Simon Says Stamp | XOXO Greeting Cards

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.

Simon Says Stamp | XOXO Greeting Cards

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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.


Simon Says Stamp | XOXO Greeting Cards

Follow these instructions step by step to re-create this card:

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.


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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    1. All three cards are just fabulous! I especially love the pinks and blues together!

    1. Love how the same background stamp works in different ways by simply changing the color & focal point with sentiment. Thank you fir sharing!

    1. Such a versatile XOXO stamp. Thank you for the examples – it helps so much!

    1. Beautiful card Yana! I really love the floral die cut arrangement with the circle sentiment.
      Very Beautiful! Thank you!

    1. Hi, Yana – I was not sold on that XO background, although I considered it. Now I am seeing its merits. Thanks? I wish I would win one of these contests b/c this is an expensive hobby when SSS keeps crankin’ out awesome products! Hope you are healthy and happy as 2021 begins.
      Lori S in PA

    1. I always enjoy watching your videos. My go to card size is still A2, have tried the slimline yet, but i want to.

    1. These are so pretty! I really love the sentiments and the background on these

    1. The backgrounds are perfect to send these sentiments! Love the colors you chose, very cheerful and happy….just like a paper hug.!

    1. These are such gorgeous cards! I really love the colors you used and how you placed the sentiments on the background. 🙂

    1. Your cards are beautiful especially your coloring! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Gorgeous card, Yana! I love the colour combinations you’ve used and the clever designs! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Take care! 🙂

    1. Love the backgrounds with the watermark ink! Your cards are lovely!

    1. Love the paper hug. The background is great.
      It can be used year-long too. The little sentiments
      are cute. thanks for sharing

    1. Your cards are amazing, as always. Love the backgrounds and those beautiful flowers.

    1. Beautiful cards! I wish I could get the results you get with the white pen.

    1. Great XOXO subtle backgrounds as well as the prominent one on pink!! Great idea to cut the beautiful florals apart to frame the sentiment as well!! You teach me so much! Gorgeous cards using this new SSS release!

    1. You called them simple but all 3 cards are very pretty with the pastel colours, Yana. Love the XOXO backgrounds. Awesome SSS release.

    1. I cannot take how cute your tone-on-tone background looks with the XOXO cling stamp.

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