Friday, July 26, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Believe in You Blog Hop...Day 1!

 I am so thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, celebrating their newest release, Believe in You!  This release is filled with lots of pretty and fun stamps, dies, a new stencil, Suzy's watercolor cards, sentiment strips and sequins...all will provide lots of fun and help us to let others know we believe in them, while we believe in ourselves, right, fellow crafters??!!  I used the very popular and beautiful Sunflower Stem die to make several simple, but because of this die, beautiful sunflower cards!...
 My mom's favorite flowers were sunflowers, my daughter Hannah got married with sunflowers adorning her bouquet and the reception...so sunflowers are very special to me through my family.  I die cut and layered all the sunflowers I used for all three cards.  The first card, I chose to leave the leaves and middle of the flower white, to make the flower the main focus with the only color being in the flower.  I used three different colors of paint chips.  I die cut the paint chips and placed each into the die cut and layered die cut sunflower.  I adhered it to a polka dotted panel and added a sentiment from the new stamp set, Greetings Mix 1.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I used the die cut with a copper metallic sticky foil sheet...
 I die cut, adhered, and then layered the copper with white card stock die cut sunflowers.  I LOVED the look of the metallic, (an older piece of taped copper foil by Ranger)and opted to keep the flower petals empty, and simply stamp another of the sentiment stamps from the Greetings Mix 1 set.  Here's a close up...

The third one, I did much like the first, except instead of leaving the petals blank, or not coloring the center of the sunflower or it's leaves, I used markers to color all the parts of the flower and it's stem/leaves... 
 Sunflowers have "sun" in their name, so I thought an older "sunshine" sentiment die was perfect with this pretty yellow flower.  I also used a background stamp for this card, also from the new release, Stripe Jumble...sooo cool, right?!  Here's a close up... 
 My fun is above, yours is below!!
Simon Says Stamp will be generously 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, July 31st, so
make sure you check the blog on the 31st, to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is amazing Heather Ruwe
   The list of participants of the hop are below.  If you get lost, you can head to the  Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!! 
         Cathy Zielske
        Nina-Marie Trapani
         Jessica Frost-Ballas
        Amy Rysavy
         Suzy Plantamura
                                            Lisa Addesa<-----You are HERE
         Heather Ruwe
         Gayatri Murali
        Barb Engler
        Marge Yoon
         Lea Lawson

A couple BIG things before I go....Simon is offering of a FREE Tim Holtz Mini Distress Resist Spray with any purchase until the July 31st(while supplies last)...how cool is that??!! See the details below!!   AND...there's another blog hop tomorrow, hope you'll check it out for more amazing inspiration!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

151 comments:

  1. Love the simple design of your cards. :)

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  2. So pretty, especially the sunflower with the grey stripe background :)

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  3. Wonderful cards! Love all the ways you worked with the sunflower. Awesome!

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  4. Love the many layered flowers. The metallic one really is beautiful.

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  5. Wow! Fantastic CAS cards!! Love the simple designs and execution! :)

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  6. Love what you created!

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  7. Beautiful cards, simple and elegant!

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  8. Ooh that copper metallic sunflower die cut you made is just beautiful! Can't wait to give it a try myself!

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  9. I really like the look of building out the die cuts and layers.

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love their simplicity.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  11. The copper sunflower is simply stunning!

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  12. Lovely cards; I'm always grateful to see different ways to use the same die.

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  13. LOVE the copper metallic look. But then, I love all of the cards. One die-cut used so many ways.

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  14. The sunflower die is so pretty, love the sunshine die cut with it!

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  15. So seriously i was trying to save money but after viewing what you did with the sunflower die those hopes just went straight down the drain! :D Off to purchase. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  16. These are so elegant and beautiful!

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  17. The copper sunflower is gorgeous, so luxurious.

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  18. so simple and elegant

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  19. Love the copper flower. I like how you used a combo of old and new things. Always makes me happy and makes me want to look through my stash.

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  20. Great cards! I love the copper one!

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  21. I love this die, and you did an amazing job making it the focal point in your card designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Your cards are so elegant, Lisa. Love the different looks you have created with one die.

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  23. Love the flower in this set. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I absolutely LOVE your sunshine card. The BG is so sybtl and looks fabulous with this.

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  25. I love sunflowers too and these are amazing

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  26. These are Gorgeous cards!!! Love this die!!!

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  27. Your cards are beautiful! Sunflowers are also one of my favorites.

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  28. I love this die! And your cards are really beautiful!

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  29. Lisa, I love all of your cards-clean, simple but marvelous!

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  30. I love this sunflower die and your cards!

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  31. Wow love how you used these new products on your cards - very inspiring

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  32. Each of these is so different and each is beautiful! Great work on them.

