Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop

How exciting is this! Lily Pad Cards' are also celebrating their first anniversary! And what a great honor to be part of the blog hop to celebrate. If you're taking part in the hop you should've come from LIN's page. If you landed here from somewhere else - please join us from the beginning at Lily Pad Cards.


There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300! These prizes will be awarded by random draw. There are two ways to be eligible for the prize drawings. You can “like” us on Facebook, but if you do not have a Facebook account, you can also be eligible for the drawings by leaving a comment on the Lily Pad Cards blog. To better your chances even more, leave comments on the other blogs participating in the hop. For each comment you leave, you'll get your name entered again! (but only one comment per blog, please.) You have until 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8.


Here is my Birthday card to celebrate!

Close-up showing Liquid Pearl accents
When I saw this tree I immediately thought of my Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. They pair very nicely together. I embossed my card stock before shading it with distress ink.
Stamps used:
Tree image: Unity Stamps' Growing in Unity
Sentiment: Unity Stamps' Best Wishes & Blooms
Inks:
Papertrey Ink: Spring Moss
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint


And I got into the swing of things so I made another one:

I used the Could I be any Cuter stamp set from UNITY stamps. The bird was paper pieced with little bits of paper scraps and covered with Stickles. I popped the ends of the wings up with some foam tape for dimension and the notes were covered with some Ranger Glossy Accents (I learned about this on Lily Pad Cards!). The twine is from The Twinery (Cappuchino).


I have also decided to extend my own birthday celebration with Lily Pad so my blog candy draw will also continue until Sunday, April 8! You can win a $10 GinaK Designs voucher.
Thank you so much for joining us! The next stop on the hop is Mary Dawn. (If you hit a bad link, you can always go back to Lily Pad to view the Master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to aris@inlinkz.com)








241 comments:

  1. Such beautiful cards! Love them!
    Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

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  2. Very pretty cards! I love the chicken!

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  3. So beautiful cards I love all of them =)

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  4. beautiful cards, the bird is my favorite
    marie-anne raeman

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  5. Bith cards are adorable! Love how you matched the tree with the swirl background on the first one! And the bird sitting on the twine is so sweet. Thank you for celebrating with us!!!!

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  6. Those pearls on the tree are a great touch. Love them. Both your cards are beautiful

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    1. Gorgeous cards, Riette! Your tree with the touches of perfect pearls is so pretty and it goes perfectly with the embossed bg! Your second card is so cute - love that sparkly bird!

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  7. Your cards are wonderful! Love the green in the tree card and that little bird couldn't be any cuter!!

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  8. I love tree silhouettes and I really like the way you have adorned yours. That little bird is just adorable too.

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  9. Both beautiful cards, I espeically like the cute birdie!!

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  10. Love both cards . . . the tree is so soft and elegant, and the bird is just the sweetest on that twine line.

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  11. Both cards are great...one elegant and one so cute. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Both of these are so pretty. I love the Liquid Pearls accents on the first one and the bird on the 2nd is adorable.

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  13. Love your cards. I think the gold embossing is a great feature your 1st card. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. LOVE both your cards... The first one is so elegant and pretty. The second one is just too cute for words! (:

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  15. Nice cards Riette! I especially like the bird. ;)

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  17. both card are precious thank you for share your creations

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  18. TWO beautiful cards!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :)

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  19. Love your two beautiful cards. You are making me look bad! I only made one!! LOL!! Wonderful creations.

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  20. What a Nice card with the tree. It is so nice with soft colours.

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  21. Two fabulous cards Riette well done they are gorgeous Hugs Elaine

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  22. Fabulous cards, the top one is so elegant and the bottom one really cute!!

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  23. Yes, the SWIRLS work together so nicely!
    I LOVE the organic feel of your cards.

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  24. wow such pretty cards....way better than Hallmark! lol...luv luv your choices...and ty for a chance...this is a great hop !

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  25. Both your cards are just great!

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  26. I like them both but the green one... wow! It's beautiful!

    Lisa xox

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  27. Both of these are beautiful.

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  28. Ivette EchaniqueApril 1, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Love both of your cards! Pretty colors!

