Saturday, January 21, 2023

Kisses Blog Hop Day 2!

I am thrilled to be a part of Day 2 of Simon Says Stamp's Blog Hops, celebrating Simon Says Stamp's newest Kisses release!  When you combine this release with the release from December, you have Hugs and Kisses...and I have combined both releases in my cards, today, as they go together wonderfully!  I must admit, I had ALOT of fun with one of the new dies, and have made not one, not two, not three, but four cards to share with you today!   
I have used the Heart Chain in four slightly different ways!  For this first card, I partially die cut the hearts...
This made it possible and super easy to hang my die cut hearts on a silver string.  I used the new Rich Red Matte Metallic cardstock to die cut a row of hearts, then adhered them to the partial die cuts.  I put the string in the heaart and used a glue dot to adhere them closed, and also a glue dot behind them to adhere to the card.  I used a sentiment from the Forever Yours stamp set, from the Hugs release, and popped up on a card.  Here's a close up...

For the second one, I used some more of the die cut hearts, done with glossy blended cardstock and a new sentiment die from CZ Design...
This was simply done, using white die cuts from my third and fouth cards to layer.  I then die cut hearts from the Color Blend cardstock to use for my pink and red hearts.  The "love ya" is die cut and layered, and the top layer die cut with Simon Glossy Black.  Here's a close up...

Lest you think I forgot about the actual chain...my last two cards...
I used the chain, cut down to fit my A2 card.  I die cut it several times, layered, and used paint chips to fill in the colored hearts.  I used the new CZ Design "hi there" die, layered, as well.  I set the hearts in an opening bordered by popped up panels and silver strips.  I also added some Tonic drops for some bling.  Here's a close up...

Last but not least, the full chain...
There is a story with this card.  My 3yr old grandson was in my craftroom with me, having fun putting all the dies and die cuts from my desk all over my craftroom.  I had a number of leftover hearts and a die cut chain, so I put a double sided adhesive strip behind the chain, and had him put the hearts into the chain.  Thus they are not perfectly placed, but pretty close!  I didn't intend for it to be a card, as I had three made already, it was just done for fun!  After he left my house, I decided to turn his play into a card...and thus this card!  I added a Valentine's Day sentiment from a set from the Hugs release!  Here's a close up...
I had SO much fun making my projects...now it's your turn for some fun!  
Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comment sections, so the more hop blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win!  Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, January 25th, so make sure you check the Simon Blog on the 25th, to see if you are a winner!!  If you are a winner, you can email Simon to claim your prize.
The list of participants in today's hop are listed below...
A couple things before I go...don't forget the offer in the banner at the top of my post!  Simon is offering a FREE End of the Rainbow stamp set, with ANY purchase!  Simply use the code RBW23 when checking out, to get this gift!  Just remember the offer is only good until the end of the day on January 22nd, or until supplies last!  
Second...there was another blog hop yesterday at the Simon Blog, so hope you will check it out, for more celebration and inspiration!  
Thank you so much for stopping by, and keep on hopping!  
Hugs! Lisa

83 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of your cards. I especially loved the card with the string hearts.

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  2. I LOVE your CAS designs with these fun little heart dies!

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  3. Patti NienbergJanuary 21, 2023

    LOVE how you used the heart chain die! These cards are beautiful and inspiring! Thank you!

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  4. Glad Grandson was able to help with
    your card making. Hope he continues
    to find it fun. Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful card!

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  6. I LOVE banners---your heart one reminds me to take out my Valentine's banner that I made :) So cute

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  7. I love your cards! They are so simple, yet beautiful. My favorites are the string hearts and the pastels. Will try to make similar ones for my grandchildren.

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  8. Niki JorgensenJanuary 21, 2023

    I love the clean lines of your beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration... I can't wait to play.

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  9. Barbara LassiterJanuary 21, 2023

    Simplicity is an awesome look at times. Love these!

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  10. Love that heart chain die cut…thanks for sharing all your ideas!

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  11. Omg I love them all. The chain of hearts is so adorable. Your cards are simple yet stunningly beautiful!

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  12. Nancy K RodebergJanuary 21, 2023

    Clean and crisp cards! Love the examples of how to use the hearts!

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  13. Oh how your cards speak to me!! I love your clean designs!!

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  14. Love the simple, yet very striking, designs of your cards!

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  15. Denise BryantJanuary 21, 2023

    Sweet cards with all of these pretty hearts!

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  16. What great simple but beautiful cards! Love them all! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Jeanne RiceJanuary 21, 2023

    Your cards are all stunning! Love the CAS, the design and colors.

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  18. Such wonderful, clean cards. Love them all!

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  19. I have both the heart chain and the Love Ya dies coming my way already, but not I certainly would have ordered them after seeing your creative cards!! Kudos!

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  20. Jean SundquistJanuary 21, 2023

    What fun cards. I love the clean and simple look of them.

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  21. So simple yet very creative with using all your scraps and extras. Thanks for sharing your tip on how the hearts hang from the string. Love the look.

