Thursday, April 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop Day 1 - Elegant Mother's Day Card

Good morning! I'm thrilled to be hopping today to celebrate the NEW Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release with a FABULOUS line up of talented creators! Today is Day 1 of the hop - make sure and check in tomorrow for Day 2 - there is a $25 prize up for grabs from EACH and EVERY stop along BOTH days of the hop!!! You should have arrived here today from the fabulous Suzy Plantamura - if you just happened along, head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to start at the beginning!


Today I'm sharing a card pairing up a new stencil, die, and stamp set to create this neutral and elegant Mother's Day Card!


I started off with the gorgeous New Beginnings stencil, and used it to apply white embossing paste to a panel of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock that I had trimmed down slightly smaller than my white A2 cardbase.


I die cut the butterflies from the gorgeous new Flickering Butterflies Dies, coated them with Tonic Crystal Glaze, then sprinkled with Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I adhered them by the centers with a bit more of the Crystal Glaze, and curled up the wings for dimension.


I added a smattering of Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream Jewels, and heat embossed a sentiment from the new Mom Flowers Stamp Set on a strip of black cardstock. I mounted that with foam adhesive, and then stamped an add on sentiment underneath.


I love how well all three of these new items work together!


What do you think - do you like simple color combos like this, or do you prefer bright colors! I honestly can't choose - and tend to enjoy using both! Once you get your new goodies - we would love to see your work linked up in the special Fluttering By Gallery! This is also a fabulous place to go for inspiration!


Also - if you are looking for a little more inspiration using the new release, I have these cards I posted yesterday using the new UNDER THE SEA stamp set - you can find the details HERE!


Your next stop along the hop is Melissa Phillips - I know she has something fabulous waiting for you - so make sure and head that way next!

GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:


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!!!


229 comments:

  1. oh my gosh this is so elegant looking! stunning !

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  2. Very beautiful and elegant card. Love the new release.

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  3. Such an elegant and beautiful card!! Fantastic work!

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  4. Elegant and soft on craft color card stock is personalized with class!

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  5. Absolutely stunning and elegant. White on kraft is one of
    my VERY favorite color combos. But I also love a vibrant rainbow
    of color as well. When I saw this stencil, THIS is exactly how
    I saw it being used. It's perfection.

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  6. That's beautiful. I love the white on kraft look, it's very elegant.

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  7. love the Kraft and white look on cards - so elegant:)

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  8. I love the white paired with Kraft. What a beautiful and subtle card...

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  9. I like the soft colors you used for your card. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. WOW your Mothers Day card is perfection, love the classic design just soooo pretty!

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  11. I loved the tree card and colors. So pretty and such a fun release.

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  12. This is such a great card Heather, I do love the New Beginnings stencil and the butterflies. Well done.

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  13. Very beautiful and elegant card. Love the new release.

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  14. Love the new stencils! This card is beautiful, love your technique! Thanks Diane

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  15. Love the kraft and white together. So soft and pretty.

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  16. Oh my!!! Your cards and colouring are totally gorgeous!!!

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  17. Really awesome way to use the stencil!! Love it.

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  18. Love your cards, especially the white on craft. So pretty!

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  19. ooooh! I like the kraft and white together!

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  20. Your Mother's Day Card is so lovely, pretty....delicate! LOVE your Under The Sea Animals cards, sooooo CUTE!!!

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  21. Lovely card! Love the look of kraft and white.

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  22. I love all the texture on your card. I like the neutral color. It would be fun to put just a hint of color in there too. Like a soft pink like I have seen in black and white photos.

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  23. So lovely with the white on kraft!

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  24. This card is incredibly beautiful! I love the simplicity of all the white and kraft with the greeting popped in black. These items in the new release really do go together perfectly. Your Under the Sea cards from yesterday....LOVE these!! Those are the cutest little stamps and your set of cards really let them shine!

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  25. Great cards, love the white on kraft and the new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Such a pretty first card and great little ones! Loving this new release!

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  27. I really love the white and black on Kraft. So beautifully done!

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  28. Such a gorgeous card. I have fallen in love with this stencil something about the tree as "home" and parents liekwise. Just a beautiful, delicate and elegant card. TFS

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  29. This is lovely with
    the one color. The
    stenciling looks great.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. I am so in love with that tree stencil, gorgeous!

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  31. I adore that awesome stencil & really love the color combo you chose. Such a serene pretty card!

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  32. Soft and elegant. Wow this is beautiful. Great job. Loving this release!

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  33. So delicate. I love the colors on the kraft background.

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  34. WOW.. what a gorgeous card. I love the color combo.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. The white stamping on Kraft card is so stunning!

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  36. Beautiful use of card stock. Stunning.

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  37. The white butterflies are just wonderful-
    I love seeing this card, i will be trying this card !

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  38. Love the white on kraft cardstock. And all the little sea critters as well!

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  39. I love the neutrality of this card! Very elegant.

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  40. Love the kraft and white. Stunning!

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  41. Love your card layout. Very beautiful with the white on kraft.

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  42. luuuuuv the "kraft" sooooo much!

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  43. Beautiful cards...adorable sea animals!!

