Wednesday, December 2, 2020

DieCember® Blog Hop!

I am so happy to be joining a whole bunch of really talented artists, today, to celebrate Simon Says Stamp's wonderful new DieCember® release on the Simon Blog!  The December release is an annual one, and, as is in the name, this release is comprised solely of...you guessed it...DIES!  
I have used one of these amazing new dies to showcase, using it on two different cards for today's hop...
I have used the very cool new CZ Design Hugs die for both my cards.  I think all of us could use some hugs, and others would love to receive some "hugs"...paper hugs being the next best thing to the real thing, right now. I die cut the sentiment in six different colors and die cut another for each, from craft foam, to give them height off the card.  I arranged them on the card...a bit bigger than the usual cards, about an A7 size card...6 3/4"x 5".  I used a sentiment from the Simon Paper Hugs stamp set, and cut the hearts from the Simon Stacked Hearts die, and layered with foam, like the "hugs".  Here's a close up... 

The second one, I chose to link the hugs, and give color to only the one in the middle...
I discovered these hugs fit perfectly into one another, so I linked them together on the card!  I used the same craft foam as in the first one, to give the words some height, and used strips of color adhered together for the middle one.  The sentiment is made from two sentiments stamped together, and the heart was cut from an old favorite Simon heart die.   The card is 6" x 4 1/4".  Here's a close up,...

Well...I had so much fun making these,..now it's time for fun for you!  Simon will be giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our blog comments section, so make sure you  leave a comment for a chance to win...that's a LOT of chances if you leave a comment on each artist's blog!   Winners will be chosen over the weekend and will post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 9th of December, so make sure you check the Simon Blog on the 9th to see if you're a winner!  
Below is a list of all today's participants:
Don't forget about the offer in the banner above...use the code JINGLE when you make a purchase at Simon, to receive a free American Crafts tag kit!!  
AND...make sure you check back to the Simon Blog tomorrow for day 2 of inspiration with a second hop!!
Thanks for visiting me today!!


165 comments:

  1. Both of your cards are amazing ❤️

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  2. Cute cards. I love the first one with the hugs going in all directions. I can't wait until it safe to give real hugs again, but in the meantime, this definitely works.

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  3. All of your cards are just So cute. Definitely liking using word dies. Hugs!

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  4. I absolutely love this sentiment die! Love all the awesome cards you created!

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  5. OK now I NEED this die! Great cards and ideas

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  6. I love how you used this HUGS die! Too cute!

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  7. Yes we all need to give or receive hugs right about now and your card will send the recipient some warm ones. Great tip on how they can "puzzle" together.

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  8. I love all the dimension that the layering of the hugs die gives.

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  9. I LOVE these cards. My hugs die is on the way. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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  10. Great cards, the first one with the multi-directional 'HUGS' is just awesome. Love the colors, the black off set, everything about it. Such a cool way to use a word die, not sure I would have thought of this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Love the graphic boldness of the card-neat!!!

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  12. You had me at CZ die! Love it!

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  13. That first card is so fun.
    Love it. The second with
    the pop of color is great too.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. love your cards. Now I know I have to have that hugs die!

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  15. What a clever idea this is! Love them all!

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  16. What great ways to use this die!

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  17. Perfect Hugs card. Made me teary but will attempt to CASE your beautiful thoughtful card. Hugs!

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  18. There are so many wonderful cards in the blog hop, but this is my favorite.
    I can't wait to get my "HUGS" die.

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  19. I LOVE that die...my wish list is getting bigger and bigger while my pockets are getting smaller and smaller! LOL Wonderful cards!

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  20. So FUN!! I LOVE the Colors and all of the Layering of the Die Cuts!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  21. Simple but love the use of color!

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  22. Hugs to you for the great ideas!

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  23. Perfect idea for my 4 kids away at college...with 2 left to go... Lots of hugs to go around

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  24. Unique wonderful creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. I just love this Hugs die. I am always texting hugs to family and friends and wouldn't this be great just to send a hug with paper. I am going to have to get this die for sure. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  26. What a great use of the word die, love both of them.

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  27. great graphic designs! I love the ideas! thank you!

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  28. Fantastic card ideas! So simple yet packs a punch!

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  29. I absolutely love this card! That's alot of die cutting for one die. Love, love, love it!

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  30. Beautiful card and can easily tell someone you love them. Can be used all year long. Love it

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  31. There sure is a lot of talent on display today! Diecember is so much fun!

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  32. Love that top card. Your colors are so happy

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  33. Lisa, your HUGS cards today are just AMAZING!! I think I have to have that die!! Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration. :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  34. I'm a sucker for colors. Great cards!!

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  35. Love how you linked the hugs!

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  36. These are both fabulous! I love both designs and the dimension you got on each.

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  37. Such cute cards. I love the colorful use of the same sentiment.

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  38. Paper hugs will have to do for now, and yours are lovely!!

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  39. You are a genius! I love puzzles and this was truly a great fit. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us💖

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  40. I love the repeating HUGS - what a great idea. Hugs are now on my wish list!

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  41. Great card ideas using the hug die. Thanks for sharing

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  42. Great cards! I love the creative way you used a simple word die!

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  43. Your first Hugs card is awesome! I never would have come up with that idea but it’s totally joyful. Love it!

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  44. Your first Hugs card is awesome! I never would have come up with that idea but it’s totally joyful. Love it!

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  45. Your first Hugs card is awesome! I never would have come up with that idea but it’s totally joyful. Love it!

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  46. CZ font dies are so great! Love both cards, but the first one is my favorite!

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  47. Love both your hugs cards. I'm off to buy this die. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

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  48. Oh my gosh these are my favorite card so far! Especially the first one but I love them both. I've been in love with that hugs die since I first saw it and I really love how you used it!

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  49. Both of these are fantastic, so imaginative, creative and just plain fun. Great job!

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  50. I love both of your cards! Such great designs!

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  51. The new dies are fantastic. And your inspiration is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  52. your cards are beautiful. How did you get all those hugs so straight?

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  53. Clever ideas for sending out hugs; which are so badly needed right now.

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  54. If it's a CZ Design it's great. I do love the Hug and the fact that they nestle in. Nice card. [Bunny]

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  55. I absolutely love these cards. Wonderful discovery of the hugs fitting together like that. Great job.

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  56. Great idea using the hugs die is such different ways!

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  57. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. That first card is unbelievable. I can't believe you got everything so straight. Definitely a card to get inspired by! Not sure I could get the spacing so great though, so I'm looking forward to linking the hugs like in the second card. Thanks for pointing that out - I had no idea! -- Grace Bullen at gracesved@aol.com

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  59. We all needs hugs right now! I really like both cards but the first us my favorite

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  60. Who couldn't use a hug card! Love how you nestled the hug words together!

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  61. Great cards, Lisa, with all your usual awesome colors & attention to the details! A truly great use of this die!! I have it on my wish list already!!!

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  62. Great use of this one word die!

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  63. much patience in assembling your beautiful cards, the recipient will know they have been hugged. thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  64. I love the words only. I recently made a birthday card the same way with just "Happy Birthday" all over the front of the card!
    My name is Donna de Gale-Kalloo, me email is degalekalloo@gmail.com. I don't know why my husband's email is up and I can't seem to change it.

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  65. I love the hugs die. Gonna have to get that one. Your cards are great.

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  66. I also love the hugs die. I appreciate your creativity, the cards are wonderful!

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  67. YAAASSSSSSSS!!! The dimension is awesome!

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  68. Love the HUGS cards! I so love the dimension of each of them!

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  69. your rainbow cards are always amazing, love the hugs die before and love it more after seeing your cards

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  70. The hugs die is already kind of cozy, and the way you stacked and packed the hugs in make it even cozier. Perfect execution. And a wonderful example of how to stretch a die.

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  71. I Absolutely LOVE these cards!!!!

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  72. Very nice cards, I will give these a try.

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  73. Oooh, I love the idea of die cutting on craft foam to give them height and dimension.

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  74. Your use of the hugs die really makes the recipient feel as if they are surrounded by hugs. Gotta get that die with the shadow.

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  75. Love the multiple hugs on each card - especially the stacked one! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. I love how you used the hugs die! Really cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. Love your cards! This Hugs die is going to be a must have in my collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. Wonderful, creative cards! Can't choose a favorite!

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  79. Your colorful letters look so pretty. Nice idea.

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  80. Amazing cards💕🎄. So beautiful 😍

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  81. I love these. What a fun and different way to use the die word. Thanks for this idea.

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  82. I love, love, love, your cards! Clean and simple are my favourite and your bright colours just make them so special!

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  83. Hi, Lisa -
    So YOU'RE the one who made these awesome cards! I saw the ones w/ the vertical run of hugs on the SSS site yesterday and my jaw just fell open. I LOVED it right away. Now today I see this incredible one w/ "hugs" in different directions and beautiful colors. Both of these cards are simply amazing! Love them!! Thanks for showing all of us these examples so that we have something to emulate. Love them both!! Blessings on you at the holidays and always -
    Lori S in PA

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  84. Wonderful cards! I love the way you linked them together

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  85. Yes, you are right: we all need hugs, and these fun cards deliver a lot of them in paper form!!! 😊 Love your creativity in producing such great designs featuring one die!

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  86. What a clever way to use a word die! Very striking!

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  87. Your cards are so fun! I love the bright colors on the first card! Awesome designs!

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  88. I love this : hug card so much! Absolutely beautiful!

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  89. Thank you for showing how to use dies in a variety of ways! I am inspired to collect even more dies (uh oh!).

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  90. These are so fun! I love the way you've used the hugs dies!

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  91. I love the layout of both these cards, they are so creative! Can't wait to try it for myself.

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  92. Love all you did with one die. Amazing!

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  93. I love these! Especially the second, love how perfectly the top of the h fits in tho the bottom of the h! Great design!

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  94. I LOVE how you repeatedly used this die on your cards!! This is my kind of card layout!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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  95. I like the graphic design of the first card. Also, craft foam is a thing?! This could have saved me so much time in the past. lol.

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  96. Such a great way to use sentiment dies. Lot of die cutting but what a cute resullt

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  97. I love your cards. What a colorful way to use sentiment dies!

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  98. Love the dimension and colors! Awesome cards!

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  99. I love these creative designs--great inspiration for using word dies!

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  100. Super cute cards...love the pop of color and all the dimension! I also love that your cards aren't totally standard sizes...that is so freeing! 💗 Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  101. gorgeous creations - what a great sentiment die!

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  102. Both of your cards are lovely! I really like how you arranged the hugs and hearts on the first card.

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  103. Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!

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  104. Quelle belle idée !
    Aussi sobres que belles, j'aime les deux modèles.
    Bises.

    MaryannG

    What a great idea!
    As sober as they are beautiful, I like both models.
    Kisses.

    MaryannG

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  105. What a unique way to use a word die. Really like how you linked the hugs in the second card.

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  106. Love both of your cards! But, that first one really tugs at my heart! Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Gorgeous cards, love the clean and simple look , just fabulous!

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  108. How fun that hugs links together!

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  109. Love these pretty cards! Your "linked" hugs card is super creative. And the first card is perfectly lined up.

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  110. Love these bold graphic designs that shine the spotlight on the fun sentiment! Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  111. Adorable hugs cards. Thanks for inspiring us in many ways to use this great die.

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  112. These cards are awesome!! Love them both!

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  113. How fun are these?! truly fantastic!

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  114. I love both of your cards. Everyone could use a hug this year, even if it is a paper one.

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  115. Love your creativity! These are both wonderful cards.

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  116. wow these cards are so creative - love them both

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  117. Never thought of using the hugs die the way you did! Fabulous!

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  118. The foam gives for such great dimension! Gorgeous!

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  119. GREAT CARDS!! LOVE THE HUGS DIE!!

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  120. What can I say that others haven’t??!! Love the color/dimension/arrangement/fun! A great reminder of how good real hugs are! Thank you for hugging us—- Debbie

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  121. Repeating yourself really paid off... love these new word dies so much. Especially the HUGS.

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  122. Your hugs cards are wonderful!!

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  123. Love the dimension you created!

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  124. Clever and creative! Love these cards and the whole release is great!

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  125. It’s amazing what you can do with a one word die! I love how colorful your cards are!

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  126. Such great ideas!! Thank you!

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  127. The sentiment dies are great and have so much depth with the layers. Great impactful, fun cards!

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  128. Love both of your cards, but especially the first one! Definitely pinning that one for future inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us! :)

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  129. Super cute cards. Love the angled one!

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  130. Fabulous cards!! I especially love the design of the first one.

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  131. I'm just crazy in love with both of these cards! Ingenious!

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  132. Love both of your cards so much. Perfect feature of that hugs die!

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  133. Your cards are amazing! Love your blog.

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  134. Love your cards Lisa and I think my fave was the first one. I am going to give that a try. I never have thought to use a word die like that! ❤️

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  135. Your cards are amazing. You must have a lot of patience to stack those words like you did. Thanks for sharing.

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  136. Very nice! I love your rainbow of hugs! Beautiful and meaningful.

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  137. I love the different layouts & designs you used on your cards using the wonderful Hugs die by Cathy Z. I admire her clean & simple designs of her sentiments.

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  138. Love the colorful card! So perfect as a hugs card!

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  139. Love your hugs cards the multi color and the one with the hugs hooked together, so creative ! We all could use those cheerful hugs !

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  140. sensational use of the die cuts.

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  141. Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the hugs die...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  142. That 1st multicolored hugs card is soooooooo me! I almost always sign (((hugs))), especially when excited. So far my favorite!

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  143. I love what you did with the Hugs word die Lisa, so creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  144. Both your cards are so creative and fun! I like how you linked the words.

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  145. Oh Lisa, you are so creative and I wish I had just half of your talent!!! God Bless...

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  146. Wow! I just love your clever design ideas with these die cuts! Wonderful! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  147. What a clever use of the dies. Great cards

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  148. So clever! Love the bold and graphic look!

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  149. I love the clean lines of these cards. So pretty!

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  150. Great way to use sentiments!

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  151. Wow ... such a simple idea that I never would have thought of! Thank you for sharing!

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  152. Your cards are fantastic, Lisa (as always, of course). My favorite is the first one. Love the rainbow of hugs and the black heart detail. So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

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