Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop!!!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp New Dies Hop!  I'm so excited to share a couple cards with you featuring a couple of my FAVORITE dies!  

First up is the Bella Bloom and Circle border.  I wanted to add lots of texture so the circles filled that need, pretty cool eh?

Here's a closer look at the Bella Bloom.  The die has lines in the large petal for you to create a fold.  


Next up is the Fresh Daisy's.
For this card I wanted a Clean and Simple white on white look. YUM!


In this shot you can really see how the edges of the dies curve leaving soft almost embossed like cuts.
So pretty!!!


Now for the really FUN part...I get to GIVEAWAY one of my favorite dies.  I've chosen the Bella Bloom!!!
This contest is now closed.  Thanks for your comments!!!

Ready for more fun and inspiration? 
Hop on over to see what the fabulously talented and adorable  
KELLY PURKEY has created!

Remember if you encounter any broken links on your journey today, you can always head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for a list of participants.  

Thanks for stopping by!

395 comments :

  1. Love the White on White look! Fabulous Cards!

    Julie H in MN

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  2. Yummy!!! Love white on white!! Or white on a solid color!!! You are the best!

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  3. Awesome cards! Love the subtle detail of the diecut circle border in the background on the first one =)

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love that you pointed out that bella bloom die has score lines so you can give the flower petals life.

    Gorgeous gorgeous!

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  5. Your cards are always so lovely! I love to watch your work, its such an inspiration.
    Thanks for the chance to win, great die!

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  6. Beautiful cards, love these new dies.

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  7. Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win. I am a new follower. Love your work !

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  8. wow these are both stunning...love the designs and those new dies are awesome...thanks for sharing..

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  9. so so pretty. Love the different patterned paper used for the flower!!

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  10. Love the way you used the border with the flower. Beautiful cards!

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  11. Gorgeous as always Shari! TFS!!

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  12. Beautiful cards, Shari! Love the fresh colors on your cards!

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  13. Beautiful card! I love the texture with the circles. TFS!

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  14. Holy moly! 2 extremely gorgeous cards!! I personally love the white on white of the second card with a POP of color on the side and the bloom in the first card has such a GORGEOUS paper mix!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE these new dies -- your white on white.... brilliant!

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  16. Such yummy cards with amazing textures, Shari! Love those circles and the beauty of that patterned flower. Love the white on white for real great contrast. I need these dies!

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  17. As always, your cards are beautiful. The bella bloom is so pretty and the daisies are so dainty. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful cards, Shari! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  19. Wow, I absolutely love the first card, so super gorgeous!! (The other one too but the first one is something special!)

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  20. These are such beautiful cards! I love them!

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  21. OMG, Shari, I LOVE your card!!! The whole layout is just mesmerizing!!! And I adore that beautiful flower!!!!!! Wow!! :D

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  22. I have been waiting to see Bella Bloom in action...absolutely lovely! Now I gotta have it! LOL

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  23. beautiful card..I love this flower die, it makes such a wonderful embellishment for card or layout.
    Heaney xx

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I love that white on white look... it's beautiful!!

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  25. Really beautiful cards Shari!!!! Bella Bloom is my fave of these dies too :)

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  26. Two fabulous cards. Love that clean and simple look. You ladies are so inspirational.

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  27. Love your white on white card. Bella Bloom is an awesome die! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  28. I really love that dahlia and how versatile it is! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Both of your cards are very pretty!

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  30. I love the Happy Birthday card. Very pretty!

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  31. Thanks for the ideas & inspiration ... and the chance to win a new SSS die! ;-)

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  32. Love the card with the daisy and also how you used the negative image on the other card. Great inspiration. Thanks!

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  33. I love the papers chosen for this flower. And I love the flower too. Just so fun! Thank you.

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  34. Shari, I LOVE that blossom die so much! And, your cards are just perfection, as always. The white on white is so delicate and pretty.

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  35. I LOVE the blossom you made! It is so gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful die.

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  36. Fabulous cards using these awesome dies!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  37. LOVE these cards, you are so creative. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)

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  38. Beautiful cards! I love how the dies can emboss as well as cut.

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  39. I love the white on white and the other cards colors are fantastic.

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  40. both are so pretty, it's hard to pick a favourite, the bella bloom is outstanding though! : )

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  41. Love the dies! Both cards are so beautiful. Loving this hop!

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  42. This die is my favorite! So glad there's a hop so I can see how big it is, and to show off the border die in the background - so fun!

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  43. Your cards are always amazing!

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  44. Goodness, I hope you know how amazing these cards are! Wow! I can't get over that flower - sooo soft and pretty! LOVE your work, Shari! :)

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  45. oh wow, Shari....as always taking it to the next level of fabulous! loving these cards and loving the white on white look, so cool!

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  46. LOVELY cards..love the dry emboss

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  47. Beautiful cards Shari! I am loving that border die!

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  48. Oh My! You have shown us not one, but 3 dies. I was wondering about the border die, so I really like your card ideas. And the daisy card...Oh, I just don't know which one I like best---I think I want all of the dies. So many possibilities!

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  49. Great cards, I love the first one, with the border die and the flower. These dies are so versatile!

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  50. Love that border die...oh my...and I adore you white on white daisy card...Thank you so much!

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  51. Pretty cards. I first one sings summer time...the color combos are beautiful.

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  52. I love anything with flowers, and this is just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic die!

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  53. Just beautiful cards!! Love all the new Dies!! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  54. Fabulous cards, I am positively drooling, and I have actually just ordered this die, so if by any chance I am lucky and win, please pass the die to someone else :)

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  55. Beautiful cards and love the dies!
    Patlyn

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  56. I love the 2nd card. Great colors combos

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  57. Both your cards are so gorgeous Shari! I love the texture on the first one and the second. It really does look embossed, LOVE!

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  58. Creative as usual, those dies are simply fabulous!!! thanks for the chance to win!!

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  59. Wonderful cards, I can't tell, which one I might like more...

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Sandra

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  60. SERIOUSLY!! It should be a crime to be this AWESOME... Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor! WOWERS... and WOWERS..Love it!!!

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  61. Your cards are so fabulous! I love these new dies, thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. I'm glas I can play too! I like the new dies. I love your cards. I'll certainly order some of the SSS dies next time I order.
    Eveline.

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  63. Absolutely gorgeous cards!!! I'm lovin' the versatility of these dies!!

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  64. Hello there;)! I just love your cards so much... now i really want to make one by myself!!

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  65. I think the flower dies in this new collection are wonderful and I never thought to use them to emboss. So elegant. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Shari, your cards are pure winners in my book. I especially love the white on white. Gorgeous designs!

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  67. I'm totally in love with the border dies!

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  68. Fabulous cards, love the flower dies they look beautiful, thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. thanks for the inspiration, Shari and the give-away chance!

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  70. HELP now I want them all!! my mind is overflowing with all good ideas. thanks for a chance to win!!! ;) *denise*

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  71. Your cards are wonderful! Love the tone on tone flower on white! Love the border die you used on the first card! The flower die I think is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. Gorgeous cards, Shari! Love all these dies SSS has created. Thanks for the chance!

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  73. Lovely cards. Very excited about the new dies from Simon.

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  74. Both cards are so pretty!!!

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  75. Both cards are so pretty!!!

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  76. Great cards. I love these border dies!

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  77. I absolutely love the colours you used on that first card. And that die is amazing...

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  78. This is so very pretty and summery! I love the colors and the flower is wonderful!

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  79. Love both of these, Shari! You rock! :)

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  80. Lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. Beautiful cards!! Love the flower!

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  82. Great cards, especially love the white on white look :)

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  83. Your cards are wonderful. I love how you used patterned paper for the Bella Bloom flower.

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  84. Michelle NelsonJune 20, 2012 10:58 AM

    Such a lovely card and choice of paper. It looks like fabric - beautiful!

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  85. Great eye candy! Love the new dies from SSS.

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  86. Hi Shari ~ Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for all your inspiration, and for a chance to win this beautiful die!!!

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  87. Both of those cards are so fabulous!! Thanks.

    Pat K.

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  88. I love, love the look of the bella bloom on your card. I had to do a double-take on it to confirm it is that die indeed, lol.

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  89. Both cards are gorgeous! I love the tone on tone with the flowers! Simply fabulous!

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  90. now these are beautiful. love them

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  91. What a lovely collection of dies. I adore the circle die. Perfect for any project.

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  92. your cards are absolutely gorgeous and the die is perfect for such a beautiful flower.

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  93. Lovely cards! I love colors you have used.

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  94. Your cards are so pretty!! I always get inspired when I visit your blog!! Love your choice of dies and the chance to win one. Thanks.

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  95. gorgeous cards. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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  96. lovely cards, especially the first! gorgeous!
    thank you for the chance to win these awesome dies. :)

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  97. Thanks for letting us know about the indention on the petals to make them stand out more, love the use of all the patterned paper on the flower too, so pretty!

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  98. Oh, wow, the bella flower looks amazing with patterned paper and I just think your daisy card is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  99. this is an exciting die with so much dimension thanks for sharing

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  100. Lovin' that Bella Bloom (and all of the SSS dies!). AND some lovely card inspiration to boot!! Thanks!

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  101. Oh Shari, these cards are beautful, would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  102. Shari, Your cards are so creative, thanks for sharing.

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  103. These cards are stunning! You have showcased these dies so beautifully, Shari! The pair-ups with the pattern paper and dies are brilliant!

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  104. Beautiful cards. The white die cut flowers look amazing. :)

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  105. Que bella! These cards are beautiful!

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  106. Great cards. Love the clean white embossed design :)

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  107. Gorgeous cards!!
    Love the dies!

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  108. Love the Bella Bloom die, thanks for a chance to win one!

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  109. Gorgeous cards Shari :-) I love the flower on the first card ,, absolutely stunning and the all white on the second card is beautiful ,, sooo pretty :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  110. Beautiful cards, Shari! Love the colors you used with the Bella Bloom die. Thank you for mentioning the lines for folding. I didn't know about those. Another die to add to my wish list...unless I win it! :)

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  111. Two beautiful cards Shari! Love the different patterned paper bloom - just beautiful! Great use of the new dies - love 'em all!

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  112. Love your projects today - the bloom die would be fabulous

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  113. What a fun blog hop! Love all the cards, esp. the white on white one.

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  114. Awesome texture - at first I thought the bella bloom was cut out of fabric instead of paper! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. what great ideas and really love all the different dies.

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  116. Wow!! Your cards are awesome. Love them both, but since I am a CAS girl, the white one is my favourite. With that said I can see myself using the Bella bloom die in at least 15 ways (after thinking about it for approx three minutes).

    Ulrika from Sweden

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  117. These are Beautiful cards. So elegantly made. Love them! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  118. The flower is just amazing! Great work :)

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  119. These are so beautiful! Loving these new dies! So inspired by your work..

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  120. Both cards are wonderful as always from you, but I am in love with the white on white look! Thanks!

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  121. Where does one start with the compliments for such wonderful inspiration. A simple Thank You to You, Shari. I have a few of the memory Box dies, looking forward to adding the SSS exclusives to my collection!

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  122. Beautiful card! This die looks so versatile! Would love to win this one. Thanks!

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  123. I love both of the cards. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  124. Shari your cards are truly amazing and this Bella Bloom is one of my favorite flower dies. It is on my wishlist. thanks for a chance to win this!!!

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  125. These dies are amazing, LOVING that little cut out circles, what a fun accent.

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  126. The Bella Bloom looks awesome but I love that white on white look too!

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  127. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  128. Love the color choices you used with this die! Just Beautiful!

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  129. These are such lovely cards! I really like the dies and can't wait till I can get some of these. Thanks for the give-away.

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  130. Oh my, such pretty cards! I'm just LOVING how you punched the kraft panel on one side of your first card with those tiny circles, and then added that big gorgeous bloom to the mix! WOW!! Both cards are amazing!

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  131. Carolyn P. from CanadaJune 20, 2012 2:03 PM

    oooh, so pretty.

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  132. I love your card designs, both are soooo pretty, especially love the white CAS card with some color...thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  133. Shari, your cards are always SO incredibly gorgeous!! Your Bella Bloom card is a "WOW" card and the white on white with the Fresh Daisies die is so fresh and elegant. Love them both so very much. You always inspire me. :)

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  134. LOVE! Especially the second with all that white space!

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  135. Thanks for the card tutorial Shari - what an absolutely wonderful card - and so easy! And Thank you for the opportunity to win the candy! ~ginny

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  136. I love your cards and especially, the panel piece. I think that is going to be a must-have for my collection.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  137. Beautiful cards, thanks for the chance to win a great die.
    Linda J

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  138. Beautiful cards, Shari! Love these dies!

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  139. I love both of those flower dies! Such great papers you used on the Bella Bloom and then embossing the other! Beautiful :)

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  140. Gorgeous cards with these great die-cuts. Such an incredible level of detail. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. Beautiful cards! Love these dies!!!!

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  142. Gorgeous cards! Ah, more dies for my wish list!

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  143. How great it would be to use this die to make fabric flowers. My daughter and I would have a ball making flowers for headbands with this die! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

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  144. Love your work & thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  145. LOVIN' the new dies!! Thanks for a chance to win one :)

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  146. Wow... Love your projects. I really love how you used the die on the first one. TFS

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  147. Love the new dies. Great cards.

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  148. What great use of the dies... such pretty cards. Love the white on white die image.

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  149. Love the flower die. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  150. Love this die, and such beautiful cards!

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  151. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

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  152. Wow, just beautiful...as usual. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  153. Beautiful cards, I just love your style. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  154. gorgeous cards! the flower dies are so pretty ~

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  155. Love the white on white look, very pretty.

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  156. Everything you make is inspiring Shari!

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  157. WOW! Beautiful cards! Wonderful dies! Thanks for the chance to win this one!

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  158. such pretty work and also a very pretty die! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  159. both of the projects are lovely! Thanks for sharing! There are no limits to the possibilities with this die! Thanks for the Chance
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  160. Gorgeous card! Great colour combo and mixture of textures and I'm lovin your new dies! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  161. Just love the dimensional flower.

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  162. I love that Bella Bloom die. I have to say that the card you used it on is fresh and wonderful. As for the white on white, I always think that is a stunning use of dies and your card is outstanding. Thanksfor the opportunity to win a die. So exciting.

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  163. I didn't think I needed these as basic dies as I try to build up my dies and embossing folders until I saw your cards. I like the Circle die, too. That one would be so versatile for any kind of card. Thanks for letting us play along and for offering such great ideas on using these amazing dies.

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  164. Love the white on white look with the flower die. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  165. Love your cards! I am really liking all the new dies! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  166. Nice cards...thanks for all the ideas.

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  167. Love your cards! Bella Bloom is one of my favorites too. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  168. Love your cards, would love that die! Barb

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  169. Jacqui_blondel@hotmail.comJune 20, 2012 4:12 PM

    Shari you are so clever. The colours are lovely. This die is amazing. Love it. They border looks fantastic too. Thnks

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  170. Thanks for a chance to win this fab die. It's b=very detailed and pretty. LOve both your cards, Shari.

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  171. Love the white on white. Thanks for sharing.

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  172. WOW!! BEATIFUL CARDS!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  173. I love both of your cards! The white on white is awesome, and they are both just great designs! Wonderful new dies. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  174. love the tone on tone, beautiful cards!

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  175. Beautiful cards! I am loving all of these new dies.

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  176. Wow! Your flower is just incredible! I would so love to win this die!

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  177. One can never have too many flower dies!

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  178. Oh my goodness these are wonderful wonderful wow! No need to enter me in the giveaway - just stopped by to thank you for sharing your creations

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  179. Love your cards! that flower die is so pretty with all those layers!

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  180. hi Shari - your cards are both superb .. i especially love how you have used Bella Bloom with the stunning papers - amazing! I really love all these SSS new dies - I had previously decided that the daisy die was my favourite but i think the Bella Bloom might be shading it now lol!! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.
    Pauline x

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  181. Two beautiful cards! I'm loving all of the new dies BUT that Bella Bloom is stunning the way you have used it!!!! Would love to get my hands on that!

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  182. Both cards are just beautiful! Love the circle die and the bella bloom is gorgeous with all the layering and dimension. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  183. Two really gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  184. I love the embossing on the white cardstock. Great idea.

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  185. oooh i live your card so beautiful, thank ou for a chance to win a die!

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  186. Both cards are beautiful. Love the flower , the layering really adds dimension. The white on white embossing is so elegant. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  187. I love your cards and how you used the dies to make the focal point. So cute!

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  188. Love the cards. The white on white is fantastic and so beautiful. I would never have thought to do so. Love these dies. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  189. As usual, I LOVE your cards Shari!

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  190. Love the chance to win these great dies. How fantastic. Love you card and the chance to win. Too sweet.

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