Simon Says Stamp - Friendly Frolic Blog Hop


Happy Friday, blog friends! It's always a happy day when we are celebrating a brand new release from Simon Says stamp, right?! Their latest collection called Friendly Frolic went live this week...and it is such a FUN collection of products! Simon is doing a free gift with purchase promotion for the release - just use the code FREEG upon checkout to take advantage! The code will expire on Sunday, 7/29 at 11:59pm.
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This is day 2 of the Friendly Frolic Release Blog Hop, and we've got quite the lineup for you! I will put all of the blog hop details at the end of my post, but how about we get to my cards first? I used the new Leafy Frame cover die, and Cathy Z.'s new stamp set called Tabbed Sentiments. This stamp set is SO much fun, and is perfect for cardmakers, scrapbookers, planners, etc...!

To start I created a top folding A2 card from heavyweight white cardstock. Then I cut another block the same size, and painted a pink ombre gradient to it using Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolor in Bubblegum. I use a 1 inch wash brush to do gradients like this, and just dry it off to pull up & lighten the paint at the bottom. I let the panel dry, then spritzed it with shimmer spray and splattered it with gold paint.

Then I diecut the Leafy Frame die from white cardstock three times, and layered them together with a Zig glue pen. Next I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment to black cardstock, then trimmed it down & cut banner edges to each end.

Then it was time to start putting the card together! I adhered the the ombre watercolor block to the cardfront, then layered the Leafy Frame diecuts to the top of it. I clustered a knot of gold thread to the middle of the card, and adhered it in place with the sentiment strip & foam dots. I felt like it was missing something, so I covered up the sentiment with the matching clear stamp, then added black splatters to the card front.

Finally, I accented the card with my signature iridescent jewels tucked here & there!

How about we get to all the fun blog hop info now?!

PRIZES:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Winners can email SSS to claim their prize.

With that being said, here is the blog hop link list. Be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way for your best chance to win one of the prizes!


Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!

Finally, if you'd like to see even MORE inspiration from this release, check out the Friendly Frolic 2018 Collection Gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations when you get these amazing new products in hand!

Before you move on to Cheiron's blog, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently!

 
Have a wonderful rest of your day, and enjoy the blog hop!!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}
 

Comments

  1. Beautiful card! I love the pink! I look forward to
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  2. Very pretty!! I love that leafy die!

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  3. This card is " gorgeous"
    I got a granddaughter this perfect for

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  4. Wow! That Pink watercolor is just beautiful! Now I need to go check what other colors they have.
    That leaf die is going to be a sell out!

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  5. Perfection! So pretty! I love the soft inking and splatter!

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  6. Beautiful card. Love the leafy die. It creates such a wonderful background.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  7. Great way to use that leaf die.

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  8. Beautiful! I'm not usually a pink person (I live with all guys 😂), but this card makes me want to pull out all my pink & start making cards with it. I have seen the leaf die used a number of times throughout the past two days. I think I "need" it!

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  9. A beautiful card! Love the leafy frame die and the pink background is so gorgeous!

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  10. Well Hello...(your card is) gorgeous.

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  11. Just so beautiful. Many must haves in the release.

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  12. Beautiful card, love your background. Will be watching your YouTube channel.
    Dolores

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  13. Such a pretty card. I like the touch of gold thread. I never think to do this.

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  14. Love the colors. Love that leaf frame!

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  15. Love the die. The pink in the background
    is so pretty. Great card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Fabulous effects on that stunning watercolour pink background, great look to the stacked Leafy frame die, the golden thread shines gorgeously. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. That's beautiful. I love the ombre pink background and that die is one of my favorites in this release.

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  18. Gorgeous work!! I love the background too :)

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  19. "GORGEOUS" is RIGHT!!!! LOVE THIS! Doing a doubling up of the Leafy Die, sure gives DIMENSION, along with your inking of the background & the splattering!!!! ;) SUCH A SUPER CARD!!!! ;)

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  20. lovey card - thanks for the ideas:)

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  21. Beautiful card. Lovely elements combining for a simple but elegant card.

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  22. Beautiful, simple card! Love your color choices! Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  23. Gorgeous card. I'm really liking this lead frame very versatile.

