Thursday, December 31, 2015

SSS You Have My Heart Blog Hop


Hi there. I'm excited and honored to be part of the SSS You Have My Heart Blog Hop. Here is the card I created using some of the product from THIS awesome release....


I thought I would share three technique/tips that I used when creating this card...

TIP #1 STRETCH THE SIZE OF YOUR DIES
I wanted to use THIS die for the sentiment. However, it was a bit large for where I wanted to place it. By die-cutting it from some black fun foam, I was able to shrink it down in size by applying heat to it with my heat gun. This gives you a lot more mileage from your dies.

TIP #2 COMBINE DIES FOR A WHOLE NEW LOOK
I cut THIS scalloped die out of some black cardstock and then placed THIS rectangle die in the center and ran it through my die-cut machine, creating an open frame. I love using multiple dies together to create a whole new image.



TIP #3 ADDING DIMENSION
I just love those big bold eyes on the bird images from THIS set. I decided to stamp an extra set, cut them out and adhere them back into place with some of THIS foam adhesive. I love how the dimension draws attention to the eyes...



GIVEAWAY
Now how about a GIVEAWAY!? Simon Says Stamp is picking one winner from each stop along the hop to win a prize package valued at $50! To enter, leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen on Monday, January, 4. 2016 and contacted by Simon Says Stamp. Good Luck!

KEEP HOPPING 
Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the sweet and talented Sarah Moerman. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

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608 comments:

  1. Love your card, the little birds are so cute.

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  2. Hi Heather - A cloud of hearts raining down - so creative and fun - love this card TFS - thanks for the HOP! Have a blessed day!

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  3. How fun is this?! I love your tips and will definitely be trying the foam one soon! The dimension you added with the eyes really makes this card POP!

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  4. super cute!! a very happy new year to you ♥

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  5. What an adorable and gorgeous card, Heather. Your have simply blown me away!:) Happy New Year!:)

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  6. Oh how cute and colorful!! Super sweet. Thanks for the chance at the Giveaway. I love Simon Says and am a new customer there trying to build up my collection of dies and stamps.

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  7. Oh my goodness....that is such a great tip...to heat some die cut foam to reduce the size of it. Brilliant!
    Susan

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  8. Thanks for all of the tips...just when I thought I knew them all (just kidding). Seriously, I adore your card and I really do appreciate the tips - definitely going to try the foam trick!

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  9. Thanks for all of the tips...just when I thought I knew them all (just kidding). Seriously, I adore your card and I really do appreciate the tips - definitely going to try the foam trick!

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  10. Oh my gosh! Super Cute! and awesome tips! Thanks!

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  11. Raining hearts, now that is just so cute with these little birds!

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  12. Great fun here! I love what you did by shrinking your foam.

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  13. Love love love the card - cute critters and lots of heart!

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  14. I've got to try that fun foam tip. Too clever!

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  15. Love the fun foam tip. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This stamp set is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Cute card! The popped up eyes are such a fun extra dimension

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  18. what an adorable card!!!!! I just love it!!! super super cute!!!!

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  19. Soooo cute:-) Thanks for inspiration!

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  20. those birds are hilarious - especially with the popped up eyes. love it!

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  21. This card would make anyone smile :)

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  22. So sweet....love your adorable birds.

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  23. Heather - love the card and the tips - a new way to use fun foam. I never would have thought to shrink it with a heat gun. FUN card! Hugs, Melanie

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  24. The little love birds are darling.
    Layering the die cuts for depth is a great idea.
    I never remember that one - use pop-dots, but they don't
    look as finished as the layered ones do.
    thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year

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  25. This card is so cute! Thanks for the technique tips.

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  26. So Clever Heather! Thank you for inspiring us with your creativity <3

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  27. What a fun little scene you created!

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  28. This card is just adorable and fun

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  29. Heather this card is the cutest! Love those little birds.

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  30. This is too cute for words but here you go. Adorable!

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  31. I love the use of the stacking animals! So creative...lots of good ideas!

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  32. Love the bird card and your ideas. Ingenious. Thanks

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  33. Love the bird card and your ideas. Ingenious. Thanks

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  34. Omgoodness. I looooove it...so sweet I love ur style girl...hugs fro. KY ....Laura

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  35. How stinkin cute is this card!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. I just love that stacking animals stamp set. Something different yet really cute! Cute card.

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  37. Thanks for the "poppin eyeball" tip. Takes a little extra time, but the WOW factor is worth it.

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  38. Great tips for using your supplies. Thanks so much. The card is super cute.

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  39. Your card just pops. Love it. Thanks

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  40. Cute card. Happy new year to you!

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  41. Cute!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome tips.

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  42. What clever and helpful tips. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  43. Love, love, love this card. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to all.

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  44. thanks for the hints, such a cute card, thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  45. I like tip #1! Thanks for sharing your fun card!

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  46. Thanks for the tips! Such a fun design!

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  47. Love this.....suoer cute and I Love all the newest SSS dies

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  48. Very cute card!! Liking these new dies!

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  49. love that stamp set, will have to have it.

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  50. The birds are adorable! And the popped eyes are perfect.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  51. How adorable! Love the tip about shrinking the foam.

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  52. cute card, that you for the tips great ideas

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  53. Cute and creative. Happy New Year!

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  54. Thank you for the tips! I really like your card too!

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  55. Such a cute and adorable card....I never tried to shrink foam but will give it a try..
    Thanks for all of the tips you gave...
    Happy New Year

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  56. Thanks for the tips, esp shrinking the die by using fun foam. The card is such fun!

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  57. So darn ADORABLE!! Thanks for sharing your great tips too!

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  58. I love hearing tips of using my supplies differently. It saves us money and increases creativity. Thanks for your ideas AND for the adorable card!!

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  59. Love all the dimension on your card. And, thanks for sharing tips on how to alter die sizes with foam.

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  60. Such a cute card. Thank you for the inspirational ideas in how to reduce the size of the die cut. Great way of making my limited supplies stretch. THANK YOU!!!!

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  61. How cute is that? Your tips are always so helpful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us

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  62. I love the layout of this card! So adorable! Happy New Year!

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  63. Thanks for the ideas. Love stretching my supplies. Your card is so cute with all the layers and dimension.

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  64. Thanks for the ideas. Love stretching my supplies. Your card is so cute with all the layers and dimension.

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  65. Adorable card! Thanks for all the great tips. I'm definitely going to try these things.

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  66. Too Stinkin' CUTE!!! Love how you popped up the eyes!!

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  67. Those little birdies are adorable! Love your cards!

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  68. I love those stacking animals, so cute.

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  69. Cute card. Great ideas! Thanks for your tips.

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  70. Thanks for the great tips and super cute card. Love those birds!

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  71. I love this card! It's unique and beautiful. The little details make such a difference. And, thank you for sharing your tips. I'm definitely going to be trying to shrink some foam.

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  72. Awesome tip on the die size!!! Love the bird eyes he's adorable in a mad way :)

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  73. Cute card - love those eyes! Love your wonderful tips, too.

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  74. What a cute card and thanks for all the tips (and marking them as such, so I would notice them as tips).

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  75. How cute is this! Thanks for the tips!

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  76. Just love this image!! So so cute and fun!! :)

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  77. Heating foam? How awesome is that??!! Ack, this is such a cute card. Great tips too!

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  78. That is such a cute card! Those little birds crack me up. Thanks for the tip on shrinking the fun foam, that will definitely come in handy. Now if I can only remember it :-)

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  79. Good ideas for more use of a die. Thank you.

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  80. So fun and SO very cute! Happy New Year to you!

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  81. What else to say except I {heart} your card, Heather! Your little love scene makes me smile! Thank you for the inspiration; my wish list is now a wish novel! Happy New Year!
    ~carol

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  82. Like the inspiration from idea of stretching dies. Like the arrangement. Happy New Year!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  83. Cute, cute, cute! So very adorable for kids of all ages!!! Love it!

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  84. Learned something new - shrinking the foam. Thanks!

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  85. Gosh! You are overflowing with great tips! Thanks!

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  86. Love how you've used the birdie from the Stacking Animals!!!

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  87. Love the clouds raining hearts and the tips you gave on how to stretch your supplies!

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  88. Love the step-by-step instructions for how you created this adorable card - and the links to the products you used.

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  89. Super cute and super fun card!!!

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  90. What a fun idea. I'm going to have to try the foam idea and not be so scared of it.

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  91. Your card is full of fun. I love the big-eyed birds. Thanks for all the valuable tips. I'll be trying some of them soon.

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  92. What a great fun card! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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  93. Love your tip for altering the size of the die cuts! Great card! Love those cute birds!

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  94. Awww that is just too cute! loving those birds

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  95. Love your card. The birds are adorable. Thank you for sharing. I wish you and your family a happy new year!

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  96. Love, love, love this card! So cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Love all the dimension and texture. Thanks for giving us each step.

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  98. super cute birds shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

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  99. Great cards. Thanks for the shrinking tip! Love it.

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  100. Cute card! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  101. Thank you for such great tips especially the one on black foam and heating ... To change sizes of stamps. I have to try it. Your cards are fabulous and I am so glad that you shared them.

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  102. So fun! I love the techniques especially using fun foam to shrink a die cut.

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  103. Such a sweet card! Thank you for sharing your tips. Those birds are so darn cute they make me laugh. Have a great new Year!

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  104. Such a cool card. Love those birds...brilliant way to make your sentiment work.

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  105. Really, really cute! Such a clever idea. Have a happy new year! :)

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  106. So cute and thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

    Lind ad.

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  107. Very adorable ! Thanks for the tips !

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  108. ADORABLE! Love those little birds with HUGE eyes! Love the heart raindrops, too.

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  109. Love those birds. Their eyes are fantastic! Happy New Year and stay blessed!

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  110. Fun card, the birds are just adorable!

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  111. OMG - those little birds are so cute - a very sweet card!

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  112. Super cute card - that black really makes the card pop!

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  113. Thanks for the tips as well as showcasing the new products!

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  114. Such a cute card, Heather! Love the colours and those birds are just adorable! Thanks for sharing... and Happy New Year! :)

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  115. Your card made me smile, so cute!

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  116. So cute and thanks for the tips. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.

    Linda D.

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  117. Very cute colorful card...puts a smile on my face.

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  118. Adorable card--love you resized the sentiment using your heat gun--great tip, thanks!

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  119. Super vibrant colors! Adorable!!!!

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  120. Thanks for the great hints. This card is adorable.

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  121. I love this card. You are fantastic.

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  122. Love the big eyed birds! The eyes would look so cute on wobbles, also. Thanks

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  123. Love that silly bird...great card Heather......Happy New Year !!!!! hugs

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  124. I love your little birds... and thanks for all the tips :D I forget to use different dies to create frames and usually only look for dies in the same stacked set.

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  125. Thank you for sharing such a creative technique to make more use out of our supplies! I love this card!

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  126. Your card is adorable, and your tips were fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  127. Your card is so cute and those birds are adorable. Thanks for all he great tips and Happy New Year.

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  128. Such a cute card--thanks for all the great tips!!

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  129. Absolutely so adorable! This is a super release!

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  130. lovin' this stinkin' cute lovebirds card; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  131. Thanks so much for joining in the hop. I know have a new blog to follow and learn from.
    Thank you so much for the tips! Love the cards and I've learn some new things to use on my cards.
    XO Nana

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  132. Stop the Cuteness!! And I can't wait to try the foam trick!! Happy New Year!!

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  133. this is soooo cute love your work thank you

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  134. HI Heather, your card is so cute, great technique. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoying this blog hop. Happy New Year x

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  135. Thanks for the great tips. Very helpful.

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  136. This is a fun card...made me smile! Happy New Year!

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  137. Love those birds. What a cute card.

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  138. Very sweet card. I'm always looking for ideas for valentines for my grandchildren.

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  139. Thanks for sharing the fun foam idea. Such a sweet card.

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  140. This card is totes adorbs!!! I love the little owls and their popped eyes. Thank you so much for the awesome tip about shrinking fun foam. I have gobs of it at home and am definitely going to try out this technique!

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  141. Love this card. Thanks for the tip.

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  142. Your card is CUTE!! Love all the layers. The tip about heat shrinking the die cut is genius.

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  143. Love your tip about shrinking the foam. Never would have thought of that! Cute card.

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  144. Love the tips and birds. Beautiful work.

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  145. heat shrinking the die cut!? Ingenious!!!

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  146. Those birds are way too cute! Love the tips you shared.

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  147. Thanks for the tip on shrinking the foam. The birds came out super cute. Thank you and Happy New Year! :)

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  148. Happy New Year ! Love the Tip on shrinking the foam, you give will have to try it!

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  149. Awesome tips! I didn't know you could shrink fun foam. I'm going to have to try that.

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  150. THANK YOU for the TIPS, Heather!!!! Your card is ADORABLE!!! PERFECTLY DONE!!! Your tips were VERY HELPFUL!!! THANKK YOU!!! ;)

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  151. What cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  152. What a fun and delightful card! I think these Love Birds are so cute, and the overall design is super cheerful and very well-done! Thanks!

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  153. Fun card - thanks for the tips! A great way to be inspired! Happy New Year
    Lyn

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  154. Such a fun card. Love this stamp set.

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