Thursday, January 20, 2022

And Back Again Blog Hop!

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:
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!!  
Hugs!! Lisa

73 comments:

  1. Both are adorable and love the sentiment.

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  2. I LOVE the stitching! Great designs!

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  3. What a wonderful sentiment on the first one. Good for kids, husband, anyone. And the stitching is such a cool idea...

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  4. The layered hearts is a cute idea!

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  5. Super idea to make a 3D heart! Love the cards.

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  6. Both are awesome cards for Valentine's Day!

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  7. 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.

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  8. I love the classy look of your cards! Those sentiments are unique!

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  9. Wow!!! Amazing cards!!! I love the stitching!!

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  10. Those 3-d hearts are pretty cool!

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  11. Stunning! The layers on the heart ❤️ are so pretty!

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  12. wonderful cards - LOVE the sewn hearts - awesome look

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  13. Lisa, I am seriously stunned by your cards! They are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. :)
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  14. The layered hearts are such an effective way to add interest and personality to a card.

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  15. Love your dimensional hearts. That sentiment has always been one of my favorites! 😍

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  16. Hi, Lisa- Love the CAS look of both your cards. Also love the deep, rich reds and fuchsia/magenta colors you used. Fabulous work!
    Lori S in PA

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  17. Really like both of your cards! The colors are gorgeous!

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  18. Love the sewn hearts! Fun card.

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  19. Oh my! Loving the stitched hearts! I want to try this. Love is in the air.

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  20. Love your cards. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  21. Adding stitching is a cute idea.

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  22. Wonderful, sweet cards. Love those colors.

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  23. Such pretty cards and I love your stitched hearts!

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  24. 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.

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  25. Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing…

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  26. Your cards are beautiful & love that you stitched the heart!

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  27. This is beautiful! I really like those sentiments - I didn't order that set and may need to put in another order!

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  28. Fabulous cards! Cool stitching, you sold me on that die cut heart! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Pretty cards! I love the dimension and the sentiments!

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  30. Great idea layering hearts with stitching. Stunning cards!

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  31. I love how you stitched the hearts! You upped the game there!

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  32. Great layers for the heart.

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  33. I'm loving all the layers on the hearts on these wonderful cards! Thanks for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

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  34. Cute cards! I love the dimensional hearts!

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  35. What a romantic sentiment!

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  36. 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.

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  37. Howdy Lisa - aww great cards. These SSS dies, stamps and sentiments are so very nice!

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  38. Fun idea to layer the hearts.
    Great colors. thanks for sharing
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  39. Love these cards. Love the design and the sentiments used. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. 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!

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  41. Great Valentine's Day cards!

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  42. Beautiful and creative cards, Lisa. I especially love the sentiment on the first card. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day.

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  43. Love everything about your cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Fantastic cards, Lisa. I love the sentiment on the first card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. These cards are just my style--simple and uncluttered. So pretty!

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  46. Adorable!! Love the 3D hearts and the use of the sentiments in different ways. SO CUTE!

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  47. 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.

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  48. These cards are fabulous. So much dimension but still totally mailable. I LOVE that.

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  49. Cool way to make the heart

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  50. Your cards are so creative, love them!

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  51. What a great idea, to use the stitching on the hearts. Opens up lots of possibilities with other die cuts!

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  52. 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!?

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  53. Both cards are awesome but I really love the first one. The embossed sentiment is so sharp (and its a great sentiment too)!

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  54. Both cards are very cute and sweet. I love the sentiment on the first card.

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  55. Love all the heart layers in these card designs and the stitching adds a wonderful touch!

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  56. Your cards are both so sweet! Love the dimension with the heart and the classic look to both!

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  57. The layered hearts are great!

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  58. Scoring multiple hearts and stitching them down the middle is a great idea, Lisa. Loved both of your cards, especially the first one.//Giselaine E

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  59. The sentiment on the first card is fantastic, and I love that layered stitched element on each card - lovely bit of dimension and interest!

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  60. I love the sentiment and the stitched layered hearts !!

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  61. Such stunning cards! The stitched hearts add great dimension.

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  62. Wow, love the card designs and the dimension.

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  63. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Love this idea. Definitely stealing!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa