Friday, October 21, 2016

I Love SSS Day Two & Blog Hop


Hi there! I'm back today with Day Two of the I Love Simon Says Stamp Week. (Click HERE for Day One.) This post is also part of a fun Blog Hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp's newest release, Believe in the Season.

I'm sharing a couple of cards that features embossed foil cardstock...


I love THIS foil cardstock, especially for holiday cards. I thought I would share a few tips on embossing on this specialty cardstock in case you want to give it a try too...


*I made sure to apply THIS powder bag all over the cardstock to prevent embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn't. I do this any time I emboss, but it's especially important with specialty cardstock.


*To prevent warping, I taped down the cardstock to a board using THIS tape. I did this after stamping the background using VersaMark ink.

*After sprinkling on THIS silver embossing powder, I applied heat with THIS heat gun. You want to make sure to keep the heat gun moving. If you leave it on one spot too long, it will start to melt the paper (especially with this foiled finish).

I used THIS background stamp and I really like it's size. I cut the embossed pattern in half so I would have more pieces for future cards. Using the MISTI made it easy to get good coverage. For the flowers, I heat embossed the images from THIS set using the same embossing powder on to THIS cardstock. I used THESE watercolors to add color used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out.

KEEP HOPPING
Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop. Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop, my talented friend, Kelly Latevola. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. 

GIVEAWAY
Want to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? Just leave a comment below. I will randomly choose one comment from this post to win! You have until Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. EST to enter. Good Luck. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back Monday with Day Three's project of I Love Simon Says Stamp week. 

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493 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. Love the technique!

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  2. OMG - love the warm shimmer of the gold foil and the blue foil, with that beautiful word background stamp is just stunning.

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  3. The metal looking backgrounds are so different on these cards. Nice job!

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  4. Pretty! I love the stamping on the metallic card stock...

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  5. Very pretty, love metallic card stock too

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  6. such a simple and yet gorgeous look of embossing on the metallic CS!! TFS your Gorgeous cards with us! :D
    Dolly (scrapthat)

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  7. Love your cards! This is a fabulous release!

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  8. Beautiful amazing cards! Great idea and design!

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  9. Beautiful cards! The embossing on the metallic background looks awesome.

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  10. Love the touch of shimmer and shine, beautiful cards!!

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  11. love your unique style of adding color!!!!!

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  12. I love that you used the foil cardstock for the background. Soooo pretty!

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  13. Yesterday's was magical... todays is mystical magical... thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. :)

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  14. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing

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  15. Wow, stunning! The blue is especially gorgeous!

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  16. Oh my goodness, your cards are amazing :) I do believe I have to invest in some of that cardstock!!

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  17. Your cards are so pretty. I especially love the blue one. So happy you shared them with us.

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  18. fab cards, I especially love the blue one and i'm not even a blue kind of person lol

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  19. Great combination of colors and stamps in the new collection!

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  20. Great idea for creating an elegant stylish card. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us:)

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  21. Love the embossing on the foil. So festive. Beautiful cards

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  22. Love the foil on your cards!I love all the items in this release.

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  23. Oh so pretty and shiny! Love them! Thank you!

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  24. oh so beautiful, love the embossing on foil paper and the great poinsettia stamp.

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  25. Beautiful cards! thanks for sharing!

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  26. This blog hop is so fun! Just like this card making set! Great for scrapbooking too!

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  27. Love your ingeniously made cards....thank you!

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  28. This is such an elegant look. Thank you for this technique! Love that background!

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  29. Your cards are gorgeous. I've never thought of heat embossing on foiled paper. That new SSS stamp set is wonderful.

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  30. Both cards are so very pretty. I really like the colors you used.

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  31. Beautiful use for my hoarded foiled cardstock!

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  32. I love the look of the embossed foil. Definitely a technique I will have to try!

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  33. such pretty cards Heather - love the design!

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  34. Love the blue card. The embossed foil is gorgeous.

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  35. Such a pretty metallic background. Turning the flower stamp upside down is such a pretty variation. Love these!

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  36. Wow love these cards and the shimmer of the foil is fabulous.

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  37. Yay for the foiling, great cards!

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  38. Such a great release, I want it ALL!

