Friday, January 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Friends Blog Hop and Giveaway!


I am beyond thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp blog hop, showcasing Simon's newest release, Friends
You should be arriving here from Kathy Racoosin's blog!
This release has wonderful new stamps and fun new dies and even some new stencils... with friends in mind!  There is such a wide variety of themes...there truly is something for everyone in this wonderful release...WHAT FUN!! 
  Today, I chose to use the pretty new Stained Glass Love stamp and die sets to make a trio of cards with these stained glass sentiments!...
  This set of stamps and dies is similiar to another stained glass stamp/die set released for Christmas.  With Valentines Day around the corner, this set of sentiments has little hearts in the letters, and there is lots of love in the sentiments...I love them!  I saw something a little different when I thought of creating with these stamps...PAPER PIECING!!  It has been a while since I paper pieced, but thought these sentiments had such great versatility and fun possibilities with patterned paper!
  I started with  polka dots on kraft...
 I stamped, die cut, and layered the "LOVE".  I used a stencil and black ink to make some polka dots on kraft paper... making my own patterned paper.  The letters on these sentiments are small, and paper piecing means having small designs or patterned paper to work with.  I then stamped and embossed the "LOVE" on the polka dots(this one below was one that didn't make the cut😆)...
I cut out the letters and adhered them onto the die cut sentiment. I die cut the little hearts for the sentiment from the Simon Falling Hearts die, and used my pick me up stick to adhere them to the sentiment.  I put them over a panel that was heart die cut, layered from underneath and embossed with a piece of burlap for some texture...

The second just like the first, but gingham black patterned paper for the letters,  a bigger heart and glossed hearts on the letters...
 Here's a close up...

The third...just like the first two, but with little flowers to a friend...with a yet bigger heart for a longer sentiment...
Here's a close up of this one...
Ahhhhh...such great fun!!!!  Now to the fun for all of you!!
 Simon Says Stamp 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 this coming Wednesday, so make sure you check the blog to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is to Nina-Marie Trapani'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!  Just a head's up...there is another blog hop tomorrow morning, hope you will check it out for even MORE inspiration!!  Oh what real fun:)!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

293 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity. Great Job and thanks for sharing

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  2. So simple, yet detailed. I love how you added the little details that stood out!

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  3. Love those word stamps... and these cards!

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  4. Such impactful, plain and simple cards. Love them.

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  5. I really like the stained glass sentiment set. So pretty and unique.

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  6. Love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your cards are so clean and cute. Great job!

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  8. great idea to use patterned paper for your sentiments - wonderful cards, Lisa!

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  9. What an inspiration you are! Love your card style - need to get in my craft room and make them now!

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  10. What gorgeous cards! Such wonderful inspiration!

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  11. Love this set of sweet cards - love the simplicity and elegance of them:)

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  12. I love this idea to make your own patterned paper and use it for the cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Those are gorgeous and I love the paper piecing idea. It adds a lot to those die cuts.

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  14. Beautiful cards and so creative. Love the inlaid patterned paper.

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  15. Fantastic cards! I love the paper pieced sentiments.

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  17. I have not paper pieced in a very long time. Your paper pieced letter are beautiful!

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  18. Beautiful cards. I admire your patience with the paper piecing!

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  19. Great cards, you've inspired me. TFS

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  20. I love the floating sentiment... goegeous

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  21. Love your cards. This is a great stamp set!

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  22. Really lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. love this technique of card making, although I haven't "perfected" it yet.

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  24. WOW! That's a Great Idea.. Love the freedom to coordinate and bring more color into the stamp itself-- I bought the stained glass Christmas set stamp & die- I used them for my cards-- made (30) It's ALOT OF WORK.. Making a few Friend Cards like this to have for sending spontaneously- would be awesome--Great Workmanship and style as always Lisa. :-)

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  25. Thank you for sharing your designs to inspire us all!

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  26. Lisa, your cards are wonderful. And I too have not done paper piercing in ages. But the main reason I will be replicating (copying) these cards is because my granddaughter is just learning to read (single & large printed) words. So for that I thank you so very much!

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  27. Great cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. very eye catching cards. I like the bold sentiments. Thank you!

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  29. Beautiful - love the graphic lettering against the colourful hearts - so simple, but perfect.

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  30. I need that stamp set after seeing your cards, just beautiful.

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  31. Loving all the unique ways to use this Stained Glass stamp/die set. The paper piecing is awesome and makes a beautiful statement.

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  32. What beautiful CAS cards, my favorite! I especially like the one using the kraft card stock?

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  33. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Lovely cards, Lisa! I like the use of the paper piecing for the letters; not something I would think of doing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. Beautiful! What a great idea to use paper piecing here!

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  36. I would love to live closer to you. This is the kind of thing I need to see up close and personal. It was very clever. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Wonderful cards and designs, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! I really liked these sentiments for Christmas, these are a bit more versatile, which is a great addition to the original one ;-)

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  38. Adorable! I’m hooked. Will have to order!!

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  39. Simplicity at its best! Paper piecing is such an impacting addition to any card, but yours are oh so wonderful.

