Simon Says Stamp | XOXO Greeting Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway
The latest release from Simon Says Stamp, Love You, Too has me feeling inspired to rush to my craft room and make cards. I have 3 simple projects to share using the new XOXO background stamp.
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I love the font used for the XOXO background. It is fun & playful and works for many card styles, beyond Valentine’s Day and Love-themed cards. I had the background stamped in watermark ink for a tone on tone look and subtle background on 2 of the cards I’m sharing today. I also heat embossed it in white on colored cardstock for a more prominent background. I love both results. It would also look fabulous stamped in black on white for a striking and eye-catching background.
PAPER HUG CARD INSTRUCTIONS
Follow these instructions step by step to re-create this card:
- Stamp XOXO background using MISTI stamping tool onto Sea Glass cardstock in watermark ink. Trim panel to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″, adhere to A2 white card base.
- Stamp floral cluster from the Best Friend Ever stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock.
- Color florals from Copic markers: RV34, RV11, RV00, BG45, B000, G99, YG63. Add highlights using a Sakura white gelly roll pen. Cut the image out using the coordinating die. Cut the flowers apart using scissors.
- Stamp “This is a Paper Hug” sentiment, cut out using a circle die. Arrange flowers around the sentiment. Foam mount onto the card.
- Stamp and color little flies from the Light Me Up stamp set. Color with B000 marker. Cut out and foam mount onto the card.
- Embellish card with clear droplets.
The other two cards are very similar but use slightly different supplies, the idea for all 3 projects is the same – a fun XOXO background, an awesome sentiment, and some embellishments to top it all off.
I also used: Magnolia Cottage and coordinating dies (I can’t wait to use this stamp set as intended, to make a cottage), Introverts Unite stamp set and coordinating dies (this set has some really cool sentiments), and Stacking Animals stamp set (the cute mouse) and coordinating dies.
If you arrived from Caly Person the next stop on this hop is Suzy Plantamura. You can also start over on Simon Says Stamp blog.
GIVEAWAY AND PROMO!
Use code HUGS4U2 to get Faraway Hugs 6×8 stamp set with a $100 purchase. Ends 1/18 at 11:59 pm EST.
Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 20th of January.
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Lonya MathysJanuary 17, 2021
Great cards. The backgrounds are especially nice.
Sharon GulliksonJanuary 17, 2021
I just love the colors you chose–so fresh and springy.
Melissa BaskinJanuary 17, 2021
Beautiful cards, your card color selection is great
lhyden1January 17, 2021
Yana, I love all you do, but this card really touches my heart, adorable.
Tina AndersonJanuary 17, 2021
Great cards, Yana! I love your color choices.
fondarushJanuary 17, 2021
Lee MinerJanuary 17, 2021
Agreed the XO stamp makes a great background! Great cards.
sharzar4January 17, 2021
The backgrounds are just entrancing.
Angela LaverieJanuary 17, 2021
Loving this release from SSS.and your cards are so super cute
GoldaJanuary 17, 2021
Beautiful cards! I love those sentiments.
ScraporcraftJanuary 17, 2021
NIce backgrounds and color mixes. Great shares.
Sue DJanuary 17, 2021
So cute with the XO background. Pretty colors too.
Kristine SJanuary 17, 2021
I’m really getting inspired with the XO stamp
HanhJanuary 18, 2021
Beautiful cards! Love the designs and colors!
Patt H.January 18, 2021
I love these beautiful cheery cards! The XOXO Background is wonderful & right at the top of my wish list!
DewyWorksJanuary 18, 2021
I am absolutely loving the xoxo background stamp! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Christine CraigJanuary 18, 2021
Such beautiful work very inspirational Thanks for sharing
hugs Christine x
Sandra BaggarlyJanuary 18, 2021
Very cute! Thanks for sharing.
Beth MerrillJanuary 18, 2021
I love that fun background stamp!
Miriam PrantnerJanuary 18, 2021
Wonderfully CAS! I love that XOXO background!
Karyn K SiemeringJanuary 19, 2021
I love this background stamp!!! I can’t wait to get mine
Andrea MurdockJanuary 19, 2021
your cards are gorgeous
Jade McClungJanuary 19, 2021
What special and sensational cards! I like the colors.
Kym MaxwellJanuary 20, 2021
I simply must have this background stamp!!! Soooo versatile and unlike anything I already have!!! Your cards are gorgeous as always!!! Thanks for sharing!! Big Hugs!
tina zJanuary 20, 2021
so beautiful and elegant.
Heather MillsJanuary 20, 2021
These are so pretty!! I really like the “paper hugs” card!
tara princeAugust 30, 2021
so very pretty