Friday, October 16, 2015

Simon Says Stamp - Create Joy Release Hop

Good morning! I'm over the moon excited to be hopping with Simon Says Stamp to celebrate the new Create Joy Release this morning! It is such an amazing and fun holiday release! You can check it all out HERE.


First up, I had a ton of fun playing with the new Ring Wreath Wafer Die:


I die cut it out of white cardstock, then out of 3 different pattern papers from Basic Grey's Evergreen pattern papers. I very carefully trimmed out a backing for the wreath, and inlaid all the little pieces inside. This took a while - and I actually messed up the first time and had to start over again, but I think it was totally worth the effort! I then heat embossed a sentiment in white from the Big Add On's Stamp set, misted the background with some Mister Huey's and Heidi Swapp Color Shine, and adhered the wreath with foam adhesive, tucking the sentiment banner behind, and adding a natural jute string bow


And then, I had all the leftovers from the colored die cutting just sitting on my desk in a pile, and I thought - that kinda looks pretty all stacked together too! So I made a card out of it as well! I always think it's fun to find different ways to use stamps and dies - and thought this was fun!


So I used that Ring Wreath Wafer Die again, layered the pieces all up wonky together, and then stitched the layers together. I stamped a sentiment combining the new Create Joy Big sentiment stamp set combined with Big Add On's Stamp set again - layered together using Sunshine and Sparrow inks. Distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink after hand trimming into a banner shape, then attached with a tiny clothespin and added an ivory jute string bow. I attached the entire thing with some glue behind the banner (to hide the glue!) to some torn edge vellum, and on top of some more of that Basic Grey's Evergreen pattern paper


And finally - I just loved the beautiful font on the Create Joy Big sentiment stamp set - so I made a simple card with that:


I stamped the big "joy" with Lipstick Red Ink (LOVE the distressed look to that stamp!), then heat embossed a sentiment in white from the Big Add On's Stamp set and layered it over the top. Die cut a border with Wavy Scallop Stitches Wafer Die, and added some pattern paper from Basic Grey's Juniper Berry paper pad. Finished off with a twine bow and some tiny jingle bells.


Make sure and leave a comment here before you leave - Simon Says Stamp is giving a $50 goodie bag away at each stop! (I also have a $50 Simon Says gift certificate giveaway for one of my blog anniversary giveaways that is open for a few more days! You can check it out HERE if you're interested!) 

Here is the entire blog hop line-up:

Heather Hoffman (You are HERE)

Thanks SOOO much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

469 comments:

  1. I really love the look of the first card. You did a great job on all 3.

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  2. Love the circle wreath great ideas

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  3. Lovely I love the die and how you used it.

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  4. Love this circle wreath die!!! Great cards!

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  5. The circle wreath is so fun and gorgeous. I love them!

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  6. Very pretty cards! I love the first card and the circle wreath fun in all 2 versions!

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  7. I love your colorful wreaths! All of these cards are fantastic!

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  8. What pretty colors! I especially like the last one!

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  9. Love the wreaths! Super cute! TFS!

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  10. I just love the wreath from the leftover pieces! What a happy accident!

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  11. The Circle Wreath Die is one of my favorites from the release! Love your card ideas!

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  12. Lovely card examples, thanks for sharing!

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  13. I never would have thought those circles not filled in but cut from pattern paper would be so pretty! Great idea.

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  14. I love how you created a wreath from the circle outlines. All your cards are so creative.

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  15. That wreath is just something else!!! BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  16. All 3 cards are pretty, but first one is my favorite, wonderful!

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  17. Love your wreath filled with patterned paper! So pretty. And two more cards showcasing a wonderful release!

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  18. I love your wreaths. I hadn't thought about needing support for filling in the ornaments, so thanks for that tip. Your Joy card is so pretty. Really nice job. Thanks

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  19. i like how you "filled"your wreath it's a great way to use up scraps!, thank you for the idea

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  20. Great creations. Especially like the wonderfully unique looking wreath in the 2nd card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  21. Ok....I have to have the die you used to make the wreaths. I saw one earlier where it was coloredd in a rainbow of color and inlaid but these are BEAUTIFUL! I have a dozen ideas for this die.

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  22. Such a clever idea to stack all the left over dies together! The result is amazing.

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  23. These are gorgeous! I love those wreaths.

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  24. Great cards! So fun and that wreath die is AWESOME!!

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  25. I love all of the cards, but that wreath of circles is so versatile!

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  26. the wreath is a work of art.
    Would look beautiful hanging on the front door or off the mantle.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.

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  27. Your wreath cards are awesome! Bright and beautiful. :)

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  28. Love all the bright colors used in your cards!

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  29. Beautiful cards, and so clever to use both the positive and negative die cut pieces!!

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  30. Lovely cards made! Love how you used the positive and negative die cuts!!! Awesome!

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  31. The variety of colors and patterns is awesome, love using those scraps of leftovers!

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  33. WOW! Fantastic cards! That layered wreath is really fantastic!

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  34. Very unique die. I saw this on the website but wasn't sure how it would look. Love the wreath affect! Colors you chose are beautiful!

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  35. Beautiful cards! I love the fun and different ways that you used the wreaths!

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  36. Love your card and this great bloghop...Thank you...!!

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  37. Love the pattern paper wreaths, the turned out so fun!

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  38. This whole blog hop is fantastic! lots of inspiration. Thank you

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  39. I love wreaths. Very cute cards.

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  40. Brilliantt use of your patterned papers. Those wreaths are awesome.

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  41. Wow!!! Two gorgeous ways to use the wreath die and your papers!!!!!

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  42. Great use of the products…love the designs and colors.

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  43. love that you made another card with the left over die cuts. I think I even like it best, it's more subtle

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  44. I love this wreath die! So pretty, your cards are gorgeous!

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  45. Cute cards! I love the new die. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. So much creativity! Love that first card especially.

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  47. Great use of the positive and negative.

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  48. Oh my goodness - love all of these creations. Love the first wreath for the mix of papers and to use the left overs to make another wreath - fabulous! TFS

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  49. that wreath die is already on its way to me and oh my do i love it and what you have done with it!

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  50. Love your cards and that great die!

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  51. Your wreath cards are beautiful, and your use of the "JOY" stamp for a card for any time of the year, is inspiring.

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  52. Fantastic cards! I love the wreath one with the inset papers. SO pretty!

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  53. I really like your wreath cards. I can't imagine using pattern papers for the balls, but it makes a beautiful card. What patience! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. The wreath die is fabulous....one can use it for so many occasions. I especially like that you used the negative part of it to create another card. I like that idea...no waste...stretch your dies...because we're taught to stretch our stamps.

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  55. love that die - your first wreath looks like it's made of gumdrops!

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  56. une fois de plus, la magie s'opère, pour nous ébahir avec des cartes sublimes!

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  57. Way to stretch those dies! All your cards are terrific and so different. Well done!

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  58. I love how you used the extra circle of rings to create a whole new card!!

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  59. Thanks...that just solidified that I have to have that ring wreath die! Too many awesome inspirations to pass it up!

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  60. Heather you have the patience of Job ... and I LOve that plaid!!!
    =] Michele

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  61. You have such great ideas to create such cute cards!!!

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  62. All of your cards are beautiful but I just love the layered ring the best!!

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  64. The wreath dies look like so much fun!

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  65. I think the wreaths are one of my favorites! Along with the Joy! They are both just perfect for the cards. Thanks!

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  66. Gorgeous cards!! I can't wait to get that wreath die!!

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  67. I really like all the wreaths, and the plaid goes really well with the joy message!
    Jeannine W

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  68. I really like all the wreaths, and the plaid goes really well with the joy message!
    Jeannine W

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  69. I love how the layered wreath looks in the second card!

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  70. The die wreath is great, lots more versatile that I first thought. Thanks for sharing

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  71. Love, love, love what you have created! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  72. Lovely cards and a great
    way to use the wreath die.
    I love the second card.
    Carla from Utah

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  73. Wow. Great cards. I love how you used the leftovers from the first card.

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  74. Great cards...love the wreath techniques! Will have to try this!

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  75. Very cute cards. I love how you used the wreath in different ways.

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  76. Oh my goodness - love those wreath cards!

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  77. Wow! Great cards. This is a fabulous release.

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  78. Awesome product release! You used this die in a very colorful creative way! You really maximized the die!

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  79. love the combination of circles and stripes on the Wishing You Happiness card!

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  80. Love the new wreath die and how you used it in your cards!

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  81. So love your wreaths!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Love your fun mix of patterns and colors on this card!

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  83. I love how you used all of the pieces of the wreath die! So creative.

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  84. Your cards are beautiful but the "scrap" wreath is just genius!

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  85. I just KNEW that wreath die would generate creativity! What a wonderful way to use patterned papers. I would probably have to have 10 papers! I admire your restraint! Thanks so much!

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  86. Oooh! I just love those patterned papers!

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  87. Oh Boy do I love that JOY card - so cool!

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  88. love that you did a non holiday card

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  89. Love everything you didi with your cards. So beautiful!!

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  90. Wonderful cards!! All are spectacular!!!

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  91. Gorgeous cards. So many ideas of using the dies and stamps of the SSS release. Thank you for the inspiration:)

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  92. It's your little details that grab me, like the jingle bells and tiny clothespin. GREAT cards!

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  93. Amazing projects...Love those dies and stamps....God bless!

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  94. First card is my favorite. Love that wreath.

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  95. Very nice cards, thank you for sharing them!!

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  96. Wonderful cards! So creative to stack those circle die cuts together!

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  97. Cute! Love the idea for simple card woth the joy stamp (and who doesn't love tiny jingle bells!)

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  98. Such beautiful cards and I love how you made 2 cards with the ring wreath die. Brilliant!

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  99. Your cards are delightful! They have a wonderful kind of retro feel that makes me nostalgic!

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  100. Wonderful way to use all parts of the die cuts! I really like BOTH wreaths and like anything that make it easy to use coordinated paper patterns. This is just such a GREAT release and I'm getting wonderful ideas from all the blogs I'm visiting in the hop. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Heather it is so cool to see the wreath die cut used in so many ways.

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  102. gorgeous...lovin' the wreaths!

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  103. The paper piecing card is just stunning and I like that you took the remaining wreath and turned them into another card. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing

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  104. Love your wreath cards and so worth the time and trouble.

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  105. Hi, Heather. I enjoy distressing paper and also sewing elements together, but never tried tearing the edges of vellum to look distressed. That was by far my most favorite of yours and I will absolutely borrow the technique.

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  106. I absolutely love the stacked ring die cut wreath. How beautiful, and all the possibilities are there to change the mood. Thanks. Love to win.

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  107. I just LOVE your wreath cards. One of my fav dies of this release. Awesome work. Just love them and the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  108. I love the colors on these. Great cards! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  109. Love the wreaths and the use of pattern paper..

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  110. The wreaths are my favorite! All are awesome though.

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  111. Love how you used the wreaths. Way to think out of the box!

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  112. OHHHH I definitely have my eye on that die!!!! and I love that you got a second card by using left overs

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  113. Such colourful happy cards. Having used three patterned pages you could make three cards at a time! They are beautiful.

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  114. I like the "day filled with joy" card the best.. Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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  115. Really pretty cards and a great release. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. Love both circle wreaths. They are so cheerful.

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  117. So cheery and colorful with not just for holiday uses, thanks!

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  118. I love this new die, I can't wait to get mine!

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  119. Great ideas for this wonderful new release!

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  120. all 3 are fun and the middle one is my favorite. now i have to add that die to my shopping list.

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  121. Your cards are so lovely! I am loving that middle card wreath so much!!!

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  122. Beautiful cards, loving your circular rings die :)

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  123. Fabulous cards...the ring wreath die is wonderful. I like the way you layered several on a card.

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  124. Fabulous cards and an inspired use of the left overs.

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  125. Fabulous cards but that first one - LOVE! Lots of effort but totally worth it! GREAT JOB (& inspiration)!!

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  126. Such beautiful and inspirational cards! Great use of pattern paper on the first card!! So pretty!

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  127. love that wreath, one of my favorite things in this release and I just LOVE the cards you made with it!!

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  128. Fantastic cards. I especially like your wreath w/ the 3 layers together. Terrific :)

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  129. I love how you used the die and the colors! The wreath so far is my favorite die from the SSS collection. You just help solidify that!

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  130. I loved how you showed different ways to use the products ... thank you for sharing.

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  131. Great cards. I can't believe you stitched those wreaths together. Very nice, thanks.

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  132. Thanks for all the great ideas on how to use the wreath die. Fabulous!

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  133. Beautiful cards!! Love how you've used the dies..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  134. Adorable! What unique wreathes! TFS!

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  135. Beautiful and I love how you used the pattern paper these cards are just awesome.

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  136. Love your creativity! The wreath card from the left over bits looks terrific.
    Thank you

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  137. I love these cards! I was blown away by the inlaid piecing on the 1st wreath and then the 2nd card pops up Using the leftovers from the patterned papers and WOW! Fantastic use of your leftovers!!

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  138. Great cards! Love how you used the leftovers! Thanks for sharing!

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  139. I really like the color choices you made. That always seems to be the hardest part for me, so thanks for the inspiration. I love these from SSS. Thank you!

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  140. Beautiful cards. I like the wreath dies. Nice job.

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  141. I like your cards, they are so colourful! greetings Petra

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  142. Stunning cards and what a great way to use the leftovers!! TFS!!

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  143. I just love ALL of your very creative cards! They are awesome!

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  144. Thanks for illustrating how to use one die two ways. Creative!

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  145. what a great use of the "leftovers"! totally unexpected!!

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  146. What great inspiration and a great way to use little scraps of patterned paper. Love it! What a fun new release from SSS.

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  147. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  148. Both cards are an amazing use of the circle wreath die and the joy card is beautiful, too!

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  149. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration using these new dies!

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  150. Super cute cards! Love the colorful wreath, makes me smile!

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  151. These cards a great! I really like the little bells on the last one.

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  152. Nice card !! What a great idea to use the cuttings for the 2nd one !

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  153. Nice card !! What a great idea to use the cuttings for the 2nd one !

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  154. I love your designs. Even the "simple" card has a lot going on when you stop to really study it. Very clever!

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  155. Oh my word, heather these are beautiful!

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  156. Wow! I'm not sure I would have the patience to inlay all of those but the result is really stunning. And how creative are you to use the leftovers too! Great inspriation.

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  157. Fantastic cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  158. how beautiful and detailed these are.

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  159. Beautiful and inspiring cards. Love all of these new products.

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  160. Both the cards are so beautiful. Ring Wreath looks fantastic.

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  161. Good use of positives and negatives of diecuts. Pretty cards!

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