Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop!

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®” event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complimenting ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, life documenting, art journaling, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art. 

To celebrate the 4th annual Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® event, we're 'hopping' along sharing some great projects featuring the newSTAMPtember® product releases!
It's one of the biggest releases to date and features new stamp sets, dies and stencils - the newest addition the Simon brand of products.

I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp Artist's Group and this blog hop, today!!  This STAMPtember® release is AMAZING...wonderful stamps and dies, galore!!   I was especially THRILLED with the gift card envelope!!  I don't know about you, but I give A LOT of gift cards!! I think they are perfect gifts for most people, but they ARE pretty boring.  THEN...I found that the Circle Card Border die fit the Gift Card Envelope die PERFECTLY...so gift cards can be made fun/pretty/cool... personal... with not only an envelope but  a card, too...a gift card becoming a special gift...not just a boring card!!

We're so excited that you are here to celebrate with us and we hope to inspire you at all stops along one of our biggest blog hops ever!
I made four gift card cards with the gift cards enclosed in vellum and acetate envelopes...
This first one was made with a onesie gift card from Target.  I cut the tops off the gift card envelope and used a circle punch to cut a 1/2 circle out of the envelope. It was essential that you would see the gift card, thus the vellum...adhered the envelope to the inside of the card.


The second one is one I made for my daughter (actually I made 2 of them for my 2 daughters:)!!)...
I started by stamping the sentiment on the envelope and using a white gel pen to add three dots on the end and the beginning of the inside (BTW...the We R Memory Keepers envelope maker is a must have...very cool...you can make envelopes for ANY sized card...like these 3" x 4" cards!!)...
 Then the card finishes the sentiment
 And when you open up the card, you will find momma and baby(me and her) in an acetate envelope...this time even MORE important to see the card clearly

 The third one is  a wedding card for one of my daughter's friends.  I opted for cream with white embossed script from Beautiful Moments and a vellum white embossed flower colored with Memento markers(the bridesmaids will be in pink)
 I used the same sentiment on the envelope as I did on the card, though it is hard to see...
 And then the inside with the vellum envelope holding the gift card.
  

The fourth one is a  thank you card...
And it open...
The possibilities are endless and SO MUCH FUN!!!
                       I will post all the supplies I used on these cards at the bottom of this post...

GIVEAWAY!!!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag at every stop on the hop! That's 16 chances to win!


Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open until Thursday September 12, 2013 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday September 13, 2013.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! The next stop is the amazing LUCY ABRAMS!!

The hop begins at the newly designed SIMON SAYS STAMP BLOG , so if you encounter any broken links while 'hopping' you can head back there for a full list of participants.
The Simon blog has a new address and a new look, with all the great inspiration you've come to love and expect from Simon Says Stamp! :)

Happy Hopping!! ;-)       Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Products I used on the cards I made for the Hop:

626 comments:

  1. absolutely adorable creations... love all of SSS stamps and dies....
    thanks for sharing

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  2. Wow! Very bee-autiful :-)

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  3. Wow!! I love each and every card & envelope that you made - they're all so awesome and inspiring!! I love how you are always thinking out-of-the-box.

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  4. Super cute gift card holders! Really love the idea!

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  5. oh so fabulous.. love the gift card holders... awesome idea..

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  6. Wow, really creative projects. Great showcase of the new SSS products.

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  7. Those cards are great..thanks for the wonderful ideas. nlundeen at catt dot com

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  8. These are all gorgeous, fantastic work!

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  9. Fabulous showcase of the new release! Every card is masterpiece! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  10. Your card holders should be sold at target along with the cards! Oh my! They are just so stinkin FABULOUS and cute! Your creativity blows me away! TFS

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  11. these are all just gorgeous! This release is just awesome, I would need one of everything! Thanks for sharing your designs!

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  12. Two completely different uses of the new products - thanks for sharing.

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  13. I give gift cards more than I would like (but it's hard to get the perfect gift) so thank you for such a cute way to dress them up - still giving them that personal "I thought of you" touch!

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  14. Great gift card cards!!!TFS!

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  15. What great ideas for when you give gift cards! I usually make a card then just toss the gift card into it. Thanks!

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  16. i love your style...the cards are lovely!

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  17. Oh..so cute ...and what a great idea!

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  18. Your projects are amazing. The card(s) you made for your daughters are just precious. TFS :)

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  19. I will definitely be adding these dies to my collection! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

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  20. Wow, love that card with the flower!!

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  21. Wow, so many cards. And so nice all of the. Love how you do the inside on them.

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  22. Great gift card holders. I especially love the thank you one!

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  23. Wow, they are all amazing!! Such a clever way to give gift cards!

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  24. Such wonderful gift card holders!!

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  25. Beautiful cards! I really like the vellum card holder.

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  26. Love the cards! Started following your site

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  27. Love the new collection of stamps and dies! AWESOME! (: Love your card ideas!

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  28. Oh my gosh, what fabulous gift card holders :)

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  29. Love the gift card adaptations!

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  30. Simply amazing! Love the little envelopes and the great designs. What a great use of the new fun stuff! Thanks.

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  31. Awesome!!! The card holders are fantastic!

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  32. Love your work, leaves me with great inspiration, thx for sharing

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  33. Gorgeous and lovely ideas of gift card holders, Lisa! I love them all! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  34. How absolutely original are your ideas!! I love this - it's hard to find gift card ideas! Thanks so much!

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  35. Great cards. I especially think the baby ones are just adorable!

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  36. Just love how you made giving those gift cards extra special. All of them came out lovely.

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  37. Hi Lisa, I like the idea of vellum envelopes for gift cards. Sometimes they're too nice to hide. Thanks for sharing this idea. Theresa x

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  38. all the cards are soooo adorable! thanks for sharing and the chance!

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  39. So cute! Love love love those die cuts!

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  40. love your work with all the new dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. what a great idea to show off the gift cards themselves by using the vellum! beautiful!

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  42. WOW! WOW! AND WOW! I'm speachless! Your cards are absolutely fabulous!

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  43. Love the gift card holders! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  44. Great cards,Thanks for sharing!!

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  45. Such great ideas! Love the elephants and the onesie. Jenny x

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  46. I like how you have made so many gift card cards! They are so much prettier than the cards that usually come with them!

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  47. These cards are so clever!I love the cut outs!

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  48. Wow theses are just adorable I love the circles cut to reveal the gift tag. What an adorable idea. The chevron with matching letters is just adorable.

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  49. Omgosh, you ROCK that die, love, love, love!!!

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  50. Fantastic cards!}
    Love the baby one and the last thank you one...

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  51. Such fun cards! I love the layouts of each, and the way you did the insides as well. The bold Thank You one is my favorite.

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  52. excellent gift card holders.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  53. Great those pocket cards!!! TFS!!! :D

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  54. These are an amazing way to give a gift card. Thanks for the ideas!

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  55. Wonderful cards. Everywhere from adorable to pretty. I love it. Great job.
    Amy Jones

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  56. These are WONDERFUL!! What creative and darling ways to give a GC!
    <3 J

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  57. What a wonderful display of gift card holders. I really love the wedding one. So soft and pretty.

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  58. Fantastic gift card holders.

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  59. Wow...such creative goodness. I'm blown over. TFS.

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  60. OMG!
    You did so many
    The baby card is my fave

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  61. I LOVE your cards! Very creative! :) xo

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  62. Four fabulous cards, impossible to choose a favourite. Thanks for all the inspiration :)

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  63. Great cards - I love the see-through pockets, great idea!

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  64. Lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Great cards to present those gift cards, I'm always looking for new ways to do that.
    TFS

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  66. I love all the things you've done with the circle card border!

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  67. All 4 are fabulous. Great colors and details. Love the new SSS die and stamp release.

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  68. Thank you for sharein with us these wonderful inspirations!

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  69. You are so right about that envelope die! And your cards are absolutely delightful! Thank you so much!

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  70. Thanks for showing us how these products work. It is a little confusing to know what they are just looking at them. Great job!

