Friday, December 9, 2016

Birch Tree Winter Wishes - SSS DieCember Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Good morning! Super excited to be joining in with a fabulous blog hop this morning to celebrate the brand new DIE-cember release from Simon Says Stamp!


I just adore everything in the DIE-cember release from Simon Says Stamp - I am absolutely in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this new Birch Column Wafer Die - I loved the Birch Tree Window that released in STAMPtember, and so happy that they followed it up with a couple more! So fun to have something that makes an amazing card with minimal effort!


The detail on this die is amazing! This is a Standard A2 size card, and I simply die cut the window then picked a pretty pattern paper for the background.


I did attach the front panel with some foam adhesive for dimension - ran it down each side, then a thin strip behind the largest tree for some stability.


Sentiment is from a previous release called Ready Set Snow - and seemed like the perfect accompaniment to this card. I embossed it on white on a simple strip of black cardstock.




Here is a tiny look at another card I posted yesterday using some more of the the fun dies in this release - you can check out that post HERE:


Now...there is a super fun prize up for grabs! Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift certificate at each stop along the hop! I will draw a winner on Sunday December 11th in the evening from comments left here on the blog - make sure and leave an email address to make it easier for me to contact you if you are the lucky winner! 

Here is the entire blog hop line-up:

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



290 comments:

  1. I love your card with the Birch die... beautiful.

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  2. Heather, you are so talented! You always inspire me with your crafty goodness-and this birch die is one of my faves!

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  3. I love the birch column die and the simple white and cream color palette of your card. Very classy!

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  4. Wow! Both your cards are really beautiful but the first one is absolutely stunning!!!

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  5. I love kraft and white together great card!

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  6. Very pretty cards and the more I see this birch tree die the more I want it now.

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  7. Wow! You've certainly brought my attention to that birch column die. I love your card!

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  8. I love how this die does so much work for you. Beautiful!!

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  9. I love the sentiment you used on the Birch Tree card! It's perfect!!!

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  10. That birch tree card is STUNNING!

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  11. Classy cards Heather just beautiful. :-)

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  12. Both cards are gorgeous! But the first die you used is one of my favorite for this release... Beatiful work :)

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  13. Totally love this die. Beautiful cards.

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  14. Thanks for saying you used foam adhesive so I wasn't wondering how you got it to stick up on the page. Appreciate the chance.

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  15. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the birth tree! :)

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  16. Both of your cards are lovely. My favorite is the trees. Simply beautiful

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  17. Love the cards, especially the birch tree one

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  18. Beautiful cards! The more I see that birch tree die, the more I like it.

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  19. A lovely card - this just makes me want that die more and more!

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  20. love both cards, the first one is my favorite, also the favorite die of the release, although nnow I saw how that leaf circle looks like, i'm kinda torn ;-)

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  21. The sunrise border die is my favourite of the release. So happy to see a card made using it, thanks for the great ideas.

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  22. I love your warm winter wishes card!!

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  23. Simple, elegant design, a card with class. I'm loving the birch column die.

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  24. You guys are really making me want the Birch Trees die.

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  25. I just absolutely love this card, and the that birch tree-just stunning!

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  26. Like the background which has a wonderful snow look behind the Birch Trees. I have the Birch Tree die and used some snowflake scrapbook paper behind it. Like the strong shaker card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  27. Love that Birch Column die and the card you made from it. It has to be my favorite of the release.

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  28. Loving this birch die & this card creates a warm & fuzzy feeling...fireplace, cocoa & a good book.

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  29. The birch column die is so elegant.

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  30. Beautiful card using the birch trees, have always love the look of the birch tree, thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. Both cards are amazing and I'm loving the birch tree die, after seeing it used so beautifully.

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  32. I'm nuts for your birch tree card. Love the die.

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  33. love your card, thanks for sharing

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  34. Love the cutout. It makes such a frosty feeling card!

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  35. Wow!!! I LOVE both of these cards!!!

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  36. Love your birch tree card - so elegant!

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  37. What a beautiful card. Loove the birch tree die. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  38. Really like both of these cards. awesome.

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  39. Love your cards, Thanks, Denise

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  40. The Birch tree die is wonderful and love your take on it, it is more masculine.

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  41. Wonderful cards! I just love the birch tree one so much!!

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  42. The color combination of the Stay Strong is strong in itself, and I wanted to listen for the snow falling on the Birch Tree panel card.

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  43. Your birch tree card is so lovely in its simplicity - that die really is magic. Beautiful!!

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  44. They are both lovely, but that birch tree one is really outstanding, what a beautiful die, you did a wonderful job with these cards. Thanks!

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  45. Gorgeous card with the birch die. I love how that looks in the middle of the card.

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  46. I love the Birch Die card!!! So pretty!

