Saturday, March 10, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Best Days Release Hop - Tip of the Iceberg



Good morning! I'm thrilled to be hopping today to celebrate the NEW Simon Says Stamp Best Days Release with a FABULOUS line up of talented creators! Make sure and check out Day 1 of the Hop starting on the Simon Says Stamp Blog yesterday - there is a $25 prize up for grabs from EACH and EVERY stop along BOTH days of the hop!!!


I have a couple more thank you cards to share today - I have been loving the new Big Thanks Wafer Dies and Big Thanks Words Stamp Set - and this sentiment was a PERFECT fit for the brand new Picture Book Walrus dies, don't you think?


Just like the cute croc cards I shared HERE the other day, I used two colors of cardstock and then just switched out the pieces to get two cards out of each! I did have to cut a bit of black for the noses on these, and also some white for the tusks, but the idea was still pretty much the same. I also added wiggly eyes to these as well - I love the character it adds to them!


For the background of these, I my Gemstones Next Level Embossing Folders to create a background that totally makes me think of icebergs! I thought it was the perfect fit! I then layered on the die cut walruses, the die cut thanks, and added my stamped sentiment on a strip of white popped up on foam tape underneath.


Finished off by matting that front panel on some silver cardstock from Tonic Studios - Silver Screen Glitter cardstock for one, and Frosted Silver Satin Effect for the other. I couldn't choose which one I like best - so I did one of each. What do you think - do you have a favorite?


For tons more inspiration with the new release - come visit the Simon Says Stamp Best Days Gallery HERE - and when you receive your own orders and begin crafting, make sure and link up your creations! It's a great place to come for tons of inspiration!

Here are a couple more cards I made with this release! Click HERE to go see details on these:


And here is a peek at a few more cards that I will be sharing on the blog soon - combining lots of pretty stickers and pattern papers with the new stamps and dies:


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next week on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


189 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Awesome cards. The monochromatic look on the Croc card is very different from everything else I've seen on the blog hop.

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  3. oh the googely eyes! love them! and I am really into green right now so I am loving that Alligator (crocodile) lol ... great work!

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  4. I LOVE the walrus cards! And now that I've paid attention to the big thanks die & stamps I'm adding them to my list too.

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  5. Love the wide range of cards you made. All beautiful!

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  6. Great set of cards. I love the grey tones for the walruses.... and that Thanks die is amazing.

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  7. Love all your cards, especially the monochromatic ones. This is such a great release.

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  8. Beautiful selection of cards, I especially love the crocs - they make me smile :-)

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  9. Those are so cute. I love the embossed background, too, that was a great idea. Those crocodiles on the other cards are adorable.

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  10. Love that gator card!!! Bought that die right away! <3

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  11. The crocodile and walrus are so cute. Thanks for sharing your Thank You cards.

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  12. These are so cute. I think I love that Thanks die.

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  13. These are utterly fabulous - love the look of those grey-tones!

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  14. Love those storybook dies! Cute cards!!!

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  15. Those story book dies are sooooo cute!!!!

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  16. These are such cute and whimsical cards!

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  17. The walrus and crocodile are two of my favorites in this release. Nicely done.

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  18. Cute cardsand that Thanks sentiment is perfect!

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  19. Love theses cards..the thank you cards are just too cute!

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  20. Very nice cards. I love the Walrus, so creative. Thanks for sharing....

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  21. Great ideas. Just love the walrus!

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  22. Love your cards - the picture book animals are so darned cute! Love the colors you used - the grey tones with the Walrus are a great idea and I love the bright colors with the Alligator.

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  23. I like the cards you've done with the patterned papers the best. Great way to build stash of thank you cards.

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  24. I'm loving all the products in this release, particularly the Even More Spring Flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

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  25. Such FUN cards! This is a fantastic release! So much talent on this hop! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  26. Love all the new little critters, makes such a fun, happy card.

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  27. Your cards are so adorable/beautiful. I love the eyes. TFS

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  28. Great cards - fantastic use of monotone gray with the walrus cards. What a great look!

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  29. You're cards are so clever! The walrus ones are my favorite.

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  30. So cute! I love the picture book dies!

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  31. This walrus is so adorable, who’d have thought, right? The Thanks die is going on the wish list! TFS

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  32. Amazing that u can turn these adorable creatures from cute to elegant with the colour choices!! what an amazing idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. Great ideas, all cards are just adorable.

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  34. Soooo amazing! Your set of cards is inspiring!

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  35. Great cards! I really like the gray and black cards with the walrus picture book die. And they always need the google eyes!

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  36. This walrus and croc are my two favourites from this release. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  37. Adorable cards!! I want to buy every one of those adorable critters!!

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  38. Great work and fallen for the Crocodile

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  39. you have used these storybook critters so wonderfully, Heather - love!

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  40. The Walrus cards definately make you feel chilly. I love them!!

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  41. Super cute cards with the critters!

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  42. Adorable walrus cards!! Love the googly eyes on the alligators!!

