Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Hello Sunshine - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

We are saying HELLO SUNSHINE

Featuring stamps and dies by SUNNY STUDIO

You do not have to use the featured company to join in.

But… If you have some of their product in your stash,

We would LOVE to see them used.

Here is my take on this challenge.


It is July that means it is time for Santa to enjoy the last 

moments of vacation before heading back to the North Pole to get ready for the holidays.

I used to tell this story to my kids when they were little and is the idea for this card.

this card is started by stamping and coloring the Santa from 

the Surfing Santa Stamp set by Sunny Studios

I thought this was a good idea, because this would be using the obvious 

summer colors in the background, and I wanted Santa to stand out.

My next step was to sort out the color order of the paper I was using from the

Sunny Studio Classic Sunburst 6x6 Paper Pad.

Since the paper pad is 6x6 that limited the size card I could make.

I went with 3 ¼ wide so that I could use the Box Card Boarders Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp.

I love this die! Using the Dark Blue Diamond Paper and the w

ave edge die I create an ocean for Santa to surf.

The yellow sunburst paper became a background.

The orange sunburst paper and my Nesting Circle Dies created an endless summer sun.

As I was assembling the card, I realized there was no place for my palm trees.

No problem, an extra piece of Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock sprayed 

with Picket Fence Distress Spray and the wavy Box Card Boarders Wafer Die, made a cute beach for my palm trees.

To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment on my sun and 

embossed with white embossing powder.

Assembled my background beach scene to a card base made

 with Banana Yellow Card stock and added in my palm trees.

Finally, I attached Santa to the front of my card with fun foam and adhered on the drops of water.

 And that completes my take on HELLO SUNSHINE


I almost forgot the good news!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away

a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

All you must do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt,

and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!!

All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! 


Like the products I used.

I have direct links to everything below.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sending HUGE Hugs

Stay Safe and Stay Crafty




Surfing Santa Stamp Set by Sunny Studios

Surfing Santa Die Set by Sunny Studios

Box Card Boarders Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamp

Nesting Circle Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamp

Classic Sunburst 6x6 PaperPad by Sunny Studios

Banana Yellow Card Stock bySimon Says Stamp

Neenah Desert Storm 80lb CardStock.

Onyx Black Versa Fine Ink by Tsukineko (ink of choice for stamping image)

Versamark Emboss Ink Pad by Tsukineko (embossing)

White Embossing Powder by Ranger Ink

Picket Fence Distress Spray by Ranger Ink

Spectrum Noir Classique Markers (color in the image)

Fun Foam (pop up the layers)

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If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there 

1 comment:

  1. hahaha, love this surfing Santa!! how fun is he!! My nephew and his wife live 'down under' and this would be perfect for them! I am going to have to get me this set! :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x