Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stamp Simply Design Team blog hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the first Stamp Simply Design Team blog hop!! In celebration of our "maiden voyage" blog hop there will be some AMAZING blog candy for one super lucky commenter. To find out how to enter, be sure to head over to Sharon's blog where the blog hop fun begins!!

What is up for grabs you ask? Well, how about the Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris kit?!? Yep, it's AMAZING, retails for $45, and is pictured in the blog hop graphic above!

The theme of today's blog hop is Be True to Yourself! So the DT are making a project that reflects our stamping style. Egads! These kinds of things freaks me out. Style? Do I even have one?

So, I went to my "go-to" project - a set of mini thank you cards! I love making these little guys, they are fun AND practical as I am always in need of a thank you card. My cards use Sharon's Stamp Simply Lilac Avenue kit.

On each one, I used a combination of the amazing Lilac Avenue papers, rhinestones, pearls and the silk ribbon!! The sentiment uses JustRite Stamps Brayton font in 25pt. I used the versatile Horizontal Wood Stamper to put the letters in -you can make any sentiment you want when you have a font! The cards are all pretty simple, easy to put together and helps use up scraps -which is a 3x3 card's job don't cha think??

Here are close up pictures of each card. Isn't this paper the CUTEST!?! LOVIN' the Lilac Avenue! AND see how each one uses a different border punch? **happy sigh** I love border punches. I am not so sure about the last card, I think my mojo took a dive on that one! Oh well, you can't love them all right? LOL!
EDITED: You can purchase the Webster's Pages and KaiserCraft Lilac Avenue paper pads separate from the kits! They retail for $5.99 and $8.99 respectively and can be found here.

EDITED: I found time to make the first in what will be another set of 3 mini thank you cards using the Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris kit!! I love this kit soooo much. I kept it simple and used a piece of DP for the main card and punched the flower bloom from other papers. I love the brown crocheted lace -I just attached it to the card using Score-Tape. The sentiment is the same Brayton Font, in 25 pt.

Here is a master list of the Hop, just in case you get lost along the way.

Sharon- No Time To Stamp?
Michelle - Stop and Stamp the Roses (That's ME, you are HERE!)
Sherry
- Walking on the BAD Side
Linda- Linda's Works of the Heart
Barb- Explore. Dream. Discover.

You have until Sunday, February 28th 6pm (EST) to enter. Your next stop on the hop is SHERRY, have fun!! Thanks for stopping by!
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176 comments:

  1. Michelle, love this idea...
    I absolutely love this paper pack.
    i am saving for the kit now...
    the chocolate ribbon is yummy too..
    I yelled on my last post about the ribbon so i better not yell here too.. thanks to you all for the great ideas..

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  2. These are super mini cards - quick, cute and perfect! I'm loving this blog hop. Great job, ladies!

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  3. Beautiful cards Michelle, love the size, style, colors, everything!

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  4. Small cards are so much fun to make. Yours are beautiful.

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  5. Great projects, and love the products too!

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  6. They're all adorable, Michele!!!

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  7. What great cards...thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  8. Great Thank You cards...I really need a few of those right now, so thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Beautiful little notecards, Michelle! What a wonderful gift, these would make! Sweet papers and ribbons!

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  10. These are such lovely thank you notes! I love the colors!

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  11. I love the paper! The flowers on the second card is delicious!

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  12. These little cards are just a whole bunch of fun! Excellent work, Michelle!

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  13. What a sweet set and fun to make!

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  14. WOW! I love these cards. I love how you scored on one of them. That is very clever. I also LOVE the purple and cream "Thanks" card. It is so simple, yet SO beautiful. I love the color combinations you used.

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  15. These are just FABulous, Michelle!!

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  16. Congrats on your new team I llok forward to enjoying all your efforts.

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  17. Gorgeous sets! I agree how challenging it can be define a personal style. I think I'm a "whatever works" kind of gal. Hah!

    Lovely job!
    hugs,
    lise

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  18. Michelle, I LOVE your little 3 x 3 trio and I agree -- they are SO FUN to make and totally addicting once you start! And I ADORE the card done with the flower -- it's so fun, GREAT flower and GREAT use of the lace -- way to go!!! All wonderful thank you notes!

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  19. Michelle, all of your cards are SO beautiful!! I love the paper flower on the last one!

