Friday, December 9, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Diecember® Blog Hop!

To say I LOVE dies would be an understatement, but I REALLY LOVE dies!!!  Simon Says Stamp creates REALLY amazing dies!!  Simon has one release every year that is devoted to dies, DieCember®,  so you've got to know that it is one release I am especially excited about!!!  Today, Simon is celebrating this new release with a Blog Hop jam packed with a whole bunch of amazing artists!!   I am so thrilled to have been invited to be a part, and to share a couple cards I made today with just a couple of these amazing brand new dies!!!  
I used the beautiful new Corbel Border and the Handlettered Greetings dies on both cards...just making them using different sentiments, color schemes and materials.    I used two different colored green cardstocks on this first one.  There is a white layer underneath to bring out white dots in between the colored "leaves" of this color schemed corbel border die.  I used a white embossed strip underneath the two kraft layers(for depth) for those white dots...

... I adhered adhesive to the embossed strip, adhered the strip to the kraft layers, and then deposited the different colors into each particular kraft opening, like a puzzle:)!!  I layered the die cut sentiment and adhered the whole panel onto a white card.  Here's a close up...
The second card is using the same Corbel die with a different sentiment, using a rainbow color scheme and paint chips!!...
This one, I used a black strip underneath all the color, to have black dots show through, instead of white!  Here's a close up...
OK...that was so much fun!!  The corbel border is SO pretty, and SO much fun to fill in with color and the sentiments are SO PERFECT with the border!!  
And now, the fun part for you all!   Simon is giving you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate on my blog and on every blog stop...just leave a comment by Sunday:)!!  The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog!  Here's a list of all the other amazing artists that are in this fun hop...
Hope you will have fun checking out this new release and all the creative ways to use the amazing dies this Diecember and all the months to come:):):)!!! I've listed the dies I've used on my cards along with all the dies from this wonderful release below!!  Yay!!   Happy Hopping!! Hugs!! Lisa


307 comments:

  1. I love how you used the border die on both cards. Amazing how you can create two completely different looks with almost the same design! TFS!

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  2. I like the use of colors behind the die.

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  3. Your cards are so cool. The first on kraft would be a great sympathy card for a man. I love them!

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  4. Wow! Both your cards are really beautiful!!!

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  5. I love how you showed the versatility of this border die with the added word dies.
    Great cards

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  6. oh my! I love the peaceful greens for the sympathy card and I ADORE the bright rainbow colors for the thank you card! so fabulous!! TFS

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  7. Very nice! Unique. Appreciate the chance.

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  8. Such a great release and loved what you have done with kraft paper which I love!

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  9. Wow! Two great ideas! Love them both!

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  10. Love this design and how you can use it on a lot of different occasions.

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  11. The two totally different looks you got for the cards is lovely!

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  12. Two so elegant and simple cards, but they make me say wow! :)

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  13. What a gorgeous design! So versatile. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. O O O I really like your cards. Both are gorgeous.

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  15. Love your cards. Very meaningful

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  16. Those hand lettered greetings are definitely a favorite! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. You have completely enabled me! I love that border die!

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  18. Love the paper piecing. It's a lot of work but gives such an elegant finish.

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  19. ooooooo i love your card, the rainbow with white is gorgeous but the craft with green tones is just out of this worl gorgeous, love them!

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  20. I love your cards, they are always so colorful. Putting those little pieces back into the die is a great idea, it looks beautiful. Wonderful idea about using the white and black for the dots, too. Now I know I need that border die!

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  21. Wow - I never really thought much about that border die - but I love how it looks now in your cards - love the green and kraft paper. The sentiments looks wonderful. I'm sold!

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  22. I love that you paired these dies together!!

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  23. This border die is gorgeous and you have showcased it wonderfully in two different ways.

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  24. Love the border die and very pretty cards too!

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  25. Each card is so lovely. I cannot choose which I prefer.

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  26. I always love the clean look of your cards, again these card are simply elegant.

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  27. These are so stunning and elegant! TFS

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  28. Like the versatility of the border for color background.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  29. I was going to pass on buying the new Corbel die, but your cards are making me rethink that decision.