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  29. I enjoyed both of your cards. I love the color choices of that first card, you have a good eye!

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  30. You've only been making cards for a year?? Well, you're a natural! Both cards are gorgeous!

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  31. OOOH! So pretty. Subtle and lovely. Both projects are elegant.

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  32. I love your cards....THe first one, I agree the image and embossing folder works very well together! Congrats on your first year and Lily Pad!

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  33. Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Beautiful cards! Love that green one especially!

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  35. I love both of your cards...such lovely details on the first one, and your 'singing birdie' is darling!

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  36. love both of your cards - the first one is so elegant and love the soft colors in it.

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  37. Love the details in both cards, great job.

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  38. Double the fun with 2 cards; thanks for sharing your creations. Congrads on the other birthday and thanks for the chance.

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  39. Great cards! Love how different they are. Great distressing, and that second card is just too cute!

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  40. You were so right about that embossing folder with that tree stamp. Very clever design!

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  41. Beautiful cards, the first one is so sohpisticated! Second is just plain cute! I am following you now. Check out my blog
    www.king-designs.blogspot.com
    Barb

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  42. Dis Pragtig Riette! Ek is mal oor daardie boom! Baie geluk weereens! So bly vir jou dat daar nou meer mense is wat jou blog sal sien! Baie dankie ook vir my kaartjie! Is bietjie olik, maar sodra ek beter is gaan ek dit op FB sien! So lekker om vir 'n verandering een te kry ipv om dit te gee ! Waardeer jou!

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  43. Both the cards are very pretty. Just love the little bird!

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  44. Oh wow that tree card is stunning! I have that embossing folder and can never figure out what to do with it. This is awesome, thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  45. Oh my, 2 fabulous cards! I love the beautiful color in the first card and your little birdie is too cute! I'm so happy that you are celebrating with Lily Pad Cards!

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  46. Really love both cards! The soft tone of the 1st one and the matching ribbon and the Singing Bird can only make one Happy!

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  47. So soft and pretty are both colors with the soft distressing with the inks. Beautiful cards

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  48. Very subtle awesome cards here. Makes a person feel very relaxed. Thanks for sharing.

    Joan Garlough
    gjgarlough@aol.com

    MN

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  49. Both cards are lovely, but I think the tree one is totally outstanding!

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  50. Great cards love the sweet bird card!

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  51. Nice Job on both cards! thanks for sharing!

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  52. Love the cards! One is so elegant and the other is so cute!

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  53. The tree with the Liquid Pearls is so pretty and the ribbon is too

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  54. very nice cards...I like them both.

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  55. Lovely cards! Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

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  56. I love the cards you made for this special occasion.

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  57. love both your cards...the embossed one is perfect for the image and the bird on the second was is adorable.

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  58. I absolutely love the little pearls on the tree - gorgeous!

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  59. Not just one but 2 great cards! I love that tree!!

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  60. The muted colors go so well with the design and the pearls really make it elegant looking.

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  61. Two very different cards and I love both. So enjoying the blog hop!
    Jan

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  62. Hi there, Riette! Your card is super duper lovely. Thanks for your DT work with Lily Pad blog. I love the blog and always enjoy it. I'm hopping through the Lily Pads on this blog hop in hopes of winning an InLinkz subscription. I just took over www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com and I need the subscription. I would LOVE to have you visit and link up with us some time. Our challenges only have one requirement (ever) which is to use scripture or an encouraging quote. Hope you can visit. Thanks for this fun hop. Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Karen L

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  63. Riette, I love the colors of your first card. The distressing over the embossed background is really beautiful. The bird on your second card is ADORABLE!!!!

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  64. both cards are gorgeous, the beautifully distressed green card and the lovely bird card.very pretty

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  65. both cards are great - love the bird on the second one - lots of detail on it. thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  66. Love the bird and I love the swirls in the first card! Thanks....

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  67. I love your tree it is so stunning and that cute little birdie is so very sweet. Both cards are wonderful

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  68. Very pretty cards!! Awesome job!

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  69. I love your cards! Very beautiful!

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  70. Love your cards, especially the little chubby birdie!

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  71. What gorgeous cards the tree one is my personal favourite

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  72. both are lovely. Love those little pearls on the tree.

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  73. what a lovely card love your style hugsxx and happy birthday!!!!
    www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

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  74. Great cards I love the first one it is so elegant the color is great and the tree with the pearls is perfect thanks for sharing

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  75. both cards are georgous, but i love the tree because of the great color combination.

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  76. Love the cards, the tree would have to be my favorite. Happy Birthday to you both.

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  77. Cute cards! I love the tree in the 1st one & the bird in the 2nd!

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  78. Your cards are very pretty. The cuttlebug swirly folder is one of my fans. Goes great with the tree.

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  79. Your cards are very pretty. The cuttlebug swirly folder is one of my fans. Goes great with the tree.

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  80. Hi Riette, your cards are so nice, simple and beautiful
    Greetings from Spain

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  81. Two amazing cards you've shown here! The first is so elegant the the second is too cute!

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  82. Love both of your cards--the little bird is adorable!

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  83. Love both of your cards. The tree is classy.

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  84. Both cards are beautiful but I like the first one the most. It is stunning.

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  85. both cards are beautiful. love the gems and glitters

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  86. Two very beautiful cards! I love them both

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  87. I hope you don't mind... I want to CASE both your cards! They are beautiful!

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  88. Both cards are beautiful, Riette! I especially love that cute little birdie. :)

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  89. Such great cards!
    Happy bday lily pads

    Thanks,
    Marie

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  90. Love both the cards, they are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Two beautiful cards. Love that tree stamp with the liquid pearls. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  92. Two great cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  93. You can't go wrong with pearls and sparkles!

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  94. I love the liquid pearls on this card, so am going to get some of this stuff. Thank you for sharing

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  95. Simple yet elegant - lovely work!

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  96. The "bling" adds so much to these cute cards.

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  97. Great card for Lily Pads 1st birthday.

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  98. Gorgeous cards! I love the tree and embossed paper behind it. The liquid pearls are a fabulous touch.

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  99. Love your cards today. The first is so elegant and the second I love the whimiscial feel to that cute bird. Great additions to our blog hop today.

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  100. Great cards! I love the tree stamp you used on the first, and the sweet bird too!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  101. Riette both your cards are just lovely! I'm such a stickles girl and I adore them on your songbird :)

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  102. Great cards for the celebration, love how you combined the embossing and stamp on the first card, very pretty.

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  103. I love how you went from elegant on one card and hopped on over to fun and happy on the next!

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  104. Such cute cards...thanks for sharing them!

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  105. What an elegant first card. Beautiful how well the embossing does match with the tree. And the second one is adorable. Thanks for inspiration.

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  106. The first card is lovely, elegant, and your second one could not be any cuter!

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  107. Lovely cards. I love the cute Bird card so much. TFS

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  108. WOW Riette! Albei kaartjies is fabulous! Daai voeltjie is te cute!

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  109. Love the elegance of the first card and the cuteness of the second one! Great job!

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  110. Wow, what pretty cards! I am really loving that first one--the swirly tree and embossing folder together are magnificent!

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  111. nice cards! love the birdie one!

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  112. Love both cards!

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  113. What a beauties! they're so different from eachother and both stunning!

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  114. I love your cards ... the bird is adorable

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  115. great cards to celebrate the birthday hop!

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  116. Love the bling on the tree. Happy Birthday Lilly Pad.

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  117. Great cards. The tree card is so special and the little bird is so cute.

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  118. Wonderful cards, you are very talented!

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  119. Hilde van RijnsoeverApril 2, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Your card with the bird is so cute!

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  120. The combination of the embossing folder & swirly tree was genius. Love the paper pieced bird in the second card too. Thanks

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  121. First card is so beautiful and the bird card is so cute! Love them both!

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  122. wow your 1st card was terrific, but I love the playfulness of that little bird. Thank you for sharing

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  123. Beautiful cards. Love the soft colors of the first card and the glittery bird on the second.

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  124. Riette, you've outdone yourself! The first card is so elegant - and I love how the stamp matches the embossing folder. That second card is so sweet and filled with glittery goodness...!

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  125. Both cards are fabulous--I like the liquid pearl accents on the first and the twine on the second.

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  126. I love the elegant card best. The soft colors would be great for any occasion really.

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  127. Both of your cards are wonderful - and I love the little birdie!! Thanks so much!

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  128. I love the little bird the colors just make him pop!

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  129. both cards are great. love the details you added to the tree and that little bird is just the cutest!

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  130. Happy Birthday Lily Pad Card, I like the gloosy accents

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  131. Those are the cutest cards ever...I love the soft greens on the "treemendous" card.

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  132. OMGoodness! I have both the little Unity stamp and the folder and never pulled them both together yet! Thanks! Sometimes I forget what I have! That would be perfect for so many occasions!

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  133. Love how you added pearls to your tree and the way you popped up the birdies wings. Thanks for a chance to win some new goodies!!!

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  134. Gorgeous - love the liquid pearls on the tree and just the overall colors of the card!

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  135. WOWZERS! This tree card is AMAZING! And the birdie card is so cute! I'd love to win a GKD voucher!!!!!

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  136. both are cute but the little bird is my fav

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  137. Both of your cards, Riette, are just lovely!

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  138. Love both of your cards - the tree with the background swirls is a perfect match and the little birdie is a cutie!

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  139. Love both of your cards--very pretty cards.

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  140. Your Best Wishes card is very elegant and your other card is very sweet.

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  141. ohhhh sooo pretty. love both cards.

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  142. Loving the tree. Elegant and graceful.

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  143. Oh my! I love both of these cards!

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  144. I absolutely adore the Unity tree stamp! It is so flattering the way you used the swirls in the background. This is a refreshing card. And, the second card is also amazing. The 3D glittery wings are the best. :)

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  145. I love the elegance of the tree image. Really beautiful!

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  146. Both cards look great! I really like the bird one-the simple background contrasted with the cute patterned bird and a nice touch with the string.

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  147. Love this card! I love the monochromatic theme to it!

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  148. I have that Unity tree stamp too and I really like it! I don't use it enough!

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  149. Not one but two beautiful cards. That little birdie is so sweet. Ann Y.

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  150. Happy birthaday Lily Pad Cards!thank you for the chance to win!

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  151. Both are great cards. I really like the first one. I love the way the d'vine swirl embossing folder works so well with the tree image. I love the green colour too.

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  152. Wonderful card as always Red. Love the liquid pearls.

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  153. Happy Birthday Lily Pad! Great card!

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  154. I love both cards! Great Ideas! Thank you so much for the chance, Im off to Hop!

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  155. Your cards are both lovely! I like the soft gentle tone of the green tree with the swirls and Liquid Pearls and the pretty ribbon. You are right about that embossing folder coordinated perfect with that tree stamp.
    The little birdie with his raised glittery wings and body sparkle is a very cute greeting to help celebrate a birthday! I really like his twine perch! :)

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  156. Love that adorable bird card! And, the tree card is very pretty, too!

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  157. Love your cards. Congrats to Lily Pad on their 1st Anniversary.

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  158. Very cute I love the little bird, better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop....lol

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  159. I love both the cards. The tree is gorgeous.

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  160. Both cards are wonderful but that little bird "sings" to my heart!

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  161. Both cards are great! Love the bling on the tree!!

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  162. Lovely card! Is that a Penny Black stamp?? :)

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  163. I love the tree in this card - -it's very soft and pretty, and the color combination is superb! Beautiful work!

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  164. Very pretty cards. I love that you made two! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  165. 2 wonderful birthday cards. Happy birthday Lily Pad. One year of fabulous inspiration and counting :)

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  166. Hi,

    happy birthday again to Lilypadcards and to you! Love the cards! Ich have this embossing folder in my collection and I've found a german shop which sells the Unity Stamp tree. Can't wait to buy it!

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  167. Both of your cards are very beautiful. Not your typical birthday cards, but I think that is what makes them so great! Thinking outside the box is very creative.

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  168. Beautiful cards...I love that tree stamp and how you added the liquid pearls.

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  169. LOVE the FUN card!! Such BEAUTIFUL colors and design!! THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  170. Gorgeous cards both but the bird card is my favourite

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