Sunday, December 3, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Diecember® Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Diecember® release Blog Hop!!  You should have come here from Suzy Plantamura's blog!
I LOVE dies!! I love December!!  Simon has made this December full of wonderful dies...making this a LOVED Diecember®:)!!   I chose the fun set of border dies from this new release for my two cards today,  Arched Stitching Borders dies!  What is so cool about these border dies is that they can be used as traditional border dies to make cards like these...




I like that they can also be used in different ways!  The first way I've used them a lttle differently is to use them to make an image... a sun!...
This was made with patterned paper, die cut with the saw tooth edged border die from the set, layered and adhered to a card base with another piece of patterned paper with a sentiment from the Simon Handlettered Encouragement stamp set.  Here's a close up...

OR...you could use the border die to create a frame for a sentiment, which serves as the focal point for the card...
Simply done, I die cut the scalloped die from the set on both sides of a piece of white cardstock, creating a scalloped frame.  I then stamped the sentiment stamp from the Thoughtful Messages stamp set, stamped in black and clear embossed.  I layered the frame for some depth and adhered to the patterned panel of the card.  Here's a close up...

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 and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, so make sure you check the blog to see if you're a winner!

The next stop on the hop is to Anna-Karin Evaldsson's blog!!  All the participants of today's blog can be found on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, you can head there if you should get lost...hope you will check out everyone's inspiration today...oh what real fun:)!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

233 comments:

  1. Such lovely cards, Lisa! My favourite is the sunshine card - it's fabulous, Jo x

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  2. Cute way to use these dies

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  3. Thanks for the great ideas

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  4. Wow, Lisa, these cards are lovely. Thanks for showing so many different ways to use border dies...especially like the "sun" cuts.

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  5. I really like how you used the border dies to create a sun.

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  6. Lovely cards, I especially love the sunshine one - it's a fantastic design idea!

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  7. I love your cards and the new border dies.

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  8. Border dies are always fun to use and your use of these is so fabulous! Love the sun one!

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  9. fun way to use the border die, I do similar things to use up scraps

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  10. Love edger dies!! and you made them shine!! TFS

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  11. So many fun ways to use those cool border dies! I love the last one - why did I never think of that?

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  12. Great ways to use border dies!

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  13. Great ways to show multiple uses, loving the sun card, huge wow there x

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  14. Some fun ways to use border dies that I hadn't thought of before. Thanks for the inspiration. Your cards are gorgeous! And I love that they aren't Christmas cards.

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  15. Great ideas. Love the sunshine card

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  16. Beautiful cards using the border dies!

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  17. Stretching those dies...I'm all about it! TFS!

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  18. I love how you made the sentiment die--very clever!

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  19. Fabulous way to use those dies in a different way - thanks for sharing some creativity outside the box!

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  20. Great use of the dies and many great dies from SSS!

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  21. I love those arched edge dies. I'm always looking for things I can use year round. Love what you showed us here!

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  22. Great cards! Those dies are fantastic.

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  23. All of your cards are just lovely but oh my....the sunshine card is ahhhmazimh!! Love it! What a clever idea

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  24. I love the fun borders and how they make the message pop!

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  25. AWESOME Products! Awesome cards! I especially love these boarders!

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  26. Wonderful cards! I love your ideas for different ways to use the border dies!

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  27. Very pretty cards. I love the saw tooth edge. So cute. [Bunny]

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  28. Love your creations with these pretty dies!

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  29. Great use of the arched stitching dies. I love the sun card.

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  30. Loved how you used these dies on your cards thanks for sharing

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  31. Love your use of layering the die.

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  32. How creative! i love the different ways you used the border dies. That sun card is awesome!

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  33. I never remember to use my border dies. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. What lovely cards! You have a talent that I wish I had. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

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  35. WOW! Wonderful cards. Just love the bright flowers.

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  36. Beautiful cards, I like that you can use this release for more than just holiday cards.

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  37. Lovely cards and so clever to stretch up the dies and make other things than the usual. Thanks for that great inspiration!

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  38. Love the way you used the borders

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  39. love your alternate ideas for how to use the border dies
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  40. Love your cards! That sunshine is so cute and clever!

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  41. love your cards especially the yellow one...stunning....

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  42. all your cards are wonderful, Lisa - but the sun card is my absolute favorite!!

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  43. Suzy, I am so glad I have seen a professional crafter use these curved edge dies released by Simon Says Stamps. I like to use dies that are different and that can create different dimensions on a card design. So thank you for giving me this opportunity. :O)

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  44. Beautiful And great tutorial. Thanks!

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  45. Thanks for showing a different use of the dies from this holiday release. using them outside the holiday will be a further way to extend their usefulness.

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  46. Great ways to use dies! Very cute!

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  47. Love your sun card! I don't think I would have ever thought of layering the sun that way, but it looks amazing! All of your cards are lovely and so creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Love these simple and elegant cards.

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  49. Your cards are pretty! I like how you used the edge die to create the sun especially!

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  50. awesome cards. Great inspiration.

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  51. Love the sun card! I like how you layered the die cuts. The floral card is very sweet as well.

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  52. Brilliant idea to use that die to make a sun! Love your beautiful CAS creations.

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  53. fun designs on these cards. Thanks for the ideas:)

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  54. Awesome ideas for these dies!

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  55. Lisa your cards are lovely. These border dies are so pretty and so verstile. Loving DieCember.

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  56. I love your sunshine card!

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  57. Your sunshine card is my favorite. Love the way you used the die to make a frame for your sentiment. Beautiful!

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  58. Beautiful cards. I love all the different ways you used the border dies.

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  59. Love your cards. The sun card is great.

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  60. Fabulous cards - I especially love the "hey Sunshine" card. :)

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  61. Such beautiful cads, nice pretty colors and those dies are so unique, love them. Thanks Tracey Magner

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  62. I so love border dies and yet I've not gotten any, perhaps its time huh? Very lovely cards.

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  63. O gosh I can see why you're in heaven. I would be too and nothing Christmas. Love the diversity. Good job. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Thanks for the great idea showcase for these dies. I love the sunshine one.

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  65. Lots of good ideas for the dies - thanks!

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  66. Great thinking outside the box with these dies.
    I love how you did the sun - so genius!!

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  67. You are going along on the hop...Christmas, more Christmas the bam a breath of fresh air. Your cards are that beautiful breath. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Such clever ways to use the curved border dies! All your cards turned out so pretty, thanks for the great ideas!

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  69. So nice of you to encourage and help us all use our products creatively for more than the intended purpose. (And, I love your cards, too!)

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  70. These are Awesome cards!!!I love stretching my supplies!!

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  71. Wow, these dies are truly wonderful. I wasn’t sure of them but you have convinced me.

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  72. Really pretty. Great examples of how great these border dies would be in your dies box. Nicely done.

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  73. So cute - love that sunshine card.

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  74. great ideas on how to use the dies. love them all

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  75. Interesting use of the borders. I particularly like the sun/sunshine one.

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  76. I love how you used the new release for non Seasonal cards! Beautiful!

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  77. Love these dies. So much you can do with them!

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  78. Cool ideas for a simple die!

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  79. Great ideas for thinking outside the box or the border in this case.

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  80. Love the hello sunshine card! Really showcases the new die.

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  81. The sunshine card is my favorite

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  82. Lovely cards and great ways to use border dies!

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  83. I love the sunshine card. Way to think outside of the Christmas box and use this for an anytime card.

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  84. Wow these are amazing, thanks for all the inspiration!

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  85. Thanks for those clever ideas, Lisa! Love that pretty frame!

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  86. Great cards! So many great ideas for those dies! Fantastic way to use up some of those papers I've been hoarding forever! :D
    Thanks for sharing!

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  87. such creativity! beautiful cards.

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  88. What a Spectacular Die Kit and Beautiful cards!

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  89. that sunshine is such a cute idea!!

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  90. Thanks for the inspiration and the challenge of extending the use of our dies beyond the holidays! Beautiful cards!

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  91. Love the twist on the cards!

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  92. Super fun release! My Christmas list just grew!

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  93. Beautiful ideas here. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Lovely cards and great examples. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Fabulous creations from Simon's border dies! So creative.

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  96. Unique sunshine design! Love!

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  97. Great cards and clever use of these dies. Great release.

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  98. Cute non-Christmas ideas! Great die release!

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  99. Beautiful cards. Like so many others on the hop the Sunshine card is my favorite.
    thanks for the ideas and for sharing your talent with all of us.

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  100. What a wonderful idea to use for the border dies!

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  101. Beautiful cards. This is a great die release. Thanks for sharing...

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  102. I love your cheery and bright cards!! So lever the way you used the dies!

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  103. Really cool to see non Christmas cards at this time of year! Neat use of the Dies.

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  104. Cute cards. Love the use of the sad dies. Thanks.

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  105. versatile ways to use those dies the sun was a great idea , the the layers different papers

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  106. Thanks for demonstrating how versatile those dies are! Great cards!

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  107. Thanks for sharing new ways to use the dies

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  108. The sunshine card is so cute and clever. Thanks for showing different ways of using this die.

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  109. Lovely cards, the Hello Sunshine is my favorite!

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  110. What an inventive way to use the dies! That sun card is amazing :)

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  111. These are slick! I especially like the ombre sunshine

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  112. Wow! So many different ways of using simple border dies! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  113. Like the edging of the border dies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  114. Great ideas for different ways to use the same dies!

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  115. Very pretty and clever use of these border dies.

