Sunday, December 3, 2017

SSS DieCember Release Blog Hop


Hi, friends. Happy DieCember! I will be sharing four cards today featuring Speech Bubble Windows created with THIS new die set...
I die-cut THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS word from foil paper and cut the shadow from black cardstock. I die-cut one of THESE speech bubbles from the center of some of THIS new glitter cardstock and four top folding white note cards. I adhered a piece of acetate on top of the opening and then adhered the glitter cardstock on top. I adhered the words on top of the acetate. All of the die-cut words had shadow dies included except for the green card. To create the shadow, I laid the die face down on some black cardstock and traced around it. The die itself is a bit larger than the die-cut so you get a perfect shadow. It's a great way to stretch your dies.




Speaking of stretching your dies, this is how I created the white bubble frame around the window...


I traced the outside of the speech bubble and fussy cut it out. Then I taped the die inside that shape and ran it through my die-cut machine. It creates the perfect frame. You could always use the larger speech bubble in the set, but I wanted a thin frame.

I like how the cards turned out, but I wanted to share some ideas of what you could put inside each card to utilize that window...

IDEA #1: USE A PHOTO


IDEA #2: GIFT CARD

THIS die makes including a gift card super easy.

IDEA #3: ADD A DIE-CUT/STAMPED SENTIMENT

IDEA #4: CREATE A SHAKER CARD

KEEP HOPPING
These cards are part of a fun blog hop celebrating the DieCember release. Click HERE to go to the next stop and visit my amazing friend, Kelly Latevola. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here's the complete Blog Hop list...


GIVEAWAY
Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop along the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday.

Looking for even more inspiration? I have a post HERE and HERE using some of the new product. Oh, and Simon Says Stamp had another blog hop yesterday. Click HERE to see that inspiraiton.

Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a great day.

LINKS TO DIECEMBER RELEASE:

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221 comments:

  1. Lovely use of the glitter card stock and the talk bubble die - somebody loves bold colors :) - great work

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  2. I really like how you used the word bubbles and the large word dies. Great combination!

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  3. What a great idea to use the bubble dies for these holiday words. Add glitter paper and it's even "greater"! tfs

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  4. Simple and wonderful. I really like your idea.
    Thanks for sharing

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  5. Your cards are stunning! I would never have thought to do that! But I will be now.

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  6. Really fun designs and ideas - I really like your cards!

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  7. My favorite cards so far, I adore these! This is such a great idea, I did not think I needed these word dies you used but now they are going on my wish list for next year. It is a little late for this season but I will keep this in mind for other cards using this same technique.

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  8. Love how sparkly and festive these cards are with their vibrant colors! So pretty and they look fairly easy with these great dies. Thanks for the ideas!

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  9. I love your cards and the beautiful glitter paper.

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  10. WOW! What beautiful and bright cards! Love the use of the dies with the new glitter papers.

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  11. O the cards are so pretty and I love the rejoice. Good job and thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. such a clever way to use that speech bubble, esp with the photos behind it

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  13. AWESOME ideas Heather!!! you rocked these! TFS

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  14. Lovely glitter cards, such great colours used & fantastic ideas for other uses , thanks x

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  15. I love how you added the pics in the background of the speech bubbles. That glitter paper certainly has me itching to try it out!

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  16. So many fun ways to use those speech bubble dies. I love your suggestions, especially the photo. Brilliant!

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  17. Love those big sentiments on your cute cards!

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  18. Beautiful cards Heather, love this glitter paper from SSS! Great idea with the photo! Another great Diecember from SSS!

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  19. Wow - stunning cards. I love the use of the word bubble die, and those wonderfully graphic word dies. The bright metallic/glitter use is bold and beautiful. I love the use of the pictures or a gift card behind that too - brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT on so many levels!

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  20. Great cards and love how you used the glitter paper

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  21. Wow these are really fun and sparkly and unique! I love the windows. I'm always conserving my sparkle card stock but I love how you did the full front panel in sparkle... So pretty!

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  22. Very creative style. I love the window conversation cutout view!

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  23. Your use of the peek-a-boo effect make this die set very versatile! Very creative!

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  24. AWESOME Products! Awesome cards! I especially love the use a photo idea!

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  25. I love all your cards! You have some really great ideas. I especially like the photo idea. Thanks!

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  26. These are very pretty. They look clean and simple yet elegant.

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  27. I love the vibrant colours of the glitter papers. Some great ideas. Thanks!

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  28. Awesome cards! Love all that sparkle!

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  29. Great cards. So bright and shiny.

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  30. Wow Heather, your cards are beautiful and what fantastic ideas. Also, the richness of colour in these glitter papers is unbelievable, just delicious!

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  31. What a great cards and then all the idea's with the Talk Bubbles Die, thank you so much for this huge inspiration.

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  32. These are really cute. I think the one with the picture behind it is very very clever. Great job

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  33. Heather these are all amazing, loving the glitter and the darling Christmas photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. love the bright colors. these cards are simple but pack a bold punch!

