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Friday, December 9, 2016

Merry Christmas Window Card - Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release Blog Hop.  There is lots of inspiration, prizes and fun along the way....all featuring new dies from Simon Says Stamp.  You can see the entire new release by clicking HERE.  



Be sure you hit all the stops along the hope so you don't miss any of the fabulous projects.




Today I've created a simple holiday card using the new Flowing Vine Collage die.  This die could absolutely be used for a non holiday card...but I'm still in full holiday mode, so today's card is a holiday card.  This would also make a lovely frame for a spring themed card.  Or use jewel tones to create a fall themed wreath.  The possibilities are really endless with a die like this.



I've combined this die with a couple of Simon's fabulous stamp and die sets.  Some older, some newer.



I'll walk you through the entire creation of this card in the video tutorial below, so be sure you check that out.  I've also included links to all the products used in this project, including the entire DieCember release.



Your next stop on the hop is Shari Carroll.  If you get lost along the way, you can always start from the begininng, at the Simon Says Stamp blog.


Giveaway Information

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift card at every stop along the hop.  Be sure you visit each blog along the hop for more chances to win.  You can enter here by leaving a comment and telling me which is your favorite die from the DieCember release.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed this project.  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!



Watch The Video



You can watch this video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to subscribe while you're there!

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269 comments:

  1. Wow your card is so soft and pretty today... I love the sweet colors.

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  2. The card turned out gorgeous and it's funny because the vine die was the only one I really looked and thought about getting. Thanks Carrisa.

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  3. Wow! Such a stunning card! Love it!!!

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  5. Lovely card - I love the soft colors! I'm having a hard time picking one favorite from this release. I keep changing my mind after seeing the beautiful examples on this blog hop. The birch column, the corbel heart, the script lettering….

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  6. My favorite is SSS Bunny Hugs Die. Great cards! Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Beautiful as always Carissa!! TFS :D
    Dolly

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  8. Wow, so intricate and delicate! Just lovely!

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  9. Soft and elegant Christmas card! So beautiful :)

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  10. The penguin is my favorite! Definitely the penguin.

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  11. If I have to pick just one favorite it would be the Corbel Border die. I can see so many uses for it. Your card is lovely, I love the soft colors.

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  12. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card Carissa. :-)

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  13. Love the soft and dreamy look of your card! Thank you for sharing. My favorite die is the birch column. Merry Christmas!

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  14. love your soft colors and all the layers are perfect as usual. my favorite item of this release is the birch tree column, closely followed by everything else ;-)

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  15. Such a great idea and a beautiful card!!

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  16. Beautiful card. My favorite is the scallop border die.

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  17. A lovely soft card. I love the glimmer you put on the bauble. Beautiful though this card is - I am loving the birch tree die the most! Though there is a lot of inspiration in this blog hop and you and the other artisans are really selling me on the other dies!

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  18. Pretty card! Love the soft colors!

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  19. Beautiful card! It is too hard to pick a favorite for me!

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  20. Beautiful card. Love the ornament. Lovely colors

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  21. Like how everything looks wonderful layered and colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. Beautiful card, but I have to say I'm in love with the sunrise border die.

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  23. This is beautiful! My favorite die has to be the birch trees!

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  24. I love the spinner trails die, though with all the ideas from the blog hop I may need to add a few more to my list.

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  25. I can't decide which die I like best, there's so many to choose from. My favorites, I think, are the circle of leaves and the birch column. Your card is lovely.

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  26. Love how you used the cottage die! Such a beautiful card.

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  27. Loved how you used both of those dies. So cool.

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  28. Such a soft and pretty card. Love the shades of colors you chose. Thank you so much.

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  29. As always, a gorgeous card. My favorites are the Corbel Heart and the Circle of Leaves, they are both just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your card and your talent with us.

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  30. What a clever way to incorporate the oval/leaves die. Beautiful card.

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  31. I love your card! So soft & feminine! My favorite dies in this release are the bear and bunny hugs as well as the slider builder & pretty windows!

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  32. Ombre on the sentiment is such a special touch

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  33. Elegant with a hint of cute. Love the colors.

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  34. Lovely card. Love the soft colours.

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  35. Such a beautiful card! Love the subtle effect and of course, glitter.

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  36. Gorgeous card. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

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  37. My favorite die is the Bear Hug one. Loved your video.

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  38. A stunning card. I love many of the new dies, but my favorite would be the birch columns.

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  39. Lovely card and thank you for the video - very well done!

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  41. very pretty! My favorite die is the scalloped border die! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Such a soft and pretty card! Love all the dies!

