Sunday, December 2, 2018

Simon Says Stamp DIEcember Blog Hop - Sweet Lollipop Trio



Hello! Happy DieCember with Simon Says Stamp! This month is all about celebrating die cutting - and there is, of course, a fabulous NEW DieCember RELEASE for the occasion as well! You can check that out HERE! This post is part of a fabulous Blog Hop to celebrate - with giveaways at each stop along the hop! Info at the bottom of this post on the giveaway, as well as links to all the products I used on my cards today!


I can't say just HOW much FUN I had creating these fun and sparkly cards to share today! I am SOOO in love with how they came out!


For this sweet trio of cards, I used the fabulous new Spinning Circle Wafer Die - and I know there are probably lots of different things you could see with this die, but the first think I noticed was how much it looked like a peppermint swirl! But I wanted to twist up the colors a little and not use just red and white - so I went with pink, mint, and white. I die cut each color one time, then assembled one with mint and white, one with pink and white, and used the leftovers mint and pink to assemble another one! I die cut a slightly smaller circle using Nested Circles Dies to place behind them and adhere the pieces together and hold them as one element.


For these first two - I covered them with a thick coat of Glossy Accents, spreading it around with my finger, then coated with chunky Avery Elle glitter for lots of sparkle and shine. Don't they look sugar coated?!?!? I thought these would be super fun baby cards, or birthday cards for little ones!


For all of these cards I added sentiments using Hello You Stamp Set and the coordinating Hello Wafer Die - both from CZ Designs (available as a set HERE). I thought they were such perfect sentiments for these cards - such a clever and unique sentiment set!


This final card I also covered with Glossy Accents, but used the finer Distress Rock Candy Glitter over it. This one has a completely different, but totally frosty and fun look!


It's hard to see in the photos, but I used the Cora Embossing Texture Plate from a previous release to add a touch of texture to the white cardbases. It adds a lovely soft lacy look in real life! I also added a strip of black cardstock to create the "stick" for these lollies, and then tied a bit of jute string around the top of the stick before adhering with foam adhesive on my cardbases.


If you're looking for a bit more inspiration with this release - I posted these cards on my blog using one of the new dies as well! These use the lovely Tree Frame Wafer Die - you can find details on these cards HERE if you want to see more!


Make sure and keep an eye out next week for part 2 of the blog hop - happening on December 7th - for even more inspiration! Simon Says Stamp is also offering an adorable stamp set free with any purchase - make sure and use the coupon code: DCMBR27 to receive it!


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:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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!!!


140 comments:

  1. Fun! I love the glitter paper. it makes them sparkle.

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  2. Love your glittery cards and the background on your tree cards is beautiful.

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  3. What a great bunch of dies. I am so fond of the beautiful tree die. The spinning circles are also lots of fun. They look great as baby cards.

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  4. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! Love love love!

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  5. So sweet! The spinning circle makes great candies!

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  6. These cards are so cute. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sweet tooth tingling in seeing your scrumptious, glittery lollipops!
    ~carol

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  8. Such beautiful cards! I really love the bold backgrounds for those trees!

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  9. What fun! Love the lollipops!! They are so adorable. And, the tree cards are very pretty, too.

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  10. The glitter really added dimension to the cute diecut lollipops!

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  11. These are SOOO FUN! I love the colors! Great for christmas or valentines day

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  12. Love those lollipops! I know just the place to send several to put smiles on some lonely faces!

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  13. Love your cards!! I am being blown over by all the different creative way these dies are being used!!

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  14. And now for something completely different.....a lollipop. Your tree cards are fantastic.

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  15. The first set of cards are super cute! The second set is beautiful!!

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  16. Love the use of glitter - such a sweet card (wink wink)! The trees are LOVELY. The cards you made are beautiful.

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  17. Your cards are darling! The lollipops are just as cute as they can be.

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  18. love how you have used these dies - great set of fun cards:)

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  19. Ooh I love the sweet cards and the gorgeous vibrant trees cards!! Awesome work! :)

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  20. "Sweet" and beautiful card designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Love both sets of cards - the tree die is fabulous, and I love your sparkly lollipops!

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  22. Sweet treats & wonderful colored backgrounds.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. So very pretty. Loving the sparkle!!

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  24. So beautiful & creative! I really want that tree frame die!

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  25. The lollipop cards are absolutely precious!!!!!

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  26. These are so cute. I love them.

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  27. Love, love , love your cards, the lollipops are so fun!

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  28. These cards are definitely sweet, very nice!

