Welcome to a fun blog hop! Have you seen the new releases by SimonSaysStamp? They are the Hey Bestie and Love You More and they bring you lots of wonderful stamps, dies and stencils. Join us on this fun blog hop as we showcase the new products, to get inspired and win prizes!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel. Scroll down for a full list of supplies used in this video.

close-up photos

Make sure to watch the video above for a step by step video tutorial!

1. miss you card

For this card I dis some heat embossing using the Heart Garland background stamp and then did some ink blending on top. The embossed areas resist the ink and allows the stamp image to reveal. One of my favorite techniques, that never gets old and brings me so much joy to do! The miss you sentiment is nice and bold and I added a secondary sentiment from the sentiment strips to complete it.

here is a closer photo

2. like you card

For this card I stamped the heart garland with red ink to create the perfect Valentine’s Day background! I also created a window to stamp my sentiment inside. All the sentiments come from the Like you Words stamps set.

here is a closer look to this card

3. I love you card

For this card I stamped the background with white pigment ink and cut out 3 hearts in various sizes. I heat embossed my sentiments and here is a clean and simple card that is really easy to recreate. All the sentiments come from the Like you Words stamps set.

here is a closer look on the card


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Hey Bestie Release
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Love You More Release
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Simon Says Cling Stamp HEART GARLAND…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps LIKE YOU WORDS…
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED HEARTS Wafer…
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Studio Katia JULY Crystals sk0718
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Therm O Web – iCraft – Purple Tape -…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SPUN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Altenew EMBOSSING Ink Pad ALT1979
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Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad UNICORN…
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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT…
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Velvet Crisp Dye Ink
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Studio Katia TRIANGLE TRAY sk2119
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wax pencil


There are many ways to win prizes:

  • SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They’ll choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 15th of January. You can email them to claim your prize 🙂
  • Use code BFF489 for a free die for orders $50 or more. The free gift is available while supplies last. This promotion will expire on 1/12 at 11:59 pm EST

blog hop order

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes
Laura Bassen
Yana Smakula
Yoonsun Hur
Amanda Korotkova
Amy Rysavy
Bibi Cameron
Gayatri Murali
Marge Yoon
Vicky Papaioannou <– you are here
Emma Williams
Crystal Thompson
Preeti Chandran



  1. Your creativity really sets your cards apart. My favorite is the third one … craft, white, & red is a dynamic color combination!❣️

  2. These cards are so CUTE! I really appreciate that you give close- ups from a different angle too. Thank you

  3. I really wanted this background stamp. Now that I see how you used it for cards, I am putting it on my wish list.

  4. Oh my goodness I love these stamps and dies and you certainly upped the wow factor Vicky with these cards.? them!

  5. Love the use of the strings of hearts.
    Valentine’s Day is a fun, love-filled
    day. thanks for sharing

  6. I love this background stamp and I love all three cards you have made with them. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring us to be more creative ?

  7. I couldn’t wait to see what you created with just one stamp set and these three are beautiful. Your ideas are always creative and inspiring! Thanks!

  8. Adorable cards. Love the emboss resist on the first & the round circle for the sentiment on ththe d second. And 3 hearts are so classic & elegant on the 3rd.

  9. That heart garland background stamp is fantastic, and I love what you did with it – really nice cards!

  10. The last card you made is such a great and different design. I would never have thought to use craft, white and red for a Valentine’s card, but it really works!! My favorite is the 2nd card. I really love all the red!! Thank you, Vicky.

  11. So enjoyed the variations using the Heart Garland Stencil. Such fun Valentine cards for the special people in your life. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  12. It’s always nice to see a variety of designs using one stamp. Thank you for the inspiration. These are beautiful!!

  13. Gorgeous cards Vicky, I love that you showed how to make tree different cards with that awesome background stamp.
    Thank you so much for your inspiration and the video tutorial, have a great Sunday.

  14. All gorgeous but I really like white ink on craft with the strong red highlights of the hearts. ADORABLE! Hope to make this design too!

  15. Hi Vickie,
    I am always so impressed by the creative way you use a single stamp to achieve multiple looks and so appreciative of the way you produce your videos to make the lessons clear and concise. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!

  16. Love the way you used the background stamp to create so many distinctively different cards, with both your coloring and then the designs. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  17. Love all three cards but my fave is the last one. So clever using the different sized hearts for the sentiment. It’s just perfect!!

  18. I was waiting for someone to use the heart garland background stamp. So inspired, I can’t wait to get started. Lovely job! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  19. When I saw the heart garland stamp in the release – t wondered what I would ever create with that stamp! Not only did you create a beautiful example, you made 3! I like all of your cards and the use of colors and sentiments with the garland is fab!

  20. Gosh Vicky, I really love all 3 cards equally! This background stamp is amazing and really makes a statement! Your video is outstanding as always and I appreciate the 3 different ideas.

  21. I was so happy to see the Hearts Background stamp being used. This was one of my favorite items from the new release. Beautiful cards!!

  22. I have never been a big fan of Valentine heart cards, but these are so sweet, it is hard to choose a favorite. I love the background with the little hearts, and as I just had a friend move to Boston from Colorado, this would be a perfect card to let her know that I miss her.

  23. I love these! You always have a way of beautifully showcasing new products. These a beautiful ideas and lovely inspiration.

  24. Fabulous cards Vicky. The Kraft and red look great together. Appreciate your video process I enjoyed it and I love SSS new release.

  25. Amazing cards as always Vicky! I love all three, but the final one is my favorite. I too love the color combination, something about the kraft color that is just a nice change from the traditional black. Thank you for the chance to win! ?

  26. Love the different looks you were able to create using one background stamp. I wasn’t sure the heart garland was a very versatile stamp but you’ve shown me that it is. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Love your card ideas, Vicky! This is a great stamp to have in ones stash! Thanks for your inspiration!

  28. Love your beautiful cards, Vicky. The new heart garland background stamp makes such a sweet backdrop for the other new products. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  29. L ❤️ V E your cards! Each one more fun than the next and I just kept going round and round which means I L ❤️ V E T H E M A L L! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  30. Thank you so much for including the video, love watching your process. Beautiful cards. That heart background is so amazing.

  31. Vicki your inspiration showing how to get different results using the same products is always so helpful and insightful. Your cards are just utterly fabulous!

  32. I love how you created three unique cards with the same stamp. Fabulous. Thanks for showing some ideas with the heart garland stamp.

    Thanks for creating and sharing your talents.

  33. Hi
    I really enjoy your cards. I recently got into card making as my daughters want to start a card making business. I’ve been trying to find the circle die cuts you used and I’m having a hard time. It’s so many to choose from on SS website. Could you send/post the link for those specifically? Also, do you have classes for us beginners?

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