Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop!  Today is the final day and we are sharing projects from the cutie set, What's the Dirt?.
My card today is a bit on the simple side.  I kind of ran out of steam, so I flipped through some of my older cards and found these and decided to case them.  Yeah, this is a little trick I do when I am short on time or mojo.  Hey, you don't have to reinvent the wheel with every card, right?
For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below, and make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs because we're giving away some stamps!  One lucky reader will win a stamp set valued up to $23.95.

Gina
will choose the winners from all of the blogs combined so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances! The winners will be announced on Gina's blog tomorrow morning.  Good luck!

Thank you for stopping by!  I will leave you with a close up picture.  Be sure to check out my blog candy post, it is open to all!
Card Deets:
Stamps - What's the Dirt?
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - White and Grass Green
Accessories - Green gingham ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder Decorative Squares #2, copic markers


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171 comments:

  1. Fabulous with the embossing. Beautiful CAS card!

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  2. Totally adorable! Love the little squares!

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  3. Very cute. The little squares are a real highlight!

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  4. LOVE the embossing around those images like that Michelle! Perfect!! (psstt...your title still says day 2! :D)

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  5. Oh, such a great card. love it Michelle.

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  6. I particularly loved the embossing... cute stuff, Michelle!

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  7. That embossing framing the garden tools and pot is super cute!

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  8. Nice embossing effect - really puts the focus on your images~

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  9. Cute card. I envy people who are so adept at cutting out images!

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  10. Love the quick idea with the emboss folders...see you still give us great ideas even when you think you're taking it easy!

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  11. What an awesome card... thanks for your inspiration. Alice Roushia

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  12. I love how you used the CB folder for this, so stunning.

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  13. Love those little squares and the placing of the gardening tools in each. Very cute card.

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  14. OMGosh! I love the little flower squares! Very cute card! :)

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  15. Very clever use of the squares and the individual garden tools.

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  16. Love your card. Those little embossed squares are fantastic.

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  17. I think it's perfect and what a great idea when the mojo goes astray!!

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  18. That is a great card. I just love the embossed squares you did.

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  19. Gorgeous borders around the mini squares. Loving this set!

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  20. This is so unique. Have never seen that folder for embossing, but then again have very limited amount of them.

    Makes for a really cute card.

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  21. The embossing on this card is phenomenal!!! It looks like stitching!!! Great work!!!

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  22. Well how cute. These little images are perfect for this!

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  23. SAC - Lovely! Did you emboss the squares or buy the cards this way?

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  24. love the embossing and how the tools stand out...very nice

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  25. REinvent the wheel eh??? I think this is magnificent. I love the simplicity of it....very very nice

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  26. Loved the use of the cuttlebug folder. A really nice touch.

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  27. Very pretty. I love that embossing folder.

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  28. The embossing adds that extra touch. Classy!!

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  29. I love going back and looking at my old designs. Love what you did with this one. Is that embossing on the little squares? I think CAS one of the best ways to design and I love this one you've done! Great new sets.

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  30. Great idea using the embossing folder. The green checked ribbon is so perfect for these images.

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  31. Lovely card!! I love the embossed borders around the stamped images.

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  32. I just found you today when I was looking at your note card sets. I love this card,and your note cards have awakened my stamping mojo!
    Thank you Michelle!

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  33. I haven't used my little square embossing folders in AGES, and this reminds me how great they can look. Thank you for CASE-ing yourself so I could see this!

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  34. That card is soooo adorable. Thanks for the idea for my small folders.
    Love it.

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  35. lovely card Karen TB Ontario

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  36. Perfect card to CASE. I love the clarity and colors and I think I will copy it too.

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  37. What an adorable layout. Very cute card. I just love this set.

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  38. Love the gingham ribbon and the embossing at the bottom, so pretty!

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  39. For having run out of steam, this card is pretty impressive! love the embossed flower squares and the garden tools are so cute.

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  40. Love the embossing.It takes it to amazing.

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  41. what a neat idea--the embossing squares around all the garden tools...really sets them off

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  42. Adorable!! Love the embossed squares and the hand cut garden tools & pot!