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  43. My favorite die is the birch trees, but now I'm thinking I also need the sentiment die too!

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  44. You are all making me change my mind on what is my favorite. I absolutely love them all. I really like the soft colors you used with this card. Thank you for sharing! I always looks forward to your post and videos!

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  45. Soft and "comfortable" colors - makes me think of waking up on Christmas morning and enjoying the peace right before the clamour!

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  46. Your card is wonderful! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. This card is so elegant and I can see using these dies!!

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  48. My favorite is the sunrise border. Love your card!!

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  49. I really like the pastel colours of your card. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Cute use of dies. Love the softness of the card

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  51. What a great way to use the new die and highlight the ornament! Beautiful!

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  52. lovely card! love your choice of colors. I really like the envelope liner die.

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  53. I am loving the pastel look of this card!

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  54. NIce soft colors. WOuld make a beautiful baby card!

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  55. Great colors for a beautiful card!

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  56. What a fun card. I love the texture and how the ornament just pops up. Beautifully done.

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  57. Loving the soft colors and the awesome dies. Beautiful card. I think my favorite dies are the sentiments but each hop I see something different. LOL

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  58. My favorite is the birch column die.Your card is outstanding.

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  59. Wow!! What a beautiful card. I love the soft, subtle shades of the green and pink on your card and the little gold thread is just the perfect touch for this feminine, elegant card.

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  60. Clever way to integrate the vine collage die!

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  61. The light colors really worked well with the delicate die.

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  62. So soft and lovely! I am really liking the birch tree die!

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  63. Like how you popped up some of the leaves to give even more dimension. Creative!

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  64. Beautiful card. I really appreciate that you included a video.

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  65. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for the video, too! My favorite die is the corbel heart.

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  66. love how you used the die from this release, thanks for the inspiration. My favorite is the spinner ribbon die
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  67. I love how you created a Christmas card out of this die. It looks beautiful as a wreath! My favorite die became the circle leaves die on this hop!

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  68. A really awesome card ! For my favorite die, I hesitate between the Birch column and the Corbel border.

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  69. Love your soft color pallette. And there ARE trailing vines, too! Not all vines climb!! Lovely card showcasing a great product. Well done! Thank you.

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  70. The Flowing Vine Collage die and the Circle Of Leaves die were my favorites at the beginning of the blog hop and I think they still are. However, the beautiful designs along the way have made me take a closer look at some of the other dies!. I love your card with the soft colors and the use of the flowing vine die.

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  71. So soft and pretty! Great design!

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  72. Loving the soft colors of your card. Still my favorite would be the hand lettered greetings.

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  73. Your card is so soft looking and pretty.

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  74. My mind went to Easter when I saw this die but love how you used it here!!! Thanks for sharing, your card is absolutely beautiful!!!

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  75. Great card! My favorite so far is the corbel heart die. I already bought it last night. I'd be so grateful to win the gift card. There are a few more dies that I'd love to buy.

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  76. Colors are so soft and pretty. Beautiful card.

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  77. The card is so warm. I love the vine die.

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  78. Very pretty card. That oval die makes it so delicate. Love it!

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  79. so many great new dies. Love this card

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  80. That card is beautiful and sophisticated! I think my personal favorite die has to be the corbel border.

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  81. I love your soft colors!
    I think the Corbel Border may be the most versatile of the new release!

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  82. Beautiful soft colors. Thanks for sharing

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  83. BEAUTIFUL CARISSA! I LOOOOVE Christmas Cards that are done in non-traditional colors! You did a FABULOUS JOB in showing us how you did this! ;) I enjoyed watching you work! SUPER JOB!! ;)

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  84. Wow! Such a beautiful card, you are right, the possibilities are endless with this great die cut.

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  85. love your color choices for this It turned out very subtle and elegant

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  86. Very pretty. My favorite die would be the birch die.

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  87. What a beautiful and delicate looking card. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  88. I love ALL of the SSS Diecember new releases, but this one is great - it can go from Christmas to "spring" - perfect for year-round cards! Thanks for showcasing it!

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  89. Wonderfully beautiful and creative! Your card is so festive but also dainty!

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  90. Gorgeous job , I'm going to break my budget !

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  91. This really is beautiful Carissa. Actually this Flowing Vine Collage die is my fav. of the decorative die but I LOVE the Envelope Liner set as well...In short... I NEED BOTH! LOL

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  92. This is so cute! I love all your designs.

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  93. Beautiful card, love the two tone sentiments

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  94. Beautiful card. The vines add such a softness to the card.

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  95. Gorgeous soft and elegant card!! Truly beautiful.

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  96. What fabulous details in this lovely card.