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  33. These are all seriously adorable cards Lisa, I am like you and your family about sunflowers they are truly a stunning flower.
    I especially love the copper one...WOW, it is a stunner! Very well done.

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  34. oh what really lovely designs!! This sunflower is a must have!

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  35. Absolutely love that copper metallic floral card - gorgeous! All your cards are wonderful.

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  36. After seeing your card, I definintely want this die. So pretty.

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  37. Lisa, your cards are so up my alley! I love sunflowers and 'clean and simple' designed cards. I especially like the way you demonstrated three different ways of using and coloring the sunflower - great idea to use the copper foil sheet for one! Fabulous new release!

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  38. What simple beautiful cards!

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  39. Beautiful sunflower cards. I don't know which one I like best, but I do know I want this die!

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  40. Love them all. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  41. Simple designs but so elegant with this lovely floral.

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  42. I enjoy seeing the same due used in a variety of ways - great inspiration. My favorite is the last card.

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  43. I always love your cards! Clean, simple and gorgeous!

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  44. Very beautiful sunflower cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Òvery beautiful cards thanks for sharing.

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  46. Oh my goodness for amazing!! Extremely glad I ordered that die.

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  47. Beautiful, clean cards. I love that sunflower die.

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  48. Beautiful cards thanks for sharing

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  49. Sunflowers are my favorite and your cards are beautiful.

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  50. The die cuts look so wonderful. I especially love the first

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  51. Gorgeous. Who doesn't love sunflower's? Love the stacked technique!

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  52. Beautiful cards! I love that die!

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  53. The sunflowers look really nice and simple. I like the white

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  54. Totally love this die and your card.

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  55. Thanks for sharing your awesome inspiration. Especially like the metallic flower!

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  56. These CAS cards are GORGEOUS!!!! I love this flower die!

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  57. We have something in common, Lisa: the sunflower was my mother's favorite, too. Because of that, this new die really caught my attention in the release reveal. I absolutely LOVE the way you used it. The cards you made absolutely wonderful, and I plan to use them as inspiration for my cards when I get the die. :) The copper card would be absolutely perfect to make for my niece's birthday in September.

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  58. Love the daisy die. Beautiful cards!!!!

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  59. Great cards. Can't wait to get my sunflower die. The copper sunflower is gorgeous!

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  60. I love sunflowers and these cards are wonderful!!

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  61. Beautiful sunflowers and beautiful cards

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  62. What stunning cards!!

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  63. Lisa, your cards are beautiful. I LOVE the copper foil version. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. Love them all. Simplicity and beauty. Fabulous.

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  65. These cards are all beautiful, but I must say my favorite is the first, as the yellow sunflower really pops on the dark background.

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  66. I love a beautiful sunflower and you have given me so many wonderful ideas to create some of my own. Thank you

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  67. 3 beautiful, inspirational cards. Love each one!!! So unique, elegant, but simple.

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  68. Love all of your stunning CAS cards, Lisa! I think my favourite is the first one - the flower just pops on that dark background.

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  69. Fine products. Fabulous work! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Oh, I love that sunflower! Beautiful cards!

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  71. I luv your cards.Continue to make beautiful cards

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  72. Wow--these are some of my favorites in the hop! The metallic one is especially stunning, but love them all!

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  73. Beautiful and elegant cards !
    I love that beautiful sunflower !

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  74. Awesome cards! I love sunflowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  75. there is nothing that I can add. They have stolen my thunder. My favorite was the gold one and the one with the stenciled light background changed my mind about the stencil.

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  76. Wow, fabulous! The copper foil is my favorite.

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  77. Awwww.... Three beauties!!! Love so very much this sunflower stem, you shown it so well with your clean designs!!

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  78. Lovely cards and second one is my favorite !clean simple and yet beautiful !

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  79. Beautiful cards!! I love them all!!

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  80. My favorite flowers are sunflowers - have a bunch growing right now in my garden! Just love your cards and of course the florals are outstanding!

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  81. Your creations are always a treat. Your ideas never end! Always so fresh and lovely. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your posts all the time.

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  82. I too love sunflowers Happy cards

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  83. Love these beautiful, simple sunflower die cards. Very elegant.

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  84. Sunflowers have meaning to me as well, so I think your cards are beautiful and so elegant. Each sentiment added is perfect. The copper foiled flower is off the wall gorgeous... love them all. thank you.

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  85. All the designs are beautiful and love the story behind them. My favorite is the cooper edge.

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  86. Beautiful cards! I've already ordered my sunflower die!!!

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  87. Clean, simple and perfectly stunning cards!

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  88. Beautiful, love the copper flower!

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  89. I love the truly simple and beautiful cards! My favorite is the polka dot background

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  90. Just gorgeous! Love your designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  91. So simple, yet awesome. Your cards are beautiful.

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  92. One die, three beautiful cards - brilliant!

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  93. Love how you used the sunflower for all 3 colors. I get the significance of certain family loved flowers, for me it's hydrangeas, used in my daughter's wedding and has become one of my favorite flowers, probably because they remind me of her.

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  94. Simply gorgeous and elegant designs...both are stunning!!

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  95. You've JUST MADE ME SMILE, Lisa! THIS is THE DIE that caught my eye in this release! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE to see the different ways you've used it too!!! A WONDERFUL JOB on your cards, Lisa!!! ;)<3

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  96. Your simple design is both stunning and elegant. This sunflower die is gorgeous and you really showed it's versatility. Thanks Lisa.

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  97. I love all the white space left with the flower being the main focal point and what a beautiful sunflower it is. The copper one blew me away.

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  98. Elegant and Classy...Thanks for sharing!!

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  99. Love your sunflower cards, Awesome!

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  100. I love Sunflowers and the way you made such lovely cards with them!

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  101. Gorgeous cards. I love that sunflower stem die.

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  102. I love sunflowers too, and I adore your second card with the copper flower! It's just stunning! Thank you for such great inspiration! :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  103. Love the sunflower die cut! Both cards are very pretty.

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  104. Gorgeous - I love the bold sunflower on that small dotted strip of black paper. Bold and beautiful!

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  105. I love all 3 versions!!! After seeing it in foil, I'd love to see another foiled version pieced with colored cardstock/paint chips. This die looks like a lot of fun to play with! So many options :-)

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  106. Love the simple flower.
    It makes a gorgeous card - whether
    with color or just embossed.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. Awesome cards especially the yellow and black one. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  108. Love sunflowers and your cards make my heart sing. Raised in Kansas with fields of sunflowers. I am going to have to try all.

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  109. The sunflowers looks great every way you did them!

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  110. These simple dies are amazingly versatile. Love each interpretation.

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  111. Gorgeous cards! I love sunflowers..it's my favorite flower. It always makes me smile.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  112. Beautiful Cards. I love the simplicity and elegance of these cards.

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  113. :O COME ON! that polka dot design is THE BEST!!! seriously!!

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  114. All of those cards are beautiful but that copper one...YOWZA! Thanks for sharing!

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  115. So pretty! Love them all! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. Love love how simple yet perfect those cards are. Have got to try this. So inspiring.

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  117. Such beautiful simplicity that you achieved with this wonderful die.

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  118. Tricia Podmore here to say WOW for simple clean elegant cards. You outdid yourself on these cards. Soooooo inspiring and creative.

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  119. Wow! I love all three cards and that die is a must-have for me! Great way to use the same die in such different ways - all very effective and beautiful!

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  120. Gorgeous sunflower cards!

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  121. Love the subtlety of your cards, they come out looking so elegant! Sometimes less is more!

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  122. Love the simplicity & gorgeous sunflower of this beauty!

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  123. Wow, these are lovely. Love the sunflower against the black and white polka dot paper. The copper is stunning and the gorgeous sunflower on the last card is so pretty. I love that center. This is on my wish list for sure.

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  124. So elegant and so very beautiful!!

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  125. The clean, elegant, simple style of your designs makes them awesome x

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  126. Love all the three cards with that die.

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  127. Your cards are gorgeous! This looks like such a cool sunflower die. I love the different ways you used it...especially on the first card. :)

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  128. Less is more! I love your designs and the flower die you used!

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  129. Beautiful cards! Love the die cut sunflowers.

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  130. I absolutely love the die-cut sunflower from this new release. Sunflowers are my favorite. Seeing made me smile.

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  131. Love what you created with this wonderful sunflower die.

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  132. I love these simple and clean cards. This sunflower die is very pretty.

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  133. How lovely these
    cards are with the
    beautiful flowers!
    Carla from Utah

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  134. Gorgeous CAS cards!

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  135. Beautiful cards. I love each variation of the sunflower die. Great techniques.

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  136. Wow these are absolutely beautiful! Love them all!

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  137. Your cards are so pretty. Such a gorgeous die and it works so many ways. Beautiful!

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  138. Thank you for sharing your different designs with the sunflower die. I love the look of the die and your crisp designs are beautiful!

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  139. Love the look of those new dies! Your cards are right up my alley...clean & simple! Very elegant looking cards!

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  140. Loved your sun flower cards!Each one is unique and different!Thanks for the inspiration!

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  141. LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards!!!!! Oh my!!! I love sunflowers and these cards are perfection!!!

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  142. Clever way of using the same die in different ways. All of your cards are lovely -- I can't take my eyes off of the copper one!

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  143. Love these designs, especially the one using the copper paper!!!!!

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  144. I have always had a special love for sunflowers and these are no exception! Glorious cards!

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