Simon Says Stamps Celebrate You Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

May 17, 2019


Hello everyone,  welcome to my blog and to "Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Blog Hop - Day 2".   make sure to check the inspiration on the  "Day 1of this hop too!

For today I used  Filigree Butterfly wafer die and loads of glitter to create super easy birthday cards.  The stamped sentiments are from Big Birthday Greetings stamp set.



I really wanted to add a contrasting element behind the beautiful Filigree ButterflyI tried several things and  I found that glitter could be a great alternative.

I'm not going to lie... I have glitter everywhere. Glitter is hard to control. Thankfully I got a powerful Dyson  (vacuum) that is sparkling too at the moment. It did help to collect most of the glitter tho.

Below a 3 - minutes video to show you how I made this. Although is terrible easy is good to see a cardmaking party in real life.


So that's how you put 8 hours of crafting in 3 minutes... I made several experiments, not in the video but they will be revealed soon.

I  had a real play with this stuff... over 5 hours throwing glitter and about 3 hours making decisions about how to put the cards together and finding easy ways to use the dies etc... have a look at my Press'n Seal tip in the video.

Once the design is done it will be easy and quick to reproduce...  and yes my craft room was looking as if a glitter bomb exploded. lol - fun!

My best friend when crafting with glitter is the  Nuvo sweep brush ... trust me, you need that brush. After having one I had to get another one to make sure if I miss one I have the other one at hand. ( I misplace things very often in my craft room- nightmare)

How I did this

I know this is nothing new but it is still fun to remember simple techniques 

  • I simply use double-sided adhesive tape in different thickness on a piece of cardstock.
  • I then pilled off the backing of the tape
  • I applied different colours of  Nuvo Glitter on the exposed adhesive. 
  • I did one colour of glitter at the time 


When creating the backgrounds for the cards today I also remember a technique I saw over a month ago for the very first time in a card created by my friend  Tracy Freeman and she inspired me to give it a try  so I applied in the card above her technique using stencils and glitter.... stay tuned as I'm editing a video to show you exactly  how to do this and succeed  to create  stunning  custom patterned glitter paper or backgrounds.

As soon as my video is ready I'll share my findings with you here in my blog, on my Youtube channel and over my Instagram here!


I also discover Sunny Side Glitter my new favourite gold colour. It is simply stunning, vibrant and rich!  


I used  1cm and 5mm double-sided tape. I also adhere in different ways mixing thicknesses so make wider or narrower stripes.

I then die cut the  Filigree Butterfly and as this die doesn't cut around the edges `i simply fussy cut around it.

I used a square frame dies to create a frame. I glued the butterfly on the centre of the frame using Nuvo deluxe adhesive and  I  tick the toper on a 5"x5" inches card bases.



You can use any glitter you have in any colours you have to make fun backgrounds to add behind intricate die cuts or from the background panel of your cards.

Blog Hop


Giveaway

$25 Gift Voucher Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. Leave a comment to enter . Winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 22nd of May.

Celebrate You Inspiration Gallery

Keep an eye on the release galleries Simon Says Stamp offer and also Instagram.  The hashtags for this release on Instagram are #SSSCelebrateYou and  #simonsaysstamp.  You can Find Celebrate You Gallery here! 


That's all for today ...

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. 

Many hugs  and happy crafting
x
Bibi

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119 comments

  1. love glitter and I am a firm believer glitter makes everything better ;-) Your cards are stupendous

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  2. I LOOOVE what you've done with your cards, Bibi!!! Would you believe, I only have TWO different colors of glitter???? Clear & Red. Yep, that's IT! BUT, seeing your cards has made me WANT MORE!!! LOL Wait till my husband hears!!! ;) Every time I use it, I find glitter on family members! LOL WILL LOVE to hear the technique you mentioned above!!! ;)A SUPER JOB!!!! ;)<3

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    1. thank you ... You can use those colours to start with :) . I know exactly where the glitters goes: everywhere. My heat tool was smelling funny.. like burned plastic.. guess what? there was glitter inside it lol

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  3. These Filigree Butterflies are already pretty on their own but we all know glitter is always a great addition to 'umph up' a card for the WOW factor. Bibi, you have certainly nailed it on these. Beautifully done as always.

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  4. LOVE your glittery set of cards - so fun:)

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  5. Finding glitter everywhere is the price we all pay for beautiful cards. Love how you created these backgrounds to highlight the simple white filigree butterflies...lovely!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I have several butterfly stamps and punches. I may have to add the SSS Filigree Butterfly Die to my collection.

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  7. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you.

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  8. LOVE these cards and the use of the beautiful glitter and white butterfly! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. What a beautiful collection of cards.

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  10. I like how delicate the butterfly is, and how you used white since you were going to use so much color elsewhere. NICE

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  11. Love this butterfly die! Pretty cards!

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  12. I've done this technique before and it is a lot of fun and yep, very messy! But well worth it!! Your cards are spectacular.

