I'm so happy to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, celebrating Simon's TWO newest releases, To the Moon, which came out last month, and And Back Again, which was released yesterday!! Both releases are filled with lots of love, for Valentine's Day and everyday...for the love of your life, or a friend for life! I have used the very cool new Folding Heart and Window die for both cards, sweet new sentiment stamp sets for both cards, and the new Outline Love die for the second card...
I die cut three of the hearts from three different colored striped papers. I used a guide and piercing tool, and pierced holes down the centers of all three hearts. I used floss to sew them together. This is what they look like from the side. I know it may be thinking way too much, but I started with light pink and ended with red, kind of thinking of the sentiment...
Then I stamped two of the sentiments from the XL Love Greetings stamp and die set. I adhered the die cut "heart you" over the three sewn hearts, and stamped both the sentiments with versamark and black embossed. Here's a close up...
I so love it when you stamp with versamark and black emboss, the shine is wonderful...
The second one, much like the first, different color, with different sentiments...
I used Simon Sweets colored ink to brush on ink to the die cut sentiment as well as to the embossed paper along the border. I used a sentiment from the new Love You Bunches stamp set to go with the Outline Love die cut. Here is a picture of the layers on this one, different shades of pink below the top layer...
And here's a close up...
I have had so much fun making my cards, and the fun for you is just beginning!
Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comments section, so leave a comment for a chance to win! The winners will be posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, January 26th, so make sure you check the blog on the 26th, to see if you're a winner!
The list of participants for today's blog hop are below:
Lisa Addesa<------YOU ARE HERE
Don't forget the offer in the banner at the top of the post...a free Love Gnome stamp set with any purchase! The offer is good until the end of the day on Janurary 23, or until supplies last, so don't wait! Also, there is a second blog hop tomorrow at the Simon Blog, so check back with the Simon Blog tomorrow, for more wonderful inspiration using these two new releases! Thanks for stopping by...keep hopping!!
Both are adorable and love the sentiment.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the stitching! Great designs!ReplyDelete
I love these!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful sentiment on the first one. Good for kids, husband, anyone. And the stitching is such a cool idea...ReplyDelete
The layered hearts is a cute idea!ReplyDelete
Super idea to make a 3D heart! Love the cards.ReplyDelete
Both are awesome cards for Valentine's Day!ReplyDelete
I ADORE your stitched hearts on your card. It's like a mini book and I just adore little books. Your cards are so clever and you've inspired me to make something like it for Valentine's day.ReplyDelete
I love the classy look of your cards! Those sentiments are unique!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Amazing cards!!! I love the stitching!!ReplyDelete
Those 3-d hearts are pretty cool!ReplyDelete
Stunning! The layers on the heart ❤️ are so pretty!ReplyDelete
wonderful cards - LOVE the sewn hearts - awesome lookReplyDelete
Lisa, I am seriously stunned by your cards! They are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
The layered hearts are such an effective way to add interest and personality to a card.ReplyDelete
Love your dimensional hearts. That sentiment has always been one of my favorites! 😍ReplyDelete
Both cards are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Hi, Lisa- Love the CAS look of both your cards. Also love the deep, rich reds and fuchsia/magenta colors you used. Fabulous work!ReplyDelete
Lori S in PA
Really like both of your cards! The colors are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love the sewn hearts! Fun card.ReplyDelete
Oh my! Loving the stitched hearts! I want to try this. Love is in the air.ReplyDelete
Love your cards. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a great idea!ReplyDelete
Adding stitching is a cute idea.ReplyDelete
Wonderful, sweet cards. Love those colors.ReplyDelete
Such pretty cards and I love your stitched hearts!ReplyDelete
Love the cards!ReplyDelete
The sentiment on the first card is one of my favorite sayings, so I have got to have that set! Both of your cards are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing…ReplyDelete
Your cards are beautiful & love that you stitched the heart!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I really like those sentiments - I didn't order that set and may need to put in another order!ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards! Cool stitching, you sold me on that die cut heart! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Pretty cards! I love the dimension and the sentiments!ReplyDelete
so so sweet!!ReplyDelete
Great idea layering hearts with stitching. Stunning cards!ReplyDelete
I love how you stitched the hearts! You upped the game there!ReplyDelete
Great layers for the heart.ReplyDelete
I'm loving all the layers on the hearts on these wonderful cards! Thanks for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)ReplyDelete
Cute cards! I love the dimensional hearts!ReplyDelete
What a romantic sentiment!ReplyDelete
The sentiments this release are just amazing. Very hard not to add to cart. Love all the hop inspiration including your mistake you so much for your inspiring creations.ReplyDelete
Howdy Lisa - aww great cards. These SSS dies, stamps and sentiments are so very nice!ReplyDelete
Fun idea to layer the hearts.ReplyDelete
Great colors. thanks for sharing
Love these cards. Love the design and the sentiments used. Wow. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love that sentiment used in the first card! Both cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us and providing inspiration... always!ReplyDelete
Great Valentine's Day cards!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and creative cards, Lisa. I especially love the sentiment on the first card. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
Love everything about your cards!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Fantastic cards, Lisa. I love the sentiment on the first card. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
These cards are just my style--simple and uncluttered. So pretty!ReplyDelete
Adorable!! Love the 3D hearts and the use of the sentiments in different ways. SO CUTE!ReplyDelete
Love this ecards - the red with a clean black on white is really elegant (plus agree with others the sentiment is great) and I love the striped pink, I think the stripes make it special.ReplyDelete
These cards are fabulous. So much dimension but still totally mailable. I LOVE that.ReplyDelete
Cool way to make the heartReplyDelete
Your cards are so creative, love them!ReplyDelete
What a great idea, to use the stitching on the hearts. Opens up lots of possibilities with other die cuts!ReplyDelete
Oh, your cards! So sweet! I love the paper, the colors! (Yeah- the black- heat embossed....!) How many layer is the pink 'love' sentiment die!?ReplyDelete
Both cards are awesome but I really love the first one. The embossed sentiment is so sharp (and its a great sentiment too)!ReplyDelete
Both cards are very cute and sweet. I love the sentiment on the first card.ReplyDelete
Love all the heart layers in these card designs and the stitching adds a wonderful touch!ReplyDelete
Your cards are both so sweet! Love the dimension with the heart and the classic look to both!ReplyDelete
The layered hearts are great!ReplyDelete
Scoring multiple hearts and stitching them down the middle is a great idea, Lisa. Loved both of your cards, especially the first one.//Giselaine EReplyDelete
The sentiment on the first card is fantastic, and I love that layered stitched element on each card - lovely bit of dimension and interest!ReplyDelete
I love the sentiment and the stitched layered hearts !!ReplyDelete
Such stunning cards! The stitched hearts add great dimension.ReplyDelete
Wow, love the card designs and the dimension.ReplyDelete
Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Love this idea. Definitely stealing!ReplyDelete