Simon Says Stamp Love Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a blog hop today celebrating the new release from Simon Says Stamp. You can find the entire Love Release HERE.

THIS stamp set won my heart as soon as I opened my package and since I couldn’t choose just one or two images, I created a card set…

I also want to share a few time saving tips along the way. I was able to create this card set in an afternoon and I’m a super slow crafter.

The first tip is to stamp all the images at once. I used my MISTI to stamp all the images on one piece of cardstock.

For my second tip, I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I taped as many dies down as I could so I only had to do two passes through THIS die-cutting machine.

My third tip is to do all the coloring together. For example, I went through all the images and colored all the yellow areas, then pink, then brown, etc. This really cuts down on time instead of fully coloring each image before moving on to the next.

My fourth tip is to use pre-made card bases. I’ve used a Doodlebug set that I’ve hoarded…I mean…had in my stash forever. 😉 I’ve linked to a few similar options in the supply list below. Even just using a pre-made plain card base like THIS one will save time in prepping card bases.

My fifth tip is to do all the heat embossing together. I stamped all the sentiments in THIS ink and then added THIS white embossing powder on top. After that step was done, I heat embossed them one right after the other. This is a great time saver because you’re not waiting for the heat gun to warm up each time.

These cards could be easily replicated even if you didn’t have pre made decorative card bases. You could use a circle die to cut a window in any card front and add some patterned paper to the inside panel to achieve a similar look.

Oh, and don’t forget the envelopes too. We spend so much time on our cards, but envelopes need love too. 🙂

Background stamps are great for stamping on the flap of an envelope. I stamped THIS stamp on the envelopes above to tie everything together.

I hope this has inspired you to create a quick card set using some of the time saving tips I’ve shared.

KEEP HOPPING
There’s much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit, Lisa Addesa. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the blog hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…
Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Laura Bassen

Yana Smakula

Debby Hughes

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Suzy Plantamura

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

GIVEAWAY
Simon Says Stamp is so generous and giving away a $25 store coupon at each stop on the hop. Make sure to leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the Simon Blog on Wednesday. Good Luck!

Looking for even more inspiration using these new products? I’ve shared two other projects HERE and HERE.

Thanks for visiting today. Happy Crafting!

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299 Comments

  1. Annalisa
    January 30, 2018

    That swiss dot is the perfect background for these adorable images. I’m glad I’m not the only glacially slow crafter out there; I appreciate the time-saving tips and the encouragement, because these turned out adorable. And I love the little hearts on the envelopes! They add just the right touch for these cards. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  2. Starr Patrick
    January 29, 2018

    Oh may goodness, these cards are just way to adorable love, love, love them all!

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  3. Cathy Lillie
    January 29, 2018

    Thanks for the time-saving tips! I am also a slow crafter. Your card set is adorable! I love the Breakfast Buddies stamp set!

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  4. Sue Washburne
    January 29, 2018

    .Love this card set, Heather! I like you cheerful and CAS design. The Breakfast Buddies are so adorable! I really like their little faces and the punny sentiments in the stamp set

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  5. Patty Eifert
    January 29, 2018

    Oh Boy Heather!! So funny you talked about the premade cards you had forever!! I HAVE THE EXACT PREMADE CARDS and recognized them right away!! Thanks so much for this awesome example of how to use them!!

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  6. Rachel Vass
    January 29, 2018

    This stamp set is at the top of my wish list and I absolutely love how you have made a colourful set with it.

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  7. Judie Attard
    January 29, 2018

    Fantastic and super adorable cards!!

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  8. Sherry Lesiak
    January 29, 2018

    Good tips on making a group of cards that are similar.

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  9. Sherry Lesiak
    January 29, 2018

    Nice cards. I especially like the tip on stamping the envelopes.

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  10. Jacqueline Valade
    January 29, 2018

    Super cute card set…Doodlebug has the happiest colors.

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  11. Lynette
    January 29, 2018

    Those are adorable! The sentiments and images are just perfect!

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  12. Sandy D
    January 29, 2018

    These are such cute cards!

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  13. Anniek
    January 29, 2018

    So beautiful!

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  14. Marianne Boulejiouch
    January 29, 2018

    They are so cute!!!!

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  15. Trish Houck
    January 29, 2018

    These are sooo Cute!!

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