Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Simon Says ,,, STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' Challenge and Blog Hop

Guess who is the Simon Says Stamp 
Designer in the Spotlight this month!  

Yep!  Yours truly!  And what a great month to be it given that all of the new STAMPtember stamp sets, dies, stencils and inks have been released!  I have the honor of participating in a blog hop with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Designers today!  


This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' and Blog Hop

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.  We are only showing sneak peeks of what we made so you need to visit our blogs to see our creations in all their glory :-)

 CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop on the  Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 


TODAY is Heidi's Birthday, as you know Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp and we would like you all to join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday
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We are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more !

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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My card today features some of the new STAMPtember goodies!


I started with a a kraft panel.  I inked up the new Cling Rubber Stamp Leaf Background with Versa Mark and stamped it onto a kraft panel.  I heat embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.    I then cut that pane into 2 smaller panels and matted with hot fudge CS. 

I then used the leaf from the new Leaves and Scribbles stamp set.    I stamped the image in Tim Holtz spiced marmalade, wild honey, and ripe persimmon distress inks and then spritzed the stamp with water before stamping.    The sentiment is from the Birthday Balloons stamp set that I stamped in hot fudge ink.    

Ready to hop?

KIM O'CONNELL  ( Designer in the Spotlight for September)
LAURA  ( GD for this challenge)
CARYN    
JENN   
JO 
LIN  
LOLS 
MANDY  
MELISSA   

238 comments:

  1. What gorgeous leaves! Great card, of course.

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  2. Your card is so pretty! I love Autumn with all the beautiful colors!

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  3. Great card, love those warm autumnal colours :)

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  4. Kim, this is beautiful! What a great way to use those stamps!

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  5. Gorgeous card, Kim! I love the beautiful background and the way the pretty leaves really pop against it!

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  6. Beautiful card, the colours, balance and compisition work perfectly!

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  7. Fall is my favorite season, Kim, so I adore your card! You captured the color of the best maples in autumn!

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  8. This is beautiful and has a strong autumnal feel to it!

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  9. Very Nice Card Kim... love the idea of splitting the embossed panel and then laying a sentiment.

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  10. Wonderful autumn card, love the orange together with the brown.

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  11. Love your autumn leaves card, beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful fall card. I really like the leaf background.

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  13. Awesome card and luv the leaves!

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  14. Beautiful card Kim!! Love that background!!

    We are so happy to have you joining us!! :)

    hugs...

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  15. Gorgeous card Kim :-) I love the autumnal colours and the whole design of this,, beautiful :-)

    It's so nice to have you with us for STAMPtember !! Welcome aboard :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  16. I love fall and your card makes me wish for sweaters and walks in the trees!

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  17. Love the leaves! Congratulations on being spotted! :-)

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  18. Love the card showcasing my favorite rich autumn colors. I will be making my own pile of leaves when my stamp set arrives. Can hardly wait. Thank you!

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  19. I love the colour of the leaves!

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  20. Lovely card. I love the background and the colorful fall leaves.

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  21. Great card, love those warm autumnal colours. TFS Kim
    CU hellerlittle

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  22. Lovely fall card! Love that background!

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  23. Very wonderful fall card and love the hand written sentiment font.

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  24. Your leaves look so cool! I need to try it! thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. The leaves and background stamps are my favorites so I enjoyed seeing your way to use them. Very nice.

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  26. Beautiful card, love the blended leave colors.

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  27. Great card - love the autumn leaves and the clean look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  28. Love..love the fall card you created! I'm in love with that background stamp, a must have!

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  29. I love the look of the leaves! So pretty.

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  30. Like the looks of the Autumn card with the Kraft & colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  31. Love the leaves…beautiful card!

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  32. Such a gorgeous Fall design! I love it! :)

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  33. Such a beautiful fall card, and I love the backround and the leaves, great card!

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  34. I love how you have paired this up for a birthday card!

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  35. Love this card. I absolutely love the fall colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I like the way the card is divided into two panels and the leaves fall partially off the panels.
    the background paper really fits in with the theme.
    thanks for sharing.

