Friday, December 6, 2013

Simon Says Valentine's 2014 Blog Hop




Can you believe it's almost Valentines day?  2013 has flown by.  What floors me more....we are half way done with this school year.  My kiddos are getting old by the minute....that means I am too!  Yikes! ;)

It's a pretty fun day over at Simon Says.  Today is the Valentine's blog hop.  There are SO many gorgeous new stamps and dies, you aren't going to want to miss a stop!  (And there are 16 chances to win a $25 gift voucher....keep reading!)  You should have hopped over from Jess's blog.  There is a complete list of blogs at the bottoms too.  

I have a card here today using a new die and a new stencil....

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This die is called the Big Hugs die.  Isn't it adorable?  It is really a good size sentiment and in such a fun font.  I used the Gradated Blocks Stencil with my C2 Copic marker and airbrush for a subtle background image.  I used some washi tape to adhere the stencil down on the white card stock and then airbrushed the gray.  Then I scored 3 lines using the Martha Stewart Score board,  for a little added design.  

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I cut out the die 5 times and glued them all together to give this fun 3D effect.  And the color?  It's the new Lipstick Red paper from Simon Says.  It's 100lb paper and its absolutely FABULOUS!

Oh and don't forget the little hearts!  Those are from a new die called Heart Rainfall.  I just cut them out in white and added them in at the bottom.  

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Last step?  I colored the whole sentiment with clear Winks of Stella.  In this last pick you can see the shimmer.  LOVE that stuff!  A must have for sure!

OK....now get this!  There are 16 chances to win a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  Just leave a comment here and all the other 15 blogs along the hop!




Here is a complete list of stops, but if you are following along from the beginning, the next stop is my good friend Amy


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I'm so glad you stopped in today!  Enjoy the hop!  



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441 comments:

  1. The 3D effect is so neat! I wish I had a die cut machine.

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  3. Fabulous card, I love all the new products I have seen so far!! Its going to be expensive!

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  4. Love your card featuring some amazing new products! Love your 3D Hugs and the color is amazing!

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  5. wow your amazing and I love how you layered the sentiment.. so clever and just gorgeous..

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  6. i am loving these new huge die cuts!! and the 3d layering is awesome!

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  7. Awesome card!! Love the hugs die and love how you created the 3D effect!!

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  8. Love the CAS of the card and the 3D effect with the "HUGS"

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  9. Great card, so many cute new stamps/dies/stencils in this release. Can't wait!!

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  10. The back ground is so soft but looks amazing, love the word can be used for so many occasions this one is on my wish list, hugs Pops x

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  11. Love the hugs...sparkly and bold....Very cute card!!!

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  12. Stacked dies are a HIT!! Your Copic colored Gradated Blocks Stenciled BG is LOVELY.

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  13. Fabulous card! Love the big hugs!!

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  14. That subtle background is fabulous, and oh that Lipstick red is awesome!

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  15. Great use of the stencil. Love the subtle background. Love how the die cut pops by gluing together several of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Here's a nice warm hug for you too

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  17. Cute card! I really like the dimension from all the layers of the die.

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  18. Simply elegant love how big the hug is and how deep red it is thanks

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  19. What a cute card... I love the red and grey combination. So elegant and so classy! Tks for sharing.

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  20. Wow that hugs die is super fun and cute!! Love your cards, very clean and classy!!! Thanks for sharing:-)

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  21. I have been wanting to try the stacking technique. It looks great.

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  22. Awesome dimension on your card!

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  23. Such a simple card with a great impact, love this!

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  24. Beautiful card! Simple, vibrant colours and lots of dimensions!

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  25. Love the simple design ~ but such a beautiful card! Thanks for the lovely idea!

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  26. I’m so excited about the new release!!! After seeing Christmas stuff since October – I’m ready for some love/heart/Valentine’s Day stuff!!!!

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  27. Pretty card! I love that big die. I see lots of possibilities for that.

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  28. Lovely card! Loving these new sets.

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  29. Your card is SO CUTE! I am definitely getting that gradated blocks stencil, so many ideas running through my head!

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  30. Oh, how beautiful! I really love the dimension of your die cut word against the softness of your air brushed background! Brilliant design and stunning card, Laurie!

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  31. One large colorful word on a simple background makes such a BIG statement!

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  32. Love the 3D effect! The card is great!
    Thank you!

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  33. Wow, I love the 3d effect of stacking those die cuts!

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  34. love how you stacked the die cuts!

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  35. Gotta love that chunky die cut greeting! Great card, wonderful inspiration!

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  36. I love that Hug die and the dimension that you got with cutting it multiple times. I also like the inking for the background!