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  43. Beautiful selection of dies. Those cards are uber cute!

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  44. love the cute and fun cards, the anamals are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I love the icy effect of the embossing on your cards! What a great detail that compliments the walrus die.

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  46. who can blame you for being inspired to make so many cards-love them all!!

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  47. Your cards are really awesome ! Your two walrus are really cute and with the white / silver background, the result is really great. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. They're both pretty but I like the frosted silver satin best.

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  49. Love seeing all of these creations!

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  50. Cute cards. I like the wiggly eyes.

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  51. These are all wonderful and I have to say the walrus and the alligator always make me grin!

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  52. Such a striking monochromatic color scheme! At first glance, I thought you'd photographed them in black and white, the contrast was so sharp. Mixing the die-cut pieces is a great idea, and that crackle background really does look like ice.

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  53. These cards just make me smile, can't wait to make these for my grand baby.

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  54. Cool cards - I like how you used the embossing folder on the walrus cards; it really does kind of make you think of an iceberg! And I think I HAVE that EF - so now just need my walrus die and I'm going to C.A.S.E. your card, if you don't mind!!!

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  55. Love that walrus.
    Leaving the colors muted is a
    great idea. they are not a
    colorful animal and you made
    a star out of him.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I love your addition of the googly eyes to both the crocodiles and walruses (and your excellent use of two tone walruses) - very fun! And the embossing folder, what a great idea! I wouldn't have thought of that (I don't think)! TFS!

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  57. Oh so cute cards! Nice detail to add the embossed iceberg background for the walrus. Also love those adorable crocodile cards. Who knew that crocs and walruses could be so stinkin’ cute!

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  58. Really cute cards! I can't believe how cute these critters are! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  59. Oh I love the animal cards. So sweet and loving those google eyes. The other cards are so pretty and love the spring feel.

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  60. I am loving the walrus and crocodile! Especially love how you reversed the color on the crocodile!

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  61. I love the story book animals. The googly eyes are an added bonus. Thanks for great inspiration.

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  62. That walrus makes me chuckle. The croc in bright green would be so appealing for my 2 1/2 yr. old grandson.

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  63. Your cards are just too cute. I love this collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Those walrus cards are so cute! Love the crocs also.

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  65. Love how you inverted the colors on each card. Great idea.

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  66. I do believe you are right about that sentiment being the perfect fit for that walrus! Cute cards! 😀

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  67. Great cards - but I am the walrus - goo, goo, g'oob!!!

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  68. Super cute cards Heather, love the walrus in either colour, ditto with the Crocs. Your Thanks cards are lovely. Looking forward to seeing more deets on those.

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  69. Your cards are too cute! Love the walrus and sentiments (tip of the iceberg). Thanks!!!

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  70. Great cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  71. Wow! Such beautiful and fun cards!

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  72. I love your cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. The monochrome cards were a unique touch.

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  74. I love these cards! That crocodile is the cutest!

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  75. These are just too cute! You can never go wrong with wiggly eyes!

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  76. Such cute cards! I love that unique walrus!

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  77. SO CUTE! Love how you used two colours and then switched them to alternate - so simple, so clever!

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  78. Nice variety in the cards. Every time I see the walrus, he just keeps getting cuter. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Beautiful cards! I love the googly eyes! Super cute!

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  80. The picture book dies are so much fun! Love your cards!!!

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  81. who wouldn't love getting that gator card? Great job!

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  82. Love both your walrus and croc cards, those picture bood dies make the cards super fun!

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  83. Super cute cards! Thanks so much!

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  84. What awesome embossing folders, and those eyes make the walrus really pop! Love the sneak peak! Looks like more amazing things to come.

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  85. The new critter dies are so cute. Love the walrus on your cards.

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  86. These are such adorable cards, especially the walrus one.

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  87. Hi Heather,
    So adorable... I love the character the googly eyes, and the shiny noses add to the cute Walrus. Thank you for all the ideas and inspiration.
    Take Care
    Tracy

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  88. The b/w threw me off but I like it

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  89. I can't choose a favorite - they both crack me up! Love these critters! Well done!

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  90. I love the grey pallet you used for your walruses!!!

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  91. wow! Those are some great monotone cards. Would have never thought to do that.

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  92. Cute notecards! I like how you paired the walrus with the gemstone background. It's a nice subtle effect on the cards.

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  93. I love the look of the walrus but I do prefer the colorful crocodile one, just personal taste, but all cards are fabulous

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  94. I love this card, I want this walrus so badly, he is adorable. The goggly eyes are so cute on him

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  95. Oh I like tat you showed something a little bit differently

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  96. Fabulous cards!! Those walruses are just wonderful!! Your other cards are awesome tòo, especially the crocs!!

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  97. This Walrus guy is just killing me! He is so cute. Nicely done cards!

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  98. Great cards Heather, really in love with that cute crocodile!!

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  99. Those walruses are adorable!! Love all of your cards!!

