It’s time for another Instagram Hop for the Simon Says Stamp, Kisses release. This release coordinates beautifully with the Hugs release from December 2022. I’m using products from both the Hugs & Kisses releases including:
GIVEAWAY TIME: Head to my Instagram page to hop along with all of the designers. One random commenter from each designers’ IG post will be chosen to receive a $25 gift coupon to use at Simon Says Stamp. There are 14 designers, meaning you have fourteen chances to win a gift card! Remember, w inners will be chosen from those who leave a comment on the posts. Simon Says Stamp will announce the winners on its Instagram feed on Tuesday, January 31. Link here to go to my Instagram page to get started! Look for the Kisses graphic shown above on each IG site to find the correct posts on the hop.
Here’s a look at what I made with these fun products. First I have an encouraging and/or celebratory, playful greeting card and two Valentine gift tags.
Wild Love Greeting Card
I made a card and two tags using the products listed above. I absolutely fell in love with the Wild Love set when I saw it and just had to purchase it. I also received the Animal Prints Stencil Set from Simon. I knew I wanted to use the the stamps and stencils together. Because the stencil prints don’t quite match up to the cute animals, I decided to give the wild ones a little makeover on the greeting card… shirts in wild animal prints. You could say I gave each wild one a fun alter ego! I chose four animals that did not have a T-shirt on so that I could customize my own shirts and prints. I used a fine-tip black marker to make the shirt neckline and sleeve markings.
For the background squares, I stenciled the animal prints as shown and cut them down to 2.5″ squares to fit the width of my card. I added white 1/8″ border pieces around the squares to frame them for a more finished look. The sentiments from the Yay You stamp set were stamped, die cut and attached to the card.
Love Ya and Valentine’s Day Gift Tags
I used the Love Ya die set, Wild Love stamp and coordinating die sets, and the Animal Stencil set for the tags. For the tag base, I used the largest tag from the Hero Arts Nesting Tag die set. I wanted to use two animals that I did not use on the greeting card so I chose the cat and elephant. They both already had striped shirts (hence, the reason I did not use them on the card) so I colored the stripes in to match the collection colors. Extra pieces of the stenciled cardstock from the greeting card were used as background accents pieces. I attached both black and white layered sentiment die cuts using foam tabs. That allowed me to slip the animal image down and behind the phrases. I added a cute black and pink hole reinforcement on the kitty tag. I made it using a 1/2″ circle punch and a hole punch. The Hero Arts Nesting Tag die set comes with hole reinforcement dies, too. (I forgot!) I attached some ribbon and twine to finish the tags.
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