Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let's Celebrate

Hello and welcome, friends! Who's ready to celebrate?! I know I am! It's Stamp It! Cards week and I am so exciting to be a part of the Stamp It! Cards Week Blog Hop!

Have you seen the Stamp It! Cards magazine yet? It's wonderful and chocked full of amazing creations, what a blessing it is to be apart of it. This is my first time ever seeing my cards in a Paper Crafts issue. Once the issue became available, I searched my little town high and low for one, with no avail. What torture that was! It was definitely worth the wait though.

Now here is your chance to participate in the fun! Moxie Fab World blog and Paper Crafts Connection blog have joined together to celebrate, by hosting a stamping challenge called The Olympics of Stamping. All you have to do is create and submit a stamped card in the following themes: Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You/Hello, Love and Season's Greetings. These categories also happen to coincide with the Stamping Royalty Contest. So, once you've submitted your challenge cards over at the Moxie Fab World Blog, be sure to send it into the magazine contest as well.

In honor of Stamp It! Cards Week, 11 of the top contributors to this special issue are participating in a fun blog hop. We each created a hand stamped card to share with you all for today. Here is my creation, using some Papertrey Ink stamping supplies...
I stamped an Aqua Mist cardstock strip with Background Basic: Tin Types (in Versamark) and attached it to a White cardstock strip. Use the Butterfly Die to cut a negative space from the strip and mounted white cardstock, stamped with button images from Studio Style (in Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet), behind it. Attached it over a Kraft Small Scalloped Border and card base, then wrapped with embroidery floss.

Be sure to stop by and see what the other ladies have created...

Leave each one of them a comment (including the Moxie Fab World), to give you 12 chances to win a fabulous prize! One lucky winner will win a prize of 12 stamp sets from My Cute Stamps!

Thanks for hopping by, hope you have fun!!!

Maile


Happy Birthday Crafty Girl!:

402 comments:

  1. I just love the butterfly negative! What a grand idea! Just love your work!

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  2. What a darling little butterfly card. I love that you used the negative of the butterfly--it just adds a little unexpected touch.

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  3. Such a pretty layout! What a neat idea to have the stamped pattern behind the butterfly cut-out!

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  4. Fantastic card Maile, I love the butterfly aperture so clever and the colours are gorgeous, stunning card thanks for inspiring, HuGs Kim :)

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  5. Such a fun card!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a cute card. I love your work. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  7. I love this card! I just got this stamp set in so I will have to try the window idea sometime! :)

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  8. Simple, yet, very, very fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  9. Oh... I just LOVE this card... so clever, the negative space with stamping behind... I have to try something like that soon! Thanks so much for all the inspiration I (and so many others get from your creations) and thank you for a chance to win in this blog hop!

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  10. Oh my goodness -- what a super-cool idea! Who knew buttons and butterflies went so well together. This is an awesome card!

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  11. I love the simple design of your cards. Using negative space with the stamping behind is a great idea. Thanks.

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  12. Great card - I love the butterfly cut out and the color combination.

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  13. LOVE this card Maile! Such a fresh color combo. I never would have thought about tying the floss where you did.

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  14. Great card Maile! So unique, as always!

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  15. your style is beautiful, maile!

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  16. I love simple cards. This is stunning. And I love the kraft look!

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  17. I really have become a fan of your work and love stopping here and seeing your beautiful creations. Another beautiful card!

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  18. I love this card! I really like the negative butterfly with the buttons showing through. So pretty1!

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  19. Love the patterned paper showing through the butterfly cutout. Very creative!

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  20. I think this card is great. It would be a good card for learner or experienced crafters to make.

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  21. I love the simplicity of this card...It's beautiful.

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  22. WOW! This card is just fabulous. Great colors and just love how you did this cute butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration on this amazing hop.

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  23. Darling card! Love the negative of the butterfly.

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  24. Oh, it took my breath away! I'm still sad that the butterfly was all sold out at 7 AM on the 15th! (More to get next time.) Thanks for the inspiration, & again...so pretty!!!

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  25. Wow, Maile! This card is so fun--what a great idea to use the butterfly cut out and stamp behind! I love the fresh colors too!