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  30. Rainbows are my favorite, as usual. I would love to see a video on how you do these two cards.

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  31. Your cards are so beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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  32. Absolutely IN LOVE with what you've done!!!!

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  33. I am so impressed with your creativity that I just signed up to follow your blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. Wow!!! Love these Beautiful cards!!!

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  35. W-O-W-! Simple and elegant cards as always. I love your cardmaking style. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  36. Amazing dies just enough to create in min something great.

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  37. Great design and layout.

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  38. Amazing dies just enough to create in min something great.

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  39. Amazing dies just enough to create in min something great.

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  40. love you card, thanks for sharing

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  41. I have to admit I was not that excited about the corbel die until seeing your gorgeous cards! Now I have to have it. LOL.

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  42. Love the ideas - so inspiring. Yay!!!!

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  43. I too wasn't excited about the corbel die until seeing your wonderful cards. Thank you so much!

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  44. Your use of the border dies is very inspiring! Beautiful cards!!

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  45. Fabulous cards! I love the idea and the colors used!

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  46. I'm not sure I can gush enough about how much I like your cards. The design is simple and stunning.

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  47. Beautiful! I love that you showed 2 very different cards using the same die. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  48. Real nice job with that awesome thank you card! Thanks, Denise

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  49. Such clean elegant cards. Love that style

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  50. Absolutely beautiful cards. Love how you used the border die to create two very different scenes using the same technique.

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  51. Love the two different looks you did with this die. I never even gave the Corbel Border die a second look. Fab cards.

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  52. The sympathy and thank you card are stunning! I LOVE them! <3

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  53. Love the border. I like how you showed it in two different ways. Great ides!

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  54. Brilliant, you just sold those two dies.

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  55. So simple and elegant. Love both projects. And that rainbow corbel is amazing. Love it.

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  56. Its amazing how different these cards feel with a simple change of color! Really excellent way to showcase their versatility! Lovely job!

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  57. Love the bright colours of the background of the second card. Love your choices. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

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  58. OMG, your creations are fabulous.

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  59. I love love love your cards! I love them both, but the kraft sympathy card is my fav. I think it is SO ELEGANT. Very, very nice. Thank you!

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  60. Both cards are so pretty & love the kraft combo!

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  61. I love your cards and the corbel die. Thank you

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  62. both cards are impeccable!just love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Amazing cards! Love the border and the words!!

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  64. I love the thank you card and the rainbow effect!!!!

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  65. Same design, two different cards. Great!!

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  66. Fantastic cards. Love that border die.

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  67. Beautiful CAS cards, love the depth and color!

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  68. I love inlays and this border die is perfect - going on my wish list for sure1

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  69. It's amazing how color can change the feel of the cards so much! LOVE these!!!!

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  70. Very cool way to use the dies! I will certainly try this with other dies in the future - thanks for your outside-the-box idea.

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  71. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I love that border.

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  72. Love the rainbow corbel card. 😉

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  73. Outstanding! Love these ideas!

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  74. Wonderful idea for using that gorgeous border die! Both cards are stunning!

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  76. I love working with the brown kraft paper and cards and thanks to you, I have new ideas. Your cards are beautiful.

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  77. beautiful cards ! This is an awesome die release .

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  78. Love this card design, its simply elegant and versatile. Great release.

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  79. Love the colors very inspirational

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  80. LOve this border. I should never do these hops! makes me want too much!

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  81. Your cards are amazing,the border die is wonderful!

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  82. Very elegant cards! Good use of that border die.

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  83. I wasn't sure that I needed this die but now I'm pretty convinced that I do. Awesome cards and such a variety. Great ideas of how to use the border. Beautiful work.

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  84. Not sure I understand how you did the coloring, but it is GORGEOUS. Will read it again to understand

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  85. Your cards are so stunning! I just love, love, love the inlaid colours in the border die cut. It looks like it was a fair bit of work, but so well worth the effort.

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  86. Those sentiment dies are superb!

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  87. Two superb clean and simple designs!

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  88. stunning cards, so very impactful with elegance
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  89. I love the use of colour on the white. Makes it look bright and cheery.

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  90. Such creative ways to use these dies!

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  91. Wow! Your cards are so striking! Isn't it amazing how a change in colors can make such a big impact?!

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  92. I absolutely love the sympathy card!

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  93. The dies you choose has to be my favorites

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  94. I really like all the colors on the thank you card.

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  95. Wonderul! Both cards have an elegant simplicity. Perfect for both sentiments. Thanks.

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  96. Classy and elegant! I love this die and you have used it to perfection.

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  97. Wow! Both of your cards are gorgeous! I didn't need these dies before I saw your post, but I think that has definitely changed! Your cards look terrific!

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  98. I love seeing two completely different looks from one die and both cards are beautiful!

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  99. Such a different take on the two cards. I love the colors within the Thank-you card.

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  100. These are gorgeous! I love the tone on tone on the first one and the bright colors on the second! Great job!

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  101. These are so pretty! I love this die.

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  102. Simple and great cards !!

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  103. Great cards!! I really love them!!!

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  104. Nice and simple.
    I like it.
    Thanks, Erica K.

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  105. Oh my goodness Lisa these are so pretty. I always like a kraft card and your second one is beautiful. Love the paint chip colours. I haven't used paint chips on my cards for some time, a good reminder!

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  106. I can't decide which one I like best, they are both so beautiful!! Thanks

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  107. Lovely, lovely cards with the die sentiments. I LOVE the use of the craft colored cardstock

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  108. Really like the multicolored border card. Might not have bought this die but I like what you did with it.

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  109. Gorgeous cards! That corbel design is beautiful. I just bought the corbel heart last night. Love that design!

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  110. Your sympathy card is so lovely.

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  111. Lovely ways to highlight the corbel die!

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  112. LOVE the rainbow border!
    torieford18@gmail.com

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  113. Like how you used different colors on your border

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  114. so many great new dies. Love this card

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  115. Wow - love your cards. I will need to get these dies!!

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  116. Your sympathy card is just amazing. I want a few of those in my stash as it's so hard to make a sympathy at the time it is needed.

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  117. The corbel border die is my favorite now! You are so creative, I love those cards!

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  118. Very pretty design. Love them both. TFS

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  119. LOVELY JOB on your cards Lisa! ;) I LOVE them BOTH!!! ;)

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  120. do you have a video of the paint chip technique? Did you die cut and inlay/ They look great

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  121. Very pretty cards especially the sympathy card.

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  122. Both cards look great, and so different :) This corbel border die cut is really universal and can be used in so many ways. Thanks!

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  123. Those cards are fabulous! Both the same but such a different look! And so simple and clean too!

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  124. Fantastic idea! I love those cards.

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  125. Love your idea and the coloring. Thank you.

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  126. Very pretty border die and I love how you added the colors behind them. Very nice job!

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  127. I love these cards. They are the same design but two totally different look. Thank you for the inspiration

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  128. BOTH of these cards are ridiculously AWESOME! I love your style!

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  129. I love the use and versatility of the dies.

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  130. Wow-the simplicity of your design showcases the color additions, whether subtle or outright festive. I want to do this.

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  131. I love the simplicity! Beautiful cards

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  132. Beautiful cards, like stained glass. Happy Holidays. TFS

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  133. This new border die really adds an extra element of elegant to your card.

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  134. So simple and beautiful. Two very different feelings.

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  135. I love that die. Beautiful card!

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  136. Gorgeous cards; what a different feel both of them have! This die just went on the wish list.

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  137. Wow, I love your use of the border die! Very stained glass-like. I also love the kraft-on-kraft!

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  138. Love both cards. They are so simple, yet beautiful. My favorite is the sympathy, the craft on craft is powerful.

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  139. These are stunning cards! I love everything about them, especially their simplicity and color.

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  140. What a creative use of that border die! I love both cards!

