7 Ways to Use the Simon STAMPtember Hooray Card Kit

Happy STAMPtember® 30th!!! The last day of STAMPtember® (so sad!) is going out with a bang… the reveal of our limited edition Hooray card kit! I have to tell you; I ADORE this kit. This is hands down one of my top-favorite kits ever from Simon. And I literally could not stop making cards… I ended up with 7 cards and could have easily made more… but I had other things I needed to do this week, so I couldn’t go any further.

There are a lot of fun things in the kit; most of my projects today feature the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection products that are included. I used tons of the Happy Hooray 6×6 papers, the Happy Hooray Ephemera and also a few other fun products. Would you like to see some colorful inspiration??

This is the very first card I made with the kit… My original idea when I got the kit was to make a few shakers. But as I created, I came up with more ideas… and well, you know the rest!

So in this card I used some of the Happy Hooray Ephemera (that Zebra is adorable!), and created a cute scene on top of a shaker. My shaker is filled with Pretty Pink Posh clear seed beads. In the video I share details on my favorite way to build shaker cards… its a great tip for getting the maximum amount of “shake-ability”!

I am a really big fan of these patterned papers from the Happy Hooray collection. SO colorful!


My second shaker again features the cute ephemera and patterned papers from Pebbles; this time I used both the giraffe and the dog. I love the size of the big speech bubbles that are in the ephemera pack. And that rainbow-striped patterned paper is soooooo pretty.

I had some pretty clear beads in my stash that I used to fill in my shaker; they have a beautiful faceted shape. I chose to fill most of my shakers with the clear-style of beads simply because they didn’t make the cards too busy.


This third shaker makes me hungry! I love the fun cupcake from the Pebbles Ephemera collection. This was one of the clear ephemera pieces; but because I wanted to have the cupcake stand out from the shaker behind it, I attached it to white cardstock and fussy cut it out. The white layer behind it lets the cupcake have some separation so that it doesn’t get lost.

Again I found some pretty beads in my stash; this time a rainbow mix. I used to be an avid beader many years ago… still have a few of those beads floating around – like this mix here – and I try to use them up whenever I can (so that I can make room for more, right?)

On all of these shakers you’ve seen so far, I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die set to cut my shaker frames. The acetate I used is from Crafter’s Companion and all my shaker wells feature only one layer of foam tape to house the beads.


Now if you aren’t into making shakers, there are lots of other things you can do with these products!

I thought these candles from the ephemera pack were to cute to pass up, so I paired them with a little banner and a sheet of cupcake pattered paper from the Happy Hooray pack. Yummy!!

I kept the card clean and simple and just scattered a few Moonshine Confetti sequins around the candles. With simple cards like this, little details mater. So I made sure to add some stitching detail to every card layer using both Simon’s Stitched Rectangle dies, as well as Memory Box’s Wrapped Stitch die set.


This balloon card features a very similar design to the candles card. I think it’s a great example of how you can adapt a layout to fit the elements on your card.

The balloons are one of the clear ephemera pieces and I popped it off of a white panel using clear Kool-Tak tape. Kool-Tak is a dimensional tape, just like foam tape. The big difference however is that the Kool-Tak tape is clear; which makes it perfect for adding dimension to translucent elements!

I also placed an additional sentiment onto the card from Simon’s previously released card kit stamp set, Best Ever. It is white heat embossed onto a strip of Audrey Blue cardstock. There are also some fun, iridescent stars scattered around the balloons, which are from Pretty Pink Posh.


Again, a similar card design to the two above; however, this time I altered it to be vertically-oriented. Gives that design a whole new feel, huh?

The cute cake I thought fit within that vertical space perfectly. At the base of the cake I added a “happy birthday” greeting which is from the same Best Ever set I used in the previous card. I love sentiments that are so versatile that they match with just about anything!

The birthday candles patterned paper from the Happy Hooray pack complimented the stripes on the cake perfectly. And as with the other two cards in this style, I made sure to incorporate a few sparkly embellishments and some stitching detail.


Now I saved my most-favorite for last… you always should send things out with a bang, right? Well this dancing panda card just makes me smile! As I was creating these other cards, I really was loving the look of the “dance” speech bubble and the polka dot patterned paper. Looking at all the color between those two elements, I knew I needed to put something bold and neutral in here. And that’s when I thought of the new Picture Book Panda die that Simon released at the beginning of the month for STAMPtember.

He was the perfect fit!!! I stuck one of the ephemera party hats on his head and I was thrilled with how he turned out.

The polka dot paper was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles die set and I popped that up off of an Audrey Blue card base. I also  embellished the paper with a scattering of those iridescent stars; I really love when the stars twinkle in the background… feels like a true party!


I really hope you enjoyed seeing all of these cards and got inspiration for using some of the new products in the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Hooray card kit! There is a video at the beginning of this post that shows each card up close, as well as how I built the shakers and the panda!

Remember that this kit is limited edition; if you would like to purchase the kit, you’ll want to do so right away. However, if you miss out on the kit, you can also buy all of the items in the kit individually.

If you would like to see what’s inside this limited edition Hooray card kit, check out the video below! It’s a detailed walk through of the kit and shows all the contents up close (as well as demos some of the items that you may have questions on). I hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting with me today!



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Remember that Simon Says Stamp has card kit galleries that you can view for more inspiration… and whenever you create something with this kit, you too can add YOUR creative projects there as well! We all get inspired by what each other makes, so I highly encourage you to take a peek at the gallery, as well as upload your crafty projects there too.


1 Response

  1. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    This was a great kit !

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