Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop and Giveaway!!

I absolutely love releases at Simon Says Stamp!!  They are always exciting and inspiring...but one of my most loved releases of the year at Simon Says Stamp is the STAMPtember release...not only is the release filled with Fall, Winter,  and Christmas products...my favorite times of year, but  the release has become an event... filled with so much more!!   
STAMPtember® is an event created 7 years ago by Simon to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping and those who love to stamp!  Simon not only has an amazing release, but has video tutorials,  loads of inspiration, collaborations with other companies, giveaways, and blog hops, to name some of the "happenings"!  Imagine how super thrilled, and incredibly excited I am to not only have been given some of the wonderful products from this STAMPtember® release to play with, but to be asked, along with some amazing artists, to showcase those products by way of this amazing STAMPtember®  Blog Hop!!...
I LOVE flowers!!  The new Stitched Daisies dies are amazing...these are some of the most versatile flower dies I have ever seen... I LOVE THEM!!  I made 4 cards...yes, 4, so bear with my long post:)!  The first three cards have the exact same layout, but what I wanted you to see is the different ways these wonderful dies can give your cards very different looks... even with the same simple layout and die!!  Here they are..
This first one shows the stitched daisy UNDERNEATH the die cut outline on the top card panel.  LOVE the stitched outline around the daisy...this would be beautiful simply by itself, but I opted to put a stitched daisy underneath the cut out.  I used the new Basic Stripes stamp set (a bunch of the stripes on one single acrylic block...easy peasy!!) along with the new Simon Stone ink (also swiping around the outer ends of the base of the card's sides to match the card to the plaid panel).  I die cut the Simon "hello" and layered three times.  Here's a close up...
The second one, I opted to put a layered daisy ON TOP OF the die cut panel...
 I used the Stripes stamp set, again, this time with the new Willow colored ink (swiping the edges, again), and and older set of Simon Thanks sentiment stamps...
The third one, I used a piece of patterned paper, and die cut with the largest daisy, like the first two,  but filled with the medium die cut daisy, so it was an inlaid daisy with a tiny space of yellow showing through the die cut panel, with a stamped Simon "Smile" sentiment...daisies ARE a flower that makes ME smile... 
 Here's a close up...
 The last card is one that shows you  how you can ALSO use these daisy dies to make flowers on their own, without the borders!!  AND although you COULD make daisies, I opted to make a card with SUNFLOWERS...VERSATILE... making the smallest daisies yellow(two for each flower), and I used a bigger brown center to mimick a sunflower.  My daughter's fifth year wedding anniversary is in two days, and sunflowers were the flowers at her wedding, so this card is already in the mail...
 I LOVE the versatility of these dies!!!!!  I used some Simon stems and a Simon tag along with a Simon sentiment, all from older releases, all of which are listed below:)!!
I hope you will check out the release at the Simon Says Stamp store...there will be a month long celebration with a wonderful collaboration between Simon and other companies throughout the month, LOTS of events and happenings going on, so hope you will stay connected to the SIMON BLOG!!  OK...now that you've seen MY fun, it's time for fun for YOU!!
Simon will be giving away a prize to one lucky winner from each of the 12 blog stops on the hop...that prize will be one of the surprise collaboration stamp sets(Check out the BLOG for all the collaborating companies...WOWSA!!) coming out later this month...a perfect prize for this STAMPtember® event!!!  Simply leave a comment on each blog for 12 chances to win one of those sets!!  Winners will be chosen on Monday, September 7th!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog on this hop, the next stop is the amazing Wanda Guess!!
The hop begins at the Simon Says Stamp Blog, so if you encounter any broken links while "hopping", you can head over there for a full list of participants!
Thanks, again for being a part of the hop today...hope you've had as much fun as I have...Happy Hopping:)!!  Lisa

.Things I used on my cards:




The STAMPtember® Release:


790 comments:

  1. It must be a dream come true to be able to work with all these fabulous supplies... and you make every item shine. Love your works. Always. This is no exception. Amazing cards Lisa!

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  2. Oh my GOODNESS!! These cards are spectacular! My shopping cart is going to be full for sure! LOVE them all. Dotty

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  3. Lisa! What an amazing set of floral cards...I absolutely LOVE your style! The last one, with the gingham and the yellow daisies...oh my, sooooooo perfect.

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  4. Super cute cards! Love how you used the daisy die in varying ways.

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  5. Great sunflowers!!

    Happy Stamptember!

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  6. Such pretty cards! Your daughter will LOVE her sunflower anniversary card. :-)

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  7. These are just beautiful, Lisa! Love the designs.

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  8. Such beautiful flowers! I LOVE the in laid look!

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  9. great job on showcasing the daisy flower, all of these cards are so pretty !

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  10. Such beautiful card designs, amazing creativity with these flowers!!!

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  11. I really need the Basic Stripes set and the flower dies now, especially after seeing your samples. Too gorgeous.

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  12. The stitching on the flower dies really makes it pop, beautiful cards.

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  13. Omg! All 4 cards are great but that sunflower one is amazing!

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  14. Absolutely adorable!! Makes me happy just to look at these cards.

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  15. I love how you have done a negative and positive die card. Great job!!

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  16. Wow I wasn't sure about these flower dies but you have convinced me that they are a must have. You showcased them perfectly so many ways to use these intricate dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. WOW.... four amazing cards! I knew that I 'needed' the Stripes stamps, but now I'm convinced that I need the Daisies too!

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  18. Oh No! NOw I need another new die! Love your cards

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  19. Your daisies are so fabulous! Tamara

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  20. Love the happiness in your beautiful cards!

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  21. You went different than any other hopper so far. I love what you have done and how you have shown us the "same" thing with sooooo many different interpretations. Very nice job. You made me want things I did not before. Congrats - my favorite stop so far.

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  22. I love how you used these dies to make sunflowers. Beautiful cards!

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  23. Love the daisies! The stitching really makes the die. Thanks for showing the different ways it can be used!

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  24. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! These are ALL AMAZING!! =) I LOVE LOE LVE that Bouquet!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  25. I love your cards . I love how you used the stripe stamps to create different patterns . Lovely !! Happy Stamptember

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  26. Wow! Amazing cards - the daises are so beautiful and cheerful! (They make me think of my favorite movie - You've Got Mail!)

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  27. Wow what a gorgeous collection of cards using these dies! That big bouquet is amazing!

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  28. Love the diversity of your style by using the same flower dies.

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  29. LOVE the plaid you created! I'm terrible at that. But your cards are beautiful, so I'm inspired to try creating my own plaid again!

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  30. This is my very FIRST STAMPtember, YAAAAAYYY!!! I am LOVING it so far!!! What a beautiful and different Fall card!!!

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  31. Such a gorgeous collection of cards, Lisa! Love this new stitched floral! Thanks for a chance at winning some Stamptember goodies!

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  32. Beautiful card! I love that bunch of sunflowers.

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  33. Love all your cards. The daisy die looks great to work with.

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  34. I like the creative ways you used the same dies. Very pretty flower cards.

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  35. Oh my gosh..your cards are lovely. That anniversary card is stunning. Very creative in the different ways you used the daisy dies.

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  36. These are ALL so pretty, I absolutely love the stitched daisy dies!!

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  37. Love the sun flower card.

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  38. Like how you used the Daisy dies. LIke the versatility. The Daisy is a fav of mine. I adopted/rescued a MIx Lab/Retriever last yr that is named Daisy.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  39. perfect summertime cards!

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  40. Great cards. Love those flowers.

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  41. You have done them every way possible. Love the cards!

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  42. Wow!! I love how you made 4 different cards using the same ingredients... sometimes it is overwhelming to choose and then create but if you use one product and change it up it really creates a statement. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win :)

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  43. I love the "country" feel of your cards! Very pretty!

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  44. Love your sunflower card, what a creative way to use those dies, love it

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  45. Oh my - all of these cards are so wonderful. I am totally in love with the sunflowers though, and of course, these supplies have jumped into my basket. FABULOUS creations!

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  46. Love how you used the same dies in such a creative way! I adore the sunflowers, though, those are the flowers that make ME smile! I'm sure your daughter will love her card.

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  47. I love those gorgeous sunflowers!

