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House of Heart

English / Italiano

Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp! I am overly excited today because I will join again the Simon Says Stamp family…but this time as their very own design team member! In fact I was one of the 4 selected to join the Monday Team. I will save you all from all the excitement and omg’s and all that! (But I’m so so so so happy!!!)


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is Recycle/Upcycle style — and you know already this is one of my favorites! I love to recycle whenever I can, in fact most of my 3d projects are made from cardboard boxes.
For this challange I wanted to use some really old playing cards I have from my childhood, I kept them for I do not know what reason, there are few playing cards that are missing so it was not really “useful” anymore!

I gathered few playing cards and covered them with Gesso. I let them dry and then distressed the edges to make them look worn out. I sticked the cards together with hot glue as I was pretty impatient and hot glue was the fastest way to tie everything together!


I used Dylusions Spray Inks to add some color and to add texture I used Prima Marketing Light modeling paste through Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Bubbles.

The heart is made of porcelain powder and I colored it with Dylusions Spray Inks and covered partially with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Paper – I added some stamped images to add some more interest.


These dies from Crate Paper were just perfect to add the lovely touch to this house of cards!

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • Grá O'Neill

    Beautiful project 🙂

    February 28, 2016 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Love…love…LOVE this wonderful and very clever project! It’s stunning Zoey and what a great start as an official member of the DT! I’m so happy you’ve joined us because I adore your work… 😀
    Hugs xx

    February 21, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Such a gorgeous creation, Zoey. Love the beautiful colors. It’s so great to have you on our team. You are amazing! 🙂

    February 21, 2016 at 3:06 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    ZOEY! You see things in your head that are so imaginative and vibrant! Even better, you have the skills to make your visions come to life! I love to come by your blog and just stare at all the loveliness. I’m SOOoOOoOOOoo glad you’re on our Simon team and think you are truly brilliant with your aesthetic.

    February 21, 2016 at 1:21 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    This is wonderful Zoey and I am so happy that you are joining us on the team! Love the heart, paints, playing cards, and gorgeous details, such as the little banner.

    February 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    Oh wow, Zoey! I love your house of cards. Your style is amazing and love your color use. Hugs, Sandra

    February 17, 2016 at 10:57 am Reply
    • smouwen

      And I’m so happy that you joined our DT! Fabulous first project! Hugs, Sandra

      February 17, 2016 at 10:59 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Ufficialmente nel DT di Simon !!!!! Felice felice felice! Palrliamo della casetta, sai che io rimango a bocca aperta quando vedo come usi i colori come ricicli le cose, l’idea della carta da gioco… BELLISSIMA! Ma non ho dubbi su quello che ci farai vedere ogni settimana!! Barbara

    February 17, 2016 at 5:58 am Reply
  • steph203

    Stunning and so clever, Zoey! WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re on the team!!

    Simon Says Stamp

    February 16, 2016 at 11:41 pm Reply
  • Linda K

    this is such a darling project and how clever to use the playing cards!!

    February 16, 2016 at 2:21 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Love, love love your house of cards, Zoey! I like how you are using ones from your childhood, now your house has memories stored into it too! Love the bright colors! Welcome to the team, looking forward to creating with you!! Maura

    February 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, Zoey, Zoey, you never cease to amaze! This is gorgeous!! Who knew an old deck of cards could be turned into something so beautiful.

    February 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm Reply
  • Barb Turpin

    How very creative! I love the LOVE on the roof, and the heart is gorgeous. A big Congrats on being chosen for the DT position !

    February 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • sewpaperpaint

    Utterly AMAZING, Zoey! So clever and your use of color is wonderful!

    February 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous work of art Zoey! I love that you used old playing cards to make a house! what a brilliant idea! LOVE it and I am sure that this looks fabulous in your home 🙂

    Welcome to the team proper!! 🙂 I am thrilled that you have joined us 😀

    Lols x x x

    February 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm Reply

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