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  26. OMG... What a great idea to use the negative of the butterfly! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Wow! It is so cute. I love how u used the negative of the butterfly. It's really pretty.

    Thanks
    Cynthia

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  28. Oh hey? Is that card for ME? Because man, I would LOVE to get something like that cutie in the mail on my birthday! Wow, clever, simple, fun design!

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  29. So jealous of your fun dies! Love the peekaboo butterfly and the floss detail.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  30. How CUTE! I love the little pop of surprise with the buttony butterfly!

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  31. Fantastic card Maile! I love the negative butterfly detail!! I got my copy of Stamp It! with the help of a fellow PTI Forum Member and I'm so thrilled with it - it's almost like wall-to-wall PTI!! Very much enjoyed all the cards you had in there, so proud of you!!

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  32. Great card. I love the colors you chose.

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  33. Your card is adorable! I love the cut out window!

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  34. Oh, my goodness! I could not love this card more. It is fabulous. FABulous!

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  35. cute! I love the way you cut out the butterfly.

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  36. Love your colors and the dimension on this cute little card!

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  37. Lovely card. That butterfly looks gorgeous, and the colours are fab too :o)

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  38. This card so cute. I love the cutout.

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  39. love the clean look of your card. very nice!

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  40. totally love this card! it's so cute!
    thanks for sharing!

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  41. Another, clean, simple yet genius design. I love how you used the negative.

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  42. very cute! wish someone would send me one like that!

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  43. Your clean and simple layout always inspire me! What a great design and the colors are awesome together!

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  44. Wow, so beautiful...is that ever clever!

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  45. beautiful as always love what you did with the butterfly!!!

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  46. Wonderful card! Love the colors and love the idea!

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  47. I really like your card. It is so crisp and I like the details you used.

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  48. Another gorgeous design with those tell-tale unexpected Maile touches!

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  49. I really like how you showcased the buttfly die cut and used the floss. great card.

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  50. OH!!!! I LOVE this card!!!! so original and pretty!!!

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  51. Super cute card love the cute out butterfly

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  52. Oooh is that the new PTI dies ? It looks so lovely!! The card is gorgeous!

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  53. I love your cut out window on this card! and the butterfly is beautiful!

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  54. This is so cute! I love the stamped images peeking through the butterfly cutout.

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  55. LOVE the Studio Style set from Papertrey Ink and I LOVE what you did to create this card! Punching out the butterfly and stamping behind it looks really fool on this card. Anne, yourmainestamper

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  56. Great technique with the butterfly...thanks for sharing!

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  57. What a clever, out of the box card. I just love that butterfly negative you created. Wonderful!

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  58. Wow, I am in awe of your creative use of the butterfly die and the stamping that is shown inside of it. So great. I have truly fallen in love with all your cards. Enjoy seeing them in magazines and on your blog.

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  59. Fun card Maile! I love how you used the button stamps from Dawn's set! I need those!

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  60. Great way to use the butterfly and the buttons - SO CUTE! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Love, love, love those buttons as a background on the butterfly!

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  62. love it as usual!! Funny you would use one of Dawn's sets because you remind me of her.

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  63. Oh my goodness, I love that butterfly cutout! What a gorgeous touch!
    Chrissy

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  64. The buttons in the butterfly are excellent! YUMMY!

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  65. Love the Studio Style set and colors. God bless!

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  66. What a wonderfully unique card;I love it!!!!

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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  67. how awesome is this?!? I LOVE the die cut butterfly with the buttons showing through! FABULOUS card!!

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  68. love love right here.. beautiful!

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  69. What a cute card. Love that butterfly window.

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  70. So cute! I love the buttons peeking out! :)

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  71. Love your card Maile!!!!AGAIN!!!LOL

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  72. LOVE the butterfly negative! Very cool!!

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  73. Hi Maille!! I love the butterfly dimensions with the button background. Cute card :)

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  74. Oh very cool! I love the idea of using the butterfly negative! Brilliant!

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  75. This is such a great card! I NEED that set now.You little enabler,you! Thanks

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  76. Such a fun card..the color combo is beautiful and I love how you mixed up the stamp set with the butterfly die...so cute!

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  77. What a creative way to use the negative space, I definitely will be trying this!

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  78. I absolutely love this - you have inspired me and I have to bookmark this to try some of your ideas!