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  48. A great collection, you've really showcased these products well!

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  49. Such creative designs, Lisa! I love all four of them - thanks for your inspiration :)

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  50. I love love love them. All of them!

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  51. Such pretty cards. They are all wonderful!

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  52. I was very keen on seeing the new Stitched Daisy dies in action! And you have really showcased the possibilities well! Loved all of them, especially the sunflower card!

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  53. Lovely cards, the stitched outline is such a good idea! Thanks for inspiring us :)

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  54. Thanks to you and your amazing cards, I now NEED this new die!!!! Such beautiful cards!!!

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  55. Love how you used the daisy in your cards - lots of inspiration! My very favorite is the first one but I sure do love the sunflowers that you created for your DD and DSIL.

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  56. What a gorgeous little set of cards! The last one is my fave! TFS

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  57. I absolutely loveeee the flowers!!! wow!

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  58. I just absolutely love Sunflowers and you really knocked these cards out of the park!!!! They are really very stunning and very beautiful!!!

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  59. Awesome cards - so cheerful !!

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  60. Great cards - love the daisies!!

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  61. Great cards Lisa. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  62. Those Black-eyed Susans are the best!

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  63. Love all of your cards, but that last one made my heart skip a beat!! Beautiful!

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  64. Oh I love this die! All your samples rock! My favorite is the bunches card -- well done~

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  65. Oh I just love that last card so much!!!!

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  66. You really rocked these new dies. Love!

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  67. Great flower cards, the first one and the last is my favorites!

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  68. Love that you made so many different designs with that one die!

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  69. These are great cards. I just got this die set and I love it because daisies are my favorite flower and my second is sunflowers. They all seem so happy. I am going to CAS your ideas. They are lovely. Your colors for the backgrounds are perfect and your designs are lovely. TFS

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  70. Oh, WOW!!!! What a great way to showcase the flower and stripe stamps. I have a favorite (sunflowers) but I liked them all since I adore daisies. Now I need these dies and stamps for sure.

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  71. You have just given me more ideas for cards for my Christmas presents!! This year is hand/homemade presents for all and several are getting a box full of all occasion cards!! You have given me inspiration for more cards to add to each box!!! Thank you for inspiring!!!

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  72. you did a wonderful job of showing those stamps and dies. thank you so much.

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  73. Thanks for showing us how versatile this die set can be.

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  74. Love these cards! Thanks.

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  75. Lovely cards! And such versatile stamps/dies! This blog hop is just getting more and more inspiring! Happy Stamptember! :)

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  76. Darn it...I had convinced myself that I didn't need the daisy dies. And now that I see what you have done with them (and the stripe stamps), I may have changed my mind!

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  77. This is my favourite stop. I love the fact you show multiple ways of using the same die - great inspiration and the cards are out-of-this-wold.

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  78. So lovely. My home state is Kansas and the Sunflower is the State Flower!

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  79. Oh my goodness! That sunflower card is amazing!!! Thanks for brightening up my day!

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  80. I'm loving this flower die soooo much!

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  81. I love all your daisy cards. Each one is really pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Ooohh what a great way to use that flower die, great idea and fab cards TFS

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  83. Such pretty cards!!! Love the different ways you used these dies!

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  84. Such Gorgeous cards!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  85. These sunflower dies are beautiful! Your cards are so pretty and happy!

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  86. Fantastic cards! I like the details the dies have with the stitching and dots.

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  87. Love how you showed us so many different ways to use this die. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. I love that die ! I hadn't even noticed it on the Stamptember release (there is so much there).... That's why I love blog hops... so much inspiration, thank you!

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  89. Wow!! These cards are beautiful!! I love all of the stitched dies in this release.

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  90. It looks like you had a lot of fun with the flower dies. beautiful cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  91. Love all the stitched dies. Detail without added steps!

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  92. Just so lovely!!! Love your design and color choices. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  93. Love your cards, especially the bouquet.

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  94. fantastic cards - one is prettier than the other - would be hard to pick a favorite!

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  95. your cards made me love the daisies, Thanks!

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  96. Thank you for showing so many ways to use these products, Lisa! I love the daisies and your cards are just so pretty!!

