Monday, June 13, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop


Today, the Dream Team at Stamper's Dream and some very special guests have teamed up for a blog hop. Along the way, you'll find more eye candy than you'll think is even possible, plus you'll have a chance to win some hidden blog candy. Let's get going!

Here's today's hop order:

Debbie Olson
Becca Feeken
Michelle Rodgers
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer (you're here)
Denise Marzec
Tosh Leyendekker
Mona Pendleton
Cindy Lawrence
Silke Ledlow
Arlene Cuevas
Charmaine Ikach
Mariana Grigsby
Lea Lawson
Joan Ervin
Teresa Kline
Jeanne Streiff
Kellie Fortin
Christina Fischer
Jo Thompson

And here's the blog candy that will be awarded to one random commenter along today's hop:


Be sure to leave lots of comment love to increase your chances of winning! Michelle will announce the winner this Thursday evening, the 16th.

For my card, I wanted to play with some newish goodies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Grand Labels Four Nestabilities, and Tim Holtz's Papillon stamp set by Stamper's Anonymous. I also incorporated a sentiment from You Are My Anchor by JustRite, a set with which, I must say, I'm quite taken.

I started by making the shaped card base using the largest Grand Labels Four Nestabilities and my Grand Calibur diecut machine. Next, I cut the green panel (a butterfly pattern from Graphic45's Once Upon A Springtime 8x8 pad) using the next smaller Grand Labels Four die. The sentiment, from You Are My Anchor, was stamped onto a  layered circle and lacey circle panel. I strung a Melissa Frances Super Mini Envelope and Tag (aren't they *adorable*?) from some crinkled seam binding, then embellished with a stamped and colored butterfly (from Papillon), some trim, a Zva Creative pearl flourish, stitching, and a chipboard glittery star.



Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the hop!


183 comments:

  1. Such a neat card! Isn't it fun to do shaped cards? I also love layers so your card is a hit with me!

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  2. Love the shap of your card... maybe some day I'll be able to get the Grand Calibur so I can play with the Grand Labels...
    Just a Beautiful so full of life and action!!

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  3. Lovely card, the butterfly and the colours you used make it really pretty.

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  4. Love,love love this shaped card!It has a lovely vintage feel which I love! Beautiful card!

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  5. Your card is stunning!!! I love the style of what you do! I'm sure I would be able to pick one of your cards among others! :) Have a wonderful day.

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  6. Beautiful shaped card! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny L.

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  7. Unique shaped card,beautiful

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  8. Absolutely stunning! LOVE the shaped design of your card - and, all the wonderful details. The butterfly is gorgeous.

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  9. Judy I, St. Louis MOJune 13, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Beautiful card. I love the quote and the butterfly.

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  10. Such a different shape to your card, so lovely!!

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  11. Lovely. Your color choices are coordinated, the elements are striking. I need a Grand Calibur...Thanks!

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  12. I love the shabby chic look and I am a sucker for butterflies. Love it!

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  13. I love the shabby chic look and I am a sucker for butterflies. Love it!

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  14. Intricately gorgeous Amy! Love these details!

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  15. So UNIQUE! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Interesting design, love the shape!

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  17. Beautiful, I love it! I was wondering about GrandCalibur, but finally dropped hte idea, now I see I'm missing some possibilities :-))

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  18. I love the colors & the stamp you used. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Gorgeous card! Love the bling and sparkle! Wish I had the Excalibur. Love those unusual shapes for the card!

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  20. This is a pretty shaped card!

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  21. Such a beautiful card. I just love these new grand-sized dies.

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  22. How stunningly beautiful!! Lucky recipient :)

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  23. OMIgosh Amy....this is AWESOME!!! Love everything about this, from the shape to the sentiment, mini envelope and butterfly. Fabulous work, my friend!!!

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  24. Beautiful car, love the shabby chic look of it.

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  25. Beautiful card! love the details!

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  26. Oh my...amazing card! This is the coolest bunch of cards I've seen on a hop in a long time. I'm making some of those star/button embellies soon :-)

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  27. ok, so I never think of using other shapes for cards but this is really cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Beautiful card. Love the beading and the shape of the card.

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  29. Awesome Amy!! Love all the pretty green!! So soft and pretty, just love the look of this! Fabulous!

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  30. What a pretty card. I like how you used the Spellbinder Grand die to make the card. Really pretty.

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  31. Very beautiful. Like the different shape and the muted colors. Edna

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  32. What a gorgeous card and gorgeous design with plenty of beautiful details Amy.

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  33. Oh I just love the shape of this card! Absolutely beautiful!!

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  34. Love the details of your work! Very inspirational!

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  35. What a beautiful card. Love all the embellishments you've included.

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  36. What a beautiful card... and I just love the colors. I haven't gotten a Grand Calibur... but its on my wish list.

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  37. What a brilliant idea to use the nestabilities for the shape of the card. It is just so pretty.
    Hugs Trish.

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  38. Amy, this is such a beautiful card! Love the design, pearls, seam binding, star, everything about it! You always do such great cards!

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  39. Very very pretty. Love the colors and the seam binding just sets it off.

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  40. WOW! Gorgeous card and so much detail! LOVE the colours. I don't have any Grand Nestibilities yet, but this card is giving me a big thirst for them; such endless possibilities!

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  41. This is a beautiful shape card with terrific details! Wonderful
    job!

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  42. This is just gorgeous, Amy!! I love the amazing shape of it, and the accenting is just gorgeous!!

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  43. another beautiful card Amy!

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  44. Gasp!! Amy, your card is stunning!! All of the intricate details you add to your card make your cards stand out! You are so inspiring!! Oh, and by the way...thanks to you (you enabler, you!) I now have the Grand Labels 4 on their way to me! :-)

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  45. Wonderfully Gorgeous!

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  46. barbara t from ctJune 13, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Love this card and love this designer paper

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  47. What an absolutely gorgeous design, Amy....I sooo love the soft, pretty colors and the Grand Labels 4 makes such a beautiful shape card!!!!

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  48. I love this card, very nice shapes and colours.

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  49. Elegantly beautiful and that color of green is so luscious. Love it!

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  50. Another great stop , the talent is non ending, an amazing card here,so pretty and such a nice shape.

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  51. Love the shaped card and the colors.

    Yvonne

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  52. Beautiful card. Love what Spellbinders do for your creativity!

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  53. You've created a beautiful shaped card and have added such pretty touches.

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  54. impressive card. it is airy and light.

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  55. love the detail in this card; thanks for showing us another way to use those grand nesties, too!

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  56. Amy this is over the top beautiful! You have the most artful way with details and this card is chock full! Stunning!!

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  57. Very pretty card - I love this shape!

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  58. WOW!! I just love your butterfly card, simply Gorgeous!!! LOve the lace and pearls and ribbon! ~gin~

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  59. Gorgeous, just simply gorgeous!

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  60. What an unusual shape.. and the green is so lovely!

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  61. Amy, I love shaped cards (I'm just not very good at them yet)! The colors and verse are just beautiful, and I love the detailing! Thank you for an inspiring card! Blessings . . . Hugs, Magi

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  62. SUCH a beautiful card!!!

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  63. Amy, Your cards are always beautiful. You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous creations.

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  64. I like how you used grand labels and folded to make the shape of the card. Very clever indeed. Lovely card, great colors and layering.

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  65. What a BEAUTIFUL card! And yes, the MF mini envie is *adorable* :~)

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  66. GORGEOUS card! I love your color palette and all your elements!

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  67. This card is stunning! I love the shape and all the elements!! Another beauty! :)

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  68. Omgosh, I love this card. It's in my favorite color, green! I love the shape of it too! Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Beautiful. I love how all those embellishments work to create such a gorgeous card. Very creative.

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  70. Lovely card. Soft colors!

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  71. What an gorgeous card! Love the color and the butterfly! Thank you for sharing!

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  72. Amy - that card is so beautiful! And I love the green & ivory.