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  100. A great variety of cards to inspire us with.

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  101. Adorable cards. I love the storybook series. Each release is more fun.

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  102. Cute cards. I'm always on the look out for different ways to say thank you to people of all ages. Thank you fo sharing your creations.

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  103. Love it when you can get 2 cards for the effort of 1 (plus a little bit :)). And you can't beat some googly eyes!

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  104. Gosh darn it!! I held off ordering that Thanks die set on my first SSS order, then went back and am now on the reserve list. Projects like yours really make me thankful I am getting it!! I did get the Walrus!!!

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  105. Your cards are awesome! Whenever I see grey-scale cards it looks like the photo is black & white. It's weird how it fools the ole eyes :D

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  106. Tis walrus is killing me! ! Lol I love it!

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  107. Love the simplicity of the walrus cards! Very nice

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  108. Cute cards...and efficient die cutting!

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  109. Love that walrus die and the gator card is very cute!

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  110. Darling cards! Love all the critter dies!

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  111. Wonderful cards! I love how you combined elements to really let the new products shine. That walrus just cracks me up!

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  112. I love the monochromatic cards! So unique!

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  113. Adorable cards! Love this release!

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  114. These Picture Book stamp and dies are just so much fun! And if you were the recipient of one of these cute thanks cards, imagine how surprised and delighted you would be?? Great job.

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  115. Adorable cards!!! Love it in all grays very elegant

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  116. I love the black & white Walrus

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  117. Who woulda thought a walrus was so cute

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  118. Those Picture Book critters are so adorable. Great cards.

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  119. Gotta love anything that can give you two such great cards for the price of one like your great walrus cards. So cute. :)

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  120. Love these! Love the monochromatic look...what a great way to make coordinating sets of cards! Love tje added touch of the embossed background and silver cardstocks.

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  121. Love your sentiments. Nice to have a new way of saying thanks.

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  122. These are all so amazing!! Love them all

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  123. That walrus is just too fun!! Love your cards!

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  124. Gorgeous cards, my favorite is the great card with the Walrus so cute. Thank you for these awesome examples with the new release of SSS.

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  125. My fav is the monochromatic walrus cards .Very appealing to the eye .

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  126. OMG, You were busy, you made so many wonderful cards. I love the Picture book dies, the are so cute, your cards are so adorable, love the colors, what an amazing post today, thanks.

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  127. I love, love, love these cards. Whoever gets them, will be so lucky. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  128. Hi Heather. Loved all your cards made using the SSS card release. Love your monochromatic walrus, he really pops - all the other cards are great too. Love all this release, the "even more spring flowers" and the Easter egg background stamps - it's all great! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  129. What a stunning array of cards. My favorites are the walruses with the cute cheeks.

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  130. Great reversals.... what a wonderful flair!

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  131. Lovely cards and awesome sentiments :)

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  132. The walrus and Thanks are 2 of my favorite dies in this release! Super cool cards!

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  133. This walrus is just too silly. Think it will be great at Christmas too.

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  134. Your cards are great! I love this release :)

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  135. Cute/pretty cards. Love that THANKS die font.

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  136. Love it when you can get two cards for the price of one! Those Picture Book card couples are perfect!

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  137. Great idea to make 2 cards with the picture book dies by interchanging the pieces! Cute cute cards! Thank you.

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  138. Great creativity in this blog hop - just gorgeous Heather

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  139. Great elements in this release and I love the oh, so cute walrus! Thanks for sharing !

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  140. Delightful cards, Heather. Like how you used the reverse coloring creating two cards. tfs

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  141. This is by far the funniest blog hops! Very cute cards.

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  142. I especially like the text with shadow background!

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  143. Darling thank you cards. I love the background stamp you used and the walrus. He's so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  144. Love the adorable walrus cards. Just makes me giggle.

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  145. Adorable cards! The walrus just makes me giggle!!

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  146. Great cards, love the simple walrus card and the background of the croc card

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  147. I love all of your wonderful ideas!

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  148. Such fun cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  149. Cute walruses in black and white. That thanks die & stamp is my favorite from the release.

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  150. Your walruses cards, in grey are just amazing !!
    [margessw@icloud.com]

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  151. Love the monochromatic in a surprising color!

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  152. I have a slight obsession lately with gray lately so those walrus cards are absolutely PERFECT! Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas!

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  153. Your cards look so fun. I love those googley eyes.

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  154. Love how you brought these animals to life!

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  155. Love your cards, so adorable!!!!

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  156. Your cards are really adorable! I love that you used just 2 colors on the walrus cards and the wiggly eyes really brought them to life!

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  157. I really like the simple color scheme on your walrus cards. Very nice.

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  158. SQUEAL!! Such FUN Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  159. WOW !! You have a gift and talent. Love the walrus and his crazy eyes :) Terrific cards.

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  160. great stuff - makes me think of the Beatles - and thanx for the inspiration!

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  161. I love your gray cards, there are awesome!!

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