Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Paper Smooches ~ Dies to Die for!


Paper Smooches is showing off their CHA release during the entire month of January.  37 designers are participating along with the PS DT, so there will be a ton of projects to inspire you this month.  Paper Smooches is known for their fun and whimsical hand-drawn stamps.  They decided that it was time to broaden their product line to include DIES and wood mount stamps!  

I have a project to share using NEW PS product that releases on February 1, 2013 at www.papersmoochesstamps.com along with many retail stores around the globe.  You will find a new blog link (or two) to follow every day in January at the PS Blog


I was lucky enough to get to play with some of the fabulous new DIES!!!!  Technically, these dies are Bold Bloom Dies and match the stamp set, but they are SO versatile.  You get a set of 3 dies and they could be used in so many ways.  Clouds, flowers, puffs of smoke, bushes...and I guess for me, a tree:)  This tree was inspired by all of those waiting for a loved one.  I live in a military area (not far from a marine base) and we personally know so many families with loved ones still serving or just returning from overseas.  I thought this would be a sweet way to say "we remember".  I used the die to reverse cut a tree top and I lined it with vellum (blended with green ink).  So easy and the die works perfectly with the tree trunk from Autumn Groves!  

Paper Smooches Autumn Groves
Paper Smooches Simply Said

My second card is just a sweet flower card:)  Who doesn't love the simple blooms from Paper Smooches?  Well now, you got 'em in die form:)  I used all 3 dies to create a stepped flower.  Just a little stamping and it was done!  I just adore those leaf stamps:)   

Paper Smooches Reflections
Paper Smooches Bold Blooms
Paper Smooches Chit Chat

That's it for me today!  Thanks so much for popping in!  And don't forget to leave a comment because Paper Smooches is giving away $500 worth of product!  Hidden on FIVE of the participating blogs is a prize package worth $100. each. The prize includes a variety of stamp sets, wood mounts and dies. Comment on as many blogs as you can to increase your chances to be one of the five winners.

Mahalo and Aloha!
JJ

173 comments:

  1. Oh my, Kim knew what she was doing giving you these dies to showcase!!!
    Genius creativity as always JJ :0)
    Jenny x

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  2. Love the tree with the flower die- super!

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  3. These are so stinking cute! I'm absolutely LOVING the tree!

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  4. Your cards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. LOVE the irregular shape of the flower die!

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  6. Wow, such fun cards! The first one is my favorite!

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  7. JJ all of your cards are just fantastic! Love that tree and the decreasing aperature!

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  8. lovely cards! I like how you've used the negative space from the die!

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  9. I love your use of the negative die cuts. Both are such cute cards.

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  10. oh wow!! you used the dies in such unexpected ways - i'm blown away!!!! i LOVE that you used it as a tree!!! and the layered (inverted?!?) flower card is so unique! wow!! so excited!

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  11. Both of these cards are absolutely stunning!

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  12. With temperatures of -25C today (with windchill, more like -42C...brrrrr), your cards were exactly what I needed to 'warm' my day! You've showcased the new dies wonderfully, definitely capturing their versatility. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. JJ You are a Rock star...these are just Perfect! I Especially Love the Tree....

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  14. Both of these cards are just beautiful! The layered colors on the second one are just awesome. Thanks for sharing your work!!!

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  15. Fabulous! Love the how you used the negative space on both!

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  16. LOVE your use of the die cut space! The tree is my fave :)

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  17. Your cards are both so adorable!! I really like the tree card that you made! :)

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  18. what a creative use of those dies! Thanks for inspiring :)

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  19. Love both of your absolutely gorgeous cards!!!

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  20. OH WOW OH WOW! JJ these cards plain rock! I love the way you used these dies! You truly are so talented with dies! :>

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  21. This is a great set of dies. I love the tree. I can think of so many ways to use this set. I'll have to be sure to get it when it is available.

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  22. Your samples are amazing. I love the flower as a tree, so clever! Thanks for sharing peeks of the new dies.

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  23. I love how you used the flower die to create the tree card! Very touching!

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  24. What wonderful cards. I love how you used the new dies!

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  25. Love how you used the flower die to make the first card and story behind that card.

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  26. your cards are just awesome! the way you used the dies is so inspiring! fabulous cards! :)

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  27. What a smart idea for the tree! Love it :) Great flower card too.

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  28. Out of the box thinking, as always. Love the tree.

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  29. love the layering of those dies, super cute!

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  30. So fun! #1- I love that you used that die for the tree! #2- love that they are all negative images. #3- love that they are both beautiful!!!!!

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  31. Thanks for all the fun ways to use the new dies!! Your trees card is so touching, and you are the master of depth JJ.
    P.S. My husband & I are heading out your way from Minnesota were the high today will be -1.

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  32. These are so so awesome JJ! Great colour combos, love how you used the negative die cut and lined with vellum, such an awesome look!

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  33. Both cards are fabulous! thanks for sharing!