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  37. Love the leaves! Beautiful card!

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  38. Love the cards, thanks for the inspiration

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  39. Awesome creation. Love the colors...

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  40. Lovely card, the background stamp is fab x

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  41. Great card.. Makes me dream of crunchy leaves and warm apple cider

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  42. Very pretty fall card. I'm very excited about this new release.

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  43. Beautiful Fall card! Love the tone-on-tone background stamping!

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  44. Gorgeous card! Love how you split the panel!

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  45. Beautiful card!! Every time I see another use of that leaves background stamp, I gal more in love with it!!

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  46. Great card - simple and classy!

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  47. Fabulous! Thanks so much for inspiring us and sharing in this fun blog hop!
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  48. Love this fall card! The background is on my wish list and the leaves are stunning

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  49. Beautiful BG and bright fall leaves, what a lovely combination!

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  50. A lovely autumnal card! Hugz Tinz

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  51. Lovely card and the sentiment stamp is a gorgeous font.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  52. What a beautiful birthday card for Autumn!

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  53. Great card. Getting in the mood for fall.

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous fall card...love how easy it will be to do...thanks!

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  55. A gorgeous card Kim, a great design and fabulous background - those autumnal flowers are beautiful!!

    Great to have you with use this month,
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  56. Gorgeous card! Love fall and the color! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Love the happy birthday stamp ... it's now on my wish list

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  58. Golly, I love these leaves...love what you've done with them, too.

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  59. great way to make your background. i like the design of the card too

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  60. I love the fall colors it is perfect for a guys card

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  61. Love this card.
    Wonderful autumn.

    Jenny

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  62. I just love fall - it is my favorite season!

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  63. Love it! Fabulous choice of colours, kraft plus orange is one of my favourites. Beautiful stamping, congratulations on your GDT too! Thank you for the hop Karen x

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  64. Love the card, the background is great!

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  65. stunning card albeit CAS. love the colour combo xx

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  66. This is such a gorgeous Fall birthday card. I love the background and the design.

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  67. Beautiful Fall card, I love that new background stamp!

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  68. Beautiful fall card love fall colours

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  69. Ohh those leaves are gorgeous, love that pretty sentiment too :)

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  70. Great job, love the background leaves, the bright colored leaves, the fall feel and TFS.

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  71. I hope the third try (to post) is the charm. So pretty colors! Love the happy birthday stamp. It's on my wish list.

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  72. So lovely!! I love the bright colors of the leaves and how you created the background!!

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  73. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot, Kim! I love these beautiful leaves and can't wait to see them outside too!

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  74. Very pretty card. The leaves are awesome and I like the way you created the split for the sentiment.

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  75. That's a great stamped background you made with all those leaves, and I love the split panel with the sentiment inside too! NJ!

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  76. Pretty card! Love fall colors!

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  77. An elegant card. Great use of the products.

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  78. Congrats to you donkey!! Lovin the layout and those gorgeous leaves!!

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  79. Great CAS card..love the background stamp!!

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  80. Big congrats! Lovely fall card!

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  81. Love the gorgeous background with your pretty leaves!

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  82. Love the card and the scrip is so pretty!

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  83. Great Birthday card for anyone with a birthday in the fall! Love the colors

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  84. Perfect fall birthday card. Thank you for the
    inspiration.

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  85. I love leaves and can never have too many. You make the background stamp something I want.

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  86. I smell cider and pumpkin pie!!! Great card!

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  87. Love the leaves for a birthday card, and that background is fabulous!

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  88. I really like the background and how you split the background to put in the greeting.

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  89. Beautiful card! Really like the way you divided the background!

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  90. Nice fall birthday card. Congrats on being SSS Designer in the Spotlight for this month.

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  91. Love love love how you've used the products! Really makes the most of them and still looking clean and simple.

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  92. You leaves are so pretty! It is a lovely card.

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  93. Such a fun autumn card. Great colours and background. Congrats on being in the Spotlight. You deserve it.

