Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop and Giveaway

 
Love is in the air and Simon Says Stamp has made it even more fun to create projects to show someone that you love them with their 2013 Valentine’s Day Release.  I am so honored and excited that I was asked to create a project using something from this release to share in today’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!
    When my children were little...nothing was sweeter or more precious than getting a handmade Valentine's Day card from them...treasures!!  Things have changed a bit... NOW, with them grown,  I  am the one giving  THEM the handmade cards...but telling my family and friends I love them...it something that brings such joy to my heart:)!   Creating for this Hop brought joy to my heart and was soooo much fun,  I have three cards to share with you...
***Just wanted to let you know that all the  stamps and dies I used for my cards were                 Simon Says Stamp and the pics and links to all of them are listed below:)!!   
 I made this card with Talk Bubbles 2 (the 9 rectangles), the sentiment is from  Just a Love Note.  I stamped the framed rectangles with versamark and white embossed.  I cut out the frames and used the 2 smallest heart dies from  Large Heart dies to make the cut out and the heart for the framed rectangles,  and popped up the hearts in the popped up frames(the frames have the same colored paper behind each frame).  Used Stampin up papers  for the 3 browns and pinks.  Here's a close up of the frames hearts...  
The first card though easy and fun,  was a bit more involved than my typical cards ...my second and third cards much simpler in their style...
For this card I used the  Curly Heart die and a sentiment from  Just a Love Note.  I used some  red metallic paper and die cut the heart 3 times.  I adhered the hearts together and adhered them to white panel with sentiment and framed in black.  I then cut off the side of the heart that went beyond the framed panel.  Added a red rhinestone to the sentiment and layered on metallic red paneled white card.  Here's a close up...
For the last one, I used the  Lots of Hearts stamp set and the coordinating dies, Large Heart Craft dies, with a sentiment from Just a Love Note.   I die cut the hearts and stamped them with versamark and white embossed.  
                                                               
Here's how I made the hearts...
 I used 2 of the dies and two heart stamps...then I popped up the smaller one over the larger, framed heart. I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and scored lines on the   white card.   Here's a close up of the hearts and scoring...
And now to the giveaway part!   Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner will receive a Simon Goodie Bag (if you know Heidi, it will be a good one!).  We will draw the winner on Thursday morning 1/31/13 at 9:00 AM EST. so be sure to leave your comment by then. 

Thanks for visiting! The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is the amazing Shari Carroll!!   If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning   for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Things I used to make my cards:


565 comments:

  1. wow fabulous cards...loving all the hearts...thanks for sharing..

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  2. Fabulous cards!Great colors and design!

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  3. Love all your cards! I can imagine the first one took more time, but it looks fabulous! Totally worth it. :)

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  4. Great cards! I can't pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great cards, love the 3D hearts!

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  6. 3 Beautiful cards Lisa, but that heart die is my favorite!
    It goes into my wish list!

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  7. It reminds me of Hollywood Squares. Love it.

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  8. the 3d heart is so gorgeous!

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  9. I LOVE the scoring on the third card. I'm pinning it!

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  10. all 3 of your cards are just divine! that heart die on the 2nd one is stunning, though. better put it on my wish list. ;)

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  11. Such beautiful cards! Simple and elegant. Love them all :) Thank you for inspiration!

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  12. That curly heart on the second card is sooo beautiful!

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  13. This collection looks awesome!

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  14. the first one looks like a box of chocolates! love it!

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  15. Really great and romantic cards

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  16. Wow! Card number 1! Love it!

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  17. Each card looks fabulous. I just keep staring. LOVE the pralines you created!
    Hugs and smiles

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  18. All 3 cards are beautiful. Great colours and designs!

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  19. All three of these cards are wonderful. I really like the first one and how you cut the hearts and made a box around them, very cool and creative. That swirly heart die is so great, I must get that one!!

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  20. Oh, wow! The detail of the heart on the second card is just stunning! Great job!

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  21. Amazing cards!!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us :)

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  22. Love how the first card is like a box of chocolates :)

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  23. These are all just Gorgeous!!!

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  24. Another "WOW" from me! Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs on each one!

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  25. Beautiful cards! Love the colors.

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  26. Such beautiful cards - so elegant! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  27. OMG the 1st one looks exactly like a box of chocolate, so cool!!! TFS!

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  28. Great cards. The first one reminds me of a box of chocolates. Yum!

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  29. Adorable!! I love the dimension these cards have.

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  30. Love the intricacy of second card.. Love how you have used different heart shapes... Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Love that ribbon and what pretty cards. thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Wow! Love the dimension on your first and third cards. And the metallic red for the second one is just the right touch. Love!

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  36. Lisa, your cards are stunning. I love them all. First one that looks like a box of heart chocolates is very cute. Thanks for 3 great cards!

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  37. *swoon* Love ALL of these projects. My want-monster is restless.

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  38. Wow!! 3 super stunning cards!! The first reminds me of a box of chocolates...so clever and adorable..and making me hungry! ;)

    -Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  39. These are so fabulous! I am really loving how you embedded the hearts on that first card! WOW!

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  40. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

    fourjacksonsmn at hotmaildotcom

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  41. Wow so fabulous. Love the hearts and scoring line. Looks simple to make but what an impact. The talk bubbles card is my favorite--very unique. But then I love the card made with the red silvery paper. Again, simple but a great impact.

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  42. All cards are really gorgeous and I love them all a lot. Great work on all of them here.

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  43. I like how your cards are simple and elegant at the same time. Very unique. :)

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  44. I love all the three card... so elegant and inspiring. Thanks for sharing

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  45. Such pretty cards! I especially love the first one- reminds me of a box of chocolates!

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  46. Not one..not two...BUT THREE INSPIRING Art pieces! WOW! The first card with the cut out hearts is such a cool idea. I never would have thought of that. So fresh and pretty! Thanks again Lisa! You rocked it!

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  47. Great work on all three cards, the first one looks just like a box of candy, yummy!

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  48. great cards! I especially like how you did the first one!

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  49. Wow! All three cards are fantastic! Love the rich colors on the first and the second is so simple but elegant! And the third is so light and pretty! Fabulous job!

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  50. I love the elegant simplicity of your second card. Using the red metallic paper to die cut the heart makes such a difference.

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  51. all 3 cards are terrific but I LOVE the red metallic die cut.

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  52. all 3 cards are terrific but I LOVE the red metallic die cut.

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  53. wow! I thought the first card was a chocolate box!!! great ideas! tfs!

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  54. Love how intricate the Curly Heart die is - would love to win, thanks for the chance!

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  55. They're all very cute cards :)

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  56. these are my fave so far!

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  57. So cute, I love them! I like how the first one looks like chocolates, so fun! :)
    -Kelli

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  58. Great card ideas. I like the use of multiple squares on a card. I might adapt the third card for my valentine cards this year. Love your style.

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  59. Fabulous cards, my favorite is the first looks like a box of chocolate, amazing
    Louise :)

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  60. Three fabulous cards!!! Love 'em all!

    Linda

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  61. Fabulous cards beyond compare! I like the tiled candy card. I was hoping the hearts were really candy! (smiles)

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  62. So sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Hearts come in so many shapes and sizes and I want them all!!! So many ideas from all three of your cards!!!

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  64. All three cards are AMAZING! And I love your bows!

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  65. Oh my !!! They aye just too gorgeous. I really love the way you use the stamps and dies

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  66. Wow! These are gorgeous, love the dimension.

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  67. Love the second card! Love the clean style that you used for that card.

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  68. Lovely, lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Love all the new goodies, beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration!

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  70. Beautiful, beautiful cards! All those lovely hearts and so many ways to use them! Great inspirations, thank you.

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  71. Your cards are so very classy and elegant. So lovely. <3

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  72. So many clever ideas! Love the dimension on your cards and especially liked the hearts in the frames. Nice to see some of the new goodies. Thanks.

