Friday, January 20, 2023

Simon Says Stamp Hugs and Kisses releases Blog Hop Day 1

So happy to participate in the Simon Says Stamp Hugs release and Kisses release blog hop!
Make sure you use the above code if you purchase anything from the Simon store during this hop for a free stamp set! Simon is also giving away a $25 shopping spree. To enter just leave a comment on this post. For more chances to win, leave a comment on each participant's post on the hop! So fun!!

I hope you get lots of inspiration here today. Also, be sure to check out the Hugs and Kisses Gallery for even more inspiration!

I am sharing a couple of projects for the hop today. This first card features the Jumbled Hearts Background stamp from the Hugs release.
I made this card using an A2 size card base from smooth white cardstock. I then used another piece of white cardstock to create the heart stamped panel trimmed to leave a bit of a white border. I stamped the panel using the Jumbled Hearts Background stamp using copic friendly black ink. I then colored all the hearts using copic markers in pinks and reds. I then filled in the white spaces between the hearts with a black copic marker.
I then die cut the love sentiment using the Outline Love die using white cardstock for the shadow. Red cardstock for the outline and silver cardstock for the inside of the word. For dimension, I also die cut the love die from fun foam to pop up all the pieces using liquid glue. The sub-sentiment trimmed out from the pre-printed sentiments.

This next card uses the Nested Round Hearts dies from the Kisses release.
This card was also created using an A2 card base from smooth white cardstock. I also created the panel from white cardstock leave a bit of a border. Using distress ink I created a soft colorful background on the panel. I also splattered some gold mica paint on the background. The hearts were created using the Nested Round Hearts die.
I had some fun with alcohol inks to create the hearts for this card. On a piece of Yupo paper I added several alcohol inks to blend together to create this shiney marbled look. When it was all dry, I die cut a few of the smaller hearts from the die set. I also die cut the smallest heart from gold cardstock as well as the love you sentiment. I added the hearts in a fun arrangement on the card with foam squares for added dimension.

I will have all the affiliated links to all the products I used to make these cards below for your convenience. If you have any questions about these projects, please leave a comment. I have also provided the hop list at the end of this post. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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73 comments:

  1. What a fun release! Love the dies especially. Sweet Cards!

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  2. Second card is especially inspiring! Love it.

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  3. I love copic so this is a perfect card for me. It is so sharp and outstanding. Thanks

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  4. Amazing cards and new release. Your nested heart card is fabulous.

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  5. Love the psychedelic look of the jumbled hearts card!

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  6. Barbara, these are so amazing! ❤ I love how vibrant the colors are. I haven't made backgrounds with Yupo paper before, but I do have some, so I need to try this technique! And, the free stamp set is adorable!! 🍀

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  7. Ohhhh, I love the red one! Really COOL

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  8. Oh my GOOOODNESSSS these are just incredible!!!! Love love love

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  9. Gorgeous cards! I just love how you did the hearts with all those vibrant colors, just stunning.

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  10. love the alcohol ink hearts with the pops of gold, both cards are so lovely !

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  11. Love these bright colorful cards! The alcohol ink on those rounded hearts is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Stunning, stunning cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wow, those Yupo paper alcohol ink hearts are gorgeous! I'm not even halfway through the Hop but I think that is going to be my favorite card from this Blog Hop!

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  14. OOOO.. I love that 2nd one made using the Nested Round Hearts dies

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  15. These are stunning! I LOVE the alcohol ink hearts!

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  16. These are such pretty cards! I love the alcohol ink hearts, I think I might need to treat myself to that set!

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  17. Your use of bright colors is inspiring. Loved everything you showed us today!

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  18. I love your special gift - maximum impact that doesn't take all day! Thanks for great ideas.

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  19. I love the first card. Lot of work to color them in with copic markers but definitely worth it.

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  20. The second card is my favorite! So stunning. I definitely need to try the marbling technique with the alcohol inks.

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  21. OOOh - I LOVE the second card - love the fun colors on the hearts

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  22. Your cards are beautiful! I really love how you used the alcohol ink hearts and colored the panel...gorgeous!!

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  23. Both of your cards are beautiful! I love the backgrounds!

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  24. So many great options for the same hearts thank you

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  25. Love the mixed media look of the second card!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  26. Wonderful set of cards. The second one is so cool.

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  27. The alcohol ink hearts are so vibrant.

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  28. Love the stacking of hearts on the first card.
    The alcohol inks give a fantastic look to the
    other hearts. Great cards. thanks for sharing

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  29. I like the colors of the hearts.

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  30. Beautiful cards, the alcohol inked hearts look amazing, love the background for this card too, Cathy x

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  31. Gorgeous!!! Love all the examples.

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  32. Wow, both of these are so pretty! I think I have ordered almost everything you used here. LOL

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  33. Wow, the 2nd card is gorgeous. Love all the sharp bright colors and the design is fresh and new to me too

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  34. Those marbled hearts are amazing! So beautiful!

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  35. Love love Both of these cards, so pretty!!! The one looks like cookie hearts and the alcohol ink hearts on the other is just beautiful ❤️

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  36. Gorgeous cards! I love the background stamp and the colors on your first card! Beautiful alcohol ink colors for the awesome hearts on your second card!

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  37. Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Beautiful bright cards. Love the alcohol ink hearts

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  39. WOWSERS!!! Those cards art STUNNING!

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  40. Hi, Barbara - Your cards are both superb! I ADORE the second one, though. It's like a beautiful Cubist masterpiece exploding with color. Amazing. A "10"!!
    Lori S in PA

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  41. The jumbled hearts stamp is one of my favorites in this release! Your chunky hearts look like shiny jewels on the second card. So beautiful! TFS these. 😍

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  42. Oh wow, these are fantastic! Love them!

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  43. OMG! Love the nested hearts card. It is stunning.

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  44. Fantastic cards! I love your copic coloring on the first card. And your alcohol ink hearts on your 2nd card are gorgeous!

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  45. Beautiful cards. I especially enjoyed seeing the alcohol inked hearts.

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  46. Barbara your cards are stunning!!! Love'm! Absolutely delightful! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  47. Your jumbled hearts card is just gorgeous!! I love the second one as well. Thanks for the inspiration today.

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  48. Gorgeous cards! I really love the first!

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  49. Stunning inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. So very pretty! I really love the jumbled hearts! The hearts with the different inlays is gorgeous!

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  51. Wow!!!! Really Stunning cards!!!! Soooo Colorful and bright!!!!

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  52. Stunning cards! Alcohol inks are simply amazing!!

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  53. I love how it looks like those hearts are glowing. So cool.

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  54. These are both lovely, but the second card is to die for! Love love love it!

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  55. Beautiful cards. Love the deep colors. Amazing!

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  56. Wonderful cards! Your hearts are stunning!

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  57. Barbara, these cards are beautiful. The red heart background just really pops. The jewel tone hearts really look like beautiful gems!!

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  58. Your cards are just stunning! LOVE the second one best. This release is fabulous.

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  59. WOW! How beautiful! Your post is so inspiring I’m going to have to get a job so I can afford all the things!

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  60. Absolutely love your card designs for this release!!

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  61. Reminds me of batik fabric, so beautiful!

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  62. Both of your cards are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

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  63. I love how you colored the jumbled hearts background. Really nice work.

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  64. Wow, these are gorgeous! really love the alcohol ink hearts, so beautiful!

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  65. Your cards are just amazing, thanks for sharing

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