Friday, April 7, 2017

SSS Mothers, Fathers and Flowers Release Blog Hop


Hi there. I'm joining in on a fun blog hop today celebrating the new release from Simon Says Stamp. It's called Mothers, Fathers, and Flowers and it is so fun. I was immediately drawn to THIS stamp set from the release because of the icons in it.

I'm a big fan of using the smaller images in stamp sets and stamping them repeatedly, creating a background. I did that with the flower and beer mug image to create these cards...

When stamping repeatedly, I like to start at an angle. This helps give the illusion of stamping perfectly. After the images were stamped I used THESE watercolors to color in the images.


For the Father's Day Card...

I "colored" in the top portion of the beer mug with THIS VersaMark pen and added THIS puff embossing powder. After heat setting it, the puff embossing powder gives it a realistic foam lo look.

For the Mother's Day Card...

I created it the same way as the Father's Day card. To finish it off, I added a shine on the flowers with THIS glitter pen...

I also created matching envelopes for each card using the large sentiments in the stamp set.

 


This set is not only good for Mother and Father Day cards, there are some other fun icons and sentiments as well.

KEEP HOPPING
There's much more inspiration using the products in this release. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit, Suzy Plantamura. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Laura Bassen
Shari Carroll
Nina Marie Trapani
Yana Smakula
Debby Hughes
Nichol Spohr
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Heather Hoffman
Heather Ruwe
Suzy Plantamura
Amanda Korotkova
Virginia Lu

GIVEAWAY
Simon is giving away a prize package worth over $25 to every stop on the hop so be sure to leave a comment at every blog. Simon will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Tuesday.

P.S. I shared more inspiration HERE using the products from this release, in case you're interested.

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289 comments:

  1. What a neat idea-stamping on an angle 😊

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  2. Fantastic!!! I love the beer mug one and can picture it with some embossed chunky white enamel to look like beer foam. Think that set's going on my must have list!

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  3. the beer with snow marker foam stuff or puffy embossing powder would be hilarious, i'm amazed by how regular your stamping is, well done

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  4. Heather, such fun cards. I've always love using puff liquid applique paint (yes I'm that ancient). But it's typically used only for snowy scenes. Foam on the beer mug is fun!.... now I need a beer mug.

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  5. Fantastic - I love both the mom and dad cards - they are so fun!

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  6. Really cute cards! Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  7. Very cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Cute cards and I love the envelopes.

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  9. Great cards! Do you draw lines to keep every thing straight when you do repeat stamping like this? You did such a great job. I think I might make a mess of it. I love how you stamped Mom and Dad on the envelopes too!

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  10. Love the repeat stamping! Awesome Release, Awesome Hop!

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  11. Both great but I really love your Mom card!

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  12. Great idea! Another way to extend my stamps.

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  13. Love these cards! The colors are a great choice.

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  14. Fun cards and I know repeating one image is time consuming but such a great effect!

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  15. I like how you angled the images; it creates a more interesting pattern. Very nice.

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  16. These cards are so fun! I love the beer mugs for the dad card. Love it!!

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  17. Love your take on the stamps from the new release. Great to see such diverse ideas on this blog hop.

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  18. Your cards are so cute and what a clever idea!!

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  19. Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds you have created. They are lovely.

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  20. These are soooo cheery! Love the poppy pink and green combo and the repeat stamping is so fantastic. I'm excited to try the beer foam technique! Love the icons in this set! Thanks for wonderfully inspiring cards!

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  21. Love the ideas! Great layout and design as well as use of repetitive stamping!

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  22. Love those backgrounds - what a cool idea!

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  23. Wonderful cards! I especially love the Father's Day card--I often find it hard to come up with ideas for masculine cards and yours is perfect!

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  24. How very cleaver to use the two little stamps for perfect backgrounds. Love the foam on the beer mug!

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  25. And now for something completely different..............well done.

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  26. So neat how you created these cards with a single element and repeat stamping.

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  27. Very special cards...thank you for your creations!

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  28. Great fathers day card! I'm definitely going to make something like that. I love the idea of small repeated images!

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  29. Awesome cards, thanks for inspiration!

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  30. Very fun to do the foam effect on the beer! You did a great job making the repetitive background.

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  31. These are very cute. I like what you created with the small designs. Great idea!

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  32. I love how you created your backgrounds with some of the smaller stamps!

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  33. OH! These are great, I love them!

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  34. Love them both. The puff embossing powder is one of my favorites.

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  35. Fun cards and great designs - love them:)

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  36. Love the ideas. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  37. Ok, I love these cards because they are simple to reproduce. What a great idea for the dad card. Thanks!!

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  38. Lovely work and
    the angle makes
    it so interesting!
    Carla from Utah

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  39. Fun card for the parents! Great matching envelopes too!!

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  40. Your play with small stamp images is always great, but the coordinating envelopes really take your design above and beyond. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. I like how you did the repeated design at an angle. It seems like such a fun and easy way to make a card. I also really like how you added the glitter to your flowers and also stamped on your envelopes. I always forget to finish off my envelopes like that and I think it adds so much.

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  42. Super cute idea to create a unique pattern with these smaller stamps!

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  43. This is adorable! My dad would love the cute card with the cheerful beers!

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  44. very striking cards and a super way to use the smaller stamps!

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  45. Fantastic idea using the smaller stamps! Love both your cards and the envelopes!

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  46. What a fun idea to use the smaller stamps! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. VERY cute cards! Love how you used the image to make a background.

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  48. repeat stamping is great, those mugs are super cute.

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  49. Love, love, love! So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways.

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  50. Very original work and cool design thank you for sharing your work with us

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  51. Totally different from what the other girls on this hop made, love your card designs!

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  52. A wonderful way to use those small stamps! LOVE the men's card!

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  53. Just about no one drinks in my family, BUT I just love that Father's Day card! It's
    really awesome! And of course I love your Mother's Day card, too. Love those envelopes as well. I always decorate my envelopes, too.

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  54. Great idea of repeat stamping to get your own background paper!

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  55. Wonderful Father's Day and Mother's Day cards!

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  56. Love the angled stamping technique!

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  57. I love these! I love using smaller images! Stamping them on an angle is a great idea!

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  58. Super cute! Love the unique take on how to use the stamps.

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  59. Such a fun Father's Day card (I love the beer foam) and a pretty sweet Mother's Day card (the colors are lovely)! The repeated images are a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  60. WHAT A CREATIVE TAKE on these new sets! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  61. Wow, totally different from the previous blogs on the hop. I love your take on the new stamp set. Great job.

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  62. Really cute, fun cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. These are so cute! Especially love the "guy" card since I struggle with them! :)

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  64. I love these cards! How did you get your stamping so even? great job!

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  65. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  66. Just adorable. I love your cards!!

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  67. Great cards for Mom and Dad days. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. When I try and make a card like this, I have trouble getting things aligned and yours are perfect! Beautiful cards.

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  69. Your backgrounds are absolutely perfect. Love these cards.

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  70. Because all dads love beer right?? Lol...I love these! And I love that you decorated your envelope flap also!

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  71. Great cards. I appreciated seeing a more masculine card in this very feminine release!

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  72. That is a Father's Day card my dad could get behind!!! lovely!

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  73. So cute! Thanks for the ideas on how to make those smaller images the focus of a card!

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  74. Not gonna lie - I love that beer card!

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  75. BEER!! anyone who is not 18 or 21 yet cannot use this beer stamps lol! Wait what?

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  76. What fun cards! So similar but yet so different! Love the beer mugs.

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  77. you just don't see enough BEER cards these days! GREAT FUN! I think i need this stamp set!

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  78. Love the clever use of the smaller stamps. I really love the beer card which I know my husband would get a kick out of - super projects!

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  79. Love the mugs! Need that stamp now!

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  80. I love this stamp set! I love this whole release. Great cards!

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  81. GREAT cards! Love making background patterns. It's amazing that one little stamp can make an entire background! You did a great job with these. Love the matching envelopes too! Great SSS release, can't wait to see all the talent and inspiration on this hop! Thanks as always for sharing yours!!

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  82. These are really cute cards!! Love the sweet little matching envelopes to coordinate 😊

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  83. Love how you made the backgrounds out of the stamps! Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. I am so in love with the beer mug card! Plus, I love repeating a stamp for a design. Just so lovely!

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  85. I love your cards and especially placing the background on an angle!

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  86. Such sweet little flowers and you did such a great job lining them up! Always a challenge for me!

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  87. These are fun cards. I love the foam on the beer! I love how you created these backgrounds, so clever.

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  88. Your cards are wonderful and so is this new release!!!

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  89. this is so satisfying to look at :D

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  90. Absolutely love how you used these to make awesome backgrounds!! These cards are so sweet, thanks for sharing!

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  91. Thanks for reminding us that we can use our small stamps to make really neat backgrounds! I just love your cards!

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  92. This is such a great idea Heather and I often forget to use the small stamps for backgrounds. Love the puff for the foam on the beer glasses, its perfect!

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  93. The angle made the cards. It's a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I love them both.

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  94. Love what you did with this stamp set! It is so versatile - all in one set. Thanks, SSS! And thanks, Heather. I enjoy your work!

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  95. Always a cute idea, adore them both

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  96. I love how you stamped MOM and DAD on the envelope flaps!

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  97. Great cards and envelopes! I'm in awe at your perfect repeated stamping!

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  98. Such a fun and whimsical idea, love the repeated backgrounds!

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  99. LOVE the beer mug card!! I need that stamp set for that image alone!! I also love how you added puffy beer foam to the mugs. How fun is that!?

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  100. These are so different than the other people on the hop. Well done!

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  101. you just made ME a big fan of using the small stamps too! LUV THESE!

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  102. Beautiful cards I love the one with a mug and the puffy embossing powder

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  103. Definitely a different take on things. Love using the angle idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Hahaha... I'm loving the beer card. So cute and playful!

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  105. Those flowers are so beautiful in that pattern.

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  106. Love the angled stamping look! The beer mugs are such a fun idea for Father's day!

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  107. Love this new collection! Also love blog hops! These cards are gorgeous! I love the colors! The envelopes are cute too!

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  108. Great cards - love the backgrounds you created with the smaller images ! Thanks for the imspiration !

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  109. Such fun cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  110. Wonderful cards! Love the angled stamping!

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  111. I always forget how powerful one image can be when stamped over and over on card front and colored. The sentiment on the envelope is so perfect for adding character.

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  112. What a great idea!! I love your cards!

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  113. These are so cute! Especially the beer one!

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  114. Great cards for Mother's and Father's day!!!
    Cheers,

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  115. Love how you did the backgrounds!

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  116. How cute! Great idea to make your own patterned background :)

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  117. Great idea to use these stamps for backgrounds.

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  118. What a fun and creative way to use the stamps!!

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  119. Great cards. Enjoying this new release and blog hop.

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  120. Love the blokes card :) well done

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  121. I love the pattern you made on an angle. Totally change it up just a bit and it makes for a new card!

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  122. Love these cards. The beer mug is great for masculine cards..

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  123. Amazing idea how to stamp small images from the set! Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Great idea using the small stamps. The envelopes are a nice addition.

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  125. Love the use of repletion in your design. Great idea and the colors are attractive!

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  126. Fantastic cards!! Love your backgrounds!!

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  127. Awesome designs with the new released proudcts!

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  128. Love the background designs!

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  129. Super fun and happy cards! I love the matching envelopes.

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  130. Love the background designs!

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  131. Soo cute!!! I especially love Dad's card! I also love how you added the detail to the envelopes. Very unique compared to the other stops along the hop!

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  132. great idea for creating the backgrounds. Love them

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  133. I love your cards. The beer mug card is so different than anything I've seen so far. Jil

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  134. lovely cards.. Such a great use of small stamps!

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  135. These are so fun! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

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  136. LOVE all of that beautiful stamping! Fantastic Mom and Dad cards! I really like your envies too, sooooo cute!

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  137. Might have to get just for the stein! Lol!

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  138. Cute cards. Love the beer mugs for Dad

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  139. Great cards! Love the repeating pattern and the froth on the beer mug is so clever!!!

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  140. The "foam" on the beer is cracking me UP! Thanks. (PS: still smiling!)

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  141. Two beautiful cards,Beautiful stamping with this tiny stamps. Great job on that.

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  142. I love this technique! So pretty.

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  143. These cards are so great!! Love them and the coordinating envelopes are the perfect touch!!

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  144. It's fun to create background paper. I've stamped images on large polka dot paper too. Fun.

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  145. Great cards. I was happy to see someone use different stamps other than the background ones (which are gorgeous) but loved having so other inspiration as well.

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  146. These are so cute and fun! I love how you created the background with the repeat stamping, awesome design!

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  147. Great cards. Love the beer mugs...

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  148. Great background stamp you have made!
    Thanks for the idea

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  149. Fun cards! Love the bear mugs with the dimensional foam!

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  150. I can think of a lot of people who would love that beer bug card! And I love the way you personalized the envelopes! I'm seeing so much more of that, but somehow I always "forget" to do it myself!

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  151. I love the way you repeatedly stamped the images to make your own paper.... They are are some!!!

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  152. OMG! The perfect Father's Day card! I must try this!

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  153. How creative and fun!
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  154. Beautiful coloring on these cards!

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  155. I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous new SSS line, and your creations are STUNNING!
    Sierra W.

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  156. Very cute cards!! Even at an angle I can't believe how perfectly spaced they are!! I need to get hold of some of that puff powder...that could be fun to use on a lot of different things!!

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  157. Thanks for this completely different take! I know several people who would love the beer card, and not just for Father's Day.

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  158. They're so cute! I love the background pattern you made. Take care, Kim :)

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  159. So cute and fun, I love the backgrounds you created! Fantastic job with using such a small amount of stamps! <3

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  160. I like making my own backgrounds, too! Mine are random, though. I'm so impressed by how your line up so perfectly! Great job ♥

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  161. These are fabulous!! Thanks for the tip about stamping on an angle. I was wondering how you lined things up so perfectly and it was only when I read your "illusion" comment that I realized things are actually off just a bit. I would never have realized otherwise. They look brilliant! I love the bright colours too!

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  162. You can't help but smile when seeing your cards. The puff embossing just finishes the card beautifully.

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  163. Great cards. I know who is
    going to get the mug of beer card.
    He will get a kick out of it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  164. Super neat cards. Love the idea and inspiration to stamping images repeatedly to make such colorful and unique backgrounds. That's all you need and I love it.

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