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  20. Really like the size of your card. You do great work.

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  21. What a great teachers gift these cards would be!!! Thanks for the idea and inspiration.

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  22. Love your cards. I am seeing some of the most wonderful cards on this blog hop. Outstanding.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  23. Oh how adorable these cards are!!! I love the 3 x 3...You are making me want to pull out Lilac Avenue and get to work!!! Just Beautiful!!

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  24. Love all of them, but the last one is my favorite. The crocheted lace and flower are wonderful!

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  25. Michelle, your style is so like Sharon's...stunning examples.

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  26. Michelle -

    These are not cards! They are little precious gems! They are just so sweet and adorable. These show that when you say thank you, you really mean THANK YOU!! It shows you care. I love them!

    Elaine Allen

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  27. Oh, Michelle, such sweet little Thank You notes....I absolutely love them. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  28. Michelle, So simple and cute. Perfect projects for a friend.

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  29. These are so cute! What a great set.

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  30. You have to be joking.. Your last card is amazing. I like them all but the last one is great!

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  31. OMGosh! These kits are wonderful...thank for showing them! They're beautiful :)

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  32. Michelle, your 3 x 3 note cards are so pretty! Absolutely love the last card with the flower and lace! Beautiful!

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  33. Great mini cards, love the colors you chose. Great blog hop!!!

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  34. Yep, I'm a punchaholic too! But, no 12 step program needed!

    I like how you did the ribbon medallion!

    cscholet at tampabay dot rr dot com

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  35. What a great set...I love the size of these notes!! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love everything about these little thank you cards. Lilac and cream just a beautiful combo. I need to do some baby shower thank you cards and these layouts with a little baby stamp will be great! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win this super candy.

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  37. lovely cards, I love ribbons and we can't get anything half as nice here in Ireland,
    Happy crafting

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  38. I can see why you love boarder punches. You know how to use them to really make beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. This is a lovely set of coordinated cards! I do love the last one the most with the crocheted ribbon and the multi-layered flower!

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  40. What a great blog hop! The ribbons are so beautiful! I don't think a crafter can have to many either. Thank you for a chance...please put my name in the hat! Beautiful cards!

    Pattyjo

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  41. Great cards; your bows are beautiful.

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  42. Beautiful group of cards!!
    I really like the soft color of the first three--and that Webster's Pages card--WOW!

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  43. Love your card and the paper pack. As always, that ribbon finishes it all off.

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  44. Love your cards,love the simplicity and elegance:)
    Karen W

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  45. So much talent - thanks for sharing.

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  46. LOVE your mini card, Michelle! Especially that last one with the big beautiful flower!

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  47. The cards are adorable. They are perfect to use up scraps and can be used for all sorts of things besides thank yous. I think the last card is still cute.

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  48. Michelle, you have an AMAZING style!! your cards are gorgeous as always :)

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  49. Love this simple effect.
    The crushed flower is beautiful

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  50. I love the mini card gift set! The crocheted lace is gorgeous!

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  51. These are all so sweet. I especially like the 2nd one. Loving these papers! Great job!

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  52. These are all so very adorable Michelle! Great details on all...the button blossom is my fave, tho'!

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  53. This is such a good idea.....3x3 card to make ....and I really do love this kit.....thank you for sharing...

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  54. I like your thank you notes very much! And I love the kit!

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  55. Love your mini thank you notes! They are so sweet!

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  56. Very cute cards! I really like the flower on your last card.

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  57. Super idea for thank you cards - something all of us always need! Beautiful!

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  58. Too cute and love the look of the Webster's Pages paper.

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  59. LOVE that chocolate brown lace !!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Beautiful work! As much as I loved the way you put together the designer paper in the first three, the Webster's Pages card really caught my eye! I absolutely LOVE that flower!

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  61. Beautiful cards.
    Wonderful use of colors.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Gloria R.

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  62. You have style baby. I love your cards.

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  63. These are all so cute! I am really loving that Lilac Avenue paper the more that I see it!

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  64. One can NEVER have too many Thank you cards! LOVE the coordination of your papers!

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  65. Great cards. I love the colors that you put together.

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  66. Love your cards...love your style. Your project is something I would do. No wonder I subscribe to your blog!

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  67. Wonderful cards. beautiful colors

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  68. Beautiful cards Michelle! I love note cards.The papers are gorgeous.

