Friday, October 12, 2012

Simon Says Stamp - Dies or Punches

The latest Simon Says Stamp (SSS) challenge is use dies or punches. Do I have dies or punches? Do I have dies and punches!

Here's a birthday card for a friend. I chose the paper but then realised I didn't have ink to match. It is kind of in between blue and green. This was the first time that I created an easel card. I didn't have any instructions which is typically me. I worked out in my head how it might be put together and that's the design I went with. It turned out fine-ish. I might just google instructions or dial a friend to see how different the real way and my way are.

Before I reveal the inside I will just warn you about the chicky. It is not what I would normally use and it doesn't go with the style but it is a running theme between this friend and I since she was little. She turned 25 recently and I can't believe I have known her since she was two and I was a teenager. This friend was the recipient of the chicky card I made early on in the year too. It was a pack of three so I have one left. Keep an eye out for chicky in the future ;)

The printed twill I used is from my favourite shop in Melbourne. I give it a new name every time I try to tell someone what it is called. It's from Typo (fingers crossed that is the right name). I visited every one I saw, bar one, when I was there in April. Why the one I skipped? I think I was typoed out by then as they all stock the same items. They just happened to have 30-50% off in every store too - bonus! Now you know why I really loved it.

Here's the challenge link:


  1. Gorgeous card Manda :-) the little chicks are adorable and the easel design is FAB :-) I am sure your friend will love this :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

    1. Thanks Lorraine. I've loaded the card before giving the card to my friend so let's hope she doesn't see it here first! :)