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  39. Your cards are so elegant and beautiful. I am simply in love with them. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. These cards are lovely. I am loving the combo of watercolour with the sketchy feel of the poinsettia stamp.

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  41. Wonderful and festive cards! Love your silver embossing on the foiled paper!

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  42. I love your poinsettias. Beautiful.

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  43. These are just beautiful! I especially love the light blue poinsettia against the darker blue (stunning) foil CS.

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  44. Stunning! Thanks for all the tips, embossing on speciality papers looks amazing but can be so tricky!

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  45. So so pretty! I love the embossing on foil!

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  46. Looks amazing! Must give this a try.

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  47. oh Heather, this looks great! Gotta give it a go :)

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  48. The foiled cardstock embossed is a STUNNING way to offset the other pieces. Great idea!

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  49. Great range of colors and sparkle

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  50. Thank you for the beautiful cards. I especially like the blue foil card. And thank you for the embossing tips --I have never embossed on foil before and I appreciate your expertise.

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  51. These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Love your cards! The blue one is my favorite.

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  53. Stunning background and I love the watercolor poinsettias.

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  54. Wow...love your use of the foiled cardstock. The blue card is my fav.

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  55. Very nice. I love foiled christmas cards and this is such a unique way to do one.

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  56. I am not sure I have ever seen foiled backgrounds, but the effect is amazing! THANK YOU!! I will definitely try this.

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  57. Beautiful, I love the winter flowers stamps.

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  58. Gorgeous cards! Really stunning!

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  59. Gorgeous cards, such pretty embossing!

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  60. Beautiful cards, love the blue poinsettia!

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  61. I have never tried heat embossing on foil but this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing... your cards are wonderful!

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  62. Nothing says Christmas like shimmery cards. Gorgeous embossing.

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  63. What gorgeous cards. I love the embossing onto foil. Beautiful. And the poinsettias are so very pretty. Love the blue one on the blue foiling.

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  64. Lovely cards!Thank you for sharing!

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  65. Fabulous cards! Love the background!

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  66. The foil background is stunning, lovely, beautiful - I want it!! TFS

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  67. Wow, the embossing on foil is such a cool effect! Love these cards! Thanks for the tips!

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  68. Going to try the foil cardstock. Your embossing is lovely on it.

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  69. Great cards. The foil makes them so festive.

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  70. Foil screams Christmas as much as glitter does - I love these cards <3

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  71. Love, love, love the blue card!!!! Both are great, but that blue one just jumped out at me!

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  72. That shiny foil is beautiful! It really feels like Christmas!

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  73. Love the embossing foil technique!

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  74. What beautiful cards! I just love the different variations of colors. So pretty.

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  75. Gorgeous! What a difference a change in color makes!

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  76. Wonderful! All that sparkle...
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Have a happy day, Nicole

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  77. Love that specialty paper embossed!!

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  78. The foil looks stunning. Great job

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  79. The blue card is my favorite. Thanks for the chance at the give-a-way!

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  80. What a great card. Blue poinsettia? Love thinking outside of the box! It totally works!

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  81. Lovely! Great inspiration on the blog hop!

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  82. That foil embossed is gorgeous!

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  83. Such elegant cards. Beautiful! xx

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  84. the embossing looks wonderful on the foil, love the cards
    thanks for sharing your creativity
    Barb Housner

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  85. Heather, these are so beautiful, I ♥ them! Total STUNNERS!

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  86. Amazing! Love the cards and the technique! Love foil and the look!

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  87. So pretty!!! I love the look of the embossing on the shiny paper.

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  88. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the tips.

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  89. What a great idea, love the embossed foil!

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  90. The foil really adds a touch of class to your cards. Thank you for the inspiration, Heather.

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  91. I LOVE how you used the background stamp, your cards are so lovely!

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  92. Like the foiled word look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  93. Foil cards and Christmas are my favorite cards to receive and make. Your cards are perfect!

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  94. Very pretty cards, I love cards with foil on them. This release is awesome.

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  95. I don't normally say this in reference to anything Christmas but....
    THE BLUE ONE IS MY FAVE!

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  96. I love the blue!! the foil card stock with the embossing is so pretty too!!

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  97. QUITE STUNNING! I LOOOOVE the mirrored/foiled background for these! TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  98. Wow - I bet these are really stunning IRL.

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  99. Embossed Foil... Oh My! Simply stunning!!

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  100. The embossed foil is so pretty and festive. Beautiful cards!

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  101. Wow, what great cards! Love the embossed foil! So beautiful! :)

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  102. Stunning cards~Beautiful designs!
    Sherrie K

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  103. Love the shine of the foil. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. What am amazing effect this gives. I have never considered embossing on foiled cardstock. I will now! Gorgeous cards!

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  105. The details on these cards are exquisite. If I made these cards and gave them out, I don't think anyone would believe they're handmade! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. I love this! That's all I can say!

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  107. I don't know how you did it....you'd think that the metallic embossing powder on foil would steal the show, since the watercolored poinsettias are much more subtle, but, somehow, the poinsettia is actually the focal point! Love it!

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  108. Wow, I want to try this on my foil cardstock now too!

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  109. Those cards are fabulous! Love that technique!

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  110. I love the foil embossed. I would have never EVER thought to do this..thank you so so much for sharing how you did it. I am soooo going to try this. I have seen so many gorgeous cards using the winter flower stamp set on this blog hop. I don't know which card to try first. You girls are amazing!

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  111. I have not seen embossed foil cardstock before-it's beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. I love these poinsettias and I love that you colored one blue to go with the silver and blue winter theme!

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  112. What a fabulous idea to emboss on that foil paper. I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!! Love your cards!!

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  113. Stunning and something else to do with foil paper

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  114. Beautiful cards. I love the background you made for them.

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  115. Stunning! And so professional looking.

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  116. Very pretty cards, will have to try that foil cardstock.

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  117. Love the foil paper with the card.

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  118. Beautiful background and great colouring of your flowers.
    I love your cards !

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  119. Love the embossed on the foil cardstock! Very pretty.

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  120. Wow, love the techniques! Thank you, Heather.

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  121. Wow... wow! I don't know what else to say but wow! Love the effect of embossing on foil so I can't wait to give this a try.

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  122. Loved your arms. I have never heat embossed on foil paper! I will have to try this!

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  123. Heather love you cards! Never thought to emboss on foil. Thank you for the idea and for sharing!

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  124. always looking for new techniques..awesome

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  125. Love your poinsettia cards with the foil. Stunning!!

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  126. This card looks gorgeous in both colours - great inspiration!

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  127. I like the metallic cardstock. I think the embossing looks great.

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  128. Gorgeous cards! Such elegant looks! thanks

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  129. Love the look of the metallic! Beautiful cards.

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  130. Heather, such great looking cards, thank you for sharing your craft with us.

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  131. Beautiful...I will have to try this!!

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  132. Beautiful cards. I never knew that you could emboss on foil cardstock. I just assumed it would melt. I can't wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. These cards are beautiful. I love the tips on using foiled paper.

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  134. These cards are beautiful. I love the effect on foil cardstock

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  135. The foil cardstock really makes your cards elegant. Thanks for the embossing tips.

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  136. Love the choice of the foil cardstock

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  137. Love the use of foil and embossing it

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  138. Gorgeous cards. I love the foil card stock. I particularly like the blue card.

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  139. Just box those up and they are ready to go for a gift! beauteous :-)

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  140. Beautiful. I love the embossing on the specialty paper.

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  141. Just so gun, love all the beautiful cards you girls have made.

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  142. You always create such beautiful cards.

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  143. What stunning backgrounds! What a great idea to emboss foil paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  144. Your cards are gorgeous. Will be trying this embossing technique on foil. Thanks for sharing.

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  145. the foil looks amazing with these stamps! Beautiful cards!

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  146. Lots of sparkle and pops of color too! Great cards.

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  147. Great cards that really showcase the new release! Your foil card-stock is fabulous - thanks for sharing the technique and for the chance to win the generous prize!

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  148. Love the way you are using the poinsettia stamp! It is so pretty!

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  149. So shiny and pretty, love the use of the foil paper.

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  150. Very pretty cards I liked the blue foil card the most. Thanks for sharing.

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  151. i love the embossing on the foil and with the addition of the gorgeous poinsettia,you've created an amazing card.

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