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  44. Beautiful technique, thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. A Lovely card. Love Kraft paper.

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  46. I must say, I love the kraft/white combo - I have never tried it myself, but I will definitely want to give it a go now that I've seen your card! It looks elegant and classy, I really like the looks of it!

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  47. Lovely card! Such sweet little butterflies. Also the sea critters cards are SO cute.

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  48. Love the kraft and white card. So very elegant. The sea critters cards are adorable as well!

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  49. Such a beautiful elegant card!

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  50. What a stunning card, the white tree is so beautiful on the kraft cs! The under the sea cards are so cute and colorful!

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  51. I love the use of embossing paste with this stencil. Elegant!!!!

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  52. A stunning card. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Really like the softness of your Mother's Day card, it is lovely. What cute 'under-the-sea' cards you did, so bright and cheerful.

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  54. Very elegant Mother's Day card

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  55. A very lovely simple and elegant card!

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  56. I'm usually more of a color person but I really like that white on kraft. I never think of that color combo but now I will! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. White on Kraft is one of my favs. This is amazingly gorgeous.

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  58. Your card is fantastic ! I love the contrast of the white on the kraft paper, the result is so elegant.

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  59. Fabulous seeing such a monochromatic card in this colorful hop. It really stands out beautifully.

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  60. Yes I do love your simple color combos. Your card is lovely!

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  61. Beautiful card. Love the white tree on the Kraft paper. Thanks for sharing...

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  62. Elegant and lovely Mother's Day card! Fabulous sentiment!!

    The Under-the-sea cards are fun and cheerful!!

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  63. Your card is beautiful! I loved the stencil when I saw it yesterday and now I want it even more. I love the way you paired it with the butterflies-so elegant!

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  64. It's a pretty great stencil, isn't it! I love the addition of the dancing butterflies--the perfect touch. And the colorful 'under the sea' set is pretty awesome too! I love to do small cards like that with just very simple design. Nicely done. Thank you.

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  65. what a sweet and lovely mother's day card

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  66. I really love the first one, and then I saw the others- adorable!

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  67. Its amazing how many products were used for this lovely card

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  68. I love the kraft, black and white together. Just beautiful!

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  69. I love the way you combined several products to make this card. Beautiful!

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  70. Some mother is very lucky to get this card

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  71. So very pretty, love the white on kraft paper!

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  72. I like both styles of color combos. It depends on the occasion. I use simple colors for sympathy cards a great deal. I like bright colors for kid cards and birthday cards for everyone. Your card is beautiful. Thanks

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  73. Simply elegant. Love your card.

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  74. Gorgeous - Kraft on white is so elegant!

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  75. Beautiful Mother's Day card! Very elegant!

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  76. Elegant indeed. I love the white on kraft. Just lovely.

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  77. So pretty, i love the style of the card :)

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  78. Wonderful projects!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. Your tree card is just stunning! Normally I prefer colourful cards but that card is just gorgeous! I love the white on the Kraft and the jewels used add a small pop of colour. Gorgeous! The sea themed cards are cute too.

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  80. LOVE!!! The sea critters are super cute. Your Mother's Day card....stunning. Love the elegance of it ♥

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  81. White on kraft is always a great combo and those sea critters are a delight

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  82. Always love Kraft and white for a classic, elegant color combo!

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  83. I love the elegance of this card. Beautiful!

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  84. Wonderful creation. The Butterflies take wonderful flight.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  85. So pretty and elegant! Great release!

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  86. The card you created is beautifully elegant! My color palette totally depends on my mood. I go through phases of loving neutral palettes, then I get in a rainbow mood and put rainbows on everything!

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  87. very nice - thanks for the inspiration!

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  88. Love your embossed tree. Perfect on Kraft cardstock. Love this release! Thanks to all for sharing!!

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  89. Beautiful...thank you for sharing! :)

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  90. I am like you - I can't decide between colorful or neutral. I just like a card :-) Yous is so elegant. Loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  91. Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. Wow!! Beautiful card with the white paste on kraft...so soft & pretty!

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  93. I tend to make colorful cards but I am drawn to 2 color neutral cards because they are usually so striking and stunning, and yours is no exception! And what makes it special is all the texture from the paste and glitter. Just beautiful!

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  94. I shy away from craft card stock, but I LOVE your use of it !!!! so fun and beautiful!!

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  95. Your card is so beautiful! The stenciled tree is lovely with the white glittered butterflies. Very nice choice! Sometimes I like things more subtle and other times I want a lot of color. It just depends on my mood.

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  96. I love the stencil. this is such an awesome idea and your card is so pretty. The other images are so much fun and colorful. Love your cards.

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  97. So gorgeous and elegant. Love it.

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  98. Love that gorgeous tree! Beautiful card!

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  99. Your Mother's Day card included three of my favorite things. Trees, butterflies and a touching sentiment. Thanks for sharing your elegant card with us.

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  100. Your Mother's Day card is gorgeous. I could see making it a wedding card also. I love that stencil.

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  101. Wow, absolutely stunning Mother's Day card! Wonderfully elegant. Love those sweet little note cards. Perfectly simple, sweet and fun!