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  71. Oh woooow!!! All of your cards/gifts are amazing!!! Totally clever and with fabulous designs and colors <3

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  72. great cards, thanks for the ideas

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  73. I just love your gift cards... great ideas especially with the holidays coming! Tks for sharing.

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  74. thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  75. Wow! These are all so awesome! You really showed the circle border die off beautifully! Adding that to my cart!

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  76. Wow! Each one of your gift cards is amazing! I wasn't so sure about the circle border die but now I can really see it's possibilities.

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  77. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the rose :)

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  78. Fabulous gift card holders. My favorite is the baby one with the bees.

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  79. Just hopping to get blown away with inspiring projects… Almost to many beautiful projects, like this ones! Love the clever designs! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  80. Just hopping to get blown away with inspiring projects… Almost to many beautiful projects, like this ones! Love the clever designs! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  81. They are all great, and now there's another die that needs to go into my cart!

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  82. i absolutely LOVE the vellum pockets

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  83. I love all your projects today. Such fantastic ideas for gift cards

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  84. Love the baby cards! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win from simon says stamp.

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  85. Love all the cards! Such great creativity!

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  86. Fantastic! I am always looking for new ways to include a gift card. These are great! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  87. one card more beautiful than the last. They are all just GREAT. Thanks for sharing

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  88. Very creative! Love these ideas, Elisa

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  89. VERY creative!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  90. You were busy! Love them all. I am always on the lookout for baby card and wedding card ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. The Stamptember release is so great, such fun stamps and dies. Love your clever gift card creations.

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  92. Loving all the gift cards! The one with the elephant is just beyond adorable! I love how you can see the baby elephant!!!!

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  93. I love seeiing all the gift card ideas, thanks!

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  94. Love the gift card cards. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  95. I needed some inspiration for a baby card for an upcoming baby shower! thank you so much!!

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  96. Such clever presentation!

    Linda

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  97. Oh My, you really did an amazing job. I love them all. I love the Thanks card so bright and would make someone really happy to receive something so nice. I also really like the baby card. :) Thank you for sharing.

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  98. Awesome! Love what you did with that circle die!

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  99. Lisa i am always amazed by your cards... these are no exception!

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  100. Wow...so many great ideas for sending gift cards. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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  101. Those are so fun!! Love the different styles and what a fun way to give a gift card!

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  102. So cute cards, great ideas

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  103. Such adorableness (I know it isn't a word but it should be!! ha) Thanks for sharing. Stacy H-W

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  104. I love these! So creative! Cute ways to give gift cards!

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  105. Great gift card holders! I love the new dies!

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  106. OMG aren't you the clever and creative one!!! I love your cards and my goodness how you used those little vellum envelopes is amazing. You truly created so many cute and unique cards. just WOW!!!

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  107. Fabulous gift card holders.

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  108. Such a great idea for gift cards!

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  109. These are amazing! Just love the vellum envelope for the gift card and how your coordinated the outside with the inside - my favorite is the Thank You :)

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  110. I cannot believe how creative these cards for the gift cards are! So incredible--I love how that new circle line die lends itself to your creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  111. Thanks for showing how useful the envelope die is!
    Such a SWEET size...GREAT project to day:)

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  112. I just love your card designs. I especially love the yellow and white card. Very pretty and stylish.

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  113. What a great set of gift card holders! Loving all this new stuff!

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  114. fantastic cards - love all the new stamps & dies!

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  115. Great cards. Love the gift card holder idea!

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  116. These cards are awesome!!!! I love the inside gift card or gift message GREAT IDEA!!!! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  117. Always looking for ways to send gift cards..thanks for the ideas.

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  118. Great gift card holder cards.

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  119. Such a great set of cards.

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  120. Just great cards, so adorable.

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  121. So so cute !!! Just adorable !!

    Hugs from France
    Lunea

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  122. Super..duper creative cards! You were a busy bee... FOUR cards! I love them ALL! Just more super great inspiration.. Which means .. More items in my cart! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  123. Super cute cards- great ideas for including gift cards!

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  124. What cute gift cards, very good idea.

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  125. Great baby cards! Love the pocket idea!

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  126. what WONDERFUL cards. thank you for sharing them. and thank you for sharing with us the many innovative ways that you used that die.

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  127. Fabulous cards! Especially loved the wedding and the elephant cards!

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  128. Your projects are very nice.
    I love gift card ideas.

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  129. I didn't notice the gift card envelope die; thank you so much for drawing attention to it.

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  130. love the cards today! thanks for sharing!

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  131. Super cute cards! I am so excited about Stamptember!

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  132. Adorable!!! I especially love your baby cards!!

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  133. My brain is in hyper drive...you've given me so many and fabulous ideas for gift cards

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  134. Always looking for fun ways to give gift cards! Thank you for all the great ideas and inspirations!

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  135. Your cards are so cute and that gift card envelope die is a 'want list' topper!

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  136. great cards lots and lots of inspiration - esp baby card!

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  137. wonderful cards...I really like how you used the various dies and the vellum pockets.

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  138. Amazing love how you used all the dies and the vellum pockets. Thank you for sharing.

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  139. Gift cards are not so much fun to shop for, but these lovely packages, put the fun back into this type of giving. Thanksw

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  140. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Especially like the baby card. So cute.

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  141. SUch cute projects. loved how you used vellum!

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  142. Wonderful giftcard card ideas! Tfs.

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  143. Beautiful cards. Love the vellum flower.

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  144. I am in love with ALL of the cards, super cute and great ideas!!!!!

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  145. I LOVE all these gift card ideas. The bee card is so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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  146. Thanks for all the card ideas. Love them all.

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  147. All of your cards are wonderful! Love the new SSS products!

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  148. Love your cards, and the super ideas for gift cards, thanks for sharing

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  149. Very clever using vellum to hold the gift cards. Love all of these!

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  150. I love your use of vellum to show the cool gift cards!

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  151. WOW, i love them all, truly I do. I'm never without a need for a gift card idea. i adore vellum so i seeing it used in a gift card is most excellent. Thanks for sharing

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  152. I love that you used vellum and acetate so the gift card would be visible. Jotting down your ideas for the holidays coming up!

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  153. TFS! You're right--the possibilities are endless!!!! Great job!

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  154. What fabulous and fun ideas to inspire us to be more creative when giving gift cards!

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  155. All of these are awesome, but I am in serious love with that bee card!

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  156. Amazing cards. the bee card is my fav.

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  157. awesome cards!!! you really know how to ROCK the gift card holder die!! seriously - amazing!! i love how some of them peak out through the front of the card!! awesome!!!

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  158. You can't ever have enough ideas for gift cards. These are great. I love the vellum rose.

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  159. I am so wowed by each of these! What inspiration you just gave us! Thanks!

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  160. Great ideas, thanks so much for sharing.

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  161. Love your cards and thanks for the inspirations!

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  162. The cards are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  163. stunning cards!!! I didn't even pay attention to the gift card holder until I saw your cards!! Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration

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  164. Love the cards! question - How did you get the dots/background on the paper with the circle die cut, without getting that print on the border?

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  165. Love the wedding card and the circle die :D

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  166. These are wonderful! I am really loving that circle die!

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  167. I love the different ways you use the dies! Great cards!

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  168. Loved to see how you used the circle cut out die. It had me stumped but your cards are awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  169. Super cute baby card! Love that there is spot to insert gift cards! Very inspiring! :-)

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  170. So many beautiful cards! I love the way you used those amazing die cuts! I have to admit that your second card has taken my heart! Thank you for sharing!

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  171. What a wonderful collection of cards! I love the way you used the vellum in so many fun ways! It's fabulous that there are such great gift cards out there that need to be shown off! I'm glad I'm not the only one taking advantage of that! TFS!

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  172. You have taken the art of the gift card card to new heights. Each card had its own appeal. Thanks

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  173. These are all really amazing. Thanks so much. The wedding card is beautiful!

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  174. Love your gift card holders. I think I am going to NEED all the new products

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  175. Your baby cards make me wish I knew someone having a baby so I could recreate yours for them!

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  176. Aww I love that the gift cards coordinate with the cards and the envelopes. I simple adore every card that you made.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa