Saturday, May 30, 2020

SSS Crafty Hugs Release!

Hi everyone!

I'm honored and excited to be a part of day two of the Simon Says Stamp, Crafty Hugs release blog hop! Welcome to my stop on the hop!

It's such a fun, fabulous release with so many awesome products and I can't wait to show you my cards! 

If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog. If you missed yesterday's hop, with so much inspiration, click here.

As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil with any purchase, until supplies last, if you shop during the blog hop! Use code HUGS4U at checkout. Code will expire on 5/31, at 11:59pm EDT.

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, June 3rd.  

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 Crafty Hugs Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

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Let's start with some flowers, shall we? Because you all know they're my favorite and this fun-to-color cling stamp called, So Beautiful, is no exception! I colored it with Copic markers and added some black and white splatters for a bit more texture.

This next card showcases the awesome, Hibiscus Bloom die. I simply cut it out and added color with my Copics. A bit of shading in the background helps it pop even more. The sentiment is from the Hexagon Greetings stamp set.

And speaking of the Hexagon Greetings set, here are two cards I created using the stamp set and matching die. The first one is a simple but colorful card. I cut lots of hexagons from white cardstock and added colors using Distress Oxide Inks, before stamping the three sentiments, which are from the stamp set. Then I just popped them all up on foam tape and adhered them to the card base.

Then I got my Alcohol Inks out and had some fun making a slimline card!

And my last card uses my favorite product from this release. The Crafty Bunnies stamp set is seriously adorable! The different scenes you could create with this set are endless! I colored all the images with Copics, then did lots of fussy cutting. I also created a handmade frame to add to the wall because crafty friends really ARE the best! I cut little slits in the craft cart so I could add the smaller images inside the shelves of the cart.
Okay, that's it for me. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I've given you some inspiration for using some of the products from this awesome release.

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