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  37. Beautiful!!! This release is fabulous!

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  38. LOVE THE 3D EFFECT!!! clean & simple!! love it!!!

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  39. Your card is a creative work of art gosh girl you are so talented. I read what you used and did and gosh aren't you the clever one!!

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  40. I love the 3D effect, gonna have to try that technique out!

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  41. Love me a giant HUG! So bold and fun!

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  42. All the new products are great. Can't decide which to buy first.
    It might just be the "hugs"

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  43. I've layered die cuts before but not this thick. I love the look. And my Wink of Stella is in my order soon to arrive. Can't wait.

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  44. who wouldn't like this card - feeling the love!

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  45. Great card featuring the die cuts!
    ~God bless~

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  46. I like that block stencil and think your card turned out great.

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  47. Love the simplicity of this card and the subtle backgound!

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  48. Love all the subtle details that add so much depth to your stunning creation!! Gorgeous card!

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  49. Love this big hugs die, gorgeous!

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  50. Oh, love that big HUGS die. Nice use. Great SSS product release!

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  51. I love the way you used multiple layers for your die!

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  52. The Big Hugs die is great! I love the touch of sparkle too!

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  53. Awesome card...love the thick letters! Love that color, too!

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  54. I love the 3D effect! thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. What a wonderful card! I love the subtle background and the fab big layered sentiment with all the sparkle!

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  56. I adore the chunky "Hugs"! Great effect!

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  57. I love the 3D effect you created by stacking the diecut Hugs! I will have to try that too.

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  58. the 3D is great. love all the new designs. thx

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  59. I love that Hugs die and your card is fabulous!

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  60. Your card is just beautiful! I love the dimensional die cut and those sweet little hearts.

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  61. Love the effect on this! SO PRETTY!
    Lynn

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  62. Dude!! You're killing me here!! Thank goodness I've already placed my order before your card makes everybody run to SSS to buy up all of these amazing goodies!! Mind officially blown!! XO

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  63. Love the large size of the "hugs" and the subtle colored blocks on the background.

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  64. Wow - I love the technique you did with the "Hugs" die! Fun card!

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  65. very fun card. great to use for friends 'far away'...

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  66. Love this card! The sentiment is wonderful (I love layering up die cuts, too!) and the subtle bg is perfect!

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  67. Fabulous card! That stencil is one of my favorite from the release!

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  68. Just love how this die is large enough to stand by itself. Love your shimmer too.

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  69. Awesome card. Love what you did with that Hug die.

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  70. Beautiful card! I love the air brushed background. The stencil and Hugs die are on my wishlist!

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  71. Sweet card. I had to read to figure out how you made the die cut so thick (you can barely see it). So effective. <3

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  72. Cute! Love the idea of layering the die cut to create the POP!

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  73. Who doesn't love big hugs? Fun - love the bright red!

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  74. Loooooove the big hugs die! Great card!

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  75. Can't miss that hug -- the color is so vibrant!

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  76. Ahhh...who wouldn't want a BIG HUG!

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  77. Excellent products , even better card :-)

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  78. I love how you glued five together. That takes a lot of time! I just glued a flourish together and it to me ages. Your card looks fantastic!

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  79. I love the dimension it makes when you glue a number if die cuts together. Great card.

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  80. What a nice touch with the airbrushing!

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  81. The 3D effect is AMAZING!! Love you card!!

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  82. I love the clear winks you used! great card!

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  83. lovely cards today thank you for sharing

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  84. LOVE your card! That hugs sentiment is too cute. And I keep seeing winks of stella everywhere, I need it!

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  85. Those subtle background blocks are fantastic, Laurie ... and I adore that chunky glisten-y 'hugs'! Anita :)

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  86. Great card - love all the new products!

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  87. Love the dimension of the Hugs and the color of the cardstock! So pretty :)

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  88. Wow!! Such an AMAZING Card!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  89. wow---love the effect the red has on the white background! It really pops! Great card!

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  90. Beautiful card.
    Love all the little
    details like the
    scoring on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  91. Love the new hugs die. And I love the simplicity of your card.

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  92. Another great card Laurie...thanks for the inspiration.

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  93. Thanks for your cards. Really nice. Amazing release. Thanks!

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  94. Super cute card, love the little bit of shimmer and the embossed lines!

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  95. Love how subtle some of the details are. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  96. Laurie, this card is stunning! I love the subtle background you've created! I also love that big, bold, bright sentiment! :-)

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  97. So beautiful and elegant card!

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  98. Love you stacked several "hugs" to make a chunky word on your card!

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  99. wow.... the 3D effects is really something.... thanks for sharing...

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  100. Cute card. Love your design. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. This card is very sleek. I love that it could easily be given to a female or male. Living with 4 boys (a big & 3 little) gender versatility is very important to me. :)

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  102. Awesome card! Fabulous job getting all the layers so PERFECTLY lined up! I usually quit at 3 layers...don't want to push my luck! I am really going to have to search out the Wink of Stella - nice effect!

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  103. Wow, Laurie, what a brilliant card! I love how you used the Gradated Blocks Stencil - looks amazing behind your big, beautiful "HUGS!" Love this!

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  104. Amazing card. Love the simplicity of it, and the red is all the Wow it needs.

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  105. I love all the new products!!! Great card too!

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  106. Hmm. I was looking for a reason to use my air brush again. Thanks

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  107. Great card. Love the way you created all that extra dimension by layering the die cuts. Wonderfully simple, yet full of oomph. Thanks for sharing!

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  108. love your card, simple and whimsical all in one.

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  110. I love subtle background and hearts which made the hugs pop even more

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  111. Fabulous card. I love the 3D die cut "hugs" and your choice of a clean white background. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  112. All the details you put on the card are so pretty. Love that hugs die!

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  113. The layered die cut looks like a solid piece--can't believe you glued it together so perfectly. A striking, graphic card.

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  114. I love using my airbrush for stencil ing! Pretty!

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  115. I love how you stacked the card stock!

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  116. I love how you made the letters have more dimension and created a card with more impact. It's simple but really stunning!

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  117. Love the choice to layer up the diecuts. It really makes that stand out on the card! The subtle coloring of the stencil was a nice touch as well. =)

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  118. Great card. I like how you used the stencil.

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  119. Love the simplicity of the card. Awesome die.

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  120. Love the dimension you gave to the die cut. Great card!

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  121. Very eye popping. Love the color.

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  122. Love the pop of red! Great use of that fun stencil!

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  123. Love, love, love this card! I must get a Wink of Stella pen. :)

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  124. Love that new die and the paper.

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  125. That background really makes the "Hugs" impact even more!

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  126. That background really makes the "Hugs" impact even more!

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  127. I love the 3-D effect as well! Awesome job!

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  128. LOVELY card Laurie! The 3D hello looks fantastic. TFS

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  129. WOW ! That b'ground is just awesome! I love how subtle yet effective it is against the boldness of the red diecut. This card rocks!

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  130. LOVE LOVE this Laurie!! The shimmer on your hugs and the subtle gray stripes are perfect accents!

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  131. Oh my goodness what a lovely card. Your stacking dies really ad depth. Love this card!

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  132. The block stencil is a must-have! Gorgeous card, clean and interesting :)


    Penny H

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  133. I love the big hugs die, so awesome. love how you made it stand out so well.

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  134. I'm trying to get through Christmas and SSS is focused on Valentine's Day already! Very cute card! Love the new products!

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  135. Love how you used the hugs die!!

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  136. Ooooh! Another clean and simple card! I love how that airbrushed background adds so much dimension without being overbearing! Awesome!

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  137. Love the "hug" die cut! Very stunning card! Thanks for sharing!!

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  138. Laurie, this card is gorgeous CAS! Love the built up die cuts!

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  139. Gorgeous card, Laurie! I love how you stacked the die cuts!

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  140. Great card! Like the 3D layered die cut. TFS ;-)

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  141. Love the 3D hug! I need to do that little tip on my cards. ☺

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  142. Simple and it is a great way to tell all
    Helene

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  143. Great technique layering the die cuts.

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  144. That Lipstick Red cardstock looks like a must-have for me. Great work!

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  145. I am loving all the new stencils - and your card showcases one of the new ones so well. Thanks!

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  146. Wow, I have GOT to get a glitter pen... long over due here.

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  147. Beautiful! Love the chunky, glittery sentiment!

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  148. Love how you layered your die! Great card!

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  149. I'm finally here! I LOVE the layered die cuts, and I never think to do that. The shimmer pops it off perfectly,

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  150. Love how you made the hugs 3D it looks really cool!

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  151. What a simple card with eye popping appeal. Great job.

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  152. Love how you created the 3D effect! The size of die is amazing.

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  153. Love the beautiful simplicity of this card

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  154. LOVE! That subtle airbrushed background is perfect and the hugs die is a must have.

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  155. Wow! The Hugs almost looks like glittery foam thickers, but much cooler! Love the airbrushing, too!

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  156. The 3D die cut looks beautiful...thanks so much for sharing!

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  157. My list of wants is getting longer and longer...must have that HUGS die!

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  158. I just love the subtle back ground on you're card. It turned out so nice. Love the big word die. A great new release from Simon.

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