Friday, May 31, 2013

Simon Says Stamps Summer Release HOP!!!


Hi everyone and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamps Summer release Blog Hop. You should have arrived here by way of the amazing Kristina Werner (she's incredible isn't she?).

When I got my package of goodies for this release... I was giddy like a school girl....there are soooo many cool stamps... and dies... OMG!!!  I had to control my self.  So to wrangle myself back in... I thought... what cards do I need to make for occasions coming up and what would I use from this selection to make them?

I don't know about you... but JUNE is full of weddings and graduations for me. I instinctively headed for the light wedding color papers and started in with these fantastic dies.


I love the simplicity... yet it has a bit of elegance to it... don't you think?


But then I had this wonderful thing left over... the frame of the leaves...so I just had to make another card. We have a graduation party to go to tomorrow night... for a girl... so this is PERFECT!!!


In case you're wondering, YES... the butterflies go together... super pretty!!!


Everything came together so easily. The hardest part of working with this release was choosing which awesome stamp set and die to use... they are all so amazing!!!

Simon will be giving away a grab bag filled with stamps, paper, and embellishments to one randomly selected commenter on every blog in the hop. The giveaway will remain open until Thursday June 6/6 at 9:00pm.You have many chances of winning a prize.  I love that!!!

Your next stop on the hop is my good friend and amazing card artist Jennifer McGuire. Remember, if you find any broken links along your way, you can head back to the Simon blog for the listing.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous weekend!


603 comments :

  1. Your cards are beautiful!!! Super excited for the new stamp release. Whoo hoooo....lol

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  2. I doesn´t own a cutting machine, but I think´s time to buy ;o)..
    very lovely card.
    Stephi

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  3. simple and elegant... simply gorgeous

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  4. Beautifull clean card, I've never use that much white in a card but I'm definatly going to try it out some time. It's amazing!

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  5. Of course you used two of the new products I didn't order - And now I want them! lol! Beautiful, classy cards!

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  6. These cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  7. A great release indeed! Your cards are so elegant Shari! Love that double butterfly, beautiful!

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  8. Your cards are gorgeous - love how you got 2 for the price of 1!!!

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  9. Beautiful cards with nice soft colors!

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  10. These cards are so elegant.
    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  11. These are so gorgeous! Love the monochromatic look!

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  12. Love the neutral colours on your card. I must get that leaf column die!!

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  13. What a simple, yet beautiful card! Loved it!

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  14. I'm a big fan of simple and elegant, and yours rock! I love that you used the negative shape as well as the positive.

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  15. I love the neutral colors....very elegant!

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  16. Very pretty Shari! I'm loving that butterfly!

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  17. Love the tone on tone coloring in the card--gorgeous!

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  18. Both of these cards are beautiful, but I LOVE that first one especially! I love the way you used the neutral colors together!

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  19. I love how you make cards for wedding and graduation and use the negative of the first card. Brillante!

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  20. Both of these cards are so pretty. Love how you used your "leftovers" to create another perfect card. Your colors are great and I love the clean and simple look. Beautiful.

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  21. Love the simplicity of the cards..very elegant!

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  22. The butterfly is particularly amazing IMO. Great card.

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  23. Beautiful, beautiful, Shari - what a great feeling to be giddy about new crating goodies :D

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  24. Time after time after time, your designs ALWAYS wow me, Shari! Thank you!

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  25. These cards are gorgeous, love the beautiful soft colours and you have really made the new products shine!

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  26. Love the way you used the negative from the die cut. Great cards.

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  27. I love your happy ever after card! it would be so perfect for all the weddings i have coming up!

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  28. Gorgeous cards, Shari! I love the soft palette you used :)

    *mwah*
    Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  29. Beautiful cards!
    I'm loving the new stamps and dies :)

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  30. Love the elegance! Those butterflies are beautiful.

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  31. Love both of your cards: very elegant!

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  32. These are both so pretty and I love the butterfly die.

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  33. Patricia SwaglerMay 31, 2013 8:36 AM

    Love your cards. Would love to win the grab bag.

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  34. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  35. Both cards are wonderful - so delicate and pretty! Great work! :)

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  36. Both cards are Gorgeous! Simple & elegant!

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  37. Nice idea! Papers are so precious so nothing should be put to waste. :)

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  38. Love your elegant CAS cards. Such a clever idea to use the negative die cut for your second card! Have a wonderful weekend Shari!

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  39. So simple yet they really beautiful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  40. love how you made these look elegant by using the colors you chose!

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  41. Wow, Shari - beautiful cards! Love the neutral tones and wonderful elegance!

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  42. Both cards are just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. WOW.....WOW!!! Love it--love the neutral colors, and that butterfly!! WOW!

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  44. I am always so excited to come and see what you have made! And wow today!

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  45. Very beautiful, elegant cards!

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  46. I love these cards, they are beautiful. I also love the idea of using both parts of the die cut. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Your color scheme is elegant and pretty. The delicate butterfly and leaf dies are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Looks like I need to add those butterflies to my shopping list.

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  49. You did a awesome job!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  50. Your cards are beautiful. So timeless. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. OMG your creations are always such a stand out. Just love your work.

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  52. Oh this is stunning, love the softness of this. The design is so effective. Love it
    Hugs Kelly

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  53. I love love love those cards! So simple, but so sophisticated at the same time! Love that leaf die....may have to get that! :) I love how you used both the positive and negative pieces!

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  54. Wonderful new dies! Cute cards, Shari!

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  55. Love your blog and your CAS cards. I've learned so much from you since I started reading your blog and my cards are the better for it.

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  56. Yes, I must agree... it's such an elegant card. Love it!

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  57. Shari, awesome use of stamps and dies. I love that you showed a card using both parts of the die-cut, what a great idea!!

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  58. Your cards are so beautiful !!!! Love them. :-)

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  59. Stunning cards--love the soft colors.

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  60. love the CAS look of those cards. so classy!

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  61. Whoa! Gorgeous cards!! I love the colors you used!!

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  62. Love the tone on tone. Simple and elegant!

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  63. Really nice card. Love CAS cards and you do them so well.

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  64. Love these beautiful, elegant cards, Shari!

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  65. Loved the cards.Shari, and the unique way you used the die cut and negative print.

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  66. Awesome card.. love how simple some cards can be but very elegant. thanks for sharing!

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  67. Wow...those are absolutely gorgeous!

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  68. So simple and delicate! I love them!!

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  69. OMG your cards are gorgeous as always. I love the simplicity of them but the elegance shines. TFS

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  70. Love the soft color palette, makes me want a cuddlebug all the more. I'm saving up. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. These cards are so elegant, white and Kraft cardstock are my two favorite colors to combine, they always make such simple, beautiful cards!

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  72. Just love that negative die cut of the leaves. Lovely designs.

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  73. so simple....but sooooo beautiful! Love both of your cards!
    Hugs, Renee

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  74. These are such pretty cards!! Love them both! :)

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  75. i love how clean, calm, and sophisticated this card looks! well done!

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  76. Your cards are gorgeous as usual. These dies are beautiful and your use of it even more.

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  77. Wow! These are gorgeous cards! Love the neutral colors.

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  78. Sometimes less is more and this is one of those cards. So beautiful. I forget sometimes that cards don't need to scream color to makes it's point. Great job Sherri....Lori

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  79. Great cards. I love how you used the frame from the leaf die on your second card. They both look fabulous.

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  80. Very pretty cards. I like how you used the negative die on the second card.

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  81. Beautiful and elegant! Love the colors and the way you have used die :)

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  82. As always Shari, your cards are so elegant and beautiful. I just love how you layer your embellishments to really make them stand out on the card. This collection of new product is so classy. My order is becoming quite long. LOL Thanks Shari.

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  83. what a beautiful set of cards, love it shari!

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  84. So glad you made the 2nd card too. I love it!

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  85. Love your cards! I wish I had your ability to put together a card without card sketches or "casing" someone else's work (which I'm totally going to do!)

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  86. Wow, amazing indeed!! Love your stunning cards. Now I too MUST HAVE those stamps and dies!

    Linda

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  87. I liked how you made two cards out of one die. I thought that the butterfly looked really cute with one wing tucked behind the leaf. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

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  88. So elegant and simple, love it! Thanks for great ideas.

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  89. Thank you for showing ways to use the SSS products your cards are so stunning, yet so simple and elegant. sure love that butterfly!!

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  90. Love the wedding card! Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Great idea to use the negative and positive cuts for different cards. The cards are so clean and simple - but so effective. thanks for sharing.

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  92. I don't know why I always forget to use the negative space!

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  93. Amazing how any element can become elegant with the right paper and ink. LOVE!

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  94. I love BOTH cards....great job.

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  95. Another marvellous card, showcasing awesome products (love that leaf die!!) and techniques! Your creativity and talent are amazing! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
    c

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  96. Absolutely, beautiful!

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  97. Oh my! I just placed an order with dear Simon and I may need to place another one before the ink is dry (so to speak) after viewing all the great new releases. Your cards are lovely and make me want those stamps and dies. I love the simplicity of your wedding card and the graduation card and think those two occasions on cards should be more elegant and simple.

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  98. I already ordered the "be" and "happy" stamps with dies, can't wait! Thanks for sharing you creativity with us!

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  99. Love the cards today esp. the tone on tone aspect of them

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  100. So elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. I love these cards!!! I am going to have to save up for a die cutting machine because I just love these dies!!! Thanks for creating such beautiful cards!!!

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  102. Your cards are beautiful, as always! I love how you used all the parts to make 2, very clever.

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  103. what cute and elegant cards :D

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  104. Both are very pretty. I like how you used the leaf frame on the second card.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  105. Fabulous cards...So elegant, perfect for wedding & graduation cards! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  106. Both of your cards are gorgeous and just so perfect for weddings! Thanks for sharing.

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  107. Love your CAS and elegant creations - I especially like how you put part of the butterfly behind a panel and the other part in front - neat idea!

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  108. Such great ideas! Never waste anything :)

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  109. Your cards today are lovely. Very nice indeed. SSS has some great new stamps and dies.

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  110. These are just so beautiful. I love that delicate die.

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  111. Love these CAS beauties, elegant and sophisticated!!

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  112. Awesome cards! Love the fact that you used the leftover piece to make another fabulous card!

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  113. Wow, both cards are so elegant! Love 'em!

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  114. Love the card and that butterfly........to die for (no pun intended)! Thanks for sharing. Ciao :)

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  115. Lovely cards, Shari. Clever use of the leftover bits from the die cut!

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  116. Love your card. Such fabulous die cuts.

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  117. Such elegant cards Shari! I love how you used both the positive and negative pieces from the die cuts!!

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  118. Nice use of both the positive and negative die cut images.

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  119. I love how you 'recycled' the leaf column die cut for your second card...Brilliant, Shari! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us...Love them both!

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  120. Wow! I liked that leaf die & now I'm sold. Gorgeous cards!!!

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  121. Sharon c.I like to see the products being used. sooo many good ideas.

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  122. Hi my name is Elizabeth Smith and I just wanted to say how much I love these cards. The butterfly card is my favorite. They are both so amazing it was hard to pick but I have a thing for butterflies.

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  123. Oh my heavens, how PRETTY! Love the soft simplicity of them both, they're amazing.

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  124. I know it has been said many times in these comments, but ELEGANT seems to hit the nail on the head. Beautiful card.

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  125. Gorgeous cards! I love the clean and simple look of the white and tan! Amazing job!

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  126. I love this card. It is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  127. WOW! I love the intricate cutting of the leaf and love how you used the negative in another card!

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  128. Love how elegant your two cards are.

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  129. Love that you use the positive and negative die cuts for your cards and the lovely neutral color palette. Isn't it amazing what clever girls can do. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  130. very elegant cards!great job!

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  131. You have a way with simple elegance that is just fabulous. I need more practice!!!

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  132. Gorgeous cards Shari, the neutral colours and simple deigns are stunning :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  133. Love the elegant cards! Great job

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  134. OMG!!! These are amazingly Beautiful. I think it is awesome that you used the negatives too. Wonderful choice of dies. I love them.

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  135. What absolutely lovely cards! The butterfly, the 'be' and 'happy' diecuts and the way you've used the negative diecut too! Lovely, lovely cards!

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  136. Betty BuchsdruckerMay 31, 2013 12:09 PM

    WOW! Pretty amazing cards using only white and one other color.

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  137. Wow Shari!! These cards are absolutely beautiful!! So simple yet so elegant!! I love them!! I love how you made two cards out of just one die by using the negative!! You make some of the most amazing cards and I love watching your videos!!

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  138. Beautiful projects! So simple and elegant!

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  139. Lovely card with simple elegance. Love the neutral colors. Loving so many dies from this new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  140. Love the clean look and neutral colors on both cards and how fun that you used the die cut negative on your second card!

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  141. Your cards are gorgeous. Very nice.

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  142. Simply elegant cards. Perfect for weddings.

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  143. I never made a wedding card :-O but It's a really beautiful card you have made. I'd better get started with some:)

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  144. Great cards, I love the idea of using the negative and positive space from the die cut

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  145. I love the simple elegance of these cards:)

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  146. Wow! Shari your cards are incredible! I have a couple of wedding cards to make & these designs will be perfect. Thanks for sharing & thanks for another amazing giveaway. Theresa x

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  147. yes- simply elegant!
    thanks
    HOlly

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  148. fab card- you have really showcased these dies.

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  149. Beautiful card....I love the new stamps and die from Simon Says Stamp :)

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  150. Your cards are so lovely, clean and simple! I have a hard time doing the clean and simple--I need to work on that! Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

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  151. What a beautiful set of cards...the butterfly die is gorgeous!!!

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  152. Oh, Shari , so elegant . Great use of the dies . Thank you for sharing those lovely cards .

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  153. These are simple but elegant! Beautiful work!

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  154. Love the cards - especially the butterfly!

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  155. Thank you for the chance to win some yummy goodies!!

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  156. Very striking without bold colors. Very Nice!

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  157. beautiful and delicate! those die cuts look so fragile.. i love that!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  158. Love your card. Very elegant.

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  159. This card is definitely shows how you can go elegant and simple! Love it!

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  160. So classy and simple...love the muted colors. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  161. Beautiful cards!! Love the CAS designs!!

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  162. These are both soooo Beautiful! Love the use of the left over negative of the dies. Smooches...

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  163. As always, more beautiful cards from Shari :)... thank you for sharing your talents with a talentless gal like myself. If it weren't for the talent of all you ladies, I would never be able to spend HUNDREDS possibly THOUSANDS on scrapbook supplies :)

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  164. Love your elegant & clean cards!!! Got to get that Butterfly die.

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  165. goodness love the card. I wish I can afford a die cutting machine! someday!!

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  166. I love your adorable and elegant card!

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  167. Love that butterfly die cut!!! Very elegant! Thanks for sharing another wonderful card.
    Lilian B.

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  168. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards

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  169. These cards are just beautiful. Love the colors and simplicity!

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  170. I love your cards, Shari! That butterfly is gorgeous!!

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  171. This is absolutely gorgeous! Classy yet witty.

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  172. I LOVE butterflies! Beautiful cards Shari!

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  173. These are both beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these goodies!

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  174. What gorgeous CAS cards! I love this new release!

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  175. Great wedding card. Love the die cuts!

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  176. Very elegant and simple cards. I LOVE the new butterfly. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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  177. Lovely cards, the positive & the negative. TFS ;-)

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  178. That butterfly is B-U-TI-FUL!!! Great cards!

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  179. lovely cards and beautiful stamps in the release

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  180. I really like your card. Very clean and simple.

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  181. Amazing cards as always Shari! Gorgeous!

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  182. I just love the simple elegance of these cards. Fantastic!!!

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