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  79. Totally LOVE how you did that butterfly, and will have to try it myself!

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  80. Love the cutout! Your card is wonderful!

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  81. Oh, I love your peekaboo butterfly! So clever to use the negative of the die cut! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Hop.

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  82. Such great 'style', Maile! Love the butterfly cut out and the fabulous stamped buttons peeking through.

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  83. WOW!! I love the butterfly cut out!! I'll be back to check out your blog more for sure!

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  84. Clean and Simple! I love the buttons stamped inside of the butterfly.

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  85. What a wonderful technique. I just love the cut out - amazing POP!

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  86. Just perfect! Great design, colors . . . and I LOVE the punch! Congrats on being in Paper Crafts!

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  87. What a fun card, such great details and I have to admit that punched image with the pop through stamping is wonderful.

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  88. Love the cut out butterfly. I need to remember to try that soon.

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  89. Maile -

    What a beautiful attention getter! This is definitely an eye catcher. Just lovely!

    Elaine Allen

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  90. Too cute; what a fabulous idea. Love it!

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  91. a terrifically simple card! love that cutout splash!

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  92. brilliant, Maile,just brilliant! love the die cut with those buttons stamped everywhere!

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  93. I like the negative space with the pattern behind it.

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  94. What a super cute card! I love the use of the negative and embroidery floss instead of ribbon!

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  95. I really like this card, the colors and the dimension especially.

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  96. Beautiful card Maile! I love the peek of the beautiful patterned paper through your flutter-by window! Gorgeous girl!

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  97. Great layout and the color combo is fab!

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  98. I love this card! And I love how you did the butterfly!

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  99. What a great card! I just love the butterfly cut out! What a great idea! The paper is pretty. This kraft paper card is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Lovely card, that 'negative' butterfly is wonderful!

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  101. Golly that's cute!!!! Love the simplicity of your card.

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  102. I love this! The buttons are the perfect touch, beautiful!

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  103. Love your clean and simple look! Butterfly focal is adorable!

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  104. I am such a fan of the Studio Style set too! Love the colors as well! TFS!

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  105. Maile it's a beauty again. Love it.

    xx Anita

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  106. what a beautiful card with a really cool idea! love the floss too!

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  107. Soo clever! I'm definitely going to have to try this. I just ordered that die too! Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the great idea.

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  108. Cute card! Love the peek-a-boo technique!

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  109. What a great card! I love that butterfly and am hoping it it back in stock at PTI sooon!

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  110. This is so pretty! I love the how you used the butterfly.

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  111. love, love, love the yummy colors and the floss trim!

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  112. Love the kraft, love the stamped buttons under the butterfly, love the butterfly cut out! Apparently, I love it! :>

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  113. this is so pretty-love that cut out butterfly! TFS:)

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  114. Love the butterfly and button background.

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  115. The butterfly is so cute! Great card!

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  116. Butterflies remind me of spring! I love the simplicity of this card. Very elegant. Thank you.

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  117. a great idea to be using the negative space, it makes the card soo unique.. just love it..

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  118. Clever card to use the butterfly die cut on top and the stamps showing through underneath! Very sweet!

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  119. Wow, what a neat-o idea! The butterfly creates such a wonderfel effect. Love the colors, too!

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  120. Okay this card is great - I love it and more so I love the fun sentiment.

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  121. Oh! Such a pretty card and wonderful use of the butterfly die. I will definitely have to "borrow" this concept from you!

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  122. I love the butterfly window! I will definitely give that a try on my next cards! Super cute card!

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  123. Fun card - way to shake up the die cut look.

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  124. Oooh...love the butterfly cutout.

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  125. Very pretty card Maile. Love the butterfly die!

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  126. Such a beautiful card! Love the butterfly! Floss! and the negative image

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  127. Love your card. So clean and pretty. Love the colors too!!

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  128. Great card! Love your creative use of that button stamp.

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  129. This is a great card!! Love the punched out butterfly!

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  130. Lovely card--I love how you used the negative butterfly as your accent--thanks for sharing

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  131. Great use of negative space! THanks for sharing!

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  132. What a beautiful card. The negative butterfly image is wonderful!

