Friday, March 8, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop!

I am so thrilled and  super excited to have been asked to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, celebrating Simon's latest release, Fresh Bloom!  If you're following the Hop, you should have reached here from the uber creative Suzy Plantamura's blog!
I don't know about you, but I am READY for Spring!!  I think that's why this release is SO wonderful and so much fun...it IS SPRING!!  I have used the three Filigree dies from the release, I'm calling them the Filigree collection!  These dies are beautiful, and are SO much fun to create with!!  I have combined these beautiful dies with my love of rainbows, and made three cards to usher in Spring, to share with you today!...
For the first one, I die cut the Filigree Egg die on  both ends of a card panel with one colored egg in the center!  I die cut the panel, then layered with one more die cut underneth the die cut panel.  I used strips of cardstock, adhered to a thin piece of cardstock, and die cut the egg from the strips. I hand cut the egg around the stitched outline of the egg, and  layered the egg once with a die cut/hand cut  black egg,  and then add added a black background.  I adhered it to the card that had a CZ Design sentiment stamped in the bottom corner(I thought this sentiement was perfect:):)!).  Just in case you're wondering...Resplendent means: attractive and impressive through being richly colorful, having a very bright or beautiful appearance, has great beauty, and is a pleasure to behold, lovely.   Here's a close up...

 For the second card, I used the Filigree Bunny die, with patterned paper to make my rainbow...
 I die cut the bunny and the stitched rectangle at the same time (that way, there is no flattened die cut look for either of the top die cuts), then layered a couple times with die cuts underneath.  A little tip, I LOVE to emboss the bottom layer, I just think it gives a subtle added touch of dimension.  This is what it looked like, before I adhered it underneath the die cut and layered panel...
One other tip...I just had to take a pic showing the difference between my hand stamped sentiment, and the same sentiment  stamped with my MISTI.  I AM a bit of a perfectionist, but I think, especially with a clean and simple card, it's all in the details. I had to stamp it over when, due to my heavy handedness,  it was darker on one side than the other.  The MISTI stamps evenly and makes a noticeable difference in the look of the sentiment...
I used the same patterned paper for the sentiment and layered the sentiment, as well.  Here's a close up... 
The third one, I used the Filigree Heart die...
I die cut and made this card similiarly to the first card. except I used colored card stock for my card panel, and watercolors for the rainbow heart.   I painted watercolor paints onto a piece of watercolor paper, then embossed and hand cut the piece of watercolor paper, I adhered it to a layered die cut and hand cut heart, then adhered to card.  The sentiment is from the new Tiny Words Faith set!  Sentiments are SO important to me...I thought Love and Hope...a heart and a rainbow...PERFECT!! Here's a close up...
 My fun is finished, but yours is just beginning!  
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, March 13th, so make sure you check the blog on the 13th, to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is the amazing Amy Rysavy
   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!! 
And a reminder from the Blog Header...With ANY purchase from Simon, you will receive the "Lucky to know you" sentiment die(while supplies last!)...use the code FRBLM89 when you place your order, but don't forget, the offer ends 3/10!  How cool is that ??!!
ONE LAST THING...don't forget...DAY 2 of the Blog Hop is tomorrow...check back with Simon's Blog tomorrow, for MORE inspiration!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

176 comments:

  1. I love all the extra detail you added to your cards! Such perfection!

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  2. Fantastic cards!! I love these intricate dies!! :)

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  3. Love these dies, but the technique you used is very pretty! Thanks for showing us! (pinned it for inspiration!)

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  4. I really like how you showcased the dies!

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  5. very lovely Easter cards. SSS releases are always awesome!

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  6. What beautiful cards! I love the little pops of color!

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  7. Gorgeous cards and fabulous inspiration with the dies.

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  8. Love these cards. Thanks for sharing some techniques. Especially love the heart die.

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  9. GORGEOUS cards Lisa. I love the "Filigree Collection" too and you did an amazing job showcasing them. A great tip on embossing the back panel first, a super cool tip! TFS!

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  10. Die cutting for the win! I just love the dimension!

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  11. love how you have used these dies - so inspirational

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  12. Wow, you really brought these filigree dies to life with the rainbow colors and designs! Lovely.

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  13. Great cards using the new dies.

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  14. Such cute cards. Love those filigree dies!

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  15. love these dies, and a great technique for your delightful cards!

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  16. Simply stunning! THose dies are amazing!

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  17. I can't pick a favorite from your cards because they are all so pretty! It's so cool how you pulled the tiny spiral forward! Gives wonderful texture and depth!

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  18. I love these dies! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love your techniques. Your cards are amazing!

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  20. These are beautiful! I always enjoy seeing your lovely creations, they inspire me!

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  21. Such delightful designs! These dies are a must have!

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  22. Great use of those dies and lovely colors.

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  23. Wow! Those dies are amazing and I love how you used colored paper behind them to make them stand out. These cards are outstanding!

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  24. All your card designs are beautiful! That Filigree heart has stole my heart.

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  25. Gorgeous cards, I especially like the ones with the bunny and the hearts!

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  26. Your cards are so elegant and lovely!

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  27. Your cards are so beautiful. I love the simple elegance. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  28. Awesome creations, I especially love the pastel striped Easter egg!

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  29. WOW! Thank you for sharing. gorgeous / elegant

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  30. These filigree dies are so perfectly delicate and fun!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  31. What great tips regarding texturing the background paper as well. You've inspired me. Thank you.

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  32. I love those dies-especially the bunny. You really made the most of all the dies. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  33. Beautiful cards. I love these new dies.

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  34. You make me want all of theses dies! Beautiful!

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  35. Wow! Your cards are beautiful! These dies are going on my wishlist

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  36. Lovely cards!! You showcased these dies beautifully!

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  37. Great techniques! Thank you!

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  38. Lovely cards. Thank you!

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  39. Lovely! So pretty with the filigree and the gorgeous colors behind them. I really love your creations!

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  40. Love the cards and techniques.

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  41. Wow these dies are amazing and you showcased them very well!!! All the cards are so pretty!

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  42. A cool and different way to use the dies.

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  43. These are all so pretty! I love the bunny.

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  44. Beautifully well done. Love the cards.

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  45. Love the filagree dies and your beautiful interpretation.

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  46. These cards with the filigree dies are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  47. I love these cards. So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. BEAUTIFUL-- Hearts are my fav! (Want) :-)

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  49. Love the pretty pastel colors

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  50. So beautiful with these filigree dies. Love the one with the eggs.

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  51. I don't usually make Spring/Easter cards, but after seeing what you've done w/ the bunny die I am really, really tempted to get it. Your cards are beautiful!

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  52. Great cards! I love all of the intricate dies!

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  53. The detail and colors on your cards are fantastic. Great Easter cards to send to the great grandchildren.

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  54. Just incredible use of these dies.

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  55. Those filigree dies are beautiful! Love the projects you created with them. Beautiful!

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  56. Nice cards! Your creations are lovely...

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  57. Really like all the filigree dies and your cards are beautiful. Thanks for all the tips.

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  58. How can you not smile looking at these! Very pretty!

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  59. Love the filigree designs.
    You can change up the colors
    and get something different for
    multiple cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I love the intricate detail of these new dies. GORGEOUS!

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  61. These filigree dies really caught my eye. Actually, I ordered one for a friend for her birthday and I know she will love it. I love your beautiful cards and that You took the dies a step further with hand cutting some of them.

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  62. These are amazing! Thanks for the tip about embossing the bottom layer - so cool!

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  63. GORGEOUS WORK, Lisa!!!! I LOVE how you've used these dies 3 x's on the cards! ESPECIALLY, the stripped Egg! HOW GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) Makes me think of Faberge' Eggs! ;)

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  64. Fabulous cards and technique!

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  65. Love your cards, the dies are just to beautiful.

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  66. It realy shows that you had fun! What a awesome bunch of cards, love them all Lisa! You can call me also a perfectionist but I use always a stamping tool for my sentiment and other stamps. If I don't there is always a line to thick or to thin and it ends up that I do it again with a tool!
    Thank you so much for your time and effort to show these beauties you made.

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  67. That egg is really pretty!

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  68. The grey one with the colored heart - GORGEOUS!

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  69. Absolutely loving your bunny card! Simple, but yet so elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. I love Spring and this kit is awesome! So many fun ideas. Thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop!!

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  71. What a gorgeous bunny! I love this die! Great colored background!

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  72. Love these dies. What fun cards you made with them. This release is awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  73. Simple, elegant, and beautiful

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  74. These cards are fabulous. I love the cutting it multiple times with one that has color added. Wonderful!

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  75. Great looking cards. I know what you mean about the Misti helping to stamp perfect sentiments. I usually stop myself when I think I will use a block because it is quicker. It is boy quicker when you end up having to make another card due to a botched sentiment.

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  76. These filigree dies are so cool. Great inspirations. x

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  77. Your cards are beautiful love the look of these dies.

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  78. Wonderfully creative and beautiful card designs - awesome!

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  79. love seeing how you used these--gorgeous!

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  80. I love the pretty detailing on these dies! It looks like eyelet lace or something, and your colorful pastel colors really make them stand out!

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  81. You picked my FAVORITE DIES!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS

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  82. Love those filigree dies! The first one, with the three eggs, is my fave...what a cool idea! Love how you used the colorful prints with them, too. Thanks for some great ideas for these cool new dies!

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  83. I love those dies you used! Beautiful cards!!

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  84. Great talent on your cards. Thank you!

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  85. Love the filigree look! The bunny card is my favorite, with the rainbow cs behind it. And, I am the same with my Misti! Love it for being able to get those sentiments right!

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  86. Great cards -- love the dies!

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  87. Gorgeous cards I love how all the colors peek through the egg and the bunny

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  88. Great techniques! Love the intricacies of these dies!

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  89. Love what you created!

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  90. Love the pops of color with the filigree. Just beautiful!

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  91. I'm catching this rainbow fever after seeing your brilliant creations!!

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  92. Such beautiful cards! The rabbit and heart die is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  93. Wonderful! Thanks for the great tip about embossing the under layer - it really makes a big difference. The contrast between the background die cuts and the focal image is genius. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  94. Beautiful cards! Those dies are gorgeous.

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  95. Gorgeous dies! I really like how you added multiple colors to the die cut and left the rest of the card simple.

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  96. Lisa, I always love seeing your creations, and these cards with the filigree die images are just gorgeous! Love all three designs!

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  97. Love the filigree dies! Your cards are beautiful!

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  98. I love the filligree dies and your lovely cards!

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  99. All three of your cards are gorgeous! I love how you incorporated a rainbow into each of them. The bunny card is such a soft and pretty design!

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  100. Wow! Awesome cards! Great layout and colouring!!!

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  101. These dies are so beautiful, colorful panels take them to the next level. Great cards.

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  102. Very pretty adaptation of the dies. Love all of the cards!

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  103. Lisa, your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the tip about embossing the background (the part under the die) for added dimension.

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  104. Those cards are fantastic - love the creative ways you used those dies!

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  105. All those cards you've shared are utterly resplendent ! Do love the way you used the mix of rainbow stripes.

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  106. ypur use of the filigree is so great!

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  107. I really like the bunny and heart cards so much but that egg is just gorgeous. I love the designs of your cards. Awesome job!

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  108. Love your cards and thank you for sharing these nice ideas.

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  109. Love the delicate color peeking through these beautiful die cuts.

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  110. Love these, perfect colors

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  111. Beautiful cards. Love the 'pattern paper' you created. It is so soft and pretty!

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  112. Beautiful cards, very creative.

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  113. Fantastic cards! I love the triple die cut on the egg!

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  114. Beautiful cards. Lots of very interesting ideas to try. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  115. Beautiful cards!! I am loving all the dies in this release!!

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  116. Love these filigree dies. And your cards are beautiful.

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  117. I love the filigree dies and how you've used them. I never would have thought of embossing the background. TFS!

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  118. These are all beautiful! I love the rainbow aspect and appreciate the tips 💟

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  119. Lisa, you have a great spirit. I love you enthusiasm and creativity. Wonderful cards.

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  120. Oh wow I love your cards... so beautiful and CAS, they are perfect! I especially love the bit of rainbow you have peeking through the die cut. Adds the perfect amount of cheeriness!

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  121. Love how you used the dies.

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  122. Clean and elegant designs, nicely done!

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  123. These dies are a pure delight and you made wonderful cards with them ! Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  124. Whoa!!! Your cards are just stunning!!!! Love em all!!! Love these inspiring ideas!!! Bummer that the free gift was gone so quick.

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  125. Three beautiful cards ! Thank you for the useful tips !
    Off to spring and Easter now !

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  126. These dies are beautiful, and I love the way you've combined them with the rainbow of colors.

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  127. Gorgeous cards! I love the way you used the dies.

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  128. These filigree dies are so pretty, your cards are wonderful!

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  129. I love how the color peeks through the filigree dies. I just love your wonderful cards! I love how you really use those dies to their max!
    Margaret R

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  130. I think the filigree bunny is classy! I like the color you used behind him to give a little pop.

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  131. The filigree dies are fantastic!

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  132. Love your use of the dies....wonderful!

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  133. Fabulous cards. I really like the filigree dies.

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  134. Love the layered die cuts! Especially the hearts with the gray cardstock - gorgeous!

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  135. Beautiful cards Lisa, love these filigree dies, Cathy x

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  136. Love these clean and colorful cards! Theses dies are so pretty and the rainbow colors really showed them off.

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  137. Oh my goodness, your cards are so beautiful, Lisa! I love how you made the colorful strips of paper to put behind the die cuts (the embossing tip is genius!). I really love your creativity...thanks for sharing with us!!

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  138. Great ideas, these are so cute!

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  139. These dies are beautiful! Love the bunny! Pam Foy

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  140. Beautiful work on all your cards. They are just perfect for spring.

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  141. Gorgeous cards! Love the pretty rainbow of colors!

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  142. SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such BEAUTIFUL Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS Weekend!!

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  143. These dies are just gorgeous! And so is the way you have used them. Thank you so much....what an awesome new release!

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  144. Gorgeous projects with these beautiful dies. Love the rainbow colors!

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  145. Such beautiful cards!

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  146. Gorgeous filigree design dies! Love the egg and bunny! Lovely detail on these dies, and beautiful cards!

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  147. Gorgeous cards and great technique! Love the fun new products by Simon.

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  148. What a great way to showcase these dies. Love the highlight technique that you do for the center piece. Great job.

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  149. Beautiful cards. I love the idea of using strips of card stock to cover the Filigree Egg on the first one -- its gorgeous.

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  150. These dies are my favourite from the release. So beautiful! I love how just one die can create such a beautiful card. Your cards are amazing!

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  151. These dies are wonderful and your cards are so light and lovely!

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  152. Your cards have a simple elegance that I just love.

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  153. such beautiful inspiration for using the dies! thanks for sharing!!

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  154. The filigree dies are just gorgeous. You showcase them beautifully.

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  155. These die cuts are adorable. You did a wonderful job.

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  156. Love all of your cards! I never thought to emboss the under layer but that's a wonderful tip and will definitely try it.

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  157. Your cards are stunning! I absolutely love the filigree look with the rainbow colors and white base! LOVE! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  158. Your cards are absolutely perfect!! I think these dies are my favorite of the whole release!! Can't wait to get mine. :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  159. Gorgeous cards made with these amazing intricate dies--love them!

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  160. These filigree dies are just beautiful, and you really showcased them beautifully in your cards!

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  161. What a fabulous showcase of the filigree dies! I love the white-on-white juxtaposed with the rainbows. Thanks for sharing all your tips.

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  162. These are all gorgeous! I especially love the heart against the gray on the last one.

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  163. Oh my goodness - those are beautiful. I've never seen these dies or technique before. Thanks for sharing!

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  164. Love your pastel rainbows, and I'm with you on the MISTI. I use it all the time, especially for stamping sentiments.

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  165. I love all the different ways you use these new dies both for Impressions and negative die cuts.

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