Friday, October 13, 2017

SSS Making Spirits Bright Blog Hop - Christmas Filled with JOY!

Good morning! Super excited to be hopping today with a FABULOUS line-up of crafters celebrating the Simon Says Stamp Making Spirits Bright release. There is tons of fun and inspiration, and PRIZES too! Here is the card I made to share for the hop:


I used two colors of ink to ink up the trees from the new Merry and Bright stamp set in an ombre design - such a fun way to add depth and dimension to a solid image! It also worked out to be a super fun background. I added some of of the hearts from the same set stamped in red. Next, I heat embossed a sentiment from the gorgeous new Stained Glass Greetings in gold on a strip of white cardstock, then matted it with black cardstock with an extra sentiment from the set added underneath, heat embossed in white. I trimmed it off at an angle with my paper trimmer, then matted the card panel with red cardstock on a green cardbase, then mounted the sentiment with foam adhesive.


GIVEAWAY INFO: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon at every stop along the hop - so make sure and leave some love as you hop along for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Tuesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.


Now - here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

And just for fun, here are a couple other cards I've posted in the last couple days using new release items - click on the photo to go to the blog post if you want more info:



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!!!


215 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Christmas cards, I am loving this new release.

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  2. Every time I see the stained glass greetings stamps I love them! Beautiful cards!

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  3. These are all beautiful, but that red, "merry & bright" card is just fantastic.

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  4. Really like the Joy card and the Christmas tree backgound

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  5. Wow! Both cards are really, really gorgeous! Absolutely in love with the new release!

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  6. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Such beautiful cards!! Love your designs :)

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  9. Gorgeous cards!!! Love your awesome colouring!!!

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  10. You have created beautiful cards! The first one is so much fun and the color combos on the other two are perfect!

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  11. The background is gorgeous! I rarely think of using stamps that way, but I love how it looks. I must try it more often.

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  12. I really love your ombre trees... So pretty!

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  13. Your cards are great but I have to admit, I love the red one at the bottom of the post best! Great work - thanks for the inspiration!!

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  14. love your cards. Each one is so different and so inspirational. Thanks for the ideas:0

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  15. Wonderful cards! Thank you for the variety and inspiration.

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  16. Great Inspiration pieces thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wonderful cards! I especially love the red "Merry and Bright" card - simply gorgeous - but all are perfect for the season. Thank you for sharing your inspiring work with us!

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  18. Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Love all of your cards so much! Really pretty.

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  20. Fabulous card - off to see your other new release posts and be inspired :-)

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  21. Amazing cards, my favorite is your red and gold card.

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  22. Love your cards! The red and gold is so pretty.

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  23. Love your cards! Looks like Christmas here at your blog! Love Christmas and card making and you gave me desire to make more cards. Thanks for being on this blog hop! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Beautiful cards, LOVE the stamped tree background with the multiple colors, it adds so much depth!

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  25. I am loving this release and all of the beautiful cards

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  26. Love the two-tone trees, Heather! Such a fun and festive card.

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  27. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. This is such a great release.

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  28. Awesome cards. They are all beautiful but the red and gold is my favorite. Simply elegant.

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  29. Fantastic, really graphic designs - you did an excellent job, I love them all!

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  30. Great cards! Love the first card! Such a cute card and a great design!

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  31. great ideas for this release, I am in awe of the wonderful dies Simon has released.

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  32. Your cards are all so pretty and very easy to mass produce if needed.
    Love the simple elegance.

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  33. Like the ombré effect on tress, thanks for sharing

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  34. What beautiful cards! The two-tone trees are so cute and I really love the gold on red card!

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  35. all gorgeous, the red one with the gold splatter is my favorite and something i might make ;-)

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  36. I like the simplicity of your cards and my favorite is the Merry & Bright card. It is very elegant.

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  37. WOW Your Merry & Bright is a show stopper! Good work. TFS

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  38. That tree background is wonderful. Thanks for all of the inspiration you provide to your readers. I always look forward to your next post.

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  39. Love how you used the single image to create your own background - genius!

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  40. Great simplicity in these cards. Would be excellent for when you need to make many and still have a wonderful bang.

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  41. The ombré trees are a great idea! Love the card!

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  42. All the cards were really pretty but my favorite is the Merry Christmas. It is so eye catching.

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  43. Great cards! The Merry and Bright one is my favourite!

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  44. This is such a fun card! And your other cards are really lovely :)

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  45. All your cards are bright and beautiful!

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  46. Gorgeous cards, so clean, simple and elegant.

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  47. great cards. love the backgrounds and the large sentiment dies!

