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Friday, December 6, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Valentine's 2014 Blog Hop!


Hi friends!  Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Valentine's 2014 Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from the lovely May Flaum's blog! I may say this every release, but I mean it this time — THIS release is my favorite one yet!!

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Simon asked each of the designers to showcase specific products from the release.  I worked with the Clustered Leaves die and the Small Hello die. I began by laying the Clustered Leaves die diagonally across the card front and running it through my Big Shot. I then added a piece of green cardstock in the negative space. Then I took the leaves that I originally cut and layered them back on the card front, slightly offset from where I cut them. This creates a really unique shadow effect and is really a quick and simple technique!  To make the Small Hello die POP, I die cut it several times from white cardstock. I glued all of my hellos together and added the final hello on top, die cut from wood grain paper. 

It wouldn't be a Simon Says Stamp hop without a GIVEAWAY!  Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to the Simon store to a commenter from each stop on the hop — 16 chances to win!  Make sure you leave a comment below, as well as at the other stops on the hops to increase your odds. 

The next stop on the hop is Laurie Willison at Soapbox Creations.  I cannot wait to see what she has made — love her style!  Thanks for stopping by!


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442 comments:

  1. I love the small help die! KW's writing is amazing.

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  2. Love the simple but beautiful card you have created with the new dies!

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  3. I just got the big hello die and now looks like I need the small hello die! Great card!!!

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  4. lovely Card thank for sharing it with us

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  5. that is a gorgeous die! beautiful! and btw i got very distracted by the arrested development gif hahaha. Poor Egg.

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  6. I really like the way you offset the die. Very classy.

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  7. Great card, so many cute new stamps/dies/stencils in this release. Can't wait!!

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  8. Stunning I love the layered part of the leaves, looks like you could reach in and pick it off, hugs Pops x

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  9. Great card! I love the way you showcased the branch.

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  10. Lovely Shadow with the new Clustered Leaves die. So glad SSS made a smaller HELLO too!

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  11. The big hello die is great, so I am glad to see a small version too. I love how you used both the positive and the negative of the die cut for this card.

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  12. LOVE that shadow effect you achieved. Will definitely be giving that a try. SSS has outdone themselves this time; I love all the new stuff!

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  13. So pretty! Love the card and the stencil!

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  14. What a simple, but elegant use of the die. Thanks for the inspiration! Great card!

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  15. Absolutely stunning and elegant!! Love everything!! Thanks for sharing! This release is going to get me into a lot of trouble lol

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  16. Very elite looking, this card could be used for so many occasions!

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  17. Sharon c. The small hello die is very effective. I like the elegance of your card

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  18. I love what you did with those leaves...and of course, now they're on my wishlist too!

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  19. How cool! I love how you offset the die cut piece!!!

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  20. I’m so excited about the new release!!! After seeing Christmas stuff since October – I’m ready for some love/heart/Valentine’s Day stuff!!!!

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  21. Wow! So simple, but so pretty! Love it!

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  22. oOOoo I love that leaf die and I love how you offset it a touch! TFS
    Dolly

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  23. Love your cards, Jess. That looks so cool!

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  24. Such a beautiful card, Jess! I love how you 'offset' the leaves just a bit...it adds so much dimension to your card...so pretty!

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  25. That leaf die makes my heart pitter patter, I love it! TFS!!

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  26. This is lovely! Thanks for the idea!

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  27. I'm a huge fan of simplicity, and this is just lovely!

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  28. Love the leaves die and how you offset it with the cut-out. So clever, so simple and just so pretty!!

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  29. I love how you offset the die cut, that's such a cute idea. Great job.

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  30. Beautiful! Love the classy, clean and simple look of this lovely card!

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  31. Sophisticated beauty

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  32. I truly love your card. Gosh the shadow effect is so clever. You sure got creative with these new items. LOVE IT!!!

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  33. clean and simple........ LOVE IT!!!!!

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  34. This is a great card, so pretty!!

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  35. Totaly in love with your card!!

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  36. So elegant! Love all the dimension and texture on your card!

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  37. The effect of you card is beautiful Thanks for posting.

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  38. I love that offset die, Such a simple but beautiful card.

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  39. thank you for the instructions for your elegant card.

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  40. Pretty card! Love the smaller hello die!!1

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  41. I love that little bit of offset. Great look and really pretty card. Thanks so much.

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  42. Beautiful. Love the Clustered Leaves die.

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  43. The off-set die cut is such a great idea! Love the clean look

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  44. Gorgeous off set design, love it!!

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  45. Nice cards. Great SSS Products.

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  46. I love SSS dies...can't wait to get my hands on some of these!

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  47. Love your card and how you offset the leaves. Loving the dies.

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  48. Awesome and clever idea...I will have to remember adding the die back, but offset! Love it!

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  49. i love this card! thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Oh what a gorgoeus card! I love your design and the beautiful soft colours! Love the way you offset the leaves too!

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  51. Your card is so elegant. Very lovely!

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  52. so excited about all the new designs. thx

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  53. I love how you offset that vine die cut - it looks fabulous!

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  54. Oh my word! Your card is beautiful! I love the way you did the 'hello'...very nice!

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  55. Be still my heart - the amazing leafy branch and hello sentiment must be mine!! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. I love the Clustered Leaves die and how you used it, fabulous!

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  57. I love the offset leaves - great idea! So simple and yet so lovely!

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  58. I like the way you offset the branch die cut.... simple & clean card!