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  47. I love the simple elegant cards the best. luvtwoscrapdeb@gmail.com Instead of using "two" in the email address use a "2"

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  48. That Birch Column die is my favourite and your card is beautifil. Fantastic gender neutral card.

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  49. I am 100% with you on loving this birch die! So versatile and detailed! Gorgeous!

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  50. This die is amazing. And your card is so simple, yet stunning! Love this new release.

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  51. Love the Stay Strong card. Would love to send that off to a girlfriend. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

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  52. Love the cards! The birch tree die seems to be calling me.

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  53. I just love the birch die!!! It is so intricate and you could make a card for any season or event!!

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  54. SQUEAL!! LOVE these!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  55. I love cards that look like you spent a LOT of time but in reality are pretty easy! Thank you!

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  56. The birch die is awesome. You made gorgeous card!

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  57. That birch die is definitely going on my wish list!!

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  58. Very nice use of paper with the trees - feels like snow!

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  59. I need this birch die!Your cards are stunning!

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  60. OMG, your creations are fabulous.

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  61. My My your creations are to die for! Just FABULOUS! THank you for sharing your talent with us! clsteinbeck@yahoo.com

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  62. Great cards! Love them tree die!!!

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  63. The Warm Winter Wishes couldn't be better suited to a card than this one. I'm thinking I need a white sweater and cup of cocoa to read it.

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  64. Quick and easy for the first card. Love it!

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  65. Beautiful birch tree card. I can see this would make beautiful sympathy cards. Thanks

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  66. Yep, birch die is a favorite! Love the cards and new release!

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  67. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the new Dies.

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  68. Beautiful cards! I love the scalloped border.

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  69. Wow, love what you created with those two dies! Awesome!

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  70. Simply beautiful Heather. I just ordered the Birch Column. I LOVE the Circles Leaves too. TFS your beautiful samples. Hugs, Nancy

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  71. Beautiful cards, Heather. Love the birch tree card. I think that's one of my must have dies from this release. Awesome!

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  72. I'm going to have to order the birch trees die - love your example!!!

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  73. Your cards are lovely. That birch tree column die is going on my wishlist!

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  74. Beautiful use of this die. Thanks for hopping.

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  75. I just love this die
    and your card is so
    beautiful!
    Carla from Utah

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  76. I love both cards especially the Be Strong.

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  77. Both cards are great, especially like the snowflakes with the birch! Thanks so much.

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  78. I love, love, love the first card! It makes me feel like I'm looking out the window onto a beautiful winter scene. <3

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  79. Heather both cards are wonderful. The first one is so elegant, such a beautiful job on both!
    My email addy is: elyod.aseret@gmail.com

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  80. Love to see the many ways to use the birch die!

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  81. beautiful elegant card using the birch tree column die
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  82. Beautiful card Heather. Each time I see a card I love this die a little more. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  83. Great cards. I might have to get the birch and stay strong dies.

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  84. Love the birch trees. Beautiful. michellerickard.mrs@gmail.com

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  85. I think the birch column is my favorite of the new dies; but I love them all.
    Gorgeous cards.

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  86. Gorgeous use of colours. Very beautiful.

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  87. I am crazy about the birch card. The DT has used the die in so many ways and I love them all.

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  88. Beautiful and serene winter card! Love that die so much!

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  89. That birch column was the first one to go on my order...can't wait to get it!

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  90. I love your "warm winter wishes" card. It is so peaceful! It would make a great masculine card, too, which are sometimes hard to come up with when they're needed!

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  91. Love both cards. The shaker sentiment is an awesome idea. The birch tree die is beautiful. I'm really liking that die and the circle leaf die. Beautiful cards.

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  92. Love the cards.....birch trees hold a very dear place in my husbands heart, this is a must die for me to purchase!!! Thanks for sharing your talent and time!!!!

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  93. I love the birch tree die. That is a beautiful card.

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  94. The birch tree die is great !! Very peaceful card

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  95. I love the birch die too. You card is great with it. I also love the second card you posted. Great job on both!

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  96. Love this die, such a simply elegant card.

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  97. My favorite die by far! Love what you did with it.

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  98. Beautiful cards! Love your stay strong card. Nicely done!

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  99. The tree die is one of my favorites. Beautiful card.

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  100. This Birch die cut is so beautiful, thank you for inspiration!

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  101. The birch tree card is beautiful!

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  102. love these new dies!
    torieford18@gmail.com

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  103. You are making me fall in love with that birch die! I love your subtle, neutral colors.

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  104. FABULOUS CREATIONS HEATHER! I LOOOOVE the first card....using ONE of my FAVORITE DIES of this release!!! AND your second card is a NICE SURPRISE using some of the other dies as well..... VERY INTERESTING & FUN!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  105. I love how you used the birch tree die!

