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.

68 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are all stunning! I LOVE your backgrounds! Just gorgeous!

L said...

WOW!
You have been busy creating!
Thanks for showcasing this new release with all of your cards.
They are all wonderful!

Jewel said...

LOVE the champagne cardstock! Thank you for sharing!

sharon g said...

The background stamps steal the show, as far as I'm concerned. They are WONDERFUL!

Mary Holshouser said...

The spun glass embossing is fantastic.
Love the balloon in the shape of a
heart. Great projects. thanks for
sharing.

Jean G. said...

Your cards are beautiful. If I had to pick one, I think it would be the rainbow colored one, but I also like the simplicity of the heart chain. I’m so glad they made it so long!!!

Pam D said...

Thanks for creating so many examples to spark our creativity!

Nancy R. said...

Wonderful selection of cards Barb! I am really loving your heart chains in gold going at an angle!

Jan S said...

Loved looking at your cards Getting some great ideas today.

Gayle I. said...

Love the creative style in all of your cards!

Ann H said...

Gorgeous cards! Very creative.

Denise Bryant said...

Great variety of cards with the new designs! I especially love the Jumbled Hearts design!

NPurdum56 said...

That's a lot of cards! Love them all! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the heart chain card. It also looks quick and easy, yet so elegant.

Kim Lundstrom said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!

Cyndi said...

Great showcase of this amazing release! I'm especially loving the Heart Chain die set -- that one's definitely on my wish list!

Nancy S said...

Beautiful cards!

Jean S said...

I love your creativity! What great cards.

corky.kay@verizon.net said...

I really like all your cards, but that Love Ya over the Lace Hearts background has to be my favorite! Great job on all of your creations!

Joanne said...

Wow! You have been busy making such gorgeous cards! Very hard to pick a favorite but I know that the Champagne matte card stock is going on my list! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity, Barb.

JoAnn said...

Wow, a great array of beautiful cards. Really love the last one with the pretty roses.

Michelle said...

Great cards

Frannie R said...

The heart chain card using the Champagne Cardstock is so elegant! It is my favorite.

Giselle said...

So many great cards!

Veronica said...

Beautiful cards. Love your diversity with them.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful cards!!!♥️

Sra. Spitzer said...

GAAA ! Barb, you have offered us a visual feast!! The Heart Chain card w/ the matte gold stock is amazing... and the pet sympathy card is beautiful. I have recently (unfortunately) had to send three pet sympathy cards. It's great to have such a terrific idea for those cards. I also love the "Love Ya" card and the floral is gorgeous. TFS!!
Lori S in PA

Tami B. said...

As I was clicking on your name I thought to myself, "I wonder how many she's gonna have for us today?" You always give us so many beautiful projects to look at and these are no exception.

Gayle said...

So many wonderful cards, I'm not sure where to begin but absolutely love the champagne heart chain card.

Terry Deason said...

Gorgeous cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

Love that jumbled hearts stamp and the beautiful heart chain. Loads to love for sure! TFS

Kris in Alaska said...

The jumbled hearts stamp is intriguing but I must admit that the heart chain is my favorite!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wowzeers!!!!! Soooo many Beautiful cards!!!! I Love the Heart Chain card!!!!

Sue D said...

I like the variety of cards you created.

Alexandra Y said...

So many wonderful cards! Thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration!

Anonymous said...

So many interesting cards here; like the hearts made into a balloon.

Merrill P

Janet D. said...

What a wonderful selection of cards, great job!

Cindi G said...

I enjoyed these cards a lot! The embossing folder is beautiful and I love the new Love ya die! Great job!

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing so many great cards!

Miesje Flach said...

Perfectly amazing cards - love them all and really like the champagne colored hearts.

Savannagh Kacey said...

Your use of color is so inspiring! Also, love the string of hearts card. You nailed the proportion of solids/hugs/heart frames perfectly.

Amy Loren said...

Yes, I am definitely inspired! Thank you!

Connie said...

Barb, you've been one very creatively busy lady! AND thankfully for us you share! Stunning cards! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Bonnie Lynn said...

Wow! What a gorgeous set of cards! Thank you for the inspiration today.

Unknown said...

The spun glass embossing folder is so intricate and beautiful! You shared so many great cards!

Nandini said...

All the cards are simply fabulous!

Shawna said...

Your cards are beautiful. I like the watercolor rose the best.

DorothyA said...

Fantastic cards! Such great variety of cards and products! I will be returning for inspiration.

Trudy Lanoux said...

Wow! What great cards, and so many cute ideas. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Awesome cards and great ideas! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Bridget N said...

Such pretty cards! You did a great job showcasing the release products. TFS:-)

Rosemary said...

Absolutely lovely set of cards.

Christine Hannan said...

Wow! These were all great cards. I enjoyed seeing previous ones as I am fairly new to Simon Says

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many fantastic designs! I rally love the heart balloon and heart paw print!

Dfrank said...

Barb, you’ve been a busy gal! Love how you showcased the new release!

Heather Jacobs said...

Great cards Barb! Way to show off the release! There are so many must haves!

Tijana Z said...

Beautiful cards, love the diversity of them!

Mirella said...

Great collection, Barb! I am loving that embossing folder - it makes a beautiful background, which you showcased so well!

Karen Baughman said...

I love them all espey the heart chain with the champagne cardstock.

AmyG said...

All you designs are fabulous. The string of heart, those background stamp, all he colors make are so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joy Meadows said...

Such pretty cards, Barb. I love the one with the heart chain using the champagne cardstock. Just beautiful!!

Leah W. said...

These are all so sweet, each in their own way... TFS!

Leigh said...

These are gorgeous! I especially love the gold slimline card! I'm loving all of the inspiration from all of these bloggers! Thanks for doing what you do to inspire the creativeness!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow - thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards - love their design layouts

RockSeaTea said...

Hard to pick a favorite here- they are all so good! WTG on "Slaying" it this release.

Patricia Coleman said...

Absolutely love your card designs for this release!!

Karen said...

Your cards are wonderful! If I had to pick a favorite, it would probably be the Jumbled Hearts one--love that look!

Shar Zar said...

The champagne and hugs cards is just gorgeous.