Friday, December 9, 2016

DieCember Blog Hop



Hello and welcome. I'm so excited that DieCember is here! I have a fun spinner card to share featuring THIS adorable penguin die from the release. There is a large penguin and a small penguin. I used the small penguin for this card...

To create this card, I die-cut two of the small penguin from a few pieces of colored cardstock. Since the die cuts out the pieces, I made a base for each of the penguins by tracing the outer edge of the die and cutting it out. Then I used THIS strong adhesive to glue the two penguins together with a piece of THIS clear thread sandwiched between them. You can see it in action HERE.

I used THIS die to cut a heart out of the center of a black top folding note card. I white heat embossed a few snowflake images from THIS set as well as stamping the coordinating sentiment on a piece of white cardstock. I added some dots with THIS white gel pen and used THESE enamel dots in the center of the snowflakes. I adhered the top and bottom of the string to the back side of the front panel using the same strong adhesive and then cut another heart shape out of another piece of black cardstock. This covered up all the adhesive on the back side of the front panel.

For the inside...
 
I die-cut THIS cardstock using THIS die. I also cut out a larger heart using the same heart dies and stamped a gingham background using THIS stamp. I hope this has inspired you to create a spinner card using your die-cuts.

KEEP HOPPING
This is part of a fun blog hop celebrating the DieCember release. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the talented, Suzy Plantamura. You can click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. 

GIVEAWAY 
 Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky person at each stop on the hop so make sure to leave a comment below. I would love to hear your favorite die from the release! You have until Sunday, December 11th at midnight EST to enter. Winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Monday. Good Luck! 

P.S. If you're looking for even more inspiration using DieCember products, I shared another project HERE.

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280 comments:

  1. I love your penguin spinner! It's impossible to pick a favorite from this release, but I love the Dot border die, the penguin, the birch trees.. and pretty much everything.

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  2. I keep changing my mind about which die I like the best. The little hand lettering might be my favorite. Your penguin card is pretty cute, though so I might change my mind again!

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  3. Wow! Such a cute card!!! My favorite die from the release is The BIRCH COLUMN Wafer Die.

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  4. Oh my word Heather! I LOVE your card!! Love the penguin love the pink you choose and I love the stamped detail on the heart!

    SO cute!! TFS

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  5. What a fun, adorable card! Love it! I'm finding it hard to pick a favorite with all the great inspiration you guys are providing. I thought it was the corbel heart, but the birch trees are nudging it out I think.

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  6. Thanks for the 'see it in action's. Festive card! Appreciate the chance.

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  7. So sweet! Love the black background, kind of unexpected, but fun.

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  8. 100% in love with the penguin! Penguins and flamingos make me happy so hands-down the penguin!

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  9. Your card is just the cutest. That penguin is so cute :)

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  10. I love your card it is beautiful. And the spinner is super great.

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  11. Oh my goodness Wanda! This is such an adorable card, love everything about it. :-)

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  12. Wow - that is a stunning card - I love how unusual it is! The white embossing on the card is wonderful, and then to have the cut out with the bright background - so innovative and gorgeous!

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  13. Super cute card. I love the scalloped border die from this release.

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  14. oh how cute is your penguin? i love him, can i cuddle it? also love your rainbow bunnies from the other post, all fabulous work!

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  15. That's the first card I've seen using that little penguin and it's adorable! My favorite die, if I have to choose just one, is the Corbel Border.

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  16. Such a cute card!! My favorite new die is the handlettered greetings die.

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  17. Cute card! The penguin looks so cute!

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  18. What an adorable card, Heather. I love penguins and he is such a cutie. Love your color combination. It really makes the card pop.

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  19. Beautiful card! My favorite die from this release has to be the birch tree! Though the penguins are pretty darn cute too!

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  20. Cute spinning Penguin.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  21. I love the contrast between the penguin and the pink heart.

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  22. That card is super cute!! Love the colors!

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  23. Awesome card and I love the color combo! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. your penguin card is fabulous. love it

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  25. Love your card! That penguin is so cute and one of my favorite dies from the release. I also really like the circle of leaves and hand lettered greetings.

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  26. Super cute card!!! I LOVE the Circle Leaves die!!

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  27. Awesome card! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  28. I can't get enough of that sweet penguin. What a fantastic card. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  29. Penguins are a favorite of mine, so I will love this cute card!!

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  30. That's a very cute and adorable card :)

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  31. How different! And I absolutely love it. Love that little guy, but my favorites are the Circle of Leaves and the Corbel Heart dies. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. So cute - I've always wanted to use black cardstock for Christmas. Yours is so cute and inspirational! Thanks, Denise

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  33. So glad you used the penguin die. So cute

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  34. Cute card. I have two favorites from the release: birch trees and circle leaf.

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  35. The penguin card is SO pretty! I love it! <3

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  36. Very clever penguin card! I love it!

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  37. Cute penguin card! Love how you incorporated it with the heart.

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  38. Your card is adorable. I love a lot of the new dies, but my favorite would be the birch column, just love it.

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  39. I looooove your card! I think you just inspired the penguin dies to the top of my must have list! What a fabulous way to make these cute little guys even more irresistible!

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  40. The penguins are adorable. I love this die release so many fun and beautiful choices. Shannnon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

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  41. So SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful!

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  42. OMG, your creations are fabulous. My favorite die is the Bear Hug one.

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  43. What a darling card & love the unconventional colors!!!

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  44. my favorite die is the scalloped border one. I just love that. You work is beautiful thank you for sharing with us! clsteinbeck@yahoo.com

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  45. The penguin is so stinkin' cute!

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  46. Your penguin card is so cute!! Love the colors!!

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  47. Very adorable! Love all the dies!!

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  48. This card is so cute! My favorite die is the birch trees, it'll probably be sold out before I can get my hands on it!

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  49. Penguins are just awesome! Your cards are awesome as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. This is sooo cute! The penguins are great. Thank you for sharing.

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  51. Great idea for non-Christmas note card for December. Love it!

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  52. That is so cute! Great for Valentines or Birthday.

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  53. Your card is so very clever and cute!! Love that little penguin.

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  54. Sweet penguin card. Striking colors too.

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  55. Wow, that background looks dynamite with the black!

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  56. love this penguin card !! This is an awesome release

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  57. Absolutely adorable! Love that cute penguin!

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  58. Absolutely penguin, cute card.

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  59. Adorable little penguin reminds me of CHilly WIlly cartoon!

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  60. Well, your card made me smile! So adorable!!

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  61. Love the penguin and even more as a spinner!

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  62. Oh my.....so adorable....love love love your card!!

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  63. That is such a clever idea to use the owl as a spinner card. I am loving interactive cards at the moment and yours is so much fun.

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  64. Oops, did I say owl? Of course I meant penguin! Though it may be possible to convert him into an owl with a little work!

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  65. I love the Penguins now. It's so hard to choose, I love everyone so far.

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  66. These penguins are so cute and your use of them is just great. It has inspired me to try this technique.

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  67. Love the penguin spinner and the background is stunning.

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  68. How fun! What a great idea. That would brighten anyone's day and could be used for many occasions.

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  69. Aww! Such a great idea to use him for a spinner card!
    My favorite die set from this release would be the window set.

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  70. this penguin is adorable thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  71. One of my favorites was the penguins; then what you did for your card just sent it over the moon! WOW. I love it! So adorable.

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  72. Darling precious card. Great dies and stamps. Love the new dies.

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  73. So cool. I love the color behind him.

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  74. I somehow keep getting the wrong days for the bloghop! Loved yesterday's card, and today's is great fun. I really like the black base so the pink really pops. What a fun spinner. Hmmmm. Maybe I can do that for baby grand-girl's birthday. Looking for a new technique to keep her excited to make cards with me. (She was here yesterday and just had to make a card with the new stamp I showed her! So much fun...I love to share their love for crafting! )

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  75. My favorite this release is the circle leaves die. I absolutely love your card with the penguin, super cute, and the spinner effect is great too!

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  76. Cute spinner card! The penguin dies are adorable. My favorite die is the corbel heart, with the circle of leaves a close second.

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  77. Awwww! This penguin is so sweet! He makes a perfect spinner card! As I continue on this hop, my favorite die is becoming the circle leaves die.

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  78. This is so adorable and so cute. I love the bright pink with the black and white and a spinner card is always special.

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  79. Heather I absolutely love your card. This penguin is adorable. I am a huge fan of spinner cards and this one is no exception!
    My fav. die from this release was the Flowing Vine Collage until I saw the Envelope Liner die set, now I want that more...LOL

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  80. Cute card. I love the color choices.
    Thanks,
    Erica K.

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  81. Been wanting to try the "spinner" element on a card....that penguin is adorable

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  82. super cute!
    torieford18@gmail.com

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  83. so many great new dies. Love this card

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  84. What a great color combo . . . makes me think ahead to Valentines. I am especially impressed with your white heat embossing. There is not an extra speck of embossing powder any where! Great job!

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  85. I admit I wasn't terribly impressed with the penguin dies, but I am now converted! That is the cutest stinkin' card!

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  86. Very cute card. I love the birch die and the scalloped hill die.
    jcthick4382@gmail.com

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  87. CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!!! That Penguin die is ADORABLE!! LOVE that he/she is so pudgy! ;) AND I LOOOOVE that this is an INTERACTIVE CARD!!!!!!!!! SUPER JOB HEATHER!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  88. I love your spinner card! Great use of die cuts from the new release. My absolute favourite is Spinner Trail die cut.

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  89. Heather, cute card and great idea.

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  90. I was waiting to see someone use the penguin dies! So cute! Love it!

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  91. Your penguin is too darn cute. Thanks for sharing

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  92. Great card! I'm loving that penguin.

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  93. What a cute little penguin and that pink background really makes it stand out. Like the way the penguin is suspended!

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  94. That penguin is too adorable. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  95. This is such a fun card-perfect for a special little someone who loves penguins! Thanks for sharing!!

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  96. Hi Heather, your penguin is adorable !

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  97. Just love what you did with the penguin! A dapper figure sure to please anyone who receives this card.

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  98. Spinner cards are so fun and your penguin is adorable.

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  99. Cute spinner card! Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Your penguin card is adorable. My favorite die is the birch tree die - love birch trees. I definitely plan on getting it. TFS

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  101. Great spinner card! This little penguin die is my favorite from the Diecember release.

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  102. What an adorable card; love that penguin!

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  103. Oh my, what an adorable card! I'm glad someone used the penguin die so I could see the end creation. Thanks!

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  104. Super cute! I am loving the use of black and white in this hop. From the release, I like the Corbel dies, especially the heart, the most. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  105. Super cute penguin cards, my favorite die is the Circle Leaves one

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  106. Oh, those penguins are too cute!! My favorite die from this release is probably the oval flower collage die!!

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  107. Cute card, i love that you made it a spinner.

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  108. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and this Card!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  109. Love the new dies!!!!! Your card is just awesome!!!!

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  110. This is an especially cute card. I love the pink and black. What great dies.

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  111. Wow, love the pink and black combination. Cute.

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  112. This card is adorable, great idea thanks for sharing! I love all of the dies in the new release but those penguins are too cute!

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  113. So stinking cute! Love the interactive way you used the dies.

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  114. He's adorable and I love that you made him into an interactive card.

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  115. I love your penguin spinner! He's ADORABLE!!

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  116. This is just too stinking cute.
    My fave in the release is the birch die.

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  117. Awesome cute card! I originally picked the corbel heart as my fave. I still love it but as I work my way through the blog hop I find that I may be changing my mind.....seeing these dies in action is very persuasive. Thank you for sharing.

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  118. I love the boldness of your card & that penguin is so cute! I really love the Circle Leaves die but am really starting to love the birch die as well!

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  119. OMG, that's THE cutest! Love penguins.

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  120. This is such a cute card. My favorite die is the magic slider dies.

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  121. I love spinner cafds, such a cute penguin!

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  122. Stunning fun card!Thank you for sharing!

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  123. Sweet penguin and love the interactive element!

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  124. Great color combo for your clever and fun penquin card. TFS Heather.

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  125. This is really sweet, Heather. I appreciate the SSS team...from the DT Members to all those behind the scenes, and I'd love to celebrate December with SSS by getting to know some of those "behind-the-scenes" people better because they are important, too, and we're grateful for them.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  126. great spinner card. The birch tree die is one of my faves but since I started this blog hop, I have several faves!

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  127. That penguin card is TOO CUTE!

    The birch column die is my favorite for sure.

    Thanks for your inspiration!

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  128. Love that cute little penguin!!!!!

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  129. Penguins hearts snowflakes and the colors you choose I think this is a wonderful card !!

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  130. A cute penguin spinning in a heart-how cute is that!! ...hmmmm....Valentines Day card...

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  131. I am in love with the birch trees.

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  132. Wow!!! How eye-catching! The black, white and vibrant pink are a fabulous combination. I love that sweet penguin. My favorite products when I started out the hop were the word trios but after visiting the various blogs and seeing all the amazing projects, my favorites list keeps growing! I may just need that adorable penguin now!

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  133. Love the bright heart on the penguin card.

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  134. The PENGUIN! oh my gosh... he is the cutest thing ever!!!

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  135. I now know I will be ordering the Spellbinders Wizard tan embossing mats if I win, I love your envelope, very cool.

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  136. The SSS Doll Pink card stock really provides a great contrast for the black and white penguin in this whimsical and loving design!! Fantastic!

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  137. I love the way you did this card, I especially love the snowflakes! My favorite from this release is the Birch Tree Die, I ordered it today. I will probably be ordering the Cute Snowflake Stamps next, I have to pace myself or I'll be broke lol!

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  138. I absolutely adore this card. I've been hoping someone would use the penguin and you knocked it out if the park. Super cute!

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  139. Love your second .. I love hwo you share this tips with u

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  140. Love your penguin. My great granddaughters would love this.

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  141. This is so cute. I really need to take the time to create a spinner. It is really so cute for kids (and adults too.)

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  142. My favorite is the Big and little penguins! Imagine using felt or fabric?!

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  143. Cute card like that when open you reveal a heart nice

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  144. Love that adorable penguin! I think my favorite die from this release is the roses border die. I love all those rose dies.

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  145. Heather such a sweet card!! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
    Jackie ")

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  146. What a great spinner he makes! Love the pink background. Absolutely fabulous.

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  147. Such a great and cute card !!! Love it a lot

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  148. Your card is gorgeous! Love the color combo--it's stunning!

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  149. This could almost be a valentines card...not too early

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  150. Such cute cards! I love the envelope liners dies!

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  151. Thanks for sharing your ideas! The penquin is so cute!

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  152. Perfect color choices for your adorable penguin card.

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