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Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop | Kisses Release

Hi everyone!

Today is the second day of an amazing Blog Hop for the new Kisses release at Simon Says Stamp!

If you’re following along on the hop you probably got here from Dilay Nacar’s blog – but if not, you can start from the top at the Simon Says Stamp Blog! This hop is so much fun and filled with inspiration!

Be sure to leave a comment below (and at each stop on the hop) because Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to one commenter on each blog! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, January 25th.

AND, from now until 1/22 at 11:59 pm EDT you can use the code RBW23 and get the “End of the Rainbow” stamp set for FREE with any purchase (see image above for a pic of this set)!

Now for a little about my card….

I’m a sucker for a soft, romantic card, and I feel like this card is just that!  I love the painted look of the wreath and the script of the sentiment.  And I think the pastel blue bakers twine adds even more softness.

To make this card:

1. Use ink daubers to apply ink to the Painted Heart Wreath stamp. I applied a light color to the images, and then used my daubers to apply a darker color to the edges or middles of the images, depending on what I wanted. I used 2 colors for the hearts and three colors for the leaves just to give the image more depth. All my colors are listed below in my Supplies list.

2. Once you have the stamp inked, you can stamp it on your card panel. The nice thing
about this technique is that if you use a MISTI you can go back over any areas where
you want to add more color and re-stamp it.

3. Once you’ve stamped the image, you can cut down the panel and arrange your sentiment where you want it.

4. Apply anti-static powder to your panel, then stamp your sentiment in a black pigmentink and use clear embossing powder to heat emboss it.

5. Add foam adhesive to the back of your panel and tie a piece of bakers twine around
the top.

6. Adhere your panel to your card base.

7. Add a few sequins for a bit of shine!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for joining in on our Hop!  If you’re following along in order, your next stop will be Kim Hamilton and I can guarantee you won’t want to miss it!  The full list of blogs on the hop today are:

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

Heather Hoffman

Dilay Nacar

Jean Doeringsfeld

Kim Hamilton

Lorraine Aquilina

Be sure to check out the folks from yesterday’s hop as well as the Simon Says Stamp Kisses release gallery for tons of inspiration – and share your own project in the galleries so you can inspire others!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Karen Walker

    Soft and lovely; I love the CAS design!

  2. Patricia Coleman

    Absolutely love your card design for this release!!

  3. roxanne tellini

    A very cute way to use a stamped image in a new way! Very innovative thinking.

  4. Dee Earnshaw

    love the soft pretty colors

  5. Leigh Gardner

    Just a lovely card and the design can be used for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Leigh W Norris

    So cute! I always love adding the twine to my cards, just the perfect sweet finishing touch! Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

  7. Leah W.

    Well that’s darling! 🙂

  8. Stacy V

    Beautiful card! I feel I could do some serious replicating with this design!

  9. AmyG

    That is a beautiful, delicate and sweet card.

  10. Karen Baughman

    Lovely. So fun to use just the top of the wreath.

  11. Tijana Zivkovic

    You just persuade me to get this stamp set lol I love your card!

  12. Jennifer Powell

    Love the blues and greens

  13. Heather Jacobs

    This card is so pretty! I love how delicate it is!

  14. Sandra Baggarly

    Thanks for sharing your lovely card! So pretty.

  15. Debbie Frank

    Super sweet card!

  16. Stacey Kowbel

    Lovely card! The colours are such a pretty choice in your design!

  17. Christine Hannan

    Lovely card and a great idea.

  18. Rosemary D

    Love the sweet simplicity of your card. So pretty.

  19. Bridget N

    Such a sweet and pretty card! TFS 🙂

  20. Marisela Delgado

    So lovely! Awesome!

  21. Marisela Delgado

    So lovely!

  22. Dorothy Ayotte

    What a sweet clean and simple card. Love it!

  23. Shawna j eddy kissell

    Just darling.

  24. berryblue

    So pretty and soft. I love the way you raised the inside panel for depth.

  25. Connie Johnson

    Jean, so fun to meet you here! Your card is Elegant with a capital “E”!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  26. Amy Potts

    This is a very sweet card, and it makes me wish for spring!

  27. Jeanne Rice

    Such a pretty and romantic card.

  28. Miesje Flach

    Simply beautiful! One of my favorites!

  29. Cindi Green

    So beautiful and fresh. I love this card!

  30. Rebekka Reed

    Beautiful card, love the color choice.

  31. Marj Guernsey

    I think your card is so peaceful and pretty!

  32. Janet D.

    So beautiful!

  33. Merrill P

    a very dainty and pretty card

  34. Reeann Bahde

    Love Love Love the wreath and the script

  35. Barbara-Jean

    Your card is delicate in its coloring and its simplicity.

  36. Angie

    Very pretty!

  37. Alexandra Y

    So beautiful! The card is stunning and your photographs are incredible! (I love that little bird you staged with!)

  38. Sue D

    So pretty with the blue hearts.

  39. Savannagh Kacey

    I love your clean, gentle approach to card design. That valentine feels like a sweet hug!

  40. Gayle C.

    Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for sharing your ideas on this new release.

  41. Maureen Reiss

    This is Gorgeous!!! I love that you used this stamp in a non wreath look!!

  42. Kris Reeves

    That sentiment is the title of a song that Kenny G plays his sax too! My husband didn’t know the words to the song but knew I loved the way Kenny G played it, so one Christmas, he wrote the words and sang them to me on Christmas Eve. I bawled, of course, while he was singing it! Obviously I love that sentiment!

  43. Terry Deason

    Very pretty

  44. Lori Spitzer

    Love this CAS design and your ability to capture it in photos. It’s gorgeous! TFS –
    Lori S in PA

  45. Sharron Moerke

    Gorgeous card!!!♥️

  46. Veronica Hunt

    Beautiful and very elegant card. Love the simplicity and the different colors. Not always red for valentine!

  47. Giselle D.

    Very pretty! Love the soft colours.


    Such a charming card!!!

  49. Michelle Bethel

    Simply sweet

  50. Debbie Eslinger

    simple but elegant

  51. Joanne Travis

    The blue is so pretty here and your photography is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  52. Kay Furnish

    I have so much Baker’s Twine that I forget to use these days. I love how your card turned out!

  53. Jean Sundquist

    I love your sweet card!

  54. Nancy S

    Beautiful card!

  55. Cyndi Morris

    Love that beautiful, clean card!

  56. Kim Lundstrom

    Such a beautiful card!

  57. Jeanne Rice

    Such a soft romantic card. So pretty.

  58. Nancee Purdum

    What a beautiful card! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

  59. Denise Bryant

    So pretty! Love the colors! This heart wreath design is one of my favorites of the release!

  60. Ann H

    Beautiful simple card!

  61. Janet Simmons

    I love animal prints so I’m loving your card!

  62. Nancy K Rodeberg

    Sweet card and I love your vignette!

  63. Gayle I.

    Very, very sweet card!

  64. Barbara Lassiter

    This is a beautiful card!

  65. Mary Holshouser

    Your card is so delicate .
    Beautiful. thanks for sharing

  66. Sharon Gullikson

    So simple. So cute. It looks folk artish. I LOVE the blue….

  67. Jewel Allen

    Such pretty soft colors! Love it – thank you for sharing!

  68. Lori

    Very pretty card!
    Thanks for sharing.

  69. Pam D

    Such a beautiful card….great instructions too!

  70. Meghan Kennihan

    I love your CAS design and your twine accent! Stunning!


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

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