Thursday, June 2, 2016

JUNE 2016 RELEASE: Friends for All Seasons: Summer with Maureen

Hi there, it's Maureen here for day two of the WPlus9 June release. Today I'm sharing a card using the adorable new set - Friends For All Seasons: Summer. This is the next installment in the Friends For All Seasons series, illustrated by Stephany Zerbe. And it is so cute!

AVAILABLE JUNE 5, 2016

Friends For All Seasons: Summer
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

FFS: Summer Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$14 USD

This set is filled with adorable images and sentiments, and although that little dog may be the "star" of this set, I couldn't resist using the kites to make a super CAS card. Notice that the kite has the outline image and a solid image. This made it quick and easy to add some bright pops of color!

I paired the kite from the set with a couple of oldie but goodies. I used Happy Birds to add in some stylized clouds, and a little border action from Borders & Backgrounds 2 compliments the other images perfectly.

Repeatedly stamping accessory images in a stamp set is a great way to stretch your stash. While the kite is meant to be an accent, here it becomes the focal image. And the beautiful rainbow of WPlus9 PURE COLOR ink pops against the black and white.

There are a lot of great products to introduce this week. I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has created!

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below by 9:00 a.m. EST on 06/03/16 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. What do you think the next character in the Friends For All Seasons series will be? Winner will be posted on our Winners page by noon on 06/04/16.




Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of all of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.

174 comments:

  1. Cute, cute and happy, can't help but smile! I will say the next character in the series will be a fox. Now, you've got me anxious to find out. Thanks again for a chance to win.

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  2. I love solid layering stamps...cause sometimes you just don't feel like coloring. Great stamp set!

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  3. I'm loving everything you do . . . love all your colors & stamps!
    Gotta have!

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  4. Such lovely gorgeous and must have stamps! They are lovely and the wee doggie is stunning and then you add kites to the mix: happy stamps that make me smile are always welcomed warmly Karen x

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  5. Cute set. I really like the small stamps...the insects are adorable.

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  6. What a cute puppy. Thanks.

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  7. So adorable! Looking forward to using this super fun set. :) Next character for autumn might be a...fox? Squirrel?

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  8. Very cute! Love the set and your card!

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  9. Wow the cuteness factor is over the top!

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  10. What a fun card! Lots of cute images in this set!

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  11. What a fun card! Lots of cute images in this set!

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  12. Aw the puppies from the set are so cute! Love your CAS kite card.

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  13. So cute! I have no idea what the next character will be, but I can't wait to find out!

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  14. This set is fun and that rainbow kite card is so color-liscious and so cool!! I think the next character will be either a fox or a deer for the Fall friends set!!

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  15. Adorable new set! Kite flying doggies----yes please!

    Love the card. Very happy kites ♥

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  16. Cute! I like how the dog has a basket full of bones :)

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  17. Loving the new release so far!

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  18. Fun set! Lovin' those cute pups and the kites! Great card with the row of kites in pretty colors!

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  19. Gosh, my fingers are crossed for a cute little ground hog stamp set! ;)

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  20. Very cute set, I love the sentiments!!!

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  21. I love your kite card - love the pop of colors with the black and white! I was thinking maybe a fox for the fall.

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  22. So the next set would be for fall, so...a turkey?! Lol but I think fox, owl, and squirrel are all good ideas too!

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  23. Ah, those doggies are just too cute! Really digging the bucket of bones. 😊

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  24. What a fabulous rainbow card, Maureen ... light, airy and so dreamy! The next friend ... I was thinking of a squirrel ... or maybe a hedgehog ... they're always cute! Anita :)

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  25. I can't begin to guess the next animal. But there's nothing cuter then dogs and kites. Makes for a very versatile set.

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  26. Super cute! Foxes sure would make a cute set!

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  27. Cute card!! Cute dogs!! Maybe a deer, or a barn owl?

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  28. Love the kites, so sweet Maureen. I am Canadian, so I'll guess beavers may be the next character in this "series"!

    (I am just realizing today that I needed to be checking the winners page all this time I have been hopping! DAH!)

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  29. What a fun stamp set. Who would of thought of doggies flying a kite: )

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  30. Such a fun and versatile stamp set. Love those happy rainbow kites.

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  31. I love how the border works so well with the kites!

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  32. the rainbow kites are awesome!

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  33. What an adorable,set and great card.

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  34. Definitely goes to my buy list! What an adorable doggie stamp set! And I love the colorful card too!

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  35. Love your card! This stamp set is too cute!

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  36. LOVE your rainbow kites, Mo! Great card!

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  37. Cute! I love the colorful kites.

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  38. Love the adorable little pups and your wonderful design with the rainbow of kites! For fall, I'm guessing a squirrel--storing away goodies for winter!!

