Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stamper's Dream Blog Hop - Jumbo Peony


Today, the Stamper's Dream Dream Team and some very special guests are putting on an amazing blog hop that you will not want to miss! It all starts on Michelle's blog, so run get caught up if you need to. I'll have the full hop order below for your convenience. Be sure to leave lots of comment love along the hop for your chance at two hidden blog candy prizes!

Today, I have the pleasure of showing you two fabulous stamp sets -- Jumbo Peony by Stampendous and Friendship Nested Sentiments by JustRite Stamps. I'm working out of character today and showing you a clean-and-simple design ready for mass production. Here it is ...


The Jumbo Peony set comes with a peony image and a flourish image that can be used either as a stem or as a design element. As you can see, the peony image is very large. It almost covers an A2 card front. If you like the large size, you may also be interested in Jumbo Hydrangea, also in the Stamper's Dream store. For this card set , I used the peony image more as a background pattern and then stamped the JustRite Friendship sentiments in black over it. The shaped bottoms were cut with a Tim Holtz On the Edge Plaque & Postage Sizzix die and then dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. The accent is made of a May Arts natural burlap string bow, a die-cut leaf, a punched butterfly, and either a mini rose or a button.

As you scroll through these individual photos, I hope you'll pause at each one long enough to take in the four sweet, heartwarming friendship sentiments that I've featured, all from Friendship Nested Sentiments.






And last, here's a detail shot showing one of the sentiments and the embellishment cluster:


I love the simplicity of this design and how quickly I was able to put together this set of four! The Jumbo Peony image is one of those that you can just sit back and let it do its thing -- love that! Still, just wait until you see this beauty all colored up--dramatic! Sorry to be a tease, but you'll have to tune in another day for that, because right now, you've gotta get hoppin'! Your next stop is ... Tosha Leyendekker!

Here's the full blog hop order:

Amy Sheffer (you're here)

Remember what I said about leaving comments? Check out what you could win:

Epiphany Crafts Heart Punch and Epoxy Bubble Caps Stickers
A LaBlanche Rubber Stamp
The Rubber Café stamp
Webster’s Pages designer vellum pack
Webster’s Pages Sentiment Sheet
Mini 3-D Puzzle
Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Paper Pad

Stampavie Rubber Stamp (new release) by Gillian Roberts
Stickles Tropical Tangerine (new color)
Basic Grey Wander 6 x 6 Paper Pad
La-La Land Crafts Panda rubber stamp
Stampendous Clear Stamp Set
Sassafras Lass felties puddle jumpers
Mini 3-D Puzzle
Webster’s Pages designer vellum pack
Webster’s Pages Sentiment Sheet
Handmade heart pin from Fabscraps

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Jumbo Peony (Stampendous); Friendship Nested Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth White card stock, Papertrey Kraft
Ink: Ranger Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Stampin' Up Barely Banana craft
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Tim Holtz On the Edge Sizzix die, May Arts burlap string, Stampin' Up leaf punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Art Institute crystal ultrafine transparent glitter, Michael's mini roses

278 comments:

  1. Very pretty stamp and cards! I like them alot :)

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  2. What a gorgeous card! I love the peony as the background. A beauty. -Mary R.

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  3. Beautiful! You are a talented group of stampers!

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  4. These cards are wonderful and these sentiment stamps are AMAZING!!!

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  5. This cards are beautiful......simple but elegant. Thanks

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  6. Beautiful cards and love the butterflies and how you made each one different

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  7. Love the butterflies. Absolutely beautiful.

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  8. I love all your cards. I love the layers, the colours,and everything about them. These cards are no exception. They are beautiful.

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  9. Stunning card, just subscribed. Love your work. Thank you for a chance to win some blog candy!

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  10. Be still my heart! Oh, Amy, I always swoon when I come to your blog! These cards are positively gorgeous girl! Absolutely stunning, breathtakingly beautiful! You have a way with paper that just leaves me gasping.

