Friday, May 16, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Pure Sunshine Release Blog Hop!!

I don't know where YOU live, but here in Virginia, the winter was harsh, the spring very cold, but I've got to say...the SUNSHINE is FINALLY here!!!  The SUNSHINE is here today at Simon Says Stamp, too, as Simon is celebrating their newest release: PURE SUNSHINE!!!
                   
I am super thrilled and so excited to be joining a whole bunch of incredible artists today, to show you some of the amazing new stamps, dies and stencils from this collection by way of this fun blog hop!!

 I am using the new Diamond Parade Die for my cards today!!  Diamond Parade follows on the heels of three other amazing Simon dies...Heart Parade, Stars Parade and Butterfly Drift dies.. and two MORE like these in the Pure Sunshine collection...Bubble Parade and Cloud Bank (I have them all linked below my supplies!)...dies that cut not only the shapes, but outlines of those shapes in one cut.  You can use the shapes by themselves, the outlines by themselves, or both together...and that's just the beginning of the possibilities!!   This Diamond Parade die is no different...so much fun with lots of possibilities, I have four to show you...
This first one, I used some striped paper from the Lawn Fawn collection Hello Sunshine...yes, I thought it fit perfectly in more ways than one!  I LOVED using straight lines with the diamonds...I DID die cut the lines of the paper going in opposite directions...one way for the full diamonds, the other way for the partial diamonds, and popped up only the full diamonds.  I die cut the heart (and layered)and added the sentiment, a new sentiment from the Pure Sunshine release set Made By...

The second one I went with my favorite color scheme of rainbows.  I used a stamp from the Simon set Circle Friends (released last year) for the lines on the colored diamonds...I SO love lines with diamonds!  I simply versamarked the lines on the diamonds and, again, made the lines go in opposite directions...on this card opposites every other diamond. I layered the white diamond borders (remnants from the first card). The sentiment is a partial sentiment from a new release set, Bring the Sunshine...

The third one I inset the diamonds, like the first and used textured paper for the diamonds with more masculine colors...
 I loved the textured paper ON textured paper, I put a piece kraft cardstock behind the diamonds, popped up all the diamonds,  and used a sentiment from the new stamp set Tiny Tag Words...

The fourth and last card, I used the leftovers from the third card, adhering the four colored borders on top of one another...
 I then glossy accented the diamonds and added a sentiment from the Simon set Stripe Greetings.  Here's a close up of the "glossy"...
I also added the end of the sentiment on the inside of the card...
Yes, I DO LOVE this die!!

To celebrate the Pure Sunshine Release, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a Goody Bag to one lucky reader from not only My blog, but all fourteen, yes, 14 other designer's blogs, so you will have 15 chances to win a bag of goodies from Simon!!
Simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The chance to win a Goody bag will close on Thursday, May 22nd at 6:00pm EST...so don't miss out!!  My blog's winner will be posted on my blog, as well as with ALL the winners, on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Friday, May 23rd. 
Check out the Simon Says Stamp store site to see the complete Pure Sunshine release...AH-MAZING!!!
The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Suzanne Dahlberg!! If, for any reason, you encounter a broken link, you can go the Simon Blog, to find a list of all participants of the hop!!  Thanks so much for visiting me...have fun hopping:)!!!  
Hugs!!!  Lisa



552 comments:

  1. Ok, you have sold this die with your amazing cards. LOVE each one!

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  2. I could never imagine this die looking so good until seeing your wonderful cards- well Done and thanks!

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  3. I really like the masculine versions of this card...I may have to reconsider this die!!

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  4. Wow so much you can do with the dies, each card unique in its own way and all gorgeous!

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  5. WOW so much inspiration, love them ALL!

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  6. Thanks for showing the versatility of the die. It's so great to have multiple examples from just one tool :)

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  7. These are beautiful. I especially like the fourth card where you used left overs

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  8. fabulous variety of cards using this wonderful die!

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  9. Beautiful cards! I am partial to the rainbow one though, it was so pretty and happy and I guess I am still nuts about rainbows...

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  10. I love all of these ideas! How creative.

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  11. Very creative cards! Love the colors and the stripes!

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  12. I love these geometric designs.

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  13. What a fun and unique cards.

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  14. So many ways to use the die! I think my favorite is the rainbow one...

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  15. WOW! What a stunning collection of cards. I can't believe how fantastic this die can look. When I first saw I wasn't really impressed, but you amazing creations have changed my mind. It's definitely on my wish list now.

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  16. What great looking cards! Love the dies. My wish list from SS is getting so long now. lol

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  17. How do you make the die cut to be an outline?

