Friday, April 24, 2015

Simon Says Stamp "Falling For You" Blog Hop


Hi there! Today Simon Says Stamp is celebrating their new "Falling For You" release with a super fun, mega blog hop! I am so excited to be a part of such a fun blog hop with so many wonderfully talented ladies. I instantly fell in love with the new "Baby Party Animals" set as soon as I received it. In fact, I loved it so much that I made two cards using this set!

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The first card is a clean and simple birthday card. I colored the cute baby critters with Copic Markers and fussy-cut them out leaving a white border. I used the Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Film Strip" die to frame the critters. I used Simon Says Stamp "Surf Blue" and "Audrey Blue" for the background of the film strip. I stamped the falling star background in "Audrey Blue" ink over the background to give a tone-on-tone look. And for some added contrast, I white heat embossed the birthday sentiment onto black cardstock. I used a banner die to partially die cut the banner ends. While I generally hand-cut the banner ends, this banner die just happened to be the right size and gave the banner a more a polished look.

Monkey: E30, E31, E55, E57, R20
Cat: Y21, Y23, R20, W0, W2
Pig: R01, R02, E000, E00, E11, R20
Balloon: R24, R27, R46
Banner: B0000, B000, R37, R39

The second card is a cute baby card featuring that adorable little bunny and the new "Falling Hearts" background stamp.

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I used the "Stitched Journaling Card" die from Lawn Fawn for the focal panel and stamped the "Falling Hearts" background stamp using Simon Says Stamp "Surf Blue"ink. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto grey and blue cardstock and pieced them together onto the focal panel. I then colored the baby bunny and balloon with Copic Markers and fuss-cut them out leaving a white border. I cut two strips of blue cardstock using the stitched scalloped border from Pretty Pink Posh and glued them onto either side of the focal panel. I created my own custom patter paper for the background by drawing horizontal lines with my T1 Copic Marker. I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and finished the card by adding clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the balloon.

Bunny: T1, T3, T4, W0, W2, R20
Balloon: B00, B02, B04

I absolutely love how both cards turned out and I am seriously in love with this new stamp set! I hope you enjoyed today's post and your next stop is Suzanne Dahlberg. Thanks again for stopping by! ♥

A random comment from each blog will be selected to win a Simon Says Stamp Deluxe Prize, so be sure to comment on each blog to increase your chances to win! Random winners will be selected on April 28th.
Simon Says Stamp Blog  
Kristina Werner
Shari Carroll
Jennifer McGuire
Debby Hughes
Laura Bassen
Nichol Magouirk
Lucy Abrams
Wanda Guess
Anna-Karin Evaldson
Kathy Racoosin
Laurie Willison
Kelly Booth
Paulina Nakamura
Amy Kolling
Penny Ward
Amy Rysavy 
Teri Anderson
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Amy Gray
Lydia Fiedler
Yuki Yoshioka (that's me!)
Suzanne Dahlberg
Barb Engler
Heather Ruwe
Jana Millen
Joy Ott 
Laura Sterckx
Yoonsun Hur
Lisa Adessa
Sarah Moerman
Sandy Allnock
Lisa Spangler
Lorraine Aquilina
May Flaum

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins: 4mm Marshmallow, 6mm Marshmallow, 6mm Aquamarine


552 comments:

  1. Awwwww, so cute!! I love the birthday card best!

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  2. Wow!! These are sooo adorable!!!

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  3. Like the versatility of the Baby Animals. Like how the animals are peeking out.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. Love the animals peeking out of windows.

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  5. Both of your cards are just adorable! So cute! :)

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  6. Oh my! These are adorable!!! Those little critters are just way too cute! ♥

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  7. Really cool cards
    This release is great! Lenae

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  8. Awwwww, I'm seeing the cutest baby cards with this set--love them!

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  9. my head is really buzzing with new ideas and inspiration, love your additions to the blog hop, tha baby card is super cute

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  10. oh my goodness what absolutely adorable cards!! I love the little critters poking through the windows and I love the bunny as well. This set is awesome for birthday and baby cards and this really proves it.

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  11. I love those baby animals!!! Adorable!!

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  12. Oh, my gosh! So much cuteness going on! Those are the cutest birthday critters! Really loving how those critters peeking out of the window on the first card and your baby card is just ADORABLE!

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  13. What fantastic cards! I love little critters hanging out of windows on cards, and that soft baby boy card is just to die for! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  14. I fall more and more in love with these critters each time I see them!

