Friday, January 13, 2017

Valentine Photo Cards plus SSS Blog Hop

Hi there. Today I'm taking part in a fun blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp's Hey Love release...


THIS heart die from the release creates a fun window that I thought would be perfect for a photo...

I used my son and niece's school photo to create a girl and boy version of the card. 

I started by adhering the blue/pink rectangle to the gray rectangle before cutting out the heart. This way it cuts through both pieces and when you flip open the heart you have gray on the larger heart and the matching color on the small heart inside. I embossed a sentiment created from THIS and THIS set in the lower right corner. 

I lightly traced inside the opening on to a 3.75 x 4.75 white card base so I could easily line up the die to make another cut. This creates a window so you can see inside the card where I attached the pic...

I finished off the card with some enamel heart embellishments. These valentine cards would be fun for any child to pass out at school. I hope this has inspired you to add a photo to your Valentine cards.

You can see the entire Hey Love release HERE.

KEEP HOPPING
Like I mentioned, this is part of a fun blog hop. Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop and visit the amazing, Wanda Guess. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

GIVEAWAY
Want to win a $25 gift card? Simon will be choosing a winner from the comments on each stop along the hop so be sure to leave a comment at each blog. The winners' names will be announced on the Simon Blog on Monday. Good Luck.

P.S. If you're looking for even more inspiration using this release, I shared a couple of cards HERE and HERE.

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498 comments:

  1. Fantastic photo cards - a great way of sharing love with family and friends. I love the small heart detail on the front too.

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  2. The Valentine photo card projects you created with SSS Heart fold wafer die are so special.Thanks for your inspiration.

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  3. Wow what a great idea for personal Valentines card. Thanks for the ideas;)

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  4. What a unique way to use the die, fantastic idea. Love it.

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  5. Darling cards. Everyone would love to receive these.

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  6. awwwww! this is so super sweet and such a wonderful idea!

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  7. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing and the chance

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  8. OK, now I need this die. This would be perfect for photo cards to send to my mother and mother-in-law of their great-grandchildren.

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  9. Genius Heather! I love it ! It makes an awesome photo card! TFS

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  10. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Darling idea! That heart fold die is awesome.

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  12. Come on!!! How Stinking cute are these cards!! So perfect for sending to a Grandparent. Love it!!

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  13. Oh wow! Stunning Valentine's photo cards!!! Such adorable idea!!! <3

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  14. What a wonderful idea! Great to send to a grandparent

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  15. What a great idea. Fun valentines!

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  16. So cute and I love the photo cards as what a great way to send a Valentine!

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  17. What a great idea! Not just for Valentines. Wouldn't these be cute birthday thank you notes or invites?

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  18. Another great collection with Hey Love from SSS! i can see lots of uses for these products. Thanks for sharing your take on them!

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  19. Great idea! I wish I could purchase everything, I don't know what I like the most.

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  20. This is so clever and cute. I love this little die and you have such cute pictures to work with!

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  21. Adorable!! Love how you can see their faces through the die!!

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  22. How cute these are! Great idea for sharing a picture!

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  23. That is such a great idea - I love these!

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  24. That really is a fun idea!!!

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  25. Super cute cards! What a great, creative idea!

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  26. How cute! What a great idea to add photos!

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  27. Love your cards!! What a great idea using photos!!!

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  28. great way to share the kiddos school pics with loved ones

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  29. What a clever idea! Really cute cards thanks

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  30. Great release. Love your picture frame idea.

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  31. Good golly that's adorable Heather! What a great idea for a grandparent or aunt! Super cute cards!

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  32. These cards are so cute. (So are the kids!!!) What a clever idea.

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  33. What a cute idea. Forget the class, this is one grandma that would LOVE to get a Valentine like these.

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  34. Super photo cards with that die!

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  35. Very neat idea making it a photo card!

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  36. The photo cards are so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. What a totally clever way to send photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Very cute!! Such a good, creative way to use the die, thank you for sharing

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  39. What a great idea! I just love the way the kids peek out of the heart. As a grandmother, I would love getting such a card from my littlies!

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  40. OH WOW, I LOVE YOUR CARDS!!! It's so adorable and unique! I must do this with my kiddos pics! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Like how you used the photos for wonderfully creative Valentines.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  42. How cute are these!! That fold heart die is so clever, and you came up with a great way to use it. Thanks so much.

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  43. Adorable cards. Love the idea of the photos!

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  44. Oh Wow!!! Such SWEET cards!!! Very creative!!!

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  45. LOVE how you incorporated the photos. What a great use of the die!!

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  46. Such a great little valentines card. Love your idea and so cute!

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  47. What a great way to send pictures of kids to their grandparents. Every grandparent would love to ge these. I love this die. Great way to utilize it. TFS

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  48. What a fantastic idea! I never would have thought of such a great way to use that die. Of course it doesn't hurt that the kiddos are so adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. what a great idea for all those school photos!

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  50. Oh my goodness--so, so, clever & fun! Adorable kiddos!

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  51. What a cool idea to use for a picture frame!!

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  52. OH MY, these are wonderful. What a great idea!

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  53. WOW! I love your idea!! The cards are just beautiful!!

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  54. Awwww...adorable. These would be fantastic for my grandbabies!

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  55. The peek-a-boo photos are adorable. I'd have never thought to do that! :)

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  56. What a great idea! I love it! it's a great way to send valentine's to Grandparents too!

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  57. what a clever way to use this die and those enamel hearts just finish the piece nicely.

