Hi there! I am thrilled to be a stop on Day 1 of the Hugs & Kisses Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Alberto Gava, and your next stop is Vicky Papaioannou. You can also start back at the beginning at the Simon Says Stamp Blog. After a little holiday break, we are celebrating both the Simon Says Stamp Hugs release from December 2022 and the brand new Kisses release from January 2023! Both of these releases are love-themed, and many of the products work beautifully together. I have two blushing projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
Every few weeks, we get little glimpses of springtime with some lovely mild temperatures, and I was channeling those memories of pleasant spring days when I worked on these projects. I realized after I created them that the color palette was very similar to my projects from the November Holiday Sparkle Blog Hop, this time with a floral springtime vibe! I can’t seem to get enough of that blushy cardstock paired with metallic accents, and both of these cards feature that soft pink, this time paired with the new Champagne Matte Cardstock and a ton of new and old goodies!
My first card features the Heart Panes die from the Hugs release, die cut from the new Champagne Matte Cardstock. The heart opening in the center is the perfect size to fit the “sending love” greeting from the new From the Heart Messages stamp set. I cut a piece of blush colored cardstock down to A2 size, then arranged my champagne cover plate die cut over the top of the blush background and placed the entire panel inside my MISTI. I placed the stamp from the From the Heart Messages set in the center and closed the door, then removed the die cut.
I heat embossed the greeting using Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder, which was a near-perfect match for the Champagne Matte Cardstock. After I had embossed the greeting in the center, I lightly blended some Cheeky ink around the edges to add a little extra dimension to the background. I adhered the cover plate die over the top of the blended, embossed background panel.
To accent the heart, I wanted to add some simple die cut flowers from that same blush cardstock. I die cut the Etched Magnolia Blossom and Blossom Vine dies from the blush cardstock, then die cut some foliage from the leftover panes of Champagne cardstock using the Privet Branch die. I lightly blended some more Cheeky ink around the edges of the die cut magnolia pieces using a small blending brush and adhered the pieces using both liquid and foam adhesive for lots of dimension. I arranged the die cuts in a swag around the foil heart and sentiment, adding a sentiment strip and some Champagne Glitter Drops for some more sparkle!
My second card features the same color scheme, this time using the Flourishing Bloom cover plate die to create a lovely floral background! I began with another A2 panel of the blush cardstock, blended around the edges with Cheeky ink to add some extra interest to the background. I then die cut the Flourishing Bloom cover plate die from the Champagne Matte Cardstock and mounted it on the blush background using liquid adhesive.
To accent the foiled foliage, I die cut the Flourishing Bloom cover plate from another panel of the blush cardstock, then used my sharp scissors to trim each of the individual flowers off of the large die cut. I used the same small blending brush with Cheeky ink to add some extra dimension to the blooms. This helps them pop from the background a bit! I adhered all of the die cut blooms to the floral background using foam tape to help give them even more interest and dimension.
For the greeting, I used the brand new Hi There sentiment die set. I die cut the background layer from some heavyweight vellum, then adhered the detail layer cut from some Champagne Matte Cardstock. I popped the sentiment up with some thin strips of foam tape, hidden behind the solid portion of the die cuts to keep it from showing through the semi-transparent vellum! I also added some Champagne Glitter Drops to the center of the flowers. Lots of height and texture on this card’s background!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaways and freebie information!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to each stop on the hop. The winner will be selected from the comments and announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on January 25, 2023! To be entered to win, simply leave a comment on each blog across the hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Simon Says Stamp is also adding a sweet little freebie with purchase. Simply add code RBW23 at checkout to receive the Rainbow 3×4 stamp set with your order!
Your next stop is Vicky Papaioannou Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
These are beautiful! So elegant in the soft pink and metallic!
Robin Phillips says
Yes, it is very elegant! Love it!
Absolutely stunning cards, the colors work perfectly with the design.
Absolutely beautiful card!
Beautiful cards! I love the blush color that you chose!
Barb Deichl says
What a fun release! Love the dies especially. Sweet Cards!
Mary Holshouser says
So elegant and refined.
Beautiful card. thanks for sharing
kimberly mattison says
So elegant and beautiful!
Michele Tindall says
By far my favorite card! Absolutely stunning!
Oh my gosh, how elegant. Beautiful and so calming to look at. Thank you for sharing.
Karen N says
Absolutely gorgeous cards.
Leah W. says
What charming, calming, pretty cards!
Carla Hundley says
Lovely cards. I love
the first one with the
Carla from Arizona
Love the florals with the heart and the colors are absolutely beautiful!
Stunning, elegant cards. They can be used for so many occasions!
Susan sonnier says
WOW! These cards are so elegant
Sharon Gullikson says
The pink and gold look wonderful together. I’ve never tried that combo. NICE
Gayle Chrvala says
Beautiful and elegant. Great new release.