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  15. So cute, I love the critters peaking out of the windows!!

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  16. your cards with this little critter stamp set are so cute and fun!

    have a great weekend!

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  17. Adorable cards! Lovely work!

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  18. My co-worker is expecting a new baby and I can't wait to get the new baby animal set for a card!

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  19. I love the card ideas! Super pretty!

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  20. Two adorable cards. Really like the baby one.

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  21. Hi Yuki. Both of your cards are so cute right down to the sparkle on the little pigs cheeks. Just adorable.

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  22. Such cute cards, love the baby animals.

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  23. Love both these super cute cards - especially the birthday card!!

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  24. Oh, Yuki, both cards are so adorable :))) thanks for sharing :)))

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  25. Cute, cute, cute. Makes me smile to see the baby party animals peeking through the windows. They are absolutely perfect for making welcome baby cards. Thanks.

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  26. Your cards are adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great cards especially the birthday one.

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  28. Well I know I'll be ordering these baby animals
    for sure! Magnificent cards!

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  29. What sweet cards!! I just love your use of the different stitched dies and the new falling hearts background stamp is fabulous! :)

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  30. Wow you made great use of the products from this release! Supercute card, the baby card is my fav!

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  31. This is a great stamp set, and you made some seriously adorable cards with it!

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  32. Your cards are adorable. I love the soft colors on the welcome baby card. And those other critters peeking out of the first card are so cute. Nice design and a great job. This is a great release. TFS

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  33. Cute cards and I especially LOVE the baby card.

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  34. Such adorable cards made! Loving the baby card colors!!

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  35. Wow, super mega cool blog hop! The card design is eye catching! I like the colors you choose)

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  36. Such sweet cards! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  37. love the window panel with the pop out party animals

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  38. Love. Thanks for the chance of winning.

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  39. That baby bunny card is so sweet! Love everything about it! Adorable party animals too.

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  40. Love your cards! What a cute stamp set.

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  41. Such adorable and sweet cards! Loving the new release!

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  42. So many cute cards on this blog I can barely take it all in.

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  43. Love the baby party animals! They make me happy :)

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  44. Yuki, these cards are adorable and your coloring is flawless! So happy I found you, along the way on this hop!!!

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  45. Great cards!! Thanks for the ideas!!

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  46. Adorable cards, these little critters are so cute!

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  47. Both cards are so cute! I love how you were able to feature all of the baby animals today...I can't wait to grab this set for myself!

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  48. Both of your card are SUPER adorable!!!

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  49. Awesome cards Yuki. I think you did a fantastic job using these great new products. I love that die with the 3 squares and those baby animals are super cute. Great job!

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  50. I like party animals stamps. The release is so versatile!

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  51. Those baby animals are adorable. Love your cute card.

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  52. Super cute cards - i love the baby animals stamp set...

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  53. Oh so cute cards with these new SSS.

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  54. These baby animals are just precious!

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  55. Love the baby card and all the animals are so cute.

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  56. Super cute cards! Love the animals.

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  57. Very cute cards.

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  58. Such darling cards!!! I love those baby animals!

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  59. I love this new release. Can't decide which item I love the best.

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  60. I love your window peeking critters. Such a cute card.

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  61. Marvelous release - and your cards showcase them beautifully!

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  62. Both of your cards are too cute! Love the little party animals peeking out. :)

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  63. These cards are so sweet! I'm going to have to get the baby animals :)

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  64. Two beautiful cards and love the die cuts! TFS

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  65. Very cute cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  66. I <3 <3 <3 these!! I must have that set!! It is so darn cute!!

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  67. Beautiful cards, Yuki! Well done!

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  68. Goodness, girl, what a busy posting day for you! Love the critters all popping out of their windows and your FAB baby card!!

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  69. Beautiful! The coloring on the animals is perfection! :)

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  70. Your cards are adorable! Love the font choices :)

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  71. Love your cards! Now I really want that stamp set.

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  72. Great cards! The Bunny's cheeks were adorable!

    Stay blessed!

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  73. Thanks for sharing such cute cards!

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  74. Beautiful. I love these new products

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  75. gorgeous cards!!
    love this new release

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  76. Cute cards. I really like that stitched film strip.Thank you.

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  77. I love the blue welcome baby card. I'm expecting a baby boy any day now and would love this beautiful card! Well done :)

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  78. Super sweet, super adorable cards!