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  58. Love the idea with photo cards. Thanks for sharing. Great job!

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  59. What a great design! I have new twin grandchildren...what a great birth announcement! Thanks!

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  60. Wonderful and creative way to use the new products from this release! Thanks for sharing them!

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  61. I'm in love with this die! Wow! How creative of you! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Too cute and such a clever use of that die. Thanks

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  63. I love using the picture! So inventive!!!!!

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  64. What a great idea. Especially to give to family.

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  65. I love these little valentines. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Adorable!! Can't wait to make a few of these for my niece!

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  67. What an adorable way to use this die. I'll have to show my niece. She just may want me to put these together for her! Thanks for sharing.

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  68. I really like how you have used the Heart fold die to create a photo card--such a great idea. I can picture it as a Save the date card for a wedding.

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  69. Adorable! What a great way to send photos to relatives!

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  70. These are absolutely adorable cards!!! Speaking as a grandmother of six, nothing would make me happier than to open up a card on Valentine's day and find a picture of my grandchildren!!! Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful idea! (Peg)

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  71. Such a cute idea! It would make any parent or grandparent smile!

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  72. What a great idea for giving away a picture. Love it.

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  73. Very clever use of that die! Thanks for the inspiration

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  75. Just too cute! Who would not want to receive a card with that smiling face??
    Thank YOU

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  76. Awwwhhhhh.....look at those adorable kiddos! I would have never thought to do that. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  77. The cards (and children) are adorable! Thanks for the cute idea?

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  78. oh my. My favorite use of that heart fold die. Great creativity.

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  79. love the photo/heart cards perfect Valentine gift for grandparents..

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  80. Love, love these photo Valentines!

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  81. Such a great release. I can't wait to see what everyone makes!!

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  82. What a wonderful idea, I love it!!!!

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  83. These photo cards are simply divine.
    I would love to make these.

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  84. OMG!! I absolutely MUST HAVE this die! This idea is so awesome! I definitely need to craft lift this idea to send Valentine pictures of my 4 year old granddaughter to family and friends!!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!! These are going to make lots of people so happy when they receive them!! TFS!

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  85. Too cute. My grandkids would love this.

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  86. What a great idea for kids valentines. Thanks!

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  87. These picture cards are so cute. And, of course, the children are adorable!

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  88. OMG! What a great way to use school pictures! I need to do this! Thanks!

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  89. Love the way you put your niece and nephew "into" the card. I bet they loved them.

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  90. The best idea ever for Valentine's cards for grandparents and great grandparents. Love this card!!

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  91. You were right! Perfect for framing those cute little faces.

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  92. How cute and what
    a wonderful idea!
    Carla from Utah

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  93. Adorablea and so cute. I want to try this for my niece and her mother. :)

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  94. Cute idea for your photos! Love the cards you created.

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  95. What a great idea of adding personal photos as a way to highlight this amazing folding heart diecut ... LOVE it !!

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  96. These are so lovely and I love that die with the cut out heart.

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  97. Such a cute idea. Love the sweet cards.

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  98. Great way to send Grandma the school pictures!

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  99. Heather, these are the cutest photo Valentines I've ever seen (darling niece and handsome son) Thanks for sharing tips on how you did these. Great hop!

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  100. Oh what adorable cards, Heather! Wonderful designs and details! They are two cuties:)

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  101. What a great idea! thanks for sharing.

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  102. What a great way to send updated pictures to grandparents, etc. Love it!

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  103. Too cute! Very creative photo card idea!

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  104. SO sweet! What a fantastic idea. Adore these!

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  105. These photo cards are so cute! Makes me wish my kiddos were little again!

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  106. What a wonderful idea and so cute! Love these!

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  107. What a neat idea - perfect for cards to the grandparents!

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  108. Super cute photo cards - fabulously creative idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  109. Anytime pictures are incorporated you cannot go wrong!

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  110. totally brilliant! you've sold us all on this die ;) so fun- great cards!!

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  111. what a neat idea with the photo inserted into the heart, so clever and cute

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  112. Just too adorable! What a fun Valentine, very pretty and such a clever idea!

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  113. I love your cards. The die is perfect for photos.

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  114. What a great way to personalize the valentines!

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  115. Super fun cards for sharing kid's photos -- Grandparents will love these :)

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  116. Super gift idea to showcase small photos, this is a wonderful keepsake! Great use of these dies and stamp set!

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  117. These are fantastic cards for giving away kids pictures. Love it

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  118. Ohhhhh! What a great idea! Thanks so very much... I have to try this!

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  119. Cute idea for grandparents cards.

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  120. What a wonderful way to place the focus on a photo! Very cute cards... and kids!

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  121. Cute cards! Great idea for photos.

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  122. What an adorable idea for kids to give their picture to someone! So ingenious, lovely cards!

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  123. These are so cute. Sadly I don't have small children anymore but I will keep this in mind for another application!!

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  124. Ack ... so freaking cute!! Love these darling Valentines.

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  125. What a cute and fun way to send photos! Great idea!

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  126. what a great way to use all those school photos, thanks for the inspiration!

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  127. Cute cards and pictures. Love the folded heart technique. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  128. Your cards are super cute.I love the way you put pictures in.Great way to hand out school pictures.

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  129. AWE those picture cards are very Adorable!!!!! What a cute idea!!!

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  130. What a great way to use the die, and make a gift out of the picture and card.

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  131. What a great idea. Really cute card.

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  132. Love the idea with the photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. Photo cards are great for family. Thank you.

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