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  22. I love the clean design, so elegant in it's simplicity.

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  23. Charming!

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  24. Love what you did with this heart chain, and to think that a 3 year old helped, too❤

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  25. Thank you for showing different ways to use the heart chain. Such great cards!

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  26. Debbie EslingerJanuary 21, 2023

    simply design but gives off an elegant feeling

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  27. I love CAS cards and these are beautiful! So many ideas for one die.

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  28. So cute! I love the simplicity!

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  29. Love your ideas with the heart die.

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  30. Beautiful cards, but my favorite is the Hearts on a string. Thank you for the small tutorial.

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  31. Hi, Lisa - YOU NAILED IT! A "10"!! So far (shhhh) this is my favorite stop on the hop. I did not choose this die when I was ordering b/c I thought it too similar to a LFawn item I have. I'm ordering it after seeing your GORGEOUS CAS cards! TFS!!!!
    Lori S in PA

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  32. I love all of the beautiful cards you made with this 1 die!!!! Fabulous!!!!

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  33. Love the hearts on the string

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  34. I like the variety of cards you created with this heart chain.

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  35. Ooohh those are PERFECT!! Especially the hanging chain of hearts!

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  36. Really like the string of hearts made up shimmer cardstock.

    Merrill P

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  37. Fun set of cards. So clever to partially cut the hearts to make it easy to creat the string of hearts.

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  38. All of these are great!

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  39. Alexandra YJanuary 21, 2023

    Such beautifully clean and simple cards! Your grandson did a great job with the hearts on the 4th card!

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  40. So simple and so beautiful!

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  41. I love four different takes on this die. Beautiful cards!

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  42. Simple. Sweet. Lovely. Thank for sharing your cards! — Bridget N (j.bageln5@gmail.com)

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  43. Marj GuernseyJanuary 21, 2023

    I love all of these cards!

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  44. What fabulous cards, loving all these colorful hearts.

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  45. Sandra BaggarlyJanuary 21, 2023

    Great CAS cards!

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  46. Whew! So glad I ordered that die! Or else I would be placing a 3rd order! Love these so much!

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  47. Just love your cards. So simple and gorgeous!

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  48. So fun that you're teaching your grandson the joy of our craft. He's a lucky little boy!

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  49. The card who co-created with your grandson is my absolute favorite! I think accidental art always turns out the best!

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  50. Such versatility Lisa!!! Such a wonderful variety of cards with just these hearts! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  51. Wow! All of your cards have taken clean and simple to a new powerful level. Thanks for the inspiration today.

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  52. Your string of hearts card is perfection! And that new red card stock is gorgeous!

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  53. Laurie MielkeJanuary 21, 2023

    Love your first card with the hanging hearts string. That was so creative how you created the hanging “hooks” on the back. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. 😊

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  54. Very pretty cards. I love the simple, clean lines!

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  55. My grandson just turned one. I can't wait to craft with him like I did his dad and uncle.

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  56. All of your cards are so cute! I can see how versatile and fun this die is. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  57. I love all these cards. I say the more colorful, the better. Great job!

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  58. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  59. My daughters appreciate my crafting abilities, but were never ones to follow in my footsteps - my 4 year old granddaughter however loves to make cards with me - so I adore the fact that your grandson loves to help you too.

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  60. Great idea on the first card! Loved all the inspiration

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  61. Beautiful CAS designs! Love how clean they are!

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  62. Debbie FrankJanuary 22, 2023

    Adorable, all the clean and simple cards!

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  63. Gorgeous clean and simple cards! I love the hanging hearts!

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  64. You see so much personality with your cards! Love it

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  65. This is such a great idea, now I must get this heart die omg! 😍

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  66. Your CAS designs are simply genius! LOVE LOVE LOVE that first card!

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  67. I love this die and how you used it so many different ways. It's in my cart!

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  68. Your cards never disappoint. These are all wonderful. I absolutely love your style.

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  69. I love the heart string! It is such a great clean and simple card, and a great idea!!

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  70. Those cards are so much fun. There are so many ways to use that die set, Thanks for the ideas

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  71. LOVE all four of your cards, Lisa! Thanks for all of the great ideas for this fun die. I can remember my grandson in my craft room when he was little. He loved making cards with me and he also loved cleaning my stamps for me. (he's now 25!)

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  72. So clean and striking! Love it.

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  73. Love all the clean and simple designs of these cards. I can't wait to start playing once my order arrives! Thanks for the inspo!

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  74. LOVE how you used these fun products - very inspirational

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  75. That heart banner is so cute!

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  76. Patricia ColemanJanuary 23, 2023

    Absolutely love your card designs for this release!!

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  77. OMG! I love the idea of partial die cutting the chain of hearts to put it on a string! I am so going to try that. Thank you so much for the inspiration. All the cards are beautiful. I also craft with my young granddaughters and am amazed at their creativity πŸ’—

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  78. Love your CAS designs! TFS!

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  79. Love the last one it is my favorite

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  80. Such beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your talents.

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