Wednesday, September 5, 2012

STAMPtember BLOG HOP: Put a STAMP on it!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER Blog Hop!  The Simon Says Stamp Challenge Design Team are helping kick off STAMPtember ™ festivities with a Blog Hop for this weeks challenge! You have multiple chances to win gift certificates by hopping along on the Design Teams' blogs, leaving a comment, and entering in the Simon Says Stamp and Show "Put a Stamp on It challenge. Each Design Team member has a $25.00 Gift Certificate to award to a randomly selected participant!   Winners will be announced at 8 AM September 12. 



Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Here's my STAMPtember card:


SSS Sept. 5 STAMPtember Blog Hop

I used this wonderful set of washis from My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg collection, called "Hanging Out".  And I paired them with a sentiment from Truly Appreciated.  To make my card, I simply covered a square piece of cardstock diagonally with my washi tapes, then die-cut a flower out of the center.   From that die-cut, I used a smaller die to cut a 2nd flower to put back into the center.  The whole panel was first framed with another square of blue cardstock and the flower was popped above the surface.



Please leave me a comment here, comment on all my teamies blogs, and make something using at least one stamp and you'll have a chance to win a $25.00 gift voucher from the Simon Says Stamp store from me and a $100.00 voucher from The Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!!



If you get lost, or you'd like to start at the beginning of our hop, please visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog, where you'll find the complete list and order of the hop, ending up at our team blog, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.  There is where you can also enter your own card using at least 1 stamp (sorry, no digis this time) for a chance to be the random winner of a $100.00 gift voucher to our Simon Says Stamp store!!  Winners will be announced on September 12.




Here's the order of the hop
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  your next stop is my lovely friend and teamie, Lisa Carroll!!  Her cards always are one of a kind, so I know you'll love what she's made for you!  What are you waiting for - get hopping!

I'd also like to enter my card into the Card Design Handbook: Focal Point Challenge at the Moxie Fab World.



267 comments:

  1. When I read this morning that the design team members were using washi tape, I immediately wondered what you'd create. Look at this beauty! Gorgeous use of that pretty tape, Lin! Just love this!

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  2. Oh wow, this elegantly adorable.

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  3. I love this card! What a great use of the Washi tape, I must try it.

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  4. Like the popped out flower. Wonderful creation. Bright & cheerful colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. Such perfect colors and patterns of washi tape for you! Love what you did with them and your design!

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  6. gorgeous card...love how you used the washi tape..

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  7. great background using the washi tape also love the use of the die.

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  8. Lin, I absolutely LOVE this card! The colors and combination of washi is just perfect! The way you did the center flower really makes it pop!

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  9. What a beautiful card. The colours are stunning.

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  10. I really struggle with the whole washi tape thing as I can't do the "random thing" everyone seems to do with it. Now the way you've used it I LOVE!! Reminds me of a sweet little quilt and the colors are so you Lin!!

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  11. Love the washi tape you used. Great card!

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  12. Fabulous colour combo and lovely layout.
    Kat x

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  13. Beautifully made! Gorgeous use of the papers!

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  14. Really beautiful card!! Love your design and your punched out flower!!! So creative! :)

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  15. Stunning card, the colours are so beautiful

    Sue

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  16. Lin, this is BEAUTIFUL. I love the effect.

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  17. Hi Lin, your card is amazing - stunning colours and I love how you've cut out the Washi ta[e and used the center - brilliant!!
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  18. Colorful and joyful card for this beautiful blog hop^_^
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  19. You do such a great job of bringing all your elements together, Lin. Very perky card.

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  20. love the interruption (don't know what else to call it) in the tape and continuation thru the follow. Looks stunning.

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  21. This is absolutly gorgeous! Such a lovely and bright card! Thanks for a fun blog hop! have a wonderful and crafty day! Hugs and sunshine

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  22. This is so beautiful and creative, Lin! I love the focal piece you created!

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  23. I definitely am going to CASE this idea - love it!

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  24. Great card! I love the cheery colors!

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  25. Hi Lin, I just love the combination of those tapes, they look perfect together! And that cut out flower makes a very clever decoration. Hugs Frea

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  26. So beautiful, Lin! I just love your card.

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  27. Hilde van RijnsoeverSeptember 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Awesome card Lin! And so fun to see you in the blog hop!

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  28. Fantastic card, I love your idea !

    Hugs

    Jo x

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  29. Beautiful card! I love how you used the tape. Thanks for the fun blog hop!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  30. Wow more die cut washi. I've got to try this. Thanks!

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  31. I think this card is so beautiful and a great technique. I just started collecting Washi Tape and I'm wondering if 'collecting' is the word... because I can't seem to want to use it! haha.

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  32. Your focal piece is pure genius. Sucha pretty card. Thanks

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  33. beautiful vibrant colours - a fabulous card x

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  34. Great card. I love the popped up flower. Hugs, Robin

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  35. Love the way you used the washi tape!

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  36. Love your color combo - so pretty!!!

    Deanne :)

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  37. Oh love this!
    the washi tape is gorjuss together! Love it all!
    Hugs Melly xxx

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  38. just gorgeous!love the use of the negative

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  39. Great card! Love the papers/colors and how you used the dies!

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  40. Fantastic card - love how you used the washi tape. Amazing creation. TFS

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  41. I have this washi tape and it is so fun! Love the popped up flower and the diagonal background. Fab!

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  42. Nice looking card - like the use of washi tape.

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  43. This is a wonderful card. I love the colors!!!
    Hugs,
    Maria

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  44. my opinion uncommon and restless but not bad ...
    hugs hellerlittle

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  45. Ahhhh! This is awesome. I love your combination of washi and the sentiment!

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  46. I can't wait to try this myself! I love the idea.

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  47. Very pretty card, Lin! You always make beautiful things! I was curious to see what you had made... Well done!! (:

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  48. Hi Wow what a fun creation love the bursts of colour and what a clever design ! Super inspiration ! Thanks ;0)

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  49. Very pretty--I like how you used the washi tape and die cutting.

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  50. Clever girl. Using that negative space really adds zest to this card.

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  51. Wow love it, such a clever use of tape and dies, the colours make a statement too x

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  52. Gorgeous card Lin :-) VERY clever use of the washi tape !! LOVE it :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  53. This is such a stylish card Lin. love the layout. great blog hop
    x catherine

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  54. I love how you die cut the flower! Great card

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  55. This is absolutely beautiful I absolutely love it. Beautiful work.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  56. Love your bright card, it reminds me of sunshine. Love it.
    Annette
    xx

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  57. Beautifull, i love the colors and the washi tapes

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  58. So beautiful! I've always loved the combination of gold and blue.

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  59. Beautiful crisp stamping and lovely use of the washi tape gotta get some x

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  60. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the die cuts!

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  61. The background pattern using washi tape is so pretty!

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  62. Again with the Washi tape. It is a beautiful card, I love the colors you used and the flower in the center is perfect! I guess I will have to get some of this stuff. I found some at Target, I think I'll start with that.

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  63. Very creative use of the washi, love this beautifully crafted card!!

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  64. This is so beautiful love the washi tape collection and die you used to create your card Hugs Denise xx

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  65. What a clever card! I love that idea and gorgeous choice of washi tape!

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  66. Love those MME tapes and the quilted look you achieved--a fabulous "Lin" card!

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  67. This is gorgeous, fabulous design and I love the colours :)

    Tags xx
    http://craftsbytags.blogspot.ie

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  68. What a bright fun card love the way you've cut out the flower :)

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  69. Stunning design, Lin! I really love the blue & yellow color combo!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  70. All I can say is WOW! Love the washi focal point.

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  71. Love your card. Love the use of the washi, love the cutout, love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Great card!!

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  73. WoW, the use of the die cut really makes this card come together beautifully!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Amazing and beautiful card! Love the colours!

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  75. Wonderful card as always! This blog hop is making me get a very long wish list!!! The way you've used the wash is gorgeous.

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  76. Gorgeous card Lin, you never fail to amaze me, have to pick up my jaw from the keyboard!!

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  77. WOW! this hop is really inspiring me to make some more simpler types of cards! I love this! very pretty x

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  78. I love how you used the washi tape! It is a very pretty card!

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  79. This is stunning! I love the double die cut and your washi tape bg is amazing!

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  80. wow! beautiful card! I will have to try the washi tape and paper through the Cricut Machine...love the results!

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  81. That's a clever technique with the wash. Thanks for the tips!

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  82. Lin this is just gorgeous!!! Love the die cut center!

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  83. Beautiful card. I love the colors used. The washi tape matches just beautifully.

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  84. Beautiful card loven all that washi tape.

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  85. Very nice card. Love how all the colors go together. Great work!
    Linda

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  86. Great idea! Love using the washi as background. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Beautiful, LIn - pretty colours and LOVE the blue in- fabulous :)

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  88. love that washi tape die cut~ what a clever idea!

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  89. Beautiful card , Lin!!!
    Really love the background with the die cut flower!

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  90. Beautiful card! I love the washi tape you used and that pretty flower die! Great color combo!
    DeniseB

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  91. Love how you've used the washi tape and the flower die cuts are beautiful - such a nice idea!
    Anja

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  92. Gorgeous! Love the flower cut out!! ;D

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  93. Love your take and use of washi tape. Your card came out beautiful.

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  94. i love how you used the washi tape and die cut the flower and then the smaller sized flower back into the card love it

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  95. so beautiful - love your colors!

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  96. Such a pretty card~ Color combo looks great!

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  97. LOVE the colors and the washi tape on your card...Will have to try that! :)

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  98. I just love the way you've used washi tapes on your card, very clever! Gorgeous card!

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  99. Such a great use of the tape, thanks for sharing your idea, lovely card,
    Dorte,x

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  100. Gorgeous card and a great use of the washi tape.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  101. I love those colors.. great way to make your background.

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  102. What a lovely bright card. Great. TFS.

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  103. Love how you have used the tape and such beautiful cheery colours too. Hugs Christine x

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  104. Love how you used the tape and cut out the flower in the center.

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  105. Beautiful card with a lovely sentiment. You used the Washi tape so well. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  106. Lovely colours and great combo of washi tape and patterned papers!

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  107. Oh my beautiful card and love the colors. What a freat way to use you dies. It's a must try technique. Really love how eveyone uses the washi tape in different ways.

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  108. Wow!! what a fabulous card you've created. I love the whole style and the use of the washi tape.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  109. A fabulous card. The washi tape has made such a great background for your washi-flower :)x

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  110. such pretty blues and yellows!

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  111. Gorgeous colors! Love how you've used the tape. Fabulous card. xxD

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  112. GORGEOUS Lin!!!!! Keen thinking!!!
    Hugz of thanks

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  113. Beautiful card Lin and brilliant use of Washi tape!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  114. You've definitely created a card that highlights the washi tape rather than simply using it or incorporating it into the background.

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  115. What a fabulous idea, the colors are so pretty! :)

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  116. Very cute!! Love what you did with the die cuts.

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  117. Love your use of the tape. Great card.

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  118. very cute! i really like how you used all your washi tape. :)
    lauren

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  119. This card is beautiful! I love it and can't wait to try some of the ideas it inspires!

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  120. Just gorgeous Lin!! Love how you used the Washi tapes! Fabulous!!

    hugs...

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  121. Very .clever layout and I love your sentiment. Great card. Maddy x

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  122. Gorgeous card Hun love the sentiment and washi tape :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  123. Love all the washi tape!! Cute card!

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  124. Great background and I really like the die cut flower.

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  125. Lovely card, Lin. You have away with flowers. :)

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  126. wow...this is gorgeous.....very effective.

    Fi
    x

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  127. It's great to see what all you guirls made with washi tape! Beautifull!

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  128. Love the use of the negative space as a design element.

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  129. Such a pretty mix of patterns and colours on this card Lin!

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  130. darling! The color combo is so cute and I love the die cut!

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  131. Your color combination is just perfect. I love the blues and yellows together!

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  132. Hi Lin! Great inspirational card, and thanks for being part of this great hop. Have a blessed day!
    Karen L

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  133. What a pretty card. Clever use of the washi tape. Iris

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  134. Gorgeous card! I love the way you made your background and flower with the washi tape.

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  135. wow! one of my favourites along the hop! very pretty! :)

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  136. so pretty! i love the diagonal washi stripes

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  137. Love, LOVE, LOVEEEEEEEEEEE the colors on your card! Love the chevron!

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  138. what a great technique and sentiment

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  139. What a neat idea! Love the card!

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  140. You have used lots of color! This one is different than other cards. I have to use tapes also more creative!

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  141. love this card. it seems very simple to do, but looks amazing!

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  142. So very pretty! Love the color combo!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  143. Great card and great colour scheme. I think this is one I could recreate. I've got some washi tape just waiting to be stuck and die cut :) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  144. Great background using the washi tape!

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  145. beautiful card xxx lovely fresh clours xx

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  146. Oh so clever! Love everything about this. Gotta love washi tape
    Bev

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  147. Love this, Lin!! GREAT job with the Washi tape! You can make ANYTHING shine!

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  148. Such a great card Lin! Love the die cut flower and the wonderful colours.

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  149. How inspirational about washi!! Great card!

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  150. wow another stunning example of the uses of this tape that must get itself in my SSS basket. Love the colours on this one and beautiful use of the die cut, a stunning piece for this one
    Hugs Kate xx

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  151. This is stunning. Love how you have used the washi tape

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  152. Lin, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the 'nested' look of the die cut and its larger negative... totally brilliant! :)

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  153. This is so beautiful. I love the Washi tape. Great colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  154. Love how you used the washi tape and cut the flower out of the card!!!

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  155. What a brilliant washi background, and the colours are so eye-catching!
    Alison x

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  156. Oh, so elegant and simple. I need to try doing that!
    Thanks for the chance of winning,
    Rosey x

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  157. What a great color combo! love your use of the die cut!

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  158. Love the colours in your card! The washi tape looks fabulous as the background.

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  159. Absolutely breathtakingly! Beautiful card.

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  160. Great use of the washi tape.

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  161. I love the color combo of yellow and blue. It's such a happy combo!

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  162. Lin and washi... nice combo. Great color choice and that sentiment is perfect to balance out the bright focal image.

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  163. Beautiful card. I love your color palette.

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  164. What a beautiful card Lin! Love the colour combination of blue, white and yellow and the way how you included the washi tape! Just perfect!
    And btw .... I looooove STAMPtember! :-)
    Simone

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!