Worth It Wednesday: Simon Says Stamp
I recently got the chance to review some super cool stamps and such from Simon Says Stamp, in exchange for my unbiased review. Ok, now that the icky disclosure is done, we can get to the fun stuff.
Simon Says Stamp is a really cool crafting website. It is more than just stamping stuff. The have embossing stuff, die cuts, pens, paper, fabric, scrapbooking. Basically a whole heck of a lot. They even have planner stuff, such as webster pages, washi tape, the pocket sayings. Plus pens galore of course.
I got to review some random stuff from the site. Not random like bad, but a random selection. They have their own collection of Simon Says Stamp stuff and then other brand items. Like Heidi Swapp, Lawn Fawn, American Crafts.
So this is the first of my cool stamps. It is a Happy Birthday themed stamp set. I am loving the unicorn. The first time my niece saw this, she asked if I could put a unicorn on her cheek. A little big Ella. 🙂
With these stamps, they go on acrylic blocks. Honestly, this should have been the only way to stamp, ever. You peel the stamp off of the plastic sheet and put it on an acrylic block. It sticks on perfectly until you peel it off.
See? You can see right through the stamp. So when you place it down to stamp, you can see exactly where you are placing it.
These are the stamps I got. Hydrangea and Goldenlocks in the big size, and then a little four-piece stamp set. What I like about their stamps is that they are “permanent on paper surfaces, acid-free, archival and fade resistant.”
I attempted to use different colors to make a pretty unicorn. For usually failing at stamping, I think it turned out pretty good. You can see where I messed up with the green, but oh well.
Next, I got to play with this cool house stamp set. It also comes with a die, but I have no idea how to use that. I really like these because you legit get to make a house however you want!
I decided to make my house purple. You can see for some reason in the purple colored ink, the stamp left lines. I have no idea why, as the stamp had never been used before. I mean, it didn’t make a difference in color, but I just thought it was strange.
So I didn’t even think about there being a space in between the roof and the house part. So I suggest stamping the bottom, then stamping the top.
Here you can see I laid my accessory stamps down. I wanted to do them all at once, because I’m lazy. But it worked.
I just placed the acrylic block down on top of them to stick them in place.
Here you can see I made each one different colors. Again, with the acrylic block, you can see exacly where you are stamping.
Next is the rainbow, from the unicorn happy birthday set. Once again, I tried to change the colors so it wouldn’t be one boring stamp. At this point, I feel like I did a bit better at getting the different colors.
This is how the front turned out! I think it looks super cute.
I used the happy birthday stamps again for the inside of the card.
I decided that just having the words was too boring. So I made a tree. I stamped the bottom with the darker green color. Then for the ‘leaves’ I stamped the light and dark green a bit to get it mixed.
You can see how it turned out. I like it because it looks different! Then of course I added birds, because trees have to have birds.
So this is the front of my card:
And this is the back!
For not really knowing how to stamp, I think I did a pretty good job. Usually, I end up with a smudge or extra line somewhere. I’m thinking using the acrylic stamps + block really helped keep me from failing so epically.
The stamps are also super easy to clean. Just a little hand soap and water. I couldn’t get them completely clean, but clean enough for me.
Overall, the Simon Says Stamp brand of stamps is really nice. They are easy to use, the acrylicic block is amazing. I definitely recommend buying them.