Friday, May 31, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Summer Release Blog Hop!!

I am so excited to be a part of the  Simon Says Stamp Summer Release Blog Hop today!!!  This new release has ABSOLUTELY BLOWN ME AWAY with all the wonderful stamps and dies...AMAZING!!  If you are anything like me, and love dies half as much as I do, then I'm certain this release will thrill you to pieces, as well!!  There are OVER 20 new dies in all...PERFECT for creating fun and beautiful Summer cards and projects!!  There are also 8 new stamp sets with flowers, all kinds of sentiments(PERFECT with all the dies) and adorable animals!!  
I LOVE butterflies...they are not only so beautiful, but they have a very special meaning to me, personally!!  One of the biggest thrills I have when Summer comes, is seeing the beautiful Swallowtails and Monarch butterflies that flutter around in my backyard!!  So... I thought it very fitting to make my cards (one turned into 3:)!!)  for this blog using the beautiful  new Devonshire and Chrissy butterfly dies... along with the BE and HAPPY sentiment stamps and coordinating die...
If you know me...you know I LOVE RAINBOWS...they make me HAPPY!!  I die cut the butterfly with black paper twice and adhered together.  I used the solid Chrissy butterfly die to have a backing for the all the colored pieces I would be putting in the black die cut butterfly.  Used a rainbow of colors, die cut in each color and pieced the colors into the black one.  Die cut the sentiment and stamped following the butterfly's wing.  
I then used the  the die cut colored butterflies left from making the first card and made a second card...what a TOTALLY different look, right?!...
I die cut the butterflies out of the white panel and popped up the panel on the card with 1/8" EK success dots, making the panel really pop off the card.  I used 1/16" dots behind the butterflies so that they would lay lower than the apertures.  
So... a fun, then whimsical and now, a more realistic butterfly...
Die cut in black like the first card, then added royal blue paper into the cuts and dotted with white gel pen. Strips of diagonally placed paper...The possibilities with this gorgeous butterfly are endless...you WILL be seeing lots more from me with it in the future!!

NOW...enough of MY fun, and on to yours!!  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a GRAB BAG filled with stamps paper and embellishments to one randomly selected commenter on every blog in the hop!!  

The giveaway will remain open until next Thursday, June 6th at 9PM!  The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Friday, June 7th!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Joy Taylor's blog, and although I am the last blog on the hop list, if you joined the hop somewhere in between, the next stop will be at the beginning of the hop and the Simon Says Stamp Blog!  If you encounter any problems or broken links, you can always go back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for a list of all the artists participating in the hop and links to their blogs!
I am going to provide links to the supplies used on these cards as well as links to ALL the release products...Simon has outdone themselves with this incredible release...hope you'll enjoy perusing all the goodies:)!!  
Thanks so much for joining me and the hop today and through the week...don't forget to comment for a chance to win ... hope your week is wonderful!!!  Lisa

Supplies used on my cards:


The Whole Release:

491 comments:

  1. very pretty! Bright and fun colors. Too fun!

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  2. I love these butterflies! I'm not sure how you did the second one, but I really like this card!

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  3. wow Lisa!!!

    Beautiful!!!

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  4. These are great...love the 'be a dreamer' card!

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  5. the first card´s my favorite. very simple but absolutly WOW!!!!!
    stephi

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  6. All so pretty! Love the tree die !

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  7. Beautiful card! Especially love the colors

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  8. Wow - what beautiful cards.
    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  9. Love what you did with that butterfly die!

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  10. I just fell in love with the butterfly die, I need to have one! So many ideas for it right now

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  11. I love all the ways you found to use the butterfly dies to make totally different cards! Awesome!

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  12. I love what you've done with that butterfly, especially the rainbow butterfly. It's gorgeous!

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  13. The second card is amazing! I love how you integrated the die cuts.

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  14. 3 stunning cards, Lisa! Love the bright palettes!

    *mwah*
    Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. Fabulous trio of cards! I love butterflies too and you have made these shine :)

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  16. I love your cards! The rainbow butterfly is amazing!!

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  17. Oh man...You ROCKED the butterfly Lisa!! GOTTA HAVE It now....Thanks a lot! LOL :D

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  18. love all of the color--especially love the 2nd card!

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  19. Each card is beautiful in its own way. Thanks for showing how many different looks you can get with the same die. Lovely stuff!

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  20. Can I just have all of them....your cards and the wonderful butterfly dies? Beautiful job on all!

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  21. Love your butterfly cards

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  22. Great cards!!! Love those butterflies!!