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  73. What a pretty card! I love all the different embellishment you used. I've got to try making a shaped card one of these days--it's so interesting to look at.

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  74. Absolutely gorgeous! I pinned it!

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  75. What a pretty card! I love all the tiny little details and the shape of the grand caliber die cut. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Lovely shaped card. Like the sentiment and always love butterflies!
    R/

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  77. What a beautiful card and the pastel green is lovely. Love the die cut card.

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  78. Love the colors. Very nice card.

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  79. oh my word wow!!! Your card is just amazing!!!!! HUgs Juls

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  80. so so lovely. i need a GC when my budget allows. this is fab

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  81. So gorgeous! Love the colors, the die-cut shape, all of it is really fantastic!

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  82. gorgeous, Amy! I just LOVE your shabby chic cards! So, so pretty! ♥

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  83. love your card! so pretty.

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  84. I love your card. Very elegant. Great colors.
    Vicky Schmidt

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  85. Wonderful colour combination and unique shape! Jeneen

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  86. Beautifully executed. Love the colors and all the details. Great job!

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  87. So pretty, I just love it.

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  88. So pretty, I just love it.

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  89. love the shape and colors on this card - nice job! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us :)

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  90. Absolutely GORGEOUS card! I love the color palette and your choice of sentiment!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win this fabulous blog candy!

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  91. I really love the shaped card! Gorgeous!

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  92. Green, lacy nesties and butterflies - can you see my smile from there :) Great shape for the card and lots of wonderful, classic, Amy details!

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  93. Amy this card is gorgeous. Love how you have used the die for the card shape. This is sooooo pretty

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  94. Very elegant card. I see a great attention to details.
    Sharon L

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  95. Very elegant card. I love your attention to detail
    Sharon L

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  96. This card is just wonderful. I love the colors, the bling and it is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art and being an inspiration.

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  97. Wow! Love it. I just got my new Grand Calibur so not I want all the dies and your card just confirmed that. Way to go Amy!

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  98. Beautiful and elegant card. Great addition of the pearls and love the butterfly.
    ColleenB.

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  99. Fun shaped card! I like the embellishments and color combination!

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  100. Agreat shaped card& I love allthe lace & ribbon detail.

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  101. Love your card and all the details; thanks for sharing. Great blog candy!

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  102. What a beautiful card. Oh my goodness. I may just have to break down and get a grand calibur. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Candy

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  103. Beautiful card. Love the shape, color and sentiment.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  104. LOVE the shape...soooo original :) Mercy

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  105. Yummy green! Loving the shaped card!

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  106. Beautiful card. The colors are wonderful.

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  107. Wow...this is gorgeous!!! Love the shape, the colors...everything...beautiful!!

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  108. Love the colors and the shape. Really fun idea. -Mary Kaye

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  109. This is so beautiful! What creativity.

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  110. My fav color is green and you've sold it here to perfection!!! ;~)

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  111. Beautiful card, I love the green and white. The layout is great too!

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  112. Wow, love the shaped card with all the wonderful bling. Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Very elegant card. I really like shape of the card and the color combo you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  114. Stunning!! Love the Graphic 45 paper, sewing, colors, little star with the button and the stamp! Beautiful card!!

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  115. Such a BEAUTIFUL card! I think it is one of the best on this hop!
    new subscriber here!
    :)
    Susan

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  116. Labai labai labai gražus atvirukas!!!!
    Visada žavėjausi Jūsų darbais!

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  117. I love your card especially the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  118. What a beautiful card! Love all the details that you pack in there. I'm also really enjoying the shaped cards lately. Just finished a circle one yesterday. Pretty colours you've used too.
    Beth Greco

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  119. STUNNING.... jaw on floor.... STUNNING... absolutely adore it.

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  120. This is stunning! I have to ask, how do you get such perfect embossed edges? My nesties BARELY leave a mark! Do tell, please!!!!

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  121. What a stunning card. The shape makes it so special and eye-catching.

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  122. My fav colour, and an absolutely stunning card it is! Love the star/button/twine/seam binding treatment - awesome!