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  24. The leafy die is one of my favorites in this release, your card is lovely!

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  25. I am really enjoying the cards with the Leafy Frame Cover die. I like your pink gradient watercoloring.

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  26. Gorgeous card! The leafy frame die is my favorite from the release! Can't wait to get it!

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  27. Soft and sparkly and, well...gorgeous! Pink is my favorite color (I know, I'm such a girl...)

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  28. Beautiful, elegant card. Love the pink background.

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  29. Beautiful card! Love the background and all the splatter!!

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  30. Love the new tabbed sentiments. The iridescent jewels on this card are gorgeous!!!

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  31. After seeing all the beautiful ways you all have used the leafy frame die, I think it is going to have to come live with me.

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  32. Beautiful card! Love the pink and gold together!

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  33. Beautiful. The pink and white are a great combination.

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  34. Gorgeous card!
    Love the frame
    and colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Your card is stunning...love the gradient pink background with the white Leafy Frame die. By creating several layers there is so much dimension. The gold thread really set up your sentiment, too. TFS!

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  36. Wow!!! Awesome card and colours!!!

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  37. So pretty! Love that pink watercoloring background!

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  38. You just convinced me! The leafy frame die is my favorite product from this release, followed by the lotus flower stamp set. Your card is gorgeous!

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  39. Very pretty card, I love this release.

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  40. So pretty with the leafy frame, pink background and gems.

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  41. Simple design with an absolutely stunning result - love every element of your card!

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  42. Stunning card and I am really loving this die! It is so pretty! TFS!

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  43. Wow! I am not usually a pink person, but your card is gorgeous. Your signature bit of bling really makes it! Thanks!

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  44. Love the beautiful pink with gold and black speckles of your background with those gorgeous jewels. Such a Creative Card!

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  45. Beautiful card. Love the pink ombre background.

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  46. Great creation! Great release, I especially love the addition of the jewels & gold thread, it really blings it up a notch!

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  47. So beautiful! I love the soft colors.

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  48. very sweet and pretty, i am attracted to pinks and purples, so this just drew mein ;-)

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  49. Beautiful card! Simple yet fabulous design.

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  50. Pretty watercolor background. I love that you added contrast with the black card stock sentiment!

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  51. Everything about this card is beautiful & feminine. I love all the inspiration using the Leafy frame die, it's a must have with this release.

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  52. i love that die and your ombre background with all the splatters is awesome. where did you get those jewels? i didn't see a link.

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  53. Gorgeous card!! The pink pops perfectly with the greeting and jewels!

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  54. beautiful. love the background.

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  55. As usual, your work is amazing!!!!!

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  56. So pretty in pink. Love your card!

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  57. Hello Lea, such pretty colors. Just love that leafy frame die. It seems to be very popular with all the bloggers too. Thx for sharing.

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  58. Love all the little finishing touches you used.

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  59. Very Pretty card!! I love the gold splatters!!

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  60. That leafy die is certainly a must have! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card!

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  61. Such a pretty card, with the pink against the white contrast! Love the splatters, and your twine work!

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  62. Beautiful card!! The Leafy Frame Die is quickly becoming a favorite.

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  63. The background is so pretty sand soft. I love the splatters

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  64. Beautiful! Love your background and the frame is soooo pretty together

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  65. Such a great die and a beautiful card.

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  66. Hi Lea, your card is really beautiful, love the pink and the splatters really do add something to any card. ♥ it.
    I am not on IG too much but I am following you there and YT! I always enjoy seeing your work.

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  67. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing them!

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  68. The "splatter" technique you used is so cool!

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  69. I love the pink color and the leafy die is a must have.

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  70. Simply beautiful! Love that leafy die and your perfect ink splatters (I need practice! lol).

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  71. Beautiful card, love the ombre effect and the lovely colour, the spattering certainly adds to this card along with the gold thread and crystals. The leafy die is beautiful and makes a complete card by adding a sentiment, which is a bonus. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  72. from what I am seeing, that leafy frame die looks to be quite versatile. thanks as always for sharing.

