SSS November Card Kit

Hey everyone!!

The weather here is dreary and rainy as we wait for the possibility of Hurricane Sandy to affect us starting tomorrow later in the day. Not sure how much we'll get here but we're hoping and praying for everyone's safety that is in the path of this storm.

I officially declared a jammie day today and set aside some time to play with my Simon Says Stamp November Card kit

As soon as I saw this kit, I immediately thought of a layout I had started that was sitting on my desk waiting to be finished. I had the base of it started but nothing past that, and this kit had the perfect elements to give it the look that I wanted.

Just because these kits are created specifically with the card maker in mind does not mean that you can only use it to make cards. Last month I made wedding invitations and this month I decided to use it for a layout. And I love how it turned out!

For the last 3 years, my daughter has been the lead role in the school plays and every year I do a layout to document it. This year the play was 'Once Upon A Mattress' and Caitlyn was the princess. In all of her roles, singing has been a big part of her character, so this stamp set was perfect!! ;-)

And the colours and patterns of the papers were perfect for the look I was going for. I had ticket stubs and a background pocket page already picked out that worked so well together with this kit.

Once Upon A Mattress 
(sorry the layout didn't photograph great... the above mentioned weather has left it dark here and not great for photographing projects)


The background page and the small text paper are the only things that didn't come from the kit. And that background page has a pocket at the bottom (its from KaiserCraft) and there is more pictures, programs, etc. tucked down in it. The top of the pocket is the dark brown music patterned paper.

Once I finished the layout, I had some left over pieces that didn't make it on to the layout so I decided to make a card.

What A Beautiful Day


For the butterflies on both the layout and the card, I stamped the large music patterned heart stamp and then diecut a butterfly out of it. Then I just added a button and twine to the centers. (for the card I used a button from my stash since I used the other two smaller ones form the kit on the layout)


Once again, the amazingly awesome Heidi at Simon Says Stamp has offered a November kit to one of my blog readers!! So just leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm on Sunday November 4th and I'll pick a random winner!!
Thanks for stopping by -
Be back soon!!
Steph ;-)



  1. The layout and card are both gorgeous. Thank you for sharing different uses do this versatile kit. I especially live the idea of stamping the heart and die cutting a different shape out of it. Genius!

  2. this kit looks amazing too! love what you've done with it!

  3. I love seeing a great layout made with the card kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Love your layout and the card. You make such great things from these card kits! Always inspiring!

  5. Beautiful card and dd - and the layout is pretty sweet, too! I'm in CT - and don't know for sure what tomorrow will bring. Waiting on the hurricane... Oh Sandy, Sandy baby...

  6. Beautiful LO!! Love the border strips separating the photos from the tickets and title! The card is also very nice!!

  7. Love all the musical elements! You really showed them off nicely!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  8. Gorgeous, Steph! Hope the storm left you alone!!