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  34. Love how you used the great dies. Beautiful cards!

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  35. I adore your CAS style...it's the perfect showcase for these new dies. All of them are so versatile! Can't wait to get my hands on them. :)

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  36. Cute cards! Especially like the tree, very creative!

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  37. Cute cards! I just love that tree:)

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  38. Gorgeous as usual JJ! I'm so glad that Kim sent you dies, because you always do such a great job with them! Loving that flower card especially.

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  39. Awesome!!! Love that welcome home tree--so clever!

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  40. Beautiful Cards JJ. Very creative!

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  41. Love how you used the dies!! Love both cards!!

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  42. BEAUTIFUL cards! Love the creative ways you used these new dies!!!

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  43. Wow I just love both of your cards, so different from each other but useing the same die! Great job!

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  44. JJ!!!!!!!! You are soooooooo amazing! LOVE that die cut for the tree! CLEVER! And I LOVE your beautiful second card--love the colors:) YOU ROCK!

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  45. Oh, I adore these cards too! So creative with the die for the tree and the second one with the flower is precious - love the pop-up background too! Great cards :)

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  46. Your negative cuts are adorable, LOVING the idea of making a tree with it.

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  47. Beautiful cards. Really creative uses for the dies. Thanks for the ideas. :)

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  48. Super cool cards! I really love your use of the die cut negatives for interest and dimension - definitely something I want to try now! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. Both of your cards are so fantastic. Brillant idea for both uses. Thanks for your inspiration. Will love to try these once I obtain these dies.

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  50. I love the bright colours of the flower - and that tree is SO BRILLIANT! Love the inking of the leaves, and what a perfect sentiment to pair it with!

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  51. Love how you used the dies in a novel with with the tree image and the layered flower looks amazing.

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  52. Great way to use the die for the tree--love your other card too! Thanks for your
    great projects!

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  53. Eeeeek!! Your cards are fantastic and they showcase those dies perfectly. I can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  54. Ohhhh I LOVE how you used your new dies!

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  55. I love these two cards. They're so clever and so attractive, to boot.

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  56. wow these are awesome! I love how you thought outside of the box with your first card and the dies!

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  57. I love how you used these dies! So simple, but they have a big impact! Lovely!!

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  58. You are truly a creative genius! Your cards are so gorgeous! TFS!

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  59. Love your cards, the layers are great. Also, your Cooper is a doll, too cute.

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  60. You've really made the most out of this die and stamps! Wonderful and clever use :)

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  61. What a great idea to use the flower die as a tree! How cool!

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  62. I love how you used the negative of the dies. So very cute.

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  63. Wow! Your cards are really beautiful and I love the negative cut for the tree!

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  64. what a creative way to make a tree!

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  65. I love the cards! Using the negatives is such a great idea.

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  66. How CUTE!!! LOVE the tree - so totally creative!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  67. So cute! Love how you used the die as a tree topper!

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  68. Amazingly clever! I so appreciate you sharing how you use them for different things than the original design. Thinking outside of the box doesn't come naturally for me. Your cards are fabulous.

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  69. Love the way you used those dies!

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  70. Fun die and I love how you used them!

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  71. I just love the way you used the die to make a tree! So clever and unique!

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  72. Great idea to use the flower for a tree. And the layering in the second card is great. TFS.

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  73. Love your cards-especially the floral card! Beautiful!

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  74. Love how you "thought outside of the box!" Great dies and great cards!

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  75. awesome cards...so well done...great die tfs

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  76. Love the dies, that tree card is awesome!

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  77. really cute cards!! great new dies!

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  78. 86 messages? Holy Cow JJ! Great cards - love how you used the die for the tree and of course the cut out window card!

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  79. Love love love these cards!!! Great job!

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  80. Awesome! I especially love that tree, what a creative idea for using that die!

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  81. Such beautiful use of the negative space created by the die!

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  82. Two different designs but two amazing creations. Love the simplicity in both.

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  83. Super cool ideas for your cards, love them!

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  84. oh my - these cards are incredible! love love love em!

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  85. Super cute cards & what great use of the dies! I never would have thought to make a tree! Really cute!

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  86. Love the bold blooms dies and stamps. Can't wait to see all of the PS new releases!

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  87. COOOLness!!! Two different looks, both fantastic :)

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  88. Love the versatility of the dies. Clever way to use the flower die as a tree. Love it. TFS

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  89. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE what you did with this versatile die. The tree is such a neat idea. Can not wait to see all of the new products coming out. Counting down the days!

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  90. So cute!! What great use of those dies!

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  91. Love the negative die cuts! The tree is genius!

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  92. Gorgeous! I am going to have to have this die!

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  93. I just love how you used these dies and stamps JJ. Love that tree.

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  94. Great cards! I love how you used the flower die to make a tree - very versatile indeed!

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  95. Your cards are just amazing! That tree is so clever!