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  48. I especially like what you did with the stained glass stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create.

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  50. This release is unbelievable. How can I always NEED more? LOL. Gorgeous

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  51. The card of ombre trees is just lovely! Thank you for sharing so many of your creations. Lots of inspiration for this incredible release.

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  52. Beautiful cards! Love what you did with the stained glass words! Lovely.

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  53. Great use in your cards of the new release products!

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  54. Love these-very doable in my life 😊

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  55. Beautiful cards - I adore the bright red one - gorgeous, and festive.

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  56. Spectacular cards! Loving this release and all of the inspiration.

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  57. Wonderful cards! I especially love your Merry & Bright red card!

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  58. Wonderful cards! Wonderful release!

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  59. Love that you took smaller elements and made the background. The ombré in the trees is very cool. Lovely cards.

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  60. Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. I love the variety of cards. Fab creations!

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  62. Great cards! I especially love the red one!

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  63. Love the background and the stained glass word.

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  64. I really like the background stamping of those trees. Don’t think I could be as consistent in my stamping of them. Need to practise I guess. The cards are beautiful. My favourite is the red and gold one. Thanks.

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  65. So many fabulous products - I wish I could have one of everything! I love your tree background.

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  66. Love the background on your first card. Your other cards are just as gorgeous. I love the simply stated cards. Yours look amazing!

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  67. Cute background & really love that stained glass set!

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  68. I love the simplicity of your cards - so elegant. Definitely my kind of cards.

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  69. Your cards are beautiful!!! Love how you used two colors on the first card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. Such Fun Cute cards. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  71. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them!

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  72. Like the background stamping & font for one word sentiment.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  73. Thanks for sharing 3 wonderful cards. Love the gold embossing.

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  74. Love how you used
    the Joy all over
    the card, looks
    lovely!
    Carla from Utah

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  75. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us. Hard to pick a favorite. The joy one has my eye though.

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  76. Lovely cards. My favorite is the red merry and bright.

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  77. I was quite taken with the stained glass stamps and have enjoyed seeing just how versatile the set is with all the creative ideas!

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  78. I adore ALL of your cards. Is it also weird for me to mention how much I love your photo props as well? Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  79. Love your cards and this amazing new release!!

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  80. Your cards are so pretty, what a fantastic release.

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  81. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  82. Love your style. Simple and beautiful.

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  83. Love the tree background. Beautiful projects

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  84. Awesome cards! Love the red and gold one!

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  85. I love the stain glass greetings and how you made these card with the sentiment as the focal point.

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  86. These are very pretty. I love the inlay. [Bunny]

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  87. Very awesome cards! I'd have never thought of the ombre effect and using those trees and hearts for a background. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  88. What beautiful cards! The one with the trees-and-hearts background is especially fun! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  89. I so love these cards...really beautiful work!!

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  90. Great cards. Love the red and gold.

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  91. Such lovely cards Heather, you have done an awesome job on them all.

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  92. Both cards are very well-done, but my favorite is the red and gold card...love the spattered gold. Very eye-catching!

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  93. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the Merry Christmas holly card.

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  94. Fabulous cards Heather, nice and simple, and striking

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  95. Can't stop looking at that beautiful bright red card...

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  96. Very pretty card. I hope somebody makes me one.

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  97. Great card. I like the stamped background.

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  98. I like that you made your own pattern on the 'Joy' card.

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  99. Beautiful card!! My fave is the red with that gorgeous red spatters & holly square.

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  100. Your cards are amazing. I especially love the red one. Really pretty. Thanks.

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  101. They're all great cards but, oh my, I love that red :-)

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  102. I love love love those stained glass stamps. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  103. Beautiful job with your cards, The red card is so very pretty and I love the shaded trees.. great job :)

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  104. All of your cards are lovely. Love the wooden theme you set up for your photos of the cards.

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  105. I love the whimsy you created with your cards. I love the playful background of the trees, such a fun idea. I also love the sentiment stamp and think I will be adding it to my collection. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  106. what a fun and festive design... love the way you inked up the trees!

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  107. All of your cards are so pretty! The second card is my favorite. I love the Stained Glass Word in white on the Kraft paper. It also looks so good with the holly and berries below it.

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  108. Pretty cards for the holidays! Love the new products!

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  109. Pretty cards! I love the design you created with the trees and hearts!

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  110. The red and gold is beautiful but I really like the random trees and hearts.

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  111. I really like the red and gold card. Lovely!

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  112. I love the Merry Christmas card with the holly. It is a classic design. These new products are truly wonderful! I mean the possibilities appear to be endless. The problem is trying to keep your imagination up to speed with all the new goodies!

