Simon Says Stamp August 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop!



Hello and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp August 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop!!
You should have arrived here from the blog of the amazingly talented Kathy Racoosin -  aren't her cards a-mazing!!?! ;) ;)

Here's a look at this month's kit:




It's so bright and fun and has so many great things to get those creative juices flowing!!
And this month is even more exciting because Simon is introducing some fun new exclusive product: badges, a stencil and an amazing stamp set! ;)

For my card, I decided to get inky and use the stencil in the kit to create a fun, multi-layered inked background. I also used some of the exclusive Simon Says Stamp dies (tilted banner and large hearts) to compliment the kit and add some fun detail to my card design.

You Make My Heart Happy





 Supplies:




You can see how I created this card in the video below:

 
I decided that the card needed a little extra embellishing, so I added the pink heart and gems after the video was filmed.


This kit is available for purchase here and to ensure that you don't miss out on future kits, you can sign up for a subscription here for only $19.95 per month!! This will ensure that you always get the kit each month and at a cheaper price!! ;)


GIVEAWAY!!!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag to one lucky commenter on every blog in the hop!!!
That's ten chances to win!!! Yay!!!




Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings!! The giveaways will stay open until Sunday July 21/13 until 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Monday July 22/13!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop!!
The next stop is the amazingly talented and super funny Laura Bassen!!

If you encounter any broken links while hopping, just head back to the Simon Says Stamp blog for a full list of the hop participants! ;-)

Happy Hopping!!!

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441 comments:

  1. This is cute. I love the gems and the heart addition. It really makes it stand out more.

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  2. lovely card Stephanie.
    TFS
    Hugs,
    Riti

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  3. Love the design on your card, beautiful!!!

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  4. Great idea to use the stencil in a completely different way! Love this card:)

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  5. I love the ombre effect on the background! A little heart can always finish off a card!

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  6. What a great idea--liked the way you used the stencil.

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  7. Amazing !! Your coloring is absolutely amazing. TFS

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  8. Amazing !! Your coloring is absolutely amazing. TFS

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  9. Ooh, who thought that stencil could look like this! Like it!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card, Steph!! I love the colors & layout!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. Love the technique you used with the stencil, thanks for the video, definitely trying this myself.

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  12. I love the technique you used for the coloured panel. Great card. Thank you

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  13. I love the background for the card and I thank you for showing us this technique. Lovely card

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  14. Wow what a great idea for the stencil that is included! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Love your technique! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Another great idea and technique! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Gorgeous!!! Great idea for another way to use the stencil!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your pretty card. Love the bg effect!

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  19. Great idea to use a mask with the stencil. Love the way you made your center banner on you card that way. Very effective and love the color combo. Can't wait for my kit to arrive.

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  20. Thank you for sharing the technique. Such a pretty card.

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  21. Amazing colors on your card and great technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I really love how you did the panel with the distress inks and the template. Very nice!

    Susan

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  23. Oh my goodness! Gorjuss!! You never cease to amaze me! Those colors are so beautiful togather! Thanks so much for your inspirational videos! I can't wait to get my kit!

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  24. Love how you masked the stencil to get the cool look, love the colors too. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

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  25. Great use of the stencil Stephanie . I love the colours of the card and really enjoyed listening to your thought process throughout the tutorial . thank you for sharing.

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  26. Love the design on the stencil and how you used it with the distress inks :D

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  27. Gorgeous card, I love the way you used the stencil in such an unconventional way. It looks amazing!

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  28. Great tutorial -- Thanks for sharing!!!

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  29. What a clever and fun way to use the stencil. Thank you!
    Lisa

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  30. I love the graduated inking using the distress inks and the unique way you used the stencil. The card is lovely and the kit is great this month. Can't wait to get mine in the mail.

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  31. Great card! Thanks for the idea of using the stencil in a entirely different and unique way! It gives an airy, cloud like effect. I love it!

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  32. this is a great kit! thanks for the ideas!

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  33. I love the card. The use of the stencil is super clever! Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas!

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  34. great card! loved your use of the stencil!

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  35. Wow! I love what you did with the stencil, really subtle and pretty.

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  36. Beautiful work with the stencil. Love it! :)

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  37. great idea, definitely gonna give this a go!!!

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  38. I totally loved how you used that stencil!!! I have to order the kit just to give that a try!!! The card is perfect with that stencil work as the focus!!!

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  39. OMGosh! Too cute. I am loving that card! I can't wait to try that technique.

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  40. I absolutely loving all the different ways you girls are using this stencil!

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  41. What a great idea for the stencil! The background looks fantastic!

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  42. Thanks for sharing the unique way of using the stencil. It makes a great look and the card is lovely!

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  43. I love to get inky, so your great card is a fine inspiration! I use dies often in another as the straight way, so I really love your way! Greetings, Gerrina

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  44. I love how you used the stencil in a different way, very creative

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  45. This is so cool!! I like this technique!

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  46. What a fun effect! I am excited to try that technique with a stencil!

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  47. Wonderful card Stephanie. Terrific technique too. I'm going to have to give this a try. Very very clever.

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  48. Thanks for sharing the unique way of using the stencil. A technique I will have to try on a card.

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  49. Love the ombre effect! Beautiful card!

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  50. Great card and thanks for the technique.

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  51. Oooo...
    Love your background!
    Great colors & design!

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  52. I love the technique and colours you've used in creating the card.

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  53. What a beautiful card! I really liked your technique with the stencil and the colors you used and the heart window looks so lovely!

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  54. gorgeous background, thanks for the video! Looking forward to this kit!

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  55. Thank you for the video showing the cool inking technique.

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  56. I love this! I can't wait to try it!

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  57. Awesome card and thank you for showing how you created it. I always love seeing how others create their projects! Inspiring!

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  58. very pretty card, very creative.

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  59. Thank you for the video - I love that stencil and the way you used it was quite interesting.

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  60. Neat card. Great use of the stencil.

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  61. Cool technique. Love the way you used the banner too.

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  62. Love the way you used your stencil. Great ombre effect.

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  63. WOW, that stencil has so many possibilities. Love this card.

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  64. love the banner you created. a beautiful CAS card.

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  65. Oh I love the ombre! Such a gorgeous card. Can't wait to get mine in the mail!

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  66. Such a great way to use the stencil!

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  67. Background is awesome. Love how you used the stencil.

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  68. Cute card... the way you used the stencil makes the background look like stormy clouds. Like the addition of the pink heart for that pop of color. Thanks!

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  69. great card kit thanks for sharing with us

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  70. Love, love, love this card. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. I enjoyed your inking technique -- this made a pretty card!

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  72. Wonderful card! I love the technique.

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  73. Love your card,super creative use of the stencil! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  74. What a wonderful way to use the stencil.Loved the effect you have created wit colors.Fab card !

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  75. Great video and card. Thank you.

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  76. What a fantastic way to use that stencil. Your card is stunning!

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  77. Such a cool technique.. Love how you used the stencil..
    Thanks so much for the chance to win..
    Hugs
    -Ali

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  78. Way cool, what a clever way to use that stencil!!

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  79. Very cool technique! Love how you used the stencil differently. Pretty card too!

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  80. I love using distress ink! very nice card! Thanks for another chance.

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  81. Great use for the stencil! Very creative! Love how it turned out. Great job!

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  82. Great card! Thanks for the technique video. I can't wait to get inky with this stencil, too. ;-)

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  83. Love how you used the stencil- and love knowing (once I get my kit) I can do this too! I happen to have those colors of distress ink! I don't have a die cut machine, but I have a silhouette and I can work out the heart and maybe even a banner... I can do it! Beautiful colors...love them. love the card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. I loved your card, I'm so glad you had a video showing how you did the distressing, a wonderful new technique, thanks for sharing.

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  85. awsome idea with the mask! thank you

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  86. Wow! Great card....thanks for the video!

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  87. Fantastic card and color combo!!

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  88. I love the way you used the stencil! Great card.

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  89. Sweet card! I'm lovin' this card!

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  90. Great video and card! Thanks for sharing.
    Lynn

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  91. Great use of the stencil!

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  92. Great use of the stencil!

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  93. Loved your use of the stencil, great technique.

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  94. Love the way you used the stencil.

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  95. Wow, I love how this came out. Just Beautiful. You make it look so easy.

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  96. Love it!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  97. Another great way to use the stencil - this kit is just chock full of great stuff!

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  98. Beautiful colors and I liked the heart die cut idea.

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  99. I love the contrast between the inking and the white wood grain card stock. I can't wait to get my hands on that stuff.

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  100. I would have never thought to use the stencil that way. Totally cool.

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  101. Love your inky technique, it's a great card with so many ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  102. Love it!! I love how you used the stencil!!

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  103. Cool way of using the stencil. Love the card.

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  104. Love the stencil inking technique on this really cute card.

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  105. Love the stencil inking technique on this really cute card.

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  106. Adorei o cartão e o vídeo.
    Será que eu tenho sorte dessa vez?
    Um abraço
    Edilene

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  107. Gorgeous card!!! I love how you masked off the stencil and used it in a different way!! It turned out looking beautiful!! Those colors go very well together!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  108. Beautiful colours! Gorgeous card!

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  109. Stencil as a mask, what a great idea! Thank you for sharing your work in process thought process.

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  110. Watched your video first thing this morning! Love your technique with the stencil, I'm excited for my kit to come!

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  111. Watched your video first thing this morning, love your technique with the stencil!

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  112. Lovely card made with that fab August kit. Thanks for the inspiration!
    xxx Margreet

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  113. great way to use the stencil, can't wait to play with the kit.

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  114. Love the new kit...can't wait to get the stencil and try it out!!

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  115. What a great way to use the stencil in a differnt way. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  116. stamping.hippo@gmx.deJuly 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Great idea to use the new stencil I´m in love with!
    Hanni

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  117. Lovely card. Great use of the stencil

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  118. LOVED the background you created! Great job!

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  119. Beautiful card! I love how you made the background with the stencil.

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  120. Ohhh this is so pretty! I love your inking technique :)

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  121. Never would have thought to use the stencil for an ombre effect.

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  122. I love how you think outside the box!

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  123. I love how you think outside the box!

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  124. Great use of the stencil to create the background and I love the final embellishments!

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  125. Your creations inspire...thank you!

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  126. Wow! Thanks for the stencil technique. I never would have thought of that. Your card us perfect. Love the colors.

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  127. That was beautiful coloring with the stencil!

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  128. Such a clever and unique way to use your stencil, Stephanie! Love your beautiful card!

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  129. TFS such a lovely card :)
    Eithne
    www.cardroomdelights.blogspot.ie

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  130. Thanks for the video! What a great way to use the stencil!

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  131. This card makes my heart happy to look at it.

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  132. It is just too clever how you used the stencil!

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  133. Wow, love the beautiful background and your gorgeous card!

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  134. Wonderful card. Love the colors you chose.

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  135. Wow, the colors are amazing. Love it!

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  136. love the colours awesome job!!!!

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  137. awesome card and thanks for sharing the video

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  138. Love how the stencil made the "cloud" effect. Very nice!

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  139. Such an artistic card with that beautiful background!

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  140. Very Nice! :)

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  141. My goodness!! You get the clever award for today! Love this technique!

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  142. Cute, cute, cute! Love what you did using the stencil.

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  143. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the video. I am in love with the inked piece...what a cool way to use the stencil.

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  144. It is fun to see how the design evolves as you do it. Very clever work with the stencil.

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  145. Such a fun card, Steph! Awesome background - love your beautiful shading!

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  146. Woow love how you used the stencil!! so creative!! and your card looks amazing!!

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  147. Gorgeous!! Love how you did the background!!

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  148. Love what you did with the stencil. It really gives your card so much dimension. Thank you for sharing your process with us.

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  149. Stephanie - wow! What a really great card - I love the addition of the heart and the gems. The pink heart really gives the card that little extra "pop". Thank you for making the video - I am one person who loves to watch the videos --- as that is how I learn a lot of the techniques that are being used by many card crafters.

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  150. Gorgeous card!!! I love your gem and heart additions!! THANKS!!

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  151. What a great new way to use the stencil. Now I am going to look at some of my stencils and see what else I can do with them. Thanks

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  152. Beautiful card, Stephanie!!! LOVE how you used the stencil to create the gradient sky!!! Very clever and the entire card just turned out so gorgeous!!! (:

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  153. I am looking forward to using that wood grain card stock! I didn't even know it was part of the kit until you mentioned it! Yay *Ü*

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  154. WOW! Gorgeous! LOVE the background and the banner tucked around that way!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  155. Very cool card.... love what you did with the stencil... great colors!

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  156. Very cool technique, can't wait for my kit to arrive to play with the stencil...awesome!

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  157. What a cool effect! Will definitely have to try this. buck2@casscomm.com Janet

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  158. Love the colors, banner and the heart in the center.

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  159. Loving the great inking you have on the card.

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  160. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing that awesome technique of blending the edges to create a blended pattern.

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  161. Love how you used the stencil!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  162. Great card I like seeing how to use the items differently.

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  163. What a beautiful card and a very clever way of using the stencil, Fantastic.

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