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  43. Gorgeous card. Love the squares! So cute! :)

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  44. Very pretty card. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  45. Very sweet card Michelle.
    Hugs, Dottie

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  46. Michelle, this card is wonderful. I love how you layered the stamped tools into the embossed squares.

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  47. What a really classy card. Love the little squares as an adorable frame for the stamped images.
    crafty teacher

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  48. I love it when I see a simple card with so much pizzazz!

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  49. I think it looks great! Love the cas cards so much easier to mail.Cute embossing squares!!!

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  50. This is Great! I love the idea! Thank you so much!

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  51. I can not pick one favorite, you all are great

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  52. Total cuteness, Michelle! Love the cards that you cased too! Might as well case from the best if you're going to case, right??? Great job!

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  53. Amazing project! Very cute!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I love to garden and these stamps are just right for me! Thank-you!!

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  55. For a girl without mojo, you still make a really cute card.

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  56. Love this card - so pretty. The sentiment is gorgeous too. Pat x

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  57. Sweet and simple. I love this set.

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  58. I really liked your card and the embossing around each square looks great and adds so much.

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  59. This card is absolutely adorable! So colourful! What a fantastic idea with the embossing squares!

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  60. Such a pretty CAS card, love the colors and the embossed frames...just right.

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  61. Had to giggle when I saw the title of the set "What's in the Dirt" because my first thought was "Michelle's boys" as per your scrapbook page LOL! On to the card - wonderfully done with the embossed edges of the squares.

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  62. Cute card!! And I totally agree... no need to reinvent the wheel with every card... even though I find myself trying to do that more often than not! LOL!!!

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  63. So Pretty, Love the 3 squares to spotlight!

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  64. Very cute!! Love the nice clean & simple look

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  65. These stamps are just too cute for words. Thanks for showing us.

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  66. THANKS FOR THE CLOSE UP of the squares, I was wondering what they were.

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  67. Really, really, like this card. Embossing is a neat idea and of course I like the gingham ribbon. Very nice!

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  68. Very cute card--I like the embossed squares.

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  69. Love your card, so sweet!

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  70. Great ideas with stamp set. Like the cb squares....TFS

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  71. OMG what a clever idea! So Sweet and Simple.
    Blessings Bernie

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  72. love the card and the use of the embossing folder!

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  73. clever way to highlight the tools

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  74. This is very cute! I love the green gingham on this card!

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  75. Michelle, you've done a great job on this card. I love the embossing that helps you to focus in on the stamped images & the bit of colour in the embossing looks so good. Finished off with eyelets & that great gingham ribbon.
    TFS

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  76. Beautiful card! Love the embossed frames around the images!

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  77. What a fabulous simple card, love the embossing!!
    Cindy

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  78. I think this is a wonderful card, not too simple, the 3 frames a a great idea, Michelle.

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  79. I love your card, especially the embossing. I really love this stamp set.
    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.
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  80. Sweet card. Delicate and simple!!

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  81. I would not care if my mojo was gone if I could make a beautiful card like that. Love It!

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  82. So very cute...would love to know how you did the flower embossing! Hugs, Teresa E.

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  83. Love how the embossed squares look on the card--it is very cute

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  84. That is simply adorable. I will have to dig out those littel cuttlebug square folders. i always think they are cute and then never use them. and now I am going to case your cute card.

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  85. Your card is so sweet and dainty! I love the cute little border of flowers around the images.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  86. What a cute and sweet card!

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  87. I really like the embossed squares.

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  88. I don't care if you did case this from an old card; it is gorgeous!! I love that embossing folder you used to make the squares. I've never seen that one before. Going to have to look for it.

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  89. Simple, but very cute. Love the embossed flower squares.

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  90. It may be simple but it is really effective. I like it a lot.

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  91. what a very cute card very simple and I like it
    thank for showing

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  92. awesome...that is genius. love the embossed edges around the tools. fabulous card!

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  93. I like your card, Michelle!! It has an elegant look to it and what a terrific idea for using the cuttlebug squares. I hope I can remember that. Maybe I'll just print your card. Loooove this stamp set!!! Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  94. Loved the simplicity of your card and that vibrant green ribbon sets the tone! Thanks.

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  95. Super cute for something super simple!

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  96. Love the embossing, really sets the garden tools off nicely.

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  97. Wow, the cards just keep getting better as I go thru the blog hop. Love the embossing you have done.

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  98. Michelle,
    wonderful job, such a simple and cute idea! Love the sep. boxes, and I love that sentiment!!!

    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  99. I love it! I've never seen your "cased" card so this is new... and lovely to me! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  100. Great card idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  101. I love your card! It is so cute!
    Ronda C.

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  102. Love the embossing, the stamps, and the green and white ribbon. Great card, Michelle!

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  103. What a clever idea with the blocks. What a sweet card. Lovely...

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  104. Om my gosh- this card is so sweet! I amazed that you made this as you ran out of steam!!!

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  105. Really really pretty card. Makes you want to do the gardening. Ina

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  106. What an adorable card. How did you do the frames? Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  107. I love the way you framed those tools! I prefer the CAS look!! Beautiful to the max, Michelle!
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  108. Super cute card! I am lovin' those embossed squares!

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  109. Love these! soooo cute and yeah, you're right....why reinvent the wheel! especially when the wheel is so FAB!

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  110. Michelle, no need to apologize for running out of steam. Your sample is perfect. The green gingham makes me feel like I just took a sip of clear, icy cold water. The embossing and raised tools give just the right amount of texture. CAS rules!

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  111. Wow, simple but oh so cool!!! I gotta get me some of those CB folders!

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  112. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making a card using the Cuttlebug squares EF. I have them and have not used them - yet. Thanks again for the inspiration and the reminder. Great card.
    Jean McGee

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  113. Adorable card!! Loved it, and all the new stamp sets. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and also for a chance to win a stamp set.

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  114. adorable, love the embossed squares.

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  115. Adorable card! Love the embossing squares, there so cute on here!!!

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  116. I Love how you embossed the card ~ So, so CUTE! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

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  117. Just the cutest!!

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  118. Sometimes simple just works...this is one of those times!

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  119. How fresh! Love this simple but very effective card!

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  120. Love the litte squares. I have never seen that embossing folder before. love it

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  121. Really like the embossing...what a cute idea!! TFS
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  122. Very pretty, clean and simple card. I really like it. Thanks for the inspiration

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  123. Love how you did the squares!!!!
    I will definatly CASE that one!!!

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  124. This card is adorable! Great embossing idea!

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  125. Great creative idea! I do not know how you ladies come up with all your wonderful ideas!!!

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  126. Love this Michelle! Those little embossed squares with the popped-up images are perfect!

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  127. Wonderful card. I love the embossing squares around each of your gardening tools.

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  128. Your card is adorable! Love the embossing!

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  129. I love your card! Thanks for introducing me to a new cuttlebug embossing folder -- it looks super on your card!

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  130. Yes, the card is simple but very cute! Love the embossing!

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  131. You know how much I love clean and simple... love this!

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  132. Too stinkin cute! Love the frames. Great card.

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  133. This is gorgeous! Love those embossed flower squares - so fun!

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  134. Sometimes simple is best! I love this clean and simple card! Very pretty!

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  135. How cute. This may be simple, but I love it. It is nice to go back and use some of our past favorites with NEW stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.

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  136. Wow, I did a double take on the embossing squares. Super cool!

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  137. Great card! Those boxes are so cool show casing the small images.

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  138. Simple perhaps, but definitely sweet!

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  139. So Springy Michelle! Love the squares and the fresh green ribbon!

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  140. I absolutley LOVE how you did this card --cutting the tolls out relaly gave it dimension !

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  141. I love the look of this card, with the little squares of flowers.

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  142. Cute embossed little inchies! Simple and sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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  143. Adorable card, Michelle! I love this layout!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  144. Love the gardening theme...your card is perfect. Hugs, Teresa

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