Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop

The 5th annual Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® celebration began yesterday with the official release of Simon's new stamps dies, stencils, inks, and some new stamping accessories...the collection is AMAZING!!!  I am thrilled to be among a number of uber talented and amazing artists who have joined together to showcase some of all these wonderful products by way of this hop today!!
I, personally, am blown away by all the creative genius that went into this release....I am in love with the new and wonderful stamps, dies and stencils...the collection takes you from Fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas and lots of places in between....and with fun, beauty, and amazing artistry!! There are SIX new Simon color inks, too...have-to-have colors!!  I LOVE IT ALL!!!

I especially LOVE dies, and there are SO MANY to LOVE in this release!!  I will be showcasing the Poinsettia Parade today...
The cool thing about this die is that it can be used as it is in it's parade form, or used  to make a traditional poinsettia!  I wanted to show you some of the ways you could use this die to make some poinsettia loveliness for your holiday cards!  A parade die calls for a parade!!...maybe you could put your Christmas music on:)...

 I started MY parade of THIS parade die with a traditional poinsettia in red, green and gold.  I actually colored the white die cut poinsettia petals with red markers....and used a sweet frame from Simon's Frame collection of dies from This is the Life release.  I layered the gold frame twice for depth.  The sentiment is from the new set Peace on Earth stamped in versamark and gold embossed.  Here's a close up...

The second and third ones use the die as is...layered and then simply die cut, using the same striped paper with a wonderful new sentiment die from Simon, Season's Greetings.  I used wood veneer paper for this one...just loved the layered wood together with the striped paper and white sentiment...

This one I simply die cut the poinsettias with a layer behind the die cut, then embossed with the die on the card, using the same die sentiment as the one above...
 Here's a close up of the embossing...the embossing gives more detail to a simple card...


I used shiny silver paper on a black panel and card for this next one...using another new Simon, sweet sentiment die, from the set Deco Trees dies.  I die cut the sentiment first, then used the poinsettia die at an angle on the panel and die cut around the sentiment(a total of 4 times, 2 large cuts and 2 smaller ones for the corners).  I die cut the poinsettia parade and sentiment in shiny silver and with sticky foam behind the panel, adhered the sentiment and poinsettia pieces onto the black panel.  Cool how you can layer, simply die cut or inlay!!

For my last card, I simply used the entire Poinsettia parade to make a wreath and made a pink poinsettia for the wreath...

Here's a close up...


 Now...for the fun part for you!  Simon Says Stamp is having a giveaway!!  Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack of a selection of items from their STAMPtember® giveaway stash at each stop on the hop! 
One commenter from each blog on the hop will be chosen for this amazing giveaway...that's 19 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 11, 2014 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday September 12, 2014.

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

The hop begins at the  SIMON SAYS STAMP BLOG , so if you encounter any broken links while 'hopping' you can head back there for a full list of participants.
Happy Hopping!!    Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

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


Some of the new release I can't wait to create with:


1,041 comments:

  1. wow wee these are totally stunning.. love how you used the dies.. fabulous designing.

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  2. Stunning! love the every card , especially the last one just because its different from the traditional red and gold colors :D

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  3. Great holiday themed cards!

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  4. wow :) Very clear and perfect card :)

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  5. What a lovely poinsettia !

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  6. Your poinsettia is a stunning example of CAS. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Love all the diecut leaves

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  8. WOW---all cards are amazing-ly beautiful!!!

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  9. You rock die cuts and today is no exception Lisa. Great cards!

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  10. Brilliant ways of using the die.

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  11. just lovely I love that die thank you for the inspiration!

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  12. You just made me fall in love with the Poinsettia die!

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  13. Love how you used this die! Awesome!

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  14. Love all these cards! So beautiful!

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  15. I love your wreath card! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  16. Beautiful texture with the embossing.

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  17. After seeing your cards, I really need those poinsettia dies. Love them!

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  18. O wow i really love your black and silver card. So elegant. Beautifull cards.

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  19. Wow - so many uses for these poinsettia's. Great work.

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  20. Poinsettias are my favourite Christmas image!

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  21. Great cards! I love seeing all the different ways you've used the poinsettia die.

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  22. I loved how you transformed the poinsettia into so many wonderful design uses!