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  79. love your cards! love the windows in the first card

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  80. Both of your cards are so adorable. I am falling for that baby party animal set, along with all the others. Great release. Thanks so much.

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  81. Your cards are so good. I love the first card’s windows.

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  82. These little baby animals are so cute!

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  83. Two seriously cute cards!!!!

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  84. Oh your cards are so
    cute! Love the windows
    with the party animals.
    The second card is
    lovely.
    Carla from Utah

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  85. Darling! The window effect is delightful.

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  86. Love both these cards. Gotta have those little critters.

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  87. Those critters are perfect for baby cards!

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  88. I love that these critters can be used for a variety of themes! Beautiful cards.

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  89. Both cards are adorable! ! ;)

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  90. Just love this stamp set and your cards are just beautiful.

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  91. Baby animals are my favorite!!

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  92. That little bunny is tooo cute!!

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  93. Enjoyed both cards. You made the party animals shine. Thanks.

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  94. Too cute and I love your clean style.

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  95. Both these cards are so cute

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  96. The baby animals are so cute and useful! thanks for showing two more ways to use them1

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  97. Oh my! Both of these are so adorable!!! I love your coloring! The little white details are fabulous!

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  98. Great ideas for the cards!! thanks for sharing..it's so fun to see everyone's different take on the products!

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  99. Love the dimensionality of the "film strp" card

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  100. super cute - love the baby animals peeking out.

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  101. Your cards are so adorable! My favorite is the trio! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  102. You showcased this adorable stamp set so well! Love your cards!

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  103. very sweet, thanks for sharing

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  104. My favorite part? The cheeks on the little pig!

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  105. Very clean and simple. The blue paper lace is a pretty touch.

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  106. Super fun and super cute - thanks for showing how great Simon Says Stamp products are to create with!!!

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  107. Two really cute cards with these sweet critters!

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  108. Love the cute animals in the windows and the blue bunny with a balloon card is adorable too!

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  109. Awesome cards!! I love the baby one!! Great inspiration!

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  110. Love how you used the same stamp set yet they look nothing alike. I just had a new grandson so of course the blue baby card is my favorite.

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  111. Those two cards are really just... wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Cute cards. Love that scalloped edge die.

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  113. Love all the sweetness on both cards & nice details on the baby card!

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  114. Cute cards! These critters are so much fun

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  115. Love your edge on the second card, so classy and cute! He has cute cheeks too!

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  116. LOVE your style ... thank you for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  117. This is my first visit to your blog and I love what you are creating! I'll be back!! Those Baby Party Animals are so SO sweet!

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  118. Cute cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  119. Both of your cards are very sweet. My favorite would be the baby blue card. Not much out there for boys. Thank you for sharing.

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  120. Both cards are so sweet! I really like the blue of the second card and especially with all the stitching details.

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  121. Love the critters in the window. Sweet cards!

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  122. Both really cute cards thanks for sharing

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  123. Great cards! I love the punch of the sentiment banners with the whimsy of the rest.

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  124. I love it! I couldn’t wait so I did purchase the circle stamps and am hopping to all the blogs to gather ideas until they get here. Thank you!

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  125. such cute cards, and my favorite stamp set from this release.

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  126. Such adorable baby cards and love the designs and coloring! Fabulous

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  127. These little critters are so adorable! Great cards.

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  128. The baby animals are soooo cute!

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  129. Your cards are both sooo cute. Love the colors.

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  130. Love the cards. The animals are a great card from a group.

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  131. I especially love the cheeks you put on the bunny!

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  132. Super cute cards, love this stamp set! Thanks to Simon for the chance to win.

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  133. Lovely cards, great composition, thx for the inspiration :D

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  134. Aw, I really do love those animals. So much cuteness!

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  135. These little animals are just too cute for words. Both cards are wonderful.

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  136. just too adorable, I just love the stitched film strip die, I really want to get that stitched duo 2 the one with the six circles they just look like they would so much to play with.

    Thanks for sharing

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  137. Both your cards are so adorable!

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  138. great new release so cute and versatile

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  139. Really cute thanks for,sharing

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  140. Those sequins just seem to be the perfect embellishment on your card. Nice work.

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  141. All this colourful cuteness! Great inspiration, thank you.

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  142. This is my favourite of all the baby cards Ive seen on the blog hop today, the balance of all the different elements is so perfect.

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  143. So cute! Must get one of those film strip dies.

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  144. I loved these cards, amazing colouring, tfs

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  145. Both cards are so cute. :) TY

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