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  13. Love all the colors on your card! 💖TFS

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  14. I love these cards - glitters and butterflies are wonderful together. I feel like I live and breathe glitter when we use it - that even my dog gets glittered! If only there was a magic wand to clean it up - even a Dyson isn't good enough sometimes!

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    1. oh dear you make me giggle.... I guess you can use the Dyson on you dog. seriously it won't cause any harm. I vacuum my children when they get glittery or dusty and they found it hilarious... but you are right it takes a while to get rid of all the glitter. I have glitter in my hair .. it feel like if I went to the beach >lol

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  15. Love the new Butterfly Filigree Die as it makes an elegant card. Just love the backgrounds you created on all your cards. So different and unique.

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  16. Love the cards, and the backgrounds are beautiful. TFS.

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  17. Really Beautiful cards!!! Love all the bling!!!

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  18. Love all that glitters....super cool cards!!Thanks for sharing

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  19. I do love glitter. I have found that if I burnish it with my finger fairly firmly that the glitter stays on the card and doesn't decorate the recipient. Your cards are beautiful.

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  20. Dear Bibi
    Thanks for the technique and the lovely cards done with it.for my grand daughters 7th Birthday I have to create a load of cards and i will put it to gd use. I am going to bk mark your blog as i really want to learn it.Love and hugs

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  21. Love your butterflies! Most colorful

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  22. Love the shimmer on your cards!

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  23. Love the sparkle here, not sure I am as brave as you... I haven’t tackled glitter yet lol!

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  24. Gorgeous glitter cards! What a fabulous set you have created!

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  25. Glitter is so fun and pretty! Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  26. These are so cool! I love the glitter and great designs!

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  27. Love glitter and butterflies!!! Your cards are FABULOUS!!

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  28. Beautiful set of cards!!!! Glitter is so fun, messy 😁, but the end result is so worth the craziness of glitter stuck to every service possible!!! Lol! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous makes, and tips!!!

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  29. Gorgeous butterfly cards!! Love all the sparkle!!

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  30. These backgrounds are gorgeous and I can't wait to see how you do it.

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  31. What beautiful cards! I love the sparkly, glittery backgrounds. :)

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  32. I LOVE glitter!!! Great cards!

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  33. Your cards are so lovely!! Beautiful glittery backgrounds!

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  34. Sooo pretty, love your glitter backgrounds!

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  35. Your cards are absolutely elegant. Great work.

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  36. Really pretty cards! I love sparkle!

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  37. Love these cards. I love butterflies. And the color combo is bright and cheery!

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  38. Gorgeous cards! The glitter looks stunning!!! Totally worth the "mess" I'd say ;)

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  39. These cards are so beautiful! I love the gorgeous intricate dies! :)

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  40. Pretty cards! I'm looking forward to your video! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Wow, You certainly are a glitter gal!! The backgrounds are gorgeous! You have me in the mood to give it a go!! Love the die cuts!! The designs are beautiful!!

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  42. I need to get out my double sided tape and glitter pots and get to making some pretty backgrounds. Great idea. Love your cards....thank you so much for sharing today...Fun blog hop!

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  43. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  44. These are sooo stunning and elegant! I love the delicate butterflies!

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  45. I'm loving those butterflies! Your use of glitter is incredible :)

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  46. Love the filigree butterfly with your glitter backgrounds - so beautiful

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  47. Beautiful cards! Love the glittery backgrounds!

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  48. Best 3 minutes ever! Your cards are incredible. I had to stop and subscribe before I could comment. I used the filigree bunny die from SSS release in March for my Easter cards. I wish I had known about the press & seal trick then. I'll definitely use it when I get my goodies from this release. Thank you so much for the inspiration-you're amazing!

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  49. Glitter, glitter everywhere, but oh, it resulted in these gorgeous cards. I love the way you framed these also!

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  50. Thank you so much for the glitter tips. I haven't worked with it must, but you have made me want to give it a further try. Great cards!

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  51. Georgeous cards thanks for the ideas .I sometimes forget the past things I have learned and its good to be reminded of these.

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  52. Thanks for a fun video - you made it short and sweet, but I am not sure I would be in for an eight hour card making stint! Love each one of your cards. The butterfly die is so pretty.

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  53. Beautiful Birthday cards. Love the glitter backgrounds and the butterflies.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  54. Your design is gorgeous. Love the butterflies.

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  55. Love your glittery backgrounds. They really let the butterfly pop.

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  56. As if the butterfly wasn't beautiful enough, the sparkly background under it shoots this (those) to beyond pretty! Really, really pretty!

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  57. Oh these cards are so beautiful! I just got a bunch of Nuvo glitter and this is such great inspiration. The sparkle dusts look so pretty and I would love to try them too!

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  58. Your glitter backgrounds are awesome! Who doesn't love sparkle?

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  59. Beautiful cards. The glitter would drive me crazy though.

    Jodie

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  60. Love your glitter technique. You can create quick backgrounds that are beautiful.