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  113. Pretty cards for the holidays! Love the new products!

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  114. Gorgeous cards. I especially like the one with the red berries against the gray background. It is so very striking!

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  115. Such lovely cards! They really get me in the festive spirit and make me look forward to starting my own holiday cards.

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  116. I love a stamped pattern card front. And the sentiment in gold is just beautiful.

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  117. What a lovely background and simple to recreate. Thanks for the inspiration

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  118. Your cards are so gorgeous! I just love the Stained Glass stamp!

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  119. I love your Merry Christmas card. It is classic and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. Your cards are so merry and bright! :)

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  121. Great cards. The stained glass greetings are one of my favourites in this release.

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  122. What awesome cards and I am noticing a pattern that you just can't stop designing with this release. Everyone is on a roll with these stamps and dies. Gorgeous work. I love how you frame the sentiments!

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  123. What a lovely set of cards! I love the festive CAS look of your red card, the soft pretty look of your second, and the whimsical look of your first card, with its utterly fab trees and hearts!

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  124. Pretty cards for the holidays! Love the new products!

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  125. Fun and beautiful background, great idea ! I love the stained glass sentiment too; I think those are my favourites of the release.
    I like your two other cards as well. The colour/material combination of the third one is great !

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  126. Like them all so many great items this month from SSS, so many possibilities

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  127. What fun cards!! Love this release.

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  128. Your cards are terrific and so is this new release.

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  129. all of your cards are beautiful! I lov ehow you did the background on the first card.

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  130. All three of your cards are noteworthy. I love the two-toned trees. The inlaid holly is so cool. The gold holly on red with white is delightfully festive.

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  131. All these cards are absolutely gorgeous !

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  132. Fun new cards. Way to show off the new release!

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  133. Really love your cards. You used the dies, stamps and colors to perfection!

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  134. All your cards are fabulous! Fun ideas on how to use these great new products.

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  135. Great cards! LOVE that "Joy" sentiment embossed in gold.

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  136. LOVE the two tone trees on the first card and the simplicity of the others, it's a really great new release!

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  137. Love your cards, and the red one with the gold ink is my favorite! So classy!

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  138. These stained glass words are simply wonderful. Have to have them.

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  139. Gorgeous cards. Love the ombré effect on your Xmas trees!

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  140. Love ur cards. They all look very elegant.

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  141. Stunning, stunning, STUNNING Heather!!! Okay can you tell I really like these cards? LMBO!! The one with the Christmas trees and “joy” sentiment is screaming happiness to me.

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  142. Beautiful cards! I especially love your multi-coloured Christmas trees!

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  143. WOW! My favourite is the JOY card!

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  144. I just love seeing red and gold together! I favorite combination of mine

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  145. These cards are stunning and so simple! really beautiful work!!

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  146. Love all your cards, but my favorite I think is the joy card. I love how you created the background:) Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring:)

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  147. Beautiful cards Heather. I love the elegance of the red and gold one and the softness of the first Christmas tree card.

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  148. I am loving the last project, where you made the sentiment the star of the card. Thanks for sharing so much beautiful inspiration!

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  149. I haven't seen many people use the holly frame, so I was happy to see not only an idea for using it, but a BEAUTIFUL idea for using it. The red and gold with the spatter is just perfect.

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  150. I love your two toned trees! Lovely cards! TFS

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  151. I love that you used the "JOY" and it is simple and just really pretty. I love the other cards as well.

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  152. Great work on all of your cards!

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  153. At first, I thought your first card was my favorite and then I saw the red and gold card and that captured my heart! I love the frame and the gold flecks - WOW!!!! Love how you only used two colors to create the trees on your first card - very striking and effective card!!!

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  154. I really like the two toned trees for you background.

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  155. Wonderful cards but I think the
    red is my favorite.
    thanks for sharing.

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  156. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

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  157. Thanks for sharing these cards. Their sweet and simple designs are sure to brighten anyone's holiday season.

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  158. Love that you used these for the background pattern, gorgeous cards.

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  159. GREAT cards! All of them! Clever and classy! I just love doing backgrounds with stamps! Just so fun! Love yours! Great SSS release and fun blog hop! Now to get crafting!

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  160. Fun and festive assortment of cards!

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  161. Pretty cards. Really love the first card. Thanks for sharing.

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  162. Wow! Love everyone of your cards Heather! The first background is fabulous and the CAS design of the other two is very elegant, thanks for the inspiration!

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  163. Love the dual color stamping! Your cards are great!

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