cards with hearts | SSS blog hop & Giveaway

Welcome to a fun blog hop! Have you seen the “You are Loved” release by SSS?!  Awesome products, perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Today we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways and a free gift


To showcase products from this release I am sharing 3 cards with hearts! All of them feature hearts in various ways and the same color combination with a couple of distress oxide inks. They are perfect for Valentine’s day and any occasion really, depending on the sentiment you choose to go along with them.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

1. the window hearts card

For my first card I used the Windows to my heart die.  I just had to create a window card with that, with individual little pockets so you can see the confetti inside each and every heart. The background was created by combining two distress oxide inks picked raspberry and spiced marmalade. I used the same color combination on all my cards.

The sentiment is from the Love Messages stamp set.

2. the stenciled hearts card

For the next card I combined two of the stencils from the Heart Layers stencil set. There are so many ways you can combine those 3 stencils included to create lovely backgrounds. I also used a left over heart from the cutting I did for my first card. I used it to stamp my sentiment and popped it on top. Again the sentiment is from the Love Messages stamp set.

3. the ornate heart card

For my last card I used dies from the Ornate Love die set. This actually coordinates with a stamp set but I went with a super easy design for this one and kept everything simple.

Instead of using the O for the word LOVE, I used on of the hearts from the set. Again I did all the coloring with my distress oxide inks.

supplies

Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

  • Use the code LVE584 when you shop at SSS
  • The code will give you a free Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad (while supplies last!) with any purchase.
  • The code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST.

You Are Loved
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Simon Says Stamp WINDOWS TO MY HEART…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencils Set HEART…
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Simon Says Stamp ORNATE LOVE Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE LOVE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps LOVE MESSAGES…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic CRYSTAL CLOUD CIRCLES Nuvo Pure…
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Therm O Web PURPLE TAPE Easy Release…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Tim Holtz Tonic REPLACEMENT NON-STICK…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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giveaway

SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. So leave me a comment below! They will choose the winners over the weekend and post them on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 16th of January.

blog hop order

239 Comments

  1. Judith Valerio said:

    Again Vicky, your cards are CAS, pretty and leaves a novice with the belief that they could attempt and come close to something that could be used!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Aida said:

    Love those hearts!! So lovely cards.

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  3. Becky Kavanagh said:

    Love each of these cards! Thank you for continuing to share and inspire!

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  4. Alice Turak said:

    Love the use of color.
    Thank you for sharing technique information.

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  5. barbara lassiter said:

    Gorgeous! So many people have used these dies and all the cards are amazing. Love the bold colors in your cards (well, not too bold…just the right amount of boldness! 🙂

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  6. Loly Borda said:

    Lovely cards Vicky! Thanks for the inspiration, I love the layered used of stencils that I have never tried! TFS

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  7. Teri S. said:

    Vicky, I so like each of your cards! The designs, the variety, the colours & especially the way you replaced the O with a heart.

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  8. Karen Berry said:

    You are such an amazing designer. One of my favorites for Simon Says Stamp! Thank you for the 3 card inspiration. You chose beautiful colors of pink. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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  9. Nancy Ward said:

    Thanks for the inspiration! So creative!

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  10. Angie Cammack said:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks Vicki

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  11. Lori Kobular said:

    Both of your cards are wonderful! But I really love the first one with the Windows to My Heart die! That die is really nice! Love the colors you used on both of your cards

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  12. DONNA HASELDEN said:

    Beautiful

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  13. Stacey Kowbel said:

    Fantastic cards! I love the first one!

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  14. Teresa Doyle said:

    These are all so beautiful Vicky, the colours are great and who doesn’t love hearts? I am especially fond of the first one as I am a lover of shaker cards.

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  15. Karen Benedict said:

    Your art work is so inspiring. Each card is unique and special. Love the coloring and layouts.

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  16. Cindy Aguirre said:

    Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Karen Hale said:

    Hearts are so versatile as shown by your fabulous examples! Love the shaker and the layered heart stencils.

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  18. Liz Ford said:

    Your colors for these cards are across the board, wonderful! Love the shaker card and sentiment! The black cardstock really makes the sequins shine in the shaker!

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  19. Janet Durbin said:

    At first I thought you had an alcohol ink background, and then I realized it was a shaker card with confetti! lol Lovely cards!

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  20. Jan said:

    All of your cards are fabulous Vicky! They’re simple to make yet beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Heather said:

    Very fun cards!

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  22. Karen Aicken said:

    Wonderful cards, as always. I love your colour choices, and my favourite would be the Window Heart card.

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  23. Kathy James said:

    Love, love, love the shaker card!

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  24. Sue D said:

    Wonderful hearts/Love cards.

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  25. Lisa Byers said:

    I love the two distress oxide colors together. I love playing with them, they are so smooth and easy to work with. I love your cards. The windows card is so pretty. The others are spectacular as well. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Lillian T Conradi said:

    Hi Vicky – you are a real inspiration. I love the Simon Says Stamps designs, and I like your take on creating the heart cut outs and blending the oxides. Always enjoy what you create! Happy Valentines, soon! Best, Lee

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  27. Dee Earnshaw said:

    so beautiful – thanks for sharing:)

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  28. Mona Sen said:

    Orange and pink is one of my favorite color combos – so happy to see them used this way! Lovely cards!

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  29. terriavidreader - terri scott said:

    Wonderful valentine cards, or just for someone special!!

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  30. carol ann said:

    All your cards are beautiful! I particularly like the heart shaker card and the mix of orange into the pink. Ooh, aah!

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  31. Nikki Stinson said:

    Great card inspiration.

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  32. joy meadows said:

    These cards are simply gorgeous, Vicky! Love the colors and the card designs. The shaker card is adorable.

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  33. Robin Brower said:

    I love your designs and your beautiful colors. All of your cards are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Karen P said:

    Beautiful cards! I really like the color combination.

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  35. Michele K. Henderson said:

    Wow! I love these gorgeous designs for all these hearts! each one is colorful and unique and they are all beautiful!

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  36. Rosanna H said:

    Wonderful cards, as usual !!

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  37. Sue Rosa said:

    Vicky, all three of these were great! I especially love the “love” card. Great job.

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  38. Martha H. said:

    Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Mary W said:

    Three fun cards. After seeing your stencil cards, I thought of so many uses for that stencil! The real value of great designers is to inspire and you are GREAT! Of course the stores think the real value is that you make us want to buy so much! LOL

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  40. Shelly P said:

    Just LOVE all of your cards! Pretty colors, amazing designs, and creative use of SSS’s new release! 🧡💕🧡

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  41. Heather Bellino said:

    I really love your shaker card

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  42. Lesley Taylor said:

    I love the “smooshing technique” with the oxide inks – the colours you used are so pretty for Valentine’s Day. I think I need these lovely, smoosh inks after all! 💐

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  43. Lauryne Cunningham said:

    I always love your quick and simple ideas! Your cards are so sweet and you’ve totally inspired me with new ideas! I really like the card with the big heart in LOVE and the shaker card!

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  44. Lisa Achilles said:

    I love all the cards. Great job.

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  45. Very pretty cards! The layers and ink blending are beautiful!

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  46. Arianna Barbara said:

    Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

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  47. Lisa Achilles said:

    I love the shaker card. So cute.

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  48. Janelle H. said:

    Wow! Love those colors together. I especially like the first card because I’m trying to learn shaker cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

    January 11, 2019
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