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  116. You made me like this die. Now I have to buy it. Thanks!

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  117. Love the sentiment focal point and the sun - great job!

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  118. Absolutely love what you did with the border dies - and with the patterned paper.

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  119. I love border dies but never know what to actually make with them. Thanks for your darling examples.

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  120. Super beautiful pretty cards!!

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  121. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  122. Lovely use of these new dies! Great creativity.

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  123. Very cute cards...thanks for showing us how to use this release in the other 11 months of the year!

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  124. That hey sunshine is my favorite!

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  125. I love these. Something different to put on cards.

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  126. Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us all! These would make a lovely little gift set of cards for the seniors I donate to.

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  127. Very clean and simple. Nicely done.

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  128. love the texture the border die adds to your card......very creative!

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  129. So sweet and simple. Love the colors, patterns, design, and dies. So lovely.

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  130. This is why I love blog hops so much! Your use of the dies is very creative and I never would've thought of some of them. I particularly like how you made the sun and used the sunshine sentiment stamp from an SSS release to make the card complete! I enjoyed this stop very much! :)

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  131. simple layering with amazing results

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  132. Very nice cards you shared with us today! Thank you!

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  133. I was hoping someone would use the arched stitch dies in this hop. These look bright and cheery. Love them tfs

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  134. I love how you used the die and created the sun!

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  135. very fun design so crisp and clean

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  136. Incredible cards. My favorite has to be the one with yellow layered die cuts with ombre effect.

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  137. Your cards are so bright and happy! Very creative use of that die.

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  138. I love simple and clean cards. I love your thanks one with the scalloped flowers and white bottom layer. Perfect!!!

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  139. The cards are delightful! Great design.

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  140. Love your ideas for these border dies. They look amazing :)

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  141. Such fun card designs, love them! Grea release!

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  142. Big fan of your blog. I've never used edge dies, but your creative cards make me want to try, thanks for the inspiration!

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  143. I love what you've done with the dies. Just separating the two different kinds of paper, secluding the greeting on the card, those were or are great ways to bring them to life. But my favorite is definitely making the sun out of 3 sheets of a border. Ingenious and BEAUTIFUL💜

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  144. I admit, I've become much more interested in borders lately and you have given us wonderful examples!

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  145. Terrific cards...especially the golden sunshine one. Love it. Cheers.

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  146. Love the sunshiny card and great ideas!

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  147. Your cards are beautiful and sweet! Perfect all year long!

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  148. Such a unique way to use these dies. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  149. I really wanted to get these dies! Your ideas make me want them even more - very cute!

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  150. The sun one is my favorite. I like how you used them in non-traditional ways to stretch them.

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  151. I love how you've used the dies! Great cards

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  152. Clever use of the border dies. I'm definitely going to try that.

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  153. I love how you layered the sunshine. Your cards are beautiful!

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  154. Clever use of the border dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  155. I love your use of the border.
    The layered yellows is fantastic.
    they are all wonderful.
    Thanks for so many great ideas.

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  156. What great ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

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  157. These border dies are wonderful! I never thought of using them as you have. These are beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. This is a wonderful release! Merry Christmas!

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  158. What a great way to make the sun! I love it! I am always looking for different ways to come up with a sun to go with a sentiment I like to use - Thanks for sharing!!

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  159. Great job showcasing those new border dies.

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  160. Thanks for the great ideas for using these, love the sun!

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  161. Loved your Hey Sunshine card. So cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

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  162. Great cards, such a wonderful use of dies! Thanks

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  163. Such a creative use of the stitching die. Thanks for sharing.

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  164. Cute, cute, cute cards. Love the way you used the die cut

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  165. I loved your card because it is so simple that I am going to have my granddaughter and her friends over for a card making play date.

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  166. What a great way to extend the use of your dies! Love the colours you chose for the sun card.

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  167. these are super cute! great ideas

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  168. The Merry Christmas card is just WOW!

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  169. What a fun die! Love your sunshine card.

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  170. The border dies are awesome, and the cards are simply beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  171. I love the way you used the die to make the sentiment strip/banner in the bottom card. They are all great cards and such good ideas for using the dies in different ways.

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  172. Great, simple designs to use for a variety of occasions. I love them!

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  173. Nice cards. thanks for sharing!

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  174. That sun card is ridiculously cute!

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  175. What a creative use of the dies! Love that sun card but they're all pretty wonderful!

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  176. love the sunshine card!

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  177. love how you used those border dies!

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  178. What beautiful, but simple cards. They are gorgeous and could certainly be used all year round. I love the blue one.

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  179. What very imaginative ways to use border dies. Very smart; great ideas to share.

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  180. so clever, can't wait to try your idea

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  181. I love how the arches look on these cards!!!! Fabulous job!

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  182. Wonderful card designs, especially the layered sun!

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