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  97. There are so many wonderful new "toys" in this latest SSS release. I am having a difficult time choosing my favorite.

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  98. Love the delightful plaids with the daisies....talk about versatility! Utterly fantastic! Thanks!

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  99. I love what you made. I think the sunflowers are my favorite. Thanks for sharing

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  100. Thanks you so much for showing the stripes sets and what they can do! I love your gingham! These cards are truly brilliant!

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  101. Love this set! They would be a great gift to give! Jan Wallin

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  102. Love those cards!!! All of them!

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  103. Stitching dies are my favorite. Lovely cards and how lovely to send your daughter a reminder of the flowers used at her wedding.

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  104. Okay, all of you aren't making it any easier when it comes to my wish list. I love making flower cards and these sets are sooooo perfect for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. You are amazing! Always love your cards! Great SSS release!

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  106. All your cards are beautiful. Didn't think I was interested in this die but I think you changed my mind.

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  107. Love your cards! And this die is so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing how to use this die in different ways! This is on my wish list for sure!

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  108. Wow. What you've done with this die set. Amazing. Great ideas.

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  109. WOW! These flower dies weren't on my wish list but they definitely are now. Your cards are awesome and the stripes add the perfect touch.

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  110. These cards are so beautiful. Love these new flower dies.

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  111. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I wasn't sure about this set before I read this post but now I am convinced that I absolutely MUST HAVE them!!! LOVE all 4 of these gorgeous cards!! TFS!

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  112. Great cards---they are all sooooooooo pretty!!!!!

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  113. So pretty! I love your happy cards!

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  114. Love the backgrounds you made!!!!

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  115. I love sunflowers and your card is just wonderful!!

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  116. Wow! Way to show versatility! Love them all but probably the sunflower one the most because of the sentiment behind it. What a super idea.

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  117. Flowers everywhere. Which to choose? I love the negative usage and the inlaid card. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. I don't know which card I like best. I thought the inlaid was my favorite until I saw the bouquet of daisies. Wonderful cards!

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  119. Beautiful, beautiful cards. Love all the new products and the clever way you use them on your cards.

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  120. soooo pretty! Love the sunflowers. Well done techniques with the inlays and negative space. LOVE IT ALL!

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  121. Your cards just got better and better the more I scrolled down. The sunflowers are spectacular!

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  122. Beautiful cards! Love that happy flower and love the different looks you got from it. Great cards ♥

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  123. You chose my two favorites of the new release! Love it!

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  124. Lisa what amazingly beautiful cards. I love all the ways you showed how to use the daisy dies. I just love what you have done with it in so many different ways!

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  125. I knew I liked that stitched daisy die and those stripes. You have shown how versatile they can be

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  126. Love the stitched dies and the font on sentiments!

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  127. Oh those daisies are beautiful. Such cute cards and I love the dimension of the cards.

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  128. I wasn't excited about daisies before, but your cards have changed my mind! Love these cards!

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  129. These are all fabulous! I love the fact that you used the "Daisy" dies in a different way. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  130. Wow, you really showcased this die! Fabulous cards!

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  131. Lisa, now this is FANTASTIC! The different techniques you used with the dies is BRILLIANT! I particularly think the third card is, well, what can I say.....you are a GENIUS! Funny thing is, I have already added this die to my cart over at SSS and now you've given me 4 ways to use it.

    I look forward to more of your creativity and inspiration Lisa, and thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

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  132. Wow... great cards. I love daisies and these creations really bring out the flower. Tks for your creativity.

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  133. Love how you've shown the versatility of one die! Gorgeous cards!

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  134. Wow! Love the CAS cards. And that daisy bouquet is beautiful. Thanks!

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  135. Fabulous creations! These are great and showcase the new releases perfectly, Jo x

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  136. Your cards are so beautiful. I love the backgrounds you created and the gorgeous daisies...especially the yellow bouquet. Thanks to Simon for the generous giveaway.

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  137. Thanks for showing the versatility of the stitched daisy dies. I love everything stitched!! Your sunflower anniversary card is going to be cherished, I am sure.

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  138. These are gorgeous! Amazing job!

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  139. Beautiful cards. It's great seeing different ways to use the same die. Love the bouquet card.