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  59. Love how fresh and clean this card is. That hello die is on my wish list. Beautiful card.

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  60. Fabulous card!! I love the hint of green by offseting the die cut! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Such an elegant card! Beautiful!

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  62. I love the way you offset the leaf--very pretty!

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  63. I'm so glad you used that botanical die. I was wondering how big it would be on a card. I'm probably going to try this. Thanks.

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  64. Fabulous job! Love the new release!!

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  65. So simple yet so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Beautiful and understated - love it!

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  67. Beautiful card! Love the white.

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  68. Very exquisite, yet so elegantly simple! Made my day!

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  69. I love that leaf die! It's stunning!

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  70. Great card simple and elegant. Thanks

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  71. I love, love, love your card! So eye catching! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. I love the card. So simple but very elegant! Love it!

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  73. Loving all the SSS stuff.

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  74. Such an elegant die and card...lovely!

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  75. Super adorable card. I love the little hello die!!!

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  76. Your card is very cool! Love the offsetting of the leaves and the layered up hello. Fabulous!

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  77. Jess, I like how you die cut and offset it for a white on white effect. Simple and beautiful

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  78. The die cut leaves are beautiful!

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  79. Simply stunning, Jess ... this is so beautiful! Anita (in France) :)

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  80. Love this new die.

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  81. Beautiful card. Love the way you offset the diecut!

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  82. AMAZING Card!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  83. I love the simplicity of the leaf die...very cool effect with the shadow too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  84. I love negative green you added to the card, makes very interesting effect!

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  85. Fabulous card!
    I love the way
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    leafs back onto
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    Carla from Utah

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  86. Questa card è una delle mie preferite in questo blog hop...stupenda!

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  87. The shadow effect looks so pretty and I love the woodgrain with it :)

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  88. Just love your card, thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. Great idea! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  90. Both dies are really lovely....

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  91. Love how you created that shadow effect for the leaves. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. I've missed watching your videos. Your card is simple yet elegant. Hmm..does it make sense? I love that it is easy to make but looks complicated. Totally love the card! And you too Jess!

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  93. Wow! What a beautiful effect! That die is a MUST! Gorgeous card!

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  94. Great card! I love the way you made "hello".

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  95. I love all the new products!!! Great card too!

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  96. I am so loving dies,so your card really appeals to me. Great job.

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  97. Just beautiful. So simple and elegant

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  98. lovely use of the new products!
    thanks
    Holly

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  99. I like this simple but elegant card. Like the small hello die too.

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  100. great look - thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  101. What a beautiful, classy card!

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  102. you have mastered the clean and simple card, which seems to elude me! love the inspiration!

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  103. Really like this card! Gorgeous!

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  104. Just love your card!! The smaller Hello die is so cute, and much more versatile to me.

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  105. Cool way to create the shadows! Absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. What an elegant and clean card. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  107. Really like the way you positioned the leaf die. Very simple and pretty!

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  108. Wow! So dramatic yet so simple! Great design for a quick but effective card. This would be good for a sympathy card, too.

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  109. Hello! I really like this! It's nothing short of genius and creates such a beautiful card!

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  110. Very pretty--I like how you used these dies.

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  111. Another hop card that's so simple yet stunning. It's amazing how much elegance that little shift of the die cut creates. Beautiful! =)

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  112. Lovely! The offset die cut is a great idea!

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  113. Love the offset die and the small hello! Classy card!

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  114. Great card - I really like both of those dies.

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  115. I love the way you used the falling leaves die!

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  116. I love the shadow effect. It's such a simple idea with a big impact! Elegant!

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  117. I had already planned to get that small hello die, but now you made me want that leafy die too. I love how you used it on this card!

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  118. Love how you offset your die cut-really makes the card stand out.

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  119. Love the smAll hello die! Beautiful card!

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  120. What a fabulous way to use that die!

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  121. Lovely clean card, just what I like. The small hello is on my wishlist :)

    Penny H

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  122. I'm trying to get through Christmas and SSS is focused on Valentine's Day already! Beautiful card! Love how simple and elegant it is! Love the new products!

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  123. Love how you off set the leafs!!

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  124. Ooooh! It's so clean and simple! I LOVE it!

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  125. Very elegant and classy looking card! Love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing!!

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  126. Such a gorgeous card, Jess! Love that Clustered Leaves die!

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  127. Great card! Like the offset die cut. TFS ;-)

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  128. Beautiful card; simple and elegant.

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  129. lovely card....love that these products don't have to be just for Valentines!

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  130. oH! wow I like very much the color, simple great
    Helene

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  131. I am digging the shadow effect behind the leaves

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  132. OMG - what a beautiful technique. LOVE IT! So many wonderful products in the new release - showcased so well by all of the designers. Thanks!

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  133. I love how you off set the leaf die.

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  134. That's a great idea for a more "classy" Valentine's card... looks like one I'd use for an anniversary or wedding, too.

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  135. Great card -- love how you off set the die cut!

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  136. What a great card! Love that die!

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  137. Oh this is a beautiful card, simple and elegant. Love those leaves and that Hello, very very pretty dies. TFS

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  138. What a beautiful shadow effect!

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  139. Beautiful use of die cuts...love the wood grain sentiment!

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  140. What a beautiful card. Simple yet so nice. I just love you're design. Love the Clustered Leaves die. Beautiful.

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  141. I love how you offset the leaf die just a tad, so you can see the color underneath and I'm thrilled to see that hello die in a smaller size.

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  142. This is such a nice card! Love those dies!

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