Friday, February 21, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release Blog Hop!!




Spring is in the air at Simon Says Stamp!!  Celebrating the spring season, Simon is introducing their amazing new  collection of stamps, dies, inks, papers and stencils with the new Spring 2014 Release!!  I am so thrilled and super excited to be joining some incredible artists today,  showing you some of the  wonderful new  things at Simon by way of this fun Blog Hop!!

  I am  using the brand new Simon Says Stamp Full Card Hourglass die for my cards today.  There are so many ways to showcase this die, I wanted to show you just some of the many possible ways(OK...I had A LOT of FUN!!)!! 

 This first one I adhered strips of the new Simon Says Stamp blue papers and a couple different grays and THEN die cut the whole striped panel.  The sentiment is  a combination of a brand new die from the Spring collection, Brothers Nephew Son dies, and a stamped sentiment from the SSS set Inside and Out sayings.

This second card I used an extended die cut behind the front panel.  I put the blue paper on the die and die cut about ½ way through.  Then, I moved the paper up a bit and die cut the blue paper from the opposite side, making the blue die cut  paper a bit longer than the original die.  The blue paper was then long enough to fit underneath and opposite the white panel, showing blue triangles and not pieces of them on the ends.  I used  another die from the Brothers Nephew Son die with some glossy accents  and a sentiment from the SSS set YOU.  I carried that sentiment to the inside...


I then decided to try a radiating rainbow of Simon paper with some of the new Tiny Tags stamps and their coordinating dies making up my sentiment...


And though this die has lines that make it very easy to make"manly" cards, the die also can also simply, be used for a more feminine card.  I used some pink patterned paper, embossed the die OVER the white die panel, added enamel dots and a glossy accented Simon die cut "hello" sentiment.


 ...and lastly...for all those leftover triangles from the die cut, this card with paint chips(if you know me...it's all about the rainbows!!)  to cover the layered white triangles and another glossy accented SSS die cut "hello"...
OK...FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
To celebrate this amazing Spring collection, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag to one lucky reader from not only my blog but all the 16...YES SIXTEEN...other designer's blogs, so you have 17 chances to win a bag of goodies from Simon...
Simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The chance for a goody bag will close on February 27th at 6:00pm EST...so don't miss out!!  My blog's winner will be posted on my blog, as well as with ALL the winners, on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Friday, February 28th:)!!  
Check out the Simon Says Stamp store site to see  the complete Spring 2014 Release...AH-MAZING!!!
The next stop on the hop is at the top with the Simon Says Stamp Blog!!!  If, for any reason you encounter a broken link, you can go to the Simon blog link I just gave you, to find a list of all the participants of the hop!!  Thanks so much for visiting...HAVE FUN!!!
Hugs!!!  Lisa

759 comments:

  1. Wow, what a versatile die, great ideas to use it! Thanks for sharing

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  2. hi Lisa ... WOW!!! these are amazing!!! TFS ♥

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  3. So creative!! These are awesome!!

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  4. Wow you have been very busy love every and each card so clever. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  5. WOW! I LOVE all of these! Stunning! Definitely ordering this die!!! ♥

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  6. Love all your cards, amazing colors and designs. That last one is my absolute favorite.

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  7. Oh my your cards are amazing!! You rocked it!!

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  8. Love all your cards. Each one i9s special in its own way.

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  9. I find that making masculine cards is so hard! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  10. I love this. !! GREAT Cards
    Huggs Jackelien

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  11. OH MY GOODNESS! Thank you so much for sharing all of these. This die just got placed in my cart.

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  12. These are all so awesome! But when I got to that last one...WOWzers!!!

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  13. Wow, cool cards. Love them!

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  14. Phew! all the great ways to use this!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  15. I can't decide which card I like best! I love them all!

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  16. wow wonderful use of stencil!!love your geometrical cards!!

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  17. Love the cards and the spring collection!

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  18. Wow and WOW…..amazing use of the Hourglass die! Loving the SSS spring release!

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing the gorgeous masculine cards. Perfect inspiration for a birthday card I'm making for my brother-in-law this weekend.

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  20. Love love the rainbow colours, Lisa! The diecuts are fabulous. What a great release? I love everything this release.Hard to decided what to and what not to buy!

