Simon Says Stamp Valentines Blog Hop + Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I love making valentines for the kiddos in my life. Simon Says Stamp has released some incredible heart-and-love-themed goodies that are perfect for this holiday, but great for all year round, too. They are must-haves!

Today I am putting some of these new goodies to good use for the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop. After hanging out here (note the giveaway!), be sure to hop on to the next person.

Here is my first Valentine’s card. It uses lots of the new SSS goodies, along with some Hero Arts Shadow Inks. (Aren’t those ink colors delicious!? I used Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Raspberry Jam and Soft Granite.)

By the way, don’t you just love that dotted background stamp from Hero Arts? Works with just about any project. I also adore that intricate “you” die (cut from the fabulous new Hero Arts Charcoal paper) along with the stamps to fit with it…

I used lots of the SSS heart stamps, along with the matching dies. I also cut 1” off the edge of the notecard so that the hearts hang off the edge and show a stamped piece peeking from the inside…

This card design could be changed up to have stars or other shapes.

Next I have a flower card made again with the heart stamps and dies. This one takes a bit of explaining…

I first cut a white panel and die cut one heart from it. I then die cut another heart directly across from it before filling in the space between to form a flower. I also used the heart to cut a leave and a craft knife to cut the flower stem.

Next I stamped the greeting in Hero Arts Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. (This is the *perfect* grey!) I used Hero Arts new Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (another must-have salmon color) to stamp some hearts on pink paper and Hero Arts Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (yes, you need it) on green paper. After die cutting with the matching heart dies, I used clear pop dots to adhere them behind the die cut flower so they peeked through. I added all this to a Charcoal notecard (new from Hero Arts – love them) and embellished…

Here is a peek at a few of the products I used. Love them all so much. Those heart stamps and dies are must-haves because they can be used all year long for card making or scrapbooking. (You can see all the new goodies HERE.)

Thank you for stopping by. Next, be sure to hop over to my awesomely wonderful friend Kelly Purkey. (And remember you can always stop by SSS if you need other links.)

How about a giveaway!? Leave a comment for your chance to win a Simon Goodie Bag! (Knowing Heidi from SSS – it will be a good one!) Giveaway closes 1/31 at 9:00amPST. Good luck.

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  1. Kim Thomas

    Simply gorgeous! You are amazing. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Take care. :)

  2. Again two wonderful cards! Thanks, Jennifer!

  3. Monica Massanyi

    Great card! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorites!

  4. Nancy

    I always love your cards, Jennifer. I get so many ideas from you!

  5. Love your ideas and personal strategies. That’s what makes possible having so many different works with the same main goodies. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love the “you make me smile” – perfect for valentines=)
    I’m hoping on:)

  7. ooooooohhhhhh, ahhhhh! These are just lovely. You greatly inspire me!

  8. Polly W

    Love your cards!! So fun and cute!

  9. Great cards! The background stamp on the first one is really starting to grow on me. You sure do a great job of using some of the same simple techniques to serve as the foundation for many cards and projects. It is so inspiring! Thank you!! :)

  10. Katrina H

    I love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I love the colors you used on that first card – it’s beautiful!

  12. Diane M

    I just love the cards you create!

  13. LynneZ

    Jennifer – Love both of your cards and all of the great stamps you used. Thanks for sharing. Your work always inspires me!

  14. Ashley N.

    Love all that pink!

  15. Pamela Bennett

    Love your cards!

  16. Awesome idea! I’m going to try that out now :) Thanks for sharing!

  17. Now I want all those inks! Just signed up for the online card class and came back to visit your blog and found these lovely Valentines!

  18. Alicia

    I’m so lovin’ this card. It’s absolutely cute that I wanna make one myself!

  19. JLBOhio

    Great cards! Love them both!!

  20. Jen Rodriguez

    I definitely need to get that heart stamp and die. They are so versatile!

  21. Cathy

    Gorgeous cards, as usual, Jennifer!

  22. Love the Valentine inspiration! And I have to go get the YOU dies and stamp set, I’ve had my eye on it forver, now it’s a done deal!

  23. Madeleine

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Thank you!

  24. Gill

    What beautiful cards. I love the way you have made the flower with the hearts.

  25. Hey Candy J

    Another winner Jennifer! Love it ALL!

  26. Diane Hanson

    I do have to purchase those large and small heart dies and stamps! Very versatile and lovely.

  27. Sharon Gray

    Love it ! You make stamping so easy.

  28. Cerina Doyle

    Oh Wow what gorgeous cards! I really love the dotted stamp in the first one and the second card is really beautiful, I love the cut outs :)

  29. Love all those hearts. So happy.

  30. Lisa Beeman

    Love your cards, very beautiful! I’m also loving the ink colors you used…may have to have those inks! ;)

  31. Gorgeous cards Jennifer. Love them both.

    Kat x

  32. Oh, I love these cards….all those beautiful shades of pink in the first one, and heart shaped petals in the second. Fabulous!

  33. Janet Skotnicki

    Love the cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Sarasa

    The cutout flowers pop beautifully on the white!

  35. Wonderful cards. I really love how you used the negative hearts to create the flower!

  36. Jennifer

    You are one of the best crafters out there! BEAUTIFUL cards, especially the flower one.

  37. These cards are beautiful Jennifer. Love the new dies and stamps.

  38. These cards are lovely, looks like I will have to pull my finger out and get a Valentine card sorted, everyone is so organised! xxx

  39. Love the heart petals!

  40. Shari

    hi there! these cards make me happy! :) (and i especially love hearts & pink cards!)
    thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  41. Tuba Anwar

    wow love the cardd!!!!! gorgeous

  42. Mel H

    Your cards are stunning as always…and your color choices always wow me!

  43. Fabulous cards!! LOVING those dies!

  44. jenny green

    thanks for the amazing giveaway!!! I just love your blog

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