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  61. wow stunning cards! that butterfly is gorgeous!

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  62. Love the butterfly over your great backgrounds.

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  63. Wow! So pretty, nothing like glitter to bring such beautiful sparkle to a piece. I would love to get those glittery cards! So fun!

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  64. I’m loving this technique, (also love your cards too) thanks for sharing another lovely video Bibi xx

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  65. Spectacular results with the glitter! Love how these cards turned out!

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  66. WOW
    WONDERFUL cards!
    LOVE your GORGEOUS glitter backgrounds (SO MUCH FUN watching you add SPARKLE to create them), LOVE how you have the sentiment banner secured against the butterfly body, an all-round-AWESOME design!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  67. Your cards were brilliantly done! And by using brightly colored glitter with the understated filigree wafer butterfly die, they were magically beautiful together!! And the high contrast you achieved with the glitter and the white butterfly die. I keep trying to say the same thing but it was so beautiful!

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  68. So sweet and colourful, love these!

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  69. Your cards are so beautiful! Your use of brightly colored glitter with the filigree wafer butterfly die, so lovely together!! Wish mine would look even close to yours!

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  70. Beautiful cards - so much glitter! Love the filigree butterfly die.

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  71. I never pass a pretty glitter card and yours is a keeper, I love it. Now I am inspired to make something with all the pretty glitter colors I have been hording

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  72. Love your butterfly cards and their glittery backgrounds.

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  73. Love the glitter behind the butterflies.
    The framing is great. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Great release, I love your creations! Love the glitter backgrounds!

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  75. Gorgeous cards Bibi and yes glitter is everywhere when you use it, even my husband had glitter in his hair! But it gives such great effect, so I keep on using it (and finding it everywher LOL).
    May I ask what the black thing is in your TH stanping tool?

    Thank you so much for showing your beautiful, glittering cards with that awesome Butterfly die, have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi there, thank you. it is black craft foam ( you get at the craft shops for under 50p and they are great cushion for stamping on the platform. ) x

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    2. Thank you Bibi for your answer, I wasn't able to respond earlier, is it thick?
      Because the craft foam I know and what they sell here, I live in the Netherlands, is 1 mm.

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  76. Loose glitter is scary but your cards are lovely.

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  77. Love square cards and there butterfly fits it well. Thanks for the real time it takes to do these :-)

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  78. Love these beautiful, colorful cards. That Filigree Butterfly is gorgeous.

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  79. These are beautiful! Love this die and what you did with it!

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  80. Love the sparkly backgrounds for these pretty butterflies.

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  81. Such a wonderful tip to use Press & seal with intricate die-cuts! Very colorful blingy cards.

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  82. So pretty - love how you used this die and the glitter

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  83. I love your cards, I have a fondness for cards with butterflies lol

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  84. Your butterfly filigree cards are beautiful I really like how they look with all the glitter layered behind.

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  85. Beautiful cards! I have to be very careful when I use glitter! One of my cat's has horrible skin allergies and she LOVES to help me craft. Unfortunately she breaks out horribly so I have to lock her out of my craft room and deep clean before she can come back in. Needless to say I don't use glitter as often as I would like

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  86. Wow Bibi🙂 I love the wonderful filigree butterflies! Great 5"by 5"cards and oh the glitter! Everything was just terrific 🙂

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  87. Oh my GOODNESS! These cards are so lovely and so sparkly! Thanks for inspiring me to do some glitter backgrounds!

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  88. so pretty! what a great gift set these would make!!

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  89. Wow! The glittery butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for the tips about how you made them.

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  90. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of the AMAZING NEW Products and the Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  91. Such a lovely array of cards. I love that butterfly!!

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  92. Beautiful cards! Love the filigree butterfly!

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  93. Gorgeous cards! Your backgrounds are stunning!

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  94. WOW, love these glittery cards! I totally forgot about using double-sided tape with glitter, thanks for reminding me. These cards are all so pretty!

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  95. Wow! Wonderful set of cards!!! Love them!!!

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  96. Wow! I love both colors of the cards. Thank you for the tutorial video, it’s very helpful to see how you created your beautiful cards.

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  97. I always make such a mess of glitter but these cards look totally worth the mess! Love the colors too. Very nice job.

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  98. Loose glitter is not my friend, so well done for braving it! These are beautiful color combinations, and I really like all the ways you've demonstrated how to use the glitter. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  99. Your butterfly cards are so beautiful, Bibi! The backgrounds you created are gorgeous...love the glitter!!

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  100. I love the filigree butterfly and I really love your glitter backgrounds. They look like a lot of fun to make.

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  101. I love the backgrounds you created! So So pretty. And that butterfly die is my absolute favourite from the release! You can never have too many butterflies in ones collection. I am also a big fan of square cards. So these cards are AMAZING!

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  102. Oh, what a lovely collection of cards to celebrate the new SSS release. I really like this new Butterfly Filigree die.

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