Friday, September 2, 2022

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Party

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am happy to take part in the blog party to celebrate the start of STAMPtember® at Simon Says Stamp and their new big exclusive STAMPtember® release.

STAMPtember® is a month-long celebration of stamping at Simon Says Stamp, with inspiration, new products and lots of surprises. You can find the start of the blog part on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog.

Please note: this post has affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® release blog party.

The STAMPtember® release is full of fantastic new stamps, dies, stencils, inks and paper products. So much! You can find it all here.

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® release blog party.

I also have a free gift for you. You will get the Picnic Floral Sentiments stamp set free with a purchase of $30 or more, if you use the code LXDTT2FX. It is valid while supplies last. There are a whole bunch of codes that you can find among the party participants.


Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a cheerful tag, featuring a whole lot of colorful birds chatting to each other. It was made with the new Printmaking Birds stamp set and coordinating dies, as well as the pretty Sparkling Facets embossing folder. You can easily turn the design into a card or an art journaling page instead.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp Simon Says Stamp Printmaking Birds.

The Simon Says Stamp printmaking sets are so fun to use and can be used in different ways. You don't have to use all the four stamps, but could, for example, exclude the outline stamp. I decided to use it and started with stamping the outline of the Printmaking Birds.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Next stamp, the main body color of the birds. 

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

And then add a second color for their tummies.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

And a third one for the wings and legs.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I had fun playing with color combos. All the stamping was done with Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks on Neenah Solar White. I decided to stick with the black outlines for this project and saved the ones stamped in grey ink for later.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Die cut with the coordinating Printmaking Birds dies. I used Simon Says Stamp Very Very Low Tack Tape to keep the dies in place when die cutting.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink the inside of the Simon Says Stamp Sparkling Facets folder with Distress Ink. Mist the tag with water on both sides and emboss.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

When dry, ink with an ink-blending tool to make the pattern more visible.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Finally, add a little Sizzix Gold Luster Wax around the edges.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The birds were mounted with the STAMPtember® Pawsitively Perfect White Foam Tape.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The birds are such fun to stamp using different color combos.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

For the sentiments, I inked a piece of heavystock cardstock with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and stamped the sentiments with Marine Pawsitively Saturated ink. This happens to be one of my favorite sentiments. 

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Don't worry if you don't get a perfect stamped impression, a bit of overstamping here and there just adds to the fun feel of the birds.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I arranged the birds so that it looks like they are talking to or looking at each other.

Layers of ink - Bird Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The tiny bit of Gold Luster Wax adds interest to the embossing.

Don't miss all the inspiration along the blog party. All the links are available at the Simon Says Stamp Store blog. Throughout the month there will be surprises and scavenger hunts. Don't miss it!

There is also a s special STAMPtember® Gallery where you can find inspiration and add your own projects.

Here is a list of all the 90 stops participating in the party:

  1. Adelle Emery
  2. Aheba Tomlinson
  3. Alberto Gava
  4. Allison Frazier
  5. Amanda Korotkova
  6. Amy Rysavy
  7. Andy Granick
  8. Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)
  9. Barb Engler
  10. Barbara Tarayao
  11. Beth Opel
  12. Bibi Cameron
  13. Bobbi Lemanski
  14. Bonnie Crane
  15. Caly Person
  16. Carol Hintermeier
  17. Carrie Rhoades
  18. Cathie Cowles
  19. Cathy Zielske
  20. Cheiron Brandon
  21. Cheryl Espie
  22. Cindy Norberg
  23. Daniel West
  24. Debby Hughes
  25. Diane Morales
  26. Dilay Nacar
  27. Emily Midgett
  28. Emma Williams
  29. Erin Johnson
  30. Hannelie Bester
  31. Heather Hoffman
  32. Heather Ruwe
  33. Ilda Dias
  34. Jana Millen
  35. Jean Doeringsfeld
  36. Jenn Shurkus
  37. Jennifer Kotas
  38. Jennifer McGuire
  39. Jessica Vasher
  40. Joe Sysavath
  41. Joy Ott
  42. Kailash Naidoo
  43. Karen Boyce
  44. Karen Downs
  45. Kath Stewart
  46. Kathy Racoosin
  47. Keisha Charles
  48. Kelly Fusco
  49. Kim Hamilton
  50. Kulbir Kirkland
  51. Laura Bassen
  52. Lea Lawson
  53. Lin Brandyberry
  54. Lisa Addesa
  55. Lorraine Aquilina
  56. Lydia Fiedler
  57. Mandy Stacey
  58. Mary Reiner
  59. Maura Hibbitts
  60. Megin Brooks
  61. Michelle Peckham
  62. Michelle Short
  63. Mindy Eggen
  64. Miriam Prantner
  65. Misty Elam
  66. Natasha Vacca
  67. Nichol Spohr
  68. Nicki Baxley
  69. Nina-Marie Trapani
  70. Pam Sparks
  71. Pam Torkelson
  72. Raquel Arribas
  73. Revati Panickar
  74. Rosemary Dennis
  75. Sandhya Iyer
  76. Sandi MacIver
  77. Seeka Yang
  78. Shari Carroll
  79. Sidnie Des Jardins
  80. Susan Babcock
  81. Susan Opel
  82. Suzy Heinz
  83. Suzy Plantamura
  84. Tracy Ware
  85. Vera Yates
  86. Veronica Zalis
  87. Vicky Papaioannou
  88. Virginia Lu
  89. Yana Smakula
  90. Zoey Scarpelli



Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin

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* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.

21 comments:

  1. I simply must buy these birds, they are so delightful!

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  2. I love Stamptember and your birds tag is delightful!

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  3. This is so cute. Like your background.

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  4. Seeing your tag, I hadn't really thought much about this stamp, but now...I must have it! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  5. Those birds are so cute and so versatile because they face all different ways.

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  6. Your tag got me to smile. It is so cute and so true of birds sitting on a line.

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  7. Love the textures and colors on the tag. The bright colors make the bird pop.

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  8. Cute card! I love this stamp set!

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  9. I just love all these little birds!

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  10. Cute tag. Those birds are darling.

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  11. Those birds seems so simple, but they are so cute!

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  12. What an awesome release! I love so many of the products-and the designers have rocked their samples too! Love the Colors of your tag!!!!

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  13. I really like how you do a step-by-step layout :)

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  14. Gorgeous creation, they look fab done in all the different colours. Beautiful tag design xoxo

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  15. Oh MY Gosh!!! I love this sweet tag with those adorable birds. Such a great design!

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