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  123. Luv,luv,luv your card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all, true inspiration.

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  124. That quote is an apt description of how I feel after reading your blog entries. Beautifully done , as always. Amy.

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  125. What a unique shape. You really think outside the box.

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  126. I love the colors that you used. You are very insperational.

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  127. Love the soft colors and your use of embellishments. You ALWAYS create a beautiful card.

    Thank you Amy for sharing.

    Carol Froehlich

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  128. Wonderful card, I'm a big fan of green.
    ~C8>

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  129. Wow, this is totally amazing! Love the shape, I want the Grand Calibur so badly, one of the many things on my wish list.

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  130. Wow, this is really pretty! Love the greens!

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  131. Oh my goodness, Amy! PURE Gorgeousness! WOW! I absolutely adore this!

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  132. I find your card to be scrumpdillyicious! The shape, color and fine trimmings are all marvy.

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  133. this is absolutely beautiful

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  134. Amy,

    Beautiful card; such creative use of the shapes and Nestabilities

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  135. Love the shape of your card plus that is one gorgeous butterfly. :)

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  136. Your card is absolutely breathtaking! I love the colors you selectd..so soft and feminine! The butterfly is gorgeous!!! The coloring on the butterfly exquisite!!!!!!

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  137. Shaped cards are becoming some of my favorite eye candy for sure.... I really need to get a Grand for my toolkit now!!!

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  138. Nancy A. ThorntonJune 14, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    oooohin and aahhin over this for sure, love butterflies, so so pretty, love that it is a unique shape as opposed to a standard card. Love the subtle colors too.

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  139. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the shape!

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  140. Just got this Grand die set - love what you did with the card and all the little glittery pretties.. WOW!! Thanks for sharing!

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  141. I love the use of the Grands and the colors are so my favorite. Love how romantic the card is.

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  142. I don't know how you do it! This absolutely rocks and I've pinned it on my Pinterest account as Totally WOW'd me.

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  143. i'm green with envy. just lovely.

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  144. OMG, this is stunning. I'm extremely impressed with your ability to combine so many shapes and textures into a beautiful card! Sigh...

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  145. love the shape of the card and all of the little touches along the way.

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  146. What a beautiful card. I love all the detail. Just beautiful
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  147. Wow comes to mind first thing!!! I love your card! The shape, colors just everything!! A true work of art!! Thank you

    Joanie

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  148. What an absolutely beautiful card! Wonderful!

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  149. Very elegant card...

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  150. Gorgeous card Amy! Love all the beautiful detail! The shimmery star and pearl flourish is quite eye catching! So girly and feminine!

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  151. Gorgeous card, the shape is lovely. Im loving visiting all these new blogs in the blog hop and as a bonus i get a chance to win some goodies. Kezzy x

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  152. I love the shape and the layering. The colours are gorgeous. Wonderful creation!

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  153. Lovely card, the shape is different and your colors are beautiful.

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  154. I loved the shape of the card and its elegant look!

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  155. Love the card, great detail. Thanks for sharing.

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  156. This card is so elegant! You did a beautiful job!

    kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  157. Love the shades of green on your card!

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  158. Your card really makes me want a Grand Calibur. Love your choice of colors and your use of the seam binding. A real together card. Thanks for sharing.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

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  159. your card is gorgeous! love all the details anad the butterfly is so beautiful!

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  160. hi.

    this is soo sweet :). love ur card and the colors that u have used . adding those pearls must have been a hell of a job :), but they look great.
    hugs
    Alyna

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  161. Love, love, love this delicate card. Beautiful!

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  162. This is beautiful! I love how you shaped the card!! I'll have to try that with our nesties sometime! :) The details you added are beautiful - I love the pearls and the star. Thanks for sharing!!

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  163. oh my goodness Amy - this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I love every detail about this - LOVE the color - and now I think I need to buy a grand calibur. sigh....

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  164. Oh my that is goregous, love that deep green, great shape and love the pearl accents, perfect stitching and lace!

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