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  133. Very pretty--I like how you die cut the butterly to make the negative space.

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  134. Love this combination of colors!! Lovely creations you have here!...Hugs
    BK

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  135. Great card. I'll have to try this color combo.
    -Gail

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  136. Love this! What a fun idea!! And boy would I LOVE to win the My Cute Stamps!!!! They make me happy & would be thrilled to have more to play with!

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  137. this is fabulous! I love the cutout butterfly and the buttons peeking through! Very nice job :)

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  138. so pretty yet so simple. I love it.

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  139. Very pretty! Love the colors and the cut-out window!

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  140. I just love your cards. They are always just "simply beautiful".

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  141. Simple, easy and cute yet I always try to make things so difficult!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  142. Nice, very nice. So simple and so complete.

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  143. Beautiful colors and clever design using the die cut negative--you have inspired me!

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  144. Woah - I LOVE your clean and simple but oh-so-interesting card. I will be trying this concept soon!

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  145. I love the cut out butterfly!! Beautiful card! The colors are fabulous!

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  146. Brilliant idea with the butterfly! Such a cute card!

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  147. Love the butterfly die cut...and the colors you chose are so cheerful.

    Charmaine

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  148. Great card! I love the button images behind the butterfly!

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  149. What a beautiful card! I love the butterfly negative with the stamped buttons behind :)

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  150. very pretty! love the butterfly and your buttons peeking out from behind!

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  151. This is so cute. The butterfly cutout is a fabulous idea and really makes this card special.

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  152. I love the clean simple style - unfortunately, I am not a master of that style. : )

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  153. The butterfly is a brilliant idea! Love the colors.

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  154. wow, what a GREAT idea! love the cut out :D

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  155. CUTE card, love how you made that butterfly!

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  156. love your card! the die cut out is perfect and provides such great contrast for the layers!

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  157. Great card - love that you used the negative space!

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  158. Those Studio Style buttons work everywhere... Don't they?! So pretty!

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  159. This is SOOOOOOO darling Maile! I love it! Super cute just like you!

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  160. love the clean lines... what a great card, love when a card isn't overcrowded!

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  161. What a beautiful and exciting card! I love it!

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  162. What a cute way to use so many of the new products from PTI. I especially love how the buttons peek out from the butterfly window. Really cute.

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  163. I just love the simplicity of this card! You have such a creative mind!

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  164. Love the use of the negative space from the butterfly. Wonderful!

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  165. Your butterfly card is such an eye candy! Congrats on your Stamp It magazine! I ADORE your creations!

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  166. What a pretty card!! Love the butterfly cutout...love the colors...love the simplicity...love it!!

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  167. OMGosh, how cute! Love the 'peek-a-boo' effect with the butterly die!

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  168. ooh - so pretty! I love the way you did the butterfly!

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  169. I love how simple this card is. And the using the negative of the butterfly really adds to the card!

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  170. Love the 3D effect you got using the negative space of the butterfly! Just stunning!

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  171. Very creative! Love the idea of negative space and stamping on this card...and of course, Paper Trey lovelies!

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  172. Super cute!! Love that butterfly negative image with the buttons inside. SO cool!

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  173. Ok this card is awesome :) The die-cut the button stamps I love it all :)

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  174. So very cute, I love the colors you used!

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  175. The negative space is the BOMB! I love the card color combo, images, size, everything!

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  176. What a lovely card. I love butterflies. Also love the colors with the kraft card.

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  177. Simple and beautiful - simply beautiful.

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  178. What a cute idea to punch it out like that. And I love the colors!!

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  179. Oh wow, that is ADORABLE! I love how you turned the butterfly into a "window" and stamped behind it! That's so fresh & creative! :-D

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  180. Your cut out idea is really good.
    Definitely worth remembering!
    Thanks.

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  181. So creative! Love how you stamped all the buttons in the negative space left by the die!

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  182. Wow... that is a lot of comments! :) So pretty Maile! I love that floss tied around the bottom!!

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  183. Love the butterfly cut out and the buttons stamped behind it! The clean lines are beautiful!

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  184. I absolutely LOVE the way you used that stamp set with the butterfly die- pure genius!
    Love it!

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  185. Love the card. The stamps, the colors.
    Eveline.

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