This week we are thrilled to welcome Simon Says Stamp! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Simon Says Stamp, see a fantastic project by one of their designers, Debby Hughes and have the opportunity to win a $25 US gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp store (details at the end of this post).


About Simon Says Stamp

We want to be your ONE STOP SHOP! At Simon Says Stamp, we care about our customers and pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make customers happy. Offering quality products that you want to use in your projects is our priority. Our whole team is passionate about crafting & the power of sharing stories.  We want to share that passion with you by getting you inspired! Please visit our blog that is updated daily and 2 weekly challenge blogs on Monday and Wednesday!  Have a “click” and stay awhile!

Debby Hughes

Today we welcome Debby Hughes. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Debby Hughes fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

DebbyHughes-250WHi, I’m Debby Hughes, first off let me tell you a little about myself. I’m a stay at home Mum to three great kids. Born in England, I now live in Scotland where the scenery still takes my breath away even after living here for years. I have a science background but I have always enjoyed creating and it was in 2005 that I found paper crafts. My love of the hobby grew and in 2010 I started my blog, Lime Doodle Design, as a place to share my creations. Nowadays you can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Since those first days, when I wondered if anyone would pop by my blog, it has been a wonderful creative journey involving Challenge Blogs, Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen, Company Design Teams, Online Classes and the thrill of seeing my cards in print. Currently I design for Simon Says Stamp, Online Card Classes, Clearly Besotted Stamps and CASE Study Challenge blog.

I’m delighted to be joining you at Paper Crafter’s Library today to share a bright, fun and colourful card that gives a nod to the current watercolour trend.

Mum Card


Firstly I tapped three colours of Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Evergreen Bough) onto my craft sheet and added a little water to each before taking the diluted ink and watercolouring onto a scrap of white card. I watercoloured an extra piece of scrap card with more of the Evergreen Bough ink. After which I misted both pieces with a solution of Perfect Pearls. While they dried I cut a card base and panel from Neenah solar white in the 110lb weight, which is great for card bases. I used some of the left over Worn Lipstick ink to splatter the top left of the card panel and added a few splatters from some Heidi Swapp gold color shine onto the panel and also over my watercolouring. When everything was dry I cut two tags from the watercoloured piece with the Tiny Tags dies and also the Mum word from the Evergreen Bough coloured piece. Both dies are new from Simon Says Stamp.


The tags were threaded on some Hemptique yellow twine and tied around the panel, being kept in place with some foam adhesive. Then I dotted some glue onto the back of the Mum die cut and adhered it to one of the tags and the panel. I added the sentiment from the Birthday Messages set again new from Simon Says Stamp, stamped in grey. Finally I mounted the panel onto the card base with foam adhesive.

I think this card would be great for a birthday but also possibly for Mother’s Day too! Thanks for joining me today and thank you Paper Crafter’s Library for having me over.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp birthday messages; Dies – Simon Says Stamp mum, tiny tags; Card – Neenah solar white 110lb; Inks – Distress Inks worn lipstick, mustard seed, evergreen bough, Hero Arts soft granite; Twine – Hemptique yellow; Mist – Heidi Swapp gold; Perfect Pearls

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Debby Hughes for her fabulous project and Simon Says Stamp for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Simon Says Stamp to see more of their great products.

In order to enter the give-away to win the gift certificate, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!



287 replies on “Featured Company: Simon Says Stamp”

  1. I love Debby’s work… she is one of my favorite designers! This card is beautiful and shows several inspiring techniques to try. The splotchy watercolor isn’t usually my thing but on the small tags… I love it!

  2. What a lovely card; I adore Debby’s creations and love the watercolor design here! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  3. I am a huge fan of Debby’s work…she has a unique style…beautiful and delicate card. Many thanks for sharing.

  4. What a gorgeous card, love the colors you used. This card would be perfect for Mother’s Day. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  5. I love the card, so simple and elegant. SSS is one of my favorite on-line stamping sources, thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Debby I love this card! It’s softness of colors and the sentiment are so pretty! I follow you on both your blog & Pinterest and hope everyone here enjoys your work as much as I do!

