top of page

Simon Says Stamp - Hugs and Kisses Release Blog Hop, Day 1

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp's Hugs and Kisses Release Blog Hop! I promise you'll see more Valentine's themed crafting over the next two weeks, but today we are going to kick off a wall decor series that I want to do all year long.

My craft room is packed with supplies, but I think I'd like to have more makes on display to spark some joy! In addition, I thought it would be fun to be able regularly update some framed wall decor.

Actually, I'll confess right now, I got TWO square frames for the craft room; I'll keep this one all year round and then I'll switch out the displays in the other, perhaps monthly. I'll share these updates with you in upcoming blog posts. I don't know about you , but it makes me feel happy to see handmade things in my creative space.

I hope that you will enjoy this project but do to explore the Simon Says Stamp Release Gallery to check out so many other goodies from all the other makers!

With that said, let's review the key supplies for today's project:

For the full list, check out the Supplies Section at the end of this post.

When you figure out which items you need to shop for, remember to use the RBW23 code when you check out to snag the End of the Rainbow Stamp Set FREE with any purchase! This promotion will expire on 1/22 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last.

Today's GIF!

This is the attitude that you need to bring to this project Lovelies!

Like this card and my corny GIFs? CLICK BUTTON BELOW

to sign up for blog updates:


SLAY WALL ART - Ink Blending, Stenciling with Texture, and Die-cutting

Wall Art Base: 8" x 8"

Stenciled Layer: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"







Trim a sheet of 110LB Neenah Cardstock to 6" x 6" and secure the cardstock to your preferred craft surface. I am using the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion and Frog Tape Delicate Surface Masking Tape.

Use the Large Watermelon Blending Brush to ink-blend Sweets Pawsitively Saturated Ink onto the cardstock

Use the Large Teal Blending Brush to ink-blend Surf Pawsitively Saturated Ink onto the cardstock, overlapping with Sweets Ink.

Use the Large Citrine Blending Brush to ink-blend Sunbeam Pawsitively Saturated Ink onto the cardstock, overlapping with Surf and Sweets Inks.

You may need to repeat adding color to deepen and enhance the rainbow blend!



Leaving the stencil in place, use the Palette Knife to spread a layer of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Translucent over the ink-blended background.

The layer should not bee too thin or thick, hopefully the picture below gives you an idea of the appropriate amount.

As soon as this is complete, gently remove the tape and and carefully lift the stencil from the cardstock and place into a water bath for easy clean up.

Trim off the white edges once the Crackle Paint is dry.



Die-cut the Slay Die letters layer 3 times out of Black Cardstock and adhere layers using Bearly Craft Glue as shown. Die-cut the outline layer 1 time out of Bright Yellow Cardstock and adhere the layered letters to that outline.

Die-cut the outline layer 4 times (I did it 5 times and then did not use 1 layer) out of 130lb Cardstock and apply Elmer's Spray Adhesive to secure the layers together.

Tip: I sprayed the adhesive outdoors in a cardboard box to reduce contamination in the craft room.



  • Using the Tim Holtz Guillotine, trim 2 pieces of Chipboard to 8" x 8" and ~5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Trim 1 sheet of 130lb White Cardstock to 8" x 8".

  • Adhere the dried stenciled layer to the ~5 1/2" x 5 1/2" chipboard and the white cardstock to the 8" x 8" chipboard using the Elmer's Spray Adhesive.

  • Adhere the layered sentiment to the ~5 1/2" x 5 1/2" chipboard

I had to trim off a little excess chipboard after I adhered it. :-)


That color and texture just makes me happy!!!

This is so simple and a joy to make that I hope you will give it a swing!

Let me know in the comments if you will make this for yourself or gift it to someone :-)


I want to make sure that you get the most of today's blog hop, so please take note Lovelies:

  • Be sure to explore the GORGEOUS Gallery that is packed with inspiration from this release!!!

  • Please use the RBW23 code when you check out to snag the End of the Rainbow Set FREE with your purchase. This promotion will expire on 1/22 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last.

  • Comment to on this post to be eligible to win a $25 coupon from Simon Says Stamp. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 25th of January. Winner should email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize

  • Check out the full supply list below for your shopping convenience

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon Lovelies! Now, do go and check out what Mindy Eggen has in store for you!




I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Simon Says Stamps Hugs and Kisses Release products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


Marilyn Behrens
Marilyn Behrens
Jan 25, 2023

great Idea for Wall Art!


Love this SLAY EVERY DAY wall art! TFS!


Jan 23, 2023

I am loving this wall art so much! It makes me so happy!


Annette Reed
Annette Reed
Jan 23, 2023

Love this! The bright colors look great against the white background. So fun!


Roxanne Tellini
Roxanne Tellini
Jan 23, 2023

The crackle texture is amazing on this stencil. Great choice.

bottom of page