Friday, September 1, 2017

STAMPtember 2017 Blog Hop

Hello. It's the most wonderful time of the year...

STAMPtember is here and I'm part of a fun blog hop today sharing some inspiration using THIS new stamp set.


It's one of my top favorites from the release because of it's playful design and style of font. I stamped a couple sentiments on white cardstock cut with THIS die. I colored in the images by adding water to Distress Oxide Inks to create a watercolor. (Click HERE to see a Quick Crafty Tip about this.)


I mounted the pieces on to a piece of black cardstock cut with THIS same stitched die set. I splattered the rest of the watercolor on to the black cardstock using a paintbrush. I LOVE that Distress Oxide inks have pigment ink properties so that it shows up on dark cardstock.

The great thing about the sentiments is that the words around the image are open. I decided to color one of them in using a black sharpie and the other using the Distress Oxide watercolor. I added THIS on top of each letter on both cards for some shine. I also stamped and colored the sentiments on another piece of cardstock so I could cut out the shaped portion and mount it with foam tape to add dimension.

Here's a closer look....



It's a simple technique that adds a lot to the card.  I finished up the card with a sprinkling of sequins.

KEEP HOPPING
There's much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the talented, Anna Kossakovskaya . Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here's the complete blog hop list...
Simon Says Stamp Blog 
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Yana Smakula
Kay Miller
Yoonsun Hur
Kathy Racoosin
Amy Rysavy
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kelly Latevola
Heather Ruwe   (YOU ARE HERE)
Annna Kossakovskaya
Bibi Cameron

GIVEAWAY
Let's keep this party going with a big giveaway! Simon Says Stamp is so generous. They are giving away a $50 gift code at each stop along the hop, so make sure to leave a comment. Simon will announce the winners on their blog on Tuesday. Thanks Simon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy Stamptember!

Oh, and I shared a card HERE, if you're interested in even more STAMPtember inspiration.

*I've linked to the entire STAMPtember release as well as supplies used on the cards I share today below...

LINKS TO STAMPTEMBER RELEASE: 

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED: 

539 comments:

  1. Such cheery. Adds! I love the popped up elements.

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  2. Great cards, great new products to play with, great release by SSS!

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  3. Great idea to layer the star and cloud!

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  4. These cards are so cute! I love the splatter background and bright colors that give it that 80s/90s vibe.

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  5. Such fun summery cards, made me happy looking at them.

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  6. hehe, these are fun cards! Love how you used these stamps, yay Stamptember!

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  7. I love the way these pop off the dark backgrounds! Beautiful!

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  8. Really cute cards! I love that they are so bright and playful!

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  9. such great cards, love the background as well. :)

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  10. Heather, these cards are just perfect! I love the colors, design and the sequins.

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  11. I am loving the different designs from this new release. Its so great to see different card makers coming together and showing different elements to card making. I didnt know the distress oxide inks can show up on dark colors as well.

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  12. Very nice - would make a great gift card set

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  13. Oh. Very neat!! Learning so much on this hop. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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  14. Yes Thanks Simon!!! Love your Sweet cards!!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing these techniques. Love how colorful and happy the cards turned out.

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  16. Fantastic cards! I love the Distress Oxide splatter on the black card stock!

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  17. Those stamps would be perfect for cards made for kids.

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  18. These are great cards to encourage and inspire kids. They remind me of the ones I would make for my daughter and tuck in her book bag when she had a big test, presentation or project for school or an important game. Love them!

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  19. Those are beautiful I love the splatter on the black cardstock, too, it really makes a pretty backdrop for the colorful panels.

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  20. Simple, sweet and so fun. Love the pop-up

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  21. Such fun cards! They make me smile.

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  22. Love what you have done with these fun new products! Thanks

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  23. Your cards are really cute, and I love how you popped out the end of the words!!!! Great reminder of the distress oxide inks showing up on dark CS, too.

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  24. Your cards are so cheerful, they would bring a smile to anyone's face!

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  25. Such a beautiful design! Love your background! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Your cards describe themselves! So colorful and fun!!