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  97. I like how you made the leaf window die into a Christmas die!

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  98. Wonderful combination of dies and colors!

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  99. The pastel colors make this card so elegant. Great job.

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  100. Beautiful card and this is one of my favorite dies from the collection!!! Also the stained glass dies!

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  101. Love the colors!!! And all the Dies!!

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  102. Beautiful card with the flowing vine die! My fave in this release is the Circle Leaves die and the corbel border die.

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  103. Such a beautiful card so soft and pretty! Love the color scheme! Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Very pretty card. Thank you for the video and the inspiration.

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  105. So pretty, Carissa! I love the softness of the colors.

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  106. Lovely card with such soft and pretty colors.

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  107. Beautiful, delicate looking card.

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  108. Love the very delicate and feminine design of your card.

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  109. So very soft and delicate. Initially my fave was the corbel heart. As I work my through this hop my must have list is definitely changing and growing! Thank you for sharing.

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  110. The pastel colors are very pretty

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  111. Carissa: what a great way to use the dies. thanks for sharing

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  112. Really lovely card! My favourite die from this release is the circle leaves.

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  113. I love how your ornament appears to be tucked inside a tree. My fav die so far is the birch column but I also really love the wreath die.

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  114. Thanks for sharing your card. I'm a newby to card making so am enjoying looking at what people make. Yours are beautiful.

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  115. I love the colors in this card. My favorite die is the magic slider dies.

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  116. Love the softness of these colors rather than bold and bright it feels serene!

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  117. Love your creative use of the die for the Christmas card!

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  118. Very nice card!Thank you for sharing.

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  119. Carissa, your vine die cut window is so pretty in your soft colors. TFS

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  120. This is so lovely and soft. It would be a fun December tradition for SSS to have a new tutorial every day on the blog to help us all learn new techniques and ideas for using your fabulous stamps and dies.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  121. Thanks to the wonderful inspiration of this blog hop, my fave list has grown to now include the birch tree die, the circle floral and the window panes.

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  122. Simply beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing. 😊

    My favorite die from this release is the by far the birch column.

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  123. Great ideas. Love the soft colors. So unique!

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  124. So soft and pretty! I love how you used the new flowing vines die and tucked the ornament into the middle. Beautifully done!

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  125. the colors you chose are so beautiful and soft and give this a total different feel.

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  126. Love the soft pretty colours on your card. My favourite is still the Circle leaves.

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  127. I answered at the beginning that my fave die was Window Panes, but as I see more & more cards with the Handlettered Greetings, they are quickly overtaking Window Panes.

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  128. Pretty card : love the mint & coral colour combo.

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    1. Forgot to say that the heartfelt greetings and the birch column are my favourite from this release.

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  129. Beautiful! My favorite Die is the Birch Tree Die and the Hand-lettered Greetings Dies. I can't wait to get them to start creating :o)

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  130. I really like this new Flowing Vine die from SSS and think you made a really pretty card with it. The ornament in the middle made for a great pop of color as well as tie in the sentiment for a Merry Christmas. (BTW, I always tend to do things the hard way, too. NOT on purpose, of course! LOL) Great design, Carissa. Thanks for sharing.

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  131. Your Merry Christmas card is very elegant! Will have to add this design for my next year card stack. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us!

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  132. Just love how the soft greens make the ornament just pop! Great card and wonderful video. Always love your tutorials!

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  133. I like your spin on your card.

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  134. My favorite die is the Big and little penguins! Imagine using felt or fabric?!

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  135. The die is so beautiful and it pairs so well with the soft colors you chose.

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  136. Your card is so pretty. I really enjoyed watching it come together in your video.

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  137. Such an elegant and delicate card, thanks for the video.😊

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  138. What a fabulous way to colour the Flowing Vines Window die! Brilliant! That is the die that caught my eye also and the Birch Trees. Love the fine script of your Merry Christmas.

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  139. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  140. Very different than anyone else. so glad for the inspiration

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  141. Just so gorgeous! I LOVE this card!

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  142. I would not have thought about using pastels but it is just a lovely look. Thanks for sharing.

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  143. Beautiful card. Like the soft colors.

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  144. what a wonderful card for someone to receive in the mail
    Thanks for Sharing
    Barb Housner

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  145. I love your pretty pastels, Carissa! Very festive!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  146. Love the soft colors! My favorite die is the birch trees so far!

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  147. This is gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the layering. The gold string is the perfect addition.

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  148. This card is so beautiful! Love it!

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  149. I love the birch window die and the envelope liner one. But after looking at your cards, I think I do need the floral vine one too :-)

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  150. Nice card, with such lovely soft colors!

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