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  35. These are so striking. Love the photo ides!

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  36. Love all the sparkles! Great cards. Love the way you did your cards. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

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  37. Fabulous use of the speech bubble die! Great cards!

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  38. I have never been a thought bubble person but I love the script dies.

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  39. Wow! What a fantastic set of cards. I love the idea of using a picture.

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  40. Now I know how to use those big speech bubbles!

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  41. beautiful cards, I love the speech bubbles, so many possibilities with them
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  42. Amazing cards, I love large sentiment dies. I have just started to collect these to my stash. They really 'pop' off the page especially with the Simon Says Stamps new glitter paper. I love this too, its a must have I think.

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  43. I love your cards! Such a great way to let the large sentiments stand out!

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  44. So AWESOME !! I LOVE all your cards, that glitter cardstock it is so pretty and that speech bubble is cool. I also love all your tips, I will have to try them out, I like the one with the photo, pretty cool idea. Thanks. Tracey Magner

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  45. what fantastic ideas for using these dies - all of the cards are wonderful but love love the shaker cards in the silver and gold!!

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  46. Aren't those some neat cards! Love that you incorporated different glitter papers :D

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  47. wow such a creative use of dies....thanks for sharing that tip with us....your cards are fantastic too...love all the new dies....

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  48. Love the examples on how to stretch your dies and showing all the different effects you can get. Great use of the speech bubble.

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  49. These are so cool! I love how bold yet simple these cards are!

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  50. Love the overlays.. Beautiful And great tutorial. Thanks!

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  51. I love that big speech bubble die with the die cut words inside! It looks awesome on all of your cards and I love all the glitter paper! Beautiful cards!

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  52. Such fun cards. That glitter paper is spectacular.

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  53. I am sad that some of the glitter paper is sold out! These project using them are amazing!

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  54. I just love how you've showcased these amazing new word dies - what a great bunch of cards!

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  55. Love the shadow behind the word dies. It really accentuates the words and you have used them beautifully on all your projects.

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  56. Beautiful cards. I love the idea of putting a photo or gift card behind the words. You really showcased the beauty of the glitter paper.

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  57. Heather, thanks for the die cutting tips, will have to give that a try when I need a shadow. Beautiful cards, love the word dies with the speech bubble.

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  58. stunning cards and great designs - thanks for sharing:)

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  59. Love the word bubble dies. Very nice cards.

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  60. I like the card ideas. I love all the glitter paper. So beautiful.

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  61. Love the latest word dies so very much. I need them alllll. Very cute cards!

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  62. The talk bubble die is so fun - and I love how you put a photo inside. :)

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  63. I love how fun and simple these are!

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  64. These cards are simply awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Thanks for so many great ideas!

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  66. Wow, such great ideas for your cards! Using the large word bubble die to create the windows was brilliant!

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  67. That glitter paper is so lovely and pairs so
    perfectly with the foil paper. Beautiful cards.
    I love the shaker!

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  68. Great examples of the versatility of the dies. Love the idea with the photo card.

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  69. Festive card ideas with that oh, so pretty glitter paper!

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  70. Who knew speech bubbles could be so elegant..... of course such wonderful words does help. Nicely done.

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  71. Super cute - so vivid and festive.

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  72. The Glitter paper makes your cards WOW!

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  73. I love how you used a photo under these. Awesome and fun cards!

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  74. What great ideas you have for this bubbles die!!! love them

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  75. Love the cards! The Speech Bubbles are perfect for all occasions & I love the new glitter papers. Your shaker card is soooo beautiful!! Thanks for sharing all these awesome ideas!

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  76. WoW love your cards! So many great ideas too! Thanks for that! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  77. Thanks for all the great ideas, I haven't used speech bubbles before! Awesome job!

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  78. Super fun release! My Christmas list just grew!

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  79. Love these cool ideas! Thanks.

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  80. what great creative ideas for those dies!!!!

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  81. Great ideas. I like that shaker card especially

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  82. These large words/ greetings like "Rejoice" and "O Holy Night" are some of my favorites!!! They make such an impact and say really great things! I also like the sentiments you used from the other stamp set. All in all, really great cards! Thanks so much for sharing your designs on the hop! I hope you have a very blessed Christmas!

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  83. Such strikingly beautiful cards. I like how the background of each word bubble is so original!
    Awesome job!!!

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  84. What fun, bold cards!! I love the ideas with the picture and gift card!!

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  85. I love the simplistic look of these! Very creative :)

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  86. Gorgeous CAS cards!! Love all the sparkle!

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  87. Fantastic cards. I love the colors of the glitter paper. Super dies in this release.

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  88. I never thought to do this with the speech bubble die! Thanks!!

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  89. Lovely cards. Love how you used the speech bubble die on them all.

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  90. Love the bold look of the word dies with contrasting shadow dies.

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  91. I didn't think I wanted the speech bubble, but seeing your cards... I love the beautiful simplicity.

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  92. love the various ways you used the bubble- so clever. Always looking for a fun way to gift a gift card

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  93. So clever and wonderful way to showcase these dies!

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  94. What a creative use of the speech bubble die! Great cards.

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  95. I finally see a theme with all those script dies... I think I need them all now ;)

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  96. How creative!!! Using the speech bubble... Love your cards!

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  97. Beautiful cards, I'm drooling over that glitter paper!

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  98. Oh now I need the speech bubble set, too!!! Awesome cards!

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  99. These shakers are great... love how the black backing makes the sentiments pop!

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  100. LOVE this... Glitter and die cut words... two of my favorite things to use on cards.. love these simple cards... thanks for sharing....

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  101. Like the word bubble inlaid sentiment.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  102. Great card design. And thanks for all the wonderful ideas for using it!

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  103. I never thought the use of a speech bubble could look so stunning! I love what you've done here.

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  104. Clever use of the speech bubble die - and turning it into shaker - ingenious!

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  105. So simple and easy. Great cards. Thanks.

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  106. I already had my eye on the speech bubble dies, but after seeing your designs with them, they are a "must have." Great idea to use photos as backgrounds!

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  107. What a fun idea! Love the different uses.

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  108. Fantastic creations!! Super simple and easy :)

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  109. Super cute cards. love the gift card and photo ideas

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  110. Simple designs but wonderfully unique.

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  111. These are are cute. They remind me of Ripley 's Believe it or not. Lovely

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  112. What clever ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Very creative cards. I love that glitter card stock.

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  114. I love all of these! Vibrant, simple, to the point!

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  115. I think this glitter paper is one of the things I like best in this release.

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  116. Not really a fan of the word bubble as the base, but using a circle or oval die with some stitch detail would be the way I would go. Nice idea with the photo in the window!

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  117. These are awesome! The glitter paper really tops it off.

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  118. Love how the words pop on your cards. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  119. What a fantastic idea to use the window as a picture frame. :)

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  120. Using the window as a picture frame - nice idea. Normally, I'm not a big fan of word bubbles, but in this case I like how you utilized them..especially with the word color matching the background color. Eye-catching!

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  121. So fun and sparkly. Love the ideas. Great cards. Happy Holidays!

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  122. Great cards! Glitter is always good

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  123. I love these dies and the glitter paper. Love these window cards. TFS!

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  124. not a fussy cut type scrapper but I like the technique

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  125. Very creative! I’ve always loved that believe stamp and die!

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  126. Love the glitter background with bold sentiments.

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  127. The cards are very pretty! I adore how you used the glitter paper.

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  128. Cute cards. I am wanting to get those word dies with shadows. You have gave me even more ideas on what I can do with them. Thanks

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  129. These fonts look beautiful and so playful. Love your cards!

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  130. These are cute cards. Very ingenious too. I never would have thought to make any of them into a shaker card, a gift card or anything else for that matter. Excellent idea!💜

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  131. These are so fun! I love the great colors and the big punch! Adorable!

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  132. Thank you for showing a speech bubble as a cute shaker card, love it!

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  133. Love the bold design and colors of your cards! That speech bubble die is sooooo awesome!

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  134. Love the ideas. The first item I put in my cart was the Nested Talk Bubble dies. I love how you put the photos behind it!

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  135. Great clean design...love how the words pop on these cards!

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  136. Love your projects. I always love to see ways to stretch our supplies.

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  137. love the use of pictures! so cute!

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  138. Great cards, and I love all your different ideas for photos, gift cards etc.

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  139. Love how the words pop! Like the shaker cards!

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  140. Really great cards. Love the glittery words with a black shadow.

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  141. Wow, love the conversation bubbles and the shaker. Great idea!

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  142. Love the glittery sentiments. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  143. Love this idea.
    With or without the extra background,
    the cards are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  144. Hi Heather,

    These cards are beautiful in their simplicity, versatility and meaning. I'm so glad to see SSS has come out with these faith-based words! My cart is full of dies, paper, etc. Thanks for sharing. This is a wonderful release! Merry Christmas!

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  145. I thought the cards were a great idea & then ... you give MORE ideas! I really like the extras -
    so much that as I typing I tried to pick a favorite, but can't! Thank you!

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  146. Such unique ideas for Christmas cards. I especially like the photo and shaker cards. Kudos. Very inspired work.

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  147. Such festive cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  148. Cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  149. These are great cards, thank you!

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  150. Love the ideas thank you for sharing

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  151. Very creative! Love them all.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  152. Love this idea, and the cards are wonderful.

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  153. These are so unique and fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  154. what a unique take on word dies and holiday cards! Love it!

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  155. Pretty cards! Love how you used the glitter paper!

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  156. What a great idea with the gift card and picture!

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  157. The glitter paper really makes these cards.

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  158. That glitter paper can make a card so festive!

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  159. I really like the glitter paper and the use of the word bubble!

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  160. So super cute! I need to get some of that glitter paper! And those speech bubbles are so fun!

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  161. I like your picture backgrounds, really add a very personal touch to your cards.

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  162. Love all these great word dies and your cute, glittery designs!

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