Wednesday, December 22, 2021

It Is Time to Party! - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

It is Party Time!

Featuring stamps and dies by our very own


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.

My Crafty Items of choice for this challenge is:

Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder

Celebration Time Die

Because of the holiday, this challenge will run for TWO weeks.

So excited to share all the fun elements on this card with you.

First thing was to create the balloons.

I started by die cutting the balloons out of #120 white card stock using the Celebration Time Die.

Then using a Tim Holtz Alphanumeric die, I ran the balloons back thru the die cutting

machine again, die cutting out the individual numbers on the balloons.

A final pass thru the die cutting machine using the balloon die again,

 this time with the holographic/gold paper creates the backdrop for the balloons.

With all the pieces cut I assembled the balloons, together and laid them aside for the glue to dry.

Now to create a card to place these balloons on.

Using black cardstock, I created a slimline card base   3¾ x 6 ½   

This will give me just enough room for the balloons on the front of the card.

For the card front I decided on the Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder and black card stock.

The embossing folder is only six inches long, so the sides of my card will have a ¼ inch plain boarder.

I am ok with this, making my card smaller meant that the balloons would not fit the way I wanted.

Assembling this card was easy, card front on to card base.

Then I arranged the balloons on the front slightly overlapping.

A bit of twine attached to the back of balloon to function as string

Layer of foam tape gave the balloons a different height.

To finish this card, I got my sparkle pen and coated the front of the balloons.

I also added a jewel on each of the balloons for some more shimmer.


This completes my take on It’s Party Time!


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




Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder by Simon Says Stamp

Celebration Time Die by Simon Says Stamp

Alphanumeric Bold Dies by Tim Holtz

#120 White Cardstock by Simon Says Stamp

Black Black8 Cardstock by SimonSays Stamp

Assorted Holographic Cardstock bySimon Says Stamp

Matte Gold Mirror Cardstock by Simon Says Stamp

Clear Sparkle Pen by Spectrum Noir

Jewels – Ice Cube Mix Pack byLittle Things from Lucy’s Cards

Black and White Twine (from my stash)


Do you use Instagram?


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



  1. Gorgeous card Diane. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

  2. Gorgeous card Diane :-) a perfect New Year card!! Lets hope 2022 is a good one! :-)
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Lols x x x