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  40. Wonderful smart look using the dots and paper piercing. Like others it’s been some time since using paper piercing! Great job with the words designs.

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  41. Love your cards. The simply cards seems to be the best cards I think. I love the paper piecing on your card. It was awesome to see your cards. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  42. It's all about the patterned paper sometimes! What a nice set of cards.

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  43. I love how the paper piecing technique looks with this stamp set...I would have never thought about that! Fantastic cards, the detail added to the words is perfect!

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  44. I love the paper piecing. The stained glass greetings pop!

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  45. Simple cards that really make a statement. Thanks.

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  46. I love clean and simple. It's always right to the point. Great colors! Great designs! Great cards! Happy weekend!

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  47. Love these neat heart shape cards! Wonderful designs!

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  48. Simple design and so amazing!

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  49. Love these cards & your paper piecing technique. Thx for the inspiration

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  50. These are the most wonderful dies and the sentiments are "right on". Your interpretation of them is perfect!

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  51. Love the simplicity, too. Great impact!! Thanks for sharing these.Can't wait to try this idea out. Wonderful word stamps. Have to have them:)

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  52. Beautiful cards. Very lovely. Great release.

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  53. Great, and what's best, quick and simple, cards. I really like the linen background which is on my wish list as well as the Stained Glass Love stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. Love the focus on the sentiment. Lovely card.

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  55. Fabulous! I love the backgrounds with the letters! Great set of cards!

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  56. Simply beautiful love the cards!

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  57. Big and bold, but clean and simple at the same time!

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  58. Loved that stamp set as soon as I saw it, but love it even more after seeing how you used it!!

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  59. Beautiful and simple cards! thanks for the ideas!

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  60. Oh I really love the paper piecing, but especially that last card with the tiny florals! So cute!

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  61. BEAUTIFUL using itty-bitty print paper for the Stain Glass Sentiments! I also like your textured paper! ;) BEAUTIFUL over-all work!!!!! ;)

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  62. These are so fun and bold! Really cute for Valentine's Day!

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  63. Such nice clean and simple cards with just the right amount of dimension! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. You have reminded me that sometimes less is more. These cards are pretty and clean.

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  65. Really like your cards - great balance!

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  66. I love your idea, they look simple, but the little pop of patterned paper gives a nice touch.

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  67. such fun cards. I like how you added that little bit extra to the sentiments. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

    Barb Housner

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  68. I doubt the recipient of these cards will appreciate the hard work and fine details - thank you for sharing such great work!

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  69. Love that stained glass sentiment stamp set. Great cards

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  70. I like the simplicity of these cards.

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  71. I love these cards. The Stained Glass alphabet set is wonderful.

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  72. Simply elegant!! I love how you really highlighted the sentiments. The colors you used are beautiful too!

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  73. Very nice cards. I like how you used the stained glass stamp and die set on each card.

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  74. Just lovely how you used the stained glass dies and stamps!

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  75. Thank you for the new technique. Would love if you would do videos. I follow you blog and love so many of your cards. It's easier for me to figure out steps with a video vs a written tutorial, especially since I'm new to card making.

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  76. Oh my! lovely cards and love this very detailed technique!

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  77. Lovely cards, great texture. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. I love the friendship valentines cards!! The friend word is such beautiful design!!

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  79. Wonderful release and beautiful inspiration!

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  80. Fabulous cards! I love the paper piecing, and the font on these stamps is beautiful!

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  81. Such fun looking cards; amazing how you changed the looks of the letters... great ideas !

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  82. So pretty and so creative! These are darling!

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  83. Love the word dies and the clean tidy cards you've created with them.

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  84. I love the lettering/sentiments with the simple background!

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  85. I love the patterned paper used on the stamps and dies. So simple yet so effective. :)

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  86. Absolutely fabulous! I never would have thought to do paper piecing with these stamps but it looks wonderful!

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  87. ooooh my gosh excellent ideas!!!!

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  88. Those stained glass sentiments are fabulous!

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  89. Beautiful design. Love the patterns on the sentime t stamps!

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  90. Love the clean and simple style of these!!

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  91. Such precision, so clean and simple looking. Lovely.

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  92. I adore the stained glass words. Got the set at holiday time and have used that a lot. I might have to have this one too. Nicely done

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  93. Love these word dies! Great use of them on your cards - beautiful!

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  94. Well my mouth about dropped when I saw your awesome cards & read your process!! I LOVE every one of these cards you created & it has made me look at the stained glass stamps & dies in a whole different way!! Thanks so much!

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  95. Very cool idea to put the designs within the sentiment. Thanks for sharing

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  96. Beautiful cards. I particularly like the dots stencil

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  97. Great ideas using that stamp set!

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  98. Love these cards--the backgrounds on the words are awesome.

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  99. Such great cards. Simple cards that just POP to give it a WOW factor. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Gave me a few ideas.

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  100. How very clever Lisa to paper piece the letters and a lovely impact it makes! Nice work.

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  101. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how you made them.

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  102. I love these stamps and love your idea of stamping over patterns. These turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

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  103. I love the stained glass look!

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  104. really pretty set of cards!!