  7. Debby Hughes’ cards are such an inspiration to me. I so look forward to seeing what new wonder she creates on her cards. This card is a beauty! The soft watercolor is wonderful.

  8. This card is so delicate and so pretty. I really love a watercolor look on cards and Debby’s style is perfect with this.

  9. Simon Says Stamp is a great company with great service. Debbie’s card is beautiful! Love the light touch of color.

  10. Debbie’s cards are always exquisitely delicate and winsome. Never tire of seeing her projects, just love her style and this car is quintessentially Debbie.

  11. Debby is so talented! I’ve been a long time fan of her gorgeous creations! Never dissapoints!

  12. Such a beautiful card! I love the pastel look on it. Everything you did makes this card super. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I ‘found’ Debby about a year ago…and her creations are always beautiful…
    Love the watercolor effect on this…. Thanks for showcasing her today..

  14. Jennifer McGuire urged me to check out Debbie’s work and I’m never disappointed.
    The card is amazing with the watercolor effects…
    Thanks for sharing…

  15. The card is simple and so gorgeous! I definitely love clean and simple cards more this season. Thanks for inspiring me.
    Like Simon Says Stamp too! They seem to have a pretty good selection of stuff.

  16. Love the softness of this card. Debby’s work is always spot on and inspires me to get to my craft table.

  17. Debby is great, I’ve watched her videos on and off for the last six or so months. This card is fabulous, I love it.

  18. Love this card, Debby! All your cards are so inspiring…and they always leave me aspiring to be half as good as you!

  19. A very pretty card. So soft and pastel. I’m sure mum will be happy with her card and will treasure it.

  20. Today I’m catching up with your blog. Love the use of yellow twine to hold the tags on. The die cut word is so delicate! Thanks for offering this product opportunity!

  21. Your card is so beautiful! I love the combination of Distress inks that you used on your die cut tags and the touches of gold Color Shine are just perfect here!

  22. This card is so lovely and delicate love the soft colors you chose and the Mum die cut is so dainty like a fairy came along and wrote it have a great day!

  23. I already follow Debbie’s blog and Simon Says Stamp blog and now I’ve added Paper Crafter’s Library! I really enjoyed reviewing some of the past posts. I’ll be doing a more extensive look tonight! Debbie, as usual, your card is wonderful – so soft, sweet and delicate. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I’ve been keeping up with SSS for a few years now online. You picked a good company to work with!

  25. Beautiful card Debby! SSS always has fabulous products. Their dies are always among my faves!

  26. Isn’t watercolor all the rage now? This card uses it so effectively – looks like Spring has sprung!

  27. Beautiful card! Love the bits of color and the twine too. Always seem to love Debby’s work! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  28. Beautiful card. I subscribe to Simon Says Stamp on You Tube and have seen this technique done. It is really cool.

  29. Debby is one of my most favorite cardmakers. This card is a perfect example of the beautiful cards she creates.

  30. Lovely card Debby! I just love the splash of colors on the tags. So neat looking, just adorable. Thank you for sharing you’re great ideas with us.

  31. Simple yet stunning card! I just love the little pop of color! This is a card that will never go out of style!!! Thanks for sharing a little more about Debby and for the opportunity to win a chance to get my shop on!!

  32. I have just recently started scrapbooking and have discovered all these neat products (like the new Hero Arts inks), but many are hard to find! My search led me to Simon Says Stamp. I’m so impressed with their selection and would be grateful for the chance to shop there.

  33. Clean and simple card with such a pretty array of colors 🙂 Love the hint of yellow in the card 🙂

  34. Love using distress inks. And a beautiful card made with a hint of them. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  35. Hi Debbie what a lovely card, very clean and fresh looking. I love the watercolour tags, I have only discovered the watercolour technique a couple of weeks ago and love it. Thank you for the inspiration to continue with it x

  36. BEAUTIFUL card Debby!!!
    LOVE your delicious ink combo and WOW, the dies are delightful, especially the delicate “Mum” above the sweet stamped sentiment!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your crafty inspiration 🙂

  37. Lovely card – I really like the simplicity and abundant white space on this card – the watercoloring gives it just the right pop of color. Thank you!

