Thursday, October 12, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Making Spirits Bright Blog Hop + Giveaway!


The Simon Says Stamp Blog is hosting a blog hop today celebrating their latest release, Making Spirits Bright...a wonderful assortment of stamps, dies and creative supplies, designed especially for the upcoming seasons and holidays...oh what wonderful fun!!  I am joining a number of amazing artists today, to showcase the amazing new products now available for sale over at Simon Says Stamp!!

I don't know about you, but life is busy...and around the holidays...really busy!  The cards I made to show you for the hop today, are three cards all using the same stamp set, stamps, and layouts...but with different color schemes.
 They are simple, easy and gold embossed, would be fun and easy to make a bunch for sending...what's not to love?!

The FIRST ONE...CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL...
 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little tree...I think it is GORGEOUS!!! It is from the new set, Give Thanks...a beautiful set of greenery that celebrates both Thanksgiving and Christmas!!   I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little tree embossed in gold!!! So, these first trees, I chose three shades of green, layered the trees and the white panel (with recycled chipboard from kleenex packaging:):)!!), and straightened the curved sentiment from the set, to stamp it straight beneath the panel of trees.  I DID use the pretty new background stamp, Center Cut Kaleidoscope with versa mark, and stamped it onto the green panel to give the background some "texture" and interest, with it's pattern.

The SECOND ONE...CLASSY/OMBRE...
 I used black, dark gray and light gray cardstock for this second version.  I love the look of black and gold!!

The THIRD ONE...NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS...
The third one, I used kraft, salmon and aqua blue colored cardstocks.  You can see the background best with this card. SUCH...GREAT...FUN!!!!

Ok...on to the fun for you!!  Simon will generously be giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen over this next weekend and the winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Tuesday, so make sure you check the blog to see if you're a winner! 

The hop today goes like this:
                                                                              Simon Says Stamp Blog
                                                                                                             Jennifer McGuire
                                                                              Laura Bassen
                                                                  Shari Carroll
                                                                              Nichol Spohr
                                                                              Heather Ruwe
                                                                              Kelly Latevola
                                                                              Anna-Karin Evaldsson
                                                                              Kathy Racoosin
                                                                              Lisa Addesa      <---------- you are here
SO...the next stop on the hop is at the top, with Simon Says Stamp Blog
Make sure you check the Simon Blog tomorrow for another day of inspiration with another fun blog hop!!  
I have not only linked below the new things I have used on these cards, but a few of my favorites from this wonderful new release...hope you will check them out:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

269 comments:

  1. I cannot pick a favourite from the three colour schemes. All three cards are gorgeous! Who wouldn't love to receive one of these!

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  2. Ok need this stamp set - NOW! Adorable cards as always!

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  3. Love your cards. LOVE. So Charming and Elegant. First I loved the word dies best. Then I loved the pine needle border. Then the Christmas Lights. NOW: the Christmas Trees. There is so much in the release! Wow!

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  4. I agree with you on the black and gold combination. It is very elegant but so are all your other cards with different color combination.

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  5. I just love your clean and simple style. It's always so classy and elegant and these are no exception. They're gorgeous.

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  6. These trees are Gorgeous!!! Your cards are really Fabulous!!!

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  7. gorgeous simple and elegant cards :)

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  8. I love all your colour combinations. This tree is so cute and the gold embossing makes it so beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful clean and simple cards. Your colors are fab.

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  10. What an amazing release, and I love what you created.

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  11. Love the simplicity and elegance of your cards!

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  12. Such pretty and elegant cards! So nicely done, too.

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  13. Amazing cards. Love the three different looks of the cards especially the one with the non-traditional colors.

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  14. Love this. So simple and elegant! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Love the modern feel of this card set.

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  16. I agree with you about that tree, it looks fabulous on your creations!! They are stunning πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’–!, Thank You!!

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  17. Love how you used the simple little tree to create elegant Christmas cards.

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  18. I love the beautiful simplicity of these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Love the simple designs with multiple color options!

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  20. Enjoyed the non-traditional card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. So simple yet so elegant love those little treesr

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  22. WOW!!! Love love love your cards. The colors are amazing. I really love them. So beautiful. Thanks so much.