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  73. Wow, these are all so beautiful!

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  74. How do I choose I love them all!

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  75. Love your cards!! I'm in {{LOVE}} with the curly heart die!!

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  76. Love your projects...especially the first one...looks like chocolates...love to win!! Lee-|Ann :)
    leekubinec@gmail.com

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  77. Awesome cards! Really love the last two cards!

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  78. Wow! love the first card-a lot of love!!

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  79. These are all lovely cards. Good idea to heat emboss.

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  80. i love the cards specially the 2nd one

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  81. awesome cards...... jus came hopping and found a wonderful blog..... so now i have a one blog to follow....... :)

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  82. so cute! my favorite is the first one. great cards

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  83. Thanks for the chance to win! Love the 1st card!

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  84. Lovely cards! I'm smitten by the red metallic heart...just gorgeous!

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  85. Tender and interesting cards!

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  86. beautiful cards. The first one is just like a box of chocolates :)

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  87. Very pretty cards! My favorite is the first one! :)

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  88. Fabulous cards, the first one looks like a box of chocolates :)

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  89. THESE ARE CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  90. THESE ARE CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  91. 3 lovely cards - love the dimension - you have used the dies to perfection! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  92. Such a great idea !!!

    Thanks ^^

    Hugs from France
    Lunéa♥
    http://luneabidouille.canalblog.com/

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  93. beautiful cards! very inspiring :)
    thanks for sharing!

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  94. i love the first card! the hearts look like chocolates! TFS!

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  95. very nice cards, I love the first one more...

    ^.^

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  96. Love, love , love these cards!!!

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  97. Looks super cute! Love them all, thanks for sharing!

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  98. WOW! All three cards are fantastic, though I have to say that the first one is my fave :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  99. I just love the heart die card... what a beautiful card!

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  100. These cards are fantastic! Love the curly heart die!

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  101. The first card looks like a box of chocolates! Beautiful!
    xo
    Eleonor

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  102. Beautiful cards, love the pop!

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  103. Fabulous cards! Love the first one. The little candy like heart squares are just so much fun.

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  104. I am a sucker for die cuts and I love the delicate heart cut from metalic cardstock! Wow!

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  105. on the first card they look like chocolates :)

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  106. love the simplicity of the second card

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  107. What gorgeous cards. The work you put into the first one...wow! All 3 are so terrific. Love them all.

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  108. All of your cards are fabulous! Love the dainty red metallic one the best!

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  109. Wow! Love them all! Gorgeous cards!

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  110. Your cards are so pretty. I love your style. This is my first time visiting your blog, but it won't be the last.

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  111. Your cards are just GORGEOUS!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us, and for a chance to win!

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  112. Petty cards. Thanks for the chance to play and hopefully win.

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  113. I totally love your style! I don't know which card I like the most! They're all amazing!

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  114. They're all fabulous! I love the way you scored the background on the last one - I'll have to remember that technique.

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  115. Amazing cards! I love that heart die sooo much!

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  116. wow fabulous cards...loving all the hearts...thanks for sharing..

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  117. Love love those cards! I would love to win!

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  118. Beautiful cards x love how the first looks like a tray of chocs xx

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  119. Whenever I see cards like yours I say to myself "Why didn't I ever think of that". It is great to have designers such as yourself to give us fabuous ideas.

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  120. these cards are all wonderful and creatively inspiring! thanks for sharing.

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  121. Fantastic cards and inspiration! Awesome!

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  122. Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing.

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  123. Lisa, you know I am a fan of yours and have been for a while now. These Valentine cards are wonderful. I especially like the curvy heart die! I just made a purchase from Simon Says Stamp because of your reference to them. I didn't realize that SSS had dies! Thanks for the info and for the chance to winn a Simon Goodie Bag, with emphasis on the word "goodie."

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  124. I love your first card but the elegance and simplicity of the second make it my favorite!

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  125. Love all three cards. My favorite card is your first one. You say it was easy? I don't see that at all. It is gorgeous!!! Thank you.

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  126. Wow! Your cards are awesome, Lisa. I especially like the first one with all the hearts.

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  127. These are all so gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite but the delicate heart on the second card is awesome!

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  128. Wonderful heart cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  129. I like how you used the score board in the third card! I may just be inspired to get mine out today :) TFS

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  130. Fabulous cards. I especially like the simple elegance of the second and the "sweetness" of the first. The hearts look like sweet treats ready to eat LOL.

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  131. Wow!!!! Between your cards and Jennifer's cards, you ladies did a great job!!! Loved the first card so much I pinned it for future inspiration! :)

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  132. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  133. Spectacular! Love them all!

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  134. The cards are just beautiful! I especially like the last one.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  135. Wonderful cards! I love the fist one, it almost looks like an open box of chocolates!

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  136. As always, I love all three of your cards! You are right...now it is our turn to make the hand-made Valentines!

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  137. Wow! Three great cards! Love that curly heart die!

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  138. I really like the repetition of hearts in that first card. Clever. A beautiful collection of cards. Thanks!

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  139. These are FABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  140. While I love your simple designs, that first card is luscious.

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  141. LOVEEE all three cards!!!! The first and third ones, especially!!! How gorgeous, sweet, pretty, romantic, just mesmerizingly beautiful!!!! LOVE how perfect your bows are tied!! (:

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  142. Those are beautiful cards!! Thanks for giving us so many great ideas:)

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  143. Each card is beautiful in it's own way. You are so creative!

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  144. Love the dimension on these cards.

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  145. Great inspiration here! Thanks!

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  146. Love your use of outlines in the cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  147. Wow all these cards are amazing. The first one blew me away! The second and third are very elegant in their own way.

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  148. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  149. the first card is like a box of chocolates! :D

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  150. love the cards! the first one looks like chocolate!

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  151. Awesome Cards love the layering and how you cut out the hearts and layered them. love the Curly Heart super Detailed. thanks for sharing

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  152. You are a master with dies! Serious precision with these cards, and they are perfect! Love!

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  153. Great cards! So unique and fun!

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  154. LOVE the cards! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!!

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  155. What awesome cards..love them all!

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  156. Love the box of chocolate card - so creative!

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  157. love the shine of metallics on the first two cards! And the raised hearts on the last one is gorgeous!

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  158. I really love how you did all your heart! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  159. A fabulous trio of cards... I absolutely adore the middle one - you've used that stunning diecut brilliantly!
    Alison x

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  160. Life can be like a box of chocolates:) LOVE your card with the chocolate feel!

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  161. Love both cards! The first one is detailed and I love the 2nd cards simplicity!

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  162. These are all fab. Great work! Hugs! xx

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  163. Fab hearts! Love what you did with them and thank you for this generous giveaway...

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  164. I think I'm beginning to love dies! Your cards are simply to "die" for. lol

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  165. All the cards are awesome! Love the new stamps/dies! Want!!

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  166. Beautifully done!! Love the 1st card...looks so 3D!! Awesome!!!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!! :D

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  167. Such creative uses of the supplies. All 3 cards are gorgeous. I never would have thought of using the scorboard to emboss the front of the card! Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  168. What wonderful cards, Love them!!

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  169. Love all these cards and the curly heart die looks fantastic in the red metallic paper

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  170. LOVE your cards and their stamps!

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  171. Just so pretty, love your style!

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  172. all of the cards are gorgeous- but the stacked, metallic die cut heart is amaZing!
    thanks
    Holly

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  173. The framed hearts are gorgeous. Also love the multi level hearts. Lovely cards

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  174. Super CUTE cards. I just LOVE the first one though.

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  175. the cards are fabulous!
    Marie-Anne

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  176. In love with your cards. Love the first example with all that fussy work and alignment. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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  177. WoW WoW WoW!! Loving your AMAZING CARDS!! THANKS so much for sharing and for the chane to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  178. Love the 3 pink hearts card, so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  179. Especially love the 3 hearts cards. Thanks for sharing.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa