Simon Says Stamp You are Loved Blog Hop - Giveaway

January 10, 2019


Hello from the Scottish Highlands, welcome to  Simon Says Stamp You are Loved Blog Hop + Giveaway.

We gather together to share ideas and inspiration using beautiful love/ friendship themed supplies from the latest Simon Says Stamp release.

Explore the whole  You are Loved Release here and get a free gift with any purchase! Yay.

For today I made super duper easy cards using All My Heart Stencil together with  Simple Sentiments stamp set  Distress Inks and Nuvo Mousses.


I tried soooo many things with the stencil and I liked the results every time. However, I decided to put together very minimalistic and contemporaneous cards that will be easy to mass produce with a minimum investment in supplies.

So all the cards in this blog post measure 5"x5" inches.

To finish them I also used and  3-3/4" inches square die to die cut and frame the stencilled images. I tried a stitched edge die and it didn't work so nice so I leave it as simple as it is.

And I also decided to use a 4-1/2" inches Scallop Square die by Honey Bee Stamps to die cut a backing panel and add an extra decorative element without overwhelming any other part of the cards.

***All supplies listed below...


I first started by spraying temporary adhesive on the back of All My Heart Stencil to be able to adhere it to the cardstock and make the ink blending even easier.  

I sprayed very little adhesive as well and I wait for it to dry over the stencil before placing it on the paper to avoid the cardstock getting stuck to the stencil as this can tear it.

Then, I applied a mix of Oxide and Tradicional Distress inks on each panel.  As you might know already the same ink colours looks different depending on the kind of ink you use. I love the brightness of traditional Distress ink but the Oxides opacity add even nicer touches to any project.


I tried to use ink colours of the same family but then I just was experimented with some contrasting inks like black or yellow ink over red like in the card below.


I applied a heavy coat of each shade using  Nuvo blending sponges. I then spray the paper with water and I also splattered the ink of a Nuvo Shimmer Pen to add some sparkle and I was done!

 Psss..  avoid any excess of water over the stencil as it could leak underneath the stencil and it will affect the stencilled image definition.

I also decided to make a few cards using Nuvo Mousses and this gorgeous stencil. 

For this card, I used a  brush to apply hot Pink Nuvo Mousse you can try this with any mousse colour you have, embossing paste, glimmer paste.. etc

 I think the mousses give a lot more definition to the stencilled image than the Distress inks and the shimmer is a winner. 

Sadly their shimmer couldn't be captured in the pictures as it is too dark here in Scotland. We got not sun light at the moment. All my pictures are looking a bit green regardless of the lighting equipment I got. Arg! that's the joy of winter in countries on this side of the word.

Ok so for the cards below I used Mother Pearl  Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and I applied Distress inks on top.  I didn't even allow the mousse to dry and to e honest these cards are hot. I really love these cards. They are beautiful in flesh although they are not photogenic.


Oh! I also added a bit of dimension in some of the cards by using double-sided adhesive foam pads behind the banner or the front panel.

I embellished with sequins and I was done!

Giveaway time!


  • Simon Says Stamp! is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop, to enter this giveaway please leave a comment below.


  • Winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 16th of January. 

In addition to Suzy’s Watercolor Gift Set launched with this release on December 11th, Simon Says Stamp is unveiling the BRAND NEW  Suzi's Sending Love watercolour prints with beautiful designs to enjoy watercolour.





HOP 


Last but not least.  I would love to invite you to share  projects made with this beautiful supplies on You are Loved Picture Galery

That's all for today ... Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. I  always read your comments and I'm happy to answer if needed.

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Many hugs  and happy crafting
x
Bibi

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144 comments

  1. You are so incredibly talented; I love what you create.

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  2. SQUEAL!! LOVE these!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing all of the AMAZING Inspiration and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Week!!

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  3. Oh I just love your use of the heart stencil here! SO beautiful, and I love that you created a set of cards! TFS! :)

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  4. oh wow Bibi, you have hit it out of the park with all these beautiful cards.

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  5. Great cards...shows how versatile you can be with just a few products. Well done. Cheers.

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  6. Your cards don't look green, they look beautiful. Shimmer and sparkle is hard to capture even on sunny days sometimes. [Bunny]

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  7. love how your have colored these hearts - very inspiring:)

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  8. I love all of your cards. The backgrounds are all so gorgeous!! I love that die!! It makes such beautiful cards!! Thank you for all of your inspiration!!

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  9. Awesome set of cards!! Love the simple design and colors :)

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  10. SOOOO much fun with oxide inks! I am new to them... this is a great idea!

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  11. Love the set of cards you have made, the mix of colors is gorgeous, the heart stencil looks great.

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  12. Wow! So many different looks with the same stencil. Beautiful job. I like how you mixed Distress with Distress Oxide. I can't wait to try that myself. TFS!

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  13. These are all so lovely and nicely done. I love the black cards. I just think they're striking & bold and I just love that.

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  14. Nice cards. I love how you did the same design in so many different color combinations.

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  15. I love hearts in all shapes and sizes. Your cards are super and I loved seeing them! Your work and these products are amazing! Thanks for sharing! kReN@afourthlife

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  16. So many looks from one stencil! Thanks for the ideas!

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  17. I love super duper easy and I love how you made these cards.

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  18. I really like the backgrounds on these cards! :)

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  19. Love your beautiful cards, perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary or just to let someone know you care. I've been fortunate enough to tour in the Scottish Highlands and loved it... the people and the beautiful surroundings!

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  20. These look fantastic in all colour combos! There's something about these black ones that I really love, though!

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  21. Beautiful. I thought they were shaker cards at first glance. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. I have a lot of miscellaneous backgrounds. What a nice way to use them. Thank you for the ideas.

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  23. what great ideas! thanks for the inspiration!!

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  24. Love the use of your stencil , they make for a simple but effective presentation!

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  25. All of these look amazing. Can't wait to order some of the items!

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  26. Those hearts are so fun. Nice work!

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  27. Your cards are stunning! At first glance I thought you used foil. But I see you didn't really pretty work.

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  28. Love all of these, your creation on black card stock is wonderful!

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  29. How beautiful! I love the use of the stencils.

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  30. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing this heart stencil! It was fun seeing what it could do!

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  31. These are awesome! My fav is the pink embellishment mousse, though I suspect I would really love the mother of pearl in person. Don't you just hate when you can't capture the beauty of a card in the picture?!? I may have to try that technique at home to see what it really looks like :-)

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  32. This is a gorgeous Valentine collection! I love all the little hearts in all the different colors! This would make a beautiful gift set too!

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  33. How darn cute are those cards! Love this hop!

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  34. Great cards! I love the different colors and sentiments!

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  35. Every different colored one is beautiful! It's amazing how different they look just by changing a few things. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Very beautiful and I love the colors!!

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  37. Nice fading of colors. Nice job!

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  38. LOVE the colors you used and the border around all those hearts! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  39. Love the many uses of the heart stencil. Great ideas! (wonderful release)

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  40. Awww!!! All your cards are so gorgeous!!! Love them!!!

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  41. Wow, what a terrific job with that stencil! Such beautiful variety!

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  42. Beautiful cards! Love the idea of a set!

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  43. I love the idea of combining the mousse with the distress ink!! I can’t wait to try this with my own stash....your creations are just beautiful and your ideas are just so inspiring

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  44. Oh Bibi these are all gorgeous. Like that die you've used, an investment I feel. My favourite must be the rainbow card colours. Don't worry about the lack of sun, we've not got much in the Midlands either. Thank you for sharing these.

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  45. I wasn't impressed with the heart background die, but you showcase it beautifully. Love the various colored backgrounds. These are really pretty, but looks easy cards. Love the inspiration.

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  46. Love the hearts. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  47. Oh wow. These are awesome! I love it.

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  48. First, I love the cards you made! The colors you've used are amazing. Second, I really appreciate how detailed you are in your post about how you created these. Very helpful!

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  49. Super beautiful cards!! Love this release!

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  50. Gorgeous. Love how you used all those different methods. Thanks for sharing. Sending you some sunshine. :D

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  51. Great job!!! You showed us how to be creative with just a few products.

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  52. Now aren't those adorable!!! Such a cute idea. Thanks.

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  53. OH MY!!! I LOVE the rich colors you've done! JUST GORGEOUS! A WONDERFUL SET!!! ;)

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  54. These cards are just beautiful! This stencil is so fun and I love all the different colors you used.

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  55. I love your cards. They are all so amazing.

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  56. You did a great job--I didn't even realize it was a stencil at first!

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  57. So many amazing cards with this new release. I love them all, but the black really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. ooooh the black with mother of pearl!

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  59. Your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. WOW! Love the variety and your ink blending

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  61. Super pretty cards - love the mix of colours!!

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  62. WOW Bibi, how gorgeous are these? The black ones with the M.O.P. are stunners!

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  63. I've been looking at the Nuvo embellishment mousse online the last couple weeks with no idea how to incorporate it. Love how you used it!

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  64. Great cards. They are so beautiful. There is just so much goodies in this release. Love the stencil and it is often overlooked. You really showcased it so well here. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

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  65. Your ALL My Heart stencil cards are so pretty with the oxides OMG ... those done with black came out beautifully ! Yes the scallop adds a beautiful touch too !

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  66. Such great cards!! Love your style!

    Angie Cammack
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  67. The stencil is wonderful--I like all the techniques you used to make the best use of it.

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  68. The red and silver heart cards are my favorite.Very nice

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  69. I love the use of the heart in so many different ways. You provide such inspiration. Thank you for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day to You!

    Karen Berry

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  70. These are so fun! I love all the colors. Especially love the black card and how the colors pop!

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  71. Such a beautiful collection of cards!

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  72. AWESOME Cute Colorful Fun -- Keep em coming! Happy Creative New Year !!

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  73. I love this set of cards! I love seeing different mediums. I can't wait to try some mousse with a stencil.

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  74. I love your cards and the stencils are fantastic. I have always loved stencils, I think they are so versatile and under used. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  75. Beautiful cards, love the lino print look to them!

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  76. Absolutely love all the cards; especially the first card stole my heart. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  77. Beautiful cards! Lots of great ideas for using a stencil <3

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  78. Your cards left me with endless ideas popping in my head. thanks B)

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  79. WOWZA! Love your cards and all the amazing techniques using this stencil. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  80. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors you used.

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  81. Lovely cards! Your ink blending and color combinations are beautiful!

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  82. Very very nice job with your cards. The heart stencil is a must have. tyfs :)
    Nice job with your colors

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  83. These are just wonderful!!!

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  84. What a delightful set of cards! LOVE the stencilled mousse cards, too!

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  85. Soooo Pretty!!! Love the black and silver one!!!

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  86. Such beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  87. I love your set of cards! Especially the ones in black cardstock. TFS!

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  88. Lovely cards! I like both styles you created with the inks and the mousse, but the mousse gives such great texture to a project and I'll bet that Mother of Pearl is gorgeous in person.

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  89. Pretty set of cards! Love all those hearts!

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  90. What a great idea to make a bunch of the heart card in different colors!

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  91. What super fun cards! I love how you framed the bright colors with either the white on white or black on black; it just makes the colors that much more striking. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  92. Every stop my list gets longer. I really like the heart stencil. Very cute.

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  93. Wow, gorgeous cards! Such fabulous designs!

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  94. So gorgeous, each piece I love, this stencil is great. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekden

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  95. The inspiration cards are really gorgeous! My favourite are the last two cards. They look so stunning! I also love the little sentiments you have used on the cards. They are very cute.

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  96. Very pretty! Love how you can make beautiful cards quickly with a stencil or large background stamp!!

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  97. I love your cards, the colors are so pretty!

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  98. What fun to be play with so many
    different colors and techniques.
    The cards are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. Cute set of cards. I like the different colors.

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  100. I love it when someone does one card in many ways! Oh the possibilities that some of us don't normally see - so inspiring!

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  101. When I first looked at your cards, I thought they were shaker cards, but they weren't. You're background techniques is AMAZING!

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  102. Awesome You Are Loved release! AWESOME creations! I especially love the set of colorful Distress Inked cards!!!!

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  103. I love the tip of mixing the distress and the oxide inks!

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  104. Thanks for the inspiration. Love all the cards.

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  105. That All My Heart stencil is so awesome! I love your cards with the backgrounds that you made! Just beautiful!

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  106. Love the three different types of mediums used on the same product. It just goes to show how similar and different they can be at the same time. Thanks

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  107. Love the colors and design on your cards.

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  108. these look fun to create! really luv the Mother of Pearl look!!

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  109. Great cards and liked that your kept the products you used to make them to a minimum.

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  110. What wonderful cards and so beautifully done. Your stenciling is beautiful!

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  111. Your cards are gorgeous! I love all the different looks you got with this fun stencil. :)

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  112. Gorgeous collection of cards! You knocked it out of the park with all of the ways you used this stencil. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  113. I just love all the different colour combinations, each of them are stunning.

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  114. Love these sweet cards. I'm just getting into stencils (a little late, I know) and that one is wonderful.

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  115. This new stencil is one of my favorite things in the release, so it was really fun seeing all the different ways in which you used it. Very pretty cards!!

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  116. These cards are so cool! I love the different colors and the different sentiments and I know it's something I can do. Thank you for sharing these and the inspiration, I can't wait to make up a few of these to keep around all year for many different occasions. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  117. I like these colorful cards you've created. Great new releases.

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  118. These look great. I've never used mousse before. I sure wish I could see the shimmer. Oh, well. I'm sure it's great since all other Nuvo products are.

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  119. I love how you did this in so many different colors. All the beautiful colors just make me so happy!

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  120. Your cards are so happy and colorful! Love how you used ink on top of Nuvo mousse! Gotta try that! Love your creative, out of the box ideas! Thanks for inspiring me to get some goodies from this new amazing release from Simon Says Stamp! 🎉💫✨

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  121. I love the beautiful color in your cards!

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