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  18. WOW!! So impressed with these cards...would love to win this set just to be able to try this technique!!

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  19. amazing cards using these new dies..want to buy them now!

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  20. I looked at that die and wondered what I could do with it - and then I saw your cards! You are always so creative with the dies and stamps - you've inspired many a CASE. I love these cards.

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  21. Love these cards. I love all of the different looks you did with one die. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. thanks for sharing such differnt use for the same die

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  23. I love that you showed so many ways to use this die. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. great ideas......love the cards! :)

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  25. Love me a SSS blog hop!

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  26. I think this is my favorite die of the release! Great cards!

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  27. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love what you did with this die. You've sold me on it for sure.

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  28. Hello from a fellow Virginian!
    You are so creative and such an inspiration!

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  29. Fabulous cards, I particularly love the bright rainbow of diamonds - my name means rainbow in Welsh! Thanks for all the inspiration x

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  30. HOLY COWZER What an array of unbelievably design cards. WOW...you really got super creative I am blown away by what I just saw talk about amazing and awesome you did it all I love what you did and how you did it and girl you did this new release proud. You are super talented.

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  31. All of these cards are just absolutely fabulous! I love argyle!!!

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  32. I'm amazed at the versatility of this die! These cards are great...love those striped diamonds!

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  33. Saw the die and wasn't quite sure what to do with it but boy did you give me some great ideas.

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  34. Wow! These are really incredible, I love the inlaid dice cut look. TFS

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  35. Wowzers!! I love this die SO much!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Wow! So many fun and different ways to use that die! Love each of your cards!

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  37. Wow! You got so many looks with this die! Awesome!!

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  38. I love all your cards. I think I like the last one, with the multi colors the best.

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  39. I think I love this die!! Great cards and so versatile!!!!

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  40. Neat cards. Especially like the primary colors!

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  41. Wow! All your cards are wonderful. So many creative ways to create a card.

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  42. Wow, never would have thought you could use diamonds in so many wonderful ways. Seems like you were able to get 2 cards from each cutting! Really love them all.

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  43. Lovely cards - very versatile die. Beautiful.

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  44. Love the dimension achieved with this die. Your cards are great.

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  45. Love the bold graphic designs on your gorgeous cards!!!

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  46. Great cards, I love that you can make so many different designs with these dies!

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  47. You know what? You made me want that die!!! I was meh about it and now I'm thinking "I so NEED that die"!!!

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  48. All these cards are wonderful in their own ways. I esp. like the stacked die card at the end.

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  49. Love the card you created using the "leftovers".

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  50. Inspiration overload (in the best way)! Stellar uses of this die.

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  51. Amazing cards!! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  52. I love this die too, and your cards are stunning. Love them all but the first one is amazing. Looks fantastic with the stripes.

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  53. Oh what stunning cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Thanks for demonstrating so many great ways to use one die! You are so talented!

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  55. good pattern for Father's Day card. Loved the inside!

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  56. Love, love, love what you did with this die!

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  57. Really great use of the die. Now I want it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  58. Wow you totally nailed this die, love the cards u showcased :)

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  59. Love your use of the diamond die. What diversity :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Fabulous cards and use of the new products! Your design talent inspires me!

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  61. Love the different moods you get by just changing up the colors.

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  62. Love the different color combinations used for the various cards!

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  63. Wow, you really rocked these diamond dies!

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  64. Love how you used this die, Lisa! Incredible cards!!!!

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  65. A fabulous array of cards showcasing this die!!! Love the masculine one.

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  66. So many possibilities with this die! Fun!

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  67. Each card shows how this one die can be used differently & yet the same! Your 4th card is just fabulous (and it looks like a bit of extra work too...but well worth it!) Thanks Lisa for sharing!

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  68. I so love what you have done with these cards. They are amazing. The colors are great. The design is out of this world. I love the multiple diamond card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  69. Love all your color combinations!! Beautiful card :)

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  70. There are so many more variations with this die than I first thought! Thanks for all the inspiration, I can see me using this a lot.

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  71. so so amazing, cant wait to use these dies

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  72. What fun cards made with such a fun die

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  73. Such great cards! Love how they all look so different with the same die.

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  74. Amazing cards! Love how creative you were with this die.

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  75. Ohhh love those dies i want them all

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  76. Thought I could do without this die until I saw your cards! They are great! Thanks:)

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  77. Fabulous cards! What great and creative uses of this die! I'm inspired!

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  78. Fantastic! That die is a definite must have!!!

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  79. Oh my goodness. I just adore all you're cards. I am just in love with the new Diamond Parade Die!!!!!
    What beautiful cards you have created. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas.

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  80. OMG - I think I NEED that die! Wonderful cards!

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  81. great cards! I love how you showed so many different ways to use this die!

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  82. Wow - all of your cards are lovely! I would have skipped right over the diamond die but you have made it stand out as a "must have"!

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  83. That was the one die I wasn't excited about.... till now!!! Absolutely fantastic job!

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  84. OMG card #4 is AMAZING! i love that die! so may options!

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  85. That die is so cool. Thanks for showing so many options for using it. Now I "need" one. LOL.

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  86. What fabulous sample cards! I love how they can be fore anyone--woman, man, child...Very versatile! tfs hugs, Kristina

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  87. Great cards! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration! ;-)

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  88. i love this die as well and you rocked it!! great job

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  89. oh my GOODNESS! I just passed out from complete awe of each one of these cards! Truly, they are each so stunning and unique! In fact, I think I actually may have gasped out loud! thanks for making my day ; )
    love SSS!

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  90. Great use of the die! So versatile! I especially love the lawn fawn stripes.

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  91. What cool and neat looking cards!!

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  92. WOW!! LOVING your AMAZING Creations shared for today!! I LOVE the NEW Release!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  93. Your cards are gorgeous! So many possibilities...

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  94. Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing all the tips.

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  95. Thanks for sharing so many different ways to use one die!

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  96. So glad you used this die cut, wasn't sure how to use it . Your cards look fantastic.

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  97. WOW! Those are great designs.

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  98. Fabulous cards, I'd never be able to pick a favorite! Love the ways you showed the versatility of this die!

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  99. Always love to see simple cards in masculine colours and these ones are fabulous.

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  100. I predict this die will be sold out in hours due to your clever use of it - I LOVE the variety of cards you made with it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  101. These cards make me want to run out and buy a manual die cut machine that's for sure. On my wishlist.

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  102. Love your cards. All of them. Wow!

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  103. Fabulous cards today (and everyday)!

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  104. Great cards, thanks for showing all the different ways this die can be used!

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  105. I LOVE what you've done with the diamond die, fabulous cards!

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  106. WOW! Loads of examples on how to use this die. Love the colorful stripes in the diamonds.

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  107. Your cards are so incredibly creative! CAS but so intricate! Love them!

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  108. Just fabulous, I love these unique designs!

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  109. These are some of my favorites from the entire hop!!!!

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  110. Great cards to show off the Diamond Parade Die! Love it!

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  111. Wow! Just..wow!! I love this die and all the fun cards you've made with it! Love all the stripes and fun dimension added! <3

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  112. All of the cards you made with the diamond die are stunning! I love how you alternated the striped papers on the diamonds - great effect!

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  113. Yet another awesome way to use this die!

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  114. I love the way you used the pattern paper and the diamond shaped dies! So creative!

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  115. Cool cards, especially the rainbow on the secong one! Great details with your use of stripes.

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  116. I love how you showed how versatile this die can be with your beautiful cards!

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  117. Love your cards, especially the one with the diamonds layered over each other. Such a great effect!

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  118. Super great ideas Lisa. Love this whole collection.

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  119. Great cards! So many fun techniques :)

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  120. Each card is beautiful but, I really love the rainbow diamond card!

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  121. That diamond die is certainly on my must have list. Love all the different cards you created with it. So versatile!

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  122. Love the variety of cards!

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  123. Great cards and exciting release!

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  124. Absolutely stunning, love the pattern and color, what a great design!

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  125. Great die and I love your cards.

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  126. LOVE your paper choices for this die! especially the ways you turned the stripes on the rainbow paper. Gorgeous!

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  127. Love the various ways you used this die........every card is a winnner......you outdid yourself!

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  128. These cards were a delight to see. You were so creative. Just beautiful! Thanks!

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  129. I love it too. Great cards

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  130. Wow, as I was scrolling through I loved each card more than the one before! Absolutely fabulousness!

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  131. Beautiful! Fantastic new release.

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  132. This is a great use of the new die. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. I love the way you showcased the versatility of this die, achieving such differing looks!

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  134. Love the different ways you have used this diecut. Absolutely awesome collection. So many things to add to my wishlist - and I had thought I could stop buying supplies!

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  135. Great cards! So many wonderful ideas!

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  136. Those are some fabulous variations you did with this die!! TFS the possibilities!! :D

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  137. Omg...your cards are amazingggggg!!! I want this die after seeing what can be done with it :-)

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  138. Your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs and ideas!

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  139. Love the different looks with the Diamond Parade Die. All beautiful.

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  140. REALLY love your cards! Love the design and colors used on each.

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  141. Great cards! I love the different color combos you used!

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  142. These cards are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  143. Just love this die cut, it makes a really lovely cars

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  144. You make me want to have this die! Your cards are amazing... WOW!

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  145. Such a variety of ways to use this die!

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  146. Love all the cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  147. These cards are just stunning, would love to create with that die! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  148. Lovely cards! Such fun dies :)

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  149. As I scrolled down through your post, I was amazed at the next use of these triangles ... and the next ... and the next ... that last technique just blew me away! Love it!

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  150. Each of your cards is fantastic! I would have a hard time picking out which one was best. The outline of the diamonds repeated 4 times is really eye popping!

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  151. I definitely have to get this die! Your cards have put it at the top of my list!

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  152. I LOVE how you used the negative of the die to make another card. I love to do that too - your colors are amazing and the darker colors that you used for the more masculine card are perfect - thanks for the inspiration!

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  153. Love it when learning new things to do with dies. Placing those diamonds with the stamping going in opposing directions is brilliant. Actually love every card you've done. Excuse me, I have to go so I can buy this die. Bye.

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  154. I LOVE all four of your cards. Using the positive and negative dies and also the direction of your stripes is genius. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

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  155. You showed us the versatility of this die and it's great. You've totally enabled me!

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  156. You did amazing this with one die! I loved every single one of your cards!!!! Thanks for sharing each one :)

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  157. Wow, oh wow! One die, so many completely different looks. You are brilliant...really!

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  158. Wow! You showed so many wonderful ways to use this great die. I love all the cards you made. They are all wonderful.

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  159. Your last card looks like a punk-rock argyle! I love it and I think you've won me over to the Diamond Parade die. Oh, the possibilities!

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  160. Ok. Wasn't interested in this die until I saw your cards. WOW!

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  161. What a cool card with the diamond pattern.

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  162. You've sold me this die! Your cards are sooooo AMAZING!

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  163. Totally amazing. So many looks, wow.

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  164. wow, when I saw that die, I was so hoping it was going to be you on the blog hop showing us possibilities for using it ... and it was!! Your cards totally rock, thanks for sharing! :0

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  165. how awesome is that to whip up 4 different cards from one die...? that is just pure talent... happy happy happy :)
    good luck everyone
    marie

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  166. I couldn't think what to do with this die when I first saw it, but after seeing your cards, I'm in love with it! Loved all your cards!

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  167. all your cards are so cleavers and beautiful!

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  168. Love your colorful cards!! They are each so unique and fun!

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  169. It's all been said and I agree...you worked this die.

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  170. Way to go, Lisa! Your cards are so, so FABULOUS...I love every one of them!!!

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  171. Fabulous, love all your diamond die cards...you've showed so many cool ways to use it!!!

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  172. Wow I would say you are a diamond expert! I love every one of your cards for the fact that you used the same die and made it into so many different cards love it!

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  173. Beautiful, colorful cards, thx

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  174. A great release from Simon!

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  175. Wow! I love ALL your cards!

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  176. OK, another one for the wish list. Love what you did with this die. Such different style cards. Fantastic

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  177. I am so glad to see your variations to the card using this die. You have inspired me to create several variations of my own. Thank you!!

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  178. Loving your cards - especially the last using the "leftovers".

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  179. Oh WOW - from girly to manly with nothing more than a change of paper (almost). Amazing set of cards. You ladies are doing serious damage to my budget this month.

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  180. Great job showing the versatility of this die! You made me want one ;-)

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  181. love the more masculine cards!
    it shows soo much more versatility and uses for a die.
    thanks for sharing

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  182. These are so creative Lisa....love all the different ways you used this die

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  183. Wow! Amazing what all you were able to do with this die! Very inspiring!

    Susan

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  184. I love the use of rainbow colors!! Thanks for sharing -- definitely adding that die to my wishlist! :)

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  185. I was wondering what I would do with all of those dies and I have to say you really surprised me with the many different ways those dies can be used. Thank you.

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  186. Love all the different colors.

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  187. You made me ADORE and want this die!! I love how you used it and each one is so beautiful!

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  188. So I thought I didn't need this die, now how I can live without it? LOL Wonderful cards:)

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  189. When I saw this die I sorta thought hohum but man oh man, it is moved up to my MUST have list I love that you even made a card from the leftovers and these also looked super quick to make. Fantastic job!

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  190. Fabulous cards, very clever indeed.

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