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  29. Love these two dies and their versaitlity. I mentioned on one of the earlier posts how I would love to coat the spinning circle in glitter...

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  30. Those glittery lolly pops!! So sweet!

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  31. I love those glitter pops!! So cute!!

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  32. The glitter makes them look so yummy! I love all the sparkle.

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  33. I'm loving both of the dies you used! Great projects and inspiration!

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  34. The suckers are such a cute idea for the swirl. NICE job adding bling, too.

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  35. What a great idea for the swirl die! Fantastic inspiration!

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  36. Love the lollipop cards. How bright and cheery.

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  37. The lollipops were so well done! What a great idea! I thought I was sold on the Tree Frame die on the last blog. Now I feel as if I can't do without it in my stash. The scripture you paired with this die is one of my favorites! Thank you!

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  38. These cards are awesome. Love the lollipop idea which I could use at all times of the year. Birthdays, Christmas as well as anytime that calls for candy. I also am taken with you tree card.

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  39. Super cute glittery lollipop card!!!! Great multiples with that tree too... love the different colors

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  40. What a fantastic idea for the Spinning Circle die. All three look great.

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  41. Love those lollipops, especially the glittery pink one.

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  42. Super Sweet lollipop cards!!! I love your beautiful tree cards too!!!

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  43. Your cards are wonderful!!! Love them all and this new release:)

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  44. What a great idea! Lollipops!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Karen Berry

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  45. Glitzy and bright and so perfect for the holidays! I LOVE this!

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  46. Your spinning circle card is super sweet - pun intended.
    But My, oh my, do I love those cards with the tree frame die! they are gorgeous!

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  47. The glitter paper makes them look like the sugary treat they are! Beautiful!

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  48. Great idea for the use of that circle die - love the cards you made

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  49. Your peppermint swirls look delicious!! And the tree frame cards are
    simply gorgeous; pretty color combos.

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  50. Your lollipop cards are so sweet ;)

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  51. Love those lollipops, great colours

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  52. Fantastic! LOVE the glittery lollipop cards!

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  53. I love how you used this die. So colorful and fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  54. Like I said on a previous blog I couldn't figure out how to use this die, but now I am taking notes! LOVE this idea - who doesn't like lollipops?? :)

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  55. Those are cute cards, and they would be perfect for little ones’ birthdays. I think they could make cute flowers too! Thanks for sharing cute ideas on all these new dies.

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  56. Love the lollipop cards, how sweet are they? This tree die is beautiful and I love the bright colours.

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  57. Cute lollipop cards. The tree cards are so colorful.

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  58. I love, love, love the lollipops! Too cute!!

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  59. Those lollipop cards look good enough to eat!!

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  60. Loving all the sparkly shine on these cards.

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  61. Beautiful cards! Love the word dies and the Hello one is one that I need to own along with the tree die The backgrounds are awesome.

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  62. Beautiful cards. I think they may be my favorite ones. Love all the sparkles. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  63. I love those lollipop cards, but the second set with the tree die is my favorite!

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  64. Love your 'sweet' lollipop cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  65. genius! I really need to look at my dies from a new angle! :)

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  66. These are beautiful cards. Love the trees and the fun lollipop cards!

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  67. Who wouldn’t love to have a card from you?! They are SOOOO SWEET!

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  68. Love the lollipop cards; they are so cute. I really appreciate the message on the tree card.

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  69. Heather, the first thing I thought of, when I saw the Spinning Circle die, was the huge lollipop, my Aunt and Uncle picked up for me, when they were on their honeymoon (many years ago). It just looks like candy. The tree die cards are perfect with your beautiful sentiment. TYFS

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  70. Great way to use this die. I love easily you get 3 cards using extra .cuts.

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  71. Cute cards! My favorite is the sparkly lollipop!

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  72. Your cards are a total delight! Love all the sparkle and the fun sentiments!

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  73. I love your lollipop cards, Heather! Especially how you used the confetti sprinkles to create a sweet, sugar coating. These would make cute summertime birthday cards.

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  74. Love your cards. Especially the sprinkled lollips!

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  75. Awww, the candies are gorgeous! Happy and fun!

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  76. Love these! Specially the lollipop card!! Delicious 😋

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  77. Super sweet cards - love the touch of the glitter!!

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  78. Love the lollipops! How creative!

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  79. Oh wow! They're all so fun and really gorgeous!!!

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  80. Wow! Beautiful colors and great cards!!!

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  81. Your cards are so cute and the tree ones are beautiful and vivid. Love them!

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  82. Love the lollipops, and the tree cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  83. Wow! Amazing cards! The lollipops look good enough to eat. And I love the intense backgrounds on the second set of cards.

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  84. Loving those sweet lollipops! They are gorgeous!

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  85. Perfect happy card... and they look yummy!

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  86. SQUEAL!! Such BEAUTIFUL Projects!! I LOVE them and the idea of the Lollipops!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  87. Beautiful cards! Love your techniques with the die cuts.

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  88. A friend or someone with a sweet tooth would appreciate a card like the ones you made. I thought it would be cute for a little girls birthday. Everyone loves lolly pops.

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  89. What an amazing release of dies! Oh dear, what to choose?:) Your cards are absolutely lovely!

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  90. Heather, your cards are amazing. The lollipops are so adorable. I love how you put them together. The tree cards are just breathtaking. I love the different ombre colors. Just wow!

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  91. So cute! The lollipops do look sugar coated and very yummy! I love that green with the pink

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  92. I love your designs, simple yet elegant, anyone can do them !

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  93. Your beautiful lollipops are just gorgeous--and very sweet!

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  94. Super fun lollipop cards! I love the added sparkle. The background colors on the tree frame cards look amazing. I will be checking out your blog post for sure!

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  95. Fantastic way to use the spinning die. I have to get this die as it looks like so much fun :) Terrific way to use the tree die too. TFS

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  96. What a great lollipops did you make with this awesome Spinning Circle Die Heather, I love them. A hop like this shows how versatile products are. Thank you so much for showing and also for the stunning cards with the gorgeous Tree Frame.

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  97. Funtastic idea.
    Love the colors and the sparkle.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. WOW! I love the glitter paper lollipops!!

    Your tree frame cards are lovely!! I really like how well the background shows off the tree!

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  99. Your lollipop cards are so fun!

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  100. What a fun idea to make sparkly lollipops out of the spinning circle dies! I smiled as soon as I saw them!
    The Tree Frame Die is one of my favorites of the release. You've made incredibly beautiful and meaningful cards featuring that stately tree. I love the backgrounds you created for them as well as the verse you chose.

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  101. Oh, my goodness! I didn't think I needed it, but now I know I need that Spinning Circle die! These are fabulous!!

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  102. Wonderful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  103. YUP! I need to make those cute lollipop cards... just adorable!

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  104. These lollipop cards make me giddy!! Just beautiful!!

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  105. I love how you used the spinning circle die to make lollipops on your cards. They turned out darling. Your tree die cards are gorgeous. I love how you created different colored backgrounds and the sentiment you chose for your message. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  106. These are so cool! I especially love the lollipop cards!

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  107. I love your cards but I really love that you made the spinning circle into lollipops! How clever! TFS!

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  108. The pink and white sparkly lollipop card, and all the tree frame cards, are winners!

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  109. Such wonderful cards! I love the tree frame die! The lollipops are fabulous - love the colours and the sparkle!

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  110. Wow those lollipops are so fun and sparkly. Love the cards.

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  111. Love how you used the spinning die to create a lollipop......so clever.

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  112. Oh My !! What an adorable and fun idea you had to make lollipops !! I love your tree set as well. Thanks for sharing. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  113. Oh, wow, those sparkly lollipops are adorable! That rock candy glitter so enticing; I would be worried my nieces would try and lick it. Or possibly I would. And the tree cards are a gorgeous set. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  114. Your cards are adorable and would be perfect for new baby cards! I love the colors you chose and all the beautiful sparkle you added. Such a creative idea!

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  115. These are so adorable, I love their softness and of course the glitter!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. Love the soft but sparkly lollipop cards. Then p-o-w! The bright and bold colors behind the tree die.... Love them!!!

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  117. Your cards are amazing, love the sparkle in first set of cards and bright colors in the second set.

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  118. Brilliant idea of using the dies as lollipops.

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  119. Those lollipop cards are just yum! Love the sparkly ones and a perfect sentiment for them! I am loving the tree cards too, such gorgeous backgrounds and I love the verse!

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  120. WONDERFUL cards!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your lollipop cards, such a DIE-lightful design!
    LOVE your trees too ... SO MUCH to LOVE and NEED from this new release => thank you for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  121. Both sets are gorgeous!! The top set looks good enough to eat!! I love them all. Thanks for sharing!!

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  122. What cute pink and mint lollipops, love this idea !

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  123. Awesome card sets! I especially love the tree dies!

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  124. These are so adorable!! And I LOVE the sparkle!!

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