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  11. I love the new friendship saying I can see where I would need to keep these on desk at all times thanks for sharing

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  12. Amy, love the background stamping with sentiment on top. The decorative edge and of course the butterflies. Lovely!
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  13. Your cards are gorgeous. Love the shape of them and that pretty butterfly.
    crafty teacher

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  14. I love the feminine elegance of these. The shape, the colors and the beautiful butterfly are perfect touches with the sentiment.

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  15. Your works really inspire! Your cards are amazing..I wish I could combine colors and make such beautiful cards as you do. Hugs from Ukraine:)

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  16. Very pretty cards! Love the peony backgroud!

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  17. what a pretty set of cards. i have a friend who calls it theme and variations. she would love this set. very nice.

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  18. Beautiful stamp, beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. So pretty, I like how the flower fills up most of the card and the butterfly is so pretty.

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  20. What a beautiful card design. Truely love the sentiments.
    What perfect touch adding the butterflies.
    ColleenB.

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  21. What a darling set! I like how you made it simple, yet dynamic...rest of your blog is pretty cool, too!
    Blog candy....hmmm...
    Phyllis
    Ramstein AFB, Germany

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  22. I love all of the cards! They are beautiful! Thanks
    shop2udrop at embarqmail dot com

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  23. You've created such a lovely set of cards! I love that the peony is stamped in various soft pastel colors, and those sentiments are all wonderful! I love that all the cards coordinate, while each is a little different! They're perfectly adorned and embellished and so SO pretty!! TFS

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  24. What a special card. Love the craft color CS that you embossed the Swiss dots on. The dies you used are perfect for this card. It all comes together beautifully!

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  25. Lovely card. Love the mixture of card stock and craft paper.

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  26. The cards are very pretty! Thank you for taking the time to share.

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  27. Wow these are really beautiful! I was surprised about where the stamps are from, looks like I'm going to have to actually check them out instead of just thinking about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. The simplicity of these cards are what make them so appealing. Love them!

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  29. THUD. Even your "simple" is stunning! Gorgeous cards!

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  30. love these! the colors, the butterflies - very pretty!
    Sandra ltb

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  31. Your card set is a show stopper!!!

    Incredibly beautiful!

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  32. THat big peony is gorgeous! I love that big butterfly too. Great cards ~ TFS!

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  33. These are FABULOUS!!! Love the kraft!

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  34. OMG!!! y just love all that!!!thanks for showing!!!

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  35. Beautiful. I love flowers. mmmmm, I thinking these stamp is going to find a home with me ! Thank you for sharing

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  36. Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. how gorgeous, love the sentiments, love the peony , one of my fav flowers,

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  38. What a beautiful set of card, love the clean lines and simplicity

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  39. I LOVE your cards!!! The image and the sentiments are amazing!

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  40. I love what you did with the peony, Amy. And that sentiment with the butterfly and flowers sets it off perfectly! Fabulous!!!

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  41. Beautiful card. Luv the soft colors that you used.

    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  42. Oh, these cards may be clean and simple, but they are lovely. I love the large peony flower and the sentiments are so great. I think you did a beautiful job on creating 4 lovely cards.

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  43. Gorgeous cards and the large flower stamp is wonderful. I love using the butterfly punch also. One of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. I agree with you, I do love those nested sentiments and they are lovely on the set you created. The branch and butterfly embellishments are beautiful and fit perfectly!

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  45. i LOVE the embossed shaped kraft layer...makes the simple flower POP!!!

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  46. Beautiful! Love all of the details even though they are clean and simple!

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  47. Gorgeous! Your cards are always amazing! LOVE that Jumbo Peony. I would be scared to use it, I'm afraid of large stamps, I don't always get a clean image, lol.

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  48. I love the design of the card. I never thought of doing it that way.

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  49. Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  50. Wow! What gorgeous cards, Amy. I love your colors and design. Thanks for inspiring us all.

