Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® blog hop! I am so excited to be here sharing some of the newest products on a fun holiday card that I created!

I love the Road Trip stamp and die set that were released a couple of months ago as part of the This Is The Life release, so when I saw that there was a coordinating holiday stamp set coming out to go with it, I was a bit excited lol!! I love that the trees can sit on the top of the station wagon! ;)

When I started my card, I created the station wagon first and then built it from there. I stamped and copic coloured the car a beige colour and then I added a piece of wood design patterned paper for the side panel. To make it look even more realistic, I added some textured Goosebumps to it. It gives it the perfect amount of texture and shine to make it look like real wood!

Once I had the car done, I stamped and coloured the larger tree to go on top. I knew as soon as I saw the tree that rather than stamp it straight, I wanted to bend the top of it so it would hang down in front of the window lol! Totally a Griswold car happening here! ;)

Once the tree was coloured and cut out (there are matching dies but I didn't use them since I stamped the tree different than the actual stamp), I glued it on top of the car and then added some twine around the whole thing to make it look like the tree was tied down to the car. ;)

I also added some white Ranger Texture Paste to the top parts of the tree to mimic snow. I love that the texture paste gives both texture and dimension.

To create the rest of the scene, I stamped some more trees (all straight), coloured them and then added them to the background to look like the tree lot. I put three of them under a vellum piece to mute them (and the sky patterned paper) and then added one on top of the vellum. The one on top also has some of the texture paste on it to look like snow.

I diecut the road with the On The Road die and just used the road portion of it for the car to drive on. To make it look like a snow covered road, I added Unicorn White pigment ink with a sponge dauber in random areas on the road. I love how realistic it looks!!

To complete the card, I added some of the birds from the stamp set and also stamped the greeting "Home for the Holidays" along the bottom.

I love love how fun these stamps and dies are and how they remind you of holidays spent as a kid. So excited to make more holiday cards like this that are sure to bring smiles and bring back memories!

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack of a selection of items from our STAMPtember® giveaway stash at each stop on the hop! That's 19 chances to win!! Awesome, right?! Just leave a comment on this post by 6pm EST on Thursday September 11/14!!

Now who's ready to keep hopping!?! The next stop on the hop is my amazingly talented friend Teri Anderson! Happy Hopping!! ;)

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1,280 comments:

  1. what a fun card.. i love how you added the string..

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  2. That tree on top of the car is amazing!

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  3. Great card! I'm loving the twine wrapped around the tree and car!

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  4. So cute Stephanie! I love the combination of the two stamp sets!

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  5. Such a great card! The string is the perfect touch.

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  6. The bent tree, the wrapped twine, pure amazing!

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  7. I love all the special touches on your card. The woodgrain panel on the station wagon, the twine around the tree and the softened background using vellum - just great!

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  8. cute card! Love that station wagon :)

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  9. What a FUN card:) Makes me want to get out my Christmas decorations, LOL

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  10. Good Lord. The scene is just amazing. I love the tree on wagon, i have this personal grief for the trees that were cut. We used to have this giant oak tree in our backyard, that my father had to cut because the neighbours were complaining that tree was blocking the sun. I literally cried for 3 days. And still misses that adorable tree.
    Thank you for sharing your card and reminding of my first love :)
    Dija.

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  11. The car is classic. Love the touch that wood panel brought to it.

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  12. What a great card For some reason, every time I see that picture/stamped image, I think of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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  13. awesome!!!! love this card and love those trees!!!

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  14. These two sets really work well together, don't they. Great card. Love the snow you created and the vellum to create depth.

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  15. Amazing Card. Love the snowy feel with the Vellum

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  16. What a great card! Clark W. Griswald would be proud.

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  17. That station wagon brings back the memories for sure!

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  18. Love that card. It is so cute!

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  19. This is such a fun card, love it, all the different textures really make it pop

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  20. Your card is fabulous!!! Love this stamp set...

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  21. What a great card and what a great blog hop! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  22. Love the new stamp set to coordinate with the old one! You have created a very realistic scene here, Stephanie!

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  23. How adorable is that, lovely card!

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  24. Fun card! The new inks are what I'm eager to try!

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  25. I love the tree on the car! It reminds me of Christmas at our house!

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  26. What a cheerful card! I love all of the details! Great job!

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  27. You created a fun and nostalgic scene!

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  28. That tree on the car is so fun Stephanie!

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  29. Love it! The snow and twine really set it off!

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  30. Love the card! Reminds me of Christmas of my youth!

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  31. Oh mmm gee! This card is so hilarious! I absolutely love all the detail that you put into this to make it so realistic! TFS!

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  32. Love how you curved the tree, and used the vellum. Great idea.

    Love
    Ela

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  33. Ahhh! I love the Christmas Vacation inspiration!

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  34. Wood grain station wagon! You don't see them any more. I love how the tree is a bit too big for it and has to be bent over the window!

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  35. I love them all but my favourite product is the news dies. So wonderful !!
    Marylène (je ne peux pas laisser mon adresse mail :-(

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  36. Cute scene and I love how you did the vellum background!

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  37. Such a cute card! It reminds of going to get Christmas trees with my grandkids, we do it every December and put the tree on top of the car. :)

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  38. How cute is THIS?! Such a fun combination of sets! I love it!

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  39. That "woody" car brings back so many good memories. My M-I-L had one when I first started dating my husband.....

    Julie H in MN

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  40. Live the new tree stamps and the combination with the station wagon! Great idea!

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  41. This makes me so happy to look at! So clever and so perfect for Griswold fans. :)

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  42. Reminds me of all the times we went to get a Christmas tree. Great card!

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  43. What a fun card that brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love this card!! I am goi g to have to get this stamp set for sure! TFS

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  45. This is such a cute, fun card! I love the little red birds :) what you've done with the vellum and the snow on the trees are lovely details!

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  46. Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing with us. cheers :)

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  47. Love this card! I wish I had the talent to color like that!

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  48. You can almost imagine the tip of that tree bouncing against the windshield with each bump in the road. Very cute card. And SSS out did themselves on this awesome release.

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  49. This is one of my favorite sets of the new release & I love what you did w/ it. Makes me want it even more.

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  50. This is such a fun card! Love your use of vellum!

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  51. Ok I am so glad you used these two stamps together! I was hoping someone would! Love it!

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  52. OMG that tree tipped over the station wagon is so cute! Gives me a warm fuzzy holiday season feeling! TFS Hugs, Kristina

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  53. Clever how you bent the tree and tied it to the car. Thanks for the chance...

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  54. Thats super cute! Love the bright colors!

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  55. Super cute! The woodgrain does look very realistic on the station wagon...great job!

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  56. Love how the top of the tree is completely obstruction the view out of the front of the station wagon…..totally reminds me of tree hunting with my family when I was little!!

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  57. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Curving the tree on the car -- spectacular idea! Love the card.

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  59. Such a vibrant card. love the snow on the tree!

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  60. Using the vellum is such a a great way to create dimension!

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  61. Cute card! I love how that tree covers the whole car haha

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  62. What a funny card. I have some friends who would really love it.

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  63. Fantastic card Steph. Love the winger scene you created. Awesome coloring.

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  64. This scene is so fun I luv it and the road looks amazing

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  65. Love this style and think you did an amazing job with the card :D

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  66. Stamptember my favorite time of year. Thank you.

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  67. SO CUTE!! I wasn't going to get these sets but you card has pushed me over the edge! I adore it, your coloring is gorgeous too!

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  68. Oh this is a lot of fun! You can almost feel the coldness of the snow and smell the pine tree. Love it!

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  69. Cute card! Love how u mixed 2 stamp sets to come up with a great card!

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  70. What a cheerful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Great Card - your coloring is fantastic!

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  72. Your card is soooo funny. I just can't stop laughing. Ha ha ha.

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  73. Love your clever and very creative design, brilliant!!!

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  74. Love the velum over the background.

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  75. I love all the item of new release!!

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  76. Ha, love this! Yep, definitely the Griswalds!!!

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  77. Such a fun card - love when stamp sets are combined like that. That brings back memories - my parents had a station wagon when I was kid.

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  78. This card is so funny and pretty, love it.

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  79. What a fun pretty card

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  80. Reminds me of when I was a kid & our blue station wagon. This is such a fun card. Love it!

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  81. Such a cute card Stephanie! Reminds me of the tree the Griswolds chose & strapped to their family truckster... (LOL)! I had to smile when I saw your card : )

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  82. what a super fun card!!! Would love to whip up a few of those myself!

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  83. Super fun card. Love all the details you added.

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  84. Such a cute and fun card! I love the coloring! Thanks for sharing this!

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  85. such a fun card - we used to have a station wagon for bringing home the tree - great memories!

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  86. Card makes me excited for Christmas in September

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  87. Memories...Going out to get that perfect tree. Love the Ranger Glitter Paste

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  88. HaHa when I seen this card my first thought was Chevy Chase. LOL the card is so cute. I love the background that you have the trees layered. I hope that station wagon doesn't move. Someone is not going to be able to see to drive. Love it. TFS

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  89. I really like the use of the vellum in the card and the tree over the station wagon is really great!

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  90. Adorable! This is such a nostalgic, classic Christmas image to me. Love it!

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  91. Such a cute fun card Stephanie :-)

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  92. Love the new release. Your cards are just great as always. I am such a fan of all your work.

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  93. So great! I love how you've combined a new stamp set with a not-so-old older stamp set!

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  94. just watched the release, I want it all..Love the trees.. your card is so much fun !!!

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  95. Fabulous! Love the tree on top of the card.

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  96. Such a neat card. Love the scene.

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  97. Super fun card-makes me smile. We had a few station wagons like that as I grew up.
    Laurie B

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  98. What a fun card! Love how you even did a little bend in the tree on the roof and the vellum adds just the right touch!! TFS!

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  99. This is adoarble. There are too many items I want to buy this time!

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  100. Such a fun and playful card. Love how you used the twine and how you bent the tree over the top of the car!!

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  101. Really clever card design

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  102. How clever to create an avenue of trees with the vellum. Will have to try this. xx

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  103. MAN I love that station wagon! So cute! Great with the whole "bringing home the Christmas tree" thing! Love it!

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  104. The ole family wagon. Now that brings back memories. Love it!

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  105. Love your card! Totally reminds me of the Griswolds-and Christmas Vacation is my favorite Christmas movie!

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  106. such a great combination of stamp sets and I love the layers

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  107. love this card! the vellum and the bent Christmas tree on the car - and the string holding it down! perfect!

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  108. So excited to see your card, which includes my fave sets of this new release (although they're all just fabulous, aren't they?). Love it!

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  109. When I look at your card I realize how all of the little "extras" make your card really stand out! The woodgrain paneling on the car, the bent tree, the vellum background... just to name a few... awesome inspiration! TFS!

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  110. This makes me think of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I love it!

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  111. Oh my gosh - this is the cutest card! I love how you tied the bent tree on the car. Love it!

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  112. What an awesome, fun card! I love it! You're really making me want that entire set up!!!!

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  113. This cards smells like christmas!

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  114. That is so cute--I love how you bent the tree over the car!

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  115. I love the wood paper on the side of the "Griswold's' station wagon! What a fun card...TFS!

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  116. I love the ability to be able to layer stamps from previous releases! What a great idea!

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  117. Love the way you have used the twine around the car....amazing

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  118. Too too FUN!! The vellum is such a great idea!! Love that station wagon!! Tfs!!;)

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  119. Very cute. Love the tree tied on top of the station wagon.

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  120. Absolutely awesome!! Such great detail!!

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  121. Reminds me of the days when my dad put the Christmas tree on our station wagon.

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  122. The card has amazing detail...more than I have ever included in a card. Maybe this will inspire me. thanks

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  123. I love everything about this card. The tree over the roof is brilliant. Tfs

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  124. An adorable card with fantastic details! Loving the new release/Blog Hop!!

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  125. Love this card with all details and the colors!

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  126. Oh my, so love this card... I instantly reminded me of the Lampoons Christmas Vacation movie.. Ha ah ha... Awesome scene... I get such a kick out of the tree in the roof and the wood panel look on the old station wagon ...

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  127. What a cute and beautifully colored card!!!

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  128. What a funny card! I think this person would get pulled over for driving like that! Haha

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  129. Great card--it totally made me laugh out loud!

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  130. What a fantastic, whimsical card! Thank you for sharing your take on this great new release.

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  131. Great card! Those products are gettin gme so excited! :)

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  132. OMG! What a fun card! Reminds me of when I was a kid living back East! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work!

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  133. Ha ha! Love the tree tied down to the station wagon!!

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  134. This is such a fun card and takes me back.....to the simpler times when I was young. Love it!

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  135. What a fun card, thanks for sharing!

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  136. Fun card! I'm wondering how the driver can see where he/she is going! lol

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  137. Great card...brought back memories of the time when people went to a tree lot to pick out their fresh tree (doesn't happen very much anymore. Love the texture you added and your stamping techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. oh, my, goodness - how sweet is that old car - love this~

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  139. I love your sense of humor with the tree on the car! Fun card!

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  140. Love the background with the different type of paper! Very fun and easy to do!

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  141. My favorite in the new release is the Presents & Ornaments stamp set.

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  142. Beautiful - those copic markers sure make the images pop!

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  143. Such a creative card!!! Love all the elements , the tree ,the twine , all of it ! Wow what a great card

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  144. Great card! My first thought was " There's an accident waiting to happen. " You created a super scene with the curved tree stamp, the old woody wagon right down to the rope tying it to the car! If it had been my Dad, the rope goes through the windows, so we all freeze on the way home. " I'm not running the #%& heater with the windows open!!! " Ha!

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  145. Such a cute card! Great way to use the car and trees!

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  146. What a great scene and I love it when new stamp sets give new life to old ones.

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  147. What a great card, brings back childhood memories.

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  148. Vellum over the background is a great idea

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  149. Great card! I remember having to bring our tree home this way. What a happy memory!!!

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  150. Wow! the station wagon looks so real.

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  151. Amazing card! I love all of the texture and details!

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