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  23. they are all beautifull cards!! simple and pretty!! all we need!!
    xxx

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  24. Gorgeous and elegant, I love them in every color!

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  25. Love seeing three cards with the same set and all so different. Thanks for the details and inspiration.

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  26. So beautiful. I love the backgrounds of your cards, and the trees with the embossing, well they are stunning. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  27. I love that you showed us three different colorways! Thank you for sharing your artistry!

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  28. WOW - such an elegant design. Never would have thought of using black and greys in a holiday card - but yours really works. Genuis! Thanks for being on the hop today - great inspiration!

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  29. Your use of gold embossing makes for beautiful, classy cards!

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  30. i'm all for non traditional Christmas colors and your trees are gorgeous, but the greays and black in the ombre one is fabulous and the green one is stunning..so it;s all good basically ;-)

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  31. What beautiful cards! So elegant! I love the different color combos!

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  32. I love your cards, they are so pretty end elegant!

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  33. Your cards are lovely with a touch of elegance to them. Each color make it seem so different.

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  34. Love how different all three cards look with the different colors. The trees are so elegant looking. Great design and Beautiful cards!

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  35. Just love the gold embossing over the trees, really makes it look extra Christmas'ie.

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  36. Oh, that black and gold card is so elegant- it takes my breath away. I love it.

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  37. Great set of cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  38. those cards are absolutely stunning!! I was like... wait where was that stamp! It was hidden away and yet look at the beautiful cards you made with them!!! Love the background with the versmark to just add interest. Great idea

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  39. I love how you used different color combinations with the same stamps. How different each card looks.

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  40. Love the elegance of the gold and those trees!

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  41. Love the embossed trees! It always reminds me of my childhood for some reason - probably decorations/books that my mother had when I was growing up.

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  42. Simply beautiful and elegant!

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  43. Nicely done! Love your card set; all the color combinations are gorgeous. This stamp and die set has so many pretty and varied parts to it; it would be a great addition to anyone's collection.

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  44. Love how the variations of this card look - my fav would have to be the second - looks so sumptuous is black and gold:)

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  45. Beautiful designs. I love the gold embossing on the trees.

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  46. These are gorgeous cards! I love how easy it is to change the look with different colors of paper :)

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  47. Simple, yet elegant. I think I will try to make these.

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  48. the trees are fantastic.
    Look so elegant.
    thanks for sharing.

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  49. I love every color combo that you used on your cards. The design is so elegant!

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  50. Very elegant. Loved the embossed trees.

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  51. These may be my favorite cards from the entire hop! Number one set in my cart. Love the simplicity, yet elegance of your cards.

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  52. What gorgeous cards and honestly I didn’t even notice that tree when I saw the release. You have totally shown me the light. Just beautiful!

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  53. Very pretty love the colors you picked

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  54. Trees, simple but elegant!

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  55. These are such classy, elegant cards. You've created each one so beautifully.

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  56. Love your cards -- what a great layout for a simple but elegant Christmas cards!

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  57. Lisa, these are all elegant. Thank you for sharing how you made them.

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  58. Your cards are beautiful. I really like how you used the background stamp with just versa-mark.

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  59. Loved your very elegant cards,simple and beautiful. Thanks!

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  60. Love your cards - so classy!

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  61. simply beautiful and elegant.

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  62. Love your cards and the great ideas. Thanks

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  63. So elegant and effective cards.

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  64. I hadn't noticed that cute tree until I saw your cards - just love it!

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  65. Such cute cards 😍 simple and classic

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  66. beautiful! my favourite is the non traditional colours

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  67. I love non-traditional colors for holiday cards! The green with the gold is beautiful too.

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  68. fantastic cards, Lisa - so classy and elegant!!

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  69. love the simplicity of this card.

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  70. Love this stamp and die! Love the trees and cards!

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  71. All three of your cards are very pretty. I'll need to check out this stamp set!!

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  72. Love this! Super creative!

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  73. Loved the embossed Christmas trees! Beautiful cards! Love them.

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  74. Plain and simple - my favourite! They are awesome :o)

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  75. I love your style of card making. The cards made with that adorable tree could easily be mass produced and that's exactly what I need for the holidays. The background stamp used with VersaMark is so subtle and adds interest to the overall look.

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  76. Really cute cards, nice layout to mass produce.

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  77. Your cards using the tree stamps are gorgeous! I mass produce 75 cards each year, and this would be perfect for that.

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  78. Love your cards they are very elegant and traditional.

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  79. Very pretty. I love the embossing. I like to make multiples. [Bunny]

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  80. Love your cards! Terrific design to mass produce and it's so elegant.

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  81. You are the Queen of CAS cards! Love them all, thanks for the inspiration!

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  82. Great card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  83. Your cards are so elegant. I especially like the Black one!

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  84. Wonderful CAS design Lisa! Love the elegance of the stamp set. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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  85. Stunning projects. Thanks for sharing

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  86. Beautiful cards! Love ths background stamp!

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  87. The gold looks very elegant! Love the cards!

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  88. Your cards are so beautiful, love them!

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  89. These are so pretty I just had to pin them

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  90. gold adds such an element of elegance, doesn't it?

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  91. All three cards are just so elegant!

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  92. So cute! Now am in mood to start on my Christmas tags!

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  93. I make a lot of cards and these are classy but easy to reproduce! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. Absolutely stunning!!! Really loving the gold against the green.

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  95. I love the simplicity yet gorgeous cards you made with those trees! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  96. Beautiful, elegant cards!! I love the colors you chose!! Thank you for your inspiration!!

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  97. Lovely CAS design and all three are very classy.

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  98. Beautiful and elegant CAS set!

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  99. This is an elegant design for these cards. tfs

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  100. These are simple and beautiful! What more could you want...

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  101. Very elegant. I love what you did for each of the card bases too.

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  102. LOVE your cards and this amazing new release!!

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  103. Loving everything about this new release especially those pretty trees.

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  104. Your Christmas tree cards are so simple and elegant. They put me in mind of a card that you would give to someone who is in a higher profession, such as a doctor, lawyer or judge. They are done with great taste.

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  105. So simple and yet so gorgeous and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Simple cards which are very eye-catching and regal!

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  107. These simple cards are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. These clean-and-simple cards are so lovely!
    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)

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  109. Beautiful, classic design...love it!

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  110. simple elegant cards! love the brown one the best!

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  111. Love your design. Green and gold are my favs.

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  112. Great cards. This design works well for creating cards on mass yet still being unique.

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  113. Embossing is always so beautiful on cards!

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  114. Gorgeous cards!! So classy! Love them!

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  115. I thought I was a classic traditional gal but turns out I was wrong. Love the kraft card!

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  116. love the metallic and the simple reproducible card design!

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  117. Love the different looks with these wonderful trees.

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  118. These are three great versions of a card !

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  119. Beautiful cards, thank you for the inspiration.

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  120. Pretty cards! Love the layers and color combos! The trees are beautiful!

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  121. Like the CAS with style of the tree cards with gold.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  122. Your cards are gorgeous. Love the variety you shared. :)

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  123. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

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  124. Hi Lisa ~ Adding the Center Cut Kaleidoscope as a subtle background adds such an elegant touch to your beautiful cards. The heat embossed images are perfect and I especialy love the non-traditional colors you've chosen. Thanks so much for sharing a CAS card that would be easy to mass produce. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  125. All 3 are beautiful, but the last, non-traditional just really grabbed me! Great tree, lots of really neat things in this release!

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  126. Sweet and simple! Perfect design for mass production. Love the cards Lisa!

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  127. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the classy look of the stamp set. My favorite is the kraft one. The color scheme is just beautiful!

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  128. Simple, yet super elegant cards! Love the design :)

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  129. What wonderful cards! I especially like how you used the Center Cut Kaleidoscope as a subtle background. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  130. What fantastic cards. Love the colors you used and the beautiful trees.

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  131. All three of these cards are absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful job on all three of them!

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  132. Love the simplicity of the cards makes the stamped images really shine

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  133. Simply elegant!! Love the gold embossing and your use of the kaleidoscope as background!

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  134. All three cards are beautiful! THanks for the inspiration, yI love your choice of colors and clean design! TFS

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  135. I love the simplicity and seeing how much difference the color of the trees made each one so different from the others, They're beautiful cards and I'm so glad you shared them with us! Thank you.

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  136. Oh those triple tree cards are sooooo elegant and pretty! I think my fave is the last one on Kraft with the pink and blue.

