STAMPtember Blog Party

Featuring Hokus Pokus & Wonky Trapezoid

Hi there!

Yesterday we kicked of STAMPtember® over at Simon Says Stamp and today we’re having a Blog Party to celebrate!  It’s the 14th Anniversary of this amazing event – can you believe it???  It only makes sense that we would throw a party!

If you’re wondering what a Blog Party is all about, well, it’s Designers from all over the world that have created inspiring projects using the Simon exclusive STAMPtember® release products and they are sharing them with you on their blogs as a sort of “virtual party”.  

Of course, no party is complete without games and prizes!  Each designer has been given a random code that YOU can use for all sorts of things—from stamps and dies to ink cubes and blending brushes and all sorts of other goodies in between!  That means that each designer may have a code for something different – so be sure to check out EACH of the designers to collect all your codes!

My pcode is shown below:

For my part of the party, I’m sharing these A-DOR-A-BLE kittens and pumpkins that are part of the new “Hokus Pokus” stamp set – along with the new “Wonky Trapazoid” background stamp.

To make this card:

  1. Heat emboss the Wonky Trapezoid on a piece of white cardstock.
  2. Ink blend over the embossing using Distress Oxide Inks.  The ink colors I used are listed in my supplies below.
  3. Trim the panel to 3 ¾ x 5 inches and pop it up on a card front using foam adhesive.
  4. Stamp your kittens and pumpkins using Copic-friendly ink, color them with Copic markers, then die cut them with the coordinating dies for the stamp set.
  5. Die cut the “thanks” sentiment from glossy black cardstock and several layers of white cardstock – adhering them all together for dimension.  I offset my glossy black diecut so that a bit of the white was peeking out behind it.
  6. Arrange your die cuts on your card front.
  7. Add a few pearls for some shine and softness.

I hope you liked this card and that you’ll come celebrate with us!  All you need to do is head over to Simon Says Stamp for the list of party attendees (aka Designers) and visit their blogs/Instagram sites for your codes!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Ginger

    What a cute and adorable card. Nothing says cute like a couple of kittens playing.

  2. Lori Spitzer

    Love the colors of the background (i.e., the pink) of this thank-you card. I hadn’t even noticed these little kitties in the Hocus Pocus set, so thank you for featuring them! Your card is a delight.
    Lori S in PA

  3. Lorraine Melin

    Great card! I love the cute images on top of the sentiment!

  4. Maureen Reiss

    Really Beautiful card!!!!


    This is so super sweet!

  6. Kim M Jacobs

    How adorable. Love the background

  7. Giselle D

    Super cute! I love the background!

  8. Janice Anello

    Your card is so sweet. I love how you brought it all together with the background stamp

  9. Shawna

    I love your kittens. They just grab me!

  10. Bunny Hoyle

    This is a sweet thank you card. Nice coloring.

  11. Denise Bryant

    Awesome card! Love that background design, and the pumpkins and kitty stamps! Great color combo!

  12. Joan Lucht

    Very cute!

  13. Esther

    I love your background and those super sweet kittens! What a cute card!

  14. Daria Zender

    Such a sweet card! I love the colors used in the background – so pretty!!

  15. Judy Strasser

    I love this beautiful card…the colors and the design!

  16. Jina Winston

    Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  17. Joanne Travis

    Love the pink ink blended background, such a beautiful compliment to the stamped images.

  18. Michele W

    Such a fun card. Love those adorable kittens. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Kay Furnish

    What a cute card, and the background is gorgeous!

  20. Mary Reiner

    Love this!! So pretty!

  21. Erica Most

    CAN’T wait to get inky. Gotta proofread, lol.

  22. Erica Most

    Those backgrounds! I can wait to get inky.

  23. Karen Sanville

    cute card. so playful. Thanks for sharing

  24. Kathryn E Shea

    Your card is adorable. Love the kitties. Background and colors are perfect.

  25. Kathleen Darroch

    This pink is just precious. I love it.

  26. Beth Opel

    You are the MOST clever!!!

  27. Samantha Pfrimmer

    This card is just wonderful! I love it.

  28. Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

    Wonderful background & whimsy critters creation.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  29. Beverly G.

    Fabulous card. Playful and fun colors.

  30. Carrie Quigley

    Thank you for sharing! Your design and colors are amazing. This would be a perfect card for my sister.


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

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