Gayle I. says
Simply breathtaking! Love your colors and design!
Wow! This is just stunning!
Elydrith Hayness we says
Your creations are absolutely gorgeous!!!
Simply elegant and beautiful! Thanks for your inspiration!
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Savannagh Kacey says
Your sophisticated use of color tells the whole story of this card. It’s tasteful and heartwarming!
Debbie F says
Gorgeous colors! Very elegant looking. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your designs/creations.
Kay Furnish says
Are the pastels an understatement? No!! What a beautifully serene card!! Thanks so much for sharing. Nicely done!
Jennifer vG says
Such beautiful cards! I love the soft pink and matte champagne together.
Elle Robinson says
Such a pretty card. I am leaning to call that stamp a dogwood… with a little different coloring. 🙂
Alexandra Y says
Stunning! I love the soft pink with the champagne cardstock!
Veronica Hunt says
Wow, I love how you used the same color scheme and the flowers on top. Adorable cards!
Bridget N says
Your cards are truly beautiful. Breathtaking!! TFS 🙂
Cyndi Morris says
Stunning, elegant cards! That color is absolutely gorgeous.
Dee Earnshaw says
wow – love the color combo – stunning and so elegant
Wow! Your cards are both elegant and beautiful!
Jeri Thompson says
So soft and pretty
Michelle Longley says
These are so elegant! I absolutely love them!
I love the layering dies on the flowers. Your dimension is stunning! Beautiful monochromatic colors with gold accents!
Such an elegant card.
Kathy j in Ellicott City says
These are so elegant.
Your cards never disappoint!
Your cards are lovely 💖
I love the softness of the colors on these cards. So delicate and beautiful!
Janelle L says
So pretty ❤️
Barbara Lassiter says
These are just stunning!
Holly Jackson says
Gorgeous cards and color palette Emily!
SHERYL EKBERG says
such a delicate card. love.
Kathy kuhnau says
Love the pinks and gold!
Sue D says
So pretty in these colors.
Cathy Roffey says
Beautiful card, love the soft colours, Cathy x
Rosemary D says
Beautiful set of cards. Love the elegant color combo.
Jeanne Rice says
Very elegant cards. Love them.
Michaela McCue says
The gold and pink are so pretty together. Love the design and the flowers are so pretty
Kelsey Thomas says
These are gorgeous!
Judy Hagerty says
Marty Harris says
Absolutely stunning cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Lisa H says
Love this color combo.beautiful cards!
Denise Bryant says
Elegant cards with these beautiful flowers!
Such pretty cards! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!
Deana Hayes says
Michelle Bethel says
Very elegant cards
Kris Reeves says
Oh I wish we’d get glimpses of spring here in Alaska! For now, I’ll have to revel in your lovely cards!
Merrill P says
What beautiful cards!
Terry Deason says
Beautiful card. Love the colors.
Anne Sturgeon says
That champagne Matt finish cardstock is gorgeous! Plus your blush is just perfect! Love them both 😍
Soft, beautiful, ethereal… Love these cards!!
Lori S in PA
Janet D says
Sooo much beauty! Thanks for sharing!
Sandra Baggarly says
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I love the colors.
Cindi Green says
Gorgeous, lovely, perfect, everything!
Connie Johnson says
Emily! I absolutely love your color palette on these cards!!! Sooooo elegant! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Bonnie Lynn Schroeder Ratzloff says
Both cards are stunning!!
dorothy ayotte says
Sooo beautiful! The flowers, the cover die, the cheeky ink, the sentiment; the way you put them all together is amazing and inspirational!
Gorgeous cards! I love the soft colors.
You did a beautiful job on the magnolia dies
Marisela Delgado says
Jen H says
Wow! Such a stunning color combination. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful design.
OMGoodness! absolutely stunning. Love the colors.
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I really love the champagne with the pink, gorgeous combination!
Debbie Frank says
Emily, these are gorgeous! So soft and elegant!
Heather Jacobs says
Hands down my favorite cards of the whole hop! They are totally stunning!
Maureen R says
Really Gorgeous cards!!!! I love the soft pink with the bold gold!!!
Mirella ROGAN says
These are stunning, Emily!
Karen Baughman says
Gorgeous cards. Love the spring colors and the new champagne cardstock.
Two beautiful cards. Love your color choices too!
Joy Meadows says
Elegance personified! Love these cards!!!
Stacy V says
Stunning cards! I am loving that matte champagne cardstock 🙂
roxanne tellini says
That Cheeky and Champagne combo is a winner for sure.
Breathtaking card – I thought wedding when I first saw it.
Annette Reed says
This is gorgeous! These two colors look so elegant together.
These soft pink cards are just giving me all the feels. They are just beautiful!! Thank you. 🙂
Pauline Godfrey says
Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the softness of the pink, so elegant!
Carlos Haun says
Such elegant cards!