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  51. it figures when I go to leave a comment it's a blog hop day! I sooooo love your sire. I rave about you to my friends on and off line! You are such an amazing artist! i love your creations. These are fab and look doable! Some of your cards are just so amazingly detailed-which I absolutely loooove so much. This is inspiring me to do NOW though! Thanks for the heads up :)

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  52. What a wonderful set of cards. Love the colors you used.

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  53. really really pretty. just love the way you did the butterflies.

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  54. Beautiful sentiments. What would we do without friends! Love your color scheme. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. These cards are so pretty - I love them! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  56. Amy - don't you just LOVE Stamper's Dream? Your butterfly cards are the sweetest!

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  57. beautiful cards! love the friendship stamps.

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  58. Candy for my eye :) This blog hop is quickly taking up my morning, and oh so worth it!

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  59. Wow!!! That Jumbo Peony is gorgeous and the Freindship sentiments are fabulous. Amy I love how you used these stamps.

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  60. These are so pretty, Amy! And I love that you are totally rocking the clean & simple look today...that is awesome!! I agree with you...those sentiments are amazing! ♥♥♥

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  61. What a simply elegant card. Love the butterfly embellishments. Thanks for sharing

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  62. What pretty cards!! LOVE the PEONY!!

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  63. these are just gorgeous, love the butterflies

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  64. Love your adorable cards Amy. That stunning peony stamp is so gorgeous I can almost smell its sweet scent, as it reminds me of the peonies in my wedding bouquet ;)

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  65. Beautiful card! Love the peony as a background element. I just got the JR sentiments and love, love, love them!

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  66. Love these cards - they showcase the peony well.

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  67. Gorgeous set of cards, Amy. Love the flower on the butterfly.

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  68. Love it! Specifically the added flower and butterfly on the side!

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  69. Such a lovely set, Amy! Your butterfly embellishment is just perfect! :)

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  70. This set is so elegant! Love the embossed and die cut edges! Love the large stamped image as a background for your sentiment.

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  71. I agree, that peony stamp is great and stands alone just fine!

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  72. Great cards. Loving your use of a embossed & diecut edge. Inspiring! ~C8>

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  73. I love the simple elegance of this card- the peony stamp is beautiful- I'm going to check out the hydrangea stamp- thanks for the tip.

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  74. I love the shape and those dots! flowers are so beautiful! cards are very delicate

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  75. wow cards! everything looks elegant.

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  76. I love those butterflies! They are so sweet with the little rose nestled in the middle. Every element on the card is balanced so nicely. Beautiful.

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  77. Wonderful Peony stamped set. Love the simplicity, but elegance, too.

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  78. These cards are simply beautiful. I have the same Friendship Stamps and I love each and everyone of them. Your card really highlights the sentiment beautifully. Love the little butterflies. Hugs, Teresa

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  79. The cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the stamps and the butterflies with nice bows!
    Hugs, Julia

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  80. I love your cards! the peonies are something I need to get asap!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. All of these are just stunning....awesome job...thank you for sharing....love the new stamp.....

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  82. The pink one is my favorite. I love the flower and butterfly and burlap string. But I love all your cards. :)

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  83. Gorgeous cards! Love the use of the big flower as a background. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing in this blog and love the inspiration! Have a great week-end!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, Ca

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  84. Oh wow! The adjectives I can think of for these cards. Wonderful, understated, elegant, gorgeous.... I could go on. Lovely work.

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  85. You ladies are just the cream of the crop aren't you! All you projects are sooooooo fabulous! I am going to have to follow all of you and keep coming back for inspirations!

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  86. Wow Amy, these are amazing! Love them!!

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  87. Wow Amy - these are beautiful! And the fact that they are "easy" makes them even better :) I love the sentiments on each one - perfect friend cards!

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  88. Love this card, and the just rite sentiments.

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  89. Your cards are totally beautiful!

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  90. i LOVE this card. your use of texture and colors are great.

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  91. I think these cards are brilliant! Thanks for an idea that I can handle mentally. You are terrific!

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  92. very nice.
    mary l.

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  93. gorgeous cards. love the peonies and all the sentiments, too. michelle f.