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  73. You didnt list your bling! Im a new admirer of pink thank you

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  74. What a lovely card. I’m such a sucker for pink and you achieve a love,y shade. Just beautiful

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  75. oh how pretty is that pink bubblegum! the gradient helps for it not be too much!!

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  76. Thank you for sharing your creations.

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  77. I love the colors you have used on your card, I'm in love with that new leaves die! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Your lovely pink background really makes that wonderful die pop. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  79. Your card is really pretty! Thanks so much for sharing it on the hop!

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  80. Lovely card! Really like the background you created and the splatters of paint.

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  81. Your card is lovely! The pink and gold is elegant. I really like the background dies in this SSS release!

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  82. lovely card, really love the pink.

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  83. Like the wonderful artsy look of the ink splattering.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  84. Ah your card is so pretty! Love the touch of the splatters!

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  85. Very feminine card, love it.

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  86. Pink and gold can't go wrong. Beautiful.

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  87. Pink cards are my most fav! So pretty

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  88. Beautiful cards - love the die cuts. What a great new release.

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  89. Love your pink background the leafy background die is sure to be popular. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  90. I absolutely love the card you made. This has got to be one of my favorites. Stunning is all I can say.

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  91. Amazing card, Lea! The pink and gold background is gorgeous! The leafy frame die is so beautiful and extremely popular, as it's on reserve already. Can't wait for this to come back in stock.

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  92. Beautiful card Lea! I love the design and colour!

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  93. Very nice card. Love the leaf frame and the colors you used.

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  94. Colorful, fun, and beautiful, I love it!

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  95. Such a pretty card! Love your background colors and that Leafy Frame die is fabulous!

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  96. I liked the look of the leafy frame die layered 3 times it makes it really stand out

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  97. How gorgeous is this card? Love the color and the leaf boarder die.

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  98. Wow your card is sooo pretty, love that new leafy frame die!

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  99. Great colour choice on this beautiful card and this die is really staring to grow on me.

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  100. I love how you can change the look of a die by layering to add some thickness, what beautiful cards!

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  101. Gorgeous card, I love the colours you used and the hint of black splatters to it. Never used threat like this, but I like it! Thank you for showing.

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  102. So very pretty! Love this die.

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  103. Great way to use that leaf die.

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  104. Good cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Well hello "gorgeous" card! One of my favorites on the hop. Thanks!

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  106. Beautiful card! I love the design.

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  107. Such a pretty card. Love this die.

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  108. Very beautiful card. I absolutely love the ombre background. And Leafy Frame is one of my favourite products in this great release!

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  109. Your card is so gorgeous! I love all of the details and dimension you added :)

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  110. Absolutely, gorgeous!! Love!
    And one thing that always catches me are those jewels of yours...so pretty! Would love to know if one can actually buy some?...Or are they just for admiring?...either way I'm good, but just had to ask. ;)

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  111. Beautiful card...love that watercolor background!!

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  112. I really like your background for this card. It looks great! :)

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  113. This card is exquisite. Love all the little touches used to embellish it. tfs

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  114. Love the sprinkles of colour over the top of everything else. So pretty

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  115. Beautiful card! Love the colours!

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  116. Beautiful! This new die from Simon is just perfect, and you've used it to create a beautiful piece of art! Just stunning! 🌸💫🌸

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  117. Lovely card - I love that bright pink and the lovely bit of sprinkly bling on the inside panel - the foliage frame gives it an elegant frame.

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  118. SQUEAL!! LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration and the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3

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  119. it IS gorgeous!!! and i subscribed to your Youtube Channel. i wish you success. haven't started mine yet.

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  120. Man, oh man. I thought maybe I could resist this die but its looking like the only way that's gonna happen is cause its gonna be sold out!

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  121. I just love your background, beautiful job! TFS!

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  122. I am going to get the vine die. So many ideas on blog. Thank you

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  123. As always, you’ve made such great work ! Your blending is so soft and smooth !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  124. the leafy die is a great die. Love the look of all the cards that have been using them. Great looks of this card also.

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  125. Just a beautiful card. I am in love with that leafy frame die.

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  126. Nicely done using the leafy die.

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