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  23. I love the classy and clean look of the poinsettia die cuts!!

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  24. I just adore the wreath card, love the pink flower.

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  25. WOW!!!! These cards are amazing!

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  26. Fabulous Cards, love the way you have used both the negative and the positive cuts of the die. TFS

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  27. Your cards are awesome. The wreath is my favorite.

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  28. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that wood veneer card! So very pretty!

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  29. These are absolutely stunning! I looked at that die and could not "see" how it would look...beautiful!!!

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  30. Wow, love how you used the same die in so many different and clever ways. Great job!

    Ela

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  31. Fabulous cards! I love the little poinsettia dies!!

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  32. Loved how you made so many different styles from one die. Neat job!

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  33. WOW wow WOW
    What a STUNNING collection of poinsettia cards Lisa!!!
    I LOVED the dies when I first saw them, NOW I KNOW THAT I NEED THEM!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and all the exciting & BEAUTIFUL ways to use these CRAFTY DELIGHTS - I have lots to learn & to try now :)

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  34. Your cards are amazing Lisa and so detailed!

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  35. Wow! You really showcased the new release with your wonderful cards! Love them...

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  36. stunning creations. I must admit that when I first saw that die I had no idea how it would be used....but now that I have seen what you created...it is on the top of my wishlist!!

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  37. Thank you for sharing your amazing creations!!

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  38. Wow, I can't believe all the different ways you used that one die! I'm loving this release!

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  39. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Amazing what you've done with one die!! Thank you! (Of course, now I need that die!!)

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  40. Wow! So many ways to use this gorgeous die! I love the wood! So pretty!

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  41. Thanks for showcasing how versatile the dies are :-)

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  42. I LOVE LOVE your creations!

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  43. I love your designs! You can see how much thought and hard work has gone into making them, and yet they still look so clean and simple. The layered wood one is my favourite, it's stunning!

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  44. Wow wow and more wow! These are all stunning - such great and elegant ideas.

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  45. OMG I think that wood veneer paper card is maybe one of my all time favorite cards of all time. It is so clean, elegant, and interesting! TFS Hugs, Kristina

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  46. Loved the cards you made using the poinsettia die. Stunning. Love the release for SSS,

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  47. Love all those cards, lots of ideas thank you!

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  48. Love all your holiday cards, great inspiration.

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  49. Beautiful cards and love the use of your dies!

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  50. Am going to have to have some of the wood veneer paper. The pink and green wreath card is gorgeous and my favorite.

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  51. The poinsettia card is my fav - love that die!

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  52. Great use of the poinsettia die. Many different cards. Love the striped one.

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  53. Love the dies, great ideas. Thanks

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  54. Such stunning cards ...Loved them :)

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  55. Love the dies, great ideas. Thanks

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  56. These are amazing. Love the wreath and pink flowers.

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  57. So many beautiful ways to use this awesome die! Love.

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  58. Stamptember my favorite time of year. Thank you.

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  59. Beautiful cards….but that first one is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Going to have to try that!

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  60. Beautiful cards….but that first one is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Going to have to try that!

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  61. Love the Christmas cards. They have great design.

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  62. Your poinsettia card is elegant. Thanks for the chance...

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  63. OMG! I gotta get this die! LOVE your cards!

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  64. This post just blew my mind. I am amazed to see TONS of possibilities using just one die. And what a fun die you have selected to showcase. This is a hands-down-terrific post.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Dija

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  65. Beautiful holiday cards Lisa. Love the different ways you used the pretty poinsettias.

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  66. Beautiful and fun cards. Loving the blog hop.

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  67. More than one of these beauties made me go "oh my." You did a great job on all of them.

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  68. Great cards! They are so bright and stunning!

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  69. Absolutely beautiful cards the black one is stunning and all the different ways u used the poinsettias is awesome

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  70. Your cards have such beautiful elegance to them, love the designs!!!

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  71. Your cards are stunning! What a fabulous poinsettia die!

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  72. LOVE these, the multiple ways to use the dies are very helpful!

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  73. Oh my wordy! I gotta get this die!! love all your projects!!

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  74. Really like your Poinsettia card, very pretty. Love this release from SSS.