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  23. You did a awesome job!! thanks for sharing

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  24. Beautiful choices of colors--love how bright all of the butterflies are!

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  25. Okay, I surrender.....I NEED these butterflies, all of them!! Love your cards today, Lisa!!

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  26. Beautiful cards!!!The BE Happy/rainbow butterfly card is my fav - so fun!

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  27. Love love love that butterfly. Wonderful cards
    Hugs Kelly

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  28. Wow! Gorgeous use of the butterfly dies! Love all three cards - beautiful creativity!

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  29. Superb cards, love the fun bright colours!

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  30. Stunning butterflies!

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  31. I love those butterflies! Love these cards!

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  32. I've been on a butterfly kick and a rainbow kick, so I just love your cards!

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  33. I love butterflies so much and you captured them in so many gorgeous ways ... with the same die!! My 1.5 yr old just walked up and saw the blue butterfly as I was looking at it. She inhaled a loooong squeaky breath and goes "WOOOOOOOOW!" I think she likes your card too ;)

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  34. I love butterflies so, of course, I love all the cards! They're amazing!!

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  35. I love all 3 cards, but my favorite is be a dreamer. I love your choice of colors

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  36. How fun and perfect for summer!

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  37. wow love the cards TFS!!!

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  38. I love love love these cards! I need to get my hands on that butterfly die.....I see so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I love to see what you did with the butterflies! Each card is a beauty!

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  40. Beautiful butterfly cards, my all-time favorite.

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  41. I can't believe how intricate and gorgeous those butterfly dies are! Amazing cards, love them all!

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  42. Such pretty cards!! Lovin' the butterflies!! :)

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  43. Geesh you rocked that Die! I love your rainbow design.

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  44. The colors on these cards are really nice! You did an amazing job!

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  45. Beautiful, beautiful butterflies. All so different but all wonderful. Thanks so much.

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  46. The 2nd card...you make it sound so easy, but seriously, how did you DO that?! It's amazing.

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  47. I love the butterfly die cuts. The way they were used in the card is great. I'll be using that idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Yayyy butterflies, my favorite!
    Your cards are gorgeous. Fun, happy and elegant! Love

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  49. WOW, I love how you've created such different, but equally beautiful cards with the same butterfly die! I need this die!

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  50. Beautiful cards...the second one is my favorite!!
    Hugs, Renee

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  51. Loving all the butterflies! Very pretty cards.

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  52. You've really sold those butterfly dies! Your cards look amazing. What great ways to use the dies.

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  53. Awesome cards! love the colors... thanks for sharing your ideas... they do inspire me to be work with more bold colors!

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  54. I Totally love your butterflies cards!

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  55. Great cards, showing how versatile the butterfly die is!

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  56. I am also in love with butterflies and use them a lot on my cards. Your second card is right down my alley! Very creative.

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  57. You guys are awesome advertisement for these dies and stamps :) Love your 3 takes on the butterflies.

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  58. I already ordered the "be" and "happy" stamps with dies, can't wait! Now I'm thinking about the butterfly! Thanks for sharing you creativity with us!

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  59. I need, need, need that butterfly. I love the versatility you've shown with the die.

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  60. I absolutely love these cards. The colors are great. The rainbow affect on the butterfly is gorgeous. And the last card I think is my favorite, I love blue and it is so deep and pops so well. Thank you.

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  61. WOW. Your cards are my favorite so far. Really gorgeous. These butterflies are amazing. I'm going to have to try all 3 of your ideas. SSS new dies and stamps are really terrific. btw.....bookmarked your blog for I'm looking forward to seeing all that you do.

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  62. GREAT cards....love the multi-colored butterfly.

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  63. lovin those butterflies!

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  64. I am loving all the colorful butterflies!

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  65. Lovely cards. Butterflies make me happy.

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  66. WOW, you have really highlighted this butterfly in so many beautiful ways. On my wish list it goes!

    Linda

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  67. Very cute cards. Love how you did the butterfly die cuts.

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  68. Inspiring use of those butterfly dies - thanks!

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  69. You have brought butterfly dies to a whole new level!! I will remember this for sure! Your cards are all awesome, such beautiful works of art!!

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  70. Beautiful cards! Love the cheerful colors and the way you have used butterfly dies.

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  71. Beautiful cards!
    I really like the second one!!

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  72. OMG, I just love them all!

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  73. Gorgeous cards!! I love how you did the be a dreamer with the cut outs and filled them in with the filagree butterflies!

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  74. OMG I love these cards -awesome creations!

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  75. Wow, I love your colourful butterflies!

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  76. WOW!! I love all of the vibrant colors you used in your cards!!!! I love them all!!!

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  77. What stunning butterflies. Love the way you used the same die in a variety of ways. Isn't it amazing what clever girls can do. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Oh my….truly beautiful cards! LOVE them!

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  79. Such great bright colors!

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  80. Wow the first one is beautiful. I love all the colors!

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  81. Beautiful cards! I love all of the butterflies!

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  82. Your cards make me smile....so full of colour and energy! Thank you for all the great ideas!

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  83. I love how vibrant and beautiful the colors of your cards are!

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  84. I really like the little be die and stamp set! Great ideas.

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  85. That rainbow butterfly is amazing!

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  86. Oh heavens; last on the hop, but far from least. Those cards are STUNNING! Great, now I have to buy all the butterflies...LOL

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  87. The butterfly dies are my favorite. Love how you showed them in different ways.

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  88. Great use of the butterfly dies. I love how versatile they are. Thanks for making that fact obvious.

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  89. Love the buterflies. they look great

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  90. Very clever ideas! thanks for sharing!

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  91. Your last but not least! Love the colour in your cards.

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  92. Wow! Wow! Wow! Lisa your cards are amazing. I love the use of bright colors & the butterflies are beautiful.

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  93. Oh my!!!! I LOVE the new butterfly die!!!! Your cards were stunning!

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  94. All I can say (with my jaw dropped) is WOW! Stunning cards! Absolutely love them! Great color combo's. Again, WOW! Thanks so much for the inspiration and sharing your AMAZING talent! I've had so much fun on this Hop!

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  95. Happy-Happy Butterflies! Love them, thanks for sharing.

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  96. WOW! LOVE the inlaid butterflies!

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  97. Gorgeous cards Lisa :-) I just love how you used the butterfly dies, all of them are fabulous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  98. Very pretty and beautiful, eye-catching colors!

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  99. Beautiful cards! I love the butterflies and the happy colors.

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  100. Such beautiful butterfly cards! Luv them all!

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  101. Well done, those cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. love all the different ways you showcased that butterfly! beautiful!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  103. Thank you so much for showing what we can do with the "left over pieces" from the first card, all 3 cards are BEAUTIFUL, but I totally love the rainbow vibrancy of the first one. Outstanding job!

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  104. LOVE your cards!!! Such beautiful simplicity!

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  105. OMG!!!! I am in love with your cards. The butterflies are Beautiful. Your idea's are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration. HUGS

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  106. Gorgeous!!! Love the butterflies!

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  107. You've certainly put this wonderful butterfly to good use. Your cards are lovely.

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  108. Amazing! I love how the butterfly looks like stained glass. You did a great job with this die set.

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  109. Wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love how you played with this butterfly...so many wonderful ideas!

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  110. I love butterflies so of course I am in love with your cards!

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  111. Amazing cards, my favorite is between the first and second one.

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  112. Awesome cards. Just beautiful!

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  113. Amazing butterflies!

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  114. Wonderful cards! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

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  115. LOVE your cards! I'm in love with that butterfly die!!!!

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  116. Beautiful designs using the butterfly die, gorgeous cards!!

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  117. I have said it enough times! I need to invest in a die cutting machine! i love your projects!

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  118. Drop dead gorgeous cards-the rainbow butterfly is AH-MAZING! Thank you for sharing both cards--simply fabulous! I love those dies!

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  119. The colors came out so pigmented and vibrant! Great job!

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  120. Wow!!! Beautiful cards!!! I love how you used these butterflies in different ways on each card and how you used the negative space as well!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  121. Love all the butterflies and the rainbow!

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  122. Your cards really inspire me to go scrapbook right this second! Beautiful!

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  123. The butterflies are gorgeous! LOVE them!

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  124. Your cards are gorgeous! Love them all, but the first card really caught my eye!

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  125. What a lovely card!! You sure are talented!!!
    I absolutely Love that intricate butterfly die cut!! I want it now!! ;)

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  126. Lovely butterfly cards! Thanks for all the ideas! ;-)

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  127. I just adore your rainbow butterfly. It is so pretty!

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  128. Your butterfly card are nothing short of gorgeous AND ingenious! TFS!

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  129. Oh my gosh, it must've taken you a long time to die cut all those butterflies, especially for the rainbow card (which is my favorite). Very beautiful. I think I'm going to give it a try. Thank you SSS for giving us the chance to win and for a very fun and inspirational hop!

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  130. Love your use of the Butterflies. Great cards. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

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  131. STunning!!!! Love those butterflies!

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  132. Wow, gorgeous butterflies!! Such pretty cards!

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  133. Love how you did all the butterflies! Just beautiful cards!!!

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  134. WOW .... Just WOW !!!!

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  135. I love the black with the vibrantly colored butterfly! I pinned it so that I could use that technique later. Lovely cards.

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  136. Love the butterflies, great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  137. I like what you did with those butterfly dies

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  138. Wow, you just rocked that butterfly!! Love the multi-colored one the most.

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  139. All of these cards are awesome. Love that butterfly!

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  140. Thy are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  141. Oh my! Love all your butterfly cards. Though I'm quite partial to your middle card. Just so very clever on how used the dies. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  142. I absolutely love your color choices.

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  143. Amazing cards, I love the bright colours.

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  144. your cards are so happy!
    thanks
    Holly

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  145. I love the rainbow butterfly! Such a beautiful way to use the die. Thanks for sharing!

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  146. Great, bold colors for this beautiful die.

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  147. Love all three of these. So bright and happy...thanks so much for sharing!

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  148. Love the colors! Beautiful cards!

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  149. Beautifully done--love all the butterflies.

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  150. The cards are beautiful! Great use of the butterfly die. It is gorgeous! And so versatile!

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  151. So fantastic! This new release is so awesome! Too awesome! I need a bigger budget!

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  152. Wonderful cards, using the black overlay on the butterflies has such a dramatic effect.

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  153. Gorgeous cards! I love butterflies too!!!~God bless~

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  154. Gorgeous cards!!! Live the bold colors and your second card - swoon!!!!

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  155. What gorgeous butterflies!!

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  156. Beautiful cards! I love how you used all the pieces of the butterflies.

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  157. Absolutely beautiful butterflies, those are all such wonderful cards!!! Thanks for sharing....

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  158. Amazing! I love your cards! Love these newbies!

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  159. They're all beautiful but I love the bold colours in the last one.

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  160. Oh my, you're cards are so beaitiful. Love the butterflies. What a beautiful die. Thank you

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  161. Wow I absolutely love your cards! The colors are amazing! What a cool idea to piece together the first one with all the colors. I'll have to try that technique for sure!

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  162. The paper piecing is spectacular! Such a beautiful effect! lovely cards...

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  163. Whew, you made magic with that butterfly die....GORGEOUS cards!

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  164. The new butterfly die is gorgeous as well as your cards!! Love the use of color.

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  165. WOW!! I am LOVING your FUN Cards!! Such Neat Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  166. Great use of the new butterfly die! My favorite is the "dreamer" card!

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  167. I adore your butterflies! Especially that first one!

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  168. Love all the butterflies! Beautiful!

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  169. Fun butterflies!! Love how colorful your cards are:) Thank you for sharing!!

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  170. I am so loving those butterflies!

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  171. Such beautiful cards! I love SSS dies, they're fantastic!

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  172. Love how you used the butterflies on each card! Thanks for sharing! :]

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  173. I LOVE all the different things you did with the butterfly die!

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  174. I like the second card- simple and colorful

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  175. I love what you have done with the butterfly die--lovely cards!

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  176. The new release, is it "nice-to-have" or "need-to-have"? definitely "need-to-have" :D

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  177. Great cards! Thx for the chance to win such great goodies!

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  178. Beautiful!!! You have given me some wonderful inspiration here for new ways to use these dies!!!!

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  179. All of your butterflies are stunning! I think your 2nd card is my favorite... But I love them them all!

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  180. great choice of colors. I especially love the first, rainbow colored butterfly.

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  181. Love these cards Lisa, especially your whimsical one, it's stunning! :)

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  182. I'd be hard pressed to pick my favorite. I love bright with black but the dream one is so unique. Wonderful job, Lisa.

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  183. Lisa,
    I love love love the butterflies. They just jump off of the cards. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  184. Wonderful showcase of that beautiful butterfly die!

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  185. I love all of the different takes you used on all of the different butterflies. It gives me so many fun ideas! .....dianne

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  186. Absolutely love all your colourful butterflies!!

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  187. Just LOVE Be a Dreamer. Exquisite.

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  188. Love the bold coloured butterflies!

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  189. Awesome cards and I love the way you used the butterfly dies. Each card is unique and beautiful.

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  190. Gorgeous Cards!! I am needing that butterfly die!!! ;)

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  191. I am new to your blog but just had to say that your cards are great! Will be stopping by again!

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  192. Wow!
    These are Fantastic!
    What a great way to show off one die!
    Love you used the leftovers for another Spectacular card!

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