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  39. Love the adorable little pups and your wonderful design with the rainbow of kites! For fall, I'm guessing a squirrel--storing away goodies for winter!!

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  40. Oh, I love those kites! I love stamp sets like this that you can take an accent stamp and turn it into a focal point so easily. So, cute I really like it. I am not sure what animal is next but I think a turtle stamp set would be cute.

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  41. Love the rainbow kites and those adorable pups!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  42. I'm really liking Stephany's illustrations... cute but not cutesy!

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  43. LOVE the graphic quality of Maureens card, LOVE the sweet NEW sets!! Yaya!!!! Crossing my fingers BIGTIME!

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  44. Such a FUN New Set! LOVE LOVE LOVE your Card too!! ;) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  45. Awww!!!! This new set is so cute!!!! Live it and this beautiful card!

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  46. Such a cute summery set! Those kites are adorable and I love the card you created with them - all these yummy colours!

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  47. Love the kites - very summery!

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  48. Such an adorable set...love the kits on your card!

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  49. Such a fun card! The stamp set is cute.

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  50. I LOVE the little character animals! Cute stamp and great card.

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  51. What an adorable set!! Gorgeous!

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  52. If it's another summer set then I guess a butterly! If it skips to fall then I guess a deer. Cute set, as usual!:)

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  53. adorable-I really want to try some of the ink colors.

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  54. Who doesn't love kites and the wonderful free feeling of seeing them soar! thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Sylvia Craig

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  55. What a great card...so happy! I think maybe a skunk or raccoon!

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  56. Very cute set! I am thinking maybe an owl???

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  57. What a great rainbow of kites, Maureen! I adore the sweet sentiment and bold graphic border,too. Perhaps a deer will be next! ♡

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  58. Great idea to make a rainbow of kites.

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  59. Beautiful Card!!! So first were pandas and then dogs, so I'm guessing Koalas because well they are just adorable!!

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  60. The dogs and kite stamp set is so cute!
    My guess is a racoon. Wouldn't he be cute as a stamp? TFS☺

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  61. Love these colorful kites! They make for such a happy card!

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  62. Maybe butterflies or fawn :)

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  63. First the cute pandas and now these adorable pups. Darling set. How about the next set being koalas...they're cute, too.

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  64. First the cute pandas and now these adorable pups. Darling set. How about the next set being koalas...they're cute, too.

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  65. Absolutely adorable! Something to do with summer so I would say flip flops or owls.

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  66. What an adorable stamp set! And I love all of those colorful kites on your card!! So super happy and fun! I think the next friend will be a fox for the Autumn season.

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  67. Cute! The dogs look like my bulldog Wilbur.

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  68. I hope the next character will be a chipmunk or hedgehog.

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  69. Your stamps and DT projects are the cutest around! I love that cute kite design for springtime. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. What a fun stamp set. I think the next character might be a cat.

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  71. I've really been loving all the cute cards from your DT and this stamp set is the perfect blend of fun and cute. Don't know which I love more, the kites or the adorable pooches!! Thanks for an opportunity to win some WPlus9 goodies! I'm guessing the next critter might be cats.

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  72. What a fun set! Love those little dogs! I'm hoping the next animal featured is in the feline family, but really anything will do. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  73. This is such a fun card and a cool way of showing how to stretch this stamp set by using the kite image!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. Pretty card - love the rainbow of kites! I think the next character will be a bird! But I love all the critters.

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  75. Cute card - rainbow colors always work!

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  76. Such a cute stamp set! Love what you did with the kites. Maybe a monkey will be the next friend?

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  77. What adorable kits! I love the black graphic stamp along the bottom of the card - it's the perfect grounding effect.

    I love when you give us inspiration that can combine our old Wplus9 sets along with the new ones that will (hopefully) soon be joining our stamp collections!

    Gorgeous Spring/Summer card!

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  78. Very cute set. I like how you can created colorful kites so easily.

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  79. What a fun set & darling card.

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  80. The little dogs are so cute and the kites are fun too.

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  81. I am so loving the kites...they make my heart soar!

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  82. Cute card! I would love to see some funky squirrels, leaves and nuts for our fall friends! A squirrel with her belly fat and cheeks full of nuts would be adorable...And of course she needs a cardigan!

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  83. Cute card! I would love to see some funky squirrels, leaves and nuts for our fall friends! A squirrel with her belly fat and cheeks full of nuts would be adorable...And of course she needs a cardigan!

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  84. Hi Mo ~ These colorful kites are oh, so happy...especially with the added texture that gives a little something extra. Not sure about the next critter....maybe an adorable turtle or foxy fox. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  85. Love your card! I love the stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Lovely and adorable set - love that there are two "opposing pups", great for holding banners (or something - lol)!

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  87. I like all her animals. They are cute, but appropriate for any age. Some animal stamps ,I think ,seem to be suitable for kids only. A deer, or chipmunk or squirrel or bear maybe for fall.

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  88. Adorable! Love this fun, whimsical stamp set.

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  89. Such a cheerful card and fun stamp set! I really like the dog's paw being outstretched to hold things. And the little collar with the heart is so cute! I'm guessing a llama for the next set :)

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  90. Oh my! That is such an adorable set!!

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  91. Such a fun and colorful design, love your card!!

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  92. Love the kites and the dog in the stamp set.

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  93. Great, colorful card and wonderful stamp set!! I think the fall set will feature a cute little squirrel. Thank you for sharing!

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  94. Super cute! Love the colors.

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  95. Oh my gosh these are too cute!

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  96. so cute! for fall, id love see leaves, RAKES, lots of squirels + acorns

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  97. What a darling stamp set and cute card!

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  98. Your dogs are adorable. Rabbits would be cute too. Their big ears are always comical.

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  99. Adorable set, perfect for the dreamer inside each of us. Happy summer! Cheers!

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  100. Love your card and how you used the kite! How about a skunk for the next "friend"? Haha!

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  101. Just delightful! Love this set!!

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  102. Your little poochies remind me of my little dog! Super adorable. Love the basket of dog bones!!

    Bernie B

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  103. I am a dog person from head to toe. Love these new stamps featuring these sweet little doggies!

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  104. Cute card today--looks like a fun set!

    Chris L.

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  105. I really like your kite card! So clever to make this accessory stamp the focus of your card: thanks for sharing this great tip and for the chance to win!

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  106. Perfect for summer! Love the stylish rainbow kites! And this stamp set features so many cute dog, love this set! Excited to see the next!

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  107. Such an adorable stamp set and loved the card made by Maureen. Looks awesome!

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  108. Love this new stamp set. I can't resist those adorable pups!

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  109. That kite card is so full of fun and whimsy! I love that you combined the kites with sweet pups in the stamp set and will guess that you may use owls in your next animal set.

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  110. Ohmyfosh, I have to have that adorable dog set!!!! He is sooo cute!!

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  111. Great colorful card! I really like the kites.

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  112. What a cute, cute set!! Love your card - so fun and colorful!!

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  113. What a cute, cute set!! Love your card - so fun and colorful!!

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  114. This set is so CUUUUTE!!
    And your card is absolutely wonderful, Maureen!

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  115. Adorable images! I love the border you created with the background stamp. The black and white sets off the colored kites.

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  116. That is such a cute card! Love the rainbow of colors. It's a gray card for summer.

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  117. That is such a cute card! Love the rainbow of colors. It's a gray card for summer.

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  118. Love the rainbow kites, and the floating clouds they are going by!

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  119. Maybe kitties? I like the kites, but the doggies are so cute!

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  120. Too cute! A bucket of bones...LOVE it!

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  121. I am personally hoping for a cat in the series, Maureen! OH do I love your kites!!!
    =] Michele

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  122. Love Stephany's illustrations as always! So cute!

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  123. Such a lovely card and great inspiration. How about a mucky puppy as a next image???

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  124. Smiling all over my face in seeing your rainbow kites! How cute is the puppy...and I'm guess that a kitty will be his companion (although I'm really, really hoping for a unicorn *grin*) Thank you for the giveaway opportunity...
    ~carol

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  125. Adorable card love the the pretty rainbow of colors!

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  126. I love the card and the new stamp sets. Very versatile!!! I would love to win a set.

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  127. Love the colorful kites in your design, Maureen!

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  128. This stamp set
    is adorable,
    love the kites.
    Carla from Utah

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  129. Really cute cheery kite cards with all the pretty colors!!

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  130. Love the Dogs in this set, adorable stamp set!

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  131. Oh.... a beautiful rainbow of kites! Love!
    ANY cute little animals are always a welcome addition!

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  132. How cute are these kites. Another winner stamp set!

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  133. Such a cute card with these kites, but oh my the border background stamp looks amazing and so versatile! Love the very black look of it on your card

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  134. cute and perfect for the rainbow challenge, going round

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  135. cute and perfect for the rainbow challenge, going round

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  136. such an adorable card - love what you did with the kite. Can't for the release to go live!!!

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  137. I love that you featured the kites!! So sweet!

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  138. Cute! I think my pandas need these doggy friends :)

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  139. Very cute card and stamp set!

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  140. Such a cute card. Love how you have combined two sets of stamps :o)

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  141. Great card. Hoping for some Hedgies next!

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  142. Great stamp set! Could be combined with previous Spring set!

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  143. Great stamp set! Could be combined with previous Spring set!

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  144. Love this cute set. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  145. Such a cute card! I am a cat person so hope the next critter will be a cat!

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  146. Adorable!!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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