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  106. so many great new dies. Love this card

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  107. Thanks so much for the stunning card that appears easy to recreate with that gorgeous die.

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  108. Nice card! Clean and simple. Thank you

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  109. Love the simplicity of this card! Beautiful

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  110. Beautiful card. Love everything in the Diecember release.

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  111. Beautiful birch tree card! Thank you.

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  112. thank you for the inspiration. I love how you did the sentiment on the second card.

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  113. Beautiful cards My favorite is the birch trees - love it!

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  114. The birch tree is my favorite die of the release !

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  115. The Birch Columns is my favourite die. Loved the Birch Window die. Great for woodland scenes for all those great critters

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  116. Lovely card with the birrch trees!

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  117. Two great cards. Simple yet elegant. Something I can imitate. Thanks

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  118. I really like the Birch column die, your cards are beautiful

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  119. This birch tree die is so elegant! Your card is amazing.

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  120. Beautiful cards. The dies in this release are great.

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  121. Love the birch tree die, and love the muted color of the background against the white!! Two great cards!!

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  122. Stunning die and equally stunning card!

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  123. I love both cards, your color combinations are my favorites and I want that birch die.

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  124. Beautiful birch tree column card and die, the white is so elegant! Love the Stay Strong shaker, so perfect for any encouragement card.

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  125. Love the monochromatic scheme on the birch card. Great ideas!

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  126. I love both your cards--they really showcase these new dies!

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  127. Very pretty! You picked the perfect paper for the birch tree card!

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  128. That birch panel is my favorite die. love your card.

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  129. Fun elegant use of the birch column die

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  130. Beautiful and classy is the birch tree card.... encouraging is the second. Awesome job... thanks so much for sharing.

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  131. These are some great dies. Beautiful cards.

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  132. Beautiful card! Love how this die makes it easy to make a quick card that looks like it took a lot longer! Thanks for sharing!

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  133. Beautiful card! The more that I see of this birch die the more I think that I have to have it too. I just received my Birch Tree Window die and thought that I could do without. Maybe not. Thank you for sharing.

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  134. I love all the birch dies. You made perfect use of the new one with this lovely muted color scheme. It's very peaceful yet festive.

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  135. I like that birch trees die. Lovely card.

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  136. This is my favorite die, and I adore your card, Heather!

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  137. I love the detail in this Birch die.Your card is lovely & soft, very pretty.

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  138. Beautiful card... love that birch die

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  139. Love the Birch Column!! So lovely!!

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  140. The birch column die is so versatile, I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this die.

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  141. These are gorgeous! I love the trees with words on the black!

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  142. Birch bark and trees are one of the things that always lift me up. I also have and enjoy the circle birch die -no doubt about it I must own the column die now. Thanks for showing it fits on an A card!!

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  143. Absolutely beautiful cards. I love the birch column and I think how you used "Stay Strong" is so clever.

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  144. The birch card is so pretty, looks so wintery!

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  145. Beautiful cards!The birch tree one is my favorite!

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  146. Love the colors and how simple it was

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  147. I love the detail in the birch die, your cards turned out great!

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  148. This new birch tree die is my favorite! Simply beautiful winter card!

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  149. BEAUTIFUL card!
    I absolutely love this birch column die.

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  150. Fabulous cards - love both dies!!

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  151. Love both of your cards
    Thanks for sharing

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  152. Two beautiful cards! I love how easily a fabulous card can be created with the birch tree die. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  153. this my favourite die of the release

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  154. I am such a fan of this die and the way you used it. Stunning!

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  155. I love what you did with these dies! Great cards!

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  156. Lovely cards. The birch column die looks cool.

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  157. I just love both of your cards especially the birch tree one! TFS Hugs~Cherie

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  158. I love this card and the Birch Tree Die! I just ordered it today, can't wait to get it and start creating :o)

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  159. Love the cards you made using the Diecember releases. Helen M

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  160. I like both of these designs! The woodland card has a really pretty background that looks like snow is actually falling in the forest! And the second card is so encouraging. I wish I'd had this card last year when two of my cousins were battling cancer. I'm sure they would've felt strengthened by its hope-filled message!

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  161. I love your elegant card. And that you used pattern paper gives us creative ideas on how to use all the paper we hoard! I love the die you used. And I really like the card you made with other dies from this release. The sentiments are awesome. Thanks for taking the time to share your creativity with us. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  162. The birch die is quite the hit in my opinion. I like the encouragement card too.

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  163. My favorite is the Big and little penguins! Imagine using felt or fabric?!

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  164. Love the little penguins and the birch die

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  165. Love the shaker card but the birch card is my favorite, I love that die

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  166. Love that you just used simple cardstock behind the trees. So classically beautiful.

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