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  21. Love all your creativity and card ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. So many great cards!! Love the Brother card!! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

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  23. Love your blog and the new release!!

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  24. So fun to see all the uses for one die. All beautiful cards!!

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  25. I love how you showed the versatilty of the die. The new SSS release rocks!

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  26. Love all your cards! What great ideas for the die!

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  27. thanks for opportunity to win

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  28. Wow! Love the layout with those triangles!

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  29. WOW...these are amazing Lisa! I am a huge fan of your work and stop by almost daily to see what inspiration and amazingness you have to share! Thank you!!

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  30. OMG! That last rainbow card just left me speechless. So beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful cards, all of them! :-)

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  32. I love all of these, they are so awesome. This is really great inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

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  33. What a great set of cards. Pretty, fun, clever and colorful. Thanks for the variety pack:)

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  34. Look at all the different ways you used that one die! Wow! Love them all!

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  35. Stunning graphical designs!!!

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  36. WOW! A series of amazing cards! What a fabulous showcase of the new release!
    c

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  37. All of these cards are great, but I think the pink one is my favorite. I love the look of the embossing on the die cut!

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  38. Thank you for showing the great variety of ways to use that die!!

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  39. I don't think I could pick a favorite! I love them all! Great job!

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  40. Fantastic cards!!! Love them all!!!

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  41. These are very stunning in color and the way you used one die. Beautiful cards.

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  42. love all of these cards

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  43. really awesome cards using that die, it's so versatile, thanks for sharing.x

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  44. I love all the cards. I like how you showed how by changing some colors you can easily change the theme.

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  45. I LOVE the brothers card! Nice colors & masculine!

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  46. WOW! Your cards are amazing! I love the way you played with the hourglass die and the colors just pop! Wow!

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  47. WOW! Some really great cards!

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  48. I love the design! Very creative!

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  49. What an array of cards and they are all amazing! Great job of showing the versatility of the hourglass die!

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  50. What breath-taking cards! You have used the same die so differently, yet effectively in each of your cards! I particularly love the rainbow one! Such ingenuity! Have a fun, fun weekend!

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  51. Fab how you achieved so many different looks!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  52. That background die is definitely versatile. Thanks for showing us all the different ways it could be used!

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  53. So many different and beautiful cards!

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  54. Love your cards but especially the last one. Clean, simple and colorful!

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  55. wow I love how much you did with one die!! I love all the cards!!

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  56. I just love your cards!!!

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  57. All of the cards are great, but particularly like the masculine ones.

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  58. You certainly did this die justice! All of your cards are fabulous. The pink one is definitely my favorite - stunning!

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  59. Pretty cards and great use of these fantastic new dies!

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  60. Wow, I'm stunned by all the different looks you were able to get. Gorgeous cards.

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  61. OH MY! They are all great cards. LOVE all of them.

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  62. I can't believe all the amazing different cards you made with that die. So cool! Such creativity. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Love all of your cards! You have such talent!

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  64. Super cute cards! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  65. I love the triangles!! Super awesome cards!!!!

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  66. I am in love with all of these cards. I wasn't planning on putting any of the supplies you used in my wish list, but after seeing your creations, I think I need to keep biggering and biggering my wishlist. Thank you for sharing!

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  67. Love, love, love this cards. If I didn't have work, I'd stare at them for hours. :)

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  68. very geometric - thanks for the chance to win

    Yours,
    Tanja

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  69. You are soooo clever Lisa. All your cards are amazing.

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  70. Lurve, lurve, lurve your cards. Thanks for sharing them!

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  71. You were super busy! I love the layered papers and then die cut. And I especially love the rainbow border card! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Loving all the layers and colors on these cards! Such diverse looks!

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  73. OMG...OMG when I saw your array of amazing cards they literally took my breath away. Each and everyone is amazing. Just WOW!!! Girl you are one amazingly talented gal and boy oh boy did you ever spread the inspiration all around!! WOW!!!

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  74. Oh my gosh! The layers give such a super cool effect! Yoir cards are amazing! I love seeing all the things one can do with one specific die!

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  75. These cards are ALL AMAZING!

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  76. What wonderful cards you made.
    Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  77. Thanks for all of the beautiful examples of the new release. I loved them all.

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  78. Wow, I love how bold and graphic these are! Great cards!