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  141. Gorgeous cards! I love the Corbel dies from this release. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  142. Love the look of these cards! I wasn't interested in the corbel dies at all until I saw these cards. Super fun!

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  143. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and these BEAUTIFUL Cards!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  144. Beautiful cards, especially the Kraft on Kraft for sympathy card, love the corbel border die!

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  145. I love these Corbel dies. I got the tree and the ornament and would really love the heart and border. SSS needs an A2 size now.

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  146. I was thinking that I won't need the Corbel border die. But after seeing your cards, I may have it at the top of my wish list.

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  147. I love that border die. Your thank you card is amazing thanks for sharing!

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  148. These are fabulous! You've just made me want this die.

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  149. I like the use of colors behind the die. Both cards are a great use of the border.

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  150. Oh my, I love how you used the dies together. And varying the colors -- amazing.

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  151. thank you for showing us two dies from this release being used together and then showing two different color schemes for two very different cards. Love this. I could do this! Thank you for sharing.

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  152. Both cards are lovely and I love both color schemes.

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  153. Very clean and simple...love them!!

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  154. This is so pretty! I love the green against the kraft!

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  155. The corbel border is really pretty!

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  156. I love your cards!Thank you for the inspiration!

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  157. Gorgeous border die! Beautiful cards.

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  158. OMG Lisa, you have totally sold me on this Corbel die cut border!!! Both cards are stunning and in such different creative ways! Wow!! Can you tell I LOVE your cards and the border die?!? TFS Hugs, Nancy

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  159. Gorgeous border die. Beautiful cards. I'm new at card making so this blog hop is helping me get ideas and tips. Thank you

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  160. Love your simple but beautiful cards. Wouldn't have had any interest in the border die without seeing this.

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  161. I love how you've designed this...it's gorgeous!!! I'd love to see SSS help us celebrate December by having an additional challenge for December with a theme of Christmas Memories so that we can hear other crafters' Christmas memories and traditions.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  162. Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  163. OMG - what a great way to use that die. Awesome inspiration!

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  164. Beautiful! Love the colors

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  165. WOW WOW WOW!!!! Stunning creation!

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  166. Beautiful cards!
    I'm just starting on using dies.
    So thank you for sharing your craft.

    I absolutely love the birch column die.

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  167. Both cards are beautiful but I really like the second one with all the bright colors

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  168. Thanks for sharing. Love this

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  169. Such a great use of the border die, now I see it. Both cards are my favorites. Thanks for the ideas!

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  170. Gorgeous! What a beautiful die! I love how simply changing the colors creates a whole new look and feel. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  171. I am absolutely sold on this die now! I love it... absolutely love it!

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  172. Nicely done. Love the rainbow paint chip one, it's cheerful and we've had a week of grey skies.

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  173. Nicely done. Love the rainbow paint chip one, it's cheerful and we've had a week of grey skies.

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  174. The corbel border goes so well with the sentiments. Beautiful cards!

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  175. The kraft on kraft sympathy card is so clean and simple, just what I like for a sympathy card.

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  176. Love seeing different colour combos on similar cards. The Kraft on Kraft die cut looks really good.

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  177. Thank you for including a sympathy card. I always struggle with those. I want them to be pretty but not seem celebratory either. This card is understated elegance and shows the thoughtfulness intended. The other card is equally lovely and shows how the same die can be used in a joyful way, too!

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  178. These are beautiful, clean and simple, classy cards!! I love it :o)

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  179. What beautiful cards. The Sympathy card is very elegant. I love the colors in the Thank you card. Good job! Helen M

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  180. I just love your cards and hiw you showed that changing colors can create a totally different look. The Sympathy card was perfect for unfortunate occasion with the tone in tone sentiment. But then the Thank You card was happy and pretty. Glad to se multiple uses.

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  181. Both cards are pretty. But I loved the rainbow more. It's much happier.

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  182. Love this puzzle concept.

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  183. Beautiful and simple cards.

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  184. Now I have to have the corbel after seeing how you used it. You are costing me money. LOL

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  185. My favorite die is the Big and little penguins! Imagine using felt or fabric?!

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