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  140. I must say: Amazing blog hop!!Thanks DT for beautiful cards and inspiration! Now on your cards...Just adorable..Card with sunflowers is so beautiful... This is my favorite.. Thank you and thanks SSS for the new release and for the chance to win!!

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  141. those daisies are rocking my world! Love the cards you made with them!

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  142. What pretty cards! The sunflowers are stunning!

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  143. Wow... what beautiful sunflowers.. Stunning cards..

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  144. Wow, I love your daisies!

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  145. Love these cards! Love everything in this latest release! Thanks

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  146. Very nice! I love how the stitching is on the inside and outside.

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  147. Oh wow, all your cards are amazing. I honestly don't know which of them is my favorite. I love them all. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Shan

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  148. Awesome cards, I especially liked the last one!

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  149. How delightful!! Love how you used these dies!!

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  150. WOWZERS Lisa, YOU have been having FUN! If I had even half of this delicious goodness, I'd probably never leave my craftroom! What a FANTASTIC array of cards you've made, they are ALL beautiful! TFS!

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  151. Happy Stamptember! Lisa your cards and just adorable. I SO love flowers and this is one of the dies I have on my must have list. To see how you use it is awesome. I love the single flower on your cards but when I came to the bunch of flowers I just went awwwwwwww. Just georgous!!
    Such beautiful work. I just love the new release and look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  152. I love how you made these cards and showed how versatile the dies are. Thank you for sharing these with us:)

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  153. These stitched dies are so awesome. Love the cards!

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  154. Great cards. Loved the many ways to use one die.

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  155. Lovely cards. I like how you used the same die cut as the main for each and they each have their own unique touches and looks.

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  156. Beautiful blooms! These cards are wonderful and very versatile.

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  157. Your cards are so lovely. I really like how this die can be used as a daisy, a sunflower or a Black-Eyed Susan.

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  158. I love the green, it really makes the flower pop! Great cards!

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  159. Amazing cards! Amazing supplies...This is so Van Gogh yellow :)

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  160. LOVE the all the plaids you created!!

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  161. Your cards are so pretty! The Stitched Daisies Dies are so versatile.

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  162. Love all the different ways you used this die. So fun.

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  163. I'm such a fan of the sunflowers!

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  164. I love all of your cards and my favorite is the sunflowers card.

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  165. Just love the flowers and the "dies" are perfect! Thank you!!!

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  166. oh my!!! just BEAUTIFUL!!

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  167. I never would have guessed at how versatile these stitched dies were if you hadn't shown all four versions! Thanks!

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  168. Hi Lisa
    Love your cards especially the sunflowers. What a gorgeous lot of new products - you must be spoilt for choice
    Pat x

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  169. Absolutely love these happy cards!

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  170. The variety of ways to use these products is amazing-thanks for showing that! Your cards are lovely.

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  171. Wow. I love each of these cards. The stamped backgrounds are a very nice touch. The gray one is my favorite!

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  172. I'm Rachael Harrison. These flowers are amazing! I love cards with 3d accents!

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  173. OMG! These cards are truly stunning!

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  174. OOOOH M GEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Love these cards. So great!

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  175. All you've done with the Stitched Daisy shows how versatile it is. Great job.

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  176. Pretty, love all the different looks using the same day. They're all so cheery!

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  177. Love when you show you can get many different looks with the same dies, stamps, etc. Such wonderful cards.

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  178. Thanks for sharing
    all these different
    ways to use the
    dies! All of the
    cards are so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  179. Holy cow! Don't you just love when you're excited about a product and the mojo just flows! All are beautiful, but the sunflowers are just stunning! Did you use the stripes stamp for that background or is that patterned paper?!? If you stamped it, your spacing is just flawless!!!

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  180. Love all the different variations, especially the sunflowers!

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  181. What an awesome collection of Daisey cards. Your talent truly inspires mr. Thank you. 😊

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  182. I love the new stripes stamps. Great plaid backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  183. Love when a die is used to make many different ways (I need to remember the negative space!). TY!

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  184. As always, your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Lisa!

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  185. Oh my goodness! You have given us so much inspiration, and those sunflowers are awesome!

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