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  69. Love the bling with the bows!

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  70. love your mini card set its really cute!!!

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  71. Beautiful cards and that Webster's Pages card is simply stunning!!!

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  72. This is a darling set Michelle! I hope you can share the rest of the next set because it looks like it will be equally as pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  73. Very beautiful work! I love all the paper and ribbons in the giveaway set!

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  74. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)February 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Loved your cards - and love, love, love the papers!!!!

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  75. your Thank you cards are so cute I LOVE the card you made with the kit! It is beautiful.

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  76. Loving those bows and your flower on the last card is fabulous. Great set of cards :D

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  77. Ooooo, such a pretty flower! A great set of cards, Michelle!

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  78. Michelle
    Whatya talkin about? #3 is adorable. I like the border punches too. Your cards are easy on the eye.
    Sharon L

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  79. I absolutely love the look of your soft and gorgeous card.

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  80. What great little cards! They're perfection!

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  81. Such a cute set of cards. I love them all, including your first in the next set. I really like your layered flower made from all the different papers.

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  82. what great cards, I think my favorite is the last one though as I love

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  83. What fun little cards! The ribbons are really great and add a special touch to the Lilac Avenue papers.

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  84. I love thank you cards.
    I give lots of them away!

    The ribbons you use are always so beautiful!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

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  85. Love the 3 X 3's. Always looking for new ideas.

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  86. Great cards! Very cute!

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  87. I just love your projects. Great colors and stamps used. I can't wait for spring.

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  88. You are the first Blogger I look up, when I am making a card. Thank you for all your help.

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  89. Great thank you notes! I have this paper pack and it is stunning and makes beautiful cards. That bow is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
    "Hugs" Granny

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  90. You are right about the paper, it is awesome, I think I will have to get some and of course some ribbon to make your wonderful bow.

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  91. Beautiful cards so cheery . Thanks for a chance to win some great blog candy
    Marilyn

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  92. Great cards! Love the ribbons and lace trims!
    DeniseB

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  93. Great "ready at hand" card set Michelle. Love the tin to keep them in too. Must go make some now!

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  94. Beautiful collection of cards Michelle! Lovely colours and of, the silk ribbon...dreamy!

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  95. love it! thanks for sharing

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  96. I just love those cute cards... very elegant...thank you for sharing with us...
    Denise Trottier

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  97. Awesome little cards! I'd love to win that kit! TFS!

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  98. These are just so much fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  99. LOVE the bloom you created, and you are right we are always in need of thank you cards!

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  100. I've never used the crocheted lace, but love how it completed your creation.
    This Blog Hop totally has me drooling over all the particulars within the *Paris Kit*, by Stamp Simply :0) I'm off to scope the Lilac Avenue kit; love the lavender hues.

    Thanks for the opportunity and sharing your creations.

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  101. I'm with you on this one just loving the Lilac Avenue and the Webster pages.... WOW! I really like your creation with the crocheted lace and the flower that you made is amazing. TFS!
    Beth Greco

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  102. Cute cards. Can always use ideas for "cleaning up" the scraps. Thanks.

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  103. FABULOUS artwork! Very sharp! (I'm not just saying that to win a prize either!!)

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  104. Ok....I think that this Paris kit will have to find it's way to my house one way or another!! Your cards are just lovely

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  105. Wow! Great inspiration!!

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  106. LOVELY color combo!! Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing!!

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  107. Michelle, One can never have enough thank you cards on hand. Yours are beautiful. Love the crocheted lace. Judy

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  108. Very sweet mini card set. God bless!

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  109. Love you little cards! So sweet and pretty!!

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  110. Nice soft colors and beautiful bows! I don't think you took a dive on that last card, it's pretty creative : )

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  111. I like all the cards, they seem pretty easy to make, but I Love the one with the brown lace. TFS!

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  112. Very, very pretty! All of these cards are just wonderful!

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  113. They are all so pretty. I wouldn't be able to pick my favorite. Awesome cards

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  114. Just love the thank-you card the paper, flower and lace are just lovely.

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  115. Love the small-size cards and handmade flowers! Looking foward to following the new Stamp Simply team!

    ~Carolyn

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  116. Great designs and colors!

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  117. Beautiful cards! I especially like the one made with the Websters Pages paper. Love those vintage colors.

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  118. really cute 3x3 cards. so simple but elegant looking.

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  119. great job! i love the ribbon and big flowers!beautiful set!

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  120. Thanks for sharing your cute cards.

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  121. Love your cards! the lace is a wonderful touch!

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  122. Beautiful, very nice use of Webster pages!

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  123. I love your flower you made. Your card is beautiful. I am glad I found you through this hop.

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  124. Fabulous cards; really love the flower - beautiful!

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  125. The thank you cards are very nicely done. Love them.

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  126. WOW What a lovely set of cards. And I love the flower you made. It is beautiful

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  127. You did a nice job with those cards, but, then, it is hard to miss with that paper.

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  128. Very nice, what a wonderful way to use the papers.

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  129. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Wanna send one to me?! ;)

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  130. Love it! My favorite color combo, and I especially like the look of the 3x3 card with the green flower... so cute!

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  131. those three cards are so simple - a nice little sigh... just when i thought the show was over, you popped in with another one! more elaborate - just a bigger sigh. all are so lovely! thank you

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  132. Michelle, I just love your note cards! I love making them too and you have given me more inspiration. They are beautiful! Thanks! Hugs Lori R.

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  133. I love these mini note cards. Love that paper pack too. That last one you added is so gorgeous. Now I'll just have to get that paper pack - how beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  134. What beautiful cards. They are all lovely but the last one is my favourite. Gorgeous lace and vintage look.

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  135. Such pretty cards. Love them all. Whom ever gets a thank you from you will be delighted.

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  136. This paper is just incredible! and the crocheted lace is to die for!! I've gotta go shopping now!!
    Great cards Michelle

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  137. Beautiful cards--the paper, ribbons, lace and flowers all so gorgeous!

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  138. I love these little cards - the WP one is my favorite. Love the layered flower! That amazing silk ribbon really makes them perfect. The Websters Pages kit and the Lilac kit are both must haves!

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  139. Oh these mini cards are just da'bomb! Having these types of cards on hand is priceless and you have done such a beautiful job. These kits are scrumptious!

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  140. I especially love the middle card. That stamp is so great! Your work is simple, yet very beautiful.

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  141. What a great job!! And love that ribbon!!

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  142. How goreous! Love the stamp and the paper you used. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Can't wait to see who wins!

    Blessings, Pat

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  143. wow... all thes projects are great. I love the last card in particular with its beautiful flower

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  144. These are darling little cards. I like that they are fairly simple yet elegant and can use up scraps. Great ribbon, too.
    Susan

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  145. wow- you guys are so talented and inspirational- what a great set- love the lace and ribbon and the papers too and that last flower so purty

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  146. I absolutely love these cards. Everything about them shouts "class." I'm so glad I found another place to purchase more things I tell my husband I really need, LOL!

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  147. Michelle, your clean and simple style really shine thru with your sweet thank you cards. I love each one. BTW, your scrunched flowers are just great. TFS

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  148. Love your cards, and the flowers are GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

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  149. Linda Carlson (lcarlson@chartermi.net)February 25, 2010 at 3:56 AM

    Beautiful use of ribbon

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  150. These are totally cute and crisp feeling! I love the muted colors and you know that flower is awesome already. hee hee

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  151. Love the colors, design and ribbon

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  152. Lovely flower! These are gorgeous. Thank you!

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  153. Love your fresh and happy style! I'll be back to check out more of your work! Thanks for sharing

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  154. Wonderful idea and gorgeous cards.
    Mini cards are lots of fun.

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  155. I really like this paper too, but haven't used it yet. But you've given me some great ideas.
    Thanks
    Jan B

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  156. I'm glad you are on the blog hop.

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  157. Love your selection thank you cards, and congrats on joining the rest of the gals on the SSRS design team!

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  158. What a great idea to make mini-card sets! Something that is quick and easy and definitely brighten up someone's day!! Beautiful set of cards!

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  159. Oh, these mini thank yous are so adorable! Great job@

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  160. Love the flower especially. Wonderful work!
    Thanks!

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  161. fabulous! that ribbon just takes these to a level of beautiful

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  162. Such cute cards and that ribbon is just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  163. Congrats on the design team membership! Your work is beautiful!

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  164. Oh so Beautiful Michelle!!! Love this paper and have been using it myself! Love your designs, luscious ribbons, yummy border punches and touches of bling!!! :)

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