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  102. Love the stencil card! It is so simple and elegant. I am a fan of both tone on tone and bright and breezy cards, it depends on the mood I am in. :)

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  103. Your card is beautiful, very calm & soothing, just like a Mom. Thank you for sharing.

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  104. I can't decide either on neutral two color layouts or colors. It depends on the card and the recipient. This card is stunning.

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  105. I always love white on kraft! That bit of Distress Rock Candy just takes it over the top! Wonderful.

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  106. I love your neutral colored card. So stunning yet elegant. Thank you for sharing.

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  107. What a beautiful card! The stencil is so simple and elegant.

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  108. Beautiful mother's day card! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  109. Love the simplicity and elegance of the tree card. Thanks for sharing.

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  110. love the white on the kraft - so elegant looking
    beautiful cards
    thanks for sharing

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  111. Love the white and khaki together. It creates an instant vintage feel that wraps you in warmth and comfort. Anyway, that's the feeling I get. Love it!

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  112. AWESOME card! I love the embossing paste scene on the kraft cardstock!

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  113. I was intrigued when I saw the sneak peak of this new beginnings stencil and now your beautiful cards has sold me on it.

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  114. Lovely card with the tree and butterflies.

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  115. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  116. Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE this card! I love white on kraft and you just took it to a whole 'nother level!!

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  117. ♥️♥️♥️ the die cut tree

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  118. Love your cards. Love the very first one!

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  119. Such lovely cards. I love the white on kraft. So pretty.

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  120. sweet card. embossing paste is so fun

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  121. OMG...stunning card! Love the neutral colors you kicked it up with white glitter!

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  122. What a stunning card. Just love the white and craft paper combo. With the tree and butterfly. Just too pretty!

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  123. Beautiful card! I love the white on the card stock; very pretty!

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  124. I find it very refreshing when one uses a kraft background instead of the white; the tree looks great on this background! The cute little butterflies give it a three-d effect and overall I love the simplicity and completeness your card has. Thank you for also posting the sea critter(s) cards. They are fun and I think I might have to get them; I keep seeing all the fun ideas this blog is showing. Thanks!

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  125. This is such a beautiful card. I love white and craft mixed together. Thank you for sharing.

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  126. the white tree and butterflies against the kraft background is so eye-catching! love your card!!

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  127. I love your card. It is so pretty!

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  128. Love the tree and butterflies!!! Says spring, which we all need right now!!

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  129. How beautiful =- love the colorful creations and the Kraft with the white super! TFS

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  130. Love the white tree and butterflies! Pretty!

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  131. Sehr schöne Karte....very beautiful card!

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  132. What an elegant card. Understated yet beautifully bold.

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  133. Such a darling card! Love it! Love the set using under the sea stamp set too! So fun!

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  134. Wow, amazing elegant card! Great job.

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  135. Stunning project. Thanks for the inspiration

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  136. fab cards I thought the tree was vellum first, but it;s not ;-) I do think it's fabulous also for a winter card with snowflakes instead of springlike bugs ;-)

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  137. I love your Mother's Day card. The New Beginnings stencil is so beautiful.

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  138. the jewels add some great bling! can't wait to try embossing paste-what an inspiration!

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  139. I can't chose neither ... but your tree and butterflies is so beautiful and classy !! White on kraft is a winner choice for me today :)

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  140. Fabulous cards! I love your tree and butterflies - so elegant!

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  141. Honestly I love your simple coloring design. I ordered this stencil and I can’t wait to give it a try!

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  142. Pretty Mother's Day card and the Under the Sea cards are adorable. I definitely lean toward bright colors but your Mother's Day card is lovely.

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  143. Heather, your card is really stunning! It shows that you can make a very beautiful card using mostly white. I love how you scattered those butterflies around that gorgeous tree die!! I really love everything about your card...to me it's just perfection!

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  144. Very nice clean and simple card for today and thanks for the pics of the under the sea cards - so colorful.

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  145. Absolutely gorgeous!! This is stunning. I love all the details from the butterflies to the crystals.it's one of my favoritea.

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  146. Beautiful kraft and white! So classic!

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  147. This is beautiful with the tonal colors and the pops of sparkle.

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  148. That tree card is absolutely stunning!

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  149. Lovely elegant card. The colourful ones are cool too.

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  150. The tree card is beautiful...love what you've done! And those cute little sea critter cards are adorable!

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  151. I am so glad you featured this new stencil. I LOVE trees and this one is really unique!
    Like you I think we need card options that are beautifully colored, and we also need ones that offer a smaller palette with just a couple of colors. Your card is lovely and I think the way you used color is perfect. :) Thanks for sharing it.

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  152. Simple with the colors, but so sophisticated! Stunning!

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  153. I love that stencil! and all your little sea creature cards are so stinking cute!!
    TFS
    XO April

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  154. Today’s card really is delicate and elegant !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  155. Love the look of the neutral card. Beautiful look to it. Simple and elegant. I am loving all the different looks of Under the Sea cards folks are making as well. Great job.

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  156. Cute, cute, cute sea creatures!

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