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  94. Your leaves are beautiful. Awesome card. TFS

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  95. I bought this stamp set and can't wait to recieve it. Love the colours you've chosen

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  96. A unique way to have the front of the card! I love it!

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  97. Wow this is such an amazing warm card. Love that background. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. This is beautiful, I love the autumnal leaves :) xxx

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  99. Very pretty card. Love that background stamp. Looks great combined with the leaves.

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  100. Love the kraft panel and the way that you have separated it to reveal the sentiment! The warm colours on the leaves are perfect for autumn :)

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  101. I love your card with amazing autumn colors!

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  102. Beautiful autumn card. I like your design.

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  103. The more I see it, the more I like that background stamp~ I guess I'm going to have to give in and get it! Excellent job with your leaf design!

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  104. Love those leaves and your card :-D.

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  105. I LOVE your clean and simple fall leaves card. I have such fond memories of raking leaves into a big pile and my mom letting us play in them before she burned them.

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  106. I am not quite ready for leaves to start turning colors and falling, but after looking at your card, I am ready to make some fall cards.

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  107. Love the beautiful fall birthday card. Love the panels and the scripty sentiment!

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  108. The hot fudge is making me crave a brownie!! Fabulous fall card Kim even if the hot fudge makes me want to eat it!! :)

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  109. Liked seeing how you used the background stamp and the "Happy Birthday".

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  110. beautiful autumn card. i really love that leafy background stamp!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  111. The new leaf background stamp is very pretty and the technique on the leaves is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Those leaves are beautiful and the card such a nice inspiration for fall.

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  113. Awesome layout. Very polished and simple

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  114. I love the pop of color with the orange leaves!

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  115. I really like that background stamp..so many uses!

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  116. Love the way you spotlighted the sentiment.

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  117. This is a beautiful fall card!

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  118. Love the use of brown as the background stamp with the orange leaves. Beautiful card!

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  119. Wow gorgeous card. Love those leaves.

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  120. So pretty, love your color choices.

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  121. Beautiful! I love the background and the leaves are perfect with the distressed stamping!!! TFS!

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  122. Congratulations, Kim! Your card is so vibrant and I love that layout design!! Hugs, Darnell

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  123. Lovely card, the leaves are so pretty. :)

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  124. It looks like you had fun creating your card. Great new products to work with!

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  125. Wonderful card. Love that background stamp.

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  126. Gorgeous card Kim, I love the fall leaves and your beautiful background!
    Tammy x

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  127. I like your Autumn card using the Leaf Background. I love the "twirl-y" sentiment.. as if it were falling right along with the Fall leaves.

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  128. I love autumn. It's my favorite season. The card is beautiful.

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  129. Very beautiful and classy Autumn card!

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  130. Autumn is my favorite time of year here in Michigan! Lovely card - Thanks for the HOP - Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day Gail Scott

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  131. I like your design...should use my leaves stamp more often...

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  132. Beautiful Card. Love how you used the leaf backgrounds stamp.

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  133. Gorgeous card! Love the orange leaves!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  134. Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  135. Beautiful card, amazing autumn colors!

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  136. Beautiful fall card! Great design.

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  137. Beautiful card. Love the fall colors :)

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  138. Really good use of colour... Showcases fall season very well! TFS

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  139. Beautiful fall card! I love the leaves pattern, you can make so many different things with that stamp. Tfs!

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  140. Great card. Love those orange leaves

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  141. Beautiful Fall card. I'm ready for cooler weather to get here already!

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  142. Love the colors you chose; beautiful card!

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  143. Kim, this is gorgeous! The leaves are beautiful and pop so wonderfully against the dark background. Stunning work! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  144. Nice use of the gorgeous new colors for a Fall birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  145. Autumn is my favorite season and you captured it perfectly with the stamps and colors. Great card.

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  146. Really pretty! I like the leaves popping from the card!

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  147. Beautiful card. Love the colors!

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  148. Such a beautiful card! I'm ready for autumn!

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  149. Love this card and the sentiment font is amazing! TFS!

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  150. Gorgeous maple leaves and love the white space for the sentiment!

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