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  79. Fabulous use of this die!

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  80. So many wonderful cards. I love the masculine card designs you created (:

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  81. Love all these cards. Great ideas
    This has been a great SS hop!

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  82. Wow! What amazing cards you created here with that die. Shows how many different options you have from one single product. Thanks!

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  83. Wow...great cards! Thanks for sharing so many possibilities. What a great release. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these products to try out. nlundeen at catt dot com

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  84. love all of them!!! thank you for this inspiring projects using just one single die! awesome

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  85. Oh, my goodness, what a fantastic way to end the hop, Lisa! Every, single one of your cards is amazing! You used the hourglass die soooo beautifully on each one of them! Nicely done!

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  86. Love your cards. You showcased this die to perfection :)

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  87. What great cards, I especially love how you used the tiny tags, what a clever idea!

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  88. These are great cards! I need a video on the blue and white one where you talk about extending the die! I wouldn't have given this die a second look until I saw your cards - now I gotta have it! So great for masculine cards, and it will be so helpful when manking cards for OWH. This is the way to really sell a product!!!

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  89. Great card! thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. WOW! These are all awesome. Really. I am ready to lock the door of my craft room and start playing - now if only I had the budget to buy the new releases! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards.

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  91. GREAT masculine cards...I must say the PINK girly one if my FAV!
    LOVE the new soft pastel ink & cardstock colors!

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  92. Thanks for sharing these cards. They are amazing!

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  93. OMGosh, it card is more amazing than the previous one. Can't begin to decide which I like best. This is a must have die. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous cards!

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  94. Wow! These are amazing!! Way to use that die adn show its versatility!

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  95. I love the use of the dies!

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  96. Those are just too cool!!!

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  97. I'm so glad you did this post because I couldn't figure out what to do with those shapes!

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  98. What fantastic cards! Love them all but the rainbow ones are so much fun

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  99. I love every idea. Great masculine card ideas!

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  100. My goodness Lisa you're cards are all so beautiful. Love the manly cards and the die is so versitile. I love the hello cards and the colors are so great! Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas.

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  101. Wow! So much inspiration in one stop! Your cards are fabulous!

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  102. The use of the dies in this release is inspiring!

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  103. Your cards are amazing! Fun to see one item used in so many different ways!!

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  104. Amazing cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  105. beautil cards so cute!!!! thanks

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  106. What a great background die! TFS!!!

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  107. These cards are amazing! I can tell you had a lot of fun with the new die! =)

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  108. Awesome. Love how you created so many different looks with one diecut!

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  109. Wow! What a great stencil.....so many great options.

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  110. What a great variety of cards! Really nice!

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  111. Love the way you showcased multiple ways to use the same die! Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Wow! love the way you used 1 die to create all those cards!

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  113. Wow! You did have fun! So many great cards and ideas! Thanks!

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  114. Oh, boy, Lisa! I love what you did with this hourglass die. I would have never envisioned it being so cool without your wonderful cards! Thank you!

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  115. Wow! So many wonderful and different looks with the same die. Amazing!

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  116. Your cards are wonderful. Great new template! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  117. these are all fantastic! Thanks for showing us how versatile the new products can be. Love seeing more masculine styles too!

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  118. You gave us so many great ways to use this die. It will be fun experimenting when I have it in hand. Great cards. Bright and colorful.

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  119. I saw the first card and uncontrollably let out and "Ooo". First time visitor to your site from the blog hop and love your cards :)

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  120. Love with you did with that die! Great cards!

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  121. Great cards, especially that last one - so simple with so much impact! I'm loving all of the new SSS products!

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  122. Love how you showed many different card styles! Beautiful!!

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  123. WOW! That die looks exceptionally striking when used on horizontally striped paper! You did a spectacular job showing it off! Bravo!

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  124. I can always count on you to show products off to their best advantage, including a rainbow or two, of course.

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  125. You made us realize how many different ways the hourglass die can be used. Terrific cards. Thanks

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  126. Lots of ways to use a product...thanks for all the inspiration.

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  127. I'm another fan of how you've shown the versatility of the one die! Awesome cards!

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  128. So many fabulous cards at once! thank you!

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  129. What great products and even greater cards. Wow!!!!

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  130. Loving all the fun ideas with the new release!

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  131. AWESOME project!!! Love the new colors!

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  132. Wonderful cards! They are so fun and show how versatile that die is.

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  133. Really love how you used this die. Can't believe you made so many different type of card using the same die. Love it!

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  134. What a variety of cards from one die! Beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  135. Thanks for showing us all the different looks you made using the Hourglass full card die!

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  136. Love it the new dies are great

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  137. These are all great cards but the rainbow/hello card really knocked my socks off, LOVE it.

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  138. Wow your cards are all so striking, so gorgeous, love the bold trendy designs!!

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  139. Great graphic cards and each so different. Wonderful use of the new products.

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  140. Love your cards! Great use of the triangles!

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  141. Fantastic cards!

    I just love this products!

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  142. All the cards are great, but I especially like the colors and layout of your last card. Beautiful!
    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com
    John 3:16

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  143. Love your cards Lisa - you showcased that die perfectly!

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  144. Oh my! It reminds me of a backgammon board. Love this cards, great masculine touches. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  145. I think my favorite is the hello with the rainbow colors. After such a long winter that just doesn't want to stop, it reminds me of sunshine and summer days.

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  146. Awesome cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  147. All I can say is WOW! really petty cards.

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  148. Such wonderful cards! Love the variety of colors.

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  149. These are so great!! Love them!!

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  150. Great blog hop today. Lots of creativity.

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  151. i love all the bold colors you used. Your cards are great!

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  152. Stylish cards, brilliant work!

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  153. WOW....amazing job!!! love the masculine cards....colors blend very well...AWESOME job!!!

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  154. These cards definitelly stand out from all the others (from the other designers). I find that the hourglass shape on them makes you more focused on the written message - love them!

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  155. Wow, what great cards, THX

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  156. Love how many different ways you used one main product.

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  157. Indeed fun! Love how you showed us to make so many differend cards with one die!

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  158. Every single card is just amazing. Love the masculine cards!

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  159. I love the design on all of your cards!!

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  160. I love all the cards! Such a great way to show the diversity of this die!

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  161. Love the second card, but I really like that you show different ways to use dies and you have a knack for outstanding color combinations.
    Lynne M

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  162. WOW!! Love these cards, you really showed so many different ways to use the same die, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get my hands on these products.

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  163. So many looks with the same die Great cards! Thanks so much!

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  164. Love how you used these new products on each of your card. Beautiful and so very trendy designs and lovely colors. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

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  165. All of your cards are amazing. Love how you pulled the versatility out of these new products.

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  166. what a great showcase of this new die! Thanks for sharing.

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  167. Great work, Lisa. My favorite is the last one...so colorful and cheery! Well done.

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  168. Awesome cards, so many choices. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  169. Looks like you had fun! I think my favorite is the tiny tags cards. It was hard to choose. You did great job with the new releases. Thanks for sharing!

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  170. I love all of your cards! Thanks for such great inspiration.

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  171. Wow, Lisa ... you did have fun ... these are all fantastic! The radiating rainbow and 'leftover' triangles just captured my heart! Anita :)

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  172. LOVE the hello rainbow card!! TFS

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  173. How amazing that the same die could be used to create so many different looks. Loved the cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  174. amazing, they look like optical illusions.

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  175. Your cards are so creative!Thanks for sharing!!!

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  176. Very creative uses for this die. I'm excited to see a masculine phrase die cut! Go SSS!

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  177. So many cards!! You really must have had fun with the new dies/stamps/cardstock!! What great and diverse cards! Thanks for sharing!!

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  178. I really love the 'hello' card with all the multicoloured banners!

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  179. I really love the 'hello' card with all the multicoloured banners!

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  180. I love the first two cards. It's nice to see examples for masculine cards.

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  181. WOW!! I love all the different ways you were able to use that die!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  182. Wow! What a fabulous variety of cards! My fave is the pink with the white embossed die cut panel - great effect!

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  183. So many great options! Now I need that die, too!

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  184. Lovely design on the cards! And so many ways to use them. Beautiful!

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  185. So creative! I love it!!

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  186. Love what you did with that die! Really great cards! All of them! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  187. I'm impressed with the very different looks you achieved with just one die!

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  188. SSS saved the best for last, Amazing cards! I never would have imagined that you could do so much with the die. I LOVE them all!

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