  38. I am such a fan of Debbie’s work since I found her through OnLine Card Class. This card is beautiful – soft and elegant.

  39. LOVE SSS!! Beautiful card, Debby–but it’s much more fun to hear your lovely accent in videos!!

  40. So lovely, almost ethereal, a really simple but stunning card. Def going to try that watercolour technique. Gotta love the Mums.

  41. Удивительно красивая и нежная открытка! простота и элегантность!

    Amazingly beautiful and delicate card! simplicity and elegance!

  42. What a cool card! I love those little dies too. Thanks for the inspiration, I can’t wait to give this idea a try!

  43. Such a gorgeous and sweet love with it!
    I am a great fan of Debby’s work and blog!

  44. Love this! What a great vendor to spotlight – Simon Says Stamp is fantastic and Debbie’s cards are always wonderful.

  45. This card is simply gorgeous with the soft colors and white space! I love Simon Says Stamp-their shop and their blogs! They always have great tutorials and tips!

  46. Fantastic feature….SSS is one of my favorite stores and Debby is one of the most inspirational stamper/artist out there. I follow all three (including PCL) and love getting email updates. Debby’s card is gorgeous (as usual). I love the watercolor technique…always have loved that technique…and the soft colors she used.

  47. Beautiful card! I love the technique you used for the tags and the yellow twine brings everything together so well! Thanks for the inspiration!

  48. Wow, beautiful fun card and I am already a big fan of Simon Says Stamp products!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. This is such a fun card and I love Debby’s style! I am a follower of Simon Says Stamps blog and always love seeing their products and videos!

  50. Love the colors on your flags. Very soft and delicate! A great card for Mum! Thanks for sharing with us!

  51. Love the card – so pretty. It’s special enough for Mom on Mothers’ Day or any day. Thank you.

  52. Thank you! I love watercolor and glad it’s a trend. What a great way to use elements of watercolor instead of having it as the background or stamp, etc. 🙂

  53. This card would be a perfect spring card for Mother’s day. And great to see that SSS uses “Mum” as a diecut.

  54. Nice to meet you Debby! I like your style! Thank you for sharing yourself and your artwork with the world!

  55. I love clean and simple cards. I appreciate the description of the items used and how to replicate this card. I cannot wait to try this. Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. I’ve subscribed to the SSS montly stamp kit for over a year and absolutely love it! It’s a great value and the stamps are always useful and fun! Thanks for this opportunity to win a gift certificate…

  57. What an absolutely lovely card! I love the softness of the little bits of watercoloring.

    And I recently discovered SSS (and already have a wishlist about a mile long! 😉 ). I love that they carry so many stamp companies – it’s definitely easier to be able to buy it all from one place. Thanks for the chance to win a gc!

  58. I love the simplicity and clean look of this card. I recently found the Simon Says website and love their products. So much variety.

  59. LOVE the soft watercolor look!! I need to try that with my distress inks!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  60. what a lovely pastel spring card. i can hardly wait for the beautiful flowers and trees to return!

  61. I love Debbie’s style she always makes such stunning cards and this one is no exception; I love Simon says Stamp too!

  62. A lovely card… I will miss making my mom a card this year… she passed away in September…

  63. I love the colors and the simplicity of the design. Thank you for sharing your time and talent =)

  64. Beautiful card! And thank you for showcasing SimonSaysStamp. I’ve ordered from them in the past and love their wide selection AND they deliver to Canada with reasonable shipping rates! Great company!

  65. I love how delicate the die is! The colors reminds me of spring and of course, mom!

  66. fabulous….i love the english edge to this….the word, mum…..makes my heart beat a little faster.

  67. Debby, how lovely to see you featured here and with an absolute beauty – LOVE the water coloured tags 🙂

  68. Love the “Mum” die. It is hard to find that word here….. My father was from England and I have always called my mother Mum. Would love to win so that I could purchase the die!

  69. Great technique idea! Love clean simple look. Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway. I’ve always liked the Simon says stamps products!

  70. What a beauty! I need to try this technique, the banners look absolutely delish! I finally bought Heidi Swapp colour shine (lame’) all thanks to your awesome inspiration!

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