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  137. Fabulous cards, Lisa! I love your subtle use of the new background stamp, the gold embossing, and the various colour combinations (amazing how different they all look!). Love, love, love your black card!

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  138. Beautiful cards! Simple but very effective design - love them all!

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  139. The gold embossing turns a simple card into an elegant statement!

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  140. Your embossed card design is beautiful. Sometimes the simple designs turn out the best because your eye is focused on the pine trees. Thanks for sharing.

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  141. Loved ♡ all Three !! Classic BEAUTIFUL

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  142. I love your CAS cards. Those little trees are so cute and I think the gold embossing really added a festive look. I also think that background is so clever, beautiful but not overpowering.

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  143. Stunning look to them. You used two of my favorite words...simple and easy. That they may be but they are beautiful.. Love embossing. Brings beauty out in a lot of things... well done :)

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  144. Your cards with the little trees are classic and lovely! So pretty!

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  145. Wonderful cards! Love your different color schemes and all the embossing. CAS cards are the best. These look like they could easily be mass produced. Very clever & elegant too!

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  146. Lisa, I'm a BIG fan of your style of card making and your blog. I'm always thrilled to see an email notification of a post because your creations constantly make me swoon. So often, I will think a stamp or die is pretty, but not really be inspired by it...until I see your take on it. Nine times out of ten, I will add the items to my shopping list simply because of the inspiration you provide.

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  147. Wow, all three cards are gorgeous! Love the impact of the embossed trees in your CAS design.

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  148. So pretty and elegant, in all the wonderful colour combos! Thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration!

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  149. Love the simple elegance of those cards; those beautiful embossed trees and the variations are so classy !

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  150. Simple and elegant! I completely looked past this set when I saw the release, but went back for a closer look. Now I am going to look at my own stamps to see what I have overlooke! This design is just simply elegant and elegant simplicity! Thank youl

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  151. What a great post as last one of this hop. Your cards are SO beautiful ! Really classy, stylish cards ! Thank you for sharing your talent !

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  152. These are beautiful! So simple yet so stunning!

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  153. really pretty CAS cards! The design is perfectly elegant and easy enough to make many using a variety of colors!

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  154. I love how you used the trees!

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  155. These are my faves!!! The metallic trees on the black cardstock are fabulous, but so are the others!

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  156. WOW Lisa, these cards are ALL beautiful. Nothing says Christmas like a card with gold on it (and maybe a little glitter as well...LOL)

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  157. You always impress me Lisa! This new release is beautiful!

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  158. Such a beautiful CAS design, love the gold embossed trees.

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  159. I am absolutely adoring those embossed christmas trees!

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  160. Fabulous cards, thanks.

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  161. Beautiful Christmas trees! Love the gold embossing.

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  162. Beautiful cards. I think I like the non traditional one the best :)

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  163. All three are just beautiful! That tree really is pretty ... in any color scheme!

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  164. Oh these are absolutely stunning!

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  165. Beautiful cards! The gold embossing makes such a classic card look - love it.

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  166. your cards are absolutely beautiful! they are so classy looking and easy to make a bunch. thanks so much for your inspiration!!

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  167. Your cards are wonderful. Simple but still so lovely. Thanks!

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  168. Love all of these classy looking cards. Especially like how you made them look different by changing the color scheme...love that little tree!

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  169. This release is fantastic! I want too many of these new products!

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  170. Thank you Lisa, adorable cards! I love that tree, its so classy. :)

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  171. I love how you took one small element and made it important! Beautiful! And love that the mosaic background stamp in Versamark just adds the right touch there. Lovely card.

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  172. Great way to showcase the versatility of the stamps just by varying the color scheme!

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  173. My favorite card so far this season!

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  174. I love your gorgeous embossed trees! Each one, no matter what the color, has a beautiful elegance in its clean lines! Wow!

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  175. Love all the cards. Classic cards as well

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  176. Clean and simple, but stunning!

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  177. Your cards are so classy! I just love them. Thanks.

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  178. Beautiful - clean and elegant!

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  179. Such a beautiful set of cards! Very elegant and beautiful!

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  180. Love your clean, simple but elegant cards, the trees are beautiful. TFS!

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  181. Love the elegant simplicity to your cards!

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