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  94. Wow, you had me hooked with both that gorgeous flower stamp as well as the butterflies!
    Fabulous

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  95. These cards are beautiful and the sentiments stamp are AMAZING!!!
    Blessings Bernie

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  96. what a lovely fresh card the stamp is gorgous

    Love Chris

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  97. What a beautiful job Amy - love these!

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  98. What a beautiful set of cards you've created. Thank you for your inspiration!

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  99. These cards are so soft and pretty.

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  100. Beautiful set of cards. I love those gorgeous butterflies.

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  101. Very nice, what a wonderful idea for a "friend" gift. Love the colors and my have to have the stamp! Thanks

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  102. Beautiful work!
    mariawallace@yahoo.com

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  103. Amy,these are beautiful! What a wonderful gift these will make!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  104. always looking for ideas for card sets. yours are beautiful. thanks.

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  105. I am loving the simplicity of these cards. It is a breath of fresh air after we so many ornate cards with a bazillion different embellishments on them. Thanks for being brave with this choice of style. Love it.

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  106. Your cards are very pretty. Love the blog candy.

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  107. Wowee! What awesome quick cards! Beautifully scripted sentiments. These are all simply gorgeous, Amy!

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  108. OMG I LOVE those huge stamps from Stampendous!!! Can't wait to get mine. and I also LOVE the way you made these cards...they may be for mass production but they sure don't look it and they are GORGEOUS. Great sentiments too.

    Thanks,
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  109. So lovely, Amy...unencumbered and yet so full of style! Gorgeous, as always!

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  110. These cards are beautiful and I love the idea of the large flower being used as background. Each one of the messages is lovely and the fonts and layout of them is marvelous. You did a fantastic job of promoting the worthiness of ownership of these products!

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  111. What nice cards ! I love the design of the flap :-)

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  112. Very pretty set! I love those butterflies! Well I love all butterflies! TFS

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  113. Wonderful - I really like this set of stamps too. Think I better get them!

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  114. Amy: I think you did a great job on these cards and I love the sentiments! Thanks for sharing, and fingers crossed about the candy.

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  115. awww sooo cuteee! you did a wonderful job with your creations!!! Tfs!

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  116. Amy, the stamp you used (peony) is gorgeous and offers so many opportunities to create beautiful projects like those you created. I also like the cut-out butterfly you used on your project. Again, spring is near. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this blog hop.

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  117. I just don't know how you do it! You are like the Midas of stampers!
    Each and every day there is something more beautiful than the last! This is an incredibly amazing set of cards. What's your creative process like? Do you wing it? Are you a planner? I'd love to know!

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  118. What a great set of cards! Love all the sentiments. They're so perfect for all sorts of things.

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  119. love Love LOVE this beautiful gift set!

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  120. Such wonderful cards. I love the coordination with the peonies and different colors. You inspire me to get into my craftroom and make my own version!

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  121. I love the set of cards you made in different colors to show us how versatile the set is. Yummy!

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  122. These cards are stunning. So elegant.

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  123. Amy, These friendship cards are so very pretty! The sayings are all so sweet and they would be such a sweet surprise to receive. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  124. hi Amy .pleased i found my way to you .Your site is great . Love the peonie stamps very much .Would love a chance to win soem goodies here along the way .hugs Heather

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  125. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Jumbo Peony! Your cards are FABULOUS, love the pastels with the On the Edge cut kraft paper, and the twine is the perfect divider. CHARMING!

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  126. I love these cards! The sentiments are wonderful. I love how you dressed up the craft paper by embossing and punching.

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  127. What a beautiful set of cards! Those sentiments are so touching! I love the shape of your card, great design!

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  128. A exquisite set of cards. I love the layering of the stamps and the beautiful edge.

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  129. Wow the cards are awesome! Thanks for such great inspirations!

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  130. Love the cards! The clean and simple works for me.

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  131. Lovely card. The shape , the butterfly, flower, wonderful.
    Sharon L

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  132. As always, an awesome card. Thank you for giving us a chance to win amazing blog candy!

