SSS + Kelly Purkey August/September Project Kit Blog Hop!




Hello and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp + Kelly Purkey Project Kit Blog Hop!!
You should have arrived here from the blog of the talented May Flaum! ;)

Confession: I love the Kelly Purkey project kits even though I don't do project life and I rarely scrapbook these days. As a cardmaker, I always see so much possibility with these kits because they are jam packed with awesome product that has that great KP style and can be adapted to cards so easily! ;)

For my post, I decided to show the three main ways I 'look' at the product in the kits when I first get them, to plan out my card designs. The result is always cards I love, with varying styles.

1. The Stamp Set

I am a stampy cardmaker, which simply means that I stamp on almost every card I create. ;)
Stamps and ink make me happy so these kits are great because there is always an exclusive stamp set in them. I usually go for the stamp set first and think of ways I can incorporate the stamps into my cards designs.

August 2013



I decided to use the stamps to create a fun, unique birthday card. The month stamp and the individual letters work great together for someone with an August birthday. And to make it even more personalized, I added the cut out arrow from one of the patterned papers in the kit and added the number 11 to reflect the actual date of the recipients birthday. ;)
All of it was stamped on one of the 3x4 cards that came in the kit, and adhered to a Hero Arts notecard from my stash. I also repeatedly stamped the August stamp image on the card base in pool coloured ink to give the card a little more dimension.


2. Kit Product Only

I love to challenge myself to only use product that comes in the kit, especially some of the fun embellishments. 
It's fun to play around with the different 3x4 cards while pairing them up with the badges, stickers and sequins! ;)

Today



For this card, I started out with the 3x4 card and 'built' my card from there. I let the pre-printed design on the card inspire the overall card design and just added little bits and pieces from there. Super quick and easy card that looks like it took a long time to create.
That's one of the great things about the kits - they make it so easy to make quick and easy cards that look great! ;)


3. Kit Product + A Little Extra

Once I've worked with the kit and made some cards as outlined above, I like to look at the product and think of ways I can add to what's already there with product from my stash.
Just because it all comes together in a kit, doesn't mean you're limited to use it like that. I definitely recommend adding to it for some completely different cards designs! ;)

She Said / He Said



I admit it... I haven't used a rub-on in years. But when I saw the awesome Jenni Bowlin rub-ons that came in the kit, I knew I wanted to use them on a card. I love the 'She Said' and 'He Said' and knew right away that I wanted to use some of my wood veneer 'potty people' with them.
I added a sentiment from the stamp set to complete the design and a bit of glitter with a Sakura glitter pen.


Supplies :




So three fun and different cards, created with the awesome products from the kit. I love how I can get so many different looks, just by using the products in different ways! ;)

In addition to the Project Kits that come out every other month, there is also an entire line of exclusive Kelly Purkey product at Simon Says Stamp. You can check out all of the great stamps, stencils, dies, stickers, sequins, etc... that are available here.

GIVEAWAY!!!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky commenter on every blog in the hop!!! That's eleven 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 August 25/13 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Monday August 26/13!!

Thanks so much for visiting my stop on the hop!!
This is the end of the hop and we would like to say thank you so much for hopping a long with us!!
You can go directly to the start of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp blog here, for a full list of hoppers or if you encounter any broken links.

Steph ;)

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307 comments:

  1. Your cards are so trendy and fun, love the unique designs!!

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  2. Awesome neat and clean cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Excellent creations Stephanie, love the kit! x

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  4. Love your card ideas! Catchy but simple!!

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  5. very creative use of the kit elements... love that clean and simple style of your cards.

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  6. Love that you showed us 'cards'! Cards are my 'thing' and it was great to see how the kit is so versatile!!

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  7. Such gorgeous CAS cards, Steph!! Love the bling in the first one :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. excellent cards. very creative. =)

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  9. Love your cards, great use of the kit.

    Margaret K

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  10. Cute Cards! I am a card maker at heart as well.

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  11. Love that you used the kit to make cards instead of a PL layout. Thanks for the great hop.

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  12. Great inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I have to admit...the potty people freak me out normally, but you used them in a great way here. Fabulous cards as usual!

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  14. I love the inspiration for using the kit for cards - I use to do scrapbook pages - but my kids have been long gone from home and have families of their own - sooo - I am into cards now :)

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  15. These are some excellent cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Your cards are fantastic! Love how you take a 'scrapbook' kit and use it creatively for something new!

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  17. I love your card layouts. So simple and so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love the way you presented your cards :) Good ideas, too!

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  19. Great card ideas! I don't SB or do PL, but I'll be taking another look at these kits. ;-)

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  20. You did a great job using the kit for cardmaking. So many fun elements that you showcased.

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  21. Such fun cards love them. Way to use that kit "out the Box" ha.

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  22. Adorable cards - the potty people card is my fave! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  23. Awesome cards and kit,Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Such cute cards! Especially love the She Said/He Said! :)

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  25. Love the fact you made cards and not layouts!As well as you're from Canada!

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  26. Love your cards, and the kit looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Such great cards! Love the stamps.

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  28. love Kelly's designs & this one is no different!

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  29. Love how you used the kit to make cards!

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  30. Great inspiration on using the kit pieces on cards!

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  31. I love seeing the kits used to make cards!

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  32. Love the way you used the kit pieces in your cards.

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  33. Thanks for using the kit on cards since I am not a PL person. I especially like the way you showed you can make a quick card using the journal cards.

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  35. Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Great cards, very clean & simple... love them. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Wonderful cards and I like that you added from your own stash to compliment the kit!

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  38. Cute cards! Love the kit and the colors~

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  39. Now, those are wonderful cards!

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  40. Great cards, so clean and simple and fun!!

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  41. What a wonderfully versatile kit! Cute cards!

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  42. As a card maker, I thank you for using this great kit to make some great cards

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  43. these cards are awesome- so cute and each one has its own personality!

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  44. Love seeing the kit used in card making!

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  45. Great projects. I have the kit and I love it.

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  46. Cute cards! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  47. Fabulous cards! love that kit!

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  48. great projects thanks for sharing with them.

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  49. These cards are great thanks for sharing.

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  50. Like the twist of using the kit on cards!

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  51. Hi Stephanie! Wow...such a creative way to incorporate the items in the kit into cards! I love it! Your cards are always such an inspiration anway..thanks so much for sharing your super great talent!

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  52. You cards are great. I love how you used the rubons.

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  53. I love seeing cards made from the kits, since that's mostly what I do. These are so fresh. I love seeing how everyone uses the elements of the kits so differently.

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  54. I love the personalized card with the date on it. It will sure to make feel somebody especial!

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  55. Such a bunch of
    wonderful cards!
    Love all the details
    on them.
    Carla from Utah

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  56. Kelly's kit rocks!

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  57. Yay! For card ideas! We knew we could count on you!

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  58. I just love the cards you made. I love the simplicity look. Lovely kit.

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  59. I just love the cards you made. I love the simplicity look. Lovely kit.

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  60. I REALLY like seeing cards from this kit.
    Thanks.

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  61. Great cards! Thanks for sharing your thought process.

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  62. Love that you made cards from this kit!

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  63. what a great kit and wonderful giveaway! I've been eyeing her kits (and buying lots of the individual pieces!) for awhile now and would love to use the store credit to pick one up finally!

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  64. I really love the stamp set in this kit.

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  65. Fun cards! Very fun to see how these fun elements can be used on cards. Love your style! :)

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  66. What terrific cards. Great ways to use the goodies in the kit. Thanks

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  67. Your cards are so cute! Love those rub-ons for the last one. :)

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  69. Great, fun cards as always. I love the way you see things a bit differently, and that is a good thing.

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  72. I am also a stamper and card maker so love seeing your cards! Fun and fresh looking!

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  73. Love the cards you created with the kit! Especially the he said/she said with the addition of the wood people! Perfect!

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  74. Great cards! Awesome ~God bless~

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  75. fantastic cards, anyone would be thrilled to get those!

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  76. Love your clean and crisp style of card and great use of the new kit.

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  77. These cards are wonderful, so much fun!

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  78. I am so glad to see your beautiful cards made with this cool kit. I adore making cards and the kit elements look great for card making!

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  79. Sooooooo glad to see a card in the hop!!! Beautiful job!!!

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  80. Lovely cards! Thanks for the give away :D

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  81. These are so cute. I'm loving the inspiration I got to use the kit outside of my PL album.

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  82. I love your cards. They're simply amazing

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  83. Fab cards ... looks like you had fun with your new kit!

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  84. Mahalo for sharing your Fabulous cards that exhibit the Versatility of the kit in your Creative hands.

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  85. Nice work Stephanie ^^

    Hugs from France
    Lunea

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  86. Thanks for being one of the participants in this great blog hop! I so enjoyed your cards and use of the kit. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us!

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  87. Great cards...love how you used the kit!

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  88. how fun are your cards! Thanks for showing them!

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  89. Great use of the kit!! Fun stuff.

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  90. Just love these little people and their comments!!! such fun!!!

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  91. Love the cards! The bold colors and fun designs are fabulous uses for the products in this kit!

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  92. So many ideas, thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  93. The great thing about this kit is that you can use it for PL, for layouts and for card making! Your cards are lovely.

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  94. My favourite is the "He Said, She Said" card, how cute!!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity :)

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  95. love how you used the kit to make the cards

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  96. Not sure if I have EVER used a rub-on....I must have years ago....but not since I started card-making!! Love your cards.
    <3 J

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  97. Love love love that you used the kit for cardmaking as that's my comfort zone! ;) Thanks for the inspiration, eache one of them is fantastic!

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  98. Your cards are so adorable and fun. Thank you for sharing! ;)

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  99. Great cards, Stephanie! I love using rub-ons, can't get enough of them.

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  100. I'm a cardmaker too - so I love your designs. They're CAS and sweet!!!

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  101. Love your ideas. Thanks for taking your time and sharing

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  102. I really like the 'he said, she said' card. too cute!

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  103. Thanks so much for your ideas. And taking your time and sharing

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  104. What fun cards! I loved seeing how you created them.

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  105. Love your ideas!! and the cards are great!!!

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  106. So fun and so FABULOUS!!! Love these cards!!! xxx

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  107. So great to know that this kit is awesome for cards too! I only do one PL page a month, and it looks like this kit is chock-full of goodies for all sorts of projects! Thanks for sharing your fun ideas with us readers. :)

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  108. Fantastic job with the kit! I love that last one...and the clean style!

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  109. What a fun kit! I love KP! Thanks for a chance!

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  110. Fun cards! I'm loving those rub ons too!

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  111. I am mainly a card maker too--thanks for sharing you card ideas.

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  112. I love your insight in how to approach using the kits!

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  113. I love the cards you made & thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  114. FABulous cards!!! So loving this kit!!

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  115. love your cards, He said, She said is just my favorite.

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  116. So very excited to see more of your work!

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  117. Love all the ideas, specially the last one so fabulous.

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  118. I love making cards. Yours are great!

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  119. These are soooo cool! Love them! And the colors are great, too!

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  120. I am loving the KP kit! Love those cards as well, such a great idea!

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  121. I like your cards, they turned out so cute especially the top one for the birthday. I really liked it. tfs

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  122. Great cards! Love that you used the kits to make cards!

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  123. LOVE that he said she said card!

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  124. I loved your cards...very creative use of the kit. Looks like a great kit and BTW, I LOVE rub-ons!!

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  125. Love the stamped background of first card.. Your cards are always simple and catchy. TFS!

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  126. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kelly Purkey!!! Absolutely must have this kit..hope I win!!!

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  127. I really love all of your cards, Stephanie! Amazing and creative use of the kit on each one! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!Thanks so much for sharing them with us! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

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  128. 3 great cards! I really love that you used the stamp set for a birthday card - so creative!

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  129. Your cards are always sooo über cute!! Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us...and the $25 spending spree is an added bonus..thanks much :)

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  130. Thanks for showing your cards, a different way to use the supplies. Very cute.

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  131. I love that you call them Potty People. Awesome cards!

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  132. So colorful cards!!, love the body shape one, so creative, thanks for sharing us!!

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  133. These cards are so stinking cute!! Love that you were able to use a PL kit for something non-PL-related.

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  134. what great ideas for cards, I love the one with the actual date thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  135. CAS and CUTE, super cards!!!!!

    xx Irene

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  136. Amazing cards! this kits looks like a lot of fun!

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  137. Great cards...love them! This kit is awesome!

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  138. Very nice cards, enjoyed looking!

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  139. Nice to see some great cards with a lot of the elements1 Thanks for the inspiration!

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  140. Really cute cards and this kit looks amazing.

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  141. I just love your card projects!!! Like you, I love card-making, not so much into scrapbooking. LOL It is fabulous to see the versatile elements in the Kits. Colorful papers, wonderful stamps, and fun embellishments! All the ingredients for some pretty fantastic cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  142. Wonderful clean cards...love the use of the speech bubbles on the last.

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  143. Awesome! Such wonderful cards from an amazing kit!

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  144. Cute! Love how you mixed the kit up by creating cards ;)

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  145. love this...love simon says:)

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  146. Great cards! I love the color patterns!

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  147. I love your cards! Awesome job and great colors.

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  148. These are really great cards! Love them

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  149. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the originality in your cards!

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  150. Lovely. Great job.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com

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  151. Your cards are so sweet and simple! Love the colors.

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  152. A fellow Canadian! My lucky day! And a giveaway! While I wait for my new stencils from Simon Says Stamps!
    Thank you! xPrudence!

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