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  27. These would be great to put in lunch boxes. Awesome

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  28. Very cute cards, the splattered black background makes a great contrast!

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  29. Such cute and adorable cards. Looks amazing but simple to create

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  30. I like the galaxy back grounds; it really helps those sentiments pop ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

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  31. such cute cards and full of life! TFS

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  32. Such cute cards, there really are lots of options with that set. Very fun!

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  33. Love your Picture Book Aminal card too. SUPER CUTE!

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  34. This stamp set is so fun and your cards are so cheerful!

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  35. What cute cards! Love how you popped up part of the design for some added dimension. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  36. Such a cute stamp set. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and a chance to win.

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  37. Fun cards! Awesome new release by SSS.

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  38. These cards are so sweet, I like the splattered background.

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  39. What bright, clean, and fun cards. I love these designs.

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  40. Super cute cards. I'm really loving the picture book dies, they are so adorable.

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  41. The distress ink splatters on the black card stock are beautiful. I'm going to try this now!

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  42. Really cute cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  43. These are wonderful!! They are so fun and happy.

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  44. Fantastic cards! Love the bright colors.

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  45. These cards are so cute and the release is fabulous as usual. My favorites are Under the Sea and Ornate leaves, but I wouldn't be able to stop there.

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  46. Great cards and everyone could used encouragement!

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  47. i love sending out positive/envcouraging cards for no reason, but i seem to be the only one here, these would be a great addition to my stash

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  48. I love your cards, so inspiring and encouraging!! 😍

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  49. I love this stamp set for student cards or giving to teachers.

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  50. Wonderful encouragement cards. The people who receive your cards will be happy! Thank you for sharing.

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  51. So cute! I can totally see making these for all my kid's teachers!

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  52. These are so cute. Love the spattered backgrounds, too!

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  53. OOH! I love the pop up pieces of these cards! Such a good idea!

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  54. I really like the splatter on the black cardstock. I'm going to have to grit my teeth and buy the Distress Oxide inks soon...

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  55. So excited for stamptember and this release!

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  56. Such a fun card! So excited about all the great new products!

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  57. These cards are really awesome!! Love them.

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  58. Very beautiful cards love the stamp layers great new products

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  59. These cards are "awsome" and "fantastic", truly they are!

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  60. Great encouraging cards! Love this Simon Says Stamp release!

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  61. I agree, Amazing Messages is a really fun stamp set! Love the way you used it on your cards!

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  62. What fun cards! Really love the colored word!

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  63. So many wonderful ideas in this blog hop! Exciting.

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  64. Love how simple these cards are to make but also how cute they are!!

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  65. Fantastic start to the best month of the year!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Love the design!! Clever use of the sequences!!

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  67. I love the simple and super fun design of these cards, Heather! So pretty!

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  68. Lovely card, love the dark background
    Have a great weekend
    Rachelle

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  69. Awesome cards !! I love the dimension and how they are cheerful !

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  70. this is amazing release, love the cards and all the great ideas!

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  71. Love the sorta 'retro' look of these cards, beautiful!

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  72. Thanks for the awesome and fantastic cards.

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  73. Totally cute cards! Love how darling they are yet have a simplistic design to capture each feature! Terrific!

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  74. Great cards. Really love your attention to the small details, like stamping and coloring under the popped up star and cloud.

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  75. I just LOVE the simplicity of these cards!

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  76. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  77. I love the clean and simple style of your gorgeous cards!

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  78. Wonderful clean and simple cards that would be great for many occasions! I love them.

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  79. Great card. Love the splatter detail.

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  80. Such fun cards! Love all the color and dimension!

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  81. Darling cards - bright and cheery!

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  82. I love how you used layers ...adorable!

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  83. Very creative cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  84. Neat idea for the splotchy background. Looks cool on the black.

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  85. What a fun release. Great cards, love how the backgrounds make the cards sing:-)

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  86. Love your happy looking cards!

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  87. Love your watercoloring! I love the layering!

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  88. cute cards! They have an early 90's feel to them. :-)

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  89. Thank you for sharing. I love this release from SSS.

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  90. Fun cards - and I love the framing with the black splattered card stock!

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  91. Cute two cards! everything about your cards wonderful looking!

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  92. Enjoy your cards. They are simple but very cute. Love to do simple cards every now and then.

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  93. Beautiful cards! I love the added dimension with the star and cloud! Great idea :)

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  94. OH there are so many items in the new release! Love the cards you made. Stinkin' cute!

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  95. love the simplicity of these cards - great work!

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  96. Very adorable. Very sweet. Great release.

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  97. fun, cheerful cards! Love the background and what a great way to lift someone's spirits.

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  98. Adorable cards! I would definitely CASE these cards. Thanks

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  99. LOVE this set from the release and I love your creativity! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  100. I completely agree - the font is great! I haven't tried watercoloring on dark backgrounds with the Distress Oxides yet. Maybe this weekend I'll give it a go!

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  101. All I can say is, ADORABLE! Super cute cards.

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  102. Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing:)

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  103. I love these bright cards with a clean and simple design. Fantastic!

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  104. I love the way the large open sentiments take centre stage here Heather and such pretty colouring and sequins and so dramatic with the black spattered backgrounds. x

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  105. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  106. Love the layering effect on your cards!

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  108. Love your cards the one with the animals is cute.

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  109. Than you for sharing. Loved your cards

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  110. Very nice cards! Clever use of the layered words. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  111. Stunning cards! Love seeing how people use the same products in different ways, so inspiring.

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  112. Love these cards! Stamptember is starting off with a bang!

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  113. Very clean and simple doesn't have to be boring...you showed us that!

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  114. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create.

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  115. Thanks for the inspiration, Heather!

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  116. What fun cards, Heather! So much fun to see how each one of you designers put your own twist on using these products! You really have a gift for making cards and designs that are encouraging. Love them!

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  117. Beautiful cards!Love the clean look! :)

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  118. Love the fun of the design of the sentiments. It's such an uplifting card!

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  119. Such cool cards! I love your black background- how you can see the tiny bits of pigment in the flecks that coordinate with your sentiments and sequins!

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  120. Thanks for sharing you work with us! I love the encouraging card!

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  121. Cute cards. I like how you split the sentiments with the die cuts. My favourite from this release is the You Got This stamp set. I love all the uplifting and a encouraging sayings.

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  122. What fun cards! Perfect style to send as an encouragement to kids.

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  123. Such sweet cards, love how you made the sentiments pop!

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  124. Cure and encouraging cards...love them!

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  125. Very cute designs.. simple and clean. :)

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  126. Such fun cards, love them. I particularly love how you've done the black backgrounds.

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  127. WOW Heather these cards are FUN! Your previous card you've shared with all of the Story Book animals is way too cute. Well done!

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  128. Your cards are different then everyone else's. It is really nice to see another option. Thanks

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  129. What FUN cards! They are so cute and I love the way you did the black cardstock you used for the background--so creative! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  130. Your cards are awesome! I am loving everything from this wonderful release!! I want it all!! Your cards are just so fun and they both make me smile!

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  131. Cute ideas. I used to be a teacher and I can see having a stash of these in my drawer to hand out from time to time.

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  132. Cute, fun cards! Perfect for young people!

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  133. Thanks for such a cute and simple cards.

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  134. Cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  135. SUCH SWEET CAS CARDS! I have such a hard time knowing when to stop! You did a FABULOUS JOB on these! ;)

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  136. Very fun and cute cards thanks for sharing!

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  137. What fun little cards. Thanks for sharing...I love them!

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  138. I love these! The backgrounds are super cool!!

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  139. Love the simplicity of these cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  140. These are so adorable and super fun!! Fabulous backgrounds, too!

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  141. love the dark backgrounds!! totally beautiful cards!

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  142. Love those sentiments. Thanks for sharing your sweet cards.

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  143. Great start to Stamptember! I can't wait to see the rest of the release.

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  144. Love your fun and clean looking cards!

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  145. I really loved the together card! You were a welcome stop along the hop. Thanks

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