Saturday, January 21, 2023

Hugs and Kisses Release Blog Hop Day 2!

 Hi friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Hugs and Kisses release blog hop! 

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog. This is day 2 of the hop, so be sure not to miss the fabulous inspiration from yesterday's hop, which started here.

FREE GIFT:


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the hop, you'll receive Simon's "End of the Rainbow" 3x4 stamp set for free, with any purchase! Use the code: RBW23 at checkout. This promotion ends at 11:59 pm ET on 1/22.

GIVEAWAY:

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog on Wednesday, January 25th.

SIMON GALLERIES:

Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true, and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries, and here's the link to the Hugs release gallery and the link to the new, Kisses release gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects as well!

MY CARDS:

I've got lots of cards to share today because we did not have a hop for Simon's last release called, Hugs This newest release called, Kisses is being celebrated, along with last month's Hugs release. Hence the title - Hugs and Kisses! So, some of you may have seen a few of these cards on Instagram already, but I wanted to share them here too.

HUGS RELEASE CARDS:

Up first are a few cards I created with products from the previous Hugs release. This is a fun one! I used the Layered Love Letters stencil set.


I love how this next one turned out. Perfect for someone who has lost a beloved pet. I used the Love Paw die set, along with the beautiful, Spun Glass embossing folder.
 



These next two cards were created using the awesome, Jumbled Hearts cling stamp. I white embossed both on Simon's very cool, Color Blend Cardstock! 


KISSES RELEASE CARDS:

I love this, Lace Kaleidoscope cling stamp! I decided it would look really pretty with a softly blended, rainbow background! And the sentiment is from the Love Ya die set, designed by Cathy Zielske.



The Heart Chain die set is a fun one! You can use it for adorable, sweet cards with lots of different colors, or use it like I did on this card, and make it more elegant. And that's Simon's new, Champagne Cardstock too. It's so beautiful!


Up next is the Candy Hearts layering stencil set. Just think of all the different colors you could use with this set! So fun!



Last but not least is a card combining a few products from both releases. From the Hugs release, I used the Spun Glass embossing folder again, then did some water coloring on the gorgeous, Forever Yours stamp set. And for the sentiment, I used the Hi There Greetings stamp set from the Kisses release. 


Whew! That was a lot of cards but I hope you found some inspiration for using some of the products from both releases! Your next stop on the hop is the talented, Heather Hoffman!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!





HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Debby Hughes

Amy Rysavy

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Bibi Cameron

Miriam Prantner

Yoonsun Hur

Barb Engler You are here

Heather Hoffman

Dilay Nacar

Jean Doeringsfeld

Kim Hamilton

Lorraine Aquilina


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: 

Products are linked below - including affiliate links. This simply means that if you use one of my links when making a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! More affiliate info here.

Friday, December 2, 2022

SSS DieCember Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, DieCember release blog hop! Have you seen the new DieCember release? It's awesome and I'm excited to share some inspiration with you!

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog. This is day one of a two-day hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for lots more inspiration!


FREE GIFT:


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the hop, you'll receive Simon's "Merry on a Line" die for free, with any purchase of $25 or more! Use the code: MERRY at checkout. This promotion ends at 11:59 pm ET on 12/4.


GIVEAWAY:

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog on Wednesday, December 7th.


SIMON GALLERIES: 

Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries, and here's the link to the new, DieCember release gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects as well!


MY CARDS:

My first card showcases the beautiful, Fanfare Border die. I also used Simon's new, Pawsitively Velvet Cardstock to cut two of the images. I thought an older, congratulations die was perfect in the center. It's a simple card but pretty too! Wish you could see the velvety texture!



Next up is a set of thank you cards. It was so easy to whip these up using the Thank You Cover Plate die! Just choose some fun colors and layer it all up!



Okay, this next die set is called, Leafy Teardrop. I used alcohol inks on a panel of Yupo paper before cutting it out and pairing it with an older embossing folder.



Up next is this beautiful stamp set called, Holiday Florals. I chose to only use the leaves and berry images from the set and I love how this turned out! Pink and green are my fave colors for Christmas! I paired this one with a snowflake embossing folder from a previous release.




For my last card, I played with this stencil set called, Layering Poinsettias. I thought it would be fun to use blues/aquas for the flowers, instead of the traditional pinks/reds. I added a few frosty sequins in the centers for a bit more interest. And by the way, Simon's inks are awesome to use with stencils!


I hope I've given you a few ideas on using some of the new DieCember products! Up next on the hop is my sweet and talented friend, Heather!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 



HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Jennifer McGuire

Amy Rysavy

Suzy Plantamura

Keisha Charles

Barbara Tarayao

Bibi Cameron

Lisa Addesa

Vicky Papaioannou

Barb Engler <<you are here

Heather Ruwe


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: