Saturday, August 5, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words Blog Hop

 As the new school year is upon us, Simon Says Stamp's new release, Encouraging Words, is giving us an opportunity  to help encourage not only teachers and students,  but each other...with words!  I am joining some amazing artists to showcase the stamps, dies, and other new products from this sweet new release!  If you are following the hop, you should have come here from 
Lynn Brandyberry's blog! 
A list of all the participants is at the end of my post. 

One of the dies from the new release, Kindness Matters, is one die with two simple, but powerfully encouraging words, and Simon has made these words-made-die in a wonderful, kind of whimsical way!!  I LOVE dies...and LOVE sentiments... so I made two cards to share with you, using this die.   The sentiments  are cut from the same paper, with two different layouts and looks.  I used strips of colored cardstock attached to copy paper, then die cut the "kindness matters" from the colored strips...  


I die cut the words three times from white cardstock, layered, then adhered the colored die cut cardstock over the white layers.  I embossed the sentiment die onto a piece of white cardstock, then adhered the colored, layered letters onto the white embossed cardstock letters.  I stamped the card panel  with the Simon You Matter Background stamp in Simon Fog ink.  I thought this stamp went perfectly with this die!!  I didn't quite ink the whole stamp, for a faded stamped look around the corners.  I layered a couple layers  of the outline of the die UNDERNEATH the stamped panel for depth.  Here's a closeup of the letters...


The second card, I used a black stamped background to showcase simply the words without the frame...

 I stamped the Simon Stepping Stones background stamp with versa mark and clear embossed.  I used one of the die cut "kindness matters" as a template for placement of the letters...only adhering one of each letter for positioning, at first, then adhering all the other layers after the first ones were positioned.  I finished by simply using a few enamel dots to accent the colored letters.  Here's a close up...
Oh what incredible fun!!  Make sure you check out all the inspiration from all the hop participants!!  
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter at each stop on today's blog, WOW, so make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win!!!  The winners will be announced on the Simon Blog on Tuesday!
If you started at the beginning of the hop, I'm the last stop.  If you started somewhere in between, the next stop is back at the top of the hop lineup, at the Simon Blog .  
HOP ORDER:
                                        Lisa Addesa    <--- YOU ARE HERE
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

360 comments:

  1. Love the rainbow of colors on this sentiment.

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  2. Both are great but really love the black card. The colorful letters on the black stand out so great.

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  3. Love the rainbow colored sentiment on the black and white cards, really pops!

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  4. Love the rainbow colors on the Kindness Matters! Beautiful cards!

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  5. Love the pop of color on both backgrounds!

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  6. Beautiful card, so colorful and bright.

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  7. Love the graphic card and colors!

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  8. I love the use of both black and bright colours - big impact! And kindness does matter so lovely cards to give to friends! Thanks for sharing 😊😊

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  9. LOVE these! Simple, yet packs a punch! :)

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  10. oooh love the rainbow diecut against the black, makes it really pop! fabulous cwork

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  11. The black cobblestone pattern works so well with the rainbow words. Nice!

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  12. I love your card! It is so cute.

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  13. The rainbow of colors really pops off that black BG! Very striking & bold; I love it. Both cards are just lovely. I always enjoy a scripty BG.

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  14. I really like that Kindness die... so many uses for it!

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  15. Beautiful! So neat what you did with the contrast of the black card.

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  16. Like the rainbow color of the sentiment. The world needs more Kindness.

    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  17. Wow! The rainbow diecut letters really pop against the black background!

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  18. Awesome! I LOVE the rainbow letters!

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  19. Both of your cards are very striking! Thank you for sharing

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  20. Love the effect of your colors & clever use of colored paper to piece it together

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  21. Thanks for a new technique to get eye-catching cuts.

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  22. Super cute, I love this card! The font is delicious!! :)

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  23. Love those colors against the black!

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  24. Beautiful cards, Lisa! Love the dies in this release.

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  25. Love your rainbow sentiments, especially against the black.

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  26. WOW Lisa, these are fantastic. The rainbow lettering is genius for this!

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  27. Wow!! Those colored letters look awesome against that black embossed background!!

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  28. I just love your style, your cards are always so striking. The rainbow of colors on the words just pop right off the card!

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  29. Love your kindness matters cards!

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  30. I love these cards-simple but beautiful!

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  31. Perfect use of both the negative and positive pieces of the Kindness Matters die.

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  32. Wow! These cards are beautiful!! Love this release from SSS

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  33. Stunning on the white, breathtaking on the black! Beautiful on both!!! Thanks.

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  34. That is one of my favorite dies. You did a great job in making it really stand out. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Kindness does matter and your cards say that for sure. Love every one of them. I'm sure your recipients will love them too. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I really like how the black makes the rest of your card really pop.

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  37. Both of these are such wonderful projects! Love how you did the colorful letters - your visual is great - have to give that a try.

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  38. I love the way you made your rainbow "Kindness Matters"! The rainbow colors really stand out against the black background. Great cards!

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  39. Love both cards, but the black one is so chic and colourful! Loving the rainbow trend this year!

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  40. Love the striped sentiment. Thanks for the explanation of how you put it together! It looks great on both cards!

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  41. Love the stepping stones background with the new image

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  42. love that kindness matters die and your cards

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  43. So creative! I especially love the second one--great use of that bg stamp!

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  44. Terrific idea with the colors on top of a textured black background. Thanks!

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  45. Super colorful design and like the contrast with the black paper. Also nice to have both positive and negative pieces to use.

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  46. Thank you for sharing a great idea. Love the way you layered the die and the multiple colored technique. I will be trying this method.

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  47. Good to have a re-enforcing
    sentiment that promotes kindness.
    Love the shading of the colors.
    thanks for shring.

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  48. Love these! Thank you for sharing your talent. What fun!!

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  49. Awesome cards, love the rainbow effect.

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  50. Those are some nice cards! Love the rainbow you brought into both cards :)

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  51. Kindness does matter and the rainbow effect is lovely TFS and for the hop

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  52. Fantastic cards Lisa. Love the colorful words! Especially on the black background!

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  53. Such fun cards! I love the pops of rainbow colors!

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  54. Marvelous! I would love receiving a card like this, and would guess that anyone would.

    Thanx, Cyn

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  55. Hi Lisa ~ You have totally rocked these two cards!! Kindness Matters has always been one of my favorite phrases and this world needs so much more of it. I especially love the rainbow die cut on that fun black background. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope your weekend is filled with fun! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  56. Love your cards, especially the one with the black background!

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  57. Love how you "rainbowed" the sentiment!

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  58. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  59. Great ideas and great cards. Thanks

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  60. Awesome Release! Great projects and I especially love the Kindness Matters on black!

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  61. WoW!! I was loving your first card and hoping you'd share the second and then . . . WOW!!! I love the stunning color combo on the black. The stepping stones background was genius!!! I can't say enough how strikingly beautiful I think it is!!! Encouraging in more ways than one!!! Thanks for the sharing <3

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  62. Wonderful cards. I love that you did one white and the other one black. The rainbow sentiment works great on both backgrounds.

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  63. The black background with the pop of color words.... AMAZING. So inspired

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  64. Great cards! Love the rainbow of colors! Wonderful blog hop...and great SSS release! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Love love love the clear embossing technique used!

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  66. Such simple but beautiful cards!

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  67. Great way to color the letters in a rainbow before cutting them

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  68. Thank you for kindly sharing your cards and techniques. Love the rainbows.

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  69. Love who you creat both.. on white and black..great card.

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  70. Just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the rainbow colors and your techniques!!

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  71. love the card and the gorgeous colored sentiment letters:)

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  72. Pretgg cards! Love how you made ghe letters and the background!

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  73. Both uses of Kindness Matters are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. I love your subtle backgrounds!

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  75. Same saying, such different backgrounds, such an impact! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. Love this wonderful Kindness Matters sentiment from the Encouraging Words release. Your cards are so beautiful -- colorful and unique.

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  77. Oooooh, I love the rainbows!

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  78. I was already sold on the Kindness Matters die before I came to your blog. Your cards just proved I was right- it can be used to make fabulous cards! I love how the bright rainbow letters show up on both backgrounds! Both cards look great!!

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  79. Wow, just wow. The way that the rainbow letters stand out against that second black card is just amazing. I love you reset the sentiment in the first. I love them. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  80. Love how you used this die for both of your cards. This "Encouraging Words" release has so many great elements!

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  81. Lovely card! Loved your rainbow diecutting idea! <3

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  82. Love this release! Encouraging words for the win!

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  83. "What incredible fun" is right! These cards are wonderful. The Kindness Matters die is now at the top of my wish list.

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  84. I love the rainbow colours of the sentiment used for your first card and love the clean simplicity of it, just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  85. Both are fabulous cards! Fabulous release!

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  86. Simplistic and beautiful! Love the simplicity and pop of colors. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiration! Xoxos

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  87. I loved the vibrant colors on the black circle background. Really great design.

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  88. Love that die. Such pretty cards you've created with it!

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  89. Love that die and how you used the rainbow colors against the black background it jumps out at you love that. Bold dramatic look. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly Ostgard

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  90. Beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Great cards, looks like a very fun release!

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  92. Great cards, loved seeing both the white and black versions.

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  93. Very cool. I love the rainbow sentiment on the black background. Elegant and fun. Great job

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  94. WOW Your black card really packs a punch.

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  95. Both of these cards are so striking! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  96. Love the rainbow on black!!

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  97. Lovely cards and techniques.

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  98. Such a clever use of die cuts!

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  99. Wow I love these. So clean and simple but such a pop!!!!!

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  100. Love the way that black background makes the colors

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  101. Clean! Neat! Simple! Love!

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  102. Lisa these are lovely cards. Great idea to use the die cut sentiment two ways--with a light and dark background design. Thanks for sharing this.

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  103. ooooOOOOOOoooo! The simple black circle background with the popbow sentiment? Amazing! Oops, I just made a new word. Popbow=rainbow that pops off the page. Keep being creative! #EncouragingWords

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  104. Love the ROY G BIV effect.

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  105. Great variety in this blog hop!!

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  106. I love how you used small pieces of colored yardstick and backed them on copy paper. I am looking forward to doing the same although I am going to try it on double sided adhesive. Hopefully it will die cut as well as on copy paper!

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  107. I'm inspired by all your techniques. Beauiful cards!

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  108. I love the various techniques you used for you cards and the showcasing of "kindness matters" as it really does!

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  109. Very creative, I love how you created rainbow stripe pattern paper to die cut no showcase the sentiment kindness matters!

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  110. I Love that you showcased the sentiment-Your right, it is powerful. Cool idea with the cardstock strips, def a time saver!

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  111. Such beautiful cards!! I love the rainbow colored sentiments. The black background card is stunning with the sentiment color.

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  112. I really really love the simplicity. I'm a sucker for neutral colors, and these did them justice. Awesome job!

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  113. I really like the colorful lettering over the backgrounds. Simple yet elegant with a heartfelt sentiment. Perfect!

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  114. Love these - rainbow in any form equals happy!

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  115. Love your cards and the sentiment is so needed in our world!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs
    Pam Allen

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  116. Loved your cards, Thank you for sharing. The new sentiment is going on my list!

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  117. I like the contrast from the solid dark background to the colorful sentiment! Very nice card design! #kindnessdoesmatter

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  118. Yes, kindness does matter...and I adore how you've reminded us that it does with your two lovely, dramatic rainbow messages! So inspired!
    ~carol

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  119. Both cards a fabulous! Perfect ways to focus on these important, impactful words! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  120. Both are terrific cards, cleverly designed and using my fav product of the release. Kindness is more important than ever and I love the manner in which you shared that thought with these lovely creations!

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  121. Thank you for teaching me how to create the multicolored message. Your cards are outstanding.

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  122. Love the rainbow die-cuts!

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  123. Adorable they are ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  124. Love how you used the same die to create two totally different cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. Love the black background card. Really cute.

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  126. Love the rainbow Kindness Matters cause it does. Thanks

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  127. love it,all these colors with the black, amazing

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  128. That second one is my favorite. And I love how you got that rainbow effect with just paper.

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  129. very pretty. I am always amazed at the creativity!

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  130. Gorgeous cards, love your multicoloured sentiment :)

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  131. Wow - very creative and great instructions

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  132. Gorgeous! Love all your cards. The sentiments are really striking.

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  133. Love your black background! Amazing cards!!!

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  134. Love the font love the black background such great cards

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  135. I loved your card the second I saw it but immediately thought it was going to be too hard to do. Then I read how you did it and it was SUCH a great idea to use colored card stock. Definitely doable! And you got 2 gorgeous cards! So great

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  136. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

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  137. Both are wonderful but I really loved your black on black background making the bright letters pop.

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  138. Lisa, My favorite part is the background! Love the embossing folder.

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  139. Love your cards! That black background is gorgeous! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  140. Love the rainbow sentiment. What adhesive did you use? It looks seamless where the colors meet. Great job. TFS😊

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  141. I love your rainbow cards!! So striking on the black and white!!!

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  142. Love the pop of color on the black card! Great idea!

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  143. Love this rainbow colored sentiment - statement. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  144. These are amazing! The colors against the black really grab you! Love this! I hope I can learn how to do this!!

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  145. Your rainbow cards are wonderful!!! Love them and this awesome new release!!

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  146. Love your beautiful cards using this die. It's one of my favorite products from this release!

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  147. Love how the black embossed background sets off the rainbow sentiment.

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  148. Beautiful job on both cards. I really enjoy the black background. It shows off those colors so beautifully. The whole release is so nice. Thank you. http://bunnyscards1.blogspot.com

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  149. I love your simple, yet stunning cards. Love the rainbow die-cut sentiments.

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  150. I love the rainbow sentiments! so cool and such great colors. I love this release. THanks for the great ideas about how to use it. hugs, treen

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  151. Beautiful cards! I love the rainbow of color and it pops on the black background!

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  152. Love the look of this technique.

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  153. Ooh la la! I love both of your cards . . . the rainbow and those graphic designs get me every time! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  154. the sentiment and color choices make both of these cards easy to make. Thanks for the great ideas

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  155. Love the dramatic look of the colorful words on the black background. Stunning.

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  156. The paper used for the "Kindness Matters' die cut is bold, beautiful and looks great with every color you paired the words with.

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  157. Super cute! Love the rainbow colors for the sentiment... awesome!

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  158. These are both fabulous!!! Love what you've done with this fun die. and I LOVE that black card; it is stunning! This "encouraging words" release is awesome!

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  159. Hi Lisa, Love your rainbow sentiments on the cards, very striking, TFS, Cheers Anna.

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  160. Your cards turned out beautiful for show casing this new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  161. Two STUNNING cards. Your use of color is perfect!

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  162. Both cards are so pretty. I love the bright colors you used for the words.

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  163. I love your rainbow sentiments, they stand out on the light and dark backgrounds! Fabulous cards! TFS

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  164. Yes, kindness DOES matter! Your rainbow die cut jumps off the card and makes the point perfectly. Super card and great release!

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  165. Wonderful - love the rainbow letters on that gorgeous black on black background - it really makes them pop!

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  166. I love these colorful cards! It's awesome how the rainbow letters look on the monochromatic background. I really like the “Encouraging Words” release.

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  167. This die is absolutely a must have! Love the rainbow effect against both backgrounds. Both cards are very unique. THank you for sharing your creativity with us. Have a lovely and crafty day!

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  168. Awesome cards. I love the rainbow colors and the last black embossed card. I love the look and ideas.

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  169. Love your colorful words. The dark background is great. Thanks for the creative ideas.

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  170. What great cards! My favorite is the black on-it is absolutely stunning!

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  171. Oh my - works of art!! I love your take on these - very inspiring and creative!! TFS!

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  172. Lovely card but the coloured die cuts really pop on the black card.

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  173. Encouraging words: Fall in love with your life.

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  174. Your cards are fabulous. I love the way you did the sentiment on the first two, especially the one where it was kind of off-centered and at an angle. Your other one on the black card stock with the embossed circles was so striking. The person who receives any of f these cards would be so lucky to have such a great sentiment on such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

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  175. Your cards are great! The colours are so vibrant. :)

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  176. Both your cards are so striking. I love how the colour palette for the backgrounds is opposite with the vibrant colours on top. Simply stunning!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa