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Day 3 – I used my Simon Says Stamp card kit of the month for this tag.  The solid stamp meant I didn’t have to do any colouring – which is good because I used embossing paste, dies, and distress inks with a blending tool to make this “simple” tag.

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I don’t normally “do” solid stamps these days because I like to use my Copics plus I only had mini ink cubes until Simon Says Stamp came out with ink pads.  I was debating the Hero Arts Shadow inks but the SSS ink became available while I was still debating and I liked being about to buy matching ink and cardstock.

Back in February, I treated myself to a year of SSS card kit of the month (I got my first kit in March).  I am not sure if I’ll be continuing once my year is up because I don’t always get a chance to play with each kit before the next one comes out (this is partially geographical…my kits usually arrive the beginning of the next month so I only have about 2 weeks before I start seeing stuff with the next kit and I feel like I can’t keep up).  Having said that, I feel the kits are great value and contain quality product which is well worth the money.

I am getting lots of use out of my falling snow stencil too!  I bought it “after” Christmas last year so I didn’t get to play with it until very recently.  It’s my favourite stencil (not that I have a lot but this one is really awesome!).  I used mini distress ink cubes for the sky and it makes me want to buy more colours…maybe I should ask Santa for a set or two!

The sentiment is from a Whipper Snapper Anna Wight cling set.  I know it’s a bit different to put on a Christmas tag but I do get tired of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”…

I managed to make one last tag over the weekend so I’ll be back to show you that tomorrow.  Then I have to take a tiny break to complete a custom order and THEN I’ll start thinking about Christmas cards and other little Christmas-themed paper crafts…if only I didn’t have to go to work – I’d get so much more done!