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December09

Snuggles and Smooches

Snuggles and Smooches. It’s a bit of a silly name, right? I think it’s a fun, new way to say “hugs and kisses.” 

The sentiment was inspired by my love of snuggling my two pups, Hammond and Penny, and giving smooches to my hunky husband, Joe.

At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love.

Photo 1 - Snuggles and Smooches

Two of my favorite images in the set are the swirls. I’m sure you’ve noticed how trendy it is to wind up some Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine and use it as an element on cards and other projects. You can see on this card how the large swirl image helps accomplish a similar feel.

Photo 2 - Oodles of Valentine

The swirls also create interesting background patterns that can be used with a technique like emboss resist—as shown on this adorable little card.

Photo 3 - My Silly Valentine

Or simply stamp—as I did on this tag. The “Love” sentiment works great for creating a chalkboard effect.

Photo 4 - Love Tag

There are three heart images in this stamp set. They were drawn to coordinate with  three of our heart punches: the Sweetheart Punch, the Hearts Border Punch, and the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The “Love” sentiment will also coordinate with either of the Tag Topper punches.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this stamp set—whether it’s a valentine for someone you love, notes of encouragement, memory keeping, or treat packaging. Leave a comment below with a link to your creations, or upload them to Pinterest and tag them #SnugglesAndSmooches. I know I have more ideas for what I want to make with this set!

Melody H.
Concept Artist

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  • Sarah Sagert

    Oct 20

    I love these projects, Melody!!