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  105. OMG, I love your 3 cards, they are so so cute. Thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner

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  106. I love the stained glass stamps and how you paper pieced them!

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  107. Wow these are just stunning! Love the stained glass looking one! THank you for sharing!

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  108. Beautiful. I love the way you used this stamp set!

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  109. Beautiful cards. Love how you used the stamps. Thanks for sharing

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  110. Thanks so much for sharing and the opportunity! These are super adorable!

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  111. Lovely cards!! I like your design!

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  112. I love all 3 of your cards....such great Valentine's Day cards! I really love those stained glass letters....can't wait to get the set and try your paper piecing technique! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  113. Your cards are delightful, showing that attention to small details yields fantastic results!

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  114. Wonderful cards! I love all the color combos!

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  115. i never would have thought to do that! love it!

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  116. Wonderful details on your beautifully simple cards!

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  117. These cards are so lovely. Using the patterned paper for the stained glass words is so clever. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  118. I'm going to have to look up paper piercing because the pattern on your "Friend" card is really neat looking, all your cards are so pretty.

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  119. Really lovely cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  120. So fun to see all your wonderful cards.

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  121. Beautiful cards, Lisa. I love the texture you added with burlap. Paper piecing the stained glass words worked beautifully.

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  122. Love these CAS cards!!! So pretty.

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  123. What a beautiful way to give some interests in the lettering stamps. Love this clean & beautiful cards!

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  124. Love your cards. Getting a pattern on those letters really makes them pop! Super cute.

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  125. Love the stamps and dies you used! Awesome set of cards!

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  126. Great ideas for valentine's day. Paper piecing is so beautiful, but tedious at times. Thanks for sharing.

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  127. These cards are lovely! I think paper piecing is fun to do so I will try this. Thanks for showing us how to do it in such a pretty way!

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  128. Just beautiful cards!

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  129. So lovely and just my CAS style!

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  130. The Stained Glass Love stamps and dies are terrific. Love how you paper-pieced the letters on your cards.

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  131. Wonderful cards, love the CAS style with the highlights on the sentiments.

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  132. so pretty - love the stained glass love stamps.

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  133. love the look and feel of these card, super cas and just "me"

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  134. Beautiful cards. Love the texture from the cardstock and the small embellishments you added.

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  135. Very clean looking cards! I love that you paper pieced the stained glass words and let them be the focus of the card!

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  136. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and I get to see products that I just have to have

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  137. I love this stained glass sentiment set and how you created such a wonderful design within a design. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. Love these and the polkadot kraft paper too.

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  139. Have already got this stamp set on my wish list and you've just shown me another fantastic way to use them. The cards look so stunning, thanks for giving me idea's.

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  140. I LOVE these so much, Lisa! So awesome!

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  141. I wasn't going to order this stamp set, but after seeing your clean and elegant cards I think I must order it. I like your idea of the added polka dots and other small designs, lovely Valentine cards!

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  142. Lovely creations :) Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us :)

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  144. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards. You really went the extra mile adding the paper piecing to the letters, the tiny die cut hearts and the different size heart dies for the different size words.

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  145. That was an ingenious way to make some elegant cards using the heart die. Thank you for sharing. Karen

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  146. These are lovely, and I am so impressed at how you lined up the dots and checks so precisely!! While the red is lovely and just right for Valentine's Day, the other colors are no less impressive. I love the green with the floral paper. Thank you so much.

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  147. Great paper piecing and Valentine cards!

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  148. This is my favorite product of the release! Very unique

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  149. Love the cards the colors are beautiful, the floral is great. They remind me of the heart candies for valentines day.

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  150. I love your cards, they would be a perfect gift for a partner, friend or family member - tfs

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  151. Simply beautiful cards!

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  152. Clever! A great way to use scraps!

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  153. I LOVE your cards!! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  154. You took simple cards and really pumped them up a notch. I can't wait to see what you do tomorrow. These are so cute. I love everything about them. Thanks for sharing

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  155. I love this stained glass sentiments set. So versatile.I love what you did with them!

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  156. These are so very happy looking cards. Just seeing them gave my heart a lift.

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  157. Beautiful cards. Love the detailed backgrounds.

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  158. Very nice cards, thank you so much for sharing....

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  159. Super cute ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  160. adorable! every single one! nice to meet you. I am subbing to your posts. love your work :)

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  161. Love the cards thanks for sharing.

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  162. Very pretty cards! I have never done paper piercing.... may have to try it!

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  163. Yes! I was so hoping someone would use these stain glass stamps like this. My first thought when I saw them was to fill it with pretty patterned paper. Love them all. TFS!

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  164. Beautiful cards Lisa! I love that bold alpha and the fact that you can customize it!

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  165. All your details on the letters really make them stand out. Thanks for the inspiration! These are on my growing wish list now.

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  166. what a cute idea to paper piece the words! they are all super cute!

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  167. Love the decorated sentiment-simple, yet elegant!

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  168. What a clever way to make the letters so pretty.

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  169. Lovely CAS cards. What an interesting idea for paper piecing.

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  170. Hop hop hopping by to say: the clean look of this design is amazing

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