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  133. So elegant. What a difference just changing the flower color makes.
    carol b

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  134. Oh my word...these are such fabulous cards, Amy!!!!!! What a gorgeous design with the sentiment stamped over the flower image and I love the scalloped bottom edge!!!!

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  135. Wow, what a great way to use such a huge flower! I love the layout abs cool bottom edge of your card too. I love that #1 prize pack! Here's hoping!!

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  136. Beautiful, love the butterfly. Thank you.

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  137. Simple but very elegant. I love the peony background, and the butteryfly in the corner.TFS,Eunice

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  138. I Looooove your card with the die cut at the bottom. So pretty. Pat

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  139. Gorgeous set. Love the clean layout and the butterfly with the rose and twine.

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  140. Wow, so pretty! I love the embossing on the Kraft portion of your card and the fabulous butterfly! 8-)

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  141. How adorable!!! I love the design! I have to try that!!!

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  142. LOVE the card design! Great idea to utilize those large stamps!

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  143. Beautiful cards Amy. Love them all!

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  144. Your cards are so very pretty!

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  145. Oh my the butterfly cards are beautiful! It took my breath away!! Great blog candy too!

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  146. LOVE the cards that I can actually copy - or at least do something like it! Thank you!

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  147. Those are sooooo cool!!! I love them!!

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  148. Such a lovely idea. Very inspirational.
    Shirley B
    QLD Australia

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  149. Just wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talent. Donna

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  150. Lovely group of cards here. I love this stamp and the way that you showcased it. Stunning!

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  151. Your card creations are always amazing - these are no exception. So very lovely!

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  152. Gorgeous cards,Amy! I especially love those sentiment stamps!

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  153. How simple and yet so beautiful with the peony. I love kraft paper so much. Nice work.

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  154. Amy, these are absolutely wonderful!

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  155. Amy, I love these! The simplicity is just superb.

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  156. Fantastic set Amy, love all of them.

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  157. Love it! So much inspiration...keep it coming ;)

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  158. The cards are beautiful. I love the stamps!!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Carol Froehlich

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  159. Oh love love love the butterfly with embellishment on these cards - the simple yet elegant design is so darling!

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  160. So sweet! I love the flowers and butterflies!

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  161. I love that big stamp and the simplicity of your card design.

    Angel

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  162. Amy
    You continually amaze me. I love the creativity God has placed within you!
    Connie

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  163. Absolutely beautiful cards!! These came together beautifully and the sentiments are so very sweet!!

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  164. Wonderful cards

    Elaina Larsen

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  165. love your cards... I just purchased the polka dot embossing folder and now seeing your great cards I can't wait to use it :)

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  166. Love the cards. The peony stamp and sentiment set are going to be "must haves" I think! Jo4Him

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  167. Amy....Your butterfly cards are sooooo Precious! I just love the way you set off the delicate cut of the butterfly with an embellishment right on top! The string almost makes them look as if they were in flight!
    Thank you so much for sharing your art!

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  168. Love the butterflies and the Friendship sentiments are wonderful. Beautiful card!

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  169. Very pretty set. I like the peony but am def. going to check out the hydrangea, love those! Off to hop,
    R/

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  170. I like everything about your card. It's beautiful.

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  171. Gorgeous set of cards, love your creations. hugs Frances.

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  172. Very pretty cards! I love that jumbo flower image and how you used it, simple yet beautiful!

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  173. Amy, I love the softness of your cards and how you changed up the colors just a bit for each one in the set. That peony is a nice sign of Spring. Craft card stock is so popular right now. And what a nice blog candy. =D

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  174. Lovely set of cars, very soft....thanks.

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  175. Your cards are just gorgeous Thank you for sharing

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  176. You do clean and simple as fantastic as you do everything else! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  177. Great cards! Love them all! And the sentiments are so perfect!

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  178. Oh my these are gorgeous, I can't decide which color I like best-all of them I guess.

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  179. Such beautiful butterfly on this card. Love the color combo.

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