Sending Congrats | SSS July Card Kit

I have another card to share today that I created with the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp card kit. This kit is quickly becoming one of my favourite kits of all time! I just keep reaching for it with new card ideas! ;)

Today's card uses the kit along with a bunch of other Simon Says Stamp exclusive products. As much as I love just creating with the kit contents, I really love mixing it up and adding in other things to make fun cards!

I was going through my SSS stamps trying to find some that might work well with the kit and when I came across the We're Expecting stamp set I knew it would be perfect! I love the idea of the bird carrying the envelope to deliver it! So cute!

I wanted something fun for the sentiment as well so I used the Sending stamp from the kit and stamped it with the Congrats from the We're Expecting set to create a custom sentiment. I also added in the little red heart to the blank space in the sentiment and on the envelope that the bird is carrying.

Once I had the center piece created (the sentiments stamped, the bird and envelope paper-pieced and adhered with foam adhesive, the woodgrain flat bottom clouds adhered and the fun dashed line for the bird trail) I got the idea that it would be cool to make the completed piece look like a postage stamp! I thought it would fit well with the idea of sending mail. ;)

So I used the SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frame dies and diecut a white piece of cardstock so it would look like the edge of a stamp. I adhered that on a slightly larger piece of vellum and then matted my main piece on desert storm cardstock to make it pop off the background.

The whole thing was added to a navy card base to complete the card! And I have to say that I really love how it turned out! It's so fun to mix products to see what you can come up with!


Don't forget that I have a giveaway for a July card kit on this post here that's open until June 21st!
Just head over there and leave a comment for your chance to win! ;)




  1. Wow I love your card. I cant wait to get my kit for this month!!!

  2. WOWOWOWOWOW!! This is AWESOME!! I LOVE the FUN design and that Bird in the Patterned Design!! Well done!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  3. What a fun idea and the execution is perfect! Can't wait for my card kit!

  4. love the use of the bird from "We're Expecting" stamp. July kit looks amazing can't wait to get mine. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very that paper pieced bird.

  6. Oh my goodness!! I love your cards so much! I must have this kit! And I need to actually get into my craft room to make something!! Ordering when I get gone from vacation for sure!!

  7. Your card is so cute. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.