing! I am now confirming follow per your Instagram post 🤗😘


  3. Lovely kit. Sadly i can nor afford it. And when i may be it will be sold out🤨 all 3 of ur cards are beautiful.💗 Do u prefer Connie or Consuelo? I saw both.


    1. Connie or Consuelo is the same to me. My latin friends say Consuelo and my american friends and co-workers say Connie. 🙂 I’ve entered your name in the drawing so much luck and thank you for checking my blog!!


  4. OK – I’ve made it to your blog from InstaGram – that is amazing in itself!! I am now following you all over the place, Pinterest, IG, Blogland – not a stalker LOL just want that extra kit!!! And I do love your work – I’m glad I found you! When the madness ends, come find me! — > My blog and all links are there 🙂 HUGE congrats on your 500, which at this point is probably 32409875323071 🙂 Lots of luck & I’m sure we will be seeing each other ~ fondly, Christi


    1. So sorry I never saw this post!!! It was not showing and I did not notice! I love your blog as well and just became a follower today! I will look for you on all the social media and become your crafty stalker!!! LOL!


  5. Oh – forgot to say I lived the first 43 years of my life in CT – been to Lowell many, many, many times – why? I can’t tell you I’d have to, well, you know ❤ LOL


  6. Beautiful cards made with the kit. Just headed here from your IG post & am your newest follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway. I never used a kit before.
    I liked what you wrote about yourself. I do not own a lot of supplies, but make do with what I have earned through generous crafters giveaways. My husband is also not supportive in my creative venture. He’d prefer if I did something intellectual & thinks crafting & blogging is a waste of time. Thankfully, he can’t call it a waste of money as I have won what I own. I love my hobby, it makes me happy & keeps me sane. But time constraints keep me from doing much.


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