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  96. Love love love these cards! I just adore thelayers with die cut outs giving them such depth!

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  97. Cute cards! The dies look awesome!

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  98. Great ways to use these dies!

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  99. OMFG!! that tree is so damn adorable i cannot believe how awesome it is!!!!

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  100. JJ both cards are adorable. Fantastic use of the dies. TFS

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  101. excellent - I love how you used the die for a tree!
    Sandra ltb

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  102. These are awesome! Love the tree!!!

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  103. Such darling cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  104. oh i love that you turned it into a tree... so cute. That die really is versatile.

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  105. Super cute! The tree card is my favorite. :)

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  106. I love the "reverse" effect you got on both cards! Very cool! The tree is my favorite though!

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  107. That last "Hello" card is just gorgeous!

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  108. How clever is that tree idea. Great cards.

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  109. That last "Hello" card is just gorgeous!

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  110. Beautiful cards! Your designs are outstanding! The recipients of these cards will be getting treasures.

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  111. These cards are so beautiful JJ!!!

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  112. These are fabulous, JJ! I love the bright colors!

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  113. Oh how wonderful--both cards are delightful, but I love the first card--the die used as a tree top and I love the 'yellow ribbon round the old oak tree'! Thanks for sharing!!

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  114. Love your cards JJ! The tree is brillant and the flower card is so fresh and fun with those bright colors. Beautiful, just beautiful!

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  115. Absolutely love your cards today, especially that stacked flower. Great concept.

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  116. Beautiful! Love the bright colors :)

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  117. I have the bloom stamp set, now dies !!!!! Your so creative using them as trees, very cool.

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  118. What a great job showcasing these dies in two very different ways! LOVE the negative die with shaded vellum for the tree. And the colors and layers you used for the flower just sing together.

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  119. So very clever using a Bold Blooms die to create a tree and love the yellow ribbon around the tree trunk. Your stacked flower really pops on your second card. So many awesome new goodies from PS this month ~ woo hoo!

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  120. So clever! Love that you used the die as a tree top. (Gonna have to remember that one.) And the stacked flower is terrific, too.

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  121. I love the sentiment that inspired your tree. Lovely.

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  122. Two nice cards! I love the way you did the stepped flower.
    So very clever to use the flower die for the tree top.

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  123. Both of your cards are awesome. So creative. Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Your tree is just stunning - using green ink on vellum gives it a classy pop of color. And the layered flower on the 2nd one is genius! I can hardly wait to play with these! Thank you for sharing them.

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  125. YAY for coordinating stamps and dies!!!!!! I love how you made it into a tree :D

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  126. I love hoe you use the dies in different ways! The tree is really amazing! Layering on top of each others are new to me and I find it so creative!

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  127. These cards are fabulous! I love the different ways of using the dies =) TFS!

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  128. These are awesome, JJ! Love the simplicity and poignancy of the first card. The vellum gives it such a soft feel too. The second is so bold and fun and I love the card base colour!

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  129. Oh My, that tree is wonderful!! What a fantastic idea.

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  130. Great ways to use the dies for negative space!

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  131. wow these are amazing.. Love both of them.. thanks for sharing..

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  132. I just love your style and you are so right those dies can be used for so many things!!!

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  133. Oh my word. Your cards are awesome! I love how you used the die to make a tree top...so cute! :)

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  134. Love both the card..And love how you created the tree for the first card..

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  135. These are amazing!!! Thanks for the sneak peeks!

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  136. These are absolutely wonderful - love how you used these dies!!

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  137. Beautiful cards! So creative :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  138. Beautiful cards! I love how many possibilities these dies have!

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  139. These are great! I love the new dies :)

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  140. I just love both of your cards!! The reverse die cutting (I guess that is what you would call it), is just great and packs alot of punch!!

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  141. yeah!! loving the cards and so excited for the release!! thanks for sharing and for the chances to win!! have a fabulous week!! =)

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  142. While both cards are very cute, I have to say the tree card is my favorite! Nice job!

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  143. I love the cards and love Paper Smooches stamps.

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  144. I love negative die cutting and you've done a fantastic job on these cards. Beautiful

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  145. Oh both of these are gorgeous but tree card is just a little more WOW!

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  146. Adorable Adorable Adorable! Love both of these:D

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  147. I love the tree card, so cute.

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  148. Love how you used the dies on these cards!

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  149. WOW! I love your cards. You are SO right about these dies being versatile. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  150. Woah! So cool! The tree and multi layered flower are such genius ideas!

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  151. WOW love the tree card cand how you used the die for a different purpose! It really pops and looks so elegant to! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards

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  152. FABULOUS tree card! And a lovely layered flower card too!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  153. So cool - those negative die cuts are so fun!

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  154. JJ these are darling! I love that tree!!

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  155. Both cards fantastic. The tree is a perfect way to use the die - so creative! I love the vibrancy of the second card.

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  156. Both cards are wonderful JJ! I especially love how you created the tree!

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