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  75. adorable! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  76. I can't get over now cute that wreath is! The colors are perfect, and so sweet!

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  77. These are all so fabulous. Thanks for sharing how versatile this die is.

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  78. Absolutely stunning!!! I am going to be broke from buying all these dies and stamps!

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  79. Wow Wow Wow!!! Fantastic cards!!! I love Poinsettia Parade dies !!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Love your cards. Especially love the poinsettia die.

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  81. Your cards are all so pretty! I especially love the one with the silver shiny paper!

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  82. Great ideas. Thx for a chance to win

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  83. Gorgeous cards, all using one die-set?!! Genius!

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  84. Terrific cards! I absolutely love how you showed all the different ways to use the same die! Genius!! Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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  85. Love the new release. Your cards are just great as always. I am such a fan of all your work.

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  86. Beautiful cards. I really like how you used the same dies to show different uses.

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  87. Wow! Stunning cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  88. Lisa - thanks for all the fantastic ways to use the poinsettia die - the pink one is my favorite

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  89. What great cards with great products

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  90. All of your cards are beautiful, but my favorite is the first one with the full poinsettia! Thanks for sharing.

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  91. I love all the different things you have done with this die. Just amazing

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  92. Lisa, love how you took one die and demonstrated so many ways to use it. Each of your creations were beautiful and so unique.

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  93. great use of the die - I especially like the pink version

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  94. I really love how you used one die with so many different uses. Your cards are lovely.

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  95. Beautiful use of a great die. I'm amazed at the different ways you used it.

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  96. Gorgeous use of the poinsettia, in several ways. Thank you for sharing :) xx

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  97. Cute Christmas cards. Makes me think I better go get started on mine.

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  98. Ooohhhh...what beautiful cards! I'm lovin' the wood veneer one
    : ) Thanks Lisa

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  99. I love how you got so much use out of one die!

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  100. love those poinsettias! so many options! thanks for sharing!

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  101. You have made me fall in love with this die set. Beautiful work!

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  102. So beautiful. That die is a must have. Thanks for the inspriation

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  103. So beautiful. That die is a must have. Thanks for the inspriation

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  104. Omg I have to buy the poinsettia die!!! Thanks for the gray inspiration!

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  105. Love all your creative projects using the poinsettia dies.

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  106. WOOOWWW!!
    i like that embosing card!! the 2nd one!! <3 <3 <3

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  107. Love the cards. Especially the first one.

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  108. All these cards are beautiful! I love the brown one, simply amazing!

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  109. Wow awesome cards love the poinsettia die The Red was my favorite then the soft pink showed up.. cant decide love all your cards today Great job

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  110. So helpful to see the die used in so many ways--thank you!

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  111. Wowzers. I love them all, but that wood one knocks my socks off!

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  112. This is exactly why I love the release blog hops...I saw the Poinsettia but I did not "notice" it and it's a fabulous size for cards!! TFS! Beautiful work!!

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  113. I'm glad you put a spotlight on the Poinsettia dies, such a versatile set! TFS! Your cards are beautiful!!

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  114. I love how simple and elegant these cards are! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  115. I love the 3-d ness of these cards. Makes them "stand out". ;)

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  116. So many great ideas! I really love all your cards!

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  117. Wow, love how detailed this die is! Very pretty cards!

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  118. I'm really loving that poinsettia die! It seems so versatile! Thanks for all the ideas!

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  119. I love Poinsettia cards, and yours are jaw-droppingly stunning!

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  120. Absolutely beautiful cards. I really need to get this die set!

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  121. WOW.... an abundance of beautiful cards! Love them all!!

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  122. like all these ideas with the poinsettia leaves die.

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  123. My favorite in the new release is the Presents & Ornaments stamp set.

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  124. Love that poinsettia die.. So many ways to use it... Great cards... Thanks for sharing..

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  125. Love that poinsettia die.. So many ways to use it... Great cards... Thanks for sharing..

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  126. Absolutely stunning - your cards are my favourite from this blog hop!

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  127. Beautiful and creative cards!

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  128. You worked that poinsettia die to the max. Love the colors.

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  129. Loving that poinsettia die and for the close up pics of it in yours card!

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  131. I cant choose. All five cards are so beautiful. Thank you :-)

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  132. Loving that poinsettia die and for the close up pics of it in yours card!

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  133. Thank you for showcasing the many ways to use one die. I love your work... the wood card, in particular, is so unique that I can't help but love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  136. Loving that poinsettia die and for the close up pics of it in yours card!

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  139. I love getting to see a product used in different ways!

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  140. The Poisettia die is to die for!!

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  141. WOW!! Such creative ways to use the die cuts here!! Love every single one of your cards here! :) Thanks for sharing! Hugs - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  142. So many beautiful cards! The one with the pink Poinsettia just stole my heart! I LOVE the Poinsettia die cut! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  143. Wow I love those poinsettias! How did I miss this guy in the product release? I am so glad you showcased it here! I love it!!

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  144. I love the ways you creatively used the poinsettia die...awesome!Amazing job!!

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  145. Wow! Absolutely all of the different ways you used the same leaf die!

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  146. I want it! I want it! I want it! I LOVE the poinsettias. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  147. Gosh, I have loved all of the SSS parade dies and now I want this poinsettia one as well, all because of your cards! Thank you for the inspiration...

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  148. Elegant and beautiful! Love them!

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  149. Ok to be honest I wasn't thinking about getting the poinsettia die but after seeing that first card I'm so getting it, that reminds me of christmas at my house like you have no idea
    Nabile S

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  150. Pretty ingenious use of dies for such a variety of looks!

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  151. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them.

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  152. Thanks for sharing many great ways of using this poinsettia die.

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  153. Love these! Thanks for sharing!

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  154. Each of those cards are so beautiful. I love the poinsettia, it looks so realistic.

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  155. Lisa, thank you for demonstrating the new products. Love all your Poinsettia cards, specially with stripes and gold-foiled! This die goes on to my wish list!

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  156. lovely set of cards... the one using the wood veneer is so clever!

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  157. I know this has been said by many, but WOW!! So many gorgeous ways to use one die--all of them unique. Love your choice of colors and design. THANK YOU for sharing....I'm impressed and inspired.

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  158. I know this has been said by many, but WOW!! So many gorgeous ways to use one die--all of them unique. Love your choice of colors and design. THANK YOU for sharing....I'm impressed and inspired.

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  159. Great array of cards. Very unique. Thanks

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  160. What a clever use of the die set, and a fantastic set of cards today. I love them all, it's hard to choose a favorite, they're all so different. Thanks for sharing your work and for the chance to win.

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  161. Anything with poinsettias wins my vote. Especially the black card with silver embossing.

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  162. Who knew you could do so many different things with a poinsettia! Very creative!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  163. Terrific cards, I especially like the wreath. :)

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  164. Gorgeous! My favourite cards of the hop so far! Great Job!!

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  165. So many fantastic cards from one die! Love it!

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  166. Wow! Absolutely stunning cards!

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  167. WOW!!! Love your cards!!!! I would love the chance to try out some of Simon says products!!!!!

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  168. wow it is amazing all the differant cards you were able to make with just one die. Great job!!

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  169. Way to express your creativity - using the die in different looks! Very nice.
    Martha from Norman

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  170. I just love your cards. That die is fabulous!
    Thanks for the ideas.

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  171. Love all the different ideas for using that one die. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

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  172. You made great use of the leaves. Love the wreath.
    thanks for sharing.

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  173. OMGosh the first card is very stunning.
    Love all your cards.

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  174. So many ideas! Awesome!

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  175. AMAZING!!! Love all the dimension

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  176. Can't wait to make cards with your wreath idea. Thanks for sharing

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  177. Wow! Beautiful work. Love all your creations. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  178. Loving autumn themed stuff at the moment and this STAMPtember giveaway is no exception!

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  179. These are all very beautiful.

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  180. These cards are gorgeous. That red poinsettia looks so soft. Like you made it from felt rather than just colored.

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  181. OmG Lisa all you're cards are just stunning. What beautiful ideas and work and colors and designs. I know I want the pointsetta leaves now. I just love all you're ideas and everything about you're cards. Thank you for sharing such great cards.

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  182. Beautiful cards! I especially love the wreath card. Great inspiration!

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